As they neared, they saw Helen standing very close to Jason. Helen was not a familiar face to them. Therefore, they were curious. Could it be that this was Jason’s new girlfriend?
Helen wasn’t at all concerned about the gazes that were fixed on her. Instead, she took a step forward and announced, “Hello everyone, please don’t misunderstand. I am Helen, Fabian’s sister-in-law.”
These people seemed to be well-acquainted with Jason, who was quite close with Fabian. Therefore logically speaking, they should also know Fabian.
“Oh, I see. I thought you were Jason’s girlfriend.” One of them said with a laugh.
Jason was about to say something, but he was instantly interrupted by Helen. She quickly clarified, “How could that be possible? If I were looking for a boyfriend, I wouldn’t look for someone like him. He’s terrible.”
Upon hearing Helen’s harsh comment, Jason’s face soured considerably. It was obvious that he was quite offended.
I haven’t even said anything, but you publicly express your disdain for me? No matter how you look at it, I have both brains and brawns. How am I not good enough for you?
“Hahaha, that’s quite true,” The youngsters teased and laughed heartily.
They found Jason’s predicament funny.
“What’s so funny? Just get inside, all of you! I’ll wait for Fabian here. Stop bothering me!”
Jason retorted with impatience, clearly disgruntled.
The youngsters waved their hands and went away tactfully. They left Fabian and Helen standing awkwardly in their respective spots.
“What’s the matter? You can’t even let me speak the truth?”
Helen asked in a challenging tone after everybody had left.
“Hmph! Do you think what they said can be taken seriously? They don’t even know you. They were just replying out of courtesy. And you lapped it all up!” Jason complained out of dissatisfaction.
“Tsk! Even if they were just being polite, I am more than happy to hear it. I am still way better than a certain someone, don’t you think?”
Helen did not back down an inch. She mercilessly poked fun at Jason.
“What’s the big deal? It was just a joke. No way I would be angry about it,” said Jason, comforting himself.
Helen shook her head and ignored Jason. She stood to the side and quietly waited for the arrival of her sister and brother-in-law.
Soon, the two of them arrived. Helen went over to Hannah happily and clung to her arm. They then entered Bluebird with Fabian.
As a distinguished person, there was naturally some special arrangements for Fabian. There was also a private room for him. The auction had not yet started, but it was already crowded. Looking from afar, many heads were bobbing up and down. The whole place was congested with people.
Upon entering the private room, they saw that there were already a few people seated inside.
“Well, well, well, look who’s here! I didn’t expect you would suggest for us to meet up. Did you get a concussion or something?”
A husky voice could be heard the moment Fabian entered the private room.
“Say one more word, and I’ll send you to a psychiatric hospital. You can spend a few days in there reflecting upon yourself,” Fabian responded coolly.
“Ouch! That’s cold. We only see each other once in a blue moon. Can’t you be more friendly?”
The voice belonged to Fabian’s childhood friend, Luther. He was an assistant director at a hospital.
Luther noticed Hannah and the others. He greeted her with a wide grin plastered on his face. “My oh my, this must be Mrs. Norton who is the talk of the town. I’ve heard many things about you. It is an honor to meet you!”
He walked towards Hannah with his hand outstretched.
Because of an operation, Luther had missed Fabian’s birthday celebration. On top of that, Fabian and Hannah previously got married covertly. Therefore, Luther had never met Hannah.
Looking at the enthusiastic Luther, Hannah couldn’t help but feel amazed. I didn’t think that Fabian would have a friend like this. But this is a good thing. I bet he’s easy to get along with.
With a polite smile, she extended her right hand and said, “Nice to meet you! I am Hannah. Pleased to make your acquaintance.”
Before they could shake hands as a friendly gesture, Fabian slapped away Luther’s hand forcefully.