It was late when Christina came out of the company. She spotted a familiar car parked nearby the entrance once she exited the building.
Recognizing Nathaniel’s car, she walked over to it.
She opened the door and got into the car.
Sebastian started the engine and drove back to Scenic Garden Manor.
In the car, the sparkling chandelier shone down on them, casting a beautiful glow. Nathaniel’s woody scent filled the car, creating a cozy atmosphere.
“Is Zachary so demanding on his employees? Why do you get off work late every day?” Nathaniel asked icily.
Christina behaved like an employee who was being lectured. Then, she replied meekly, “No. I was the one who chose to work overtime. My decision has nothing to do with anyone else.”
She was afraid that Nathaniel would file a complaint with Zachary out of anger to cut down her
If her workload was reduced, it meant that her pay would also decrease. She had to bear her mother’s medical bills recently, so money was extremely important to her.
Nathaniel furrowed his brows, and displeasure was written over his face.
He appeared quite intimidating, almost as if he had just finished reading a document that didn’t meet his standards.
Christina could sense the tension in the air.
She pulled out her phone and started tapping on the screen quietly, ignoring Nathaniel completely.
Sebastian noticed their interaction through the rearview mirror and promptly broke into cold sweat.
Christina is usually very astute and knows how to lift Mr. Hadley’s spirits whenever he’s upset. It’s unusual for her to ignore him like this. Even if she doesn’t feel like talking, she could at least sit there quietly and show some respect. It’s unacceptable for her to be on her phone while ignoring Mr. Hadley.
Christina’s gaze remained fixated on her phone as the tension in the car gradually reached its boiling point, ready to erupt at any moment.
The car rolled to a stop when the light turned red.
Nathaniel’s dark gaze was trained on the ground. The sunlight streamed in through the window, illuminating his chiseled features and adding to his imposing presence. He looked exceptionally cold and indifferent.
Suddenly, Christina held his arm and pressed her soft figure to his. A sweet scent attacked his nostrils.
Lifting her chin, Christina blinked innocently and potted her lips. “Nathaniel, I don’t think we’ve ever gone shopping together before. Why don’t we watch a movie and go shopping this weekend?”
Chapter 145 Resentment
Nathaniel frowned as a glint flashed across his eyes. However, he didn’t reply to her immediately.
Watch a movie? Go shopping together?
Sebastian thought he was hearing things. Mr. Hadley’s schedule is packed, and he rarely has any free time. Even if he’s free, he won’t waste his time watching movies and shopping. That’s so boring. Christina has used the wrong approach this time!
As Nathaniel said nothing, disappointment flooded Christina’s eyes. “If you’re not free, forget it.”
Perhaps Nathaniel couldn’t stand seeing her disappointment, for he replied without hesitation, “I’m free.”
“Really?” Christina asked incredulously.
They had been in a relationship for a while now, but their time together was mostly spent at Scenic
date. Garden Manor. It just occurred to her that they had never really gone out on a proper
Nathaniel grunted in affirmation, sounding both affectionate and accommodating.
“Great! I just saw on my phone that a new movie has been released. How about we go shopping first. and then watch the movie?” Christina suggested eagerly.
As she continued talking about her plan, her excitement grew, and she wished that Saturday could
Nathaniel’s lips curled involuntarily when he saw how delighted she was. He placed an arm on her waist gently and pulled her into his embrace.
The terrifying tension in the car disappeared into thin air when he smiled.
When they arrived at Scenic Garden Manor, Christina had already fallen asleep on Nathaniel’s shoulder.
Sebastian opened the door, allowing Nathaniel to step out with Christina in his arms. Behind them, Raymond shot them an envious look seeing how attentive Nathaniel was.
Mrs. Hadley is indeed lucky. I’ve never seen Mr. Hadley being so attentive to anyone else.
When the morning sunlight filtered into the room, Christina stretched lazily and woke up.
She caught a whiff of Nathaniel’s woody scent, indicating that he had just left a while ago.
For the next few days, Christina rarely saw Nathaniels they were both busy with their respective
Radiant Corporation’s recent designs were pretty well received.
Christina had made a name for herself in the entertainment industry, so female celebrities would visit the company from time to time to request her services in creating custom-made gowns for them.
She would sometimes even receive visits from male celebrities.
Lately, the employees at Radiant Corporation made it a habit to carry a notebook and pen with them wherever they went as they never knew when they might run into a celebrity. They didn’t want to miss
the chance to get an autograph.
The employees often gossiped in the pantry. One day when Xenia entered the pantry, she heard them talking about Christina.
Xenia was surrounded by a group of colleagues from Team B, who were all curious to know more. “Xenia, you must have gotten a lot of benefits from working for Ms. Steele, haven’t you?” they asked eagerly.
Despite recently receiving a pay raise, Xenia found herself with an increased workload that left her with little time for sleep. As a result, she had pricked her fingers several times while working.
She forced out a smile. “Work is as usual. There are no special benefits.”
Her colleagues gave her sympathetic looks. “Really? Iheard that she mentored Anna on her design. Anna has a good chance of getting promoted in the next round of voting.”
After the commotion, everyone in the company found out that Anna won first place previously as she had received Christina’s guidance.
“Why didn’t you get anything from working for Ms. Steele?” a female colleague mocked.
As Xenia’s gaze had changed, another colleague chimed in, “Well, Anna and Christina are close, so it’s natural for Christina to favor her and give her all the benefits first.”
With that, they flashed a wicked grin and left the pantry.
After getting herself a cup of coffee, Xenia entered the tailor room to see Christina and Anna chatting with each other pleasantly like they were the best of friends.
The sight immediately made Xenia feel like she had been ostracized by them deliberately.
my colleagues be right? Christina gave Anna all the benefits and never care about me.
The more Xenia thought about it, the more upset she got. Christina made me do all the rough work. How could she be this biased? What right does she have to be my superior?
Despite her resentment, Xenia dared not lash out at them. She returned to her seat silently and continued her embroidery.
After chatting with Anna briefly, Christina went back to her desk to continue working.
The sun slowly went down the horizon, and it was soon time to get off work.
Christina allowed the other two girls to get off work, while she remained in the tailor room to catch up with work. Everyone on their level had already left when she finally wrapped up work.
By the time she returned to Scenic Garden Manor, she was so exhausted that she fell asleep right away.