Nathaniel’s deep voice rang out from the bathroom. “Bring the pajamas here.”
Christina pulled out his black pajamas from the bag and walked over. “I’ll hang them just inside the door for you to take.”
However, as soon as she opened the bathroom door, he grabbed her hand and pulled her inside with the pajamas.
Thick, hot steam hung in the air in the bathroom. Droplets of water slid down Nathaniel’s forehead toward his high nose bridge, and his dark eyes seemed to draw her in.
She held up his pajamas between them and avoided his gaze.
“You should take a shower too. Your body must feel sticky after being out in the sea breeze.” he said slowly.
He followed me again! Christina pushed him aside and uttered, “Let me out.”
The push caused his back to bump into something, and he inhaled sharply in pain.
“What’s the matter? Does your back still hurt?” Turning around to check, she saw that the angry, red marks on his muscular back had yet to heal. The sight of them was somewhat shocking.
“Why haven’t they healed yet? It’s been so long. Haven’t you been applying the medicine?” she asked, unable to hide the worry in her eyes.
Gazing at her gloomily, he answered, “That’s because you didn’t help me with it.”
She snorted in annoyance. “Are you a child who needs someone to help them with everything?”
Only children would behave like that. It’s just like how Lucas and Camila needed me to lie next to them to fall asleep in the past.
He arched an eyebrow. “Pretty much.”
“In that case, hurry up and put on your pajamas. I’ll help you do it lest you blame me if something happens to you while you’re at my house.” Christina walked out of the bathroom, then went downstairs and bought some anti-inflammatory medicine.
She made him lie on the couch and carefully applied the medicine. It was clear that the wounds had healed but split open again from large or sudden movements, so they looked particularly unsightly.
After tending to his wounds, she stored the remaining medicine in a box.
“I’m hungry,” he remarked casually.
It’s as though a member of royalty has graced my humble abode. I’ve been busy waiting on him hand and foot all this time!
“All I have are noodles. Do you want that or not?”
“Of course. I’ll eat anything you cook,” came his reply.
She got up and went to the kitchen to boil some water.
donned an apron, and her
fom behind, she cut a gentle and comforting figure.
Soon, she placed two piping hot bowls of instant noodles on the dining table.
They sat opposite each other and began to eat.
“This pendant light is a little dim,” he observed, glancing at the hanging light in the middle. Judging from its color, it must’ve been put in to match the original interior decoration.
“You’re right,” she agreed. “I’m thinking of getting a new one.”
“Would you prefer a round one or a square one?”
“A round one. I suppose. It’ll have more of that cozy vibe,” she replied.
However, she immediately regretted saying that. Why should I discuss these things with Nathaniel? It’s my house. If I want to change the light, I can do it myself.
“I’m done eating. Enjoy your meal.” With that, she set down her fork and got up to return to her bedroom.
Christina felt much better after taking a hot shower, but when she walked out of the bathroom, she saw Nathaniel lying on her bed.
“What are you doing in my bed? Go and sleep in the guest bedroom.” She reached out and grabbed the corner of the blanket at the foot of the bed. Like a puppy whose territory had been occupied by others. she had an indignant look in her
“There’s only one blanket,” he drawled.
Huh? When he asked Sebastian to bring over his daily necessities and clothes, Sebastian had even prepared a toothbrush. So, how could it just so happen that the only thing he forgot was a blanket? What a sly old for.
Feeling helpless, she climbed into bed and lay to one side with only a corner of the blanket covering her midriff.
Suddenly, a long arm reached over from under the blanket, wrapping around her slender waist. With one effortless motion, he pulled her straight into his embrace.
Nathaniel cuddled her close as though she were a kitten, seemingly worried she would slip away if he let
Since it had been a long night, she was exhausted. Hence, she let him hold her, and the pair fell asleep together.
When the first rays of dawn started peeping out, Christina sensed something nudging her neck in her sleep.
She furrowed her brows and pushed it away. A second later, she felt a rush of warm breath sweep over her, awakening her senses.
Finally fully awake, she realized Nathaniel was the one nuzzling her neck.
“Go away. Don’t-” Before she could finish her sentence, he had sealed her lips with his
He was so strong that she had no way of resisting.
Nathaniel was like a trapped beast who had broken free of its cage, desperate to pounce on its prey. His hot breath against her neck was driving her crazy.
“Nathaniel Hadley, let go! Do you hear me?” she insisted furiously. However, that did nothing to stop his advances.
A thin veil of tears appeared in her eyes. “Don’t make me hate you.”
Hearing that, he finally stopped moving and stared at her teary eyes, forcing himself to calm down.
They locked gazes for a while. Then, he climbed off the bed and went into the bathroom.
She secretly breathed a sigh of relief when she heard the sound of running water. Getting out of bed, she got changed and left the room.
By the time Nathaniel opened the bathroom door and walked out of the bedroom after changing into a brand-new suit, the living room was empty. However, there was a steaming bowl of noodles on the dining
She still made me breakfast, so she’s probably not that mad.
When Christina got to her office, she was relieved not to see any roses lying around like an eyesore. However, there was a box of exquisite pastries. It looks like Yerek hasn’t given up.
Even when she saw him calling her on the phone, she did not answer any of his calls the whole morning. To her surprise, he showed up at her office with his assistant at noon.
“Did you like the chocolate pastries I sent?”
“I didn’t eat them. You can go and ask my assistant,” she replied with a shrug of her shoulders.
Her reply did not appear to anger him. “Let’s talk about the collaboration then, shall we? I plan to hire. models to take photos for publicity as soon as you finish the designs. My estimation is twenty million for the first drop. What do you think?”
Christina rested her chin on her hands and did not respond.
“You’ll only be responsible for coming up with the designs and collecting the money. I’ll handle the rest. All the profits will be yours. Why are you still hesitating when such an amazing deal has fallen into your lap?” he continued with an amused smile.
“It’s because it’s something so good that popped up out of the blue that necessitates a thorough consideration. What if it turns out to be harmful?” she countered in a meaningful tone.
A dark glint flitted across both their eyes.
After a while, Yerek laughed. “You’re such a cautious person. I like that a lot. Why don’t you come to the party I’m throwing at my mansion this Wednesday? I’ll introduce you to the third collaboration partner. After we meet, you won’t be as wary anymore.”
“Is it someone I know?” she asked.
“You’ll find out when you come over, won’t you?” With that, he got up and left.