ta remained silent. She entered the condominium shortly.
Those bodyguards were stopped by the guard on duty before they could even follow Calista back to her place.
The registration process was extremely meticulous. The guard was probably aware that Lucian was watching them from a distance.
When the bodyguards were finally done with the necessary procedures, Calista was already sinking into the distance. The street lights cast a hazy halo on her figure.
Calista called Hector as she reached home to make sure that he was fine. She was relieved as Hector had already been released. 1
“Can you imagine how I felt when I was finally released then I found out that you’re already gone. It’s so cruel of you! You could’ve accompanied me to the hospital to see whether I was injured.”
Calista answered, “Sorry, I was-”
Hector interrupted, “Never mind. I knew it must be Lucian who threatened you. Or else with that kind nature of yours, you wouldn’t leave me alone back there, would you? I’ll keep our supper date in mind. Let’s meet again once this is over.”
After Calista hung up the call, she tossed her phone on the bed She proceeded to the bathroom to take a bath
When she stepped out of the bathroom, she realized that Timothy called her. The call probably
The sole purpose of any communication between Timothy and Calista was regarding her divorce
case. He was extremely proper and sensible, so it didn’t sound quite right of him to call her at
such a late hour.
Even if it was anything regarding the divorce papers, Timothy would only contact her during the
day. They met earlier on at the police station. He didn’t seem like he had anything to discuss with
Calista was still hesitating on whether to call him back and then Timothy’s call came in again.
Before she could even respond after she picked up the call, Timothy said in a jiffy, “Mrs.
Northwood, please come to Everglade Manor now.”
Although it wasn’t evident, he sounded quite urgent which contrasted his usual nonchalant
attitude. Calista frowned.
“What is it?”
She was extremely reluctant to step into Everglade Manor ever again. Unless she needed to do so.
Timothy replied, “Someone’s in deep trouble.”
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“I think it’d be better for you to come over,” answered Timothy.
He hung up the phone shortly. Calista frowned as she heard the short beep after the phone was
Everglade Manor belonged to Lucian so it wouldn’t be him who was in trouble. Then… it must be
As she opened the door, the bodyguards outside immediately stood upright and stared at her.
Calista remarked, “… I need to go back to Everglade Manor.”
She was utterly shocked by the gory scene before her when she stepped into the mansion.
She couldn’t believe that the people who were lying on the floor were the ones who tried to force
her to take nudes in the basement. They were barely breathing.
One of them kneeled and begged before Lucian. Although the floor was carpeted, his forehead
bled a tremendous amount of blood from knocking it continuously against the floor as he begged
“Mr. Northwood, we had no idea who it was. We were referred to this job by someone we know. The
payment was also made through the middleman. We were told to just take some pictures of Ms.
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Calista was stunned
nudes after witnessing how ruthless
The air conditioner was on. Lucian’s coat was tossed on the sofa and he only had a black shirt and
a pair of black dress pants on.
His typical neatly–ironed clothes were wrinkled and his sleeve was rolled up to his elbow. He didn’t seem to be bothered at all by his ragged appearance.
Calista couldn’t make out whether there was blood on him as he was dressed in all black
His pose didn’t differ much from his usual self. He looked as elegant as ever as if he wasn’t the
cause of the scene before him.
Her thoughts were muddled by the lingering smell of blood in the air.
“What are you doing, Lucian?”
Timothy was seated on the couch beside Lucian. He got up and walked toward the door upon
“The nearest hospital from here would take 20 minutes. If we get them over there now, they still
stand a chance to live after being hospitalized. They’ll die on the spot right now if we don’t hurry
Calista raised her eyebrows.
Looking at the group of people who were on the brink of death on the floor, she ordered her
bodyguards, “Hurry up and bring them to the hospital.”
However, the bodyguards hesitated after glancing at Lucian shortly. None of them did what she
Calista raised her voice in anger. She reprimanded Lucian right in front of everyone.
“Do you not know how the law works, Lucian? You’re gonna get jailed because of this! Given this temper of yours, you’ll get beaten to death in jail!”
The static expression on Lucian’s face finally changed. He stared at her and muttered under his
“Do you have no idea why I’m doing this?”
Calista was speechless Of course, she knew why.
Taking a deep breath, she remarked calmly, “Lucian, I’ve called the police. Let the police deal with it Don’t intervene in this matter anymore. They’ll get the sentence they deserve”
What do you think they’ll be sentenced to?” Lucian smirked “The footage doesn’t have any audio Just from the tape alone, no one could tell what they did to you. They didn’t even get close to you, The worst sentence they’ll get will be just harassment–what they did wasn’t even accountable for molestation. Eventually, they’ll be released again after being held in custody for a few days
As be locked his gaze on Caliuta, he stepped on the hand of one of the thugs That man who was
Lucian did it without batting an eye He didn’t even frown a single bit and his expression remained
unchanged upon the gruesome scene
She grabbed the hem of his shirt and yanked him away with all her might
“Are you out of your mind?
Calista had never seen him in this gruesome state since they got married three years ago.
Although he was very indifferent most of the time, he was a gentleman He simply wouldn’t opt
But Lucian rebutted calmly
I’m doing this for you How dare this bunch of assholes dare to lay their hands on you”
Despite his composure, he was probably raging with anger deep inside. The horrifying scene that
fell upon Calistas eyes revealed Lucian’s true intentions.
If he continued, those people would be dead very soon. Calista gritted her teeth.
3 don’t need you to do this for my sake,” she added, “Lucian, you’re not obligated to do this given
the state of our current relationship. I don’t want to get involved with you again over something
They d be stuck with each other forever if he was imprisoned for what he did. Although Calista
despised Lucian, she wouldn’t bear to let him rot in jail for the rest of his life as well
Her marriage with Lucian didn’t end well However, if she had the opportunity to meet someone
whom she gets along well with, she would consider marriage too
The bat thing she wanted was to end things on a bad note with Lucian
Ti sort this issue out on my own. There’s no need for others to intervene in this matter
Lucine glared at her as she finished her sentence
You’ve no grateful to Hector for saving you But now when I’m doing the same thing you think I’m
presang on your
Calistaircased What did this bave to do with Hector age? What’s most important now is that
Lucian was ing anething extremely dangerous He wasn’t in the right state of mind.
Calista turned toward the bodyguards and insisted again, “As Mrs. Northwood, I order you guys to
do as I say now! Send them to the hospital immediately.”
The bodyguards looked at each other. Eventually, they did as Calista said and closed the door
Calista heaved a sigh of relief as she heard the engine revving away into the distance. She could
no longer stand the nauseous blood–tinged scent in the air. She turned and went for the door.
Lucian grabbed her abruptly.
“Did you say we should no longer be involved together given our current relationship? Tell me
then, what are we now?”
Calista immediately sensed what he was trying to imply.
“Let me go!”
Lucian added nonchalantly, “I’ll tell you what we are now.”
Just as he ended his sentence, he grabbed Calista’s wrist and tossed her on the sofa. He leaned
down on her before she could even attempt to fight back.
She wasn’t sure whether he had any blood on him. But now as he came in closer, the scent of
blood became incredibly evident.
Calista also felt something wet and sticky as her hands were pushing against his chest.
She was triggered and terrified by the blood–tinged smell in the air. She turned her head around
and the large puddle of blood on the carpet immediately fell upon her eyes.
She had always been obedient since young. Except for a few times when she fought with
But she had never come across this gruesome scene in her life. Her body became tense in an
instant and she desperately tried to back away.
The only thing that was on Calista’s mind was to get away from this madman as soon as possible
But she had no way out. She was trapped in Lucian’s embrace He cupped her chin roughly and
forced her to look at him, His rough kiss landed on Calista and took her breath away in an instant.