Melanie was taken aback. George had been taken away by the police earlier in the day. Even though Dylan might have been too anxious to think clearly, George could be charged with domestic violence and attempted assault if an investigation was conducted and Dylan stuck to her testimony.
Clenching her fists, she asked Eugene. “What about him?”
“They said he’ll be locked up for half a month and fined 500. Eugene continued, “But your mother brought your sister to the police station to try and get him home.”
Melanie had thought that Dylan would at least finally do the right thing for Peachie’s sake.
She did not expect Dylan to actually attempt to bail George out from the police station and bring him
Melanie’s chest felt stuffy, and she turned even paler. She felt like she was about to pass out.
She grabbed the arm of the sofa to stop herself from falling.
After a while, she looked up at Eugene. “Why did you tell me that?”
Eugene looked up slightly. He got a cup and poured hot water into it to pass to Melanie. Eugene did it quite naturally. He later asked nonchalantly, “Aren’t you concerned for your family?”
He sounded very sarcastic.
Melanie stared at the cup in his hand but did not take it. She felt she must look very stupid to Eugene.
Eugene was unperturbed. He put the cup down and scrolled on his phone. He asked Melanie, “When are you returning to Jepton?”
Melanie looked at him and said nothing.
He continued, “I’m not a philanthropist. Your salary includes paid leave.”
Melanie did not want to continue staying at Hearth City. She nodded and said, “I’ll be back after I’ve settled everything.”
“Give me a definite timeline.” Eugene’s expression was stoic. “I don’t like it when things are
Melanie was about to reply when she felt a dry itch in her throat. She began coughing violently.
She tried to grab some tissues while coughing, but she was coughing so hard that she could not grab
Just as she tried to grab the tissues again, a nicely defined hand reached out to grab a piece of tissue to give to her.
Melanie did not think much of it. She took it from him and used it to cover her mouth as she
However, her violent coughing did not diminish the coldness in Eugene’s voice. “Don’t infect others with your cough.”
Melanie coughed quite badly. It took her quite a while to finally stop. After that, Eugene said in an authoritative voice, “Drink some water if you want your throat to continue functioning.”
The cup of water he had poured was still on the table. Melanie accepted it this time and took two gulps
Her throat was immediately soothed after Melanie drank the warm water.
She rested for a while, and when the pain in her chest subsided, she said to Eugene, “I just need another three days. I’ll go back to Jepton after that.”
Eugene had already stood up. He lowered his eyes to look at her. “Can you even make it back? You look really terrible right now.”
Melanie knew she must be in a bad condition. She rubbed her temples. “I’ll be fine after some rest.”
Eugene watched her for a while. There was an annoyed look on his face. He looked at Melanie sharply, and his tone was unusually frosty, “What are you still sitting around for? Get up and change.
Melanie was feeling very weak. She pressed her lips together. “I don’t feel so good right now.”
Eugene’s patience had run out. “Are you making me say this a second time?”
Melanie was not feeling well, but she still followed Eugene to the taxi. After that, she shut her eyes to get some rest. Her head felt heavy, and she had no idea what Eugene was saying to her.
The taxi stopped at the hospital she visited earlier in the day.