Suddenly, a man with long arms shoved the crowd aside, took off his coat, and put it over Christina.
He wrapped his arm around Christina’s shoulders and brought her out of there.
The people in the private room dispersed after she left.
The man brought her out of the club, and they arrived at the parking lot. He took away the coat, and she saw the man’s handsome features right away.
Christina wasn’t surprised to see Francis because she knew who he was when she caught a whiff of his perfume.
“Thank you,” she said.
“I’ve helped you again. Don’t you think I deserve something in return?” Francis smiled. I didn’t even want to join the gathering tonight, but my friends forced me to come. Who would’ve thought I would run into such an interesting incident?
Christina also thought she needed to do something to express her gratitude. “What do you suggest?” she asked.
Francis thought about it for a while and replied, “Have supper with me. Get in the car.”
Francis brought her to a beach.
Prior to that, he had already ordered takeout, so they were both eating under the night sky and enjoying the sound of waves on the beach.
Since it was dark at the beach, Francis wasn’t worried about getting spotted by the passersby.
Christina had headed out in a rush earlier that day without having a meal beforehand. She was famished. As she was chomping on her supper, she looked like a hamster with her mouth filled with food. Francis felt inexplicably satisfied when he saw her cat. For some reason, watching her eat made him feel
He opened a can of beverage and passed it to her. “Eat slowly. Is Nathaniel such a cheapskáte? Has he not been feeding you?”
“As if! I’ve been eating well and sleeping well at Scenic Garden Manor. My life is rather blissful.” Christina glared at him and gulped her drink.
After she was done eating, she leaned backward and lay on the beach.
As the wind swept past her, she felt as relaxed as she had ever been. “How did you know about this place?”
Francis lay next to her and answered, “When I was younger, I used to quarrel a lot with my mom due to my identity. Whenever I felt moody, I would leave home. I actually found this place by accident. Now, I’ll just come here and enjoy the wind whenever I’m unhappy or want to relax.”
He shut his eyes. Due to how close they were lying next to each other, he could smell Christina’s scent. She smells amazing.
Christina didn’t know how to respond to that. Although I’m not an illegitimate child, the treatment I got from the Steele family is as cruel as how Francis is treated by his family. Essentially, we’re the outcasts.
For the sake of money, Gideon had given her away to the Hadley family without batting an eyelid.
The two left the beach after a while.
Christina was eager to get out of the car as Francis was approaching Scenic Garden Manor.
“Did we do anything wrong? Why are you so afraid?” Francis flashed a faint smile.
Christina unbuckled her seatbelt and uttered, “I’m not afraid. I just want to avoid being misunderstood.”
She knew exactly how jealous Nathaniel could get.
“You’re acting so guiltily as though we were out on a date without Nathaniel knowing about it,” Francis said. firmly.
Christina blushed, and she seemed to have also realized something was wrong with the atmosphere in the car. “Thanks for helping me out today. Bye.”
She jumped out of the car and ran toward the entrance of the manor.
In the car, Francis stared at Christina’s retreating figure, wishing he could stop her from leaving.
The next day, Coco became a trending figure on the internet.
Needless to say, the netizens were accusing her of snatching someone’s endorsement deal. Although some were ghostwriters, most of the netizens actually felt bad for Emilia.
In a fit of anger, Radiant Corporation’s Public Relations Department uploaded the promotional photos Emilia had taken in the past.
Once those photos were compared to the ones Coco had taken, the differences were night and day.
Those photos caused another stir on the internet, and the netizens were quick to point out how ugly Emilia’s photos were. At the same time, they thought Radiant Corporation was right to change their
Besides, they said they wouldn’t have bought the outfits if Emilia’s photos had been used instead.
Those photos were uploaded in the morning, and Emilia played the pitiful card by uploading a video of herself on the internet.
She said she had given her best during the photo shoot, but the photographers had intentionally made her look ugly. According to her, Radiant Corporation had planned to slander her since the beginning.
She also told the netizens how she hadn’t been eating well and had lost a lot of weight due to the matter.
At the end of the video, she said she would never cooperate with Radiant Corporation again in the future.
Emilia was very emotional in the video, so the netizens were quick to show sympathy for her.
In the digital age, sympathy and anger were the best tools for influencers to gain attention. Emilia knew that very well and used it to her advantage. Just like that, the netizens took her side.
The matter was the talk of the town, and it showed no signs of subsiding.
A lot of netizens would show their support in the comment section of Emilia’s social media account before condemning Coco on Coco’s social media account,
Emilia was over the moon when she saw how the netizens heavily criticized Coco. How dare you snatch the endorsement from me? You’re regretting it now, aren’t you?
In Radiant Corporation, Christina was fuming as the netizens were throwing baseless accusations at Coco. These people have no idea what’s going on! How could they insult Coco?
Soon after that, Christina contacted a media company and sent the video she recorded in the club to a reporter named Gary Chamberlain.
Gary was stunned when he saw the video. I was Emilia’s supporter just a second ago!
Christina said over the phone, “I’m not asking for much. I just want you to reveal the truth and clear
“Don’t worry. You’ve given me such an exciting video. I won’t disappoint you,” Gary promised.
With that, he hung up the phone and started writing his article.
Upon completion, he uploaded it on the internet right away.
The moment the video was uploaded, it garnered hundreds of thousands of views within minutes. Before long, the video was viewed by tens of millions of netizens.
The scene of Emilia sitting on a man’s lap and flirting with him was all over the internet.
If the two were single, they could claim to be a couple.
However, the netizens were quick to notice that the man in the video was a rich and married businessman. He was an influential individual in the entertainment industry because of his wealth.
Emilia was doomed.
She had accused Coco of being a scheming and greedy woman. After the video was uploaded, however, those accusations seemed to fit her like a glove.
There and then, everyone could tell who was in the right.
All of a sudden, Radiant Corporation’s photographers and makeup artists went public with the fact that Emilia had always been acting haughtily during the photo shooting sessions and preventing those sessions from going smoothly.
When the netizens saw those statements, they immediately deleted the insulting comments they wrote on Coco’s social media account.
After all, it was a crime to slander others on the internet.
Despite the chaos, Coco had been graceful enough to avoid getting caught in the arguments on the internet.
Consequently, her fanbase grew exponentially, and her new show was bound to be well–received.