Nathaniel hung up the phone and went to help carry Sharon into the house.
Christina trod on his heels. Her heart clenched when she took in her mother’s pale face, which resembled a piece of crumpled white paper.
She didn’t expect her mother would be so severely traumatized after getting locked up by Miranda.
Her anger toward Miranda intensified.
Sensing Sharon’s deteriorating condition, Sebastian immediately contacted the family doctor.
The trio returned to the bedroom, and Nathaniel carefully placed Sharon on the bed.
Christina held Sharon’s hand tightly by the bedside. Glistening tears welled up in her eyes as she sobbed, “Mom, don’t be scared. All the bad people have been driven away. You’re safe now.”
Sharon gradually calmed down upon hearing her daughter’s tender voice. Despite that, her breathing. remained labored.
However, she quickly became agitated again, but this time, instead of panicking and losing her mind, Sharon grasped Christina’s hands and refused to let go, as if the most important thing in her life would. slip away if she loosened her grip.
Christina consoled her in a soft voice, “Don’t be scared, Mom. I’m here now. No one can bully you.”
A few moments later, the doctor arrived. After assessing her condition, he gave her a sedative injection.
According to the doctor, medications weren’t very effective in treating such conditions and could even harm her body and nerves. The best therapy would be companionship, which could help her stabilize her emotions and prevent relapse.
Once the medication kicked in, Sharon drifted off to sleep. Still, she continued clutching Christina’s hand and wouldn’t let go. “Christina, my daughter. Please don’t be mad at me. I didn’t mean to keep you in the dark. I was worried you would leave… Don’t leave me, Christina. Don’t go…”
Christina knitted her brows, listening to her mother’s murmurs. What did she mean by don’t leave her and don’t go?
She gently patted the back of Sharon’s hand and whispered into her car, “Don’t worry, Mom. I’m right here by your side, and I won’t leave.”
Hearing Christina’s comforting words, Sharon felt a huge weight lifted off her chest and fell into a deep
By the time Christina exited the room, it was almost midnight.
Nathaniel had left the room when he received a phone call earlier. At that moment, the lights in the study
were still on.
The lights on the ceiling cast shadows on the floorboard. Nathaniel moved his fingertips gracefully across the keyboard. His handsome face made him look like a fashion photography model from any angle.
Christina entered and uttered in an undertone. “I’ll stay here to keep my mom company. Why don’t you return to Scenic Garden Manor first?”
She knew Nathaniel had mysophobia and wasn’t fond of living in unfamiliar places. He also had high standards for his quality of life.
The bedding and pillows he used were custom–made by renowned craftsmen from overseas with many years of experience in the field. Even his towels and toothbrushes were specially customized and weren’t available for purchase anywhere else.
Hence, Christina didn’t want to force him to stay.
Nathaniel stopped typing and turned to look at her. “I’ve already asked Sebastian to bring over the daily necessities from Scenic Garden Manor, so it’s fine even if I don’t go back.”
He spoke nonchalantly as if it was a trivial matter.
Warmth surged within Christina’s chest and spread toward every part of her body.
She knew he was very accommodating to her and cared deeply about her, constantly putting in effort to maintain their relationship. Those small details caused her to grow fonder of him with each passing day until she became head over heels in love with him.
“I’m worried you won’t be comfortable here. You don’t have to stay here just for my sake. When my mom is feeling better in a few days, I’ll return to Scenic Garden Manor,” said Christina, wearing a calm expression.
Under such circumstances, she simply couldn’t leave her mother alone.
Nathaniel grabbed her wrist with his warm palm and pulled her into his embrace. When he lowered his head slightly, he could smell her faint body fragrance. That was a scent that could put his mind at ease.
Nathaniel slowly parted his lips and kissed her fair neck, uttering in his deep, magnetic voice, “I’ll be comfortable anywhere as long as you’re with me.”
He figured what he really couldn’t get used to was her absence rather than an unfamiliar environment.
Right then, Sebastian returned as the sound of his vehicle rang out in the front yard.
Christina leaned over and kissed Nathaniel on the cheek. “I’ll go set up the bedroom so you can sleep when you’re done with work.”
Then, she bounded out of the room happily like an agile rabbit.
As she got downstairs, she received the hefty bag of daily necessities from Sebastian.
Christina waved her hand. “All right, you can get off work now. I’ll take care of Nathaniel.”
Sebastian nodded before adding worriedly, “Mr. Hadley has a meeting at nine o’clock tomorrow morning. Please remember to remind him. Also, there are a few documents that are still pending his signature-
Christina felt sorry for Nathaniel upon hearing that. It’s already close to eleven o’clock, yet he has so much work left to do. Not to mention, he needs to wake up early tomorrow. Will he be getting any sleep tonight? Even a robot would feel tired if overworked to this extent.
“Hurry up and go back. We’ll deal with the remaining work tomorrow morning.” Without waiting for him to reply, she walked up the stairs. Suddenly, she stopped in her tracks and turned around. “Remember to close the door behind you when you leave.”
With that, she continued heading upstairs while carrying the big bag.
Sebastian couldn’t help curling his lips into a contented smile as he watched Christina get busy. Mr. Hadley and Mrs. Hadley’s relationship seems to grow stronger by the day. If things can continue progressing like this, it would be great.
Christina swiftly prepared everything. I must compliment Sebastian for his fastidiousness. He even packed Nathaniel’s pajamas. Obviously, he often prepares Nathaniel’s luggage for business trips. I should learn more about what to prepare from Sebastian. That way, whenever Nathaniel goes on business trips in the future, I can make the preparations for him since this should be part of my duties as his wife.
After making the bed, she collapsed from exhaustion and dozed off.
Nathaniel gently pushed open the door. As soon as he stepped into the room, he noticed the slender girl, who was lying on the bed and bathed in moonlight.
She was hugging the pajamas he usually wore and sleeping serenely like a cute little animal.
He picked up the blanket and tucked her in before hugging her to sleep.
The next day, the couple woke up in each other’s arms.
After having their breakfast, Sebastian showed up on time at the door to drive Nathaniel to work.
Christina took advantage of her free time to go to a nearby supermarket to buy some groceries.
After grocery shopping, she went to a mall to buy a scarf for her mother. Looking at all the various patterned scarves, she selected a plain–colored one.
This scarf looks elegant. Are you buying it as a gift for an elder?” A woman’s voice rang out beside her.
Christina turned her head sideways and saw a woman who looked to be in her thirties, dressed in at business suit. Judging by her appearance, Christina figured she might be a high–level executive in some
Christina thought the woman was also there to pick out a scarf, so she grinned politely. “Indeed. I’m buying it for my mom.”
The smile on the woman’s face widened, and she even deliberately leaned closer to Christina when she spoke. “You’re such a good daughter.”
Christina nodded before turning around and leaving. Isn’t she a little overly friendly?