“Have the lawyer get ready, Nathaniel. I want Gideon arrested if he doesn’t pay up in three days. Cancel all of Emilia’s advertisement jobs, and take back all the money invested in the Steele family. From now on, I am no longer associated with the Steele family!” Christina said coldly as she turned around and started walking toward the door.
“This was all Miranda’s idea, so you should only hold her accountable! Please don’t take your anger out on me, Christina! I’m your father!” Gideon pleaded.
I will be truly done for if the Hadley family takes their money back!
Noticing that Christina was still adamant about taking action against them, Gideon continued, “If you’re still angry at her, I could divorce her so you won’t have to see her ever again!”
Miranda was so enraged that she fell off the bed while hurling abuse at Gideon. She looked so miserable. and wretched that one would not have guessed she used to be a wealthy lady.
“What happens between you two is none of my business,” Christina replied as she brushed Gideon’s arm aside and dragged Nathaniel out of there.
Gideon had wanted to chase after her, but Sebastian blocked his path.
As such, he had no choice but to take his anger out on Miranda instead. “You b*tch! Look what you’ve done! You’ve ruined everything! I’ll kill you!”
“I want a divorce, Gideon!”
As the two of them were being really loud, those who passed by the ward were able to hear them arguing.
Christina made sure that Sharon was well taken care of before returning to Scenic Garden Manor.
She blamed herself for everything that happened.
Nathaniel felt his heart ache when he entered the room and saw her sitting on the couch all by herself.
He walked up to her and comforted her by saying, “Don’t worry; I’ve already hired the best doctors to look after your mother. She’ll be fine.”
Christina nodded. “She wouldn’t have gotten hurt if I had spent more time with her.”
“The lawyer has already sent out the documents requesting Steele Group to pay us, but you can still take it back if you want to.” Nathaniel knew she wasn’t a cold–hearted. person.
“No, I won’t!” Christina said firmly.
Those who dare hurt my mother must pay!
Gideon tried to contact Christina about a week later to beg for mercy, but she blocked them all.
He then tried to talk to Christina in person, only to be stopped by Nathaniel’s security guards.
With people showing up every day to collect money, Steele Group declared bankruptcy shortly after, and the Steele residence was seized by the bank as well.
199 A Slap
After that, Christina stopped paying attention to them and focused on her work and looking after Sharon.
She felt relieved when she saw that Sharon’s condition was improving with each passing day.
One day, Radiant Corporation had Gina and Christina attend a somewhat grand fashion event.
Quite a few huge companies were also attending the event, so they saw lots of well–dressed people upon.
One of the main reasons Radiant Corporation sent them over was to find out what the other companies were up to. As they were all in a similar industry, it would prove beneficial to know what the competitors were planning.
After mingling around for a bit, Christina realized that most of the people there were more interested in Radiant Corporation’s plans instead.
Although Radiant Corporation’s success came much later, it was close to becoming the leading company in that industry.
There was a gathering after the fashion event ended.
Gina saw a few of her friends, who had just ventured into that industry, and began chatting with them.
As Christina was not used to prolonged conversations, she excused herself shortly after.
A man approached her from behind and asked in a flirty tone, “Why are you here all by yourself, beautiful? How about I join you for a drink to keep you company?”
Turning around, Christina cyed the man warily. “That won’t be necessary.”
The man felt a strong attraction toward her when he saw her exquisite facial features.
He grabbed Christina by the arm and said, “I am Wulfric Lachlan, the general manager of Vogussey. What is your name, miss?”
Vogussey was the best fashion company in the country at the time. While others were still working on improving their sales locally, Vogussey was already expanding its business overseas.
That showed just how powerful they were in terms of financial capability.
However, Christina wasn’t the least bit interested in him. She brushed his hand off and left without saying anything.
That was the first time Wulfric had encountered a woman who treated him coldly even after hearing his
Having taken an interest in Christina, he ran up to her and said, “Hey! Don’t get all cocky simply because I treated you with respect, woman!”
Although Christina had made it to a more crowded area, Wulfric was still shamelessly trying to flirt with
Christina shot him a fierce glare. “You need therapy!”
“How dare you behave so arrogantly toward me? Who invited you here?” Wulfric snapped at her angrily.
His wealthy friends would usually invite promiscuous women whenever they held parties, so he assured Christina was like those other women.
Is this an unlucky day for me or something? How did I end up running into this guy?
“Name your price, woman! I can afford it!”
The next thing Wulfric knew, he had been slapped across the face.
“Shame on you!” Christina said and stormed off.
As the slap had sobered Wulfric up a little, he glanced around and realized he was not on the floor where his friend was throwing a party. He had gone to the wrong venue.
Even so, he was still furious at the fact that he was slapped in public by a woman.”
The look on his face was incredibly gloomy as he stormed out of the event hall.
Madison, who had recorded everything on her phone earlier, quickly edited the video and sent it to a wealthy guy she knew.
It wasn’t long before the video went viral among the upper class, and everyone knew that Wulfric of the Lachlan family was slapped by a woman in public.
Most of them believed he had it coming.
Naturally, Wulfric did not take kindly to the humiliation he received.
“F*ck! I must catch this woman and teach her a lesson!” he yelled angrily while smashing up a few bottles in a private room.
Madison’s lips curled into a gleeful smile when she entered the private room and saw how angry Wulfric was. Yes, that’s right! Get angry! The angrier you are, the better!
“I know this woman, Mr. Lachlan. She’s a designer from Radiant Corporation. Her father has recently declared bankruptcy, so she’s quite poor.”
Wulfric felt even more humiliated when he looked up and saw Madison.
“Hmph! A mere commoner like her dares reject me?”
Madison stepped forward and added fuel to the fire by saying, “Some people just love to act all high and mighty. There was no need for her to slap you even if she didn’t feel like talking to you. It’s obvious that she’s deliberately using you to boost her popularity. That way, any guy who tries to court her in the future would add on to your humiliation.”
Those words had undoubtedly hit Wulfric’s ego where it hurt most.
If she rejects me and dates other men, then that would mean I’m inferior to them! No, this won’t do! I can’t let this