The management staff was startled by Eugene’s voice while talking to Melanie. He turned back to look and said, “The pipe upstairs has burst. We just want to take a look.”
Eugene looked at Melanie, who frowned. “I’m pretty sure my house is fine.”
“We’re just concerned for your safety,” the management staff insisted.
Melanie was not willing to let them in. It was the middle of the night, and she was worried about allowing three strange men inside the house.
She was about to reject them when Eugene spoke up coldly, “Let’s go inside.”
He moved toward the door when he said this, looking like he wanted to go in as well.
When Melanie saw him doing that, the annoyance from being woken up in the middle of the night showed on her face. “What are you doing, Eugene Scott?”
“Have you forgotten who bought this house?” Eugene looked down at her and spoke in the same cold
Melanie’s expression froze. She clutched the doorframe tightly.
Eugene had bought this house for the sake of convenience.
Melanie had just joined LeapCo then, and Eugene thought it was a waste of time for her to travel back and forth on a bus. He got someone to buy this house on his behalf and managed to convince Melanie
to move in.
She had stupidly thought that this was Eugene’s way of getting her to spend more time with him.
Melanie closed her eyes. She looked very upset as she allowed Eugene to go inside.
A breeze blew in from outside, and Melanie suddenly realized something important.
Eugene owned her house. That would mean Melanie would not have a place to live in should Eugene suddenly decide to take the house back.
The management staff quickly came out after checking the house.
Eugene followed behind. He glanced at Melanie. She wondered if he was being sarcastic when he said, “At least you’re smart enough to prioritize safety.”
Melanie looked at him. She was silent for a while before turning back into the house.
She could not go back to sleep after returning to her room.
Melanie took out her phone and for some reason, clicked on a property app. She began scrolling through the rental listing.
Jepton was an expensive city to live in. Melanie did not manage to find anywhere suitable and flung
her phone aside. She lay in bed and shut her eyes to clear her mind.
She knew she was not going to sleep well that night.
The next morning, Melanie was awakened by the ringing of her phone.
Xander’s deep, magnetic voice was heard on the other end. “Did I wake you up?”
Melanie looked at the time. It was eight in the morning. She massaged between her eyes and replied, ” No. What’s wrong?”
“I need you to get something for me. It’s urgent.”
Xander would never trouble Melanie if he had someone to help him with this.
Melanie replied, “Sure. What do you need?”
“It’s a document that needs to be stamped and delivered to me,” said Xander. “Stephen has a copy of
the document, but he isn’t able to get it to me. Sorry to have to trouble you for this.”
Melanie knew Xander well and said, “There’s no need to thank me. I’m part of your team, anyway.‘
Xander told her the contents of the document and reminded her to ensure that the information was
correct before getting it stamped.
Melanie asked for the location and criteria for getting it stamped before hanging up.
Whatever happened the night before had caused Melanie some distress, but the call from Xander had actually managed to settle her down.
She dressed up and went out the door.
When she called Stephen about the document, he was already on his way to the administrative office
He instructed Melanie to pick up the document from his house, which he had left in his study.
It was the first time Melanie was going to Stephen’s house, and it was already ten by the time she