Oblivious to his gaze, Christina took Camila over from him and made her way into the house.
She then went into deep thought when she saw the kids sleeping soundly.
The kids and I have been roaming around for far too long. It’s time for us to settle down.
Nathaniel’s tall figure could be seen standing in the corridor when she stepped out of the kids’ bedroom. The white light hanging above him gave him a cool look as it highlighted his masculine features.
My goodness… He looks amazing from every angle! I bet countless women would willingly throw themselves at a perfect man like him!
With that in mind, Christina made her way over and asked with an emotionless look on her face, “Why are you still here?”
If there was one thing Nathaniel feared the most, it was her being cold toward him.
He then walked up to her and wrapped an arm around her slender waist, forcing her to make
Christina narrowed her eyes. “What’s the matter? Are you trying to force yourself on me again?”
Nathaniel lifted her chin with his other hand and leaned in close. Their noses were almost touching each other, and she could feel the warmth of his fingertips on her bare skin.
“You need to bring the kids over to the kindergarten tomorrow morning, so you should get some rest,” he said while staring intensely into Christina’s eyes.
The next thing she knew, Nathaniel had let go of her and went downstairs.
The golden rays of the morning sun shone through the bedroom window and filled it with a warm glow.
Christina had adopted a habit of getting up early in the morning.
She was watching the news in the study when Sebastian knocked on the door and said, “I’m here to retrieve the documents, Mrs. Hadley.”
“Okay,” Christina replied with a nod.
While searching the cabinet for the documents, Sebastian accidentally knocked some over, causing them
to scatter all over the floor.
“I’ll clean it up later,” he said with an awkward smile.
Christina didn’t give it much thought and decided to help him pick them up. She froze when her gaze fell upon the stack of plane tickets and train tickets that Nathaniel had bought while searching for her in every
She couldn’t bring herself to imagine a man like Nathaniel showing up at crowded train stations.
Having found the documents he had come for, Sebastian was about to start cleaning up the mess when he noticed the tickets in Christina’s hands. “These are proof that Mr. Hadley had been searching for you. Whenever he received information on your whereabouts, he would insist on searching that area for you in person. Sometimes, he would get so impatient that he’d buy tickets at the last minute and rush there
overnight. The ones you are holding in your hands are only a part of his journey.”
At that very moment, Christina felt as though the tickets in her hands weighed a ton, and her eyes started tearing up all of a sudden. She was so shocked that she just stood there like a statue for what seemed like forever.
She didn’t even realize when Sebastian left the study.
It wasn’t until her legs began to hurt from the prolonged standing that she snapped out of her dazed state. That was when she realized her heart was starting to waver.
Nathaniel went back to Scenic Garden Manor as soon as he was done with work at the office.
“Christina, I’ve already contacted the kindergarten. We’ll bring the kids over and have a look at the place today. We’ll only proceed with the enrolment if you’re okay with it.”
Christina simply stood there in silence after hearing that.
Nathaniel panicked when he got no response from her. “What’s the matter, Christina?”
I don’t know what she’s thinking about unless she tells me!
Nathaniel reached out to pat her on the shoulder, but she brushed his hand aside and said, “It’s nothing. Let’s go.”
The kindergarten that Nathaniel had chosen was the best one in the city. Its school fees alone cost up to fifty thousand per semester.
It was obvious that a lot of effort had been put into the design and renovation of the kindergarten. The sinks in the restrooms were made of marble, and professional instructors could be seen teaching their respective classes inside the art studios and dance studios.
“It’s too expensive,” Christina commented the moment she heard about the price.
“My children shall receive nothing but the best. Of course, they are the ones who will decide if we enroll them here,” Nathaniel said.
The kindergarten teacher had just returned after taking Lucas and Camila on a tour.
“Do you two like this kindergarten?” Nathaniel asked while picking them up.
“They even have a programming class here! I love it!” Lucas exclaimed with a smile.
“Would you two like to come to school here?” Nathaniel asked.
The two kids nodded in satisfaction. “Yes!”
Nathaniel then motioned for Sebastian to take care of the enrolment procedure.
“You two can start coming to school here tomorrow,” he said while carrying the kids out the front gate. You’re the best, big gray wolf?” Lucas exclaimed excitedly, only to cover his mouth when he realized he
had said something he shouldn’t.
“Shouldn’t you be calling him ‘Daddy?” Camila asked with a wink.
Nathaniel simply stared at them without saying a word. He didn’t want to pressure them into calling him “Daddy.” It wouldn’t mean anything if they didn’t acknowledge me from the bottom of their hearts.
Lucas couldn’t bring himself to call Nathaniel “Daddy” just yet.
Instead of forcing him, Nathaniel simply gave him a pat on the head and said, “Come on, let’s Christina contacted Yosef as soon as she returned to the study.
“Christina, are you all right?” He hadn’t been able to contact her ever since they went their separate ways.
The bruise on the corner of his forehead had yet to heal completely, and his handsome face looked somewhat pale.
Christina’s eyes were filled with guilt as she said apologetically, “I’m fine, and I’m sorry about your wound. You only got injured because of me…”
Yosef had helped her a lot over the years, but she didn’t contact him after returning to her country for fear of angering Nathaniel.
“I’m fine! It felt quite satisfying to punch him a few times, so it’s all good!” Yosef replied jokingly. He was not bothered by their conflict at all.
Christina felt a lot more relieved after hearing that. “I probably won’t be able to head back anytime soon, so you guys will have to take care of things at the studio.”
Two years ago, Christina, Yosef, and a Ferropenian friend of theirs set up a studio that mainly focused on haute couture products.
As Yosef was the most popular among the three, Christina would often assist him whenever she was free..
“Don’t worry about it. You don’t have a lot of work on your hands anyway, so just think of it as going on a long vacation or something.”
“Christina, I can help you out anytime if you feel like leaving…”
That was the last thing Yosef said to her during that conversation of theirs. Christina hung up without giving him a reply.
Nathaniel had recently been coming home on time every day.
He would have dinner at Scenic Garden Manor and visit Christina in the study afterward.
Christina looked incredibly beautiful with the golden rays of the evening sun shining on her.
She had her head held low, which revealed the fair skin on her nape. No one would ever have guessed that she was a mother of two.
Nathaniel walked up to her and got her attention by waving a document in her face.