Chapter 103 Knock Your Head Off
Lucian had anticipated Calista’s reaction when she reached for the phone. He didn’t move and
allowed her to take her phone.
Calista glanced at the screen. It was locked, with all her notifications unopened. Didn’t he go through her phone? Wasn’t that why he had been staring at the screen all along?
Calista asked displeasedly, “What are you doing here?”
“You’ve taken over my bed. Where else should I be? Or are you disappointed that I didn’t sleep with you?”
It seemed Lucian had stayed up all night. His eyes were bloodshot, and his coat was casually thrown aside. He looked very rugged, wearing a shirt with a few buttons undone and trousers.
Calista looked at him incredulously, “How can you be so shameless with a straight face?”
She was implying why he slept on the couch instead of in another room. Who knows what he might have thought while staring at her face while she slept?
She couldn’t help but think this whole situation was creepy.
Ignoring her sarcasm, Lucian asked, “What’s with your phone’s lock screen?”
Calista hesitated. Her lock screen was a hand–drawn cartoon character.
Strangely, the character looked like Lucian. It didn’t have a head, and the caption next to it said ” I’ll knock your head off.”
Lucian continued, “Do you want to knock my head off?”
“Isn’t that obvious? Don’t you know how annoying you can be?”
She checked her messages to see Josiah had sent her an address attached with a text.
“Is this enough? Do you need more information?”
Calista put away her phone and then opened the door to the wardrobe. Her current set of clothes wrinkled and reeked of alcohol.
She had moved out months ago, and Lucian said he would throw her belongings away. So she didn’t have much hope of finding clean clothes.
However, all her clothes hung nearly in place. Everything was arranged how she was used to, along with matching accessories sealed in bags hanging beside them.
Wasn’t he supposed to throw all of these away? But this question would only make the situation. awkward. So Calista kept it to herself.
She took some clothes and went into the bathroom, where she found a set of toiletries. All her things were still there.
After freshening up and changing into clean clothes, Calista left without a word. She had thought that Lucian might try to stop her, and she had even thought of how to respond.
But he only casually said when he saw her, “Take your dirty sheets with you.”
Calista scoffed. She would never call Lily pretentious again. Anyone who could tame someone like Lucian was a saint. She would be saving people from suffering and distress!
Gritting her teeth, she wrapped up the expensive bed sheets and duvet on the bed angrily and dragged them outside along with the pillow.
She was drenched in sweat after finally throwing everything into the bin
She took a taxi to the address Josiah had given her. It was a general store. After explaining her purpose, they handed her a USB drive. Back at home, she plugged in the USB drive, which
contained five videos.
Although she knew Nikolette wasn’t an upright person, she hadn’t expected her to resort to sleeping with others to get the contract signed.
Then, she stole other’s work and tried to coerce them into silence. Bullying people was a habit of
Calista transferred some money to Josiah and waited for the right moment.
Initially, she could have simply sent these videos to the press and then paid some people to make the news trending.
However, that approach would risk exposing herself and wouldn’t guarantee a long–term impact.
After all, Nikolette wasn’t a celebrity, and people were rarely interested in business matters. Besides, she had Rongkan Enterprise’s support too.
However, before she found the right timing, Nikolette had gotten herself into trouble.
She had a brawl with an online celebrity with millions of followers at a restaurant due to some seating arrangements. Both of them lost their temper, and the argument escalated into a physical fight.
Nikolette was accompanied by a few intimidating and shady men. The celebrity’s nose was bloodied; even her nose job implant had popped out, and she howled in pain.
Diners at the restaurant recorded the incident and posted it online, which quickly went viral. With the celebrity’s fans demanding justice, it caused quite a stir.
In an instant, Nikolette became the subject of countless memes circulating online.
Calista messaged Josiah, instructing him to release the videos at a strategic time. This was Josiah’s expertise, as he knew exactly when to release them to maximize public outrage.
Although Nikolette could have managed to keep the situation under control by keeping it out of the public eye and paying someone on the internet to clear her name.
However, once Josiah released the videos, she would lose control of the public opinion. Not only would she be unable to play the victim, but her personal information, including her residence and phone number, would likely be exposed by netizens.
Calista looked at Nikolette’s personal information released online and recalled her past. Back then, she had been severely criticized, left homeless, and had to sleep in the park.
She was afraid of being recognized even though she was fully in disguise.
Besides the relentless mockery online, there were fabricated rumors and even malicious threats from debt collectors. Thinking about it, it felt as miserable as being a stray dog!
As for Nikolette, the mastermind behind it all, she was probably living it up somewhere, oblivious to the storm she had unleashed.
Calista was deeply engrossed in her thoughts when she was abruptly awakened by the jarring ringtone from her phone.
She turned to look at the phone on the table and saw it was a call from Nikolette. She didn’t answer, but the call continued to ring persistently as if it was trying to wear her down.
Calista grew annoyed, grabbed the phone, and was about to turn it off when she received a message from Nikolette, “If you don’t answer, I’ll find out where you live. Finding your address is nothing for me.”