Chapter 13 Fulfilling Her Request for a Divorce
Lucian thought he had said enough and softened his tone. “Couples‘ fights don’t last long. I don’t have time for this. Come home tonight, and we can forget all about it.”
Calista didn’t hear what he was saying. And she certainly didn’t try to think about what he meant by “cleaner.”
All she knew was he was making fun of her because of her salary. He thought she couldn’t pay rent. He even thought that she was playing a game with him.
“Are you nuts? Even if I don’t make much… even if I have to live on the streets, I’ll never go back.
Why don’t you just agree to the divorce? If you just won’t, I’ll take you to court!”
Calista then hung up and blocked him.
She wanted to block him on WhatsApp too but decided to leave at least one means of contact. Just
in case they wanted to discuss their divorce.
She promised herself that she’d block that scumbag once she got divorced. She would never bother with him again.
Just then, Calista heard two of her colleagues gossiping. “The man who came to ask about Zoey
this morning was so handsome! I wonder if he’s single.”
Calista froze. The man who came by this morning was David.
She had seen him. However, she accidentally spilled some water on the floor. So, she was busy cleaning it up. That was why she ignored him and left without saying anything.
That time she tried her best to recall what had happened. Zoey was helping her clean up her workplace too.
The two colleagues continued their gossip. “Did he ask what Zoey does at our workshop? She was wearing a cleaner’s uniform. She had a mop in her hands too. Wasn’t it obvious enough?”
All of a sudden, it dawned on Calista why David had been there. Still, there was no need for her to call Lucian to explain herself or the details of her job.
She expected him to agree to the divorce quickly after receiving the letter. But it had been a week, and there was still no news from him. It made her rather impatient. However, all she could do was wait for now.
After work that day, Yara invited Calista to a popular restaurant for dinner, Calista’s working
hours were quite flexible. So, she went early to save a spot for Yara.
Shortly after she took her seat, the restaurant started getting more customers. Now, there was a
line outside. Calista was glad she had come early.
She was busy texting Yara the number of their table. Her head was bowed low when she heard a
rather unfamiliar voice beside her.
“Calista, did you come here alone? Can we share a table? The waiter said I’ll have to wait for two
hours because I’m a bit late.”
Calista looked up at the woman who spoke to her. It was Lily.
She had on simple makeup, and the way she dressed made her look as elegant as ever. Although
her facial features weren’t prominent, she was still considered pretty. She was just standing there,
but people were already noticing her.
“No,” Calista replied curtly.
Still, Lily ignored her and sat in the chair in front of Calista.
A shadow fell across Calista’s face. “Do you not understand what I said?” she spat out.
Lily looked rather apologetic. “Do you still hate me? I didn’t call Lucian on purpose on your
wedding night. I never thought that he’d-”
“I don’t hate you. I just hate hypocritical bitches like you.” Calista cut her off. She wasn’t in the
mood to listen to her talk about the past.
What she said was enough to make others shut up. If Lily pressed on, it’d only mean that she was
Lily felt silent for some time. There was an unreadable look in her eyes. “I heard that you and
Lucian are planning to get divorced lately?” she asked.
It was no surprise that Lily heard about it. Still, the fact that Lucian told her yet refused to get divorced angered Calista. So much so that she silently cursed at them.
Calista looked straight at Lily. She set down her phone and sneered. “Yep! But he didn’t agree to it. He’s like a piece of gum, always trying to stick himself to me. I can’t seem to get rid of him It’s so annoying! I thought he’d be desperate for a divorce because of you!”
to in teda and band. It seems to me that you’re fict that important to him after all
Tyson fined to one of disdain Her hands that were on her lap now gripped at her Knees het rive inantured nails dug into her skin
If Ngated calista’s mud hiked and said. “Can you leave? You’re making me lose my
Lily swallowed het tage She didn’t lash out at Calista She merely stared at her scrolling on her phone
A moment later, she asked casually, “Are you filing for a divorce because of Paul Baker?”
Kid Haker Cabota trese at the mention of his name.
sheit never heard his name after she got married. It felt like a century had passed since she last
heard of hum
When did he return?
Although they didn’t share the same circle, they had a few mutual friends Lucian was one of his
gost niends Yet she didn’t even receive any information about him.
Lily smiled after seeing Calista’s reaction. She was satisfied with being able to get a nse out of her
The gloom in het eyes disappeared, and she continued asking Calista “Why are you pretending to be so mnocent? Are you in an affair with him already? You almost climbed into his bed back then
Calista slapped her.
It was so loud that even those lining up outside the restaurant heard it Everyone looked in their
direction. The slap instantly shut Lily up
Calista looked at the stunned Lily. The woman was now covering her face with one hand in truth
even Calista didn’t expect herself to react this way.
Pain spread from the middle of her palm It told her just how much force was behind that slap
“Calista” A deep, raspy voice sounded from behind her
Calista started to turn. But before she could see him. Lucian had already reached them.
stopped beside Lily
mens sath his merging gaze “What are you doing? His entire being exuded an air of
hatan was here. Lily couldn’t hold back her tears any longer. Finally, this was someone
Gespiteffiat Calista seemed totally unaffected. She wasn’t scared of Lucian
She licker her wrist. It stung a little from the slap. “Can’t you see? I just slapped someone.”
medy cailed and leaned against him. She wrapped her arms around his waist.
Her, wice was hurse when she spoke. I didn’t mean to make her mad. All I did was mention Paul.
Dera nav ned to this to me. If I had known she still hadn’t forgotten about him, I would never
here mom him up.
* Cangemus look fashed across Lucian’s eyes, and he sneered. After so many years, she still
cnim farger that man
De skaret dght into her eyes and demanded. “Apologize.”
Calsa expered this the moment Lucian appeared. Still, it was upsetting that he took Lily’s side
wirftiur asking for her side of the story.
Regardless, she wouldn’t let him know that She stared right back at him and smiled. There was a
subcom yet captivating look in her eyes when she smiled.
She was challenging his authority “Never,” she told him. She would not apologize to Lily even if it
meant the world falling into ruins.
Lucian frowned and narrowed his eyes at her.
“I said “His tone was grave when he spoke. “Apologize. Don’t make me repeat myself. Every word
be spoke was filled with rage
Calista was deliberately pissing him off But she didn’t know he wasn’t actually mad at her for
hitting Lily It was something else a
“Let me repeat myself, then I said I will never apologize!”
Calista had lost her appetite a long time ago. She picked up her bag and turned to leave.
However, before she could take another step, Lucian grabbed her arm.