Chapter 138 Schizophrenia
The next day, Calista was woken up by her phone. Mr. Xanders let her have two days off because
of what happened last night. It was the estate management calling.
The person over the phone said sheepishly, “Mrs. Northwood, there’s someone at the door looking
for you. It appears to be your father and your sister.”
“I’m not seeing them.”
Just as Calista was about to hang up the phone, she heard Zachary calling out to her hurriedly, ” Calista, I found your mom’s phone.”
Calista remained silent. When her mother passed, she was still very young.
She was heartbroken as she thought her mother was gone because of a car accident. Little did she
ponder on those materialistic matters.
It was already too late when she started to investigate her mother’s death. She couldn’t locate her
mother’s phone. There were also no records of her mother’s calls at the telecommunications
Calista questioned Zachary regarding this matter. He too had no idea where the phone was as
well. He assumed that the phone was flung out during the car accident.
But now, Zachary suddenly got his hands on something that was already long gone. If he hadn’t
been lying, then the death of Calista’s mom must have something to do with him.
That explained why he took the phone away and kept it away from Calista.
“Let them in,” answered Calista coldly.
They wouldn’t be able to do anything to her with the bodyguards around. After ten minutes,
Zachary appeared at her door with Nikolette.
Calista almost couldn’t recognize Nikolette when she showed up. She was as thin as a rail. There
were even dark spots on her face, indicating how bad her current state was.
But that wasn’t it. Calista was taken aback when she found out that Nikolette, the Nikolette who
loved competing with her for almost everything–didn’t even put her makeup on
It wasn’t like her to show up in front of Calista in such a bad state.
Once they stepped inside, Zachary roared out of the blue, “Kneel!”
Calista had no idea who he was talking to. But when Nikolette went down on her knees before her,
only did she realize he was talking to Nikolette.
She couldn’t believe her eyes. Zachary, asked his favorite daughter, Nikolette to kneel in front of
Calista stepped aside. Although she despised Nikolette, she didn’t like how things were going to
“Stop this right now. I don’t need you guys to do this. Let’s cut to the chase.”
*Ill leave this unruly girl to you, Calista. Punish her however you like. Let her kneel until you
think it’s enough.”
Zachary raised his voice in fury. Calista started to feel dizzy and weak not only because of not
having enough sleep but also from all the noise and chaos coming from him.
She was also suffering from the trauma last night.
She frowned as she kept a distance away from Zachary.
“What did she do that brought you all the way here at such an early hour?”
Calista could almost guess what happened.
The thugs who came to her last night were so unprofessional. They didn’t look anything close to
being trained in the ‘industry‘.
One who knew how things work around the underworld wouldn’t even go to them.
Calista’s mind drifted away as she looked at Nikolette. Nikolette seemed extremely discontented
as she was on her knees.
This showed how much Zachary cared for his youngest daughter. It wasn’t like him to bring
Nikolette over to apologize,
They were well aware that the only way to spare Nikolette was to convince Calista. They didn’t
dare to go to Lucian so they came to her.
They were positive that Calista wouldn’t be as ruthless as Lucian was
What happened last night at Everglade Manor crossed Calista’s mind. She just had to admit she
wouldn’t bear to do what Lucian did to those people.
Zachary was enraged.
He snapped at Nikolette in fury, “How can you do this to your sister? How awful of you to play
tricks on your sister! Ill have to teach her a lesson! Don’t you dare stop me
Calista stepped aside immediately. She gave him more than enough space to do as he liked.
Zachary was speechless. He was just putting up an act, but Calista took his words seriously So he
could only slap Nikolette with all his might. The slap echoed in the room Calista smiled faintly
“She didn’t play tricks on me–she was trying to get me killed. Since you knew it was her who did
it, didn’t you know those people had knives with them?”
Nikolette retorted immediately. “Nonsense! I only told them to take pictures of you. Did you think 1
didn’t know that it was you who got me in trouble last time?”
Anger was boiling in Nikolette and she was only here because Zachary dragged her over. If t
wasn’t for him, she wouldn’t have to put up with the humiliation
Calista ignored her She turned toward Zachary
“Where’s my mom’s phone?”
Zachary finally revealed his true self and looked at Calista with disdain. He despised this daughter
of his, who was always distant from him despite his caring for her all these years.
She’d be of no use to Zachary given her behavior towards him Hence, there’s no longer the need to
hide his real intentions
I will give you the phone under one condition Ask Lucian to stop pressing on this matter”
If it wasn’t for Lucian, he wouldn’t drag Nikolette over to apologize to Calista
Sure Give me the phone now, Calista replied.
“Are you gore (hat’s it? naked Zachary suspiciously.
He found it hard to believe that Calista Was this forgiving When did she tum over a new lear
That depends on you. If there’s nothing at the phone and none other that a senated
Zachary took out the phone from his pocket. He showed the call log that was ten years old to Calista. It seemed pretty legitimate.
Although Calista wasn’t sure whether those contacts on the call log were still reachable, at least
she had something to track on for now. As she reached for the phone, Zachary held it far from her
“You’ll have to call Lucian first.”
Seeing how Zachary could benefit from threatening Calista with the phone, Nikolette yelled at the
top of her lungs too, “I have a condition too! Let me work at Northwood Corporation!”
No one accepted her after she was exposed for what she did. She had nowhere to go and she could
only stay at home.
Zachary retorted sharply, “Shut up!”
Calista called Lucian right away and put him on speaker.
“What’s wrong?” asked Lucian calmly as he picked up the call.
He sounded so calm and composed as if he wasn’t the madman who tried to rape her last night.
Calista was stunned. She suspected that he was probably diagnosed with schizophrenia How
could he be so different from how he acted last night?
“Calista, what is it?” Lucian interrupted her thoughts.
He was getting impatient from the silence on the other end of the phone.
Calista was deeply traumatized by what happened last night. She was worried that Lucian would
jump at her even though they were just talking through the phone.
In fact, she was all tensed up and she could only answer in a strained voice.
‘You don’t need to investigate what happened last night. Just let things end here.”
Calista knew Lucian was close to finding out who was the real culprit when she saw Zachary
being that anxious
There was a moment of complete silence over Lucian’s side. Not even a single noise could be