Even Jewel’s friends were shocked by the revelation.
“So, that lady just now is the designer of cutebaby!
“If I’d known earlier, I would’ve watched my mouth and asked for her number.”
“We’ve missed such a great opportunity. Oh, man…..”
“Is she your cousin-in-law, Jewel? That’s amazing! You should quickly build a good rapport with her so that we won’t have to worry about getting our hands on new collections in the future.”
Jewel felt as if she was struck by lightning and wondered why Nathaniel had invested in Christina without telling her.
She was well aware that Nathaniel wasn’t the kind of person who would go to such great lengths for a
The only explanation for everything Nathaniel did for Christina was that he had truly fallen for her.
Jewel was jealous of the special treatment Christina got from Nathaniel.
She could not understand why a distinguished man like Nathaniel would fall for a woman like Christina. At that instant, Jewel wanted nothing more than to have Christina disappear from the earth’s surface. Since things fell through, Christina had no choice but to ask the real estate agent to bring the contract to her studio another day.
She made a trip to the hospital and was told that Sharon’s condition had improved and that she could be discharged the following week.
As for Evelyn, she still had to remain in the hospital for her condition to be monitored.
It was only after visitation hours ended that Christina left the ward. Unexpectedly, she felt light-headed after only taking a few steps.
Her appetite had been poor lately, and she didn’t feel like eating. She wondered if it was because she was too busy and exhausted due to overworking.
Noticing that she seemed unwell, a nurse walked up and asked with concern, “Miss, you look pale. Should I bring you to see the doctor?”
At first, Christina wanted to refuse her suggestion. However, a wave of nausea hit her after the dizziness subsided, causing her immense discomfort.
The nurse helped her to the Department of Gynecology. After a brief inquiry, the doctor made her undergo a series of check-ups.
Half an hour later, Christina brought the test reports to the doctor.
“You’re pregnant. You should probably discuss with your family if you want to keep the baby” The doctor looked at the young lady before her, surmising that she must only be in her early twenties and didn’t have much experience in life.
Christina’s eyes widened in surprise when she heard that. She wondered if her ears had deceived her. “Doctor, there must be a mistake. H1-How can I be pregnant?”
There must be a mistake. Maybe the medical staff who examined me earlier did something wrong or gave me the wrong test report.
After adjusting his glasses, the doctor said solemnly. “Every test report here indicates you are pregnant, so there’s no way it can be wrong. Think about it carefully. Have you been experiencing morning sickness lately? A poor appetite and a bloated stomach? Also, do you often feel exhausted?”
I do have all these symptoms!
Unexpectedly, Christina found herself rejoicing inwardly when she realized she was indeed pregnant.
However, the next second, she grew worried She quickly took a bottle of pills out of her bag and showed it to the doctor. “But I’ve been taking birth control pills all this time. Will the baby be fine?”
Tears welled up in Christina’s eyes. She suddenly regretted taking contraceptive pills and felt like crying when she thought of the possibility of losing her child.
The doctor opened the bottle, poured out some white pills, and chuckled after a careful examination. “These are only vitamins, not contraceptive pills, you silly girl.”
“What? Vitamins? But I’m sure I bought…” Christina picked up one of the pills and examined it closely. The imprint on the pill clearly showed that it was a vitamin tablet, but it was so faint and unnoticeable that one would easily overlook it.
Could Nathaniel have changed my pills?
On second thought, she doubted it since Nathaniel had promised to respect her decision.
The doctor sent Christina to do an ultrasound scan, and fortunately, the fetus was fine. They even found out she was pregnant with twins.
“You’re underweight, so you need to take some nutrition supplements. Get plenty of rest, too.”
Later, Christina returned to Scenic Garden Manor with her test report and some supplements.
After taking a bath, she sat on the couch and placed the report in a pretty box. The corners of her lips curled unwittingly as she imagined Nathaniel’s reaction after knowing she was pregnant.
I’m sure Nathaniel would be ecstatic to hear that he’s going to be a dad.
Although she was against the idea before this, an inexplicably amazing feeling filled her when she discovered she was now a mother-to-be.
That night felt like an eternity for her. After a long wait, Christina, who had dozed off, was awakened by a loud bang when the door swung open.
A strong stench of alcohol wafted into the air.
Nathaniel’s lanky figure approached unsteadily. Seeing how he was staggering, Christina hurried over to support him without even bothering to put on her slippers. “Why did you have so much drink, Nathaniel:
She seldom saw Nathaniel drink alcohol, let alone become so inebriated.
Filled with excitement, Christina picked up the box with her report and said, “I have something important to tell you, Nathaniel..
A crisp sound rang out.
The pink box in Christina’s hand flew out and landed at the bottom of the couch.
At that moment, Christina looked like a confused child. Her heart thumped wildly and almost jumped out of her throat as she looked at Nathaniel’s face which was filled with hostility. “What’s wrong. Nathaniel?”
The anticipation and joy from a second ago were instantly replaced by fear and confusion. She was bewildered, and the grin on her face froze.
It took just a second for her to experience falling straight from heaven to hell.
Nathaniel threw the pile of photos in his hand at Christina and enunciated, “Christina, since when did you hook up with Francis behind my back?”
Under the dim lights, Christina could tell the two people captured in the picture were her and Francis.
Every single interaction they had, from their first encounter to all those times that followed, was recorded.
All those pictures were taken from misleading angles to make it seem as though the two were standing close to each other, and some even portrayed them as though they were kissing.
A few photos were taken in the studio when Francis leaned on her and complained that his waist hurt.
“This is a misunderstanding. I did not hook up with him. These photos were taken from angles that could cause misunderstandings,” explained Christina carnestly, grabbing the man’s sleeve.
Heartbroken, Nathaniel sneered, “A misunderstanding?
It could be a misunderstanding if there is only one photo, but there are too many photos here for this to be a misunderstanding. Does she take me as a fool?
Nathaniel inched closer, put his hand on Christina’s neck, and pinned her frail body against the wall. A dangerous glint flashed in his eyes as he said, “You were the one who told Francis about my investment, weren’t you? So that he could make a fortune through me! What a crafty person you are, Christina!”
He recalled the time when they attended the fashion show together and realized maybe it wasn’t a coincidence after all.
All this while, he had been kept in the dark. He wondered how long more would he be fooled if he hadn’t received these photos today.
Christina felt like her heart was pierced by sharp blades. With tears rolling down her cheeks, she frantically tried to explain, “No, it’s not what you think… I don’t know where these photos came from, but there’s nothing between Francis and me!”
Nathaniel had always considered Francis a thorn in his flesh. Despite being half-siblings, he never thought of Francis as family.
Thus, Christina could imagine and understand Nathaniel’s rage when looking at these photos.
“I’ve never been unfaithful to you!”