“I saw you cuddle with Madison that night, so stop playing dumb.” Mentioning the incident caused anger to wash over Christina, and she stomped on Nathaniel’s feet.
As she intentionally used her heel to step on him, he grunted from the pain and immediately released her hand.
Nathaniel wanted to say something else, but Christina had already gotten in her car and stepped on the accelerator, leaving him standing alone in the same spot.
But when did I ever cuddle with Madison?
When Christina returned to her office, the first thing she saw was the pile of files on her desk. The sight reminded her of how much she truly disliked the daily routine of sitting in the office and going through those documents. What she enjoyed the most was sketching and coming up with design drawings in silence.
Following behind her, Lina came in and said gently, “Ms. Steele, there are several more documents awaiting your attention. We need to pick up the pace.”
“All right,” Christina replied in a rather defeated tone.
At nightfall, she settled all the urgent documents and gathered the files she had prepared before leaving the company.
Upon arriving at Nathaniel’s doorway, Christina knocked on the door gently.
Soon, the door opened, but the person standing behind it was Madison instead of Nathaniel.
“Is there something you need?” The woman positioned herself to block the entrance, seemingly reluctant to let Christina inside.
Christina narrowed her eyes and mocked, “When did you become so shameless, Ms. Taggart? Aren’t you afraid of tarnishing your reputation by showing up in a married man’s room in the middle of the night?”
Madison’s face paled at that, for what Christina said was indeed an irrefutable fact.
Naturally, Christina was not about to let the woman off just yet as she continued to make scathing remarks. “Now that I think about it, I guess it makes sense that you have no fear of what others will say about you since you are indeed a shameless woman, to begin with.”
“Christina, you should stop making a fool out of yourself if you know what’s good for
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Now that I’m here, you’d better leave-” Before Madison could finish her sentence, Nathaniel walked out from inside the room and saw the two women standing at the door.
The tense atmosphere was akin to a barrel of oil that was ready to ignite with the slightest spark.
“Why haven’t you left yet?” Nathaniel asked, his tone cold and indifferent.
In truth, Madison was here earlier to deliver some documents. She deliberately kept Sebastian occupied and came to see Nathaniel alone.
As an awkward expression spread across her face, she stammered, “I-I’ll take my leave now.”
Nathaniel’s gaze fell on Christina, and he ordered in a commanding tone, “Come in.”
Christina arched a brow. Wearing a half-smile on her face, she remarked, “How can I enter when someone is blocking the doorway?”
With that, Madison could only step aside reluctantly to allow Christina to enter. The moment the latter crossed the threshold, she shut the door right in Madison’s face.
The resounding bang felt like a painful slap across Madison’s face.
She had thought that her relationship with Nathaniel had improved, but alas, it seemed that she was still a nobody in his eyes.
Inside the room, Christina put down her briefcase and immediately picked up the documents that Madison had brought.
I wonder why this woman keeps approaching Nathaniel repeatedly.
“What are you looking at?” Nathaniel asked.
Since Christina had been reading a lot of documents lately, she could tell at a glance that these were all unimportant files. Did Madison really go through all this trouble just to deliver a few sheets of worthless paper?
She set aside the files in her hand and took out the collaboration contract with Gibson Corporation. While handing it to Nathaniel, she urged, “If there’s no problem with it, sign it quickly.”
Her attitude toward Nathaniel was as if he had owed her something.
All along, people who approached him for collaboration would display ingratiating behavior to please him. It was the first time he encountered someone who did not treat him with the same deference.
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Nathaniel furrowed his brow and calmly took the contract before walking over to the couch to sit down. He then pored over the contract attentively.
His composed demeanor and focused expression made him look like an oil painting.
As he remained silent, Christina could only wait by his side.
After a few moments, Nathaniel lightly tapped the papers with his slender fingertips “What does this section mean? Do explain it to me.”
Christina walked over reluctantly and looked at the text before explaining its meaning.
On the heels of that, Nathaniel asked her another question. At that point, she grew visibly impatient because his queries were all straightforward and could be easily understood at a glance. Yet, he deliberately made her explain them.
On his third question, Christina could not bear it any longer and interjected, “Mr. Hadley, since there are so many parts that you don’t understand, I suggest you mark them with a pen, and I’ll arrange for a team of lawyers and assistants to explain them to you in detail
With that, she got to her feet.
Before she could leave, however, Nathaniel grabbed her wrist and pinned her down on the couch.
Staring at the scattered documents on the floor, she felt a surge of anger rise within her, and she growled, “You shouldn’t have bothered inviting me here if you didn’t have the intention. of discussing the collaboration!”
With a condescending gaze, Nathaniel scrutinized her delicate face. “I see that you’ve changed now that you’re a CEO. You kept speaking loudly.”
“My contempt for you remains the same regardless of my position. I’m warning you, get off me right this instance!” Christina glared at him, her dark eyes flashing with fury.
Their bodies were almost pressed against each other, and they could clearly feel each other’s warmth.
Nathaniel watched her anxious demeanor in amusement. She was like a cat whose tail had been stepped on, and it was only in moments like these that she would remain calm and quiet.
Realizing that he had no intention of getting off her, Christina could not contain her anger any longer. She raised her knee and delivered a precise blow to his abdomen.
Nathaniel groaned in pain, and she pushed him away. He fell on the carpet and was in so
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much agony that his temples started throbbing as well.
Giving out a triumphant harrumph, Christina uttered with glee. “Sorry, that was just my natural response to an enemy. You should get some rest, Mr. Hadley. We can continue our discussion in my office tomorrow.”
It was already late at night by the time she returned to the Gibson residence. The butler approached and asked with concern, “Ms. Christina, have you had dinner? Would you like me to prepare a midnight snack for you?”
“Sure. I’m actually quite hungry,” came Christina’s reply. She had been so busy with work earlier that she did not even have dinner.
After saying that, she went upstairs to her bedroom to shower.
Once she was done, she came back downstairs to see Azure and Anya chatting in the living
Christina then walked over and greeted, “Grandma, it’s late. Why are you still awake?”
Azure flashed her a smile and said, “Come and have a seat. Aren’t you tired from working this late?”
“Not at all,” Christina replied before sitting down beside her grandmother.
Azure rubbed the back of her granddaughter’s hand gently and asked in a meaningful tone, “Christina, are you really going to divorce Nathaniel?”
Christina’s brow twitched slightly in response, and she lowered her gaze in contemplation. After a moment of hesitation, she said, “Yes.”
Why is Grandma suddenly asking me this?
She paused for a moment before adding, “Don’t worry, Grandma. I won’t let my personal feelings affect the company. I’ve already signed the contract with Hadley Corporation just now.”
“That’s good to hear.” Azure stared at her granddaughter, her gaze solemn and intense. “The Hadley family owes us too much. We must never forgive them.”
Christina’s chest tightened at that, and she fell silent.
Azure changed the topic. “Since you’re determined to divorce Nathaniel, how about accompanying me to a gathering tomorrow afternoon?”