Chapter 84 Near Accident
Nathaniel furrowed his brows as he reached out to hug Christina’s waist tightly.
As they fell, he made sure to land on his back, shielding Christina in his arms.
Christina was still reeling in shock when she heard the screeching sound of the brakes in her ears.
The driver belatedly realized a woman had darted onto the street when he saw a man suddenly appear in front of his vehicle. He quickly turned the steering wheel to avoid hitting them.
“Are you nuts? If you want to fool around, do it back home!” the driver hollered angrily before driving away in a huff.
It felt like time had come to a standstill. Both Nathaniel and Christina stared at each other silently, frozen in their tracks. They could hear each other’s heartbeats distinctly.
Both of them were breathing heavily.
Right then, the lights turned green. People from both sides of the street started crossing the street using the zebra crossing.
Nathaniel extended a hand to help Christina up, and the bustling crowd around them faded into nothingness as they locked eyes with each other.
It took Christina a few seconds to regain her composure. If Nathaniel hadn’t rushed out to save her, the consequences would’ve been dire!
I remember someone pushed me from behind.
Upon recalling that fact, she whirled around to find the culprit, but the culprit was nowhere to be seen.
Was it an accident or a deliberate act?
Nathaniel put his arms around her shoulders in a protective manner and asked in concern, “Did you get hurt?”
Christina shook her head in response. Nathaniel had shielded her with his body, so she escaped unscathed from the near accident.
Nathaniel surveyed the area but didn’t see anyone suspicious. He felt his heart tightening as his grew dark.
“Let’s talk back at the hotel.”
They soon arrived at the hotel. Despite not telling Nathaniel her room number, Christina was surprised when he led her back to her room.
“How do you know my room number?” she asked in amazement.
Nathaniel arched a brow. “Is it hard for me to know your whereabouts and your room number?”
Christina flashed an awkward smile. Yeah, yeah. You’re the high and mighty CEO of Hadley Corporation who can find out my whereabouts with just a phone call.
Before she could reply, Nathaniel unlocked the door and picked her up by the collar, bringing her into
Christina immediately recognized his laptop on the desk. Her eyes widened in surprise as she blurted out, “You’re staying in the room across from mine?”
Without bothering to reply to her, Nathaniel reached out to hold her chin.
Nathaniel’s handsome face drew closer, his hot breath fanning Christina’s checks. He tilted his head and spoke in a deep, charming voice, “Mrs. Hadley, it’s time to end this game of running away from home. Go home with me tomorrow.”
Christina pouted unhappily. Running away from home? I’m here on a business trip! I’ll head home once I finish work.
As he had saved her life, Christina didn’t lash out at him and replied casually, “Got it.”
Right then, Sebastian knocked on the door.
Hearing that, Christina slipped out of his embrace and sat down on the couch.
Nathaniel felt relieved as he saw her hanging her head low like a docile rabbit.
He opened the door, and Sebastian walked in.
The latter was surprised to see Christina, but he gave her a nod in greeting before getting on with hist work.
Both men started discussing the details of the contract on the desk. They were so engrossed that Christina couldn’t find a chance to interrupt.
She was planning on waiting until Nathaniel ended his discussion before telling him she was heading back to her room. However, half an hour later, both men were still deep in discussion.
Christina stared at them and suddenly wondered if this was how Madison and Nathaniel spent their time with each other.
Do they talk for half an hour straight without stopping?
The more she pondered over the matter, the more jealous she got. Feeling tired, she ended up sprawling on the couch.
As she listened to their conversation, drowsiness slowly crept over her, and she eventually drifted off into a deep slumber.
The men wrapped up their conversation, and Nathaniel instructed Sebastian to arrange their trip back. home the following day. When he turned around, he noticed that Christina had drifted off to sleep on the couch.
He went over to help her take off her shoes and her backpack. He then hauled her into his arms.
It was easy for him to wrap his arm around her slender waist since she was so light.
Sensing the warmth emanating from Nathaniel’s body, Christina snuggled into his arms and continued sleeping peacefully as his familiar scent surrounded lier.
She had no idea how alluring she looked right now. The lights brought out the rosy tint of her cheeks, making her look even more lovely. Her delicate pink nose and full lips gave her the appearance of a
Nathaniel placed her gently on the bed and gently wrapped his arms around her, falling asleep in the same bed as her.
Meanwhile, back at Jadeborough, Madison was sitting at the bar in her living room as she poured herself a glass of wine.
Her phone rang, and she answered the call only to be told, “Ms. Taggart, the mission was a failure. A man rushed out to save the young lady.”
Knitting her brows, Madison declared angrily, “You promised to get it done when you took my money!”
“I’m sorry. Someone interfered and ruined our plan, so it wasn’t our fault. I’ll send you the photo, but we won’t be refunding your money.”
Madison ended the call, smoking in anger. What a bunch of useless fools!
Shortly after, she received a photo on her phone.
Intrigued, Madison opened the message, eager to discover who had interfered with her plan.
The photo displayed the side profile of a man cradling a young woman in his arms with a firm grip, his eyes filled with apprehension as if she were his sole concern.
Nathaniel’s gaze went into Madison’s heart like an iron shard.
She couldn’t stop the feeling of jealousy from overwhelming her heart as it seemed like Nathaniel would risk his life just to protect Christina.
Anger boiled inside of her, and she hurled her wineglass to the ground, shattering it into pieces. The red liquid spread across the floor, reflecting her current emotions.
Whipping out her phone, she texted Francis furiously Hurry up. I want Christina to disappear from
She soon received his reply: All right. Give me all the information regarding Hadley Corporation’s Project Spherico.
Nathaniel had put in two years of effort into Project Spherico, and Madison knew how crucial it was to him. The project was set to be launched by the end of the year if everything went according to plan.
Clearly, Francis wanted the project’s information to deal Nathaniel with a huge blow.
Madison narrowed her eyes dangerously. She was also involved in this project, so if any problem were to occur, she knew their previous efforts would be in vain.
Picking her phone up, she texted a reply: Okay.
She was willing to sacrifice anything as long as she could get rid of Christina.
As the first rays of dawn illuminated the sky, Christina gazed out of the plane window and saw the
layers of clouds stretching out below her.
Nathaniel took her to his private plane at dawn to fly back to Jadeborough.
They were assigned to share a private room, while Bailey was given a separate private room to rest in.
The flight attendant served them breakfast. After Christina polished her portion off, Nathaniel returned to his seat, having finished discussing work with Sebastian.
He shrugged off his suit jacket, revealing his form-fitting vest and crisp white shirt that accentuated his physique. She had to admit that he looked devastatingly handsome.