Nathaniel pointed at the time on the screen and said coldly, “Rest.”
“I’ll rest later…”
“That’s what Mr. Hadley instructed.” Those words of his instantly shut Christina up and made her swallow all her excuses.
At the mention of Nathaniel’s name, Christina suddenly realized that they had not been in contact for a long time. The last conversation she had with Nathaniel was before boarding the plane.
Given Nathaniel’s temperament, it was impossible for him to not contact her at all.
Drowsiness overwhelmed her as soon as her mind stopped running. She could not be bothered to snatch. the tablet from the bodyguard. After all, she would never win.
As such, she puffed her cheeks and reluctantly stomped her way toward the bed like an angry little bunny.
Nathaniel didn’t follow her. He was a man, after all, so he should know to keep his distance.
After crawling onto bed, Christina took out her phone and sent a message to Nathaniel.
Are you asleep?
Just as she sent the message, a notification ringtone rang out in the quiet room.
The sound was faint, but she still heard it.
Why did Mr. Bodyguard receive a new message right after I sent the text? What a coincidence.
Right then, her phone buzzed, indicating that she had received a new message.
Nathaniel: No. I’ve been busy these past two days. It’s been so long already. Has everything been settled?
It’s been so long? Is it, though? Apart from the time I spent on the plane, barely thirty hours have passed since I reached.
Christina: No. Are you planning to acquire Yosef’s and my studio?
As soon as her message was sent out, another ping sounded in the quiet space.
Christina had always had good hearing since she was young, and she was especially sensitive toward tiny sounds.
Confused and suspicious, she quickly sat up from the bed, perking up her ears and zeroing in on the
Meanwhile, Nathaniel sent a response: Yes.
Christina’s heart skipped a beat as she recalled what Yosef had said at noon.
Did Nathaniel really coerce Yosef to sign by threatening to harm his parents?
She felt an indescribable sense of discomfort.
Nathaniel sent another text message: It’s a legitimate acquisition.
Christina felt at ease upon reading the message. Nathaniel had no reason to deliberately hide such matters from her. After all, the truth could not be kept under wraps forever.
Knowing very well that she hated being deceived, Nathaniel had no reason to get himself in trouble.
Christina paused for a moment and replied: There’s no need for an acquisition. I have already decided to withdraw.
She immediately heard another faint ping after sending the message.
Growing even more suspicious, she rushed out of the room and approached the couch in the spacious living room. The bodyguard’s blonde hair was especially eye-catching amidst the dark space, and the loose casual outfit he was wearing concealed his figure, only exposing his fair skin.
Lying on the couch, the bodyguard was sleeping under a blanket he had taken from his room. Even while sleeping, he did not remove his mask and sunglasses.
What a peculiar guy.
At this moment, Christina received another new message from Nathaniel.
It read: When are you coming back?
Christina thought for a moment and replied: The matter hasn’t been resolved yet, but it will be soon. Take good care of the kids at home.
She missed Lucas and Camila an awful lot.
Nathaniel responded: If you miss them, come back earlier. Forget about those trivial matters.
Those words of his reflected his arrogant character. What did he mean by trivial matters? So his matters are crucial, while others’ matters are insignificant?
Christina replied: Got it. Rest early.
As she put down her phone, her gaze lingered on the sleeping man.
The bodyguard’s phone did not ping again. Given how he was sleeping so peacefully, what happened earlier seemed like a mere coincidence.
Christina quietly returned to the room and locked the door before finally going to sleep.
She woke up very early the next morning. After freshening up and changing into a new set of clothes, she continued working.
The design drafts were almost complete but it would take a lot of effort to turn them into prototypes.
If she was doing it alone, she would have to work tirelessly for a month before the finished product could be completed.
After thinking about it for a while, Christina decided to call her former assistant, Ginny.
A designer with a lot of potential, Ginny was Christina’s assistant before she went overseas. Her cutting and sewing skills were good enough to have gained Christina’s approval.
Christina quickly called her and invited her to finish the outfits that would be showcased at the fashion show.
After hearing that, Ginny agreed without hesitation.
As soon as Christina finished breakfast, Nathaniel thoughtfully placed a cup of coffee next to her on the table.
These few days, she had already gotten used to having someone bring her meals and make her cups coffee while she was working.
Nathaniel was quiet. In order to avoid disturbing her, he would sit on the couch far away while she worked. He was rarely on his phone and would just sit silently most of the time.
Following the address Christina provided her, Ginny arrived at noon.
She gave Christina a big hug when she entered. “Christina, I thought you’ve left the world!”
Does she have to make it sound like I died?
Christina smiled awkwardly. Ginny, who was in her twenties, had picked up some Chanaean from Yosef. However, her vocabulary was still somewhat limited, and her usage of words was sometimes inappropriate.
“I really need your help. It’s quite urgent too. Do you understand?” Christina went straight to the point the moment Ginny entered.
“Don’t worry. After all, I am your most capable assistant.”
Ginny walked in and immediately noticed a tall and imposing figure.
“Wow, Christina! Is this your boyfriend?” Ginny checked the man out. Although he was dressed like a street thug, his aura surpassed that of ordinary people. Instead, he had a regal demeanor.
Christina’s ears turned red as she looked away bashfully. “No. He is the bodyguard I hired.”
Since the area wasn’t safe, Ginny didn’t think too much about it. But this bodyguard does look quite handsome.
Christina led Ginny to the office. “Let’s get to work quickly.”
Ginny, who was skillful, instantly figured out how to cut the fabric just by looking at the design drawings. After Christina finished sketching the remaining two designs, she and Ginny started cutting and sewing the fabric together.
The process was rather tedious. Even after working from noon to evening, the two of them only managed to complete a half-finished garment.
The needle suddenly snapped while Christina was focused on sewing some accessories onto a piece of Teather. Its broken tip hurtled toward her face, startling her and causing her to quickly dodge to the side.
However, she still felt a pang of pain in her face, which was pricked by the sharp needle.
When Christina returned to her senses, she saw Nathaniel striding toward her.
“Are you hurt?”
His slender fingers gently cradled her delicate and fair face, as if he was holding the most precious gem in the world. Although Christina could not see the bodyguard’s eyes behind the sunglasses, she could still feel his piercing gaze on her.
Her face instantly flushed red and her heart started pounding rapidly.
The aura he’s giving off… feels just like Nathaniel’s.
Nathaniel noticed the look of suspicion in Christina’s eyes and quickly released her. He reacted instinctively when he thought that she got injured.