Ellinor nodded. “Yeah, I’m planning to go home and prepare for the baby. Bartlett, I put your phone in your room’s drawer and turned it off for you. You can check if there were any missed calls. Thanks for taking care of me all this while.”
After that, she, Chase, and Ida started to leave.
Bartlett had a hard time accepting her sudden departure. He blocked her way with a complicated expression. “We were still together yesterday. Why are you leaving now?” Ellinor felt helpless. “Theo found out I’m here. If I continue to stay with you, it’ll bring you a lot of trouble. So it’s better for me to go home.”
Theo found out? Bartlett was taken aback, and then he looked at her deeply. “Ellinor, do you think I’m afraid of trouble? If I were, I wouldn’t have agreed to help you in the first place.”
“I know you’re not the type to shy away from problems, but now that he’s found out, there’s no point in me staying here in the suburbs. It’s more convenient to go home and prepare for the baby. We can think about the rest in the long run.”
Bartlett stayed silent for a few seconds and then nodded. “Alright, we’ll stay in touch after you go home.”
Ellinor agreed. “Okay.”
Bartlett watched Ellinor get into Chase’s car with squinted eyes. Theo had found her sooner than he expected.
After a two-hour drive, they finally arrived back in the city.
Chase asked over his shoulder. “Boss, should we eat first or drop you off at home and then eat?”
“We can eat later. I need to go to the office and check the financial reports and other documents from the past six months.”
She was now prepared for the worst. If Theo found her, he might take action against Crescent Society. She needed to understand the company’s situation and find a solution fast.
For the past six months, she had been avoiding Theo and taking care of her pregnancy, barely managing the company’s affairs. There was a lot she didn’t know.
Belinda was sitting on the sofa in the waiting area downstairs while looking at her phone. She felt some people passing by, looked up, and was stunned.
“Ellinor!” She shouted in disbelief.
Ellinor stopped after hearing the shout.
Belinda ran over, overjoyed. “It’s really you! Do you know how hard my uncle’s been looking for you? Where have you been these past six months? We’ve been so worried!” Ellinor looked at her calmly but didn’t answer her question. She looked at the place where she was sitting and raised an eyebrow. “Why are you sitting here during work hours?” Belinda was taken aback and then explained. “Oh, you might not know, but I don’t work at Crescent Society anymore. It’s almost lunchtime, and I’m waiting for someone here.”
Ellinor didn’t know that Belinda no longer worked at Crescent Society. “Who are you waiting for?”
As she asked, she glanced at Chase.
Chase just stood there quietly, looking at Belinda. Noticing Ellinor’s glance, he shrugged innocently. “Boss, don’t look at me! She’s not here for me!”
Belinda glanced at Chase calmly and said, “Right! I’m not here for him; I’m waiting for my boyfriend to finish work so we can have lunch together. Ellinor, it’s been a while; why don’t you join us? I can call my uncle over for a surprise!”
When did Belinda get a boyfriend? Ellinor realized she had missed out on some things and shook her head. “No need; I don’t want to be a third wheel. You don’t have to wait downstairs; you can wait for your boyfriend upstairs with us.”