The moment Christina returned to the Gibson residence, she saw an unfamiliar car parked in front. This car doesn’t belong to the Gibson family. Are we having guests today?
The butler greeted her when she got out of the car. “Ms. Christina, Mrs. Lazuli is waiting for you in the backyard.”
“Are we having guests today?” asked Christina.
The butler smiled awkwardly and said, “Once you get there, you will know.”
When Christina walked to the backyard, she saw three people sitting at the table. Other than Azure, there was also an esteemed–looking lady and a man who was around thirty–five years of age.
The man had slicked–back hair and was wearing a striped black suit. The cut of the suit showcased his height beautifully.
“Christina, you’re back. Come over here,” The moment Azure saw Christina, she smiled warmly at her.
Judging from the situation, it looked like a matchmaking session. Nevertheless, they had already seen her, so she had no choice but to greet them. “Grandma, why didn’t you tell me that we were having guests today?”
Azure was worried that Christina would not come back if she told her the truth. That was why she hid it from her on purpose. “Christina, this is my long–time friend, Mrs. Stone. This is her grandson, Sheridan Stone.”
“Mrs. Stone, Mr. Stone, nice to meet you,” Christina greeted them politely.
When Sherry Stone saw the delicate and gentle–looking Christina, she liked her instantly. “So, this is long–lost granddaughter. What an elegant girl. I have no doubt she is from the Gibson family.”
As a long–time friend of Azure, she knew quite a bit about the Gibson family.
Azure smiled and nodded. “Christina has a good character. Even though she grew up away from the family, she still turned out fine.”
Christina was embarrassed because of their praise. She blushed and smiled.
“Sit with Sheridan. The two of you are closer in age. I’m sure you have a lot more to talk about,” said Azure with a smile.
Can they get any more obvious?
Christina broke out in cold sweats and did as she was told.
The moment she got near Sheridan, she caught a whiff of his woodsy scent, and it smelled different from -Nathaniel’s.
Sheridan’s scent was calming. As for Nathaniel’s, it was wilder and stronger.
“Christina, what would you like to drink?” Sheridan’s deep, magnetic voice sounded very pleasing to the
Christina returned to her senses and noticed that there were two pots of tea on the table. She then replied,
“Roselle tea, please. Thank you.”
Sheridan poured a cup of tea and placed it in front of her. Under the light, she could see his long and slender fingers moving gracefully. He made her feel rather comfortable.
After chatting for a while, Christina found out that Sheridan was the CEO of the Stone family’s listed company. Before that, he worked as an accountant. Other than that, he also owned a finance company that did accounting for others.
When Azure saw them having a good time, she suggested that they exchange contact numbers.
Just as Christina was hesitating, Sheridan handed her his phone and teased, “Are you going to say no?”
“Of course not,” said Christina with a smile. She could not think of any reason to turn him down. Furthermore, he was graceful and polite. Perhaps, he was doing so out of respect for the old folks.
And so, the two of them exchanged numbers.
When evening came, Sherry and Sheridan left the Gibson residence. Before leaving, they even said they would love to meet again.
Howeyer, Christina took it as part of the pleasantries.
While the family was having dinner, Azure probed, “Christina, what do you think of Sheridan?”
“He’s a nice and gracious man. I can tell he is quite capable,” said Christina.
To that, Azure smiled. “Do you think he is a responsible man? I would like our family to be connected through an arranged marriage.”
In truth, the two families were agreeable to an arranged marriage a long time ago. However, due to some unforeseen circumstances, the idea was scrapped.
Christina blinked her eyes in suspicion and reacted promptly. “I have just met him. Don’t you think it’s a little too soon?”
Azure nodded and found her reply to be quite reasonable.
Christina then continued, “Grandma, if you want an arranged marriage, you should ask Anya for her opinion. She may not like the mature type.”
The instant she finished talking, Anya burst out laughing and mocked, “Christina, are you being silly, or are you just pretending? Anyone can tell that Grandma is introducing the man to you.”
What? To me? That was why Grandma was asking for my opinion?
Christina recovered from her shock. “Grandma, I-”
with Sheridan more often and get to know him. I can tell both of you get along,” advised Azure as she chuckled.
It was obvious that Azure could not wait for the two of them to confirm the status of their relationship. Christina appeared embarrassed. “Grandma, I’m still married. I don’t think this is right.”
It would be wrong for her to go out with other men behind Nathaniel’s back. The thought of Nathaniel
finding out and showing that grim face of his was enough to scare the wits out of Christina.
As far as Anya was concerned, it was no big deal. “Why does it matter? Aren’t you going for a divorce? Didn’t you say Nathaniel is refusing to sign the divorce papers? Perhaps, when he sees you with someone else, he will sign it immediately.”
Once Christina lost Nathaniel as a backer, Anya could do as she pleased. There would be no need for her to be wary anymore.
Christina was already upset at being set up for no apparent reason, so she vented all her frustration on Anya. “Don’t meddle in my affairs.”
“What did you say?” Anya instantly glared at her and raised her voice.
Christina glanced at her coldly and uttered, “You’re so young, yet, your hearing is so bad. I said I will do whatever I want. It’s none of your business.”
Seeing that a fight was about to break out, Azure opened her mouth. “Anya, stop it.”
Naturally, Anya would seize the opportunity to cause Christina more trouble. She looked aggrieved and said, “Grandma, I doubt Christina has any intention to go for a divorce! The Hadley family and we are enemies. Christina, do you intend to go back to your enemy and sleep by his side every day? Just think about Uncle Timothy’s leg. How do you live with yourself?”
Christina’s face darkened. That incident had always been the bane of her existence.
Azure could tell that Christina was put in a difficult position and did not want to push her any further. “Enough. Christina no longer has any feelings for Nathaniel. He has already forced Christina to return to Hallsbay. It goes to show that their relationship has come to an end. I’m sure Christina knows what she is doing.”