To the side, Theodore sneered coldly. “What? Where was this fear when you were hitting a woman?”
Eugene’s face remained icy, and he was silent as his gaze fixed on George unwaveringly.
George began to feel uneasy under his gaze and trembled as he tried to use his other hand to slap Eugene away.
Melanie found George repulsive, but she did not want any more trouble caused because of him. Since dealing with someone like him could be difficult, she looked up at Eugene and said softly, “Let’s wait for the police to handle it.”
Eugene’s gaze shifted to her face. His gaze was deep, leaving Melanie momentarily stunned. The police arrived quickly. They first asked Theodore what happened before taking statements from Melanie and Eugene.
It was only at this moment that George began to panic. He shouted to Dylan, “Wife, your daughter called the police on me. Can’t you do something?”
Holding Peachie in her embrace, Dylan looked toward Melanie when she heard what he said. Melanie felt Dylan’s gaze on her and averted her eyes.
Theodore glanced at Melanie and then at Eugene, asking, “Are you okay?”
Eugene looked at Melanie, his tone extremely cold as he asked, “Are you deaf?”
Melanie hesitated and looked at Theodore. He smiled again and asked, “Are you okay?”
“I’m fine,” she replied.
Eugene sneered but otherwise remained silent.
“Mel,” came Dylan’s hesitant voice. Melanie wiped off the expression on her face but still avoided looking at Dylan. Instead, she focused her eyes on Peachie’s hair and asked, “Is there anything else?”
Dylan sensed the change in Melanie’s attitude and hesitated before asking weakly, “Why did you call the police? He won’t actually go to jail, right? How long is he going to be in there?
“He didn’t mean to do what he did. I brought Peachie to the hospital without telling him, and he got angry when he found out,” Melanie explained.
Melanie looked at her for a long while before releasing her fists. She coldly asked, “So, what are you trying to say?”
Dylan hesitated but then replied, “I just don’t think this situation is that serious. After all, we’re a couple. Couples fight and make up.
“Also, how will people look at Peachie if he really does go to jail?” Dylan added.
Melanie closed her eyes, suddenly finding the situation incredibly ironic. George had humiliated her,
yet Dylan did not stop him. Now, she was being asked to think about Peachie and let George off the
What exactly was she to Dylan? A daughter or an ATM? Melanie felt like she was unable to catch her breath. She reached out and put a hand to her chest for a while before looking back at Dylan. Then, slowly and deliberately, she said, “What if I say no?”
Dylan clearly did not expect her to say this. She stammered for a moment and then pulled Peachie over, whispering to her, “Apologize to your sister quickly. Your sister likes you the most.”
Peachie, still confused and frightened from the recent scare, huddled behind Dylan. She was unwilling to step out.
In her urgency, Dylan pulled Peachie out and berated, “Why are you hiding? Didn’t you say you like your sister the most? Stop hiding!”
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