As the end of working hours approached, Christina walked up to Nathaniel’s desk and gently knocked on the surface with the back of her hand. “It’s almost time to get off work now. Please put your unfinished work on hold.”
Nathamel looked up. His brows twitched slightly.
Christina wore a white blouse with the hem of her clothes tucked into her skirt. The edge of her skirt sat just above her knees, giving her a sensual yet dignified appearance.
Her long, black hair fell to her waist, making her figure seem exceptionally slender.
He wondered how terrific it would be if she dressed like that daily and worked for him as his secretary.
Noticing the lack of response, she strode over. “What are you daydreaming about? It’s time to go back to the Hadley residence and pick up our son.”
Nathaniel reached out and wrapped his arm around her slim waist, pulling her into his embrace.
“I’m tired. Give me a massage,” he drawled in his magnetic and enticing voice.
Her mind was occupied with the task of picking up her son, so she had no choice but to comply and give him a quick massage.
She exerted just the right amount of strength with her fingertips, and the combination with the faint fragrance emanating from her wrist invoked great comfort within him.
Nathaniel felt significantly relaxed. Only then was he willing to put down his work and leave.
Upon returning to Scenic Garden Manor, Camila held Christina’s hand and said, “Mommy, can I learn dancing?”
Camila was almost four and was beginning to show interest in girly things.
“Sure. What kind of dance do you want to learn? Mommy will sign you up.” Christina lifted Camila in her arms and kissed her face.
Camila smiled sheepishly. “I want to learn ballroom dancing, can I?”
“Of course you can,” Christina agreed.
Camila was delighted. She slid down from her mother’s arms and ran into the dining room.
Stepping on a stool, she poured a glass of water and trotted back to Christina. “Here, Mommy.”
Christina received the glass of water and took a sip. Even if it was just plain water, it tasted good because her daughter had poured it for her.
Even at such a young age, Camila knew how to please others.
Christina figured there was some truth to the saying that spending effort on children was better than on
Early the next day, Christina brought Camila to the ballroom dance section of the kindergarten. “I want to sign Camila up for the lessons.”
“Sure. Please follow me to make the payment. The teacher led the two to the cashier.
“That will be fifty-eight thousand for a month’s fee,” said the teacher.
Christina paused while taking out her bank card. “A month? It’s that expensive?”
She found it barely acceptable if the fee was for one semester.
“Not at all. We hire the most professional tutors to provide the lessons, so it’s absolutely worth the price.” The teacher flashed a dazzling smile…
Although Christina felt her heart ache to have to spend that hefty sum, she didn’t hesitate after seeing the anticipatory look in Camila’s eyes.
She took out a black card with gold letters from her bag. “Please charge my card for a year’s fees.”
“All right. No problem.”
The teacher took the card. After a few beeps, the fees were paid.
Afterward, the teacher handed Christina a new dance dress and shoes. “She would need to change into this outfit, and we can start the lesson now.”
“Mommy, hurry up. I want to put them on.”
Christina chuckled. She’s getting more and more fond of looking pretty.
She helped Camila change into the dance outfit and shoes. Christina also tied up her daughter’s hair, revealing the latter’s fair and smooth visage. “You look so beautiful.”
Camila twirled in her dress and uttered sweetly, “Mommy is beautiful too. That’s why you gave birth to such a beautiful me!”
What a honey-tongued girl! Christina led Camila into the dance studio.
The front row was almost filled with girls around Camila’s age. Behind them were little boys in shirts and
of adorable children formed a line and swayed to the music, following the tutor’s guidance. Christina captured Camila’s cute moments with her phone and watched her daughter for a while before leaving.
By the time she reached the office, it was time for a meeting.
Christina got busy as soon as she got to the office due to the shortage of time.
After finally organizing the necessary documents, she rushed into the meeting room without even having the time to take a sip of water.
The atmosphere inside the conference room was tense and gloomy.
The finance director placed an agreement on the table. “Ms. Rockfort, do you take your work seriously? Can you explain how an eight million endorsement turned into eighty million? This doesn’t match the amount Mr. Hadley approved. Are you going to take responsibility for the difference in sum?”
Usually, a mistake in pricing would never happen at this stage.
The other executives in the room opened the copies of the document and browsed through the content. ascertaining what the finance director said to be true.
The advertising director, Suzanne, stood up. “Mr. Hadley’s assistant personally handed this document to me, so how could you pin the blame on me?”
Everyone exchanged glances, clearly fathoming that the assistant might have made the error.
Christina’s face changed slightly. She picked up the file and read the content. It was indeed the one she had given to Suzanne yesterday.
She had to review dozens of files daily, so it wouldn’t be unusual to commit an oversight.
Still. Suzanne should’ve also double-checked such a crucial document.
Evidently, someone knew about the error but didn’t report it.
“This is indeed my mistake.” Christina couldn’t avoid shouldering the blame for the error.
Suzanne smirked. “Therefore, she should be held accountable.”
Everyone instantly shifted their attention to Christina.
Eight million and eighty million was a tenfold difference, which would be a massive sum to compensate.
“How much is the difference? I’ll help her cover the amount,” Nathaniel piped up coldly.
The temperature inside the conference room immediately dropped below freezing point. Chills traveled down everyone’s spines as they all held their breaths in fright.
Everyone present could figure Nathaniel was mad.
They condemned Christina inwardly for screwing up such a significant matter. If she isn’t up to the task, she shouldn’t have been an assistant in the first place. It is only expected for Mr. Hadley to be mad since he has to clean up the mess for her after she makes a mistake.
Christina clenched her fists as discomfort churned within her.
Still, that was undoubtedly and irrefutably her fault.
Taking in Christina’s deflated expression, Suzanne secretly felt triumphant.
At that moment, Nathaniel connected his phone to the projector.
The scene of Suzanne signing the agreement with the celebrity’s agent was displayed on the screen.
“Ms. Rockfort, the figure stated in your contract is wrong. Do you want to reprint it?”
“That’s not necessary. The other details are correct, so just sign it.”
“Just sign it.”
Grasping the look in Ruzinne » eyes, the spent picked up the pens and affixed his
The sir seemed to end will inode the conference roth
Those who watched the clip were in shocked that they couldn’t speak
As the advertising director, Suzanne noticed the error but deliberately ignored it
Hence, the should be the one to be held liable and would need to reimburse for the difference.
Cold sweat drenched Suzanne’s back as colors drained from her face Shock filled her eyes. How could this happen? y tras the process filmed
“Mt. Hadley, let me explain. It’s not like that. Imagining the consequences, terror overwhelmed Suzanne, causing her voice to tremble as she tried to defend herself
“Professionally, you knowingly committed an error, disregarding the company’s interest. Personally, you bulled my woman, which is even more unforgivable! Nathaniel uttered solemnly, freezing the air inside the room with his menacing aura.
Everyone grew wary. Mr. Hadley wasn’t furious because of the monetary loss. Instead, he was enraged because someone had bullied his wife!