Disbelief was written all over Olivia's face as she demanded, “Augustus, we are about to get married. I can't believe you're reprimanding me because of her! What's so good about her? She's nothing but a despicable wench trying to climb into your bed!”
An icy smile remained on Augustus' lips as he gazed at her wordlessly. If I were to remain silent after she insulted me, I knew I would surely disappoint him.
“Well...” I coughed to grab her attention. “Ms. Yarlett, can you not insult me self-righteously in front of my own eyes? I'm here as Mr. Adler's partner. You're also insulting him by insulting me.”
Olivia turned and looked at me with disdain. “Shut up. Who are you? You have no right to butt in.”
I sneaked a peek at Augustus. He didn't seem angry at my retort. Hmm? Is that satisfaction I see?
I made up my mind and stepped ahead elegantly. After being trained for so long, I was much more confident being under the spotlight.