George confessed that his act was because he thought Melanie would never give him more money. Kidnapping Albert was the only thing he could do to get what he wanted.
When Reny told Melanie about this, she could not stop herself from cursing, “What a bad and dumb man! Isn’t he afraid he’ll have to pay for everything he did?”
Melanie’s face turned pale.
It sounded so dumb and ridiculous that George could even be taken as a fool.
However, such a dumb act had killed her grandpa.
Dylan and George were being interrogated in the police station. Stephen, Xander, and the others took turns to accompany Melanie.
Melanie had lost a lot of weight in just a few days. She was already slender to begin with, and losing more weight just made her look skinny and bony.
“Mel, I know you’re sad, but you must eat something.” Stephen held a thermos flask as he looked at Melanie, feeling sorry for her. “I brought some homemade stew. At least eat some of it.”
Melanie said, “Put it on the table. I’ll eat it later.”
She had brushed her friends off like this countless times for the past few days. She only sometimes had the food they brought her.
Stephen wanted to persuade her to eat, but his phone rang just then. A frown appeared on his face as soon as he glanced at his phone screen.
He quickly handed the thermos flask to Xander. “Watch her eat. I’ve got to answer this call.”
Stephen left hastily, and Xander could only do as he was told. He scooped half a bowl of stew for Melanie.
Xander’s charming eyes revealed a tint of complicated emotion. “Albert will be worried if he sees you starving yourself.”
Melanie was startled and pondered for a minute before taking the bowl of stew.
However, she did not eat it. Instead, she asked, “Can he still see me?”
Xander’s pupils quivered upon hearing her question, yet he answered her gently and firmly, ” Yes, he can, and he misses you too.”
Melanie held the bowl and said nothing more.
She lowered her head with her lips pursed tightly. Tiny ripples formed in the half bowl of stew as her shoulders shuddered slightly.
Albert’s funeral was held two days later in the cemetery in the west part of the town.
Yesterday’s weather report stated it might rain, but the sky was still clear.
Melanie wore a long black dress with two bouquets in her hands. She placed one before her grandfather’s grave and the other on the grave beside his.
Albert’s grave was bought when he was alive. It was right beside his wife’s.
Melanie looked at the two photos expressionlessly. She pursed her lips, forcing a smile. After calming herself down, she said, “Grandpa, rest in peace.”
Stephen was behind her. He greeted Albert by saying, “Albert, I’ll look after Melanie.”
After the burial, all of them left. However, they bumped into someone unexpected at the cemetery’s entrance.
Evelyn had exquisite makeup on and was holding a luxurious handbag as she followed behind Peyton.
Melanie did not notice her presence. It was she who greeted Melanie first, “Miss Smith?”
Hearing someone call out to her, Melanie was taken aback. She had been tired recently, and it took her some time to recall who this woman was. “Miss Shue.”
Evelyn regarded her for a while before saying, “I heard LeapCo has fired you.”
Then, she lifted her eyebrows and said, “That’s surprising.”
“There’s nothing to be surprised about.” Melanie felt tired and did not want to continue with the topic. She tried to leave.
Evelyn smiled. “Anyway, it’s a good thing for me. That way, I won’t have to concern myself with your presence after getting engaged to Eugene.”
Melanie felt worse hearing that.
When they were in Prime City, Peyton had indeed revealed her intention of getting Eugene to marry her daughter.
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