Chapter 55 Nonsense,
Julia’s brows furrowed slightly. “Xandra would never hurt anyone. I bet Christina was the one who fed you all that nonsense!”
The Xandra she knew was an elegant and dazzling young lady who would never resort to such vulgar
Nathaniel calmly took out his phone and played a video clip.
Christina recognized the man in the footage right away. He’s the guy who threw the rock at me downstairs
In the video, the man verbally admitted that Xandra’s assistant had instructed him to stir up trouble.
Moreover, the people who had joined him were a team of actors. There was also someone in charge of taking pictures of the incident and uploading them online.
Christina had been wondering how people could’ve come over to cause a scene so soon after the ordeal.
So, Xandra was behind it!
As the truth was laid bare in front of her. Julia could no longer deny Xandra’s involvement.
Nathaniel’s eyes remained frigid. “If we weren’t acquainted, I would’ve handed this over to the police by now. Instead, I’m only terminating her contracts as a warning.”
He was already being merciful by handling the situation this way,
With that, Julia left with a scowl on her face. This was Christina’s first time seeing her look so grumpy.
“Are you mad that I didn’t hand the video over to the police?” Nathaniel asked after only the two of them remained in the living room.
“Not at all. With this footage in your hands, you can even threaten her not to mess with me, so I’d say you’re a smart one.”
Nathaniel placed a hand on her head and pulled her into a gentle embrace. “You’re really smart too.” The woman had such a baby face that he would subconsciously treat her like a child at times,
After dinner, Nathaniel walked her to the front door. “I really don’t want you to go,” he said while pulling on her hand gently.
“I have to go to work tomorrow, so I shouldn’t head back too late,” Christina reminded with curved lips. For the first time, she actually felt reluctant to leave.
Scenic Garden Manor used to be like a birdcage that restricted her freedom
Yet, she now had a newfound impression of the place-all because of one person.
Not forcing her to stay, Nathaniel kissed her on her forehead and opened the car door to let her in. “I still have work to do. Text me when you arrive home safely.”
The woman nodded, and the car drove off after she closed the door.
She headed to work as usual the next day.
Right after a morning meeting, Gina announced Christina’s new position as small team leader.
It usually took at least two years for an ordinary designer to be promoted to small team leader. Yet, Christina had broken the promotion record twice, and her colleagues admired her for that.
Everyone used to think she had made her way up by relying on her connections, but her past two solo designs had garnered so much attention that they sold out immediately.
With this achievement being proof of her abilities, no one dared talk behind her back. Instead, everybody now tried to butter her up.
Radiant Corporation had recently accepted a project involving the shooting of an ancient-themed web series. The company would be in charge of styling and costume design.
Gina had chosen Christina and Anna as her teammates for the role of styling the series’ actors.
Styling actors was an excellent opportunity for designers to showcase their skills and build their reputation in the industry.
The series was about love in a classical setting. Gina would be in charge of the male lead’s costume, Christina the female lead and supporting female, and Anna the remaining characters.
Christina spent the entire week busying herself with the costume design and would stay up until the crack of dawn almost every day due to the tight deadline.
When the weekend came, she suddenly received a phone call informing her that Sharon had suffered a heart attack and was now receiving emergency treatment.
Christina jumped in fright upon hearing the news and took a taxi straight to the hospital.
Seeing the red sign outside the operating room light up was akin to being stabbed in the eyes with a
After over an hour of waiting, the nurse finally wheeled an unconscious Sharon out of the room.
Christina went up immediately. “Doctor! How’s my mother doing?”
“Not too good,” the doctor answered solemnly. “It’s best to operate on her as soon as possible. She’ll be much better after a heart bypass surgery.”
Christina felt as though her heart was being gripped by an invisible force. “How much will the surgery
“Five hundred thousand, including before-and-after procedures. Make the necessary Arrangements quickly. Any moment of delay wouldn’t do your mother good.” With that, the doctor walked away.
Five hundred thousand was no small amount to Christina.
There was simply no way for her to gather such a large sum of money right away, and she hadn’t been on good terms with her relatives ever since her parents’ divorce.
The woman tried to enter the ward to see her mother, only to be stopped by a nurse. Sharon was still in critical condition and couldn’t leave the sterile area.
Hence, Christina could only observe her mother through the glass window. Her heart ached as she saw how thin and pale the latter looked.
Just when I had a tiny breakthrough in my career and can soon let us live a little more comfortably. Why did this have to happen now?
The woman suppressed her emotions and questioned the nurse, “Why did my mother suddenly have a heart attack?”
Just last week, the doctor had said that Sharon could be discharged so long as her condition had settled. The nurse froze and appeared hesitant to answer.
Seeing that, Christina flew into a rage as her eyes began to water. “Did you guys abuse her? I’m going to sue you if you did!”
“It definitely has nothing to do with us!” the nurse explained hastily. “But a very extravagantly-dressed woman dropped by earlier this morning, and your mother’s heart attack occurred not long after she left.”
“What woman? I don’t have any other relatives!” Or rather, she wasn’t in contact with any kin from her father’s side.
The nurse shook her head anxiously. “She registered herself as Mrs. Steele when visiting. We don’t know what they were talking about inside the ward.”
Mrs. Steele? It was Miranda!
An ominous feeling rose within Christina’s chest.
She must’ve triggered Mom’s heart attack! I won’t forgive her for this.
Meanwhile, Miranda was in the middle of a chat with a few of her peers inside a luxurious beauty
Suddenly, someone splashed a cup of coffee over her head from behind, causing her to shriek.
With her makeup and branded clothes ruined, she now looked as though she had just crawled out of a pool of mud.
Everyone was so startled that they jumped out of the woman’s way.
Miranda turned around and spotted a livid Christina immediately. “Christina! Have you lost your
The latter put the glass down. “What the hell did you to do my mother at the hospital, Miranda?”
Miranda glared at her furiously. “I told that shameless woman to keep an eye on you, you brat! Seriously, do you not have any guilt? It’s about time you repay your father for having raised you all these years, but instead, you refuse to help the family out at all!”
She would have long made a move if Christina weren’t Nathaniel’s wife.
In fact, she had even attempted to reap some benefits from the Hadley family through Christina, but the latter refused to help. That was why she had dropped by the hospital to rile Sharon up instead.
Christina inched closer to her. “Didn’t you make me repay my debts by selling me off three years ago? And now, you’re resorting to your old tricks again by threatening my mother?”