Chapter 38 Afraid Of Me
Emilia’s newly done makeup was smudged, and she was even more humiliated than before.
“Haha! I know you can’t bear to watch me leave, Emilia, but you don’t have to give me such an epic farewell!” Christina laughed cheekily.
Nathaniel then held Christina’s hand and brought her into the Maybach before driving off
By the time Emilia had risen to her feet, the car was long gone, and she was left with a few swollen bruises on her forehead.
“I’ll get back at you, Christina!” Emilia was livid.
“Wow! I didn’t expect Ms. Steele to have such a nice figure!”
“It seems like Mr. and Mrs. Steele have been feeding their daughter well! Haha!”
Emilia only realized something was wrong when she heard sniggering and perverted remarks coming from around her. It turned out that her top had split open as a result of the fall
At that moment, her assets were for everyone to see, and needless to say, the male housekeepers in the courtyard were enjoying the view.
“Ah!” Emilia covered herself up with her hands and ran back into the house while screaming. hysterically.
Gideon shouted furiously when he saw his favorite daughter getting embarrassed. Although he ordered the housekeepers to keep their mouths shut, he couldn’t stop them from thinking about what they had seen.
After all, they already ingrained the memory of how fair her skin was in their minds.
Miranda heard Emilia’s wails, so she and Gideon immediately went into the room to check on Emilia.
Emilia was all wrapped up in her blanket, and she was crying her eyes out.
Miranda’s heart wrenched as she said. “Don’t cry, Emilia. You have the most beautiful eyes.
“This is all Christina’s fault! I hate her!” Emilia screamed at the top of her lungs.
Gideon was also trying to console Emilia by saying, “Cheer up, Emilia. Your mom and I will help you. get Nathaniel back. That brat can’t possibly beat the three of us.”
Although Christina had formed a connection with the Hadley family, they were still not reaping the benefits because Christina wouldn’t let Nathaniel help them. The only way the Steele family could do to change the situation was by pairing Emilia and Nathaniel up.
Therefore, Gideon knew they had to use some tricks to make it happen.
Soon, the car arrived at a place with white fences and a patch of grass.
The black Maybach came to a halt on the path in front of the courtyard, and Christina was unbuckling her seat belt and getting ready to get out of the car.
With a hand on the steering wheel, Nathaniel gazed at Christina’s pretty face and asked. “Mrs. Hadley. I’ve helped you again. Even if you’re not planning to reward me, shouldn’t you at least say something nice to praise me?”
Christina scoffed in annoyance, crossing her arms. “Who told you to promise Gideon you would cooperate with him? You didn’t need to stoop so low for my sake.”
She hated the fact that the Steele family was taking advantage of her relationship with Nathaniel.
“I was doing it for your own good,” Nathaniel answered in a meaningful tone.
When he was talking, he even deliberately used a deep and sexy voice.
Christina merely looked at him silently, waiting for him to provide an explanation.
“If I were to reject him, he would surely make your life difficult, no? Although I gave him a verbal agreement, it doesn’t mean I won’t stall him. In the meantime, he’ll get off your back on my account.”
Nathaniel’s explanation was reasonable, and realization finally dawned upon Christina.
“In that case, thank you. I’ll go now. Goodnight!”
With that, she quickly got out of the car.
The car was parked on the other side of the entrance, so she had to walk around the car to get to the entrance. As she was walking past the front of the car, Nathaniel suddenly grabbed her slim wrist.
Staring at her with a slight frown and a sharp gaze, he asked, “Why are you in such a hurry? It’s not like I’m a monster. Are you afraid I’ll eat you up?”
He bites, though. Christina sensed his terrifying aura, and she felt a chill go down her spine when their eyes met up close.
“Is there anything else? I’m tired, and I want to sleep.” She narrowed her eyes lazily, looking exceptionally adorable.
Nathaniel knew she wanted to flee, so he said, “You can only leave after you give me a kiss.”,
Christina knew she couldn’t talk her way out of it, so she had no choice but to comply with his domineering request.
She stood on her toes and gave him a perfunctory peck on his flawless cheek.
Right when she thought she had already fulfilled his wishes, Nathaniel suddenly held the back of her head and pushed her toward him. Their lips were pressed tightly against each other.
The lights from the car shone on them, elongating their overlapped shadows.
Christina was forced to tilt her head upward and reciprocate the kiss. Their breaths entangled as the kiss deepened.
All of a sudden. Nathaniel lifted her off her feet and carried her from the head of the car to the side. where the lights wouldn’t reach them. Amidst the dimness, the atmosphere between them changed swiftly.
Without the light, Christina felt as though she was doing something inappropriate, worried that they would get caught at any moment.
However, the passion and desire within her inexplicably grew even more intense under such circumstances.
In the end, she sprinted into the house and ran all the way into her room before hiding under the blanket.
She could finally feel how rapidly her heart was pounding when silence enshrouded her.
At the same time, all she could think about was Nathaniel’s kiss.
She used to think Nathaniel was either a boring and conservative person or an aloof and indifferent. man. However, he was constantly surprising her and debunking her perceptions of him.
Nathaniel, you’re just irresistible, aren’t you? His charm and seductiveness never failed to make the pure and innocent Christina feel restless.
The following day, Christina sat up from the large bed when the alarm woke her up. After having a good night’s rest, she could finally prevent her thoughts from running wild,
Nathaniel had prepared racks of garments for her, enough for her to wear a different attire every day for a whole year.
Upon arriving at the office, she started working-
The next major event for the company was the anniversary celebration. Xandra was the highlight of the event, and she was modeling the clothes designed by Christina.
Recently, the company executives decided to venture into the men’s suit market. The Public Relations. Department felt that the anniversary event was an opportunity to showcase the company’s products. Hence, they proposed to invite a male model to walk alongside Xandra during the fashion show.
Apart from having a pair of stunning models showcasing the clothes, they could also publish a variety of designs. With that, the company could become the talk of the town.
During the meeting. Gina suggested having Christina design the male suit as well. Since the male model was walking alongside Xandra, it would only make sense if the models were wearing matching outfits designed by the same designer.
The staff members in the design department agreed with the suggestion. After all, Christina had been. the center of attention in the company and was a highly sought-after designer.
Furthermore, they had only been designing outfits for females, so they were inexperienced in terms of designing men’s outfits. Even if they were to snatch the job from Christina, they would only end up getting criticized for underperforming.
In the workplace, not doing anything was better than making mistakes.
Christina accepted the task and focused all her attention on it for the following month.
Working overtime at night had become a norm for her. Fortunately, the company was very accommodating as it provided the employees with three enormous design and tailoring rooms.
In fact, it was every designer’s dream to have such facilities.
One evening. Christina had a simple dinner and brought her tools to the tailoring room after altering her design draft.
She was working on a piece of white cloth, and her fair and slender fingers handled the cloth deftly. and professionally. After a few cuts here and there, the plain white cloth transformed into a shirt for
While she was totally focused on her work, she didn’t even notice someone had pushed the glass door