Marrying the Ugly Heir for Truth and Wealth Chapter 8
Meanwhile, inside the Hadley residence, two women were seated on a lavish imported couch.
One of them was Julia, while the other was an elegant and fashionably dressed lady.
An antique emerald bracelet was displayed on the table. Judging by the luster and color, one could easily tell that that piece of accessory was crafted using the highest quality emerald. A bracelet like that was worth more than three million.
Xandra Sullivan had made contact with multiple middlemen before successfully purchasing the bracelet. She had deliberately brought that item to pay her respects to her future mother-in-law.
Julia wore a friendly smile as she said, “You’re so thoughtful, Xandra, unlike that disgraceful woman who only seemed capable of regarding others with a scowl. She acted as if the Hadley family had wronged her by having her marry my son!”
She sized up Xandra admiringly. Xandra is the daughter of the owner of Sullivan Real Estate and the face of the socialites in this city. Her career has recently thrived, and she has successfully upgraded her status to an A-list celebrity. She’s beautiful and equipped with great etiquette. All of her excellent traits fulfilled the standards of the daughter-in-law I have in mind.
In contrast, Julia had been displeased since Christina married Nathaniel three years ago.
Not only was Christina unpresentable, but Julia was also fearful she might suffer from embarrassment if others were to know about Christina’s existence.
If it weren’t for the reporters’ ardent publishing of the news in the past, causing their share price to plummet drastically, Nathaniel wouldn’t have agreed to resolve the matter via marriage.
“Mrs. Hadley, did you say Nathaniel got a divorce?” Xandra was excited upon learning that news. Nathaniel finally divorced that bumpkin. I’ve waited so many years for this moment.
Julia flashed a meaningful grin, patted the back of Xandra’s hand, and whispered, “Not only did he get a divorce, but he also received treatment overseas and cured his illness. Nathaniel doesn’t have any issues getting intimate with a woman now.”
“That’s great!” Xandra’s dimming hope had been rekindled.
When she learned about Nathaniel’s allergy toward women, she had comforted herself by thinking it would be a consolation to have his company even if she couldn’t copulate with him.
However, after she heard from Julia about Nathaniel’s secret marriage, she gave up the idea of being with him.
Now that his body had recovered and he was single again, Xandra couldn’t help but feel the gods were helping her.
Julia could tell the thoughts going through Xandra’s mind, so she suggested, “Why don’t I call Nathaniel home so we can have a meal together? It’s been so long since you two last met. You can seize this opportunity to catch up and improve your relationship with him.”
“Sure!” Xandra grinned from ear to ear.
Her heart fluttered when she imagined reuniting with the exceptionally handsome Nathaniel.
Julia was about to dial Nathaniel’s number in front of Xandra when the phone rang. She noticed that the incoming call was the landline number of Scenic Garden Manor.
Although she didn’t live there, she had arranged numerous spies there to keep her updated.
That way, she could receive news about Christina’s condition immediately. She reckoned something urgent must’ve happened since she was receiving a call from the landline number of Scenic Garden Manor.
Julia placed the call on speaker. Subsequently, a panicky voice sounded. “Mrs. Hadley, Mr. Hadley brought Ms. Christina back to Scenic Garden Manor. He even asked her to stay there and forbade her from going anywhere else. It seems that they don’t plan on divorcing.”
“What? How dare that damn girl come back after signing the divorce papers? I’m going to flay her alive!” Julia bellowed furiously. She appeared scary as her eyes turned bloodshot.
“Calm down, Mrs. Hadley. Getting angry is bad for your health.” Xandra was unnerved. Still, she had to keep up her ladylike image in front of Julia.
Julia snorted before she hurried over to Scenic Garden Manor with a party.
The housekeeper quickly opened the door when she noticed Julia had arrived.
Julia entered the living room and shouted angrily, “Christina, you shameless woman! Why are you still here?”
Christina, wearing a white dress, was drawing in the living room. She was holding a brush with her slender fingers and was focused on her painting. “Why am I here? You should ask your precious son that question.”