Chapter 317 You Saved Me
Calista walked up behind Lucian and happened to see Mr. Hugo emerging from the hidden passage.
He was tall and dressed in comfortable and casual attire. He had narrow, sharp eyes, characteristic of someone in a position of authority, yet they also held kindness and compassion,
There was no one accompanying him.
After exchanging greetings with Lucian, Mr. Hugo turned his gaze to Calista, nodding slightly.
“Miss Calista, the incident this time resulted from our negligence. As a token of my apology, you’re
welcome to make any requests.”
This meant that they wanted to downplay the matter and resolve it smoothly.
Calista’s gaze fell on Mr. Hugo’s wrist.
“Can you answer a question?”
Mr. Hugo replied, “Go ahead.”
Calista took a rosewood bead from her bag as the group entered the room. The bead had not been.
polished since she obtained it, and its color had faded.
“Were you the one that saved me from the car in Apthon?”
She remembered his voice. Mr. Hugo stared at the rosewood bead in Calista’s hand absentmindedly, and after a while, he smiled slightly. It was a polite smile, but it had an ambiguous undertone.
Calista continued, “Did you know my mother?”
Dam worked for him and owned that manor on the hill, which bore traces of her mother everywhere.
We had a few encounters many years ago. You can say we are old acquaintances, he cleared his throat.
ented to ask more, but Liam had already entered with Vivian and Diego: The two of them wer
heads hung low
received some coaching. Immediately pol
wrong room by m
You don’t need to apologize to me, Mr. Diego. You should apologize to Leopold, as he was the one who
The thought of that man–made Diego feel sick.
Calista stared at him unapologetically.
“Do you think anyone here would believe you entered the wrong room because you were drunk? The door couldn’t have opened itself, right? Besides, someone invited those reporters. They wouldn’t be waiting outside if they didn’t have consent. Mr. Diego is a celebrity with the support from the Jacques family. Hel is surrounded by beautiful women, We only met today and had no prior conflicts or grudges
She paused and asked, “So, who persuaded him to ruin me?”
Calista to ho
Diego didn’t expect so articulate.
He looked at her defiantly. “If you hadn’t flirted with me and spoke so suggestively, I wouldn’t have gone
to your room.
He added with a sneer, “Why didn’t I go to any other room, but specifically to 2018? I never asked anyone for your room number. You can check that.”
He didn’t have to ask because he already knew. Vivian was the one who booked room 2018 for Calista. As he spoke, his confidence grew, and he finally raised his head proudly.
“I have a question for you, too. Why would Leopold be in your room? Did you invite those reporters? Are you trying to ruin the Jacquez family’s reputation?”
His sister, uncle, and his uncle’s lackeys were the only ones in the room. Besides, there was also Lucian. Everyone had heard of his unpleasant divorce from Calista.
He probably stayed to watch Calista turn into a joke. He simply couldn’t believe a woman without power or influence could harm him.
Everyone in the hall saw him talking to Calista, but only he and Calista would know what they were talking
bout Calista was speechless.
cquez family was truly rotten to the core. Vivian was a ruthless bitch, and Diego was shamelessly
Lucian’s mood immediately turned for the better.
He grabbed Calista’s hand and said, “Why reason with an animal? He wouldn’t understand anyway.”
Diego stared at him in disbelief. That wasn’t reasoning! Lucian, however, ignored him and turned his gaze
“Mr. Hugo, Diego doesn’t think he did anything wrong. In that case, let’s not waste each other’s time. My
wife and I will take our leave.”
Hugo absentmindedly touched his wrist but found nothing there. After a brief moment of thought, he
pinched his brow.
“Since he doesn’t know his mistake, I’ll beat him until Mr. Northwood and Miss Calista are satisfied.”
Calista didn’t quite understand. Although Hugo was the head of the family, he was still Diego’s uncle. He
wouldn’t possibly subject his nephew to a ruthless beating without considering Martin, would he?
But Diego shouted at the top of his lungs, “Uncle, are you going to hit me because of a stranger? You’ve
never laid a hand on me! Ouch! Damn it, Liam! You’re going all out!”
He did go all out. Liam kicked him to the ground without hesitation. He crouched on the ground facing
Calista, making it look like he was kneeling toward her for an apology.
Lucian pulled Calista back a step.
“Let’s take it outside. You’re scaring my wife.”
Calista glanced at him and whispered, “I’m not your wife. There are people around, don’t tarnish my
I’ve helped you put so many times. The least you can do is save me from humiliation in front of other people!
Calista didn’t say anything.
Lucian chucked softly and continued to whisper, “If it were before, you would have argued back
Was he saying?
eyes Bo, are you upset that I’m not arguing with you? Luelan, are you’s mal
Their conversation was heard by everyone. Even Diego’s screams couldn’t drown them out. Everyone turned to look at them. Calista couldn’t contain herself anymore. She glared at Lucian.
“Are you asking for trouble?”
Liam had gone all out, and soon, Diego was utterly defenseless, begging for mercy and crying. Calista
decided to call it quits and pulled Lucian away.
Hugo handed her a business card.
“If you ever need anything, just call this number.”
Calista accepted it, saying, “Thank you.”
The party downstairs had already dispersed. As they walked to the door, Vivian followed behind.
She glanced at Lucian before saying to Calista, “Can I talk to you alone?”