Nathaniel’s voice sounded so seductive that Madison wished she could record it and listen to it every night before sleep.
“Okay, Mr. Hadley.”
Nathaniel hung up the phone immediately after she said that.
Madison saw Nathaniel sitting at his desk with an icy-cold look in his eyes when she entered his office. “Take care of these people,” he said while showing her a video.
Madison recognized those people as the ones who were protesting against Christina.
Did someone hire those people to do this, or what? They were so dedicated that they stood out there all night in the freezing temperatures!
“I’ll take care of this right away,” Madison replied with a nod and left the office..
Nathaniel then looked at the picture that he had set as his phone’s screensaver. It was a picture he had secretly taken of Christina while she was sleeping on his chest.
He didn’t like taking pictures, nor did he like people pointing cameras at him. Whenever the media interviewed Nathaniel, Sebastian would provide them with pictures that were taken beforehand.
Christina was sleeping soundly when the golden rays of the morning sun fell upon her fair skin. Unable to resist her beauty, Nathaniel whipped out his phone and secretly took a picture of her to capture that
He had seen the incident from last night on the news. Just because Christina did not ask for his help did not mean he would sit by and do nothing.
After returning to her office, Madison kept making phone calls to follow up on the situation.
It didn’t take her long to find out what was going on.
So, Holly comes from a wealthy family, and she got mad at Christina for getting her kicked out of the competition. That’s why she hired those people to protest against her. Heh… Does Holly really think she could win against Christina by doing this? It didn’t even do any actual damage to her whatsoever! Hmm… Wait a minute… This gives me an idea! I could use Holly to get rid of Christina! That way, it will be her who takes the fall if things go bad!
With that in mind, Madison began putting her plan into action.
Meanwhile, everything was quiet inside the mansion.
Margaret and the others had been standing at the door in the cold for three hours straight.
It got so cold that they nearly became human popsicles when dawn was near. After entering the house, -they all grabbed their heating pads and went to bed.
There were hidden cameras in every corner of that mansion. The footage would then be edited accordingly and included in the show.
The number of viewers had increased significantly since the show was in its final season. It wouldn’t even be an overstatement to say that practically everyone in the country was talking about the competition at that point.
With the incident from last night being the main focal point of the show, anyone with a smartphone would stay tuned for the latest news on Christina.
The film crew waited until everyone was fast asleep before repairing the broken door.
The protesters who were demanding Christina withdraw from the competition had all vanished without a trace. Those who didn’t know what happened would assume that they had left after being humiliated by what happened last night.
Things were incredibly peaceful at the mansion. A gentle breeze blew at the plants, causing them to sway gracefully in the wind. It was as though the commotion from last night had never even happened.
Selena’s assistant. Minola Jablonski, headed over to the mansion at noon to wake them up.
With the exception of Benjamin, everyone was practically half asleep when they dragged themselves out of their rooms. Margaret’s eyes had gotten all swollen up.
As Christina had more time to sleep, she was feeling slightly better than the others. Even so, she still had a gloomy look on her face.
Oh, no… I know this feeling all too well. This is what happens before a cold! One’s body feels weak and lethargic!
As though they had all fallen ill after waking up, some of them kept sneezing as they went down the stairs.
A few of them had even developed a fever at that point.
Minola placed a box of cold medicine on the table and said, “Ms. Selena is genuinely concerned about. your well-being. The finals takes place tonight, so please head over to the venue immediately after you are done eating.”
She then turned around and left after saying that, leaving the group feeling speechless as they stared at the cold medicine.
Given their current state, they didn’t even know if they were fit to participate in the competition.
Benjamin picked up a packet of cold medicine and dragged Christina aside as he whispered, “Have a seat, Christina. I’ll prepare the medicine for you.”
Christina didn’t feel like doing anything at the time, so she was grateful that he would help her prepare the cold medicine.
It wasn’t long before Benjamin came over and served up a glass of cold medicine solution. Christina took the glass over and chugged the solution in one go.
“How are you feeling? I could get you some cough syrup or something if you still feel unwell. It won’t make you drowsy, but it might taste slightly unpleasant,” Benjamin asked worriedly.
Christina shook her head. She knew it would leave her feeling tired after its effects wore off, and she still had a competition later that evening.
Seeing as she did not want to take the cough syrup, Benjamin decided not to push her any further and continued eating his breakfast beside her.
After they were done eating, everyone left the mansion in vehicles that the staff had prepared for them.
The venue for the competition was a huge, enclosed studio. In order to add to the mood, the director had
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the staff decorate the entire place.
The contemporary design went well with the bright lighting and made the stage look really grand.
Everyone froze in awe when they got out of the cars and saw the sight before them.
-It was probably the dream of every designer to showcase their work on that stage and win first place in
Christina felt a lot better as she recalled the main reason behind her participation, and she was determined to give it her best shot regardless of the outcome.
Behind that grand stage was a tailor room for them to work on their designs.
All designers then entered the tailor room and waited patiently for further instructions. The next thing they knew, seven people, who were covered from head to toe in black rags, entered the room.
Oh, no… What kind of tough challenge is Ms. Selena going to give us this time?
The designers were snapped out of their train of thought when Selena entered the room. She was dressed in an elegant traditional gown, which formed a huge contrast with her usual contemporary look.
Her long hair, exquisite makeup, and graceful posture really showed her status as a lady from a wealthy family.
“Ladies, what is the main reason for which you design clothes?”
Some people became designers because they liked the fame it would bring them, while others liked the fortune they could make out of it.
The designers simply stood there and stared blankly at Selena in silence.
“Clothes are meant to be worn by everyone, not as a status symbol nor a fashion statement. They are. supposed to help one discover one’s true self!”
Everyone found themselves stunned, or, rather, they were confused by what she said.
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