Eva looks at Ethan. "Why?"
The color drained out of Ethan's face when he heard how she asked.
The word that supposed to flow like a stream in the river couldn't find the way to come out of Ethan's mouth. He's acting like a love-struck teenager, why couldn't he just asks straight away without stammering.
"M-my grandfathers hosting dinner tonight and I'm taking the boys with me, I-I'm hoping you can accompany us. That's if you have no other plan tonight?" Ethan asks in a low tone of voice, barely audible.
"What did you just said? I'm sorry! I can't barely hear you?" Eva heard every word he said, she only wanted to listen to his soft melancholy voice.
Ethan repeated what he had said words for word with the same tone of voice that makes Eva's heart flutter.
She scrunched up her face before replying. "So! Basically, you're inviting me to come with you to this dinner party?"
Sadness clouded his features and fear crossed his face. " To sum it up, yes! That's what I meant."
"Why didn't you say so! Sure! I would love to go, I don't have nothing better to do anyway." 'There's no one at home to celebrate this happy occasion, my family never around.' She unhappily thought while touching Bentong's hair for comfort.
Ethan's mouth curved into a smile, " that's settled then! There's a boutique here that has many beautiful evening dresses that you can choose from, want to check it out?" He chewed on his bottom lips while waiting for her to reply.
Eva's whole face lit up she then plastered a sweet smile on her face and gave Ethan a lopsided grin before answering. "Lead the way!"
When Bentong heard her answer, he dropped whatever he's doing and grabs Eva's hand then Ethan. He happily called for Don-Don so they can leave.
All four of them walked hand and hand toward the boutique like a small family.
The formation was quite enchanting for an onlooker to see. Don-Don at one end by Eva's right side, Bentong at the left side holding her hand as well, while holding Ethan's on his left hand.
People had to pave the way when they come across them, none would let go of each other's hand. A family of four was created, and it's a sight to see.
Eva bid them goodbye after picking up the dress she would be wearing to the dinner. She didn't want them to see which one she picked.
"Sister-Eva, why can't we see the dress you'll be wearing? " Bentong asks innocently.
"I know right! You didn't even let us see you tried on any of the dresses. It's not fair." Ethan expression dulled
Eva gave Ethan a dirty look. " Stop coaxing them alright! It's a surprise, and It won't be anymore if you get to see me try it on alright!" She scowled Ethan playfully then winked at the boys.
"Since we're all done here, how about we eat lunch, I saw that fast food chain that you loved so much at the food court," Ethan announced excitedly.
He thought that the boys would be jumping for joy when they hear his announcement. However, he was in for a shock when they declined.
"Nah!" Bentong said too quickly.
" Brother Ethan, can't we go to a different fast food chain? I want to try the one that sells noodles, fried rice, and soup." Don-Don interject.
"Whatever you guy want, that's where we would eat. Let's go!"'
"Guy's I'll have to pass, alright! There are things a woman need to do before the party you know?"
She was about to leave when Ethan stopped her from going. " You didn't give me your address yet, how are we supposed to pick you up?"
" Oh, yeah! How about you give me the address, and I will meet you all there?" Eva's avoiding having to give her home address. It's not good if someone from her household help sees him and the boys.
It's a hundred percent that it would be reported to her father or grandfather, and she would be grounded if that happens.
Ethan didn't have much of choice, he gave his home address to Eva. " We would wait for you, no matter what time you come. If anything happens and you cannot make it..." He couldn't finish the sentence. He doesn't want to consider that option.
"Anyway, call me for whatever reason!" Ethan said with a frowned on his face.
"Sure! No problem, I'm to contact you no matter what!" She playfully repeated his words. She waves them goodbye and proudly walked out of Ethan's sight.
Eva was happily humming as she enters the gate at her home. She's was daydreaming when suddenly a terror overtook her face from what she saw.