Read When His Eyes Opened By Simple Silence Chapter 110
Avery was cooped up at the library at Avonsville University after having dinner on campus.
A sudden cheer made her look up from her book.
“It’s snowing! It’s the first snow of the year! Look, it’s getting heavier! Let’s go out and play!”
“Sure! I want to take some pictures!”
Half of the people in the library left.
Avery walked over to the window and looked out at the snow gracefully fluttering down from the sky.
It was a beautiful scene.
It was no wonder there was a saying that you shall surely succeed if you asked someone out during the first snow.
Things of beauty put everyone in a good mood, after all.
“Your phone’s ringing!” someone said as they came up behind Avery and tapped her on the shoulder.
She snapped out of her daze and said, “Oh, thank you!”
She then limped her way back to her seat.
Avery had not gone to the hospital to get her foot treated till much later.
The swelling was so bad that it was taking a while to heal.
Even so, none of this affected her daily life.
She picked up her phone and answered the call.
After hearing what the person on the other line had to say, Avery’s eyes lit up and her brows raised in excitement.
The wide beam on her face did not disappear even after she hung up the phone.
Her luck was finally turning around.
Perhaps she had a guardian angel watching over her.
Avery packed her stuff, picked up her bag, and walked out of the building as fast as she could.
Her phone suddenly rang again, and she picked it up without hesitation.
“It’s snowing, Avery! Don’t tell me you’re still in the library!” Tammy said on the other end of the line.
“Tammy! I’ve decided to go to grad school!”
“What?! What happened?” Tammy exclaimed in shock. “Didn’t you say you weren’t going? What made you change your mind so suddenly?”
Her voice was so loud that Avery had to pull the phone further away from her ear.
“Do you know who Professor James Hough is?”
“No idea,” replied Tammy. “Is he some bigshot professor?”
“He is! He’s my hero! I just got a call from his assistant saying that the professor wants me to study under him…” Avery said as she burst into tears. “This is a dream come true… I still can’t believe he picked me…”
Tammy wanted nothing but to give her best friend a big bear hug.
“I’ve always said that you were meant for great things, Avery! Why didn’t you believe me? You believe me now, don’t you? Where are you right now? Let’s go out and celebrate!”
Avery’s head was spinning from all of the excitement. She wiped the tears off her face, then said, “All I want to do now is go home and sleep. I’m beat. Dinner’s on me next time!”
“Have you been having trouble sleeping?” Tammy asked. “I heard from Jun that Elliot was discharged today. You don’t have to worry about him. He’s got plenty of people looking after him, so I’m sure he’ll recover in no time.”
“I know,” Avery responded.
It was not that she was worried about his recovery, but she was crippled by guilt.
He would not have gotten hurt if it had not been for her.
Once the phone call ended, Tammy put her phone down and looked up at Jun.
“Avery’s going to grad school,” she said with a sigh. “She’ll probably have to leave the country. I looked up that professor she was talking about and found out that he works at a medical school abroad…”
“It’s a good thing,” Jun said. “I’m sure Elliot would give her his full support.”
“What the h**l is going on with him anyway? Why won’t he see Avery? She was the one who found him when he fell down that hill… It wasn’t like she was the one who told him to go up there. How could he be upset with her?”
Tammy could not help but stand up for her best friend. Jun wrapped his arm around Tammy’s shoulder, and the two slowly strolled under the falling snow.