As the expression on her face shifted, she explained, “Mr. Steele came to me with the document, and I only brought it to Mr. Hadley for him to sign it because Mr. Steele was your father, Mrs. Hadley. How would I have known that Mr. Steele would provide such shoddy quality materials, let alone know that your relationship with him was bad? I didn’t think he’d look for an outsider’s help instead of going to his own. family.”
In other words, she was putting all the blame onto Christina and also implying that Christina was not a good daughter.
When Christina figured that out, she curled her lips into a sneer. “I’d like to ask if you’re doing this out of personal desires or if you’re just doing your job.”
“Of course I’m just doing my job,” Madison said, albeit a little weakly.
What is this woman trying to say?
Staring at Madison, Christina uttered, “So you were just doing your job? Then why couldn’t you follow up on this matter and make sure that there weren’t any errors before passing the documents to Nathaniel? Despite being the CEO’s assistant, you’re not all that capable, are you?”
Christina had successfully forced Madison to take responsibility for the matter again.
D*mn it, why is this b*tch so hard to deal with?
Madison was already panicking. She had been preoccupied with the thoughts of how she should set Christina up, so she had not dwelled on Gideon’s matter at all.
“I just thought that Mr. Steele was your father, so… I’m sorry. This was my mistake. I’ll make up for the loss.”
Madison had decided to admit to her mistake instead of ruining her reputation in front of Nathaniel.
Seemingly satisfied with Madison’s answer, Christina dropped the matter.
She then walked over to Madison and said firmly, “Well, you don’t need to make up for the loss, but I hope you won’t let your feelings meddle with your work so that you won’t cause any loss to the company again. You’re dismissed.”
The more words Madison heard, the darker her expression became.
“Of course,” was all she could say before turning to leave…
Who does she think she is to order me around? I’m going to make her pay the price for humiliating me like this today!
The atmosphere in the office was tense.
Christina then picked up the document to stare at the numbers on the paper, feeling frustrated and troubled.
Thirty million. How am I going to get this much money? I wouldn’t feel bad if I was using this on my mother or grandmother, but if it’s scum like Gideon I’m giving the money to….
“Let me repay you ten percent of this total first. I’ll repay the rest to you every month-
Before she could finish her sentence, a bony hand grabbed her.
As Nathaniel’s sharp gaze landed on her face, he said, “What’s mine is yours. You don’t need to draw such a clear line between our finances.”
“If that’s the case, can you please don’t hide the fact that you’re helping Gideon from me from now on?” Christina somberly asked.
She did not want to owe any favors on Gideon’s behalf.
Nathaniel squeezed her cheeks and replied, “Okay.”
Then, in the next second, Christina was kissed by a pair of warm lips. It felt as if her entire body was set on fire.
Her gaze turned unfocused.
Right then, a set of footsteps sounded by the doorway.
Christina shyly pushed Nathaniel away, her face red and her voice hoarse. “We’re in the office. Mind your image. I’m going to go back first.”
She took her bag and turned to leave.
Nathaniel bit his lip, seemingly mulling over what just happened.
Just as Christina returned to Radiant Corporation, Gina led a fashionably–dressed woman over to her. “Christina, this is Shelley Jansson. She’s new to the company, and she’ll be your assistant from now on.”
Sure enough, they were busy lately, and Christina could not deal with everything by herself.
Still, Christina realized that it was impossible for Shelley to be a nobody if she could become the group leader’s assistant right as she joined the company. Even Gina had personally assigned Shelley her work.
Once Gina introduced them, she left to go back to her office.
“Ms. Steele, is there anything I can help you with?” Shelley asked with a smile.
Christina then assigned some tasks to her.
Once Shelley received her instructions, she headed off to work on her tasks.
Christina found herself rather content with Shelley after a week of working together.
Shelley seemed like a daughter of a rich family, but she did not have the temper of a socialite, and she was capable of finishing her work on time.
Most of the preparations for the latest show had been completed.
The site was decorated lavishly, and it was clear that the employees in the Public Relations Department had put much effort into the design.
At noon, Christina and Shelley busied away backstage.
From the start to the end of the show, the runway remained a glamorous place while the backstage turned into a battlefield. Nevertheless, it was a scene that most experienced staff was used to.
In the afternoon, the models arrived early for the practice.
Christina and Gina were preparing the runway outfits–high–quality dresses meant to be wearable for
It was a few hours before the start of the show. It seemed like some of the models were already exhausted, for they were asleep on the chairs..
When night came, the wealthy women arrived.
A merry tune sounded out as the models dressed in luxurious dresses began walking on the
Each dress had a unique design, and they were at the peak of their beauty under the lights.
Half an hour later, the runway show ended, and the models reappeared on the catwalk.
There were over a hundred dresses to display, and the models were all wearing masks to let the wealthy women focus on the designs of the dresses.
The wealthy women began to study the dresses. As there was only one dress for each design, each dress would belong to the one who was quickest to get it.
In the meantime, Christina and Anna stood at the side and watched the scene.
“I’m jealous. I hope I’ll be able to buy clothes in this way in the future. I can simply choose the most expensive clothes after seeing the models in them.””
Anna’s jealousy was evident on her face, and she was starry–eyed.
Christina was amused by her eagerness. “Hiring models might not be as cheap as now by the time you’re old.”
“That’s why I have to work hard to earn more,” Anna said with a chuckle.
All of a sudden, an argument sounded out in the area.
“I was the first to fall for this dress!”
“So what? I’m richer than you, so I should be the one to buy it!”
Two wealthy women started arguing about their family histories and company assets.
The rest of the wealthy women merely watched them as if they were performing clowns.
It was embarrassing for them to argue in public, especially since they were reputable, wealthy individuals. Hence, this was a rare occasion to happen at the show.
Unfortunately, both women were people that a rare few could afford to cross, so no one dared to step forward to intervene.
Just then a tall figure stepped out from the crowd.
Shelley walked to the middle of the two women and said with a smile, “Ladies, please don’t argue. If you
both like this dress, you can order another one from the company.”
The staff was dumbfounded by how the rookie had gone over to play mediator.
And how is the company supposed to make another dress from the same design if these dresses are supposed to be one of