What about her?
When Dylan insisted on getting a divorce back then, why did she not think about how Melanie was still young and needed a father?
Melanie suddenly laughed bitterly.
After her parents got divorced, Melanie was sent to her grandfather. Neither of her parents wanted
That was why her situation was never something for Dylan to consider.
When Melanie left the dilapidated building, Dylan was still crying in the living room with her face
covered in her hands.
Before she left, Melanie looked at the leftovers on the table silently. After that, she took out 500 from her purse and left it on the table before leaving.
The sun was shining bright outside, but Melanie’s hands were cold.
She had to return to the hospital that night for another IV drip, which was why Melanie decided to find a place to rest nearby.
Before Melanie found a suitable location, Xander called her on the phone.
“Are you still in Hearth City?” Xander asked.
“Yes, I am,” Melanie had now walked into a dessert shop. She ordered two cakes and a glass of warm
“I’m at Hearth City’s airport right now.” Xander continued, “I need to talk to you about something.”
Melanie asked, “What is it?”
“Are you free right now? I’ll come to see you and talk to you face–to–face. I need to meet a client tomorrow and can’t allocate any other time.” She could hear the airport’s broadcasting from the background noise of Xander’s call. He sounded quite urgent.
Melanie told him where she was and waited for him.
She did not touch the two cakes she had ordered. Melanie was not fond of sweet food and had walked
in because the dessert shop was quiet.
Xander arrived with his luggage still in hand. He must have rushed all the way here.
Looking at Melanie, he frowned. “Are you sick?”
“Just a slight fever.” Melanie lifted her hand to get the waiter’s attention. She asked Xander, “What would you like to drink?”
Xander did not even look up as he focused on pulling out a document from his phone. He then handed his phone to Melanie. “Are you interested?”
It was a business proposal for an exhibition project. Melanie read it and slowly frowned.
The exhibition project was about the financial culture sector. Melanie finished reading it and asked Xander, “I didn’t know there were such exhibitions.”
“There are, but they’re usually private, which is why they have to be more proper and business–like.” Xander tapped on the table and looked at her. “I think you’re the best person for this.”
Melanie did not accept the offer immediately. She was hesitant. “I’ve got a lot on my plate right now. I might not be able to catch with
up your progress.‘
She had seen how Xander’s team worked and knew they were very efficient.
Xander released two of his shirt’s buttons as he was feeling hot, and his Adam’s apple was exposed.
His voice was magnetic as he said warmly, “There’s ample time for the planning of this exhibition, and I need your expert opinion and professional knowledge of this industry.
“Of course, if you have any ideas for the exhibition, I’m open for a discussion too.” He looked at Melanie thoughtfully and continued casually, “Besides, didn’t you want to try doing something like this when Stephen told you to seek me out? This is a great opportunity.”
Melanie was tempted. Xander was right. It would be easier for her to pick this up if she started from
the financial culture sector, which was something she was good at.
“You can still think about this if you need more time,” Xander said.
Melanie looked at the business proposal again. Her eyelashes fluttered downward as she said to Xander, “I need some time to consider this.”