“Mr. Hadley ordered me to keep you safe.”
Christina paused upon hearing that.
So he was worried about failing to comply with Nathaniel’s order? He’s so devoted to his job. No wonder Nathaniel doesn’t even bother giving me a call. Mr. Bodyguard is probably reporting my whereabouts to him at all times.
“Christina, it’s time for dinner,” Ginny piped up, stretching her body. As she rotated her waist, her bones
Christina looked out of the window and noticed the night had fallen.
Ferropenians usually had dinner at a later time, so now was the perfect time to eat.
“Shall we eat at the hotel’s restaurant downstairs?” she inquired.
If Ginny weren’t around, Christina would probably be too lazy to even walk out of the room.
However, Ginny opposed, “What’s there to eat at the hotel restaurant? Let me bring you to a restaurant nearby. I’ll treat you.”
Despite Christina’s objection to Ginny’s offer to treat her, the latter took her by the arm and pulled her out of the room.
Nathaniel followed closely, his gaze focused on Christina.
After filling their stomachs with a hearty dinner, Ginny suggested walking back to the hotel.
The restaurant was only two streets away from the hotel, making it perfect for a postprandial stroll.
At almost ten in the evening, the streets were practially empry.
It was much colder at night. While Christina was walking, she suddenly felt a jacket being draped over her shoulders. The warm scent of sandalwood immediately enveloped her, chasing the cold away.
Christina tucked her neck slightly as her glistening eyes lit up with delight. “Thank you.”
In response, her bodyguard simply let out a hum of acknowledgment.
When they reached an intersection, they came across a gang of riders who were speaking a language Christina couldn’t understand.
One of them passed by Christina and threw her a few lewd remarks, to which Ginny immediately responded with harsh words.
Unexpectedly, her statement angered them.
After driving past, the thugs turned around and began encircling the trio.
Christina instinctively reached out for Ginny’s hand and persuaded, “That’s enough.”
She could tell at first glance that these men were no righteous characters.
The thugs with colorful hair and tattooed bodies dismounted their motorcycles and set their eyes on the
They continued to provoke the trio verbally, while Ginny stepped forward and cursed them in return, yelling at them to get lost.
However, the thugs did not take her seriously. Without further ado, the man who seemed to be their leader grabbed Ginny by the collar.
His ferocious expression intimidated Christina, who hurriedly called out, “Mr. Bodyguard, help her!”
With a calm countenance, Nathaniel shielded Christina behind him. “Don’t go anywhere.”
Then, he stepped toward Ginny before throwing out a punch from behind the woman.
Ginny could clearly hear his fist slicing through the air. The next moment, the man holding Ginny by the collar yelped in pain and collapsed to the ground, unable to move.
At the sight of their companion being hit, the other men were vexed.
They cursed loudly and charged toward Nathaniel.
“Mr. Bodyguard, be careful!”
Christina’s body was taut with nervousness as she glanced at her bodyguard worriedly. Although he looked quite burly, she wasn’t sure if he could handle so many men at once.
Nathaniel was a strong fighter. As the heir to Hadley Corporation, he had learned to fight since he was young; this was a fact unknown to the outsiders.
In no time, the last man was beaten to the ground.
Ginny turned into a total fangirl after witnessing the scene. She exclaimed, “Christina, your bodyguard is incredible!”
Under the street lamp, his tall and muscular figure looked extremely mysterious.
Christina walked over and gave him the once–over. “Are you hurt anywhere?” she asked with concern.
Nathaniel shook his head, his eyes also scanning her. “Let’s go.”
What had just happened shocked Christina a little. She was surprised that the man could defeat six men on his own, but then again, he was the Hadley family’s best bodyguard.
On their way back, Ginny couldn’t stop giving him heart eyes. His slender and agile figure earlier kept flashing in her mind, making her heart race.
Upon arriving at the hotel, Nathaniel went straight into his room.
Ginny, on the other hand, grabbed Christina’s arm and asked, “Does your bodyguard have a girlfriend?”
Christina narrowed her eyes at that. “I don’t think so.”
From what she knew, the Hadley family had strict requirements for their bodyguards. They had to train even during their breaks to maintain physical fitness.
“That’s great,” Ginny chirped, her admiration for Nathaniel growing.
Christina nudged Ginny and asked tentatively, “Have you fallen for him? He might return to the countr
With a bashful smile, Ginny replied, “So what? I’d be happy enough to spend one night with him.”
Christina shrugged, expressing her nonchalance.
She returned to her seat and got on with work, but Ginny approached her again. “The scene earlier was straight out of a movie. I just can’t help falling for him!”
Her words evoked a giggle out of Christina. “Please finish your work before you fantasize about him,” the latter quipped.
Christina then lowered her head and went back to work, while Ginny joined her. They worked together for two hours until midnight when Christina asked Ginny to go ahead and rest and return the next morning.
With that, Ginny put down her work and headed back to her room.
Meanwhile, the whirring of the sewing machine continued to echo around the quiet room. After taking a shower and changing into a fresh set of clothes, Nathaniel walked into the room.
He prepared a glass of hot milk at the bar and brought it to Christina before pointing at the time on the tablet.
Even though he said nothing, Christina knew he was urging her to sleep.
“I still have a lot of things to do today. I can’t push this back any longer,” she explained. Pulling an all- nighter was a normal part of a designer’s life.
The last time her studio received a big order, she even lost track of time and fainted from exhaustion.
Nathaniel couldn’t help furrowing his brows. She’s not listening again.
He cleared his throat and began, “Mr. Hadley ordered that you-
“If you say another word, I’ll kick you out,” warned Christina while shooting him a glare.
She found the bodyguard even more annoying to be with, compared to Nathaniel.
They stared at each other in silence for a few seconds. Then, Christina lowered her head and continued to sew the fabric in her hands, determined to complete the work that night.
The sewing machine only ran two rounds when it suddenly stopped working.
Just as Christina thought it had broken down, she raised her head, only to see that the machine’s plug had fallen into the man’s hand.
“W–What are you doing?” Christina was so infuriated she could barely speak.
She knew that the bodyguard was authorized by Nathaniel to do all this. Despite the fact that they were oceans apart, Nathaniel managed to hold control over her and made sure she ate and slept on time. It was truly impressive of him.
With a smug expression, Nathaniel raised the plug in his hand and stated, “Go to rest.”
One thing that irritated Christina the most was when someone disrupted her during work.
She leaped up from her seat and zoomed over to the man, her cheeks puffing out in anger. “Hand me the plug,” she demanded.