Chapter 90 Her Husband Died Young
Sharon’s husband, Theodore Beckett, was the second son of the Beckett family. The Beckett
family wasn’t exactly upper–class, but they were still a rich family
He’d never been insulted to his face like this before Theodore looked at her darkly.
“If you’re here to congratulate us on the ceremony, you’re more than welcome, but if not
He glanced over at the entrance of the garden and paused.
Schooling his expression, he abandoned his threats toward Calista and strode over to the car that
had just stopped at the entrance.
Even though the engagement party was about to start, he still stayed out there just to wait for
Lucian Lucian got out of his car and nodded at Theodore.
“No need for the pleasantries, Mr. Beckett.
Theodore did not relax.
He gestured toward the entrance of the hall, saying, “Right this way, sir
Technically, he should be the center of attention at his engagement party, but Lucian overshadowed him just by standing beside him. Theodore looked more like his assistant.
Sharon noticed that Calista was staring in Lucian and Theodore’s direction. She scoffed, rolling
“Stop dreaming. The guy you’re staring at is the only heir of the Northwood family, the president of Northwood Corporations. Not even in your wildest dreams will you be able to be with him. As your classmate, I’d advise you to stop being delusional… oh wait.”
She covered her mouth and feigned surprise.
“I almost forgot, you slept with him before! Even so, you still didn’t manage to marry him.”
Calista and Lucian had gotten married in secret. Even though Selena had announced their marriage during her birthday party, it still wasn’t exactly public knowledge.
Calista stepped closer to her with a smile.
“I heard that it wasn’t easy for you to get Mr. Beckett to marry you.”
Sharon glanced at her raised hand and stepped back fearfully.
“What are you trying to do? This place is owned by the Beckett family. If you hit me…
“What are you talking about? Why would I hit you?”
Calista placed her hand on her shoulder lightly.
“You’re very pretty today. It would be a shame to ruin your beauty with a slap.”
Sharon pursed her lips in an attempt to look calm as she relaxed her tense body.
“I won’t hit you, but I would like you to apologize for what you said just now. The stage would be
good enough for me. In public.”
“No way. I will soon be Mrs. Beckett. Who are you to make me apologize to you?”
It was bad enough that Calista had always been better than her in university. Now, Sharon was
better than her. She would never apologize to Calista.
Calista waved her phone at her.
Then I guess you wouldn’t mind if everyone sees those fascinating videos of you and your ex-
boyfriends. Did you think I came here just to let you insult me?”
At first, she didn’t want to come, but Selena called her and asked her to visit Mrs. Beckett Senior
on her behalf.
Calista figured that this was just an excuse to force her to attend the party with Lucian. If it were
so important, Selena could’ve come herself. However, she didn’t want to disappoint Selena.
Sharon tried to snatch her phone away.
“How dare you!”
Theodore came back just in time to see that.
“Sharon, what’s going on?”
Sharon withdrew her hand quickly when she heard him. She turned to him and smiled.
“It’s… it’s nothing. We just had some bad blood between us.”
“If you’re not close with her, tell the security guards to kick her out!”
Sharon was trying to find a way to get the videos on Calista’s phone. She couldn’t let her leave so easily. Slipping her arm into Theodore’s, she laughed.
“No, it’s not that bad. We’ve always argued like this, but we’re close. Oh, Calista, why are you here alone? I thought you were married. Where’s your husband? Are you divorced?”
As she spoke, she glanced at Lucian. To her surprise, Lucian looked interested in their conversation as well
“No, he’s…” Calista smiled at Sharon, but she looked at Lucian as she spoke with a raised eyebrow. “He’s dead.”
Lucian narrowed his eyes at her.
“Shouldn’t you be in mourning, then?” he said coldly. “Your presence here could be bad luck.”
“That’s superstition, Mr. Northwood. My dead husband is the unlucky one. He must have done a lot of bad things to have karma catch up so quickly.”
The engagement party had begun. The butler came up to them to usher them into the venue. Theodore went into the hall with Sharon.
Under his breath, he said quietly, “I don’t care why you invited Ms. Everhart today, but I warn you, do not touch her.”
He wasn’t stupid; he could see the enmity between the two. Sharon looked at him in surprise.
“You like Calista?”
Their engagement was nothing but a transaction. She knew that Theodore loved another woman.
Theodore stared at her. She was so stupid that he couldn’t even muster disdain.
“It’s pretty obvious that something’s going on between her and Mr. Northwood.”
Sharon turned around. She saw Calista and Lucian walking far away from each other. They looked
like they didn’t know each other.
that it was something bad.
Otherwise, Calista would’ve used Lucian to defend herself earlier.
Sharon gritted her teeth. She needed to get the videos back from Calista!
After greeting Mrs. Beckett Senior on behalf of Selena, Calista grabbed some canapes and headed
to a secluded corner.
The engagement party wasn’t a huge affair. As Sharon and Theodore went around the venue
thanking their guests, Sharon felt someone staring at her. She looked up and saw Calista.
When their eyes met, Calista waved her phone at her threateningly. Sharon seethed in silence.
While Theodore spoke with the guests, she took the opportunity to whisper something to her best
friend. Calista saw this.
“Why are you being so arrogant when you have no way to protect yourself? Are you bold, or just
dumb? Theodore Beckett might not love your friend there, but he definitely wouldn’t stand around
and watch you ruin his engagement party,” a voice said suddenly from behind her.
Calista turned. At some point, Lucian had shaken off the people who were trying to get his
attention and made his way behind her. He stared down at her, his gaze filled with derision.
Calista smiled at him.
“What can I do? I couldn’t convince a man to help me, so I have to do everything myself.