Chapter 615 Wake Up
Christina’s mind failed to grasp the entire situation as quickly as Nathaniel’s. “Can you simplify it? I don’t really get it.”
A look of affection flashed in Nathaniel’s eyes, and he uttered slowly. “Their collaboration back then was just a cover. In reality, the benefits Winston acquired from the gulf project were his to use openly after it got laundered by that company.”
Realization instantly dawned on Christina, and she pressed on, “If we use that man as our breakthrough, will we be able to find evidence of the transaction between Winston and Nigel?”
Nathaniel shook his head. “It’s difficult. Winston might look like an honest person with an idiotic personality, but he’s actually really cunning. Then again, it’s not impossible to fool him.”
The words put a light in Christina’s eyes, and she stared at him enthusiastically.
However, Nathaniel pushed the soup to her and urged, “Drink this first.”
Annoyed by the interruption, Christina quickly took a few mouthfuls and demanded, “Tell me, quickly.”
“Winston hates betrayals the most, and Nigel has crossed the line by selling off Raveworks Enterprise behind Winston’s back. He won’t let Nigel off so easily, but Nigel is not the type who’d swallow his anger either. If the two solved their conflicts in public, the schemes they secretly worked on together would become a threat to the other party. Exposing Nigel’s true identity will be our perfect opportunity. We can use Winston’s name to make Nigel think it was Winston who secretly exposed his identity as the Stone family’s illegitimate child to your father.”
Nathaniel’s information birthed a new plan in Christina’s mind.
“I think this is a perfect plan. Let’s do that,” she said.
“Sebastian’s good at stuff like that. You can let him take care of it so you don’t have to work too hard.”
“I can’t just let Sebastian handle everything. Victoria pays a great deal of attention to Sebastian’s life. She’ll definitely demand an explanation from me when I get back. Besides, it hasn’t been easy for him to get into a relationship. You should give him more time to spend with Victoria.”
“All right. I’ll do as you say and give him a long leave when we get back to Jadeborough.”
Standing outside the private room was Sebastian. He wanted to decline the arrangements Christina and Nathaniel were making for him.
The truth was, he wanted to work more and earn more money because only by doing that would more people approve of his relationship with Victoria.
After lunch, Nathaniel dropped Christina off at the hotel to get some rest while he left to meet a client for a contract discussion.
Christina was surprised that he actually meant what he said at the restaurant. Hence, she had no choice but to give up on making him stay. “I’m going to Gibson Corporation in the afternoon. My father invited me for dinner tonight. You should join us.”
“Okay. I’ll pick you up when I’m done. Rest well,” said Nathaniel before exiting the guestroom.
After a short nap, Christina was dropped off at Gibson Corporation by Sebastian.
Ever since the day Christina and Nigel parted on bad terms, Sebastian had hired someone to track Nigel
Meanwhile, Macy was admitted to the hospital after she passed out, and Anya was left with no choice but to dial Yerek’s number incessantly since Nigel could not be reached.
Annoyed by her persistent calls, Yerek barked right after picking up, “I don’t know where he is either! I’m busy, and I don’t have the energy to deal with your business. Don’t blame me for what I’ll do if you bother me again.”
Yerek’s lecture left Anya dumbfounded. By the time she snapped out of her daze, she discovered he had already blocked her on every possible platform.
In the end, Yerek found Nigel in an underground boxing ring. At that time, the latter was absolutely wasted and canoodling with a sexy lady on the couch of a private room.
Yerek barged in and pulled the two apart with a face as black as thunder before splashing Nigel’s face with the alcohol on the table.
Nigel instantly cursed, “Which idiot has a death wish here? How dare you do this to me?”
When Nigel finished his sentence, he wiped the alcohol off his face and found himself staring at Yerek The disgust in the former’s eyes was unmistakable as he slumped back to his seat.
“What are you doing here?”
all of Yerek chased the irrelevant individuals out of the private room before stating, “Christina has dug up our secrets. She’ll be sending us to jail if we don’t do as she says. How are you still able to enjoy yourself here?”
Yerek had a reason for wanting to start his own business.
While Nigel was ambitious, he was not capable of taking charge. If Yerek and Azure had not been secretly helping him, he would have lost his position as the CEO of Gibson Corporation long ago.
Nigel was momentarily stunned, and he hissed, “She isn’t capable of such a thing.”
The man’s remark elicited a scoff from Yerek. “We were tricked by her. She’s more cunning than we imagined. Nathaniel is undoubtedly her strongest backer, but think about it. How is she able to secure her position as his wife if she wasn’t a scheming person?”
Nigel fell silent immediately. Exasperated, he took in a long breath with his head hung in dejection. “I’ve lost the Gibson family’s succession rights, and I don’t even know if the Stone family will acknowledge me. Just give Christina whatever she wants.”
Dissatisfied, Yerek questioned through gritted teeth, “Will you really let her get what she wants? Barnaby came looking for Grandma today. He still has a close relationship with her. If you can convince Grandma to plead on your behalf, Barnaby will definitely accept you into the Stone family. Besides, the Gibson family is useless. Isn’t it better to be the son of the Stone family instead?”
Thinking he was hearing things, Nigel asked, “What did you say? Barnaby came looking for my mother? What did they talk about?”
That was what Yerek wanted to know as well. He shook his head, saying. “They won’t let anyone near when they were talking. The next person Barnaby will be looking for is you. Dad, this is our best chance to make a comeback.”
Nigel mulled over it before rising to his feet as if having made a decision. “You’re right. I’ve already lost my identity as the second son of the Gibson family. I can’t lose the support of the Stone family, too. That’s it. I’m going to look for Barnaby this instant. Even if he doesn’t acknowledge me, I’ll make him give me some form of compensation!”
It pleased Yerek to see Nigel heeding his advice. Thus, the former continued to suggest, “I heard Sheridan and Christina are on good terms. In fact, Grandma once thought of bringing them together. We can make Sheridan the third party to ruin Christina’s and Nathaniel’s marriage. Once Christina is stripped of her support from the Hadley family, our time to take revenge on the Gibson family will be just around the
As someone who was wary of Nathaniel and what the man was capable of, Nigel started hesitantly, “Nathaniel is no fool. How could he fail to guess our plan? This is too risky of a move. If we fail, Nathaniel won’t be the only person we’ve offended, but Sheridan, too. He’s the heir of the Stone family, you know?”
Yerek knew Nigel’s character well, so he pretended to say flatly. “It’ll benefit us greatly if Nathaniel and Sheridan got into a fight. If that happens, we’ll still get a portion of the Stone family’s assets even if we don’t get anything from the Gibsons. Besides, Sheridan’s too busy with other obligations. Isn’t this the perfect opportunity for you to show off your capabilities in front of Barnaby?”