“After the interview, Xyla Quest bowed politely to all the workers before leaving the stage. Suddenly, the audience started screaming at the top of their lungs.
“Ahhhhhhh!!! My idol!!!”
“Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! Josh Batton, I love you!”
Xyla immediately turned in the direction of the noises. A black figure was lowering his cap while dashing to the exit. It was Josh Batton. The audience chased after him, frantically, like a swarm of bees. However, Josh was running very fast. It seemed that they would not easily catch him up. However, even so, Xyla was still worried about his safety. She quickly approached the security guards guarding the stage and ordered, “Follow Josh Batton. Keep an eye on him.”
Hearing the order, the security guards ran out of the stadium at once.
Stanley Batton stepped forward, slowly sliding his hand into hers. “Don’t worry. There are bodyguards outside. They’ll protect him.”
Only then did Xyla get the load off her mind and nodded obediently.
Stanley did not speak again. He gazed thoughtfully in the direction where Josh had left, his eyes slightly narrowed.
Wilson Batton sighed helplessly. “It must be really tiring to be a celebrity…”
“Fame and fortune go hand in hand with exhaustion,” Sharon Lindt agreed.
On the other hand, Catherine ignored their conversation about Josh and hugged Xyla’s arm intimately. “My sister-in-law, you looked so cool just now… Damn cool!”
“Nah, it’s mainly because my teammates and I have excellent team work,” Xyla replied humbly.
“What? Your operation really was brilliant…” Sharon interrupted.
“That’s right. Xyla, I’m happy for you. Let’s go to celebrate Team QPG’s victory tonight. It’s on my treat!” Wilson suggested.
“Can I invite my teammates too?” Xyla asked.
“Of course,” Wilson agreed without hesitation.
Xyla cracked into a smile instantaneously.
“Xyla, we’ll wait for you in the car. Join us at the parking lot later, okay?” Wilson added.
Xyla nodded in response.
They did not notice it, but all eyes fell on them as they were busy chattering. This was especially true for the girls, who had not left the scene. They were glued to the chairs, unwilling to take their eyes off Stanley. All of them were silently fangirling over the charming man.
“That guy is so handsome… Is he Xyla Quest’s husband? I think he’s hotter than Josh Batton. Don’t you think so?”
“Yes, I agree with you. He’s cold yet elegant, like an unreachable flower on the mountain.”
“Ahhhh… Why are all the good-looking men taken already? Look at the way he stares at Xyla…”
The stadium was so noisy that Xyla could not hear their whisperings at all.
After sending the Batton family away, Xyla went backstage alone. There were many interviews waiting for her backstage.
After she finished the interviews with her teammates, she led the everyone in Team QPG, including the players, the management team, the coaching team, and the analysis team to the parking lot.
The group of people met up with the Batton family at the parking lot. Together, they went to a nearby high-end barbecue restaurant and asked for the largest private room. There were two tables in the private room. The tables were all taken as soon as they entered the room.
Xyla, the management and coaching team, sat together with the Batton family. Whereas the players and the analysis team sat at another table.
Once everyone was seated, they took the menu from the waiters and started ordering their dinner. Then, they chatted harmonically while playing their phones.
The Batton family did not reveal their true identity. Therefore, everyone was able to get along with them easily. None of the members felt distanced from them. Exhaustion overtook Xyla while they were waiting for the food. She leaned on Stanley’s shoulder like a kitten, looking at her phone without saying a word.