“Rumor has it that Mr. Norton adores his wife greatly. Looks like it’s true,” said Chase as he let out another chuckle.
Vivian didn’t really like Chase, but she flashed a smile and nodded nonetheless.
Both companies had formed an alliance, so no matter what she felt about Chase, it was important not to show it in public.
Finnick’s smile remained on his lips as he checked the time. The main event was about to begin.
Right then, the hosts— both managers from their respective companies, went onstage, signaling the start of the event. Obviously, both companies took this seriously.
“Thank you for taking your time to attend our party to celebrate Finnor Group and Neville Group’s alliance.”
The hosts made the usual pleasantries and began their speeches.
Everyone seemed excited, but Vivian remained unfazed. She couldn’t find anything appealing about the party.
Finnick released his grip on her and gestured for her to stay here.
Feeling bored, Vivian left the crowd and went to her brother.
“What’s wrong? Why are you here instead of being with your husband?”
Benedict smirked at the sight of his little sister approaching him. My little sister was indeed beautiful.
“Ben!” Vivian whined.
Right now, she let down her guard and became a cheeky child in front of her brother.
Benedict was pleased as it meant she considered him as family.
“Hey, why did Finnor Group suddenly decided to joint venture with Neville Group?” Benedict asked. He had been curious all along but couldn’t bring himself to ask Finnick that question.
Hence, he threw the question to Vivian to see what her opinion was.
“Mm, I have no idea either.” Vivian had never asked Finnick that very question.
After all, she knew he had a reason for doing so. Even if she posed that question to him, she wouldn’t have understood his explanation.
Hence, there was no point asking. It was enough as long as Finnick provided for her.
Benedict knew she was going to say that, so he said nothing and watched as Finnick and Chase went on stage.
They both began by praising each other’s companies before stating their promises solemnly.
Vivian had never liked the complicated procedures, but she watched on without a word.
Finally, Finnick and Chase announced, “Finnor Group and Neville Group’s alliance is official!” before they got off the stage.
It was then time for everyone to enjoy themselves, so the crowd started milling around again.
Most of the guests were from the corporate world. Some had even brought their daughters along.
Right now, there were more men than women in the venue.
The ladies were observing the men, trying to seek out the most handsome one here.
There were also a few bigshots here as well. Naturally, they started to talk business.
Everyone was preoccupied with their own businesses. Meanwhile, Vivian sat aside alone. Her husband and brother were conversing with others, and she was too shy to interrupt or join them.
Luckily, Finnick came to her soon. “Are you hungry? Do you want some fruits?”
It was getting late, and they didn’t have lunch, so Finnick figured Vivian should be starving by now.
Vivian thought it would be rude to eat something here. Everyone else was deep in discussion, so it wasn’t a good idea for her to start eating out of nowhere.
Inclining her head slightly, Vivian stared at Finnick, who seemed especially stern today.
It was a strange sight that made her slightly uncomfortable as Finnick had never ever shown this side of him to her.
Vivian could understand why, though. This was a business event, so he had no choice but to put up a stern front.
Deep down, Vivian told herself to be an understanding partner.
“Alright. Stay here. I’ll be back soon.”
Finnick left to talk to someone else and left Vivian alone again.