Chapter 737 A Deal
Later that night, Christina had Lyle gather information on all the beauty salons that Brenda owned.
Meanwhile, Brenda had settled the dispute with the family members of the deceased victims and could finally focus on dealing with Christina.
She had kept such a tight lid on the matter that Soren and Preston, who were overseas at the time, had no idea about this incident.
Christina visited Sebastian at the hospital the next morning before heading over to the Lesley residence with Lyle. She refused to let Nathaniel tag along with her.
Brenda let out a mocking chuckle when she heard that Christina had shown up at her doorstep. She then told the housekeeper to keep a close eye on Victoria before having the butler show Christina in.
This time, Christina had Lyle remain by her side instead of having him wait inside the car.
Brenda’s expression slid into a frown when she saw the man standing behind Christina. “Tonly allowed you to enter my mansion, Mrs. Hadley. What is the meaning of this? Are you here to start a fight with me?”
Christina sat down in front of Brenda and replied with a faint smile, “You have very dangerous people working for you, Mrs. Lesley. I need to do something to ensure my safety. Don’t worry; he won’t act without my orders, so you have no reason to be afraid of him. You may call the police or have your men come over if you feel unsafe. I don’t mind it at all.”
Brenda let out a sarcastic chuckle in response. This is my territory, so I have no reason to fear Christina!
“Why don’t you stop beating around the bush and get straight to the point?”
“Perfect. I love it when people are direct and straightforward,” came Christina’s response.
Lyle then whipped out a bunch of files and placed them neatly in front of Brenda.
“What is all this?” Brenda asked without even looking at the files.
“Evidence on all the medical accidents that have taken place at your beauty salons. You sure are impressive, Mrs. Lesley. Had this happened to me instead, the compensation amount alone would have driven me to bankruptcy! In fact, it might even result in a few years of imprisonment!” Christina replied calmly.
The look on Brenda’s face changed instantly. She then quickly skimmed through the files and saw that they were indeed evidence that could land her in a lot of legal trouble,
Her hands were trembling as she looked up at Christina and asked, “Why would you go through so much trouble to obtain all this? What do you want from me?”
Christina arched an eyebrow at the older woman in response. “My request is simple. I just want you to stay out of Victoria and Sebastian’s relationship. In return, I will pretend none of these ever happened. I won’t even take legal action against you for setting my studio on fire. What do you think of this deal, Mrs. Lesley?”
What? She went out of her way to gather all of this evidence against me, and yet, she doesn’t make any requests that would profit herself? It’s hard to believe that she’s doing this solely for Victoria’s and Sebastian’s sakes……..
With that in mind. Brenda asked cautiously, “You’re not going to go against your word and hit me with a nasty surprise later on, are you?”
“You are Victoria’s mother. Even if I neglect the fact that she is my junior, I still respect our mentor enough to not do Victoria dirty,” Christina stated. “This deal will take effect immediately if you agree to it. The longer you wait, the worse your situation will get. You’ve been fighting those lawsuits long enough, so it’s about time you put an end to all this.”
Brenda fell silent as she analyzed the pros and cons of her options. She knew that Christina had left her with no choice but to accept the deal, but she hated being at someone’s mercy and refused to give up on choosing her own son-in-law.
Brenda firmly believed that Sebastian could not be better than the other guys from families of matching
Having said what she came to say, Christina decided to give Brenda some time to think about it. “Contact me once you have made up your mind.”
That was when Brenda’s phone rang all of a sudden. She glanced at the caller ID and quickly stepped aside to answer the phone.
“Hello? What? But you told me they didn’t have any evidence to prove it was my beauty salon’s fault! Since you’re unable to handle this case, I’ll have no choice but to get myself another lawyer. We’re done here!”
Brenda saw Christina sneering at her after she angrily hung up the phone. That was when she finally realized what was going on.
The older woman then took a deep breath and said, “All right; I agree to the terms of your deal. You must take care of those lawsuits for me, or I will never allow Victoria to date Sebastian.”
She got even angrier when she saw Lyle lay out the contracts that he had prepared beforehand.
“It’s your turn to sign, Mrs. Lesley,” Christina said while signing her name on the contracts and ignoring the look of displeasure on Brenda’s face.
Brenda clenched her teeth in anger and frustration as she picked up the pen and signed her name. There, are you happy now that you’ve gotten what you wanted?”
“What pleases me the most is attending Victoria’s and Sebastian’s wedding.” Christina replied, rubbing salt on Brenda’s wound.
Brenda got so furious that she snapped the pen in half and said with a gloomy expression, “I’m not feeling well, so I won’t be seeing you off, Mrs. Hadley. My butler will show you to the door.”
“Oh, we can show ourselves out just fine. Christina said with a smile before turning around and leaving the mansion.
Victoria was granted her freedom shortly after Christina left. After finding out what happened from the butler, she felt so touched that she transferred ten million into Christina’s bank account as compensation for the studio,
Having suffered two huge losses in a row, Christina gladly accepted her compensation. Although it wouldn’t be a problem for Nathaniel to back her up financially, she preferred to build her business up all by herself.
Rayne then contacted a new company and paid triple the market rate to have them complete the
renovation in a week.
While the studio was being renovated, Christina spent most of her time with her family. The four of them
went on a nice vacation overseas,
After returning from her vacation, Christina visited Timothy with Lucas and Camila
Because Timothy had left a bad impression on the two kids, they were somewhat uncomfortable with visiting him. Even so, they tried their best to not show it because they didn’t want to put Christina in a tough spot.
Excited after hearing that Christina and his grandchildren would be coming over. Timothy had someone clean the entire mansion overnight and prepared lots of snacks for them.
He even got up really early to work on his facial expressions so as to appear more friendly to the kids.
“Lucas! Camila! Come here and let me have a good look at you two!” Timothy greeted them with his arms outstretched while seated in his wheelchair.
Lucas and Camila simply hid behind Christina and exchanged hesitant glances in response.
The look in Timothy’s eyes turned slightly gloomy as he awkwardly placed his arms back down.
“Maybe the kids are feeling a little shy around me because we haven’t seen each other in a long time. Anyway, it’s cold out here. Come on in!”