Chapter 532 Remember Him
My junior? Christina was puzzled.
“Are you the apprentice Ms. Shaw accepted in Ferropene?” Christina asked. Prior to this, I received a text from Ms. Shaw. She told me that she was residing in Ferropene and that she had accepted a new apprentice. She even sent me a photo.
“Yes, Christina. I’ve been wanting to meet you ever since I came back to the country.” Victoria had heard about Christina long ago, and she admired the latter a lot.
Therefore, when she found out Preston was going to meet Nathaniel, the CEO of Hadley Corporation, she asked him to let her tag along.
Christina clicked with Victoria the moment she saw the latter. She thought the young lady was not only bubbly and humble but adorable, too.
The two sat down together and chatted endlessly.
Meanwhile, Nathaniel and Preston shared a gaze and smiled before they started talking business.
Due to the favor the Lesley family did for the Hadley family the last time around, Nathaniel was willing to make the deal more favorable to Preston.
Hence, the atmosphere was harmonious during the meal.
Preston had something urgent to deal with after the meal, so he couldn’t send Victoria home..
“Sebastian, send Ms. Lesley home,” Nathaniel instructed.
“This way, please, Ms. Lesley.” Sebastian ushered Victoria toward the car.
Victoria glanced at Sebastian and quirked her brow ever so slightly before getting into the car.
After Sebastian got into the car and drove for a while, Victoria tilted her head askew and uttered in a mischievous tone, “We meet again, Oldster.”
Despite remaining expressionless, Sebastian felt his heart racing. She recognizes me!
When Sebastian recognized Victoria right away upon entering the private room earlier, he experienced slight changes in his emotions.
However, he thought Victoria didn’t recognize him when he noticed that the latter didn’t even look at him.
Moments later, Victoria cupped her face in her hands and said, “I don’t feel like going home.”
She had been kept at home ever since she returned to the country, and she was bored out of her mind. Now that I’m finally away from Preston, I don’t want to go home so soon.
“Where would you like to go, Ms. Lesley?” Sebastian tried his best to keep his cool.
Pouting, Victoria answered, “I want to go shopping.”
“Sure.” Sebastian turned the car around and sent Victoria to a mall nearby.
Right when Sebastian was about to leave, Victoria stopped him and requested, “Don’t leave. Come with me.”
Sebastian spaced out when he stared into Victoria’s bright eyes. Our social statuses are too far apart. I must keep a distance from her.
“Ms. Lesley, I have work to do,” Sebastian rejected Victoria.
Victoria was sent abroad to study since young, so she had few friends in the country. To make matters. worse, she ended up arguing with the friends she met up with last time and had a fallout with them.
Thus, she didn’t even have anyone to go shopping with.
Victoria stubbornly insisted, “I don’t care. I want you to keep me company.”
She even stood in front of Sebastian to stop him from leaving.
“Please don’t make things difficult for me, Ms. Lesley.” Sebastian had been working for Nathaniel for decades, so he had experience in dealing with all sorts of spoiled and pampered girls in the past. At that moment, however, he felt rather helpless. What’s with me today? Why do I think Victoria is adorable?
“That’s exactly what I’m going to do!” Victoria didn’t give Sebastian the chance to reject her. As soon as she finished talking, she grabbed his hand and dragged him into the mall with her.
In a flash, Sebastian felt his cheeks burning as his heart pounded in his chest. Following Victoria like a puppet, he seemed to have lost control of his body and allowed her to steer him.
After they were done shopping, Sebastian sent Victoria home and rushed back to the office. By then, it was almost time to get off work.
“Mr. Taggart, there’s a document here requiring your signature.” The secretary, who had been waiting for Sebastian for a long time, handed him a document.
The secretary stole a quick glance at Sebastian after the document was signed and turned to leave. Seconds later, Sebastian heard people gossiping about him. One could be heard saying, “I’ve never seen Mr. Taggart skip work before.”
“Mr. Taggart seems different today. He looks so gleeful. It’s like he has fallen in love.”
“What? That can’t be, right? My heart would be broken!”
Evidently, Sebastian had quite a few admirers in the office.
Sebastian’s expression darkened when he heard those words. He strode toward them and fumed, “Don’t you guys have work to do?”
The moment he showed up, everyone went silent and dispersed at once,
However, he couldn’t stop thinking about what he heard and recalling the scene of him shopping with
Because of that, he had trouble sleeping that night.
Meanwhile, upon returning to Scenic Garden Manor, Christina called Laurel right away and talked to her about Victoria.
Laurel would only take on talented people as her apprentices, and although Victoria had yet to produce any substantial pieces, the latter was clearly talented.
As they mentioned Victoria, Christina thought about letting Victoria work at her studio. Not only can Victoria gain some experience working in the studio, but she can also help lessen the workload and alleviate the problems caused by the shortage of staff.
It was already eleven at night by the time Christina was done talking to Laurel.
“Why are you still awake?” Nathaniel came out of the shower and saw Christina scrolling through her phone in bed.
Ever since Christina got pregnant, she had been following a strict bedtime schedule. In fact, she would go to bed at half-past eight and fall asleep before ten at night.
Seeing that it was past her bedtime. Christina set her phone aside sheepishly and slipped under the blanket, exposing only her head. “I’ll go to sleep now.”
“You aren’t behaving yourself. Do you want me to punish you?” Nathaniel lifted the blanket on his side of the bed and got into bed as well.
“No.” Christina pouted, putting on a piteous expression.
In the next second, Nathaniel wrapped his long arm around her and pulled her into his embrace.
His heart started racing when he caught a whiff of the faint fragrance on Christina’s body.
“May I?” Nathaniel whispered into Christina’s ear, his hoarse voice making her blush instantly.
Obviously, she knew what Nathaniel was asking for. However, at the thought of the baby in her stomach, she replied, “No. We ought to follow the doctor’s advice.”
“All right, then. Let’s do as the doctor said,” Nathaniel answered. The doctor said we could start having sex after three months, but we must take it slow. In that case, I’ll take it slow.
Christina thought Nathaniel would back off, but to her surprise, she felt her nightgown getting pulled off of her in the next second. After that, she saw her pink silk nightgown getting thrown onto the floor.
Nathaniel struggled to control his lustful desires, but he didn’t forget to assure Christina, “I’ll be gentle. Darling.”
Christina, who was initially reluctant, became more at case when she heard what he said. Well, it has been three months. Nathaniel has been suppressing his urges for long enough.
Christina slept through the night and woke up naturally the next morning.
Having done intense exercise the night before, Christina slumped on the couch to watch television after she had her breakfast. Though Nathaniel told me he would be gentle, things still spiraled out of control. As expected of a man who had been restraining his urge for more than three months. He’s like a scary beast!
Christina complained inwardly before dozing off on the couch.
Suddenly, Nathaniel texted her, and she was woken up by the special ringtone she set for him.
Christina picked up her phone and saw the text Nathaniel had sent to her that read: Have you eaten your breakfast? Are you feeling unwell anywhere?
I can’t believe he has the audacity to mention that! Christina sat up straight, ready to criticize Nathaniel over text, but an intense pain shot up from her waist as soon as she moved, causing her to hiss in agony. With that, she grew even more annoyed with him.
Christina sent him an angry emoji with the caption: Hmph!
Nathaniel couldn’t help smiling when he saw Christina’s reply.
The head of the project management department who was reporting his work saw Nathaniel’s smile and almost bit his own tongue. He quickly recomposed himself after making sure Nathaniel didn’t notice his slip-up and continued reporting.
In response to Christina’s text, Nathaniel replied: Remember to have lunch on time and take a nap. I’ll go with you to the hospital for a prenatal care checkup in the afternoon. After the checkup, I’ll allow you to have a slice of chocolate cake.
Nathaniel was exceptionally patient with her because he had been asking her to stick to a strict and healthy diet. As a matter of fact, all her meals were planned out by a skilled nutritionist.
Christina’s diet was managed so strictly that she felt as though Nathaniel had gone mad.
Her eyes were filled with affection as she caressed her baby bump and replied: All right, but you ought to know that I haven’t forgiven you for what you did to me.
Needless to say, Nathaniel knew what Christina was talking about, so he replied: I’ll give you a massage tonight, Darling!
Christina blushed immediately and responded: You’re pushing it, you hooligan!
To which Nathaniel replied shamelessly: Yes, but you’re the only one who can make me lose control.
Nathaniel didn’t mind putting his ego aside when teasing Christina. He could be as shameless as a man could be in front of his beloved wife.
Christina’s checks burned up, so she put her phone away sheepishly and lay on the couch, hugging a pillow. She stared at the handsome actor in the drama showing on the television as she lay down, but her mind was filled with Nathaniel’s handsome facial features.