Chapter 533 Sudden Turn Of Events
Soon, she dozed off once again when drowsiness crept up. By the time she woke up, it was two in the afternoon..
She was roused by the butler.
Rubbing her eyes, she sat up sluggishly and asked in a hoarse voice, “What is it?”
“Mrs. Hadley, Mr. Hadley has sent someone here to pick you up. Mr. Hadley said you could eat something before heading out. There’s no rush,” the butler answered.
Right then, Christina remembered she was supposed to go to the hospital with Nathaniel for the prenatal care checkup. I slept so soundly that I almost forgot about the appointment!
After regaining full consciousness, she got up from the couch and smiled bashfully, “Please tell the driver to wait for me. I’ll head upstairs to get changed.”
“Mr. Hadley said there’s no rush,” the butler repeated. “I’ll get the housekeeper to heat up the dishes and serve you lunch.”
“Thank you.” Christina didn’t reject the butler’s suggestion. She then went upstairs to get changed before coming back down to have lunch and getting into a black car parked in front of the entrance.
While the driver was driving slowly, Christina scrolled through her phone. There and then, she noticed that her previous conversation with Nathaniel ended with the teasing text he sent to her.
Christina had the habit of reporting her whereabouts to Nathaniel, so she texted: I’ve already left the house. See you later.
Upon sending that text, she proceeded to deal with some work matters on her phone.
Once she was done, she lifted her head to look out the window and jumped in alarm. Why are we in an unfamiliar and secluded area?
“Are we not going to Hadley Corporation?” Christina asked the driver..
“There’s a car accident downtown, and the traffic there is congested. In order to save time, I took a detour.” The driver’s voice was cold and hoarse.
Hearing that, Christina had her eyes fixed on the driver’s side profile. There’s a scar on that man’s head, and he looks so fierce. He doesn’t look like he’s Nathaniel’s subordinate! Wait! He isn’t Nathaniel’s driver!
With that in mind, Christina inched toward the car door and discreetly placed her right hand on the handle.
The man saw what she did through the rear-view mirror, and he sneered, “Looks like you’re not that stupid after all. Save your breath. I’ve already locked all the doors, and we’re in the suburbs now. No one’s coming to your rescue no matter how loud you shout.”
Christina forced herself to stay calm. I can’t afford to confront him head-on. I’m pregnant now. I can’t risk endangering the baby.
“What do you want?” Christina asked in a deep voice. “If you want money, I can give you all the money you want. After that, you may leave. I won’t call the police.”
She tried to bargain her way out of trouble.
“You’ll know once we arrive at the destination.” The man seemed reluctant to talk. He then lit up a cigarette and stepped on the throttle before aggressively steering the car into an abandoned factory.
Christina reached into her purse, but before she could grab her phone, the driver slammed on the brakes, causing her to slam hard into the seat in front of her.
Fortunately, she managed to protect her tummy in the nick of time.
She felt her head spinning and her vision going black. Before she could regain her senses, the man opened the car door and dragged her out of the car violently.
The man then dragged her toward an abandoned building, leaving her phone and purse in the car. He even put a black bag over her head as they approached the building.
“I’ve brought her here. Where’s my money?” the man asked. Worried that she might escape, he gripped her arm so tightly that she was in pain.
Christina didn’t hear anyone responding to the man’s question. However, she soon heard a voice coming out of the man’s phone.
It was a woman’s voice.
The woman was talking softly, so Christina couldn’t tell who she was.
Shortly after, the man hung up the phone and pushed Christina forward. “Get your a’s inside!” He sounded extremely satisfied when he said. “Who would’ve thought that you would be worth so much money? Your fate will decide whether you can escape from that lunatic and stay alive.”
Christina almost fell to the ground after getting shoved ahead. Soon after the man finished his sentence, she heard a loud noise of metal doors closing shut.
Right then, all she could see was darkness.
A while later, the metal doors were flung open. This time around, the footsteps of the person who approached her sounded a lot lighter than that of the man.