Xander looked at his phonie. Liana had already called him several times. His phone was on silent, so he had not noticed.
He looked at the missed calls and instinctively said, “We’re probably going to head there now.” As soon as he said that, Liana called him again as if on cue. Xander answered this time. Liana’s tiny voice immediately came over the speakers. “Xander, I’m dying…”
She sounded very weak. Melanie’s heart leaped into her throat. “Is your sister alright?” Xander just shook his head and said, “What’s wrong?”
“…” Liana was silent for a moment. “You didn’t read the text I sent you?”
She exclaimed, “I’m dying to eat the buffalo wings outside our childhood home! I won’t be able to rest in peace if I don’t eat them tonight!”
Forget Xander, even Melanie was exasperated by that. Either way, they had no choice but to buy the buffalo wings for Liana.
“Mr. Scott, Julie has already prepared the documents for the meeting. We can go straight to the meeting room later.” In the quiet car, Lee sat in the front passenger seat and turned around to talk to Eugene about work arrangements.
LeapCo had been very busy recently. Eugene was in consecutive meetings almost every day. Today, he had taken the time out of his busy schedule to review the Burning Star project’s
Logically speaking, Burning Star and Blue Inc were not LeapCo’s main priorities at the moment. He could have assigned anyone else to oversee the project.
Lee looked at the man in the backseat. Eugene had his eyes closed in a deep frown. In the end, Lee paused for a moment and did not say the words on the tip of his tongue.
Eugene kept his eyes closed. After a long time, he asked Lee, “How long has it been since Melanie left LeapCo?” .
He changed the subject so quickly that Lee froze. “About three months.”
Eugene nodded. “She’s been at Burning Star for three months, then?”
“I assume so. Blue Inc and LeapCo have been working on this exhibition for about three months now. Melanie was in charge of this from the beginning.”
Lee answered Eugene’s question truthfully, but he did not hear Eugene’s voice again.
He looked back from the rearview mirror and saw Eugene looking sideways at the street outside. His jawline was clear and distinct, and his pupils were dark and deep, like a silent sea.
Lee looked away again as the driver drove them back to LeapCo.
Lee wanted to remind Eugene to get out of the car, but he did not expect Eugene to be one step ahead of him. The gloom on his face had completely disappeared, leaving only a passive coldness.
He instructed calmly, “Contact our partners and prepare for the meeting. Also, remind the departments to submit their reports before they get off work. We don’t have to worry about Oskon City for the time being, but we should be prepared all the same.”
The buffalo wings that Liana wanted were sold near the alley where Xander had taken Melanie
Melanie remembered Xander saying before that his grandfather’s house was nearby.
Hidden in a corner of the city, the alley gave off a feeling of serenity amidst the hustle and bustle. The surroundings were also filled with limestone slabs and greenery.
Following Xander, Melanie could not help but exclaim, “The environment here is nice.”
Xander said, “This street has some history, so it has never been touched.”
“No wonder…” Melanie nodded, not noticing a thin vine dangling from the eaves in front of her until a warm hand touched her forehead.
Xander said in his deep and magnetic voice, “Be careful.”
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