Zachary was filled with gratitude. “Thank you. I’ll definitely educate her.”
After a moment of silence, Christina said, “I’d like to resign, Mr. Sacchetti.”
Having heard what Julia said earlier, she was very inspired. Perhaps, it was time for her to be courageous enough to take the first step.
On the other hand, Zachary fell silent.
Christina was an extremely talented designer. No matter what, he was unwilling to let her go.
For her to mention it now, it was evident that she still felt a sense of alienation.
“I’m willing to give you ten percent of Radiant Corporation’s shares. You can respond to me after some careful consideration.”
“Okay.” Christina ended the call.
She still had to ask for Nathaniel’s opinion about starting her own company.
However, she did not wish to use the Hadley family’s money. Her current savings were already enough to start a small–scale company.
After the incident on the runway, Shelley never appeared at Radiant Corporation again.
Christina would finish her work early every day and spend the remaining time in the tailor room to complete the designs for the latest seasons.
Even though she had already decided to resign, she would still take her work seriously.
The gossip mill at the office started early in the morning that day.
An awkward look appeared on everyone’s faces the moment Christina walked into the room.
“What’s wrong? Why do all of you look like that?”
Her colleagues quickly turned off their computer screens and shook their heads, indicating that everything was fine.
Confused, Christina entered her office. Without even deliberately searching for it, she saw that the entire screen was filled with headlines about her.
Mr. Hadley’s wife spends all her time at the bar. She used to be auctioned off to men!
This woman who married into a wealthy family used to be a huge flirt! She played around with men for years at bars.
A detailed account of how Mrs. Hadley became famous.
The look of Christina’s delicate visage immediately turned icy.
Spending all my time at the bar? A prize auctioned off to others? I was just working part–time there!
Someone had made a huge deal about how she had replaced Peacock at the auction. Those articles were unimaginably obscene.
Each article even had a photo of her attached, with the descriptions sounding extremely convincing and
Moreover, the views that each article had were insanely high, and the comments section was flooded with insults.
Christina was furious. Is this just bad faith or is someone deliberately trying to seek trouble with me?
Her phone rang, indicating a call from Bailey. The latter sounded worried over the phone. “You’ve offended Shelley, Christina. She spent a lot of money hiring others to defame you! Women like her are so vicious!”
As a highly experienced netizen, Bailey managed to find out the culprit behind all the gossip immediately.
A hostile look flashed across Christina’s eyes. As expected, it was all Shelley’s doing. “She’s trying to provoke me after she got exposed for impersonating Ada.”
Since Bailey had seen the news, she knew what had happened well.
“They are all ghostwriters. I can erase them quickly. Don’t worry,” said Bailey furiously.
Even though she could not help much in the real world, the digital realm was her forte.
Christina felt extremely moved. Although they were usually very busy with their own lives, Bailey would help her immediately even if a minor thing happened.
Bailey laughed. “Why are you being so courteous, given our friendship? I’m going to get pissed.”
The gloomy mood that loomed over Christina dissipated.
Within a few seconds, Bailey exclaimed, “I was just about to blacklist those haters‘ accounts for you when I realized that someone was faster than me! The person has already deleted all the headlines that were defaming you!”
Not surprised, Christina smiled. “Nathaniel has probably acted.”
She used to feel worried upon encountering something like that. After all, it was impossible to clarify the fabricated news online. People would believe that news upon seeing them.
However, every time such news cropped up, Nathaniel would suppress them straight away.
“Mr. Hadley’s amazing! He managed to delete all the articles within minutes. I don’t even have a chance to prove myself now complained Bailey, though she was relieved that her good friend had a husband who doted on her so much.
Bailey continued, “I received news that Shelley wanted to target you. I’ve decided to protect you for your safety.”
“It’s been ages since I’ve seen you. Come here quickly! I can design two new outfits for you too.” All Christina could think about was the fun stuff that they could do together.
They agreed to meet at noon.
When work was almost ending, Nathaniel called Christina and asked her out for lunch.
“I’m with Bailey now. If you don’t mind, we can eat together. If you do, you can eat alone,” said Christina sweetly.
Nathaniel frowned. Is she ignoring me?
Although he was reluctant to have someone interrupt their alone time, he agreed. “We can eat together.”
When it was noon, Nathaniel was already waiting at the restaurant.
After a while, he spotted Christina and a tall person enter. The person beside her had short hair and was wearing a cap, concealing the handsome face underneath. Wearing a black athletic suit, the person looked extremely bubbly.
The two of them were very close together. Occasionally, that handsome face would lean toward Christina’s ears, whispering something to her.
Nathaniel jumped to his feet and strode over. Shoving the person aside, he shielded Christina in his arms. “Which arm did you use to hug her waist? I’m going to break it!”
His intimidating aura emanated across the place, causing the atmosphere to suddenly feel heavy.
Christina walked over hurriedly to support Bailey. “Are you okay? Why did you push Bailey, Nathaniel?” she asked with a tinge of worry in her tone,
Although Nathaniel had a weak impression of Bailey, he remembered that she was female. Is this man in front of me Bailey?
Bailey stood up and took off her cap, revealing her face. “Mr. Hadley, did you think I was a man and got jealous of me?”
How can he be jealous over something like this?
“That’s because you dress in such an androgynous manner,” rebuked Nathaniel curtly.
He then pulled Christina to the dining table.
Christina’s face was filled with embarrassment. “It’s just a misunderstanding. Eat more later, Bailey. Don’t stand on ceremony with him.”
Having been shoved away, Bailey was feeling quite displeased. “Of course, I’ll eat more!”
However, she did not eat much at all. Most of her time was spent peeling prawns and cutting the steak for Christina, snatching everything that Nathaniel was supposed to do.
Looking at Nathaniel, who was unable to do anything despite his jealousy, Bailey finally felt satisfied.
“Christina, I’m going to buy something later. Come with me after you’re done eating,” invited Bailey as she leaned against Christina, staring at the woman’s exquisite face.
“I’m done eating. Why don’t we go now?”
“Take your time eating,” said Christina to Nathaniel before walking out with Bailey, hand in hand.
Being abandoned just like that, Nathaniel was so furious that he wanted to punch the wall. “Sebastian,
check if Bailey likes women. Dig out all her past relationships!”
Sebastian barely had time to react. Is Mr. Hadley jealous of a woman?