Read When His Eyes Opened By Simple Silence Chapter 120
The boom of a gunshot pierced through the night followed immediately by the sound of car tires coming to a screeching halt.
Avery felt like her eardrums were about to burst as she held tightly onto Elliot.
Tears were streaming down her face as her body shook uncontrollably.
The tires of the black sedan had been blown up.
It had swerved and crashed into the cotton candy stand that Avery had purchased cotton candy from.
Elliot had his arms wrapped around Avery as he watched coldly the car from the corner of his eyes.
Someone was trying to k**l him but had failed.
Then came the sound of another gunshot.
This time the gun had been pointed at the driver’s seat.
Avery and Elliot were surrounded by cries of terror as people scattered and sought shelter from the danger.
Avery’s skin was cold to the touch.
Elliot cradled her face in his hands, stared at her terrified face, and said hoarsely, “Don’t be scared. It’s over now.”
Avery’s chest rose and fell at a frantic pace. Uncertainty flickered in her eyes, but she kept her gaze fixed on his face.
There was so much that she wanted to say, but nothing except his name escaped her lips.
“I’m fine, Avery.”
Elliot picked up her hand and placed her palm against his cheek, then said, “It’s warm, isn’t it?”
Avery nodded and tears continued to stream down her face.
“I’m so scared… I don’t want you to d*e…”
“I’m invincible! Nobody can take my life away unless I allow them,” Elliot said as he held her hand tightly in his. “Let’s go for ribs.”
Avery grabbed onto the handles of his wheelchair and quickly wheeled him into a nearby restaurant.
They had not been sitting for long before Ben and the others rushed over.
“Are you okay, Elliot?” he asked as he sat down next to Elliot. “I knew someone was coming for you when I heard the d*mned gunshots!”
“I’m fine,” Elliot answered. “Let’s eat.”
He picked up a piece of meat and placed it on Avery’s plate.
She was much more settled than she had been earlier.
“Who shot the gun?” she asked as she glanced at Elliot.
She probably would not be having ribs here with Elliot if someone had not blown up the tires on that black sedan.
“We buffed up security after Elliot’s last accident. There was a bodyguard on the roof of the building where we were eating earlier,” Ben explained.
“You must have been terrified, Miss Tate,” Ben said, then passed her a bowl of soup and said, “This will calm you down.”
“I’m not hungry.”
All of the hunger Avery felt earlier had escaped her body.
“I bet you aren’t.” Ben chuckled, then said, “Let’s get the driver to send two home!”
Elliot glanced over at Avery.
“Why are you looking at me?” Avery asked.
Elliot pulled out his phone and began typing.
As Avery was wondering about his strange behavior, she received a text message on her phone.
She picked it up and read his text.
[Do you want to know what I wished for earlier?]
Avery felt like her phone was heating up in her hand!
They were sitting right across from each other, but he sent her a text?!
She wanted to look up at him, but she was too embarrassed with all eyes on the both of them.
Avery: [Tell me if you want.]
Elliot: [I wished that you would come home with me.]
Avery was baffled.
Elliot: [My birthday wish is that you would come home with me.]