The woman had borrowed the diamond ring worth tens of millions from a “client,” so she would be doomed if she were to lose it.
Christina wrenched her hands away and retorted sharply, “What does your lost diamond ring have to do with me? I never even went near your dressing table.”
Seeing that, Emilia swiftly summoned their manager and instructed them to call the police.
It was evident that she intended to create a scene and attract as much attention as possible.
“Klaudia, don’t trust her. She has a history of stealing things since we were young. I remember she even stole one of my bracelets,” Emilia said, trying to discredit Christina.
Christina’s anger flared. “Nonsense!”
It was Emilia who had cunningly slipped the bracelet into Christina’s bag when they were young, making it seem as if Christina was the one who stole it.
After that, Emilia complained to Miranda, who locked her up in the dark for a few days.
Christina was breathless with anger when she recalled the past incident.
Right then, the hotel manager and police arrived.
“Officer, this woman has stolen my colleague’s ring! You must arrest her immediately. If Radiant Corporation discovers that you’re a thief, they will terminate your employment. The entire design
industry will shun you, and finding work with a criminal record will be impossible!” Emilia swiftly stepped forward, accusing Christina of theft.
Emilia’s goal was to destroy Christina’s reputation.
Christina’s gaze turned dark. “Why am I the only one being singled out for a search? Everyone present should be subjected to a search,” she insisted, refusing to be singled out for the search.
Soon, the police officer got a female officer to pat them down.
Christina was forced to be the first one to get patted down.
Emilia fixed a gloating gaze on her, prepared to give a scathing remark when the ring was found in her bag.
The female police officer diligently rummaged through Christina’s bag and thoroughly patted her down, but to everyone’s surprise, the ring was nowhere to be found.
Emilia’s eyes widened in shock.
“Impossible! That ring was in Christina’s-
Christina shot her an icy glare and grinned. “In my what? Did you intentionally put it in my bag? Just so you know, framing someone else is also a crime!”
No matter what evil deed Emilia did, she’ll be punished by the law.
A baffled look crossed Emilia’s face. I put it in her bag myself. Why isn’t it there? Is Christina capable of magic? Or
A chill ran down Emilia’s spine as she froze in her tracks in fear.
The female police officer proceeded to pat her down.
Cling! A sparkling diamond ring dropped onto the ground from Emilia’s body.
As everyone’s attention turned to the diamond ring, Klaudia, the person who had lost it, quickly walked over and picked it up from the ground. She screamed, “Emilia, you shameless bitch! I knew you were jealous of me. I can’t believe
you stole my ring!”
Emilia paled instantly. “I didn’t steal it. It wasn’t me!”
Klaudia declared furiously, “The ring fell down from your body! We saw that with our own eyes!”
“Well…” Emilia was rendered speechless.
How did Christina manage to return the ring to me?
She couldn’t explain herself, so the female officer decided to bring her back to the police station to question her further.
The commotion was over, and Christina turned to leave without looking back.
Back when Emilia stopped her from leaving and came closer to her on purpose, she had already had her guard up.
Emilia’s trick was pretty obvious as she didn’t zip Christina’s bag after unzipping it. It didn’t take Christina long to discover there was a diamond ring in her bag.
Christina then took the chance to return the ring back to Emilia when they were chatting.
Emilia never knew she’d reap what she sow, huh?
Christina didn’t tell anyone about the commotion when she returned to Radiant Corporation.
When it was almost time to get off work, she received a call from Julia. “Christina, come for dinner at the Hadley residence with Nathaniel tonight.”
Christina was pleasantly surprised, as it was usually Julia who informed Nathaniel, who would then relay. the message to her. “Certainly, Mrs. Hadley.”
Julia grunted in response and ended the call without saying anything else.
It had been some time since Christina had last paid a visit to the Hadley residence. After getting off work, she went to a nearby shopping mall to buy some gifts.
The Hadley residence was well–equipped, but she couldn’t show up every time empty–handed.
She carefully selected several high–quality herbs, including ginseng, and proceeded to pay for her purchases using Nathaniel’s credit card.
After that, she headed to the exit to see Nathaniel’s car parked outside. He had been waiting for her. Sebastian got out of the car to help her put the shopping bags in the trunk. He then opened the door,
gesturing for her to get into the car.
When they arrived at the Hadley residence, Christina grabbed her shopping bags from the trunk. Helen quickly approached and offered to take the bags from her. With a smile, Helen said, “Mrs. Hadley, look at what Christina brought! She always brings such thoughtful gifts. She’s such a well–behaved young lady.”
Christina and Nathaniel entered the house after her.
Sierra was also there.
It was an awkward encounter, but Christina still greeted them politely, “Hello, Mrs. Hadley. Hello, Aunt
Sierra folded her arms and let out a cold snort. “How amusing. You address me as Aunt Sierra but refer to Nathaniel’s mother as Mrs. Hadley. One would think we come from separate families if they didn’t know. any better.
Christina’s cheeks turned pink. Julia didn’t allow her to address her as Mom, so she didn’t want to embarrass herself by doing so.
Julia placed her cup down gracefully and spared Christina a look. “You should call me Mom from now on.”
“Julia, that is…” Sierra gaped in disbelief. She had wanted to embarrass Christina instead of helping them. mend their relationship.
A smile nudged Julia’s lips. “You said we sound like different families, right? Changing her form of address will avoid that kind of misunderstanding.”
Christina belatedly understood Julia’s intention and quickly called, “Mom”
“Good. Come, let’s have dinner.”
As Julia led Sierra to the dining room, the latter asked, “Julia, how could you accept that brat?”
“Why not? She doesn’t have any evil intentions.”
Julia’s original aspiration was for her son to marry a high–society woman, but now her only wish was for him to find happiness in his personal life.
Despite her displeasure, Sierra said nothing else.
Not long after they sat down, Charlie came home.
Sierra turned to look at him. “Charlie, where have you been?”
“I went to meet a client.”
As Charlic entered the dining room, Christina stood up and greeted him politely. At that moment, she caught a whiff of a woman’s perfume that filled her nostrils.
Clearly, the perfume didn’t belong to Julia.
Charlie gave her a curt nod and told her to sit down for dinner.
During dinner, the conversation was sparse, with the exception of Sierra, who chattered on as usual. The rest remained relatively silent. Once the meal concluded, Julia and Sierra decided to take a stroll together.
Charlie went to the balcony to talk on the phone.
“Charlie, my head feels dizzy. I feel horrible. Can you come over and keep me company?” Linda whined. on the other end of the line.
Charlie might’ve moved out of Yeatder Villa, but she still held hopes that he would come back to her.
She had clung to him for years and refused to give up just yet.
Charlie was stumped. Linda might be at fault, but he wasn’t that heartless.
“I visited you at the hospital this noon, right? The doctor said you should get some rest. You’ll be fine.”
Linda insisted. “Charlie, but my stomach hurts a lot. You know how that feels, right? Can’t you come and visit me now?“