Lucas had never mentioned that item to Nathaniel.
Every day before and after school, a dedicated nanny would check Lucas’ and Camila’s belongings.
Nathaniel provided high-quality material support for the children, so he absolutely wouldn’t allow such miscellaneous items to appear in their lives.
Lucas and Camila also had an excellent upbringing and would never take other people’s things without permission.
The Gibson family had been restless lately. Nathaniel had to pay more attention to his children now that Anya had her eyes on them.
When Nathaniel was about to probe further, he heard Julia’s terrified shriek.
“Lucas, what happened to you? Why are you bleeding so much? Don’t scare me.” Julia cried out while holding the unconscious Lucas in her arms. “Hurry up and call an ambulance. Nathaniel, come and take a look at Lucas.”
Nathaniel immediately put Camila down, rushed over to Julia’s side, and pulled Lucas into
“Lucas, Lucas!” Christina’s face turned pale from the fright. She clutched her tummy and. slumped to the floor, continuously dabbing the fresh blood flowing out Lucas’ nose with tissues. “Why is this happening? Lucas, don’t scare me.”
“Hurry up and send the child to the hospital.” Charlie was the first to regain his composure.
Not having the time to comfort Christina, Nathaniel carried Lucas and dashed out of the Hadley residence. Driving to the hospital took precedence at that instant.
The unexpected situation left the entire Hadley family in chaos.
Christina brought Camila and followed closely behind, along with Charlie and Julia.
Lucas was rushed into the emergency room. Nathaniel’s white shirt was stained red with blood. He had always been critical of his appearance, but the slippers he wore added a comical sense to his disheveled look.
Camila was scared and started bawling, seeking warmth in Christina’s arms. Christina’s heart. jumped into her throat, and her tears never stopped flowing down her cheeks.
Nathaniel pulled Christina and Camila into his embrace. “Lucas will be fine. Don’t cry.”
Christina grasped Nathaniel’s wrist and spoke with trembling lips. “Nathaniel, Lucas’ health had always been well. If something bad happens to him, 1-I won’t know what to do. I’m so scared.”
She stammered and eventually dissolved into a pool of tears, collapsing into Nathaniel’s arms. She riveted her eyes in the direction of the emergency room.
“Don’t overthink. You’re pregnant, so you need to control your emotions,” Nathaniel comforted her. “I’m here for you. I’ll have someone arrange a room for you here. Bring Camila with you and get some rest and have some food. I’ll stay here.”
With Lucas’ life hanging in the balance in the emergency room, Christina had no appetite to eat. “Let Mom and Dad bring Camila to rest. I want to stay here with you and wait for Lucas. to come out.”
Christina’s heart ached terribly at the sight of Camila, who almost passed out from crying too hard.
Julia and Charlie didn’t want to add to the trouble since they couldn’t do anything to help. Hence, they accepted Nathaniel’s suggestion and brought Camila to get rested.
Over an hour later, Lucas was out of danger and sent back to the ward for further monitoring.
Upon hearing that news, Christina relaxed and instantly fainted.
When she woke up again, Christina found herself inside the hospital ward. Nathaniel had stayed by her bed all night before finally dozing off in exhaustion while leaning against the bedside.
Christina didn’t have the heart to disturb Nathaniel. She carefully got out of bed, eager to visit Lucas. However, she accidentally bumped into a piece of medical equipment, causing slight noise that startled Nathaniel awake.
“Are you hurt?” Nathaniel hurried over and carried Christina back onto the bed. Only after examining her body and ascertaining she was unscathed did he feel relieved. “Do you feel uncomfortable anywhere?”
“Nathaniel, how’s Lucas?” Christina was anxious and couldn’t be bothered with her own condition. “This won’t do. I need to see him now.”
Nathaniel placed his hand on her shoulder. “Lucas is out of danger. His condition has stabilized after a night of treatment and observation. The doctor said he will wake up today and can be discharged healthily from the hospital in a week.”
Tears streamed down the corner of Christina’s eyes. “That’s great. Lucas is safe.”
Nathaniel couldn’t bear to see her cry. He wiped her tears away and gently coaxed her for a while.
Christina finally managed to pull herself together. “Why did Lucas faint and bleed?”
A cold glint flitted across Nathaniel’s eyes. “Heavy metal poisoning.”
Poisoning? Colors drained from Christina’s face as she widened her eyes in astonishment. “Who did it? Who wanted to harm him?”
“Someone contaminated a handmade velvet flower with heavy metal and packed it as a gift. for Lucas.” Nathaniel appeared calm, but towering rage actually churned within him. He did his best to contain his emotions, not wanting to frighten Christina. “There are too many people at the kindergarten, so we haven’t found any clues yet. The only way we can figure out more information is to wait for Lucas to wake up and question him in detail.”
Nathaniel still didn’t plan to tell Christina about Anya visiting the two children at the kindergarten.
He also suspected Anya’s involvement but didn’t rush to conclusions.
In fact, while Lucas was brought to the hospital to receive emergency treatment, Nathaniel had efficiently arranged for his subordinate to go to the Hadley residence at once to retrieve. the little red box from Lucas’ bag and send it for testing immediately.
Nathaniel even extracted the fingerprints left on the little box. When the fingerprint identification test results were out, they could track down the culprit behind the poisoning.
“I’ll go and check on Lucas. He needs me.” Christina struggled to get off the bed, adamant. “He needs his parents by his side now. I can’t abandon him.”
“His ward is next door. I’ll go with you.” Nathaniel couldn’t stop Christina, so he picked up a coat and draped it over her before helping her out of the room. “Mom, Dad, and Camila have been keeping him company by his bed. After you’re done visiting Lucas, you must return to the room to have some food and get some quality sleep.”
She stayed in Lucas’ ward for over an hour. Ultimately, she couldn’t hold on any longer. having endured the mental stress combined with the fatigue from pregnancy. Nathaniel forcefully brought her back to the ward. She ate a little, then fell into a deep sleep.
“Mr. Hadley, there’s news.” Sebastian hastened to the hospital to report to Nathaniel after getting the report.
“Let’s talk outside.” Nathaniel gazed at Christina, tucking her in properly before getting up and leaving.
Once the door to the room was closed, Nathaniel radiated an aura more intense and terrifying than before. Fortunately, Sebastian was used to his imposing presence and wasn’t scared off.
Poker-faced, Nathaniel cast a sidelong glance at Sebastian. “Speak!”
“There are four sets of fingerprints found on the box. Two of which belonged to the kindergarten teachers. I’ve looked into these two teachers’ backgrounds. They most likely helped Mr. Lucas pick up the box without knowing what was inside. Another set of fingerprints is Mr. Lucas’, while the last set belongs to Ms. Gibson.”
At the mention of Anya, Nathaniel’s eyes glinted with murderous intent.
Sebastian composed himself and ascertained Nathaniel wouldn’t lose control before continuing, “According to the kindergarten teachers’ feedback, Ms. Gibson has given many small gifts to Mr. Lucas before.”