Chapter 593 Verify
Sebastian felt as if he had been struck by a bolt of lightning. Even his body had stiffened. Hist consciousness was still immersed in their passionate kiss earlier.
I actually misunderstood her!
Victoria’s actions were so direct. Regardless of how dumb Sebastian was, there was no way he was still oblivious. He realized that the boyfriend she was referring to was him, not Nigel.
Noticing Sebastian’s dazed state, Victoria narrowed her eyes dangerously. She tapped his cheek and demanded in a menacing tone. “Hey, we’ve already shared a kiss. You’re not just looking for a cheap thrill without taking responsibility, are you?”
Sebastian’s eyes gradually regained their focus. He felt as if he was drowned in scorching lava. Even his cheeks and breath felt warm. “Ms. Lesley, are you being serious?”
With one hand around his neck, she grasped his tie with the other and tugged him closer. “Do you need to verify it again?”
Sebastian looked at her beautiful face which was only inches away and could smell her sweet breath. As he stared at her red lips, a dark look flitted across his eyes and he pressed his lips against hers.
However, it was a very light peck.
Sebastian skillfully grabbed the car keys from her fingers and said softly, “I don’t need any more. verifications. I’ve already given you my answer.”
Victoria stood frozen in place. Her heart was brimming with joy.
Damn! Sebastian’s so hot when he takes the initiative!
She loved this thrilling and electrifying sensation.
Sebastian opened the car door and sat in the driver’s seat. A playful smirk spread across his lips as he looked at Victoria. “Aren’t you getting in?”
“I’m getting in right away!” Victoria, still caught in a state of bewilderment, quickly opened the back door. Realizing her mistake, she closed it and went to the front. She opened the car door of the passenger seat and got into the car. Still, she was so nervous that her limbs felt out of place.
Tsk! What happened to her boldness from when she kissed me? Sebastian complained secretly as he leaned over- and buckled her seatbelt for her.
He brought Victoria to Scenic Garden Manor as well.
When Victoria caught sight of the familiar surroundings, her spirits lifted. She flung the car door open and rushed into the mansion. Hugging Christina, who had just come downstairs, she yelled at Nathaniel, “I’m borrowing your wife for a while, Mr. Hadley!”
Before anyone could react, Victoria firmly grasped Christina’s hand and dragged her to the backyard. “Christina, I finally have a boyfriend!”
Christina raised an eyebrow and asked, “Huh? Did you give up on Mr. Taggart and find someone new?”
“Christina, do you think I’m a woman who’d fool around with any men?” protested Victoria unhappily. “I’m a very loyal woman, okay?”
Christina asked in surprise, “Did you manage to win Mr. Taggart’s heart?”
Victoria replied proudly, “Of course! I used to think it was only a one-sided love. Turns out that we have feelings for each other. Sebastian really hid it well. If I hadn’t played some tricks to provoke him today, he wouldn’t have told me that he likes me.”
She had never set her eyes so fixedly on someone before. Having already thought through all of her options, she would pester him endlessly even if he was still unwilling to accept her.
There was no way Sebastian could marry another woman.
There was nothing that Victoria couldn’t get.
Smiling, Christina said, “Congratulations! Your wish came true.”
Victoria laughed delightfully. She draped an arm over Christina’s shoulder and said. “As the saying goes, strike while the iron is hot. After settling everything with Nigel, you should ask Mr. Hadley to give Sebastian a long vacation. I’ll spend more time with him and deepen our relationship.”
Christina immediately saw through Victoria’s schemes. “Slow down. After all, your family is a significant obstacle. Have you figured out how to tell them?”
Victoria put on a look of despair. “Don’t ruin my mood, Christina! I’ve finally escaped singlehood today. Let me indulge in my happiness for a while!”
Although Christina couldn’t bear to burst her bubble, this was a real issue that Victoria would eventually have to face.
The Lesley family was not simple. Even if Nathaniel vouched for Sebastian, it might not be enough to persuade them.
“Since you’ve already decided to be with Sebastian forever, you should think on his behalf too.”
“Got it, Christina. I’ll find a good opportunity to have a serious talk with my family.”
“Feel free to ask me if you need help.”
“You’re the best, Christina!”
Victoria gave Christina a big hug.
Nathaniel, who was standing in front of the window of the second-floor study, gazed at the scene in the backyard Jealousy surfaced within him.
Why is everyone so clingy toward Christina?
Nathaniel glanced at Sebastian hostilely. “It’s been so long. Why aren’t there any results?”
Realizing what he was talking about, Sebastian glanced at his feet. “I’ve already tried my best, Mr. Hadley.”
Nathaniel sat back in his office chair, feeling frustrated. He tapped his fingertips on the desk and said with a serious tone, “We must release Nigel. Otherwise, we with each other.”
Sebastian frowned and said. “Nigel had caused quite a scene in public, and many people witnessed it. If we let him off the hook so easily, it may be difficult to explain to the public.”
Although Sebastian hadn’t had a chance to go online, he could already predict what would be on today’s trending searches.
Nathaniel was already a famous figure. Any news involving him would become the headlines, especially with Nigel publicly accusing Christina of kidnapping his family member. Nathaniel would be associated with protecting a criminal.
Nathaniel sneered, “Since this would affect the Gibson family’s reputation, they’ll do whatever they can to get Nigel out. What we need to do next is wait for him and Winston to have a complete falling out.”
This time, Nigel had crossed the line. Nathaniel planned to hold Nigel responsible for this incident and indirectly take revenge on the Gibson family.
Once Nigel was forced into a corner, he would definitely resort to Raveworks Enterprise as a last-ditch effort to secure his position as Gibson Corporation’s CEO.
Winston would then take action against Nigel.
Sebastian immediately understood what Nathaniel was implying. Admiring Nathaniel’s intricate plan, he said, “I know what to do now.”
With that, Nathaniel chased him out of the house. “Since you’ve understood, leave with your woman. Don’t disturb Christina’s rest.”
Sebastian’s lips twitched. Just when he turned around to leave, Nathaniel suddenly stopped him.
“Wait! Bring these books home and read them carefully. It’ll be useful for you.”
When Sebastian walked to Nathaniel’s desk and saw the relationship guides on it, he wanted to refuse.
“Time waits for no one. If you continue to dawdle, the Lesley family will lose their patience,” Nathaniel said.
“Thank you, Mr. Hadley.” Sebastian promptly tucked the books into his arms and left in a hurry.
As Sebastian descended the stairs, he coincidentally ran into Christina and Victoria, who were on their way back from the backyard.
Christina was very observant. “Mr. Taggart, what are you holding? Can you show it to me and Victoria?”