Chapter 650 Find The Antidote
Given how greedy Yerek was, Christina wasn’t going to easily let him have his way.
“What Nigel has done is a crime and the mess he has created is just too big. He will be investigated soone or later, so don’t ask for the impossible, Yerek,” Christina said coldly.
Yerek snorted and responded in a nonchalant tone, “Obviously, I’m not doing all this for his sake. My request is simple. Get the Stone family to officially recognize my identity.”
Just the day before, negotiations between Christina and Barnaby had failed and they had parted on bad terms, and Sheridan’s stance toward Nigel and Yerek was firm. If even Barnaby couldn’t change his mind, Christina didn’t feel that she would stand a chance.
Yerek is clearly making life difficult for me.
Christina replied, “Change your request. This is a matter of the Stone family which an outsider like me has no right to interfere with. I’m afraid you overestimate my influence.”“”
To Yerek, results were all that mattered to him, and he couldn’t care less about the process. “You and Sheridan are close, and he seems to care a lot about you. If you can win over someone as ruthless as Nathaniel, I’m sure you can come up with something to have Sheridan eating out of your hand.”
Yerek’s words were like a huge slap on Christina’s face.
She took a deep breath. “Yerek, not all relationships between men and women are as sleazy as you think they are. If your goal is to upset me, I can unequivocally tell you that you have succeeded.”
Clenching her phone with hatred brimming within her, Christina raised her head to look at her father who was lying in the ICU.
“Barnaby came to see me yesterday and offered me a huge compensation with a single condition. He asked that I withdraw my lawsuit against Nigel.” A crafty glint flashed across Christina’s eyes. “If he were to learn that you used my father’s life to blackmail me, how do you think he’d react?”
Yerek fell into an abrupt silence. The howling wind echoed in his cars, sounding just like the roar of a beast.
The defensive move made by Christina was nothing but a gamble. She was betting that money and power were more important to Yerek than Nigel’s life.
Sensing that the time was right, Christina began to negotiate with Yerek calmly.
“If you give me the antidote, I won’t reveal your ambition to Barnaby. Once Nigel goes to prison, his tainted reputation will prevent him from ever being recognized by the Stone family. However, unlike him, Barnaby isn’t going to give up on taking you in.”
Christina left it at that. Given that Yerek wasn’t a fool, she was confident that he would make the obvious choice.
With Nigel out of the way, Barnaby would be more focused on him, providing him with more opportunities to showcase his capabilities.
Sick of living his days being someone unrecognized, Yerek endeavored to seize upon the opportunity no
He wanted to prove to everyone that he could still succeed in life even without Nigel’s help.
The fantasy of his glorious future caused Yerek’s blood to rush through his body in excitement.
“Go to the garden behind the hospital in half an hour”
Considering how big the garden was, Christina would have to waste precious time looking around withou a landmark. It would get in the way of curing Timothy at the right time.
Yerek ended the call before Christina could ask further. When she tried to call back, she could no longer get through.
Christina remained calm nonetheless. Truth be told, she was relieved to have concluded the negotiation successfully despite being at a disadvantage. If Yerek had rejected her proposal, she would have no choice but to have the antidote sent in from overseas.
No matter what, there was no way she would put Timothy’s life at risk.
“Lyle, get some men to find the antidote that Yerek left in the garden behind the hospital.”
“Should we arrest him?”
“No. I still have some use for him. Once Nigel goes to prison, Barnaby will pin his last hopes on Yerek Pressuring Barnaby now would do us no good at all.”
With that. Lyle went off upon receiving his orders.
Standing in front of the windows, Christina couldn’t help but feel anxious as she watched Lyle searched the garden with his men.
Getting their hands on the antidote didn’t mean that Timothy would be saved. Time was still needed to validate its authenticity,
Finally, Lyle found a small leather pouch underneath the stone table at one of the pavilions. Inside it was a vial that contained the antidote.
With no time to waste, he had it sent to the lab to be tested. Once the results were obtained within the shortest time possible, the antidote was handed to the attending doctor.
After spending a few tortuous hours waiting, Christina finally received some good news.
The poison within Timothy was successfully neutralized, but he still needed long-term care in the hospital due to his body’s weakened condition.
As the stress within her gradually dissipated, Christina heaved a sigh of relief while holding on to the side of the bed.
Lyle asked with concern, “Are you unwell, Mrs. Hadley?”
Christina responded with a gentle shake of her head. After resolving one issue, she still had plenty of problems that awaited her attention. She needed to recompose herself after taking a short break.
“Did you hear anything from Mr. Hadley?” Christina hadn’t been able to get in touch with Nathaniel sin a few hours ago.
As he would always reply to her messages, the only logical explanation was that he had run into trouble
Lyle replied, “Not yet.”
Christina raised her head and gave him a piercing look. “Lyle, you’re one of Nathaniel’s closest aides. I’m sure you know where he is, so please don’t hide it from me.”
All of a sudden, Lyle could feel an immense pressure weighing down on his shoulders. The consequence of betraying Christina were significantly worse than angering Nathaniel.
Nonetheless, Lyle knew that Nathaniel must have his reasons for keeping the truth from Christina, causin him to hesitate.
Christina’s eyes darkened. “Forget it. Since you don’t want to talk about it, I’m not going to force you.”
Lyle lowered his gaze and replied in a solemn voice, “Thank you, Mrs. Hadley.”
After staying in the hospital until the afternoon, Christina went to her office to deal with the backlog that had piled up. By the time she reached home, it was already at night.
She had a simple dinner and was chatting with Rayne on video in the study when the butler barged in with a frantic look on his face.
“Ms. Steele, there are two police officers here to see you. They mentioned that they have some questions and are waiting in the living room.”
Rayne grew nervous upon hearing the butler’s words. “Christina, did something happen to you in Hallsbay?”
Christina reassured Rayne. “Don’t worry. I’ll head down and take a look. I’ll talk to you some other time.”
She then ended the call and headed downstairs.
“We’re sorry to disturb you so late at night, Ms. Steele, but there’s a case that requires your cooperation. There’s no need to feel anxious. All we have is just a few questions, a female officer informed her politely.
Christina nodded in acknowledgment and replied calmly. “Can you tell me what’s going on?”