Christina sat in her seat, her vacant gaze fixated on the space ahead of her. It seemed that she had yet to regain her composure fully from the earlier shocking events.
Nathaniel gently tapped her on the shoulder. “Everything’s fine now. Don’t worry.”
As he could sense her uneasiness, he attempted to say more things to console her. “It’s inevitable for a plane to encounter strong air currents. Sometimes, one can experience two or three episodes of turbulence in a single flight.”
Fluttering her long eyelashes, Christina watched him with the curiosity of a child listening to an exciting
Once Nathaniel noticed her interest had been piqued, he continued, “There was another time when I was flying overseas with Sebastian for a business trip and the plane we were in encountered strong air currents, more severe than the one we experienced earlier. I remember there was a problem with the plane’s engine, and Sebastian held my hand tightly, asking me what we should do. While going through a document, I told him an airplane has two engines, and the captain would choose to dump fuel and then descend. Normally, there would be a fifty-percent chance of a safe outcome. His face turned pale after hearing what I said. It was Sebastian’s first encounter with such a critical aviation situation, and he was so frightened that he vowed that if we landed safely, he would immediately get a wife.”
Christina chuckled. “It’s truly hard to imagine someone as serious as Sebastian being in a state of panic.”
Nathaniel was relieved to see the smile on her face.
He gently stroked her head. “Get some rest. We should be arriving shortly.”
Christina was slightly resistant to his intimate gesture. She instinctively pulled back, tucking her neck and averting her gaze to the other side.
The weight of her earlier emotions had somewhat lifted, and she took the opportunity to close her eyes
Observing Christina turning her head away, Nathaniel could not help but feel a twinge of disappointment. However, he understood that rebuilding trust would require patience and time.
Being able to remain by her side and accompany her was all that mattered to him.
Half an hour later, the plane landed safely.
Nathaniel and Christina exited the aircraft together through the VIP lane and soon spotted Sebastian waiting at the gate.
Sebastian approached the duo and assisted them with their luggage, and the three of them walked out of the airport together. At the exit, Christina noticed that Nathaniel had arranged for two cars to pick them. up.
“I’ll get Raymond to send you home first. I’ll head back later, Nathaniel said flatly.
Puzzled, Christina asked, “Why don’t we return together? The kids knew we left together, so they would be suspicious of us if we returned separately.”
Having gone through the incident where one of their children ran away from home, Christina promised. the children that she would no longer argue with Nathaniel.
He did not want to appear in front of his children with his hipsterish hairstyle, as it would undermine his. image as a father.
Christina darted a glance at Nathaniel’s blonde hair, and she could not help but draw a comparison to the lively and fashionable boys she had seen on television. His usual composed and rigid demeanor seemed to be replaced by a newfound sense of freshness.
If he had not been wearing a mask, his appearance alone would have caused a sensation among the crowd.
Christina could not help but cuss inwardly. Serves him right for going through the trouble of dyeing his hair to hide his identity.
She did not want to return to Scenic Garden Manor and be bombarded with questions from the children. about their father’s whereabouts. “I’ll go with you. We’ll return to Scenic Garden Manor after your hair is. dyed.”
The joy in Nathaniel’s eyes could not be masked. “Okay.”
He walked over and opened the car door for Christina before getting into the back seat with her.
Sebastian noticed how Nathaniel’s face lit up from Christina’s words, which made him realize that Nathaniel’s feelings for her had deepened during their trip.
He took the driver’s seat and immediately drove off.
After half an hour, they arrived at a high-end hair salon. The salon looked spacious and bright, resembling more of an upscale lounge than a typical hair salon.
A stylish male hairstylist approached them and asked respectfully, “Mr. Hadley, we’re dyeing your hair back to black, right?”
Nathaniel grunted an acknowledgment in response.
He turned to Christina and asked, “Do you want to have your hair washed? I heard the service here is not bad.”
Christina, thinking that she would be sitting there waiting anyway, accepted his suggestion. “Sure.”
The hairstylist assigned a young lady to attend to her.
“Hello, miss. This way, please,” said the young lady, who seemed somewhat inexperienced and appeared to be in her early twenties.
Christina followed her to a separate room for hair washing.
After preparing Christina for the hair wash, the young lady began gently washing her hair, periodically checking if the water temperature was to her liking and if the pressure was just right.
Once the session was completed, Christina returned to the main salon area and immediately noticed Nathaniel sitting in front of a mirror.
With his short hair dyed back to black, Nathaniel’s clean and fair skin seemed to radiate under the lights,
showcasing his impeccable complexion an attribane that Christina greatly admired.
While the blonde hair gave him a somewhat ethereal allure, Christina still found his natural black hair to be more pleasing to the eve
Under his well-defined eyebrows, his deep and mesmerizing eyes sparkled like shining stars Lucas and Camila had mherited those same captivatingly deep and enchanting eyes, leaving an indelible impression on anyone who looked into them
After a brief moment of eye contact, Christina was the first to look away.
Knowing that they came together, the young lady casually arranged for them to sit in neighboring seats
“Miss, please take a look at the magazine for a moment. I will get the hairstylist to come and blow-dry your hair. The young lady handed her a magazine that showcased different hairstyles before leaving.
Christina found herself intrigued by the makeup and hairstyles presented in the book and began flipping through the pages, completely absorbed in her world.
The female hairstylist, who had a somewhat androgynous appearance, walked up and inquired. “Miss, is this your first visit? Do you have a particular hairstyle in mind?”
Christina, who usually sported long black hair with soft air bangs, responded, “No, just a simple trim of the ends and bangs will do.”
“All right.” The hairstylist smiled gently and proceeded to take out a comb, attentively trimming Christina’s hair.
The sociable hairstylist struck up a conversation with Christina about various hairstyles.
Christina pointed to a photo of a male celebrity in the magazine and analyzed his hairstyle, saying. “I think this hairstyle looks fantastic. It can be styled up or left with some bangs; it looks great from any angle.”
“I completely agree with you. You have great taste! Can I ask for your opinion on something?” The hairstylist quickly turned into an enthusiastic fangirl upon learning about Christina’s profession.
She told Christina she would be participating in a styling competition next month and was desperate for professional advice to refine her completed design drawing.
“Of course, I’d be delighted to help.” Christina responded, readily offering her expertise to a fellow enthusiast.
Once the hairstylist finished trimming Christina’s hair, she invited her to her office to review her design. drawing.
“Mr. Hadley, we’re done,” the hairstylist informed Nathaniel after complying with his customary request for a short haircut.
Nathaniel did not reply to him. Instead, his indifferent gaze was fixed on the magazine Christina had flipped through earlier.
The male celebrity in the magazine was indeed good-looking but with a good touch of femininity. That did not align with Nathaniel’s preference. Does this hairstyle really look good?