The bathroom door was forcefully smashed open, and Nathaniel rushed in, swiftly grabbing hold of Anya, who was clinging to the cubicle door.
Due to the forceful pull, deep gashes were left on Anya’s neck and chin from being dragged off the door.
Nathaniel flung her aside in one smooth motion, causing Anya to crash into the wall. Blood instantly began streaming from the back of her head.
Without even sparing a glance at Anya, Nathaniel urgently knocked on the compartment door, saying, “Christina, it’s me. Open the door.”
Stumbling, Christina quickly stood up and almost lunged at the door, trembling as she opened it and rushed into Nathaniel’s arms.
Nathaniel held her tightly, and his aura of hostility dissipated, replaced by gentle reassurance. He softly comforted her, saying, “It’s okay. It’s over now
With a tight grip on his shirt, Christina choked on her words, unable to form a complete sentence. “N- Nathaniel, my stomach… hurts…
Nathaniel’s expression turned serious. “I’ll take you to the hospital right away.”
He lifted Christina in his arms, disregarding Anya, and swiftly rushed out of the bathroom.
The car sped toward the hospital, where doctors and nurses were already waiting at the entrance, ready to
At that moment, Christina’s face was ghastly pale, and the intense pain in her abdomen caused her to gradually lose consciousness.
“Save her!” Nathaniel grabbed a doctor and urgently exclaimed, “If you can only save one of them, make sture you save her!”
The doctor swiftly withdrew his hand, maintaining a composed demeanor. “Mr. Hadley, we’ll do everything we can. Please try to remain calm and await the results patiently.”
With those words, he joined the medical team, swiftly disappearing into the emergency room.
Nathaniel’s white shirt was now tainted with the vivid red of blood. He sat forlornly on a bench outside the emergency room, seemingly undisturbed by the disarray of his
Sebastian rushed to the scene upon hearing the news, and for a moment, he struggled to recognize the disheveled man seated in the corridor.
“Mr. Hadley, are you all right? Did you sustain any injuries?” As Sebastian stared at the horrifying patch of blood staining Nathaniel’s clothes, his heart skipped a beat in shock
“It’s not my blood.” Nathaniel lifted his head to look at Sebastian with a deadpan expression. “Where’s Anya?”
“She was gone when I arrived at the restaurant. I’ve sent people to search for her. Given the severity of her actions, it’s likely that Anya is in hiding. It’ll take some time to locate her. Mr. Hadley, please give me a little more time.”
Nathaniel’s gaze turned fierce. “Sebastian, you’re well aware of my impatience. I don’t care about the methods you employ, but you must bring Anya to me, whether she’s alive or dead. You hear me?”
“Got it, Mr. Hadley,” Sebastian replied. After a moment’s hesitation, he added, “But things may become complicated if she seeks help from Old Mr. Stone.”
Nathaniel sneered, “Barnaby knows what matters most. Unless he wants to offend the entire Stone family. Sheridan will never allow Barnaby to create trouble for himself over an outsider who only causes nothing but trouble”
“Mr. Hadley, I’ll attend to my tasks now. Do you want me to assign a few people to be on standby for you?” Sebastian expressed his concern for Nathaniel’s mental state. He wanted to ensure that there would be someone to restrain his boss if anything went wrong in the emergency room.
“No need, Nathaniel replied in a deep voice. “Take Lyle with you. He excels at tracking people down.”
Sebastian hummed in response and left to carry out his order.
Meanwhile, Anya, who had managed to escape from the restaurant, crossed paths with Macy, who was searching for her.
“Anya, where did you go? I’ve been searching everywhere for you. I thought someone had kidnapped. you!” Macy shrieked upon seeing Anya’s bloodied face, My goodness, you’re bleeding so much! Who did that to you?”
Anya frantically dragged Macy to a secluded corner. “Mom, don’t ask me questions now. Get a car here quickly. We need to leave this place as soon as possible.”
Macy did not fully grasp Anya’s meaning. “All right. I’ll take you to the hospital.”
Anya yelled, “No, we’re not going to the hospital! We’re heading straight to the airport. I can’t stay in this city any longer. If I do, I’ll be dead. I’ll be dead, I swear!”
She burst into tears, her entire body trembling.
Macy stood frozen, taken aback by her daughter’s words. “Anya, explain yourself clearly. Who wants to kill you? What happened while you were away just now?”
Earlier today, Macy had accompanied Anya to see a psychiatrist. However, during the brief moment when Macy entered a store to buy water, Anya vanished without a trace.
Although she had finally located Anya, it was evident that Anya’s mental state had further deteriorated.
Anya’s frantic gaze scanned the surroundings, her eyes darting in all directions. Witnessing her distraught state, Macy could not hold back her tears any longer. “Let’s go. Let’s not see the psychiatrist anymore. We’ll head to the Specker residence to seek your grandad’s help!”