Hearing Nathaniel’s words, Christina felt a warm sensation in her heart, and she was deeply moved.
If it weren’t for the crowd, she would have wanted to give him a kiss.
Apart from Christina, the faces of everyone present looked grim.
To them, Nathaniel’s words still carried a lot of weight, and openly opposing him was like digging their
If this matter was simply ignored, however, they would feel a sense of unease and discomfort in their hearts.
“You want evidence? I have it!” Someone broke the silence.
Christina’s slender figure appeared from behind Nathaniel. Her pure smile showed no hint of worry, and her crystal–clear eyes suggested an air of innocence and naivete.
Those present began to wonder if Christina had any idea how serious the situation was.
They wondered if she was naturally foolish or if she really thought she could act recklessly because she was under Nathaniel’s protection.
Christina handed the documents she had been holding in her arms to Sebastian with confidence. “You accused me of selling company secrets of Hadley Corporation, right? This is the one, isn’t it?”
She then continued, “Open your eyes and look clearly. If you have evidence, feel free to call the police.”
Christina’s resolute expression caused everyone’s faces to darken even more.
Sebastian hurriedly checked the documents. His eyes suddenly widened in surprise before he exclaimed happily, “These are safety instructions on how to use a product. There isn’t any important confidential information!”
He knew all along that Christina wouldn’t betray Nathaniel. It just didn’t make sense.
In disbelief, Madison snatched the documents and started flipping through the pages. None of them were related to important documents but were instead instructions for a massage chair.
How could this be?
She couldn’t believe that Christina just turned the tables on her.
Christina shouldn’t have had enough time to swap out the documents in her hands from when she entered the room.
Madison wondered how Christina managed to see through her scheme.
With her hands on her hips, Christina lifted her chin and said proudly, “Can you see now that I’m innocent?”
Her shimmering gaze fixed on Madison’s frozen expression, and a teasing smirk curled up at the corner of her lips.
Sebastian nodded and showed the documents to the shareholders present. “Now, take a good look, everyone. Mrs. Hadley doesn’t have any confidential information in her hands. Are you satisfied now?”
With the evidence presented before them, everyone stared at each other in silence.
The shareholders gave Madison a reproachful look as if she had embarrassed them.
The shareholder who had spoken first a while ago made his way to Christina and said, “Mrs. Hadley, we misunderstood you. Please accept my apologies.”
Seeing this, other shareholders followed suit and apologized to Christina, “We were wrong to suspect you. Mrs. Hadley, please forgive our ignorance.”
Upon hearing the apologies, Christina was somewhat satisfied.
She waved her little hand and said, “I understand that you were misled by despicable people. It’s just a small matter. You may leave now.” Upon hearing her words, a few shareholders were momentarily stunned before giving a wry smile and leaving the private room.
Seeing Chloe Lopez trying to slip away, Christina stopped her and asked, “Excuse me, miss. Who was it that asked you to come here and tarnish my reputation?”
Christina’s eyes shimmered with a cold glint. Now that she had the chance to catch the culprit red–handed, she wasn’t going to let it go so easily.
Chloe’s face froze and turned pale in an instant.
Her eyes were like those of a thief caught in the act, looking incredibly guilty.
She glanced at Madison and didn’t say a word.
To prevent Chloe from escaping, Christina had two bodyguards stationed at the door, and then she ordered, “No one is to leave until we sort out this matter.”
Christina’s icy stare froze Chloe in place. “Tell me. Who told you to come here and slander me?” she
“I…” Chloe’s face became even uglier. Cold sweat broke out on her palms as she hesitated to speak.
Madison stepped forward with a calm expression, but there was an obvious hint of discomfort, Strictly speaking, there wasn’t really a transaction. Let’s just forget about it.”
She just wanted to resolve the matter as soon as possible.
Christina raised an eyebrow, not happy with the suggestion. “Forget about it? Weren’t concerned about this matter, Ms. Taggart?”
Madison’s face became even more grim. “Mr. Hadley, what do you think we should do?”
Nathaniel shifted his gaze to Christina. Upon seeing her resolute expression, he said, “It’s up to Christina to decide.“/
If Christina wanted to pursue the matter, he would just let her do it.
Sebastian’s forehead was covered in a cold sweat. He wondered when Nathaniel had become so indecisive.
Christina had a thoughtful expression as she said, “We have to investigate this matter. This is crucial in finding out who the spy in Hadley Corporation is.”
She narrowed her eyes and fixed her icy gaze on Chloe. “You’d better speak up now. Otherwise, you’ll be explaining yourself to the police later.”
If Hadley Corporation decided to look into the matter, one wouldn’t be able to run away from it
Chloe started to panic. “I’ll tell you now. Please don’t involve the police.”
Her situation was like standing on the edge of a cliff, and in order to protect herself, she had no choice but to reveal the person who had sent her. “It was Francis who sent me. He had already arranged everything and all I had to do was come and collect the documents and pay the money. As for who the spy in Hadley Corporation is, I have no idea.”
At this point, she had no reason to lie.
There had been rumors circulating for a while that Francis had been trying to gain access to the inner workings of Hadley Corporation. Thus, it wouldn’t be a surprise if he had placed his own people in high- ranking positions.
That was why Nathaniel was so concerned about the issue of spies.
The expressions of those present all became slightly awkward, and almost everyone knew that the relationship between Nathaniel and Francis had reached the point of no return.
Just then, someone’s phone rang-
Chloe picked up the phone and put it on speaker. A low, magnetic voice came from the other end. “Have you obtained the documents?”
Christina could recognize the voice. It was definitely Francis.
Did he really plant a spy in Hadley Corporation? Or was there some special relationship between him and Madison for him to step up and help Madison?
“Mr. Fernando, the plan is ruined. I didn’t manage to get anything,” Chloe said.
Francis hung up the phone without saying a word.
Chloe put away the phone. At that moment, she felt as if she was a trapped animal. “Can I leave now?”
Nathaniel gave a signal to the bodyguards at the door, and they both moved aside, creating a clear path.
Without hesitation, Chloe turned around and walked out.
“Don’t worry, Mr. Hadley. We will do our best to find the spy that Francis has placed in the company.” Sebastian assured him. He knew that such a person was a ticking time bomb to Nathaniel, not enough to harm him physically but enough to harm the company’s interests.
Nathaniel said calmly, “You guys may leave.” He then took Christina out of the private room.
Madison watched as the two figures disappeared, knowing that Nathaniel was no fool and had probably already picked up on something.
It was a close call that night–she almost got exposed.
Fortunately, she had discussed it with Francis beforehand. Otherwise, Christina would have turned the situation against her. That little girl was much harder to deal with than she imagined.
Sebastian fixed his gaze on Madison. His doubts about her were still unresolved. “I suggest you don’t go
looking for trouble anymore. Mr. Hadley won’t give you another chance!“