A moment later, Eugene looked at Melanie with raised brows. In an indifferent tone, he said, I think I’d be more inclined to believe you if you said it’s because of Xander.”
“Can you stop bringing up Xander every time?” Melanie replied as she looked back at the man. “I’m just trying to seize opportunities for myself. I’m also confident that I can do well.”
Just as she said that, a knock came from the door followed by Viola’s timid–sounding voice. Mr. Scott, there’s a document that needs your signature.”
Viola had become more restrained ever since she became a regular employee. She no longer called him by his name at the office.
The woman entered the office and handed the document to Eugene before tentatively looking. over at Melanie. “Melanie, is there something you need to discuss with Mr. Scott? You could have told me directly. That way, you wouldn’t have needed to make a trip.”
Melanie’s eyes were on Viola, and she could tell Viola was indirectly trying to find out what she and Eugene were up to. She blankly withdrew her gaze to direct it back at Eugene as she waited for his response.
After meeting her eyes for a moment, Eugene’s brow twitched slightly. He snorted coldly and threw the folder back to her. “If you want to do it so badly, go ahead.”
Melanie breathed a sigh of relief. The way she saw it, having the opportunity to connect with Blue Inc was a good thing
Just as she was about to retrieve the folder, she heard Viola’s puzzled voice directed at her. ” Melanie, are you planning something again?”
Melanie looked at Viola coldly. The woman seemed determined to follow her every move.
“Melanie, I know I’m not very smart, but I want to work hard and learn from you.” Viola was a delicate and innocent–looking woman to begin with. With her display of sincerity, it would be hard for anyone to refuse her.
However, Melanie remained largely unaffected. She was not naive and had long realized the motives behind her words. Just as she was about to reject her, Viola asked Eugene, “Mr. Scott, didn’t you promise me that I could learn from Melanie?”
“I did,” Eugene’s voice was indifferent as he replied. His eyes were cold. “She’ll teach you.”
Melanie felt frustration building within her, but when she thought about Blue Inc, she figured having an extra pair of hands could be helpful. She also knew Eugene had no intention of letting her refuse him. Thus, she did not say anything.
Viola seemed determined to follow Melanie this time. Shortly after Melanie went downstairs, Viola followed.
Standing in front of Melanie, Viola said in a crisp tone, “Melanie, Mr. Scott mentioned that you’re working on a project related to Blue Inc. Is there anything I can help with?”
“Organize this information,” Melanie gave her the overview of the items the company had auctioned in recent years and said, “Sort it by year, price, and type.”
Melanie did not hold back at all this time and immediately ordered Viola to deal with the
tedious and complex paperwork. There was an immediate stiffness to Viola’s face.
She did not follow Melanie to learn how to organize files but could only reluctantly purse. lips. She had to go to the side with the documents. After all, things had already come this far.
Seeing her finally quiet down, Melanie opened Blue Inc’s official website to check their recent updates. She also sent a message to Xander, informing him about her plans to make contact with the people from the company.
Xander immediately called her. “Are you sure you want to try cooperating with them?”
“Yeah.” Melanie nodded. “LeapCo has set them as their top priority.”
Xander posed no more questions but instead said, “I’ve been in contact with Blue Inc recently. too. Perhaps there might be another possibility for cooperation in the future.”
After a brief exchange, Melanie hung up the phone. Just as she put down her phone, the screen lit up again, displaying a text message.
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