Dylan was waiting for Melanie to give her the money for Peachie’s medical treatment. Melanie felt her temples throb with pain. She rubbed her forehead and was about to get up when Theodore said, “Sit and rest for a while. I’ll take your mother and sister to register.”
Melanie stiffened and tried to refuse him, but before she could even finish, Dylan was already tearfully apologizing to Theodore.
She could only sit back down. The muscles in her face were numb, and she could only look on blankly, feeling only exhaustion.
It was not until she heard a soft sneer beside her that she finally realized that Eugene was still next to her.
Melanie fell silent for a moment and said, “I’ll reimburse your friend for the medical expenses.‘
“What can that little money do?” Eugene did not seem to care, but his indifferent tone made Melanie feel even more uncomfortable. She took a deep breath, closed her eyes, and stopped talking.
However, Eugene seemed oblivious to her current mood and asked, “Short of money?”
Melanie pinched her palm. “No.”
“Is that so?” Eugene’s tone was casual as he simply changed the topic. Melanie pressed her lips together and kept silent.
Just then, her number was called. She got up and went directly to the examination room. The result of the examination was that Melanie had a slight fever. Improper rest, coupled with anxiety, had caused
her heart rate to accelerate.
When she went back after getting the medicine, only Theodore and Eugene were left.
Seeing her approach, Theodore said, “Your mother has left with your sister. The doctor said it’s nothing serious, just a minor bump on the head. All they need to do is apply some ointment.”
Melanie nodded. “How much did it cost? I’ll reimburse you.”
Theodore waved his hand. “No need, it’s not much.”
Melanie did not want to argue with Theodore in front of Eugene over this small amount of money, so she took out her phone. “Can I have your contact? I’ll transfer the money to you later.”
At her insistence, Theodore agreed.
“Quite principled of you,” Eugene commented indifferently from the side as he observed their interaction. Melanie could not tell whether he was mocking her or making a neutral observation.
Head lowered, she added Theodore’s contact, picked up her medicine, and said calmly, “I’ll take my leave now.”
Eugene remained silent while Theodore knowingly suggested, “How about we go get something to eat together?”
Melanie refused, of course, and picked up her medicine to leave. The moment she left, Theodore sighed and said to Eugene, “Your employee’s family sure is complicated.”
Eugene made a faint sound of agreement. He then said, “We’ve left your father upstairs for a long time.”
Theodore’s father and Stella were relatives separated by a generation, but the relationship between the two families had always been good. Theodore’s father got into an accident this time and Eugene happened to be on a business trip to Prime City when he heard about it.
Thus, he came over this time for a visit.
Theodore led Eugene to the ward. At the same time, Melanie had just left the hospital when she heard the sharp voices of an intense quarrel. Pausing, she looked up, only to see Dylan, who should have already left.
She was tackling a man desperately to obstruct him from Peachie, who was crying breathlessly
Dylan stood in front of Peachie and allowed the man to punch and kick her. In the midst of their struggle, she locked gazes with Melanie. Her eyes lit up as if she had seen a savior.