Chrung had awkward look on her face when she saw the bowl of black liquid in front of her “Tll have char you guys are having Mom Nathaniel has been working really hard lately, so he needs this stuff more han I do
Hek. So the or what it takes for her to think of met
Nathaniel arched an eyebrow in response as he lifted his bowl and drank it all in one go.
Julia flashed him a satisfied smile and patted Christina on the back of her hand. “Don’t be silly. Christina! This is good for you!”
As such, Christina had no choice but to pinch her nose and down her serving of traditional medicine in one go. Despite its awful smell, it actually tasted somewhat sweet.
“Why don’t you two stay the night here instead?” Julia suggested.
“Yay’ We want to stay the night here and listen to Grandma’s stories!” Lucas and Camila exclaimed excitedly before Christina could even respond.
Seeing as the kids were incredibly enthusiastic about staying over, Christina agreed to it as well.
The two kids then had Julia read them stories after dinner. Since she didn’t get to spend time with them very often, she was more than happy to oblige.
Christina spent the rest of the evening editing a design drawing on her tablet. She was so engrossed in her work that it was already night before she knew it.
Suddenly, Yerck sent her a text message that read: Have you taken a look at the file I sent you?
The look in Christina’s eyes grew cold when she saw his message. Had he not brought it up, she would have completely forgotten about the news she saw a while back.
She then replied coldly Just get to the point. I don’t have time for your riddles.
Yerek texted almost instantly: Why don’t you ask Nathaniel?
Christina fell into deep thought after reading that message of his. Suddenly, Nathaniel opened the door and entered the room. Christina quickly closed the chat window and put the tablet away.
“Why are you still up?” Nathaniel asked.
Christina propped her chin up with one hand and gave it some thought before asking. “One of Hadley Corporation’s buildings collapsed about twenty years ago. Do you know anything about that incident?”
As the lighting was di where Nathaniel stood, half of his body was obscured by the shadow. “Yes, I do. One of our contractors was cutting corners, and the poorly-constructed building collapsed as a result. Hadley Corporation paid for the compensation afterward, he replied calmly as though it wasn’t something worth mentioning at all
His statement matched the information that Christina had found on the internet. “Oh, I see. I read an article about it online, so I just thought I’d ask you about it. Good night.”
She shoved her tablet into her handbag and climbed into bed after saying that.
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The look in Nathaniel’s eyes turned gloomy as he watched her from where he stood.
The bed was empty by the time Christina woke up the next morning.
The butler told her when she went downstairs that Nathaniel had left the house very early that morning to take care of some business at work.
After having breakfast, Christina brought Lucas and Camila back to their condominium.
Nathaniel would head back to the condominium for lunch and dinner whenever he was free, but he would return to the office immediately after. He was so busy with work that he hardly stayed over.
Christina, on the other hand, worked on the gown that she needed to complete before the end of the
She contacted Azure’s assistant and offered to bring the gown over so Azure could try it out. It didn’t take long for the assistant to make the arrangements and send a car over to pick her up.
The car pulled up outside Azure’s mansion about twenty minutes later.
Apart from Azure and the assistant, Christina saw a third person in the living room with them.
The woman seemed to be about the same age as Christina and had wavy hair that complemented her exquisite facial features. She was dressed like a princess and sat right next to Azure,
“I heard you ordered a new gown, Grandma! I came all the way here today just to help you judge it!” Anya Gibson said coquettishly.
“All right. I’ll try it on in a bit, Azure replied with a chuckle.
Christina stepped forward and greeted them politely before presenting the three gowns she made,
The high-quality silk appeared somewhat shiny under the bright lighting of the living room. Despite the fabric being rather thick, it was very lightweight and felt extremely comfortable to the touch. The unique patterns on the gown were hand-sewn by Christina herself.
Anya walked up to the gowns and shot them an icy-cold glare before saying disdainfully. “These gowns are far inferior compared to the ones Grandma owns! In fact, you could probably get these off the internet for less than a few hundred!”
Christina’s face clouded over the moment she heard that.
What? How could you possibly find something of such high quality for less than a few hundred? That wouldn’t even be enough to pay for the materials!
Azure ignored Anya’s comment and stepped forward to take a closer look at the gowns. “It looks a lot better than I expected, she said while admiring their unique patterns.
The assistant nodded in agreement. “Would you like to give them a try?”
As soon as Azure left the living room, Anya eyed Christina from head to toe and said with a sneer, “It’s just as I had expected. You look just like any other ordinary woman.”
“Do you know me?” Christina asked in confusion.
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“There are tons of scandals about you and Francis online, so it’s not that hard to look you up. Have you no shame?” Anya replied disdainfully after a brief pause.
As Christina’s gaze fell upon Anya’s phone case, she noticed that it had a picture of Francis on it.
Is she trying to spite me because of the scandals she saw online?
Their conversation was interrupted when the assistant came over and said, “Ms. Steele, Mrs. Lazuli would like to see you in the study.”
Christina nodded and followed the assistant up the stairs.
The decor in the study had a vintage look to it. The curtains made of satin gave it an elegant look, and the reed diffuser in the background exuded a soothing aroma that filled the room entirely.
Azure changed back into her casual clothes after trying on all the gowns. “The measurements are all correct. My assistant will wire you the rest of the money afterward.”
She then retrieved an invitation card from her drawer and handed it to Christina. “I forgot to give you this when I sent you the gown the other day. I hope you will attend my birthday banquet.”
Azure exuded a gentle and elegant vibe when she said that.
l be there for sure. Since the gowns do not need alterations, I’ll be heading back now,” Christina replied while receiving the invitation card.
She was about to head down the stairs when she bumped into Anya, who happened to be going upstairs.
The look on Anya’s face was frozen in shock when she saw the invitation card. “You are unworthy of attending Grandma’s birthday banquet!”
“That’s not for you to decide,” Christina replied with an icy-cold look in her eyes.
“I’m her granddaughter, so I have every right to make that decision! Give me the invitation card!” Anya retorted and reached out to snatch the invitation card.
“Please stop this nonsense, Ms. Gibson,” Christina said while moving out of the way.
“Do you think you can make it into the upper class by buttering up my grandma? Dream on!” Anya shouted while giving Christina a hard shove on the shoulder.
Although Christina had instinctively grabbed the railing to reduce her backward momentum, she still ended up falling down the stairs.
A sharp pain shot through her body as her wrist got twisted from the fall.
Christina glared coldly at Anya at the bottom of the stairs. She definitely did that on purpose!
Azure and the assistant came running out of the study after hearing the commotion. “What happened here? Hurry up and call an ambulance!” she exclaimed in panic when she saw Christina sitting on the floor.