Sebastian appeared cold and austere “Madison, actually Mr. Hadley asked me to come because he wants you to stop getting in the way of his life.”
“Stop talking” Madison felt as if someone had sprinkled salt on her wound.
She could not take it anymore.
At that moment, she had lost all her pride and dignity. Tears kept flowing down her face, and she was trying very hard to catch her breath.
Sebastian sighed and advised her, “Madison, I never thought you were such an irrational person.”
“I don’t need you to judge me for that.” Madison gritted her teeth and refused to show others the weaker
side of her.
Sebastian’s advice fell on deaf ears. Having been working together for so many years, he knew Madison well enough to know that she was a proud person who would only listen to Nathaniel.
“Please remember what I have said today.” With that, he left.
As the door shut, the anger within Madison intensified.
You want to get rid of me?No way!
I will find a way to stay by Nathaniel’s side again!
Christina had made a reservation at a famous restaurant that weekend. The two of them were to go there for dinner after work.
Before leaving the office, Nathaniel phoned her. “There’s a meeting that I have to deal with. I will most probably be late.”
“It’s fine. Anyway, it’s still early. I will go and order the dishes first and wait for you.” Christina began to tidy her things and planned what she was going to do next.
“I’m sorry. I’ll be quick,” said Nathaniel with a grim voice.
Christina chuckled. “It doesn’t matter. Go ahead with what you have to do. If you can’t make it, I will pack the food and bring it home. We can eat together when you’re back.”
“All right. I’ll call you later.”
After hanging up the phone, Christina took her bag and left the office.
When she arrived at the restaurant and saw the top-notched décor and surroundings, she knew why the restaurant was named the best online.
She sat down and began to order the dishes. If Nathaniel was late, she could eat first.
Christina ordered the famous Earl Grey tea that the restaurant was known for. She took a sip and found that it tasted lovely.
Suddenly, the door of the private room was pushed open.
Christina looked over and frowned. “Mr. Gibson, what a coincidence.”
Perhaps I shouldn’t eat out these days. I keep bumping into people I don’t wish to see.
“I heard that this restaurant serves good food, so I came to give it a try.” Without any invitation, Yerek sat down in front of Christina.
Christina eyed him coldly.
Yerek wore a striped dark orange suit with an indigo tic, and his hair was slicked back. He looked better than most people, but his heart was not right.
She looked up and said. “You don’t look like someone who enjoys this type of cuisine.”
“Well, I normally don’t, but I can make a change for the person I love,” said Yerek as he sat opposite her.
Christina gave him a perfunctory smile. “I’m sorry, Mr. Gibson, but I’m meeting someone.”
In other words, she was telling him to get lost.
Even though he had been turned down, Yerek was not angry. Instead, he said mockingly, “I think the person you are meeting may not be able to come after all.” He flashed a half-smile. “What is Mr. Hadley doing? Why isn’t he here with you?”
Christina got annoyed. “Must I report this to you?”
“I suppose you have no idea. How about I tell you?”
Yerek took out his phone and showed her a photo.
In the photo, Nathaniel and Madison could be seen holding a glass of red wine. It was obvious that they were in Nathaniel’s office.
Didn’t he say he has a last-minute meeting?
Why is he with Madison?
Why is he lying to me?
When Yerek saw that she looked a little upset, he knew that the photo had worked its magic.
With his hand holding his chin, he said sarcastically, “Aren’t you angry that your husband lied to you? If 1 were you, I would divorce him right away!”
Christina glared at him. “Why do you have this photo? How are you related to Madison?”
That photo was taken in Nathaniel’s office, and it was impossible for anyone to take it secretly.
Yerek admired the way she maintained her calm composure in such a situation. “Well, someone must have sent it to me.”
Christina snorted, not knowing what he meant.
Just then, the waiter brought the freshly-cooked food. At that moment, Christina had lost her appetite. “Please pack all the food for me.”
The waiter thought he had misheard, so he asked. “Pack everything?”
Christina nodded, and the waiter took all the food away.
“I hope I’m not the one who affects your appetite.” Yerek was gloating even though he could not tell if she was angry or not judging from her calm demeanor.
There were things that Christina wanted to question Yerek, but she knew now was not the time to do so. She had no choice but to control herself.
“I just want to pack the food home and enjoy them with Nathaniel. You can have this private room.”
She got up and left.
She went to the cashier and made her payment before leaving the restaurant with her food.
It was midnight when Nathaniel returned to Scenic Garden Manor.
He saw two bags full of food on the dining table, and the food was still untouched.
He went upstairs and opened the bedroom door.
Next to the bed, there was an aromatherapy lamp. The lavender scent in the air was very relaxing.
Nathaniel walked to the bed quietly and saw Christina lying sideways with her hands holding onto the blanket like a cute animal looking for comfort.
He caressed her face and felt the warmth from her smooth, tender skin.
Christina opened her eyes and mumbled groggily. “You’re back?”
“You haven’t had your dinner too?”
Earlier on, Christina had sent him a message saying that she had already gone back. He thought she had already eaten before coming back home.
“I’m not hungry.” Christina’s voice was soft like a puppy’s. “How did your meeting go?”
“Everything has been settled,” replied Nathaniel flatly.
Christina appeared calm as she recalled the photo.
He was meeting Madison just now. Why won’t he just tell me?
Seeing no response from her, Nathaniel continued, “Have something before you sleep. I’ll get the kitchen. to heat up the food.”
“I don’t feel like moving.” Christina hugged the blanket even tighter.
“Then I will carry you.”
Nathaniel pulled the blanket away. With his long arms hooked around her neck and calves, he lifted her