“Why would you want to meet me in a place like this? Have you become a party girl during my absence?” Christina asked while pinching her cheeks.
Bailey gave her waist a tight hug and replied with a smile, “Of course not! This bar belongs to a friend of mine. I just came over to support his business. That’s all! Now, enough talk about me. Do you have any idea how much I’ve missed you? Tell me where you’ve been throughout the past four years!”
Christina proceeded to give her a brief summary of the events that took place. Bailey got so mad at Nathaniel after hearing her story that she wanted to chop him up into pieces.
“Unbelievable! I thought he loved you, but he turned out to be a possessive control freak! As if that wasn’t bad enough, he even had the audacity to use the kids to threaten you into staying with him!” she shouted while slamming her fist on the table.
Christina felt glad to know that she had someone who actually cared about her. “It’s fine. I can handle it. I’ve managed to survive all these years, and he isn’t really giving me a hard time now. Anyway, let’s not ruin the mood by talking about such sad things. Cheers!”
In the mean time, Raymond had called Christina several times using the landline at Scenic Garden Manor, -but she never answered her phone.
“How is it? Is Mrs. Hadley still not picking up?” Sebastian asked anxiously.
The butler put the phone down and shook his head. “Mrs. Hadley would usually pick up if we call her using this landline. I’m assuming she and Mr. Hadley got into a very huge fight this time.”
Sebastian, too, had no idea why things had gotten worse between them after they returned from the amusement park,
The doctor came down from the second floor.
“How is Mr. Hadley doing, doctor?” Sebastian asked anxiously.
“Things are not looking good. The wound on his back has gotten inflamed because it wasn’t treated in time, so he’s at risk of getting an infection. On top of that, he is also burning up with a high fever. If this goes on, he could catch pneumonia. I have suggested Mr. Hadley seek treatment at a hospital, but he refused and wouldn’t even take his medication,” the doctor replied with a stern look on his face.
Mutual cooperation between patient and doctor was necessary for a treatment to be successful, so there wasn’t much the doctor could do in this situation.
“I’ll leave the medication here. Please send Mr. Hadley to a hospital immediately if his condition worsens,” the doctor continued and left the house.
The butler’s expression slid into a frown. “Mrs. Hadley is the only one who can persuade Mr. Hadley.”
Having recalled something, Sebastian asked, “Didn’t Mrs. Hadley leave the house in one of the drivers’ cars?”
“Oh, you’re right! We could try asking the driver about her whereabouts,” Raymond replied as he whipped out his phone and punched in the driver’s number.
“Where is Mrs. Hadley right now? What? A bar? Hurry up and tell her that Mr. Hadley is very sick. We need her to come home immediately!”
Gosh! I can’t believe Mrs. Hadley is out there partying while Mr. Hadley is burning up with a high fever here!
Sebastian’s expression turned extremely gloomy at the thought of that.
Having downed two glasses of cocktails, Christina was feeling a little tipsy even though the drinks were fairly low in alcohol content.
“Mr. Hadley is sick, Mrs. Hadley! Please return to the manor immediately!” said the driver.
Christina had a little furrow between her eyebrows as she replied, “He should see a doctor if he’s sick. I’m no doctor, so I wouldn’t be able to treat him anyway.”
Because the driver had yet to hang up the phone, Sebastian and Raymond were able to hear what she said.
Since when did Mrs. Hadley become so cold and heartless?
“But Mr. Hadley is-”
“Go wait outside. I’m hanging out with my friend right now,” Christina cut him off.
“All right, then.” The driver turned around and walked out of the bar without saying another word.
Bailey wrapped an arm around her shoulder and asked, “What’s the matter? Is that heartless monster sick?”
Christina gritted her teeth in anger when she recalled what Nathaniel did to her at the amusement park. Hmph! Serves him right!
She then downed another glass of cocktail in an attempt to drown her negative emotions. “He has doctors who will tend to him if he’s sick, so there’s no point in me rushing home now.”
Bailey gave her a thumbs up when she saw how determined Christina was. “Well said! You can’t let him control you like that!”
The two of them had a few more rounds of drinks before finally leaving the bar.
“My driver will send me home. Make sure to text me when you get home, okay?” Bailey said while waving. goodbye.
Christina then got into her driver’s car, and the driver floored the accelerator all the way back to the
After he parked the car outside the front door, Christina got out and casually made her way into the
Sebastian ran up to her and said anxiously, “Mrs. Hadley! Please go have a look at Mr. Hadley! He’s very sick and refuses to take his medication!”
Mr. Hadley’s life is in danger! This cannot wait any longer!
Nathaniel Burns Up With A Fever
Christina simply shot him a cold glance and replied nonchalantly. “That just means his condition isn’t really all that serious. I’m sure he’ll take his medicine if his condition gets really bad.”
Nathaniel never cared about me when I refused to eat out of anger! Eventually, I gave up and started eating when I got too hungry. No one would actually try to kill themself like this!
Sebastian had assumed that Christina’s mood would have improved by the time she returned, but that was clearly not the case here. “It’s common for married couples to get into arguments every now and then, Mrs. Hadley. Will you please coax him into taking his medication? You can go back to being mad at him.
Christina’s face turned red with anger almost instantly. “Why should I coax him and submit to him?” she snapped at Sebastian coldly.
“Mr. Hadley isn’t exactly good at expressing himself. Please forgive him if he has done anything to offend you.” Sebastian replied with a helpless expression.
“That’s where you’re wrong. Nathaniel is very good at expressing his feelings. He locks people up whenever he gets angry and forces himself on them whenever he gets mad. I have never seen anyone who is more expressive than him,” Christina said and went straight upstairs.
Sebastian could only let out a helpless sigh as he watched her walk away.
Just how did their conflict get worse after the trip to the amusement park?
Christina sobered up a lot after taking a hot shower late at night.
Hmph! I don’t care what happens to Nathaniel! I just want him to stay away from me and the kids!
She was snapped out of her train of thought when someone knocked on the door. “Mrs. Hadley? The doctor said Mr. Hadley’s fever is caused by an inflammation of the wound on his back. Are you sure you don’t want to go see him?”
The butler waited for a bit, but there was no reply, so he could only turn around and walk away.
The wound on his back? Oh, that’s right! I remember him getting injured when he shielded me from the cart. I thought he would’ve had someone treat him upon returning to Scenic Garden Manor. Turns out, he has left that wound untreated ever since! Wait a minute… Doesn’t that mean he was injured while spending the day with me at the amusement park? It’s no wonder his wound got inflamed! I don’t want to care about him, but… Do I really just leave him be? Ugh… I am partly responsible for his fever, though…
After rolling around in bed and hesitating for a bit, she gave in to the soft spot in her heart and tiptoed toward the study.