Christina looked up coldly. “If you want me to cut off all contact with him, I can do it. But can you do the same and cut off contact with all women? You can’t talk to your female clients too!”
She also wanted Nathaniel to experience how suffocating it felt to be in such a controlling relationship.
Due to the nature of her work, she had to collaborate with male models, but Nathaniel was never pleased about it.
Even talking to male designers would piss him off.
Nevertheless, she had never expressed anger over such matters.
Nathaniel’s eyes widened in shock, and his expression grew cold.
How do I possibly fulfill such a condition?
He had made an effort to avoid having any women in his life, but it was unavoidable. Nevertheless, all of the interactions were routine and devoid of any emotion.
“Christina, please don’t be unreasonable.” Nathaniel’s voice turned cold.
Christina took in a sharp breath and frowned. She questioned, “You find this unreasonable? Then, why didn’t you find it unreasonable when you enforced this on me in the past?”
In an instant, silence befell them.
Nathaniel lifted his hand, trying to touch Christina, but she avoided it.
His outstretched hand froze in mid-air before he retracted it and left the room.
Before he left, he instructed to have more bodyguards guarding Scenic Garden Manor.
The next day, Christina noticed many unfamiliar faces in Scenic Garden Manor.
Previously, she could still see the entrance unguarded during shift changes, but now there were always people stationed there.
Leaving through the front door directly seemed impossible now.
Francis called her to tell her that he had made the arrangements.
He was going to get her out first before helping her go abroad.
“Christina, I have already taken a break from work. I’ll leave with you,” Francis said solemnly.
Christina felt a mix of emotions when she thought about being able to leave this place soon.
She paused momentarily before saying, “Scenic Garden Manor is filled with bodyguards now. It will be difficult for me to leave, especially since Nathaniel has refused any visitors from coming.”
When Julja heard of the news a few days ago, she called Christina, telling the latter she wanted to come
and see her.
However, she was stopped by Nathaniel at the entrance. She could only go back home in the end.
Francis thought about it for a while and replied, “Then, you have to find a way to leave so I can pick you up. If all else fails, I will force my way in. I’ll make sure you leave that place.” He sounded as if he was going to charge into the manor now,
Christina didn’t approve of his approach. “Forcing your way in is too dangerous and unrealistic. It will be harder for me to escape if he is alerted. Just wait for my message.”
After that, she ended the call.
She sat on the swing and leaned her head against the rope. The swing swayed slowly as she felt the evening breeze. She no longer felt any attachment toward anything in the vast mansion.
Perhaps she only liked the mansion before because of Nathaniel, but now that she no longer loved him, everything seemed boring.
Lately, she had been feeling rather drowsy. When she woke up, she found herself on the bed in the bedroom.
The room was dim, and the light accentuated the figure sitting by the bed.
Nathaniel’s eyes were closed as his hand supported his check.
He wasn’t in a deep slumber, so he instantly opened his eyes when he heard movement on the bed.
Nathaniel passed her two tickets for a fashion show. “Since I couldn’t make it to the last one, I won’t be late this time.”
Christina was taken aback when she saw they were tickets to the show of the renowned designer, Alice. She felt her eyes welling up with tears.
She took the two tickets and realized they were also front-row tickets. These tickets were not available for sale as they were reserved for distinguished guests.
Christina knew that Nathaniel had pulled some strings to obtain these tickets.
If it were before, she would probably have been touched. Yet, at the moment, all she could think about was using this opportunity to leave Scenic Garden Manor.
Christina lowered her head, her eyelashes hiding her emotionless eyes. “I thought you didn’t like this. If you don’t want to go, you don’t have to force yourself.”
“I like what you like. Rest well. I’ll go to the study to do some work.”
Nathaniel stood up and wanted to pat her head, but Christina avoided him like he was the plague.
His hand stilled for a moment. Then, he let out a soft sigh and walked out of the room.
Nathaniel didn’t intend to let them continue this conflict.
Therefore, he requested Alice to hold a fashion show. He selected the best seats to make up for what he had done previously.
He hoped to mediate their conflict, as Christina looked listless every day.
Although they were living in the same space, they were behaving as if they were strangers.
It was driving him nuts.
In the late hours of the night, Nathaniel walked out of the bathroom wearing a set of black silk pajamas.
Coupled with his strong physique, he looked especially tall and mysterious in his clothes.
As he lay beside Christina, they could feel each other’s hearts beating.
Nathaniel felt the warm and soft body in his embrace, giving him a sense of comfort.
The next morning, Nathaniel left for work.
At six in the evening, an unexpected guest appeared at Scenic Garden Manor.
Madison had come to grab some documents. She also knew Nathaniel had made plans to take Christina to a fashion show in the evening.
Did their conflict only go on for less than a month? Didn’t it end a little too soon? They’ve already patched things up and are going on a date now. I feel like a fool, causing such a big ruckus for nothing.
She was glad that she didn’t see Christina for the past month, but she didn’t expect her happiness to be so short-lived.
She couldn’t accept it.
In the bedroom, Christina took her passport from the safe in the closet. Before leaving, she checked all the necessary identification documents.
After confirming everything was in order, she pushed open the bedroom door.
At this moment, Madison walked out of the study with the documents and saw Christina, who was dressed
Christina was dressed in a pink dress. Her black hair was tied in twin braids, and her fair complexion gave off the impression of a princess from a fairy tale. She appeared detached because of the lack of a smile on her face. She resembled an angel lost in the mortal world.
The two exchanged glances, and Madison smiled.
From Christina’s perspective, Madison was trying to provoke her.
She couldn’t smile at a woman who slept with her husband.
It was all thanks to her remarkable self-restraint that she didn’t rush over to yank Madison’s hair.
Christina ignored her and turned to head downstairs.
“Christina, let’s talk,” Madison said as a devilish thought appeared in her mind.
Christina stopped in her tracks but didn’t turn to look at her.
“There’s nothing for us to talk about.”
Hatred flashed in Madison’s eyes as she walked over to Christina. “It’s better to clear up some things between us. After all, we’re going to be a family in the future.”
Christina turned around, confused. “What do you mean by that?”
The three of us have different last names, so what is this about being a family? Does she think she’s a female streamer who tells everyone this?