Chapter 585 I Am Really Stupid
The Taggart family has their eyes on me?
Anya was completely unaware of that. She had registered a new account and posted it online after recording the video at the banquet. She then continued to attend the banquet with Nigel as if nothing had happened and returned to her hotel after the banquet ended and remained there throughout the night.
For more than half the time, Anya was constantly checking if people were viewing her video and did not pay any attention to the newest public opinion.
She was the one who killed Madison. Given the Taggart family’s vengeful nature, it would be a lie if she claimed that she wasn’t scared of them.
After all, if the truth was revealed, not only would she be sentenced to decades in prison, but she would also lose her status, reputation, and freedom. She was not even sure if she would be able to come out of prison alive.
She was certain that the Taggart family would not let her off.
At the thought of the hopeless situation she could potentially face, Anya dropped to the ground in tears.
Hugging Nigel’s thighs, she said, “Dad, I’ve realized my mistake. We can’t let the Taggart family find out the truth. I don’t want to go to jail. Please help me just this once!”
Seeing Anya’s tears and pitiful expression, Nigel felt his heart ache.
He doted on his daughter ever since she was young and had given her nothing but the best.
Even though Christina’s presence was an obstacle to his plans, Nigel was still hoping that his children. would be the ones inheriting Gibson Corporation.
Despite her timid nature, Anya had always listened to Nigel. Moreover, she had always lived up to his expectations and had never disappointed him.
Nigel simply could not bring himself to give up on the daughter whom he had spent so much effort. raising.
“Anya, you’ve really committed a huge mistake this time.” The man sighed. “The scandal involving the Langford family, the Cook family, and the Forrester family was none of your business. You should have never gotten yourself involved in this mess.”
Knowing that it was too late for regrets, Anya started to cry even harder.
“Dad, I didn’t know Zeila has such a complicated background. My intention was to ruin Christina’s reputation. I didn’t expect Madison’s murder case to be brought up.”
Initially, the discussion online had steered in the direction Anya had predicted.
Even if it was revealed that Anya was the one who posted the video, there was no reason anyone would link it to Madison’s case.
Suddenly, a thought struck Anya. “Dad, it’s Christina. I’m sure she was the one behind it. She must have gotten someone to expose Madison’s murder. She’s trying to get back at me for posting the video that humiliated her and Gabrielle!”
As Christina was also a victim, it had never occurred to Nigel that she could be the instigator.
Realization finally dawned upon him when he heard his daughter’s words, and anger rose in him like a tide.
However, what angered him more was that Anya had thwarted his plans.
The next moment, Nigel slapped his daughter across the face.
Anya looked at the man in disbelief and yelled, “Dad, what did I do wrong again? Why did you slap me?”
Both sides of my face are swollen. How am I supposed to meet anyone tomorrow?
Nigel glared at Anya, appalled by her ignorance. He wondered what she was thinking.
“I canceled my meeting with an important customer just to attend the banquet. What do you think my purpose is?” Nigel roared in frustration. “I approached Christina and had a chat with her earlier this evening. I was hoping that she would have some conscience and try to persuade Nathaniel to give us a sum of money or let us work on Hadley Corporation’s projects. That would help Gibson Corporation turn things around.”
It was impossible for him not to be angry, given that all his efforts had gone down the drain because of what Anya had done.
Anya widened her eyes in shock. She had thought that the purpose of Nigel attending the banquet was to network with potential business partners and find promising collaboration opportunities.
Never did she imagine Nigel would ask Christina for help behind her back.
“It’s all over. You’ve ruined everything!” Nigel had lost all hope and felt as if the world was coming to an end. “Christina has never been fond of the Gibson family, and you should know how protective Nathaniel. is. If he knows that you’re the one who posted the video attacking Christina, he won’t hesitate to destroy Gibson Corporation. I’ve worked so hard my entire life to achieve everything I have. Why did I give birth to such a dumb daughter like you!”
His head started throbbing as a fresh swell of rage rose in him.
Unable to stand the sight of Anya, he kicked her to the ground.
“If you’re courting death, don’t drag the entire Gibson family down with you. Clean up the mess you created; otherwise, don’t blame me for disowning you!” he said in a threatening tone.
With that, Nigel stormed out of the room.
Anya was so terrified that her stomach started cramping. She had completely no idea what to do without Nigel’s help.
In a state of panic, she thought of a person. Scrambling toward the bedside table, she picked up her phone and dialed a number she had not dialed in a long while.
“Yerek, I’m in deep trouble! You’re the only one who can help me now. Please save me!”
While Anya was in deep water, Christina was not having much peace either.
Bailey had woken up from a nightmare and started crying nonstop. She had thrown a huge tantrum that her wound, which had just been bandaged, started bleeding again. She had also incurred some fresh cuts on her body.
Christina patiently let her finish venting before allowing the doctor to inject her with a tranquilizer.
She then instructed Sebastian to fetch her a basin of warm water. While she wiped off the bloodstains from Bailey’s face, she said, “Bailey, I know you’re really upset over what happened, but you can’t vent your frustrations by hurting yourself.”
Staring at Christina blankly, Bailey grabbed her wrist and said in a hoarse voice, “Christina, he lied to me. He knows how much I love him. How could he be so cruel to me?”
It was clear to Christina that the “he” Bailey was referring to was Julian.
“I know he has a fiancée, but he told me that they were not officially engaged and that it was just a verbal agreement between their families. He promised he would settle it and marry me.” Bailey said bitterly, her voice trembling as she looked at Christina.
Trying her best not to let her tears fall, she continued, “He said he would leave the Forrester family for me. He said no one could come in the way of our happiness, and I trusted him. Haha… I’m really stupid, right? Although everything he said was so cliche, I did not doubt him at all! He took me to banquets and bought me lots of expensive jewelry. He made me so happy. In fact, I have never been happier. But look, his fiancée tried to kill me.”
Bailey’s eyes were filled with hatred and regret. She looked over Christina’s shoulders and fixed her gaze on the door to the ward. “Where’s Julian? Why didn’t he come to see me?”