Chapter 123 A Girl Lucian Loves
Lucian let go of Calista, who continued to glare at him Her neck still bore marks left behind by his kisses when he failed to control his strength.
If she had a knife in her hand, she would’ve long since stabbed him. What part of her looked
Lucian said nothing His gaze was fixed on Paul’s hand. He had used the fingerprint scanner to unlock the door
Being an heir to a wealthy family meant that social cues were ingrained in them. The first step
was to read between the lines
Despite Lucian not saying a word, Paul immediately caught onto what he was thinking.
“I apologize I was in a hurry and hadn’t had time to get my data erased.”
That was indeed a mistake Paul opened the door, fiddled around with the touchpad, and removed his fingerprint from the system
Lucian acted distant and couldn’t be bothered to extend a symbolic invitation for the man to come inside He stood at the entrance with an expression that made it look like he was sending Paul on his way
“It’s late Do you need something?”
“I happened to be passing by and heard the security guard downstairs mentioning that something.
had happened last night. I came to check.”
The truth was that Paul had received a call from the security guard this morning to give him a
detailed account of what happened the night before
“Where were you? How coincidental is it for you to end up here from Riverside Manor?”
The two men locked eyes. Paul looked as calm as ever There was no guilt despite being caught in
a le It was as if they were in an intense standoff
Paul mentioned a location that indeed made sense for his route. Calista pointed at the corridor
outside. Her face was cold as she addressed Lucian
Lucian called her by her name. His handsome face was impassive with no hint of emotion in sight. But the warning in his voice was apparent.
She suddenly raised her voice. She was now emotionally charged. Her eyes were bloodshot. She no longer cared about maintaining her dignity and laid bare the sham that was her marriage.
“Get out! Leave!”
Lucian’s expression turned cold. He frowned and reached out to grab her hand. Calista stood unmoving. She was either too angry to react or didn’t understand what he intended to do.
However, before he could touch her, Paul intercepted him.
“Let’s go get a drink.”
“Paul,” Lucian narrowed his eyes, “you’re overstepping.”
Despite how gentle Paul seemed, he was in no way inferior to Lucian.
“I’m not going to interfere in your marital affairs. But if you stay, it won’t serve any other purpose
than to sour this relationship further.”
“She doesn’t want to see you right now, Lucian.”
Right now? Calista never wanted to see him again! The home was so silent they could hear a pin
After a while, Lucian left with Paul. With Jonathan already gone, Lucian hitched a ride with Paul
Paul’s voice was icy and lacked the warmth that had been ingrained into him from his early teens.
“Where to? Luminary Lounge?”
Lucian closed his eyes. He wasn’t interested in continuing the conversation. Paul, however, didn’t
let their conversation drop.
He spoke up, “I’m sure you can tell that Calista has made up her mind to pursue the divorce.”
Lucian’s attitude was chilly. There were also hints of aggression.
“Even if I weren’t here, there would be others. Like.”
He glanced at Lucian who was visibly upset. There was a short pause before he continued.
“Like the one you got into a fight with last night.‘
Lucian slowly opened his eyes.
“So, you admit you like her?”
His question got straight to the point. Paul pulled over, took a cigarette out of the pack, and placed
“What right do you have to question me, Lucian? Whether I like her or not, I haven’t crossed any boundaries. But what about Lily Scott? How do you plan to handle her? Are you going to string
them both along?”
He had lost control after hearing Calista call his name from behind the door. Even though he
hadn’t resorted to violence, his words were forcéful.
It was a departure from how he usually was. This wasn’t his usual way of handling things. But
Paul knew it wasn’t in his place to question Lucian.
He pinched his brows to hold back the irritation brewing in him and put on his gentle facade
“Calista is beautiful and highly competent. There would be no shortage of men asking for her hand. You can stop one. Maybe two. But are you sure you can stop them all? You know what she’s
like. If she fell in love with any one of them, she was not going to compromise. When that happens, what else can you do except make way for her? It’s not as if you can keep her locked up.”
Lucian’s jaw was tightly clenched Something flashed in his eyes as Paul finished.
“Have you considered that her persistence in getting a divorce might be due to the jealousy she
harbors against Ms. Scott?”
The relationship shared between exes was an inherently sensitive topic. Lucian hadn’t made any
efforts to conceal his past relationship.
With the media sensationalizing it, misunderstandings were easy to arise.
Lucian looked out the window at the night scenery and responded with two words, “Not possible.”
His indifference didn’t seem like a reaction someone would have if he were in love. Paul had thought that he wasn’t as cold to Calista as he appeared to be. Now, it seemed like he had been
“Are you … still in love with the girl you were pursuing before? If you can’t let go, you should just peacefully end the marriage and try again.”
“A man as handsome, young, rich, and well–built as you are… She’s not going to refuse you a second time as long as she isn’t blind.”
He had been rejected once. But that was several years ago..
All Paul was aware of was that Lucian hadn’t succeeded in confessing to her. It left him in an
unrestrained state for a short while. As for who the girl was, he wasn’t sure. Later, Lily came into
Lucian smiled coldly.
“She just happens to be blind.”
Paul was silent. From the looks of things, he must still love her.
“Why don’t you tell me who she is?” They had been friends since childhood and often hung out together. The people around them all belonged to the same circle. There was a chance that he knew her. “Cade and I will help you figure this out.
Lucian raised a brow. He didn’t mean to sound sarcastic but he felt disdain for the way Cade pursued the women he liked. “Let’s see him get Cameron first.”
Paul fell silent. Well, that was a challenge.
Calista woke up early the next morning. She had to get back to work at Justa today.
Her apartment was a distance away which prompted her to leave an hour early. Just as she neared her destination, she received a text from Yara. It was a photo of someone holding a bouquet.
The bouquet consisted of blue baby’s breath and blueish–white roses. It was rather large. The person cradling the bouquet couldn’t be seen at all.
Calista texted a question mark.
“Did one of your admirers send that to you?”
“It looks like it was your husband who sent them.”
Before she could respond, Yara sent another string of messages.
“Those are for Lily Scott. The school forums are abuzz. It’s been three years since graduation. Those who married early would’ve long had kids who can take care of themselves by now. What’s wrong with posting this on a school forum of all places? Does she have no one around to congratulate her?”
Calista didn’t reply because she had arrived at the workshop’s entrance. What greeted her was a bouquet exactly like the one in the photo being held by the staff from the florist with great effort.
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