Chapter 614 Choose One
Macy’s eyes went wide as saucers. “No. I don’t believe it. I’ll ask him myself!”
She took out her phone to dial Nigel’s number, but her call was left unanswered.
The shock of so many consecutive bombshells was too much for her to bear, and she fell weakly to the ground.
“Mom!” Anya shrieked, lunging forward to lift Macy in her arms. As she clumsily called for an ambulance, she hissed at Christina, “I won’t forgive you if something happens to my mother!”
Christina responded with a sneer. “Bring it on then. I’ll be waiting for you.”
With that, she turned around and entered the mansion.
Shortly after, the piercing sound of an ambulance siren echoed outside the mansion, filling the air with urgency. The commotion was soon replaced by an eerie silence.
Christina had offered the moving company a higher price to quickly remove the belongings of Nigel’s family and replace them with new furniture.
As she settled on the couch in the living room, she stared at the family portrait on her phone, occasionally glancing at the massive painting on the wall in front of her.
It turned out that the mansion was meant for Timothy and Christina’s mother when they got married. However, Azure gave it to Nigel and his family without obtaining prior consent.
Taking back the property was only the first step in Christina’s plan.
Sebastian approached and informed her in a low voice, “Mrs. Hadley, the person you’re waiting for is here.”
A smile tugged at Christina’s lips as she put away her phone. “Let him in.”
Hence, Sebastian led Yerek into the living room of the mansion. Its interior was no longer the one the latter was familiar with. He willed himself to not show his surprise as he made his way to Christina.
“Christina, I heard you kicked Anya and Aunt Macy out. Why did you do that?” He knitted his brows and put on an air of an older brother.
However, Christina was having none of it. She pushed the documents on the table toward the man. “You don’t have to put on an act. There are no outsiders here. You’re here to make things clear to me, aren’t you?”
Embarrassed for having his intentions exposed so easily, Yerek scowled and picked up the documents from the table.
Every time he finished reading one of them, his heart grew increasingly uneasy.
“Nigel has been kicked out of the Gibson family, which means he lost the right to inherit the family’s assets, and that includes the shares he transferred to you. All of them need to be returned. These documents are evidence that he scammed my father for his assets. In other words, both you and your
father worked together to set my father up. You two will be done for once I hand the evidence over to the police.”
Yerek’s hand trembled, causing the documents to scatter to the ground. Seeing that, he quickly picked them up while pretending to be composed.
Christina simply watching him jeeringly.
“This is all his doing. I don’t know anything. I’ve never committed any wrongdoings against the Gibson family ever since I became a part of it.” Yerek stated through gritted teeth.
“You hired someone to do it instead of doing it yourself. You’ve always wanted the Gibson family’s shares that are in my possession, right?” A smile formed on Christina’s lips. “If you never had the desire, you never would’ve worked with Nigel to become my father’s adoptive son after finding out your true identity. You should be grateful to my father for your being able to live in the glory of the Gibson family for over twenty years. More importantly, you should’ve stopped scheming, but no, your greed didn’t stop at that.”
It was clear as day, what Christina’s agendas were. The woman in front of Yerek was the complete opposite of what he remembered her to be.
Confused, he asked, “Who taught you all these? Was it Nathaniel? Now that he’s ruined Gibson
Corporation, is he finally revealing his true colors by using you to acquire the company? Don’t fall for his tricks, Christina.”
Christina’s gaze darkened dangerously. “Yerek Gibson, stop deceiving yourself. No one taught me this. In fact, Nathaniel never interferes with my decisions,” she snapped.
Finally, Christina issued her ultimatum. “It’s either you return the shares or go to jail. The choice is yours.”
“You’re delusional for wanting to make Gibson Corporation yours. You might be able to force me to leave, but will you be able to make Sheridan back down? He’s already the company’s third-biggest shareholder!” Yerek’s eyes burned with an intense and unsettling gleam as if he had descended into madness.
Instead of backing down, Christina looked straight into his eyes. “The matter is not yours to worry about. You have one night to make up your mind. If I don’t see the share transfer agreement tomorrow, I’ll be seeing you at the police station.”
Yerek curled his fists and shot Christina a furious glare before leaving in frustration.
“Send someone to keep an eye on him, Mr. Taggart,” Christina ordered. Caressing her growling belly, she beamed. “There, there. Just hang on for a little while. I’ll take you for a feast now.”
Hearing that, Sebastian suggested, “There’s a private dining restaurant nearby that makes good food. Would you like to try it, Mrs. Hadley?”
Sebastian’s plan was so thoughtful that Christina could only nod in agreement. “I’ll give it a try, then. I’ve got to head to Gibson Corporation to take care of some things in the afternoon, anyway.”
With that, Sebastian brought Christina to the private dining restaurant, and the server led her to a private
When the door was pushed open, a look of delight spread over Christina’s face once she saw who was in there. “Why are you here?”
“I had to discuss a project with someone in Hallshay, so I dropped by to see you” Nathaniel bright the woman forward and examined her, only to frown in response. “Have you not been eating and sleeping well? You lost weight
Christina chuckled. “We have video calls every day, and it’s only been two days since we last saw each other. If I had really lost weight, it would take at least two weeks to show Stop overthinking. I’ve been eating and sleeping well. You can ask Sebastian and Lyle if you don’t believe me
At the mention of his name, Sebastian piped up tactfully, “Mr. Hadley, Mrs. Hadley has been following your orders strictly
Christina knew full well what Nathaniel was thinking about. In fact, she was sure he did not come to Hallsbay to talk about a project. It was just an excuse for him to see her because he was worried
“I get a nutritionist to replenish your body once you return to Jadeborough Nathaniel cast her waist one final glance before handing her the menu. “Here. Order your food.”
Christina took the menu and randomly ordered a few dishes. When she was done, she asked Nathaniel “Any progress from Winston’s side?” Her eagerness was evident in her voice.
Nathaniel placed the glass of juice that was brought by the server next to Christina’s hand. “Winston has bought all of Raveworks Enterprise’s assets. Nigel doesn’t know about it yet since he’s in Hallsbay Winston’s new company has brought in many investors. It should be able to grow into a similar scale as Raveworks Enterprise in six months.”
Christina took a sip of the juice and continued listening to Nathaniel.
“Although Winston got his relative to become an investor and even promised to give him ten percent of the shares, his relative doesn’t have any power to manage the company. It just so happened that the same relative once participated in the construction of the gulf project with Winston himself. In fact, he’s one of the construction materials suppliers for Winston’s company.”
Christina paused what she was doing “Why would Winston work with that person to set up the company when they have ties? Isn’t he worried about getting targeted?”
To which Nathaniel explained, “Before your parents got into trouble, Winston’s relative had already backed out on the collaboration and left Hallsbay to start another company. Winston’s still the actual person in charge of his company, and that includes the one established by his relative.”