“1.5 million?” No one could tell from Eugene’s tone what he was thinking, but the look of disgust was clear in his eyes.
He was a proud man, and he looked arrogantly at George for a moment before nodding slowly.” Alright, I’ll give you the money.”
Melanie jerked her head up and saw Eugene’s head lowering slightly. His long eyelashes blocked the look in his eyes, and she could not tell what was going through his mind.
George’s eyes lit up with delight. He did not care that there were two big and tall security guards holding him down. He kept reaching his neck out to Eugene. “Are you telling the truth? Are you really giving me 1.5 million?”
When Eugene looked up, there was a frosty look in his eyes. He stared at George’s happy face with a cold look. “Either get out or I’ll call the police.”
George had gotten what he wanted, and the ferocious look on his face disappeared. He began to put on a friendly demeanor as he said with a creepy smile, “Remember to transfer the money to me.”
He looked at Melanie and said, “You’re finally useful for once. Serve Mr. Scott well!”
His last words sounded terrible, and Melanie looked extremely upset. However, she was in no
condition to continue dealing with a dirtbag like George. She looked at Eugene. She was still thinking
about the 1.5 million.
This fiasco had gone out for ten minutes, and everyone slowly left after George had vanished.
Yana looked at Melanie sadly. “Are you alright, Melanie?”
Melanie’s face was pale, and she looked quite broken. She shook her head and said, “I’m fine.”
Yana wanted to say more, but she jumped when she met Eugene’s dark eyes. She knew what she had to do. She whispered to Melanie, “I need to clock in to work, Melanie. I’ll be heading upstairs first.”
After that, she left.
Before Yana left, she added in a whisper, “Just call me if you need anything.”
Now that all the commotion from this morning had ceased, Melanie had time to feel exhausted.
However, she was still feeling fear from what just happened. That was when she heard Eugene’s distant voice. “Aren’t you going to explain yourself?”
“I…” Melanie wanted to say something, but she stopped because she realized she had no idea what to
Eugene snorted. “First, it was your mother. Now, it’s your stepfather. Do you think LeapCo is your
“It doesn’t matter if it’s loan sharks or who you owe debts to. If you need money, all they need to do is
use you as a bank card to get money here?“.
He laughed sardonically. His voice was cold and deep as he continued, “I can’t keep allowing you to cross the line, Melanie.”
George and Dylan had been to LeapCo twice, and it had affected the company negatively. Even though Melanie knew that they had nothing to do with her, they were her family in the eyes of others.
Melanie lowered her eyes. Her throat tightened, but she took a deep breath and said to Eugene, “You shouldn’t have promised him that 1.5 million.”
“I shouldn’t have?” Eugene looked at Melanie. A complicated look flashed in his eyes. “Even if you’re willing to be harassed by loan sharks, LeapCo can’t afford to be implicated in such a situation. People like that would only cling to you. They’re nothing but bad luck.”
He was right. People like George would never listen to reason. They were shameless to a fault.
Melanie was silent. She had no idea how to describe how she was feeling. She felt lost and bitter. The only thing left for her to get through with this was her dignity.
After a while, she heard herself say, “I’ll find a way to return that 1.5 million to you.”
“As you wish,” Eugene said nonchalantly.
Melanie pressed her lips together. Her face and muscles were numb. She had no idea what she looked
like now. Melanie’s mind was blank, but there was one thing she still remembered.