An Understated Dominance by Marina Vittori Chapter 1308
Even though Harper was talented, it didn’t mean she could outshine everyone. After all, Oakvale was a place where elites gathered. It was a city with an abundance of talent.
“Grandpa, I was renowned as a prodigy back in school. That title belongs to me, and no one can dispute it. I’m better off dead if I can’t even win today’s literary event,” Harper said confidently.
“Why would you even say that?” Brooke frowned slightly.
“Master Busch, Harper is exceptionally talented and highly skilled in this regard. I believe she will do well,” Cody said with a smile.
“Did you hear that? Even Cody thinks so. I’m going to be the standout performer today!” Harper added, her confidence reaching new heights. Brooke shook his head in resignation. Harper’s arrogance would get her into trouble sooner or later.
“It’s almost time. Let’s head upstairs,” Cody said, leading the group to the second floor. Compared to the extravagance on the first floor, the second floor exuded an air of elegance and refinement. Every decorative element was meticulously arranged, leaving no room for criticism.
Several VIPs were already gathered on the second floor, each accompanied by one or two pretentious literary enthusiasts.
Regal Court’s quarterly literary event consistently drew its regular clientele. It served as an effective marketing strategy.
Cody led the group to their reserved table. Given the size of Regal Court, it didn’t feel crowded despite the number of attendees.
“Well, isn’t this the great Harper Busch?” Suddenly, they heard someone’s voice, almost teasing. The owner of the voice was an alluring woman dressed sexily, swaying her hips as she approached them. Beside her was a smart-looking man dressed in a white-sleeved shirt. He carried a gentle and intellectual air to him.
“Lana Camron? What are you doing here?” Harper frowned when she saw her, the smile on her face vanishing.
“The Camrons are pretty influential in South City. What’s so surprising about me dining here?”
Lana scrutinized Harper from head to toe before mocking her, “But how did a little name like yours manage to get into Regal Court?
“That’s none of your concern! You’re just slightly richer. What’s the big deal?
Harper puffed up her chest. The woman before her was not only her ex-classmate but also her love rival. Throughout their four years in university, Lana had constantly overshadowed her in terms of wealth, influence and physique.
She had even openly stolen her boyfriend, which wasn’t just a one- time occurrence. That was why Harper resented Lana intensely.
“Sorry, but it’s a pretty big deal to be rich.”
Lana continued with a mischievous grin, “For example, I can dine here every day. But you? You can only be here through someone else. That’s the difference between us.
“Oh, right, take more photos if you have the time and share them on social media. Treasure this rare opportunity. After all, it’s a miracle for someone like you to even set foot in here.”
“You-” Harper’s face flushed red in anger.
Why did those words sound so familiar?