Eugene looked at her right hand but quickly retracted his gaze from it. He showed no expression. “I’ll give you three minutes to get ready and meet the client with me.”
Melanie looked at Viola and asked Eugene, “Aren’t you taking her instead?”
Everyone had heard what Evelyn said in the conference room, but Melanie felt Eugene would
Viola was still by Eugene’s side, yet her eyes were not as red as in the morning. She looked less aggrieved.
She was back to her usually gentle self. “Melanie, I know I’m incapable, and Eugene said I should learn more from you.”
Viola sounded obedient, but she forgot to hide the reluctant look in her eyes. Melanie would have believed her if she had not noticed that.
“We have to get Peyton to sign the contract.” The pouring rain in Prime City came and went quickly.
Eugene’s cold voice sounded as the last bit of rain poured. “Melanie, this is what you should do.”
Peyton had a smooth business trip and was back earlier than expected.
When Melanie and the other two arrived, Evelyn was talking to Peyton.
Viola was beside Eugene. After the lesson that morning, she did not dare to say a word
When they took their seats, she habitually wanted to sit beside Eugene. However, before she could sit, Evelyn asked, “What foundation do you use, Miss Shaw? Your eyes were so red this morning, yet you look just fine now.”
Viola froze and squeezed a smile as she said, “Miss Shue, you’re good at cracking jokes.”
“Cracking jokes?” Evelyn’s contempt for her was obvious. She regarded Viola meaningfully and asked, “What makes you think we’re close enough for me to be joking with you?”
Viola’s face flushed red before turning pale. Embarrassed, she looked at Eugene with a pleading gaze.
Eugene lifted his head, and his cold gaze fell on Evelyn. Evelyn’s arrogant smirk froze.
Only then did Eugene speak to Peyton directly, “Ms. Turner, you promised me a reply after you returned the last time. May I know your answer after consideration?”
Just as he spoke, Melanie handed them the documents she had prepared.
Peyton put the documents aside, not intending to look through them.
She was in her 40s and was an experienced businesswoman. She looked smart, and she had the brains to back it up
Peyton looked at Viola and asked, “I’ve never seen her. Who is she?”
Before Eugene could speak, Evelyn said mockingly, “An intern of LeapCo. She can’t even do the simplest job of a secretary, yet she follows Mr. Scott to meetings.”
Her intentional words and tone could make others misunderstand.
Peyton’s gaze on Viola was more unfriendly than before.
Viola felt aggrieved because of what Evelyn said and humiliated upon being regarded by Peyton with a disgusted gaze.
She lowered her head, bit her lip, and said nothing.
Melanie watched from the side, knowing why Peyton despised Viola so much.
When she knew that the business partner was Peyton, she did some research about her preferences. From there, she knew that Peyton’s husband divorced her because of an affair with his secretary.
It seemed that Peyton was displeased to see someone like Viola. Her voice was cold, just like her expression. “It seems that LeapCo is not quite interested in cooperating since someone inexperienced is present at the meeting with me.”
Evelyn winked at Eugene and added intentionally, “Look! I told you that if you brought her, my mother wouldn’t sign the contract.”
Viola almost shed tears again. Facing Evelyn and her mother’s sarcasm, she dared not retort. Tears welled.
up in her eyes.