As soon as she hung up the phone, Belinda pouted and shot a disgruntled look towards Chase, who was lying at her side. She lightly punched him with her soft hand.
“It’s all your fault. What nonsense were you spouting to Ellinor?”
Chase extended his arm lazily and pulled her closer to him. “What did I say that made you blush so much?”
Belinda rolled her eyes at him, feeling exasperated. “You purposely made those misleading comments. I’ll be too embarrassed to face Ellinor at lunch!”
Chase chuckled. “We’re husband and wife, so what’s there to misunderstand? Besides, she’s not a stranger.”
Still pouting, Belinda struggled in his embrace and began trying to pull away. “So, you better not say anything out of place when we meet Ellinor at lunch, got it?”
Chase feigned submission. “Yes, my dear wife, your wish is my command. But before that, how about a little reward?”
With that, he gently pulled her closer as their breaths intermingled.
Belinda’s heart skipped a beat, but before she could reject him, she was already swept up in a deep and passionate kiss.
After a busy morning catching up on work, Ellinor sank into her office chair with a cup of coffee, taking a well-deserved break.
Belinda texted her, letting her know they were downstairs.
Stretching, Ellinor got up and headed downstairs to meet them.
Chase’s car was parked in front of the Blanchet Corporation. As soon as Ellinor came out, she got in.
Belinda sat in the backseat, rolling down the window to wave at Ellinor. “Hey, Ellinor!”
Ellinor nodded, opened the door, and got in.
Chase, in the driver’s seat, turned back to Ellinor with respect and familiarity. “Boss, what do you feel like eating?”
Ellinor shrugged. “I’m not picky. Ask your wife.”
Belinda, leaning against Ellinor, had already snuggled up to her as soon as Ellinor got in the car.
Chase glanced at Belinda in the rear-view mirror. “Her? She doesn’t see me anymore. It’s all about you now, boss. You ask her.”
Ellinor laughed helplessly as she turned to look at Belinda, who was resting her head on her shoulder. “Your husband is asking what you want to eat.”
Belinda replied dreamily, “Whatever Ellinor wants, I want.”
Chase shrugged while driving. “I told you!”
A wry smile appeared on Ellinor’s face. “Let’s go for sushi then.”
Chase grinned. “Sure, which sushi place?”
Ellinor didn’t mind. “Whichever.”
“Then let’s go to the one we used to frequent. By the way, boss, Ida called earlier, asking where I was. Should we invite her along?”
Ellinor hesitated, not because she didn’t want Ida around, but because where Ida was, Byran was sure to follow. She found the guy simply annoying. Chase saw through Ellinor’s thoughts via the rear-view mirror. “Never mind, Ida’s been busy handling the company alone recently. Let’s not bother her. She can grab something at the office.”
Ellinor started to feel a little guilty. With Chase busy getting married, Ida had been left to handle the company’s matters on her own.