Dylan looked up in terror. “No, no, you can’t do that, you can’t,” she said, voice hoarse from constant crying in the past few days. She held Peachie close to her.
She pleaded some more, “Doing that will bring divine punishment down on us. Let’s think of another way, okay? I’ll go beg Mel. She won’t ignore us. I’ll plead with her.
“Please, George, don’t do that. I’ll kneel to you. Please don’t do that!” Dylan released Peachie and got onto her knees before the man.
However, George just kicked her in the face and spat at her. “Divine punishment? If I don’t fucking repay the money, I’ll be torn apart by horses!
“Your father is going to die anyway. He can at least contribute something before he does. You’re his daughter, and I’m his son–in–law!”
Dylan covered her face, tears streaming down her cheeks. She could not say anything and just shook her head continuously.
Seeing her like this, George got even more mad. He grabbed Dylan’s hair, pulling her up by the head. ” If you gotta blame someone, blame your daughter. If it weren’t for her, I wouldn’t be in this miserable state!”
Peachie sat on the bed numbly, quiet as a mouse.
Having vented enough, George grabbed his phone and walked out of the room. He kicked Dylan one last time before he did so.
Due to Viola intentionally delaying the contract from being signed, Melanie had been making trip after trip to LeapCo these past few days.
Viola seemed determined to stall her and did not budge one bit.
The meeting ended, and Reny looked somewhat weary. “If we can’t get it signed by the end of the month, there won’t be enough time for us to make the preparations.”
Melanie understood this, which is why she had been coming to LeapCo almost every day. Design plans required time. Once they secured the investment, they would be able to begin customizing materials and choosing a suitable location. These were time–consuming tasks.
Melanie could only say, “Let’s think of a solution. LeapCo is also partnering up with Blue Inc. They won’t really refuse to sign the contract. Otherwise, they’d be giving Blue Inc a hard time too.”
“Let’s hope so.”
When they exited the elevator on the first floor, they ran into Eugene and Lee, who were getting in. Melanie had not seen Eugene in the past few days, so when she saw him now, she paused for a bit before asking Reny to wait outside for her.
She lowered her gaze and approached Eugene, whispering, “Is George still harassing you?”
Eugene had just returned to the company after discussing business and was still giving off an imposing aura. He looked at Melanie with dark eyes, a hint of impatience appearing on his face.” What do you think?”
George was like a stubborn adhesive that was difficult to peel away. Melanie was about to say something when the ringing of her phone interrupted her.
She answered the call, and the caregiver’s voice immediately came through, “Miss Smith, those two from the other day are at the hospital trying to discharge the patient. The doctors and nurses can’t stop them!”
Melanie’s pupils contracted. She quickly ended the call and was ready to rush to the hospital. Right before she took off, she turned to look at Eugene and said sternly, “Rest assured, I won’t let him off easy for much longer.”
Eugene watched her, a subtle crease forming on his forehead. Just as he was about to say something,