The old man had no idea that Dylan had come. His mental state was not as good as before, and his eyes were not as sharp. Melanie spent some time in the ward before leaving. He did not even notice anything.
When Melanie left, she suddenly remembered Peachie. She looked to be in worse condition than when Melanie saw her in Hearth City. She quickly pushed the thought aside, however. Peachie’s well–being
was not her concern.
She flagged down a taxi totake her home. When she arrived home, she called Yvonne as the woman had instructed her to before she left. Yvonne was now in her family’s house, and her tone suggested that she was not in a good mood.
“What’s wrong?” Melanie asked.
“Nothing. My dad is just pushing me to get married again. It’s annoying. It’s like he thinks I won’t be able to get married at all.”
Yvonne often complained about her family’s efforts to arrange blind dates for her. Melanie listened
without saying much. During her complaints, Yvonne suddenly asked her about what had transpired at the hospital.
After chatting for a short while, they ended the call. Melanie could not go out much due to her
injuries. When Xander came to visit her, he advised her to rest at home and not worry about work.
“I really can’t help much at the moment,” Melanie said, gaze dropping. She looked tired.
“Resting and recovering is the most important,” Xander replied.
“Xander, I feel like I’m not contributing much to the studio.”
Melanie felt a strange emotion grow in her heart. She was initially confident when she told Xander that she wanted to join him in his profession. Yet, not only was she unable to grasp anything now, but she was also consistently causing trouble for them.
Her heart skipped a beat, and she slowly looked up at Xander. Keeping her voice measured, she said, I can’t keep occupying Burning Star’s resources.”
Xander said nothing, his dark eyes narrowing slightly as he observed Melanie. After a moment, he asked in a low tone while keeping his emotions in check, “Do you want to leave Burning Star?”
“My current condition doesn’t allow me to work right now,” Melanie pursed her lips as she replied.
She had been mulling over this the past few days. Xander and the others had treated her well, and she doubted anyone would have brought this matter up if she had not.
However, Melanie knew there was little she could contribute to Burning Studio, especially with Dylan
and Goerge having now returned to Jepton. She needed to be cautious about Dylan approaching
Xander, considering what happened at LeapCo last time.
“I disagree,” Xander said simply.
Melanie paused. “Why?”
Xander remained silent for a moment before answering softly, “Melanie, you’ve always been confident ever since I first met you.”
An emotion that Melanie could not decipher appeared in Xander’s dark eyes. Time ticked by before he continued, “If this is something you have decided on, I’ll respect your decision. I just hope it’s not
After Xander left, Melanie sat in the living room for quite some time, her head throbbing. By the time a message from Reny arrived, it was already the next evening.
She had sent a long voice message, “Melanie, although it might not be appropriate to disturb you right now, I really have no other choice. We’re facing issues coordinating with Blue Inc, and it looks like LeapCo is intentionally delaying progress.
“They haven’t provided any feedback on the contract we submitted.”
Melanie, Reny, and Oliver were mostly responsible for business negotiations for the project with Blue Inc. Now that Melanie was on leave due to her injury, most of the work fell on the other two.
Xander had not informed her about these issues when he visited. Judging from Reny’s tone, it seemed like he had reminded them instead. If it were not for Reny hitting a wall, Melanie might not have even
learned about this.
She informed Reny that she would visit her the next day.