Loving With A Heavy Heart Chapter 108

107 A Bad Influence

Once back downstairs in the car Elle comprehended what to do next. She was finished earlier than expected. In the end she decided to send Adam a text message.

'I just finished with my errands. How are things going on your end?' She asked.

Elle was about to put her phone away, thinking that Adam would be busy with the inspection and reply late, but as she reached to put her phone away it vibrated and Adam's reply lit up the screen.

'Inspection went well, it's almost over now. I'll be heading back to the office for the rest of the afternoon.'

Elle smiled at the mechanical response. With her mind now made up, she put the keys into the ignition and drove over to the MK store Adam was inspecting.

As he predicted, the inspection was over soon after Adam had replied to Elle. Everything had gone smoothly. Adam walked out onto the street feeling satisfied. He had initially planned to return to the office with David as soon as they had finished but he stopped in his tracks as soon as they exited the building.

Across the street a young girl, dressed in her casual clothes was leaning against his own black Maybach as she waited for him. Adam crossed the road towards her.

Elle had been looking down at her phone while she waited. She hadn't noticed Adam come out of the building and hadn't noticed the look of admiration in his eyes when he had first spotted her either.

"What are you doing here?" The familiar and cool voice sounded.

Elle's face lit up as soon as she saw him. "Want to play hooky with me?" She asked with a mischievous smile.

Adam turned around to David who stood waiting unsure of what to do. "You go back first, I'll join you at the office in a little while."

David could hear the conversation, and decided to take this opportunity to help his workaholic boss. "There isn't much left to do today sir, and the day is almost done. You should take this opportunity to go back early."

Elle's smile grew. "Yes, yes. You have to take care of your health too you know."

Adam looked back and forth between Elle and David, both gave him encouraging looks. "You're a bad influence. Give me the keys."

Elle happily gave Adam the keys to the car before getting into the passenger seat herself.

"Where should we go?"

"Have you eaten yet?" Elle asked Adam. He shook his head, no he hadn't. "Let's eat then."

Adam drove, Elle had no preference on where to go so she let him take the lead as he usually did. She was surprised when they arrived in front of the restaurant that Abby's parent's owned.

"We met here one time. Do you remember?" Elle asked as she recalled the time she had bumped into Adam here.

"Of course I do. You were here with your friends right?"

"That's right. Abby's parent's own this restaurant."

"Is that so?" Adam asked. "I've met them once or twice I think."

Once inside they sat down and made their orders. Elle looked around happily, it was and odd time so there weren't many other patrons. Her and Adam could sit down to eat without any worries.

"You look surprisingly relaxed for someone who has a major project due soon." Adam noted.

"That's because I'm really confident." Elle teased, turning her nose up to him. "I hope you're prepared for your vacation Mr. Hayes."

"I'm looking forward to it. I've already decided where to go as well." He said with a mischievous smile.

"Really?" Elle asked excitedly. "Where?"

"It's a surprise."

"That's not fair. Besides, how will I know how to dress if I don't know where we're going?"

"Just focus well on your project for now. I'll take care of the rest."

The conversation fell away, Elle pouted as the silence settled between them.

"Not even a hint?" She whined.

Adam laughed at her impatience. "No. Not even a hint."

"Stingy." Elle muttered under her breath, purposely loud enough for Adam to hear her.

He smiled, knowing that she was only joking. No matter how much she begged he wouldn't give it away. That was because he was really looking forward to the look of surprise on her face. He had no intention of ruining the surprise now.

While all this was going on Jacob remained at Tae, sitting at his desk with a glower on his face. Abby had called him after her work had finished and then again when she got home, but Jacob ignored both calls as he sat contemplating at his desk in a quite rage.