Chapter 746 When Will You Marry Me
Sebastian answered Christina’s question truthfully. “I’m sorry. The other party came prepared and intentionally hid their identity. As such, I’ve yet to unearth anything.”
Instead of reprimanding Sebastian, she smiled. “It’s fine. There’s no need to feel pressured because we need to be patient. Perhaps they’ll lose their composure before us and expose themselves.”
Nathaniel turned to Sebastian. “Do you have a backup of the sample?”
In response, Sebastian shook his head. I didn’t expect someone would steal the sample, so I only used a handkerchief to acquire some wine stains. The rest had been swept away by the cleaner. Even if we could retrieve some from the garbage bin, the sample would’ve been contaminated. If we submit that to the lab, not only will it increase the difficulty of their workload, it may all be for naught in the end.
“In that case, send someone to monitor Mrs. Lazuli and Barnaby. We’ll search for clues through other means,” replied Nathaniel solemnly.
“Understood.” Sebastian nodded before continuing, “Mr. Stone hurriedly returned to Jadeborough. According to what I heard, he had a heated argument with Old Mr. Stone when they met up today. The reason was related to Mrs. Lazuli. Additionally, after Mr. Stone left, Old Mr. Stone and Mrs. Lazuli quarreled.”
He was aware of everything they were doing because he had already planted spies on Barnaby’s side.
Raising her eyebrow, Christina asked, “Oh? What was their dispute about?”
“Old Mr. Stone suspected that Mrs. Lazuli was lying to him. He believed she had made him the scapegoat after plotting against Mr. Gibson. Consequently, the responsibility was thrust onto the family, indirectly leading to the war between the Hadley family, the Stone family, and the Gibson family.” Mrs. Lazuli is meticulous, but her plan’s too challenging to execute. The possibility of it backfiring is high, and it has happened. Her scheme had only progressed one-third of its way before Barnaby, her absolute backing, destroyed it. Without his support, she can’t do much. Hence, there’s no way Mrs. Lazuli and Yerek will let Barnaby escape their grasp that easily.
“How did Barnaby resolve this issue in the end?” Enthusiasm was present in Christina’s eyes.
Nathaniel stared at her affectionately, allowing her to ask Sebastian as many questions as she wanted.
“For Nigel’s sake, Old Mr. Stone decided to reduce the frequency of his meetings with Mrs. Lazuli. He’ll still provide her a residence and living expenses until she passes away,” answered Sebastian.
Christina thought, I assumed Barnaby would ignore Mrs. Lazuli’s plight like the last few times, but it does seem he can be responsible.
Nathaniel remarked, “Barnaby’s strained relationship with Mrs. Lazuli is unquestionably related to Sheridan. If we keep an eye on him, we’ll most likely discover unexpected clues.”
After it was proven that the individual who stole the sample wasn’t Barnaby, Nathaniel shifted his suspicions to Sheridan. I’m aware that Yerek’s partially responsible for this, but I know he’s temporarily occupied. Besides, it’s unlikely he’s capable enough to pull this off.
“Understood.” As Sebastian answered, he glanced at the sneaky figure outside of the door. “If there’s nothing else, I’ll be taking my leave now, Mr. Hadley, Mrs. Hadley.”
Christina had already spotted Victoria and smiled. “Go. Don’t let my junior wait too long. Otherwise, she’ll throw a tantrum soon.”
Embarrassed, Sebastian exited the lounge. Immediately, Victoria latched onto his towering figure like an octopus, ignoring the stares.
Sebastian tried to yank her off his body, but she responded by wrapping her limbs around him tighter. A sigh of resignation escaped his lips as he allowed her to do as she pleased.
“I signaled you so many times. Why did it take you so long to notice? I was waiting outside until my legs were aching,” spat Victoria, displeased. She enclosed her legs around his slim waist, her feet dangling in the air. I deliberately wore a pair of ten-centimeter high-heels to complement my gown today. After I ran around greeting the guests on behalf of Christina, my feet were exhausted.
“I was working and couldn’t leave. Please get down first. I’ll accompany you to the dressing room,” Sebastian suggested.
“No, I want you to carry me there.” Ever since their relationship was approved by Brenda, Victoria acted increasingly coyly with him without minding what outsiders thought of her.
Meanwhile, Sebastian would follow her wishes without complaint. “Stay still, then. Don’t move around, or you’ll fall.”
He promptly carried Victoria to another dressing room. On the way there, he attracted numerous envious looks from countless designers.
“Mr. Taggart dotes on Ms. Lesley way too much. Indeed, good men always already belong to another woman. They’re unlike how the internet describes them at all. I don’t think they’re acting.”
“Mr. Taggart is Mr. Hadley’s assistant. Considering how well Mr. Hadley always treats Ms. Steele, I doubt Mr. Taggart will do anything less than that with his own lover. Also, I heard the Lesley family has already agreed to Ms. Lesley’s relationship with Mr. Taggart.”
“Wow! Doesn’t that mean their wedding will be happening soon? If I can design a wedding gown for them, the worth of my resume will look really impressive!”
“Keep dreaming. Even if Ms. Lesley isn’t designing it herself, Ms. Steele will do it. In any case, that incredible job will never land in our laps.”
Sebastian and Victoria heard every word those designers said.
When they arrived at the dressing room, Victoria eagerly asked, “Look, even they want to witness our wedding. When are you planning to marry me?”
Sebastian answered seriously, “Marriage is a big event in one’s life. It mustn’t be treated casually.” Of course, I want to marry her, but I’m not powerful enough yet. I must fulfill the promise I made in front of the Lesley family and present an unforgettable wedding to Victoria!
“I don’t care if my wedding is lavish or not, Seb. All I care about is that you’re my groom.”
“Can you give me a little more time, Victoria?” inquired Sebastian solemnly.
“Okay. I won’t rush you.” Victoria smiled.
Even though she hid her true emotions well, the observant Sebastian still noticed her disappointment.
“Give me a second.” He promptly left the room for a few minutes before returning with a tablet and delivering it to her. “These are the pictures I found on the internet. I don’t know what style you prefer, so I’ll let you choose while I prepare it.”
Confounded, Victoria shifted her sight to the tablet. When she did, joy swirled in her eyes. I didn’t expect Sebastian to have secretly picked pictures of various wedding themes!
Gleefully, she perused the photos. “When did you collect these?”
“When I was free. Most of them are recommended by netizens. I think they’re all pretty good, but I don’t know which one you’ll like, so I saved them first to show you later.” Sebastian kept failing to find a chance to do that because he was busy with his job and learning how to manage a company.
“I’ll take my time to pick one.” Carefully, Victoria held the tablet in her arms as though she was cradling a treasure. Seconds later, she couldn’t help but approach Sebastian.
Just as they were about to kiss, someone coughed, shattering the romantic atmosphere in the dressing room. “I’m sorry for disturbing you two, but there’s an emergency I need to speak with Victoria about. Will you mind lending her to me for a few minutes, Mr. Taggart?”