Chapter 160 Why Is He Here
Lucian looked at him coldly and said, “Did you charter the plane?”
Paul was speechless.
“We’ve just divorced, and you’re already in a hurry to meet her family?”
Paul remained silent, choosing to ignore him. Throughout the flight, the atmosphere in the first-
class cabin was very cold, with a sense of tension in the air.
After the plane landed, her phone regained signal, and Calista received a message from her uncle,
Philip, saying he would pick her up at the airport.
Philip was a traditional husband, and her aunt, Gloria, only cared about money. So, over the years,
both families only maintained a cordial relationship.
She had called her uncle in advance out of formality because she wanted to visit her grandfather’s
grave. She had already booked her hotel in advance.
She replied to her uncle, then got up and followed the crowd towards the exit. As she passed the
first–class cabin, all the other seats were empty except for two people sitting in their seats.
One was Paul, and the other was Lucian. Calista frowned.
“What are you doing here?”
“Didn’t your uncle tell you?” Lucian got up and reached for his luggage. “He invited me to spend
the holidays here.”
People were behind her, so Calista couldn’t say much and had to continue moving. As soon as they
exited the plane, she quickly caught up.
“Lucian, we’re already divorced. Why are you spending your holidays with my family?”
“What’s the matter? Does it bother you?”
He glanced back at Paul. Calista gritted her teeth.
“Yes, it does. So you need to book a flight back immediately.”
“You can talk to your uncle. After all, he’s the one who invited me.”
So, her uncle came to pick her up, not because of her. He was here for Lucian Calista ignored Lucian and decided she would stay at a hotel for the next few days.
After paying her respects to her grandfather, she would return to Capeton so she wouldn’t need to see him as much.
Paul was the one who had come to pay respects to her grandfather, and he was her guest, so she had to host him. Calista walked to Paul’s side.
“Have you booked a place to stay?”
“Not yet. I’m not familiar with Fort City. I’ll go out later and find a hotel for now.”
Calista took out her phone and said, “How about I book a room for you at the hotel I’m staying at? It’s a very convenient area. It’s the most bustling part of Fort City. You can go around when you have free time.”
The hotel she had booked was fairly ordinary, and she wasn’t sure if Paul would be comfortable there. So she showed him the reviews and some photos,
“There’s also a one–star hotel nearby, but there are no five–star hotels in this area. If you …
“There’s no need. I’ll go with this one. It looks fine.”
Everyone else had left at this point, and only the three of them were left. Lucian could hear their
conversation from behind.
His face turned solemn, and his thin lips formed a straight line with a frown.
Calista and Paul went to retrieve their luggage, and when they turned back, they didn’t see Lucian.
She didn’t pay it much mind.
Philip called her, “Calista, have you left the airport? My car is parked outside the arrival hall. It’s a
black Mercedes. You’ll see it as soon as you come out.”
Philip’s car stood out, and she saw it as soon as she exited the airport. She walked over, opened
the door, and saw Lucian sitting inside with his eyes closed, seemingly at ease.
“Calista, why didn’t you walk with Lucian? And who is this? Paul?”
He had been busy talking to Lucian and hadn’t noticed Calista until now. He only realized another
man was standing beside his niece.
He had been staying in Fort City, and a few years ago, his father took him to visit the Baker family
He met Paul a few times. After several years of not seeing each other, they were practically
Paul politely greeted, “Hello, Philip. I’m Paul. I’ve come to visit your father at the request of my grandfather.”
Philip was not very eloquent and stuttered, “Well… Thank you. Get in the car. It’s a bit cramped. I hope you won’t mind.”
Calista asked Paul to sit in the back seat, and she took the front passenger seat.
Philip glanced at Lucian awkwardly, but quickly shifted his gaze to Calista and said, “Kids…”
He was confused about why they did not sit together as a married couple. However, he didn’t say much in front of outsiders.
“Your aunt has reserved a meal at the Grand Hotel. Let’s go there for dinner. She has been talking. about how you both haven’t returned in years. She quickly made reservations when she heard you were coming for the holidays. It would usually be fully booked this time. Your aunt paid a hefty
sum to get a reservation.”
Philip noticed the tense atmosphere in the room and fell silent.
When the car pulled over at the Grand Restaurant, Calista saw her aunt and cousin waiting at the
When they exited the car, Gloria greeted them warmly and enthusiastically approached them.
She was beaming with joy.
“Calista, it’s been three years since you last returned, right? Your uncle and I have been eagerly
anticipating your return every year! You’re finally back!”
Calista looked at Gloria, her tone cool, “Gloria.”
Gloria reacted very differently three years ago. At that time, she had called Philip to ask for a loan,
but Gloria answered it disdainfully.
Back then, she had said, “Your uncle can’t pay off your debt! Don’t come back to Fort City and
burden our family. Our money is for your cousin’s tuition!”
Gloria then shifted her gaze to Lucian
“Lucian, you must be tired from the journey. You haven’t been to Fort City before. This small city can’t compare to Capeton. Nicholas, get your brother–in–law and his friend a cigarette.”
She was about to introduce Nicholas to Lucian, but then she noticed Paul and assumed he was
Nicholas came over to offer a cigarette. He had just graduated from university and looked quite fresh and awkward.
The group entered the restaurant, and Philip’s family gathered around Lucian, making Calista, their guest, an outsider. Even Paul was more engaged in conversation than her.
Gloria at least occasionally included him in their conversation.
They had reserved a private booth on the second floor. It was crowded when they arrived, and the
elevator was full.
Gloria said, “Calista, you can take the next one. Let the guests go first.”
Calista agreed, “Okay.”
She didn’t mind taking a separate elevator from Lucian.
Paul, on the other hand, offered, “I’ll go with you.”
His hand accidentally brushed against Calista’s hand, and he furrowed his brows.
The next moment, he held her hand and remarked, “Why is your hand so cold?”
Lucian watched on, and his gaze fell on their intertwined hands. His face turned cold.