Christina chuckled and got up from Nathaniel’s embrace. “Carry on with your discussion. I shall head downstairs.”
After clearing up the plates and cutlery, she then left the study.
As she was passing Madison, Christina could sense that Madison was smiling very unnaturally. It seemed that she did not mean what she said.
Once downstairs, the butler took the plates and cutlery from Christina and prepared breakfast for her.
Sebastian already had his breakfast, and he went back to the company to get some documents because Nathaniel would not be going to the office for the next few days. In fact, he would even be holding all of his meetings online.
As noon approached, both Sebastian and Madison had already made quite a number of trips.
Christina was seated on a single–seater couch in the study and drawing her designs. Recently, she learned to use the tablet for design drawing and found many functions on it. It would take her quite some time before she learned everything.
While she was focusing on the various functions, their conversation caught her attention.
Christina stopped whatever she was doing and looked up.
Sebastian was holding onto a folder and frowned. “How did I miss this one out?”
“A few days ago, I couldn’t get in touch with you or Mr. Hadley, so I left a few documents aside. Both of you have no time to look through them. That’s why you know nothing about it.”
To that, Sebastian nodded and sighed with deep emotion. “That’s right. We were trying to find out the truth and had no time for work…” He paused and realized that he should not be talking about the unhappy incident. “Right, I’ll deal with these documents.”
There was also a slight change in Madison’s expression. Then, she too took some documents and left with Sebastian.
As she was passing Christina, she took note of her expression, but there was nothing strange about her. Christina was looking as calm as ever, and she was concentrating on her tablet.
Madison heaved a sigh of relief secretly. Hopefully, Christina didn’t notice anything amiss.
The moment the study door shut, Christina recalled Madison asking her about her injury that morning. She wanted to know if they had caught the person who did it to her.
That incident did not make it to the news. Also, Madison had no contact with Sebastian during those days. How does she know that I’m injured?
Even if she has seen my injury, she should have asked me how I got it instead.
How is it that Madison seem to know everything?
Christina’s head started to hurt as she pondered on the matter. She inhaled deeply. By the time she returned to her senses, someone took the pen away from her. “If you aren’t feeling well, take a rest.”
Christina looked up and blinked. She then stretched out her arms and said, “Then carry me to the bed, so I can take a nap.”
Although her wound was almost healed, she had taken some anti–inflammatory medicine as a preventive measure, and the medicine made her tired easily.
For someone who had always been fine, she had been feeling sleepy for the past few days.
Nathaniel pinched her nose and said, “Lazy bum.”
He scooped her light body up from the couch as if she was a small and cute animal.
Nathaniel stayed with Christina until she fell asleep before he left the room.
Just as he walked out of the bedroom, his phone rang.
It was Sebastian. “Mr. Hadley, Mr. Larson says he is free to discuss the Yeringham project tonight. Shall I make arrangements for it?”
The Yeringham project was something that Nathaniel had been looking forward to for a while now. That project involved a huge amount of funds, so a simple phone call would not suffice. There were lots of details that required constant communication from both parties.
Nathaniel gritted his teeth lightly before replying, “Set up the meeting.”
“Yes.” Sebastian acknowledged before setting up the meeting time.
They were meeting that night at eight o’clock in the private room at Seasons Hotel.
Nathaniel got out of his black Maybach in his fitted suit, and his tall figure exuded an air of elegance anc austerity.
Sebastian closed the car door for him and followed Nathaniel in. “Mr. Hadley, Mr. Larson is the one wh decides this venue. I…”
Nathaniel would not touch simply any women, but there were lots of women there. Sebastian was worr that Nathaniel would not like it.
Usually, they were the ones who arranged for the venue, and they would pick somewhere with less crow
“Have you brought along all the documents?” Nathaniel cut him off.
It did not matter where they discussed work–related matters. Some people loved to do it while playing round of golf while others liked to drink and have the discussion. Nathaniel did not care about the venu as long as the parties involved were interested.
To that, Sebastian replied, “Yes.”
Nathaniel acknowledged lightly before quickening his pace.
Once they were in the private room, they could catch the smell of alcohol and tobacco. A man wearing limited edition shirt was seated in the middle of the room with beautiful women surrounding him.
The moment the man saw Nathaniel walk in, he shooed the women away and stood up to greet Nathan “Nathaniel, you’re late. Come. Have a drink first.”
Chapter 263 Signing The Contract
The two men had worked together in the past and made quite a handsome profit. It was a great collaboration, and the two men were considered to be good friends in the business circle.
Nathaniel accepted the drink and sat down next to Luke.
Luke was a generous and straightforward man. He was one of the wealthier and more intelligent ones in their social circle. As such, their conversation flowed smoothly. He seemed very serious when they were discussing the project and looked nothing like the man who was surrounded by many women earlier on.
After close to two hours, the discussion was coming to an end. However, there were still some details on the contract that needed to be changed before they could sign it.
Nathaniel suggested that they signed the letter of intent first, and Luke was fine with that.
Since Sebastian did not prepare the letter of intent, he walked out of the private room to phone Madison and got her to prepare the letter and sent it to them.
Half an hour later, Madison arrived in a hurry and handed the document to Nathaniel.
When Luke saw Madison, he smiled. “Nathaniel, your assistants are all very good–looking. Is that why people say that no woman is good enough for you?”
Nathaniel looked down, took out his pen, and signed the documents.
Sebastian sensed that something was amiss. Everyone in the business industry knew that Nathaniel would not go near any woman, but they did not know why.
Only they knew the real reason.
Luke looked at Madison and said, “I don’t have a pen with me. Can I borrow yours?”
“Sure.” With that, Madison took out a pen from her briefcase.
Luke accepted her pen. After signing the documents, he handed both the papers and the pen back to Madison. He then glanced at her in an ambiguous manner, “What’s your name? I have never seen you before. Why don’t you come over here and have a drink?”
It was quite clear what Luke meant. He wanted to chat with her to see if he could take things further with her.
Before Madison could reply, Nathaniel got up. “Come to my office tomorrow, and we’ll finish discussing the rest of the details. I shall not disturb you then. Enjoy yourself.”
Luke was taken aback and chuckled to cover up the awkwardness. He stood up and saw Nathaniel to the door. “See you tomorrow. Once we have signed the contract, we will meet up for another drink.”
With that, Nathaniel left with his assistants.