Crista changed her clothes and walked out of the bathroom. William was waiting outside. He took a quick glance at her as his jaws clenched. Without another word, he turned and stormed out. She ran after him obediently.
The car ride was most awkward, which made her shrink into the corner. The air inside the silver Bentley was so tense that Crista could only took out of the window and pray it'd end soon.
Whenever he'd shift for the slightest, she'd tremble, fearing he'd pull her close without her consent.
The car ride was mostly silent. An hour late, they reach William's luxurious willa. The elegant villa an exquisite layout which only William could afford.
The car slid into the garage and came to a halt. William got off the car and ordered her in a bitter tone, " Got off! "
The Jin Family also owned a villa, but it was incomparable to William's enormous one. She timidly followed behind William, taking each step cautiously.
" Sir, you are back. " The butler, Ben, ran up to them and glanced at the beautiful woman behind William, but said nothing.
William didn't respond as he went to the living room and sat down on the sofa. Maria came out shorthly and served him coffee in a delicate and expensive coffee cup. " Sir, here is your coffee. " William had a habit of drinking coffee at this time.
William smelled the strong fragrance of the coffee, made from the top class Jamaican coffee beans. It was his favorite smell.
Crista, meanwhile, stood there uneasily. The serious ambience inside the villa reminded her again that she didn't belong her. But, the fact was, she couldn't escape.
Suddenlly, the coffee cup fell to the ground and broke into pieces with a bang. " Sir! " Maria exclaimed and immediately went to clean it up, but stopped midway when William help up his hand.
" You, come her and clean it up! " he gesture to Crista and ordered cruelly. Crista flinched in surprise. She looked up at him, flabbergasted.
" Mrs. Ding, what's wrong? Didn't you hear me? Or do you want to defy me? " William asked sarcastically.
Crista blink, averted her gaze. It didn't matter to him if she was relunctant to do it, he'd make her do it anyway. Besides, she had done such things in the Jin Family before.
For her, It was an easy task. Crista quietly bent down, picked up the pieces one by one and threw them intothe trash can. Maria gave her the duster cloth, which she used to clean the floor afte picking up the pieces.
Her eyes fell on the coffee stains on his shoes. She carefully wiped them with tissue papers, fearing he might kick her if he disliked the act.
But her cautiousness didn't prevent him from despising her. To the woman he hated the most, he would show no mercy.
However, William couldn't understand why Crista was being so compromising. He never expected her to obey him without questioning anything.
Suddenly, he withdrew his feet, slightly unsure of how he should react. Crista looked up him, half scared, half consfused. Did she do something wrong? Wasn't he satisfied?
William leaned forward and grabbed her chin forcefully. " From now on, you'll stay in here without making any fuss. You're not allowed to go out without my permission. Also, you'll have to take care of everything I'd want you to do. Do you understand? " he questioned with an authoritative tone. She understood that he wanted her to live here as a servant and not as Mrs. Ding.
" Yes! " Crista nodded.
" Good girl! " He acknowledged her answer before standing up and walking away.
" Wait, I have something to ask. " Seeing that he was about to leave, Crista stopped hin in a hurry.
William turned towards her. " If you need anything, just ask Ben or Maria. " He didn't want to talk to her anymore.
" No! Not that! " Crista reached for his hand and held it hesitantly before saying, " I'm willing to do whenever you ask me to do, but I want to go to school. "
She wanted to go to school? William was taken aback. Was it a joke? " You want to go to school? Are you kidding me? You are Cristine Jin, Now Mrs.Ding You can get whatever you want. Then why do you want to go to school? Beside, as far as my knowledge tells me, you never were a good student. " He snorted.
Crista didn't know what to say. Cristine might have never cared about anything, but Crista was different. She wanted to stand on her own feet and fulfill her dreams.
" Don't bother me anymore! " He pushed her away, turned back and left there after.
" Mr.Ding " Crista, however, didn't give up so easily. She wanted to follow him, but was stopped by Maria. " You can't go upstairs! You can't go up to the second floor without premission! "
" No? Why? " Crista need to talk to him anyhow. It took her a lot of effort to get into the university. She had worked the whole summer vacation to earn the course fees. Then how could she give up so easiy?
She ran upstairs as soon as Maria was a little distracted. When she barged in to his room, William yelled aloud, extremely infuriated, " Who allowed you to come upstairs? "
Crista flinched and realize, she had been reckless. She shouldn't have come at the second floor without his permission.
" Get out!" Seeing that Crista was still standing at the door, William roared again.
Crista flinched again at the intensity of how he spke. She quickly looked down and didn't dare to look up at him again. She just wanted to run and hide from him.
William norrowed his eys and walked up to her " As far as I heard, they call you brave. Then why are you afraid now? " " I... I just want to go to school " Crista stuttered, lowering her head. " If you've come here to talk about school, you don't have to. Because that won't happen. " William had never thought that Cristine would beg for his permission to go to school. He believed she was trying to fool him, so that she could meet her friends outside and do whatever she wanted. Crista was crestfallen when he denied her request. Could she never go to school again?. She would graduate in two years. If he denied her now, her dreams would never get fulfilled. Seeing that Crista stood there flabbergasted, William ignored her and walked into the bathroom, expecting she'd just leave. But when he came out, she was still standing at the door. She was indeed a stubborn woman. When he didn't acknowledge her, her head hung low. Heartbroken, Crista turned a
As a food was serve, William stared at the dishes and realize they differed from what Maria usually cooked. He believe that Maria didn't cook the food herself. Seeing that William wasn't eating and only staring intently at the food, Maria informed, " Today's lunch is made by Mrs. Ding ". One of William's eyebrows raised up as he shifted his gaze at Crista. " You can cook? ". " Only a few simple dishes. " Crista answered honestly as her cheeks took a red hue. But she was well aware of his disdain from his words. It was discernable that she made an unnecessary move. William however, averted his gaze from her and began to eat slowly, savoring the taste. Standing next to him, Crista felt uneasy. She was afraid that he wouldn't like the food and scold her again. After finishing the food in silence, William finally put down his chopstick and turned towards her. " Since you can cook, I can assume you won't have any problems in cooking for your husban
Crista didn't answer her friends. Because she knew they wouldn't understand her situation, no matter how much she explained. Crista spend a long time in the library after their conversation. Not until it was dark that she felt her eyes straining. Rubbing her eyes, she raised her head and eyed around the place. There were few people in the library now. Crista sighed as she put away the books and rubbed her sore shoulders. Her eyes drifted to the clock on the wall as realization washed over her. She was late to return to the villa. She fronwed. This was bad. This shouldn't have happened. Crista quickly stood up and run outside. She saw a familiar car, already waiting for her. " Nico, I'm so sorry! I didn't realize it was already this late." Nico looked at her indifferently and said, " Mrs. Ding, please get in the car! Mr. Ding is waiting for you in the villa. " The entire ride going home, she fidgeted nervously. How could she forgot the time? William ha
Crista's high fever never dropped for once, which made Maria worried. Although Mr.Ding didn't give her any order, she had no choice but to call the doctor. " She needs to have an injection to bring down her fever. Otherwise, she might catch pneumonia " the doctor said while preparing the injection. " Is Mrs.Ding's fever too bad?" Maria was anxious because she knew Mr.Ding was short-tempered. If anything happened to his newly wedded wife, he might get furious. "Well, it's somewhat serious. She is too weak right now. She needs to have a good rest. " The doctor gave Crista the injection then wrote the prescription. Although, her temperature dropped after taking the injection, she was still unconscious. When William came back, it was almost dawn. As he entered the hall, he found no one there. " Maria! " he called out. " Sir, you're back" Maria went upstairs just to find out Crista was still unconscious. He quickly ordered, " Send her downs
After returning from the school, Crista walked into the villa with heavy steps and met Maria in the hall. After greeting her, Crista went back to her room to rest. Meanwhile, William was with Carla in a luxurious private room of the Max Entertainment Club. Carla was sitting beside him intimately. "Mr. Ding, you haven't been here for a long time. Isn't it?" The Max Entertainment Club was one of the businesses owned by Wiliam's WC Group, managed by Carla. "Yes, I was busy in the company," William explained in a flat tone. Carla noticed he was drinking too much. "You must not drink too much alcohol, Mr. Ding. Let me change the wine with a light one for you. Okay?" Carla took his glass from him cautiously. William wrapped his arms around her and asked, "Are you worried for me?" "Yes. You will damage your stomach if you drink too much alcohol." Carla poured a glass of light wine and gave it to him. "You never take care of yourself."
William didn't realize that he'd bump into that stupid woman while entering the villa. So he didn't even help her when she stumbled back and fell on her bum. His eyes turned cold as he watched her with pursed lips. Crista hissed in pain before raising her eyes and met with William's icy glare. She gulped and apologized immediately, "I'm sorry, I didn't notice you coming." "Who are you going to meet in such a hurry?" William sneered at her making Crista flinch. Of course, she couldn't get lucky all the time, and the devil had to come at this time just to prove that. "I was just going to school." Crista whined as she got up staggering slightly. She refrained herself from saying anything else, because she knew he would not believe her anyway. According to William, everything she said was just an excuse. "Really?" Obviously, William didn't believe her. Crista took a glance at her watch. She'd be late today. Her eyes shifted back to William
After Crista prepared the dishes and served them at the table, Carla looked at them with a disgusted expression. William and Carla were sitting face to face. William asked her to taste the dishes and give her opinion about them. Carla tasted each of them and was very much unsatisfied with the taste. She either pointed out the dishes were too salty or too spicy. Seeing that, William glared at Crista and asked, "Are you taking your revenge on me because I asked you to cook?" "No, it's nothing like that." Crista shook her head. It was so very obvious that they intentionally picked on her. She had nothing to say because it wouldn't make any difference. "No? Because, none of these dishes is edible! These taste so bad!" he snapped then got up and threw away all the food to the ground. The floor was a mess now. Crista although had expected this, it still hurt her feelings. She had cooked with so much dedication, but he didn't even value her hard work. All of
Crista looked down at the porridge made by Maria and got overwhelmed by her generosity. She was so touched that it made her teary. Her eyes welled up and tears streamed down her face. "Mrs. Ding, please enjoy your breakfast. You ate nothing last night. You are still sick and I just received the news that Mr. Ding won't come back today. So, you can rest at home peacefully." Maria gave her an encouraging smile and went back to the kitchen. After the breakfast, Crista put on a white coat and went to the garden. Sitting alone on a bench, she eyed around the place. The garden was beautiful, but she didn't like it. Her heavy heart made it impossible to concentrate on the beauty. The entire day she stayed at home. But this could not go on forever. The next day, she went to school. Around noon, she went to the bank near the school alone. She had some savings there. It was accumulated from her part-time jobs. The money was not much, but she could always work a