Chapter 56 Dream On
The crowd around them began to murmur as they gossiped. Miranda’s expression was tense as she hissed, “Can you not talk about our family matters in public?”
The Steele family was a well-respected family. Moreover, Emilia was about to become a celebrity. If any gossip were to spread, her reputation might suffer
The corners of Christina’s lips were curled slightly as she narrowed her eyes. “Apologize to my mom now, and I’ll stop exposing your unsavory affairs.”
“You want me to apologize? Hah! Dream on!”
Realizing someone had taken out their phone to take pictures, Miranda shoved the person aside. wanting to leave the place immediately.
However, Christina grabbed Miranda’s arm with tremendous strength.
“You brat! I’m going to teach you a lesson on your dad’s behalf!” Miranda was not someone to be trifled with. She raised her hand and was about to hit Christina when the latter grabbed her wrist.
Boring her eyes into Miranda’s with a cold, piercing gaze, Christina snapped, “You’re just a mistress who kicked out the original wife. What gives you the right to teach me a lesson?”
Perhaps she was too mad that she did not realize how much strength she was exerting. Her grip on Miranda’s wrist grew tighter and tighter.
The sound of bones breaking sounded in the still air. Immediately, Miranda let out a cry and fell to her knees.
Only then did Christina let go of Miranda’s hand. “Things won’t end as easy as this if you come looking. for trouble with my mom again.”
With that, she flung Miranda’s hand aside and left.
Miranda was a prideful woman. After experiencing such humiliation, her anger ignited like flames fed with fuel.
Even the blood vessels in the whites of his eyes became visible. Christina, this isn’t over!
When Christina got home, she did not dare to tell Evelyn about her mother’s situation. Instead, she only informed Evelyn she would be very busy recently and needed to work overtime.
After that, Christina grabbed her work laptop and some papers before heading out.
Over the next few days, Christina constantly worried about the funds. One day during working hours. she received a call from Gideon.
“Get back here if you want money to cure your mother’s sickness!”
At that, Christina immediately applied for leave with Gina and returned to the Steele residence.
Sitting in the living room were Miranda, whose hand was in a cast, and a scowling Gideon.
Their expressions darkened even more when they saw Christina.
“You brat! Come over here and apologize right now!” Gideon growled.
Christina simply glared back at him with her lips sealed.
Seeing that, Gideon marched over and threw a kick. Even though Christina tried to dodge it, the attack. still landed on her calf.
A sharp pain shot through her leg, and her face paled. “I won’t cooperate if you don’t have any money to give me.”
Her cold expression nettled Gideon. Just as he was about to hit Christina, she slapped his hand. away.
“Of course, we have it. I’ve already helped you negotiate the amount you want. One agreement is worth fifty thousand. It all depends on how many you can get signed,” said Miranda while tossing the agreement onto the table.
What’s the meaning of this? Do they take me as a money-making tool?
Christina was utterly disgusted, and her eyes glinted coldly. “I’m not capable of earning this kind of money. You, on the other hand, seem to be quite experienced in this, Ms. Weaver. Maybe you could get someone richer than my dad?”
Miranda had met Gideon at a drinking party. She always hated it when someone brought up her sore points.
Meanwhile, Gideon felt utterly humiliated. He raised his fist and got ready to punch Christina. “You’ve only left home for a few days, and you’ve become so audacious. I’m going to teach you a lesson today!”
His powerful fist swung fiercely toward the frail figure.
At that moment, Christina’s heart pumped wildly. There’s no avoiding this.
Just then, a powerful gust swept across the top of Christina’s head before a huge hand stopped Gideon’s fist from touching her.
The pain she expected did not hit her. Rather, she felt an incredible aura from above her head,
Astonished, Christina turned around, only to notice Nathaniel had appeared behind her unexpectedly.
His towering figure created a shadow that felt like a protective barrier shielding her.
Suddenly, Christina felt as if the world had become a safe place.
By the time Gideon snapped out of it, he felt a force on his wrist before he was pushed away.
As he fell heavily to the ground, he stammered, “M-Mr. Hadley, 1-1 mean, Nathaniel, my dear son-in- law. Why are you here?”
Before Christina arrived at the residence, Gideon had called the hospital to check on the situation.
When he learned that she could not even afford to pay five hundred thousand for the surgery, he thought Nathaniel had gotten bored and abandoned her.
Never did Gideon expect Nathaniel to suddenly appear and protect Christina.
Dread surged in Gideon’s heart. He quickly gave Miranda a look that hinted her to put away the slanderous documents.
Meanwhile, Nathaniel helped Christina up with a frown. “Are you hurt?”
Christina said nothing, for she was still shocked by his sudden appearance.
Pulling her into his arms, Nathaniel shifted his gaze to Gideon. “Oh? Turns out you still remember I’m your son-in-law, ch? Why did you hit my wife, then? I think you just don’t respect me. That’s why you have the audacity to hit her.”
The intimidating aura he emitted made the air tense. It was as if he was a demon that crawled out of the abyss.
Gideon quickly scrambled to his feet while trembling from head to toe and feeling at a loss for words. It was as if he was being condemned for his sins.
“No, no. I would never disrespect you! It’s just that my emotions got the better of me. I’ll be more careful in the future.”
Christina was filled with disdain when she saw Gideon chickening out so easily.
Didn’t he say he wanted to teach me a lesson? His attitude did a one-eighty in the face of benefit. She was disappointed by Gideon’s pretentiousness.
Nathaniel’s tense expression did not fade. He pointed at Miranda and demanded, “Apologize to her.”
Gideon hurriedly nodded and tugged at Miranda to apologize to Christina. Those not in the know would think they were worshipping a god.
“Forget it. Let’s go,” prompted Christina. She then led Nathaniel out of the house.
Sebastian put up the separator in the car while the atmosphere in the back seat grew tense.
Nathaniel pinned Christina against the seat. All she could see in the dark were his gleaming eyes. At that moment, she felt as if she was being interrogated.
“Don’t lie to me. Are you hurt?”
Since Christina’s sense of sight was limited, her other senses heightened. She could feel the warmth of his breath spreading on her skin.
It was as if she could feel his emotions.
Christina admitted, “My calf hurts.”
Only then did Nathaniel let her go and order Sebastian to drive them back to Scenic Garden Manor.
When Nathaniel stepped out of the car, he carried her in his arms and went to the second floor.
He then placed her on the couch and took out a medical kit.
Upon returning, he squatted in front of her and rolled up her pants to reveal a bruise on her fair skin.
A slight frown appeared on Nathaniel’s forehead as he poured out some medicated oil and rubbed it. on the bruise. The amount of force he applied was just nice, so her calf did not hurt too much.
He did not stop massaging it until the blood clot had dispersed. When he saw the light bruise on Christina’s calf, his anger suddenly surged, and he pushed her onto the couch.