Leanna Book 2

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Chapter 23: Shameless

 

I smiled, eyes narrowing. Its lovely.”

 

Sophia and Holley smirked at each other.

 

I went closer and slid my eyes to the sales lady with the name tag Karen on her shirt.

 

Karen, can I have this one?

 

Instead of pointing to the cushioned cut diamond ring, I jabbed a finger towards a cushioned cut twenty-carat Jadeite diamond ring beside it.

 

Nixons face paled.

 

Karens shot me a bewildered look. She didnt reach for the Jadeite ring just yet. She took a long glanced at Sophia, expression asking for approval.

Sophias smile was a tad bit forced as she said, Thats not what I pointed. I was pointing at that diamond ring beside it.”

 

Oh! Im sorry,” I said with wide eyes and fake innocence. I couldnt see where youre pointing. I thought that with your impeccable taste, youd choose the expensive, rare stone. I never thought youd pick a plain boring diamond that only adults with kids would wear.”

 

Sophias face twisted like she ate something sour. The look she gave me felt like she wanted to pull my hairs out. Only she didnt. Least she wanted her image of being a frail, innocent lady to crumble right before everyone. So, she just contented to clenched her fingers to control herself.

 

I shifted between them, looking all apologetic.

 

What to do. I like that rare stone. But . . .” I gave Nixon a hesitant side-eye. Its so expensive. Its not right for Mr. Mandeville to buy something this expensive for a person he just met. Even if he already said that he would buy me anything I want.”

 

It was Nixons turn to gaped for words. He didnt expect that I would be this shameless. Even Holley and Sophia chose a less expensive set, out of politeness. I knew he could afford it, but it would take a lot of explaining to his parents when they knew that he bought a twenty-carat Jadeite diamond ring for a random country girl just to show off.

 

But if he refused, I bet his pride wouldnt let him sleep at night. Not to mention that he already gave his word.

 

Nixons face changed from pale to red to dark. I sighed when he didnt respond for a whole minute. Its alright, Mr. Mandeville. Forget about what you said. After all, no one keeps their promises.”

 

Nixons face crumpled in anger. With gritted teeth and heavy heart, he snapped at the saleslady.

 

Wrap it up.”

 

I smirked in triumph.

 

In the end, the sales lady each handed us our shopping bags of jewelry.

 

Holley promptly faced me with an apologetic face. Leanna, Im sorry. Do you mind if you can carry some of my things? I would ask the boys, but . . .”  She ran her teeth over her lower lip as she eyed the boys hands, clamping with bags. As you can see, they have their hands full.”

 

They smirked.

 

I stared at their shopping bags, dangling in their fingers, and glanced at my single little bag.

 

This girl takes every opportunity to attack me. If I refused, I would look inconsiderate in front of everyone.

 

You dont mind, right? Holley batted her long lashes, pupils enlarge, looking all cute.

 

I smiled my sweetest, complete with tilting head and closed eyes. Yes.I.Mind.”

 

Holleys smile froze, and silence stifled the room.

 

I flicked my attention to Nixons stunned face.

 

But Im sure Mr. Mandeville will take this great opportunity to be a gentleman in front of a beauty, right?

 

Nixon recovered from the mention of his name. He then grabbed the shopping bags from Holleys hands, stammering, I-Ill carry this for you.”

 

Not minding that he couldnt walk straight with all the bags dangling near his legs, he forced a smile and walked ahead.

 

We got out of the store with four people feeling dejected and me feeling bored. I wanted to go home and drew instead of playing with this bunch of spoiled, immature kids.

 

I was going to bid them adieu when two people blocked our way, both wearing animal costumes.







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