Eve dumped her bag on the round table and cast her gaze at the entrance. A man in his early sixties, smartly dressed in a brown tuxedo stepped into the restaurant. Henry rushed to meet him."No wonder!" Eve muttered under her breath. Henry took after his father in every way. His stature, face and smile. She now understands why her father quickly detected that Henry was Richard's son.Eve rose to her feet when Henry and his father walked up to her. Mr Richard extended his right hand to her. "You must be Bloom's daughter."Eve shook him with a smile. "Yes sir."Mr Richard sat on the sofa opposite her. Eve was about to sit when her phone began to buzz. She dipped her hand into her handbag and pulled out the phone. She turned to Henry after glancing at the phone screen."He's calling. I think he's here."Henry gave her an approving nod. Eve sighed and rushed out to meet her father who was standing outside the restaurant. Eve saw her father standing beside the entrance. He was dressed in
Eve watched as her father step out of the restaurant, her arms folded across her chest. She gave a faint smile when he turned back to look at her. She waved at him till he disappeared out of her sight.She strode to Mr Richard and Henry with a bright smile. "Thank you for coming sir," she told Mr Richard.Mr Richard turned to her with a warm smile. "I should be thanking you, miss...""Eve." she completed."Okay...miss Eve" Richard went on. "As I said, I should be thanking you instead. You managed to convince Bloom to show up here. If it were up to my son and me, this meeting wouldn't be possible."Eve smiled. "I just did what I had to.""And about your dad, don't you worry about a thing. He's going to be fine. He's a bit stubborn and I know you are aware." Richard said.Eve giggled. "My dad is a hot head." she acknowledged."He must take his time. There's a lot of pondering to be done." Richard replied."Yea, he said so."Richard turned to Henry. "So won't you officially introduce her
Eve agreed with a nod. She pressed her handbag to her tummy and strode out of the restaurant. Henry hurried after her. She was marching toward the highway in a bid to hail a cab."Eve!" Henry called out to her.She lowered her stretched right hand and turned toward him with a quirked brow. She could feel the effect of the sun on her face.Henry rushed toward her and waved the little plastic that held his car key to her face. "Can I drop you off?"Eve faked a smile. "It's not necessary sir."She had concluded that henceforth there will be no lifts, rides or long conversations with Henry. This way, she will get over him. She made a promise to her mother and this promise she must keep.Henry turned to stare at his sports car which was parked in front of the restaurant. He darted his gaze to the highway."Look, Eve. There's no cab coming through. The whole place is dry and the sun is not smiling." he pointed out."Don't you worry sir. A cab will eventually pull up and I would be home in n
Eve placed her laptop on her lap and typed the news in the hate group. She had thought about it several times and had decided to drop the bombshell.'Henry's family invited me for dinner tonight.' is the message she typed in the group chatEve threw her head backwards and went on stamping her left leg. She was anxious to read their replies. Since she had planned on getting out of Henry's life, she had decided to reunite with the hate group and chase her revenge goal.When Eve cast her gaze on the laptop screen, replies were already flying in. She began to mutter each reply under her breath.'That's a good move.''It's a step closer. Maybe you can engage his parents in a conversation and find out more about his wife.''Wow, that's a great development.''It proves that you are doing a good job Eve'Eve cast her gaze on the last reply. 'It proves that you are doing a good job Eve.' She sighed and slumped on the couch.If only they knew that she had been fucking around with Henry lately.
"I'm done, sir. I was about to bring them before you called," she said and presented the files to Henry thinking he had called her to submit them.Henry motioned to her to drop the files on his table."Sit!" He pointed to the sofa by his left.Eve sat. "Is there anything I can do for you sir?" she demanded.Henry flashed an impish grin. "You are going to be doing a lot today."Eve smiled. She was okay with the declaration. Right now, she'll be happy to bury her head at work as long as it keeps her distracted from him."So what will I be doing sir?" Eve asked.Henry was stunned by her composure. "It's a lot of work Eve and I'm afraid you might be staying much longer today," he replied."Much longer?" Eve asked him with a quirked brow.Henry cleared his throat loudly. "Yes, Eve. We have a huge task at hand and you might have to stay behind till 8 pm."Eve's eyes widened in horror. Why would Henry say such a thing? Had he forgotten that they need to be at his parent's by 7 pm? she wonder
Eve wheeled the cart to her office, her nostrils puffing hot chair. She slammed the door behind her and slumped on her chair."Larry!" she gasped after it dawned on her that she needed to catch a ride in the delivery van before he zooms off without her.At that point, she needed no one to inform her that Henry was doing all he could to prevent her from having dinner with his friends that night. But why? she kept wondering at the possibilities of skeletons in his cupboard.She abruptly stood up, grabbed her back and dashed to Anna's office. Larry and the dumb delivery can wait. She has two minutes to spare anyway.Eve bumped into Anna at the door just when she was about to get into her office. Anna is one of the members of the hate club who works in the company."Are you okay?" Anna asked after noticing the distress on Eve's face and the way she was panting.Eve rested her back against the wall and went on panting.Anna roved her eyes around wondering whether Eve was chased. "Won't yo
There was no denying that Henry was stunned. Eve could read it from his gestures.He folded his arms across his chest and looked Eve straight in the eyes. "Did you go with Larry to our branch or you decided to work on the files?"Eve smiled. "I did both. Mr Garrison extends his regards."Henry was starstruck. There was no way she could know about Mr Garrision if she didn't go with Larry. Garrison is the branch manager.Henry's astonishing eyes fell on the cart. "And you managed to sort the files?" his lips trembled.Eve agreed with repeated nods. "Are you surprised, sir?""Yes," he replied. "I mean no. It's just that..." he positioned his left hand on his waist with a sigh.Eve arched her brow. "Is there anything you'll want me to do?"Henry was too stunned to speak. He couldn't think of anything. He didn't see Eve completing both tasks in two hours. She blew his mind.""No."Eve cleared her throat loudly so he could get the message. "Well, If we are done here, I'll leave the cart wit
Henry stepped inside his sports car with a frustrated sigh. It still astonishes him that Eve managed to complete the cumbersome tasks he gave her in a short period. Maybe Dane was right, she must have gotten help elsewhere."Useless Belt!" he cussed and abandoned the seatbelt he was trying to wrap around him. He stepped on the wheels and drove the car away from the office.Henry glanced at his wristwatch for a while and fixed his gaze back on the straight path ahead. It was 6 20 pm. Dinner with his parents was at 7 pm and if there's one thing he wishes for is Eve to be late then he'll use the excuse and drive away without her but if his wish doesn't come true, he'll just resolve to Plan B. He just hopes his father convinces his mother to go with the plan.Henry pulled the car to a halt in front of Eve's lawn. The revving of his car was the signal she needed to step out. She walked out of her apartment dressed in a loose black gown that covered the soles of her feet. She tied her hair