Christina stood at the door and looked inside in disbelief.
At that moment. Gideon was sitting next to the bed with a bowl of oatmeal in his hand. With a tender look in his eyes, he said, “Christina should’ve told me you got sick.”
With that, he fed Sharon a spoonful of oatmeal.
Christina went into the ward and asked in a cold and surprised tone, “Why are you here?”
Gideon chuckled and said, “Oh, come on. Your mom is sick. There’s nothing wrong with me visiting her.”
After saying that, Gideon sized Christina up. She’s wearing decent clothes and carrying a branded handbag. It seems that Nathaniel has been taking good care of her!
Christina was having none of it, and she let out a cold snort. “I didn’t see you here when we needed to pay, for the medical fees. You’re only here to act like a nice guy now that Mom is healthier. Why are you doing this?”
Gideon felt awkward upon hearing that. Miranda was right. This brat has a sharp tongue now, and she’s so cold- hearted. However, I came here for a reason. I can’t afford to kick up a fuss.
In the end, Sharon, who was lying on the bed, eased the tension by saying, “It’s so rare to see your dad here. Stop arguing with each other, okay?”
Christina didn’t reply because she was worried about agitating Sharon.
She approached the bed and took out a thermos flask to feed Sharon a spoonful of soup she brought.
Gideon saw the expensive ingredients in Christina’s soup, but he didn’t feel defeated. Instead, he was even more sure about how well Christina was doing financially. She must have a lot of extra cash at her disposal!
When the visitation hours ended, Christina packed her things and left.
The two entered the elevator one after another.
In the elevator, Gideon chuckled and asked, “Christina, you’ve been getting along with Mr. Hadley, right?”
Christina merely hummed in response.
Gideon was displeased when his daughter treated him like a stranger. “What’s the matter with you? Is that how you should talk to your father?” he grumbled.
Christina looked as calm as ever, and she didn’t even bother responding. What did he expect? Has he forgotten how he wanted to let an old man sleep with me? Has he forgotten about the fact that he gave me to the Hadley family for money? Vrelied on myself to get to where I am today. I don’t owe the Steele family anything.
Seeing that the elevator was reaching the ground floor, Gideon held Christina’s wrist. In a polite tone, he pleaded, “I know you’re still angry at me, Christina. Still, I raised you back then. Could you please help me out? The company is in trouble now. If you don’t help me, it’s going belly up. To be fair, I was the one who supported you financially before you became an adult. Would you just help me?”
Fortunately for him, Christina wasn’t a heartless lady. Well, I used to stay under the Steele family’s roof back then.
That thought melted her heart immediately. “How much do you need?” she asked.
Gideon whipped out a contract he had prepared earlier and passed it to Christina. “As long as Mr. Hadley signs this, the Steele family will be safe!”
Christina took the contract without even looking at it. Right then, she recalled how Miranda had gone to her office that day and caused a scene.
“Fine, but you must tell Miranda and Emilia to stop messing with me again,” Christina said.
“Sure! That won’t be a problem. When I return, I’ll tell them to leave you alone!” Gideon agreed readily. “Feel free to bring Mr. Hadley home for dinner when you have the time for it.” Gideon knew he needed. the powerful Hadley family to turn things around.
Christina narrowed her eyes and replied, “Sure, but you must kick Miranda out of the house beforehand because I don’t want to go home to see someone I hate.”
Gideon froze upon hearing those words. Before he could utter a word, the elevator doors opened.
“I’ll bring the contract to you once it’s signed,” Christina said and got out of the elevator.
A black Rolls–Royce was waiting for Christina at the entrance of the hospital, and the driver drove off after Christina got into the car.
Gideon saw how great Christina was doing and regretted it. I picked the wrong girl!
When he arrived at the Steele residence, Miranda was waiting for him on the couch.
“Darling, was I right? Christina isn’t helping us, is she?” Miranda went up to Gideon. That brat thinks she’s all that. Why would she help us?
Gideon snorted and looked at his wife in disgust.
Right then, he thought about what Christina said. “The Steele family owns a mansion in the suburb. You should move out tomorrow and stay there.”
Miranda was still thinking about ways to badmouth Christina when she suddenly heard Gideon chasing her out of the house.
Miranda was dumbstruck.
“D–Darling? W–What did you say? Did you just ask me to move out?”
At that point, Gideon couldn’t be bothered about Miranda and Emilia anymore. Since neither of them. could help him, he didn’t think there was a reason to keep them around.
“Christina told me if she’s free, she’ll come here for dinner and bring Mr. Hadley along. However, they don’t want to see you guys here. I need you guys to move out for a while. Once my company recovers financially, I’ll let you guys move back in,” Gideon said.
“Are you seriously chasing us out because you want to please Christina? Don’t you think that’s too much? Emilia and I are the people closest to you, while Christina is an illegitimate child!” Christina snapped.
As soon as those words fell, Gideon slapped Miranda across the face and roared, “I don’t need advice from you! If you want to keep your position in the family, stop making my life difficult!”
Miranda was livid because she had been slapped once again.
Tears flowed down her cheeks, and her heart shattered. “Fine! We’ll leave! I hope you don’t regret this!”
Miranda went upstairs to pack and brought her trusted housekeeper with her out of the Steele residence.
Upon exiting the house, she realized no one was there to send her.
Right then, a black Rolls–Royce came to a halt in front of her, and the car window was rolled down.
Christina sounded aloof and distant when she asked, “What are you doing outside at this hour? Did Dad kick you out of the house?”
During the conversation she had in the elevator with Gideon, Christina had said those words out of anger. But later, she wondered if he would really do that to please her, so she asked her driver to drive her to the Steele residence to observe the situation.
To Christina’s surprise, she saw Miranda leaving the Steele residence with her luggage.
Miranda shouted, “You’re evil, Christina! This is all your fault! You’re just a b*tch like your mother!”
Christina’s gaze turned cold right away. “Don’t insult my mom. You picked on us because we have been too kind over the years! What goes around comes around! You kicked my mom out of the house back then, right? Now, Dad is doing the same to you!”
Christina chuckled coldly and instructed the driver to drive away.