Melanie had let go of everything. She looked less gloomy now. Only then did Xander keep his phone in his pocket and lift his left eyebrow. “Are you in the mood to eat now?”
Startled, Melanie just realized that Xander said he did not want to eat because he had noticed the bad mood she was in.
She was surprised by Xander’s sensitivity to her emotions and felt touched.
Lowering her voice, she said, “Thank you.”
“Stay away from
Xander did not turn around. Stephen if possible.”
Melanie wanted to ask why, but they heard a crisp voice shouting, “Xander!”
Xander’s footsteps paused, and he looked toward the voice. Yvonne was holding a man’s arm as she waved at them from afar.
Soon, Yvonne approached them.
She looked at Melanie and Xander with interest. “What a coincidence. Are you here to have. dinner?”
Yvonne talked to them as if she had known them for a long time. She hugged the arm of the man and grinned as she said, “Let me introduce you to my beloved.”
The last time Melanie met Yvonne was when Yvonne was on a blind date with Eugene.
Yvonne did not seem to mind and asked Melanie instead, “I sent you a few messages the day before yesterday to ask you out for shopping. Why didn’t you reply?”
Melanie was taken aback. She thought Yvonne did not mean much when she added her on social media.
She had been in a bad mood and did not look at her social media, so she missed Yvonne’s
She said apologetically, “I’m sorry. I haven’t had time to read through my messages because I’ve been busy. Maybe I missed them.”
Yvonne looked at her with a strange expression. “There are people who don’t check their messages?”
“I have a work account. It’s separate from my personal account,” explained Melanie.
Fortunately, Yvonne did not mind. She loosened her grip on the man’s arm and grabbed Melanie’s arm. She asked curiously, “I heard Simon say you were Eugene’s head secretary. I have a question to ask you.”
Melanie looked at the ground. All these years, many socialites had asked her about Eugene, wanting to get to know him further.
Yvonne asked, “How did you endure working for such a cold man for so many years?”
Melanie did not expect that would be the question and was at a loss for words.
The man Yvonne brought said, “Honey, why are you asking about another man before me?”
Melanie could guess this man might be someone who worked in those kinds of clubs.
She looked at Yvonne in surprise. After all, she had not expected Yvonne to like a man like this from her adorable expressions.
As soon as the man spoke, Xander looked displeased and said in his deep voice, “Say whatever you want to say or leave if you have nothing you want to say.”
It was the first time Melanie saw Xander being so rude. He seemed angry.
Yvonne just laughed and asked, “Are you afraid I’ll be a bad influence on Mel?”
Then, she winked at Melanie. “Mel, do you want to join me? My friends are organizing a party. It’ll be fun.”
Melanie could guess what kind of party it was without Yvonne telling her. She wanted to reject, yet Xander spoke before she could, “Yvonne, what are you trying to do?”
Yvonne seemed to have a rebellious streak. With Xander stopping her, she insisted on. dragging Melanie into the club. “Mel, we have lots of choices there. I’m sure there’s one you’ll like.”