Chapter 57 What Are You Smiling For
“Didn’t you say you’d call me immediately when something arises?”
Nathaniel leaned closer, making his fiery gaze appear rather horrifying.
Christina could not help but blink. It was her first time seeing him being emotional and completely. unlike his usual calm self. That’s not true. The last time he lost his cool was when I got into trouble on the road.
Nathaniel would always behave that way when he was worried about her safety.
A subtle smile crept to her lips. It’s nice to have someone worry about me.
However, Nathaniel furrowed his brows. “What are you smiling for? I’m feeling angry here!”
The smile on Christina’s lips deepened. She lifted her arms and wrapped them around his neck.
Before Nathaniel could come to his senses, she exerted more force and closed the distance between them by lifting her head slightly to kiss his lips.
Their breathing grew louder as their breaths intertwined, and their hearts beat faster.
The gentle kiss grew passionate and hot, making Christina feel disoriented.
When Christina woke up again, it was already the next morning.
It was drizzling outside. The moment she spotted the clothes that were torn into pieces, her cheeks. flushed.
She had failed to hold herself back and let Nathaniel succeed.
As she sat up, she saw a brand-new dress sitting on the couch.
Hence, she walked into the bathroom to get dressed. The second she looked into the mirror and saw the red marks on her body, her face flushed redder.
The marks were like voices screaming out to her, informing her of how chaotic last night had been. She hurriedly put on her clothes to cover the marks. Thankfully, the clothes fit her perfectly,
After that, she went downstairs. Nathaniel waited for her to finish her breakfast before sending her to Radiant Corporation.
Upon arriving at the office, Gina told her to not work that day. Instead, Christina was to go home and pack some clothes before joining the film crew.
“Aren’t I supposed to join the crew at the end of the month?” Christina asked. She had yet to settle her mother’s surgery.
Gina sighed helplessly. “These are orders from the higher-ups. I don’t have a say in this. Hurry up and get ready. We’re leaving in two hours.”
With that, she left to get ready,
Meanwhile, Christina left the company and rushed to the hospital.
She was panting heavily when she arrived at the nurses’ station. “Hello, miss. Could I please pay half of the surgery fees first so you could save my mother?”
As she spoke, her voice sounded choked. After all, her mother was in critical condition. Christina would not be able to focus on her work if the matter was not settled.
The nurse recognized her. “Calm down, Ms. Steele. The fees were paid for this morning, wasn’t it? We were even ordered to have our hospital’s best cardiac surgeon operate on your mother.”
Christina froze. She had told no one she needed money, not even Hunter.
Although they were childhood friends, she was too shy to ask him for help again after all the help he had given her.
Puzzled, Christina asked, “Did you guys make a mistake? I never paid for anything.
Hearing that, the nurse handed her the receipt signed by Nathaniel.
Christina kept the receipt and paid her mother a visit before leaving the hospital.
When she stepped out of the hospital, she took out her phone and dialed a number, which connected almost instantly.
“Thank you, Nathaniel. Why didn’t you tell me you paid?”
“I wanted to tell you about it in the morning, but you left too quickly.” It sounded quiet on his end. Hence, Christina figured he was in his office.
Just then, Christina remembered she had gotten out of the car so urgently that morning that she did not realize he had something to tell her.
“I’m joining the film crew, so I might be out of town for the time being,” she informed, finally getting to the main topic.
“I know. Don’t forget, I’m your company’s boss,” Nathaniel said with a chuckle.
Finally, Christina hung up with a smile. She returned to Evelyn’s house, packed some clothes, and regrouped with the film crew in the car arranged by the company.
The location chosen for the web series was in the suburbs. It took them three hours by car to finally arrive at their destination.
The beautiful scenery of the blue sky, fluffy white clouds, the sound of birds chirping, and the sweet scent of flowers made Christina feel the hours spent in the car had been worth it.
Unfortunately, she did not have much time to rest. After sending Nathaniel a picture to inform him of her arrival, she went off to get busy.
There were about thirty outfits used in the drama. It took a lot of effort to arrange all of them and
match the accessories.
It took so long that she only finished her work at night. Since the actors were only arriving tomorrow, she could rest early for the night.
The outfits had to be placed in the tent of the filming location. Hence, Christina carefully them and returned to the hotel.
The next morning, someone from the film crew knocked on her door, telling her the actors had arrived and needed them to try on the outfits,
Soon, Christina and her two coworkers arrived at the filming location and greeted the actors for the
Much to her surprise, the actress for the female lead was Xandra.
Even if Xandra did not have Hadley Corporation’s support, her years of involvement in the entertainment industry and her wealthy background enabled her to have a lot of resources.
The second Christina’s and Xandra’s gazes met, they could feel the hostility in each other’s eyes.
Not long after, the director instructed the actors to try on the outfits while entering the fitting room. Thus, Xandra and her assistant followed after the former.
The outfits were slightly complicated, and it was quite difficult for Christina to handle them alone. Thus, Xandra’s assistant wanted to go over to help her, which only caused Xandra to stare daggers at the assistant.
After finally helping Xandra to put on the outfit, Christina went to the front to help the former adjust the collar.
Xandra had never stood so close to Christina before. To her, the latter had an innocent face but a cunning personality. Now that I’m seeing her up close, I must admit she’s quite pretty. No wonder Nathaniel’s
attracted to her.
Xandra uttered coldly through gritted teeth, “Nathaniel will soon be bored with a little girl like who pretends to be cute.”
However, Christina merely eyed Xandra coldly and ignored the latter’s words.
“I’m a famous celebrity, whilst you’re just a lowly designer. In fact, people like you are so common I can easily find one on the streets. Both you and I are on completely different levels,” Xandra hissed softly.
After adjusting Xandra’s collar, Christina looked up and said, “Tell this to Nathaniel if you’re so capable. I’ll gladly leave if he chooses you.”
When she finished, Christina picked up an embroidered belt and went to Xandra’s back to put it on for the latter.
Xandra was so mad that she was at a loss for words. Even her expression turned darket.
“I’m done adjusting your outfit. Be careful to not ruin it.” Christina approached Xandra from behind,
recalling the time when the latter purposely sent people to cause trouble outside the office. “I wouldn’t. have made the outfits look so bright if I knew you’d be the one wearing them. Darker and more sinister vibes suit you better.”
Enraged, Xandra lifted her hand to hit Christina, but it was swiftly caught by the latter.
The two glared at each other as neither of them was willing to give in. Softly, Christina warned, “As a celebrity, you’d better behave and not slap someone out of nowhere. Aren’t you afraid I might take pictures and denunciate you?”
go too far, Christina,” was all Xandra could utter in anger. She wanted to cuss at Christina, but she still suppressed her urge.
Curling her lips into a smirk, Christina gave her a provocative look before flinging Xandra’s hand away and walking out.
Xandra was so furious her fingers trembled. This d*mned Christina. How dare she bully me!
Unfortunately, Xandra could not make things difficult for Christina because the latter was not an actress. Moreover, she could not ruin the outfit, for it would affect the filming progress.
Christina must’ve known about this. That’s why she dared to treat me this way. Hmph. She’s going to be on this film crew for a few months. I’m sure I can find a chance to teach her a lesson.