Chapter 574 One Sided Love
Sebastian’s heart sank to the pit of his stomach as he felt a chill go down his spine. He stiffened and followed Christina’s gaze to the door.
There stood Victoria, standing with her arms folded and her brows arched. Her gaze was calm, but Sebastian still felt his scalp tingling with unease.
Flashing a calm smile, Victoria declared, “Mr. Taggart, what did you just say? I didn’t hear you clearly. Please say it again.”
If I knew Victoria would arrive so soon, I wouldn’t have used her as an excuse. Now I have offended two women whom I can’t afford to offend. Oh, no… My life is going to be a living hell
Despite thinking that way, Sebastian tried his best to avoid answering her question. “Ms. Lesley, you’re here. I need to return a call, so come on in and chat with Mrs. Hadley.”
As Sebastian attempted to pass by Victoria, she firmly gripped his shoulders, causing him to feign nonchalance and meet her gaze with a calm expression.
Victoria shot Christina a smile. “Christina, please allow me to talk to Mr. Taggart for a few minutes.” Without waiting for a response, Victoria slammed the door shut. She grasped Sebastian’s arm and effortlessly pulled him into the emergency stairs, despite him being taller than her.
Christina settled into her bed and scrolled on her phone, waiting for Victoria and Sebastian to return to her ward.
Obviously, Nathaniel wouldn’t let her know where Miranda was, so her only hope was Sebastian.
Aware of the futility of extracting information from Sebastian, Christina turned her attention to Victoria, believing that she would be a valuable ally.
With that thought in mind, she quickly sent Victoria a message on WhatsApp and proceeded to scroll through social media on her phone, biding her time.
The Internet was pretty lively today.
The bitter rivalry between Anthea and Elizabeth had spilled over, dragging innocent bystanders into the chaos. Their respective fans took it upon themselves to uncover and mock the celebrities who had collaborated with both parties.
Despite the uproar, neither team showed any intention of diffusing the situation. It was evident that they wouldn’t relent until one side suffered significant consequences.
Anthea cunningly leveraged the Campbell family’s influence to strip Elizabeth of a significant portion of her resources. In retaliation, Elizabeth orchestrated a move with her own backer, resulting in the Campbell family losing a few crucial collaboration projects.
The unfolding commotion unmistakably highlighted Elizabeth’s more strategic and scheming nature compared to Anthea.
Nevertheless, that was none of Christina’s concern.
A few minutes later, Victoria sashayed into the room, radiating happiness. Her gaze was filled with love and concern as she looked at Christina. “Christina, are you okay? I was absolutely shocked to hear that you’re in the hospital.”
Christina playfully pinched Victoria’s chubby cheek and exposed her lie. “Ha! It seems like you got the news mixed up. You must have thought Mr. Taggart was the one who fell ill and was rushed to the hospital. That’s why you dragged him out to give him a good scolding instead of showing concern for me.”
Victoria avoided eye contact with Christina, feeling a bit uneasy. She defended herself, “No, that’s not true! I was upset with Sebastian’s behavior, so I decided to give him a piece of my mind. But why are you upset, Christina? Aren’t you afraid that Nathaniel will find out and get jealous?”
Christina snorted out loud. “If Nathaniel gets jealous of Mr. Taggart, you should be the one feeling upset. Why would I interfere in your business?” Her gaze fell on Victoria’s swollen lips and poked at her belly. “Is Mr. Taggart a good kisser?”
Victoria’s cheeks flushed red as she gave Christina an embarrassed glare. “Christina, if you keep teasing me, I won’t help you ask Sebastian about Miranda’s whereabouts.”
Christina’s playful demeanor vanished as soon as Miranda’s name was mentioned. Her expression turned serious and determined. “Victoria, I won’t tease you any further. Please tell me where Sebastian has locked up Miranda.”
Victoria cleared her throat. “Sebastian told me that Mr. Hadley doesn’t want you to be there.”
Rolling her eyes, Christina threw her covers open, ready to go to bed. To her surprise, Victoria gave her a tug.
“Hey, even if Sebastian and Mr. Hadley refuse to say anything, that doesn’t mean I don’t know where she is,” Victoria added, flashing a mysterious smile. “Here’s the deal: if you help me out with something, I’ll gladly tell you where she’s being kept. What do you say, Christina? Deal?”
Christina stared at Victoria for a moment, contemplating the situation. She understood that Victoria had developed feelings for Sebastian, and for her own sake, Christina had to make a difficult decision to betray Sebastian.
After all, Sebastian and Victoria had feelings for each other. She would be doing them both a favor by bringing them together.
Sebastian had been a loyal and dedicated employee to Nathaniel for many years, so it seemed only fair for her to assist him in finding a suitable life partner.
Despite thinking that way, Christina still felt unsure. She couldn’t make decisions on behalf of Sebastian when it concerned her love life. In the end, she decided to stay out of it.
“I can consider other requests, but I won’t entertain anything regarding Sebastian,” Christina said directly. Victoria’s face fell. “Why not? Christina, you’re the only one who can help me.”
Christina’s expression remained stern. No matter how hard Victoria persuaded her, she refused to relent.
Victoria clung tightly to Christina, wrapping her arms around her waist and nuzzling her neck affectionately, much like an affectionate pet.
“Christina, Sebastian can be so oblivious sometimes. I’ve dropped obvious hints, but he’s still not making a move. I can’t bear going on blind dates or meeting the men my family has arranged for me. Please, help us get together,” she whined.
Christina offered a suggestion with a knowing smile. “You should take the initiative and ask him out on a date. Spend more time together, get to know each other better, and let your feelings grow naturally.”
Victoria seemed exasperated. “Every time I tried to ask him out, he turned me down, citing his busy work schedule. Remember the time he was injured? Instead of taking the time to fully recover, he rushed back to work. Could you please talk to Mr. Hadley and request some time off for Sebastian? I can take advantage of that opportunity to make things work, so he won’t be able to avoid me any longer.”
Hearing her alarming words, Christina held her face and joked, “Victoria, are you that eager to get married? Is Sebastian “The One“?”
Victoria nodded shyly. Her cheeks flushed pink in embarrassment, and she didn’t look like her usual arrogant and hot–tempered self.
“I like him. I can’t help it. He’s so much more charming than the other guys. Oh, you won’t understand, Christina. Will you help me or not?”
Christina tapped her forehead. “I’m your senior, so, of course, I’ll help you. But first, you have to tell me where Miranda is. Once we handle this matter, I’ll personally speak to Nathaniel and ensure that your dreams come true.”
Victoria pounced onto Christina excitedly and kissed her on the cheek repeatedly.
Christina shoved her away and wiped away her saliva in disdain.
“I’m a loyal married woman, so stay away from me. I don’t want Nathaniel to think that I’ve cheated on him.”