Melanie did not evade him and just maintained eye contact. “You just don’t think there is.”
Eugene remained silent, but his expression clearly showed his disbelief. Melanie did not want to argue with him over this issue and just said, “I’ll have Yana come up to get the files later.”
Her grandfather had been in the hospital for a few days, and his condition had improved a lot. At least he could speak much more clearly than before. However, talking about Dylan still stirred up the old
Melanie had asked him several times about what she said to him, but he always waved his hand, unwilling to say more. He only sighed involuntarily.
Melanie did not press him further. She looked at his latest test results, feeling much relieved. ” They’re mostly normal. Just rest for a couple more days.”
Her grandfather had become much thinner, and the white hair on his temples had become more
prominent. After leaving things to the caregiver, Melanie went to look for the doctor with the results.
The moment she left the ward, she received a call from a previous client. The hospital was noisy, so
she had to step outside to take the call. When she finished addressing the client’s concerns and
returned to the inpatient department, she ran into Stella.
Stella cast her an unfriendly glance and said with displeasure, “I really run into you anywhere.”
Melanie paused and said softly, “I won’t disturb you.” She turned to leave, but Stella stopped her. ”
Wait a moment.”
Stella handed a form to Melanie and imperiously instructed, “Go and make an appointment for my afternoon check–up.”
Holding Stella’s examination form, Melanie did not move and just apologized, “Sorry, I have other
matters to do and can’t help you right now.”
Stella glanced at Melanie with her striking and piercing eyes. “What did you say?”
It was the first time Melanie had refused her, and Stella found it somewhat unbelievable.
Melanie’s face remained calm as she returned the form to Stella. “Madam Scott, I’m sorry, but I can’t assist you at the moment. If you need help, you can go to the information desk.”
Stella did not take the form and observed the paper in Melanie’s hands. She then looked up at Melanie with a mocking gaze. “Eugene dumped you and now you’re putting on this farce?”
Melanie knew Stella had never liked her. Her fingertips curled slightly. Just as she was about to speak, she heard Viola’s amused voice. “Aunt Scott, why did you come over by yourself? Didn’t I ask you to wait for me over there?”
Right after she said that, she arrived in front of Melanie. Seeing Melanie, she hesitated for a moment,
a subtle frown appearing on her forehead as she asked, “Melanie, why are you also at the hospital? Did you, um, arrange to meet Aunt Scott?”
Melanie looked at Viola’s probing expression and said calmly, “No.” She took the opportunity to hand the form to Viola. “Aunt Scott needs her check–up scheduled.”
Viola quickly took it. She had been trying to find a chance to meet Stella but could not get close to her. It was only yesterday when she accidentally overheard Eugene talking on the phone about Stella going to the hospital for a check–up and wanting Melanie to accompany her that she found an opportunity.
She voluntarily offered to accompany Stella, using the excuse that Melanie seemed busy lately and had family matters to attend to. Viola wanted to make her presence felt in front of Stella.
With a cutesy and ingratiating smile on her face, she turned to Stella. She said warmly, “Aunt Scott, I’ll help you make the appointment.”
However, her attempt to act cute went unappreciated by Stella. There was undisguised disdain on her face as she replied in a way that showed no regard for Viola, “You think I need help with my matters?”