Stephen did not know what else to say when he saw her like this. All he could do was head out to buy her dinner.
The others did not stay for long before Xander sent them away.
When her surroundings had quietened down, Melanie sniffed and muttered to herself, “I’m not crying in front of outsiders.”
Her grandfather had taught her not to cry in front of outsiders since she was young. He wanted her to be strong no matter what happened.
Xander and Stephen returned with a bowl of porridge. Melanie barely managed two bites before she lost her appetite.
Xander had wanted to stay with her earlier, but Melanie had refused. She shook her head. “I want to be alone with Grandpa. We haven’t talked in a long time.”
At night, the hospital corridor was already quiet, and she was the only one here.
Melanie bent her legs into the chair. She wrapped her arms around them and rested her head on her knees.
Her mind was blank. She could not think.
The night was cold, and the sky was empty.
The Scott family’s villa was in the suburbs, so it looked even more quiet and peaceful at night.
There was a formal smile on Cedric’s face, but it faded for a moment when he saw Eugene stepping into the house.
He greeted in a low voice, “This is Ms. Turner. I believe you met her in Prime City before.”
Peyton had an exquisitely sculpted smile on her face. She nodded demurely. “Yes, we met. He and Evie are quite close.”
Cedric looked at Eugene. “Really? Why haven’t I heard you mention it before? Ms. Turner only has one daughter. You have to be nice to little Evie, you hear me?”
Eugene’s brow furrowed as his gaze fell on Evelyn Shue.
Evelyn was dressed in a suit. Her red lips curled up as she greeted Eugene with a smile. “Long time no see.”
Eugene looked away and turned back to Cedric. “Why on earth did you call me back here?”
“Do I need a reason to summon you?” His son’s attitude immediately made Cedric’s tone become much harsher, and his sharp eyes were filled with a sense of warning.
He said in a deep voice, “You don’t have much to do these few days, so spend more time with Evie. She’s new to Jepton.”
Eugene said directly, “I’m very busy at LeapCo. I don’t have time.”
Cedric glared at him as if about to speak, but Peyton cut in instead. “The kids can take care of themselves now. Besides, Evie isn’t a child anymore. She doesn’t need a babysitter.”
She said it casually, but she put the glass in her hand on the marble table with a soft clink. Cedric’s face darkened. Just as he was about to speak, Eugene went straight upstairs.
Stella had not been home much lately, She was probably hanging out with Carla.
He went straight back to his room. He rarely stayed here, so there was not much in his room.
In the meantime, Melanie’s eyes paused, and her gaze suddenly stopped somewhere on the desk.
Melanie spent the night alone in the hospital. When Xander and the others came over the next morning, she was as white as a sheet.
Reny reached out and touched her hand. She gasped when she realized how cold Melanie’s hand was.
However, Melanie did not realize that her lips were pale and her eyes was bloodshot.
Xander frowned and placed his hand on Melanie’s forehead. It was hot to the touch.
Melanie did not really want to be touched. She dodged backward, but her head was heavy and she felt unwell. She could not help but stagger back two steps. Fortunately, someone held her before she fell.
Xander and the others came with news about Dylan and George.
Faced with the footage from the surveillance cameras and the nurse’s accusations, George admitted in exasperation that he was the one who had unplugged her grandfather’s ventilator. Meanwhile, Dylan had been watching him from the sidelines and did not try to stop him-