Melanie’s eyebrows twitched. She subconsciously looked at Eugene, who did not answer the question. Instead, he looked at Melanie with an expressionless face.
Melanie had been with Eugene for such a long time, so she understood what he meant with that gaze.
He wanted her to take the initiative to explain to her grandfather.
Albert frowned and looked at her. “Mel?”
Melanie slowly dug nails into her palm, glanced at Eugene, and lowered her eyelashes as she explained to her grandfather in a soft voice, “We broke up a long time ago.”
After saying that, Melanie slowly loosened her grip. She reached out to take the suitcase and said, “Grandpa, let’s go.”
Before Melanie touched the handle of the suitcase, Eugene took it from her.
He lifted the suitcase and looked at Melanie’s grandfather. “I’ll help you guys take it down.”
“Eugene, we’ll go back to the ward and wait for you.” Viola spoke in a soft and sweet voice. She politely said goodbye to Melanie’s grandfather. “Grandpa, thank you for helping me just now. I hope that you have a speedy recovery.”
When the elevator arrived, Melanie stopped and said, “You don’t need to send us downstairs.”
After she finished speaking, she reached for the suitcase and prepared to leave.
Before Eugene could speak, Melanie’s grandfather said, “Eugene, I want to talk to you.”
Melanie frowned. Just as she was trying to find an excuse for Eugene, Eugene’s phone rang.
Melanie was close to him, so she saw Viola on the caller ID.
She quickly looked away. Eugene answered the phone without avoiding Melanie and her grandfather. Viola said something, to which Eugene hummed in response before he hung up the phone.
Eugene looked expressionless as he nodded to Albert. “Sorry, I have to go now.”
Although he said he was sorry, his attitude did not show any remorse.
Melanie lowered her eyes and took the suitcase. It was only less than two minutes when Viola parted ways with Eugene.
She dragged the suitcase and walked slowly with her grandfather to the parking lot.
The old man had a deep frown and a glum face the entire time.
It was not until Melanie sent him back to the nursing home that he said, “Mel, what’s going on between you and Eugene?”
“Nothing.” Melanie was still sorting out the medicine Albert needed to take every day. She stopped for a moment and said nonchalantly, “We’re just not a good fit for each other. I didn’t tell you before because I didn’t want you to worry.”
Melanie did not know who this rhetoric was intended for. Her eyelashes trembled slightly, and
she felt that it made sense.
She and Eugene were indeed not suitable for each other.
The photo of Eugene pushing Viola’s father in the wheelchair at Paramount Hospital was circulated within LeapCo because an employee who went for a check–up in the hospital happened to bump into them.
Eugene’s employees had never seen such an approachable side of him and could not help but sigh.
Melanie also saw the photo, but she remained calm. When Eugene wanted to be nice to someone, no one could stop him.
Even though Melanie did not care about this, many of her colleagues still tried to tease her about it.
Melanie and Eugene’s relationship was not a secret at LeapCo. Thus, those who disliked Melanie took this opportunity to make fun of her.
She bumped into Viola several times during meetings, but she ignored Viola and did her own thing.
One time, Viola took the initiative to greet Melanie, but she used work as an excuse to avoid Viola.
Viola pretended not to see Melanie after that.
On Friday morning, everyone attended the scheduled meeting. As soon as the meeting ended, Viola came in with a document and looked at Melanie embarrassedly. “Melanie, you submitted this document, right?”