Chapter 90 A Visit From Julia
few seconds, Madison had come up with countless excuses for herself. Not wanting to arouse Nathaniel’s suspicion, she then turned around and said in the most casual tone possible, “I-It’s not what you think, Mr. Hadley…”
Nathaniel exuded an intimidating aura as he said, “I’ve already checked the receipt. It’s a pair of limited-edition pearl earrings.”
That meant Madison had deliberately handed Christina the perfume.
Madison tried her best to remain calm, but her palms were already drenched in sweat. “You’re right. I grabbed the wrong present by mistake and left the earrings in the car. I had wanted to explain it at the time, but I never got the chance to do so. After that, you left with Mrs. Hadley, so… I’m terribly sorry. That only happened because of my careless mistake.”
Nathaniel narrowed his eyes and simply stared at her in silence.
The air in his office felt as though it had completely frozen over at that point.
After what seemed like forever, Nathaniel said, “You can tender your resignation with the HR department if you make a mistake like that again.”,
“Understood, Mr. Hadley.”
Of course, Madison knew full well what he meant by that.
Her tears began to fall the moment she stepped out of Nathaniel’s office.
I can’t believe Mr. Hadley would say something so heartless to me because of Christina! This is a clear warning. I’ll have to be more careful next time!
Christina got so carried away with her design drawing that she neglected her meals and rest. That was especially the case since her creativity had been activated, and each draft looked better than the one before.
She would take naps at the desk whenever she got tired and continue drawing after waking up.
Just like that, she spent the entire afternoon drawing and only stopped in the evening.
Right as she leaned back and gave her back a stretch, someone knocked on the bedroom door.
“Ms. Christina? Mrs. Hadley is here and would like to see you downstairs,” the butler called out to her from outside the door.
Christina panicked and tried to organize her design drawing, but the door was opened before she could do so.
Julia exuded a domineering aura as she walked into the room with Helen following closely behind.
An unpleasant feeling filled her heart the moment she saw Christina sitting at Nathaniel’s desk. As Nathaniel had a serious case of mysophobia, he refused to let any woman touch his belongings, and Julia was no exception.
Christina, however, had the run of the place.
“Don’t you know you should come outside and greet your elders upon their arrival? How rude of you!” Julia said with a disdainful snort.
Having dealt with Julia several times in the past, Christina had somehow gotten used to her sharp tongue. That was especially the case since Julia was mean to everyone around her.
“You didn’t tell me that you’d be coming over, so I didn’t have time to get ready,” Christina protested softly.
This time, her tone was much calmer.
“Oh? Are you implying that it’s my fault, then? What else can you do except talk back to me, huh?” Julia snapped back at her with an authoritative look on her face.
Helen couldn’t help but feel conflicted about being caught in the middle of the two. Because Julia disliked Christina, Helen could not say anything to defend the latter at all.
Christina could only remind herself not to take Julia’s words to heart.
“What brings you here at this hour, Mrs. Hadley? Is there something I can help you with?” she asked in an attempt to change the topic.
Having recalled the reason she came over, Julia let out a snort and said coldly, “What’s it to you? I can visit Scenic Garden Manor anytime I like! Did you really think you’re the woman of this house simply because Nathaniel let you stay here?”
The corner of Christina’s eyelids twitched when she heard that.
Suddenly, she felt that Nathaniel was a lot more pleasant to deal with when compared with Julia.
I haven’t colored the design drawing, and I didn’t have time to put it away before she barged in. I need to get her out of the study before she notices it and finds out about my identity, or things are going to get really problematic!
With that in mind, Christina said, “Yes, you’re right. The purpose of your visit is indeed none of my business. Now, please step out of the study.”
Julia exploded with anger the moment she heard that “I want to use the study right now, so get out of here!” she yelled furiously while making her way toward Christina.
Like a scared kitten, Christina quickly grabbed her design drawing and clutched it tightly in her arms.
Because of how suspicious she looked while doing that, Julia felt provoked and got even angrier. “What are you hiding from me, huh?” she asked while jabbing a finger at the drafts.
Christina glared at her and replied defiantly, “It’s just my design drawing! I can’t let anyone see it until it gets published!”
Julia rolled her eyes and said in a mocking tone, “Oh, please! No one would want to see the work of an amateur designer like you! Just because you’re able to draw some basic stuff doesn’t make you a designer!”
That statement struck a nerve and angered Christina to the core. Just moments ago, she was feeling excited about showing Julia the gown she had designed. However, hearing those mean remarks made her so mad that she felt like leaving the design drawing on the desk.
Fortunately for her, she managed to calm herself down and took a few steps back to keep Julia at bay.
“I’ll have you know that there are countless people out there who love my designs! Just because you don’t like them doesn’t mean everyone else doesn’t either! Who knows? Someday, you might just want to wear one of my designs!”
“I would never like your designs! In fact, I would tear them up without even looking at them!” Julia retorted coldly.
Christina is nothing but a filthy gold digger! She has no place being with Nathaniel!
“Fine, you can say whatever you like about my designs. If you don’t like them, then I have nothing further to say to you.” Not wanting to waste her time and energy arguing with Julia, Christina stormed out of the study with her design drawings in hand.
Julia waited until she was gone before having Helen retrieve a hidden camera from her handbag.
“I don’t think this is a good idea, Mrs. Hadley. Mr. Hadley will get very angry if he finds out.” Although Helen disapproved of Julia’s actions, she did as told and handed her the hidden camera anyway.
“He can get mad at me all he wants. I’m just as mad at him for dating that gold digger!” Julia retorted and scanned the study for a spot to place the camera
It wasn’t long before she found a perfect spot inside the potted plant on the bookshelf.
Without any hesitation whatsoever, she then installed the hidden camera and looked at it from a few different angles just to make sure it wouldn’t be discovered.
Julia turned around and asked Helen, “Well? Can you see it?”
“That’s all that matters,” Julia cut her off with a gleeful grin.
If Nathaniel won’t leave Christina, then I will kick her out of Scenic Garden Manor myself!
The two of them then left the house after that.
The butler told Nathaniel about Julia’s visit the moment he entered through the front door.
“Did she give Christina a hard time?”
“I don’t think so. Ms. Christina is resting in her bedroom right now. Mrs. Hadley left after using the study for a bit,” replied the butler.