Ginny seemed stumped. “But Mr. Bodyguard keeps following you. I don’t have a chance to be alone with him.”
Christina understood what she meant. “When he comes back later, tell him I’ve returned to the hotel.”
Ginny perked up and said gratefully. “Thank you, Christina. You’re indeed my best friend!”
Christina chuckled softly but didn’t say anything else. She packed up her stuff and left the bar.
A short while later. Nathaniel ended his call and returned to the bar.
Ginny threw herself into his arms and clung to him like glue. “Mr. Bodyguard, I really like you…”
Nathaniel frowned and pushed her away. Is she drunk?
He looked around the area, but Christina was nowhere to be seen.
“Where is Christina?” His voice had turned cold in rage.
Ginny’s pride took a blow when he pushed her aside. I’m attractive and have a great figure. I’ve made advances toward him, but he rejected me. Is he blind?!
She reached out to slap Nathaniel’s sunglasses away so he could get a good look at how attractive she was.
The moment she raised her arm, Nathaniel instantly grabbed her wrist and pinned her with a withering look. “I’m going to ask this one last time. Where is Christina?”
“You only care about Christina. Do you like her? Don’t forget that you’re just a bodyguard her husband. hired to protect her!” Ginny exclaimed in frustration. She was so flustered that her eyes had turned red.
Nathaniel was getting impatient. He noticed Christina’s bag wasn’t in her seat, so she had most probably left.
He refused to waste time with Ginny and strode to the exit.
Ginny went after him. “I won’t ask you to take any responsibility, so don’t worry. Should we spend a wonderful night together?”
Nathaniel pried her arms off him. He was so forceful that Ginny nearly tumbled to the ground.
As he strode away in determination, Ginny’s cheeks flushed crimson. Why is he so stubborn?
Christina wandered along the desolate street, wondering if the bodyguard was currently in a dark corner. with Ginny.
I can’t imagine that. Someone as indifferent as him wouldn’t be able to resist a passionate and hot young lady, right? No man would resist a woman who throws herself at him.
Suddenly, the loud revving of a motorcycle reached her ears, snapping her out of her daydream and even sobering her up.
Several motorcycles screeched to a halt nearby, and a group of young Ferropenian men dismounted, unleashing a barrage of insults in her direction.
Christina recognized one of them as the thug who caused trouble for them previously.
Ugh, what a small world.
The leader stepped forward and raked a lecherous gaze over Christina.
The latter appeared vulnerable, so he reached out boldly to touch her face.
Christina knitted her brows as she threw her bag at the man’s head. She also kicked his groin when he wasn’t paying attention.
The man’s anguished yell caused the other thugs to put their guards up.
They had no idea that the slender and meek-looking young lady could be this harsh.
By the time they regained their senses, she had already fled the scene.
The men discovered Christina across the street and immediately went after her.
Christina ran with all her might and soon distanced herself from them.
However, the thugs were way too familiar with the area. They disappeared for a moment and soon emerged from another alley.
Christina was surrounded on both sides, unable to escape.
“You won’t get to escape now!”
At once, Christina hurled her bag in the man’s direction, but this time, he had expected her moves. As a result, he grabbed her bag and tossed it away.
Christina lost her balance and crashed to the ground, twisting her ankle in the process. Gasping in agony… she clutched her injured ankle.
The men’s laughter grew increasingly raucous when they heard the sounds she made out of fear.
As one of the thugs reached out eagerly to grab Christina’s waist, an icy chill suddenly engulfed him from behind. His vision blurred, and before he could comprehend what was happening, a searing pain shot through his wrist.
The metallic stench of blood wafted into the air.
The rest of the thugs froze, their smiles fading when they noticed their companion was hurt.
When they finally got a good look at the newcomer, they felt a chill go down their spines. It’s the man in black from that night!
After getting beaten up badly that night, they knew better than to provoke him yet again.
Without hesitation, they dragged their wounded companion up and ran for their dear lives.
Finally regaining her composure, Christina took deep breaths, her heart pounding in her chest. As her gaze focused, she saw a tall figure standing in the dark night, looking like a true hero of the night.
“Mr. Bodyguard, why aren’t you with Ginny?”
Nathaniel’s gaze turned dark. She knows Ginny is after me. How could she ignore this?
He was so furious that he couldn’t bring himself to utter a word.
Striding over, he extended his hand to help Christina up
“Oh, it hurts. I can’t move,” Christina said, furrowing her brows in pain. Her pitiful expression tugged at one’s heartstrings, evoking an instant sympathy.
“Did you sprain your ankle?” Nathaniel asked, his eyes trained on the wound on her leg. It wasn’t swollen. or red, indicating that she had likely pulled a muscle.
That discovery merely added to his foul mood.
Cold sweat beaded on Christina’s forehead. “I need some anti-inflammatory medicine.”
“I’ll bring you to the hospital.”
Nathaniel bent down and picked her up before striding away.
His arms were strong, making her feel oddly secure.
The moonlight illuminated their figures, casting long shadows on the brick-paved road.
It was especially quiet, so Christina could hear his heart thumping clearly.
Her cheeks turned pink as she asked, “Mr. Bodyguard, why weren’t you with Ginny?”
A scowl buried itself in Nathaniel’s forehead as he didn’t want to recall the crazy woman. “I don’t like her.”
“Huh? You don’t like women?” Christina gaped in disbelief upon hearing his answer. She quickly remembered that the bodyguard was indifferent to her.
He would sit as far away from her as possible and actively avoid any unnecessary contact.
Oh, so it turns out that Mr. Bodyguard doesn’t like women. No wonder Nathaniel isn’t worried about a man protecting me in a foreign country.
Nathaniel’s gaze flickered toward the woman in his arms, her eyes gleaming with a sense of delight as if she had stumbled upon a profound revelation.
I wish I could open her head and see what’s inside.
Since she had misunderstood everything, he found himself too lazy to explain to her.
Nathaniel waited a while by the road before managing to hail a taxi to head to the hospital.
The doctor examined Christina and got Nathaniel to pay her medical bills before they tended to her wound. He also advised Christina to spend the night in the hospital to be observed closely.
If everything went well, she would be able to get discharged tomorrow.
After making herself comfortable in her ward, Christina gave Lucas and Camila a call.
She didn’t want the children to see her lying in a hospital bed and chose not to video call them.
The call soon connected, and the kids’ voices scrambling to call her “Mommy” filled her heart with warmth.