Marrying the Ugly Heir for Truth and Wealth Chapter 2
“No, Mr. Hadley’s lawyer is here. He wants to see you.”
A lawyer? Why would a lawyer come over all of a sudden?
Feeling curious and nervous, Christina slowly got dressed and made her way out of the bathroom.
The lawyer, Leonardo Lozowski, was sitting on the couch in the living room. On the coffee table in front of him were two sets of documents and a fancy-looking pen.
“What brings you here all of a sudden, Mr. Lozowski?” Christina asked as she sat down on the couch next to his.
Leonardo wasted no time with pleasantries and got straight to the point. “Mr. Hadley wanted me to pass these documents to you,” he said, handing her one of the two folders on the coffee table.
For some reason, Christina had a bad feeling about its contents.
Sure enough, the document turned out to be a divorce agreement.
“A divorce agreement? He wants to divorce me?” Christina was shocked and confused by the sudden turn of events.
“That’s right.” Leonardo nodded. “Once you and Mr. Hadley are divorced, the Steele family will get to keep the fifty million as compensation.”
“Is he serious?” Christina still couldn’t believe her ears.
Three years ago, the Steele family had been on the brink of bankruptcy. Christina’s stepmother, Miranda Weaver, and her heartless father had offered her up to the Hadley family in exchange for fifty million.
She had assumed that she would have to spend at least five to eight years with the Hadley family before she would be free from her marriage, yet Nathaniel was divorcing her in less than three years.
Leonardo nodded. “Yes, he is. Mr. Hadley has already signed the divorce papers.”
“Why did he want to divorce me?”
“Mr. Hadley did not state his reasons.”
“All right, then!”
Christina turned to the last page of the divorce agreement and signed her name next to Nathaniel’s.
I don’t know why Nathaniel wanted to divorce me immediately upon his return from overseas, but I don’t need to find out! He’s the one who asked for a divorce, so I might as well seize this opportunity to free myself from this marriage! My family won’t be able to object to this divorce anyway!
After Leonardo left, Christina was about to head upstairs and start packing her bags when a housekeeper came into the living room.
“Mrs. Hadley is here to see you,” said the housekeeper.
Christina turned around upon hearing that, only to see Julia Hanks standing outside the front door. Despite being over the age of fifty, Julia still looked beautiful and elegant as she gracefully entered the house.
After sitting down on the couch, Julia looked up at Christina and frowned in displeasure when she saw how happy she was.
“What are you so happy about?” she asked.
“I’m happy because I’m getting divorced from Nathaniel. Starting today, I will no longer be staying in this house,” Christina said and went up the stairs.
Julia had always looked down on Christina due to her unimpressive family background, so she had insisted on Christina addressing her as “Mrs. Hadley” since she married into the family.
Naturally, Christina didn’t take too kindly to her arrogant mother-in-law either.
Julia had shock written all over her face when she heard that.
What? Nathaniel divorced her? Does that mean I came all the way here for nothing? Since I’m already here, I have to do something to protect the Hadley family’s reputation!
“Hold it right there!” Julia shouted sternly after taking a moment to regain her composure. “I came here today to ask you if you’ve been cheating on my son!”
Christina froze and stared at Julia and the butler standing next to her. She broke into a faint smile as she replied, “No, I haven’t.”
She had never met Nathaniel before, so there was no relationship to betray anyway.
Besides, she was a victim in the situation last night.
“You won’t admit it, huh? Fine! Go search her bedroom!” Julia ordered the housekeepers, refusing to believe her words.
The housekeeper quickly went upstairs and searched Christina’s bedroom.
A few minutes later, they returned with the dress shirt that Christina had yet to put away.
“What is this?” Julia questioned with the dress shirt in her hand.
“A shirtdress that I just bought this morning,” Christina replied calmly.
She was not about to tell anyone about that incident, as the Hadley family would surely destroy the Steele family if they found out what happened.
Although she couldn’t care less about the Steele family, she didn’t want her mother to suffer along with them.
Julia was starting to wonder if she had wrongly accused Christina of cheating when she saw the confidence in her eyes.
However, that dress shirt was clearly made for men, and there was a letter “N” sewn in gold threads at the collar. It was clearly a luxurious piece of clothing.