Chapter 705 You Are No Match For Me
Having been repeatedly attacked by Victoria, Emilia knew she couldn’t take it lying down longer. It was time to fight back!
Unfortunately, Victoria showed no signs of stopping as she yanked the woman out of the ca and gave her two tight slaps.
For a moment, Emilia’s head spun. When she finally snapped out of her daze and tried to claw at Victoria’s face, the latter easily held her back.
By the time Christina lumbered out of the restaurant, the scene before her had become so chaotic that she couldn’t believe her eyes.
She hastily walked to Victoria, who was straddling Emilia, and pulled her to her feet. “Are you out of your mind, Victoria? You’re being a public nuisance! Do you think you haven’t gone viral enough on social media?”
Red-eyed and maniacal, Victoria bit her lower lip. “I’m about to lose Sebastian, so why should I care? Leave me be, Christina. I want to rip this b*tch’s skin off!”
“Are you happy now?” Emilia fumed as she glared at Christina. “You found someone to stick for you and beat me to a pulp, huh? This is all your fault! Fight me fair and square if you have the guts! Stop hiding behind others and making them do your dirty work!”
By then, Lyle had also heard the commotion and hurriedly approached Christina. “Mrs. Hadley, I’ll arrange for someone to send her away,” he said, shooting a cold stare at Emilia.
To his surprise, Christina shook her head. “No. I have something to say to her. Take Ms. Lesley to the car first.”
After all, we’re in the commercial district, and the crowd around us is getting bigger by the second Victoria is still trending on social media, and given how easily recognizable she is, it wouldnt do her any good if this matter blew up
Despite having a moment of hesitation, Lyle eventually came around Hum Eppose that’d be all right. Emilia has just been beaten up and there are so many unlookers, I doubt she id da amoking
With that, the man turned to Victoria, his face stoic yet respectful “Please get in the car M Lesley
Victoria seemed hesitant, but when she fich Christina’s death are on her, she shrink away and did as instructed
The next second. Emilia wiped the blood from the comer of her south and smirked “Does
Victoria not have the guts to take responsibility for her actions? Why does she need you to clean up
her mess? Wait a minute… Are you also thinking of beating me up? Is that it?”
Hmph. Christina had better not push me into a corner. Otherwise, I’ll do whatever it takes to retaliate! I’m alone in the world now, anyway. Dragging her down with me before I die will mean my revenge plan has half succeeded!
Unfazed, Christina strode to Emilia and stared her in the eye. “There’s no need for me to trouble my friends if I want to get back at you, Emilia. In any case, you were the one who spread the news of Victoria’s relationship online, weren’t you?”
Emilia quickly averted her gaze. “I wouldn’t do something so childish.”
“Victoria has beaten you twice already, so it’s clear that you have a motive. It’s only a matter of time before we find out who the mastermind is…” Christina said coldly before grasping Emilia’s chin and tilting her face up. “If all the evidence points to you, you should know what consequences you’ll face!”
Alas, Emilia slapped Christina’s hand away and stumbled to her feet, her eyes blazing with indignance.
“Ha! Do you think I don’t know how scheming you are? You can easily pin the blame on anyone you like. If I’m not wrong, you also planned on blaming me for Anya’s death, right? You know what, Christina? My biggest regret is not getting rid of you before you left the Steele family!”
If I could turn back time, I’d harden my heart and destroy her once and for all! Why should I always play second fiddle to her? I’m just as capable, for goodness’ sake!
“You can try as many times as you like, but you’ll never be my match,” Christina mocked. “As for Anya, I don’t care if she’s dead or alive. However, I have every reason to suspect that you two had plotted my kidnapping.”
“Since you insist I’m the mastermind, show me the proof!” Emilia retorted.
Does she think she can scare me into submission? I’m confident I’ve covered my tracks well, so nothing frightens me!
“No hurry,” Christina replied with a devious smile. “There’s plenty of time to play with you in the future.”
The more Emilia stared into the woman’s eyes, the more she panicked.
However, before she could muster up the courage to rebuke, the phone in her bag began to ring.
Seemingly having recalled something. Emilia grabbed her phone and walked away as her
expression changed imperceptibly. “We shall see who has the last laugh!”
Christina promptly stepped into the car by the road and closed the door. “Lyle, get someone to follow Emilia.”
Upon hearing that, Victoria nudged closer and grumbled, “Why did you stop me earlier, Christina? Emilia must be up to something! Otherwise, she wouldn’t have run at the sight of
“You’re in the wrong for assaulting others in public, especially when you don’t have any evidence to support your claim! Besides, you’re the daughter of the prestigious Lesley family and not some crazy, unreasonable woman. What if Emilia’s appearance was all just a part of a trap to lure you in? Can you imagine how embarrassed your family and the Taggarts would be? Your parents might even think you’d given up on maintaining the Lesleys’ reputation because of a man. Given those circumstances, do you still see a future for Sebastian?”
It was the first time Victoria had received such a harsh scolding from Christina, and it was also at that moment that she realized how impulsive she had been.
Overwhelmed by a sudden wave of regret and helplessness, she burst into tears. “I’m sorry, Christina. I didn’t think that far. I’m scared… I’m so scared of losing Sebastian.”
“There, there. Stop crying,” Christina coaxed as she hugged the sobbing woman and patted her back reassuringly. “The matter hasn’t reached a point where it’s beyond salvage. I’ll accompany you to Sebastian’s. You can ask him for his opinions and plans.”
Victoria merely nodded amidst sobs.
Christina handed her a handkerchief. “All right. Wipe your tears away. If you keep crying and ruin your face, Sebastian might dump you for good.”
“He wouldn’t dare!” Victoria said proudly, evoking a chuckle from her friend.
“Let’s head to the mall and buy you some new clothes first. Sebastian should still be at the office, so why don’t you call him? I’m sure he must be worried sick that he hasn’t been able to contact you,” Christina added before passing her phone to Victoria.
The latter did as she was told, but the conversation between her and Sebastian only lasted a few sentences.
Shortly after, Christina accompanied Victoria to the mall and bought her clothes, shoes, a phone, and a new SIM card. With everything settled, the two women returned to the car and set off for Hadley Corporation.
“Christina, I’ll pay you back for the items you bought me today,” Victoria said sheepishly
“No. It’s fine. There’s no need to stand on ceremony with me. I didn’t spend much on these, anyway. Besides, I’ve troubled you a lot lately, so let me do my part for you,” Christina replied, her lips curling into a smile. “Your priority is to get your relationship back on track. You and Sebastian will always have my unconditional support.”
Alas, Victoria was so touched by Christina’s words that she couldn’t help but cry again.
“Oh… Please don’t cry. We’re reaching Hadley Corporation soon. If Sebastian sees you in this state, he might think I was bullying you!” Christina teased as she playfully pinched Victoria’s cheeks and handed her the newly purchased makeup set. “Go on and put on some makeup. Otherwise, your paleness might worry Sebastian.”
Pouting, Victoria muttered, “Sebastian isn’t that shallow.”
Despite saying that, she obediently reached for the makeup and began dolling herself up.
Soon, the car drove past Hadley Corporation, where several reporters had gathered at the
A keen-eyed Victoria immediately spotted Preston in the crowd and ducked down behind Christina.
“Oh, no… What should I do, Christina? My brother’s here at Hadley Corporation. I’m sure he’s out to make things difficult for Sebastian!”