Chapter 538 An Unexpected Guest
Christina’s gaze briefly lingered on Anya, who had arrived unwelcome, before she casually averted her attention. Then, she continued eating her breakfast as if nothing had happened.
Anya felt utterly ignored. With no one else present in the hospital room, she could not be bothered to pretend that she was close to Christina.
Whenever Anya laid eyes on Christina, it was like she encountered her prey. She couldn’t go a day without taunting and ridiculing Christina.
“Hey, I’m talking to you! Stop pretending you can’t hear me!” Anya angrily knocked over Christina’s small table. Hot soup and oatmeal splattered all over the bed, while a few slices of toast fell onto the blanket, narrowly brushing against Anya’s skirt.
Startled, Anya jumped up and screamed in a shrill and piercing voice, “Argh! I went to great lengths to buy this new skirt. What a stroke of bad luck!”
She grabbed a handful of tissues and attempted to wipe off the oil stains from her skirt. However, she couldn’t resist complaining. “You always spell disaster! It’s no wonder nothing good comes my way.”
Christina stared at the toasts which had fallen to the ground, a complex expression crossing her face. She was not full yet. Yet, her favorite toasts were ruined by Anya before she could even take a bite.
Christina originally had no intention of engaging with Anya, but after what happened, she couldn’t help but feel angry. “I didn’t invite you here. Not only did you waste my food, but you also disturbed my meal. What gives you the right to criticize me?”
Fortunately, a layer of blanket covered Christina’s stomach. Otherwise, the consequences would have been dire had her stomach been scalded.
Anya tossed a napkin at Christina and said in disdain, “Do you really think I want to visit you in the hospital? If it weren’t for the fact that Grandma can’t really leave the house and Uncle Timothy’s busy with work, I wouldn’t have come even if you begged.”
Christina’s expression turned cold. “The news of my hospitalization hasn’t been publicly disclosed. How did you all find out?”
In order to protect her, Nathaniel had gone to the extent of renting an entire floor in the hospital so that she could have a quiet environment during her pregnancy. Apart from the doctors and nurses, no outsiders were allowed to enter.
How did Anya manage to evade the tight surveillance and appear in my ward?
Anya’s expression momentarily stiffened, but she quickly found an excuse. “The Gibson family has shares in this hospital. It’s not difficult to learn about your hospitalization. No matter how capable Nathaniel is. he can’t control everything.”
Leaning against the headboard, Christina reluctantly accepted Anya’s explanation. “You can leave now. I need to rest.”
Naturally, Anya couldn’t be easily dismissed with just a few words. With a cold smile, she said, “All right, I
can leave. But first, you need to complete the task that Uncle Timothy entrusted to me.”
At the mention of Timothy, a trace of impatience flickered in Christina’s eyes. “Say it quickly!”
“When will you be able to convince Nathaniel to sign the contract that Uncle Timothy asked you to give him? It’s been dragging on for over half a month. Don’t use Nathaniel as an excuse to chase me away. He cares so deeply about you that he will surely agree if you ask.”
Anya narrowed her eyes. Gripping the edge of the bed, she fixed her gaze on Christina like a predator.
“Are you intentionally letting Nathaniel toy with Uncle Timothy from the very beginning? You’ve never planned to seek revenge against the Hadley family, right?”
Christina stroked her stomach calmly. “I’m not even in a hurry when I’m the rightful heir of the Gibson family. Why is an outsider like you so anxious? Your family’s annual dividends won’t be affected regardless of the Gibson family’s future developments.”
“Christina, don’t let love cloud your judgment!” roared Anya. “The Hadley family had sabotaged the Gibson family so much in the past, even to the point of almost killing Uncle Timothy. With the two families in opposition once again, the Hadley family will undoubtedly do something drastic, especially considering its usual methods. Must we wait until the Gibson family meets its demise before you can wake up?”
Christina replied coldly, “It’s a grudge between my father and the Hadley family. What does it have to do with you?”
Anya’s provocations were not effective at all.
Christina was right, too. Even if the Gibson family was defeated, it wouldn’t directly impact Anya.
Her family had already made substantial profits from their shares in Gibson Corporation. Furthermore, since they had their own independent investments, they wouldn’t be destroyed even if they were implicated in the Gibson family’s demise.
Thus, Anya’s involvement in this messy situation seemed quite unnecessary.
Christina wasn’t a fool either. She had seen through Anya’s malicious intentions from the very beginning.
Anya was simply so jealous of Christina’s marriage to Nathaniel that she would do everything in her power to ruin Christina’s happy marriage. Her claims of acting in the Gibson family’s best interest were merely excuses for her vicious plans.
Anya was furious. “You ungrateful b*tch! You’ll regret this one day!”
She stormed off in a fit of anger.
Christina paid little heed to Anya’s words. As long as Christina remained valuable to the Gibson family, they couldn’t possibly push her to death.
Pressing the service bell, Christina summoned a nurse to clean the room and replace the bedding with fresh linens.
She didn’t want to disturb Nathaniel, so she got food delivered to satisfy her hunger.
Even though she could endure some grievances, she would never allow her unborn child to suffer.
After she was full, she soon felt sleepy.
Meanwhile, Nathaniel swiftly made his way to the psychiatric hospital after finishing his work.
The psychiatrist whom Sebastian had hired from overseas was conducting a psychological evaluation on Madison. Nathaniel supervised the entire process, not letting a single detail go undetected.
Madison underwent the examination with the aid of sedation and the doctor’s guidance. When the doctor asked her a question, she suddenly exhibited madness. After ripping off the medical equipment on her body, she even punched the doctor.
The doctors and nurses nearby swiftly intervened and pinned the agitated Madison against the table.
“Kill her! Kill her!” Madison shouted vehemently. As she glanced toward the glass window, she fell momentarily quiet before erupting into mad laughter. “He has come to see me.”
The nurse injected a sedative into Madison’s arm while the latter kept asking, “Am I pretty? Is my hairstyle messy? I don’t think I’ve put on makeup. Will he dislike me?”
The doctors and nurses remained silent, refusing to answer her questions.
Nathaniel maintained his stoic expression while he gazed at her.
At that, Madison’s anger surged once again. “Why am I inferior to that b*tch? That person is right! She deserves to die. I should have killed her sooner!”
A flicker of murderous intent flashed in Nathaniel’s eyes as he frowned.
Madison’s words unmistakably referred to two individuals: Christina and the mastermind behind the scenes.
“There’s no need for further psychological evaluations. Sebastian, I don’t care what methods you employ. but you must find out the identity of the mastermind from Madison within three days.”
While the words of a madwoman held little credibility, they would still hold some influence.
Nathaniel had given Madison ample chances, but she had crossed his boundaries two consecutive times. Their past relationship had withered away, and Nathaniel wasn’t a saint. He would never do anything that would put him at a disadvantage.
“If necessary, there’s no need to spare her life.”