Anya’s expression swiftly turned grim. Since when did these two reconcile?
She replied softly, “What’s just because | want to keep the peace when we’re in public.”
“Does that mean you’re only nice in public but not at home?” Christina questioned, showing Anya no respect.
Anya could only scowl in response after being left speechless by the scathing comment.
“Enough! Stop arguing,” Azure ordered in a solemn tone. She didn’t want them quarreling in front of her great- grandchildren.
After peace returned to the living room, Azure shifted her attention to Nathaniel. “Che Gibson family knows what it takes to be a good host. It would be rude for us to kick you out, so please have a seat.”
Azure accorded Nathaniel due respect on the account that he was her great-grandchildren’s father.
‘Thereafter, Lucas and Camila brought out sweets of different flavors for Azure to try. The latter reacted with joy upon accepting the children’s gifts.
“Thank you for bringing me these delicious sweets. I, too, have presents for the two of you. Why don’t you come upstairs with me so that I can show you?” Azure asked with anticipation.
The children cheered, “Hurray! Let’s go!”
‘Their reaction drew a look of contempt from Anya, for she knew how expensive the gifts prepared by Azure were.
The moment Azure was gone, Anya sneered, “As if your attempt to claim the family assets wasn’t enough. You even brought two more children to get a larger share. I can’t believe how disgusting you are.”
Before Christina could react, a towering figure preempted her by grabbing Anya’s throat.
“You!” Anya was stunned.
This ts outrageous! How dare Nathaniel lay a finger on me in my own home?
“When Grandma sees you bullying me, she’ll definitely kick you out of the house!” Felicia snarled, her entire face turning red.
With no intention of letting go, Nathaniel gave her a piercing look as he warned, “Go ahead and tell her. Remember to mention how you pushed Christina down the mountain too. Let’s see which of us will be kicked out of the house after that.”
Nathaniel had tolerated her presence the moment he stepped into the house. Little did he expect her to test his patience further.
His threat blew Anya’’s mind, causing her to tremble in fear and rendering her speechless.
After all, she had never expected Christina to survive the fall. “What evidence do you have? Did you capture it on video?” Despite the silence that descended upon Nathaniel, he maintained his fiery glare on her.
His response triggered gloating laughter from Anya. “How can you accuse me of pushing her when you have no proof whatsoever? You could well be maligning me when it was she who fell by herself.”
Anya flashed a smug smile the moment she finished. Seeing that, Christina came forward to pull Nathaniel’s hand back. She then confronted Anya by shielding Nathaniel behind her. “It appears to me that this was your plan since the beginning. You seem confident that I have no evidence at all.” When Anya maintained her smirk and didn’t reply, Christina leaned in to whisper in her ear, “I might not have any proof for this crime, but I have plenty in my hands for another one.” Cognizant of what Christina was talking about, Anya began to panic. Her desperation was the only reason she chose to harm Christina. With a slight frown on her face, Christina led Nathaniel to the door. “Why don’t you head back to the hotel? I’ll come by with the kids later.”
Christina had gotten Nathaniel to reserve a hotel room before their arrival.
After walking him out the door, she watched his car leave before returning to the house.
At that moment, Azure came down with the two children holding exquisite toys in their hands.
Lucas was the first to run toward his mother to flaunt his toy. “Mommy, look at this limited edition ‘lransformer. It’s amazing!”
“I received a Barbie-themed hairclip, dress, and doll. I really love them!” Camila showed off the items Azure got her. They were all a testament to her great-grandmother’s love.
Christina caressed their soft faces. “Have both of you said your thanks?”
“Of course. We do know our manners,” Camila and Lucas replied in unison. Thereafter, Christina carried Camila and held Lucas by his hand as she walked to the door. “I’ll take you guys out fora stroll. There are plenty of fruit trees in the backyard. I’m sure you’ve never seen them before”
“Okay, I can’t wait to see them!”
Just as Christina walked past Anya, she stumbled forward after being tripped.
As cold sweat broke out abruptly on her spine, she staggered forward and crashed to the ground in an attempt to cushion Camila from the floor.
Upon witnessing Christina’s fall, the concerned Lucas hurried up to her. “Mommy, what happened?”
“Mommy, docs it hurt? Let me blow it for you.” The shock brought tears to Camila’s eyes, while the tip of her nose began to redden. Getting to her feet, Christina could feel the pain from the impact on her knees. Yet, in order to maintain a strong front for the kids, she simply shook her head. “I’m fine. Don’t worry about it.”
With that, she turned around and shot Anya a glare. Her gesture was followed by Lucas pointing his finger at the latter and yelling, “You’re a meanie. How could you trip Mommy on purpose!”
Anya stood up and scoffed, “So what if | did? You all had better get out of this house. You’re not welcome here at all!”
She turned and went upstairs the moment she finished.
Infuriated by her words, Lucas puffed his cheeks as he glared at Anya’s leaving silhouette. Just as he wanted to run after her, Christina quickly held him back.
He shot Christina an indignant look. “But she did it on purpose.”
Christina simply snorted to herself. I definitely not show her any mercy tomorrow.
After that, she carried the children in her arms. “I’m fine. Let’s go out to the backyard and play.”
With that, she walked out with the children.
When Christina wanted to return to the hotel in the afternoon, Azure invited them to stay for dinner, to which the children readily agreed.
Upon returning from her stroll outside, Anya could hear the sound of giggles coming from inside her room.
Realizing that the childish voices belonged to the two children, she picked up her pace and stormed into the room, only to be greeted by the sight of it having been turned into a children’s playground.
The walls were covered with doodles, while her limited edition dresses were not spared. Even her jewelry was strewn across the floor in a huge mess.
The devastation caused Anya to blow her top. “I’m going to kill you b*stards if it’s the last thing I do!”
Nevertheless, the children shot her a defiant glare. “You shouldn’t have bullied my mommy, you wicked woman!”
Whoever tries to harm Mommy will not be forgiven!
The children threw their pens at Anya before fleeing from her room.
“Stop running! I’m going to kill both of you!”
The moment Anya emerged from her room in pursuit, she was greeted by the sight of the children peeking out from behind Azure.
The two burst into tears immediately. “Great-Granny, we’re really scared! That evil woman is threatening to kill us. After bullying our mommy, she wants to do the same to us. I don’t want to come here anymore!”