Chapter 47 I Misplaced My Phone
hen Nathaniel and Christina’s words contrasted, the problem immediately came to light.
Nathaniel was a smart man, so he perceived the issue right away. “Where’s your phone?”
He had been calling her for the entire night and texting her incessantly, but she did not answer his calls or reply to his messages.
Thinking that she was still mad, he was contemplating whether to knock on her door to seek her out when he heard her terrified cry.
Christina hung her head like a child who had done something wrong. “I misplaced my phone.”
A mixture of complex emotions brewed in Nathaniel’s eyes. “You waited at the restaurant for the whole night?”
Saying nothing, Christina kept her head lowered.
She felt utterly stupid for waiting for him at the restaurant.
At her silence, Nathaniel’s muted fury dissipated. He pinned his eyes on her pitiful face, his voice growing tender. “Why didn’t you give me a call?”
“I was afraid I’d disrupt your work.”
I thought he would arrive after a while. I didn’t expect such an incident to transpire.
Unlocking his phone, Nathaniel showed her a message that came from her number. It read: I’m not going to have dinner with you. I don’t like you either, so stop pestering me.
Nonetheless, it was clear as day that she wasn’t the one who sent such a harsh and sarcasm-filled message.
All of a sudden, Christina remembered she bumped into Emilia when she made a trip back to the Steele residence to pack her clothes.
Realization struck her like a bombshell at that moment.
If Nathaniel hadn’t come to my rescue today, considering the situation at that time… the consequences would’ve been devastating!
Rage blazed in her eyes. I’ll definitely have her pay for this severalfold!
“It wasn’t me! I’d never send such a message!” Snatching Nathaniel’s phone away, she deleted the message right away.
Her childish action amused Nathaniel greatly. Half an hour ago, he resembled a lion ready to pounce anytime, but at present, the rainbow had appeared after the storm.
He caressed her hair gently with his massive palm. “Don’t be mad. I know you’d never do such a thing.”
After a he could sense that she had also been sincere toward him all this time.
Subsequently, he scooped her up. “It’s very late, and you’ll disturb your granny if you return home at this hour. You should spend the night at Scenic Garden Manor tonight.”
Seeing that it was already past midnight, Christina hesitated slightly before replying, “Okay.”
In all the time they had been separated, it was the first time she agreed to return to Scenic Garden Manor. That placed Nathaniel in a great mood. He carried her to the car and sped back to the Scenic Garden Manor.
Christina herself had never imagined that she would willingly step foot into the place again one day. She looked at the familiar furnishings that she had always found an eyesore in the past. Presently, however, she felt that Nathaniel had pretty good taste.
From the living room, the two of them went to the master bedroom on the second floor.
Christina’s clothes were still in the closet, for Nathaniel did not throw her things away following her departure.
Nathaniel carried her into the bathroom straight away. Loosening his arms around her, he let her stand on the backs of his feet.
He propped a hand against the wall, confining her within his embrace. Tilting his head a fraction, his thin lips almost touched the woman’s car.
“Shall I help you since you’re injured?”
His voice had a deep undertone to it that could seemingly tug on one’s heartstrings.
Christina’s cheeks flushed bright red, and heat radiated from them in waves. “No, it’s okay.”
Her voice was thready, making her sound like a newborn kitten, pitiful and weak.
The more meek and delicate she appeared, the greater Nathaniel’s desire to tease her. “But I want to help.”
Christina pushed him away, Exerting slight force, Nathaniel closed the distance she placed between
The distance between them grew even more negligible, their warm breaths brushing past each other’s cheeks. A sense of intimacy pervaded the entire bathroom.
Perhaps her nerves had been stretched too taut that Christina felt like all the cells in her body were alive, and every breath of his was beyond refreshing.
“I’m not joking around. I really missed you.”
Nathaniel’s voice was soft, but Christina heard him loud and clear. “I missed you, too-
Before her words had fallen, he had captured her thin lips.
new delicate and gentle, while the other was domineering and possessive.
im yellow light shone down obliquely overhead, reflecting the couple’s overlapping shadows on the gian door.
The harsh sounds of breathing made their bodies heat up. The chaos of the entire world faded with their heartbeats the only thing remaining.
The first rays of sunlight on that early autumn morning carried a hint of cool breeze.
As soon as Christina opened her eyes, she was greeted by Nathaniel’s devilishly handsome countenance. Her slumbering heart skipped a beat, and she promptly jolted wide awake.
She had never been one to laze in bed, but at that moment, she actually wanted to sleep for a while longer. As she gazed at the man’s peaceful sleeping countenance, it felt as though the world had become a better place.
A smile bloomed on her face. Without warning, the closed door was pushed open, and a figure barged
“You’re downright shameless, Christina! You’ve already divorced my son, yet you still have the guts to
The woman standing by the bed with wrath etched across her features was none other than Julia.
She had a spy in the house, and that person told her about Christina having spent the night at Scenic Garden Manor early in the morning.
Christina’s expression changed, and fury colored her eyes. Her chest felt as though a heavy boulder. was weighing on it.
Before she could retort, Nathaniel shielded her behind him. His eyes blazed with suppressed anger, and his voice dripped with hostility. “Get out!”
Julia’s face flushed bright red. At the sight of them both wearing casual pajamas and sleeping in each other’s arms, any adult could tell the events that had transpired last night.
Ever since she learned that Nathaniel had recovered, she had been obsessed with having Xandra marry into the family as soon as possible. Argh! Never have I expected this b*tch to keep clinging to Nathaniel!
In an icy voice, she scoffed, “Don’t you find yourself revolting, Christina? I’ve already kicked you out of the house, but you’re still adamant about climbing into Nathaniel’s bed. Are you that desperate for
She seized the opportunity to insult Christina so that the latter would not dare step foot into Scenic Garden Manor anymore.
With her face drained of all color, Christina rolled out of bed and shot daggers at the woman before
I didn’t do anything with Nathaniel last night. All we did was sleep together. Yet, she’s making it sound as though we did something shameful. Since she’s so opposed to us getting back together, I’ll do exactly that!
“I’m no desperate for men. Nathaniel alone is enough for me!” She emphasized the word “enough” with the corners of her mouth lifting a fraction. She looked as alluring as the most beautiful woman in he world.
“How dare you! What impertinence!” Julia was so livid that she was on the verge of getting physical with Christina.
Nathaniel’s good mood that morning was completely ruined. He stood between the two women. “Mom, Christina and I are not divorced. Don’t insult her in front of me!”
At that, Julia was wholly stunned.
In all the years I raised him, this is the first time he ever spoke to me in such a tone. All this is on that b*tch, Christina! Who does she think she is? A commoner like her isn’t worthy of marrying into the Hadley family! She is downright unworthy of Nathaniel, who enjoys a high status!
“Don’t forget your identity, Christina! You’re merely a woman I bought back then to marry Nathaniel to aid his recovery. Don’t think you can become the mistress of the Hadley family just because you’ve gotten involved with him!