Once again, everyone was dumbfounded.
Even Felicia was standing on Christina’s side.
Christina was extremely touched. At the very least, no one in the Hadley family would believe that she would do something like that.
Since everyone had so much trust in her, she must not let them down.
“I have proof that Elizabeth fell after failing to push me over and I jumped into the water to save her.”
What? She has proof?
Elizabeth felt confused when she heard that, though that feeling was eclipsed by that of nervous guilt.
Christina instructed Sam to bring her phone over. She had deliberately left her valuable items aside before jumping into the water so her phone would not be damaged.
She unlocked her phone, scrolled through her photo album, and clicked on a video.
In the video, Christina was taking a selfie. Her beautiful face and watery eyes looked extremely pretty on the screen.
She had gone to the bridge to take pictures of herself. At that moment, a series of footsteps sounded. In the video, Christina’s eyes narrowed, and she dodged subconsciously.
Even though the camera was shaky, it clearly captured how Elizabeth suddenly emerged to push Christina.
After Christina evaded her, Elizabeth fell into the water.
There was nothing that Elizabeth could say in the face of solid evidence.
When those from the Bennett family saw the video, their expressions turned grim.
Previously, they kept demanding an apology. All they could feel now was acute embarrassment. Elizabeth’s face turned pale from fear. She shot a pleading look at Madison, asking her for help.
Madison stood at the side with her back straight, her fingernails digging into her palms as she clenched her fist. She was so angry that her body trembled.
Nathaniel actually defended Christina in front of everyone. His actions proved that his feelings toward Christina had transcended mere affection. Instead, he loved her deeply.
She was so jealous and unhappy that she could not utter a single word.
When Madison noticed Elizabeth’s gaze, she stared back at Elizabeth coldly before walking away.
Elizabeth was fuming. Even though Madison was the one who instructed her to do all that, the former left without taking any responsibility now that something bad had happened.
However, even though Elizabeth was displeased and wanted to expose Madison, the latter had blackmail material on her. Hence, she did not dare to act recklessly.
Christina noticed all the interactions between Madison and Elizabeth from the moment they exchanged a look with each other.
She had a feeling that things were not that simple.
Why did Madison bring me to the bridge? Why did Elizabeth appear the moment she left to take a call? Why didn’t Madison appear after Elizabeth and I fell into the water for so long?
Felicia stared at Carl coldly. “Now that everything’s clear, you’ve accused my dear Christina. Who’s supposed to apologize now?”
The atmosphere in the living room was charged with hostility, as if a battle was going to break out at any
Even though Felicia was old, she was still extremely intimidating when she had to take action.
If you want to bully my people, you’ll have to see if you’re capable enough!
It was impossible for Carl to rebuke the results. However, he could not bear to lower himself due to his dignity. “My daughter also got injured because of this. Let’s forget it.”
Thinking that the bodyguards had already reached the entrance, Molly thought that they could leave the house even without apologizing.
Nathaniel smirked coldly. “Forget it? Why didn’t you say that when you were being so aggressive and demanding? I refuse to just let this matter slide.”
Felicia agreed, “Since both of our families have been friends for so long, I’ll let this matter slide if your daughter apologizes.”
The Hadley family was not one to be trifled with.
Clinging to her sense of superiority, Molly was unwilling to do that. She showed no signs of letting Elizabeth apologize as well.
At that moment, an assistant ran in from outside and reported anxiously, “Mr. Bennett, our men got surrounded by those from the Hadley family the moment they arrived at the entrance. They’ve been tied up and brought to the backyard.”
“What?” His face turning pale, Carl felt like he was on the verge of fainting.
They had over a hundred people, yet all of them ended up being subdued.
In that case, they would not be able to leave the mansion without apologizing.
Even though Carl was unwilling to, he knew that he did not have the upper hand. Hence, he had no choice but to steel himself and apologize, “Excuse my daughter. Let’s just forget about this, then.”
His apology, devoid of any sincerity, was not enough to appease the Hadley family’s fury, especially Nathaniel. He did not even spare a single glance at Carl.
The place was completely silent. The Hadley family pretended not to hear that insincere apology.
Elizabeth was furious. How can such a powerful person like Dad apologize to a b*tch like Christina?
Biting her lips, she walked toward Christina. “I was wrong. Sorry about that.”
When Christina glanced at Elizabeth calmly, she could see the fury raging in Elizabeth’s eyes.
She did not want to press the issue further, nor did she feel the need to care too much about it. Even if she had another chance, she would still choose to save Elizabeth.
She said coldly, “I accept your apology. Leave.”
Elizabeth’s eyes were filled with anger. She felt like her dignity had just been trampled by a mere
I’ll definitely take revenge for this!
Turning around, she returned to her parents and stomped away briskly.
After everyone from the Bennett family left the mansion, peace finally resumed.
Nathaniel carried Christina. Her soft body remained motionless in his arms.
He approached his grandma. “I’ll bring Christina back to rest.”
“Go on then,” said Felicia.
Christina’s face flushed red like an apple. There are so many people around! Doesn’t he know how to act in a presentable manner?
Upon that thought, she buried her face into Nathaniel’s chest, not daring to utter a single sound.
They returned to the room. It was furnished in a classical style, with exquisite patterns carved on the walls.
One would feel extremely comfortable in an elegant and simple room like that.
Christina stretched lazily. “It feels so good at Grandma’s place. I feel so relaxed. It’s like all my worries have disappeared.”
The moment she lay down, she felt something pressing on top of her.
As Nathaniel stared at her coldly, the atmosphere in the room became heavy.
Christina felt like a tiny prey being targeted by a huge cat. Panicking, she did not even dare to blink, afraid that she would be devoured if she were to be distracted for even a second.
Nathaniel asked coldly, “Who allowed you to save her? You’ve got guts, huh?”
Thinking that swimming lessons were useless, Christina had come up with all sorts of excuses to avoid attending them. Yet, she still dared to jump into the water to save Elizabeth.
Does she not care about her safety at all?
Only then did Christina realize that he was angry at her for saving Elizabeth.
Cowering, she defended herself softly, “I saw that she was in danger. I can’t live with watching her drown to death without doing anything weighing on my conscience.”
“You can’t do that no matter what. What if you end up putting yourself in danger?” Nathaniel frowned as a hint of fury appeared in his eyes.
Sensing that he was getting angry, Christina kept thinking of how to coax him.
Unexpectedly, she wrapped her arms around Nathaniel’s strong neck. Staring at him with watery eyes, she lifted her chin and planted a kiss on his lips.
“I was wrong. Don’t be angry, okay?”