Melanie watched the scene before her unfold, her fingertips ice–cold. She slowly found her voice and muttered softly, “Is this how it is…”
Her throat contracted. She was unable to continue and unable to find the right words. Dylan released her grip on Peachie’s hand and looked at Melanie with anticipation, pleading, “Mel.”
Melanie looked away and breathed in. She was about to speak when she heard Theodore’s chuckle beside her. “Ma’am, I’m the one who called the police. Why are you bothering her?”
Dylan was stunned. She hesitated for a bit before shifting her gaze to Theodore. She had just been shoved by George, and now, her hair and clothes were in disarray.
Rubbing her hands nervously, Dylan pleaded, “C–Can you talk to the police and ask them not to take away my husband?”
Theodore and Eugene exchanged a glance. Eugene’s expression was cold as he remained silent. Theodore frowned disapprovingly at Dylan. “Your husband was deliberately causing harm. Do you
Dylan explained anxiously, “No, he wasn’t intentionally causing harm. He was just in a bad mood.”
Theodore evidently could not comprehend what she was thinking. He could only look at Melanie.
Melanie turned her face away, not looking at any of them. Her lips were tightly pressed.
Following his gaze, Dylan looked at Melanie and immediately grabbed Melanie’s hand. “Mel’s my daughter. Why do we need to trouble the police with our family matters?”
Her nails were a little long, and in her haste to grab Melanie, she left shallow marks on the back of Melanie’s hand. Dylan’s grip was unexpectedly strong, and Melanie could not break free after struggling a couple of times.
Dylan turned to her and asked, “Isn’t he your boss? Quickly explain the situation to him!”
Melanie’s heart sank. Suppressing her anger, she said, “Explain what? To me, that man is just a stranger. Didn’t you see him trying to hit me just now?”
This was the most assertive Melanie had been since meeting Dylan. Dylan was completely stunned. After regaining her senses, she slowly said, “He didn’t actually hit you, did he?”
Melanie stared at her, the anger in her eyes fading. She pulled her hand away from Dylan’s grip, her voice trembling but firm as she replied, “Your request is impossible.”
George was quickly taken away. During this time, Dylan repeatedly told the police that she and George were husband and wife and that he did not intentionally harm anyone. She pleaded with them to
Watching her desperately plead with the police, Melanie felt like someone was choking her and
pressing her head into the water. The pain in her chest was unbearable.
“Eugene, do you want to get that checked out?” Melanie heard Theodore say suddenly when she saw George being forcibly shoved into the police car.
She turned her head mechanically and noticed the bruise on Eugene’s wrist. When he intercepted George earlier, the man did not hesitate to use brute force on Eugene’s hand.
Melanie had not noticed before due to the urgency of the situation, and Eugene had not mentioned anything, so she thought nothing had happened.
However, seeing the extent of the injury on his wrist, shecould imagine the severity of the blows George had dealt.
Melanie’s face turned pale as she looked at Eugene’s wrist. “Are you okay?”
Eugene lowered his gaze and glanced at her before replying indifferently, “I’m not as fragile as you think.”
Before Melanie could say anything else, she saw him frown. There was a hint of impatience in his eyes as he reminded her, “Deal with your own matters first.”
Following his gaze, Melanie turned around and saw Dylan sitting on the ground while holding Peachie and murmuring something.
Melanie stood silently in place for a moment, then walked over and stopped in front of Dylan. Melanie did not know what expression to wear when facing Dylan. “I’ll continue to cover Peachie’s medical expenses, but it’s limited to 10,000 per month,” she said woodenly.