Absolute Advantage - Chapter 2.1
‘Why? Does it bother you because it smells like an alpha too? Hang in there. Your body is in control.’ The distant voice buried across memories was revived in Haewon’s head.
A feeling of the deepness of the stomach getting stickier. A body that was burning up for pregnancy. Things that seemed more real than they really were.
Yeah, that was precisely when the heat cycle started to get messed up and the fact that she began to have a fever every night.
It was after she met the alpha in question.
And the moment she faced Adam, the sense of meeting the alpha revived in Haewon’s body.
Haewon was as stiff as a fool.
Chairman Seo and other people gave a curious look. Hae-won, who was conscious of their eyes belatedly, lowered her head urgently. The hair hanging from one ear fell weakly.
‘No, it can’t be.’
Haewon shook her head inward.
Haewon didn’t see the man’s face then. She was just overwhelmed by the pheromones from the man, an alpha.
Adam’s reverberation, which was felt when he focused more on the same omega, was sweet.
That was all.
“I can’t feel the reverberation of this alpha at all.”
Did she mistake Adam for an alpha?
Moreover, if Adam really was the alpha, there was no way any other real alphas gathered here wouldn’t know. It was when Hae-won tried to cover up the situation with an excuse that didn’t work.
“Ha ha! You pretended to be calm, but you’re revealing a lot, too.”
Ellie burst into laughter.
At this moment, Ellie’s atrocities felt more pleasant. As such, Adam’s presence was confusing to Haewon. What was more embarrassing was that the other alpha seemed fine.
“Oh, it’s so funny. These people.”
Ellie giggled and took a sip of the wine, and she had emptied a bottle of wine alone in that short period.
Chairman Seo, who wanted to hold a meeting, no longer sat on the sidelines of her daughter’s rudeness. With one sharp glance from her mother, Ellie became a gentle sheep and put down her glass of wine.
“Hey, what are you doing? You’re not going to clean up the glass? I’m drinking it because you keep pouring it.”
“Oh, yes. I’m sorry…….”
Ellie vented her anger on the employee. As the situation cleared up, Chairman Seo returned with a gentle look as if he had never done so and continued to speak.
“The youngest is still immature because I’m too busy to be a mother.”
“Haha, it’s not. I’m very sorry that I’m the eldest son, and I’m greeting you on behalf of my father.”
Vice-Chairman Joo replied with good grace, “You don’t have to be sorry about that. I hope Chairman Joo gets well soon.”
Chairman Seo paused for a moment.
“By the way, how hard would it be for Vice-Chairman Joo to care for three younger brothers alone?”
“I’m worried because his complexion looks worse than the last time I saw him. I know a good oriental medicine clinic, and I’ll send you some herbal medicine, so why don’t you try it?”
She naturally checked about Vice Chairman Joo.
It was an attempt to gain the upper hand in future relationships.
“Oh, my. You’re even taking care of me at the meeting. But I can’t refuse President Seo’s sincerity. If you introduce me, I’ll go for it.”
He was still a smiling chairman, but inside, he was very uncomfortable.
After Chairman Joo Pil-tae fell into a coma, Vice Chairman Joo was virtually the head of the JS Group.
However, it was JS that desperately needed this marriage, so the president held back his anger and kept a low profile.
“Then shall we proceed with the wedding date as agreed?”
“Yes, let’s do that.”
While the two older adults wrapped up the conversation, the other families didn’t say a word to each other. The atmosphere was so cold that she wondered if the meeting was normal.
‘The wedding date has already been set.’
For Haewon, all this was a one-sided notification.
On the other hand, it was only a place for Chairman Seo and Vice-Chairman Joo to review the facts they already knew and organize their ranks.
The conversation they’re having must have been decided in situation where Haewon’s role or intentions were unimportant.
“Then what about that person?”
As she no longer felt Adam’s gaze, Hae-won looked up and glanced at him.
Adam, who had been embarrassing people a while ago, was cutting his share of meat with a face that had lost all interest. How elegant the cutting touch was.
Shameless or sneaky.
He was an unknown man.
Adam, who felt Hae-won’s gaze, looked up. Surprised, Hae-won tried to look down again.
However, as soon as the silver-gray eyes and eyes met, Hae-won couldn’t move.
Those light gray eyes.
It was like snow, wandering around the snowy mountains. Like a herbivore that encountered a beast, Haewon’s muscles were tense all over.
For a moment, there was no sound.
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