“What are you getting at? Do you not trust me?” Christina froze momentarily. I’m already leaving the children behind at Scenic Garden Manor, so it proves I have no choice but to leave for a while. If I were to leave and not return, I would bring the children with me.
Nathaniel’s eyes shone with determination when he answered, “It’s not that I don’t trust you. I’m just worried about you… Also, I want to help you.”
Christina stared at him dubiously.
Nathaniel was worried about her, but that was only one of the reasons he was refusing to let her leave. The other reason was that he couldn’t trust Francis or Yosef.
“I don’t need you to worry about me. If you want to help, please help me look after Camila and Lucas while I’m away” Christina wanted to leave with her luggage in her grip.
However, the man before her wouldn’t budge.
Christina then bit her lip lightly and grumbled. “If you stop me, you’ll only remind me of the time when you kept me in Scenic Garden Manor against my will! Do you want me to recall how domineering, ruthless, and annoying you were?”
Christina’s words were as sharp as daggers.
Although they had already cleared up most of the misunderstandings between them, Christina was still brooding over the things he did to her back then.
Nathaniel knew Christina was angry, but he was worried about letting her travel abroad on her own.
After mulling over it for a while, he said. “You can go, but you must let me assign you a bodyguard to keep you safe. He won’t stop you from doing anything. His only job is to protect you.”
Is he really sending someone to monitor me? Christina wasn’t pleased.
Before Christina could utter a word in response, Nathaniel said authoritatively. “If you don’t let me do that, I won’t let you leave.”
Christina checked the time and noticed that she was late by almost half an hour. Since she couldn’t convince him otherwise, she had to give in.
“Fine. I need to leave now,” Christina responded. Well, I guess it’s good to have someone protecting me. After all, dangerous situations might arise when I’m abroad.
“I’ll get the driver to send you to the airport and arrange a private plane for you,” he said.
Christina was in contact with Yosef when she was at the airport.
Apparently, plenty of imitation model products were found in their studio. Since they were making. high- end commissions for their clients, they had all signed non-disclosure contracts.
Hence, the appearance of imitations could be considered as them breaching the contracts. If that were the case, they would be forced to compensate their clients.
Due to the enormous amount of money involved, the studio could be forced to go belly up.
Suddenly, a deep and magnetic voice of a man rang out. “The plane is ready, Ms. Steele.”
Christina lifted her gaze and saw a tall man standing before her.
The man was wearing black casual clothes, a mask, and a pair of sunglasses. He was almost all covered up and had short yellow hair.
“A-Are you the bodyguard Nathaniel sent to protect me?” Christina queried.
The man nodded slightly. “Yes. Is there a problem?”
Christina had seen most of Nathaniel’s bodyguards, but she had never seen one looking as eccentric as the man before her eyes. Is there some kind of mistake?
Upon noticing the dubious look on Christina’s face, the man whipped out his employee ID and gave it to her. “This is my employee ID. If you don’t trust me, feel free to call Mr. Hadley.”
Even though the man was wearing a pair of sunglasses, Christina could still sense his sharp gaze.
Nevertheless, she took the employee ID from him, and it read: Yael Grealish.
While standing before the man, Christina texted Nathaniel for confirmation.
Soon, she received a text saying that the man before her was the most experienced bodyguard Nathaniel
Christina heaved a sigh of relief after receiving the confirmation.
“Let’s go,” she said.
The man hummed in acknowledgment, took her luggage, and followed her onto the plane.
Upon arriving in the cabin, Christina sat in the single seat in the front row while the bodyguard sat behind her.
Christina checked the texts she had received on her phone and noticed that Yosef had sent her a series of
In response, she comforted him in her replies. Yosef has never been an emotional man, but judging from the texts he sent me, he seems to be preparing himself for the worst. He invested so much of his effort in this studio. If something like this were to destroy the studio for good, it would be such a pity.
“Have a glass of milk, Mrs. Hadley.”
The magnetic voice rang out again. Stunned, Christina turned around to see a glass of hot milk being served to her.
Christina took the glass of milk from the man and sipped it. This bodyguard has a strong aura. Although he’s all covered up. I can still feel the intense aura he’s eruding. The only person I know that has this kind of aura is Nathaniel.
Despite having that thought in her mind, she couldn’t help but strongly resist the possibility of Nathaniel being the bodyguard when she glanced at him and saw his yellow-colored hair. Nathaniel would never dye his hair yellow. It would be absurd if he did.
“Mr. Bodyguard, I’ve never seen you before. Do you normally not work?” Christina asked tentatively.
The man stiffened at those words, but the pair of sunglasses he was wearing successfully concealed the panic in his eyes. “Yes, I only work when I’m required to protect people who are important.”
Christina had heard about how the top bodyguards would be away on sabbatical unless their services were required.
Convinced, Christina gave the empty glass to the man. “I’m taking a nap. Don’t come near me unless I tell you to she ordered. Mr. Bodyguard’s qura is as intimidating as Nathaniel’s
The man hummed in response and stepped away with the empty glass in his hand.
Under the dim lighting in the cabin. Christina dozed off in no time.
The air-conditioning was rather strong in the cabin, but she was merely wearing a thin knitted jacket.
Seeing that, the man took out a blanket and put it over her.
Afterward, he removed his sunglasses to reveal his sharp. dark eyes. The bodyguard was none other than Nathaniel himself.
Under the dim lighting, everything, apart from the yellow hair, was still the same as how Nathaniel would normally look. Needless to say, his expression was also void of any emotions,
Nathaniel knew Christina would never allow him to tag along, but he thought no one could protect her as well as he could. Hence, he came up with the idea of disguising himself as a bodyguard. He even went the extra mile to dye his hair yellow, which was the color he hated the most.
A while later, he put his sunglasses back on, sat next to Christina, and silently watched her sleep.
By the time Christina woke up, the plane had already come to a halt.
Only then did she notice that she was sleeping under a blanket. No wonder I felt so warm.
The second she rose to her feet, the bodyguard approached her with a woolen coat and put it over her shoulders. “It’s cold outside.”
An inexplicable feeling rose within Christina when she sensed the bodyguard’s care for her.
With the wool coat on, Christina stepped out of the cabin. A gust of chilly wind swept past, but she didn’t feel cold at all.
“Christina!” Yosef quickly walked up to her when he saw her in the arrival hall.
Like a pair of old friends meeting each other after a long time, they were very concerned about each other.
Yosef then reached out his arms, intending to pull Christina into a hug.