Lee pushed open the office door and came in. He had his phone in his hand and looked at Eugene behind his desk. “It’s a call from Paramount Hospital about the public health awareness drive last month. They’re asking if we want to continue with another run.”
Eugene had been looking at a contract. He took the phone Lee handed him.
LeapCo has put a lot of effort into public welfare lately to improve its image.
As soon as he took the phone, he heard a commotion. Then, a voice said, “I’m sorry, Mr. Scott. I have something to deal with here, so it might be a little noisy.”
Eugene harrumphed nonchalantly, but the director on the other end sighed. “There are many conflicts between doctors and patients nowadays, but this is the first time I’ve seen a conflict between family members. We even had to call the police.”
The director paused for a moment. “Speaking of which, the patient involved was the one your uncle had operated on. The old man was recovering quite well, but then he suddenly passed away…”
Before he could finish that sentence, Eugene interrupted coldly. “What did you just say?”
“I said, the patient involved was the one your uncle had operated on. Do you remember? He was the old man who needed brain surgery-”
“What was the next part?”
Even after he hung up, Eugene’s expression was frighteningly cold.
There was an indescribable aura brewing in his dark eyes.
At the same time, at Paramount Hospital, the hospital’s security guards had broken fight between George and Dylan, forcibly dragging the two of them to the office.
The voices outside gradually quieted down. Melanie lay on the side of her grandfather’s bed. She stared blankly at the old man. His eyes were closed as if he were fast asleep.
She held her grandfather’s hand and kept rubbing it. The warmth of her grandfather’s skin was fading, and the last bit of residual heat was gradually dissipating. No matter how Melanie rubbed his hand, it was still cold.
He was lifeless.
When someone knocked on the door again, Melanie still did not react. The nurse tried to come in several times, but Xander stopped her outside.
Melanie did not turn around, but she kneaded her grandfather’s palm even faster as if she was in a hurry.
However, no matter how anxious she was, no matter how much she rubbed his skin, he did not become any warmer at all.
Melanie grew even more frantic. She repeated the motions mechanically, over and over. When the light in the ward dimmed, the door was forcefully pushed open.
The light in the corridor instantly illuminated the dim ward, and study footsteps donty approached her.
Melanie, who had been kneeling on the floor, stiffened. The glare of the light made her turns instinctively.
Eugene was dressed in a black formal suit. Melanie’s vision was blurry, so she could not see his expression. She could only make out a vague outline.
Melanie looked in his direction in a daze. Her eyes were unfocused, and the rims of her eyes were red. Her face was filled with despair.
After a while, she let go of her grandfather’s hand and let it fall. She called his name in a low voice.
Eugene nodded and Melanie stopped. “Grandpa’s hands are so cold. He’s not feeling well these days, and his joints hurt when he’s cold”
“Do you think he’s hurting now?”
Her tone was bordering on normal, but her voice was choked. She had to stop for a few times before she could finish her sentence. She sounded puzzled as well, as if she was just asking a simple question.