Eugene wasn’t wrong. Melanie did have a bad taste in men.
Melanie lifted her eyelids and tried her best to sound calm. “You’re right. I’ve had bad taste from the very beginning.”
Otherwise, she would not have stayed by his side for so long.
Eugene’s gaze on her deepened. He stared at Melanie for a while before snorting and getting out of the car.
The car door was slammed, making a loud sound that snapped Melanie out of her daze.
Yvonne and Eugene had entered GT’s building while Xander was waiting for her.
Xander asked Melanie when she got out of the car, “Are you alright?”
Melanie looked quite pale. She looked paler under the dazzling lights outside the bar.
She shook her head and asked, “Are you close friends with Miss Lowry?”
Yes. Yvonne is my neighbor, and she has always been outgoing and straightforward. If her
words make you uncomfortable, you can be frank about it.”
This was the first time Melanie heard Xander praising someone. She was startled. “Looks like you’re close friends.”
Xander glanced at her and seemed to have thought of something. His forehead puckered as he explained, “I have many neighbors. It’s not only her.”
He added, “Yvonne and I have nothing much to do with each other. Please don’t misunderstand.”
Eugene booked a private room. Melanie and Xander entered, Yvonne was already ordering drinks.
She asked, “What do you want to drink?”
Melanie answered, “I’ll have something else. I have to drive later.”
Xander also rejected the offer, “I’m okay.”
“Why did you come to a bar if you don’t want to drink?” Eugene snapped coldly.
He was sitting in a dark corner, and Melanie could not see his expression, yet she could sense his gaze on her as if his words were for her.
Melanie drooped her eyes and insisted, “I drove here and can’t drink.”
Yvonne said, “You can call a chauffeur. I heard my friend say the new bartender in GT is good at making cocktails.”
Just as Melanie wanted to reject, Xander stood before her and said in a deep voice, “I want Black Label.”
Yvonne lifted her eyebrow and seemed to have seen through everything. “I didn’t know you could be such a gentleman.”
With that, she didn’t force Melanie to drink anymore.
However, the four of them did not have much to talk about. Melanie did not want to speak, while Xander and Eugene were men of few words. Yvonne was the only one chattering away and soon became annoyed.
She placed the glass on the table with a frown. “Why are you guys so lame? You agreed to drink, but none of you are talking?”
Then, she rose and left the private room in her high heels. “It’s boring talking to you three. I’ll go and take a look at the bartender.”
After Yvonne left, the private room fell into a dead silence. Melanie remained silent for a while. before saying, “I’ll excuse myself first.”
However, Eugene’s cold voice came from behind her before she could even leave the room. Why are you in a hurry to leave? Are you afraid of something?”
Melanie froze and looked at him.
However, Eugene did not care. He looked at Xander and continued, “Are you afraid he’ll know he’s just one of your many men?”