Madison smiled and said calmly, “We will be taking care of Nathaniel together in the future, so I wanted to talk to prevent any conflicts.”
Christina’s expression darkened as if she had heard something incredibly absurd.
Madison continued. “The photo you saw on Jewel’s phone was real. Nathaniel and I are in a relationship, but he won’t ask for a divorce from you since he cherishes the time you had spent with him before. I don’t mind it, either. In the future, I’ll take care of Nathaniel in the company, and after work, he will be with you in Scenic Garden Manor. I don’t mind who gets to spend more time with Nathaniel. I just hope we can live harmoniously together.”
With that, she extended her hand warmly.
Anyone not in the know would have thought she was making an important business deal.
Christina was utterly disgusted by Madison’s enthusiasm.
She felt as if she had fallen into a snake pit, and Madison’s gaze was like fangs, ready to sink into her defenseless skin.
Although she saw the photo that day, she still held a glimmer of hope that things weren’t as they seemed. However, she couldn’t think of any excuses for Nathaniel now.
The truth was a nightmare to her.
Christina swatted Madison’s hand away and bellowed, “Even if you are willing, I still find it disgusting! Go and find other women to share a husband with you. Get lost!”
Madison was pushed to the ground, and she was shocked by Christina’s strength.
However, satisfaction welled in her heart when she saw Christina’s enraged demeanor. It seemed she believed in Madison’s words.
She got up and said, “With your temper, Nathaniel probably won’t be able to stand you for more than two days. It’s no wonder he has been staying over at my place recently. I advise you to put on a smile. It’s not like Nathaniel needs you!”
With that, she rolled her eyes and left in a hurry with her documents.
Every word of Madison’s was like a dagger cutting into Christina’s heart.
She felt like crying as anger and sadness flooded her, but she tried to stop herself from shedding tears.
When Madison finally disappeared from her line of sight, Christina fell to the ground.
She sobbed silently. After some time, a housekeeper who came upstairs to clean was startled by her distraught appearance.
At this moment, the driver walked in.
“Mrs. Hadley, Mr. Hadley asked me to pick you up.”
Christina snapped out of her daze and realized her face was covered in tears. She asked the housekeeper to bring a wet towel for her to wipe her face.
“Mrs. Hadley, you look unwell. Why don’t you stay at home and rest for a while?”
No, I have to go.
Christina had never had such a strong urge to leave Scenic Garden Manor.
She stood up with great effort and shook her head. “No need.”
With that, she headed downstairs.
At the entrance of the fashion show, colorful lights and lively music filled the venue. People entered the place one after another, posing in front of the prominent logo for photos.
Christina was the first to arrive.
Without the bodyguards beside her and Nathaniel’s overwhelming presence, Christina finally felt a sense
She took out her phone and messaged Francis, sending him her location.
Nathaniel got out of the car. He was wearing the suit Christina had customized for him. He had kept the suit in his closet all this time and wore it specifically for this day.
“I have an urgent meeting today, so I arrived late. Sorry!
Nathaniel’s voice rang out from beside her. She opened her eyes and hummed in respon
“Let’s go in.”
The two showed their tickets and took their seats in the front row of the show.
“This is one of your favorite designers. You said her style leans toward being spirited, which was similar to your style.” Nathaniel spoke softly beside her.
Christina was surprised that he remembered something she casually mentioned.
Alas, this no longer meant anything to her.
Christina hummed in acknowledgment and didn’t continue the conversation.
Right then, the music started playing, and the models walked out from backstage, moving toward the front with each step synchronized with the rhythm.
Christina wasn’t paying much attention to the show.
She gripped her phone tightly as thoughts flooded her mind.
A fashion show usually lasted no more than twenty minutes, so she was worried that there wouldn’t be enough time for Francis’ arrangements.
“Why aren’t you watching? Do you feel ill?”
Nathaniel noticed Christina was distracted. Her gaze was distant and unfocused.
“I-It’s nothing.” Just as Christina was about to say something else, her phone vibrated. Francis had replied.
She didn’t rush to check it and instead raised her head to scrutinize the outfits worn by the models.
Her focused gaze wasn’t on the designs, as her mind was racing with ideas on how she could leave without. being noticed later.
When Nathaniel wasn’t paying attention to her anymore after two models passed them, Christina opened her phone to read the message.
The text message wrote: Restroom.
Christina quickly glanced at it and deleted the message.
As the fashion show neared its end, Christina gathered her courage and leaned toward Nathaniel.
Her faint fragrance wafted into his nose, instantly capturing Nathaniel’s attention.
Christina whispered in his ear. “I want to go to the restroom.”
“Sure.” Nathaniel raised his hand and wrapped it around her waist. He couldn’t help but plant a kiss on her face. “I’ll go with you.”
As Christina couldn’t come up with a reason to refuse, she responded, “Okay.”
She could only go with the flow.
When the two arrived at the entrance of the women’s restroom, Nathaniel stopped following her.
Christina walked in and noticed there was no one.
At that moment, Francis emerged from behind the door. He was in disguise from head to toe, making it impossible to see his features. Also, his eyes were adorned with thick and alluring makeup.
It was difficult to differentiate his gender from his makeup.
“Nathaniel is right outside. We can’t go out,” Christina uttered anxiously.
Francis smiled devilishly. “Who says we are leaving through the door?”
Then, he pointed at the window.
The window was wide open, about sixty centimeters in width. Christina’s figure was tiny, so it would be easy for her to crawl out of it.
“Don’t hesitate. Let’s go.”
Francis grabbed her hand and dragged her toward the window.
Christina had made up her mind. She had come this far, and she refused to back down now.
Nathaniel waited at the door for a while. Soon, the fashion show ended.
Women who wanted to enter the restroom saw a handsome man standing at the door and felt too embarrassed to pass by.
Nathaniel walked toward them and asked one of them, “My wife has been inside for a long time, and I’m worried something might have happened to her. Could you go in and help me take a look?”
The woman felt like she had hit the jackpot and agreed, “Of course. I’ll go in and check right away.”