Chapter 723 The Capability To Bully
Christina sneered and sent: Five million? I’m shocked that you actually dared to name an amount.
Is Nathaniel not even worth five million to you? the other woman retaliated, continuing to provoke Christina.
Christina slowly typed: What I’m trying to say is that you’re asking for too little. Just like you said earlier, considering Nathaniel’s wealth and status, if you were to expose this photo, the rewards you’d receive wouldn’t be limited to a measly five million. In fact, you’d also gain the fame and attention you crave the most.
Christina had easily read Melanie’s mind. Perhaps her straightforward approach angered Melanie, as the latter’s response was clearly angry.
Melanie: Mrs. Hadley, this is the choice you’ve picked. Since you won’t pay this amount, I’ll grant you your wish! You’ll only have yourself to blame for this!
Right as Christina was about to reply to Melanie’s message, Victoria suddenly called her.
“Christina, where are you? I need your help!” Victoria’s voice was quivering and laced with despair. “Sebastian hasn’t responded to my message since last night. When I went to his place this morning, the security guard said that he never came home. What’s worse is that… I tracked him down, and it turns out he’s at a hotel with some other woman!”
-The vein on Christina’s temple throbbed. “What do you want me to help you with?”
Victoria snarled, “I want you to catch him red-handed with me!”
Like Nathaniel, Sebastian had not come home the night before. Both had supposedly brought someone to a hotel and stayed there overnight.
As Christina tracked down Melanie’s current location, she asked Victoria, “Which hotel is Sebastian at?”
Victoria told her the name of the hotel before gritting out, “If he dares to do anything to betray me, I’m going to show him hell!”
Sure enough, Sebastian and Nathaniel were in the same hotel.
“Okay, I’ll come with you, but come and pick me up.”
“Thank you, Christina.”
Christina then went to the walk-in closet.
Since she was going to be accompanying Victoria to catch Sebastian red-handed, she was going to have to look good too.
With that thought, Christina picked a limited edition new dress of the season to wear while putting on light makeup. She also took the prettiest and most expensive jewelry she could find before leaving the -house with the priciest bag she owned.
When Lyle saw her, he froze before blurting out, “Mrs. Hadley, are you on your way to attend a banquet?”
Christina smiled at him, exuding confidence as she said, “No, no. I’m going to be playing a game with someone. Come on. I’m inviting you to watch a drama unfold.”
Lyle was bemused, but he followed Christina out of the mansion nevertheless.
“Mrs. Hadley, I’ll drive the car over.”
“We’re not driving today. Someone’s going to be picking us up.”
Lyle did not voice his confusion about that.
Around ten minutes later, Victoria’s bright-red Mercedes-Benz stopped right in front of the two of them. Christina got into the backseat while Lyle sat in the front passenger seat.
“What do I do if this turns out to be real, Christina?” Victoria was no longer as aggressive as she was earlier in the call. She hugged Christina tightly as if Christina was her lifebuoy in the ocean. “I’m scared.”
“I don’t think Sebastian is the kind of man to do something like that,” Christina told her. “Think about it. It took such a long time for him to realize his feelings when you were courting him. He’s usually preoccupied with work, and the people he comes into contact with are mostly coworkers and clients. If he’s a playboy, he wouldn’t have been single until he met you.”
With his conditions, women would flock to Sebastian if he was interested in starting a romantic relationship.
However, Victoria was not as confident in her own charms. “I have a bad temper, so he’ll get sick of me eventually, but I can’t change it…”
She hammered her thigh in frustration, her mood changing faster than Christina could blink. The sorrow that was present on her face earlier was gone, giving way to fury.
“If he dares to cheat on me, I’m going to teach him a lesson he’ll never forget!”
The vicious way she uttered those words even made the driver and Lyle, who were sitting in front, shudder.
I knew it. Jealous women aren’t ones to be trifled with!
When the car came to a stop by the hotel, Victoria pushed the door open and dashed to the reception despite wearing high heels. Even Christina had trouble catching up with her.
Smack! Victoria slammed her phone onto the counter and questioned, “Which room is the man in this. photo in?”
The receptionist glanced at the photo and politely replied, “I’m really sorry, Miss, but answering you will breach our guest’s privacy, and I can’t do that.”
Victoria became even more livid and snapped, “I want to see your manager!”
She then tossed a gold card on the counter. That was the VIP card for the upscale hotel, and the receptionist swiftly nodded.
“Please give me a moment. I’ll contact the manager right away.”
Christina-was watching Victoria the entire time.
Even though Victoria seemed like a bully, the actions she had taken were the fastest way to get to Sebastian.
Hence, Christina quietly stood behind Victoria, waiting for the manager to appear.
Meanwhile, the manager hurried down from his office upon receiving the news. He could recognize Victoria, so he knew that she was not someone he could afford to cross. Moreover, he noticed how elegantly Christina was dressed and sensed trouble brewing.
The manager tactfully skipped the pleasantries and said, “Ms. Lesley, it’s not that we are unwilling to assist you, but that it’s against hotel policy for employees to disclose customer privacy without proper authorization. Please don’t put us in a difficult position.
Victoria retrieved her phone, but she left the conspicuous gold card lying on the table. “Well, then, I’ll find out on my own, but don’t get in my way!”
With that said, she turned to head toward the elevator.
The manager wiped the cold sweat off his forehead and hastily ran after Victoria. “Ms. Lesley, openly searching for someone in the hotel could disturb the other guests’ rest…”
Victoria was in a foul mood, so what others felt was not any of her concern. “Then just tell me his room number so I don’t waste time searching around!”
The manager was still using the same old polite and diplomatic way to talk to her, so Victoria was not going to heed his words.
“Calm down, Victoria,” Christina calmly intervened. “Being rash won’t solve anything.”
At that, Victoria suppressed her anger.
When the manager turned to Christina, he looked at her as if she was his savior. However, his delight did not last for long, for what Christina said next made him resentful.
Christina went straight to the point by saying, “Lyle, I remember that this hotel belongs to the Hadley family, right?”
Lyle replied, “Yes, ma’am. This is indeed one of the Hadley family’s businesses.”
The manager began studying Christina. The longer he looked at her, the more familiar he found her. The receptionist beside him was first to realize it, however. She whispered to the manager, “Oh my god, isn’t she Mr. Hadley’s wife?”
No wonder she looks familiar! She’s our employer’s wife!
The manager’s attitude changed immediately, and he was abruptly far more efficient than before.
“Oh, so you’re Mrs. Hadley, and she’s your friend. I apologize for our inadequate service. Let me handle things for your friend right away.”
A knowing smile crept upon Christina’s lips. It sent chills down the spines of those who saw it.
“By the way, find out for me which room Mr. Hadley is in too,” she added casually.