Chapter 134 He Was Too Late
Lucian strode toward Calista. The gang who was beaten up by Hector was still paralyzed on the
It’s not that they couldn’t get up, but they were afraid that they would get the same treatment as
the guy who got kicked meters away because of a failed escape attempt.
Usually if one came across an obstacle, one would walk around it. But that wasn’t the case for
Lucian. He kicked the person who was in his way. A loud shriek of pain was heard again.
Lucian looked like a devil from hell with his unnerving aura. His face had been expressionless since he made his appearance.
The remaining thugs immediately made way for Lucian leaving the whole basement to him. They
carefully made sure they wouldn’t get in his way no matter how he walked.
Lucian stopped before Calista and Hector. He stared at their intertwined shadows in the darkness.
He suppressed his raging emotions and stared at Calista’s pale face. He held his hand out.
Before Calista responded, Hector replied.
“Is Mr. Northwood coming to the rescue? What a coincidence, isn’t it? But your timing… I’m not so
sure about that. If she were to wait for you, she’d be long gone already.”
He sneered at Lucian. He didn’t even bother to hide his sarcasm. Lucian glanced at him coldly.
He went silent for a while then uttered, “Thanks.”
His gratitude hurt Hector’s feelings. The mocking smile on his face disappeared.
He replied frostily with an unpleasant expression, “You’re not the one I saved. You’re in no place to
“But you saved my wife. It’s only right for me to express my gratitude. And I’ll also pay for the
medical fees, Lucian smiled as he added airily, “Feel free to add on anything you need.”
Hector was outraged. A loud wail of the police siren from the distance broke the tension. Two
police cars came to a halt before them and the police officers stepped out of the car.
One of the thugs got up hastily
He whined, “Help, help‘ He’s gonna beat us to death”
The police officer glanced at the few men on the ground. They didn’t look anything close to being
innocent. He looked at Lucian again.
“Who called the police earlier on?”
Hector got up
I did They were trying to hurt my friend when she came out of her office. They even had
weapons with them. If it wasn’t for me, my friend would’ve been long gone.”
“Stop your bullshit We just wanted to chat with this lil lady over here because she a pretty‘”
The thugs weren’t a single bit afraid of the police. They’d been in jail multiple times and they knew what it’s like in jail
They were well aware that they wouldn’t get imprisoned for what they did earlier on even if the
police checked the surveillance cameras. The worst case was just to be held in custody for a few
“We did nothing at all Don’t judge a book by its cover Talk about murder when we cant even
slaughter a chicken! Plus that woman started it first! Go and check the footage if you don’t believe
They defended themselves boldly, knowing that Calista was the one who took the first blow. The
police had a brief idea of what was going on. He glanced at them.
Bring them back to the station for investigation Leslie, you’re in charge of contacting the people
from Justa Workshop to retrieve the security camera footage
They were interrogated separately when they arrived at the police station Lucian came out tirat
Things were already wrapped up when he arrived. He also had proof on his dashcam
Liewen stood by the door, peeling at the thugs through the window pane
Ashe watched their indifferent behavior when they were questioued by the pace he asked the
petan beside him with a stoc expression Did you find out who was the teal opt behind this
They kept on us they are of impulse it is out that they did do ay tot
“Acted out of impulse? Who’d believe them?”
They bumped into Calista previously at her condominium. Just after a few days, they ran into
Calista at Justa at the right time again–right after she got off work.
Who’d believe that it was a mere coincidence?
“Hand them over to me.”
The person beside Lucian was stunned.
He stammered as he realized what Lucian meant by that, “Mr. Northwood, this doesn’t comply
with our laws and regulations.”
Lucian glanced at him nonchalantly.
“I’ll do the investigation. Once I have their testimony, I’ll hand them back to you. You’ll be credited
as well if the case is cleared.”
The footage was retrieved from Justa. Although the footage showed that Calista took the first
blow, she didn’t cause any injuries.
Furthermore, she was the victim. She was released after completing her statement.
Calista came out of the interrogation room. She frowned slightly as she saw Lucian standing by
She asked the police officer who was responsible for taking her statement, “Where’s my friend?
His name’s Hector Calloway.”
“We need Mr. Calloway to be with us for a while. That group of people requested a medical
examination and he could only be released once the diagnosis is out.”
Alright, got it.”
Lucian stared at the red marks on her hand. The marks came from her trying to break free from
He couldn’t see it clearly due to the dim lighting in the basement earlier on. Now the marks were
starting to develop into bruises.
He frowned and his lips twitched, eager to say something.
But eventually, he remained silent and simply said, “Move back to my place.”
Calista sat down on the corridor bench.
“These people were targeting me. Moving houses simply wouldn’t solve the issue.”
These people must’ve been stalking her for quite some time. They appeared at her condominium
previously and now they’re at Justa again. They even knew she was working overtime.
“I would get bodyguards for you. Everglade Manor’s security system is better than your
There were a lot of people roaming around in the condominium. The risk of danger couldn’t
possibly be eliminated despite strengthening the patrol.
On the contrary, Everglade Manor is a mansion and the whole area belongs to Lucian. Only his
people were allowed to enter the place freely.
Lucian knew the mastermind behind this incident wasn’t someone important. This person
wouldn’t be capable of meddling in his territory. But Calista insisted.
Lucian’s expression darkened as she rejected his proposal continuously.
“Or would you like to have people guarding your door all day long?.”
Calista immediately understood what his intentions were. If she didn’t want to move back with
him, he’d have bodyguards tailing her all the time. Just like how he used to do.
Calista was tired and the only thing on her mind was to rest. She didn’t bother to argue with
She simply replied, “You can go back first. I’m gonna wait for Hector here.”