Christina’s eyes turned bloodshot.
He’s already discussed it with Zele? What does he think I am? It’s disgusting that he even put a price on me!
A frosty expression descended upon Christina’s face. “Mr. Emerson, I think you must have the wrong I don’t belong to Zele. Whatever you agreed with her has nothing to do with me, so please leave.”
Frank was exasperated by her response. “Oh, just drop the act. This is a really good price. So what if you won first place? Without anyone to support you or give you an opportunity, there’s no way you can succeed outside this studio.”
Even if she’s my type, it doesn’t mean that she can play hard to get!
Initially, Christina had wanted to ask him to leave politely. Little did she expect him to cross the line.
Thinking that she probably didn’t make herself clear enough, Christina picked up the bank card on the table with a piercing glint in her eyes. Thereafter, she snapped it in two right in front of Frank. “Get out!TM
It was evident from her grim tone that there was no room for discussion.
If only she had a broom in her hands, she would definitely chase Frank out with it.
“D“mn you, b*tch!” Frank glowered in response.
This was the first time in his life he was humiliated by a young woman.
With an insidious look in his eyes, he lunged at Christina. “Fine, I’ll pay more for you since that’s what you really want. Now, play along with me!”
“Play along my a“s!”
A fearsome glare flashed across Christina’s eyes as she stabbed Frank’s hand with the needle in her hand.
The latter squealed like a pig “My hand… Argh!”
Before he could recover his senses, Christina grabbed all the needles on the table and stuck them all into his body. “You b*stard! How dare you take advantage of me! Now, die!”
By the time Rayne ran back from the pantry upon hearing the commotion, she was greeted by the sight of Frank’s clumsy body collapsing onto the ground. He was grimacing in pain with his face all swollen.
“Boss, what happened?”
With both hands resting on her hips, Christina explained in disgust, “He was trying to take advantage of me, so I responded in kind.”
As Frank stumbled back up to his feet, he yelled in a trembling voice, “How dare you hurt me? I’m going to call the police!”
When Rayne realized that it was Christina who assaulted Frank, she knew that getting the police involved. would spell trouble.
“You were the one who harbored ill intentions toward my boss first. The police might not take your side even if you go to them. You’d better leave!” Rayne said without much confidence, for they didn’t have
evidence that Frank was the one who started it.
“Leave? No way!”
With blood all over his face, Frank made a call at once.
In contrast to Rayne’s panicking expression, Christina was a sea of calm.
Meanwhile, Nathaniel was going through his documents inside his office, while Madison was making a progress report
While doing so, she maintained eye contact, as her heart would flutter every time she spoke to him in close proximity
All of a sudden, Sebastian entered the room and interrupted them. He walked up to Nathaniel’s side and whispered, “Mr. Hadley, the police called, saying that Mrs. Hadley assaulted someone-
Before he could finish, Nathaniel cut him off. “Get the car ready.
Sebastian was startled momentarily but regained his senses at once. “Right away.”
Subsequently, Madison felt as if she was invisible as she watched both men leave one after another.
The only person who could elicit such an anxious reaction from Nathaniel was none other than Christina.
After taking a deep breath, she hurried after them. “Mr. Hadley, what happened? I’ll go with both of you.”
At the police station. Frank pointed at the slender figure by his side and ranted incessantly, “Officer, this crazy woman stabbed me with more than ten needles. You must lock her up!”
Frank was someone who would destroy anything he desired but couldn’t get his hands on.
Unable to tolerate listening to his load of crap any further, Rayne sprang to her feet and retorted with her arms on her hips. “How shameless can you be? Just look at how gentle my boss is. Isn’t it obvious you’re the one who’s trying to take advantage of her?”
“Nonsense! I’m a decent man! I won’t do such a thing!”
With fire raging in his eyes, Frank glared at Christina and felt the urge to crush her in his hand. “This woman knows that I’m the boss of the three largest fashion magazines and wants to use me to elevate her position. When I refused, she attacked me with her needles!”
Hearing his nonsense, Christina arched her brow and smirked disdainfully
With such superb acting skills, it’s such a shame that he isn’t an actor. And now, he dares to make a false accusation against me? Sheesh, what a thick–skinned jerk!
Equally outraged, Rayne swung her bag at Frank, striking him on the head. “Stop twisting the facts, you liar!”
With the situation getting out of control, the officer barked at them to settle down.
By then, Rayne was already overwhelmed by anxiety. “What are we going to do? What if Mr. Emerson ends up maligning us instead?”
Seated on the wooden bench, Christina was focused on sketching her design on her tablet. “Calm down
and have a seat. He will withdraw the police report in a short while.”
Christina behaved as if the matter had nothing to do with her at all and that Rayne was just making a mountain out of a molchill.
In the midst of having his statement taken, Frank received a phone call that triggered a drastic change in 1 his expression.
The call subsequently ended in less than a minute.
Just a moment ago, he was eagerly describing how Christina was trying to seduce him. Now, the words seemed to be stuck in his throat, unable to come out.
When the officer taking his statement looked up and noticed the pale look on Frank’s face, he even thought the latter had seen a ghost.
“Why are you stopping?”
Cold sweat had broken out across Frank’s forehead. The call he received was from his assistant, informing him that someone had threatened to send evidence of his company’s tax evasion to the police if he were to continue spewing lies. All the factories under his name would consequently be shut down.
On top of that, the CEO of Hadley Corporation had even expressed interest in taking over his company. That was obviously a threat.
Since when did I offend Hadley Corporation? Why are they warning me not to speak indiscriminately?
Frank’s gaze subsequently fell upon Christina’s slender figure. Ever since they entered the room, she seemed completely unfazed and merely focused on working on her tablet.
Is it because she is under the protection of someone powerful? This doesn’t make sense. Rumor has it that Mr. Hadley stays away from women. I’ve also never seen any woman by his side before.
Faced with the uncertain situation, Frank didn’t dare put all his assets at risk for such a trivial matter.
After a brief hesitation, he asked meekly, “Officer, can I withdraw my report? What I told you just now isn’t True. Is that all right?”
No sooner had he spoken than the officer slammed his pen on the table. “What’s the meaning of this? What sort of place do you think the police station is? Do you think you can just walk in here and file a Ectitious report? Let me warn you, doing so is a crime in itself!”