Chapter 660 No One Can Change The Fact
There was a ladder behind Christina, but there was nothing on either side of the ladder. It happened so suddenly that she couldn’t react in time.
Right as she reflexively held her tummy, someone wrapped an arm around her waist, and she felt a warm and familiar breath on her body.
Just like that, Christina fell into the man’s embrace and she heard the voice she had been missing.
“Are you all right?” Nathaniel asked, then shot Anya a piercingly cold look.
Christina nodded, looking pale. “I’m fine. I was just startled.”
Nathaniel’s gaze was filled with murderous infent as he glared at Anya.
Anya’s expression contorted as she argued. “I didn’t push her! She lost balance on her own. 1-I saw her falling down, so I came to help her.”
Obviously, that wasn’t true because Christina had been extra careful ever since she got pregnant. Furthermore, Nathaniel had seen Anya rushing forward to push Christina with his own eyes.
Nathaniel was determined to teach Anya a lesson.
Right then, with Yerek supporting her, Azure appeared before the crowd.
As though she had found her savior, Anya quickly hid behind Azure and uttered pitifully, “Grandma, help
Azure glared at Anya in response. This brat is stirring up trouble, but everyone’s watching, so I have no choice but to side with her. After all, everyone thinks we’re a happy family.
“Christina, it’s Old Mdm. Garcia’s birthday. Why can’t you settle the matter privately? Must you cause a scene in public? You are too ignorant,” Azure said sternly.
“Anya tried to harm me. Why can’t I settle scores with her? If that were to happen to you, could you brush it off?” Christina sneered.
Azure shot Anya an inquisitive look.
Anya panicked. Thinking that no one had witnessed the scene, she lied, “She’s lying, Grandma. She almo fell down, and I rushed toward her out of kindness. She framed me.”
Azure and Yerek knew Anya’s true nature like the back of their hands. They would rather believe Christina’s words.
Seeing that the guests were starting to turn their attention toward them, Azure wanted to prevent unnecessary trouble. However, as an elder, she couldn’t let go of her pride.
“Christina, consider it a favor to me.” Azure suddenly coughed violently, and her complexion turned pallid.
“Grandma has just gotten discharged from the hospital today, so she can’t afford to get agitated. Christina,
although our relationship isn’t as strong as it was back then, I don’t think it’s wise to cause a scene in public. You still have to look after the Hadley family’s reputation, Yerek chimed in.
“I strongly advise you guys to back off. Also, I don’t need outsiders to worry about the Hadley family’s reputation on my behalf,” Nathaniel uttered in a deep voice.
Azure’s and Yerek’s expressions turned grim at once when they heard Nathaniel’s threatening words.
There’s no way Nathaniel will let me off the hook. Anya quickly realized things weren’t going smoothly for her. Suddenly, she saw Barnaby from the corner of her eyes and shouted, “Old Mr. Stone!”
Barnaby was trying to avoid Yerek and Azure, so he froze momentarily when he heard that. In the end, he had no choice but to bite the bullet and walk toward them.
“There are too many guests around, so please, forgive me if I appeared inhospitable, Mr. and Mrs. Hadley.” Barnaby purposely ignored Azure and the rest. “Please excuse me. I have some things to attend to.”
The venue was packed with members of the Stone family and other guests. Barnaby wanted to avoid being seen together with Azure and her family.
At the same time, Barnaby was rather exasperated because he had clearly told the others he didn’t want to invite Azure, Yerek, and the rest. It seems that they have shown up uninvited. Not only did they come uninvited, but they have also come to stir the pot!
Feeling frustrated, Barnaby stopped having a soft spot for Azure.
What a loser! Anya criticized Barnaby inwardly and felt helpless when she saw that.
Meanwhile, Azure’s heart sank, and she started to hate Anya and Christina even more.
“Mr. Hadley, I’ll get Anya to apologize to Christina. Would you let the matter slide after that?” Azure asked coldly. “Even if you’re unwilling to show me some respect, you should still respect Old Mdm. Garcia.”
A sarcastic smirk appeared on Christina’s face. Based on Mrs. Lazuli’s words, I’ll look bad if I don’t let the matter slide.
Nathaniel only cared about what Christina had in mind. “I don’t get to decide on that. It depends on Christina.”
Christina let out a cold chuckle and said, “Fine. If Anya kneels before me and apologizes, I’ll forgive her.”
“Dream on!” Anya yelled.
Christina turned toward Azure and said, “You heard her. It’s not that I don’t want to respect you. It’s just that she’s unwilling to give in.”
Christina is taking advantage of the situation. Azure felt that Anya had let her down. She fumed, “Anya, do as she says!”
Were my ears playing tricks on me? Anya stared at Azure in disbelief. “Grandma, 1-”
Azure delivered a tight slap across Anya’s face and thundered, “Apologize!”
Anya held her cheek and held back her tears. While biting her lower lip, she lowered her head reluctantly.
With that, she turned around and left, refusing to kneel.
Azure said, “If you’re still not satisfied, I’ll bring her to see you another day, and we’ll settle the matter.”
She then brought Yerck away as though they were the victims.
“I’ll bring you somewhere to rest,” Nathaniel said to Christina before shooting Sebastian a look.
Sebastian understood the signal and went after Anya.
Christina didn’t see Sebastian leave as she felt discomfort in her stomach. While leaning against Nathaniel’s chest, she went to the lounge with him.
Nathaniel poured her a glass of warm water. She took a few sips and smiled at him with the glass in her hands. “Thank goodness you’re here.”
“You didn’t have to attend this birthday banquet.” Nathaniel’s tone was gentle. He wasn’t blaming her. “There’s a reason for this banquet. Old Mdm. Garcia is actually picking a woman here to be Sheridan’s fiancée.”
Christina laughed and teased, “Are you worried that Old Mdm. Garcia would pick me? I think everyone knows I’m pregnant and married to you.”
“Old Mdm. Garcia has never seen you before, but she knows your mother’s family.”
Christina held Nathaniel’s hand and said, “Well, that’s the previous generation. Now, everything has changed. No one can change the fact that I’m your wife.”