Chapter 558 Not Sincere Enough
Hearing the voice, Anya glanced over at the owner. It was clear she detested Emilia from the way she looked at the latter.
She said impatiently, “You must be Emilia. If you’re trying to borrow money from me because of Christina, forget it. Christina is now more important than me.”
Emilia appeared embarrassed. “Ms. Gibson, you’re mistaken. I’m not here for money. There are just some things I need to know about Christina. Perhaps, we can be friends.”
When Anya heard that, she laughed with disdain. Her arrogant attitude made Emilia wish that the ground could swallow her whole.
“Who the hell do you think you are? What makes you think you are fit to be my friend? I don’t care if you’re a destitute daughter in your family. The fact that you are Christina’s stepsister alone means that there is nothing we have to talk about.”
Emilia clenched her fists and controlled her urge to hit Anya. Instead, she said with a humble smile, “Ms. Gibson, we can’t be too absolute in our words and decisions. The enemy of your enemy is your friend. You hate Christina, and so do I. Why don’t we work together and deal with her? How about that?”
Anya considered Emilia’s suggestion seriously. After a long while, she turned her down. “Even if I have beef with Christina, that’s between me and her. I’m not in such a wretched position that I need outside help.”
Emilia had been defeated by Christina. If she were any good, she would not have fallen that far from grace by going from a popular actress to a freelance model.
One look and Anya could tell that Emilia was not an intelligent girl. Emilia was the type who was always up to no good but thought she was a smart person. Anya was not interested in someone as lowly as her.
Anya mumbled in displeasure, “I thought you were going to tell me something important. It turns out to be something irrelevant. Stop wasting my time.”
With that, she quickly turned around and left.
Emilia felt very embarrassed. Everyone bullied her and looked down on her!
This is all Christina’s fault!
Emilia’s hatred for Christina became more intense than before. If she had to go down, she would drag Christina with her. Despite searching the whole fashion show venue, Christina still failed to locate Anya. Instead, she bumped into Rayne, who was looking for her.
“Where were you just now? You didn’t answer your phone or return my messages. I was about to die of fright.” There was still a lingering fear in Rayne’s heart. “If anything untoward happens to you, your beloved will skin me alive.”
Christina checked her phone before smiling apologetically at Rayne. “I’m sorry. I accidentally put my phone on silent mode. Earlier, I got too tired of sitting down, so I went for a walk.”
Rayne stared at her tummy and asked, “Are you not feeling well? Why don’t we head home? There’s really nothing spectacular at this fashion show.”
Christina nodded with a slight smile. “All right then. Let’s go home.” Both Anya and Emilia had spoiled her mood. Furthermore, Christina did not like crowded places. Since she had already met and chatted with her senior, Andy, it was not a wasted trip after all.
Rayne genuinely thought that Christina was feeling unwell, so she gave the pregnant woman her utmost attention and care on their way home.
Christina was flustered by her attention and laughed helplessly. “Don’t worry. You are a very capable staff of mine. Nobody can touch you without my approval.”
Rayne patted her chest with relief and said, “Because of what you have just said, I’m willing to do anything for you.”
Christina laughed out loud in response.
Soon, they arrived at Scenic Garden Manor. Rayne only left in peace after seeing Christina walk into the mansion with her own eyes.
At that moment, Nathaniel was dealing with some work-related emails in the living room. When he heard sounds coming from the foyer, he put down his laptop and made his way there.
“You’re back. Are you tired?” He took her bag from her and led her to the living room while holding her waist. “Do you want to eat something? I can get the cook to make something for you.”
Christina leaned on him and sat down on the couch with him. “I’m not tired. I met Anya at the banquet earlier on. She was behaving strangely.”
She deliberately did not mention Emilia. Instead, she told Nathaniel everything she had observed.
To that, Nathaniel said, “While investigating Madison’s case, my men did find out something about Anya.”
Christina’s eyes lit up. “What is it?”
Nathaniel tightened his embrace and looked at her with gentleness in his eyes. “Kiss me, and I will tell you.”
In an instant, Christina blushed, but she was not uncomfortable. She reached out to hold Nathaniel’s face with both her hands and gave a peck at the corner of his lips.
“There isn’t enough sincerity,’ complained Nathaniel as a flash of delight flittered across his eyes. He then held on to the back of her head and gave her a passionate kiss.
It was after a long while before Nathaniel let go of her, contented. Christina was panting slightly, and her eyes were glazed over.
Nathaniel tried hard to control his urges as he said, “The day something happened to Madison, Anya purchased an air ticket back to Hallsbay less than a couple of hours after arriving in Jadeborough.
During those two hours, her whereabouts and what she had done were a mystery. While she was waiting for her plane, she appeared very nervous, as if she was hiding something”
It was then Christina made a bold guess. “If Anya is the one who ordered Madison to kidnap me, then that would explain her strange behavior. After Madison got caught, Anya was worried that she would be implicated. Hence, she decided to kill Madison to silence her.”
Nathaniel kissed her on the cheek and carried her up the stairs.
“Before we have enough evidence, we mustn’t alert the enemy. If the other party can extricate themselves from a murder case, they must have done quite a bit of preparation. It’s getting late. Wash up and go to bed. You can’t stay up late.”
Nathaniel finally managed to turn Christina’s attention away from the case. After taking their shower, the two of them lay in bed and had a lovey-dovey chat. Very soon, Christina fell asleep.
After making sure that she was deep asleep, Nathaniel took his phone and walked out of the bedroom. He then made a call to his subordinate.
“Send someone to keep an eye on Anya and pay special attention to the movements of the Gibson family in Hallsbay.”
Meanwhile, Emilia had gone to the hospital to have her injury seen to. Afterward, she returned to the dilapidated rental house in exhaustion.
When Miranda heard the commotion, she went out and saw Emilia lying on the cold floor like a dead fish. She gave Emilia’s shoulders a nudge and said, “Emilia, don’t sleep on the floor. You will catch a cold.”
Emilia opened her eyes and stared angrily at Miranda. Slap! She smacked Miranda’s hand away and complained with disdain, “You’re so dirty! Don’t touch me!”
Miranda’s face turned pale. “I’ve already taken a shower. I’m not dirty.”
That only infuriated Emilia further. She got up and stared at Miranda like the latter were her enemy.
“I have had enough of this wretched life! Why can’t you be more useful and do something about it? Since you could seduce Gideon back then, why can’t you go and seduce some other rich and powerful man now?”