chapter 68 Work
A few more weeks go by and Eric and Elena are pretty much back into their regular routine. Elena tries her best to give Eric the attention, He craves. Putting the kids to bed early to be with him. It’s just what Eric wants, having no complaints. William still has been leaving them alone, which Eric also likes. He knows it won’t be forever. That he will return to be an ass. It’s just how things went. Eric went back to work at the association, enjoying his job and his life. This was the happiest, He has ever been. He is at the top of his job. Them sending him on day trips and even wanting to send him away for more than one day. Elena’s not very happy with that. She hates to be away from him. Eric just knows its part of the job. He has done it in the past a lot. It’s just different now having a family. Leaving both Elena and the baby. He knows his next job calls for it. He has to tell Elena. He isn’t very happy about it. He knows, how she gets.
“Babe, I’m home.” Eric says. Walking into the house Putting his briefcase on the floor.
“Daddy!” Alex says running to him.
“Hey Pumpkin.” Eric replies lifting her up and spinning her around.
Elena walking out of the kitchen holding baby Conner. “Welcome home handsome.” Elena replies.
Eric giving her a kiss as he sits down at the dinner table.
“You look so tired Eric.” Elena adds.
“Its been a long day. I can’t wait to get to bed.” Eric replies.
“Well, let’s eat dinner first. ” Elena says.
“I need to talk to you about something also. I know you’re not going to like it much But they are sending me away for two days.“Eric states.
" Eric I really wish you wouldn’t go away. I need you here. I miss you. I worry.” Elena replies.
“I know, but I have to. It’s my job. I will be back before you know it, I promise. It’s only two days. That way you will get to over baby Conner.” Eric says with a smile.
“Yea blame it on the little one.“Elena smiles.
After dinner, they put the kids to bed, heading to bed themselves. Eric cuddling up close to Elena. Knowing she really doesn’t like the idea of him going away. He knows, He will miss her as well, But its only two days. He also knows that William said he would be coming over this week. Eric hates to leave them two alone in the same house together. He knows what William is after. Then in another way, maybe it’s better he doesn’t see whats going on. He still doesn’t know which way he prefers it. Knowing or not knowing. Either way to him, Makes him sick. but he knows its part of the deal. He tries to block it out of his mind. Holding her close to him.
The next morning Eric gets up and packs his bag, getting the items. He will need for his two day trip. Elena just sitting in bed pouting.
“Babe. It’s two days. I will be home before you know it. You get the king size bed to yourself.” Eric says.
“I don’t care about that. I miss you already. You know how I am when you’re not here.” Elena replies.
“I will be back if that is what you’re worried about. I promise you, I am coming back.” Eric responds.
“I know, I just wish you had a regular job. One that didn’t send you away.” Elena says.
“Sorry, this one always has sent me away. I am the only one for the job. They need me. It was the one thing. I was always good at.“Eric states.
“You are good at many things Eric. Just please Be careful, You do know that William will be coming over?” Elena asks.
“Yes. If you are telling me so I won’t go. It’s not working. I can’t go back on my word.” Eric says.
“I was telling you so you knew. I don’t want any secrets. I want to be honest with you about everything. Even if it’s uncomfortable.” Elena remarks.
“Good, I feel the same. I know you will be safe with him. At least you won’t be all alone. He might try something...I just don’t want to think about it.“Eric says.
“I love you Eric.“Yuki says.
“I love you too.” Eric replies
Getting his bags, kissing Yuki goodbye. On the way out he checks on the kids. Who are still sleeping in bed. He kisses them. Walking downstairs to the door. Feeling nervous. Not knowing what William will do. Now that he will be fully alone with Yuki in the house. Eric won’t be able to stop anything that happens if he isn’t here. But could he even if he wasn’t? It was the deal...It was the rule. Eric knew he would think about this the whole trip. It was like Edward said, William wasn’t going to stop trying Just try more. At least, for the most part, they lived alone and were on there own. Eric hoped that in time William would get bored and just leave them alone. It was all a game to William. To just be able to wiggle himself back into Elena’s life and bed. Maybe once he was the thrill would be over. he would let go. Eric could dream, can’t he?