Melanie paused in her footsteps and turned to look at Eugene.
She had been traveling to and from the hospital and the villa. She did not go anywhere else. LeapCo’s work had been taken over by Reny and Oliver.
Eugene’s shirt was buttoned to the very top, and his sleeves were rolled up. Melanie could see the wound on his arm had now turned a pinkish color.
She looked away after glancing at the wound and asked in a calm tone, “Is there anything you need?”
This was the villa district of Jepton, and there were many rich people here. Just two days ago, she had seen Simon when she went out shopping with Reny, but Simon did not see them. That was why Melanie was not surprised to see Eugene here.
Eugene did not show much emotion. He looked at Melanie with a slightly deep look in his eyes for a while before suddenly snorting. “Looks like you’ve been living well.”
Xander and Reny had been forcing Melanie to get some rest. Yvonne had been delivering food to her as well, which was why Melanie was looking healthier than before.
However, Eugene did not say this with good intentions.
Melanie pressed her lips. “I’ll make sure to pay for the medical fees for your wound.”
Eugene raised an eyebrow. There was a slightly sarcastic look in his eyes. “Medical fees?”
It was a cloudy day, and there were still dark clouds in the sky. The weather was quite humid.
Melanie felt her palm sweat under Eugene’s stare. “Yes. I also apologize for the distress caused to you by Dylan Lancaster and George Chapman.”
“What do I get out of your apology?” Eugene glanced at her coldly and said in an unfathomable tone, Sometimes, your stupidity astounds me, Melanie Smith.”
After that, Eugene paused and said coldly once more, “You have no idea how stupid you are.”
He sounded like he was holding back his anger when he spoke, and Melanie had no idea what she did to make him angry.
On second thought, however, Eugene had always been treating her this way.
She lowered her eyes and stood outside for quite a while before entering the villa.
There was a small garden between Villa No. 8 and Villa No. 6. When Eugene arrived, Carla came to open the door for him.
Carla smiled the moment she saw him. “What took you so long? It’s been years since we last saw each other. I thought you’d forgotten about me.”
Compared to Stella, Eugene’s relationship with Carla was closer. He gave her the present in his hands.
“This is for you.”
Carla pointed into the house with her chin. “Your mother is in there too. Don’t act too sarcastic when you see her.”
“You should’ve ignored her.”
Carla shook her head, and a look of exasperation flashed in her eyes. “You’re mother and son. Why would you do this to your relationship? Besides, your mother has her reasons. She’s very concerned
“She was just asking me if there are any girls your age I can introduce to you.”
Carla paused and leaned into Eugene. She lowered her voice and asked, “Where’s your girlfriend? The one who was really pretty. Are you still together?”
Eugene did not answer. “Why did you ask me here?”
“Can’t we invite you over just to see you?” A shrill voice was heard coming from inside. Stella sneered. “What a busy man you are, Mr. Scott.”
The emotions in Eugene’s eyes disappeared. He looked up at Stella and said nothing.
Thunder began to rumble in the sky around evening time, and the sky became frighteningly dark.
Inside the dilapidated motel, Dylan was feeding Peachie some oatmeal. George’s raging voice could be clearly heard coming from the bathroom.
“Can’t you give me a few more days? I was brought into the police station for interrogation. Where am I supposed to get you the money?!
“How would I know where that stupid woman has gone?!”
His voice sounded even more violent, and he even dealt a hard kick to the bathroom door. Dylan and Peachie did not react to him. They seemed to have been used to this.
Three minutes later, George slammed the bathroom door open and came out cursing. When he saw Dylan feeding Peachie, he smacked the bowl to the floor.