Chapter 39 Strawberry Cake
A man in black entered the room, and by the time Christina realized someone was there, the man was already standing before her eyes.
“Yosef? Why are you still here?” she asked.
That day. Yosef was dressed in a black shirt and jeans that made him look even taller than he already
With a long thin coat made of chiffon on the outside, he looked nothing short of dashing. Moreover, his handsome facial features made him look like a model off the cover of a magazine.
Yosef then calmly asked in a concerned tone, “I was about to leave, but I noticed how you’ve been working overtime lately. Hence, I decided to come over to check on you.”
Being a designer himself, he couldn’t help but show another fellow design enthusiast some care.
Christina handed him her design draft and uttered. “I ran into some problems. Please let me know what changes I should make.”
Ever since he was a university undergraduate, Yosef had been working in the industry and representing the company in international design competitions. Within a few years, he gained a reputation for himself, and everyone in the industry knew who he was.
It would be too hypocritical of him if he were to behave modestly.
He took Christina’s design and checked it out thoroughly. It was a design of a men’s suit with a neat and elegant style.
Yosef put the draft aside and replied, “The design is great, but it lacks inspiration.”
“What do you mean?” Christina asked. Is he calling me a dull person?
“Once you have a suit design in mind, you should picture a model wearing it. Only then can you find. the inspiration you’re looking for,” Yosef reminded her earnestly.
Christina had an epiphany as she stared at her design draft.
Seeing that Christina had understood what he meant, Yosef patted her shoulder and said, “Keep up good work.”
With that, he left.
Christina let out a sigh while looking at her design draft. No wonder I kept feeling like it lacked something. That’s because I need a clear idea of what I want it to look like. From the beginning. I’ve been using male models on posters to find inspiration. However, those were people in pictures, so the inspiration I get could be vague. That’s why my design lacked uniqueness.
With the drawing board in hand, Christina stared at the piece of blank paper while sitting at her desk. searching her mind for the perfect model she could envision. That was when the door was once again pushed open.
Christina lifted her gaze and saw a man with a perfect body ratio coming in.
Under the faint yellow light, the man’s gaze seemed deep and dark, and he was exuding a prideful and elegant aura.
He was wearing a white shirt with its hem tucked in to show off his muscular body. As he walked, he was radiating male pheromone all over.
“What are you doing here, Nathaniel?” she asked.
Nathaniel lifted his chin and uttered in a slightly arrogant tone. “This is my company. From an official standpoint, I’m here to check on my employee. From a personal standpoint, however…”
He suddenly narrowed his eyes like a cunning fox targeting a delicious bunny, and Christina blushed in response. “You don’t have to consider this from a personal standpoint. Just treat me as your employee.”
Nathaniel shrugged and placed the strawberry cake that he had been carrying on the table. “In that case, should I regard this cake as an official or an unofficial gesture?”
The exquisite-looking box had the logo of Sweet Cheeks printed on it. Sweet Cheeks was the most famous bakery in the city, and only thirty cakes were sold each day. Hence, their cakes were hard to come by.
Christina almost started salivating upon seeing the delicious-looking cream through the transparent box. “It’s already so late. How did you manage to get your hands on a cake from Sweet Cheeks?”
Nathaniel’s mood improved when he saw how happy she was. With a handsome smile on his face, he removed the golden ribbon on the box and said. “Don’t you know how incredible your husband is? It’s a walk in the park for me to demand even a hundred cakes from them, let alone one.”
The moment the box was opened, the amazing aroma of dairy permeated the room. Besides, the fresh strawberries and exquisite decorations on the cake made it look even more tantalizing.
“I know you’re amazing. Mr. Hadley!” Smiling, Christina stood up to take the fork and the knife that came with the cake. Right when she was about to cut the cake, Nathaniel grabbed her wrist.
His palm was so warm that she felt her wrist burning.
Nathaniel took the knife from her and passed her a fork. “Why would you cut such a beautiful cake? Why can’t you just cat it whole?”
Christina was stumped. “Aren’t we supposed to cut and share the cake in slices?”
With a serious look on his face, Nathaniel replied, “I don’t cut my cakes. In fact, I don’t divide any of my things. If I can’t have it all to myself, I would rather not have it at all.”
Seriously? It’s just a cake. Does he have to be this possessive? Christina flashed a casual smile and said, “All right. Let’s not cut it, then. I hope you won’t mind my saliva
Nathaniel smiled. “It’s not like I’ve never had it.”
Christina blushed and ignored his shameless statement before tasting a mouthful of cream.
The silky-smooth cream complemented the strawberries’ sweetness and the cake’s texture magnificently. The combined taste of the different compartments of the cake was extremely delicious.
That was not the first time Christina saw a cake from Sweet Cheeks, but she never got the chance to
taste it before this. Miranda would often preorder cakes from Sweet Cheeks for Emilia, and they would then give their leftovers to the servants rather than share them with Christina.
From that moment on, Christina vowed to work hard and make money on her own so that she could buy herself cakes from Sweet Cheeks.
Obviously, she didn’t expect her first cake from Sweet Cheeks to be a gift from Nathaniel.
Christina then passed Nathaniel a new fork and asked, “Don’t you want some?”
She was still chewing strawberries when she talked, so her speech was a little slurred, sounding like an adorable kitten.
A mere cake is enough to satisfy her and cheer her up. Is she innocent or just naive? Well, I like her either tay. Hearing that, Nathaniel inched toward her and said. “Feed me.”
Christina brought the fork to his mouth and fed him some cake. In response, he gazed at her affectionately and smiled. “It’s good.”
After finishing the cake, Christina went to the pantry to make two glasses of lemonade to wash the cake down.
Suddenly, Nathaniel received a phone call and walked toward the window to answer it.
It was most probably a business call because he was talking about some documentation issues.
Now that her tummy was full, Christina glanced at Nathaniel’s straight back and could feel her inspiration come flooding in.
I found the perfect model I was looking for! Within twenty seconds, Christina figured out what style and color she wanted for the suit.
She then quickly picked up her pencil and started drafting as quickly as she could. By the time Nathaniel was done with his phone call, he returned to see her satisfied with the design she had come up with.
“Let’s head home,” Nathaniel said.
Christina nodded and kept her draft aside in satisfaction. When she turned around and stood up. accidentally fell into Nathaniel’s embrace,
Just like that, her soft body bumped into Nathaniel’s muscular chest. The man didn’t see that coming. and was also caught by surprise. After taking a step backward, he wrapped his arms around her slim