Chapter 514 Girlfriend
Meanwhile, inside the police station, Gideon, bruised and battered, was crouched in a corner when he suddenly heard the police officer’s shout. “Gideon Steele, you can leave now!”
“Officer, can I really leave?” Gideon thought his ears were playing tricks on him.
He had been involved in a public brawl, and if nobody came to bail him, he was supposed to spend a night
“Yes. Someone has come to bail you.” The police officer unlocked the metal gate before Gideon as he spoke.
Gideon was momentarily dazed before stepping out from behind the gate.
He couldn’t guess who would come to get him. With a palpitating heart, he followed behind the officer. In those few short seconds, he considered everyone possible but never thought it would be Christina.
When Gideon saw Christina standing in the hall signing papers, he felt as if all the blood in his body had run cold. He stopped short and was rooted to his spot.
After she finished signing the papers and paid the fine, she glanced over and coincidentally noticed Gideon staring at her.
A complex range of emotions played across his face. Evidently, he had never thought she would be there to bail him out of jail.
In truth, Christina was also surprised by her decision to do that.
After exiting the police station, Christina and Gideon walked one after the other. Neither of them spoke.
Just as Christina was about to step off the pavement, a Mercedes-Benz SUV pulled up in front of her. When the car window was rolled down. Nathaniel’s handsome face was revealed.
However, at that moment, his brows were furrowed, and a worried expression was spread across his
“Nathaniel?” Christina gazed at him in surprise.
Obviously, she hadn’t expected to run into him there.
Nathaniel hastily opened the door and got out of the vehicle. He carefully examined her body to check for any injuries, and only after ascertaining she was fine did he breathe a sigh of relief. Still, he couldn’t help but reprimand her, “Why didn’t you answer my calls?”
“I didn’t hear my phone ring.” Christina had on a clueless face.
She took out her phone from her bag and found that she had put her phone on silent mode these past few days to focus on work and avoid getting distracted.
There were over thirty missed calls on her phone. She tapped on the screen and noticed all the calls were
Christina stuck out her tongue guiltily. “I’m sorry. I won’t do it again next time.”
Then, she immediately set her phone to ring in front of him.
When he saw how she had admitted her mistakes with alacrity and sincerity, Nathaniel’s grimace slowly dissipated.
“What are you doing here?” Nathaniel was able to track down Christina because of the global positioning system on her phone.
He was overwrought when he saw she was nearby a police station.
As he asked the question, Nathaniel looked behind Christina and saw Gideon standing not far away.
Gideon had his head lowered. At that instant, he was too ashamed to meet Nathaniel.
“Did you come here because of him?” With a single glance, Nathaniel could tell Gideon was no longer his former self.
Christina nodded. “Let’s go.”
With that, she walked around to the passenger side, opened the door, and got into the vehicle, clearly not intending to bother herself with Gideon anymore.
Gideon didn’t chase after her like he used to, begging Christina to pay him attention. Instead, he merely stood in his spot and watched her leave.
She gazed at Gideon’s shrinking figure through the rearview mirror before it eventually turned into a blur. An unusually intense gloominess churned within her.
She leaned her head against the window while recalling what the police officer had told her earlier.
Gideon wasn’t the one who started the fight in the hospital. Moreover, he endured the beatings without retaliating once.
A leopard could never change its spots, but Gideon’s actions that day drastically differed from before.
Nathaniel drove the car while occasionally glancing at Christina.
Sensing she was in low spirits, he reached out and grasped her hand, giving her palm a squeeze. “What are you thinking? Talk to me.”
She hadn’t yet figured out how to deal with Gideon’s issue and didn’t want to burden Nathaniel by sharing. Therefore, she made up a random excuse. “I’m just feeling a little dizzy.”
Nathaniel could tell she was lying, but he didn’t want to probe further, so he said, “Rest for a while, then.”
“Okay,” she responded softly and closed her eyes.
Unexpectedly, she did drift off to sleep just like that.
When she woke up, she realized she wasn’t in Scenic Garden Manor. Instead, Christina noticed she was
inside the lounge in Nathaniel’s office.
A glass of warm water and a pill for colds were placed on the bedside table.
Christina took the medication and finished the water in the glass. Only then did her dry throat feel soothed.
Just as she was about to open the door to the lounge and exit the room, she noticed through the crack of the door several executives standing in front of Nathaniel. The latter had a darkened expression.
Nathaniel had an imposing presence. When he was enraged, he gave off a vibe no different from a demon, rendering the few experienced executives undaring to breathe before him.
Christina pursed her lips. It didn’t seem like the right time for her to go out. Just as she was closing the door, an itch in her throat prompted her to let out an involuntary cough.
The sound was just loud enough to reach Nathaniel’s ears.
He swiftly looked toward the lounge and saw the slightly ajar door. At once, he knew that Christina had
Nathaniel said sternly to the few people in front of him, “You all may leave.”
“Yes, Mr. Hadley.”
The few executives felt relieved, wearing grateful expressions as they left the room in succession. Only after everyone had left did Nathaniel stand up and walk toward the lounge.
He pushed the door open and saw Christina sitting on the bed obediently and playing with her phone.
“Did I disturb your work?” Christina looked up to see Nathaniel approaching and put down her phone. “No,” he replied while leaning over to touch her forehead with the back of his hand.
Her fever had subsided.
Christina also touched her forehead but didn’t feel anything unusual. However, at that moment, her stomach started to growl. “I’m hungry.”
Hearing that, Nathaniel immediately contacted Sebastian.
Not long after, Sebastian arrived with some delicious food.
Christina was famished, so she picked up the fork and chowed down the food without any care for her image.
Nathamel, sitting beside her, reminded her concernedly, “Slow down.”
Then, he continued putting more food on her plate.
Watching that scene made Sebastian feel envious. I want a girlfriend too!
“Sebastian, are you hungry as well?” Christina lifted her head and saw the yearning look in Sebastian’s
She thought he was craving her food, so she suggested, “Do you want to have some too?”
To Christina, Sebastian wasn’t just an ordinary assistant; he was more like a family member.
“I’m not hungry, Mrs. Hadley. I have some things to attend to, so I’ll take my leave now.” Sebastian was startled and immediately left.