“Yeah.” Eugene continued to hold Melaine’s gaze.
Melanie came back to her senses. Her eyes were red and her face was pale. When she met Eugene’s gaze, she paused for a moment before turning around and walking into the
As soon as she locked the bathroom door behind her, Melanie braced herself against the sink, fighting for her breath. She could vaguely hear Eugene’s voice. Melanie looked at her reflection in the mirror.
The whole situation was utterly absurd.
“You slept with me countless times before“… How could he summarize their eight–year relationship like that?
Melanie suddenly raised her hand and slapped herself hard on the face. She did not hold back her strength, and the tears already pricking at her eyes immediately began to flow.
Two drops landed on the back of her hand. They were hot..
When she went out into the room again, Eugene was gone and the door was wide open.
Melanie stood rooted to the ground for a moment before walking over to close the door. Only then did she slowly return to her bed to rest. ▾
There was still work to be done the next morning. Melanie did not sleep well that night. When she got up, her face was haggard and pale.
She tidied up briefly and left the room, only to bump into Evelyn in the elevator.
Evelyn paused when she saw Melanie. The next moment, she scowled and mocked Melanie, saying, “Miss Smith, are you really going to meet the client looking like that? You look like something the cat dragged in!”
Melanie had already put on some makeup, so she was not as pale as she was in the morning. Even so, there was no hiding her pallid complexion.
Melanie was too mentally exhausted to argue with Evelyn. She pursed her lips and walked to the lobby.
Eugene was already there. He glanced at Melanie with a frown.
“No employee of LeapCo should meet a client looking like that.” Evelyn’s sharp voice followed behind.
Melanie swallowed and said quickly, her voice hoarse, “I’m sorry. I’m not feeling well today, so
Before she could finish that sentence, Eugene cut her off. “Get a substitute driver,” he said.
Melanie looked up. Eugene’s tone was flat. “Can you still drive in your condition?“.
Melanie was more than happy to pawri off some of her work. Once she got into the passenger seat, she leaned her head against the window to rest.
For some reason, though, the traffic that morning was terrible. As Melanie leaned against the
window and listened to the honking of angry horns outside, she started to feel a little sleepy.
Eventually, the voices in the back seat disappeared into the distance. Melanie’s eyelids became so heavy that she could not keep her eyes open.
She only woke up with a start when there was a knock on the car window.
The standstill traffic outside the window was gone. They had arrived at the entrance of the branch company.
Outside the window, Eugene knocked on the glass again expressionlessly. Melanie slowly opened the door and got out of the car.
Eugene glanced at her. “You sure were sound asleep.”
Melanie massaged her temples. “Sorry.“.
“That’s all you ever say,” Eugene scoffed.
Melanie lowered her head and said nothing as she followed Eugene inside.
Upstairs, Evelyn was waiting in the lounge, a glass of water in her hand. She looked at Eugene, a little dissatisfied. “What took you so long?”
“I had to take a call,” Eugene said.
Evelyn did not dare to ask further either. She nodded and picked up the documents on the table. “Are we going to the conference room?”
Melanie stayed where she was. Eugene would probably take Evelyn to the meeting later.
However, Eugene glanced at Evelyn emotionlessly and said, “You shouldn’t attend the meeting today. I’ll take Melanie.”
Evelyn blinked. After that, she frowned and opened her mouth to protest.
However, Eugene had already snatched the documents from her hands, throwing them into Melanie’s arms instead. He looked at Melanie coldly. “Do you need me to carry you to the conference room?”