Chapter 1943 Disgust
In the end, Rosalie had no choice but to go to the Tharman residence with Lacey in the company of two new bodyguards.
During the journey to the Tharman residence, Rosalie’s housekeeper Eva briefly explained the information she obtained, “Ms. Rosalie, I heard Mr. Tilan was the one who instructed Mr. Scalabrine to recruit these two bodyguards from the black market.”
“They’re not only capable fighters but also have a lot of experience. If I’m not mistaken, they were once renowned assassins in the black market before they came to Tilan Palace,” Eva added.
Upon hearing that, Rosalie glanced out of the window subconsciously. So those men are assassins. Suddenly, the two men in black who were following the car on bikes seemed to have sensed her gaze and turned to look at her.
A shiver instantly ran up Rosalie’s spine. She had to take a deep breath to calm herself down. That killer glare was scary. Even though the man’s almond-shaped eyes were charming, Rosalie still saw a threatening cold glint in his eyes.
She dared not look at him anymore. Some forty minutes later, Lacey and Rosalie arrived at the Tharman residence, the house of the city’s most prominent noble family.
Ever since Tilan Palace was built, the Tilan family couldn’t care less about the so-called noble families in the city. However, since the Tilan family was involved in the black market, Hugo knew they still had to maintain their reputation by building bridges with the noble families.
The Tilans walked into the villa. It was apparent that the residence was incomparable to the grandeur of Tilan Palace.
“Mrs. Tilan! You’re finally here. We’ve been waiting for your arrival,” Priscilla greeted Lacey with enthusiasm even though she was a respectable noblewoman herself.
Priscilla even went up and held Lacey’s hands as if they were close friends.
Rosalie stood beside them and watched indifferently.
Lacey turned to her and said, “Rosie, go on and greet Mrs. Tharman.”
Rosalie said, “Nice to meet you, Mrs. Tharman.”
“Oh, my goodness, Rosie! Look at you! I remember seeing you a couple of days ago, but you look even more gorgeous today! No wonder people always say teenage girls would go through drastic changes when they hit eighteen years old.”
Priscilla held Rosalie’s hands and praised her incessantly. Even Rosalie could not help but feel embarrassed by her exaggerated compliments.
After a brief greeting, the adults were ushered to Priscilla’s villa to rest and chat, whereas Rosalie was brought to another place to mingle with her peers.
Rosalie utterly detested social events like this.
“Look! Isn’t that Ms. Rosalie Tilan from the Tilan family? Didn’t she celebrate her eighteenth birthday just yesterday? Did her family bring her here to find her a fiancé? How eager!”
“I think so since quite a number of young men from prominent families attended today’s gathering.”
All the young ladies from the noble families who were gathered together started giving Rosalie the side-eye.
They were jealous of Rosalie because of her family background, but at the same time, they were fearful of the influence and power of the Tilans.
That was why all these young ladies from the noble families only dared to mock Rosalie during social gatherings.
Upon hearing that, Rosalie’s expression darkened. She just wanted to distance herself from the group.
“Come with you—both of you.” Rosalie then turned around and left with the two new bodyguards.
Soon, the three of them arrived at the pool in the villa’s garden. Most of the guests had just arrived, so there were not many people around the area.
Upon noticing how clear the pool water was, Rosalie turned to the bodyguard and said, “Hold this for me!”
She took off her dress, exposing the brassiere she was wearing.
The two bodyguards who stood behind Rosalie were stunned when they saw her figure.
Never in a million years did they expect the eighteen-year-old heiress of the Tilan family would casually remove her dress and get into the pool without putting on swimwear.
The bodyguard on the left immediately blushed. He had no choice but to take the dress.
The bodyguard on the right, too, froze for a bit and did not know how to react, but he soon narrowed his crescent moon-like eyes in disgust and looked away.
Generally, men who were born with a pair of eyes that resembled a crescent moon were affable individuals because they tended to look smiley all the time.
Not only would they look approachable, but they would also give out radiant smiles.
Yet, beneath the bodyguard’s shades, there was nothing but disgust in his icy glare.
Rosalie started swimming as freely and agile as a fish in the pool.
All of a sudden, a few people noticed a figure in the pool and exclaimed, “Hey, look! Oh, my God. Isn’t that Rosalie Tilan? Is she swimming in the pool without swimwear?”
“My goodness. Has she no shame?”
A few ladies from the noble families then ran toward the pool when they heard the gasps and exclamations.