When everyone witnessed the bashful side of the Goddess of Meteora, they were excited to poke fun at her.
“Miss Lola, your face doesn’t look too good… Dr. Larson, please take a look at her…”
Lola struggled to get up after being the brunt of the joke, but she was too feeble to escape. Feeling helpless, she buried her face in Jagoan’s chest, leading to more squeals and screams from the onlookers.
While all eyes were on her and Jagoan, no one noticed the two ladies who showed up in the garden. Roxanne had arrived with high anticipation and a yearning to thank him in person. However, she immediately saw the scene of Lola in his arms before she even set foot in the garden. As such, her anticipation disappeared within an instant.
Beside her, Eleanor was gleeful to witness the change in her mood. “Roxy, didn’t I tell you before that Jagoan Larson is no good? Look at him! He keeps saying he’s a married man, but he’s secretly getting intimate with other women! Men like him are…”
Roxanne closed her misty eyes and sighed softly. “That’s enough, Ella. Let’s go home…”
She was disappointed to learn that Jagoan was married, but the sight of him hugging another woman plunged her into deep sorrow.
“But…” Eleanor was about to continue mocking him, but Roxanne was gone.
“Roxy, wait for me.” She hurriedly went after Roxanne but wore a gleeful grin when she turned around.
Jagoan, oblivious to the brief presence of the Bane sisters, shook his head and smiled bitterly at the crowd around him. He lowered his head and glanced at the Goddess of Meteora in his arms. Undoubtedly, he felt awkward hugging her, but he could not possibly push her away.
Feeling defeated, he uttered softly, “Miss Lola, I’ll help you back to your room…”
The onlookers cheered them on. “Yes! Yes! To the room!”
“Miss Lola, rest well! Yesterday’s incident was an accident. Since Roland and Mr. Whitford are around today, you can be sure that no one will interrupt your rest!”
The speaker hinted that Lola and Jagoan were going to share the room.
He was speechless at the childishness on display. “That’s enough. Are you all strong enough now? I’ll give you a check-up.”
While saying that, he cracked his knuckles, which reminded everyone of how he had sent men flying with each of his punches yesterday.
His ‘check-up’ was no different than breaking bones. At that thought, everyone fled the scene.
Once he tucked Lola in, he left the room only to find himself surrounded by a crowd.
“Mr. Larson, I thought your hara was destroyed. How did you…”
Jagoan fully understood their question without having everything laid out for him.
Smirking, he answered casually, “l have all of you to thank. The pills that you gave me helped to revive my hara. The method is simple…”
He purposely paused before the reveal, and the crowd around him was dying of curiosity.
Easton inched closer to him with anticipation and asked, “What is it?”
“It is…” Jagoan grabbed Easton’s wrist before revealing anything. “Well, it’s hard to explain. Why don’t l demonstrate it for you?”
Does he mean destroying my hara and reviving it?
Easton broke out in a cold sweat. “Mr. Larson, it’s fine. There’s no need for a demonstration. I don’t want to know now. Just let go of me. I swear I won’t joke about you and Miss Lola. Let go of me and go after Roland! He’s more cultivated than I am! I bet the effects would be stronger on him!”
Hearing that, Roland was dumbfounded.
He was there to watch the drama around him, not be the subject of a demonstration. Still, he could not help but creep backward out of fear that Jagoan might change his mind.