Chapter 158 Happy to Be Rid of Him
Initially, Selena wanted to invite Calista to go shopping and get her thoughts about the divorce.
She didn’t expect to witness such a scene.
The smile on her face froze, and she turned from an elegant lady into someone with a stutter.
“Uh, you guys enjoy the fruits. I’ll meet you some other time.”
She glanced at Hector, who looked very possessive, not knowing what to say. She could only grab Lucian and walk away.
Calista didn’t even have a chance to speak before the two of them left.
The elevator doors closed, and she brushed Hector’s hand from her waist.
“Are you bored? Do you have to provoke him?”
“He’s the bored one! He’s your ex, but he keeps coming to see you. Did he refuse to leave you alone when you married him?”
He was about to follow Calista into the apartment, but she raised her hand to stop him.
“I have work to do. You should go back. I won’t do anything reckless.”
The door in front of him closed mercilessly. Calista changed into her work clothes, tied her hair, and headed towards her workspace.
Hector was wrong. Lucian had never pestered her. Although he agreed to marry her when she asked him in bed, he had a mocking look.
Later, after she took a shower and calmed down, she regretted it and only asked him to lend her money to repay her debts, which he readily agreed to.
If the media hadn’t revealed that they spent the night in a hotel together, they probably wouldn’t have gotten married.
It’s all that bastard, Lucian’s fault! He was always creating trouble for others!
There was another rapid knocking on the door from outside. Calista frowned and walked over to open the door.
What greeted her was a slap to the face. The wind from the slap rustled the loose strands of her
Calista instinctively stepped back but couldn’t manage to avoid it. The person’s fingertips scraped
across her cheek, leaving a long red mark.
She hadn’t spoken yet, but he was already shouting angrily, “You divorced Lucian? Why didn’t you
discuss it with the family?”
Calista touched her face. There was no broken skin, but it still stung. She looked at the furious
Zachary mockingly, her eyes cold.
“Discuss? Would you have agreed?”
“Do you know what people would give to marry into the Northwood family? You should cherish it
since you’re married to him!”
Zachary furrowed his brows.
“Call him right now and say you regret it. Go to the City Hall before they close today and annul the
He arranged her future in just a few words. Calista looked at him, and her heart welled up with
sadness. She couldn’t understand why someone could be so cruel to their daughter!
“In these three years of marriage to Lucian, I’ve been very unhappy. His heart belonged to
someone else and often stayed out all night. He rejects everything from me, even refusing to taste
the meals I order. Do you want me to spend the rest of my life in such a marriage?”
Perhaps because Calista’s tone had softened, there was a rare display of fatherly love on his face.
“Don’t all men behave like this? As long as they don’t jeopardize your position, what’s the big deal
about a little extramarital affair? If you make up with Lucian and give birth to a child, the
Northwood family will be all yours. No one would say anything even if you look for men outside.”
Calista couldn’t believe that Zachary would be so shameless for money. He was taking
shamelessness to a whole new level.
Seeing her remain silent, Zachary thought she had agreed with his suggestion and showed a
“It’s almost lunchtime and it’e hoon a whila cinco we cat together for a maal It’s a good time to
Calista wanted to refuse, but Zachary continued, “I’ve been abroad these past few years and didn’t have a chance to pay respects to your mother. Let’s pick a time to visit her, just the two of us.”
Calista gave in at the thought of her mother.
Although this man was despicable, he had a loving relationship with her mother when she was
alive. Her mother would be happy if he visited her grave.
Over these years, she had never told her mother about the mistreatment she suffered from
Zachary. She didn’t want her mother to be restless even in death because of her worries.
In the afterlife, her mother probably still believed that her husband was the loving man he used to
The restaurant they went to was a high–end establishment with a very upscale atmosphere, and
Nikolette was also there.
Zachary had probably scolded her after the last incident, so she didn’t behave out of line today.
When she saw Calista, she greeted her politely.
She was dressed in an elegant outfit today, and her soft voice made her appear obedient and
ladylike. Every inch of her was meticulously groomed.
Calista didn’t care for her, but she was still taken aback. Her transformation was suspicious.
However, a leopard never changes its spots.
They had just sat down when a waiter came over to pour her a cup of water. Calista opened the
menu and was amazed at the jaw–dropping prices.
She couldn’t believe how generous Zachary was.
A waiter outside said, “Mr. Northwood, your table is ready.”
Her intuition told her that Zachary played a part in this. Looking up, she saw him welcoming
Lucian with a beaming smile, and even Nikolette stood up.
“Lucian, please have a seat here.”
Zachary invited Lucian to sit next to Calista; interestingly, Nikolette sat on his other side.
“Lucian. I’ve heard about your divorce from Calista. It’s normal for married couples to quersel Everyone would be divorced if every argument leads to divorce, Zachary tried to persuade ham
He was much more convincing than the people at the City Hall
You can discuss your issues openly. No difficulties can’t be overcome. Listen to me, go and annst the marriage today. Don’t let others take advantage of the situation”
“Lily was still eyeing the situation hungrily,” he thought.
Lucian leisurely sipped his tea and said, “Mr. Everhart, your daughter was the one who asked for the divorce. As for our issues, you’ll have to ask her what exactly she is unhappy with.”
His gaze fell upon Calista, who had been silent since he entered. Zachary continued to lie through
his teeth with a straight face.
“Calista isn’t unhappy with you at all. She’s just being sensitive. You might be too busy to spend time with her. Today, she even complained to me about regretting her decision. She was afraid to be embarrassed, so she would not admit that easily in front of you.”
Lucian raised an eyebrow and smiled mockingly.
“Is that so?”
Calista maintained a blank face as she locked eyes with him. “It’s fake. I’m more than happy to be
rid of you.”