Chapter 75 Get Lost
The cup fell to the floor and shattered, the hot water spilling over Christina’s high heels.
“Mom, what are you doing?”
Nathaniel picked Christina up in his arms and took off her shoes, revealing her fair feet that were burned red.
“Bring me the first aid kit,” he ordered coldly.
The housekeeper didn’t dare to delay and immediately ran off to fetch the first aid kit.
At this moment, Julia was truly angry. Sensing the tense atmosphere, the socialites nearby didn’t dare to hang around either.
Instead, they quickly found an excuse and hurried off.
Julia watched as Nathaniel applied medicine to Christina’s feet, feeling even more upset. “There are so many people here. Look at what your wife just said to me. She has no manners!”
“It was obviously you who intended to bring other people along to bully her together.” Nathaniel continued applying medicine to Christina’s feet, feeling fortunate that the injury was not serious.
Christina hung her head, finally understanding why Julia insisted on her coming back.
It was Julia’s opportunity to combine forces with others to humiliate Christina.
“What have I done to bully her? Did I say anything wrong? Forget the fact that she hasn’t gotten pregnant despite being with you for so long, she’s also just working all the time and doesn’t really bother about taking care of you. What’s the point of such a daughter-in-law?”
Julia glared fiercely at Christina as though the two of them had a blood feud.
Nathaniel placed Christina’s hands on his shoulders and then lifted her off the couch. “Let’s go.”
“Did I say you could leave? You really have no manners at all.” Julia knew it was pointless to lecture Nathaniel, so she turned to Christina instead. “Nathanjel may not know better, but shouldn’t you, as his wife, have some sense?”
Christina bit her lip, wriggling slightly to get down from Nathaniel’s embrace, but the man’s strong arms did not allow her to resist.
Struggling in vain, she then said, “Mrs. Hadley, as you can see, it’s not that I’m being unreasonable. It’s your son who’s being unreasonable and forcing me to act this way.”
Julia was so angry that her cheeks were trembling. “Christina, get lost! I despise uncouth, ill-mannered women like you!”
How I regret bringing this seductive vixen into my home! Look at how infatuated my son is with her now. This is infuriating!
Unable to hold back her exasperation, Christina gritted her teeth as she replied, “Well, isn’t it a
coincidence then, as I don’t like you either!”
Nathaniel walked out of the Hadley residence, cradling Christina, who was like a feral kitten, in his
Behind her, Julia’s angry grumbling and cursing could still be heard.
“Even without Xandra, I would never approve of you as my daughter-in-law. There are so many other distinguished young ladies for me to choose from!”
“Mrs. Hadley, don’t be upset, and don’t bother arguing with that ignorant brat,” said the housekeeper, Helen, supporting Julia as they walked inside. “Next week, we have a ball to attend. Why don’t we go and pick out some clothes?”
Helen knew that Julia loved dressing up, and seeing beautiful clothes would instantly lift her spirits.
The two of them entered the walk-in closet together, where there were nearly thousands of dresses in various styles hanging inside. There were dresses of all price ranges, including limited edition ones.
Julia searched the whole place but couldn’t find anything suitable, which made her mood even worse.
“Can you help me contact Vivian? I’d like to ask Ada to design a new gown for me.”
Helen quickly agreed, “I heard that Ms. Ada is very talented and a rising star in the design industry. Last time, Ms. Jones asked her to design a gown for her, and Ms. Jones certainly stole the spotlight the night she wore the dress.”
Julia is a very prideful person who could not stand others stealing her spotlight.
“You must bring me Ada!”
“Yes, Mrs. Hadley!”
The car slowly headed toward Christina’s grandmother’s house. Christina tilted her head, looking at the scenery outside, and got lost in thought for a moment.
How long does a relationship that is not favored by one’s family usually last?
Recalling the words of those people earlier, Christina fell silent for a moment before speaking. “Nathaniel, let’s get a divorce!”
The moment her words fell, the car came to an abrupt stop.
Christina almost fell due to not being seated securely. She turned to look at the person in the driver’s seat. The man’s dark eyes were filled with gloom, appearing especially cold and distant.
“What did you say?”
Christina clenched her bag with both hands, looking rather upset and frustrated.
“Didn’t your mom say she wants you to have a child? Since this isn’t possible in the short term, you don’t have to think about it anymore. I don’t want to hold you back.”
Nathaniel’s eyebrows furrowed as he asked seriously. “When did I ever force you to have a
“But you’re not getting any younger. I’m doing this for your own good.” Counting on her fingers, Christina realized that she was only in her twenties and didn’t have such plans yet.
Nathaniel’s gaze darkened. Is she complaining that I’m old?
He grasped her small hand and gazed into her eyes, which shimmered like the rippling surface of a pond. “If you want to do things for my good, then stay by my side obediently and stop making wild guesses. Let everything else take its natural course.”
Christina froze for a moment but temporarily set aside the worries in her heart.
“Then I’ll go back and check on Evelyn first.”
“I’ll pick you up later.”
The car drove away, and Nathaniel made a trip back to the office.
Upon seeing his injured hand, Madison immediately felt concerned. “Mr. Hadley, how did your hand?”
His hand was wrapped up with gauze, and the injury did not look like a minor one.
“It’s nothing,” replied Nathaniel calmly and continued to read the documents.
Madison looked at his injured hand, feeling very worried. His hand was perfectly fine when he left two days ago. It must have been injured after meeting Christina. Christina is clearly bad luck! Nothing good ever happens to Mr. Hadley whenever he gets close to her.
They worked until late in the evening. When Nathaniel was leaving, Madison followed him into the elevator.
“Mr. Hadley, how about I go with you to the west of the city? Since your hand is injured, it would be helpful to have an extra hand, wouldn’t it?” she suggested, clenching her fists and feeling rather
Nathaniel was injured, and all she wanted was to be by his side, making sure he wouldn’t get hurt again.
The elevator descended and then opened.
Nathaniel finally said casually, “No need, Christina will take care of me.”
After saying that, he walked out.
The elevator doors closed slowly. Madison stood inside as though she was just abandoned, watching the man’s tall figure disappear from her view.
Just the thought of Christina being together with Nathaniel happily filled her heart with resentment.
At that moment, her phone rang. It was a call from Francis.
“Regarding the conditions you mentioned last time, I agree to them.”
Madison’s gaze deepened. “All right, then! I look forward to working with you!”
After picking up Christina, Nathaniel returned to their condominium in the west of the city
“I forgot that today is the day to change the wound dressing.”
Nathaniel watched as the delicate figure changed her shoes and hurried into the living room. Christina quickly grabbed some anti-inflammatory medicine from a drawer and placed it on the coffee table. Then, she turned around to look at him.
“Come over here quickly!”
Nathaniel hurriedly changed his shoes and walked over to sit down by the couch.
Christina crouched down and skillfully unwrapped the bandage on his hand, revealing the wound, which had healed significantly. As she applied the medicine, she didn’t forget to gently blow on the wound.
“Does it hurt?” she asked, internally blaming herself for having pushed the car door so hard the other day.
Nathaniel raised his hand and rubbed her little head gently, saying in a soft voice, “It doesn’t hurt.”
“So, what would you like to eat? I’ll cook it for you.”
Nathaniel’s hand went to her chin, lifting up her face and allowing her to look directly into his eyes.
The atmosphere instantly grew intense. He gently bent down and planted a soft kiss on her forehead. “Anything is fine.”
Christina’s face reddened slightly. Humming softly in response, she then stood up and went to the kitchen.