Chapter 23 Suitability.
Nathaniel seemed increasingly agitated. “Why are you always talking about getting a divorce? Those who have no clue about what’s going on will think I’ve been mistreating you.”
Christina looked into his eyes and noticed a hint of anger in his gaze. “I didn’t say you aren’t treating me well. It’s just that we’re not suitable for each other. Don’t you understand what I’m saying?” she asked. Sometimes, the distance between two individuals could be an unbridgeable abyss. What can I do to make him understand that?
Nathaniel fell into deep thought after hearing what she said. Seeing that he was distracted, Christina quickly pulled herself away from his embrace.
“Please think it through. I’ll give you the document as soon as possible.”
With that, Christina left.
By the time Nathaniel snapped out of his reverie, she was already long gone.
Christina then went back to draft a divorce agreement, print it out, and send it to him by mail.
After getting the important matter over with, she moved out of the university dorm.
The Steele family was never going to take her in, and the only person she could rely on in the city was her grandmother.
With only a suitcase, she hailed a taxi after exiting the university and headed toward the east side of
On that side of the city, an old woman in a floral skirt was seen standing in front of a two-story mansion. With a cane in one hand, she was craning her neck and glancing around.
A green taxi soon arrived at the entrance of the mansion. Christina paid the taxi fare and hurried out of the car with her suitcase.
“Hi, Granny!” Christina greeted before throwing herself into her grandmother’s arms as if she were still a child. “I’ve missed you dearly! Did you miss me?”
Christina hadn’t been back in a while, so when she was hugging her grandmother, Evelyn Henderson. Christina felt the warmth of a family member once again.
“I’ve missed you too, Christina! Let’s go in. I’ll make you something tasty.” Evelyn smiled and brought Christina into the house.
I haven’t been back in a long time, but the interior decoration is still the same. There’s that decorative piece with carvings in the middle of the hall facing the main entrance, and she’s still playing the same song on the record player! Christina would feel at ease every time she visited Evelyn.
“Christina, bring your suitcase into the room. I’ll go to the kitchen to cook you dinner. Although Evelyn was in her sixties, she was a strong, healthy woman who loved singing and cooking.
Christina replied in the affirmative and went to the room with her suitcase.
The decoration in the room was simple. Evelyn had known Christina was coming back, so the elderly woman had put on brand new sheets with daisies printed on them After keeping her suitcase away.
Christina took out her laptop and started sending out her resume.
To be safe, she decided to send it out to multiple design companies at once. After sending out her resume, she texted her store manager to inform the latter of her resignation.
The store manager replied to Christina’s text almost immediately. That day. Xandra and Nathaniel had bought a lot of stuff from the store, so the manager ended up transferring Christina the salary and commission she had made over the past few days.
After receiving a large sum of money, Christina was over the moon and regarded it as the best thing that had happened to her that day. With this money. I won’t need to look for a job urgently while waiting for the responses from the companies. Instead, I can take my time drafting my designs.
Evelyn called out for Christina once dinner was ready. That evening, they had four dishes for dinner, and one of them was Christina’s favorite.
“I would be the happiest girl alive if I could eat the food you make every day, Granny!” Christina stuffed a spoonful of food into her mouth. If even Mom failed to learn how to cook like Granny, would it be too difficult for me?
“You’re a sweet talker, aren’t you, Christina?” Evelyn was elated after getting praised. After dinner, Christina helped clean up and do the dishes.
Christina had a rare good night’s sleep that night.
The next morning, Christina only got out of bed after lazing about for a while.
Upon entering the living room, she saw that Evelyn had left breakfast and a note on the table.
Evelyn had a good voice and had been invited to join a choir. There was a competition coming up, so she had gone out early in the morning for a rehearsal.
Christina ate her breakfast before drafting her designs in a small pavilion in the courtyard. At around noon, she changed into a skirt and went out.
Meanwhile, inside the Hadley residence. Nathaniel was wearing a stylish suit and a limited-edition Bulgari watch. He was exuding a rich heir aura, and his demeanor was as austere as ever. In fact, he seemed slightly unapproachable.
There were documents on Christina’s information from recent years on his desk. With a glass of milk in his hand, Nathaniel flipped through the documents with his slender fingers. Although she’s the eldest daughter of the Steele family, no one seems to be fond of her. Not only does she need to pay for her own university tuition fees, but she also needs to pay for her mother’s treatment on her own. How could a university student live with such pressure in life? No wonder she cares about money so much. She needs her income to stay alive!
Nathaniel couldn’t help but recall how resolute Christina was when she left him the other day. She must have been severely disappointed in me. I’ve never paid attention to her feelings or put myself in her shoes. She’s an extraordinary girl. Unlike most other women out there, there’s a sense of innocence in her, and her eyes are always so bright. My physical reaction aside, I still find her very attractive.
All of a sudden, Sebastian came rushing in before presenting Nathaniel with a document. “Mr. Hadley, this is a document from Ms. Christina”
With a slight frown, Nathaniel opened the document and saw that it was a divorce agreement.
The words were an utter eyesore to him. I didn’t expect her to have the guts to send me this. It seems like I need to straighten her out.
Nathaniel then let out a snort and strode toward the door with the document in his grip. “Get the car ready!”
Sebastian hummed in acknowledgment and ran after him,
At the same time, Christina had just finished shopping for groceries. Before returning home, she even bought herself an ice cream, and she was on cloud nine as she enjoyed her ice cream while walking
Suddenly, a man in a white shirt appeared in her sight when she was walking along the path to the courtyard.
“Brayden?” Christina was stumped. How did he find me here?
Brayden was a bright and decent guy with fluffy hair and dark eyes.
He was the campus hunk because he was an utter gentleman, like a prince from the movies,
Like all the other girls, Christina also had a crush on Brayden.
“Hi, Christina.” Intense emotions surged in Brayden’s eyes when he saw the face he had been dreaming of day and night.
After going their separate ways at the bar that day, Brayden had thought things through. Over the four years that he had spent with Christina, he could tell that she was a nice girl. His heart would ache whenever he thought about the possibility of her disappearing from his world forever.
I read that it’s rather simple to find out if my feelings for her are real. If it hurts when I imagine not seeing her anymore for the rest of my life, that means I’ve fallen for her. Well, that’s exactly how I feel now.
With that in mind, he walked over to her and held her slender and soft wrist. “Ive been thinking about things over the past few days, and I don’t think I can give up on you. I don’t mind your past, so I hope we can go out on a date.”