However, she held onto Eugene again when he sent her home. She was reluctant to let go as she muttered, “Why?”
Eugene did not hear her. He placed Melanie on the sofa and prepared to leave, yet Melanie grabbed his shirt again.
Then, she leaned against his body with her soft body. She kept muttering his name, “Eugene
When Melanie woke up the next day, she was sleeping on the sofa. She was not covered with a blanket, and the window was wide open..
Her head was aching, Looking at the time, she saw that it was already 9:00 am.
It was already too late for her to go to work. Melanie called Yana and asked her to apply for a day off for her.
She went to take a bath, but she still felt dizzy afterward. When she checked her temperature, she found out she was having a fever.
Melanie wanted to take some fever pills, but there were none left at home. She had no choice but to go out and purchase them.
Just as she stepped out of her house, she bumped into Eugene.
Melanie had no memory of what happened after she was drunk, but she knew Eugene might have sent her home.
Her face was pale as she looked at Eugene. She wanted to speak, but the pain in her throat stopped her.
Eugene was in casual attire and did not seem to be going to the company.
When Eugene saw Melanie’s pale face, he quickly looked away and left.
He seemed to be rushing somewhere.
Melanie felt weak and fell before she could get to the elevator. She felt cold and ill.
When she woke up, it was already noon.
Melanie touched her forehead, which was still warm.
She licked her dry lips and wanted to see the time on her phone.
All she saw was the notification from the company’s group chat.
When she tapped into it, she saw a photo a colleague had sent.
The people in the photo were Eugene and Viola. They seemed to be at Jepton University. Viola might have returned to the campus to attend some activity.
Melanie stared at the photo for some time.
She realized why Eugene seemed different from his usual self today.
It turned out that he had gone to accompany Viola for her campus activity.
It reminded Melanie of the year she graduated. She had begged Eugene for a long time, asking him to accompany her to her graduation ceremony. However, Eugene only told her he was busy.
She wondered if he was busy or just reluctant to go with her.
The ringtone of her phone snapped her out of her thoughts. She looked at the caller ID and saw Stephen’s name.
She answered the call and heard Stephen’s gentle voice through it. “Mel, where are you?”
Melanie recalled she had stood up on Stephen and held her head apologetically as she said, I’m sorry. Something came up last night.”
Stephen noticed that something was wrong with Melanie’s voice. He asked, “What’s wrong? Are you feeling unwell?”
Then, Stephen visited her with some medicine and food. When he saw Melanie’s pale face, he draped the blanket nearby on her.
“How did you fall ill?” Stephen looked worried. “Why–didn’t you call me?”
Melanie’s face was pale as she held the blanket that was draped on her. Her tiny face made her look weaker than usual.
Smiling, she asked Stephen, “Is the person in charge of the exhibition willing to meet me? I want to talk to them.”
It took Melanie two days to recover, and she met the person in charge on the third day.
The salary and benefits they offered were less than Melanie had expected, so she had yet to answer them.
Stephen comforted her, saying, “I have friends in the same field. I can introduce them to you.”