“Yes.” Stephen nodded as his brows knitted together. He asked Xander, “You don’t have to be in a cold war with your dad. You are, after all, a part of the Solomon family.”
A tint of annoyance flashed across Xander’s charming face, yet he soon suppressed it. He said in a deep voice, “Let’s not talk about this today.”
Stephen sighed. He was indeed close friends with Xander, so he knew what had happened in his family. He just did not mention it.
Melanie soon arrived. She had already adjusted her emotions, so she looked fine.
Stephen smiled as usual when he saw her. “Mel, what do you want to eat tonight?”
Melanie said, “Anything will do.”
Stephen looked at Xander, who gave a cold expression and stood up. “I’m not eating.”
Melanie froze, thinking she had interrupted their dinner..
She pursed her lips and wanted to apologize. However, Xander stopped by her side and said, If you aren’t hungry, accompany me to a place.”
Stephen looked at him with a frown. He was about to say something when his phone rang on the table.
He looked at the caller ID and pondered for a while before answering the call in a silent corner, avoiding Xander and Melanie.
Melanie followed Xander out. The sun set later in the summer, so the sky was still blue.
She stopped and asked Xander, “Are you alright?”
Xander looked at her carefreely. “I should be asking you this instead. Why are you putting on a long face?”
Melanie was taken aback. “I’m fine.”
“Well, let’s just say I’m in a bad mood.” Xander did not mind and looked at the time on his
phone screen. It was a few minutes before six in the evening.
He asked Melanie, “Is there anywhere fun to go in Jepton?”
“Didn’t you grow up in Jepton?” Melanie asked.
Xander’s expression was calm. “I haven’t been back for long. I’ve forgotten everything.”
Although Melanie was born in Jepton, she seldom went to fun places.
She was a nerd who just studied. She only ever went back and forth from home to school.
After that, she followed Eugene to many places, but they were all classy venues.
Recalling the times she spent with Eugene, her expression turned gloomier.
Suddenly, the surrounding streetlights and the neon lights lit up.
The beautiful scene dumbfounded Melanie. Then, she lifted her head and saw the word LeapCo on the LED screen on the building by the square.
LeapCo was a new rising company, and with the help of the media, they advertised the company in many places.
Melanie would take a glance whenever she headed back home, yet she had never watched it as seriously as she did tonight.
Xander did not disturb her. After she adjusted her mood, she told Xander, “I’m sorry.
Something caught my attention just now.”
Xander’s tone was as calm as usual. “Have you thought it through?”
Melanie muttered, “There’s nothing to think through.”
Since she had thought of leaving, there was nothing else to consider.
As for why she was leaving and how her life would be without LeapCo, there was nothing she could comment on at the moment.
She had been enduring her emotions for something petty like this, which was indeed dumb. She looked at the LED screen again. The advertisement was showing a perfume.
Melanie pursed her lips, and the anger in her dispersed. She thought, ‘Be it LeapCo or Eugene, they have nothing to do with me anymore.”
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