Eugene helped Melanie into her house. Soon after, his phone rang.
Viola asked him when he would be there, as he had promised to accompany her later. After hanging up the phone, Eugene wanted to leave, but Melanie held his fingers. Melanie sat obediently on the sofa, holding his hand. She drank a lot, so she smelled of alcohol, and her eyes were bloodshot.
Eugene paused. Melanie wrapped her hand around his wrist, raised her head, and said in a hoarse voice, “Eugene, you haven’t come to see me for a long time.”
After she finished speaking, she stood up, hooked her arms around Eugene’s neck, and kissed his lips.
When Melanie woke up the next day, her whole body ached.
She rubbed her temples and went to the bathroom. When she stood in front of the full–length mirror in the bathroom and saw the mottled marks on her body, she knew that last night was not a dream.
However, Eugene was very careful this time to not leave any marks on her neck.
That was probably because he was afraid that Viola would become suspicious.
The news of Melanie messing up the company’s five–million–dollar deal quickly spread in the office.
Julie took advantage of this opportunity to make some snide remarks at Melanie.
Viola did not mock Melanie this time. Instead, Melanie heard that Viola quarreled with Eugene again.
Melanie rarely met Viola in the staff cafeteria aside from the beginning, when Viola first joined the company. After that, Viola always went out for lunch with Eugene.
Viola was walking with a tray in hand next to Julie. She was stunned for a moment when she saw Melanie.
Melanie did not have a good relationship with Viola, so she turned around and left. However, Viola followed Melanie, sat across from her, and asked hesitantly, “Melanie, do you know where Eugene was last night?”
Viola was testing the waters.
Melanie paused for a moment before she said calmly, “You don’t know where he went?”
Viola pursed her lips and said reluctantly, “I had something to do last night. I didn’t know where he went.”
Melanie’s expression remained unchanged. “Well, maybe he was working.”
Viola was speechless. She ate a few bites of food and left in a hurry.
In the afternoon, Viola followed behind Eugene, looking as if she had never quarreled with
Viola trotted over to Melanie and said, “Melanie, Eugene told me to plan the company’s team- building activities in a few days.”
LeapCo gave many benefits to the employees. Every year, Melanie would organize the company’s team–building activities.
Thus, Melanie handed the almost completed document to Viola. “I’m almost done with it. You can redo it if you think it’s not good enough.”
Viola took it over. The smile on her face faded a little. “Okay.”
Melanie was not bothered to guess what Viola was thinking because she was busy arranging her business trip next week.
LeapCo had many partners in other states, so Eugene had to travel out of town several times. during the midyear.
Melanie did not know if Eugene would take her with him again this year. After all, he now had Viola by his side.
The next day, Eugene informed Melanie to follow him to Hearth City.
Melanie was a little surprised. “Is Viola going?”
Eugene did not even bother to look at her. “What do you think?”
Of course, Viola would go. However, Viola was just an intern and did not know much about the business in Hearth City, so she would be going as Eugene’s girlfriend while Melanie was just his secretary.