Chapter 672 Fall Out
Oh no! I can’t believe I completely forgot my lunch date with Victoria. Judging from Victoria’s seething tone, Sebastian knew she must be furious.
That was Sebastian’s first time getting into a relationship. Aside from what he had learned from books and online about dating, he had no practical experience in that field.
He didn’t know how to coax someone.
In his panic, Sebastian accidentally knocked over the cup of coffee on the table, splashing it on the documents and staining the entire tabletop.
“Victoria, I’m sorry, I…” he anxiously explained with the phone held in place between his ear and shoulder while frantically attempting to salvage the documents.
However, some files stuck to his pristine white shirt and fell onto the floor, causing the coffee mug at the edge of the table to clatter onto his foot.
“Ah!” Sebastian couldn’t help but let out a suppressed grunt of pain.
Victoria heard Sebastian’s somewhat ambiguous groan through the phone as she stepped into the elevator. Her imagination ran wild as she flew into a rage.
“Sebastian, who are you with?” Exercising her imagination to its fullest extent, Victoria sobbed aggrievedly, “Are you seeing another woman? Did you stand me up to go on a date with her?”
Sebastian was torn between amusement and exasperation as he was unjustly labeled as a playboy. “Don’t overthink. I just accidentally hurt my foot.”
While he spoke, Victoria had stepped out of the elevator and stormed into the secretarial department.
Taking in Sebastian’s disheveled appearance, she widened her eyes in disbelief and hastened over to him, examining his condition with an aching heart.
“You said you hurt your foot. Is it serious? Let me send you to the hospital.”
Sebastian replied, “It’s not serious. I just accidentally knocked over a cup, which hit my foot.”
As if something had suddenly dawned on Victoria, tears welled
up in her eyes as she threw herself into Sebastian’s arms, disregarding whether the coffee stain on his clothes would soil her newly bought white dress.
“I’m sorry. This is all my fault. If I hadn’t been so unreasonable, you wouldn’t have made such a blunder,” Victoria said self–reproachfully.
Sebastian replied gently, “It’s not your fault. I am to be blamed. I shouldn’t have been so engrossed in work to the extent of forgetting our date. I’m sorry, Victoria,”
The aggrieved feeling in her chest vanished in an instant. She had thought he didn’t care about her because he had stood her up and that he was with her because she had been the one pursuing him. persistently.
It turned out she had been too paranoid.
Victoria immediately turned gentle and docile. Looking at the coffee stain on Sebastian’s shirt, she uttered thoughtfully, “I’m not mad at you anymore. Your shirt is dirty. Why don’t I Company you to the
shopping mall next door to buy a new one? We can consider this as you spending time accompanying me to go shopping. What do you say?”
Sebastian had spare clothes in his office, but recalling Victoria’s aggrieved and sorrowful demeanor earlier, he couldn’t bring himself to reject her suggestion.
However, noticing the mess on the table out of the corner of his eyes, he caught himself right before he was about to agree. “I’m sorry, Victoria. I’m swamped with work these two days. I have another meeting this afternoon. Now that I’ve ruined the documents needed for the meeting, I need to redo them as soon as possible.”
The smile on Victoria’s face froze. She glared at Sebastian resentfully and picked up the folders on the desk to hit him angrily.
“Sebastian, why don’t you spend the rest of your life with your work!” Upset and enraged, she turned around and left.
Sebastian stood rooted in his spot. He stared at Victoria’s retreating figure in bafflement, shocked by how quickly she had fallen out with him. Just moments ago, everything was fine. Why did she flip out all of a sudden?
“What are you standing there for? Hurry up and go after her.” Hearing the commotion in the secretarial department, Christina came out just in time to see Victoria running out of the room.
She didn’t need to ask to know that Victoria and Sebastian were having an argument.
“Sebastian, if you can’t make it up to Victoria, you don’t have to come back here either.”
Sebastian swiftly picked up his phone and coat and hastily gave chase.
Christina turned to Nathaniel and said in displeasure, “Sebastian is indeed your best assistant. You two have the same type of personality, namely being workaholics.”
Being dragged into the mess despite his innocence, Nathaniel defended himself, “I’m not. I’ve changed.”
He was worried Christina would be angered, so he comforted her, “I’ll have the HR department hire two assistants for Sebastian to reduce his workload so that he has more time to deal with his personal affairs. What do you think about this arrangement?”
She snorted. “Sebastian is your employee, and you’re the boss of this company, so I have no right to interfere in your decisions.”
Nathaniel wrapped his arm around her shoulder, bending down to whisper in her ear, “You are the company’s lady boss, so your opinion is also mine. There’s no difference.”
As they were in the office, and Christina was a relatively shy person, she wasn’t accustomed to being intimate with Nathaniel in public. Therefore, she pushed him away.
“We’re in the office. Mind your behavior. Gibson Corporation is just in the office building next door. I’ll go take a look and not disturb you from doing your work.”
“I’m not busy now. Besides, it’s lunch break. I’ll go with you.” Nathaniel grabbed her hand and pulled her towed the elevator without waiting for her to respond. “Your fashion studio is still under renovation but will be open for business in a few days. Are you going to host an opening ceremony?”
Christina, not fond of noisy occasions, shook her head. “Let’s skip the hassle. The public opinion about us hasn’t subsided yet, and if I advertise our studio with great fanfare, it’ll only backfire. We’ll just go with the
Nathaniel moved toward the elevator while holding Christina in his embrace. “The arsonist has been caught. The wrongdoing was Emilia’s fervent fan. She took all the blame onto herself, claiming she wasn’t instructed by anyone. The fan mentioned she set the studio on fire because she was dissatisfied with you targeting Emilia and wanted to take revenge against you in Emilia’s stead.”
Christina didn’t believe Emilia played no role in the arson incident. After all, using others to do her dirty work was one of Emilia’s frequently used strategies.
“Emilia incited someone to burn my studio. In turn, I ruined her career. So, we’re even now” Christina snecred.
Emilia had caused David and Winston to be embarrassed during Wendy’s birthday banquet. Given Winston’s vindictive nature, Christina figured Emilia’s days ahead would certainly be ridden with difficulties.
“I heard someone has been trailing you these two days. It’s actually Anya.” Nathaniel and Christina exited the elevator. “Do you still remember what you told me? About how I have the final say in Anya’s fate?”
Christina stared at the towering figure before her and spoke in an undertone. “Nathaniel, I don’t wish her to enjoy a swift death.”
He didn’t respond. Instead, he changed the subject. “Lucas and Camila miss you a lot. I bought a new manor. Once I finish my work for the upcoming two days, we can go there for a family vacation to spend some quality time with our children. What do you say?”
At the mention of Lucas and Camila, Christina felt her heart soften. “Sure.”
Amidst their conversation, sudden shrieks echoed through the crowd.
A car drove onto the sidewalk, dashing straight toward Nathaniel and Christina.