Chapter 548 A Life For A Life
Maggie’s voice was seemingly squeezed through clenched teeth, and her icy, resentful glare made Christina’s heart skip a beat.
Sebastian was just talking about the Taggart family showing up at the hospital sooner or later, but he never expected anyone to show up so soon.
Just then, several burly bodyguards dressed in black appeared in the corridor. They marched over to Christina and Maggie and stood between the women, looking extremely assertive.
“Mr. Hadley has given us the order that no one is to disturb Mrs. Hadley when she’s recuperating. Please leave, Old Mrs. Taggart.”
Maggie gripped her cane, her gaze still pinned on Christina. “What can an old woman like me do to her? All I did was ask her a few questions. I’ll leave when I’m done. What do you think, Mrs. Hadley?”
Sure enough, Maggie was alone. All she brought was a single cane; she did not even have a bag.
At the same time, Christina was intrigued to find out the purpose of Maggie’s visit. “It’s all right. You guys can wait outside while I talk to her in private.”
The leader of the bodyguards was hesitant to obey, but he could only compromise when met. with Christina’s questioning gaze. “Make way,” he ordered.
Immediately, the group of men opened up a path, letting the smirking elder enter the ward with her cane.
Christina left the door slightly open and leaned against it. “Get straight to the point. I’m in a rush.”
Thanks to Madison, Christina did not have a good impression of the Taggart family.
Their overprotectiveness was not rooted in distinguishing right from wrong.
“Were you the one who caused Madison’s death?” Maggie shot Sophie a piercing gaze.
To Maggie’s surprise, Christina curled her lips into a mocking smile and responded with a question, “What do you think?”
Offended by the response, Maggie thumped the cane on the ground and berated Christina for her ruthlessness, “Madison would’ve stayed by Nathaniel’s side as his assistant if not for you. Sure, she made mistakes, but she didn’t deserve to die. She had already lost her mind. Why couldn’t you forgive her? Why did you have to kill her? Besides, you’re alive and well.
Return Madison to me, Christina. The Taggart family will never let you off! We’ll make you pay an eye for an eye!”
Maggie looked as though she wanted nothing more than to kill Christina when she screamed at the top of her lungs and glowered at the latter resentfully.
Alas, the condition of Maggie’s legs did not allow her to make a move on Christina.
Christina threw Maggie an icy glance. “How can both the culprit and the victim be innocent? What was your family doing when Madison was doing everything in her power to harm me? All you know is pass the buck and oppress others who are weaker.”
Maggie huffed in anger, but she stayed true to her beliefs. “You were the one who messed with her first.”
“Madison seduced my husband and plotted for me to fall into the sea. After that, she teamed up with other people to kidnap and kill me. Everything she did was to kill me. Don’t you think her tragic end is what she deserved?” Christina snorted coldly before continuing, “And even if I wanted to kill her, it’s what she owes me.”
Maggie seethed with anger after listening to Christina’s speech.
As Maggie trembled with anger, a phone fell out of her pocket.
Coincidentally, it fell to the ground with its screen facing up, exposing the voice recorder’s interface.
There was a slight change in Maggie’s countenance. She bent over to pick up the phone, but her legs moved too slowly that she twisted her waist and slumped to the ground.
Subsequently, Christina caught the phone with the tip of her shoe and stomped hard on it, crushing the screen. She then lifted her leg slightly and gave it a kick, sending it flying toward the wall and shattering into pieces upon impact.
Her movements were fluid and swift, unlike how a pregnant woman should behave.
Maggie’s eyes went wide with horror, and her face flushed as she could not scream to vent her pain.
Ignoring the elder’s reaction, Christina said straightforwardly, “The Taggart family is utterly useless. I can’t believe you guys tried to put the blame on me just to guard your reputation. That’s pure
foolish thinking. Old Mrs. Taggart, you were a powerful person when you were younger. I’m sure you’ve seen a lot in life. So why are you willing to be deceived and not analyze the pros and cons here?”
Hitting Christina with the cane was all Maggie could think of at that moment. “I’m the elder here! You have no right to criticize
Christina straightened her back and eyed Maggie condescendingly, articulating each word with authority, “Precisely my point. This is between the younger generation. Why would an elder like you intervene? For Sebastian’s sake, I’ll forgive you for being rude this time. If this happens again, I’ll make your family pay the price.”
This is outrageous!
Maggie almost fainted from anger. She glared at Christina and pointed her trembling finger at the latter, sputtering, “Y-You!”
Not wanting to waste her time on the stubborn woman, Christina ordered the bodyguards waiting outside to carry Maggie away.
Christina was feeling thirsty after the long conversation. As she made her way to the table to get some warm water, she caught a glimpse of the phone in the corner; it had a few flashing red lights.
Puzzled, Christina kicked the glass pieces away and picked up the device to examine it.
It’s a miniature camera! Interesting. Old Mrs. Taggart’s got some skills. The voice recorder was just a cover, but this… This is her true objective.
“Christina, are you all right?”
Christina was about to carefully study the miniature camera when Nathaniel suddenly appeared, interrupting her.
“The bodyguards told me Old Mrs. Taggart came looking for you for trouble,” he informed.
Nathaniel stopped whatever he was working on and rushed to the hospital the moment he received a call from the bodyguards.
After scrutinizing the woman from head to toe several times and making sure she was all right, he lifted her and sat on the couch.
“I was worried sick about you.”
“I’m fine. It’s Old Mrs. Taggart who isn’t.” Christina pushed him away and recounted the entire incident. Stuffing the miniature camera into his palm, she said, “This camera has a real-time monitoring function. Get someone to hack this and find out the person behind it.”
Nathaniel handed the miniature camera to Sebastian. “Do as Christina said.”
Just like that, Sebastian, who had just stepped into the ward, was assigned a task before he could catch his breath.
Ugh. All the Taggart family does is create trouble for me.
When Sebastian was done cursing inwardly, he squeezed the miniature camera and left.
That very afternoon, the Taggart family was informed by the hospital that Nathaniel’s men had confined Maggie in the ward due to her back injury.
Since they failed to find Nathaniel himself, they gathered some people to cause a ruckus at the Hadley residence.
Unfortunately for them, Charlie had fled the place with his family long ago. At their wits” end, the Taggart family could only shift their attention to Sebastian again.
Both Nathaniel and Christina could remain hidden forever, but as the former’s assistant who was in charge of Hadley Corporation’s affairs, Sebastian needed to drop by the office every day.
With that knowledge in mind, the Taggart family staked out Hadley Corporation. When the opportunity came, they placed a sack over him and took him away to give him a beating.
They were an outrageous bunch. Even worse, they recorded the entire act and sent it to Nathaniel.
A text followed, reading: A life for a life, Nathaniel! If you want this loyal dog of yours to be alive, you’d better send Old Mrs. Taggart back to our house!