The fact I had friends that cared about me made me felt assured. As I marched into the mansion, I noticed a lot of guests, including heirs of different families, who had been invited to the banquet. Although the family wasn't a member of the upper echelon, it was considered a renowned family in Avenport.
It felt as though it was a blind date set up for Crystal. The moment I marched into the manor, I could feel the guests looking at me. The sense of inferiority had caused me to behave oddly. I just couldn't get used to being the center of everyone's attention.
However, after spending a few years in the corporate world, I could conceal my emotions and keep everything to myself. I looked at the guests and nodded in return. All of a sudden, I saw Nathan, Scarlett, and Yvette engaging in a conversation nearby the staircase. The family of three seemed to be having a great time.
I was supposed to get used to it, but it would still get to me as the one next to Nathan used to be a loving father. The one next to her wasn't Amelia as well. However, those were merely sweet memories of mine.
When I reached Nathan's side, I greeted him, “Hey, Dad.”
His expression darkened the moment he saw me. As Lyle was nowhere to be seen, he craned over and queried, “Where's Lyle? Why are you here on your own?”