The cake shop was located in a secluded area and was found by Bailey on a food app.
As there wasn’t any parking available nearby, both of them had to stop further away.
Thereafter, Christina and Bailey looked for the shop with the directions shown by the app.
Meanwhile, Nathaniel was busy working in his office when Sebastian entered with Bailey’s biodata.
With an awkward expression, he reported, “Mr. Hadley, Bailey’s real name is Gabrielle Cook. She’s the youngest daughter of the Cook family and works as a voice actor.”
Everything sounded normal so far.
However, Sebastian hesitated before continuing, “It’s highlighted here that she likes women.”
A crack was heard when the pen in Nathaniel’s hand stopped moving.
The next moment, dark clouds seemed to gather in his eyes as he got to his feet.
“We’re heading out.”
Sebastian felt a chill down his spine. “Got it.”
When Christina and Bailey walked into an alley, the sound of footsteps suddenly rang out behind them.
Turning around, they were greeted by the sight of a few men dressed like punks.
It was clear that they were nothing but neighborhood hoodlums.
The insidious looks in their eyes caused Christina’s heart to drop as she pulled Bailey behind her n reflex.
“They must have been sent here by Shelley. Leave now and call Mr. Hadley.” Staring at the approaching men, Bailey knew that neither of them could escape if both of them fled together.
However, Christina tightened her grip on Bailey’s hand. “They’re here for me. You should be the one to leave.”
The last thing she would do was flee and leave her friend behind.
The group’s leader snapped, “There’s no escape for you. Boys, attack!”
When his subordinates dashed forward to surround the girls, Bailey unleashed a kick at them.
Despite the difference in strength between genders, Bailey’s kick was extremely powerful. It forced one of the men to fall to his knees and drop the club he was holding.
Christing scrambled to pick it up before swinging it with all her might for the first time in her life.
In the midst of the chaos, a few black Maybachs burst into the scene and rammed the men to the ground.
Nathaniel’s appearance brought a hellish atmosphere to the surroundings.
Before the hoodlums realized what was going on, blows rained down upon them until the air was saturated with the stench of blood.
“Nathaniel, take Bailey to the hospital. She’s hurt!” Christina’s worried voice was on the brink of crying.
After glancing in Christina’s direction to make sure she was unhurt, Nathaniel replied, “All right.”
Christina subsequently helped Bailey into the car before all of them headed to the hospital.
Inside the emergency room, the doctor was treating Bailey’s wound.
When he applied antiseptic to it, Bailey hugged Christina while howling in pain. “It hurts! I’m not going to forgive those men. I want all of them arrested!”
The sympathetic Christina stroke Bailey’s head. “There, there. I know a cream that you can use so that it doesn’t leave a scar, so don’t worry about it.”
Bailey responded by nuzzling her face against Christina’s chest. “To have you apply medication for me is worth getting wounded for.”
Christina’s heart was warmed by the former’s words.
As Nathaniel watched how Bailey brazenly leaned into Christina’s arms, jealousy flashed across his eyes.
He didn’t want to see both of them being physically close to each other but had no choice on the account that Bailey was wounded while saving Christina.
Soon, the doctor finished bandaging Bailey’s wound.
Bailey leaned into Christina as if she couldn’t support herself. “Christina, please help me. Why don’t I‘ sleep with you tonight?”
-Sleep with her?
Nathaniel’s brows furrowed intensely. She clearly has ulterior motives!
Without any hesitation, he pulled Christina into his embrace and warned. “Is it really necessary to be so dramatic over such a small wound?”
Bailey snorted with her arms folded. “Why do you care?”
Christina didn’t understand why Nathaniel was jealous of a girl, especially when Bailey was really wounded.
Just as she wanted to support the latter, Nathaniel stopped her.
“Let the bodyguard help her.”
Just as an awkward atmosphere filled the room, the door to the emergency room opened, and in walked a middle–aged woman.
“Gabrielle, how did you get hurt? Who was it that harmed my daughter? I’m going to kill him!”
The sudden appearance of her mother shocked Bailey. She had arrived after being notified by the hospital as part of their procedure.
“I’m fine, Mom. Don’t worry.” Bailey stopped fooling around.
The only person who could put her in her place was her own mother who was someone that wasn’t easily
“How can I not worry when you disappeared without a trace? I have been looking all over for you. Now, come home with me at once.”
As Bailey was the only girl out of the Cook family’s four children, she was naturally the one whom. everyone worried about the most.
Left without a choice, she turned toward Christina. “Christina, I’ll be heading home for now. Call me if you need me.”
Christina had not expected to meet Bailey’s mother, Beatrice, under such circumstances.
er to feel
Thus, it was unavoidable for her to feel bad. “I’m sorry, Mrs. Cook. I too am responsible for what happened.”
Nonetheless, Bailey waved her hand as she beamed in pride over her heroic act. “It’s not your fault. Those men were paid. Don’t worry now, Mr. Hadley will tie up loose ends from here.”
Nathaniel’s brows cocked at the mention of his name. Since when did she have the audacity to order me around?
“You should hurry home now. I’m sure Mrs. Cook will definitely keep you busy after this.”
Beatrice walked over to express her gratitude. “Mr. Hadley, thank you for helping me find my daughter. She’s a naughty one and loves to roam all over the place.”
The Cook family was also a prominent family in Jadeborough and had business ties with Nathaniel’s family.
The latter had contacted Bailey’s family immediately after learning her true identity.
His goal was simple–he just wanted to stop Bailey from clinging onto Christina.
“It’s no problem at all. You should take her home to rest, Mrs. Cook. Also, do arrange more blind dates for her. Perhaps meeting more men will ignite her interest in them. Also, don’t let her see Christina that often, as she has designs on my wife.”
From Nathaniel’s jealous words and wary expression, Bailey immediately realized what was going on.
Here I was wondering how Mom found me when I’d covered my tracks so well. It turns out that Nathaniel told on me just to keep me away from Christina. It isn’t true that I like women. I just added the detail to stop my mom from
arranging blind dates for me. How would I know this would turn into a huge misunderstanding?
However, the sight of Nathaniel’s jealous expression sparked her curiosity as to how much he actually loved Christina.
“Christina, I’m going home now. Remember to call me.”
Christina nodded in acknowledgment. “Sure, have a good rest at home!”
Before she left, Bailey kissed the back of Christina’s hand on purpose, causing Nathaniel’s face to turn red in exasperation.
Nevertheless, Christina was completely unaware of the tension between the two. The gesture was, after all, -common between girls.
Once Bailey left, both of them returned to Scenic Garden Manor.