Christina snorted. “Did you give me a chance to explain myself?”
The female coworkers’ faces turned glum. They couldn’t defend themselves.
“Who accused me of being the perpetrator and demanded I apologize the moment they walked in?” Christina added.
Their faces reddened out of sheer embarrassment.
There’s no way I’m going to apologize. This is just too humiliating.
With that in mind, Penelope continued to pinch her bleeding nose and whimpered, “Ugh… My head’s spinning…”
Then, she inhaled sharply and collapsed onto a coworker.
“Quick! Take her to the hospital!”
“Call an ambulance!”
A few staff members carried the “unconscious” Penelope and left in a hurry.
The rest of the crowd dispersed like the wind.
“Tell me if they mess with you again,” said Francis when he and Christina were left alone.
“It’s fine. I’m not a child,” the woman replied and walked out of the room.
Francis watched her leave, his heart swirling with inexplicable emotions.
He knew she was being forced to stay, but he didn’t want her to leave either.
Upon returning to Scenic Garden Manor and taking off her shoes, the two children ran straight into the living room.
“Mommy! You’ve been coming back from work so late these days.”
Camila wrapped her arms around Christina’s waist. “You haven’t slept with me for so long.”
“Then I’ll sleep with you both tonight, okay?” The woman picked her children up and pecked them on the cheek.
“Get into bed and wait for me. I’ll be right there after my shower,” she said as they walked up the stairs together.
“Okay, Mommy!” With that, the toddlers ran back to their room, hand in hand.
Christina smiled faintly before walking into the bathroom..
She felt much better after putting on her nightwear.
Then, she walked into her children’s room. With a child in each arm, she felt as if she had the whole world.
“Will you sing to us and tell us a bedtime story. Mominy?” Laicas requested, brushing his nose against her neck and making her chuckle.
“Of course. Once upon a time, there were two siblings whom their daddy and mommy loved very much One day, their daddy had to go far, far away to hunt, leaving the mommy and children to live their happy lives.”
Christina felt the best way to break it to her children was through storytelling.
I should talk to them like this every night from now on,
Camila’s eyes began to water. “Are you talking about us, Mommy?”
The woman caressed her children’s heads. “Daddy’s really busy with work, so we might not get to see him. very often. But he loves you both very much, okay?”
The toddlers blinked with curiosity. “Okay!”
“It’s time for bed now. You still have school tomorrow.”
Christina kissed their foreheads and tucked them in before falling asleep with the two in her arms.
Meanwhile, Nathaniel stood outside the door with a darkened gaze. He had heard every word that came out of Christina’s mouth.
There was absolutely no logic to the story she had just told. All she could do was to deceive the children.
The mere thought of her tricking the children into leaving him caused the gloominess in his eyes to intensify.
Christina woke up the next morning, feeling much more refreshed compared to when she had shared a bed with Nathaniel.
“Wake up. Lucas. It’s time for school!” She gave Lucas a smooch.
The little boy pouted and turned over. “Let me sleep just a bit longer, Mommy.”
Who could he have gotten his sleeping in tendencies from?
Christina picked him up and nibbled on his fingers. “If you don’t wake up, the big bad wolf will bite you!”
Children were usually afraid of the big bad wolf, and Lucas was no exception. “No! I don’t want the big bad wolf to bite me!” he yelped. his eyes widening in an instant as he jumped up in fright.
“Go wash up and get ready for breakfast, then,” the woman coaxed, pinching his tiny nose.
He got out of bed and dashed into the bathroom.
Christina turned around and gazed at Camila, noticing how soundly she was sleeping.
The little girl got up obediently upon hearing her mother’s voice.
After getting dressed and having breakfast, the three of them headed out the door.
When she had dropped the children off at kindergarten, Christina stopped by a bookstore and bought a book on marriage law.
She couldn’t wait to do her research at the office
The woman didn’t want any money or assets, all she wanted was her children. Besides, even if they were to get a divorce, she had no plans to stop Nathaniel from seeing the children
He shouldn’t have a problem with these terms, but what can I do to make him sign the contract?
Christina had racked her brains all morning but to no avail. Divorce had been on her mind since four years ago, but she could never find a solution to this problem.
When noon came, Rayne knocked on her door to invite her to lunch “Hey, Christina! Shall we go grab lunch?”
“I don’t really feel like heading outside.”
“Do you want me to bring something back, then?”
“Okay. Thanks, Rayne.”
Upon closing the door to her office, Christina immersed herself in the book titled “Civil Marriage.”
As the midday sun shone onto her back, she closed the curtains, walked into the lounge, and lay small bed to continue reading.
The quiet environment and compact text of the book made her feel especially sleepy, and she nodded off. before long.
A knock came on the door to her office. Hearing no response, Nathaniel opened the door and walked right
There was no one at the desk, but the door to the lounge remained ajar.
He headed into the lounge and instantly spotted the slender woman fast asleep with a book over her face.
Civil Marriage? Nathaniel picked up the book, noticing a few markings Christina had carefully made.
She’s really putting a lot of thought into this, huh?
It was afternoon by the time Christina woke up.
Her book was now placed on the bedside desk, and there was a blanket covering her.
It must’ve been Rayne.
Thinking that while getting up and walking back into the office, she was then surprised to see Rayne return with a takeout container. “Sorry I’m late. I was stuck in traffic.”
The latter placed the container on the table and opened it up before handing Christina some cutlery.
“Did you just come back?” Christina asked.
“Yeah. You must be hungry. Eat up while the food’s hot.”
Then who put the blanket over me?
The answer dawned on Christina quickly. It had to be Nathaniel.
Does that mean he saw the book? Oh, well. He’ll find out my intentions sooner or later anyway.
After lunch, Christina figured she would take the children to the condominium during the weekend.
She had already ordered a two-meter double-decker bed online a couple of days ago, and it was expected to arrive by this afternoon.
Hence, the woman headed to the supermarket to grab some daily necessities before returning to the condominium.
Upon walking in, she began to sort out the groceries, but the doorbell rang not long after.
Thinking it was the workers in charge of installing the new bed, she opened the door without a second thought.
Yet, an ominous feeling rose in her chest as soon as she saw two large men with menacing-looking eyes. standing in front of her.