Yvonne angrily rubbed at her temples. Felix was coming back?! That dirty, sneaky weasel!
"No! You don't understand!" she said angrily, beginning to pace. "No good can come from him coming back!"
"Yvonne.. I seriously doubt..."
Yvonne turned on her heel and began pacing. "I'll have to do damage control. I'll go see him before he calls a meeting with me so that I have the position of power," she mumbled under her breath.
Chase laughed. "You're taking this too seriously, Yvonne. Just welcome him back and take him out to lunch!"
Yvonne spun and stared at her husband with wide eyes. "Why would I do that?" Oh Lord, all the hard work she'd put into her marriage and her husband wanted her to take Felix out to lunch? She needed to remember why she hated him. He was a client-poaching, promotion-stealing weasel!
Chase patted the spot on the bed next to him. "Come to bed, Yvonne. Tomorrow's going to be fine."
But Yvonne just kept pacing.
"Oh, crap!" Eva said, turning around towards her Dad.
Chase blinked in surprise. "Yeah, sure. That should be fine."
"Okay, well, I'll be getting home a little later than usual, then. Will you tell mother?"
"Thanks, Dad!" Eva smiled as she hurried off.
Chase watched her go, struck by how close his little girl was to being a young woman.
"You are getting too big to lift up!" Chase teased.
"Yes, come on in. Have a seat!" Felix said cordially.
So this is how we're going to play it, Yvonne thought. Pretend like nothing happened.
"By all means, clear the air, sugar," Yvonne said snidely.
Felix squeezed his eyes shut and massaged the bridge of his nose. She's not going to make this easy, he thought bitterly. "I understand you might still have concerns about how well we'll be able to function as a team, but I think you'll find..."
"Look, I told you before, I didn't tell Wolff that you were too maternal to do your job! He came to me!" Felix said, attempting to get to the heart of the matter.
"What about what you told Candace?" she replied hotly. "She told me what you said!"
Felix blinked. "What are you talking about?"
Yvonne scoffed. "Candace told me that you'd told everyone that I was on the "mommy-track!" Even after you left, you were trying to run me down!"
The last few hours of work were brutal for Yvonne. She hid in her office, praying that Felix wouldn't come to find her... and praying that he would...
She was so confused!
Finally, three o'clock rolled around and she hurried from the office. She was looking forward to a relaxing evening at home...
Yvonne threw her hands up in the air. "Of course she did! Why would anyone tell me anything?! It's not like I'm a part of this family or anything!"
Farrah glanced down. "Sorry," she whispered.
"Oh, go play!" Yvonne said angrily, storming from the room to wait for Eva.
Eva glanced down. "Sorry," she mumbled. "I thought Dad would've told you..."
"Yeah, sure, of course," Eva said with more conviction than she really felt. Mother had been pretty upset at her...
Eva looked at her father guiltily. "We're waiting for mother to come home..."
"I've been driving around aimlessly... thinking about what you said... Can we talk?" Yvonne asked hesitantly.
"Don't worry. I'm sure she'll be home soon..." Chase reassured his daughters as he walked over to the window and glanced out across the lawn.