Chapter 273 His Desire To Sleep With Her
Calista disinfected the wound and said, ‘Hmm, I understand. Anyway, thank you.”
“They were able to erase all traces of themselves from the scene quickly and get a scapegoat to take the blame. There are no more than ten organizations in Apthon capable of this. I’ve sent people to watch them, but it might take some time.”
Apthon wasn’t his domain. It wouldn’t be easy to unearth the foundations established there over many
After all, their efforts would be in vain if the mastermind behind the scenes could be uncovered so easily.
In this case, they acted quite cautiously and had many backup plans. Lucian was afraid he might alert them if he handled things carelessly.
It would make it more difficult to apprehend them in the future. He had to tread carefully, which would
take some effort.
He suspected even those photos of Calista were somehow connected to these people. However, he couldn’t figure out why. Perhaps it was to drive a wedge between them.
A wound on Lucian’s knuckle made it challenging to bandage. After applying the medicine, Calista packed everything into a bag and placed it in a box.
Then, she looked up and gave him a sincere smile, saying.” Thank you.”
Her face was radiant, and the night light illuminated her pale skin. There was a glimmer in her eyes, like the twinkling stars in the night sky, shining brightly.
Lucian felt his heart skip a beat as he looked at her and swallowed hard.
There was little space in the car, and the window was closed. The smell from the ointment, mixed with their scent, filled the air with a hint of ambiguity, creating a tense atmosphere.
Lucian quickly turned away before he lost control. Although he couldn’t see Calista’s face, the burning.
desire in him grew even more intense.
side him, her soft voice gently triggered his nerves.
you for everything at Apthon and today.”
closed his ayes, his voice so hoarse it was barely audible.
Their conversation ended there, but Lucian wasn’t quite satisfied.
*Calista, do you remember how many times you’ve thanked me since the divorce?
He turned around, his gaze intense, looking very seductive.
“You should show your gratitude with sincerity. Since I’m not your husband anymore, how do you plan to
Calista was stunned for a few seconds.
“Ill treat you to a meal?”
The last time she thanked him, Lucian seemed interested in having a meal, but given their location, she could only offer something light.
“Do you want to eat out or at home?”
She couldn’t think of a gift that would interest Lucian.
“At home? Which home?”
He would reluctantly accept her thanks if it was at the Everglade Manor.
“At Yara’s place,” Calista replied.
“Huh? A sincere thank you gift should touch the heart You understand what I mean?”
Lucian lowered his head, a deep laugh escaping from his throat. He was so straightforward it was hard for her to ignore. Lucian was practically asking her to sleep with him.
Although he hadn’t done anything, how he looked at her made it seem like he was undressing her with his eyes. She felt like he was visually violating her.
Calista glared at him, and a blush crept onto her cheeks. She didn’t know if it was from anger or
Hore she could finish her sentence, Lucian reached out and grabbed the back of her neck, pulling her
Swaning in to kiss her lips. It was a brief and light kiss
te could rect, he had already pulled away, though his hand remained on her neck.
you out so many times. Can’t you try to the re in return?” he asked.
Calista was initially stunned by Lucian’s words. She hadn’t expected him to say that, and it seemed
Although he had appeared around her more frequently after their divorce than during their three–year marriage, and despite all the help he had given her, she still dared not entertain such thoughts.
She had allowed herself to gradually fall for seemingly affectionate actions back then, only to days of
To others, it may have been merely three years. But only she could understand how her hope turned to
despair in these three years.
After the divorce, she had chosen not to dwell on the past. She had worked so hard to break free from her past and couldn’t afford to fall back into the same trap now.
“Lucian…” Calista began, her face pale and grave, her eyes fixed on him.
He let go of her, his tone indifferent as he continued, “I was just messing around. You don’t have to thank me in the future. I’ve helped you in exchange for the years we were married. Even though we’re divorced now, you’re still my ex–wife. It’d be embarrassing if I let you be bullied by anyone.”
Calista was speechless. She turned and reached for the car door handle. Lucian locked the door with a
click and pulled out of the parking lot.
“I’ll give you a ride.”
“I drove here,” she said.
She had parked right next to him. She found it hard to believe that he hadn’t noticed. Lucian ignored her,
and the car drove a distance before coming to a stop.
Then, he unlocked the car, and Calista got out. As she closed the door, she noticed the wound on Lucian’s hand was again oozing with blood due to his actions.
Her grip tightened on the door but hardened her heart and looked away. She couldn’t give in now and
repeat the past.
Calista drove away, feeling agitated, and didn’t look back until she left the police station and took an
opposite route to Everglade Manor.
danced in the rearview mirror and saw Lucian’s car was not too far behind. Their gazes met throught
and instinctively considered hitting the brakes. She released the gea
Forget it. She would let him do as he pleased.
Lucian continued to escort her to the entrance of her apartment building. He even had a security guard
accompany her upstairs to ensure her safety before finally driving away.