Chapter 747 The Best Senior
The person who spoke was Christina. Sebastian couldn’t find a reason to refuse, so he stood up awkwardly. “I don’t mind. I’ll attend to my work, then. I’ll leave you to your conversation.”
Victoria watched her boyfriend leave before turning to look at Christina resentfully and started howling as she lay dead on the couch.
“Christina, of all the times you could’ve shown up, why must you choose the moment I’m sharing an intimate moment with my man? Are you doing this on purpose?”
Christina walked over and pulled Victoria up. After the latter was properly seated, she smiled apologetically. “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to disturb you two, but it’s only because you two didn’t close the door when getting intimate. Besides, you were too engrossed that you didn’t hear me knocking on the door.”
Victoria blushed and gazed at Christina dispiritedly. “Christina, what do you need from me?”
Christina uttered seriously, “Rayne and I had a discussion. The studio’s first fashion show will be scheduled for the day after tomorrow at Global Shopping Center in the city center. The mall is usually crowded on Saturdays, so we can achieve good publicity. Since the main theme of this fashion show is focused on you, I wanted to know your opinion. If you think it’s not feasible, we can think of other ideas.”
At the mention of work-related issues, Victoria put away her carefree demeanor. “You’re my boss, so the final say is up to you. My creations are already completed, aside from the lacking of some accessories. However, I’ve found a sponsor. The jewelry is being delivered to Jadeborough as we speak. Barring any accidents, it should arrive tomorrow.”
Victoria regarded the fashion show with great importance, so she invested a lot of effort and energy in her designs, striving to astonish the public with her works and re-establish the reputation of Christina’s brand.
“All right. In that case, I’ll have Rayne prepare for the rehearsal of the fashion show,” Christina said.
Having finished talking about business, Victoria cheerfully showed Christina the wedding theme on her tablet, boasting, “Sebastian arranged this for me. I’m going to become Mrs. Taggart soon!”
Christina was genuinely happy for Victoria and uttered wholeheartedly, “Congratulations on having your wish come true in the near future.”
“Speaking of which, you and Mr. Hadley are our matchmakers. How about I let you design my wedding dress at that time? What do you say?” Victoria was worried Christina would reject her, so she hurriedly wrapped her arms around Christina’s and acted coy. “Please agree to this, Christina!”
Naturally, Christina wasn’t going to refuse. She even felt honored to be tasked with that responsibility. “That’s enough. You’re making me dizzy with all the shaking. You’re my junior, so I have no reason to say no.”
Victoria excitedly pecked Christina on the cheek, almost lifting the latter and twirling on the spot in exhilaration. “Thank you, Christina. You’re the best!”
Christina flicked Victoria’s forehead. “First, you have to do well for the fashion show. I’m counting on you to garner popularity for the studio.”
Victoria chuckled and blinked her eyes knowingly. “Don’t worry. I’ll definitely give you a huge surprise at the fashion show in three days.”
“I have faith in your capabilities,” Christina responded sincerely.
Subsequently, the banquet ended successfully. Exhausted, Christina returned to Scenic Garden Manor.
As Lucas and Camila had to go to school the next day, Charlie and Julia brought them back to the Hadley residence.
Charlie and Timothy were equally skilled in playing chess. After their game resulted in a tie, the two agreed on the time for their next match before parting ways.
After taking a bath, Christina lay in Nathaniel’s arms, keeping him company and chatting with him as he sorted out work-related emails.
“Your dad and mine seem to get along well.” A relaxed expression spread across Christina’s countenance as she recalled Charlie and Timothy’s reluctance to leave the banquet venue earlier.
“They have a common hobby. It’ll also benefit your dad’s health for him to have someone to accompany him after he moves to Jadeborough.” Nathaniel held Christina with one hand while using his other hand to touch the laptop’s trackpad, dexterously switching between software interfaces. “You can find some time to arrange a gathering to strengthen the relationship between our families.”
Christina hadn’t seriously considered that matter before, but now that Nathaniel had reminded her, she swiftly came up with an idea. “Once I’m done with the fashion show in three days, I’ll arrange a gathering for both our families.”
Nathaniel closed his laptop with one hand, casually putting it away, and lay down with Christina in his embrace. “Is there anything I can help with regarding the fashion show?”
Christina replied, “No. Rayne has arranged everything. We also decided to host the event at Global Shopping Center in the city center.”
“If I remember correctly, Global Shopping Center is a property under the Hadley family. If you face any issue then, you can contact the person in charge of the mall at any time.” Nathaniel kissed her forehead. “It’s getting late. Let’s sleep.”
“Good night,” she chirped. The moment she shut her eyes, fatigue quickly overwhelmed her, and she drifted off to sleep soon.
After ascertaining Christina was sound asleep, Nathaniel discreetly got up and left the bedroom.
Sebastian had been waiting in the living room downstairs for a while. When he saw Nathaniel descending the stairs, he greeted, “Mr. Hadley.”
Nathaniel cut to the chase. “What’s Sheridan’s current stance?”
That afternoon, Sheridan had sent someone to seek cooperation with Nathaniel, offering very generous terms with the intention of resolving the conflict between the Hadley and Stone families.
Nathaniel wasn’t a pushover. After browsing through the agreement, he turned the liaison officer away and bluntly expressed his disinterest in the project Sheridan offered.
Sheridan thought Nathaniel was unsatisfied with the proposed revenue distribution, so he immediately had someone draft another new agreement and deliver it to Nathaniel. However, the outcome was the same. Nathaniel rejected the proposition after taking just a glance at the document.
Sheridan was unable to fathom Nathaniel’s intention, so after carefully weighing the pros and cons, he decided to talk to Nathaniel in person.
Nathaniel told Sheridan he would only agree to a face-to-face discussion under one condition. Sheridan had to first deal with the mess made by Barnaby and Azure and provide Timothy with a reasonable explanation.
With that, Sheridan cooled down considerably. Then, he relayed a message to Nathaniel, saying he would take that matter seriously. Subsequently, there weren’t any more responses from Sheridan.
Nathaniel was finally able to lure Sheridan into the trap he had meticulously spent a long time setting up. Since that matter concerned Christina, Nathaniel placed extra effort into ensuring its success.
“Mr. Stone held a meeting with the senior executives overnight, probably preparing for how to maximize his interest in the negotiation with you.”
“The Stone family is really full of cunning old foxes,” Nathaniel uttered derisively.
Sheridan had no intention to cooperate with the Hadley family, but for the sake of restoring the Stone family’s reputation, he was making decisions against his own will.
Barnaby had been shrewd for most of his life, but he ultimately risked ruining the hard work of his entire life because of an old lover.
Nathaniel figured it hadn’t been easy for Sheridan to hold on all by himself until now. Still, the business world values abilities and tactics. Benevolence won’t bring any benefit. Besides, I’m not someone who enjoys showing others kindness anyway.
“Snatch all the projects the Stone family is interested in. It looks like verbal warnings aren’t impactful enough. We need to take some action to teach them a memorable lesson.”