Excitement filled Bailey in an instant. “Christina, are you going to get a divorce?”
Her question rendered Christina helpless. “What are you talking about? I’m just buying a house.”
“That’s right. You’re buying a new house even when there’s already a big one available. That means you’re separating from your husband, right?”
Christina was nonplussed at Bailey’s insistence. There was really nothing wrong between her and Nathaniel.
“Contact a reliable real estate agent for me. I’ll explain to you afterward,” Christina said.
Shortly after the call, Gabrielle sent over the contact details of a real estate agent.
Christina then got into a taxi and headed for the hospital.
Even though she couldn’t be there every day, she called the doctor daily to ask about her mother’s situation.
This was the main reason why she wanted to resign–she wanted to spend more time with Sharon.
Lately, she had saved quite a bit of money. The first thing she did upon gaining financial capability was to improve Sharon’s and her living conditions.
Upon arriving at the hospital, Christina found the attending doctor to inquire about Sharon’s condition.
“Although Ms. Zapler has regained consciousness, she suffered trauma to the brain. Since her hippocampus was injured, her memories might be fragmented. You should prepare yourself for that.”
When Christina heard that, she felt a piercing pain in her heart.
“Can I bring her home?”
The doctor could tell that Christina was only in her twenties, but she looked more mature than her peers with that firm look in her eyes.
“Yes. In your mother’s case, her family’s companion will be helpful for her condition.”
After a while, Christina entered the ward, where Sharon was sleeping peacefully. She prepared a warm towel and wiped the latter’s face before tucking the latter in.
Christina stayed by Sharon’s side for a long time. It was only when the visiting hours were over that she left the hospital.
As she came out of the building, she received a text from the real estate agent from earlier, telling her that there was a villa that fitted her requirements perfectly.
She asked for the address and traveled there right away.
The house was a mini two–story villa with a courtyard. It spanned an area of three hundred square meters, which was just right for three people to live in.
“I won’t dare to fool you since you were referred by Ms. Cook. This is a new house that has never been rented out. The owner is an interior designer, so the furniture and decorations are very tasteful. He emigrated after purchasing this villa and rarely returns, so he decided to sell it.”
Christina was quite satisfied with the villa. “How much is the asking price?”
Having looked into the housing market prices, Christina knew this amount was reasonable. She immediately agreed, “Sure, let’s make the deal.”
They arranged to meet at the law firm the next day to sign the papers. Once Christina sent the the house could be transferred under her name.
After the meeting with the agent, Christina returned to Scenic Garden Manor.
It was already past dinner time, but the food on the dining table was untouched.
This was a little unusual considering how Nathaniel’s car was parked in the courtyard.
Like a kitten, Christina nimbly tiptoed upstairs and walked to the study.
Nathaniel was sitting by the table, holding a glass of whiskey. The light shone on his face, his side profile flawless.
Despite his silence, his presence stood out with his elegant and distant aura.
He looked like an oil painting as he sat there quietly, capturing one’s attention at first glance.
When Christina walked in, she noticed the hint of displeasure in his eyes.
She rarely saw Nathaniel in such a despondent state. Taking away the wine glass from his hand, she voiced. “You haven’t eaten, yet you’re drinking something so strong. It’s bad for your stomach.”
Nathaniel grabbed her wrist and, without much effort, pulled her slender body into his embrace.
His sudden action startled Christina and elicited a gasp from her. “What are you doing?” she asked, wide- eyed.
Nathaniel’s tall figure blocked the light from Christina’s vision. As he stared at her with profound, unreadable eyes, her breath stilled.
“Why are you moving out?” his deep voice asked.
Christina frowned and soon realized what was going on. “You sent someone to tail me?”
Otherwise, how did he already find out that I’m buying a house?
Nathaniel narrowed his eyes. “I was just worried about your safety, so I asked someone to protect you
To his surprise, Christina bought a house behind his back.
Does she find it so difficult to live with me?
Christina’s mild annoyance dissipated almost instantly when she heard Nathaniel’s words.
She knew that he was concerned about her. There was no reason for her to get mad at him when her safety mattered the most to him.
Holding Nathaniel’s face gently, she told him, “Don’t misunderstand. Mom is going to be discharged soon, so I brought an independent villa so she could rest in a better environment.”
In fact, Christina had spent almost all her savings to purchase that villa.
Nathaniel’s furrowed brows visibly relaxed. “Just let me handle such matters,” he said.
He had countless mansions under his name, all of which were more spacious than the villa Christina had purchased.
“There’s no need for that. I want to do this for Mom and Granny. Let me be a good daughter and granddaughter to them, all right?”
Observing how firm her attitude was, Nathaniel didn’t press on.
He knew that Christina was a docile, gentle girl. Earlier, he had lost his temper out of worry that she wanted to move out again.
Christina heaved a sigh of relief when she saw that he was no longer angry.
“Can we have dinner now? I purposely didn’t eat so we can eat at home together.”
Immediately, Nathaniel carried her and bit her cheek playfully. “All right. Let’s gq now.”
Though Christina had already resigned, she did not rush to find another job. She used to work like there was no tomorrow, so she wanted to take this opportunity to rest.
Following breakfast the next day, Christina dressed up and got ready to head to the law firm.
Nathaniel led her into the car and offered, “I’ll send you there.”
“But you have work.”
Knowing that Nathaniel was swamped with work every day, Christina did not want to disturb him.
Once the car door was closed, the driver drove off.
Nathaniel rubbed Christina’s head as he gazed at her dotingly. “Spending time with you matters more
Christina couldn’t help but curl her lips. She liked having his company.
On the way, Nathaniel’s phone rang nonstop with messages related to work. However, he managed to deal with everything before they got to their destination.
After arriving at the law firm, Christina quickly signed the papers and sealed the deal. While she felt a sense of loss after transferring the money, she did not regret it since it was for the sake of Sharon and Evelyn.
When Nathaniel sensed Christina’s mood, he felt a little envious.
He suddenly leaned in, arched his brow and questioned, “I don’t think you’ve ever gifted me anything. have you?”