Anya’s gaze darkened at once. She’s really good at pretending. She displayed a tough attitude in front of me, but when she was with Sheridan, she began flirting with him. Sheridan must be blind to like a woman like Christina.
Just then, a luxury car stopped in front of Anya, and she got in and left.
“Why the long face?” The woman in the driver’s seat was dressed like a trendy girl, wearing a short blouse and skirt. She had an expensive diamond necklace on her and exuded the elegance of a wealthy heiress.
“Do you know Sheridan, the eldest son of the Stone family? He’s already in his thirties. Why isn’t he married yet?” Anya asked curiously.
The woman’s eyes lit up, and she exclaimed excitedly. “Of course I know him! I heard he studied. accounting overseas and returned to take over the family business in recent years. He’s still single. Are you friends with him? Introduce me to him.”
“What? Sheridan studied accounting?” Upon hearing that, Anya almost jumped up from her seat.
“Yes, he has a double degree and holds a globally recognized accounting certification. He also owns a highly reputable accounting firm in Hallsbay. Our family’s accounts are handled by them. Let’s not talk about that. Are you going to introduce him to me?”
A dark glint flashed past Anya’s eyes. Sheridan is an accountant, so Christina’s intention in getting close to him might not be to seek higher social status but to investigate accounts.
Everything suddenly made sense.
Anya felt that Christina was indeed cunning for secretly plotting against her.
However, she would never give Christina a chance.
Meanwhile, Christina and Sheridan arrived at the restaurant. As soon as they took their seats, the waiter served their dishes.
“But we haven’t placed an order yet,” Christina said in a puzzled tone.
Sheridan responded, “I placed the order in advance. Take a look at the dishes. If there’s anything that doesn’t suit your taste, we can add more dishes.”
Christina glanced at the food. They were all her favorites. “You really know what to order. I eat all of these.”
“Of course. I did my homework in advance.” Sheridan chuckled gracefully, displaying a refined and gentle
The two of them dined together. As they got engrossed in conversation, they also opened a bottle of red
After having dinner, they both headed back to the finance company. Fortunately, with several individual’s lending their assistance, it was likely that the data would be available within a week.
The moments of the two of them entering and leaving the restaurant, and entering the company together while chatting and laughing were all captured by a private detective hidden in the shadows.
Those photos were sent to Nathaniel through the Internet.
He stared at the photos on the screen and saw the smile on Christina’s face. It had been a long time since she had smiled at him so gently.
That made him very angry.
I have only just left, and she’s already getting close to another man behind my back?
Nathaniel’s brow furrowed, and his face turned grim. He clenched his fist and slammed the table.
The people in the office were completely shocked by that.
The director of the marketing department, who was giving a presentation, was especially frightened and had no idea where he had stopped.
A few of them stared at Nathaniel in a daze. A while later, the director of the marketing department asked cautiously. “Mr. Hadley, are you not satisfied with my report?”
The director of the marketing department felt that his job was at stake, and the expressions of the other directors weren’t any more positive. Despite the exceptional performance of the marketing department, Nathaniel’s dissatisfaction made them tremble as they looked at the reports in their hands,
Sebastian’s eyes also widened in surprise. These reports have all met the target. It shouldn’t be a matter of performance that’s making Mr. Hadley angry.
He cast a quick glance at the computer. The next moment, his pupils abruptly constricted. Mrs. Hadley is smiling and flirting with another man. No wonder Mr. Hadley’s angry.
Nathaniel remained composed as he lazily lifted his icy gaze and instructed, “Go on.”
Only then did the director continue the presentation, and the tense atmosphere began to ease slightly.
Meanwhile, in Hallsbay, it was late at night.
As Christina waited in the office, Sheridan walked in with some pastries. The accountant is still sorting out the data. We’ll have the data later in the evening
“No worries. They’ve been working late. When it’s time to settle up, feel free to charge me,” Christina said as she picked up her cup of tea and took a sip.
“Don’t worry. I’ll give you a special discount.” Sheridan chuckled gracefully. “By the way, there’s an art exhibition tomorrow evening. Shall we go together?”
It was a renowned art exhibition, and tickets were hard to come by. Christina felt that she had found kindred spirit. She smiled and asked, “Do you also enjoy visiting art exhibitions?”
“I do. To be frank, when I come across a painting I like, I can spend a long time just gazing at it.” Sheridan’s eyes were filled with tenderness, like stars in the sky.
Just as Christina was about to respond, her phone rang.
The moment Christina saw the caller ID, her expression grew solemn. “Lucas, Camila?
“Mommy, Camila has a fever, and she’s been crying Mommy, where are you? Can you come back and accompany Camila?”
Christina’s heart seemed to have stopped beating, and her expression froze. She became anxious. “Don’t
be scared. Camila. I’ll be home soon.”
After ending the call, she swiftly kept her things and got up to leave.
Sheridan caught up with her and asked worriedly. “Christina, what happened?”
“I need to go back to Scenic Garden Manor. I’m sorry, but we can discuss the accounts later,” Christina said as she continued to walk out of the room.
Seeing how worried she looked, Sheridan couldn’t leave her alone. “It’s too late for you to book a ticket. now. Let me send you there.”
“But…” Christina was taken aback. She felt hesitant to accept his offer, feeling it was too much trouble for him.
This time, it was Sheridan who took the initiative to hold her hand and walked toward the elevator. “What are you waiting for? It’s an urgent matter, isn’t it?”
“But what about the accounts?”
“You don’t have to worry about that. I have reliable professionals handling the accounts, and they are well aware of the need for confidentiality.” While speaking. Sheridan took her hand and led her into the elevator.
When they got back to Scenic Garden Manor from Hallsbay, it was already past midnight.
Sheridan parked his car at the front gate. A hint of fatigue appeared on his handsome face, but he didn’t mind. He helped Christina unfasten her seatbelt.
“Hurry and go back,” he said.
Christina was stunned. She felt a twinge of guilt from his kindness. “Thank you for giving me a ride. How about I book a hotel for you to rest?”
He had driven her over hundreds of kilometers without a word of complaint. Leaving him like this made her feel a bit guilty.
Sheridan could tell what she was thinking. He thoughtfully helped her open the car door. “Don’t you have something urgent to handle? I’m a grown man. I can take care of such matters. Hurry up and go inside.”
“Okay. Let’s stay in touch if anything comes up.”
Christina got out of the car. Her slender and graceful figure soon disappeared into the house.
Meanwhile, in the study, Nathaniel was dressed in loose pajamas. His gaze was cold and intense as he stared at the car outside. Suddenly, there was a sharp sound as he shattered the glass in his hand. The cold whisky dripped from his palm, and the air was instantly filled with a strong smell of alcohol.