Emilia was stumped. When she returned to her senses, she uttered through gritted teeth, “Christina, you’re so vicious. How dare you set me up?”
B*tch! What gives her the right to have dealings with such a huge production team? Nathaniel must be behind this.
Christina looked annoyed and snorted. “This is nothing compared to what you did to me!”
She was lucky to have narrowly escaped that incident.
It was a major grudge, so there was no reason why she should just let it go.
“Christina, what the heck do you want?” Emilia started to look frightened…
Christina was not of good breeding, so Emilia did not expect the former to be any better than her.
“I don’t want anything. Seeing that we are sisters, I will tell the director to give the show more fight
An icy smile appeared on Christina’s face before she continued, “The type that will get you a few slaps!”
When the director heard what she said, he chimed in, “I will do as per your instruction.”
“Christina, why are you only targeting me?” Emilia was caught between a rock and a hard place. If she terminated her contract, she would have to compensate. If she continued filming, she would have to put up with Christina.
It was Madison’s idea to kidnap Christina and not hers.
All she did was take the money and execute the deed. Yet, Christina put all the blame on her and her alone.
That thought alone upset her.
A dark glint flashed across Christina’s eyes as she asked, “So, are you telling me that there are more people involved in my kidnapping? Do you have any accomplices? Speak!”
She knew things were not as simple as they appeared to be.
Recently, the Steele family encountered a number of difficulties, so how did Emilia get the money to hire people?
“I don’t know what accomplices you are talking about. You’re sick. Go and see a doctor!” With that, Emilia ran away guiltily
She did not expect to be questioned by Christina in that manner even after the incident had been exposed!
Most importantly, she could not disclose that the mastermind was Madison because of a lack of evidence.
Madison had transferred the funds from abroad, so there was no evidence linking Madison to the incident. If she attempted to expose Madison, she would only suffer in the end.
Therefore, she had no intention of giving Christina the chance to slaughter her like a lamb.
Even though Emilia did not say anything, her panicky expression told Christina everything.
When she left the set, she saw Nathaniel’s car waiting at the front entrance.
Christina got in, and the car drove off.
The ambiance in the car seemed a little gloomy.
Christina inched closer to him and asked, “I thought you had a meeting. How do you have the time to come and fetch me?”
“The meeting has been postponed,” replied Nathaniel.
Christina acknowledged softly before leaning on him. The lazy way in which she lay on him made him look like a pillow.
Cold sweats were running down the back of Sebastian, who was sitting in the front passenger seat and looking through the meeting information.
Mr. Hadley was worried that Mrs. Hadley wouldn’t be able to handle being bullied. That’s why he personally came to fetch her. He doesn’t even care about the meeting.
They drove to Hadley Corporation.
Once they were in Nathaniel’s office, Christina found a place and sat down.
Just then, Madison walked in with some important documents. It was obvious that she had something to
discuss with Nathaniel.
“Who told you to sit there?” said Nathaniel with a grumpy face to the person who was sitting about ten feet away from him.
Christina was taken aback and stood up immediately.
She looked at the couch. I usually sit here, though.
With a distant gaze, Madison turned around and said coldly, “Mrs. Hadley, we will be discussing some important matters of the company. It’s not ideal for outsiders to know about it. I hope you can understand…”
We will be going through some of the most important projects for the second half of the year. There is no way can allow Christina to know about them. No matter how well Nathaniel treats Christina, there are some things that he does not want her to know.
Madison was secretly thrilled. Finally, there were things that were sacred between Nathaniel and her, even though they were only work–related matters.
Christina was not interested in their work, but she was uncomfortable when Madison stared at her warily.
“Come over here.”
Just as she was about to leave, she heard Nathaniel’s deep voice ring out.
Christina turned around and looked at him in confusion. “Are you talking to me?”
A while ago, he was questioning me on why I was seated on the couch, no?
When Sebastian got the gist of the situation, he stepped in.
What Nathaniel meant was that Christina was seated too far away from him!
He quickly got a chair and placed it next to Nathaniel. “Mrs. Hadley, Mr. Hadley wants you to sit next to him. Please come over here. The meeting is about to start.”
Nathaniel stared at her and beckoned, “Come here now.”
Christina acknowledged briefly before going over to him.
When that slender body of hers was on that spacious chair, she looked like a cute, furry pet.
Madison was embarrassed. It felt as though Christina had given her an invisible slap.
Earlier on, she had told her to leave. Right now, Christina was seated in front of her.
The atmosphere felt tense at that instant.
Sebastian took out the documents and began reporting. At last, the tense atmosphere in the room eased.
The three of them had a professional discussion on a few critical issues. There were still some aspects of the project that needed solutions.
When Nathaniel heard the problems, he came up with the solutions on the spot. He even resolved the issues that had been overlooked.
Nathaniel had a deep and powerful voice, and he was quick in his thinking.
Sebastian was busy typing the minutes of the meeting.
As for Madison, she was also very focused. If she got distracted, she would fall behind in the discussion.
Looking at Nathaniel’s serious face, her heart was beating very fast.
It was difficult for her not to fall for such an outstanding man.
While Madison was mesmerized by her boss, Christina was observing her. Christina could tell from her instinct that Madison admired Nathaniel.
When the meeting was over, Madison said as she was tidying the documents, “Mr. Hadley, why don’t we go to Shelby Restaurant for a meal? It has been quite some time since we last went there.”
In the past, the three of them used to go there to take a break.
However, ever since Nathaniel came back from abroad and started seeing Christina, things had not been the same. He did not spend as much time with them anymore.
Other than work, they had no other interaction.
Christina was curious. “Is the food at Shelby Restaurant good? I haven’t been there.”
“Do you want to go?” asked Nathaniel as he looked at her.
From his height, it looked as if he was looking at her like she was some kind of small furry animal.