Loving With A Heavy Heart Chapter 32
31 Afternoon Meeting 1
Elle got to work extremely early the next morning. She had had a restless night of sleep. Elle had woken up a few hours ago, and after realizing that she wouldn't be able to fall asleep again she decided to come into the office. Her car was still parked at Tae after last night, so she quickly got dressed and got a cab to work.
There was something serene about walking through the empty building. Elle guessed she would have at least an hour to herself before anyone else in the department would come in. She settled into her office, but instead of taking the opportunity to catch up on her work, Elle was staring at her phone.
Her conversation with Adam was open, and she was staring at the text message she had sent him last night with her head in her hands. In the spur of the moment she had agreed, but now she wasn't so sure she could go through with it.
Although a part of her, a large part of her, was regretting the decision, she couldn't bring herself to tell Adam that she had changed her mind. A small part of her was excited, and that part of her refused to let the opportunity go.
Under Elle's text was Adam's reply.
'That's great.' He wrote. 'Come over tomorrow when you have some time. Tell the receptionist you're here to see David.'
Elle read the words for the hundredth time before slamming her head into her desk and letting out a huge sigh. What had she gotten herself into?
Meanwhile, Adam had just arrived at MK. Although it was still early it wasn't unusual for him to be in.
As he settled in he instructed David. "The model we're signing will come in today. I told her to ask for you, you can bring her straight to my office when she arrives."
"Yes, sir." David was perhaps the most excited to finally see this new model. He didn't know about the dinner they had shared, or the conversations they had had at Sarah's Birthday, so David had no idea that the model would be Elle. In his mind Adam hadn't recently had any contact with potential candidates. He was curious to see who his desolate boss had found.
Both Elle and Adam passed their mornings the same way; busily. Adam had a few meetings to attend, but more importantly Elle's contract had been completed. Adam spent at least two hours that morning meticulously going through each detail.
On the other hand, Elle had proposals to revise and budgets to run. Over the past few days, in a rare turn of events, Elle had been taking her work more seriously. She was no longer approving simply adequate proposals. Instead she was working longer hours with her staff members to improve them.
It was well past lunch when Elle finally had time to take a break. Elle glanced at the clock nervously. It was already getting late into the afternoon. She didn't want her first impression at MK to be a bad one, so she decided to head over there first.
"I have a meeting; I might return late." She informed her staff as she left.
When she got to MK she entered the large lobby and went straight to reception desk, trying her best to not be intimidated.
"Hello," the receptionist greeted her warmly, "how can I help you?"
"I'm here to see David."
"Why don't you have a seat, I'll let him know you're here."
Elle was waiting for no more than two minutes when David rushed out of the elevator. His raised his eyebrows in surprise when he saw her.
"Ms. Shaw, a pleasure to see you again."
"You as well."
David wore a smile on his face as he led Elle upstairs. So this was the mysterious model Adam had found.