Eugene said, “Viola is allergic to alcohol and can’t drink.”
“Why did you bring her here, then?”
Melanie had the same thought in mind. Since Viola couldn’t drink, why did Eugene bring her?
Soon, she understood why.
Melanie had been by Eugene’s side for years, and many thought she was dating Eugene.
Hence, some would tease them when she toasted the guests.
Thus, Eugene’s girlfriend, Viola, had to stand beside him and smile to clear the
When they were at Simon’s table, Stella greeted them and walked away after exchanging pleasantries.
Viola was less stressed without Stella around and chatted with the rest.
Melanie was ignored. She did not want much to do with Viola and the others, so she looked for a quiet corner to rest.
Stephen followed her and said gently, “Mel, come over and meet someone.‘
Many people in Jepton attended Stella’s birthday banquet, which was held by the Scott family. Stephen took her to meet a few bosses in charge of an art exhibition.
Melanie had learned a lot about art to get Stella to like her before this. She knew a lot about it and could join the conversation.
Moreover, she was sensitive and immediately won the favor of the bosses. They even made a proposition to her. “Miss Smith, you can work with us if you’re interested. We happen to be working on an exhibition lately.”
After leaving the table, Stephen observed her and said, “Mel, I think you should give it a try.”
Melanie asked, “Give what a try? Planning the art exhibition?”
“I think your ideas are great,” said Stephen. He happened to see Eugene walking over and added after a pause, “I don’t think it’s a good choice for you to continue working in LeapCo.”
Melanie and Eugene’s matter was not a secret anymore. Eugene had previously taken Melanie everywhere, so everyone assumed they were a couple.
However, Eugene had Viola now, and Melanie’s presence was unnecessary.
Stephen said, “Mel, it’s not wrong to keep an extra choice for yourself.”
Those words shattered Melanie’s thoughts.
She understood where he was coming from, but it was not as easy as it seemed.
Melanie was pondering when Eugene approached. He glanced at Stephen and Melanie before saying, “Mr. Zeller of Hendric Corporation is over there. Why are you hiding here?”
He was saying this to Melanie. Melanie looked at Mr. Zeller. He was a difficult man to deal with and had a strange temper. He would never care about anyone’s flattery.
She was about to walk to Mr. Zeller when Stephen grabbed her wrist and said calmly, “Mel, think about it.”
Eugene’s expression turned cold upon seeing Stephen holding Melanie’s wrist.
After greeting Mr. Zeller, Melanie was already tipsy, and her head felt heavy.
She excused herself after telling Stephen where she was going and headed to the room upstairs to rest.
When she walked out of the elevator, she heard a voice. “Eugene.”
She froze as she looked over and saw Viola leaning against Eugene’s chest softly as though her entire body was made of jelly.
Eugene held her arm with one hand as if afraid she might fall.
“Eugene, sleep with me, please?” Viola seemed to be drunk.
However, Eugene had just said Viola was allergic to alcohol.
Melanie understood that was just an excuse not to let Viola drink.
Just as she was absent–minded, she accidentally tripped but managed to balance herself by holding onto the wall.