Chapter 69 These Things Are Not Your Responsibility.
Nathaniel continued working after lunch. In truth, his irregular eating habits were related to his focus on work.
When he got serious, he usually forgot to even eat.
“Then I’ll do it as soon as possible.’
After hanging up the phone, Nathaniel continued to review the plans for the second half of the year.
There was a knock on the office door, and Madison walked in with a lunchbox. “Mr. Hadley, you haven’t had dinner yet. I specially made this at home and brought it for you. It’s healthier than takeout.”
She stood in front of the desk, gazing at the man before her who seemed like a god from such a close distance.
Nathaniel’s eyebrows twitched slightly as he looked up at her. “These things are not your responsibility.”
Sebastian had always been in charge of organizing his clothes and taking care of his meals.
Madison instantly deflated at having her good intentions rejected. “I’m sorry, I was just worried about your health. Doing these things won’t affect my work
She had always been capable, and that was a fact Nathaniel could not refute. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have kept her by his side for so many years.
Nathaniel’s gaze fell on the dense text. “In the future don’t focus on matters that are not within your job scope.”
He was still as indifferent as ever, just like before.
“All right.” Madison clenched the lunchbox tightly, responding with a hint of undeniable disappointment in her eyes.
In truth, she would also make lunchboxes for Nathaniel when she wasn’t busy in the past.
Even if he didn’t eat much of them, she still felt contented and satisfied.
But now, he had outright rejected it.
After stepping out, Madison placed the lunchbox on Sebastian’s desk. “Eat it. Don’t waste food.”
Footsteps echoed in the hallway as Christina approached, carrying a simple bag on her back.
“Sebastian, is Nathaniel in there?”
“I’ll go on in, then,” Christina said with a smile. Just as she was about to push the door open, Madison grabbed her arm to stop her.
The young woman stared at Madison with wide, clear eyes, her face filled with surprise.
“Who do you think you are? Do you think you can just waltz into the CEO’s office?” Madison scolded angrily.
This was Christina’s first time meeting Madison. With so many people in the company, it was normal for her not to know Madison.
Sebastian wanted to step forward and stop the brewing fight, but the tightly closed door was pushed
Nathaniel stood at the doorway, exuding an air of natural defiance and cool elegance.
Christina nodded and walked in before the door was closed tightly behind her.
Madison was dumbfounded, feeling as though she had been struck by lightning before being bombarded by hail. In a disbelieving tone, she asked Sebastian, “Who is that woman?”
Sebastian looked a bit troubled. “She is Mrs. Hadley, Mr. Hadley’s wife.”
Madison was stunned. She had only been separated from Nathaniel for less than half a year, so how could he have gotten married already?
Her fingertips were trembling as she lowered her voice and said, “How is this possible? Didn’t Mr. Hadley come back to get a divorce?”
“Mr. Hadley doesn’t like people prying into his personal affairs, Madison. You’re crossing the line.”
After saying that, Sebastian walked away with the lunchbox.
Even he wasn’t sure how Nathaniel and Christina’s relationship had developed so quickly.
Inside the office, Christina took out the packed meals from her bag and placed them on the coffee table.
“Weren’t you supposed to have a gathering with your colleagues?”
Nathaniel looked at the table full of dishes and suddenly felt a bit hungry.
“Yeah, but as soon as I heard you hadn’t eaten, I quickly packed up some food and came over,” Christina said as she opened the lids. “Anyway, as long as I take care of the bill, it doesn’t matter if I stay or leave.”
Nathaniel looked at her. The fact that she was starting to worry about him made him feel warm inside.
“All right, let’s eat.”
After the two of them finished their meal, Nathaniel set aside his work and personally escorted her
Madison watched as the two of them walked away. This was her first time seeing Nathaniel so close to another woman besides herself. They were almost leaning on each other.
Could it be that Nathaniel’s no longer allergic to women?
Various uncertainties and ambiguities sparked her curiosity.
What’s really going on with them?
In today’s advanced digital world, one could casily access news from the past few months just by turning on one’s computer.
Nathaniel’s and Christina’s names appeared together in one headline after another.
In the recent few months, news about Nathaniel had become even more popular than that of celebrities.
Madison stared at the glaring words, her heart aching as if it were being sliced by a knife.
As Radiant Corporation had a very high work efficiency, no one could afford to be idle.
Early in the morning, Christina was called into Gina’s office.
“The higher-ups have decided to assign you to the branch west of the city, with the task of increasing its performance by fifty percent. If you can maintain this for two months, you’ll be transferred back here. After you return, you will be able to directly take up the position of group leader for Team B.”
This was undoubtedly an opportunity for Christina to get a promotion.
“Thank you, Ms. Tanner, for the opportunity. I will definitely do my best to complete the task.” Christina accepted the assignment.
“Finish your current work before office hours are over Tomorrow, you’ll be heading off to your new position.”
The branch office was over an hour’s journey west of the city center. Besides that, two months was not a long time.
At the conference room of Hadley Corporation.
For their next project, they would be competing with their rival company, Radford Corporation, for the same piece of land, which happened to be a collaboration with Dapner Corporation.
Nathaniel had actually set his sights on this piece of land a while ago, but somehow, Dapner Corporation managed to get it first. Now, Dapner Corporation was extending an olive branch and looking for a partner to collaborate with.
Large corporations often collaborated with each other, and so it was a common occurrence.
With the pre-existing condition that both parties had sufficient funds, investments would also be more
The executives in charge of the project were very busy in the following days, so much so that working overtime became a common occurrence,
That night, they were having a meeting when Nathaniel’s phone rang.
The people present almost instinctively held their breaths.
Turning off one’s phone during a meeting was a must, something that even Nathaniel never forgot.
Nathaniel glanced at the screen, stood up, and left the room after saying, “Take a three-minute break.”
Everyone was stunned; this was the first time a meeting had been interrupted!
They wondered who could make Nathaniel pause a meeting just to answer a phone call.
Only Madison, who was sitting nearby with a pale face, had seen the name on the screen.
It was Christina.
Nathaniel actually didn’t turn off his phone during the meeting for her sake!
Just what kind of method did that woman use to seduce him?
Inside his office, Nathaniel stood in front of the floor-to-ceiling glass window, looking outside. “Have you finished work?”
“Yes, and you?” Christina’s sweet voice came through the phone, accompanied by the sound of a car horn passing by.
Sorry, I might not be able to give you a ride tomorrow since I’m working overtime.” Christina had texted him at noon, informing him about her job transfer.
Christina hummed in acknowledgment. “Don’t worry. I’ll be picked up and dropped off by the company car.”
“Let me know when you’ve arrived there safely.”
Christina hummed twice before hesitantly asking. “Do you… miss me?”
Nathaniel’s lips curved slightly. “I do.”
“Then take a look downstairs at the road across the building!”
Nathaniel looked down, and from a distance of several dozen meters in the air, he could see a slender figure waving at him.
The two of them gazed at each other from a distance. At that moment, they both appeared so tiny in each other’s eyes, yet the sight of the other person filled their heart with so much warmth it threatened to overflow