A hush fell over the ballroom. Even Millie, who was about to lash out at Sebastian, kept quiet after seeing the thunderous look on the latter's face.
“So that's why she didn't want to attend the ball with me?” he muttered. The rising anger was like a blazing inferno that threatened to boil him from the inside out.
Karl silently agreed, but he did not dare to say that out loud. Instead, he gestured at Sebastian's hand, from which a piece of broken glass shard was protruding. “Mr. Hayes, are you all right...? You're bleeding.”
His words fell on deaf ears as Sebastian stood. “Excuse me,” he addressed the crowd, “I have some matters to attend. Enjoy the rest of your evening.”
The rest watched him leave in stunned silence. None dared to question his abrupt departure, but the murderous look on his face had everyone speculating about what had happened.
Eager to write off the episode, Millie quickly found someone else as her beau for the night.