Never Late, Never Away Chapter 2529
“Whoa, who would’ve known, huh?”
“She’s clearly lovestruck!”
“Dustin, why don’t you just accept her?” A few girls began echoing similar sentiments.
“Shut up!” Dustin snapped.
Joan did not feel annoyed by this scene. Instead, she felt relieved for Dustin.
In life, it was already a blessing to be loved by another, and to her, love trumped fame and fortune. Joan flashed a smile at Dustin.
However, her smile was like a stab to his heart.
Shouldn’t she be jealous? Why can’t I detect any jealousy in her eyes? Dustin sighed softly, a wave of sadness washing over him.
“Dustin, can you be my boyfriend?” asked the woman.
For a woman, a confession like that required immense courage.
Everyone released collective gasps and stared wide-eyed at Dustin as they waited for his answer with bated breath.
“First of all, there’s someone else I liked. And second, even if there isn’t, I still wouldn’t want you as my girlfriend,” Dustin replied briskly while sneaking furtive glances at Joan every now and then.
However, Joan did not once look at him. Instead, she had her head bowed as she trained her eyes on her phone, pretending not to know anything.
“Is it because of Joan? That someone else is Joan, isn’t it?” the woman demanded.
As on, everyone shifted their attention to Joan.
“It doesn’t matter who that someone else is. What matters is that I don’t like you,” came Dustin’s cruel answer.
“Alright, it’s getting late. Since we’re all done eating, it’s time to head home.” Once again, Joan’s closest friend came to the rescue.
“Yeah, we still need to work tomorrow. Let’s call it a night.”
“Joan, listen to me. It’s not what you think it is. There’s nothing going on between that woman and I,” Dustin explained while catching up to her.
What does it have to do with me? Joan ignored the man behind her and continued walking forward.
Is she mad? But she clearly wasn’t jealous earlier! Dustin was mystified as he tried to figure her out.
“Joan Watts!” he abruptly shouted. Finally, the woman stopped in her tracks.
“I’m really tired, Dustin. I need to go home and rest,” Joan yelled back impatiently.
“Are you mad about what happened?” the man questioned bluntly.
“Why would I be? I think the two of you are a great match,” Joan answered in an airy tone.
“Aren’t you jealous at all?” Dustin confronted her.
“Come on, Dustin. Jealous? I’m couldn’t be happier for you. Besides, you’re not Larry. Why would I be jealous?” With that, she spun around and proceeded forward.
“Don’t you feel anything at all?” Dustin was undeterred.
“I do. I feel happy,” she said with a wave of her hand.
At the gathering just now, she had one too many under the incitement of the other girls. Thus, she was feeling slightly woozy at the moment.
“You’re drunk?” Dustin looked at her with a scowl on his face.
“No, I’m not. I’m just happy,” Joan rebuked in a slurred voice and waved him away.
Under the influence of alcohol, she failed to realize that she was swaying on her feet while walking.
Seeing her unsteady gait, Dustin slow-jogged over to her and offered, “C’mon. I’ll send you home.” With that, he supported her.
“No. You need to stay away from me or Larry will be upset,” she protested with a pout.
Larry again! Is that jerk all she can think about? Dustin clenched his fists as a menacing glint entered his eyes.