Matilda went on to say, “I’m sorry that I left your home the other day without informing you. My family wanted me to go home immediately.” Forcing a smile, she said, “Nevertheless, I don’t think you care about this.”
Without continuing this topic, William raised his chin to point in the direction of Richard. “Are you dating him?”
“No no no,” Matilda explained hurriedly. “I’m not dating him. He’s just a friend.”
William turned to glance at Richard again, who happened to look in his direction as well. As a confident man, Richard flashed a smile at William, whose expression remained glacial.
After a pause, William said, “Why didn’t I know you have this friend?”