Elliot felt like he was in a trance as he watched Anastasia hold Jared close to her before settling the little boy down into bed.
Jared was probably so exhausted that the moment his head hit the pillow, he immediately wriggled to find a comfortable position and slept.
Having tucked her son in, Anastasia turned and gestured for Elliot to leave the room quietly.
He did as he was told and took long strides to get out of the room with Anastasia in his wake. After closing the door behind her, she let out a small sigh and said, "Thanks for tonight."
"How will you thank me?" he asked, his voice low and magnetic as he eyed her curiously.
She frowned, and there was a bewildered look in her pretty eyes as she thought, How else can I thank him other than to literally say 'thank you'? "Uh... I could buy you a meal or something if you'd like?" she guessed, unsure if that was what he had been angling for.