After Byran emerged from the office, he asked the secretary at the front desk, “Where’s the office of that girl who just went in to drop off documents for my brother?”
Secretary Jone stood up. “Are you asking about Ellinor?”
Byran nodded, “Yeah”
Jone asked uncertainly, “Mr. Howard, why are you looking for Ellinor? Are you guys close or something?”
Byran frowned slightly in impatience, “Do I really need to tell you why I’m looking for her?”
Jone quickly waved her hands and smiled, “No, no, I was just asking. Ellinor’s office is up front; just keep going, then turn right and left, and you’ll find the Sales Manager’s office. Need me to guide you there, Mr. Howard?”
“No need” Byran said coldly, then hastily followed the directions.
Once he found the Sales Manager’s office, Byran peeked inside to make sure Ellinor was in, then barged right in.
At the sound of his voice, Ellinor, who was engrossed in a computer game, looked up placidly. “What’s up? Do you need something?”
Byran sauntered over, glancing at her computer screen, “You’re gaming during work hours?”
Without taking her eyes off the screen, Ellinor replied nonchalantly, “I finished my work. What’s wrong with taking a gaming break?”
Byran laughed and didn’t press the issue. He honestly didn’t care whether Ellinor was working seriously or not.
He sat down on the chair opposite Ellinor’s desk, stared at her, and asked, “Ellinor, where have you been this past month?”
Still focused on her game, Ellinor replied casually, “Nowhere much, just out and about.”
Byran was puzzled, “Out and about? Then why did you come back to work here at my brother’s company?”
“Because your company offers good benefits and high salaries, I saw a future here, so I applied.”
Byran frowned deeply, scrutinizing her face with suspicion, “Do you really need a salary?”
While clicking her mouse to make a move in her game, Ellinor responded, “Mr. Howard, you might not need a salary, but us regular folks do. We need it to put food on the table, you know?”
Byran was still confused, crossing his arms in seriousness, “What regular folks? You used to be part of the Blanchet family, you could have all the money you want.”
Even if you really wanted to work, Theo could have arranged a position for you at the Blanchet Corporation. Why would you leave the Blanchet family and come to work for us instead?
Ellinor didn’t feel like explaining too much to this kid and gave a big yawn.
“Mr. Howard, have you finished your homework? Why do you have so much free time to ask me all these questions?”
Byran glared at her, “Patricia’s discussing things with my brother in his office. I’ve got nothing to do; why can’t I come chat with you?”
Ellinor chuckled and nodded, “I guess there’s no problem. This is your family’s company and you can do whatever you want.”
Byran felt that she was being dismissive, which pissed him off and made him grit his teeth.