Read When His Eyes Opened By Simple Silence Chapter 114
Elliot was lying through his teeth, but Ben had no reply.
Of all the years they had known each other, Ben had never once seen Elliot in a sweater.
Although, perhaps a sweater that Avery knitted for him was much more meaningful than one that was bought with money.
“Your mom called me saying your nephew was discharged from the hospital,” Ben said. “She wants you to go home for dinner tonight.”
“She can tell me that herself,” Elliot said.
“Did she upset you recently? She was pretty cautious when she talked to me earlier. Don’t be mad at your mom, Elliot. There’s nothing like a mother’s love in this world-“
“Please stop talking.”
Ben burst into laughter.
“Do you want to go back to the old mansion for dinner with Avery?”
Elliot thought for a moment, then said, “Didn’t you say she’s been busy knitting?”
“That’s true! There’s only a week left. I wonder how she’s doing.”
When Elliot arrived at the old mansion that night, Rosalie was beside herself with joy.
Everyone else, on the other hand, had different levels of caution on their faces.
Elliot’s cold gaze fell on Cassandra.
“She’s Avery’s sister, Cassandra Tate…” Rosalie explained when she saw her son staring at Cassandra. “I didn’t like her at first, but she’s been taking care of Cole after he got hurt…”
Cassandra grew apprehensive under Elliot’s unwavering gaze.
She mustered up the courage to greet him and said, “Nice to meet you, Sir. I’m Avery’s sister. I thought that you’d be coming with her tonight!”
Elliot ignored her and shifted his gaze to Cole’s haggard and sluggish face.
The time he had spent at the hospital was the most agonizing period of his life.
“I broke up with Avery half a year ago, Uncle Elliot. She hated me after she found out that I was seeing Cassandra. There was no way that I would be able to devise a plot to keep her by your side,” explained Cole desperately.
“I could tell,” Elliot said, then added after a brief pause, “I’m afraid you don’t have the ability to rule Avery Tate.”
Avery’s unique personality prevented anyone from controlling her.
“Insult me however you want. As long as you’re happy,” Cole said humbly.
“I’d be happy if you shut your mouth,” Elliot said bluntly.
Cole remained silent.
His finger reattachment surgery went well, but he was not fully recovered yet and had to depend on Cassandra to feed him.
The tension remained strained throughout the night’s dinner.
Noticing the rigid silence, Cassandra decided to lighten the atmosphere
“We had a credible fortune teller predict Avery’s future for us before,” she said. “They told us that Avery would bring bad luck to her husband… I bet your recent accident was because of her.”
As Elliot raised his eyes to look at her, his gaze chilled her to the bone.
“I’m a pretty good fortune teller myself. I’ll predict your future right now… You won’t live long.”
Cassandra’s fork fell from her hands and clattered to the floor. Sensing her son’s rage, Rosalie called for the bodyguard and said, “Throw her out!”
Cole was upset that Cassandra was being kicked out.
“Shut up! Feed yourself or don’t eat at all! I never liked that girl! She’ll be nothing but trouble for you!”
Cole did not say another word and proceeded to try his best to pick up his fork with his injured hand.
Elliot pulled out a check from his pocket, slid it across the table to his brother, and said, “This is for taking care of Mother, Henry. Take it.”
Rosalie lived with Henry, so Elliot would regularly give his brother some money to cover expenses.
Henry was hesitant.
He wanted to accept the money, but he could not help but feel humiliated.
It was a child’s duty to take care of their mother, after all.