The moment they met each other, Madison asked straightforwardly. “How did you know Hadley Corporation was investing in Crystalwood Corporation?”
With a hand in his pocket, Francis lowered his gaze, his long eyelashes concealing his emotions. “I have my ways, of course, but it’s none of your business.”
Francis sounded so languid and nonchalant as if he was not interested in conversing with Madison.
Madison frowned slightly and questioned, “What about what we agreed upon? Does that still count?”
Madison still needed Francis‘ help to deal with Christina.
“Why didn’t you tell me about the investment, then? All you care about is Nathaniel, right? What makes you think you can take advantage of me?” Francis scoffed.
Madison kept mum for a while, for she could clearly sense the change in Francis attitude. “Have you fallen for Christina, Francis?” she asked in disbelief. Otherwise, why would there be such a drastic change in his attitude? He’s acting like he can’t bear to see Christina get hurt!
Francis‘ gaze darkened at once, and he replied coldly. “That’s none of your business.”
His ambiguous reply confirmed Madison’s suspicion. “Have you gone mad, Francis? She’s your sister–in- law! Are you seriously into her?” she asked. He’s supposed to help me deal with Christina! How could he suddenly decide to take Christina’s side? Why is everyone on Christina’s side? What’s so good about herf
Francis began exuding a wave of cold aura, and his tone became even more indifferent when he uttered. “You’re not allowed to harm Christina in the future. Also, if you want to work with me, show me the leverage you have over Nathaniel. I’m still willing to help you as long as you prove to me you have what it takes to bring him down.”
With that, Francis turned around and left without even looking back.
The next morning, a powerful stench of traditional medicine woke Christina up.
She would knit her brows whenever she caught a whiff of the disgusting smell.
“I’ve already recovered, no? Why do I still need to take medicine?” Christina grumbled, puffing up her cheeks. I’ve already been taking this medicine for almost a week.
“You’re still weak, so you need to drink this to get your health back on track. Be good, okay? Drink it Nathaniel picked up the bowl of medicine and attempted to feed Christina.
Seeing that, Christina backed away as if she had just seen a ghost and frowned deeply. With a pitiful expression, she said reluctantly, “I don’t want to drink that. It’s so bitter…”
No matter how uncooperative she was, Nathaniel remained patient and coaxed her by saying. “There, there. Finish this today, and you won’t need to drink any tomorrow.”
Christina had no choice but to give in. Pursing her lips with displeasure, she said, “You better not lie to
“When have I ever lied to you?” Nathaniel tousled her hair and took a piece of candy from his pocket. “You can eat this to get rid of the bitter taste in your mouth.”
Under Nathaniel’s watchful eyes, Christina pinched her nose and finished the medicine. Nathaniel then unwrapped the candy and put it into her mouth. “Good girl,” he praised.
The housekeepers would always smile from the bottom of their hearts whenever they witnessed how Nathaniel patiently coaxed Christina to take her medicine.
The sight of Nathaniel and Christina’s sweet interaction never failed to fill their hearts with blissful warmth.
Recently, Christina found an advertising company to make a signboard for her studio.
She had already sent the advertising company a design drawing, but there was a wide selection of materials to choose from. Hence, she had to go over to the company to pick the materials she wanted in
She left the office after giving Rayne some instructions.
It was around noon, so the sunlight was glaring.
When she arrived at the traffic light, she stood by the side of the road along with the crowd.
The red light was stinging to the eye. While some were staring at the light, waiting for it to turn green, some were absentmindedly looking around them.
In the meantime, Christina was texting Nathaniel with her head lowered. All of a sudden, someone pushed her shoulder from behind.
She was caught off guard, and she ended up stumbling onto the road.
Coincidentally, a car was coming right at her, and she had to shut her eyes due to the glaring light. At that moment, she felt as though her heart had stopped beating.
The driver of the incoming car panicked when he saw a slender figure appearing out of nowhere on the road. In the end, he managed to avoid running into her by slamming his brake and swerving to the side.
When the driver regained his composure, he glared at Christina, who was sitting on the ground, and roared, “Are you crazy? Go somewhere else if you want to commit suicide! Are you trying to get me in trouble?”
Christina tensed up right away. Although the driver was shouting at her, she couldn’t bother to attend to him. Instead, she turned around to glance at the crowd behind her.
The people standing in the front row looked battled, and the people behind them know what just
happened. Just then, the red light turned green, and the crowd started crossing the road.
Christina didn’t see anyone suspicious in the crowd. I don’t know any of them, and they all look so indifferent… However, I know someone pushed me intentionally. That person wanted me dead! I don’t even know if the perpetrator targeted me or randomly picked his victim. Nevertheless, I can sense a pair of eyes staring at me intently, and that only mean danger is just around the corner.
“You foolish girl! Tell the police that you were the one who caused this accident by suddenly rushing onto the road, forcing me to steer the car to the side!” The driver glared at Christina lividly,
Apparently, the sudden occurrence just now had caused the car behind the driver to suffer a rear–end collision due to braking suddenly.
Christina rose to her feet to pick up the phone that she dropped. After that, she apologized and explained herself to the police.
Fortunately for everyone, the incident didn’t cause anyone any harm.
The police said they would check the surveillance cameras to see if they could find the person who pushed her onto the road. If they could locate the perpetrator, they would take legal action against him.
Christina appeared distracted when she was giving the police her statement. Evidently, she was still
Instead of telling Nathaniel what happened, she recollected herself and went to the advertising company. With that out of the way, she went back to the studio.
Rayne was shocked to see the wretched state Christina was in. Seeing that the sleeves of Christina’s sweater were ripped, Rayne asked. “Did you hurt yourself, Boss?”
“I’m fine.” Christina shook her head.
Rayne grew even more worried. “Your sleeves are ripped! Did someone rob you?” she yelled.
Christina regained her senses when she heard Rayne screaming. “I fell. I’ll just get changed.”
With that, Christina entered the lounge. Who pushed me just now? Could it be Madison? She’s been very hostile toward me lately. Does she want me dead?
The look in Christina’s eyes turned grim as her train of thought ended there. In the end, she decided to visit Hadley Corporation to get to the bottom of the incident.
She quickly got changed and left.
When she arrived at Hadley Corporation, Nathaniel happened to be in the middle of a meeting.