Viola’s face instantly turned pale as she stared at Stella in a daze. Stella had barely acknowledged her ever since she met up with her in the afternoon. She thought Stella was just being a bit cold and did not expect her to suddenly be so harsh.
However, Melanie was still there, and Viola did not want to embarrass herself in front of her. Forcing a smile, she said, “I just wanted to help you.”
Stella ignored her grievances completely. She lifted her chin slightly, her gaze mocking as if she were assessing an object rather than looking at a human.
Viola could not bear the scrutiny, but she tried to straighten her back and endure Stella’s gaze. She could barely keep the smile on her face. She could only whisper, “Aunt Scott…”
“Aunt?” Stella repeated Viola’s address, then reached out and took the form from her hand. She scoffed, saying, “You’re certainly narrow–minded and lacking in any sense of propriety,”
Stella’s disdainful tone was so obvious that all the color drained from Viola’s face. She looked as if she had suffered a significant blow.
Melanie, who was standing by, did not react much. She did not have much of a relationship with Viola, after all,
Examination form in hand, Melanie went to look for the doctor.
After reviewing the results, the doctor commented on the good recovery and gave her several precautions. When she returned to the ward, she noticed Stephen had come again and was chatting with her grandfather.
Melanie was no longer surprised. Stephen had visited the hospital quite a few times in the past few days. He exuded an intellectual air, and her grandfather seemed to enjoy talking with him,
When Stephen saw Melanie come in, he smiled and said, “He’s recovering well.”
“Mm.” Melanie nodded. She asked, “When did you come?”
“I just arrived.” He replied before reminding her, “Joshua’s birthday party is tonight. He said he
messaged you but got no reply, so I came to check.”
Melanie thought for a moment and then remembered Joshua mentioning the birthday party. She nodded. “I’ve been so busy these days that I forgot about it.”
Hearing Melanie and Stephen’s conversation, her grandfather could tell that she had matters to attend to. He waved his hand, indicating that she should go and attend to them.
Helpless, Melanie checked through his medications before leaving with Stephen.
Joshua’s villa was in the suburban villa area, quite a distance away. They passed by a mall, and Melanie decided to buy a gift for Joshua.
Stephen glanced at her and said gently, “You really picked up from Tander”
Melanie looked op, asking, “What do you mean?”
Stephen looked at the pen she bought and explained with a smile, “Every time Tander gives gifts, be gives penis regardless of gender”
Melanie chose the pen because she was not familiar with Joshua and did not know what to get him. It was a versatile item, and she did not expect to hear about Xander. “A pen is a pretty nice gift. It’s practical,” she replied
When they arrived at the Hewins‘ residence, the sun was just seming, and Joshua was leading a few people in the yard. They were preparing for a barbecue.
Melanie walked over and handed the gift box to him, saying softly, “Happy binbday.”
Joshua did not expect Melanie to bring him a gift and was stunned for a moment before he reacted.
Just as he took the gift, a voice rang out beside them in a slow, sing–songy manner.
How considerate of you, Melanie. You’re truly deserving of being the former chief secretary of
He emphasized the word ‘former, as if intentionally reminding Melanie o