Melanie stayed in her room until it was nighttime before leaving. She had no appetite, so she had a few bites of her food before returning to her room.
Dylan never looked for her after that. Moreover, Melanie could not be bothered about her.
Only after she bathed did she notice that Joshua, who had never contacted her, had texted her.
He asked when Melanie was going to return to Jepton.
Melanie replied: [Why?]
[My birthday is this weekend, and I want to invite you to my party.]
Joshua replied to her within seconds.
Melanie was not close to him. She had just recently interacted with him back in LeapCo during the meeting.
Feeling blue, Melanie was not in the mood to go. She wanted to reject the invite.
Just as she was about to text Joshua, he sent her another message.
[I’m just asking as we’re kind of friends. It’ll be fun. Moreover, Stephen said you’re interested in art exhibitions. I happen to have a few quality paintings. So, I thought of inviting you to appreciate them.]
Since Joshua had said so, Melanie could naturally not reject him. She could only agree to attend.
That night was a sleepless one for Melanie. Even though she had tried hard to fall asleep, her head
still hurt, and her mind was still in a mess.
The following day, Melanie called Xander on time. Xander was startled. “What’s wrong?”
Melanie rubbed her temples and said, “Don’t we have to organize the documents today? What’s your address? I’ll meet you guys there.”
Xander was surprised by her suggestion, and his voice was a little hoarse. “You can take a day off today.”
Melanie knew he was doing this out of consideration because of what she had experienced yesterday.
However, she said, “It’s okay. I’ll still do what I’ve promised you.”
Xander sent her the location without hesitating.
When Melanie arrived, it was already nine in the morning.
Oliver met her in the elevator with a bag of food for breakfast. He even greeted Melanie.
Melanie frowned. “Haven’t you guys had breakfast yet?”
“We stayed up late last night to think about the outline of the proposal and just got up.”
The furrow of Melanie’s brows deepened. She had called Xander at the same time she called him the
day before. It seemed that she might have woken him up from his sleep.
Oliver brought her to Xander and the others. Everyone sat by the coffee table.
When they saw Oliver, they stretched out their arms and called out Oliver’s name.
Oliver placed the breakfast on the table and let them take their share.
Melanie felt embarrassed for disturbing them. She sat on the sofa in a corner of the room.
Someone handed her a cup of coffee. Xander’s pleasant voice sounded from behind her. “This is for you.”
Melanie was startled for a second before looking at Xander and taking the cup of coffee. “Thanks.”
“I’m sorry for disturbing your sleep this morning. I didn’t know you were asleep,” explained Melanie.
“Oliver told you? I had just woken up when you called.” He did not mind.
The group of guys gobbled their breakfast.
Melanie had only finished half her cup of coffee, yet they had already started cleaning the table.
The primary auditing was simple. They had discussed an outline and only needed to calculate the area of the venue, the cost of materials, and the decorations.
As Melanie listened to their discussion, she organized the documents of the things they bought
Although she was familiar with the financial industry, the documents were messy and piled up. She had to arrange them by the timeline, which was a hefty job.