Feeling like his territory was being coveted by someone else, Nathaniel just wanted to hide Christina so that no one, especially Francis, would set their eyes on her.
Upon hearing his vicious remarks, Francis smirked coldly. “Just admit it, Nathaniel. You don’t take Christina seriously at all. To you, she’s just an object that you own.”
It seemed like he was speaking to Christina instead.
No one would feel good in her shoes. Although Christina also thought that Nathaniel was overreacting, she lowered her voice and said, “Let’s go back, Nathaniel”
She really did not wish to stand there and listen to their argument, for she was implicated in everything that they said. It was as if it was her fault that they were arguing.
When Nathaniel stepped forward and grabbed Francis collar, the atmosphere around them became extremely tense. “If you infuriate me, you can’t afford to bear the consequences.”
Even though he did not intervene in Francis entering the entertainment industry back then, it did not mean that he was unable to stop it.
With his sphere of influence, it was a piece of cake for him to make a celebrity disappear.
An icy look appeared in Francis‘ gaze. While he would subconsciously give in slightly every time he met. Nathaniel, he seemed like a ferocious beast today. “Don’t threaten me, Nathaniel!”
Since young. Nathaniel’s presence had been a threat to him.
He could only live in Nathaniel’s shadow, prohibited from provoking or offending Nathaniel. There were no limits to the things that he was not allowed to do.
Nathaniel’s voice was as icy as the piercing wind. “You’ll know soon enough if it’s a threat or not.”
After uttering those words, he pulled Christina into the car.
When she closed the door, Christina could see a lonely figure standing under the streetlamps from the corner of her eye. Remembering that unpleasant scene from before, she could not help but sigh secretly.
“What’s wrong? You can’t bear to leave him?” demanded Nathaniel in a displeased tone, as if he was interrogating her.
His words made Christina unhappy, for he sounded like he had already convicted her of doing something wrong.
Glancing downward and concealing the unhappy look in her eyes, she asked, “Can you stop saying such mean things?”
Although Nathaniel knew that his words were quite harsh, he felt extremely anxious when he saw Christina standing with another man.
All he wished was to hide her and prevent any other man in the world from longing for her.
Suppressing his anger, he rebuked coldly. “If you weren’t standing beside him, I would’ve just let it never been on good terms with him.”
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Christina became furious when she heard that. “Are you blaming me now? Don’t forget that you’re the one who stood me up. I merely bumped into Francis at the fashion show.”
Although he was the one who failed to keep his promise, he was now placing the blame on her.
Christina was in a bad mood because Nathaniel did not show up. While she had already dismissed those negative emotions, the incidents earlier made those feelings of unhappiness resurface and engulf her.
A tense atmosphere filled the car.
The lights outside the window shone into the car, illuminating Christina’s face. A solemn look hung on her face while her eyes sparkled, though with a distant look. Her fair skin and thin shoulders gave her an aura of fragility that would invoke an urge to protect her among others.
Nathaniel took a closer look at her. She was wearing a classy suit that she rarely wore. With her light makeup and hair cascading to her waist, she looked relaxed with a hint of arrogance–just like a proud cat. Judging from how much she dressed up, she must have been looking forward to watching the fashion. show with him.
Indeed, he was wrong first for standing her up.
However, fury engulfed him the moment he imagined the scene of her sitting with Francis at the show.
Not uttering a word,to each other, the two of them returned to Scenic Garden Manor with solemn expressions.
“Mr. and Mrs. Hadley, have you eaten dinn-”
Before Raymond could finish his sentence, Nathaniel stomped to the second floor gloomily.
What’s going on? Usually, Mr. Hadley would be in a good mood if he returned with Mrs. Hadley. It’s my first time seeing such a grim look on his face. It looks like he’s going to devour someone alive.
The atmosphere in the living room was extremely strange. Although all the housekeepers were dumbfounded, none of them dared to say anything.
Watching as Nathaniel disappeared around the corner, Christina felt bitter as well. He’s throwing a tantrum for no reason!
Averting her furious gaze, she said coolly, “I’ve already eaten. Cook something and send it to the study. She did not know if Nathaniel had eaten. However, since he was rushing so much, hedefinitely did not have time for a meal.
I’ll stop being angry eventually now that the incident is over. There’s no need for me to keep being at odds with Nathaniel
Sighing silently, she headed upstairs.
Sebastian followed her up and called out to her at a place where the housekeeper could not see them, “Mrs. Hadley, Mr. Hadley did not stand you up on purpose. It’s really hard to fit anything in his schedule,
“All right. You don’t need to say anything else. Otherwise, it’ll mean that I’m at fault,” interrupted Christina, her gaze concealing the plethora of emotions that she was feeling.
Having seen that, Sebastian thought that it was inappropriate to continue talking. “That’s not what I mean. I hope you understand.”
“I’ve understood. With that, she ignored his attempts at appeasement and went upstairs. After entering the master bedroom, she closed the door.
Sebastian sighed, not knowing what else he could have said. They have been doing quite well all along.
Christina returned to her room and took a bath. Only then did she finally feel relaxed.
Lying on the couch, she rested her head gently. Her hair flowed down the side of the couch casually
The pale moonlight illuminated the dim room. As a gust of wind blew in, the tips of her hair swayed. Staring at the ceiling, Christina spaced out. She had no idea what was up with her earlier. While she would usually just tolerate something like that, she was unable to hold herself back this time.
Since Nathaniel had tried his best to rush over and pick her up, it meant that he still cared for her deeply.
Feeling exhausted from all that thinking, she turned around and fell asleep on the couch.
Nathaniel was working in the study till midnight. Although he was staring at the documents, he could not absorb anything at all.
The image of Christina and Francis standing together and staring into each others‘ eyes kept surfacing in his mind. Occasionally, the image of their shadows together would appear as well.
Every image invoked such fury in Nathaniel that he wanted to shred Francis into pieces.
Francis‘ entire family just likes to steal other people’s things!
Nathaniel’s gaze turned cold as he picked up his phone and made a call.
The person on the other end of the line said some pleasantries, though Nathaniel was in no mood to listen to them. He interrupted the person, “I want to blacklist someone. I want him gone from the screens.
The person broke out in cold sweat, feeling the man’s frosty aura even through the call. “I wonder who’s dumb enough to offend you, Mr. Hadley.”
“Francis Fernando,” spat Nathaniel coldly, enunciating every syllable harshly.