It was already evening when the car arrived in Yorksland and stopped in a villa.
When Christina opened her eyes, all she saw was a bamboo forest.
To be more specific, it was an outer courtyard filled with bamboo. There was a pebbled path leading toward the two-storied villa.
When she exited the vehicle, a gust of fresh air swept past her, carrying a faint bamboo fragrance.
I’ve lived in the heart of the city for so long that I’ve gotten used to all the dust and gas carbon. It feels like I’ve stepped into a new world here. As that thought swirled in Christina’s mind, a gust of cold wind blew at her, making her feel both refreshed and chilly.
A black coat settled on her shoulders as Nathaniel’s unique sandalwood scent enveloped her, making her feel warm.
He then took her small hand and led her inside.
Meanwhile, Sebastian followed them while carrying the gifts.
They weren’t the only visitors. When Christina ventured deeper into the courtyard, she saw around seven luxury cars parked outside.
Ever since Abraham Hadley passed away, Felicia Carson had been living alone in that peaceful villa.
She usually wouldn’t accept visitors all year long except on her birthday.
Naturally, her friends and families wouldn’t miss a once-in-a-year opportunity to visit her.
Everyone knew Felicia was religious, so the guests brought paintings and antiques related to her. religion as gifts.
When Christina entered the building, she saw a kindly old woman sitting in the middle of the living
Felicia was wearing a quaint, plain-colored attire, appearing composed. Even though she was nearly seventy years old, she could still sit up straight.
Meanwhile, Julia was clad in a gown with vividly embroidered jasmine. Her hair was tied-up into a bun, and her makeup was light, giving her an air of dignified elegance.
Charlie was right next to her, donning a black suit. Hi refined vibe matched Julia, and they looked like the perfect couple while standing together.
Nathaniel brought Christina over to his elders and greeted, “Grandma.”
Felicia nodded as her gaze landed on Christina. She looks beautiful. I like her small face and bright eyes.
It was Christina’s first official meeting with the old woman, so she was feeling extremely anxious, even more anxious than when she went for a job interview.
Smiling, she uttered, “I hope you’ll live a long and healthy life, Grandma. Happy birthday.”
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The solemn atmosphere was instantly shattered by the young woman’s sweet voice.
Felicia nodded with satisfaction. “Please, take a seat.”
“Thank you, Grandma.” Nathaniel spoke.
Regardless of the occasion, he always acted indifferently.
He escorted Christina to the seats at the side. The three generations of the Hadley family had assembled, generating an atmosphere too overpowering for ordinary people to handle.
Felicia turned to Julia. “Your gown is unique, Felicia. The embroidery is beautiful.”
“Thank you, Mom.” Julia glanced at Christina.
Her indifferent gaze made it challenging to tell what she was thinking.
Considering how much she dislikes me, I don’t think she’ll necessarily be delighted by that compliment. Christina thought.
Promptly, Julia answered, “Your granddaughter-in-law was the one who sewed it by hand.”
Félicia nodded. “I can tell she’s skilled from her work. Not bad.”
Upon obtaining the elders’ approval, Christina felt proud. As a joyful glint flashed past her eyes, she covertly tugged Nathaniel’s hand. Even though Mrs. Hadley still hasn’t accepted me despite my efforts, at the very least, I can tell she doesn’t hate me as much anymore.
Madison, who just entered the building, overheard the conversation. Mrs. Hadley was praising Christina? Even Old Mrs. Hadley, who usually doesn’t pay attention to anything, praised her! I only left for two months. How did she impress both of them in such a short amount of time Her abilities exceed my expectations!
After recollecting herself, she smiled and stepped toward Felicia. “Happy birthday, Old Mrs. Hadley. I wish you the best of health in many years to come! My parents are busy, so they asked me to bring you their gifts.”
When she presented a traditional painting to the old woman, the butler at the side accepted it.
Felicia nodded. “I’m happy the Taggart family still remembers my preference after all these years.”
It was thanks to Abraham that the Hadley family and the Taggart family always shared a strong relationship.
The Taggart family was also a prominent family in Jadeborough with an established family business in the city.
Even though Madison was the eldest daughter of the Taggart family, she worked for Hadley Corporation instead of helping her family.
Her intention to approach a certain someone was apparent to the elders.
Back then, both families were interested in pairing the two together. Unfortunately for them, Nathaniel was married before it could happen.
So, the idea was scrapped.
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Felicia spoke. “There’s no need for you youngsters to stay here. Feel free to walk around outside.”
Upon obtaining the old woman’s approval, Christina and the others left the living room.
It was Christina’s first time there, so she was intrigued by everything she saw.
Nathaniel accompanied her on a stroll. Meanwhile, Madison followed behind them, staring at them. with jealousy.
When Christina wasn’t around, I was always by Nathaniel’s side. Even though we didn’t have any physical contact, we were still together. Now, I can only watch them enviously. As she tightened her fists, she tried calming herself down in her mind. I must be patient and wait for an opportunity to strike…
Moments later, Christina and Nathaniel entered the bamboo forest that was part of the villa.
A white rabbit hopped past them when they entered the forest through the pebbled path.
Christina gasped in surprise and chased after it.
The adorable rabbit eventually stopped next to a bamboo.
As she carefully approached the creature, she noticed the rabbit’s foot was injured, its blood tainting its white fur.
She examined the wound in detail. It seems like the rabbit was hit by someone with a blunt object.
Suddenly, a series of footsteps approached her, accompanied by a voice. “Where did the rabbit go?”
When Christina raised her head, she saw a skinny figure appearing in her view.
It was a young woman wearing a pink dress and holding a slingshot. The arrogance in her eyes was clear as day.
When she noticed Christina, she questioned assertively, “Hey, did you see a rabbit?”
“I did. Is it yours?” asked Christina.
The woman, Elizabeth Bennet, snorted. “As if I’ll keep such a smelly thing. I’m bored, so I’m looking.
Suddenly, she saw the fluffy white ball moving in her view. Immediately, she raised her slingshot and aimed it at the innocent animal.
Christina’s pupils constricted as she blocked the woman’s line of sight. “I won’t allow you to hurt it.”
However, Elizabeth ignored her and readied her slingshot. Coldly, she spat, “If you don’t move away, don’t blame me when I hit you!”
Then, she intentionally loosened the rubber band, shooting a rock straight toward Christina’s face.