Chapter 724 Premonition Came True
As soon as those words were spoken, Victoria and Lyle looked at Christina at the same time, each harboring different thoughts in their mind.
Nathaniel is also staying in this hotel? Did I misunderstand Sebastian? Victoria was shocked.
Lyle appeared much calmer. However, his thoughts were poles apart from Victoria’s. He was adept at quickly grasping the key points in a conversation.
Upon further pondering, Lyle realized he seemed to have unintentionally discovered some significant
Victoria moved to Christina’s side and asked in an undertone, “Christina, since you’ve known all along that the person staying with Sebastian in this hotel is actually Nathaniel, why didn’t you tell me earlier?”
Christina gazed at Victoria calmly and uttered meaningfully, “Even if Nathaniel and Sebastian stay in the same hotel, it doesn’t explain everything. Figuring out the truth isn’t hard, either. We’ll know what exactly is happening once we go upstairs and see for ourselves.”
Victoria was yanked back to reality in less than two seconds after feeling relieved from her assumption. Anger surged within her as she turned to look at the hotel manager and snapped, “You’re taking forever to check the room number of a guest. If I were your boss, I would definitely fire you!”
The manager wiped the cold sweat off his forehead, looking somewhat hesitant.
“My friend has a bad temper. She bears no ill will despite her harsh words. Just continue with your job and do your best,” Christina said indifferently while sweeping her gaze over everyone present. “Just tell us what we want to know. If Mr. Hadley and Mr. Taggart ask later, I’ll deal with them.”
Upon hearing Christina’s reassurance, the manager abandoned all doubts, smiling more brightly and relaxedly. “Mrs. Hadley, Ms. Lesley, Mr. Hadley and Mr. Taggart are staying in room nine hundred and ninety-nine and room nine hundred and ninety-eight, respectively.”
“We’ll go up ourselves so as not to delay your work,” Christina uttered politely and strode toward the elevator.
Seeing that, Victoria hurriedly followed.
Lyle tried to tip off Sebastian but couldn’t find the right time to do it. He even had a surreal feeling that Christina was monitoring his every action.
Christina stared at the changing numbers on the elevator panel with a poker face as the atmosphere inside the elevator gradually grew tense and silent.
Even the carefree Victoria could sense something odd about Christina’s state of mind. She discreetly approached Lyle and whispered, “Hey. Don’t tell me Mr. Hadley is fooling around with another woman and has been found out by Christina?”
The more Christina appeared calm, the more terrifying she seemed.
Perhaps it was the shared sixth sense among women at work, but Victoria felt that the person who was there at the hotel to catch their partner cheating was Christina instead of her.
Lyle shook his head, indicating that he knew nothing.
Unable to acquire the answer she desired, Victoria pouted in disappointment,
When the elevator arrived on the top floor, Victoria instantly became invigorated. Her eyes gleamed like a radar detector. After stepping out of the elevator, she paused for a few seconds, then stormed toward the right.
She accurately found room nine hundred and ninety-eight and pressed the doorbell forcefully.
Christina stood before the door of room nine hundred and ninety-nine. Before she could do anything else, Victoria had already fallen into a frenzy, raising her leg to boot the door.
“Sebastian, open up!” Victoria glared at the closed door, wishing she could immediately have someone come and break it down.
The next moment, Sebastian’s room door remained still, but someone opened the door in front of Christina.
She instinctively looked up and came face-to-face with Nathaniel.
His bathrobe hung loosely on him, and his hair was dripping with water. Hot, damp air blew straight at Christina’s face when the door opened.
“Christina, why are you here?” Nathaniel looked at the person before him in surprise. Then, when he noticed Victoria making a fuss in front of Sebastian’s room, he knitted his brows. “What’s going on?”
Nathaniel left his door wide open, allowing Christina to clearly see some of his room’s interior decoration. Nonetheless, she didn’t find the woman named Melanie as she expected.
“Victoria hasn’t been able to contact Sebastian all night, and she’s worried something happened to him. She asked me to come with her to find him,” Christina halfheartedly explained with a made-up excuse. “Did you both stay here alone last night?”
Nathaniel sensed the hidden questioning in Christina’s words. Just as he was about to explain, the room next door opened up from the inside with a click.
However, to Christina’s astonishment, the person who opened the door wasn’t Sebastian, but Melanie! Melanie and Sebastian shared a room! In that case, why did she send me the provocative text? I’m confident Melanie is trying to pick a fight with me, not Victoria.
Adjusting her sexy nightgown, Melanie arched her brow and said, “Miss, don’t you think you’re going too far for disturbing other people’s sleep early in the morning?”
Victoria shoved aside Melanie, who was blocking the entrance, and strode inward. Then, the scene she least wanted to see entered her sight.
Clothes were scattered across the floor, and an ambiguous atmosphere permeated the air inside the room. All the signs indicated what had happened there the night before.
Sebastian was woken up by the commotion and sat up. His vision gradually cleared as he regained consciousness. Noticing the person who had barged into his room, he fell into a daze.
Victoria grasped Sebastian’s collar, pointing at Melanie at the door. “Tell me the truth. When did that woman start messing around?”
Sebastian looked bewildered. “Victoria, I don’t understand what you’re saying.”
After he ended the call with Christina last night, he returned to the private room and was forced to consume a lot of alcohol by his business partners. He didn’t even have any recollection of how he ended up at the hotel.
Victoria glowered at him as if wishing she could skin him alive. Overwhelmed by anger, all her wrath eventually turned into utter despair. “You even slept with her, yet you tell me you don’t know what happened. Sebastian, do you think it’s fun toying with me?”
Sebastian turned to the woman at the door. He vaguely remembered she was one of the relatively popular female celebrities under Hadley Entertainment.
Melanie was also one of the attendees at the gathering last night, tagging along with the director’s crew. However, Sebastian couldn’t recall her name.
Nevertheless, he wasn’t a fool. Swiftly wrapping his mind around the situation, Sebastian said with a frown, “I don’t know how she ended up in my room. I drank too much last night and don’t remember what I did.”
Melanie walked over and uttered coyly, “Mr. Taggart, you were the one who clung to me and insisted I stay to keep you company. Don’t tell me you’re going to deny all that now?”
A cold and stern glint flitted across Sebastian’s eyes. “I have enough confidence in my own capacity for alcohol. I would never lay my hands on another woman.”
Melanie brushed the long hair beside her ear and smirked. “Mr. Taggart, you told me last night that I was your favorite woman and how you fell in love with me at first sight. You even said many sweet and touching words while holding me.”
Victoria glared at Melanie.
On the other hand, Melanie continued wearing an infatuated expression. “You also mentioned you would marry me and bring me a lifetime of happiness. Have you forgotten everything you said?”
Before Melanie could speak further, Victoria lifted her hand and repeatedly slapped Melanie with all her might. The crisp smacks echoed inside the room. “Do you think you’re worthy of competing with me?”