Chapter 598 Do Something Meaningful
The trio took their seats simultaneously. Christina sat beside Nathaniel, feeling nervous as she did not know what Charlie wanted to talk about.
To Julia and Charlie, Christina had already severed ties with the Gibsons and no longer had anything to do with them.
Christina did not want Nathaniel’s parents to know that the Gibsons had contacted her again. After all, the Gibsons only had two motives for doing so-vengeance and money.
Charlie began solemnly, “I’ve been following the news on the internet for the past two days. Don’t feel pressured, Christina. We believe you have nothing to do with the Gibson family’s predicament. However, they’re still your family, so go ahead and deal with those matters. Don’t shoulder everything on your own. Have Nathaniel help you. If he wouldn’t, come to me for assistance.”
Nathaniel wrapped an arm around Christina’s waist before his father and declared domineeringly, “Christina is my wife. Of course I will protect and support her.”
Charlie glared at his son before mercilessly exposing him.
“You used to be a workaholic. Your mother and I thought you would be married to your work if you didn’t marry Christina and have a child.”
“Like you said, that was before. I’ve made a great effort to change to become a worthy husband and father.”
Noticing that the father-and-son duo were about to start arguing. Christina hastily stepped forward to diffuse the situation.
“Nathaniel treats me well, Dad. He even puts work aside to care for me. 1, on the other hand, am to blame for causing him trouble.”
Nathaniel tightened his grip around her waist. “I don’t think of it as trouble, Christina. It makes me happy that you trust me and rely on me.”
His sweet and affectionate words made her heart melt. Blushing all the way to the tips of her ears, she did not dare look up to meet Charlie’s gaze.
Can’t Nathaniel read the room before saying sweet nothings?
Charlie similed in contentment as he witnessed the young couple’s loving interaction. “Your mother and 1 are glad to see how happy the both of you are.”
When they saw the news, Charlie and Julia were worried that the Gibson family would cause trouble and drive a wedge between Nathaniel and Christina.
Knowing how much Nathaniel cared about Christina, they had no doubt that Nathaniel would lose his mind if they were to be forced apart.
Thus, the two elders racked their brains and finally scheduled a time to invite Nathaniel and Christina over for dinner so they could sound the young couple out.
Christina understood Charlie and Julia’s efforts at once. “I’m sorry for letting you two worry about us,” she said, touched by how much the duo cared about them.
Charlie smiled kindly. “We’re family. Of course we look out for one another. You don’t have to be so formal with us, Christina.”
Returning the smile, Christina nodded.
“You two make yourselves at home. I’ll check to see if dinner is ready.” Charlie rose and headed to the kitchen to give the young couple some alone time.
Nathaniel kissed Christina’s scorching ear and earned himself an irate glare from her.
“What are you doing? We’re in your parents’ house. It wouldn’t look good if they saw us acting all lovey- dovey.”
“There’s nothing wrong with me kissing my wife. They don’t have to look at us if it makes them uncomfortable.” Nathaniel leaned in close to Christina’s ear and spoke in a volume that only they can hear. “If I understand you correctly, I can’t kiss you while we’re out, but I can do whatever I want to you at home, right?”
Christina tried to push him away and stand up, but he kept his arms firmly wrapped around her waist, locking her in his embrace.
“Let me go, Nathaniel. Stop it,” she hissed, blushing furiously.
Nathaniel scooped her up from the couch with a flourish, making Christina squeal. Her limbs flailed. wildly before latching on to him.
Nathaniel planted a light kiss on her lips. “It’s not every day that we get to relax, Darling. Let’s do something meaningful.”
With Christina in his arms, he ascended the stairs and headed to his bedroom.
Once they entered his bedroom, Nathaniel pinned her against the bed. Christina pushed against his shoulder with all her might.
“I’ve asked the doctor, Darling. We are cleared for some light action after the first three months.”
Christina was about to say something else, but Nathaniel sealed her lips with his.
When Julia brought the children downstairs and did not see Nathaniel and Christina anywhere, she turned to Charlie, who had just emerged from the kitchen.
“Where are those two?”
Charlie gazed meaningfully up the stairs. “Christina must be tired, so Nathaniel brought her upstairs for a nap. Pregnant women need plenty of sleep.”
Julia did not think much about it. She turned to Lucas and Camila. “Daddy and Mommy are so tired from work that they’re resting upstairs. Let’s not disturb them. Come, we’ll head to the backyard for some games, all right?”
Lucas and Camila nodded in unison. Julia led them to the backyard and Charlie, who had nothing else to do, tagged along.
It was past dinnertime when the couple was finally done.
Christina nestled under the warm covers, too tired to move, while Nathaniel voluntarily took up the task of caring for her.
He went downstairs to bring dinner up on a tray and fed her.
Christina went back to sleep after eating, so Nathaniel went downstairs to play with Lucas and Camila.
While the children were kicking a ball around the spacious backyard, Nathaniel and Charlie sat in the corridor and chatted.
“Any new leads on that old case?” Charlie took a sip of tea, keeping his inscrutably placid gaze glued on the two little ones.
“I found something.” Nathaniel reported. “Winston and Nigel had a cordial relationship that they keep under wraps, but there is no evidence to prove that the accident was a collaboration between the two. Now that Nigel owns shares in Winston’s company, Raveworks Enterprise, their relationship is no longer as good as before.”
Having weathered countless storms in the industry for over half his life, Charlie had seen his fair share of corruption and was able to make an accurate guess without Nathaniel explicitly saying so.
“Indeed, Nigel is not as capable as Timothy, but he is still a schemer. Obviously, he wouldn’t have worked with Winston if the latter didn’t have a few tricks up his sleeve. Be careful as this implicates Christina. Uncovering the truth is important, but not as important as harmony in your household.”
Charlie was forcibly reminded of the past when talking about that. He heaved a sigh with remorse.
Nathaniel gazed tenderly at the two little ones sprinting happily in the backyard. He said solemnly, “I know what to do. Christina and I will be busier than usual after this. We need you and Mom to look after Lucas and Camila.”
“Your mother and I are old,” Charlie said. “Lucas and Camila’s company adds some much-needed energy and vigor to the house. Take good care of Christina. Nothing can happen to the baby she’s carrying.”
“I know what to do,” Nathaniel repeated calmly.
“You know very well what I mean, Nathaniel,” Charlie said with a meaningful look.