Melanie nodded. “I know. I don’t plan to move in immediately.”
The wires in the old residence were old, and they posed quite a few safety hazards. She had to get someone to replace them.
Melanie had considered renting a new house but did not want to adapt to a new environment. Ít was better to stay in her hometown and not worry about being chased out of her home again.
She looked at Xander and said, “I might want to stay for some time before leaving. You can leave first if you’re busy.”
However, Xander said, “It’s okay. I have nothing arranged for today.”
Then, he entered the house. “The wires are old and rusty. Where’s the electric control panel?” “You know how to repair this?”
“Yes. I’ve done this before.” Melanie noticed Xander was straightforward and always spoke straight to the point.
She took Xander to the electric control panel and let him deal with it. Meanwhile, she went to the nearest convenience store to get some cleaning tools to clean the place.
It was not easy to clean a house that had been left empty for years.
It took Melanie some time to clean just the table.
Fortunately, the water was still working, and she could use it.
When her phone rang, Xander happened to enter the house.
Melanie put down her cleaning tools and wiped her hands before answering the call.
“Mel, where are you?” It was Yvonne, and she sounded joyful.
Melanie froze, but she said frankly, “In the north of the city.”
“Why are you there? It’s so far away.” Yvonne seemed displeased. She muttered, “I wanted to ask you to pick me up. I drank some wine and can’t drive home.”
As Yvonne muttered, Melanie could hear chuckles and chatters beside her.
Yvonne was a lovely person, after all. Melanie forced herself not to frown and asked, “Where are you?”
Melanie knew Butterfly Club. It was a new bar and was famous online.
However, it was unsafe for Yvonne to drink alone at the bar. She told Xander about it, and his forehead creased.
When Melanie and Xander arrived at Butterfly Club, they saw Yvonne at the bar. There were two
en in front of her.
Yvonne seemed to be talking to them as she chuckled. Her legs, adorned with high heels, swayed as she spoke. She seemed to be trying to stop them from getting too close to her.
Melanie called out, “Yvonne.”
When Yvonne heard her voice, her smile turned into a genuine one as she said to the two men, “I’m sorry. Please excuse me. My friend is here. Let’s talk some other day if we happen to meet again.”
The men looked at each other and left disappointedly.
Yvonne looked at them, and her smile faded. Then, she complained to Melanie and Xander, ” Those guys are disgusting. They’re so annoying. If I weren’t alone, I wouldn’t have had to stall them by talking so much.
Yvonne complained as she got off the tall chair.
She landed lightly as if she was not wearing a pair of high heels.
Melanie was afraid she might fall and tried to help her. However, Yvonne staggered and turned around suddenly, staring at Melanie and Xander for a while before asking, “Be frank with me. Were you guys on a date just now?”
Just as she spoke, a few people walked in.
Simon’s playful voice sounded. “Eugene, today is my birthday, and I waited for you to be back to celebrate it. I’ll be mad if you refuse to celebrate with me.”
“I didn’t ask you to wait.” Eugene’s voice was as indifferent as ever.
“How could you say that? We’re best friends, yet you’re so cold to me. Why did you go to Hearth City, by the way?”