She was quite surprised to see Madison’s reaction.
What is Madison trying to tamp down? “Christina, are you saying you choose not to serve me? What right do you have to do that?” Madison exploded.
Her sudden outburst echoed throughout the entire studio, causing Rayne to jolt in shock.
She feared that a physical altercation had taken place.
She quickly rushed over to the glass walls, pressing her face against them to get a closer look, only to see that Christina and Madison were simply locked in a tense stare-down.
“You were the one who came here to my studio.” Christina seemed calm and composed.
The gentle but firm look in her gaze made Madison tense up.
Yes, I was the one who came here in search of Christina.
Madison took a deep breath and began to calm down.
“If I provide evidence of Anya harming you, will you design my gown in exchange?”
“You know her?” Christina narrowed her eyes in surprise.
Madison flashed a mocking grin.
“Christina, you’ve offended many people who want you dead.”
Madison was unaware of any details of the deep-seated grudge between Christina and Anya, but she had received a call from Anya the previous night.
Anya had proposed another collaboration and mentioned her plan to sue Christina, hoping to see her behind bars.
However, Madison had declined Anya’’s offer, as their previous collaboration had ended on a sour note.
Previously, when she arrived at the resort, she didn’t even get to see Nathaniel.
It was all due to Anya’s own mistake, which inadvertently led to Christina and Nathaniel reuniting.
“Why would you give me the evidence?”
Christina pondered the situation for a moment and came to the realization that it wasn’t entirely surprising for Madison to be acquainted with Anya.
After all, the enemy of my enemy is a friend.
Since they both joined hands, why did Madison come to my studio to tell me this? “Never mind, then. If you don’t want it, I won’t give it to you,”
Madison snapped, realizing she had been too hasty in offering the evidence, which resulted in arousing Christina’s suspicions.
Raising her chin, she stalked out of the office and grabbed her bag on the couch to leave.
Christina didn’t go after Madison as she knew the latter was playing hard to get.
However, she couldn’t figure out why Madison had come to ask for her help to design a gown.
After watching Madison stalk away, Rayne came into her office and asked worriedly, “Christina, did she come here to pick on you? Should we inform Mr. Hadley?”
Christina shook her head and reminded, “Don’t tell Nathaniel about this.”
Nathaniel was busy handling the Gibson family’s lawsuit, so she decided to handle Madison’s matter herself.
She believed Madison would pay a visit yet again a few days later.
“Okay.” Rayne bobbed her head.
I need fo tell the security guards to deny her entry so she won’t be able to come upstairs.
Madison’s visit was a small interlude that didn’t affect Christina at all.
Despite not receiving any new orders in the past few days, she remained dedicated to her work.
Lately, she had been struck by a wave of inspiration, so she had begun sketching out her new ideas, taking her time to bring them to life.
Time passed by swiftly as she was focused on work.
In the blink of an eye, it was almost time to pick up the kids from the kindergarten.
“Rayne, I’m getting off work now.’ Recalling the promise she had made to Camila that morning, Christina stopped working and cleared her table before leaving in haste.
Downstairs, she saw Nathaniel’s car parked at the curb.
Christina walked over to him, pleasantly surprised.
After getting into his car, she asked, “Why are you here?”
“I miss you,” Nathaniel said directly.
“Mr. Hadley, you’re quite clingy nowadays, huh?”
Despite feeling delighted inwardly, Christina gave him a look of disdain.
Nathaniel had assumed Christina was growing tired of him, but as he observed her more closely, he noticed a mischievous glint in her eyes.
It was clear what she meant.
Leaning over, he helped her with the seatbelt and said, “I can be clingier if you want.”
His magnetic voice rang in Christina’s ear, causing her heart to skip a beat.
What should I do? I really like it when he acts this way.
Clearing her throat, she feigned calmness and replied, “It’s getting hot. Stay away from me.”
They had to pick the kids up, so Nathaniel stopped teasing her.
In no time, the car rolled to a stop before the kindergarten.
Christina’s gaze wandered toward the window, where she caught sight of parents parking their cars along the curb.
She remembered promising to be the first to pick up Camila.
Without a second thought, she swung open the door and sprinted toward the gate of the kindergarten.
As she was running at full speed, the other parents thought something urgent had happened and quickly made way for her.
Christina found herself at the front of the line, just as she had hoped.
Observing Christina’s flushed cheeks and the rise and fall of her chest, Nathaniel couldn’t help but smile affectionately.
Around ten minutes later, classes finally came to an end at the kindergarten.
The first ones to come out were the youngest children.
Around a dozen of children lined up and slowly made their way out under the lead of their teacher.
Among them were Lucas and Camila.
Camila shouted excitedly, her eyes lighting up as she spotted her mother at the front of the line.
She had been eagerly waiting for this moment and was overjoyed to see Christina keeping her word.
Christina waved at them.
The kids shot Camila and Lucas envious looks.
When Camila and Lucas came out, Christina held them, one in each hand, eliciting impressed gasps from the surrounding parents.
That was the first time Christina had ever felt proud as a parent.
“Let’s have dinner at a restaurant today. Camila, Lucas, what would you like to eat?” Christina asked happily.
She decided to make it a special outing by also taking them to the mall afterward, where they could pick out some toys and clothes to enjoy.
Christina realized that it had been quite a while since they had gone shopping together as a family at the mall.
“I’m afraid not. Mom called me and told us to head back to the Hadley residence,”
Nathaniel informed her.
It had been some time since Christina had last paid them a visit, so she nodded and agreed, “Sure.”