Chapter 50 Reluctant To Leave
As they smiled at each other, their countenances were reflected in each other’s eyes.
Upon stopping the car at a red traffic light, Nathaniel suddenly raised his hand and grabbed the back of Christina’s head with his large palm.
Then he gently pulled her toward his embrace, lifted her chin, and kissed her lips. She has a sweet, refreshing fragrance I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of
As there weren’t any other cars on the street, the black Maybach remained unmoving even after the traffic light turned green.
It wasn’t until the light went through another cycle of red to green again that Nathaniel unwillingly let
When they did, they seemed calm, as though they hadn’t just had an intimate moment.
Half an hour later, the car arrived before a familiar building.
killed the engine and held her small hands while affectionately gazing at her delicate face.
“I’m reluctant to leave you whenever I send you home” Upon finishing his sentence, Nathaniel raised and pecked the back of her hand.
Christina smiled shyly. “You’re such a sweet-talker.”
“I’m telling the truth.” He grinned, too.
In the past, he thought he could never flirt with anyone. It wasn’t until he fell in love that he realized all sweet nothings came naturally from the heart and didn’t need to be learned.
“In two days, I’ll be going on a business trip to Hallsbay. It may be a week before I can return.” Nathaniel paused before turning to Christina. “How about you ask for a leave and accompany me there?” Hallsbay’s a prominent city, so there should be plenty of fun sights to visit.
Looking somewhat troubled, she rejected his invitation. “I’ve just received a new assignment, so I can’t leave now. How about next time?”
Of course, he was disappointed to hear that. So, money can’t solve everything, after all. Although, after our dispute last time, I’d like to avoid arguing with her over small matters. I suppose there’s nothing else I can do about this. “Okay, we’ll go there next time.”
Christina withdrew her hand. “I’ll be going back now, then.”
The atmosphere had turned slightly ambiguous.
After unbuckling her seatbelt, she kissed Nathaniel’s cheek.
Her heart raced as she blushed.
“Goodnight,” uttered Christina before she left the vehicle.
Once returning to the building, she waited until she heard his car leaving before jogging to her room.
In the following two days, both of them were very occupied with their work.
As she and her coworkers still had plenty of disagreements, their designs underwent multiple revisions before the finals were handed to Gina.
Thankfully, Gina was quite satisfied with the designs. If there were no further problems, all that was left was to manufacture the products.
Nathaniel invited Christina to dinner on the day of his departure. As busy as she was, she squeezed out some time to join him.
He brought her to a famous, tastefully decorated restaurant known as West Coast. Inside, anywhere. they looked, they could see works of art.
The establishment had only ten tables, so the interior seemed quite spacious. Also, almost all tables had been taken since it was dinner time then.
Just as the couple took their seats, the owner personally greeted them before requesting a waiter to
serve them a bottle of precious fruit wine.
Nathaniel still had to drive later, so he poured half a glass of wine for Christina and none for himself.
The dishes were served relatively quickly, and she liked all of them. She also enjoyed the wine because it tasted sour and sweet at the same time.
Holding a fork and a knife, he elegantly sliced his steak. “It’ll be your grandmother’s birthday soon. What present should I get for her?”
She was slightly surprised he remembered Evelyn’s birthday, “I think anything’s fine. She won’t mind.”
Under the atmospheric lighting. Christina’s small face resembled a matured fruit as the wine she consumed rendered her cheeks slightly pink.
Nathaniel put a few pieces of his steak in front of her. I’ll return as soon as I can. Her birthday’s on the third, right?”
Christina’s heart pounded as she nodded. It has been so long since someone has valued me greatly, so much so that I’ve forgotten how it felt like. I think the last time I experienced something like this was after Mom was forced out of the Steele family.
After dinner, he escorted her to the entrance.
Before they left, they entered his vehicle for one last intimate moment as emotions stirred in their hearts.
They gazed at each other wordlessly before drawing closer until their lips touched.
Concurrently, the temperature of the air slowly rose.
After they split up, they went their own separate ways.
Nathaniel frequently sent messages to Christina during his trip, no matter how busy he got.
Even if the messages were short, they were still a slight respite from the couple’s boring jobs.
A week later, the clothes Christina’s team designed officially entered the market.
In less than three days, their latest model broke sales records. Furthermore, five or six of the models kept selling out.
When the news broke in the company, the ladies behind that success became the center of everyone’s
Christina wasn’t surprised by the results as she had created the designs after comparing many data.
“Your new models broke another record today, Christina!”
“I heard Christina’s the main designer. Even Anna’s just her assistant.”
Embarrassed by the praises, Christina humbly refuted. “All three of us are responsible for this success. Thank you, everyone, for your support.”
One of her colleagues asked. “Considering how well you did, don’t you think you should treat us all to
The others nodded in agreement.
Christina was too embarrassed to reject that proposal, so she agreed and allowed her colleagues to pick. the place.
After work, they all took a taxi to West Coast as they had already booked a private room there. It was only then Christina was aware they had picked this restaurant.
Upon their arrival, they immediately requested the waiter to serve the dishes.
“To save time, we’ve already ordered the food on the phone. You won’t mind, will you, Christina?” Anna grinned.
Gina was also present and only learned her colleagues had already ordered the dishes when she arrived.
Why is she asking me if I’ll mind when the dishes, all of which are expensive seafood, are already served? Smiling. Christina said, “I don’t mind. Let’s dig in, everyone.”
Plenty of people at the table flattered her. Occasionally, they would ask about her family background or the price of her branded clothing.
However, they were most interested in the gossip about her relationship with Nathaniel.
It was very likely the other questions were just a lead-up to that topic.
They all stared at Christina curiously as though they were eager to dissect her and learn everything
Typically, she would respond with a wordless grin.
It wasn’t that she wanted to hide her relationship. She just disliked others poking into her personal life.
Anna took the lead. “How did you and Mr. Hadley meet? Does he have an awesome figure? Where do you usually have your dates with him?”