Melanie frowned as she gathered up the documents in her arms.
Evelyn watched from the side, looking ill at ease. She could not help but snort. “Miss Smith, I advise you to touch up your makeup before you go to the meeting. After all, you’ll be representing LeapCo.”
Melanie had just taken a short nap, so her mind was clearer now. She glanced at Evelyn. ” Thank you for your concern, Miss Shue, but that’s none of your business.”
Eugene had said last night that Evelyn was not an employee at the company, so it was not her place to worry about LeapCo’s image.
Evelyn had been by Eugene’s side for the past two days, and she had gotten used to Melanie staying silent. Now that Melanie suddenly decided to talk back to her, she narrowed her eyes and said sarcastically,
“Aren’t you getting a little carried away, Miss Smith? You skipped work yesterday and fell asleep this morning. How can yourself Eugene’s secretary?”
She emphasized the word “secretary“. Melanie frowned and was about to retort when Eugene interrupted them coldly. “Evelyn.”
His voice held a strong hint of warning. Evelyn looked extremely reluctant to let it go, but she did not continue pursuing the subject.
Once they entered the conference room, Eugene became even more distant. He sat down at the head of the table and looked at Walden. “I hope you came prepared today.”
Walden quickly took out a file. “Yes, I have the previous plans and the report you wanted right here, sir.”
Walden’s seat was far away from Eugene’s, so he passed the file to Melanie, who then handed it to Eugene.
When she held out the file, Eugene reached out to take it. Melanie’s fingertips were cold, and the moment they brushed against Eugene’s warm skin, she immediately pulled her hand back as if she had been scalded.
The meeting was pretty much the sarne as before. The executives discussed how to handle the destructive competition posed by their business rivals. Melanie recorded the meeting minutes while digging up all the data that Eugene needed whenever he asked for it.
All else aside, Melanie had a thorough understanding of Eugene’s work habits at least.
Unlike last time, the meeting went smoothly today. Just as it was about to end, though,
Walden suddenly asked, “Mr/Scott, Mr. Worne’s position is currently empty. Should we recruit someone new, or will you be sending someone from HQ?”
Worne was the traitor who sold the company’s data to a rival. Now that he had been fired, his position was naturally empty.
However, Walden was,not sure what to do next.
Eugene paused. “I’ll think about it.”
He got up and left the room, Melanie hot on his heels.
As they turned around the corner, Eugene suddenly stopped and turned to Melanie. “Do you want to stay in Prime City?”
Melanie was silent for a moment before asking, “Do you want me to stay?”
Although Prime City was a pleasant place, it was very far away from Jepton.
Melanie shook her head after barely a second’s hesitation. “No, my grandfather is still in Jepton. I can’t stay here.”
Eugene raised his brows casually. “Are you sure?”
Melanie was sure, of course, but Eugene did not bring up the subject again. Melanie could not help but feel a little anxious.
She could not figure out what Eugene was thinking. What if he really made her stay in Prime City?
Her grandfather was alone in Jepton. Melanie could not stay away from him for too long. 1
With those thoughts swirling in her mind, Melanie followed Eugene back to the lounge.
Evelyn was still waiting for them there, her phone in her hand. She looked up and greeted Eugene.
Melanie placed the files on the table and tried to organize them, but Evelyn put down her phone and smirked at her. “Miss Smith, could I trouble you to get me a glass of water?”
The water dispenser was right next to Melanie, so she did not think much of it. She just got up to get Evelyn some water.
“I want it hot,” Evelyn said as she complained to Eugene. “The air conditioner in the lounge is on full blast. I was freezing waiting here for you.”
Melanie poured the water and handed Evelyn the cup. Evelyn stood up to take it while still acting pitiful in front of Eugene.