Melanie’s words were somewhat self–deprecating.
However, she was not wrong. Eugene had said exactly that the last time she met Evelyn and Stella in his office.
Melanie was patient and tolerant, but she still had a bottom line.
As long as Viola went unpunished, she would always be short with Eugene.
That was why Oliver was temporarily in charge of the communication between Burning Star and LeapCo.
This time, Melanie had only reached out to Lee because Oliver and the others really could not get through LeapCo to deal with the problem.
Her eyelashes fluttered as she looked at Eugene.
There was no sound in the café except for a soothing, lilting piano tune. Melanie’s small, petite figure was reflected in Eugene’s dark eyes.
He rapped his knuckles on the table evenly, then he let out a cold laugh. “Are you blaming me?
Melanie lowered her eyes and said coolly, “Not at all. I’m just explaining the whole turn of events.”
Eugene scoffed, while Melanie looked calm and unmoved.
“Mr. Scott.” Lee had no choice but to remind Eugene in a low voice, “You have a meeting at four. There’s still forty minutes left.”
Eugene glanced at him coldly before turning back to Melanie.
His voice was devoid of any warmth, and his face was impassive. He looked businesslike. ” Submit the proposal for the third stage and the summary for the second stage through the proper channels, then go to the finance department to claim the money.”
In other words, they had achieved what they were here for.
Melanie had expected Eugene to pick another fight and put off the payment for a few more days. She did not expect him to be so straightforward this time.
She took a file from her bag, opened it, and pushed it in front of Eugene. “Then please sign this first, Mr. Scott.”
Eugene’s brow twitched at how neatly Melanie handled the files.
He lowered his eyes, and he pressed his lips into a straight line. There was a crease between his eyebrows, and no one knew what he was thinking.
Melanie did not rush him. Instead, she subconsciously looked up at Xander.
This had always been her habit. When she was waiting for one party to sign a contract, it was not polite to stare directly at them. Therefore, Melanie would subconsciously look at her colleagues instead.
Coincidentally, Eugene looked up and followed her gaze.
Emotions roiled in his eyes. Eugene saw the way Melanie and Xander looked at each other, and his fingertips on the table moved imperceptibly.
A moment later, he said faintly, “So Xavier was right. Congratulations are in order.”
Melanie looked directly at Eugene as soon as he mentioned Xavier’s name.
She could still remember how hostile Xavier was toward Xander in Liana’s hospital room.
Then again, Xavier and Simon knew each other, so it was not surprising that Eugene knew him
Melanie’s mind was whirring, but unbeknownst to her, Eugene took her silence as a lack of denial.
He said coldly, “You really don’t waste any time.”
After saying that, he picked up the pen and signed the document.
Melanie did not understand what Eugene meant. She collected the signed document after he had left.
Eugene’s signature was beautiful. The strokes were sharp and neat, matching his cold demeanor.
Melanie put the file away in her bag and looked at Xander. “Do you want to go visit your sister now or later?”