Chapter 74 Help Me Bathe
Nathaniel opened the car door and ordered, “Get in.”
“I need to get back to work,” Christina pointed out. She turned to leave, but Nathaniel wouldn’t let go and even opened the car door wider.
Instinctively, Christina resisted and angrily pushed the car door.
Following a thud. Nathaniel let out a muffled groan.
“Why didn’t you pull your hand back?”
Christina hurriedly pulled the door open with a worried frown and rushed to check Nathaniel’s hand. His fingertips and palms were red and swollen.
“Mr. Hadley, are you okay? We should go to the hospital in case there are fractures,” Sebastian interjected with concern.
“All right. Let’s go now!”
They soon got to the hospital, where Nathaniel took an X-ray. Thankfully, there were no fractures, but his palm was quite swollen. There was also a bloody mark on the back of his hand that required daily. disinfection.
“Don’t touch water, and make sure to take the medicine three times a day. Remember to wrap the gauze properly. You’ll be fine in a week or so.” After giving these instructions, the doctor told them to settle the fees.
In no time, Sebastian brought them the medicine and carefully explained the dosage to Christina.
“Mr. Hadley cannot touch water for the next few days. It’s inconvenient for him to stay in the hotel alone. Mrs. Hadley, would you mind if he stays at your place in the meantime?”
Christina looked up in surprise. “Stay at my place?”
Sebastian nodded confidently. “Mr. Hadley’s hand is injured, so he needs someone to take care of him. I won’t be able to attend to him all the time since I also have to work.”
Christina hesitated for a moment. Realizing she was the one who caused Nathaniel’s injury, she had no choice but to agree.
It was dusk when the two of them returned to the condominium.
Right after entering the house, Christina walked into the kitchen. “Are you hungry? I’ll make you some
Nathaniel looked around. The place was very clean, and there was a faint, refreshing fragrance in the
He walked over to the couch and sat down. Since his hand didn’t really hurt that much, he turned on his tablet to check some documents.
The warm, golden light of the setting sun streamed in through the window with a cool breeze, blending with the enticing aroma of food from the kitchen.
“The food is ready. Come over and cat.”
Christina put her long hair into a casual ponytail and untied her apron.
They sat facing each other and ate, looking like a peaceful painting as none of them uttered a word.
After dinner, Nathaniel gently unbuttoned his collar with his uninjured hand. “Come in and help me
“What?” Christina exclaimed, her fork slipping from her grasp.
“I can’t bathe by myself,” Nathaniel insisted. Before she could even respond, he turned around and walked into the bathroom.
Eventually, Christina found herself in the bathroom, wiping down Nathaniel with her head buried between her shoulders. The water vapor in the air was slowly transforming into a cloud of mist, while the sound of trickling water filled her ears.
From time to time, her fingertips would inadvertently come in contact with Nathaniel’s sturdy muscles. Droplets of water splashed onto her arms, and her white dress had become somewhat damp.
“Can you put a little more strength into the back rub? Nathaniel complained.
Even someone wiping a table would use more strength than this!
Christina’s face turned tomato-red. “Why don’t you do it yourself?”
As the sound of the water drowned out her voice, she sounded like a whining cat.
“Sure, if you want my hand to get infected,” Nathaniel quipped with a deep voice and moved a few inches closer to her.
Christina narrowed her eyes and gritted her teeth as she rubbed his back vigorously with the towel. Unexpectedly, the towel slipped from her hands, causing her to lose balance and fall onto Nathaniel.
The water droplets sprinkling from above dampened her long hair. When she lifted her head, her eyes glistened alluringly. Her crimson lips parted slightly as if making a silent confession to him.
Her palms were rested against Nathaniel’s chest, its temperature so scorching that it felt intentional. “Christina, what are you up to, jumping into my arms so eagerly?”
Without giving Christina a chance to answer, Nathaniel lowered his head and savored her delicate lips. Along with two sets of quickening breaths, misty steam pervaded the bathroom.
In the cool breeze of the early morning, Christina awoke to find that there was no one by her side.
She went to work and assigned the tasks as usual. That day, she received Gina’s response, telling her that the higher-ups had approved her design draft.
It was estimated that the products would hit the store shelves at the beginning of the next month. This was definitely the best thing Christina had heard all month.
Chapter 74 Help Me Bathe
In the following days, Brayden didn’t come looking for Christina.
She figured he probably had things to take care of. It was a good thing, too, since she didn’t want unnecessary misunderstandings.
On Saturday, Christina arranged everything in advance and then set out for the Hadley residence early with Nathaniel.
There were several luxury cars parked at the entrance of the mansion.
Nathaniel could see that the license plates didn’t belong to his family. Clearly, there were guests at
As soon as the two of them got out of the car, the housekeeper came forward to welcome them.
“Mr. Hadley. Mrs. Hadley has been waiting for you.”
Nathaniel held Christina’s hand and walked in with her.
A few elaborately dressed women sat on the couch, the scents of their perfumes mingling in the air.
They were conversing with Julia and laughing nonstop.
“Nathaniel, you’re back! Come over here.”
Julia’s gaze toward Christina was filled with an understate contempt, but when facing Nathaniel, she smiled amiably.
The two of them walked to the women’s opposite. Right when Christina sat down, Julia’s cold, sarcastic voice sounded. “Does the Hadley family not have enough money for you to buy clothes? Why are you. wearing such an ugly outfit in public?”
Christina froze subtly in surprise. I had deliberately worn a branded outfit since I knew I was coming here. How is this outfit ugly in any way?
“Beautiful people look good in anything. It’s the ugly ones who need to dress up,” Nathaniel interjected lazily.
He crossed his legs and placed his uninjured hand around Christina as if protecting something precious.
Julia’s face darkened at that. Nevertheless, her target today was Christina.
She shot the latter a sideways glance and sneered, “Christina, you’ve been married to Nathaniel for quite a few years now, haven’t you? Yet you still don’t have a child. You should really get a move on!”
“Mrs. Hadley, I get a check-up every year. The doctor said I’m in great shape to have children!” A woman wearing an expensive yellow dress immediately chimed in.
Christina’s expression shifted slightly, and she retorted, “It’s true that we’ve been married for quite a few years now, but Nathaniel was abroad all this time. If I had gotten pregnant and given birth to a baby, that would really bring disgrace to the family.”
Julia never expected Christina to be so bold to talk back at her like that.
“Well, he’s back now. Why haven’t you been putting in more effort lately? Don’t tell me you can’t have children?” Even with outsiders around, Julia didn’t bother saving Christina some face.
“I need to work. How can I think about having children every day?” Christina said indignantly.
Just then, a woman with wavy hair mocked, “If I were married, I would definitely stay at home every day to take care of my husband instead of going out to work.”
Her words pleased Julia, who agreed, “That’s right. That is the duty of a good wife.”
When Christina heard that, her eyes widened with a bint of anger. I’m not a sloth. How could I possibly stay at home every day and not go out and work?
She didn’t want to be a shallow-minded bird in a gilded cage.
“If you’re not satisfied with me, you may ask Nathaniel to divorce me. Or you can even give birth to another son and let him marry someone who meets your expectations,” she countered without
Julia was so furious that her blood pressure soared. Grabbing the coffee cup on the table, she threw it at Christina’s foot.