Loving With A Heavy Heart Chapter 97

96 Proposal

Some time ago, after many rejected proposals, MK's marketing department had finally come up with an idea that seemed to intrigue Adam. The next day at work they spent an hour in a meeting with their boss, sorting out all the small details of their latest proposal. It had been a while since Adam had put much interest in a project; everyone in the department worked tirelessly to provide a flawless presentation to Adam that day.

Later that night Adam and Elle were out enjoying a meal together. As usual Elle began a light conversation, asking him how his day had been.

"It was good." Adam replied. A small smile twitched at the corner of his lips.

"Good?" Elle asked incredulously. It was unheard of for Adam to describe a busy day at work as 'good'.

"I actually have an interesting proposal for you." Adam said, putting down his fork.

"Oh?" Elle asked, even more intrigued.

"Our marketing department has been trying to come up with an acceptable project idea for a while now. They finally managed to come up with a suggestion that I find quite amusing."

"What is it?" Elle asked, slowly piecing together her own guess.

"It's been suggested to run a new advertisement with the same five models from our winter launch event." Adam explained. Elle swallowed hard; she was afraid he would say that. "You don't have to do it if you don't want to but I wanted to know your thoughts before I accepted or declined it."

"What would I have to do?"

"Not much. It's only a photo shoot for some new products. Your face would likely be concealed again as well."

"What do you think about it?" Elle asked.

"I think it's the first good idea my marketing department has had in a while but that's only because I enjoy working with you. Seeing you get all dressed up is amusing for me so you can't trust my opinion; I'm too bias."

However, that answer was enough reason for Elle to accept. "I'll do it." She said confidently.

"Are you sure?" Adam asked. "I don't want you to feel obligated."

"It's true that it's out of my comfort zone but, as it turns out, I like working with you more than I hate modeling."

Adam looked at her with soft eyes, chuckling lightly under his breath.

"What is it?" Elle asked, unsure if he was laughing at her or not.

"I'm just surprised at myself. It turns out I like you a lot more than I originally planned." Adam said in a soft murmur that was like silk to her ears.

Elle flushed. "I still have no idea what you even like about me?" She mumbled.

"You have honest eyes." Adam replied instantly. She was surprised by his answer. "I'm so used to keeping secrets, and being suspicious of those around me, but it's different with you. You're like a breath of fresh air."

Elle had never known what he had found intriguing about her when he was surrounded by so many talented people. She hadn't expected an answer like that.

"And what do you like about me?" He asked with a cheeky grin.

"I'm not saying."

"That's not fair, what is it? My money? My power?" Maybe my good looks?" Adam was obviously only joking but Elle couldn't bring herself to go along with him, even as a joke.

"No." She replied immediately, "No," again more softly.

"Then what?" He asked seriously this time.

Elle thought for a moment before answering, "I fell in love with you because you were gentle to me."

"Just that? Surely anyone would do then."

"No one else could do. Somehow you noticed me, noticed I was hurting. You understand me so well." She reached across the table to put her hand against his cheek and looked into his eyes with all the love she had. "For me, in this world, there is only you."

Adam held her gaze until she timidly turned away. "Keep in mind that I will only say something so deadly embarrassing once in my life." She muttered with red cheeks.

"That's not fair. You should tell me that beforehand. I would have recorded it."

"I change my mind. I won't model for you."

The looks of love turned into a fierce staring competition. After a minute Elle finally turned away, unable to hold back her laughter any longer. She liked that about him as well; how easily he made her laugh. How much she enjoyed herself in his company. But she wouldn't tell him that.