Chapter 320 Good Morning Mrs. Northwood
The excruciating pain she felt instantly disappeared after Lucian said that. Calista sobered up a little; she abruptly sat up from the couch and looked down at herself.
Although most of the clothes had been taken off, her pants were still on. Lucian was still dressed when
she looked at him.
“What have you been doing for the past half an hour?”
Calista had mustered the courage to repay the favor she owed him. Besides, Lucian had ED, and she had some issues too. Both of them couldn’t spend their lives alone just because of this.
s of ph
Lucian might not be a good husband, but he was a good sex partner. In terms
appearance, he was her type. So, it was a win–win situation.
Calista was afraid that she would chicken out at the last moment, so she drank a bottle of wine to give
herself some liquid courage when she got home. She psyched herself up all for nothing.
“Kissing you,” Lucian stated flatly.
Calista was both annoyed and embarrassed as she touched her burning cheeks.
Lucian got up and went to the liquor cabinet to fetch another bottle of alcohol. This was the bottle David
had brought the last time.
“Would you like a drink?”
Calista rolled her eyes as she looked at the bottle in his hand.
I’m not stupid. I know this wine is an aphrodisiac.”
The doctor said I should give it a few more shots.”
Calista was at a loss for words.
eta give it another shot.”
ucin held her hand and reassured her.
won’t hurt you this time.
Meanwhile, Hugo, who had been planning to leave the manor, turned around and came back because of
this unexpected turn of events.
Vivian was a wild child outside, but she was a model of decorum in the Jacquez family.
“Uncle Hugo, this woman is nuts. All she cares about is sending her son to study abroad.
“The other day, when I was at the Capeton Museum, she found out I used to live abroad, and she wouldn’t leave me alone until I promised to introduce her son to someone who could send him abroad. I refused.
and now she’s got it in for me-
Amelia was supposed to be in jail. What was she doing here? Also, what was the story behind her son’s
canceled opportunity to study abroad?
Arranging for someone to study abroad was as simple as lifting a finger for her, and Amelia’s son had
good grades, so it didn’t require much effort from her. It was just a matter of funds.
Even if she wasn’t the sharpest tool in the shed, she would never do something so stupid as to cause
such a huge problem for herself for such a small sum of money.
Hence, all of this was a trap set by Calista. It had to be Calista.
That would explain how Amelia knew that she was at the manor and why she would have appeared at
such a convenient time, just as her uncle was leaving.
Vivian was caught in a bind, and she had no idea how to get out of it. Hence, she could only resort to
“Liam,” Hugo cut her off, “take Vivian to the lounge for a while.”
Vivian grew anxious.
Huge looked up at her.
Are you going to disobey me as well now?”
knew that she had crossed the line and had no choice but to follow Llam to the lounge next door left, she gave Amelia a threatening look
syes on her Vivian was too afraid to say a word to Amelia she could diply hope this foolay
be so foolsh as to sell her out
Vivian was restless in the lounge; she would occasionally look in the direction of the lobby and pry
Information out of Liam.
“Liam, is Uncle Hugo interested in Calista? I’ve never seen him treat any other woman this well.”
“Ms. Jacquez, don’t you often say that I’m just Mr. Jacquez’s lapdog? How could a lapdog possibly understand its owner’s thoughts?” Liam inquired.
Vivian glared at him discreetly.
“You’re being silly, Liam. You grew up in our family, and I’ve always considered you my brother. I was just joking with you. You must know what’s on Uncle Hugo’s mind. Come on, tell me.”
Hugo came over from the lobby as soon as she said that.
“Book a flight back to Apthon for Vivian. I don’t want her to set foot in Capeton ever again.”
He was talking to Liam. Vivian raised her voice in disbelief.
“Uncle Hugo, are you sending me back to Apthon for the sake of some woman who isn’t family?”
“Doesn’t matter whether she’s family, it is still not an excuse for you to take advantage of others with your position. I can’t believe you would do such a despicable thing for your selfish desires. You’ve disgraced
“I didn’t do it! I’ve been framed. It was all Calista’s setup. I’m your niece! How could you believe outsiders instead of me? Have you fallen for her, Uncle Hugo?”
Then, a loud slap rang out.
Jean, who had just arrived in a hurry, was the one who delivered the slap. Anger was visibly brewing on
his usually gentle face.
1 apologize, Hugo. It’s my fault for not raising Vivian properly, which led her to be so disrespectful to her elders. I’ll take her back to Apthon right away, so she can think about what she’s done.”
Vivian, who had been yelling and shouting in a rage only moments ago, was not as quiet as a mouse as
an dragged her out of the lounge
Hugo looked up at the door.
“Vivian’s been humiliated, so she probably won’t let this go.”
The alarm clock woke Calista up the next morning. Lucian’s face was right in front of her when she
opened her eyes. He was sleeping soundly.
His handsome features appeared soft in the bright sunlight, devoid of the usual sharpness and coldness.
Last night… Just the thought of it triggered a flood of memories.
Calista raised her hand to relieve her splitting headache, only to realize that it was being held by Lucian..
He awoke as soon as she moved.
The man squinted his eyes and looked at her intently. His voice was deep and full as he had just woke up.
“Good morning, Mrs. Northwood.”
Calista drew her hand out of his palm apathetically. There were red marks on it, indicating that it had been held all night.
‘Don’t call me that. We agreed last night that I would help you with your illness. We’re square now that you’ve been cured.”