The woman entered the restroom and immediately came back out. “There’s no one in there. Maybe she already left, but you didn’t notice.”
Nathaniel’s expression immediately darkened.
The restroom’s empty? Oh no!
He strode past her and entered the restroom to find that it was indeed empty.
He raised his head and saw that half of the window had been taken apart.
A chilly breeze blew through the window, yet it was like a spark that ignited Nathaniel’s rage.
His temples throbbed as a sense of foreboding rose within him.
He dashed out of the restroom, called Sebastian, and ordered the security guards to seal off all exit points and search for Christina.
At least several hundred people had come to attend the fashion show, so it was rather difficult to look for
Nathaniel looked through the surveillance footage in the security office. Christina had not left his side from the moment they entered and only disappeared after going to the restroom.
When he recalled how cold she had been to him the past several days, he realized that she wasn’t angry at him but had given up on him.
That was the moment he was certain that Christina had run away.
This was not done on a whim but planned in advance.
Nathaniel punched the wall angrily. A reddish dent in the shape of a fist was left in the wall as flakes of paint fell off.
“Deploy every single personnel. I don’t care what method you use as long as you get Christina back!”
Just as he was feeling lost and frustrated, Madison informed him that the company was in trouble. It was as if God didn’t want him to find Christina.
The company had spent a long time establishing a new brand. They had planned on releasing it in the later half of the year, but the information got leaked somehow.
In fact, everything related to the project was circulating on the internet.
The team had spent countless days and lots of effort researching and compiling information for this project. Now that it had been exposed on the internet, it gave the company’s competitors a huge advantage.
Moreover, such details were considered the company’s classified information. No ordinary person should be able to get their hands on it.
The shareholders immediately rushed down to the company, demanding an answer from Nathaniel.
They put all the blame on him and even used Charlie’s name to attack him.
“Mr. Charlie Hadley never allowed such a rookie mistake to happen when he was in charge.”
“You must deal with this situation right away. If there is a huge fluctuation in the stock price, it will result in losses for the company.”
For an emergency to happen at the company at a time like this was clearly a premeditated attack on Nathaniel.
Who on earth had the power to steal the company’s classified information?
Quelling the chaos was the most important task at hand. After that, Nathaniel was going to find the mastermind and skin him alive.
The best and only solution was to bring forward the plan and release the new brand as soon as possible.
Even if their competitors got hold of the project’s information, they wouldn’t be able to get everything ready right away.
For the next month, Nathaniel completely immersed himself in working on the project and released the
brand ahead of time.
He managed to keep the damage under control.
The silver lining from all this was that Hadley Corporation had received a huge amount of free marketing due to the leak.
Nathaniel did everything he could to save the company from this crisis. After a month of hard work, he finally returned to Scenic Garden Manor.
Hearing the sound of a car driving in, Raymond quickly went out to greet him. The usually confident and energetic Nathaniel was now a cold and dispirited man who had visibly lost a lot of weight.
Ever since Nathaniel and Christina had left the house together that night, they never returned.
Raymond heard from one of the bodyguards that Christina had run away.
He didn’t dare to ask Nathaniel a single question about it for fear of agitating him.
“Mr. Hadley, you haven’t gotten any proper rest recently. I’ll get the kitchen to prepare dinner for you.”
Nathaniel gave a soft hum of acknowledgment and went upstairs.
The bedroom was kept tidy, and the décor had not been changed. The only thing the was missing was Christina’s bubbly energy. Now that it was gone, the room felt cold.
His busy month had helped him temporarily forget about her.
But now that everything had calmed down, the pain he had locked away burst forth. It felt like daggers were piercing his heart.
Nathaniel dejectedly sat on the rug with his back against the wall. His deep and dark eyes had no light in them.
Suddenly, he noticed something shiny under the couch. It was the tin box that Christina wanted to show him on the day they had argued.
However, he had been so enraged at the time that he wasn’t in the mood to listen to her.
He walked over and reached under the couch to take the box out.
There was a latch on the front of the tin box. Knitting his eyebrows, he lifted it carefully, and the cover opened.
In it was a folded piece of paper.
For some reason. Nathaniel’s heart started aching. He fished the piece of paper out of the box and opened it to see that it was an ultrasound report. It indicated that Christina was ten weeks pregnant with twins.
He recalled how she had gazed at him expectantly with the box in her hands as she was about to tell him. the good news.
He inhaled sharply as his shoulders started to shake,
I can’t even imagine how Christina felt when I locked her up and was so distrustful of her. It’s no wonder she wanted
After a long time, Nathaniel finally gathered his thoughts and pulled out his phone to call Sebastian. “I don’t care how you do it or where Christina has gone. You must find her!”
Four years had gone by in the blink of an eye.
Lightspring was a city where tourism drove its economy.
In recent years, many investors put their money into the city’s businesses, and the area’s economy improved.
There was a lavender field and a red windmill in the south of the city. The two rows of seats there were filled with people.
Staff members bustled about the two-meter runway.
Several cameras were set up below the stage and angled to capture the upcoming show.
“Okay, everything’s in order. Start the music and send the models to the stage!”
The tall models strutted down the runway wearing the new designs for the spring season. Each outfit had its own unique and distinctive features.
Christina was wearing an orange suit jacket that cinched at the waist and a plaid skirt of the same color. Her hair fell in waves behind her shoulders, and her bare skin was practically glowing. She looked like the epitome of a fashionista.
This was the tenth fashion show she had organized after establishing her brand.
She paid special attention to all the details of every show and ensured that every product was exactly as she had intended it to be.
Night fell, and the fashion show was a success.
After wrapping up the show, her colleagues invited Christina to go out, but she turned them down and went back to the hotel.
When the taxi she had called reached the downtown area, the driver informed her that he couldn’t turn around at the hotel’s entrance, so she had to get off and walk.
Christina paid him and got out of the car. As she walked down the street, she pulled out her phone and checked her messages.
All of a sudden, a man, who smelled strongly of alcohol, blocked her way and pressed a knife against her.
“Don’t move. Give me all your money.”