To be honest, Xander was a handsome lad.
He was different from Eugene, who had a cold and noble temperament. Xander’s skin was paler, and his facial features were charming. His eyes were seductive, but his tall nose bridge made him look more masculine.
However, Melanie would not take long glances at him. All that did not matter to her.
She said softly, “I trust you, but I don’t think I should trouble you more.
“Xander, as a friend, you’ve helped me enough.”
Xander froze. Summer was a dry season, and he bit his lip before looking at Melanie again. “I don’t want to…”
“Xander,” Melanie interrupted as she looked afar. “I have a plane to catch tomorrow morning. I gotta go pack my luggage. I’ll try to return by Monday.”
Without waiting for Xander’s response, she left.
When Yvonne walked out, she saw Melanie leaving and patted Xander’s shoulder, trying to comfort him. “Don’t be so anxious. Give her some time. She just lost her grandfather and wouldn’t be in the mood to talk about this.”
Xander looked at Yvonne gloomily.
Yvonne was startled and quickly said, “I heard nothing. I was just passing by.‘
With an awkward chuckle, she strode away but soon turned around and sighed as she looked at Xander.
After pondering, she said, “Although you’re brave, it isn’t good timing. Be more patient. Since you could keep your feelings hidden before this, why can’t you now?
“Winning a girl’s heart is a slow process. Take it slow…”
Xander lifted his eyebrow and said, “Just like you and Carlisle? Everything ended before you could even start, no?”
Yvonne chose to shut up and quickly headed back to the villa.
Melanie had nothing to pack. She only took a few clothes, toiletries, and some medicines.
She did not want to have anything to do with Peachie’s matter. However, Theodore told her they couldn’t contact Peachie’s relatives.
Moreover, Peachie was not to be blamed for what Dylan and George did.
Melanie packed her things and headed to the airport early next morning.
She did not speak to Eugene until they landed at Hearth City Airport.
Melanie saw a few figures when she walked out of the arrival hall.
It was Theodore…
Beside him was Viola.
Viola had said she was on a business trip, yet Melanie did not expect her to be in Hearth City.
It seemed that Viola did not know Melanie would come either. Her smile faded a little, but she did not forget to approach Eugene and hug his arm as she stared at Melanie.
“Melanie, why are you at Hearth City? Aren’t your parents in Jepton now?”
She knew what Dylan and George did and said this to mock Melanie.
Melanie did not want to waste time arguing with her and looked at Theodore instead. “Mr.
Cain, please help me contact the hospital. I want to ask them about Peachie’s situation now.”
“I’ve talked to the doctor and admitted Peachie. However, you have to talk to the doctor yourself about the other procedures. After all, I’m not the guardian.”
Melanie nodded seriously.