Chapter 91 Kicked In The Guts
Calista intended to mock Lucian However, he did not lose his temper as she expected.
Instead, he looked at her and said, “How do you know no one would back you up? You’ve never even tried.”
Calista was taken aback. Did he lose his mind again? She pursed and cautiously took a few steps back and prayed for help against this lunatic. Lucian’s face darkened when he saw her reaction.
“What is this?”
Calista threw the plate onto the table and warned, “Stay away from me so I don’t get infected by your madness and end up as crazy as you.‘”
Then, she turned around and headed to the restroom. As she exited the bathroom stall, several people surrounded her, blocking her way.
“Calista, aren’t you going to catch up with your old friends?”
The leader of the group was Amanda Riley, Sharon’s best friend. She was one of Calista’s classmates in university, as were the others behind her. However, she wasn’t familiar with them. as they were from different faculties.
Calista raised an eyebrow and sneered, “So, you’re here to help Sharon get the video?”
Amanda crossed her arms and looked at her with contempt.
“Amanda invited you to her wedding out of her kindness. Yet, you stabbed her in the back and spread false rumors about her. Give me the video.”
“You’re accusing me of spreading rumors and asking me for the video at the same time. Playing dumb won’t work for me. Tell Sharon I’ll be having a chat with Mr. Beckett if she doesn’t apologize to me in public in ten minutes.
Calista yawned dully. She wouldn’t have come if it weren’t for Selena. She had already given them
enough respect by staying for so long.
She headed for the exit, but Amanda blocked her way as she passed by.
“Since you don’t want to do this the easy way, we’ll have to do it the hard way. I’m not going to go
easy on you”
The group slowly approached Calista.
Amanda continued, “Back in university, you might have been too overconfident because you were
naive. But now you’re still reckless even after knowing the ways of the world. All I can say is
you’re foolish. Did you think your insignificant threats would work on Sharon?”
She leaned closer to Calista and sneered, “Being foolish is one thing, but being vain is another. To
think that you orchestrated the whole incident that someone bought your art at a high price, and
then you donated the money to the school. If I were you, I would rather die than be humiliated like
that. Speaking of this matter, you should thank Lily for this.”
When Calista’s project was exhibited on campus, it caught someone’s attention and sold for a very
high price, making history in the Art Faculty at Gardsford University.
Everyone was shocked. It was even more surprising that she donated the money to the school to
support financially challenged students.
Initially, Calista wanted to keep a low profile about this matter, but Lily made a big fuss and
spread the word everywhere.
She even convinced the school leadership to put a banner at the school gate commending Calista.
However, it wasn’t long before it was revealed that Calista had orchestrated the whole thing
herself. Needless to say, her reputation plummeted as she faced public criticism.
At this moment, Calista was surrounded by everyone. She cracked her knuckles; it seemed like
she wouldn’t be able to avoid getting physical today.
Amanda continued, “Take her phone. Let’s see how she’ll manage without a phone…
Before she could finish, Calista kicked her in the gut, sending her stumbling back several steps!
Amanda’s face immediately turned pale. She bent over and clutched her stomach.
“How dare you lay a finger on me?”
“What’s wrong with that? Am I not allowed to touch you?”
“This is the Beckett family’s home! Theodore will throw you out if you dare to stir up trouble here.”
Not only that, this was also Theodore and Sharon’s engagement party. Amanda must have ensured
no one would come near this place since she was making such a scene.
Calista approached her with a lopsided smile.
“I’m going to beat all of you to a pulp today. No one would…
Before Calista could finish her sentence, there was a knock on the door. Damn it! Calista had to eat her words.
She didn’t expect Amanda to be foolish enough not to clear the area before messing with her. The others were about to make a move, but they froze at the sound.
“What should we do, Amanda?”
They were all from prestigious families. It would ruin their reputation if they were seen bullying someone in the restroom. Now that Amanda had the upper hand, she wouldn’t let this slide easily.
She glared at Calista, who still confidently carried herself, and said, “There’s nothing to be afraid of. The door is locked. No one can enter. I won’t stop until I make this wretch kneel and apologize!”
There was a loud ‘bang‘, and the door was kicked open from the outside. A tall and well–built man stood at the door.
He had a cold and intimidating demeanor. His gaze swept across the group and finally fixed on Calista.
He furrowed his eyebrows and asked, “What’s going on?”
Amanda, who was threatening Calista a minute ago, immediately put on an act.
Tears brimmed her eyes as she cried, “Mr. Northwood, she hit me. My stomach hurts. Could you please take me to the hospital? I might have some internal bleeding!”
The footprint on her shirt was a piece of undeniable evidence. Lucian stared at Calista, who showed no intention of explaining, but instead rolled her eyes at him.
It was clear she was displeased.
Amanda raised her voice, “Mr. Northwood, it’s obvious she’s looking down on you…”
Her grating voice echoed through the quiet restroom, and Lucian frowned in disdain, saying, “Shut
Amanda’s face instantly turned red. She had never been so rudely scolded before. There was
Lucian reached out to Calista and said, “Come here.”
Calista was in a bad mood. Memories of the past resurfaced due to Amanda’s words. She disliked
Lily and even more so the fact that Lucian supported her.
Back then, Lily received much attention in school because of Lucian. Everyone wanted to curry
favor with her to get close to Lucian.
Calista didn’t envy Lily’s popularity, but their attempt to win Lily’s favor came at the expense of
her. So, her college days were miserable partly because of Lucian’s connection with Lily.
Right now, she wished she could just pin him to the ground and beat him senseless.
Calista didn’t want to stay here longer, but Lucian blocked the way. If she wanted to leave, she had
to pass by him.
“Mr. Northwood, I know you have no problem with being shameless. But think about your
reputation. This is the ladies‘ restroom, and you’re standing at the entrance like a creep. Others
might misunderstand your intentions.”
Not only was he shameless, he seemed to have no concept of personal space.