turned. It was even worse than before.
The pain was so intense that he broke out in a sweat. Unable to speak, he could only try to pry Calista’s hand away.
“Mr. Packard, don’t move. You have to press down hard to stop the bleeding. See, the bleeding has
She pressed the towel down on him so hard he couldn’t speak. Besides, the towel had absorbed all the blood, so what’s the point of putting more pressure on his nose?
Calista firmly held his nose using the towel, saying, “My mother used to stop my nosebleeds like, this when I was a kid. Otherwise, I would have fainted from excessive blood loss.”
Marcus rolled his eyes. The towel she brought was so thick he found it hard to breathe now,,
He was afraid that he would be suffocated to death by this woman before he lost too much blood! The fear of suffocation was too much for him, and he pulled Calista’s hand away by force.
The towel fell to the ground. Marcus’s entire face was smeared in blood. His already unattractive features became even more contorted by his red and swollen nose.
He glared fiercely at the innocent–looking woman before him, “Mrs. Northwood, I don’t know what I did to offend you, to make you mock me like this.”
Since he played dumb, Calista decided to play along.
She blinked innocently and asked, “What are you talking about? Why would I be mocking you? Aren’t our families potential business partners?”
“Don’t play dumb with me. Do you think I’ll believe it’s all an accident just because you say so?”
Calista spoke gently, but her tone was cold.
“Mr. Packard, I think there’s a misunderstanding. I never intended to play dumb. Did you think you could fool me with your tiny brain?”
It wasn’t necessary to keep up the act since everything was out in the open.
“You better think about how you will explain this to Lucian.”
A flicker of panic flashed in Marcus’s eyes, and he gritted his teeth in anger as he retorted, “You think too highly of yourself. When someone approaches you, you think they’re interested in you. Women flock to me every day. Do you think I would take an interest in you?”
He slammed the open button on the elevator.
“I think you’re not only delusional, you have psychological issues. You should see a therapist soon to avoid being so paranoid all the time!”
He was only confident because of his observation today. The Northwood’s relationship wasn’t as good as it seemed.
Those intimate gestures were just for show. Maybe Lucian didn’t care much about this woman at
“Mr. Packard,” Calista called after him.
Mr. Packard turned around to see her smiling broadly.
Despite the buzzing in his head, he couldn’t help but feel his heart skip a beat. Damn, she was so
beautiful. If he didn’t sleep with her, he’d probably regret it for the rest of his life!
Calista’s voice turned soft and alluring.
“Be smarter next time and find a place without any surveillance cameras.”
She wanted to tear his perverted brains out.
However, Marcus didn’t understand what Calista meant. He couldn’t figure out what she meant by
that. Did she mean if they found a place without surveillance, they could get cozy?
As soon as this thought arose, Marcus felt his body heat up. He wanted to ask for clarification but
thought against it. She was clearly implying that!
He watched as she sauntered into the elevator, and his malicious intent surged again. At this
moment, a cleaning lady rushed out of a nearby utility room, holding a walkie–talkie.
“Where’s the towel I used to wipe the floors? Can you help me find it?”
Marcus’s body stiffened as he glanced at the half–wet, foul–smelling towel on the ground.
The resort had natural hot springs, with both public pools and private ones. Calista had bought
supplies from the clothing store and reserved a private pool.
The private pool was in a separate indoor area, complete with a shower and changing room. Calista undressed and stepped in.
The warm water enveloped her weary body, instantly relieving the soreness in her legs. She
applied a face mask and leaned against the pool wall.
The temperature was just right, and the sound of flowing water mixed with relaxing background music. Her thoughts gradually drifted into a drowsy haze.
Just as she was about to fall asleep, she suddenly felt a change in the water. Calista’s eyes snapped open, only to realize that someone had entered her private pool!
She was startled and reflexively tried to step back, forgetting she was already against the edge. Her heel landed on the wet and slippery pool wall, causing her to slide downward.
She tumbled into the hot spring with a series of gurgling sounds, swallowing a few mouthfuls of