Ellinor fell silent
She may have overestimated his intelligence.
The elevator arrived at the first floor and the doors slowly opened.
Ellinor reached out to press the floor button again, planning to go back upstairs by herself, and calmly said to Byran, “Go back on your own.”
Byran intended to leave, but not alone. He pulled her out of the elevator.
Ellinor was dragged out by him again and she frowned in annoyance, “Can you stop disrupting my work?”
Byran was indifferent, “Didn’t you just say you finished your work? Why are you so eager to go back?”
Ellinor rolled her eyes, Tm not the same as you. You’re an aristocrat, but I’m a worker. If I leave without permission, my wages will be deducted. Do you understand?
Byrans aristocratic attitude kicked in, “How much will be deducted? I’ll double it and compensate you later! Anyway, you can’t go back now; hang out with me for a while!”
With that, Byran took Ellinor’s arm and dragged her out of the Howard Group building without any room for resistance. Ellinor was left speechless.
After leaving the Howard Group, Byran took Ellinor to a taxi and went straight to a famous antique shop in the city center. Upon arriving, Ellinor looked at the antiques in the shop, a bit surprised at Byran.
“Didnt expect you, a young student, to be interested in these old things?”
Byran was seriously selecting antiques on the shelf, “It’s not me who likes them. I’m picking a birthday gift for my grandfather”
Ellinor raised an eyebrow in boredom, “If you want to buy a gift for your grandfather, just pick it yourself. Why did you drag me here?”
While Byran held a pair of walnuts in his hand and tried the feel them, he shamelessly said, ‘Because I’m broke, so I brought you here to help me pay.” Ellinor was dumbfounded.
Ellinor’s gaze at him instantly changed, “Mr. Howard, have you no decency? I work to earn money at your place, and you want me to help you pay for your purchases?”
Byran said, “I can’t help it. Balfour has stopped all my credit cards and won’t let Patricia give me money.
But my grandfather’s birthday is tomorrow. We all have to go to celebrate with him. My grandparents have always been very good to me and I don’t want to go empty handed.
Ellinor, can you pay for me? I’ll definitely pay you back!
Ellinor picked up a small wooden horse carved from rosewood on the shelf and asked him thoughtfully, “Your grandparents… are they your mother’s parents?”
Byran’s expression was a bit complicated and he shook his head, “Strictly speaking, they are not my grandparents, but Balfour’s. They have no blood relation to me and Patricia.
As you know, our grandparents have been dead for many years.”
Upon hearing this, Ellinor frowned.
Based on some past events she understood, his mother was treated unfairly by the Howard family and was forced to leave.
Normally, in such a scenario, there should be a deep conflict between his mother’s family and the Howard family. But they seemed to get along well, and the Howard family even participated in their birthday celebrations.
Could it be that his mother was also overlooked in her own family?