Melanie did not dare move about recklessly, so she just sat at her desk and waited. Soon, footsteps approached. Thinking it was Stephen, she called out to him, worried that he might not be able to find her.
The footsteps paused before slowly approaching her. Melanie could only see a tall figure and was unable to discern their features. However, she figured that no one else other than Stephen would come up here at this time.
“Could you help me a bit? I can’t see very well,” Melaine asked softly.
Her request was followed by a cold sneer as the figure arrived in front of her. Eugene’s looming shadow was accompanied by his mocking voice as he said, “Is this how you endear yourself to Stephen before hooking up with him?”
Melanie had not expected it to be Eugene. She fell silent for a moment before asking back, Why haven’t you left?”
Ignoring her question, Eugene asked, “Waiting for Stephen to come pick you up?”
Without her sight, the rest of Melanie’s senses heightened. Eugene’s low voice sounded as if he were whispering in her ear.
Melanie tried to remain composed. “I can’t see well.” She had, in fact, mentioned her night blindness to Eugene before, but Melanie had always been careful to avoid the issue.
She never allowed it to become a problem in front of him. He had probably forgotten about it because of this.
Eugene went quiet for a while, so Melanie asked, “Is there anything else?”
As she was unable to see clearly, she clenched her hands on the table tightly. It was a sign of
Eugene lowered his gaze and observed her for a moment. Just as he was about to speak, Melanie received a call from Stephen, and her phone screen illuminated the area. With the light, Melanie was finally able to catch a bit of Eugene’s expression.
It was very cold.
His dark eyes appeared exceptionally chilly in this dim lighting as he stared at her. “Stephen has really bad taste if he’s interested in you.”
A surge of frustration built up in Melanie. She could not help but retort, “In that case, you were blind for eight years.”
Eugene fell silent at that for a bit before rebuking, “You think too highly of yourself.”
With that, he left. Melanie’s phone screen dimmed again, leaving the office in complete darkness.
When Stephen finally arrived, he had a flashlight with him. He approached Melanie and asked, “Were you waiting long? I went to buy a flashlight.”
Melanie did not look too good, but she did not say anything.
On the day the bonuses from the project with Oceanus Industries were calculated, Viola treated everyone in the secretarial department to coffee. The atmosphere was lively, but Melanie remained silent.
No one dared to approach her as everyone knew that Melanie had been the main person in charge of the planning for Oceanus Industries despite not receiving any of the credit. When Viola handed her the coffee, Melanie’s expression turned cold. She stood up and immediately left. She was extremely agitated. The bonus from the Oceanus Project was a considerable sum, and she had not expected Eugene to handle the situation the way he did.
Thanks to this matter, Melanie felt somewhat discomfited. Everyone in the secretarial department was observant of her and thus became cautious with their actions.
However, someone had somehow leaked this incident. By the time it reached Eugene’s ears, the news said that Melanie had brought her emotions into work.
When Melanie went to look for Eugene, he left her hanging for a while before he said to her indifferently, “If you don’t want to work, just say so.”
Melanie just asked blankly, “Do you have any work arrangements for me?”
Eugene raised a brow, his cold gaze fixed on her. “Aren’t you feeling resentful? The Prime City branch is having some trouble. Go deal with it.”
Melanie’s face darkened slightly. The Prime City branch was the poorest performing one
all of LeapCo’s branches, and top management had been considering shutting it down. Yet, Eugene had assigned her to deal with this troublesome situation.