Christina could not reject the adorable kids.
She reached for the card and removed the cap of the pen. “All right. Tell me what I should write.”
Lucas cast a glance at Camila. I’ll leave the artistic side of things to Camila,
Camila started eloquently. “My sweet darling, you’re the most important person in my life. I want to hug you, kiss you, and never let you go.”
Christina laughed at her cringy words.
Lucas hurriedly reminded, “Don’t laugh, Mommy. Focus on writing it down.”
Christina stopped laughing and gave him an okay before writing down Camila’s words.
A while later, she handed over the written card to Camila. “I’m done. Shouldn’t you both be going to bed now?”
Camila took the card and skimmed through it in detail. She then gave Christina a tube of lipstick. “Mommy, stamp it.”
“How?” Christina laughed so hard that her shoulders trembled.
Lucas pursed his lips and made a smooching sound. Christina was amused by his charming side.
Comprehension dawned on her as surprise filled her. “Where did you learn that?”
“From the movies. All of them stamp their cards with a kiss.”
Without much choice, Christina applied a layer of lipstick on her lips, then gently pressed them on the card, leaving a red mark.
“Done. Here you go!”
Lucas and Camila checked the card and were satisfied with the mark. “This is perfect. Continue with your work, Mommy. We’ll return to our room to finish our homework.”
“Go ahead.” Christina didn’t notice the kids plan and buried her head in work.
Once Lucas and Camila returned to their study, they slid the card into the gift bag. With all the preparations done, all that was left was to wait for Nathaniel to come home.
The two went to their room after taking a shower. One was drawing, while the other was stacking blocks. Their eyes nearly fell shut but snapped open when they heard the heavy footsteps going up the stairs.
The sleepy kids immediately bolted upright and ran out of their room.
“Daddy, you’re finally back!” Lucas clung onto Nathaniel’s leg.
Camila lifted her arms, gesturing for Nathaniel to carry her. “Daddy, carry me.”
Nathaniel carried the kids in each arm and strode to their bedroom. “Why aren’t the both of you asleep? It’s already so late. Are you waiting up for me?”
Usually, they would have fallen asleep in Christina’s embrace before I even got back. Since when do I have such an important place in their hearts?
Nathamel stopped by the children’s bed and gently set them down.
“Here you go. This is Mommy’s gift for you.” Lucas took an exquisite-looking red bag out of thin air.
“Why didn’t she give it to me herself if it’s from her? Nathaniel asked curiously.
Lucas was at a loss for words. It’s not good when Daddy is too smart.
However, the wheels in his brain turned quickly, and he came up with a response. “Because she’s shy.”
“That’s right. Mommy is also a girl. She’s shy about giving it to you, so she asked for Lucas’ and my help.” Camila was terrible at lying, so she repeated Lucas’ lie with her puppy dog’s eyes.
Nathaniel took the small, red gift bag. Its size was only slightly bigger than his palm. As it was sealed with tape, he couldn’t peek inside it.
Recalling Bailey’s advice, Lucas immediately added, “Mommy said you have to tell her if you like the gift.”
“She said so?” Nathaniel’s brows furrowed. What kind of gift needs feedback?
That’s right. Daddy, hurry up and open it and find Mommy. We’re going to sleep now.” Camila couldn’t fight the drowsiness lulling her to sleep.
Seeing the sleepy looks on the kids’ faces, Nathaniel tucked their blankets around them, then pressed his lips to their foreheads. “Okay. Go to sleep”
The kids were exhausted. They mumbled, “Good night, Daddy.”
Watching as they fell asleep, Nathaniel flashed a rare, gentle smile. He got up and left the room, shutting the door softly,
On the way back to his bedroom, he opened the gift bag, reached inside, and took out a piece of small pitiful-looking cloth.
The smooth red cloth was so thin he could see through it.
No wonder she’s shy about giving such a gift.
Christina walked out of the bathroom in a pair of thin pajamas. Thin wisps of steam radiated from her back. The warm glow from overhead shone down on her, shrouding her in a misty yet alluring atmosphere.
Tilting her neck to the side, she wiped the water droplets from her hair with a towel. Her unconscious movement was enchanting.
Only the person looking at her at that moment would know how beautiful she looked.
“What are you standing there for? Aren’t you going to take a shower?” Christina looked at him with clear
Nathaniel took out the card with the red lips mark and read its contents while approaching her. “My sweetest darling…”
Christina recognized the card at once. Hasn’t that the card I wrote for the kids? Why is it in Nathaniel’s hands?
Before long, she guessed it was the kids’ prank. It looks like they’re itching for a beating.
Blushing, Christina wanted to snatch the card out of his hand. “Give it to me.”
Nathaniel raised his arm slightly and continued, “I want to hug you, kiss you…”
“I’m getting angry, Nathaniel! Give it to me!”
He wasn’t fazed in the slightest and slid the card into the inner pocket of his suit.
Christina’s face was red like a tomato. “I wrote that for Lucas and Camila. How immoral of you to steal the children’s stuff!”
Nathaniel’s lips curved into a small smile at her cute reaction. He wrapped an arm around her thin waist. and waved the red cloth in front of her. “Is this also your gift?”
His hot breath warmed her cheek. The minute she saw the tiny piece of cloth, the color of her cars and checks turned redder. “No! Throw it away!”
Bailey must be behind this! What is she teaching my kids? I can’t let her be alone with them anymore.
Nathaniel bent his knees slightly and carried her to bed. “That won’t do. I still have to give you the feedback.”
“Nathaniel, you b*stard-”
He covered her lips with his. His ragged breath fanned her face repeatedly, making her unable to resist.
A ray of sunlight streamed into the room. By the time Christina woke up, it was nearly nine in the
She could still feel a bit of warmth on the other side of the bed, but Nathaniel had already left for work.
Suddenly, her phone rang. It was a call from Rayne asking about the display in the store. They had already brought the ready-to-wear clothing to the store but needed Christina’s help with the display arrangements.
“I’ll be there in thirty minutes. Sort them according to their colors first.”
After leaving Rayne with a few instructions, she dragged her tired body out of bed.
Half an hour later, she arrived at the mall and spotted Yerek with bandages wrapped around his right hand. Looking personable in a suit, he was talking to a few female colleagues.