Chapter-10|The Lunch

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Entering our usual lunch place, I looked around and instantly found Ethan sitting at the table by the window looking as handsome as ever

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Entering our usual lunch place, I looked around and instantly found Ethan sitting at the table by the window looking as handsome as ever. Walking over, I watched Ethan's neck snap up from his phone, and a smile grace his face as I stopped by the table.

"Hey." I said, wearing a smile similar to his.

"Hey." He replied and got up from his and hugged me in greeting.

The smell of cologne filled my sense as soon as I hugged him back, barely reaching his chin.

"You're late." He stated with a teasing grin on his face as we sat down, facing each other.

"No, I'm not. In fact, I am five minutes early." I replied, rolling my eyes.

"Yes, you are." He agreed, now having a full-blown smile on his face.

"You are stupid if you expect people to come everywhere ten minutes early just like you." I teased back with a slight smirk on my face.

"At least, I don't expect people to come everywhere ten minutes late like you." He retorted with a smirk.

"I don't know why I am having lunch with you, all you do is mock me." I said with a mock thoughtful expression on my face, propping my head on my hand.

"I don't know, maybe because I let you have my food when you realize I order better food." He said narrowing his eyes in a teasing manner and leaning towards me, mirroring my position.

"Huh? Guess we'll never know." I sighed and leaned back with a tired expression but soon broke out in a chuckle with Ethan shrugged with nonchalance in reply.

"Come on, let's order." He said chuckling lightly and pushed the menu towards me.

"Tell me what are you ordering?" I asked, peeping at him over my menu.

"I am not telling you."

"Come on, Ethan."


"It'll be better, either way, I would end up having what you have. So, it's better if I order it separately." I tried to reason.

"No Iris. You don't eat my food because you like it better, you eat it because you enjoy having different dishes, so just order whatever you want to have and you can still eat mine." He told me with a small smile on his face and a look of adoration in his eyes.

"But then, I'll eat your portion and you'll be hungry and I don't like that." I said with a slight frown and a pout on my face.

"Don't worry, Reed. I don't mind and just for the record, you don't eat as much as you think you do." He said with a teasing look in his eyes and flicked my nose softly, making me scrunch it in response.

"You are cute, Reed." He said chuckling softly and just like that, my cheeks turned a shade of red faster than I could blink.

Before I could reply, his phone started ringing. He pulled back and flipped back his phone because he placed it screen facing on the table to avoid notifications.

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