Another staff member echoed.
“Yeah, people nowadays are really snobbish. It’s okay, Fabian. When the time comes, you can just go in with Harvey. Who will dare to stop you?”
Nicole’s attention was drawn by the conversation outside.
She turned her head back and saw Fabian surrounded by some staff members.
Fabian was still dressed boyishly, but his smile was a little forced and his expression did not look very pleasant.
Fabian sighed and smiled. “It’s okay. It doesn’t matter which order I appear in. Harvey is very popular now, so the audience will definitely like it.”
As soon as he spoke, several staff members grew indignant.
“Like him? If not for his company deliberately whitewashing his name, would he have the chance to change his fortune? In his dreams!”
“Exactly. I don’t know what’s going on in the company. It’s like there’s someone in upper management who wants to promote him. I heard that the Viola incident was also because that person wanted to protect Harvey. I wonder who that person is?”
“How is our Fabian inferior to Harvey? Fabian’s ratings are good. He works for his fashion, film, and television resources until he’s exhausted and earns so much money for the company. How could they be so cold to him now?”
”That’s right. Fabian, later, you should just go in last as the finale. You’re from the same company as Harvey, so he won’t dare to make a scene either.”
A chill flashed in Nicole’s eyes.
What a coincidence. The gossip they were talking about as they waited to enter happened to be heard by Nicole.
She heard every single word.
Beside her, Clayton reached out and squeezed her hand. His voice was gentle and soothing in her ears.
”They’re all employees who make money for you. There’s nothing to be angry about. Didn’t you also promote Fabian in the past?”
Nicole’s face softened slightly.
She glanced to the side again to look at those people before faintly turning away.
“I regret it.”
Back then, she was really blinded by that young man’s simplicity.
That young man was more familiar with the unspoken rules of this circle than she was.
What was there to pity?
The driver in front spoke up.
“Harvey Sage will be the next one on stage. He’s getting ready…”
Nicole paused and immediately recovered her composure.
After a moment of hesitation, she withdrew her hand from Clayton’s hand.
“I’ll walk with him. You go by yourself.”
Then, without waiting for Clayton to react, Nicole lifted her skirt and opened the car door.
Clayton, who still had not come back to his senses, was speechless.
The bright light spilled on her body like a halo, emphasizing her snow-white skin. She looked absolutely stunning.
As soon as she got out of the car, the noisy voices around her instantly quieted down.
It was as if they were all in shock of her dazzling beauty.
Fabian and the staff beside the car were particularly shocked.
Fabian’s face instantly turned pale and glum.
He looked nervous. His jaw was tense, and his gaze was tinged with panic.
The staff member next to him pushed him.
“Go on and wait by the side. We’ll help you stop the staff later. You have to steal the limelight from Harvey!”
The world seemed to quiet down.
Fabian’s body stiffened, and he did not dare to move.
At that moment, Fabian saw the indifference and detachment in Nicole’s eyes.
Fabian had stayed in this circle for more than ten years since he was a child.
He had long learned to read people’s thoughts from their body language.
In the past, when Nicole looked at him, her eyes were filled with undisguised amazement and appreciation, and all the good resources would be directed to him.
It was not like how it was now.