Chapter 594 First Official Day
Sebastian instinctively clutched the stack of love guides tightly to his chest and lied through his teeth, “Mrs. Hadley, these company documents are highly classified and confidential. I’m afraid I cannot grant you access to them.”
Christina’s playful demeanor vanished in an instant as she stopped teasing him right away. “I apologize for my impertinence. I’ll let you get back to your work. Goodbye.”
“Goodbye, Mrs. Hadley.” With that, Sebastian swiftly exited the villa. He opened the car trunk and hastily stuffed the books into a cardboard box.
Having done all that, he heaved a sigh of relief. He had never experienced such guilt before.
It wasn’t that he feared embarrassment; he was concerned that Bailey might stumble upon those love guides and misconstrue their purpose.
When Sebastian was lost in his thoughts, Victoria suddenly appeared behind him and said, “What are you hiding in the trunk? Are you hiding something from me?”
Sebastian hurriedly closed the trunk with a resounding thud. “No, it’s just some documents.”
Skeptical about his response, Victoria raised an eyebrow and tried to pry the trunk open to see for herself. However, the man firmly held the car trunk, overpowering her efforts. Eventually, she conceded.
“I’m heading back to the office for work. Let me send you home first.”
Victoria grabbed Sebastian’s arm and lamented, “Today marks your first official day as my boyfriend. Why are you working instead of going on a date with me? I don’t care; you must spend the day with me!”
Sebastian had a knack for resolving challenging work-related issues speedily, but he was at a loss when it came to navigating the intricacies of romantic matters. Prior to meeting Victoria, his personal life consisted solely of work and sleep.
Within Hadley Corporation, Nathaniel was unanimously recognized as the reigning workaholic, with Sebastian securing the second spot.
Sebastian found himself caught in a dilemma. “Ms. Lesley, I really am too busy to spend time with you. today.”
Victoria glared at him, refusing to let the matter rest. “You’re my boyfriend, Sebastian. Why do you continue to address me with such formality? Are you sure you like me?”
Her eyes welled up with tears as she spoke.
Caught off guard, Sebastian panicked and fumbled for words. “I’m sorry. I’ve just gotten too used to calling you that. Please don’t cry.”
“If you want to make me happy, call me ‘sweetie’ or ‘darling’ from now on.” Victoria insisted, striking the iron while it was still hot.
Sebastian’s ears flushed with embarrassment, and he shifted his gaze away from her. “It doesn’t seem appropriate.”
“What’s wrong with that? Or are you hinting at taking things further? If you’re willing. I don’t mind you calling me your wife. Victoria teased.
After a brief moment of contemplation, Sebastian made a firm decision to ward off any further suggestive remarks from her. “Henceforth, I shall address you as Victoria. Let’s agree on that.”
Knowing she shouldn’t put too much pressure on him, Victoria smiled gleefully and said, “All right, Darling. You can call me whatever you like.”
Sebastian carefully pried her off of him and opened the passenger door. “I’ll take you home.”
Victoria’s joy lasted less than three seconds. She rolled her eyes in annoyance and reluctantly got into the car.
Just as Sebastian leaned down to fasten her seatbelt, she grabbed his tie and planted a firm kiss on his lips.
The man’s face quickly turned crimson, and he swiftly closed the car door to take a deep breath.
Victoria found immense satisfaction in Sebastian’s response; she unabashedly gazed at him with admiration. It appeared that her target had fallen right into her trap, with no means of escape.
Sebastian pretended as if nothing had happened and drove away from Scenic Garden Manor.
Meanwhile, Christina observed their every move from the second floor.
A faint smile played on her lips as she contemplated how Sebastian and Victoria were indeed a perfect match.
Just then, a pair of strong arms enveloped her waist from behind, and a warm breath brushed against her ear. “Why are you so happy?”
“I’m happy for Victoria. She has had a crush on Mr. Taggart for so long, and now they are finally a couple.”
“Sebastian isn’t good at expressing his thoughts. It may be challenging for him to deal with the Lesley family in the future.”
“The Lesley family has always wanted Victoria to find a fiancé from a similar background. What should Sebastian do?” Christina asked worriedly.
A sly smile crossed Nathaniel’s face as he replied, “Compared to the family background, the Lesley family’s head values individual abilities. Sebastian has been my personal assistant for many years, and I’m considering letting him manage a subsidiary company on his own. He is more than capable of taking charge.”
Feeling at ease to hear him say that, Christina shifted the conversation to a more important matter. “Nathaniel, how is Nigel?”
A frown marred Nathaniel’s countenance, and a cold gleam glinted in his eyes. He was clearly reluctant to discuss the topic. “His actions would undoubtedly warrant several years of imprisonment. However, the Gibson family won’t allow that to happen. Moreover, I require Nigel for my upcoming plans; his absence would greatly diminish our chances of success.”
As soon as the Gibson family was mentioned, Christina’s mood took a sharp dive. They had always been. self-centered and manipulative.
“Nathaniel, I’m not good at playing mind games. I’ll need to count on you from now on,” she said. apologetically,
“I don’t wish for you to get involved. Let’s discuss this later. My parents just called to invite us to dinner at the Hadley residence tonight.”
It had been a while since Christina saw Lucas and Camila, and she missed them. “I’ll buy some desserts for Camila and Lucas before heading there tonight.”
“I’ll go with you. I have a meeting at the office this afternoon, so you can rest at home. I’ll pick you up after work,” he said warmly.
“Okay,” Christina replied with a smile as she hugged Nathaniel’s arm. “Can you stay with me while I sleep? I find it difficult to sleep without you by my side.”
“Let’s go. I can keep you company for an hour,” Nathaniel replied before leading Christina to the bedroom.
He only left quietly after she drifted into a deep slumber.
However, Christina’s sleep was far from peaceful. She was abruptly disturbed by the persistent ringing of her phone. All of the missed calls were from Timothy and Azure.
Suppressing her annoyance, Christina reluctantly got out of bed. Initially, she had no intention of paying them any heed, but their persistence made it clear that they were not giving up till she responded.
“What do you want?” Christina hissed.
Azure replied coldly. “Christina, it’s been a while since we last spoke. I miss you and the children.”
Christina found Azure’s words hilarious. Hence, she snorted and demanded, “Get straight to the point. I’m not feeling well, so I need to rest.”