She was mentally prepared and about to speak when someone suddenly patted Mason’s shoulder, “Been waiting for you forever, man. Let me see the beauty you were talking about… Why is it you?!”
The moment Celeste turned her head, Nicolas’s voice got a bit shrill, and his eyes were about to pop out.
What the hell was going on?
How could Mason’s date be Celeste?
He instinctively glanced at Liam next to him, who was already pale with anger.
Celeste was also stunned, never expecting that Mason would know Liam.
Only Mason himself was still clueless about the situation. Seeing Nicolas’s reaction, he asked in surprise, “Do you know her?”
“She…what did you say her name was?”
Celeste hadn’t looked up yet, but she could already feel Liam’s gaze burning like fire.
“Her name’s Selena Colton, Mason gently introduced her, “Ms. Colton, these two are my childhood friends, Nicolas and Liam. Liam’s the only married one among our group of friends.” Mason paused, then suddenly asked, “Liam, where’s your wife?”
The air seemed to freeze for a few seconds.
Even Nicolas, who was great at smoothing things over, didn’t know what to say at this moment.
His brother’s new girlfriend was another brother’s wife?
That was something not in even TV dramas!
“My wife…” Liam stared coldly at Celeste, his gaze falling on her hand holding Mason’s arm. He lifted the corner of his lips slightly. have to ask Ms. Colton when she’s free to come and play the role of my wife.”
Celeste silently withdrew her hand from Mason’s elbow and stepped back a little.
Mason looked at her in surprise
Just as Celeste was about to explain, a hand reached around her waist and forcefully pulled her close.
Liam, without any tenderness, roughly gripped her waist, leaned down to her eat and gritted his teeth, “Should I call you Mrs. Reed or Ms. Colton?”
Celeste couldn’t tell if it was her imagination, but Liam’s posture seemed somewhat possessive, as if declaring his territory.
Mason frowned and asked, “Liam, what are you talking about?”
With one hand on Celeste’s waist, Liam looked at her sarcastically, “Celeste, why don’t you introduce your husband to your boyfriend?”
“What boyfriend?” Celeste, feeling pain in her waist from Liam’s grip, couldn’t help but push him away, “Liam, what’s gotten into you?”
“That’s what I should be asking you!” Liam’s eyes seemed to shoot fire. “Celeste, we’ve been married for three years, and I never knew you went by Selena!”
Celeste was at a loss for words.
This was indeed hard to explain.
She couldn’t say that she had given Mason a fake name out of caution, only to end up with so many connections later. With Mason standing right beside her, saying that would be too hurtful.
Just as she was struggling with what to say, Mason suddenly spoke up, “This must be a misunderstanding. She asked me to handle some disputes on behalf of a friend. Due to my previous professional habits, I assumed she was related to the client and thought her name was Selena.”
Celeste felt extremely ashamed. The lie she had created was now being covered up by the “victim” himself.
Nicolas finally found an opportunity to speak and quickly tried to smooth things over, “So it was just a misunderstanding. Let me Introduce you guys, Celeste, this is our childhood friend, Mason. When you two got married, he was abroad and couldn’t make it back. The painting hanging in your wedding room was a gift from him.”
She had always thought the valuable painting was a gift from Nicolas, but considering how stingy he was, it made more sense for it to
be from Mason.
“Mason, this is Liam’s wife, Celeste.”
Mason’s Adam’s apple bobbed, and he looked at Celeste without speaking