Chapter 783 Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free Card
“Is that so?” Matthew raised his well-defined eyebrows slightly, and his lips curled upward into a small smirk.
Eleanor lifted her elbow and propped it on his shoulder boldly. “I sensed an abnormality in your face from the first time I saw you. You are extremely well-disguised, and I applaud you for it. But even if you can hide it from everyone, you can’t hide it from me.”
Disguises were what Eleanor excelled at, which was also her favorite hobby.
When she was young, she couldn’t leave the palace because of her status as the Young Lord, so she had to dress up to sneak out of the castle. As a result, after some time, she managed to fool the soldiers and leave the palace successfully. Since then, she would disguise herself from time to time. As the adage would say, ‘practice makes perfect’. Therefore, over time, she became a master of disguise. She wouldn’t have thought that her hobby would inadvertently help her one day.
“I’m impressed, Young Lord. You’re wise and intelligent. You certainly managed to fool everyone with your naive and innocent mask.”
Matthew wanted to reveal his identity so many times out of irritation due to his love rivals that were constantly making a nuisance of themselves around Veronica. Still, he didn’t expect Eleanor to expose his identity first, so he didn’t bother to hide it from her.
“It’s not my fault, though. That’s because the world is foolish.”
Eleanor turned around, went to the desk by the window on the right, and retrieved something from it. Then, she sauntered to Matthew, slowly raised her hand, and presented the item to him. “I think this is your real identity, right?”
In her hand was a photo, and the person in the photo was no other than Matthew!
Even though he knew Eleanor was brilliant, he couldn’t help but be slightly astonished when she showed him the photo. This woman is really something.
“I take your silence as a yes.”
Eleanor curled her red lips into a confident smile and looked at the photo in her hand with a piercing gaze. “Sharp eyes, well-defined brows, and a straight nose. You’re handsome and manly, and your appearance is exactly my type. Fortunately, you’re also cold and domineering, not as sissy as those young brats. Otherwise, I’ll find you disgusting.” She held the picture, admired his face, and remarked lightly.
Then, she stood in front of Matthew with her hands crossed in front of her chest. Finally, she tilted her head and stared at his face. “I want to see what you look like in person. So, do me a favor and remove your makeup.”
He didn’t move a muscle as he stared at her icily, his expression stone cold. Then, Eleanor added, quickly assuming that he would refuse, “In exchange, I’ll help you conceal your identity.”
“Reason?” he demanded. Her unusual tactic confused him, and he couldn’t figure out what was in her mind.
“Your purpose of coming here is for Veronica, but those masterminds do not know of your existence, which means you are a wildcard. I’m looking forward to the day when you reveal your identity and ruin their plans.” She gently lifted his chin with her leather whip. “After all, it is to my advantage.”
“All the more reason why I should not grant favor to what you said.” As soon as he said that, he turned around and walked away. It was as if he was saying, I’m leaving now. Go ahead and tell the whole world who I am.
Eleanor couldn’t figure out his character or temperament, so she didn’t succeed in manipulating the man. She felt frustrated and awful when she saw that her plan had failed. She trotted to him and stopped him in his tracks. “Okay, here’s the deal. If you can remove your makeup and show me your face, I promise I’ll do everything I can to protect Veronica for once when she’s in danger. You should know that I have the power to do so.”
Eleanor was smart enough to know to take advantage of the people he cared about most, and it was highly effective.
Matthew hesitated for a second and readily agreed. Dangers were lurking everywhere in the Hidden Clan, and no one could predict what would happen next. This deal would be worth it if he could get his hands on a verbal ‘get-out-of-jail-free card’ from Eleanor in exchange for something so simple.