Melanie paused. Her encounters with Eugene had not been pleasant, and he had just fired her this morning.
She pursed her lips and resisted the urge to run.
Dr. Wells did not notice the tension between them. When he heard his phone ring, he took it and said, “If you still want Dr. Hel to help you, you can try asking Mr. Scott. If you want someone else, I can recommend other options.
“You’re under no obligation to help, of course, Mr. Scott. It’s just that this young lady has been busy with her grandfather’s affairs, so I just thought I’d mention it. I hope you don’t mind.”
With that, Dr. Wells went outside to answer the phone.
Melanie and Eugene were suddenly the only ones left in the office.
Melanie lowered her eyes, but she could feel Eugene’s gaze on her.
There was nothing much for her to say. After all, there was a high chance that Eugene would not agree to help. Why should she embarrass herself again?
Moreover, when she thought of Eugene’s previous request, there was an indescribable feeling in her heart.
She took a deep breath and turned to leave.
However, before she could even take half a step, Eugene said, quietly and coldly, “It seems that your grandfather’s health is not that important to you, after all.
“Melanie, that ridiculous ego of yours always comes up at the wrong time.”
Melanie stopped in her tracks and turned back to Eugene. She tried to straighten her back and look directly at him. “Is it my ego, or your sadistic need to mock me at all times? Eugene, I really don’t have time to play these meaningless games with you right now.”
“Meaningless games?” Eugene’s dark eyes were devoid of emotion. He studied Melanie condescendingly. “You’re the one who didn’t seize the opportunity.”
Melanie looked at him.
For the first time, she felt that Eugene was shameless.
What opportunity was he talking about? Yet another opportunity to let him humiliate her?
Melanie closed her eyes and said quietly, “I don’t know what you want me to do, but can you stop pestering me at a time like this?
“If you want me to move out, I’ll do it. If you want me to leave LeapCo, I’ll leave. If you still have a bone to pick with me, can you wait until my grandfather recovers?”
She really did not have the energy to deal with him right now. She was already hanging on by a thread.
Melanie was afraid that at some point she would not be able to hold on, and that thread would
There were many nights where she just could not sleep. Her mind was so frayed by now that she could stare at the ceiling in a daze.
“You think I have a bone to pick with you?” Eugene narrowed his eyes and repeated Melanie’s words slowly. He snorted and stared at Melanie in an unreadable tone. “Do you think you’re even worthy of my attention like that?”
Melanie slowly clenched her fists. She looked at Eugene with a dark expression for a moment, then she turned around and left.
“Howard Hel will be staying at Jepton for the next few days.” Eugene’s tone was as calm as usual, carrying his usual resolve.
He stared at Melanie’s frail back, a strange emotion flashing in his eyes.
Eugene tapped his finger twice and said lightly, “Melanie, you know I’m not very patient.”
Melanie remained where she was standing now, her body trembling slightly. Eugene sounded like he was certain she would go back and beg him.
She returned to the ward in frustration. As usual, shechatted with her grandfather for a while before preparing to leave.
Before she left, she saw the nurse bring in a plate of fruits.
The nurse seemed to be afraid that she would misunderstand and said, “Dr. Wells said that the patient can eat some solid food now. He even had a small bowl of oats last night, so I prepared some fruit for him.”
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