Luna had already returned home when she received Halle’s call.
“Halle? What’s the matter?”
“Luna, have you really done a background check on Andrius?” she asked.
The mention of Andrius’ name disgusted Luna. “He’s some poor guy growing up in the countryside.”
“But today, I saw him…”
“Hold on!” Before Halle could finish, Luna interrupted her and said, “Axel has agreed to help us. I’m in a good mood now, so please don’t talk to me about him. It will ruin my day.”
“Halle, I’m going to choose the evening gown for the event. I’ll talk to you later.”
Luna then hung up the phone.
When Andrius returned, Luna had already selected her gown and was doing a facial in the living room. As soon as she saw Andrius through the door, she frowned. She got up and went upstairs without saying a word.
On the next day, Luna woke up early in the morning to prepare the present for Mayor Freely.
Andrius wanted to tell her that he had given a present to Marcus on behalf of the Crestfalls, but when he saw her frosty look, he simply zipped his mouth.
Luna would know what happened at the event later tonight.
After a hot day, the night finally arrived.
An uninvited guest arrived at Dream’s Waterfront—Axel.
After crashing the car on the slopes, Axel broke one of his legs and had to walk on crutches for a while. He limped through the entrance and asked, “Luna, I’m here. Are you ready?”
Luna had changed into her evening gown and wore beautiful heels. She was stepping down from the second floor.
Axel’s eyes shone when he saw her.
Luna asked out of concern, “Axel, are you sure one invitation is enough to bring us all in?”
“Luna, my family is close to the mayor. One invitation is enough,” Axel said confidently as he tapped his chest.
“Thank you, Axel.”
Luna then walked to her garage and said, “Let’s go pick up my dad and grandfather first.”
Before they left, Axel turned to Andrius with a provocative gaze. “Even if you can speak fluent French and know how to race, you are still a poor guy from the countryside. Only I am worthy of Luna. I have the resources and the influence to help her in a pinch. You’d better know your own place and stay away from her, or else I will make you pay terribly.”
Axel then limped out of the room.
Andrius did not even bat an eye at Axel. The cripple was nothing but an annoying bug. If he was back at the Western Frontline, he would have slammed the bug dead.
After Luna and Axel left, a motorcade arrived in front of Luna’s house.
On top of that, all the cars had black license plates, which was a signature of the military. Marcus respectfully invited Andrius into the car and even became the driver himself.
Andrius got into the backseat and asked, “Marcus, is there an Axel Cloverfield attending your event?”
Marcus pondered for a moment and answered, “I suppose so.”
Andrius said calmly, “I don’t want to see him there.”
“Consider it done!”
Marcus made a call.
“Inform the guards to stop someone named Axel Cloverfield. He is not to enter the venue!”
While Marcus was giving orders to his men, Luna had picked up her father and grandfather from the Crestfall Manor and was heading to White Swan Estate.
White Swan Estate was where Marcus held his birthday event.
Harry had bags of presents in his hands, seemingly wanting to win the mayor’s heart.
Meanwhile, there was already a large crowd at White Swan Estate. All of them were not invited, so they could only stay outside and peek into the event. There were countless media and reporters camping outside, doing a live telecast of the event.
Every guest that entered the estate would cause an uproar in the crowd. Only the most powerful and most influential figures were invited to the birthday event.
Harry, with his presents, walked proudly on the red carpet, enjoying the envious gazes from his surroundings.
The birthday party was an important one since it involved many influential figures, so armed soldiers were stationed at multiple entrances and checkpoints, serving as guards for the night.
Axel handed the invitation to the soldier at the entrance. Just when he was about to bring the Crestfalls in, the soldier stopped him.
“Hold on. One invitation for four of you?” the soldier asked.
The scene instantly attracted all the attention.
Axel calmly limped up to the soldier and said loudly, “I am Axel Cloverfield, and these are the Crestfalls. They are my guests. I have informed your superior about bringing them to the event with me.”
Marcus did give the order to treat the Crestfalls with respect and grant them entry even without an invitation.
When the soldier learned that they were the Crestfalls, he saluted and called out loudly, “Attention!”
Everyone else present was shocked.
“A soldier’s salutation?”
“How powerful are the Cloverfields? One invitation for the four of them with a soldier’s salutation?”
This caused an uproar in the crowd, which surprised Axel.
In order to bring the Crestfalls into White Swan Estate, Axel spent a million to bribe the security captain for a smooth entry. He did not expect the captain to order his men to welcome him with such respect. A million well spent indeed. He even planned to top up another million to the captain after the event.
The thought boosted Axel’s confidence. He straightened his body and said proudly, “Master Crestfall, Uncle Harry, Luna, let’s go in.”
Luna’s impression of Axel changed drastically. It seemed like Axel had changed and was no longer a playboy.
However, the soldier stopped Axel.
“Hold on. You are not allowed to enter.”