Christina could still remember what Miranda was like when she met the latter at the mall half a year ago.
Back then, she looked like a lion who has been tamed, and she was fearful and anxious when she met me.
Even if Miranda was merely fighting back for Emilia’s sake, the former had always been timid. Miranda wouldn’t dare to act haughtily in front of Christina after hurting Sharon without someone backing her up.
The only logical explanation was that Miranda knew Christina couldn’t harm her because someone else would help her get out of trouble.
“Emilia is still locked up, isn’t she?” Christina sneered.
“Perhaps I should send you there as well so that you guys can keep each other company for the rest of your lives.”
Hearing that, Miranda glared at Christina fiercely, as though she was venting her anger for someone else while looking at Christina’s face.
Enraged, Miranda spat through gritted teeth, “You don’t have evidence, Christina! I know you’re married to Nathaniel, but you can’t act however you want!”
Christina flashed a faint smile. “It’s worth a try to sce what I’m capable of doing as Nathaniel’s wife, no? Let me remind you about something. Even if I can’t do or act however I like, I can still send Emilia and you to prison based on the crimes you guys committed. I don’t even need to go through the trouble to find evidence.”
Upon hearing that, Miranda merely stared at Christina silently.
The atmosphere became tense after that. Victoria had mysophobia, so she hated the environment there.
Throughout the entire time, she stood outside the entrance with a hand covering her mouth and nose.
However, she was worried about leaving Christina there alone, so she stayed.
Right then, Victoria noticed that the conversation was going nowhere. Thus, she uttered in annoyance,
“Christina, why are you showing them mercy when they have never treated you right? Just do as I say and get someone to beat her up. In fact, you can even torture her. If you torture her, she’ll definitely give in and tell you who the mastermind is.”
As soon as those words fell, Miranda sized Victoria up. The girl beside Christina is a glamorous girl dressed in expensive clothes. Seeing how domineering she 1s, I bet she’s a tough person to deal with. Obviously, Christina isn’t in a good mood. What if Christina takes her suggestion and tortures me to make me talk?
Christina was pregnant, so she didn’t want to act violently. Miranda loves Emilia dearly, so I should have leverage over her. If I play tt right, I’m sure Miranda will spill,
With that in mind, Christina uttered, “I’ll give you ten minutes to think about it, Mdm. Weaver. If you don’t
tell me who instructed you to find fault with my mother by saying that you wanted to borrow money from her to bail Emilia out, I’ll get someone to send all the evidence to the police station. If I do that, you’ll never see your daughter again.”
Christina wasn’t lying to Miranda because she could prove the crimes Miranda and Emilia committed. I didn’t expose them before this because the Steele family had already paid an equivalent price. I had to have a backup plan because there was a chance the Steele family would do something unimaginable when they were cornered.
Christina wanted to look after herself and Sharon.
Yet, Christina’s kindness eventually came back to bite her and Sharon.
A look of panic flitted across Miranda’s eyes, and she gritted her teeth. However, she was still reluctant to speak.
All of a sudden, Christina seemed to have remembered something. In an even colder tone, she questioned, “Wait… Why did you look for my mother when the grudge is between you guys and me? What are you guys planning to do?”
Miranda chuckled in response, and the look of fear in her eyes was replaced by utter arrogance. With a smirk, she stared at Christina and asked casually, “You’re a smart woman, aren’t you, Christina? Why don’t we make a deal?”
Christina furrowed her brows.
Anxious, Victoria urged, “Christina, don’t believe a word she says. There’s a chance she doesn’t know anything. She could be lying to you.”
At last, Victoria figured out something about what was going on. Miranda didn’t go to Sharon for money. Instead, Miranda had an ulterior motive. Sharon is Christina’s adoptive mother, so if something were to happen to Sharon, that could be a devastating blow that would cause
Christina to crumble. Once that happens, Christina might end up having a miscarriage. They were trying to kill two birds with one stone! How evil!
In the beginning, Christina had the same idea as Victoria, so Christina used Emilia to tackle Miranda’s soft spot.
However, Christina and Victoria missed out on one thing. Although Miranda was timid, she was a scheming woman.
“Get Emilia out, and I’ll tell you who instructed me to find trouble with you and your mother,’ Miranda said.
Christina was unfazed, and she seemed to be thinking about something.
Although Miranda was palpitating, she uttered in a calm tone, “That person wants to take down more than just Sharon and you. You and your mother are simply standing in the way of something even bigger.
Hence, I thought using Emilia to take down everyone close to you was a good deal.”
“How can I be sure you aren’t lying to me, Mdm.
Weaver? You still have less than seven minutes left to think about what to do. I’ll wait for you outside,”
Christina uttered expressionlessly.
With that, Christina turned around and went to the courtyard. After she Icft, the bodyguard immediately closed the door behind her to stop Miranda from glaring at Christina viciously.
In the courtyard, Victoria asked, “Christina, should I send someone to investigate the matter? Let’s see who
that woman had interacted with.”
“You won’t find anything. We shouldn’t waste our time doing something that’s pointless. What we need to do now is wait.” Christina shook her head.
Right then, a series of heavy footsteps rang out from outside.
Moments later, Nathaniel and Sebastian were seen walking in.
Nathaniel’s expression was gloomy, and the black coat draped over his shoulders was fluttering in the wind as he made his dramatic entrance.
Victoria freaked out when she saw Nathaniel, so she instinctively hid behind Christina. However, she still felt unsafe. As a result, she hurried toward Sebastian and hid behind him.
Sebastian cast a quick glance at her when she approached him.
Victoria then tugged at Sebastian’s sleeve and asked softly, “Why are you and Mr. Hadley here?”
Sebastian silently pulled his sleeve out of her grip and said, “You’re a handful, Ms. Lesley. Mr. Hadley is really displeased.”
Feeling guilty, Victoria scratched her nose sheepishly and responded, “Um… Mr. Hadley might have a lot of things to say to Christina. Should we head out first?”
Victoria didn’t want to get in trouble.
An amused look flashed past Sebastian’s eyes when he saw how terrified Victoria was. He even went on to scare her by saying, “Mr. Hadley will most probably settle the score with you later.”
Upon hearing that, Victoria suddenly squeezed Sebastian’s wrist. With a sincere look in her eyes, she uttered, “Scbastian, what about our relationship? You can’t sit on your hands and do nothing!”
Right then, Nathaniel turned around to glance in Victoria’s direction. Frightened, she turned around and fled. “Mr. Hadley, Christina, I forgot I had something important to attend to! Bye!”