Despite Victor's meddling, Claire and Drew are determined to be together and begin to see each other in secret. Being forced to work together on a project only complicates matters but Drew conceives of a plan to prove to his father that he is prepared to fight dirty to keep Claire's love...
“He’s going to humiliate me. He wants me to appear the sad poor girl who can only ever hope to gain the scraps you throw me!” I cried tears of anger and frustration. “I won‘t go! That will send the same message and save me the public humiliation.”
“I don’t plan on leaving your side the entire night. I will arrive with Sylvia and pose for the obligatory photos, and then I will be with you until it is time to leave. She will be the one cast aside, not you.” Drew insisted and I couldn’t help but think he had something planned. Something he wasn’t telling me.
“Come on baby, we have to meet with our client. As much as I would prefer sitting at my desk all day with you in my lap, we have work to do.”
“Alright.” I sniffed, taking a moment to fix my makeup.
“I love you Claire,” he whispered, pulling me back against his chest, “but I hate what my father is doing to you.”
“We’ll deal with him eventually.” I sighed. “I understand it’s important to give him his way for now.”
“I don’t deserve you,” he said as we headed to the elevators, our hands linked together. It didn’t occur to me until we stepped onto the elevator, that we’d just walked through the office as a couple, not at colleagues.
“We are breaking the rules,” I said, gesturing at our hands.
“Who cares?” He smirked.