Chapter 589 Whose Idea
Raymond instructed the guards to close the gates. After that, he turned and left without a second glance.
Anger bubbled within Nigel. He opened the paper with trembling fingers, and his eyes widened in shock when he saw the number written at the bottom.
Those things were worth more than ninety million? If I had that amount of money, Gibson Corporation wouldn’t have gone bankrupt.
Nigel almost fainted at the roadside when he realized the severity of the situation. It took him a while to snap out of his daze. Shaking, he took out his phone and dialed Timothy’s number.
Timothy, please talk some sense into your daughter. She’s so heartless she won’t even let her family members off!”
Christina had just finished breakfast. She was humming a happy tune as she sat in the living room and waited for the kitchen to finish preparing the nutritious soup she would be bringing to the hospital.
Half an hour prior, she had received a call from Sharon’s attending doctor saying that Sharon was awake and she was currently in good health.
Sharon had also borrowed the doctor’s phone to reassure Christina that she was all right. She also mentioned that Bailey’s emotions were stabilizing, and the latter could be discharged in two days.
Just then, Christina’s phone rang.
She furrowed her brows as she stared at the number flashing on the screen.
After hesitating for a few moments, she accepted the call and spoke in a tone entirely devoid of emotion. “What’s the matter?”
“Christina, are you still mad at me and Grandma? Timothy’s voice rang through the phone. Without waiting for Christina’s answer, he continued, “We’ll be relocating your mother’s grave in two days. If you’re free, come back so the family can gather for dinner.”
They’re going to relocate Mom’s grave? What the heck? Why is the Gibson family using such a poor excuse to get me to return?
Realization struck Christina as her lips curved into a grin. “I assume Nigel has told you everything.”
Timothy fell silent momentarily before answering. “Christina, I’ll be straightforward since we’re family. Even if you have a grudge against Anya, it’s still considered a family matter. The Gibson family must unite as one. You mustn’t treat her safety as a game. Nigel’s just worried about his daughter. Don’t take it to heart if he said something to upset you. You shouldn’t let outsiders make a fool out of the Gibson family.”
A gleam of derision gleamed in Christina’s eyes. “I don’t care what Nigel told you. If you want me to save Anya, you must agree to one condition. Nigel must return Gibson Corporation. From then on, the company must not have anything to do with them.”
Christina was not cold-blooded and ruthless, but she could not trust Nigel. He had too many secrets.
Just ten minutes before Timothy called, Christina had received several photos and a document from
Sebastian. The photos looked old, but they showed that Nigel and Winston had often met in private and gone to high-end places together. From their behavior, anyone could tell they were more familiar than others portrayed them to be.
Hallsbay was a large city. It was normal for businessmen to get together often to socialize or invite each other to places. However, it was considered unusual for Nigel and Winston to do such things.
Nigel had never revealed to anyone that he knew Winston. They had often met in private the month before Christina’s birth parents got into an accident.
After that, when Nigel took over Gibson Corporation, he stopped contacting Winston. Coincidentally. Raveworks Enterprise, which Winston founded, progressed significantly within a year and successfully introduced many products into the market.
Before that, Raveworks Enterprise had struggled financially. Winston was from an average family. He did not have a mighty and powerful background or connections. He had also committed a crime when he was younger. Because of that, many investors looked down on him and refused to do business with him.
For a company to turn its losses into profit within a year, expand the business, and develop new products regularly, it must have a massive amount of funds.
Nathaniel had asked Sebastian to investigate Raveworks Enterprise’s new and old accounts. They discovered that most of the data in the new accounts were fake.
Most importantly, where did Winston get the money to expand his company?
It was common for the members of wealthy families to fight for assets and power. The person who would benefit the most after Timothy got into an accident was Nigel.
From the document Christina received, she vaguely connected the dots. Initially, she did not intend to make a move on Nigel that quickly, yet he was persistent in provoking her.
No matter how tolerant she was, she could not endure provocation from him repeatedly.
Timothy did not expect Christina to push them into a corner. He got angry as he said, “Christina, you weren’t this heartless before. Tell me honestly. Was it your idea or Nathaniel’s?”
Since it had come to this, the Gibson family should be busy taking care of themselves, yet they were still persistent in going up against Nathaniel.
Christina replied icily. “You were the one who said this is the Gibson family’s personal matter. Since you acknowledge me as part of the family as well as the heir, it’s only natural I’ve considered Gibson Corporation’s future development before I came up with my condition. Moreover, with the Gibson. family’s current situation, we still need to ask for the Hadley family’s help, so whose idea do you think it was?”
The sound of something heavy falling came from the other end of the call. Timothy huffed, “Christina! The Hadley family killed your birth mother! Their hands are stained with her blood. Even if Gibson Corporation goes bankrupt, I will never receive such dirty money from them!” He smacked the table. “Did Nathaniel cast a spell on you or something? Can’t you tell they’re your enemies?”
Christina’s face fell. She gently rubbed her ear, which hurt from all the screaming, then switched her
phone to the other side to alleviate the pain. With a smirk on her lips, she said, “Before you blame me for not being able to distinguish between right and wrong, you should look for Nigel and have him confess what despicable things he has done behind your back. He always shows his loyalty to you and Mrs. Lazuli. He also claims to want to take revenge for you and Mom. Then I’m sure you didn’t know he’s been contacting Nathaniel desperately for a collaboration. As a matter of fact, he even tried to persuade me to use pillow talk with Nathaniel to get Hadley Corporation to invest in Gibson Corporation. The family’s dignity that you are determined to protect will always be weak against anything that benefits the family or the company.”
After saying all that, Christina hung up.
She had been too agitated that she felt pain in her lower abdomen.
Returning to her seat on the couch, she picked up her glass of warm water and downed it.
Since Timothy had been going to physiotherapy behind the Gibson family’s back, he must have known about what Nigel had done. However, he had chosen to take things slow and did not confront Nigel about it because he was considerate of their brotherhood.
Yet, Christina was not Timothy. She did not mind lending him a hand to let the cat out of the bag since he could not do it himself.
Not only was Gibson Corporation the fruit of Timothy’s labor, but it was also Christina’s mother’s. The latter had even exchanged her life for the company.
No matter how heartless Christina was toward the Gibson family, she could not give up Gibson Corporation.
It had been some time since her call with Timothy had ended, but she could not calm down. Just then, her phone rang. It was from Nathaniel.
“Have you finished reading through the document Sebastian sent you?” Nathaniel’s voice was gentle. It seemed to have a magical effect that gradually made Christina relax.
Christina composed herself before she answered, “Yeah, I have.”
“Winston willingly offered it up as a bargaining chip for the negotiation of a collaboration.”