Jewel’s face swelled with anger while a frustrated glint flashed in her eyes. Christina was a calamity- bringing, evil person in her eyes. Jewel sensed Christina would speak ill of her in front of Nathaniel if she insulted the cruel woman.
“Christina Steele! Let us see who will have the last laugh, okay? I am betting on the day you get chased out of the Hadley residence!” Jewel sneered.
Christina scoffed. Her voice became icy. “Don’t worry about it. I’ll still have a firm grip on my title as Mrs. Hadley even if you get kicked out!” With that, she turned and walked toward the CEO’s office.
Jewel’s entire being flushed with anger.
Urgh! What can I do to get rid of Christina?
Nathaniel was in the middle of a meeting when Christina arrived. She was used to his routine, though, because he was either in a meeting or leafing through documents when she came over every time.
Meanwhile, Nathaniel’s eyes fell on Christina outside through the transparent glass door. She was staring at him with a pair of bright, sparkling eyes.
He interrupted Madison, who was talking about her quarterly report. “We’ll resume after a five–minute break.”
Silence fell in the conference room as Nathaniel’s subordinates gazed at him in puzzlement. They could not understand why Nathaniel, who would never interrupt a meeting, asked for a break that day.
It was not until Nathaniel left for his office with Christina in tow that realization dawned on his colleagues. Nathaniel’s abnormal behavior became explainable when it came to Christina.
Meanwhile, Madison watched them walk side by side as jealousy grew within her. It doesn’t matter how long I stare at Christina. Nathaniel will never be interested in me.
Nathaniel pulled Christina into his embrace right after they stepped into his office as his deep, husky voice sounded next to her ear. “You have your affairs in order already?”
Christina rested her head against Nathaniel’s chest. “There’s a fashion show tomorrow at the stadium. Do you feel like going with me?”
She had been swamped with work lately, and the fashion show offered her a rare opportunity to relax. Nathaniel had no idea what his schedule was for the next day. But he knew he would cancel or postpone those unimportant appointments for her. The man replied, “All righ
After all, the couple had been very busy with their affairs lately, and Nathaniel wanted to spend some precious time with Christina now.
Christina smiled and slipped a ticket into Nathaniel’s pocket. “I’m returning to Sharbrook Manor tonight, so I’ll meet you at the entrance tomorrow. Don’t be late, okay?”
The woman wanted to visit Sharon and Evelyn after not meeting with them for a long time.
Nathaniel knew that Christina was a filial person. He stroked her head and gave her an affirmation. “Sure.” “So that’s a deal!” Christina blinked her eyes playfully
Just as she spoke, Nathaniel placed his palm on the nape of Christina’s neck and leaned toward her. His hot breath blew into her face as his chiseled face grew closer before her eyes.
Although Nathaniel informed his subordinates that they would take a five–minute recess, he only rejoined the meeting in the conference room after half an hour. Then they continued their discussion for another two hours.
After the meeting. Nathaniel and some executives stayed behind to finalize the details. At the same time, Madison was bringing her report into CEO’s office when she saw Nathaniel’s coat draped over the office chair. So, she walked over to help Nathaniel hang up his clothes.
While Madison was doing that, a ticket fell out of Nathaniel’s pocket.
Intrigued, Madison picked up the ticket, opened it, and found that it was a ticket to a fashion show that would be held the next day at seven o’clock in the evening
It’s for a fashion show… Hmm… This is definitely Christina’s idea. Are they going on a date tomorrow after work?
Envy and jealousy overcame Madison as she imagined Nathaniel and Christina being intimate. The woman narrowed her eyes as she put the ticket back in Nathaniel’s coat pocket and pretended not to know about the couple’s plan for the next day.
When Madison returned to her cubicle, she logged into Nathaniel’s schedule with her account. Usually, Nathaniel did not manage his appointment calendar because Madison and Sebastian were in charge of it, and they informed bim of his upcoming schedule on that particular work day.
Madison reviewed Nathaniel’s schedule and discovered he was free the next day. Her eyes darkening. Madison filled Nathaniel’s empty schedule with meetings and appointments,
Christina went on a shopping spree to replenish supplies at Sharbrook Manor because she had not been there in a long time.
The housekeeper stepped forward to help her with the heavy bags while praising Christina before Evelyn. saying. “Oh, your granddaughter is so kind and obedient. She loves you so much that she buys all these supplements!”
Dressed in her dance outfit, Evelyn danced in the living room when she learned of Christina’s return. Immediately a grin crept onto her face. “Of course! Christina has always been a considerate and thoughtful girl!”
Christina immediately hugged Evelyn as she walked in the door. “I’ve missed you so much, Granny!” No matter how tiring or busy Christina felt outside, she was always relaxed when she returned because, in her home, she didn’t have to scheme and plaster a fake smile on her face.
“I’ll cook you a full meal tonight!” Christina promised confidently.
On the other hand, Evelyn’s heart ached when she noticed Christina had lost weight. “No. Let the housekeeper do her job. It’s a rare occasion for you to come home, so don’t concern yourself with all these things.”
“It’s not a difficult task to cook. Ask Mom to come down since we will start dinner soon!” With these words, Christina hurried into the kitchen.
Christina served her best dishes on the table as Sharon descended the stairs. She looked refreshed and healthier after resting for a while.
“Christina,” Sharon’s soft, gentle voice called out.
Christina took off her scarf and walked over to the stairs with a smile. “Mom, come on. Let us have dinner together. I’ve prepared your favorite fish dish today!”
“Great! I adore your cooking.”
Christina supported Sharon to the table, and the three ate. Dinner was a heartwarming affair with the sounds of their laughter and chatter.
After that, Christina went to Sharon’s room to give her a massage. While enjoying the soothing sensation of a massage, Sharon couldn’t help but be concerned. “Christina, how are things going between you and Nathaniel lately? Are you planning on having children soon?”
In Sharon’s mind, Nathaniel’s current age was the perfect time for them to start a family. After all, the couple had been together for quite some time.
Cold sweat beaded Christina’s forehead. No matter how much she wanted to avoid this question when she got home, her efforts would be in vain. Christina smiled. “We are in no hurry to have children now. We’ll talk about it in the future.”
Now it’s Mom’s turn to urge me to have kids!
Abruptly, Christina recalled the disappointment that flashed across Nathaniel’s eyes this morning when. she swallowed her morning–after pill.
Sharon patted Christina’s hand gently. As someone who had been through the same thing, she said, “Even though Nathaniel does not wish to start a family now, I’m sure this is weighing on Mrs. Hadley’s mind.”
Trying to fathom another person’s thoughts was like a riddle, so Christina had no idea what Julia was feeling. She only knew that the older woman always urged her to start a family. But now Julia had more consideration for Christina’s feelings and no longer imposed her intentions on her daughter–in–law.
“I will rest much easier if you can secure your title in the Hadley family,” Sharon added.