After hanging up the phone, Christina walked up to them and asked, “Camila, Lucas, Mommy is going to take you two to a different place first, okay?”
She wanted to communicate with the kids beforehand so that they would not react strongly later on.
“What is that place?” Camila looked at Christina curiously with her eyes wide.
“Is it fun?” Lucas asked.
“Yeah. We’re going to meet a lady and have a little chat with her,” Christina said.
Camila tilted her head and gave it some thought before turning toward Lucas.
The two kids exchanged glances before arriving at a consensus. “Okay,” Lucas said on behalf of them both.
Christina’s lips curled into a smile when she saw that the kids had agreed to it. She then got the three of them out of bed and had them get changed.
After having breakfast, Nathaniel drove Christina and the two kids over to the psychology clinic.
Thinking that Christina was going to get them injections, Camila and Lucas didn’t dare enter the building.
“Relax, I didn’t bring you two here to get an injection. We’re just going to meet a pretty lady and have a little chat with her,” Christina explained when she noticed the look of fear on their faces.
“Don’t be scared, Camila. I will keep you company,’ Nathaniel said while picking Camila up.
With her big strong father next to her, Camila’s feelings of fear reduced significantly.
The receptionist came over and led Christina straight to Ellie’s clinic. She was about to walk through the door when her phone started ringing.
“Head on in with the kids, Nathaniel,” Christina said.
Christina made her way to an empty corner and took a deep breath before answering the call. “Hey, Grandma.”
It was Azure who called her.
“Christina…” Azure paused for a few seconds before continuing, “How have you and the kids been?”
This was her first time speaking to Christina on the phone ever since she had run away from the Gibson residence.
Christina was still displeased with Azure for what she had done, so her tone was cold when she replied, “Yeah, we’re all good.”
Noticing that Christina did not sound very happy, Azure closed her eyes and said, “I found out about what happened between you and Anya. I have given her a warning, so she won’t cause you any more trouble.”
This was the least she could do for Christina.
Having obtained tons of evidence against Anya, however, Christina was not afraid of her in the slightest. “This is between me and Anya, Grandma. You should just stay out of it.”
Unhappy that Christina had told her to back off, Azure said coldly, “You’re still a member of the Gibson family. What sort of misunderstanding could you two possibly have?” Misunderstanding? Anya clearly tried to kill me! In fact, she almost tried to kill the kids too! There’s no way I’m letting this one slide!
When Azure didn’t get a response from Christina, she took a deep breath and softened her tone as she asked, “When will you come back, Christina? Your father and I miss you.”
Had Azure not tried to lock her up the other day, Christina would have felt touched when she heard that.
Although she was worried that Azure would try to set her up again, she couldn’t bring herself to say no when she thought about her father, who was disabled and depressed.
“Probably a few days later. I still have some stuff to take care of.”
As neither of them had anything else to say, they ended the call. Christina took a moment to calm herself down before turning around, only to bump into a middle-aged woman, who was mopping the floor.
“Sorry,” Christina said.
The middle-aged woman looked up at her in response, only to gasp in shock when she got a clear view of Christina’s face.
Of course, Christina recognized that middle-aged woman as well. She was none other than Miranda, her former stepmother.
Miranda was no longer the elegant, wealthy woman she used to be. Her hair had turned white, and she was practically reduced to skin and bones. The change was so huge that Christina almost couldn’t recognize her.
The two of them proceeded to size each other up.
Christina had maintained her charm over the years and was dressed in fancy clothes.
That resulted in a huge contrast between them.
Not wanting to be mocked, Miranda quickly turned around and tried to leave. However, Christina ran in front of her and blocked her path. “Where’s my dad? Why would he let you do this?”
Christina had felt a lot better after finding out that she wasn’t a member of the Steele family.
Although she had never cared about the Steele family’s affairs, she decided to ask about them since she had bumped into Miranda. “We got divorced,” Miranda replied with a wry smile.
They had gotten divorced on the day the Steele family went bankrupt.
Christina froze in shock when she heard that.
I think I heard something about that back then, but I didn’t think they actually got divorced.
Seeing as Christina had nothing further to say, Miranda grabbed the mop and walked off.
As Christina watched Miranda’s frail body wobbling with each step, her previous hatred for Miranda seemed to have vanished instantly. She regained her composure before turning around.
Nathaniel and the kids were walking out of the clinic with bright smiles on their faces.
The doctor had conducted a personality test on Camila and Lucas. Christina felt relieved when she saw that their results came out okay. “Next time, please try to keep the children away from similar incidents,’ the doctor suggested.
“Okay,” Christina replied.
“Come on! Our next stop is the amusement park!” Nathaniel said as he led Christina and the kids out of the building.
There was a look of envy in Miranda’s eyes as she watched them from afar.
I should’ve had Emilia marry Nathaniel back then!
After returning to her cramped rental apartment, Miranda glanced at Emilia, who was lying around lazily in bed, and asked with a sigh, “Do you know who I ran into today?”
Emilia stopped scrolling through her phone the moment she heard that. “Who?” she asked with her face all pale.
“What did you just say?” Emilia could not believe her ears.
“I said, | ran into Christina today. She even gave birth to two kids,” Miranda said with a frown.
Emilia’s eyes were filled with hatred as all the unpleasant memories from the past flooded her mind.
“Where did you see her, Mom?” she asked while sitting bolt upright. Miranda didn’t think much about it and told her everything that had happened earlier that day.