The car sped away at an alarming rate, causing the two suitcases next to Miranda to topple over. She almost lost her balance, but luckily the servant behind her caught her just in time.
“Are you all right, Mrs. Steele?”
Miranda’s face contorted in rage as she yelled, “That darn brat. I won’t rest until I get my revenge! Just wait
Christina knew that the driver did it on purpose, and she couldn’t help but feel a sense of satisfaction at the sight of Miranda’s enraged expression.
“Well done! I’ll make sure Nathaniel gives you a raise when we get back!” she said to the driver.
Back at Scenic Garden Manor, Christina took out the contract.
She had promised to help Gideon, and she had no intention of backing out now.
This was her final chance to pay back all the favors she owed.
If Gideon didn’t cherish their father–daughter relationship from now on, she wouldn’t force them to reconcile.
Christina went to the study and found that Nathaniel was in the middle of a video conference call.
She entered the room tiptoeing, like a sneaky little mouse trying to steal a snack. Her bright eyes were locked onto his serious and handsome face as she drew near.
Nathaniel’s command of Ferropenian was flawless, and his enigmatic gaze gleamed with intelligence. The interplay of light and shadow emphasized the exquisite contours of his face.
Since Christina did not know how long his meeting would last, she decided to return to the room and take
When she returned to the study again, she brought a cup of warm milk.
She wore a cotton pajama with cartoonish prints that hugged her slender figure, while her long black hair cascaded down her delicate shoulders like a waterfall. Her skin was as fair as snow, and her eyes sparkled with crystal–clear clarity.
By then, Nathaniel had finished his meeting and was reading documents.
Christina placed the milk in front of him. “Are you still busy?” she asked.
Nathaniel didn’t pick up the cup. Instead, he reached out to pull her into his embrace.
A faint fragrance wafted over him as he buried his chin in Christina’s slender shoulder. His lips almost touched her fair skin as he murmured, “Do you need anything from me?”
As soon as Christina heard his question, she knew she couldn’t hide anything from him. With a slight grin, she said, “I guess I can’t keep anything from you, can I?”
“What’s the matter?” His lips inched closer, and his warm breath tingled her skin.
Christina felt a ticklish sensation in her neck and shyly handed him a file lying on the desk.
“When I visited my mom at the hospital today, 1 bumped into my dad. He said his company is in trouble and asked if you could help him.” After a short pause, she continued, “If it’s too troublesome, we can just drop the matter…”
Before she could finish speaking, a warm sensation enveloped her earlobe, followed by the gentle sensation of his teeth nibbling on it.
Nathaniel said calmly, “I already looked at it and signed it.”
“Wait, you signed it?” Christina exclaimed in surprise, taking the file from Nathaniel and quickly flipping to the final page, where she saw his signature.
At the same time, she noticed the amount was thirty million.
That’s a large sum of money. It’s almost the entire value of the Steele family’s company. My father is so greedy.
“Thank you,” Christina said, feeling embarrassed.
“What are you thanking me for, silly?” Nathaniel patted her head gently before carrying her to the bedroom.
After the storm, Christina finally had peace for the next couple of days.
She was fully focused on preparing for her new job and would often monitor the overseas high–end fashion brands‘ runway shows.
Although Radiant Corporation was considered a relatively high–end brand in the country, it was not well- known abroad.
While watching the fashion runway videos, Christina observed that almost every designer wanted to create their own brand in the fashion city and design the most beautiful dresses in the world.
Organizing a fashion runway show was the fastest way to increase their brand awareness.
Zachary had a keen sense of fashion and aimed to establish Radiant Corporation as a high–end brand from the very beginning.
In order to solidify the company’s position, he would hold a runway show every year to continuously elevate the brand.
Therefore, the team leaders were tasked with submitting their design sketches. Gina would review them. and choose the ones that met her expectations. Then, she would proceed to design two sets of runway shows.
for a brief luncht her busy round the clock, leaving little time for anything else. Finally, she had time
for a brief lunch break one day and arranged to meet Nathaniel for a meal.
As she was preoccupied with her phone, Christina didn’t realize she had pressed the wrong floor button.
When the doors opened, she was still focused on scrolling through her work group chat.
Suddenly, Christina heard murmurs from a nearby corner.
“I don’t care. Get me the latest endorsement deal from the Hadley Corporation,” said Emilia, sporting a pair of sunglasses and bright red lipstick.
“I wish I could help you, but you caused a complete disaster at Radiant Corporation. I can’t even explain it to my friend properly. Your reputation is in tatters now, and if I recommend you, everyone will question my judgment. I don’t want the others to misunderstand our relationship,” Madison spat.
In other words, she was hinting to Emilia that she would not help her with any future job opportunities.
Emilia’s lips curved into a sinister smile. “It’s not a misunderstanding. We are in close ties. You don’t have to help me, but“-she took off her sunglasses, revealing a pair of eyes glinted with menace-“pay me a
Infuriated by her threat, Madison stepped closer and hissed, “Why should I give you money? Aren’t you in
on this too?”
Who does she take me for? A cash machine that she can extort at will?
Madison strode toward Emilia in her high heels, emanating a chilling aura. “Don’t even think of trying to intimidate me,” she threatened, her eyes filled with malice. “I can crush you with just a snap of my fingers!” Her demeanor had changed entirely from graceful to sinister.
Emilia retreated with each step Madison took, her voice shaking with fear. “You’re the daughter of the Taggart family. Money means nothing to you. I promise to leave you alone if you give me a sum of money.”
It wasn’t until later that Emilia learned about Madison’s formidable background and immense wealth.
However, Madison’s anger only grew as she forced Emilia toward the window and raised her hand to grip. her by the neck, pushing her body out of the window.
Emilia’s entire body hung outside the window. Her face turned pale as she screamed, “Ah! What are you doing?”
“Hmph! You want money?” Madison’s eyes blazed with fury. “People like you who are greedy and poor only have unlimited demands. The most effective way to deal with you is to shut you up for good!”
“No! No, please!” Emilia pleaded desperately, her voice trembling with fear. “I know I was wrong. I won’t bother you again. Please, spare me… I don’t want to die!”
Madison smirked as she watched Emilia crying and begging for mercy. She released her grip on the woman’s neck and forcefully threw her to the ground. “Don’t let me see you again!” she warned before walking to the elevator.
Meanwhile, Christina remained seated at the staircase, still trying to process what she had just witnessed.
The memory of Madison’s vicious behavior kept playing over and over in Christina’s mind, leaving her in shock and disbelief.
It was difficult for her to reconcile the refined and elegant Madison she knew with the vicious and brutal person she had just witnessed.