Loving With A Heavy Heart Chapter 162
161 Working Together Again 2
It was quite a while later that Adam and Elle were interrupted by a knock at the door. David entered.
"I'm sorry to interrupt you, but Amelia is here to see you sir."
Adam frowned. "Her office was happy with the new contract. What does she want?"
"She only said that it was important."
"Tell her I'm busy."
"No, it's fine." Elle interrupted. "Let her in."
David looked back to Adam who nodded his approval.
"What are you up to?" Adam asked once David had left.
"Nothing. It's boring to work all day. It'll be fun to chat with a friend, don't you think? Besides, she said it was important." Elle said, crossing the room over to Adam. She propped herself up onto Adam's desk so that she sat facing him and gave him an innocent smile.
Maybe it was because of the million-dollar contract she just signed, but Elle felt bold and powerful today. It wouldn't hurt to display a little dominance every now and then would it?
Amelia entered the office with a smile on her face. "Oh! Elle, I didn't know you would be here." Amelia said. Elle had to hand it to her, Amelia's smile hadn't faltered in the slightest.
"It's nice to see you again Amelia."
"What is it?" Adam asked, cutting to the chase.
"It'sit's a bit personal."
Adam opened his mouth, presumably to argue that anything she had to say to him could be said in front of Elle, but Elle quickly stopped him, grabbing onto his arm.
"My legs are a bit stiff anyway. I'll go for a walk, you guys talk."
Adam frowned. "You don't need to."
"No, but I want to. I'll go grab us some coffee while I'm at it. Do you want anything Amelia?" She asked with a smirk playing on her lips.
"N-no that's okay. Thanks Elle."
"Sure." Elle said, she walked out of the room but not before giving Adam a quick kiss on the cheek.
"So? What is it?" Adam asked as soon as Elle had left.
Amelia bit her lip nervously. She hadn't been expecting Elle to be here or Adam to be so cold. Whatever excuse she had had in mind before walking into his office was unravelling at the seems.
"My father." She managed to say. "My father's been wanting to meet with you. My parent's haven't seen you in a while, they invited you to come over for dinner this weekend."
Adam's eyes narrowed. "That's it? It's not really something personal is it?"
"Since your relationship with Elle is still a secret, I thought you wouldn't want them to know. It would have been rude of me to invite you but not Elle when she was in the room with us." Amelia quickly justified, surprised at her own fast thinking.
'That's a great excuse.' She silently praised herself.
Adam gauged her for a minute while Amelia simply looked back at him with an innocent smile.
"Fine." He said eventually. "I can't promise I'll make it but I'll take a look at my calendar."
"Thank you." Amelia said.
It was her turn to be interrupted by a knock at the door. Elle poked her head in sheepishly. "I'm not interrupting, am I? I forgot my purse."
Adam couldn't help himself, he began to chuckle as he watched the woman who so confidently sat on his desk and so proudly left the room come back with her tail between her legs. Elle flushed at the sound of Adam's laughter while Amelia was stunned by it.
Her stomach knotted. She had only seen Adam laugh a few times in her life and it had never been because of her before.
"Don't worry. Amelia and I had finished talking anyway. Let's go together." Adam said as he stood up from his desk.
"Are you sure?" Elle asked, looking at plainly unhappy look on Amelia's face.
"You didn't need anything else did you Amelia?" Adam asked.
"No." She said with a clenched jaw.
"Good, I'll see you for the contract signing later."
The three of them parted ways. Amelia unhappily went back home to inform her parents of a potential fourth person joining them for dinner on the weekend while Adam and Elle ended up in a little caf across the street.
Elle was enjoying a cup of tea and talking about the weather, but Adam didn't hear a word of it. Something Amelia said was still eating at the back of his mind.
'Your relationship is still a secret.' She had pointed out.
At the beginning Adam was content to keep it a secret to protect Elle from the life of prying eyes and unnecessary gossip that he knew. He didn't know when the change had happened, but it seemed that now it was more of a hindrance keeping the relationship a secret. Adam wasn't a fan of hindrances. He didn't intend to keep this one for much longer.