Christina wanted to head to the dining room, but there were too many antiques along the way. Ancient, mysterious patterns were delicately carved on them.
“There’s a cockroach!” someone shouted.
Right then, several female housekeepers screamed. The peaceful atmosphere turned chaotic at once.
Christina was startled too. Seeing the cockroach crawling to her at lightning speed, she couldn’t stop herself from hopping in place.
Then, the sound of something shattering floated into her ears.
“It’s gone now. Calm down, everyone!” The gardener got rid of the cockroach with a broom.
Just as they let out a sigh of relief, they heard Raymond’s terrified voice. “Who broke Mr. Hadley’s antique?”
Those at the scene flitted their eyes to the shard in the corner. A carved vase was broken, and it didn’t seem like it could be mended.
At the sight of that, the housekeepers were so scared that they almost cried.
“What should we do? This looks expensive.”
“We’re doomed. I don’t think I can compensate for it even if I pay with my pension.”
“Who broke it? Hurry up and admit it. I’ll talk to Mr. Hadley on your behalf,” Raymond persuaded.
They exchanged glances with one another. Everyone was scared out of their wits earlier. How were they supposed to know who broke the vase?
Perhaps someone accidentally broke it after all the pushing and bumping.
“What happened?” A deep voice rang out, making the living room fall into silence in an instant.
Raymond walked to the stairs and said hesitantly, “Mr. Hadley, we… We accidentally broke your treasured vase just now.”
“Which one?” Sebastian asked at the side.
Instead of saying anything, Raymond pointed to the broken vase. He didn’t know much about antiques, so he had no idea what it was called.
Casting a glance at it, Sebastian said, “That is an antique from the seventeenth century that is worth fifty- seven million.”
“It’s that expensive?” Christina’s eyes widened.
“Mrs. Hadley, that’s the minimum price for all the antiques here. We have those that are much more expensive than the vase,” Sebastian said with some pride.
So the vase is considered cheap?
Raymond’s lips trembled.
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The female housekeepers fell to their knees at once. “Mr. Hadley, we didn’t do it on purpose…”
“It’s too pricey. We can’t afford to pay for it.”
“Mr. Hadley, please don’t send me to the police station.
The housekeepers pleaded, each sounding more pitiful than the last
Seeing how desperate they were, Christina couldn’t bring herself to let them bear the consequences. “Nathaniel, I’m also responsible for the broken vase. I’ll take full responsibility, so please let them go.”
Nathaniel raised his brows. “You’ll be fully responsible for it? The entire sum?”
“Yes.” That was a large amount. Her heart ached at losing so much money, but she couldn’t be asking the housekeepers to pay for it.
On top of that, she was also startled earlier. It was hard to tell who broke the vase amidst all the chaos.
“All right, then. Everyone else may leave,” Nathaniel agreed.
The housekeepers and Raymond exchanged a look before leaving.
They walked to the courtyard. It wasn’t until they were sure those inside the house couldn’t hear them that they spoke. “Raymond, don’t you think it’s inappropriate for us to cooperate with Mr. Hadley to set Mrs. Hadley up?”
One of the housekeepers, whom Christina had helped before, said guiltily, “That’s right. Mrs. Hadley has always been nice to us.”
Raymond sighed softly. “Don’t worry. Mr. Hadley won’t give Mrs. Hadley a hard time.”
Meanwhile, Christina was at the dining table, gulping down a glass of milk to calm her nerves.
She was calculating the remaining balance on her bank card in her heart.
The condominium that she bought last time cost her more than half of her savings. She didn’t have much. money left.
She could not even afford to pay for the vase.
Although Nathaniel’s expensive vase had been broken, he didn’t look upset at all. On the contrary, he seemed a little contented.
Raising his cold eyes, he asked, “How do you plan to compensate me?”
Christina lost her appetite in an instant.
“You can pay me cash or transfer the amount to me via PayPal. If not, other ways are fine too,” he continued.
Christina was stunned again.
Nathaniel wasn’t in a hurry. He cut the egg on his plate elegantly and put it in his mouth.
His appetite seemed better because of his good mood.
After a moment’s thought, Christina said, “I don’t have that much money at the moment. Can I owe you the money and slowly pay it back?”
“No.” It was a direct refusal.
Frowning. Christina bit her thin lip. “Why not? You’re not in need of money.”
Standing at the side, Sebastian cleared his throat. “Mrs. Hadley, the one being owed money has the right to decide whether or not to let you pay the debt in installments. He can also ask you to pay it off within at certain time limit if he wants.”
Christina was bent out of shape. However, she was in the wrong, so she couldn’t refute his words.
“But I don’t have that much money with me. Are you going to send me to the police station, then?”
Since it was so expensive, why did it need to be taken out willy-nilly? Even if it was to clean the house, he didn’t need to fill up the living room with antiques. It was practically a field of landmines!
Thinking about that, Christina even suspected that he had done it on purpose.
Setting down the fork and knife in his hands, he said, “I won’t do that. We are a married couple, after all. If you have any criminal records, it’s going to affect Lucas and Camila’s future.”
It wasn’t until she heard what he said that she realized how dangerous her thought was earlier.
But I don’t have that much money. What should I do?
Nathaniel gave Sebastian a look.
Sebastian took out a contract from the document holder and put it in front of Christina. “Mrs. Hadley, this is the cooperation agreement that Mr. Hadley wishes to have with you. You’ll be an employee of Hadley Corporation after you’ve signed it. From then onward, your salary and all your income will have to be handed over as compensation for the vase. The remaining twenty percent of what you earn will be for your living expenses. Also, Mr. Hadley can ask you for the money at any time.”
Christina was confused. What kind of cooperation is this? This is literally an indenture!
In other words, she was going to be Nathaniel’s money-making tool until she paid off her debt.
“That amount of money is barely enough for me,” Christina huffed.
Grabbing a tissue to rub the corners of his mouth, Nathaniel replied, “You’re in the house most of the time. Why do you need so much money?” He curled his lips upward. “Women tend to go bad when they have money.
“Nonsense! I’m not like that,” Christina argued.
“Who was the one who secretly bought a condominium to move out of here?” He looked at her lazily.
Christina was rendered speechless.
“If you have no objections, drop your signature.” Nathaniel was mysterious and dangerous, just like a powerful lion.
How could she not have any objections?
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