Chapter 85 Airsick
Christina stared at his masculine figure without saying a word as embarrassing images that made her ears turn red began popping into her mind.
Usually, Nathaniel would come out of the shower wrapped in nothing but a towel around his waist, exposing his muscular chest.
Christina would avoid staring at him involuntarily whenever she saw him half-naked, but those scenes were branded in her brain.
Her brain felt like an open Pandora’s box, as those scenes continued to replay themselves over and over again in her mind.
“What’s wrong? Are you airsick?” Nathaniel was sitting beside her and noticed her cheeks were as red as
Christina cowered back as her heart began racing. “No.”
Afraid she would get bored, Nathaniel took out his tablet. “Do you want to hear some music or play games?”
Christina shook her head and replied in a tiny voice. “No need.”
She hung her head low, not daring to look at him as images of his half-naked torso filled her mind.
Nathaniel inched nearer to her, his dark orbs staring at her intently like she was his prey. “Are you afraid? I can help you divert your attention so you won’t feel scared.””
Nathaniel’s voice was magnetic and charming as if it had come from an expensive sound system worth millions. They were so close to each other, and his presence was overwhelming.
Christina felt the hair on her skin standing up as she rubbed her palms anxiously. Looking up, she asked, “How are you going to divert my attention?”
A devilishly handsome smile played on Nathaniel’s lips. “Come nearer to me. I need to whisper in your
Christina was utterly confused as she fixed a dubious look on him. After a brief hesitation, she came closer to him as told.
By then, they would be touching each other if either of them moved.
Nathaniel raised his arm and clamped his hand around her head, covering her lips with his.
His warm breath soon became searing hot, filling Christina’s mouth. As he bit her lips, Christina felt like her heart had also been bitten as it started beating wildly.
We’re on the plane. Even if it’s a private plane, the flight attendant, Bailey, and Sebastian are around. They might suddenly show up. If outsiders see us kissing on the plane, they will think I’m a horny woman, won’t they?
Christina placed.her fists on his chest, intending to push him away.
However, her struggles merely made Nathaniel increase his force.
He clamped his other arm around Christina’s waist, making it impossible for her to move.
Christina had to admit that he was doing a good job of diverting her attention even though she was currently feeling breathless.
Her initial struggles soon faded away, and she caved in willingly. Christina’s lips were swollen and stinging when he finally released her. She fell limply into his arms and rested her check on his shoulders.
Outside, the blue sky and clouds flashed by while they hugged each other tightly inside the plane.
After disembarking from the plane, they made their way back to Scenic Garden Manor.
Nathaniel returned to his study to deal with some work. It seemed important as he bore an icy expression.
Christina returned to the master bedroom to take a shower. As she stepped out of the shower, a notification sounded on her laptop, signaling an incoming video call.
At her laptop, she was surprised to discover that it was Julia.
She had been too busy these few days and forgot to send her design draft to Julia.
Christina felt like her parents were checking up on her during her trip. Tensing up, she quickly unzipped her luggage and grabbed her disguise, putting it on hastily.
She placed herself in front of a white background before answering the call.
At once, Julia’s elegant figure appeared on the screen. It was obvious she had selected her outfit carefully, but her makeup made her look especially cold.
“Why did it take you so long to answer my call?” Julia demanded, her voice tinged with displeasure.
Julia was used to having others wait for her, so she appeared clearly displeased when she had to wait for a young lady.
“I’m sorry. I was caught up in something else earlier, Christina explained.
She didn’t even have time to dry her hair, which hung limply on her back. Once she put on the mask, her voice also changed.
Julia was unable to comprehend Christina’s response because she was accustomed to being the center of attention. She believed that Christina should prioritize her needs no matter what.
Something glinted across her eyes as she demanded icily, “Have you completed the design draft?”
Her gaze was fixed on Christina as she asked that question.
The young lady is wearing a black mask which only shows her bright eyes and long lashes. Why do the eyes look familiar to me? I can’t recall who it is, though.
“Yes. I’ll send it to you now,” Christina replied. She had completed the designs during her free time.
She found the file and sent it to Julia instantly.
After receiving the file, Julia examined it meticulously. Her face remained aloof, and there was no hint
of emotion on her features.
Christina started wondering if Nathaniel had inherited this personality trait from Julia.
After spending some time with Julia, Christina observed that Julia treated everyone with coldness and haughtiness. Only those who played along with her would be treated well.
Christina wasn’t one of those who played along with Julia.
They both said nothing for a few minutes. Julia soon broke the silence. “I’m not quite satisfied. Redraw everything.”
She is not satisfied again?
Christina had poured in her efforts to create these designs. She had never encountered such a difficult
“Mrs. Hadley, do you mind letting me know which part you’re dissatisfied with?”
Previously, she thought the style wasn’t what Julia liked, so she prepared five different styles this time. She couldn’t believe none of them were to Julia’s liking.
Christina nervously dug her nails into her palm, silently questioning her confidence in her designs.
Julia took another look at the draft. “I can’t be specific The designs are quite outstanding, but I don’t feel like wearing any of them.”
She let out an icy snort before Christina could say anything and declared, “It turns out that the legendary genius designer is nothing much. I’ll give you one last chance. If your designs fail to satisfy me, we won’t be collaborating anymore.”
Christina’s brows twitched. Is she nitpicking on me to make things difficult for me on purpose?
“I want to see the designs in three days. Don’t worry, even if I’m not satisfied with the new designs, I’ll pay half of the agreed payment for your efforts.” With that, Julia ended the video call calmly.
Helen could sense that Julia was not in good spirits, which made her feel uneasy. She might’ve worked for Julia for several years, but there were moments when she couldn’t decipher Julia’s thoughts.
“Mrs. Hadley, are you really not going to collaborate with Ada?”
Ada’s designs are quite unique. If they are made into ready-stock items, Mrs. Hadley might take a liking to them.
Julia looked up, her mind preoccupied with Christina’s bright eyes. Instead of answering the question, she asked, “Do you think Ada resembles Christina?”