Chapter 81 I Love You Francis
Upon returning to Evelyn’s house, Christina dove under her sheets the moment she closed her room
She hid herself under the sheets and her eyes reddened when she thought of what happened earlier.
You’re such a jerk, Nathaniel! You don’t allow me anywher near men. Yet what were you doing at home with Madison?
When Christina’s phone rang abruptly, she answered at once. A gentle voice subsequently rang out
“Christina, I have a job for you. Mr. Henry Jackson from Jadeborough wants to work with us. He’ll be paying for our air tickets and accommodation too. Are you in?”
Christina owed Bailey a debt of gratitude after the latter helped her retrieve the original video from the video editor previously.
Since she was feeling down, taking a short break while making some money sounded like a good idea.
Without the slightest hesitation, she agreed, “Sure.”
“In that case, I’ll see you at the airport tomorrow.” Bailey ended the call after her reply.
Thereafter, Christina found Gina’s number in her contact list and gave the latter a call.
Ever since she started work half a year ago, she had never missed a day of work. Thus, the time was ripe for her to use her leave for a break.
Gina quickly agreed and reminded Christina to hand in her leave application upon her return.
The next day, Christina packed a small luggage and put on a floral dress with a matching pink hoodie. She subsequently completed her look with two casually tied braids.
With a porcelain-white face that didn’t need any makeup, Christina put on some lip balm and curled the corner of her lips slightly. The way she looked was the epitome of a youthful and vibrant girl.
As it was still early, there weren’t many people at the airport when she arrived.
Thus, Christina easily spotted Bailey in the waiting area.
With a headful of black hair strewn upon her shoulder, Bailey was wearing a shirt with teddy-bear prints and black overalls. The black baseball cap on her head was slung so low that her eyes were almost covered.
“Bailey, did you spend the entire night recording again?”
Bailey was famous in the recording industry due to the versatility of her voice. Therefore, she was highly sought after by audiobook producers.
“I don’t mind suffering a little for the opportunity to work with my best friend.”
Flashing a smile, Christina tapped Bailey on the nose. “You’re such a sweet talker.”
As it had been a while since they last saw each other, both of them chatted happily while boarding the plane.
Meanwhile, inside a skyscraper located in the city center, Nathaniel was sitting elegantly in his office chair, listening to Sebastian’s reports.
Nevertheless, he felt particularly distracted, and his eyes would drift toward his phone intermittently.
His calls to Christina the night before were unanswered, while his calls today couldn’t even get through.
Is it because she’s busy at work?
All of a sudden, he interrupted Sebastian, “Find out what Christina is up to.”
Madison was naturally upset to hear his words but could only keep her emotions to herself. After all, no one ever dared to show their displeasure to his face.
All she felt was jealousy over the fact that the usually workaholic Nathaniel was thinking of Christina. during work.
With no time to lose, Sebastian called Radiant Corporation immediately and had his answer within two minutes.
“Mrs. Hadley has returned, but she took a week’s leave. No one knows where she is.”
Nathaniel’s brows furrowed slightly. Did she actually go on a holiday without telling me?
“Find out where she is.”
Sebastian briefly froze before dropping whatever he was doing. “Understood.”
“Mr. Hadley, Sebastian still has important matters to report to you. Christina is an adult who can take care of herself, so I don’t see why you need to be worried.”
Madison could guess why Christina had gone on leave and wasn’t taking Nathaniel’s calls. It had to do with what she said the day before.
The fact that she had sown discord in their relationship filled her with schadenfreude.
All she needed to do to deepen the rift between them was to prevent Nathaniel from seeing Christina.
Sebastian subsequently turned around and gave Nathaniel an awkward look. The document on which he was reporting was indeed important.
Nathaniel eyes consequently darkened. “We’ll deal with work first.”
Madison was secretly overjoyed by his decision as if she was a cat burglar who had stolen a treasure. With that, Sebastian returned to Nathaniel’s side and continued his
In the meantime, Nathaniel turned on his computer and typed casually on the keyboard until
Sebastian was done.
He had wanted to give both of them clear instructions about work. “Sebastian, pack your bags. We’re
going to Jadeborough.”
“But Mr. Hadley, Jadeborough isn’t in the plan, is it?” Madison clarified while flicking through the
document in hand.
A frosty glint flashed across Nathaniel’s eyes as he ignored her question.
Although Sebastian was equally clueless, he didn’t dare question Nathaniel. “Yes, Mr. Hadley,” he answered before packing up and leaving with Madison following him from behind.
It wasn’t until they returned to the assistants’ room that Sebastian suggested, “Madison, you had better prepared your resignation letter.”
That would sooner or later be her fate if she failed to exercise control over her emotions.
Since both of them had worked for Nathaniel for many years, he didn’t want to see her make a mistake over her personal feelings.
“Sebastian, you’re the one whose judgment is clouded How can you let Mr. Hadley be distracted from his work?” Just the thought of Nathaniel ignoring work because of Christina was enough to outrage her.
“You’re the one who’s confused about what our duty actually is.” Not wanting to waste any more time with her, Sebastian packed up all the important documents.
Before he left, he made an effort to remind her, “You had better use this opportunity to calm down. If you cross the line again, there’ll be consequences.”
The moment the door shut, a sense of dejection descended upon Madison.
All this while, they had helped Nathaniel deal with his personal affairs, but it just felt entirely different
It was as if the stronger her feelings for Nathaniel were, the further the distance between them became.
Meanwhile, Bailey and Christina arrived at Henry’s recording studio.
Henry’s studio was famous within the industry and was highly sought after by sound editors of major celebrities and big-budget productions.
With the three of them seated inside a conference room, Henry handed them a score. “This is a theme song for a web drama, and it’s beautifully written. I like it a lot and feel that it suits both of your voices.”
Christina had started to involve herself in the recording industry a long time ago. Under her belt were a couple of successful dubbing and singing projects.
Nevertheless, she only accepted jobs back then to pay the bills because her ambition was to become a designer. As a result, it had been a long while since she worked on a recording project.
Upon receiving the score, she hummed out the melody while reading the notes and lyrics.
From the beautiful rhythm and lyrics, one could easily tell how talented the composer was.
After that, Henry sent them home to familiarize themselves with the score. They were to return the next day to do the recording.
Upon leaving the studio, Bailey dragged Christina to Jadeborough’s movie studios.
“What are we doing here?” Christina gave Bailey a quizzical look.
“We’re here to cheer for my favorite idol!” Without any hesitation, Bailey pulled out two sets of cat-ear hair clips. She pinned one set on Christina’s head before putting the other set on herself.
After waiting backstage for a while, they were led on set by the film crew.
Inside, the audience area was brimming with fans who were wearing the same hair clips and holding cheerleading placards.
Once both of them were ushered to their seats in the front row, Bailey raised the placard that had been prepared. On it were the blinking words: I love you, Francis!