Chapter 26

Noel took the zipper and pulled as hard as she could

Mandy inhaled as much as she could in turn, but the zipper just would not go up whatever they did.

“It’s not going to work, Mandy,” Noel said helplessly and tiredly.

“No way! My waist is so thin!” It was just too much for Mandy.

She could not even imagine the contempt Cordy would show her if she could not put on the gown! She was not about to suffer such ignominy!

“It won’t work. It will break if I keep pulling it.”

“Then break it! Just pull!”

“Cordy will know if it does break! She’ll definitely ask you to pay for it!”

“She’ll make me pay even if I don’t!” Mandy growled through her teeth.

Still, Noel was shrewd enough to think of a way around it. “Hold on just a minute. If you can’t put it on when you’re this slim, Cordy wouldn’t be able to do it either. If neither of you can put it on, she has no right to ask you to pay for it.”

for a moment, but soon realized that


hatched the plan, both of them

a couch at the VIP corner and having a snack

looked up, there was clearly a smile of

challenged her, saying, “I can’t put it on, Cordy Sachs, but that doesn’t mean you can

but continued to munch on her chips. She then picked up her coffee,

Mandy was scowling

much as she could but still could not wear it. And yet Cordy


and told Richard to be a good boy and wait outside while she

fitting room.

Kyle arrived at


“What are

quickly said. “You were arguing with my sis, and I was

did not care for Cordy, but she had no reason to refuse Noel’s

did not actually worry about Mandy-she just wanted Kyle to see Cordy

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