Chapter 49 Busy
Christina didn’t plan to move back. After witnessing the commotion Mrs. Hadley caused during the morning. I thin if I move back, she’ll undoubtedly disturb me often.
Thus, she said, “My granny hasn’t been feeling well recently, so I want to spend a bit more time with her.”
While that was one of the reasons, another was that she found their latest circumstances comfortable. The closer we get, the more we’ll subconsciously need. If something awful happens, it won’t be easy for me to leave again if I want to.
As though Nathaniel had read her mind, he assured her with a smile, “I’ll wait for the day you’re willing to move back in.”
She blinked and found herself in a daze. His handsomeness is special. It’s not overly masculine or feminine. It sits somewhere in the middle. He can appear domineering or elegant when necessary.
After lunch. Nathaniel suggested that she rest in his lounge. There was still more than an hour left until it was time for her to work, and her company was close to his. Hence, she agreed.
There was an independent lounge in the CEO’s office, which resembled a simple suite. It had a bathroom, a bed, and a wardrobe.
As the bed had been bathed in sunlight due to its placement next to the window, Christina felt warm when she lay on the furniture.
Not long after, she fell asleep. The door was then silently pushed open before a slender hand closed the
Nathaniel removed his suit, revealing his conspicuous muscles and his smooth waistline. It was the result of a workout routine.
The single bed became quite cramped after he lay on the furniture.
Initially, Christina was shocked by the sudden warmth. However, she lowered her guard when his unique scent entered her nose. “Why did you also come in?”
“I’m tired, and I want to sleep while hugging you. After busying about for the whole morning, he felt exhausted.
His lazy, baritone voice wormed into her ears and cradled her heart.
He wrapped his arms around her slender waist and pressed his chin on her thin shoulder. When he raised his head, he could kiss her earlobe.
It was so soft that he didn’t want to stop biting it.
As Nathaniel’s hot breath landed on Christina’s face, she felt her body was on fire, and her blood was boiling.
That instantly drove her drowsiness away. How can I sleep when he’s hugging me…..
She wanted to remove his hand resting on her waist, but when she moved, Nathaniel whispered into her ear. “Don’t move. Sleep for a while.”
After turning her sight to him, she saw him laying his head on her shoulder like a baby and burying his face in her neck.
He appeared soundly asleep as his long eyelashes brushed against his skin.
Eventually, Christina abandoned the idea of waking him up because she couldn’t bear to, but she still couldn’t sleep. All she could do was stare at the ceiling.
As the blinding light pierced through the window and landed next to her, she suddenly thought, I feel like that beam of sunlight, weak but stubborn.
After a while, she fell asleep.
By the time she woke up, it was already close to evening, and she was the only one on the bed.
Upon leaving the bed and the lounge, she saw Nathaniel sitting in his office chair, reading his documents. The suit he wore made him appear cold but elegant.
“Why didn’t you wake me up?” asked Christina after she noticed it was almost four.
response, Nathaniel put his document down. “You were sleeping very soundly, so I didn’t want to wake you up. Don’t worry. I’ll send a word to your company-
Before he could end his sentence, she sped out of his office.
Sebastian was waiting for her in Nathaniel’s car when she arrived. “Mr. Hadley ordered me to send you back.”
If not for the fact that she was in a hurry, she wouldn’t have boarded the car.
Upon reaching her company, Christina noticed her coworkers were staring at her with strange looks. She felt so awkward that she wished the ground would swallow her up.
Before work ended for the day, Gina held a group meeting and picked three designers to take charge of an upcoming exhibition.
Major corporations tended to hold exhibitions during special holidays to improve the company’s image.
In the end, Gina requested Christina to work with two other designers.
“Many preparations are still waiting for us, so try to hand in your design drafts by Monday,” Gina ordered before dismissing everyone.
After the meeting ended, Anna called out to the other two designers and suggested, “We only have three days until Monday. How about we work overtime to discuss what elements we should use? It’ll be great if we can exchange our opinions and have our drafts approved in one go.”
Sometimes, designers needed to work overtime because there were many details they had to discuss
for their designs. Their usual work time wouldn’t be enough for them to wrap up such discussions.
The others agreed. Together, they went for dinner near the company after work before returning to the office to discuss details.
While Christina’s and Anna’s opinions were mostly aligned, they kept clashing against the third designer, Pearl.
Their discussion lasted the whole night, yet they only managed to agree on the framework. Many details had yet to be finalized.
When it was almost ten, Pearl left first.
Sighing, Anna remarked, “I don’t know why Ms. Tanner placed Pearl into our group.”
She and Pearl often had conflicting ideas because they graduated from different design schools and had different styles.
However, Christina disagreed. “I think Pearl has great suggestions. We’ll likely be able to develop a draft after a little more discussion tomorrow.”
“She has been in the company for years, yet she’s still… Ugh, she’s too withdrawn. Anyway, I’ll be leaving now” Anna didn’t want to speak too much about Pearl.
After work, Christina realized she had many unread messages from Nathaniel.
Upon reading all of them, she called him.
“Have you gotten off work?” His voice sounded hoarse.
She tidied her desk and entered the elevator. “Mhm. What about you?”
“I’ll come and pick you up. I doubt there are any taxis around this late at night.” Before she could say anything, he hung up the phone.
When she exited the elevator, she saw Nathaniel’s car in front of the entrance.
As the car sped down the empty road, lights flashed past her eyes.
Christina didn’t notice he was frowning as she replied to Anna’s message.
“Are you very busy?” Nathaniel grumbled.
Moments later, she sent her message, put the phone down, and turned to him.
The darkness made his jawline appear colder, though that didn’t diminish his handsomeness.
He’s knitting his eyebrows. I think that means he’s jealous, Smiling, she replied, “A little.”
Nathaniel narrowed his eyes and shot her a warning look.
Seeing his jealousy intensify delighted her. “I’m busy looking at you, aren’t I?”
He was taken aback to hear that, as he didn’t expect she would abruptly flirt with him.
Her words instantly enraptured him as he grinned. “You have a good eye. I’ll give you that.”
Meanwhile, she was amused by his gleeful expression. I didn’t expect it’d be this easy to cheer him up.