“It’s okay, it’s better for you to take them home, especially since Lavender is a woman,” Melanie said.
“Okay.” Stephen also felt it would not be right to let a drunk woman go home alone and nodded. “I’ll drop them off first, then take you home.”
Melanie had no objections. However, when it was time to leave, she realized that in addition to Zack and Lavender, there were two more people who needed a ride with Stephen. Both of them had been drinking as well.
Stephen looked at Melanie in a dilemma. Glancing at the unconscious woman, Melanie said softly, “I can take a taxi home. You go ahead and take care of them.”
Since he had already agreed, Stephen could only leave with the others. After he left, the remaining people left in twos and threes.
In the end, only Viola, Simon, Eugene, and Melanie were left.
As the birthday person tonight, Joshua had drunk quite a bit. Simon was not one to miss out on such festivities either. Therefore, he was definitely going to take Eugene’s car home.
Melanie checked the time and figured she could still catch a taxi outside. She asked Joshua, “Can I borrow an umbrella from you?”
Joshua was stunned. “Are you planning to take a taxi?”
“You and Eugene live in the same neighborhood, right? You should be able to hitch a ride with him.”
Joshua scratched his head and called out to Eugene. “Eugene, it’s late. It’s not safe for Melanie to take a taxi alone. Can you drop her off on your way?”