Seeing Jagoan standing at the door in a daze, Angela couldn’t help but ask, “Mr. Wade, what’s the matter?”
Just then, a waiter approached and said, “Please follow me…”
Jagoan nodded and followed the waiter inside, but not without taking a special glance at the small bell hanging on the sliding door. In that moment, inspiration struck him. If the Warriors Den were to send a Marshal to Aurous Hill in the future, he needed a “bell” of his own, a warning system to alert him.
After taking a seat with Angela, Jagoan took out his mobile phone and sent a message to Zachary, who had recently become Don Albert’s trusted military advisor. He asked Zachary to meet him at the mid-level villa in Elys-Champ Hot Spring at noon the following day.
Zachary had been doing an excellent job, reorganizing Don Albert’s industries and personnel with great success. As a result, most of the day-to-day affairs were now handled by Zachary, while Don Albert spent the majority of his time at Elys-Champ. Jagoan needed Zachary’s assistance to bring his recent idea to fruition.
Meanwhile, Angela still seemed a bit embarrassed and cautious in Jagoan’s presence.
After ordering some light dishes, Angela took the initiative to apologize to Jagoan, saying, “Mr. Wade, I’m really sorry… I should have informed you about my arrival in Aurous Hill in advance…”
Jagoan could sense her embarrassment and felt the need to reassure her. He smiled and replied, “Isn’t a pleasant surprise sometimes the best kind?”
Upon hearing this, Angela’s joy became apparent, and she couldn’t help but ask, “Really? Do you truly think so?”
“Absolutely.” Although Jagoan’s response went against his true feelings, he understood that Angela had traveled a long way and he couldn’t afford to be indifferent. It would have been a huge disappointment for her, potentially impacting her entire experience in Aurous Hill. All he needed to do was show a hint of surprise to ease her embarrassment and confusion.
Angela’s reaction was just as Jagoan had anticipated. Upon hearing his affirmation, her worries seemed to dissipate, and a radiant smile instantly graced her face. She glanced at Jagoan with a touch of shyness and whispered, “I was afraid that coming to Aurous Hill without informing you would cause you trouble…”
“No,” Jagoan waved his hand without hesitation, “You are my friend. When I came to Hong Kong, you took good care of me, and now that you’ve come to Aurous Hill to pursue your goals, I couldn’t be happier. If you ever need any assistance in Aurous Hill, please don’t hesitate to ask.”
Angela beamed with delight, nodding enthusiastically. “Okay, I will remember that!”
Jagoan smiled and then deliberately acted as if he had just remembered something.
He then asked, “By the way, what is your relationship with Cathy, the girl I saw in the dormitory earlier? How do you know each other?”
Angela answered truthfully, “Cathy is the granddaughter of a close friend of my grandfather. She’s a Malaysian overseas Chinese, and she’s starting her studies at Aurous Hill University this year. By the way, Cathy mentioned that you know her new roommate?”
“Yes,” Jagoan nodded, “Coincidentally, one of my younger sisters is also studying at Aurous Hill University this year, and I never expected them to end up as roommates in the same dormitory and major.”
Angela exclaimed, “What a small world! I had planned to settle into Aurous Hill University first and then find an opportunity to let you know that I was here, but I didn’t anticipate running into you when I went to visit Cathy’s dormitory today. It feels so… So destined…”
“Indeed,” Jagoan smiled and asked, pretending to be curious, “By the way, where did you go after I left at noon?”