Julie snapped out of her memories when Viola called out to her a few times.
When she looked at Viola, she suddenly felt bored with everything. Julie ordered a salad and sat down while staring at her phone.
On the other side of the street, Melanie was not a big fan of pizza, but she got into the mood due to the young interns. She started to emulate them by putting her hair in a ponytail and rolling up her sleeves.
Yana was still helping out with the orders. “Don’t be so reserved. Melanie is buying us dinner. How about helping yourselves to more food?”
Even though Melanie had the image of being someone difficult to get close to, Yana knew that Melanie was easy to get along with as she had worked with Melanie closely during this time.
She asked Melanie, “Is there anything you’d like to order, Melanie?”
Melanie replied, “I’m fine with anything.”
The entire table was bustling with noise, and a few interns began pushing each other before one of
them finally approached Melanie.
Yana was sitting next to Melanie, and when she spotted the intern, she said, “Do you need to talk to Melanie, Cissy? I can let you sit here.”
“No, no. That’s not necessary.” Cissy was pushed to the front, and her face turned red when she looked at Melanie. She stammered, “Melanie, we’d like to thank you for taking care of us during this time. Here’s a toast to you. I hope you’ll continue watching over us in the future.”
Melanie knew that they wanted to ask about turning full–time.
She paused before replying, “Just focus on doing a good job.”
They were still young, after all. Cissy was too embarrassed to ask anything further and left after saying some polite words.
Melanie had no appetite and did not eat much.
She left the table soon after and sat on the sofa at the side for some rest.
Xander would send over some updates on his work, and Melanie clicked on a document to read it. That was when her grandfather called.
She did not go to the hospital tonight, and her grandfather thought something had happened to her. He was feeling a little worried.
Melanie left the establishment to pick up the call. She found a quiet spot and said, “I forgot to tell you that I’d be having dinner with my colleagues.”
“That’s fine. You should continue having fun.” Her grandfather was worried about Melanie because
of everything that had happened with Dylan.
Melanie looked in the direction of LeapCo. She pinched the area between her eyes and said, “I’ll visit you tomorrow. I need to check some details with the doctor regarding your discharge from the hospital.”
After she hung up, Melanie looked at the time. It was past eight.
To be honest, the workload had been heavy recently, and she hardly had time to visit her grandfather at the hospital.
Melanie stood outside the restaurant silently for a while before returning to the restaurant.
Almost everyone was done eating, and Yana even joked, “We thought you left because we didn’t see you come back, Melanie.”
Melanie looked around. “Is everyone done? Let’s go if you are.”
She went to pay at the counter, and Yana came over to ask, “How are you going home, Melanie? How about sharing a ride?”
Melanie shook her head. “I need to go back to the office.”
Yana looked at her incredulously. “You aren’t going back to work overtime, are you?”
“I forgot something at the office.”
Melanie said to Yana and headed back to LeapCo.
She wanted to bring some documents home to work on. That way, she could make some time to visit
her grandfather tomorrow.
Melanie planned to leave after grabbing the documents, but she did not have a bag for them. Thus,
she carried them in her hands as she waited for the elevator.
She did not expect to see Eugene the moment the elevator doors opened.
Eugene was taken aback when he saw Melanie there.
However, he soon hid his emotions and frowned as he asked Melanie, “Why are you still here?”