Chapter 541 Appealing To Her Emotions
Timothy also had no idea what horrible things Anya, the daughter of Nigel, had done. Back when Christina wanted to return to the Gibsons and inherit the family business, Anya was the one who most strongly opposed that idea.
If the father and daughter were united in their thoughts, Nigel would inevitably make Anya hurt Christina in order to preserve his interests and power.
The question came like a bolt from the blue. Dumbfounded, Nigel misinterpreted Timothy’s meaning and sneered, “Timothy, are you blaming Anya for all that has happened to the Gibson family? How could you forgo family ties for the sake of revenge?”
Timothy only wanted to fish for information from Nigel and had not put as much thought into the matter as the latter assumed. “Recently, Anya came to Jadeborough very often. I’m afraid she’s too young and lacks consideration before taking action, and she might have gotten herself into trouble. Otherwise, why would Nathaniel mention Anya to me?”
Nigel was extremely prideful and protective of his daughter. Naturally, he would say or do anything to defend Anya.
“Why don’t you question your own daughter instead? If she was truly capable, there would have been no need for Anya to work so hard and run around to get investments for Gibson Corporation. In the end, Anya didn’t even gain any favor for herself. By the way, I heard from Anya that Christina often makes things difficult for her since the day Christina took over the company. And here you are, protecting Christina before I can even question her about this. If you can’t convince Nathaniel to change his mind. then just wait for Gibson Corporation to go bankrupt. Whatever it is. I’ve done my best to help. With that..” Nigel showed how selfish he was right before hanging up the call.
“D”mn b*stard!” cursed Timothy as he gripped his phone, his expression ferocious.
No way! I can’t sit still and watch Gibson Corporation go bankrupt! As long as Christina is still my daughter, she must bear the responsibility of saving the company.
With that thought in mind. Timothy dialed Christina’s number.
At that time, Christina was in her office packing while waiting for Nathaniel to pick her up.
A call from Timothy was the last thing she expected.
“Do you need something. Dad?” Her tone was indifferent.
“Christina, are you still mad at your grandma and me?” Timothy asked.
Christina took a seat on the couch and rubbed her tummy. “What do you want?”
Timothy could sense that she did not want to engage in a conversation with him and sighed. “Regret washed over your grandma and me when you left Hallsbay with the children the other day. We really shouldn’t have used the kids to force you into doing something”.
Christina fell silent after hearing that.
“Please find some time to come home, Christina. Your grandma misses you very much. Do give us a chance to apologize to you.” Timothy appealed to her emotions. “Now that we’re finally reunited, I’m sure your mom wouldn’t want to see us separated again. Your grandma and I won’t force you into doing anything you don’t wish to do anymore.”
He added, “Things aren’t going very well for the Gibson family. Won’t you come back to visit us? For your mother’s sake.”
Timothy did not mention a word about his meeting with Nathaniel in Jadeborough.
He knew that Christina was a filial and sentimental person who valued relationships above all else, and she would definitely not refuse Timothy if he used her mother as an excuse.
Christina’s heart wrenched. Although she had become utterly disappointed in the Gibson family, it was not easy for her to draw the line and cut off ties with those she was related to by blood.
“Dad, Lucas and Camila are my bottom line. I can’t bring myself to forgive you all for what you lot have done. Yet, I’m also in no position to comment on your plans to get revenge on the Hadley family. I’ve been very busy lately, so it’s not feasible for me to go back and forth between two places. You and Grandma should take care of yourselves, and I’ll find time to pay you all a visit.” Christina’s words indirectly indicated her refusal to continue being used by the Gibson family as a pawn in their revenge.
She was no longer alone; she had a lover and children. The conflicts of the past generation should not be passed down to the next to bear their consequences, let alone implicate the poor, innocent kids.
Christina vowed to uncover the truth about the accident that got both the Hadleys and the Gibsons entangled so that her mother could rest in peace.
“I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have allowed your Uncle Nigel’s family to put pressure on you when you were in a quandary.”
Timothy was the last to know that Nigel had used his name to privately ask Christina to hand over the contract after Nathaniel withdrew his investment.
Anyhow, Nathaniel intercepted and stopped the transfer before the contract could reach Christina. When Nigel learned about it, he contacted Nathaniel personally instead of giving it all up. However, his efforts were in vain as Nathaniel ignored him.
In the end, Nigel was so desperate that he shifted his target toward Timothy.
Christina was under the impression that Timothy was referring to the ruckus raised by Anya at the ward. “Let bygones be bygones. There’s no use crying over spilled milk. I have other matters to attend to. Thus, I shall hang up now.”
She ended the call decisively while staring at the approaching Maybach.
Nathaniel had been working hard to seek justice for her from the Gibson family. Hence, Christina did not want to cause him trouble or embarrass him.
Moreover, her disappointment in the Gibson family did not just begin recently. It was caused by repeated hurtful incidents.
She could understand Timothy and Azure’s desire for revenge, but she could not tolerate Anya’s despicable deeds.
Christina had been kidnapped to the factory and nearly killed by Madison. Therefore, she would never show Anya mercy if she discovered the latter was involved in the incident.
The Maybach pulled up right in front of her. Nathaniel then got out of the car to greet her. “Have you been waiting here for a long time? Next time, don’t come down and wait. I’ll go up and get you instead.”
Christina replied, “I’m not a delicate porcelain doll. I’ve been sitting for so long in the studio and wanted to move my muscles. It’s good for me to walk a bit.”
She burrowed into Nathaniel’s arms and blinked her eyes cheekily. “Besides, my staff can never focus on their work whenever you show up at my studio. Their eyes will be fixated on you all the time. Should their tasks be delayed, I’d inevitably make a loss.”
Nathaniel wrapped his arms around her waist and ushered her into the car. “Are you jealous?” he asked softly.
Christina scoffed as she shifted to the side and kept a distance from him. “How could I be jealous over such a trivial matter? Am I so petty? Nothing can ever come between me and my money-making business.”
Nathaniel stretched out his arm and pulled her back into his embrace. He coaxed her softly, “Do you not have enough money lately? Why don’t you tell your darling husband if you need more? He has no lack of money and is especially willing to spend it on you.”
Christina’s ears turned red when she inet Nathaniel’s blazing gaze, and she immediately averted her eyes. Though she felt warm deep within, she said arrogantly, “Yes, yes, yes, I know you are filthy rich, but I don’t need your money, for I can make my own.”
“All right. You don’t have to use mine, but can I spend my wife’s money?”
Nathaniel seemed to be very interested in that topic and intent on pursuing it further until Christina gave him a satisfactory answer.
“I’m more than happy to be your sugar baby.”