Chapter 96 The Doctors Can’t Cure Him
Calista looked at Yara with her mouth full of toothpaste.
Yara didn’t beat around the bush and answered, “It’s from Lucian.”
Lucian had no intention of hiding that fact either, so she found out about it easily.
However, it also proved that he was a heartless man. While others stood united as a married
couple, he supported those at odds with his wife.
Calista was completely unaware of this.
She asked, “How much did he give?”
Yara stretched out her hand, indicating he gave her a lot of money.
“Without this money, Nikolette wouldn’t even be able to afford a good meal, let alone invest in
Calista nodded and said, “I see. Thanks for letting me know.”
Initially, she wanted Nikolette to be fired from Ronkan Enterprise to settle the score for what
Nikolette did back then. But she had to find another way since she was a shareholder of Ronkan
The three relied on selling her mother’s inheritance to make money, and she wanted them to
return every penny.
Yara waved dismissively and said, “It’s just a small favor. Let me know if you need any more help.”
Since Calista had finished getting ready, Yara stood up and said, “Let’s go have breakfast. I have
something to do at night. We won’t have enough time.”
Neither wanted to go too far, so they found a restaurant nearby. Calista browsed through the
trending news and realized that the news of Lily visiting Lucian at the Everglade Manor had been
Someone probably stopped its release.
She only knew one person who could act so quickly.
For the next three days, Calista stayed at home, and Yara was probably afraid that she would go
On this day, she was slumped before a painting when she received a call from Macy.
“Madam, can you please come back? Madam Selena has to go to the hospital for a check–up, but she’s arguing with Mr. Northwood and refuses to go.
“Is Lucian there?”
“He has to work at the company and can’t leave, so Mr. Brown is here.”
Calista used to handle these things. Macy hesitated to trouble her since she and Lucian were getting a divorce. But Selena was upset with Lucian and refused to talk to him, making things hard even for David.
Finally, Calista agreed. Selena was probably upset about their divorce, so she needed to convince her. Even if she didn’t agree to the divorce, she shouldn’t oppose it, to prevent further complications.
When she returned to the Stansend Manor, Selena was sitting on the sofa, in a bad mood.
“There’s nothing wrong with my health, I don’t need to go to the hospital. Lucian should be the
one who needs to go to the hospital! He needs to get his brain and eyes checked. He might be blind or brain–dead, leaving a jewel for some trash!”
David stood by helplessly. He felt he might die from a heart attack at a young age. Both Selena and Calista were so sharp–tongued.
“Oh, and make an appointment with a top specialist. Not any doctor can cure his illness.”
Macy wondered if Calista was Selena’s biological daughter instead of Lucian. In the future, she
must make her support for Calista clear. Lily would not gain any favor from her.
She frowned in distress.
“Madam, it’s for your good. The doctor’s appointments have already been made. How about you just go, just to humor him.”
Just as Selena was about to insist further, she heard Calista call her from the doorway, “Mom!”
Seeing her daughter–in–law, Selena’s face instantly lit up with a kind smile, and her voice
“Why are you here?”
Calista sat down beside her
“Macy said you didn’t want to go for the check–up, so 1 returned to see if it’s true.”
“Can’t you tell that Macy is always exaggerating? She makes a big fuss every time. I was about to go But the weather is too cold, so I wanted to wait a bit before going out.”
Macy quickly came out to take the blame.
“That’s right, Madam Selena was just about to leave. Since Madam Calista is back, why don’t you accompany her? The hospital’s system is too advanced for us elderly folks.”
Of course, this was merely an excuse. She might not be perfect, but as the Northwood family’s housekeeper, she had to be capable of handling daily tasks like making online appointments and accompanying visits to the doctor. This meant she had to stay up–to–date with the times.
Selena patted Calista’s hand.
“The report from my previous check–up is in Lucian’s study. Could you go and get it for me?”
Calista was thankful that she was willing to go to the doctor’s.
Getting the report was a small matter, so Calista didn’t mention that the doctor should have her
records and she had to retake certain tests.
When Calista entered the study, Macy asked curiously, “Madam, isn’t the report here?”
Selena tossed the leather bag on the table to her.
“Put it in the drawer of the TV cabinet. If Calista asks later, just tell her you made a mistake.”
Macy was always the scapegoat.
Seeing that she was genuinely curious, Selena explained to her, “My son’s mouth is as tightly sealed as glue. He can’t say anything useful for his life. If I didn’t ask Calista for the report, how would she see her photo on Lucian’s desk? I’m sure that brat has a thing for her, otherwise, why would he have her photo on his desk?”
Then, Selena scoffed disdainfully, “He’s so secretive, I really don’t know who he takes after. His father used to be straightforward.”
This was Calista’s first time entering Lucian’s study. Before their marriage, she didn’t spend much
time in this part of the house, and her visits had been even rarer after they got married.
The study wasn’t large, with just a desk, bookshelves, a sofa, and nothing else.
She didn’t wander around but walked straight in and opened the drawer to find the report. However, she couldn’t find the report but found something very familiar.
It was a framed painting filled with obscure and dark colors on a small piece of paper. If you
looked closely, you could make out the silhouette of a woman.
However, the figure was shrouded in heavy and dark colors. It was blurry, and she didn’t have a
face, although she was facing forward.
Staring at it for too long would make people feel ominous and sad. The painting portrays strong
emotions. To be clear, they were Calista’s emotions.
Her slender fingers slowly reached toward it as if trying to touch the uneven paper through the
This was her project for her graduation.
The painting had been bought at a high price by a mysterious person, making her popular at
Garford University and plummeting to rock bottom overnight.
At the time, she found it strange when her teacher mentioned someone bought it. The painting
wasn’t particularly visually pleasing.
When she presented the completed painting, her teacher almost wanted to call her parents and
suggest she see a therapist.
Moreover, it was unlikely that the work of an art major would sell for such a high price in a short
Calista couldn’t help but sneer mockingly to herself. She couldn’t understand why Lucian bought
such an average painting that was out of character for him.
Selena couldn’t help but frown as she waited downstairs.
It had been some time so she ordered David, “Go check on her. She hasn’t gone crazy from happiness, has she?”