Chapter 140 He Tried to Make a Move on Her
Calista avoided him.
“Stop it. You’re going to make people misunderstand the whole situation. I came because I need
Hector shrugged and followed Calista to their seat. The table could only accommodate two people.
Now it had to bear four people. It just wouldn’t fit despite the two of them standing.
After receiving several glances from the server, Hector lifted his head and looked at Calista’s
“Would you like to take a seat at the next table? The bill’s on me.”
The bodyguards peered at him.
They could tell at first sight that this man was trying to make a move at Madam.
Hector smiled politely.
“Perhaps you could step aside? It’s getting awkward here if you guys insist on staying.”
Although Hector had a pleasant expression on, his stare pressured the bodyguards. He used to be
in the army and he was used to commanding hundreds of men under him.
Although he was smiling, he made his warnings evident. The tension in the air grew as Hector
continued to pressure Calista’s bodyguards.
However, Calista’s bodyguards didn’t back off despite sensing Hector’s warning. Their ultimate
duty was to follow exactly as their employer said.
They even stood in front of Calista and shielded her away from Hector, who was a possible hazard.
Calista interrupted, “Mr. Calloway’s my friend. I need to talk to him about something in private. So
could you guys wait outside?”
Her bodyguards took her order. One of them waited outside as the other stood beside the cashier
Two layers of drapes were hung above the table. Hector only took down the sheer curtain instead
of letting down both the sheer and fabric curtains.
He wouldn’t mind being misunderstood, but he couldn’t bear the thought of letting Calista live in
gossip for the rest of her life if she were to receive the same treatment. After all, she was the girl
in his dreams.
Hector wasn’t even aware that this cafe was specially designed for couples. He only heard it from
He wasn’t a fan of cafe hopping so he’d had no idea where to go when he had to meet with Calista.
That’s how this cafe popped up in his mind
Calista took the phone out of her bag.
“Could you do me a favor? Is it possible for you to get someone to see if they’re able to extract the
data from this phone?”
Hector took the phone and observed it closely.
He remarked jokingly, “Is this trampled over by a lorry?”
Calista was speechless.
“Is the data really important?”
“Sure then. I’ll get someone to take care of this.”
Hector smirked at Calista as he kept the phone away.
“Apparently it seems like you owe me one now?”
As long as you need my help…”
Calista was interrupted by a cheerful chirp from Hazel. The next second, Hazel popped in as she swept the sheer curtain away. She smiled delightfully as she saw her brother.
What a coincidence! We
It wasn’t a coincidence at all. Hazel purposely brought her bestie over to see what Hector was up
Her bestie, Ava, had been crushing on Hector for ages. She realized something was off when he
First of all, he’s not a fan of coffee. And second, he didn’t even have a girlfriend. Hazel just couldn’t understand why he was going to a couple–themed cafe all of a sudden.
Hazel stopped abruptly as she saw Calista.
“Bro, is that your girlfriend?” Hazel asked sheepishly.
Her round face was red with awkwardness. Hazel dared not turn and look at Ava. She had been
crushing on Hazel’s brother for a long time.
All these years when Hector was serving in the army, Ava had been single. Although she didn’t indicate that she was waiting for Hector, anyone could tell she yearned for his return.
Ava couldn’t take it when she saw Hector with another girl. She couldn’t bear it when she saw her
crush was already with someone else before she even got the chance to confess.
Hector pretended to not see anything.
He whispered in Calista’s ear, “See? This is what we get when you worry too much. Your worst
nightmare is becoming reality.”
Calista was speechless. Hector’s breath was on her ear as he was leaning into Calista. She felt
uncomfortable so she shifted away from him.
“Didn’t you say I could come to you anytime if I need help? Now is the time. Then we’re all clear.”
After Hector finished his sentence, he wrapped his arm around Calista’s chair. Although he didn’t
physically touch her, this protective action of his seemed to explain a lot.
Yet, Calista didn’t even have the chance to refuse before he took action.
Hazel was upset. She could feel Ava’s hand trembling in hers.
“When did you start dating? Didn’t you say you’re still single when Mom asked you two days ago?”
“We started dating yesterday,” replied Hector without batting an eye, “Why? Is it against the law to
start dating only after a few days?”
“Miss, are you really iny brother’s girlfriend?”
Calista could only put on an awkward smile.
Although Calista wasn’t quite sure whether Hazel knew her, she didn’t want to risk it. She used to
top the headlines because of her secret marriage with Lucian.
The headlines had died down now, but some would still recognize her. Hence, she found it
difficult to admit that she’s Hector’s girlfriend.
“You’re not one of the actors my brother hired to deceive my mom, right?”
Mrs. Calloway warned Hector that if he’s not getting himself a girlfriend this year, she’d arrange a public blind date for him in the city square.
Hector wrapped his arms around Calista’s shoulder and gave it a squeeze. He looked at her
“Yeah.” mumbled Calista under her breath as she met eyes with Hazel.
Hazel was looking at her suspiciously.
“So you’re a paid actor?”
“Quit that nonsense, will you? Stop getting obsessed with these drama plots–as if people would
actually pay someone to act as their partner. I’m also not one to do this kind of thing as well. Just
think about it, is it really necessary for your good–looking brother to go around finding someone to
act as his girlfriend?”
Hazel nodded in ultimate agreement. Hector was dumbfounded. As he was about to tap Hazel’s
forehead playfully, Ava stepped forward.
She observed Calista quietly then mentioned gently. “Hector, I think this lady here looks quite
familiar. I feel like I’ve seen her before”
Hector answered mindlessly, “Maybe you saw her in the albums back in my house.”
Ava was flabbergasted. She was positive that this lady wasn’t in any of the albums back at his
As Hazel’s bestie who’s had a crush on Hector for so many years, it’s only natural for her to flip.
through the Calloway family album. She even took a few photos away.
This lady looked like
Ava frowned as she was trying to recall Suddenly, a scene popped up in her mind.
Ava widened her eyes in surprise. She stared at Calista in utter disbelief. Calista had no idea what
was going on in Ava’s mind and she was still glaring at Hector. Hector waved airily.
“Enough, go and have fun somewhere else. Don’t ruin my date now. You know it’s not easy for me
to finally get to date someone. Don’t you scare my girlfriend away.”
Calista was utterly stunned. She could no longer be bothered to complain about Hector. Although
he blabbered nonsense most of the time, he was right for one thing.
He really didn’t need to pay someone to act as his girlfriend. Girls would flock to him given his
appearance and uplifting personality.
“Miss, does Hector know about what happened previously?” Ava asked coldly as she looked at
Calista with disdain.