Ellinor was still absentmindedly playing her game. “Okay, Mr. Howard, spit it out. I’m all ears”
Byran stood up, leaning on her desk, getting up close and personal. “What’s the real reason you left the Blanchet family?”
Hearing this, Ellinor’s hand on the mouse hesitated for a moment. She offered a small smile but didn’t look up.
“I did what I needed to do, then I left”
Byran looked puzzled. “What was that?”
Ellinor glanced at him, “Didn’t you already know? Mr. Blanchet never truly intended to marry me. He just needed me to deal with the Blanchet family elders. I carried out the mission. If I had stayed, I would have become Patricia’s rival,”
Byran was stunned and at a loss for words as she calmly spilled the beans.
Just then, there was a knock on Ellinor’s office door.
Byran’s secretary, Jone, poked his head in, “Ms. Howard has left. Mr. Howard asked me to remind you to get back to your homework”
Byran felt a headache coming on upon hearing he had to get back to homework. He was restless.
“Alright, got it! You go ahead, I’ll chat with Ms. Mendoza for a bit and then head back myself”
“Okay, Mr. Howard Jone respectfully acknowledged Byran’s words, shooting Ellinor a look. He couldn’t help but feel a bit miffed.
What was with Ellinor? Even kids weren’t off–limits.
Once Jone was out of sight, Byran grabbed Ellinor’s hand on the mouse.
“Ellinor, let’s go! You’re coming with me!”
“Why should I go with you? Mr. Howard didn’t ask me to.”
Ellinor was internally rejecting him, but Byran had already pulled her to her feet. She had no choice but to follow him out of the office.
Byran didn’t have time to explain. He rushed her into the closing elevator, finally letting out a sigh of relief.
Thankfully, they made it to the elevator and there was no one else inside.
Ellinor shook off his hand, “Byran, what’s your deal? Why are you dragging me around?”
Byran admitted, “I don’t want to go back to homework. I can’t solve a single problem. I’ll definitely get chewed out by my brother.”
Ellinor gave him a bitter smile and said, “Then just take off on your own. Why drag me into it?”
Byran justified himself, “Because I didn’t bring any money. If I leave, I can’t afford a cab ride home!”
Ellinor was speechless.
“Mr. Howard, consider others‘ feelings! You’ve made me miss work for no reason. Do you want me to get chewed out by your brother too?”
Byran scoffed, “Ellinor, cut the crap! I know you didn’t come to the Howard family to work, so what does it matter if you miss a day?”
Ellinor paused, surprised at Byran’s insight. He was onto something.
Byran turned to her with an intense gaze that suggested that he was no fool and that nothing could be kept from him. “Tell me! Are you eyeing Balfour again?