lt;pgt;Derrick‘s eyes were like laser beams scanning her from head to toe coldly. His eyes contained no
warmth as if to express displeasure at her behavior. The moment he looked at her, Lily felt a shiver
down her spine, but then she realized she did not need to fear him as he was just a nobody to her.
After adjusting her perspective, she felt better and stood erect, holding his gaze firmly.
lt;pgt;Derrick was surprised that this young woman had such courage in her and was not intimidated by his
stare. He frowned and was about to open his mouth to speak when someone interrupted them.
lt;pgt;“Mr. Tanner,” Alexander, who was watching the whole ordeal from not too far away, decided to step in.
He came over and stopped to stand next to Lily. Derrick was surprised to see Alexander, “Alexander
Russell?” “I didn‘t see you inside, so I assumed you had sent someone else to attend on your behalf. I
didn‘t expect to see you here,” Alexander spoke eloquently without offending anyone.
lt;pgt;“I was running late due to the heavy snow,” Derrick nodded his head at Alexander and explained. His
attitude toward Alexander was much more civil than the rude behavior he showed Lily.
lt;pgt;Alexander smiled politely and turned his gaze toward the young man standing next to him, “This is?”
lt;pgt;Derrick moved aside and tugged Benedict‘s sleeve, “This is my son, Benedict. Benedict, this is La
Beaute Group‘s director, Alexander Russell. You can call him Alex.”
lt;pgt;Lily was so surprised when she heard their exchange. Was Benedict from the Tanner family? As in the
most prominent family from Ruby city? Judging from how he spoke to Alexander and that he was here
for her grandfather‘s birthday party, they were most likely from Ruby City‘s Tanner family.
lt;pgt;This was such an astonishing fact. Never did Lily guess that this teenage boy who loved woodcarving,
who was a bit bad tempered yet still a cute kid, was actually from the famous Tanner family. It was suchlt;/pgt;
lt;pgt;a small world indeed.
lt;pgt;Benedict looked at Alexander and mouthed quietly, “Mr. Russell.”
lt;pgt;Obviously, not comfortable with calling Alexander ‘Alex.‘ Alexander did not care about what Benedict
called him, but Derrick was unhappy with his disobedience and glared at Benedict harshly.
lt;pgt;“Alex, the banquet is about to start. Why don‘t we go in,” Derrick said, reaching for his son‘s sleeve.
lt;pgt;However, before he could grab him, Benedict moved out of his way, not wanting to be touched. This
made Derrick‘s face darken as he was about to burst out in anger.
lt;pgt;“Mr. Tanner, I still have some unfinished business with Benedict. May I borrow him for a moment?” Lily
stepped in and addressed Derrick the same way Alexander did.
lt;pgt;“Who might you be?” Derrick frowned. He had no recollection of Lily and could not recall which family
she was from.
lt;pgt;Alexander raised his arm and gently embraced her, “She‘s my... fiancee.” He almost said ‘wife‘ instead
but managed to stop himself.
lt;pgt;The other two were surprised by this, “Fiancee?”lt;/pgt;