“Get lost. Don’t ever come back here. Otherwise, I won’t go easy on you.”
The bodyguard, who had ripped her bag, threw her belongings on the ground before he left.
Christina was in shock. No wonder Eugene admitted to the plagiarism issue so quickly. He was prepared for me to come and confront him.
Christina breathed a heavy sigh when she thought of how she had messed things up. It would be harder for her to seek justice now.
Is what Eugene said true? Could it be Anna who sold my design draft?
Anna was competitive and focused on her work, but she knew where to draw the line.
While Christina was feeling glum thinking about what Eugene had said, the sky turned gloomy and soon started to rain.
She picked up her phone from the ground. The screen was shattered, and she could no longer make calls.
She clumsily picked up the rest of her belongings and placed them in her ruined bag before walking
down the sidewalk.
As long as she could find a bus stop, she would be able to leave first and avoid getting drenched in the rain.
Christina had walked for quite some time but saw no bus stops nearby. Unfortunately, the rain was getting heavier.
I can’t be this unlucky, right? I’m obviously the victim here. Shouldn’t God strike Eugene, who was at Zeller Studio, with lightning?
A black BMW drove past on the opposite road. Francis saw Christina walking in the rain through the car window. With that slim figure of hers, it looked like she would be blown away by the wind at any
The driver stared at him through the rearview mirror in confusion. “Mr. Fernando, won’t we be going in the wrong direction if we turn around?”
Francis shot him a look, causing the driver to shut his mouth as he turned the car around.
Francis asked the driver to stop the car when they drove near Christina.
He lowered the window, attracting the attention of the woman.
In the car, Francis wore a white shirt and white dress pants. His eyes were dark and mysterious as he
said, “Get in.”
Christina was hesitant. She had wrapped her arms around herself to warm herself up since she was drenched from head to toe and trembling non-stop.
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She was suddenly reminded of her promise to Nathaniel and did not take a step forward. She quickly averted her gaze after meeting eyes with Francis’ darkened ones.
“No, thanks. You should leave.” With that, she strode off.
At that moment, the rain got heavier, so Francis could only make out Christina’s blurry figure as she walked away.
His eyes darkened as he stared at her retreating figure and felt a tinge of jealousy. What a stubborn
It was raining cats and dogs, and barely any cars were on the road. The scene looked depressing coupled with Christina’s lonely figure.
Other cars did not even notice her as they drove past her.
Christina felt as though she had been submerged in ice-cold water. All of a sudden, she felt a strong tug on her arm. She jumped in shock and turned to look at the person grabbing her.
It turned out that Francis had run out of his car.
He stood tall before her as he said, “Get in the car with me.”
“Are you crazy? I told you I won’t get on! Hurry up and leave!” Christina scoffed in annoyance and tried to struggle out of his tight grip.
Francis’ hold on her was firm as he forcefully dragged her toward the car. “Christina, if you keep on struggling. I’ll pick you up and carry you into the car. I’m sure you know what I’m capable of.”
His warning proved effective as Christina sighed and stopped her struggle.
The two of them got onto the car. Francis took out a dry towel from a compartment and placed it on her head. “Wipe yourself dry.”
Christina looked like a drenched kitten. Her hair was lat and matted to her face, and her eyelashes had tiny beads of rain resting on them. Her nose was tinted red from the cold, and she looked as pale as a ghost.
She looked pitiful yet attractive. With one glance, no one would have the heart to hurt her.
Francis took out another towel to wipe his hair. The driver blasted the heater, allowing warm air to flow throughout the car.
Christina sneezed a few times, which seemed like the symptoms of one catching a cold.
She used the towel to cover herself, her face reddening in embarrassment. Her clothes were wet and clung to her body. She could imagine how indecent she looked at the moment.
Francis took out some clothes from a different compartment and picked a thick coat to place on her shoulders. “Keep yourself warm. You’ll be having a hard time if you fall sick.”
Christina bit her lip and kept silent as she tugged the coat tighter around herself. “I’ll return it to you after cleaning it.”
“No need. Nathaniel will get angry if he finds out about this.” Francis scoffed. The place Nathaniel had
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hit him a few days ago was still sore.
Christina felt her heart skip a beat, but she did not reply.
She felt like everything was a mess, unable to wrap her head around the plagiarism issue.
“Did you get into trouble? Is it something I can help you with?” Francis asked in concern. He knew Christina was not that dumb to walk around in the rain without an umbrella.
“No. Thank you for the kind offer.” Christina looked out the window at the roads and noticed that Radiant Corporation was a turn away. “You can drop the off here.”
Francis noticed that she was unwilling to tell him anything. Hence, he did not pursue it further and asked the driver to stop the car.
Before she got off the car, he reminded her, “Remember to drink something hot to warm yourself.”
It was hard for Christina to rebuke him seeing that he was concerned. She hummed a reply and hurried down the car.
Christina got drenched again when she returned to the office.
She borrowed some cash from Gina and changed into a new set of clothes before taking a taxi back to Scenic Garden Manor.
She placed the coat she borrowed from Francis into the washer before retreating to her room and sinking deep into her thoughts. She was exhausted from trying to find a solution. Feeling drowsiness take over her, she eventually drifted off to sleep.
That night, Nathaniel was reading through some documents in the office when he received a call from Gina.
Although Gina believed Christina did not copy someone else’s work, the current situation was not in Christina’s favor. Hence, Gina felt the need to explain everything to Nathaniel.
They talked for quite some time before ending the call. Nathaniel’s expression turned grim.
He checked his phone to see if Christina had sent him any messages, but there were none.
He immediately asked Sebastian to investigate the matter. Half an hour later, he was notified about the incident with Christina at Eugene’s studio earlier in the day.
“Make an appointment with Eugene Zeller. I want to meet with him.”
“Yes, Mr. Hadley.”
Sebastian turned and left Nathaniel’s office. He brought several bodyguards from the company with him and went to Eugene’s studio.
At that moment, Eugene was oblivious that he had stepped on someone’s toes. Hence, he was elated when he heard that the CEO of Hadley Corporation wanted to meet him.
Could it be that Mr. Hadley knows of my talent and wants me to customize a suit for him? If that’s the case, then I’d have struck gold! After all, everyone knows that any suit of Mr. Hadley’s is worth millions!
He dared not even imagine how much profit he would earn just by accepting a customization order from Nathaniel.
When they arrived at the office, Sebastian shot a look at Eugene before pushing him into Nathaniel’s office. The cold air from the air conditioning intensified the domineering aura that Nathaniel exuded.
All the happy imaginations that Eugene had immediately disappeared from his mind. One look at Nathaniel, and he knew that the latter did not call him to the office to customize a suit. It looked more like Nathaniel had got him there for a confrontation,
“Mr. Hadley, may I know… what I can help you with?