Eugene nodded and wanted to speak when his phone screen lit up.
Viola glanced at it. “Eugene, you have a message.
He took his phone and looked at the phone screen. His voice was deep as he said, “Sleep early.”
Viola looked at him, frowning as he looked at his phone. She had to bite her tongue and swallow her words.
Melanie did not sleep well that night. She dreamed of her childhood.
When she woke up the next day, it was already past eight.
Fortunately, she had no work arranged that day. When she was washing up, she noticed that her burn wound was recovering.
It was boring to stay at the hotel. She then recalled that Xander had introduced her to a few exhibitions that she had not attended. She looked for the nearest one to visit.
It was a work day, and the artists were not famous, so the place was not packed.
Melanie took a few pictures and sent them to Xander, asking questions about the art scene. Xander did not reply to her immediately. He was probably busy.
When she was back at the hotel, Xander’s message came in. Melanie casually looked at her phone as she walked toward the elevator.
The elevator door opened, and before her were Eugene and Simon. They walked out of it.
She had only bumped into Simon once at the hotel and thought he had already left. Simon still disliked her as usual and mocked her, “Melanie, are you really here on a vacation?”
Lifting her head, Melanie said, “I don’t have anything on the schedule today, and it’s my private time now.”
Simon sneered and looked at Eugene behind him. “Eugene, you’ve been looking around for her, yet she said this is her private time because her schedule today is free.”
Melanie frowned. She had double–checked the schedule last afternoon, and it was indeed free.
However, Simon said Eugene had been looking for her. Melanie looked at Eugene with a frown.
“We have to meet Peyton to sign the contract later.” Eugene did not mention the schedule and continued, “I have other things to deal with. Push forward the schedule here.”
Melanie said nothing and followed Eugene.
Simon turned around when they were at the entrance. “I dislike business stuff. See you later.”
Eugene did not stop him from leaving and went to meet Peyton with Melanie.
“Has Ms. Taylor agreed to sign the contract?” Melanie asked.
The signing of the contract had dragged on for days. Melanie had something else disturbing her, and she wanted to leave Prime City as soon as possible.
Eugene nodded. “Mhm.”
Melanie was relieved and looked at Eugene.
He was resting with his eyes closed.
His brows were furrowed, and there were dark circles under his eyes. It seemed that he did not sleep well last night.
She said nothing as she stared at him.
Sensing her gaze, Eugene opened his eyes and asked hoarsely, “Do you have anything you want to say?”
“Mm.” Melanie drooped her eyes and paused before saying, “I want to tak
e leave after this contract is signed.”
Eugene’s frown deepened. He tapped his fingers slightly, yet he quickly put on a straight face again.
Scoffing, he said, “Melanie, I brought you on a business trip, yet you take this as a paid trip? Not only did you skip work, but you also want to take leave after this?”