Chapter 252 Chasing After Ex–wife
Calista and Yara didn’t hang out for long since Calista had a meeting to rush to. It was the end of the workday, and the office had mostly cleared out.
Calista waited for the people to exit the elevator before stepping inside and pressing the floor button. Just as she did, the doors opened again, Lucian and David walked in.
Calista stood with her hands folded, her eyes fixed on the elevator doors. Through the reflected doors, she noticed Lucian’s attention remained fixed ahead instead of peering at her.
Unable to resist, she made a disapproving sound and turned to Lucian.
“Lucian, did your company go broke or something? You seem to have all the time in the world chasing after your ex–wife, who wants nothing to do with you.”
David knew Lucian’s disposition well. When someone else wrongly accused Lucian, he would readily
However, in the case of Calista unjustly blaming Lucian, he would keep his frustration to himself and vent
it on David later.
“Madam Calista” David began
“Save your breath. You and him are like two birds of a feather, always scheming together. Honestly, your boss‘ old–fashioned ways of pursuing a woman belong in the past and won’t impress anyone.
“Instead of tailing me all day, he should focus on stacking more cash. He’s likely to end up in a retirement
home when he gets older. Building up some savings might help him find a more suitable caregiver,” she
Finally, Lucian’s attention shifted from the elevator doors to Calista.
As he was about to respond, David interrupted, “I share the same sentiment, Madam Calista. We’re on our
way to meet with Mr. Baker. We’re going to talk about an investment deal we’ve already hashed out over
Calista did not expect the answer.
Lucian remarked, “At least make sure to get things straightened out next time, would you? Even if you’re not keen on seeing me
David did something he’d contemplated since joining Northwood Corporation.
He silenced Lucian with a kick and interjected, “Mr. Northwood, something just crossed my mind.
One couldn’t deny that when Lucian wasn’t on the defensive, he had a knack for being quite endearing and agreeable. Even his furrowed brow added to his charm and made him stand out.
“What is it?” Lucian shot at David.
Ding. Calista’s desired floor arrived, and she didn’t pay any attention to what David had to discuss with Lucian. She immediately exited the elevator.
Lucian looked up as Calista walked away, and he spotted Paul, donned in a white shirt and black trousers, strolling past the glass doors of the project department. Lucian pursed his lips.
The memory of Calista’s affectionate letter to Paul, complimenting how dashing he appeared in a white
shirt, was still fresh in his mind.
Despite Calista’s waning interest in Paul, their daily encounters and Paul’s deceptive charm couldn’t help but plant doubt in Lucian’s mind.
Lucian’s mood soured further when he saw David silently standing beside him after delivering the kick.
“What’s happening here? Can’t find your voice?” Lucian retorted.
David responded, “Mr. Northwood, do you understand how to talk to women?”
“Are you seriously questioning my ability to talk to women, David?”
David explained, “With all due respect, you and Madam Calista are supposed to be an item, right? It’s all about showing love and care in a relationship. It would help if you aimed to treat her words as unquestionable truths, regardless of their accuracy.”
“It’s all about looking out for her, spoiling her without any conditions. If she says you’re in the wrong, just say sorry regardless of whether you genuinely believe it. That’s what counts.”
Lucian burst into laughter at David’s advice.
He let out a sinister chuckle and asked, “So if she goes ahead and calls you a fool, does that
automatically make you one?”
David stayed quiet, secretly wishing he had given Lucian a stronger kick earlier.
If it hadn’t been for the generous salary, all–inclusive accommodations, comprehensive Insurance, holiday
cards, and a hefty three–month year–end bonus, he would have left his role as Lucian’s assistant a
Lucian continued, “You seem to understand women so well, but I haven’t seen you with anyone
David answered, “Mr. Northwood, let’s keep things private. I’d rather not discuss my romantic life.”
Lucian fell silent and asked David, “Do I look better in a white shirt, or does Paul look better in one?”
Couldn’t handle a statement as suggestive as this, David replied, “Sorry, Mr. Northwood. I’m into women
On the other hand, Calista arrived at the meeting room late, and by that time, everyone except Paul had already gathered. With the only vacant seat situated beside Paul, she took it just as he entered the room.
Paul, donned a plain white shirt and black trousers, no longer exhibited traces of his youthful self. His gentle disposition had been intertwined with the decisive aura of a corporate elite.
In the meeting, two opposing groups were engaged in a heated debate over which proposal to choose, and they seemed unable to reach a consensus.
Paul decisively resolved the matter, and no one opposed his decision, nor did anyone express
Following the meeting, Paul requested that Calista and another chief architect, Shawn, remain behind.
“Are you both familiar with the internet–famous tourist hotspot in Apthon?” he inquired.
Both nodded in response. The tourist hotspot had recently become popular due to its promotion on social media, which promised to offer a charm reminiscent of the ancient times of the Celestial Dynasty.
It had garnered significant attention with its themed building designs, furnishing, and entertainment
People would dress in costumes and stroll along the street, creating a distinct sensation of traveling back
to a vibrant bygone era.
It was a sanctuary of artistry, with every building and corner adorned with intricate designs and vivid
Paul continued. “We should make an on–site visit. This project has been a real success, so there must be
some pretty interesting stuff we can pick up from it.”
board with the plan and willing to comply with the company’s instructions as an employee
sured condemns about Celista’s ability to free up her schedule
can squeeze this iny Shown asked
Calista contemplated and responded, “When are we taking off?”
‘As soon as possible. Construction is about to begin here, and we haven’t finalized the design for the first phase yet. Any further delay could put us behind schedule,” Paul answered.
Calista had plenty on her plate.
The crown relic would be transported to the museum two days later, and she might not have time for anything else if she had to do restoration work in addition to her duties at the manor on the hill.
However, she was eager to complete her work in Baker Group as quickly as possible. Balancing three jobs simultaneously was demanding for Calista, and she hadn’t enjoyed a weekend off in nearly six months.
“Let’s make it tomorrow morning,” Calista responded.
Calista had contemplated proposing tonight for their visit, as it would offer a chance to immerse themselves in the nighttime atmosphere of the tourist hotspot.
However, she assumed that Shawn might require time to inform his family, making a spontaneous plan impractical. Consequently, she settled on the following day instead.
*Sounds good. Please provide your passport details to the secretary. She’ll handle the flight bookings,”
After the meeting ended, Shawn quickly left the room, leaving Calista behind. Suddenly, Paul called out to
“Shawn and some folks from other departments are joining us tomorrow morning. We’re taking off
tonight. Need to swing by home and grab your stuff?”
Calista was caught off guard by the abruptness of it all.
Tonight? Is there an urgent matter that necessitates our immediate presence?”