“All you know is to eat! Is there anything else you know?!”
Dylan pressed her lips but said nothing. Her face was swollen, and it hurt when she made any
George began to stare at her from the corner of his eyes. “Think of something, damn it! Tyrone says I’m dead if I don’t pay up!”
It was raining heavily when Xander returned.
Melanie asked, “How’s the progress?”
Before Xander said anything, Reny sighed. “Viola went outstation for work yesterday. She must have said something before she left because everyone else said they can’t make any decisions for the contract.”
Melanie frowned. “Why didn’t you see Lee?”
Lee had been following up with this, and things had been working smoothly with him in charge.
Melanie had planned to wait until Viola left so that she could reach out to Lee.
“He has been sent to the South district for work.”
The atmosphere in the room turned cold. With everyone away, Eugene was the only person left to
handle the contract.
Melanie thought about this. Before she said anything, Xander spoke up, “We can handle LeapCo. Burning Star has been through lots of obstacles before we got to where we are today.”
Oliver nodded. “Do you know why we’re called Burning Star?”
He smiled. “It’s because a spark can turn into a wildfire. It’s just a minor obstacle. We can overcome
Melanie did not think there were any connections between the contract and Burning Star’s story, but if Xander and the others did not want her to get involved, she would not ask anything about it.
Besides, George was still in Jepton. She was worried he would bring trouble to Xander and the others.
Despite this, she ended up going to LeapCo the next day.
However, it was not what she had planned to do.
When Yana called her, it was working hours.
Xander and the others had received a call from the government department. The department had not settled anything with Dreamcatchers yet.
Something seemed to be happening where Yana was, and she sounded urgent. “Come to LeapCo,
Melanie. Something terrible has happened!”
When Melanie arrived at LeapCo, there were crowds gathered at the mini square outside of LeapCo’s
She was shocked. Melanie saw a short, fat man standing there.
Her face fell as she walked over. It was George Chapman.
He was holding a small piece of broken wood. The words written with paint read, ‘Pay your debt,
Yana was in the crowd. When she saw Melanie, she came over with her head lowered. She whispered, ” He came early this morning. The security guards initially stopped him from coming in, but he later claimed to be your father. He said he’s here to get Mr. Scott to pay up…”
Before Yana could finish, Melanie understood immediately what had happened. She took a deep breath and said hoarsely to Yana, “Call the police. Call the police right now.”
Yana felt a little sympathy for Melanie. It was a lifetime of bad luck to have such a family.
The last time her mother came to demand money from Mr. Scott, it had already turned Melanie into a laughingstock.
Yana was about to do it when she looked up with a stunned expression, “Mr. Scott…
Melanie was taken aback, and she turned back slowly, only to meet Eugene’s dark eyes.
They were cold and dark.
It looked like a storm was brewing in them.