This area was newly developed, and there were very few pedestrians around. Not a single person could be seen within a ten-meter glance.
Getting someone to help was unlikely.
Despite the dilemma, Christina remained calm, her eyebrows slightly furrowing. “I can give you money, so please don’t hurt me.”
The man impatiently urged, “Stop wasting my time. Hurry up.”
The woman in front of him was half a head shorter than him and appeared frail, which gave him the courage to rob her.
Christina removed all the cash and jewelry from her person and handed them to him. “Here, take all of
“Give me your phone too,” the robber urged impatiently.
Her phone had a considerable amount of information, and losing it would be highly inconvenient. Christina hesitated for a moment before she reluctantly handed over the phone.
The robber took her belongings with a smile on his face. His eyes gleamed with delight as he examined the windfall in his hand and began counting them.
By the time he noticed a figure sprinting toward him from the side, it was already too late. He had already been struck by a swift kick from the approaching person.
The six-foot-tall man was sent hurtling through the air by the force of the kick. He tumbled and landed face-first on the ground, scraping his elbows in the process.
The robber cursed under his breath, rose from the ground and quickly rushed toward his attacker while brandishing a knife.
In the darkness, two towering figures engaged in a fierce fight. The man’s eyes were cold as he unleashed a series of precise punches, swiftly overpowering the robber.
By the time Christina regained her composure, she realized that the robber had already left her belongings behind and fled the scene.
She hurried over to thank the man, “Thank you, sir….
Their eyes locked momentarily, and in the next second, it felt as if the air itself had frozen in place. Christina felt as though her heart had been pierced, as a faint wave of pain radiated throughout her body.
Nathaniel! Why is he here? Is it merely a coincidence, or was he stalking me?
Nathaniel’s deep gaze bore into her with intensity, gripping her like a fierce beast sinking its teeth into her neck, leaving Christina struggling to catch her breath.
With swift agility, she snatched the phone from Nathaniel’s hand and swiftly turned, fleeing from the
Run faster. Don’t let him catch up….
Nonetheless, outrunning Nathaniel was an impossible task. In a matter of moments, he caught up with her, firmly grasped her arm, and forcefully dragged her into an empty alleyway.
“Let go of me… Mmph…
The sound of her struggle vanished into thin air as Christina’s thin lips were sealed shut.
Her hands were restrained, leaving no room for resistance.
Amid the nibbles and bites, her thin lips were soon wounded. The overpowering and deranged breath of the man filled her lungs.
From the moment they engaged in this duel, she was destined to be at a disadvantage and deemed the
After an indeterminate period. Nathaniel finally released her, his narrow and deep eyes bloodshot, resembling a giant beast on the verge of going berserk.
It was only after a long period of silence did he say, “Where are the children?”
Christina widened her eyes. He knows the existence of the children… Is he chasing me relentlessly for the sake of the children? But isn’t he with Madison right now? Why did he come here to torment me instead?
“What made you think I would give birth to your children? I terminated the pregnancy four years ago! Isn’t your body in good shape now? You can have a dozen children with other women. Let’s make a deal to never see each other again, all right!”
Nathaniel’s anger surged uncontrollably, his jaw clenched, and his furious gaze seemed capable of drilling a hole right through Christina.
He had been tirelessly searching for Christina’s whereabouts all these years, and as soon as he received the news, he swiftly rushed over here.
The moment he laid eyes on her, a surge of emotions awakened within him, rendering him unable to resist the urge to approach her.
He was willing to let go of everything that had transpired in the past, on the condition that Christina returned with him.
“No! Four years… That’s one thousand four hundred and sixty days. You need to repay what you owe me with the rest of your life!”
His voice reverberated in Christina’s ears like an angry incantation, leaving an indelible mark in her heart. It was as if a seed had been planted, taking root and growing incessantly from that moment onward.
Christina forced herself to calm down despite the immense mental stress. Her angry eyes darkened again, and she said coldly, “Let go of me, you have no right to do this.”
Given Nathaniel’s temperament, it was highly unlikely that he would let go of the person he had been searching for over the course of four years.
He bent down slightly and hoisted-Christina onto his shoulder. “Fine, I will release you if you come back with me and bear my child. Once the baby is born, I will set you free!”
Believing such words would be foolish.
Where do you want to take me? Let me go! Help…”
anicked, Christina screamed toward the deserted road, but her cries were met with silence in
Vill I be brought back after four years of running away? She couldn’t fathom accepting such a fate.
Christina glanced at the hotel located just across the road, where a few people were awaiting her return
f she vanished without a word, they would undoubtedly be concerned and worried about her.
The subsequent scene intensified the tension coursing through Christina’s entire body.
Nathaniel carried her while marching directly toward the hotel across the street. As they walked, he dialed Sebastian’s number. “Arrange a flight for tomorrow morning.”
“Yes, Mr. Hadley.”
Nathaniel ended the call and strode into the hotel with Christina still on his shoulders.
Despite depriving her of her freedom with force, he audaciously ventured into a crowded place.
Christina relentlessly struck his back, her entire body struggling to break free from his constraint. “Help! He kidnapped me! Please call the police…
The woman’s plea immediately captured the attention of those around her, and all eyes turned toward the
origin of the sound.
Among them, several tall men strode forward and positioned themselves in front of Nathaniel.
“Who is this lady to you? Why are you carrying her?”
Sir, since you look decent, you surely do not lack companionship. Forcing a woman against her will is illegal. I strongly advise you to release her immediately,” one of the men declared sternly.
Facing the questioning gaze of onlookers, Nathaniel remained composed and spoke with an affectionate tone. “Please don’t misunderstand. This is my wife.”
“You say she’s your wife? Do you not hear her cries for help? Let her go,” the passerby retorted.
Gradually, a crowd began to gather around Nathaniel, and the hall soon filled with people.
As the crowd grew, Christina sensed a glimmer of hope for escape. Thoughts of a potential escape route began to form in her mind.
On the other hand, Nathaniel remained calm and composed, a mischievous smile playing on his lips. He reached into the pocket of his windbreaker and retrieved two small books. “This is our wedding photo, officially stamped at City Hall. If you doubt my words, feel free to call the police and verify it yourself.”
The red stamp and the wedding photo provided undeniable evidence to support his claims.
The passerby remained skeptical and questioned, “If she is indeed your wife, why does she not want to go with you?”
Nathaniel chuckled and gently set Christina down, wrapping his arms around her. “She’s just throwing a tantrum. We’ve visited several tourist spots today, and she still doesn’t want to return. I’m exhausted, so I
decided to carry her back.”
The passerby, now convinced by Nathaniel’s explanation, smiled. “Ah. I see. Let’s give them some privacy.