Chapter 606 The Only Heiress
When they had disembarked from the plane and walked out of the terminal, they spotted Jasper standing beside a black car, waiting for them.
Jasper immediately went up to them with all the enthusiasm in the world. He wanted to take Christina’s luggage from Lyle’s hand, only to stop short at the sharp look in the latter’s eyes.
Christina broke the tense atmosphere. “Why are you here?”
“Mr. Gibson had me come over to pick you up, Ms. Steele. He has already arranged the accommodations for you. There’s a storm at the cemetery, and that makes it difficult to relocate the grave. For that reason, he postponed the ceremony for tomorrow morning.”
Christina had no objections to that since her schedule was rather rushed. With a day to rest, she would have enough energy and strength to deal with all the tricky problems the next day.
“Thank you for coming all the way over. I’ve already booked a hotel, and it wouldn’t be wise for me and my father to have too much contact before tomorrow, Christina replied with a smile.
Jasper instantly understood her meaning. “Okay, I’ll convey your message to Mr. Gibson. Please excuse me, Ms. Steele.”
“Sure.” Christina watched as the man drove away.
Thereafter, she climbed into another black car parked by the side of the road. “Does the Gibson family know of my visit to Hallsbay?”
Considering the fact that she had decided to give the Gibsons a surprise, it went without saying that her whereabouts could not be allowed to leak out beforehand.
“No. Nigel has only been released this morning and made it back to Hallsbay an hour ago. Anya is preoccupied with matters in the entertainment industry, while Yerek is busy finding investment for Gibson Corporation,” Sebastian answered truthfully.
A frown marred Christina’s countenance, and she asked, “Anya wants to enter the entertainment industry?”
“No, it isn’t her but Emilia. Being under Emilia’s thumb, she’s using the twenty million in ransom she got from the Gibson family through trickery to pave the way for Emilia,” Sebastian clarified.
Hearing that, Christina gradually grew intrigued. “Oh? Tell me the chain of events in detail.”
By the time Sebastian finished narrating the entire matter, they had arrived at the hotel.
Never had it crossed Christina’s mind that Anya’s kidnapping turned out to be a self-directed show of he
If Mrs. Lazuli were to learn that her most beloved granddaughter duped her, she’d likely burst a blood vessel. She on managed to gather that twenty million in ransom by emptying her coffers and calling in all the favors owed her. Yet Anya is using the money on someone else. Worse still, it’s Emilia who’s of questionable character!
Taking a step of precaution, she ordered, “Furtively gather evidence of the deal between Anya and Emili It might be of use in the future.”
“Understood,” Sebastian noted.
Lyle carried Christina’s luggage into the guest room for her before he spun on his heel and left.
Chapter 606 The Only Heiress
After Christina had taken a shower, she sat at the dining table and ate the nutritious meal specially provided by the hotel. While doing so, she texted Nathaniel about her safe arrival.
That night, a storm raged in Hallsbay for the entire night. The next day, the sky cleared up.
Christina had just woken up when she saw Timothy and Jasper, who had been waiting for her, in the living room. A long moment passed before her mind fully registered that she was not in Scenic Garden Manor but in a hotel in Hallsbay.
It had only been a few days since she last saw Timothy, but he had visibly lost weight. However, his depressed state from the past was nowhere to be seen. That day, he appeared animated, and his hazel eyes shone with energy.
Walking over, Christina greeted softly, “Good morning, Father.”
At that somewhat distant address, Timothy was momentarily disoriented. A wealth of bitterness surged within him.
I should be content she’s willing to call me “Father.” It’s far better than her refusing to acknowledge me.
He swiftly put his sorrow away and remarked smilingly, “It’s still early. Have breakfast first.”
“Mr. Gibson had me traipsing all over the city at the crack of dawn today in search of breakfast fare unique to Hallsbay for you, so have more, Ms. Steele,” Jasper interjected.
Timothy shot him a reproachful glare. “Zip it.”
Following that, Jasper automatically stepped back and said nothing further.
Christina sat down at the dining table. Gazing at the tableful of delicious breakfast fare, she picked up a fork and suggested, “Come and eat with me. I can’t finish everything by myself.”
Without waiting for a response from Timothy, Jasper wheeled him to the dining table and even thoughtfully brought him a new set of tableware.
Surprised and touched by Christina’s action of inviting him to join her for breakfast, Timothy had not th presence of mind to lecture Jasper for his arbitrary action.
Sebastian and Lyle, on the other hand, stood at the side silently. They did not dare act rashly without Christina’s orders.
Halfway through breakfast, Timothy started solemnly. “They’re still unaware of your visit to Hallsbay. When you meet them later, ignore whatever they say. You’re the eldest daughter of the Gibson family a the only true heiress, Christina. No one from the Gibson family has the right to disrespect you.”