There was something off about Viola’s tone when she said that,
After Melanie wiped the blood off her hands, she looked up at them. She glanced at the cotton bud taped onto Viola’s hand and said evenly, “If you had an allergic reaction, you should get some rest.”
Viola gave her a hollow laugh. “I was just showing you some concern, Melanie.”
“Mm–hmm, thanks.” Melanie nodded. “I’m doing just fine.”
There was nothing else Viola could say to that. She could sense that Melanie was rejecting her, so she gritted her teeth and said, “But why are you here in the hospital alone? Shouldn’t your mom be taking care of you?”
Viola pointed to the needle mark on her hand. “I have Eugene with me, but I still feel a bit uncomfortable here. It must be inconvenient for you to come here alone.”
Melanie’s eyelashes fluttered. “I have a friend with me.”
Viola was a little surprised. “You have friends in Hearth City?”
“Yeah.” Melanie nodded and said no more.
How absurd. She had resorted to lying about her nonexistent friends so that Viola would not pity her.
Melanie took a deep breath and turned to leave.
However, Viola stopped her with a bright smile on her face. “In that case, why don’t you and your friend join us for a meal someday?”
She did not believe that Melanie had any friends here. She knew that it was just an excuse.
Viola looked down on her for lying like that.
She deliberately tugged at the corner of Eugene’s shirt and looked up at him. “Eugene, what do you
Eugene’s sleeves were rolled up to his elbows, revealing his well–toned arms.
He was carrying a plastic bag that probably held Viola’s pills.
Looking at Melanie with his dark eyes, he said casually, “Sure. that’s a good idea.”
Viola giggled. “Then can you set a time, Melanie?”
Melanie frowned deeply. She hated how forceful Viola was being.
Just as she was about to refuse, Eugene smirked and said, “I would love to meet this friend of yours.”
Melanie swallowed the words on the tip of her tongue. “He’s busy.”
“He can’t even find the time for a meal?” Viola was unconvinced. She stared at Melanie’s face,
watching her carefully.
She wanted to see the desperation and humiliation in Melanie’s eyes.
The more Viola looked at Melanie, the more she disliked her, especially after she stumbled upon Eugene and Melanie at the hospital this morning,
The jealousy in her heart began to fester and grow again from the ashes.
Melanie had no right!
Her mother was a stain on her name. She should be hiding in shame! What right did she have to act so high and mighty all the time?
Viola did not show her contempt on her face, though. Her expression was still obedient and cute,
When Melanie did not reply, Viola frowned and said hesitantly, “Is it because… you don’t want to have a meal with me?”
Melanie remained silent.
She only came back to her senses when the nurse called her to take her medicine.
After she took the pills, Melanie looked up at Viola. “We can talk about that another time.”
Viola could not say anything to that. However, there was a flash of satisfaction and triumph in her eyes as she watched Melanie’s retreating back.
She was about to take Eugene’s hand when he asked her calmly, “Are you satisfied now?”
There was no emotion in his voice. Viola froze for a moment and pursed her lips. “Did you take her to the hospital this morning because you still care about her?”
Eugene’s expression did not change. He just glanced at her and said, “Didn’t you want to go for supper?”