Christina approached the cashier and paid before leaving.
Inside Sharbrook Manor, Catalina came forward to take the shopping bags from Christina.
and prepare food now.”
“Ms. Christina, you bought so many things! I’ll go
After Christina passed the shopping bags to Catalina, she headed upstairs to see her mother.
Sharon had an elegant gown on and was reading on the couch. She didn’t have the tired expression she had the day before.
Christina walked into the room quietly and took out a newly bought scarf from the gift box she was holding. “Look, Mom. This is the new scarf I bought for you. Do you like it?“.
She carefully wrapped the scarf around Sharon’s neck before admiring it. The clean, blue color accentuated Sharon’s gentle aura.
“I like it. I like whatever you buy for me,” Sharon replied with a smile as if she was a child receiving a precious gift.
This is how things should be. I hope Mom will always be this happy in the future and forget all the unhappiness she experienced in the past.
At this moment, her phone rang.
Christina answered the call and heard Madison cry out anxiously, “Mrs. Hadley, Mr. Hadley left an important document at home. Can you help to deliver it?”
“Okay, I’ll bring it over now.”
Christina hung up and went to the study. After finding the documents Madison had mentioned, she headed to the designated address.
Christina pushed open the door to a private room at Seasons Hotel and discovered that only a woman was
“Ms. Christina, you’re here. Why don’t you sit and drink a glass of red wine with me?” The woman. narrowed her eyes, and a devilish smile appeared on her face.
A sense of foreboding rose within Christina when she realized it was the woman she met when buying the scarf.
The woman’s overly enthusiastic smile looked unnatural..
“I don’t know you, right?”
Christina stared at the woman in confusion. Did I come to the wrong place?
The woman walked toward her, still smiling. “It doesn’t matter whether you know me or not. You can leave after you pass the documents to me.”
She wanted to obtain the confidential real estate development plan that Christina was holding onto.
Once she got it, her mission would be accomplished.
Christina turned on her phone to check the message she received.
Didn’t Madison’s message say it was the private room number eight? Did I see it wrongly?
Upon checking her phone, she was surprised to see that Madison’s message had disappeared.
There’s something strange about this!
Seeing that Christina wasn’t moving, the woman approached her impatiently. “Just hand the documents to
She reached out to grab the documents from Christina’s hands.
Christina instinctively took a step back and held the documents tightly to her chest. “I don’t even know you! Let go!”
At this moment, someone opened the door, and several men strode into the room.
“Let go of her!” Nathaniel ordered coldly. He approached Christina, and his incredibly aggressive aura filled the room with tension.
The woman didn’t expect Nathaniel to appear. She glanced nervously at Madison, who was standing by the door.
This wasn’t what they had planned.
The two deliberately avoided eye contact as though they were strangers.
Christina grabbed Nathaniel’s hand with a darkened expression, saying, “Nathaniel, I don’t know her.”
“If you don’t know her, why are you here?”
Madison stepped forward, as she didn’t want Christina to get a chance to explain herself.
Although she didn’t expect Nathaniel to appear here, she could still control the situation.
“Why did you guys appear here, then?” Christina retorted.
She didn’t know the relationship they had with this woman, but she needed to know what was happening first.
Sebastian glanced at Christina’s bewildered expression and couldn’t help but feel exasperated. Can’t she see how serious this situation is?
“We are here to apprehend a spy. We recently received an anonymous tip–off that someone was going to sell my real estate development business plan to a rival company, so we came here specifically to catch the person.”
Apprehend a spy?
Christina furrowed her brows as she stared at Madison.
Did Madison purposefully lead me here so that I get accused as the spy? She’s really calculative.
All the evidence pointed to Christina being the spy who betrayed Hadley Corporation.
Madison scoffed coldly. “Ms. Lopez here is one of the executives of our rival company. Aren’t you guys meeting to complete your transaction?”
Before Christina could explain, Madison continued, “Why did you do this? Mr. Hadley treats you so well. Why did you betray him? Don’t you know how important those documents are to Hadley Corporation? We spent so much time on it.”
Faced with a series of accusations, Christina remained silent, staring at Madison coldly.
After a moment of silence, she turned to look at Nathaniel and asked, “If I said I didn’t do it, would you believe me?”
“I believe you.”
From the moment Nathaniel walked into the room and stood in front of Christina, his stance was evident.
He knew that Christina had no reason to do something like this.
Madison’s expression stiffened. The truth was laid bare before Nathaniel’s eyes, but he’d rather believe Christina.
She felt as if her attacks against Christina had all bounced off without harming the latter.
“However, all of this is evidence. Mr. Hadley, you can’t just trust Mrs. Hadley based on her words alone. It’s unfair to all of us who have worked so hard for the company.”
To exacerbate the situation, Madison had brought in senior–level shareholders of the company who held positions of power within Hadley Corporation.
It would be hard for Nathaniel to suppress the situation and placate the crowd with so many people witnessing this.
Sebastian’s back was covered in a cold sweat. This matter seemed more complicated than it looked, but at least Christina had no motive to do this.
However, it would be difficult to present evidence to prove that Christina wasn’t the spy.
Soon, several shareholders stepped forward and demanded an explanation. After all, if Nathaniel helped a potential spy, how could they still wholeheartedly trust him with the company?
“Mr. Hadley, we need an explanation. Why did Mrs. Hadley meet with an executive of our rival company with confidential documents?”
“Could it really be as Ms. Taggart said? Did Mrs. Hadley really try to sell our company’s information?”
“If that’s the case, we insist on reporting it to the authorities!”
Madison was pleased to see that the shareholders were supporting her.
Even if Nathaniel wants to protect Christina, it would be hard for him to do so with so many shareholders opposing
Nathaniel’s expression darkened. “She belongs to me. If you don’t trust Christina, it would mean you
Everyone present was stunned upon hearing this.
Nathaniel chose to stand by Christina when there was a possibility that she was a spy.
Everyone thought that beautiful women were nothing but trouble.