Loving With A Heavy Heart Chapter 39


38 Trust In Me


As Adam drove Elle picked at her fingers nervously.

"I don't think I can eat." She confessed.

But Adam continued to drive as if he hadn't heard her. Eventually they pulled into the parking lot of a restaurant.

"You've got to be joking." Elle said as she stared in disbelief at the all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant they were at.

"Come on." Adam took the keys out of the ignition, got out of the car, and went around to open the passenger door for Elle. She got out, still in shock.

There were many things wrong about the image of her walking into an all-you-can-eat restaurant with Adam Hayes. She couldn't pick just one to settle on.

It was just past five in the afternoon; which was still quite early to be having dinner. As a result, there were hardly any customers inside the restaurant. No one seemed to notice as Elle and Adam sat down at a booth.

The waitress brought them two menus but Adam only took one saying he would order for both of them. Elle had no appetite anyway, so she was fine with this arrangement. She kept her head down as Adam ordered. Elle was busy trying to calm her pounding heart and didn't pay any attention to him.

The waitress took the order quickly and left, leaving the two of them alone. They sat waiting in silence.

"Aren't you supposed to give me a pep talk or something?" Elle asked, finally breaking the silence.

"I'm the CEO, I think that's a little below my pay grade."

"You're the one who dragged me into this in the first place." Elle muttered. "You should have just hired a professional like I suggested."

Adam smirked. "I know what I'm doing." He said confidently.

The waitress returned with a few dishes in her hands, and then came back a second time with a few more. Elle watched as the plates began to pile up.

"Do you always eat this much?" She questioned, recalling the last time they had gone out to dinner together. But Adam didn't answer her.

"Eat." He commanded. "You'll feel better."

"Doubtful." Elle replied, but she still helped herself to small portions of food.

She ate a few bites and then put her utensils down, but Adam reached over and added some more food to her plate.

"You really should eat more." He said.

Elle went along with him at first, but every time she cleared her plate Adam would only add more food.

"Aren't you worried I'll be bloated tomorrow?" Elle eventually asked with a frown.

"Its fine. Just eat."

"What if I can't fit into the dress?"

"We can adjust I'm sure."

"You better take responsible when Will comes after me." She warned.

"If Will was so incapable that he couldn't alter a single dress I wouldn't have hired him in the first place." Adam said simply.

Elle couldn't find fault with that logic, so she gave in and ate. Both of them continued to eat until they were completely full.


"I'm definitely not going fit into the dress tomorrow." Elle groaned as she patted her stomach.

The corners of Adam's lips pulled up in a smile.

"How can you be smiling?" Elle asked doubtfully. "Aren't you worried about tomorrow at all?"

"I'm not. I'm confident; nothing will go wrong." Adam replied.

If it were anyone else Elle would have disbelieved them, assuming they were only saying it to save face. But everything about Adam exuded confidence; his demeanour, his voice, even the look in his eyes.

"How can you be?" Elle asked weakly.

"What do you think of me?" Adam asked in return.

Elle flushed. "What do you mean?"

"About my work."

"Well," Elle started. "I haven't seen your work in particular, but everyone can see your results. MK is at the top of the industry, everything you do you do well."

Adam smiled. "That's quite the compliment." He teased.

Elle puffed her cheeks. "Do you have a point?"

"MK is at the top of the industry, but even we've had failed ventures. Our product lines right now are all extremely successful, but we've had one's that haven't done nearly as well. Mistakes are part of life. If you make a mistake at tomorrow's event so be it; the only person who never makes a mistake is the person who never does anything."

Elle listened to Adam earnestly. "But I don't want to make a mistake tomorrow. Not at such an important event, and not in front of you." Elle professed.

"Do you think I'm a capable person?" Adam asked.

Elle rolled her eyes. "If you aren't capable no one on this planet is." She said sarcastically.

Adam reached forward and ruffled her hair. "Then it doesn't matter if you don't believe in yourself. Instead trust in me."