Chapter 138 - Assistance Has Come~
Joel was using
, a song by one of his and Tanya's favorite singers back then, as his cell phone ringtone.
However, when he was about to take out his phone, he instead saw Tanya taking out her own cell phone and picking up a call.
It was then that he realized that Tanya was also using
as her ringtone.
If so, then did that mean that she, like him, also couldn't forget the other party even after so many years?
But as soon as he started indulging in his wishful thinking, in front, Tanya's eyes lit up and she said excitedly, "Darling! So it was you who helped me out!
"Of course, I'll reward you. Shall I give you a kiss? Or perhaps, I'll give myself to you and sleep with you for a few nights?"
"Oh, don't be shy! Here, I'll give you a big kiss! Mwah~!"
"… Dinner? No problem, of course! Text me the location!"
Tanya hung up after that. Then, she immediately got up, turned around, and walked away excitedly.
After she left, Joel walked out from behind the big pillar at the school gates. He stared at the direction in which she had driven away, his upturned eyes flickering dimly.
'Darling'… 'Give myself to you'… 'A big kiss'…
The phrases made him feel uncomfortable all over. It was as if there was a time bomb ticking away in his body, ready to explode.
He didn't even know what he was doing, but without even a second thought, the man, who had always been calm and self-disciplined, suddenly got into his car and followed behind her.
He was going to see… just where she was going!
Tanya drove the jeep leisurely to Club Prism.
After parking, she looked up and gazed at the familiar place.
This was a club that the wealthy and prestigious often visited to have some fun, and had been around for many years.
When she was still a child, she was the baggage that her mother had brought with her when she married into a wealthy family. What Hillary loved doing the most was bringing her here to have some fun—
Because she couldn't go in.
She wasn't of high social status and didn't own a VIP card. Thus, all she could do was stand at the door anxiously and wait for Hillary to remember that she was there.
Later, she stopped coming.
While she was staring at the place, inside Club Prism, Hillary was also coincidentally there for dinner. She had already parked her car and was about to enter the main hall.
When she turned her head and noticed Tanya, she bit her lip at once.
To think Tanya had actually followed her here! Was she haunting her or what?
She narrowed her eyes and beckoned the lobby manager over. Then, she pointed at Tanya outside and said, "Don't let that woman in!"
The lobby manager glanced at Hillary and retorted, "Ms. Jones, I have no right to refuse her entry if she's a legit customer."
Seeing that her words weren't working on the lobby manager, a look of displeasure came over her countenance and she said, "You may not care about my identity as Ms. Jones, but what about my identity as Mrs. Smith?"
The lobby manager was taken aback.
Hillary cast her eyes down and said, "Although Joel and I aren't married yet, I've already moved into the Smiths' residence. You should know that, right?"
The lobby manager frowned.
A smirking Hillary said, "Or perhaps you aren't afraid of Mrs. Smith, either. In that case, what about Joel?"
The lobby manager was stunned.
Hillary pointed to the area outside and said, "That woman is a dance teacher at the kindergarten who injured Joel's and my daughter. She followed me here because she wants to apologize. I don't want to see her, and neither do I think Joel would want to, either. Understand?"
The lobby manager frowned.
Although Club Prism wasn't afraid of anyone, they nevertheless still had to show Joel some respect. Thus, he nodded and said, "Alright, Ms. Jones."
Resentment welled up in Hillary when she heard the words 'Ms. Jones'.
This was all Mia's fault. Had she been a boy instead, she would've been married to Joel a long time ago! Speaking of which, it was all because Tanya's womb was so useless to actually give birth to a little wench instead!
She took a deep breath and entered a private room.
At the entrance.
Tanya was about to enter when someone stopped her.
"Excuse me, miss. Do you have an appointment?"
Club Prism's customers were all either rich or prestigious. The diners here were either guests who owned their VIP cards like Hillary, or people with high social status like Justin or Joel. Even though they hadn't applied for VIP cards, they were tacitly recognized as gold card VIPs. There was also one last type of customer—guests of the above-mentioned.
Tanya replied, "Yes, the room number is—"
But before she could finish, the lobby manager's voice reached her.
"I'm sorry, miss, but I can't let you in."
The polite lobby manager said apologetically, "Ms. Jones said just now that Mr. Smith has refused to let you in."
Ms. Jones and Mr. Smith…
Tanya felt an ache in her heart at the mention of the names.
She narrowed her eyes and said, "I'm not here for them. I have an appointment with someone else here."
The lobby manager sighed and said, "By right, we shouldn't be denying you entry, miss, but Ms. Jones said that Mr. Smith has instructed that you're not allowed to be anywhere that she is. If I let you in, I'll end up offending Mr. Smith…"
The lobby manager wasn't a social climber, but for the sake of his own livelihood, he could only say, "How about this? Is it alright if I get someone to bring a chair here for you and let you wait outside?"
Tanya narrowed her eyes as her chest tightened.
She could give Nora a call and ask her to come out and pick her up, of course, but if this was really an order from Joel, then wouldn't that mean Nora would end up offending him because of her?
Although she had resolved the issue at the kindergarten for her, Tanya was unwilling to keep giving others trouble.
She clenched her fists, utterly humiliated.
Many years ago, she hadn't been able to enter the club. Later, it was Joel who had taken her inside.
Many years later, she still couldn't enter the club, but she didn't have Joel with her anymore.
Sorrow filled her heart, but she could only lower her head and smile wryly as she said, "No, it's fine. I'll leave."
She would have to leave the treat for another day instead.
When she turned to leave, she happened to see another car stopping at the entrance. Joel opened the door at the driver's seat and got out.
Tanya paused in her tracks.
Then, she immediately broke into a wry smile. No wonder they didn't let her in…
She lowered her head and looked straight in front of her as if she didn't see Joel. She walked straight past him to the side and said to the parking valet, "Please get my car, thanks."
Although Joel didn't look at Tanya, he watched her out of the corner of his eye the whole time.
At the sight of her leaving, he was instead relieved.
However, since he was already here, he decided to enter the lobby. Just as he was wondering why she hadn't met her darling for dinner, the lobby manager came forward and said, "You're really here, Mr. Smith! As per your instructions, we've prevented that lady from coming in. Rest assured that we definitely won't allow her to bother you."