The moment he said that, I remembered something that I didn’t particularly want to bring up—the scent of pheromones blanketing across the entire hall. I thought that it was particularly dense, so maybe…
“The cruise ship party last time… I didn’t think that Mr. Pittman mingled much with the other guests.”
That day was the first time that I witnessed the rumored Extreme Alpha orgy. There must have been a few similar parties among those that Keith attended.
I had a suspicion but never tried to pry too deeply because they were always social events on the surface. It was hard to differentiate between them, and I didn’t need to do that. My job was only to put it in his schedule as just another gathering Keith agreed to attend and let him know.
“That guy doesn’t like having s*x with multiple people at once. It was just his time, so he attended the party with no choice. Even when he comes to those parties, he always brings a partner.”
I felt relieved at Grayson’s remark, then I felt a bit bitter. Why was I so relieved about that? Ignoring my feelings, Grayson continued to rant, “Keith is a total gentleman compared to the rest. He sleeps with omegas if they’re women. Well, actually, he prefers betas. My younger brother gets a fit of shudders and runs to the ends of the earth if it’s an omega, male or female.”
Grayson snickered as he badmouthed his brother. He sighed as he shook his head, then he stuck a cigarette between his lips. “One day, his brain will get screwed up, and he’ll die from insanity, that idiot.”
I didn’t have anything to say, so I stayed quiet. Grayson sighed a puff of smoke. After watching silently, I said with some difficulty. “I want to ask you something.”
Grayson quirked one eyebrow, urging me to continue. Hesitantly, I asked, “That day… Didn’t you warn me to be careful? But why didn’t you tell me about the real purpose of the party?”
My resentment ended up seeping into my question. Grayson surely knew what was going to happen. Yet he merely tossed an ambiguous warning at me and left. I wanted to know why.
It was true that he saved me later, but if he had warned me clearly from the start, I could have found some sort of preventative measure and avoided such a disaster altogether. It made sense with Keith because he was always uncaring, but it didn’t make sense for Grayson. I wanted to know what he was thinking then.
His answer was too simple.
“If I told you in advance, it would have been bad if you ran away. Who’d run the party?” He said it like it was the most obvious thing with such a beaming face that I was rendered speechless. How could this man be so evil? How could he say something like this so casually with a smile?
For this man, utilizing other people was an innate task like breathing air.
Unluckily enough, I just happened to get caught that time.
I took some deep breaths to soothe my anger. ‘Compared to this man, Keith was…’ I thought. No, it would be a pardon to even compare them. At least Keith didn’t hide his motives. In contrast, this man was a dark and clever crow.
The moment that thought occurred to me, I grew scared of this man.
“Oh my, Yeonwoo. It’s been a while,” a voice interrupted the conversation. My head jerked around and I saw Naomi approaching us while waving. I was visibly relieved.
“Miss Parker,” I greeted her. She hugged me like it was the most natural thing to do.