Chase had frowned when she'd hurried away mid-meal so that she could get ready. She ignored his petulant look. She was trying... didn't that count for something? Why couldn't he try to understand her?
Gino smiled and shook her hand and then glanced down. "What IS that on your shirt?" he asked with surprise.
There goes the deal, she thought sourly.
Gino's eyes lit up with pleasure. "I didn't know you had kids!" Gino said affably. "I can't wait until Jacqueline and I have our first little guy! We just found out she's pregnant!"
"Congratulations, sugar!" Yvonne replied, "It's a good thing you let me know, I can work a few different angles for you in the press. Just leave everything to me!"
Gino grinned and started talking about having a large family and how he'd always loved children. And that was how Yvonne found herself talking about children for the next hour...
Gino shook her hand, "Thanks Yvonne! It's great to find an agent who understands how to balance family-life and business! I'll be sure to tell all my friends about you!"
Yvonne hid her shock from Gino's statement and smiled, "Thanks sugar!" she said with a wink. "I'll be sure to hold you to that!"
Grinning, she flipped open her phone and dialed a number. She couldn't wait to tell him her good news! "Meet me at the office," she said when he answered.
Yvonne set the signed contract on her assistant's inbox to be processed Monday morning and then headed downstairs. Pretty good day's work for a Sunday! Now she flipped through the messages on her phone as she waited for Felix to show up.
Yvonne grinned with pleasure.
Felix's gaze shot down to her chest and lingered.
Felix shook his head to clear his tunnel-vision and his eyes shot back up to Yvonne's face. "I'm sorry, what?" he said distractedly. He'd been so busy staring at Yvonne's breasts that he hadn't even paying attention to what she'd been saying!
Felix shifted closer and looked Yvonne in the eyes. "Frumpy and maternal were not the first things that came to mind," he said boldly with insinuation.
Lightly, she playfully slapped at his shoulder, "Sugar, you are being bad!" she said, "But, do... tell me more." She leaned over closer and rested her chin in her hand. "A girl can never get enough compliments!"
Felix's eyes lit up at her playful response and he leaned closer. Tonight might go much better than he could have imagined...
He wasn't sure what was taking Yvonne so long. She had called him on the way to the Bistro to let him know she was meeting a few co-workers for dinner. She'd probably wound up staying late talking about another contract.
For all he knew, she'd met another potential client while out and about!
"Dada!" Eva cooed, with a drooly smile. "Dada!"
...Until his fingers stopped, and he realized it was well past 11 pm and he was still home alone...