Chapter 591 Only A Matter Of Time
Sharon was injured and admitted to the hospital twice in a row. Christina was sure that it had something to do with Gideon, so she was annoyed when she saw him.
Gideon was holding an exquisite fruit basket in his hand. After rubbing his sleeves down, he handed the fruit basket over to Christina with a dry smile. His tired eyes shimmered with expectation. It was clear he was trying to please Christina.
“I came to see your mother and bought some fruit for her.” Worried that Christina might detest his effort, he added immediately, “I bought it with money that I earned myself. It’s clean.”
Christina studied Gideon without any expression on her face.
The clothes that Gideon was wearing were made with cheap material. His shirt was so well-worn that the threads had come off the cuffs. As for his black pants, there were some fluffs on the knee area. His canvas shoes were clean, but the soles were coming off.
He looked old and exhausted, and his head was filled with white hair.
The father she remembered used to be so confident and insisted on wearing branded stuff. That man was long gone. The downfall of the Steele family changed him not only in terms of lifestyle but also his character.
Christina refused to accept the fruit basket. Gideon did not know what to do. He lowered his gaze and said, “If it’s inconvenient, I will come another time.”
“Aren’t you here to see my mom? Go on.” Christina moved aside to let him in. “She has just regained consciousness and is looking good this morning. But she can’t take any more surprises. Please watch yourself and don’t hurt her.”
Gideon was delighted and surprised at the same time. As he spoke, he tried to hold back his tears. “Thank you. Thank you for allowing me to see her!”
Christina pursed her lips and turned around to open the door for him.
When Bailey saw Gideon, she got out of the room while holding a soup bowl, then pulled Christina to one
“Christina, what are you up to? I thought you hated Gideon?”
“This is between the old folks. You won’t understand.”
To that, Bailey sneered and sat down on a bench. She continued to eat the chicken that was in the bowl.
It was then Christina realized she might have said something that caused Bailey to recall some unhappy memories, so she said guiltily, “I’m sorry, Bailey. I wasn’t referring to anything else.”
Bailey swallowed her food and looked up at Christina with a bright smile. “Why are you apologizing? You didn’t do anything wrong.”
“I thought you.” Christina stopped herself, not knowing what to say.
“I just got cheated. That’s all. It’s common to meet a semi bag” Bailey patted Christina’s hair with her oily hand.
“Don’t worry If I say that things have ended between me and Julian, then it has ended for good. I won’t go back to him. It has become my past, and I am not ashamed of it. I’m not such a sentimental person.”
When Christina saw that Bailey was her usual cheerful self again, she smiled faintly. “That’s good. I’m sure it won’t be difficult for you to find someone better than Julian. If you have any issues, I can ask Nathaniel to help you. I’m sure you will be satisfied.”
Bailey rolled her eyes and said angrily. “Why am I getting the feeling that you are going to set me up for blind dates?”
“Are you worried that the guys we choose for you won’t be to your liking?”
Bailey downed the soup before saying. “I’m not picky. Christina, I’ve thought about it. I want to go abroad for a long vacation. Do you want to come with me?”
Her scandal with Julian and Zeila had caused lots of unhappiness in her family. It would be better for her to lie low in another country. She would return once her family had calmed down.
Christina turned her down without any hesitation. “I can’t. I need to take care of my mom, and I am with child. It will be inconvenient for me to go anywhere. Nathaniel won’t agree to it either.”
Bailey stared at her tummy before agreeing. “You’re right. Nathaniel cares a lot about you. He will never allow you to be out of his sight.”
All of a sudden, she looked upset. She turned around and gave Christina a hug.
“Christina, I’m so envious of your relationship with Nathaniel. I hope everything will be fine for both of you. If he ever cheats on you, you must tell me. I will teach him a lesson!”
Christina was not sure if she should laugh or cry. However, she could not help but say. “If you want to cry. just cry. But please don’t dirty my clothes with oil stains.”
Bailey snorted and removed herself from Christina’s embrace. “How can you put men before our friendship? Christina, this is the end of our-oh my!”
Christina was dealing with the oil stains on her clothes when she heard Bailey exclaim. She looked up to see Nathaniel looking at them.
In that instant, Bailey became serious. She jumped up from the chair and said, “Well… I won’t disturb the two of you. I think I haven’t taken my medicine yet. I shall make a move first. See you!”
Afraid that Nathaniel would want to settle the score with her, she ran away with her head bowed down.
I should have watched what I said Now, Nathaniel has heard it all!
Batley gave herself a couple of slaps and returned to her ward Christina glared at Nathaniel “You scared Batley”
Nathaniel felt wronged “I didn’t do it on purpose. Darling she was the one who instigated you, and I heard a bay wccident She was obviously guilty That’s why she got frightened”
He walked up to Christine and frowned after casting glance at the ud stains on her clothes.
Christina said helplessly. “Bailey meant no harm. She was just concerned about me”
“I know” Nathaniel pointed to the stains on her clothes Do you need a change of clothes! I’ll get Sebastian to send your clothes over.”
Christina had slight mysophobia. Besides, she was pregnant and should pay more attention to her hygiene.
Christina shook her head. “No need. Bailey was the one who stained my clothes. I will change when I get back. Oh, I thought you have a meeting at the company. How come you are here?”
Nathaniel was adjusting her scarf as he answered, “Everything has been settled in the company. I heard Mom had woken up, so I decided to come over.”
“The doctor says that Mom’s doing well, but she will still need to recuperate.” Christina thought about it before she added, “Gideon is in Mom’s ward.”
Nathaniel did not appear surprised. Christina could not help but tickle his palm with her finger and ask, “Aren’t you curious?”
Nathaniel grabbed hold of her hand and looked at her lovingly.
“What’s there to be curious about? It’s only a matter of time, isn’t it?”