Chapter 260 Occasionally Have Desires
Paul rubbed his nose and said awkwardly, “Although men… uh. occasionally have certain desires,
It was a first for him to discuss this topic with someone, and what’s more that someone was the woman he was after. It was really hard for him to bring up.
“He probably wouldn’t resort to hiring a prostitute. Besides, that woman… she didn’t seem like his usual
But it turned out that Paul had guessed it wrongly. The woman didn’t come out again. Given Lucian’s personality, he would’ve kicked her out in the first place if he wasn’t interested.
Paul shot Calista a worried look.
Calista beamed at him. There wasn’t a single trace of sorrow on her face.
“You’ve had a long day too. Go back to your room and rest. Don’t we have to go explore the building’s
After Calista bid goodbye to Paul, she closed the door. As she passed by the desk, she picked up her
phone and switched to an unregistered SIM card.
She called the police and explained what she had witnessed at the bar upstairs.
She was merely fulfilling her duty as a law–abiding citizen to maintain social order. After she hung up, she went to freshen up. She wasn’t paying much attention to the possible events unfolding.
Half an hour later, there was a knock on her door.
“It’s the police. Open up. This is a routine inspection.”
Calista opened the door. Two police officers dressed in their uniforms stood by the door. One of them
showed her their identification.
“We’re from the Apthon police station, responsible for illegal prostitution…”
After asking a few routine questions and confirming that she was indeed staying alone, the officers
moved on to other rooms.
Just as Calista was about to close the door, a hand reached in and stopped her. The next second, Lucian,
who was supposed to be next door, sidled in through the half–open door.
Calista widened her eyes in surprise. She didn’t expect it was Lucian who stopped her from closing the door. He was usually so aloof and he would never engage in such sneaky behavior.
Lucian closed the door. He was dressed in casual clothes, and a faint scent of shower gel emanated
It was the shower gel from the hotel and she had used it herself when she showered earlier. She
recognized it in an instant.
Lucian’s gaze swept airily across Calista.
“If you shout any louder, we’ll be spending the night in the police station. During these police operations against illegal prostitution which would attract major public attention, there’s usually media waiting outside. If you don’t mind being recognized by our acquaintances from the television, then I’m fine with it.”
She had to admit that Lucian hit her right in the spot. She was genuinely worried because she took her reputation seriously. Calista gritted her teeth. She muttered under her breath, with her teeth clenched.
“Why did you come in?”
Lucian shamelessly replied, “To sleep.”
“Your room is next door.”
“Yeah,” She could tell he wasn’t particularly in a great mood now.
He walked past her and lay down on the canopy bed near the window.
“It was dirty.”
When Lucian stepped out of the bathroom, he saw the sexy woman lounging on his bed. She reclined on one side with her hand propped against her head, as she shifted into a provocative posture.
Her black pencil skirt was so short that her underwear edges were already showing. Fortunately, Lucian
didn’t have the habit of stepping out naked after he showered in a hotel.
Calista understood what he meant. However, she had no intention to accommodate him. They’re at a
hotel, and the last thing the hotel would run out of was empty rooms.
She frowned as she strode toward the canopy bed. She bent her knee to nudge at Lucian’s leg, which he
placed at the edge of the bed.
“Then you go and ask the front desk to change the room for you. I have work tomorrow, so I have to sleep
Lucian narrowed his eyes. His hand was propped behind his head and smiled ambiguously at her.
“It seems like you’re not even surprised why my bed was dirtied.”
I’m not that idle. If I’m curious about everything, won’t I meet an early death before I even retire?”
“Did you see the woman come into my room?”
Calista smiled faintly and replied casually, “Men have needs. I understand.”
Lucian stared at her in silence.
Calista had just taken a shower, and her cheeks were still tinted with a rosy hue from the steam. Her eyes
Her hair wasn’t blown dry yet, and it was only dried with a towel. Irregular water droplets from her streaks
of hair stained her clothes.
“You said you understand, right?” Lucian swallowed, and let out a soft chuckle.
A ring interrupted their conversation. It was Calista’s phone. She walked over and saw the caller ID on the screen. Subconsciously, she turned around and glanced at Lucian
The call was from the emergency call center.
Calista’s phone had been ringing for quite some time. She was hesitant whether to pick up the call. After all, she felt a bit guilty for what she had done. She was quite uneasy to answer it in front of Lucian.
an was calm as he said, “Answer it. This hotel is already under police surveillance. These activities. don’t take place every day and there’s no fixed schedule. So, the police have never caught anyone in the act. Your report this time did them quite a favor. They’re probably calling to thank you, the outstanding
His tone sounded lazy and indifferent, but his words exuded an air of assurance.
Without much thought, Calista replied, “How did you know it was me?”
He responded with a light and slow chuckle.
“I just asked out of curiosity. They said the person who reported the incident was staying at this hotel. I
heard it was a young lady’s voice. At first, I wasn’t sure if it was you, but now I’m certain.”
Lucian must’ve used some tricks to obtain information like this. The police wouldn’t reveal the identity of
the person making the report to avoid potential retaliation.
He pursed his lips and asked with a slightly awkward expression, “Are you jealous?”
Calista was at a loss for words
“I didn’t call that woman over. Nothing happened between us as well. I called the cleaner to change the sheets, but I don’t know why
The ringing stopped since it wasn’t picked up after some time. The call automatically disconnected. Calista took out the SIM card and replaced it with her usual one.
“Mr. Northwood, have you ever heard of any ex–wives who’s still concerned about their ex–husbands hiring prostitutes after their divorce? I’m just simply,” she paused for a while before she continued, “disgusted
by this kind of stuff.”
Calista seemed quite strange when this topic was brought up, but it was only her eyes that were slightly.
Lucian couldn’t see her expression. He too didn’t notice anything wrong with her voice, so this was left
She quickly regained her composure. As she turned around after changing the SIM card, her eyes were
already glistening with joy.
“I simply fulfilled the duty of a responsible citizen.”
Calista extended her phone toward Lucian to let him see the message.
It was a mass text message from the government that one would receive once they’re in Apthon.
The message was basically about combating various forms of illegal activities to build a civilized city, so they encouraged citizens to report any suspicious behavior.
Lucian’s expression darkened. Fulfilling the duty of a responsible citizen was an excuse. Calista was
jabbing at him for overthinking.