Not long after the fire alarm went off, they heard a series of footsteps outside the room.
Startled, Christina immediately put on her clothes.
Just as she stood up, Nathaniel draped his suit over her thin shoulders.
Having extra clothing for protection was a good thing under such circumstances.
Christina was slightly moved. She was extremely reluctant to accept his kind act. However, thinking that someone was still waiting for her at home, she still took it.
When she was done wearing it, Nathaniel pulled her with him and went toward the door.
Those in the rooms had no idea what was going on. As soon as they opened the door, they ran out and headed toward the staircase in a fit of panic.
The corridor was packed with people. Nathaniel held Christina in his arms and followed the crowd to the backstairs.
Noises were everywhere. Someone anxiously increased their pace and cut the line, pushing away those at the side. Christina tripped and fell from Nathaniel’s embrace.
Somebody caught hold of Christina and pulled her into the crowd.
Before Nathaniel could take a clear look, the figure had gone away.
“Walk quickly! Don’t block the way!” urged the people behind him.
“Do you think you’re admiring the scenery here? Faster! We are running for our lives!”
Nathaniel tried his best to push the crowd away, but Christina was nowhere to be seen.
It seemed like she had vanished into the thin air.
“Christina, Christina!” His deep voice was unpleasantly piercing.
The people around only wanted to flee for their lives. They couldn’t be bothered about him.
Nathaniel took out his phone and called Sebastian. “Check the surveillance cameras. T want to know where Christina went!”
Earlier, Yosef had taken advantage of the chaotic situation and brought Christina to the room. That was why she managed to get away from the corridor in a hurry.
“Mommy!” Two adorable voices came through from the wardrobe.
“Mommy, why didn’t you come back yesterday?” The children’s cute and innocent faces were full of
“We’ve been waiting for you obediently in the room.”
Furrowing her brows, Christina held the two kids in her arms. Her heart was still thumping loudly.
Four years ago, she didn’t go for an abortion. Instead, she used her own savings to raise the children.
In order to avoid Nathaniel, she had been staying overseas and dared not return to the country.
This time, she had deliberately come back for the show. She thought of leaving with her children right after she was done with it. However, Nathaniel still found her.
“A fire has broken out! We need to get out immediately!”
Christina wanted to carry the children up to leave, but Yosef stopped her. “Christina, calm down. There’s no fire. I did that to save you from Nathaniel.”
Christina’s phone had a GPS tracker. It would be easier to find out where she was if her children wanted to look for her.
“Let’s wait until the crowd outside disperses before we leave.” Yosef already had a plan in mind.
“Mommy, you must not have eaten your breakfast. Your stomach is going to get uncomfortable because of
The cute little girl blinked her crystalline eyes while staring at Christina. Despite being angry, the little girl still looked so sweet and lovely.
Bending down her body, Christina met Camila Steele’s eyes and caressed her head. “Good girl, Camila.”
Lucas Steele, the elder brother, stood on the chair and gave Christina a bowl of oatmeal. “Mommy, you said that our health will be affected if we don’t eat our meals on time. Taking care of Camila alone is enough for me. Please don’t add yourself to the list.”
Looking at how sensible Lucas was, Christina couldn’t help but feel sorry for him. Stroking his head gently, she said, “Thanks, Luke. I’ll eat now, okay?”
“Be careful. It’s hot. Let me cool it down for you.”
“I want to blow on it too.”
Just like that, the two lovely children blew on the oatmeal in front of her.
Christina felt warm.
Under the children’s gazes, she finished up the oatmeal quickly.
“We should plan our way out.” Yosef walked over with a gentle gaze. “It’s dangerous for you to leave with the children now. If Nathaniel sees you, he’s going to find out about them. So you need to take a different
Christina agreed with him. She had kept the children hidden for a long time because she didn’t want Nathaniel to know. If they were exposed, all her previous efforts would be in vain.
Yosef had downloaded a copy of the hotel’s escape route on his phone in advance. “Later, you’ll be taking the A route to leave. The children and I will use the elevator. Then we’ll meet up at the airport.”
“All right. Please take care of them for me.” Christina’s eyes were filled with gratitude.
At that moment, she felt that Yosef’s presence was like a glimmer of hope to her.
Soon, everything was ready. “Be obedient and listen to Mr. Gunther, okay? Don’t run around,” Christina said to the children before leaving.
“Don’t worry. Mommy. We will be good.” The cute children winked their eyes at Yosef playfully.
When they were abroad, Yosef would always help Christina to take care of the children if she was busy. Hence, Lucas and Camila trusted him a lot..
When the crowd in the corridor had dispersed, Christina disguised herself by putting on sunglasses and tying her hair up in a bun. Then she walked out of the room.
She couldn’t help trembling in fear as she walked. Bodyguards were looking for her everywhere in the hotel. Fortunately, they didn’t know Christina, and they only had a photo to refer to. Hence, they weren’t able to recognize her after she disguised herself.
After getting into the taxi, Christina let out a silent sigh of relief when she looked in the rearview mirror and saw that the hotel was getting farther away from her.
Since she could get out successfully, her children should be fine too. What she needed to do next was to wait for them at the airport.
Meanwhile, the two children looked cool and adorable with the sunglasses on.
“Lucas, Camila, are you ready?” Yosef pulled a large suitcase with the two children sitting on top.
“Mr. Gunther, let’s go!”
After checking out of the hotel, the three of them headed directly to the airport.
They would be able to meet up with Christina once they boarded the plane.
“Lucas, Camila, wait for me in the lounge, okay? I need to go and check ourselves in.” Yosef said.
Taking the necessary documents and tickets, Yosef went out hurriedly.
“Lucas, who is the bad guy? Why does that person want to catch Mommy?” Camila asked curiously.
Lucas pouted with his eyes filled with anger. “He must be a devil! Not only does he want to catch Mommy. but he also wants to catch us! Humph!”
If I meet him, I’m going to teach him a lesson!
Right then, they heard a harsh voice outside. “Quick! Check every lounge. Inform Mr. Hadley right away if you find the woman with the name of Christina!”
Lucas immediately jumped down from the couch. “Camila, the devil has called someone to catch. Mommy. We need to run!”
“But Mr. Gunther told us to wait for him in the lounge.”
Lucas pulled Camila down from the couch. With the bags on their backs, they hurriedly ran away. “It’s going to be more troublesome if they find us!”