Chapter 79 Stay Away From Him
“Don’t take my warning lightly.”
Nathaniel tightly gripped Francis’ collar, his eyes bloodshot.
“Oh, Nathaniel. Are you finally showing your ruthless side? All for a woman?”
Blood stained the corner of Francis mouth. Despite the stinging sensation, he laughed.
His attractive face appeared even more enchanting as he stared at the man in front of him intently. “Well, what should I do? I’m also quite interested in that little girl.”
“You’re looking for trouble!”
Nathaniel’s brows furrowed. He threw another punch without hesitation, but this time, Francis caught
They glared at each other, their gazes fiery like a volcano’s lava threatening to set the store ablaze.
“I can’t believe we ran into him here! Quick, take a photo!”
When Francis heard the screams from outside the store, his lips curled up coldly. “If you don’t want to let go, that’s fine. I don’t mind making the headlines with you.”
Nathaniel’s eyebrows twitched in annoyance. Reluctantly, he released his grip.
He naturally didn’t want to be seen in the same frame as Francis, especially when they were fighting.
Francis put his mask back on and wore the baseball cap, almost covering his entire face.
“Nathaniel, what are you guys doing?”
A familiar voice sounded at that point. The two men turned their heads to see Christina walking in, her
eyes filled with confusion.
She had planned to buy a cup of coffee with her colleague before going to work, but she never expected to encounter such a scene.
Why did Nathaniel hit Francis? Are they acquainted with each other?
“I came to deliver the tickets to you, but he attacked me without asking any questions!” Francis explained with an innocent look.
“What ticket? I never asked for one.” Christina didn’t know what Francis was talking about, let alone the reason the two men would meet here.
However, she firmly believed that Nathaniel would never hit someone over a trivial matter. Having an idea why Nathaniel appeared at the café, Francis remarked coldly, “How cunning.” “Believe it or not. I can hit you so hard that you won’t be able to speak,” Nathaniel threatened.
Chapter 79 Stay Away From Him
He glanced at Francis coldly, and the surrounding atmosphere seemed to turn icy because of the piercing chill emanating from him.
Even though he knew Francis was deliberately provoking him, he couldn’t help but want to hit the
Francis shrugged and looked at Christina worriedly, “Look, he’s not gentle at all. You should stay away from him as soon as possible. I’ll be off now.”
After saying that, he stuffed the concert tickets he was holding into Christina’s bag.
Nathaniel immediately grabbed the tickets from the bag and flung them at Francis’ back. “No one cares about your tickets.”
The front-row tickets that were worth a few thousand fluttered to the ground like worthless scraps of
In spite of that, Francis was unbothered. He walked out, whistling cheerfully.
Nathaniel’s brows were furrowed. With a gloomy face he took Christina’s hand and led her outside.
The store clerks standing at the entrance watched as the two men left one after the other. They were screaming so hard to the point of losing their voices.
“Am I dreaming? Was that really the superstar, Francis, and the CEO of Hadley Corporation?”
“What a great day it is today! I can’t believe I met two dreamy men at the same time!”
“I heard that Ms. Steele and the CEO have a special relationship. It seems to be true!”
Outside, Nathaniel pushed Christina against the wall, his hawk-like eyes filled with displeasure.
“Stay away from him from now on.”
“What’s your relationship with him? Why did you two fight?” Christina asked curiously.
She knew their backgrounds quite well, and there was absolutely no connection between them. Apart from their height, they basically had no other similarities.
“Don’t worry about it. Just remember what I said.”
With that, Nathaniel took Christina’s phone from her bag and blocked Francis’ WhatsApp number.
“Why are there so many men in your WhatsApp?” he questioned with a frown.
There used to be just over a hundred. Why are there Hundreds of them now?
Worried that he would delete her other contacts, Christina quickly took the phone from him. “Don’t get me wrong. They’re just some minor celebrities who want to work with me.”
After the banquet last time, minor celebrities would try to get her number from time to time.
Some wanted to collaborate with her on styling, while others simply wanted to get closer to her to secure endorsements from Hadley Corporation.
Chapter 79 Stay Away From Him
Though Nathaniel felt uneasy about that, what mattered was that Francis was no longer on her contact
“Remember what I said. I don’t want to repeat it.”
After saying that, he turned around and left.
Christina had no idea why he was angry. As she watched him walk away in a huff, she sighed helplessly.
Upon returning to the condominium in the evening, Christina sent the completed design drawings to Julia.
Right away, Julia gave her a video call.
Christina hurriedly put on her equipment and disguised her voice using a voice changer. “Julia, did you see any designs you like?”
She assumed they should be able to pick at least one out of the five designs she had provided.
On the other side of the line, Julia exuded an air of sophistication and grace with her elegant outfit and neatly styled curls.
She scanned the designs on the screen. Each one of them was unique and distinct, showcasing a solid foundation in design skills.
“I’ve looked through them. The designs are pretty good, and I’m quite satisfied, but…”
She paused for a moment and continued, “There’s nothing that particularly captivates me.”
Christina was a bit puzzled.
She’s satisfied and thinks they’re good, but none of them captivates her?
Helen, who was sitting at the side, tried to smooth things over. “Ada, Mrs. Hadley has very high standards and is quite the perfectionist when it comes to clothing. So, we’ll give you three more days to prepare five more designs for Mrs. Hadley to choose from.”
Prepare five more designs? Is Julia deliberately trying to make things difficult for me?
She suddenly realized that Julia wasn’t just targeting her alone. In fact, the latter held the same doubtful attitude toward others as well.
To gain Julia’s trust, Christina gritted her teeth and agreed.
“Let’s get in touch again in three days.”
After the call ended, Helen turned off the computer.
“I think the designs are quite good. Do you not like them, Mrs. Hadley?” she queried.
Julia’s lips curled into a faint smile, her expression turning unreadable. “I do like them, but since she charges me so much, she has to satisfy me.”
For some reason, Ada’s eyes reminded her of someone he didn’t like.
“That’s true. Maybe her next designs will be even better.”
Julia scoffed. “I hope she doesn’t disappoint.”
In her condominium, Christina was holding her tablet, looking at her design drawings. All five of them were customized according to Julia’s measurements, and she couldn’t find any flaws.
Julia didn’t point out what she was unhappy about, so Christina had no idea how to revise the designs.
Vague comments like this stressed her out the most.
Since she was uninspired, Christina decided to take a break for a while.
When she glanced up, she realized it was almost midnight.
Why isn’t Nathaniel back yet?
Christina leaned back on the couch and checked the news. Thankfully, the fight between Nathaniel and Francis earlier that day didn’t make it online.
She could not understand how the two of them got into a conflict when they had no connections on social media at all.
Could it be that Nathaniel was too jealous?
Feeling tired, she leaned on the pillow and fell asleep.
Chapter 80 Why Are You In My House
After some time, the door was quietly pushed open.
A faint light glowed inside the silent room, the hazy moonlight pouring on the floor. On one side of the couch lay a soft figure.
Nathaniel walked over and cast his gaze on the woman’s sleeping face. Her long, dark eyelashes cast a shadow on her rosy cheeks.
His anger vanished at the sight of her innocent and pure expression.
Why did she fall asleep on the couch? Doesn’t she know she might catch a cold?
Nathaniel scrunched his brows slightly and gently took away Christina’s tablet that was still on. Then, he carried her in his arms.
As he turned around, his gaze fell upon the dining table, where three dishes and a pot of soup were laid out along with his tableware.
Obviously, the food were prepared for him.
Nathaniel’s pupils tightened slightly, and warmth filled his heart. Why didn’t she call me when she made a meal for me?
He walked to the master bedroom and gently laid Christina down on the bed. The faint floral scent emanating from her soft body made him reluctant to let go.
Nathaniel gently lifted her long hair away from her face, revealing her smooth forehead. He gave it a light peck, then paused briefly before pressing a deeper, more affectionate kiss.
The next morning, a gentle breeze seeped through the tiny gaps in the window.
Christina wrapped the blanket around herself tightly and only woke up when the alarm rang.
When she saw the empty space beside her, she felt an indescribable sense of loss in her heart.
I thought Nathaniel carried me here while I was asleep last night. Was it just my imagination?
She turned over and got up. Before leaving the house, she noticed the food on the table had been finished. This confirmed that last night was not a dream but indeed a reality.
Without thinking too much about it, Christina headed for the store and dived into work right away.
The clothes she previously designed had been shipped out and distributed to various branches across the country. Thanks to the wonderful promotion job by Radiant Corporation’s public relations department, the sales exceeded their expectations by fifty percent.
Since Christina managed to complete her task ahead of schedule, the headquarters asked her to return from the branch office.
Before parting, she had a celebration with the store clerks.
On the way back, Christina opened her phone’s call log and realized that she hadn’t been in touch with Nathaniel for a week.