“I can arrange a chauffeur for Mr. Scott. I have something to do when I return to the company, so I can’t afford any delays.”
Lee wanted to say that it would not be a delay if Melanie drove the car back to the company but swallowed his words when he saw her expression.
When he joined LeapCo, Melanie had been by Mr. Scott’s side, handling everything meticulously and thoroughly. She left no room for error.
He was aware of the recent rumors in the company, but he thought Melanie would continue to be as indifferent as before.
“Please step aside. You’re in my way,” Melanie said in a cold voice.
Lee was stunned but then moved aside, allowing Melanie to get to her car. He watched her start the car and leave.
He only snapped out of his stupor after the car zipped past. He returned to the Maybach and whispered, “Mr. Scott, Melanie has urgent matters to attend to at the company.”
Eugene’s face remained expressionless, but Lee could inexplicably feel that the man’s eyes had turned colder than usual.
Back at the company, Melanie brought over the files on Blue Inc that Viola had not organized properly. The program was simple, but the details were somewhat intricate.
She worked on it until after office hours. When Yana saw that she was still not ready to leave, she could not help but ask, “Melanie, why are you working so hard?”
The unspoken part of her question was why Melanie was working so hard for the company when she was already resigning?
Melanie did not feel the need to explain too much to Yana and simply gathered her things before standing up. “It’s
not a matter of working hard. I just do what needs to be done.”
Yana waited for Melanie to leave together. When they entered the elevator, they saw Julie and Viola inside. Melanie’s expression remained unchanged, but upon seeing Melanie, Viola turned somewhat awkward.
She immediately moved closer to Julie and did not greet Melanie as she used to.
Melanie could not be bothered with her behavior and instead discussed work arrangements with Yana. However, Julie sneered, “Melanie, if you love your job so much, why resign from LeapCo?”
The elevator was crowded, and Julie’s voice caught everyone’s attention. The atmosphere quieted down. The enmity between Julie and Melanie was no secret in the company, and Julie was undoubtedly pleased with Melanie’s resignation.
Melanie looked up to glance at Julie indifferently. “Since you care so much about me, why not. resign together with me?”
Julie scoffed. “As if. I’m just kindly reminding you. Since you’re resigning anyway, why bother. pretending? Mr. Scott just promoted Viola to the CEO’s office. What’s wrong with her taking over your position? Do you expect to come back in the future with all this hiding and dodging?
“With time, one’s looks may fade, and it’s hard to predict what’s going to happen,” Julie said. While she might sound like she was defending Viola, in reality, she was subtly pointing at both Melanie’s and Viola’s unclear relationships with Eugene.
Viola’s face turned pale. She was not naive and could understand Julie’s implications. Just as she was about to speak, she heard Melanie’s emotionless voice. “So, you dislike me because you’re aware that you’re aging? Well, people do envy what they don’t have, after all.”
Melanie’s tone was cold as if she did not take Julie’s words seriously. However, she turned her gaze to Viola behind Julie and unexpectedly chuckled. “I just think Miss Shaw should be more mindful about your reminder than me.”
Although Melanie and Julie did not get along, they rarely confronted each other in public like this. Melanie did not believe that this had nothing to do with Viola.