Chapter 73 Not A Good Sign
Madison shook off Sebastian’s hand. “What are you doing? Why didn’t you stop Mr. Hadley from messing up the plan for a woman?”
The moment she stepped out of the office, she had a hunch.
Nathaniel was definitely not the type to change his mind on a whim.
He had done that for Christina.
Sebastian let out a light sigh. “Since you already know, just go along with Mr. Hadley’s wishes. Do you think you can stop him?”
After saying that, he walked away to prepare what was needed.
Madison stood there, dumbfounded. She felt as if her heart was bleeding.
Right. How could I possibly change anything with my own strength alone?
After work, Madison went to a quiet bar near her condominium to have a drink and unwind.
Madison sat in a vacant corner. The laughter of men and women came from the table behind her, starkly contrasting her current mood..
She ordered a strong drink and downed it in one gulp
The fiery taste burned her throat, but she ordered a second glass.
Whenever she thought of everything Nathaniel did for Christina, she felt like the alcohol in her stomach was nothing compared to the bitterness in her heart.
Madison and Nathaniel first met in junior high. From the moment she laid eyes on him, she fell deeply
After she secretly admired him for so many years, he was snatched away by someone before she could even confess her feelings.
This was a hard pill to swallow for Madison.
Just then, a tall figure appeared from the private room.
The man was tall and slender with long legs and perfect proportions. As he emerged from the shadows, he resembled a high-end fashion model in fashion week.
When he walked into the light, his handsome face came into view. He had upturned, ebony eyes, and his feathery lashes cast shadows on his face.
He exuded a captivating aura that could be felt even from a distance.
The man gradually approached Madison and stopped beside her.
“Isn’t it a bit-unsafe for a girl to be drinking alone in a bar?” His deep voice interjected:
Madison quickly hid her dejected expression and looked up. She recognized him right away and asked,
Chapter 73 Not A Good Sign
“Francis, what are you doing here?”
“One of my artists just won the best actor award, so I brought them here to celebrate.”
Francis Fernando sat down next to Madison and ordered a glass of whiskey.
“I saw the news,” he commented. Nathaniel had been appearing in the news from time to time lately, and Francis often watched them.
Madison’s eyes narrowed slightly, her emotions unreadable.
Following a moment of silence, she suddenly spoke up. “I can help you if you want, but on one condition. Help me get rid of that woman.”
Nathaniel had been growing more and more distant from Madison recently, and no matter what she did, it didn’t seem to work.
If Christina disappears from Nathaniel’s side, would the old Nathaniel return? Even if I can’t get close to him, I’d be content with watching him from afar and silently standing by his side…
“I’ll think about it,” Francis said before walking away
Meanwhile, Christina was in the store. She had bustled around there all morning, spent the entire evening tweaking designs, and reviewed their sales for the whole month.
She was so tired that she saw double every time she spotted a black object.
Suddenly, Janet squealed as she excitedly ran in from the entrance. “Ms. Steele, there’s an incredibly handsome guy looking for you at the door.”
Handsome guy? Is Nathaniel here?
Christina put down her work and walked out.
“Christina, am I disrupting your work?”
A man’s clear and bright voice reached her ears, and Christina’s anticipating smile shifted into a surprised grin.
“Brayden, how did you know I work here?”
Brayden noticed the subtle change in Christina’s expression and curled up his lips in a carefree manner. “Radiant Corporation only has one branch in each district, so it was easy to find. Did he give you a hard time that night when you went back?”
Recalling that night, Christina felt a bit embarrassed. Not really. He didn’t mean any harm.”
“My studio is nearby. How about I bring you there so you can take a look around?” Brayden offered. Since it was almost lunch break, Christina agreed, “Alright.”
Jurato Workshop designed styles that were particularly popular among contemporary women.
Upon entering, one would be welcomed by strong design elements, creative decorations, and a spacious design studio.
Christina thought that if she had her own design studio one day, she would definitely display her design concepts so more people could see them.
As the two of them sat down and discussed their careers and future plans, time flew by.
When Christina returned to the store, Janet curiously came over and asked her, “Is that handsome guy your boyfriend?”
“No, I’m married,” Christina replied.
Janet couldn’t help but look at her with sympathy. “You must regret getting married early, don’t you? You missed out on such a handsome man!”
Christina lifted the corner of her lips and boasted playfully, “My husband is even more handsome than that man. He also spoils me a lot!”
Janet laughed and thought Christina was just putting up a front. “Keep pretending.”
The man she had seen just now was not only handsome but also had a great temperament. Janet did not believe there were so many perfect men around.
Right after Janet’s words fell, a figure appeared at the entrance of the shop.
Towering at a height of a hundred and eighty-eight meters, the man gave off a domineering aura. His cold and exquisite facial features, well-defined jawline, and innate vibe of superiority were striking enough to stun someone just after one glance.
“Sir, are you here to buy clothes for your girlfriend? Janet approached him and prompted with an envious look in her eyes.
“I’m looking for someone,” the man responded, his magnetic voice pleasant to the ears.
Christina felt a chill down her spine. When she turned around, her gaze met Nathaniel’s.
“Nathaniel? When did you arrive?”
A blush spread across her face as she wondered in embarrassment if he had heard everything she just told Janet.
Janet’s eager gaze was making Nathaniel uncomfortable, so he turned around and walked away.
After a short pause, Christina followed him.
A black Maybach was parked at the entrance. As Nathaniel stood beside it in silence, the air seemed to stagnate.
Christina caught up, feeling a bit annoyed. “Why did you come to the west of the city again?”
“Is the west of the city yours? Are you the only one who can come?” Nathaniel asked in return.
His retortion left Christina speechless.
At the side, Sebastian wiped the cold sweat from his forehead. He obviously came for Mrs. Hadley. Why can’t he speak to her properly?
Since Nathanial wouldn’t talk, Christina didn’t want to stand there and be snubbed.
The moment she turned around, Nathaniel grabbed her wrist. “Who said
Christina was unable to move because of his tight grip.
you could leave?”
At that moment, Nathaniel’s phone rang. He then let go of Christina’s hand to answer the call.
Julia’s voice came from the speaker. “Nathaniel, come to the Hadley residence for dinner on Saturday.”
Christina held her breath, not wanting to make a sound.
When Julia was about to hang up, she added disdainfully. “Also, remember to bring that country bumpkin with you!”
Christina’s eyes widened. Is she referring to me?
“She’s not a country bumpkin,” Nathaniel countered coldly.
“It doesn’t matter as long as you know who I’m talking about,” Julia replied with impatience before cutting the call.
With that, Nathaniel put away his phone. “You heard that. Come home with me on Saturday.”
Christina was puzzled.
She has never been fond of me. Why does she suddenly want me there for no reason? This isn’t a good sign.