Chapter 635 Pretending to Be Drunk?
“Oh, fine.” Mr. Brown finally let the matter go. However, he did not forget to make things difficult for Winona. “But—since you want to drink on her behalf, you have to follow the rules. One drink for three drinks!”
“Sure!” Winona agreed. “Rules are meant to be followed. Otherwise, what’s the point of having rules? Don’t you agree, Mr. Brown?”
As Winona spoke, she picked up the wine tankard containing liquor. Then, she poured herself three full glasses of wine and drank them one by one in front of the men who were witnessing the show.
After Winona chugged down the second glass, she was obviously in a bit of a pickle. Still, she forced a smile and gulped down the third glass.
However, these men still felt that it was not enough.
Just as Winona sat down, they raised the cup again one after another. Then, using the excuse of giving a toast in the name of Elise, they indirectly forced her to continue drinking.
“Not a problem! Gentlemen, please help yourselves. I’ll go all out for you guys today!” At this point, Winona was already a little tipsy. She vaguely asked the waiter to pour more liquor for her. As she held the table to regain her composure and finally got a grip of herself, she summoned up her courage again and stood up to respond to these executives.
After all was said and done, everything revolved around money.
Eventually, Elise could not stand by idly and watch. She reached out with her hand and wanted to pull Winona down. However, Winona took action first and held Elise’s shoulders, signaling her not to act rashly.
Every social circle had its own rules of survival. Sometimes, it was necessary to endure ridiculous requests.
Elise had no choice but to watch her chug down glass after glass of liquor.
Soon, Winona was utterly wasted after drinking half a liquor bottle.
Elise immediately took her bag and helped Winona out without saying a word. “Sorry, but we must take our leave first.”
“Hey—” Mr. Brown stretched his voice and stood up staggeringly. After that, he directly grabbed Elise’s wrist. “We have just started enjoying the drinks, yet you’re already leaving? Are you disrespecting me?!”
“Yeah, that’s right. Stay for a little longer, Miss Sinclair.” Mr. Lowry also came over.
Elise didn’t respond to their demands and only lowered her eyes. Finally, her icy glare landed on Mr. Brown’s meaty hand. “Get your hand off me!”
“Huh…” Mr. Brown let out a contemptuous laugh. Then, he had a nasty look on his face when he said with dissatisfaction, “You better watch your temper with me, Miss Sinclair!”
“My temper is rather terrible. So, I’ll give you another chance. Let me go.” Her voice became glacial.
“Elise Sinclair,” Mr. Lowry called out. Then, with a severe expression, he reminded her, “Think carefully. I know you are very influential now, but if you want to keep your popularity for a long time in this circle, you can’t offend Mr. Brown. Otherwise, your future journey may be rocky.”
She turned and stared at him without any expression. “It’s my choice whether my journey will be rocky or not, so don’t you worry about it.”
As soon as she finished speaking, Elise exerted some force to yank her hand away from Mr. Brown’s grip.
As a result, Mr. Brown’s body shook a little, causing the tipsy feeling within him to suddenly dissipate. Once he regained his senses, he immediately reached out to grab her again.
However, little did he know that she had already taken out a silver needle. As soon as his grubby hand reached out to her, she quickly aimed at his pulse and stabbed him with it. Then, she sneakily kept her secret weapon.
He let out a hiss when he felt that his hand was stung by a bee and instinctively retracted his hand. She did not even look at him as she returned to her task at hand, which was to help Winona up.
He was unwilling to give up; thus, he chased after them. However, due to his actions, his heart unfortunately pumped harder to supply blood to support his advances and caused the anesthetic feeling to spread all over his body immediately. Then, his vision went black before he passed out.
”Wake up, Mr. Brown!”
”Somebody call 911!”
The people in the private room were so overwhelmed after they saw his condition that they had no time to bother about Elise and Winona. Therefore, the two could escape easily.
After leaving the hotel, Elise helped Winona into the car and instructed the driver to start driving. “Send Miss Winona home first.”
Following the rise of Elise’s popularity, Winona had also received a respectful title within the circle. However, she was still a little nobody among those male executives.
Not long after the car drove out, Elise suddenly heard a peculiar laughter echo in the car while she was browsing her phone.
As she looked up, she saw Winona giggling without a care in the world and very much sober.
“Did you pretend to be drunk?” Elise asked curiously.
Winona sat upright with the help of the armrest and chuckled. Then, she said with a cheeky smile, “Those above have their ‘rules’ while those below have their own countermeasures. After all, all’s fair in love and war.”
Elise teased her when she heard her cheeky retort. “But I clearly saw you drinking the wine! Based on the amount you drank, your alcohol tolerance is quite good!”
“Nah!” Winona pulled up the clothes on her left, then twisted them, and the liquid dripped down immediately. “I fed them all to the clothes! Didn’t you notice how I kept wiping my mouth?”
“You are remarkable.” Elise was highly amused. I didn’t expect Winona, who usually looks dorky and silly, to be able to cope with this kind of dinner and escape with ease. It seems like I have found myself one superb manager!
After chatting for a bit, the two focused their attention on their respective phones.
Soon afterward, the car drove into the community Winona resided in.
In the distance, Elise saw a handsome guy standing by the entrance of Winona’s residence building unit. He had lowered his head as he played with his phone.
Winona looked like a girl in love as the corners of her lips subconsciously curled up as soon as she saw the guy.
“Your boyfriend?” Elise asked directly.
“Yeah.” Winona nodded shyly.
“Why haven’t I heard you mentioned it before?” Elise asked again.
“We’ve just been together for quite a while.” Winona was a little embarrassed. “His name is Craig Baker, and he was the one who confessed to me. We actually knew each other before. He’s a trainee in Blitzy Entertainment, and we have met many times. It’s just that we recently—anyway, he’s my first love.”
“That explains it; his disposition looks rather good.” Elise nodded thoughtfully. But if this is the case, what about Jack? Mikayla has settled down, and now Winona has also been courted by another guy. Jack… Jack, it looks like you’re going to be single for life.
“By the way, Miss Elise, I forgot to tell you something,” Winona said a little guiltily. Then, she continued, “Now that I’m able to manage your affairs well with time to spare, I also became Craig’s manager as well instead of focusing solely on you. Do you mind?”
Although Winona acted first and reported afterward, Elise understood the young couple’s thoughts.
Hence, she shook her head to indicate that she did not mind it one bit. “It’s good that you can handle everything and still have your personal life down to a pat.”
“I can manage!” Winona said with determination, “Don’t worry, I will not let this affect my work with you!”
“I believe in you.”
The car stopped at the door of the residential unit as they talked.
“Okay, get out of the car. There’s someone special waiting for you,” Elise teased.
Winona shyly pursed her lower lips when she heard that. Then, she carried her backpack, opened the door, and got out of the car.
The moment the door opened, Craig politely greeted Elise, “Hello, Miss Sinclair.”
Elise simply waved her hand in greeting.
“Be careful on the road,” Winona implored Elise and closed the car door for her.
Shortly after, the driver reversed the car and drove toward the community’s entrance gate.
Elise leaned against the window and watched Winona clinging onto Craig like a koala from a distance. They’re adorable!
At that moment, she was reminded of Alexander. We were once like them too, but now?
Finally, she clicked into Alexander’s WhatsApp chat log after a long time.