Melanie smiled professionally and said, “Prime City has been developing well this year, and we’ve seen the market value data. The fluctuation of the data is high.”
She continued, “With such a high fluctuation, we’ll lose an opportunity if we’re a step late.” Melanie’s voice was gentle and polite as she frankly reported the situation to Peyton.
Peyton’s expression was still ugly. She scoffed. “Do you think I need you to tell me all this?”
Melanie chuckled and said, “Of course not. You’re observant yourself and can estimate the market value.
“I’m just trying to say our understanding of the market in Prime City would never be as good as yours. So, LeapCo sincerely wants to cooperate with your company for a better future for both of us.”
Melanie was obviously flattering Peyton, and it eased Peyton’s annoyance.
LeapCo’s cooperation was not something Peyton wanted to lose, but Eugene’s attitude irritated her. On the other hand, Melanie’s words gave her the respect she needed.
Melanie would be relieved once Peyton agreed to sign the contract.
It would take some time to sign the contract, so Melanie excused herself to go to the washroom.
She stood before the mirror and looked at herself. Her smile was perfect, and her makeup was exquisite, but she still looked tired.
After a while, Melanie took out her lipstick and touched up her makeup before leaving the washroom.
She happened to see Eugene on the phone in a corner.
He looked displeased. Melanie paused for a moment before walking past him. She heard him say sarcastically, “Greedy.”
When she was back in the office, Peyton had already prepared the contract. Melanie read through it once and handed it over to Eugene to look through it again.
Melanie was less tense when they were done signing the contract.
Evelyn stood aside, and her gaze fell on Eugene. “We’re business partners now. Let’s have dinner tonight?”
Eugene handed Melanie the contract and did not even look at Evelyn when he rejected her invitation. “I have something on tonight.”
Evelyn had no choice but to give up on having dinner with Eugene.
The reason Melanie was here in Prime City was because of the contract signing. Now that they had achieved their goal, Melanie felt she was not needed anymore.
After pondering, she told Eugene, “I want to leave if we’ve settled everything here.”
Eugene stopped walking and looked at his phone. Then, he snapped, “Why are you speaking to me like this when you can be so humble and polite in front of Ms. Taylor?”
Melanie’s face turned pale, and she sneered at herself.
Closing her eyes, she said, “Mr. Scott, I…”
Before she could finish, Eugene’s phone rang. He did not step away from Melanie and answered the call right there. Melanie heard Simon’s voice from it.
She stood aside and waited for Eugene to finish his call.
However, her phone beeped a few times. They were notifications from her WhatsApp. Startled, she took out her phone to check it.
They were messages from Xander, consisting of two photos and a voice message.
Melanie wanted to convert the voice message to words but accidentally played it.
Xander’s deep voice sounded, “I’m busy today. You can come over this afternoon.”
She had been going to Xander’s workshop these two days. She had asked him a few questions, and Xander thought she would be going that afternoon again.
Melanie wanted to reply to him, but she felt someone getting closer to her. Eugene asked in an indifferent manner, “You’ve found a man to hook up with in just a f