Chapter 703 Love Crisis
Although Preston had received the news long ago, he didn’t confront Sebastian right away as he was wary of Nathaniel.
Sebastian was widely known as a prominent figure around Nathaniel, but few people knew that their relationship was more than that of a superior and a subordinate.
If Preston were to take action against Sebastian, Nathaniel would definitely not stand by idly.
“No need. Perhaps this is a good thing.” Nathaniel pondered for a moment. “Inform the Public Relations Department to pay attention to public opinion on the Internet. Tell them to control the comments when necessary.”
After ending the call, Nathaniel went to the kitchen and personally prepared a burrito. Then, he brought it upstairs.
When Christina heard his familiar footsteps coming from outside the door, she quickly put down her phone, lifted the blanket, and lay down. She then pretended to be asleep, facing away from the door.
Nathaniel pushed open the door and walked in. After placing the tray on the bedside table; he reached out to pull the blanket covering Christina’s head down. He whispered, “Are you still angry?”
Christina ignored him.
Nathaniel wasn’t bothered by that. “I had Lyle transferred back from the training camp. You’ll be able to see him tomorrow morning. I didn’t punish him?”
Christina opened her eyes. She was hesitating whether to get up or not when Nathaniel’s alluring voice suddenly reached her ears.
“I made your favorite burrito. Will you forgive me after eating it?”
Christina felt a tingling sensation in her ear. She quickly climbed out of bed while nervously clenching her fingers.
“I’m not angry.”
“Okay, you’re not angry. I didn’t consider your feelings fully before I made that decision.”
Christina glanced at his handsome and pleasing face and realized she couldn’t stay mad at him. In the end, she gave up arguing.
“Well, I admit that I was a little angry when I found out you had sent Lyle away. His situation reminded me of my past self. It was not his fault, yet he had to bear the consequences of others‘ actions.”
Nathaniel was afraid that Christina would bring up the past, especially since their initial encounter wasn’t pleasant.
“I’m sorry, I’ll be more mindful in the future.” Nathaniel handed the burrito to her. “Hurry up and eat while it’s still hot. I have something to discuss with you later.”
Since Christina didn’t eat much for dinner, her stomach had long been growling after sulking for a few hours. Nevertheless, the thought of going downstairs and bumping into Nathaniel didn’t appeal to her, so she took out the bread and snacks she had bought previously and filled her stomach with those.
Christina noticed that she had become more temperamental during her pregnancy. She was no longer able to control her emotions and thoughts like before.
At the thought of that, Christina became visibly upset. Nathaniel noticed her change and asked, “What’s wrong? Is the burrito not tasty? I can make another one for you.”
He started to get up, but Christina quickly pulled him back. “No, the burrito is delicious.” After hesitating for a moment, she asked, “Nathaniel, am I difficult to please? I think my temper has been getting unpredictable.”
“I’ve never thought that way,” Nathaniel reassured her gently. “You’re starting to rely on me and show me your truest self without holding back. I’m lucky to be able to experience this.”
“Oh.” Christina’s tone couldn’t help but lighten as her ears flushed an unusual shade of red. After quickly finishing the burrito, she asked, “You mentioned earlier that you wanted to discuss something with me. Can you tell me now?”
Intuition told Christina that it wasn’t about a simple matter.
“Sebastian and Victoria’s relationship has been exposed. Given the Lesley family’s attitude, they won’t approve of Sebastian,” Nathaniel said frankly. “This is the opportunity Preston has been waiting for. I believe Sebastian is capable of handling this matter well, but what Victoria does is more important.”
“Victoria is stronger than we think. If she has chosen someone, she won’t easily give up. She and Sebastian will definitely have a happy ending,” Christina said calmly.
Since Christina was on good terms with Victoria, Nathaniel was worried that she would be unhappy after seeing the articles online about Victoria and Sebastian.
Other than preparing Christina for what she was going to sec, Nathaniel was also indirectly advising her not to get
“It’s getting late. You should sleep.” Nathaniel smiled at her. “I’ll go to the study to reply to a few work emails. I’ll come and accompany you later.”
Christina nodded. “Okay.”
Nathaniel then tucked her in and left a dim bedside lamp on before leaving the room quietly.
After tossing and turning for a while, Christina took out her phone and opened a webpage. The entertainment news was flooded with headlines about Sebastian and Victoria’s relationship.
Public opinion was divided. Some gossipy netizens and media thought Sebastian was unworthy of Victoria and mocked him for winning her over, while others were more rational.
They were disdainful of the negative opinions and instead showed support for Sebastian’s efforts in pursuing love. They believed that Sebastian possessed qualities that made him no less than a wealthy heir.
Christina liked every comment from those who chose to support Sebastian and Victoria.
Since Christina’s account was officially verified, and most of her followers were influential figures, she was targeted by some troublemakers in just half an hour.
They took screenshots of her likes on some of the comments and posted them online to make a big deal out of it.
As expected, Christina became another prominent figure involved in the scandal.
When Gabrielle couldn’t stand the criticisms directed at Christina any longer, she personally stepped in and started an argument with the haters. She even rallied a group of friends to help. D
Instantly, the internet was in an uproar.
Christina glanced at the webpage. Feeling satisfied, she put down her phone and went to sleep peacefully.
Even if it meant that the Lesleys would target her, she would continue to support Sebastian and Victoria’s relationship unwaveringly because she knew she had Nathaniel’s support.
Meanwhile, Emilia was sitting in front of the computer, feeling very satisfied as she scrolled through the comments that were attacking Victoria online.
Love makes people ugly. She wanted Victoria to taste the pain of losing her true love!
“I asked you to dig up dirt on Victoria. How is that going?” Emilia repeatedly asked the private detective she hired as she wanted to strike while the iron was hot.
The detective hesitated slightly. “Ms. Steele, it’s not that I don’t want to earn the money you sènt me. I can’t afford to offend the Lesleys.”
Emilia narrowed her eyes contemptuously. “Since you took my money, you should do your best to get the job done for me. Are you trying to back out now? Thinking of shutting down your detective agency, eh?‘
The detective was unafraid of Emilia’s threat. He cursed at Emilia, “You clearly told me from the beginning that Victoria was the one ordering me to dig up dirt. I would rather not earn this money even if
held a knife to my neck. Besides, it’s only five hundred thousand, which is not even enough for a down payment on a house. I’ll return this money to you fully!”
He angrily hung up the phone and promptly refunded the money back to Emilia’s account.
“So what if she’s Victoria Lesley, the daughter of the Lesley family? I refuse to believe that no one is willing to take this deal!” D