Loving With A Heavy Heart Chapter 163
162 End Of The Season
Christopher woke up one winter morning, unaware of what the day had in store for him.
It was a day like any other; he woke up late, tired from another late-night event, and pulled back the curtains, disgusted by the cold, dull, and grey world outside. He went about his regular morning routine, it was just past noon when it finally happened.
He received a call from his manager.
"There's a new offer for you. Come in to the office to look over the contract." He told Christopher excitedly.
Chris looked out the window at the dark skies, watching trees bend to the cold winds. "I don't want to." He complained. "I'll come in next week."
"It's a contract with MK." The manager said.
Christopher's head snapped up. "For a modelling shoot?"
"For a film."
Christopher frowned. "MK doesn't produce films."
"They do now. Adam's secretary dropped off the contract himself."
"I'll be there in an hour." Christopher said, discarding his half-eaten plate of food at the table and rushing to get dressed.
He had waited half his life for this opportunity. Now that it was finally in front of him he couldn't bare to wait even an hour more.
As soon as he got to his manager's office he took a copy of the contract and began skimming through it, not stopping until he reached the end of it.
"Are you sure you don't want to think about it longer?" His manager asked as he watched Chris sign the contract.
"No need. Send this back as soon as possible."
After leaving the agency Chris went to MK. With an innocent grin on his face he made his way up to one of the top floors of the building. Adam's floor. He knocked at Adam's office and was surprised to find Elle sitting at the desk, and Adam no where in sight.
"What are you doing here?" Elle asked, blinking in surprise.
"I should be asking you that." Chris said with a laugh.
"David and Adam have gone to a meeting. I'm just waiting for them to come back."
"You know you can't snag that position simply by stealing his seat." Chris teased, eyeing Adam's desk.
"I'm here for work purposes." Elle said, suddenly desperate to justify herself.
"Oh? Then we have something in common. I came here to greet Adam and thank him for this." Chris said, holding up the thick contract.
Elle felt something like pride grow in her at the sight of her book's title across the front page of the contract.
"You got a role?" She asked excitedly.
"I got the main role." He pretended to boast.
"Are you working on it as well?"
"Something like that. A behind the scenes role."
"Then I look forward to working with you." Christopher said.
After a moment he turned to leave. "Well, I'll see you later I suppose."
"Aren't you going to wait for them to return?"
"That's okay. I'll have my manager contact his office. I look forward to working with you!"
"Me too." Christopher left the office with an even bigger smile then he came in with.
He was in the elevator going back down, and it had stopped on one of the floors. The doors slowly opened to reveal Amelia, who looked at him blankly for a moment before stepping into the elevator with him.
"You too?" She asked eyeing the contract in his hands.
"I assume you got asked for the female lead then?" Chris asked.
"That's right. I guess we'll be working together for the first time."
"Let's do it well." Chris said, offering his hand.
Amelia eyed it for a moment before extending hers as well.
"Sure, let's make it a great production." She said, shaking his hand.
They parted ways in the lobby. Christopher exited MK's building and looked out at the grey sky and felt the refreshingly cold wind blow against him.
'What a beautiful day.' He thought to himself.