The early morning light poured into the room. Nathaniel woke up on the bed in the lounge. He had removed his suit jacket, and he was left with a thin shirt that accentuated his well–defined abdominal
Nathaniel had a headache from the hangover. He sat up and shook his head gently.
Did I come here to rest when I was drunk last night?
He recalled making several phone calls to Christina, but she did not answer any of them. This made feel Nathaniel a sense of frustration.
He entered the bathroom to take a shower and changed into a new suit. Nathaniel combed his short hair back, revealing his handsome facial features. He walked out after tying his necktie.
The office had been tidied up, and the scent of air freshener lingered in the air.
Sebastian walked in with a file in one hand and breakfast in the other. He placed them on the desk. “Mr. Hadley, there is a meeting in fifteen minutes.”
Faintly nodding, Nathaniel sat and ate his breakfast in an elegant manner.
He felt much better after filling his stomach.
Sebastian was reporting on the work schedule for today when the sound of the door opening cut him off. “Mrs. Hadley…”
Christina walked in with a colder expression than usual. “I’ll be quick, so as not to waste your time.”
She walked up to Nathaniel and threw the printed document she was holding in front of him. “Sign it, Nathaniel!”
The words “Divorce Agreement” could be boldly seen in the brightly lit room.
Sebastian, who was standing at the side, saw it clearly.
Oh no! Mrs. Hadley is seeking a divorce early this morning. I’ll be the one suffering if Mr. Hadley is in a bad mood.
“Mr. Hadley, I shan’t keep you from your work then. I’ll… get back to work.” As his words fell, Sebastian could not wait to leave the office.
The office was so quiet that not even breathing could be heard once the door closed.
Nathaniel’s expression darkened, and he grimly fixed his eyes on her. “Christina, do you think it’s fun to repeatedly blackmail me with divorce?”
Christina found it ridiculous. How am I blackmailing him when he and Madison were the ones who wanted to make vows to each other? I’m letting them have what they want.
Madison’s words from last night were still echoing in her ears.
She narrowed her eyes, which were devoid of emotions. “I’m not. I sincerely want a divorce every time I bring it up.”
She’s saying she sincerely wants a divorce?
Nathaniel had never been threatened repeatedly in his life.
He got to his feet at once. His strapping figure move toward Christina with an imposing aura. “Have you thought it through?” Nathaniel uttered those words through gritted teeth.
His imposing demeanor momentarily stunned Christina, but she was not scared. She said firmly, “I’ve made up my mind a long time ago.”
As soon as she finished speaking, Nathaniel raised his sturdy arms and grasped her wrists firmly.
He did not use much strength, but it was enough to hold her in place. Nathaniel replied icily, “Don’t think I don’t dare to divorce you!”
Christina met his piercing gaze. His rage was like a flame trying to burn and reduce her into ashes.
Despite her fear and anger, she had no reason to back down. “I wish you would just sign the papers.”
Nathaniel did not expect her to be so determined and unwavering in her resolve.
He gave a self–deprecating nod. “There are still a lot of details in a divorce agreement. I’ll have the lawyer go over each one with you one by one.”
“No need. I don’t want anything else besides the two children. I’ll leave without taking a single penny,” Christina stated calmly as if she had already thought of all the possible ways to respond.
The more determined she appeared; the angrier Nathaniel felt.
His aura grew frosty, and he let go of Christina. Nathaniel returned to his desk to pick up the divorce agreement, and he threw it in the trash can without even batting an eye.
“The agreement you drafted doesn’t count. I will have the lawyer prepare a new one.”
Christina clenched her fists tightly. She knew rushing this matter was no help at all, but Nathaniel still agreed at the very least. “Please hurry up!”
With that, Christina walked out of the office without looking back.
A surge of irritation seared his thoughts, as Nathaniel watched her walk away. He instantly swept the documents on the desk to the ground.
Christina, are you really so desperate for a divorce? I’m not going to let you have your way.
Christina returned to her condominium after leaving Hadley Corporation.
She slumped down on the door after closing it.
Christina seemed to have let go of all her defenses. She wrapped her arms around her shoulders, and melancholy filled her eyes. I need to sort out my emotions quickly.
Christina received a definite response this time as compared to the last time she went. She hoped there would be no further entanglement.
In fact, it was not bad living in another city.
Christina collected herself before heading to the kitchen to start preparing dinner.
Christina left her house as the dismissal time for kindergarten approached. She held her car keys and went to pick up her children.
The kindergarten was filled with laughter and voices when it was dismissal time. The entire atmosphere was enveloped with joy and laughter.
Christina was standing at the entrance, and she waved at Lucas and Camila, who were lining up inside.
“Mommy, look at me! Look at me!” Lucas formed a heart shape with his hands and blew a kiss. He looked quirky and adorable.
Soon after, Christina drove back to the condominium with her two children.
As she drove, Christina asked tentatively, “Lucas, Camila, you haven’t met your granddad and great- granny before. Would you like me to take you to visit them when there’s a chance?”
It was the first time the two children had heard about their grandparents, and their eyes widened instantly. “Yes! We want to see them!”
“All the other kids have grandparents. We want to play with our grandparents too!” Camila added expectantly.
Christina did not expect the two children to be so excited, and she continued, “Okay, but your grandparents live in Hallsbay. Why don’t we travel to Hallsbay since the summer vacation is approaching?” This is good. It’ll be easier for them to get along in the future.
Lucas and Camila nearly jumped to their feet out of excitement. “Woah! We want to go there!”
Christina did not expect things to go so smoothly, and her mood significantly improved. “Let’s go home and have dinner first. I’ll play with you guys after I make the arrangements.”
The two children put away their school bags obediently and went to wash up back at the condominium.
Christina prepared the dinner and set the table nicely. The two children sat down at the table as soon as they smelled the food.
Christina gave the children each a bowl of pasta. Thanking her, Lucas took it before gobbling it down.
Camila ate just as quickly as her brother.
Christina was afraid they would choke from eating too quickly. “Eat slowly. Don’t choke.”
“Mommy, the food you cook is so delicious. It makes the food at kindergarten taste terrible,” Lucas explained.
Camila nodded in agreement, and she mimicked an adult tone. “Sure enough, with disparity came the damages. Everything else is lame after eating the food Mommy cooked.”
Christina beamed from all their compliments.
After dinner, Christina kept the tableware and tuck the children to bed.
Before Christina realized it, three days had passed while she was living life to the fullest.