Chapter 31 I Like It
Melissa was so angry that she was at a loss for words, and her face flushed red.
She had always been a prideful person. Having been humiliated, the woman wanted to vent all her anger on Calliope. She raised her hand and was about to hit the latter, but someone quickly stopped her.
The people around her pointed at the surveillance cameras on the ceiling, advising her to calm down and let it go.
Melissa glared daggers at Calliope and gritted her teeth. “What’s the big deal of marrying a broke man? Forget diamond rings, he won’t even be able to buy you copper or iron rings! The two of you should just remain poverty-stricken your whole life!”
Having said that, she turned and left in a huff. The corners of Calliope’s lips curled into a small smile as she watched Melissa stomp off in anger.
It seems like life at the company won’t be as peaceful anymore. I have to plan ahead and find a way out for myself.
Calliope appeared different when she arrived at work the next day.
She put on light makeup when she usually didn’t, and there was an extra accessory on her hand,
It was an emerald ring.
Her colleagues stared wide-eyed at her. The ring seemed to be made of pure gold, with detailed carvings on its surface. It was gorgeous, especially with the splendid emerald embedded in it.
However, the ring looked old-fashioned, and it appeared to be an antique.
Calliope lowered her head and tenderly caressed it.
She had taken it out of the box the previous night. Her fingers were slender and long, and the ring was slightly too big for her. Dominic suggested they get it fixed at a jewelry store, but she couldn’t wait any longer.
Melissa said wearing today.
husband couldn’t afford even a single ring, didn’t she? I’ll make sure to show her what I’m
“That looks so beautiful, Calliope!” Her female colleagues surrounded her and checked the ring out curiously. “I’ve never seen such a ring before. Did you get it custom-made?”
“But it looks too old. It looks like an antique,” someone said, disagreeing.
“Did your husband gift it to you, Calliope? Why is it so big? Did your mother-in-law use to wear it? Is it a family heirloom?”
Calliope merely smiled and said nothing.
Melissa walked past and shot a glance at the ring.
Her eyes lit up instantly. Though the ring looked old-fashioned, it was undeniably something valuable that had been pa**ed down through generations. But… how is it possible that Calliope possesses a treasure like that?
Melissa snickered and said coldly, “That can’t be a fake, right?”
An awkward silence hung in the air, and everyone returned to their seats.
“Calliope, we graduated from the same university, so I’ll give you a few words of advice as your senior.” Melissa glanced at Calliope and continued, “This ring is old and worn out, and it’s so obvious that the thing embedded in it is dyed gla**. Do you think it’s an emerald? Oh, please. I bet your husband lied to you. He managed to make you happy with this piece of trash?”
Calliope caressed the ring and met her gaze. “I only wore it to prove that I’m married. I don’t have any other intentions. Be it gla** or jewel, they don’t have much difference in my eyes. Besides, it doesn’t matter if it’s a copper or metal ring. I’ll treasure it as long as it’s from my husband.”
“Hah! What a befitting thought for a poor person.” Melissa insulted.
However, Calliope did not take it to heart. Instead, she busied herself with work.
In the afternoon, she was working on her sales plan for the next quarter when she heard Amala mumbling beside her, “She must’ve gone crazy thinking of clinching a deal. How can she bring just anyone to the company?”
Puzzled, Calliope turned to look at her.
Amala lifted her chin and gestured for Calliope to look at Melissa’s office. The latter then saw a group of people coming out of her office.
If I remember correctly, this is already the fifth client she received today. It seems like she’s holding a grudge against me for snatching her client away from her.
Calliope smiled and was about to continue working when she heard Melissa’s voice. “Please come in, Calliope,” said Melissa, standing at the door of her office.