Chapter 402 Mad
“Madison. She can’t get close to Nathaniel, so she’s targeting a child. How despicable!” Bailey couldn’t stand that contemptible behavior.
With that, she was about to move forward and confront Madison.
Christina grabbed her hand and whispered, “Camila is performing. Be patient.”
She didn’t want to involve her child in the adults’ business.
Looking at Camila’s innocent face on the stage, Bailey could only grit her teeth and suppress her urge to step forward and slap Madison.
Those few short minutes felt more unbearable and lengthy than a century.
Some parents nearby praised obliviously, “It’s so nice to see a teacher and student perform together.”
“That little girl is very talented.”
“They look like mother and daughter.”
Hearing that, Christina felt a little uncomfortable. She grimaced and remained quiet.
Bailey, on the other hand, restlessly turned around and snapped. “The little girl’s mother is here. If you don’t know anything, don’t talk nonsense!”
“Bailey, that’s enough.” Christina pulled her over, noticing the displeased expression on those parents” faces.
After all the performances ended, there was a group photography session. Bailey dragged Christina onto the stage and deliberately raised her voice when she spoke. “Let’s take a photo of you mother-daughter duo!”
Delighted to see her mother, Camila wrapped her arms around Christina tightly.
“Your performance today was perfect, Camila.” Christina pecked Camila on the check as encouragement.
“Thank you, Mommy.” With a grin, Camila held the hem of her dress, crossed her legs, and slightly bent her knees, looking exactly like the princesses in a cartoon.
After the group photo was taken, Madison walked over.
Seeing that, Bailey immediately gave Christina a look. “Camila, your performance was great today. I prepared a gift for you. Let’s go retrieve it.”
She held Camila’s hand and strode outward as she spoke.
Madison stared at Christina with a triumphant smile. “Camila likes me a lot. Next time, I plan to bring her to participate in competitions.”
“Children will like any toys that can please them. You are no different from an object to her,” Christina uttered straightforwardly and coldly.
“I’m not the same as a toy. As long as I spend more time with her, I’ll make my way into her heart.” Madison said firmly.
Her earnest expression was met with Christina’s scoff “Have you accomplished that after staying by Nathaniel’s side for so long?”
Madison’s face darkened at once. That matter had become a permanent thorn in her flesh.
“I thought Nathaniel had already clearly expressed his stance with his attitude last time. It seems like you still don’t understand. I’ll have him call you to clarify this confusion later
With that, Christina turned around and left the dance studio.
Meanwhile, Bailey exited the kindergarten with Camila.
“Camila, do you know who the person dancing with you just now was?” Bailey asked with all seriousness.
Camila looked up naively. “Ms. Taggart is a ballet teacher! Why are you asking such a simple question?”
She felt that her godmother wasn’t that bright that day.
Bailey stomped her foot in exasperation. That despicable Madison is so adept at deceiving children! “She’s not a ballet teacher. She’s a bad woman who wants to snatch your daddy away from you and your mommy!”
Camila suddenly widened her sparkling eyes as if she had done something wrong. “No way! No one can take my daddy away!”
Bailey nodded and gave the little girl a thumbs-up. “That’s the right attitude. So, you should steer clear of Madison, that bad woman, got it?”
At that moment, she noticed Christina coming out.
Bailey placed a finger on her lips, gesturing at Camila to keep it a secret. “Don’t tell your mommy about this. Let’s keep this a secret.”
Camila blinked and mimicked the silence gesture.
“What are you two talking about?” Christina approached them.
Camila rearranged her facial expression and spread her hands. “Aunt Bailey, didn’t you say you have a present for me? Where is it?”
“I forgot to bring it. Let’s go buy one together.” Bailey quickly took Camila’s hand and got into the car.
Christina trailed behind them and got into the car too. Then, they headed to the mall.
Bailey bought many floral dresses for Camila, purchasing all the garments she found pleasing to her eyes.
“Bailey, these dresses are nearly a thousand each. Aren’t they too expensive?” Christina looked at the price tags and felt it was too costly.
It wasn’t that she couldn’t afford it, but she felt there was no need to waste money like that. After all, kids grew up very fast, and the clothes wouldn’t fit them soon.
Bailey took the dress from her. “How is it a waste if the outfits look good on her? I’m buying them for Camila.”
Camila tugged at the hem of her godmother’s clothes and blinked. “Aunt Bailey, you’ve already bought a lot of dresses for me. Daddy also purchased plenty of dresses for me, and they’re all custom-made.”
The corner of Bailey’s mouth twitched. “I got it. You’re hinting that the dresses I bought are not custom- made and not as expensive as the ones your daddy bought
“Aunt Bailey, you shouldn’t compare yourself to Daddy. The dresses Daddy bought for me are indeed. pricier, and you should accept that,” Camila remarked carnestly.
She paused briefly before continuing. “No matter if the dresses are expensive or cheap, comfort takes precedence, and above all is your love for me.”
Bailey chuckled in amusement and reached out to pinch Camila’s check. “You’re such a sweet and likable child!”
She lifted Camila and kissed her several times. “How great would it be if you were my daughter? I really don’t want to part with you.”
Christina smiled. “If you two keep showing off your affection like this, we don’t even have to eat dessert. later because I’ll be getting diabetes from watching your interaction.”
At the mention of dessert, Camila turned serious. “Aunt Bailey, we can skip buying clothes, but having dessert is a must!”
“No problem. Let’s go.”
That night, Camila returned home with all kinds of delicious sweets.
Lucas jogged up to Christina and hugged her thigh. “Mommy, why didn’t you take me shopping? I’ve become a left-behind child now. Hmph!”
The bodyguard had picked him up and brought him home after school. Nathaniel wasn’t home, while Christina and Camila had gone shopping. As a result, no one kept him company at home.
“Didn’t I ask Daddy to pick you up?” Christina comforted Lucas while patting his head.
“Mister bodyguard mentioned Daddy had to attend a meeting,” Lucas grumbled with his arms crossed. The consequences will be dire if I get mad!
Camila took out a piece of candy and handed it to her brother. “Don’t be angry, Lucas. Let me treat you to
“You’re the best, Camila. Let’s go upstairs and play with Legos.” Lucas received the piece of candy, unwrapped it, and put it into his mouth. Then, he grinned widely.
The two kids held hands and cheerily went upstairs.
Christina curled her lips into a smile, watching their petite retreating figures.
“What are you so happy about?” Nathaniel entered from behind, naturally wrapping his hand around her
Catching whiffs of Nathaniel’s faint fragrance, Christina took a few steps forward to avoid his touch. “Where were you? Why did you come back so late? You didn’t even pick up our son at school.”