Chapter 729 Are You Trying To Lecture Me
All Sebastian wanted now was to see Victoria as soon as possible. As for everything else, he couldn’t care
“Yes.” Sebastian’s voice was hoarse. “If you see her, please tell her that I haven’t gone back on our promise.”
“Wait for my message.” Christina hung up the call and dialed Victoria’s mobile number, only to find that the latter’s phone was turned off. “Lyle, let’s not go to the studio. Head to the Lesley residence instead.”
Lyle turned the car around steadily and headed toward the Lesley residence.
About half an hour later, Christina stood in front of the Lesley residence. After ringing the doorbell for a few minutes, a middle–aged maid finally arrived.
The maid didn’t immediately open the intricately carved iron gate. Instead, she asked about Christina’s identity through the gate.
“May I know who are you looking for?”
“I am Victoria’s friend. I can’t reach her, so I’m here to see if something happened to her.”
The maid cautiously glanced around as she whispered, Sorry, Ms. Lesley hasn’t been feeling well these past few days. I’m afraid she’s not available to meet you. You should go back first.”
“Victoria signed a contract with me. My studio is about to open in a couple of days, and she hasn’t completed the work she promised. I must see her today. Please convey my message,” Christina said coldly. Deducing that Christina was someone of significance, the maid hesitated for a moment before truthfully saying, “It’s not that I don’t want to inform her. Mrs. Lesley has given orders that she doesn’t want Ms. Lesley to meet anyone. I’m just an employee. Please don’t make things difficult for me.”
Even so, Christina had no intention of returning empty–handed.
After all, with the relevant work arrangements prepared, her studio still needed Victoria to function.
Christina sincerely hoped that Sebastian and Victoria could have a happy ending instead of losing each other regretfully.
“I am just acting according to the contract. I don’t want to make things difficult for Victoria because of these matters. Her negligence can cause significant financial losses to my studio,” Christina said sternly. “Although the Lesley family doesn’t lack the money for the compensation of a breach in contract, the news of their breach of trust would be detrimental to Victoria’s reputation. Does Mrs. Lesley really want to ruin her daughter’s future?”
The maid’s expression changed drastically.
Christina calmly added, “If Mrs. Lesley asks about my identity, you can tell her that I’m Christina Steele, -also known as Mrs. Hadley.”
The maid hurriedly replied, “Please wait a moment. I will go in and ask Mrs. Lesley.” She quickly rushed into the villa.
A few minutes later, the maid returned to Christina and opened the intricately carved gate respectfully. “Mrs. Hadley, Mrs. Lesley invites you in.”
“Lyle, wait for me in the car,” Christina instructed, then followed the maid into the villa.
Sitting on the couch in the living room was a beautiful lady. She was wearing a green designer gown made of silk, which complemented her refined elegance.
Brenda, also known as Mrs. Lesley, glanced at Christina and took a sip of warm tea. As she slowly put down the cup, her lips curved into a gentle smile.
“Thank you for visiting, Mrs. Hadley. I apologize for my housekeeper’s lack of manners. It is not my intention to let you wait outside in the cold for so long. I truly feel sorry about it,” Brenda said, then turned to the butler behind her. “Quickly bring a warmer for Mrs. Hadley and turn up the heater.”
The butler nodded and turned to leave when Christina stopped him timely. “Mrs. Lesley, there’s no need for the trouble. If you really feel sorry, let me see Victoria. I have something to discuss with her face–to- face.”
Brenda’s smile slightly stiffened, but her good upbringing prevented her from shutting her guests out of the house directly.
“I’m afraid you’re here at the wrong time, Mrs. Hadley, Victoria has been ill for the past two days. She just took medicine and went to sleep. It will be a while before she wakes up. Why don’t you come back another time?”
Christina didn’t believe Brenda. If she left now, it would be even harder for her to meet Victoria the next time.
Ever since the Lesleys were aware of Victoria’s relationship with Sebastian, they intended to sever the love between them. They would certainly do everything possible to hide Victoria’s whereabouts.
“It’s not a problem. I can wait until Victoria wakes up.” Christina smiled faintly. “This is my first official meeting with you, Mrs. Lesley, so why don’t we have a chat to pass the time?”
Christina made it clear that she wouldn’t easily give in,
As the smile on Brenda’s face gradually faded, her gaze toward Christina was no longer friendly, and her tone became serious. “Mrs. Hadley, you’re here to speak up for Sebastian, aren’t you?”
“I’m here for work–related matters,” Christina replied calmly. “Victoria is the chief designer of my fashion studio. In a few days, there will be a fashion show specially organized for her, and she cannot be absent.”
Upon hearing this, Brenda chuckled lightly, her eyes filled with disdain.
“Victoria’s design talent is renowned in the fashion industry. There are countless people who want to recruit her. It’s quite surprising that she chooses to work in your small clothing studio,” Brenda said. “When she was twenty years old, we invested in her own studio abroad, and she gained a lot of fame from her own brand.”
“I don’t know what Sebastian has done to her to make her willing to cut off ties with her family for the sake of an unknown man. She would rather give up a promising future and be with him! How foolish.” Brenda paused before continuing, “Victoria is my only daughter. I will never allow her to make one mistake after another. A marriage that isn’t compatible in terms of social status and family background cannot last with love alone, which can easily deteriorate. You are a smart person, Mrs. Hadley. You should know that not everyone is as lucky as you to marry an exceptional man like Nathaniel Hadley.”
Brenda didn’t want to sound too harsh, but whenever she thought of Victoria risking her life to go on a hunger strike for Sebastian, she felt hatred in her heart.
She also heard that Christina played a part in matchmaking Victoria and Sebastian.
Since Christina was protected by the title of Mrs. Hadley, Brenda couldn’t do anything to her directly. However, she could still mock the former subtly.
“Mrs. Lesley, you shouldn’t only focus on appearances,” Christina replied calmly. “Have you personally interacted with Sebastian? Have you made a sincere effort to understand him? I don’t think because you believe that Sebastian’s status doesn’t match the Lesley family, and you’re not humble enough
you have to make acquaintances with an ordinary person. You keep saying that you’re breaking them up for Victoria’s own good, but you overlook a crucial point–you don’t really know what Victoria truly wants.”
Brenda felt challenged by Christina’s words. Her expression turned sour.
Suppressing her anger, she raised her voice, saying, “Are you trying to lecture me on how to do things?”