“That night, I was too impulsive and unintentionally hit you. I should apologize.” Dahlia bit her lip.
Changing the topic, she continued, “Nonetheless, everything I do is for your own good. Mr. Killian comes from a prominent background. If you hit him, you’d only cause trouble for yourself.”
“Gavin does have some status, but that doesn’t mean I fear him,” Dustin said indifferently.
“Dustin, Mr. Killian isn’t as ordinary as you think. You can’t afford to offend someone as important as him!” Dahlia warned.
Gavin was a successful young man from an influential family. He also has a high rank and even commanded a massive troop.
With just one order, he could command the entire troop to go against someone.
To offend someone like that was equivalent to digging one’s own grave.
“You can think whatever you want. If you think I can’t afford to offend him, then so be it.” Dustin didn’t want to explain himself.
He knew that no matter what he said, Dahlia wouldn’t believe him.
“What? You’re still mad at me?” Dahlia frowned.
“Why would I be? You have no ties to me. There’s no need to get mad,” Dustin said expressionlessly.
“No ties? What do you mean by that? Are you going to keep treating me as an outsider?” Dahlia said with a cold expression.
“Duh.” Dustin shrugged.
“Dustin, don’t you have a conscience?!” Dahlia was getting angry.
“All I did was slap you. If you’re still upset, then slap me in return. If one slap isn’t enough, then give me two. If two isn’t enough, then give me ten. I’ll stand still and let you vent your anger until you’re satisfied. Would that work?”
Yes, she had indeed lost control and hit him. But she’d already apologized.
Did he have to hold a grudge and refuse to let go?
Not to mention, because of the mess Dustin caused, she had to make compromises for everyone’s sake. She had to persuade Gavin and apologize to him.
Only then did Gavin’s anger die down, and he stopped pursuing the matter.
If she hadn’t done that, Dustin would be in hot water!
Everything she did was in hopes that he would be fine.
She didn’t understand where she had gone wrong.
“Dahlia, it seems like you still don’t understand the big picture. It’s not the slap I care about. It’s how you’ve never trusted me,” Dustin said solemnly,
He added, “You were like this back then, and you’re still like this now. No matter how many things happen, you never change.”
“How do you expect me to trust you? I saw it with my own eyes. Could that have been fake?”
Dahlia raised her eyebrows in anger.
She’d already lowered herself to apologize. Must he try to rip her of her dignity?
“Whatever. Pretend I never said anything.” Dustin shook his head, looking disappointed.
As he thought, she was still the same.
“You are impossible to reason with!” Dahlia gritted her teeth. She was so mad that she just turned around and left.
When she reached the door, she stopped abruptly.
She took a deep breath and said coldly, “Dustin, today is my mother’s birthday. I’m throwing her a banquet in the Lunos Hotel. I hope you’ll come. If you don’t, then we’ll never see each other again!”
With that, she walked out.
That was her final warning. The last glimmer of hope between them.
Whether they stayed together and walked away from each other was up to Dustin.
“Your little girlfriend seems really angry. What, you’re not going to try to talk her down?” Natasha teased with a smirk.
“Let her be mad. It has nothing to do with me.” Dustin rolled his eyes. He didn’t have the patience
to deal with that.
“Hmph, at least you have some backbone!” Natasha nodded with satisfaction.
If he desperately tried to appease her just after getting slapped two days ago, then he really didn’t have a single shred of dignity.
“Sir Rhys, there’s good news!”
At that moment, Felix-the guildmaster of the Charging Tiger Guild-suddenly ran over. He was
“What good news?” Dustin was surprised.
“We found him … We found Sir Paul’s killer!”