It's nearly Christmas and the good crew at Taste has convinced Illya to take a much needed vacation. It's a decision they might not live to regret!
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“I still think this is a mistake.”
“Really? Cara, you honestly believe I am so incompetent a chef that I can’t run our restaurant for a week?”
“There are just so many reservations on the books. We’re so busy now.” Illya began to rub the scar tissue on the palm of his right hand.
“And we have taken on extra staff and trained them. We will be fine.” Matt’s tone softened. “We will not fail, either our guests or you. You can trust us, Illya. Now you need to remember the most important thing in your life, your man.”
Matt rarely called Illya by his given name and Illya stopped, smiling.
“I know. It’s just…”
“You worry and we love you for it, but now you need to leave. Your beloved, he is waiting to take you away and hopefully before the storm hits.”