Simon’s voice faded into the noisy music. No one else could hear his words other than Eugene beside him.
Eugene paused and said, “I had something to deal with.”
Simon asked, “Did he call you there again? It’s strange that even though your mother isn’t close with her side of the family, you are.
“By the way, is your uncle coming to Jepton? I saw him on the news two days ago.”
Someone heard his words and quipped, “Hey, Simon, I didn’t know you like watching the
“Hey! I’m good at everything, okay?”
Simon and those guys quipped. The guy who spoke just now spotted Yvonne. Surprised to see her, he greeted, “Yvonne, are you here to drink? Do you want to join us?”
Those wealthy people in Jepton were divided into a few social circles, and not everyone was close to each other even though they knew each other.
Just as the man greeted Yvonne, Simon and the others looked over and happened to see Melanie and Xander too.
The lights in the bar were flashy and dim. It was not easy to see their expressions.
Melanie held onto Yvonne and said, “We’ll drive you back.”
However, before they could leave, Simon shouted, “It’s a beautiful coincidence that we met. It’s my birthday today. Why don’t you join us, Miss Lowry?”
Yvonne stopped. She liked to have fun, but she was reminded of the last time Melanie met Simon and Eugene at the bar.
She did not answer and looked at Melanie instead.
“Melanie, we’re acquaintances. Aren’t you going to agree to my birthday invitation?” Simon noticed Yvonne’s hesitation and asked Melanie instead.
However, his words sounded sarcastic rather than friendly.
Melanie frowned and said to Yvonne, “You can join them if you want. I’ll go back by taxi.”
“I’ll be alone if you leave.” Yvonne was reluctant to let Melanie leave without her.
Simon scoffed and regarded Melanie in disdain. “Melanie, are you avoiding Eugene because of the trouble you brought to LeapCo? I remember you weren’t like this and always followed Eugene everywhere as though you couldn’t leave his side. Why are you running away now?”
Simon was trying to embarrass Melanie. Only then did Melanie glance at Eugene, who had said nothing.
She could endure her emotions, but she could not allow herself to be bullied as others wished.
Since Eugene had put her into this situation and wanted to have nothing to do with her, she had nothing to care about.
She looked at Simon after retracting her gaze from Eugene. She mocked him, “Simon, each time you speak up for Eugene, you make me wonder if you have a secret crush on him.
“You look resentful, like someone who can’t get his love. But I think you’re looking for the wrong person. Your love rival now is Viola, not me.
“Oh, remember to interact more with Mrs. Scott so that she’ll agree to let you marry Eugene.”
Melanie did not pause or hold back. Everyone around Simon snickered.
́Only Simon’s face was ashen as he glared at Melanie. “Repeat it if you dare!”
Melanie calmly lifted her chin. She had a strong air about her from being in the business world for so many years, and it was intimidating.
Her voice was cold. “Simon, haven’t anyone told you that you’re quite annoying?”
She had endured it whenever Simon mocked her before because of Eugene.
However, she noticed her endurance had only brought sorrow and pain to herself.
It did not stop Simon from mocking her as entertainment.