Madison? It was her?
Neither Christina nor Madison was the focus of the photo. However, it happened to capture Madison filming Christina with her phone in a corner.
Don’t tell me she was the culprit who orchestrated things behind the scenes again.
Christina had known that Madison had been intentionally targeting her all along, but she had never expected the latter to resort to such petty means.
If Nathaniel hadn’t arrived in time and saved me the Lachlan family would be tortured me to no end. I’m never going to let this slide so easily!
She hid the photo, for she had no plans to go head–to–head against Mar
Just then, the door was pushed open. Nathaniel came in with a cup of hot chocolate” “Have some hot chocolate. It has a calming effect.”
“Who said that? Why have I never heard of it?” After taking the cup of hot chocolate from him, Christina took a sip.
It was sweet and steaming, suffusing her with warmth.
Clueless about it. Nathaniel admitted. “I don’t know. That’s what the help said.”
I told her that Christina suffered a fright, and she made a cup of hot chocolate, claiming itd work wonders
His bumbling concern amused Christina, and she gizzled.
Putting down the cup, she went over to him. She tugged at his hand and murmured. “I’ve gotten my salary. How about I get you a gift!”
She took out her tablet and tapped open the shopping app on it. “This brand specializes in comple’s watches. Choose one you like.”
The watches cost tens of thousands at the very least, but they were dirt cheap compared to those he usually wore, which were priced at millions.
This is all I can afford at the moment. I’ll buy you an expensive one when I’ve made more money,” Christina added with a smile, her crystalline eyes curving into crescents.
Nathaniel paired her on the head. “I’ll buy instead. You keep your money.”
“Hmm, okay, then Christina had wanted to buy a gift as a token of love.
But on second thought, she nixed the idea since it was indeed unfitting for him to wear such a watch in light of his status.
“It’s late now. You should go to sleep.”
Nathaniel scooped her up. Her feminine fragrance wafted into the air, perfuming the air with a sweet
Having been carried back to the bed in his arms, Christina slept huddled against him like a kitten.
Early in the morning, Sierra came to Scenic Garden Manor. She had learned about everything that had happened last night.
It was evident that Nathaniel was truly enraged as he had barged into the Lachlan residence and taken Christina away.
“Nathaniel usually has breakfast at eight o’clock on the dot. Why is he not down yet at this hour?”
Sierra could not help asking that question when she saw, that it was almost nine o’clock then.
Just when Raymond was about to reply to that, he heard footsteps from the staircase.
Nathaniel descended the stairs with Christina hand in hand.
The sight of the couple acting so intimately irritated Sierra.
Alas, she was there to intercede for the Lachlan family that day, and she could not leave without accomplishing that task.
“Nathaniel, about the incident with the Lachlan family, can you let the matter slide?” she asked calmly.
After all, Abigail had had her approval when she took Christina away.
Nathaniel held Christina’s hand, his palm giving her a strong sense of security. “You shouldn’t be asking me that. Instead, you should be directing that question to my wife.”
Immediately, Sierra’s expression changed.
He wants me to lower myself and make peace with her? This… is absolutely impossible!
Clocking the man’s forbidding expression with no room for discussion, however, she had no choice but to shift her gaze to Christina. “It’s my bad this time. Let it go for my sake.”
Needless to say, Christina was irked deep within, but regretfully, the woman was Nathaniel’s aunt.
She did not want to strain the family’s relationship. As such, she begrudgingly relented, “I’ll let it slide, but please don’t hand me to others before getting to the bottom of things next time, Aunt Sierra.”
I’m not a saint, and I can’t take it lying down every time someone else hurts me.
Sierra’s expression stiffened, making it clear that she was vexed.
Argh! I’ve never imagined I’d get lectured by a little girl at my age!
Chagrin ricocheted within her, but she was undeniably in the wrong. She left with a grim look on her face.
To Christina, there was no point targeting Sierra.
After breakfast, the couple left home.
Having driven Christina to Radiant Corporation, Nathaniel went straight to Hadley Corporation.
He had someone order a pair of couple’s watches that were trendy and stylish without being ostentatious.
At noon, Nathaniel was going to meet a business partner. Madison had prepared all the documents beforehand.
Upon arriving at the conference room, Madison wondered why the other party had not arrived when it was already the agreed–upon time.
She glanced at her watch. “Oh, it turns out that my watch isn’t working. It has stopped.”
The meeting was scheduled for three o’clock, but it was only half past two right then.
“I’m sorry, Mr. Hadley. I got the time wrong,” she apologized softly, unconsciously brushing her fingers across the face of the watch.
Nathaniel got to his feet. “It’s okay. Call me when it’s time.”
After saying that, he went back to his office.
Madison put everything away. She took off the malfunctioning watch, planning to take it to the watch shop for repair.
That watch was a gift from Nathaniel during the sixth–anniversary celebration.
Although Sebastian had one as well, it still held a special significance to her.
When the meeting ended in the afternoon and she handed the compiled documents to Sebastian, she inadvertently glimpsed a receipt on his desk.
Curiously, she picked it up, only to see that it was for the purchase of a pair of couple’s watches.
Could it be that Mr. Hadley is buying me a new watch because he knows that mine has stopped working?
Her heart pounded wildly.
Well, he does care about me, after all! A grin split her face when she imagined the thrill of receiving a gift from Nathaniel.
Placing the receipt back where she found it, she whirled around and left.
For the next few days, she was in a great mood, so much so that those who did not know better might assume that she had hit the jackpot.
She counted the days. The watch should’ve arrived by now. Why hasn’t Mr. Hadley gifted it to me?
That afternoon, she went to the CEO’s office with some compiled documents.
By chance, Christina came to look for Nathaniel. She wore a fluffy white sweater, her long black hair cascading down her back to her waist. Her long and slender legs were bared below her pink pleated skirt. Her
eyes were crystalline, and her skin was as white as snow. All that rendered her like an impish goddess. from heaven.
“Hurry up! You promised to go out and have fun with me today.” Christina huffed with a hand at her waist. Madison walked in with the documents in hand, fuming as she stared at the woman kicking up a fuss.
Have fun, have fun! That’s all she knows! Doesn’t she know Mr. Hadley is busy and has plenty of work to do? Even he’s free, he has got to rest. She isn’t considerate of him at all!
“There are still some documents you need to review, Mr. Hadley,” she remarked softly after approaching the man.
“Just put them there.” Nathaniel replied detachedly.
Displeasure swamped Madison, but still, she remained calm and unruffled on the surface.
Out of her peripheral vision, Christina glimpsed a dark look flitting across the woman’s eyes. She’s hiding it really well. No wonder I never noticed it in the past.
She strolled over and lifted her hand to reveal the new watch on her wrist. “What do you think of my watch, Ms. Madison?”
At a single glance, Madison recognized the watch to be of the same brand she had seen on the receipt that day.
Huh? It turns out that Nathaniel wasn’t buying a watch for me. Instead, it was for her!
She felt as though she had been stabbed in the heart, the pain so excruciating that she could hardly breathe.
Yet, she had to suppress those feelings of her.