The man cursed for a long time before suddenly hanging up.
Melanie held the phone in her hand. She was not able to recover from the call as she stood for a long time on the balcony.
It was only when a gale of cold wind blew at her and she shivered that Melanie slowly looked up. She peeked into her room and saw that Eugene had gone. He must have returned to his
The next day, Melanie called her grandfather the moment she woke up. He picked up the call very quickly.
Melanie could tell from his voice that he was exhausted. There was nothing she could do.
There was no way her grandfather would stop giving Dylan money. She was his daughter, and Peachie was his granddaughter.
Her grandfather was not in good health. If he found out that the money he earned for Peachie’s illness had been gambled away by that man…
When Melanie kept silent, Albert spoke up, “What’s wrong, Mel?”
Melanie pinched between her eyes. Her mind was in a mess. She paused to clear her mind before saying, “I’ve been too busy recently. I just miss you.”
Albert laughed. Melanie chatted with him about unrelated minor issues before finally asking, ” Did you transfer money to Peachie recently?”
He hesitated, but in the end, he chose to say nothing. Melanie waited for him to answer.
After a while, he finally said, “It hasn’t been easy for them. I should help out any way I can.”
Melanie replied with an ‘Alright‘ and said nothing else.
She had to attend a meeting at the branch office later. She bumped into Eugene and Evelyn when she headed toward the elevator downstairs.
Melanie hesitated before finally entering the elevator.
She stood at the side. Melanie was still feeling troubled over her grandfather and Dylan’s problem.
Unfortunately, Evelyn was still trying to upset her.
“I see Miss Smith is working today. I thought you had resigned.”
Melanie frowned. She looked up to see Eugene standing beside Evelyn. She clenched her fists and said slowly, “It was wrong of me yesterday. I’ve already apologized to Mr. Scott.”
Evelyn grunted sarcastically. Eugene was impassive and did not even glance at her.
Melanie lowered her head. Her long and thick eyelashes hid the emotion in her eyes.
Her mind was filled with her grandfather and Dylan’s problems. She did not have the capacity to worry about anything else.
Melanie was distracted the entire journey. She even almost fell down the stairs while on their
way out of the hotel, and she accidentally knocked into Eugene.
Eugene lowered his eyes to look at her with a cold expression. “If you can’t get yourself together, go back to the hotel.”
Evelyn was enjoying this. Melanie bit her lip and apologized to Eugene. “I’m sorry, Mr. Scott. I’ll be focused.”
Eugene said nothing else as he strode toward the parking lot.
Melanie followed behind them. Her head ached, and she massaged her temple before going to the parking lot as well.
Evelyn seemed to be looking for trouble today. They had just arrived at the branch office when she ordered Melanie to buy her coffee from a particular café.
Melanie frowned. “This place is too far. It would take an hour to return to the office even if I drove.”
Evelyn looked at Eugene and said unhappily, “I only want coffee from this café.”
Eugene was impassive. He glanced at Melanie. “Buy it.”
Melanie stood there for a while before finally driving off to get the coffee.
It was the morning rush hour, and by the time she returned, an hour and a half had passed. Eugene and Evelyn were no longer at the office.
Melanie checked with the front desk and found out that they had left to do market research with Walden.
She held the cup of cold coffee in her hand and sat down in the lounge. She calmly sent Eugene a message. [Do you need me to go over?]