Bailey’s words did not help ease Christina of her worry. “What if you encounter some bad people here
With that, Christina reached out to grab Bailey’s hand. It would not harm anyone to let the latter stay the rught at Scenic Garden Manor if she did not want to go home
“Go on home. I’ll take her home.” Julian piped up.
That suggestion sounded feasible to Nathaniel. “Take good care of her. Just make sure she doesn’t go
While Christina hesitated, Bailey swatted the former’s hand away and groaned. “I’m a grown woman. What’s there to worry about?”
Despite getting rejected, Christina reminded Bailey before leaving, “Remember to call me.”
Bailey waved her hand impatiently and urged Christina to leave.
Even so, the arrangement left Christina slightly uneasy. “Mr. Forrester won’t do anything to Bailey, right?”
Bailey was a woman with a sweet-looking appearance, while Julian had a calm and composed demeanor. Regardless, a book should not be judged by its cover. What if he’s a playboy?
As if reading her mind, Nathaniel assured her. “He came back to the country this time to get married. Don’t worry. He won’t be interested in your friend.”
Julian was a reliable person.
Hence, Christina felt much relieved after hearing his answer.
When the two were finally out of Bailey’s sight, she turned around to head to the restroom.
She splashed cold water onto her face, for she often fluctuated from sobriety to grogginess when she was tipsy. That was when her phone rang.
When she saw the caller ID was “Queen Mother,” she ignored it and stuffed the phone into her pocket.
Then, she stepped out into the hallway and accidentally bumped into a passerby.
The two recognized each other after exchanging gazes. The passerby was one of her many blind dates.
Sizing her up, the man sneered, “Why did you block my number after our date?”
“There was no need for us to continue talking to each other,” she answered plainly and ignored him.
She had only taken a few steps when he grabbed her wrist and pinned her against the wall. “I thought you were a goody two shoes. Who would’ve thought you were this wild? I think we’re quite suited for each other.”
Bailey scoffed. “Humans and animals are completely different species. How could we be suitable for each other?”
The man’s face flushed red with anger. “Who are you calling an animal? What’s with the act? From what I can see, you’re the type to fool around.”
With a smack, Bailey slapped the man, followed by a kick.
Chapter 421 Different Species
The pain was so intense that the man stumbled to the ground with a cry, his face flushed bright red. “B*tch, how dare you hit me? You’re so dead!”
“That’s what you get for being so foul-mouthed. Looks like no one taught you manners, so let me teach you a lesson on behalf of your parents.”
With that, Bailey gave him another kick.
Merciless, Bailey kicked hard as she cursed, “Do you think you can scold me as you like? Do you ever look in a mirror at yourself?”
Bailey was already drunk, so she wasn’t aware of her strength and how many times she had kicked. Suddenly, she was lifted into the air.
She was picked up and placed over a man’s shoulder. Shocked, Bailey turned her head and realized it was the man from the private room.
As Bailey threw punches into the air, she exclaimed, “What are you doing? I’m not done!”
“Children shouldn’t fight. Beware of getting punished.” Julian spoke softly and sounded pleasant.
Bailey struggled to break free. Since she was being taken further away, she warned the person lying on the floor, “Walk away when you see me next time, or I’ll kick your ass!”
After she was carried out, she was thrown into the passenger seat of a Jaguar.
Without delay, Julian started his car and asked, “What’s your address?”
“I’m not going home.” Bailey had gotten too agitated earlier, so now she felt dizzy, like the world was spinning around her. She leaned back in her seat, looking completely inebriated.
Julian felt like he was tending to a rebellious child. Exasperated and left with no choice, he brought her back to his mansion.
He planned to let her stay overnight at his mansion before he sent her home the next day after she regained her senses.
As Julian drove, he suddenly felt a warm touch on his chest. He lowered his head and saw Bailey boldly putting her hand on his shirt.
Then, she took it a step further and groped him.
Taken aback. Julian instinctively stepped on the brake and swerved to the side of the road, stopping the car completely.
With a frosty gaze, he shoved her hand off. “What do you think you are doing, girl?”
In distress, Bailey rubbed her reddened hand and muttered indistinctively, “Didn’t you get buff so that people would touch you?”
Julian took a deep breath and decided not to take offense from the young lady.
However, he was worried she would act recklessly again, so he said solemnly, “Stop messing around. I won’t shrug it off just because you’re young. If you continue this. I’ll throw you out of the car.”
“What? You’re getting off the car, mister? If that’s the case. I’ll take the wheel.”
Mishearing Julian’s words, Bailey got up and tried to climb into the driver’s seat.
Julian’s temples began to throb, and he stretched out his hands, wanting to stop her. However, Bailey was too swift and was already sitting in his embrace in no time.
“You smell so good, mister.”
Bailey leaned in and took a sniff of Julian’s scent.
They were so close that Bailey’s faint fragrance, mixed with the smell of alcohol, rushed into Julian’s nostrils. At that moment, her vision was blurry.
Still, Bailey stared at the handsome face before her and couldn’t help but lean in to kiss him as if she had just seen a tasty dessert.
The woody scent that Julian gave off captivated her. Inevitably, she was charmed by him.
Inside the car, under the dim streetlights, their breaths filled the cramped space.
Meanwhile, it was already late at night when Christina returned to Scenic Garden Manor.
The two kids were fast asleep. She dared not enter their room since she reeked of alcohol.
Once she took a shower, the smell of alcohol from her body dissipated tremendously.
Sitting on the couch, she dried her hair while sorting out her thoughts.
If I’m not Mom’s biological daughter, who are my birth parents? Does the collapse of Hadley Corporation have something to do with my identity? Why didn’t Nathaniel say anything when he’s known my identity all along? What exactly happened? Who can answer my questions?
“What’s bothering you?” Nathaniel approached Christina when she was in a daze. He took the hairdryer. from her and gently dried her hair.
“N-Nothing” Christina’s mind was buzzing. Her thoughts were jumbled up as she listened to the sound of the hairdryer.
After Nathaniel turned off the hairdryer, he picked her up from the couch. Compared to Nathaniel, Christina had a petite body frame. Hence, it was somewhat easy for him to carry her.
Nathaniel placed Christina gently on the bed and said softly, “Get some rest. I have a video conference at the study later. Go ahead and sleep without me.”
With that, he planted a kiss on her forehead and got up to leave.
Christina was finally able to relax after hearing the door shut. She turned on her side, wrapping herself in the quilt tightly. Her thoughts were like a ball of hemp rope, unorganized and chaotic.
After she got tired of thinking, she dozed off.
The morning sun bathed the bedroom in a warm glow. As the sunlight landed on Christina’s body, she
She could feel a lingering warmth on the other side of the bed, but Nathaniel had already left.
Climbing out of bed, she washed up. While having breakfast, she sent a text to Bailey.
She texted: Bailey, did you go home last night? Nothing happened between you and Mr. Forrester, right? I heard from Nathaniel that he came back to get married, so don’t get involved with him.
However, she didn’t get any replies after sending the text.
On her way to work after breakfast, Christina finally received a reply.
Bailey replied. I’m fine. Don’t be silly. I wouldn’t like a guy much older than me. Don’t worry.
Christma felt relieved when she saw the reply.
After Christina arrived at the studio, she started working non-stop. When it was about time to clock out, Rayne pushed open the door and entered her office.
“Christina, Mrs. Lazuli said she’s available now and asked if you have time to take her measurements now?”
Christina checked her schedule and decided it wouldn’t take long to take measurements. Thus, she replied. “Sure, please make the arrangements. I’ll show her my draft too.”
“Okay. I’ll make the arrangements right away.”
At three in the afternoon, Azure arranged a car to pick up Christina from her studio. After packing the necessaries, Christina went down.
The car drove away from the urban area and gradually headed toward the affluent neighborhood.
Passing through an open area, the car stopped at the door of a spacious mansion.
Christina subsequently got off the car and walked into the house.
Various famous paintings were hung on the wall in the brightly-lit living room. A faint fragrance of Earl Grey tea came from the coffee table, lending a grandeur vibe to the whole atmosphere.
Azure was in a gown and had her hair up in a bun, looking elegant. “Please, have a seat
“Should we take your measurements now?” Christina asked as she put down her bag of tools.
“Yes, sure. By the way, I’d like to invite you to my birthday banquet next month,” Azure said with a faint. grin. Christina could see tranquility on the lady’s face.
“Are you sure?” It was not in Christina’s blood to socialize.
Christina knew clearly that the people invited to Azure’s birthday banquet would be of high social status, and it would be the perfect opportunity for her to make connections. However, social events were a bane
“Please don’t refuse Mrs. Lazuli’s invitation. Ms. Steele.” The assistant on the side appeared with an invitation card.
Given the circumstances. Christina could only accept the invitation card after glancing at it. “Thank you for the invitation, Mrs. Lazuli.”
A gentle glint appeared in Azure’s eyes when she saw that Christina had accepted the invitation card.
After Christina took Azure’s body measurements, she showed the latter her design drawing,
“It looks good. I love it. Please make three sets of this,” Azure said softly.