Melanie, who was arranging the documents, froze. She looked at Eugene, but he had already retracted his gaze and was flipping the pages of the contract.
“Is there anything you want to take?” Walden spoke to break the awkward atmosphere. He asked Eugene cautiously, “Why don’t I go and get it? I’ve asked Miss Smith to make a table. She might have to proofread it now.”
Melanie wasn’t sure if Walden understood the sarcasm in Eugene’s words. However, he looked sincere.
Eugene’s gaze fell on him. When he spoke, he sounded displeased. “You sure are good at making others do things for you.”
Walden rubbed his palms. The branch company’s revenue was not quite satisfying, making him anxious. The branch company could do this table, but Melanie was Eugene’s secretary. He thought he could make use of her relationship with Eugene.
Melanie did not know anything about what he was thinking. She took out a document and handed it to Eugene. “The market trend of the recent three months is all here.”
Eugene seized her and happened to see the red mark on her wrist. He responded coldly, Looks like you’ve accustomed yourself to this place.”
Melanie was startled. Retracting her hand, she said humbly, “I’m just doing my job.”
The content of the meeting was still about the market segments. The conference room was small. Melanie sat opposite Eugene, and beside her was a stack of documents. She had to hand the papers to him when he needed them.
However, two minutes before the meeting began, Viola suddenly said, “Melanie, pass me the documents. I’ll hand them to Eugene later.”
There were many categories to the branch company’s documents. Moreover, Melanie had her own way of arranging them. Others might find it challenging to find the relevant documents. Thus, she subconsciously rejected her, “It’s okay. I arranged the documents, so it’s easier for me to find them.”
Viola’s smile froze. Clenching her teeth, she emphasized, “Melanie, I can do it too.”
Melanie realized Viola probably had other intentions apart from handing the documents to Eugene.
She drooped her eyelids, placed the documents before Viola, and said nothing more.
However, it was not Viola who arranged the documents, so she was not as fast as Melanie when looking for the papers.
Eugene had to pause the meeting for two minutes to wait for her each time he wanted a new document.
Viola could still smile and force herself to stay calm in the beginning, yet her face turned even paler after a few times of this happening.
The data was analyzed according to Eugene’s requirements, so it was not uploaded to the drive. As everything was printed out, it would take some time to classify them.
When Eugene asked for a table to refer to, Viola went through the documents but could not find it. In the end, she could only frown and ask Melanie, “Melanie, did you forget to do this table?”
Melanie looked at the stack of messed up documents and said nothing.
Viola looked at her, and a relieved look flashed across her face. Blinking, she looked at Eugene with an innocent and troubled expression. “Eugene, Melanie seems to have forgotten to prepare this. I can’t find it.”
Eugene’s cold eyes fixed on Melanie.
He could not suppress his irritation anymore. It was a sign that he was going to flare up soon. “It’s in the blue folder with the green tag in the middle. The document is the one with the black label,” said Melanie, looking into Eugene’s eyes indifferently.
Eugene’s gaze flickered, and he pulled out the document according to her instructions. The thin pages of the document were indeed among the papers and would be easily missed.