Chapter 161 Have Her Get An Abortion
Nicholas was still chatting incessantly with Lucian beside, attempting to leave a good impression
on his future boss. He hoped to secure a good position, preferably in management.
Then, he could just sit in his office daily, enjoying air conditioning and afternoon tea while
directing his subordinates to do the work.
“I’ve been granted our school scholarships every year, and the teachers always praise me as … ” he spoke enthusiastically when suddenly he felt a sharp pain in his leg.
Immediately after, he was pushed out of the elevator and collided with the man holding his
sister’s hand. Paul quickly released Calista and caught Nicholas.
Nicholas realized what had happened and turned abruptly, swearing, “Who kicked me?”
But apart from his parents, everyone else in the elevator looked indifferent. However, his parents
seemed even more bewildered.
“Nicholas, why did you go out? Come back in. The elevator doors are about to close.”
Lucian directly reached out and pulled Calista inside. Just as they were pulled in, the metal doors slowly closed.
Nicholas seemed to have an idea of who had kicked him out.
He turned to look at Paul beside him, sizing him up, and asked, “What’s your relationship with
How dare he touch her in front of Lucian?
Paul straightened out the wrinkles on his clothes and said, “I’m currently pursuing her.”
“You … You look decent. You come from a good family. Why would you want to be a homewrecker?
“She and her husband are already divorced.”
If they were divorced, wouldn’t his plan of coasting through life with a cushy job go up in smoke?
“Don’t you follow the news?”
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“Are you coming in or waiting for the next one?”
Nicholas was holding his phone, browsing for any news related to Lucian. He only played games
and never had time to check the news.
As he looked at the news of Calista and Lucian’s divorce, Nicholas felt like he had been hit in the
head with a hammer. He was still in a daze even when they reached the private booth.
Gloria waved at him.
“What’s wrong with you, kid? Why are you standing there? Come over and sit down. Have a good
talk with your brother–in–law and discuss the situation.”
Seeing her overly attentive demeanor, Calista knew she must be up to something.
“Gloria, I’ve already divorced Lucían. Nicholas should stop calling him brother–in–law; it will make
As she said this, Lucían looked at her and snorted coldly.
Gloria’s face fell, and she turned to look at her husband. Her husband shook his head at her,
indicating he didn’t know either. Nicholas, feeling utterly dejected, handed his phone over.
“Yes, the news is out.”
Gloria only glanced at it briefly and felt like she couldn’t catch her breath.
At this moment, the waitstaff started serving the expensive delicacies one after another, elegantly
plated on delicate dishes, making her feel even colder inside.
This meal today had cost them a month’s worth of income.
“It’s okay. Divorce is nothing these days. Young people and your temper! You have a big fight, talk
about divorce, and then reconcile when you cool down,” she tried to convince herself.
In times like this, she had no choice because the dishes were already served. She couldn’t
possibly make a scene right there. That would be in vain.
Halfway through the meal, Gloria said, “Lucian, Nicholas graduated from college half a year ago
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something for him. The salary and position don’t matter. What’s important is for him to gain
Lucian repl1zd, “The HR department is in charge of recruitment. You can have him submit his
resume, if he passes, someone will notify him for an interview.”
Nicholas said, “Brother–in–law, can’t you pull some strings for me? I’ve looked at your company’s
job postings and am not qualified. They mostly require postgraduate degrees, and I only have a
bachelor’s degree, and it’s from a less prestigious university. The bar is set too high for me.”
Lucian held his cigarette and said, “You should ask Calista; she’s more experienced,”
The Everhart family’s eyes instantly brightened, and their hopeful gaze turned to Calista. They
only paid attention to the first half of the conversation, completely ignoring the latter part.
Gloria smiled, “Calista, eat up. I’ve ordered your favorites today.”
She picked up a large crab and placed it in Calista’s bowl.
“I remember that you used to love crabs. Do you want me to peel it for you?”
Calista interrupted her enthusiastically, “No need. Thank you. Nicholas is looking…”
Gloria cut her off, “Back then when your mom was pregnant with you, your grandfather was really
upset. He even wanted her to get an abortion. Look at you now. You’re so successful…
Philip suddenly reprimanded coldly, “What nonsense are you talking in front of her? Calista and
the others haven’t been back in such a long time. We can discuss everything after the meal.”
Gloria seemed to come to her senses and said, “Right, let’s eat first.”
Calista looked at everyone and couldn’t help but feel puzzled.
She asked, “Wasn’t Grandfather fond of my dad? Why would he want my mom to have an abortion
when he found out she was pregnant with me?”
Her gaze was too focused, and Gloria felt uncomfortable meeting it, dodging and saying, “Your dad
was just a poor young man back then. It’s normal for someone as educated and classy as your
grandfather to disapprove. That was many years ago. At that time, I had just started to date your
uncle, and I didn’t know the details very well.”
Calista furrowed her brow, still finding it strange. On the side, Paul took the crab from her bowl
Lucian’s eyes darkened, and commented, “There are plenty of dishes on the table. If there’s not
enough, we can ask the waiter to bring another serving. There’s no need to take from someone
Because of this remark, everyone at the table turned their attention to Paul and the crab he had
taken from her.
Paul did not show a hint of embarrassment as he met Lucian’s gaze with a faint smile.
Calista never eats crabs.”
Their families had known each other for years, and he was a detailed person. They had shared
several meals, and even if he hadn’t cared at the time, he had remembered it.
Everyone fell silent. Lucian had no idea that Calista didn’t eat crabs.
After all, they rarely ate together except when returning to the Stansend Manor. Moreover, Selena
had health issues, so Macy never prepared seafood.
This topic would have ended there in the past, but now Paul raised an eyebrow and asked in
return, “You didn’t know?”