Chapter 684 Baring Her Soul
At that instant, Xylie experienced regret for the very first time in her life. If she could have predicted that she would offend two big shots at one go when she stepped on Christina’s toes back then, she would never have dared to make trouble at the latter’s fashion show.
She bit her lower lip as though she was the person who had suffered immense aggrieve. “Not at all, Mrs. Hadley. I’m willing to do whatever you ask of me, so long as it makes you happy.”
“Put your fake acting skills away. There are many people coming and going here. I don’t want others to misunderstand that I’m picking on you,” Christina drawled with a smirk. D
Xylie went pale, struck dumb by the woman’s scornful remark.
Even without delving into the matter, Nathaniel could accurately surmise the entire chain of events. He was not in the habit of allowing someone who once bullied his woman to cover things up with a simple apology.
“Forget it since you’re not willing to apologize. I don’t dare pick trouble with Mr. Labarge’s woman. My wife and I have something to discuss, so please see yourselves off.” Nathaniel dismissed the couple in an icy voice.
At that, Winston did not have the audacity to tarry there any longer. “Sorry. We’ll leave you to it, then, Mr. and Mrs. Hadley. See you.”
He left alone with huge strides. Biting the bullet, Xylie trailed after him.
When they had gone a distance away from the café, Winston whirled around and glared at Xylie. “Aren’t. you usually good at pleasing others? Why did you turn into a veritable fool earlier that you couldn’t even say anything nice?”
With red–rimmed eyes, Xylie argued aggrievedly, “I… I also wanted to please them, but they didn’t give me any chance to do so. Besides, I didn’t dare speak to Mr. Hadley when Mrs. Hadley was hostile toward me
Lighting a cigarette, Winston took a deep drag. His brows were knitted together slightly. “Tell me what exactly happened between you and Christina.”
Xylie told him about the grudge between her and Christina, but she did not speak the truth. Instead, she deftly pushed all the blame onto the latter. After all, she could not afford to lose such a generous sugar daddy as Winston.
Nevertheless, Winston was no fool.
Considering Christina’s identity and status back then, international supermodels would’ve scrambled to model at her fashion show if she had only asked Nathaniel for help. Hence, she can’t be blamed for the situation today. If one wants to assign blame, it can only be Xylie’s fault for having misconceptions about her status and courting death just because she had some fame.
There had never been a lack of intelligent women around him. While Xylie was his cup of tea, it did not matter since she was not supporting him. The most important thing then was to change Nathaniel’s and Christina’s perceptions of him.
Accordingly, he stated mercilessly, “Don’t come and look for me anymore henceforth. My secretary will contact you. I won’t skimp on my compensation for you.”
Tossing the cigarette he had only smoked halfway into the trash can, he took out his phone and contacted
his secretary, asking the man to find him another female companion as soon as possible. I
Oh no, I’m dead! My future is doomed!
Xylie collapsed on the ground while covering her face with both hands, utterly distraught.
Just then, a white handkerchief appeared in front of her. A man’s tall and broad figure enshrouded her completely.
“You seem to have run into great trouble. I’d be glad to help. Do you mind telling me about it?”
The melodious and mesmerizing voice was seemingly magical, drawing one in unknowingly.
Xylie lifted her head. Against the light, the man’s striking countenance made her heart race uncontrollably. The layer of golden light that enveloped him dazzled her, just like his appearance. D
Unbidden, she reached out and took the handkerchief as though it was her last lifeline.
In the café, Nathaniel took the menu from the server and handed it to Christina. His voice was beyond gentle. “The food here is on the bland side, so it’s in line with your dietary requirements. Feel free to order whatever you like.”
After taking the menu from him, Christina casually put it aside. “I’m not hungry. Let’s get down to business.”
In a flash, Nathaniel’s gaze dimmed. If it were possible, he did not want to bring up that depressing subject.
He leaned back against the chair, emanating a sense of gloominess. “Can’t we speak of something else, Christina?”
“No. This matter does not only concern my safety. It’s also linked to the future and reputation of the Hadley and Gibson families.”
Nathaniel gaped at her in surprise.
In love with that clueless side of him, Christina got up. She voluntarily went over to him and sat down in the vacant space beside him. D
Cradling his face, she teased smilingly, “Don’t tell me you really thought that I agreed to talk with you because I wanted a divorce?”
Nathaniel suppressed the excitement within him. He clutched her hands forcefully, his voice quivering badly because of his emotional state.
It was as though he had backed himself into a corner, insisting on a definite answer. “I don’t quite get it, Christina. Can you please spell it out?”
Staring into his red–rimmed eyes, Christina enunciated. “Listen here carefully, Nathaniel. I’m only going to say this once. I’m never going to have a divorce with you, much less easily give you up to someone else. No matter what happens, we must remain entangled for the rest of our lives.” D
She leaned over and rested her forehead against his.
Her eyes bored right into his as she proclaimed, “I love you, Nathaniel.” D
The beast that had been leashed within Nathaniel for a long time broke free of its restraint. Cradling the back of her head, the man pulled her into his arms hard and kissed her desperately. D
A cheer rang out in the café. D
Enduring the numbness at the tip of her tongue, Christina bit Nathaniel’s tongue. The man finally pulled away from her in pain.
Christina scowled at him furiously. “A lot of people are watching here. Couldn’t you have restrained yourself for a bit?”
Her face was as enchantingly crimson.
His searing gaze lingering on her lips, Nathaniel hugged her brazenly. “Let them watch if they so like it. It’s not against the law for me to kiss my wife. Furthermore, there’s nothing shameless about us.” D
Christina pushed at him. When he did not budge an inch, she helplessly gave up resisting. “Let go of me first. We’ll go back to the room and talk about this further. Hurry up.”
She thumped him on the shoulder twice in a huff, but it carried little strength since she could not bear to hurt him.
Nathaniel chuckled, turning into an absolute scoundrel. “Kiss me, Darling, and we’ll leave.” D
The gazes of the crowd around them grew increasingly intent. Christina could not win against him, so she dipped her head and pecked him on the lips at lightning speed.
“Can we leave now?” Regret gripped her, for she would never have agreed to go to the café had she known, that he would lose control of his emotions so easily.
Gratified, Nathaniel got to his feet and took her hand before leaving the café under the crowd’s envious
“They’ve made up so fast? Christina is too easily appeased to let Nathaniel off scot–free!” Victoria was stunned by the speed at which the couple reconciled,
“Mr. Hadley didn’t do anything to betray Mrs. Hadley. Everything was a misunderstanding, so their reconciliation was a matter of time,” Sebastian commented in exasperation.
Victoria shot him a sidelong look, retorting sarcastically, “Judging from your tone, I was being too much of a busybody?”
Having gotten himself into trouble again, Sebastian denied helplessly, “No, I never said that!”
Suddenly, Victoria’s gaze was seemingly attracted by someone else. She even lost interest in lecturing him and briskly hurried forward. D