Read When His Eyes Opened By Simple Silence Chapter 127
If Elliot had been run over last night, would it be guaranteed that the perpetrator would be punished?
Even if the m******r paid for his crimes, would it bring Elliot back to life?
“I’m not blaming you, Elliot… I just can’t immediately accept the way you handled things…” Avery said in a voice as soft as cotton.
“You don’t need to accept it. You just need to know that I would never hurt anyone who was innocent.”
“Get some rest,” Elliot said, then gently caressed Avery’s back to get her to fall asleep.
Wrapped in his arms and surrounded by his unique scent, Avery quickly fell into a deep slumber.
At 5 p. m. that evening, Avery got a call from the police requesting her presence at the station right away.
She hung up the phone and rushed out of the house without telling Elliot.
When she arrived at the station, her gaze immediately fell on Wanda’s bloodshot eyes.
Those same eyes filled with revulsion at the sight of Avery.
The two women were escorted into the station by a police officer and seated down in a private room.
“The DNA test confirmed the victim’s identity as Cassandra Tate.”
Wanda burst into tears upon hearing those words.
“My daughter was m******d! She was always a happy-go-lucky girl! How could she be d**d?!”
“From our investigation, we suspect Cassandra Tate of being the person responsible for a car crash on Concord Street last night,” revealed the police officer. “She is also suspected to be behind the attempted assassination of Elliot Foster. Here is the evidence we collected.”
A stack of documents and a cell phone were laid out in front of Avery and Wanda.
Avery simply glanced at the items and did not pick them up.
“That’s impossible! She’s not that brave!” Wanda cried as she violently shook her head in denial. “She’s still in college! How could she possibly try to m****r anybody?!”
“She hired an assassin. If Mr. Foster’s bodyguard had not reacted in time, he would be d**d,” said the officer. “Mr. Foster is a well-known entrepreneur in Aryadelle and has contributed a lot to the city’s welfare. Cassandra broke the law. If she had not committed s*****e, she would have had to answer for her crimes in the end.”
“You’re saying my daughter k****d herself?!”
Wanda was at her limit after receiving blow after blow.
She held her head in her hands and looked like she was about to fall from her seat.
“Yes, ma’am. Surveillance footage from the hotel revealed your daughter getting out of bed and jumping out of the window, all on her own.” The officer then played the video on his phone for Wanda.
Avery watched with her.
It was dark, but the fear on Cassandra’s face was clear as she ran toward the window and jumped.
The whole thing lasted less than ten minutes.
“Is that it?!” Wanda snapped as she slammed her hand on the table. “Why did she jump out of the window? Something obviously scared her! Someone forced her to do it!”
“We looked into it and found out that it was the hotel’s housekeeping manager that opened the room door. The assassin that your daughter hired admitted that she was the one who ordered him to m****r Elliot Foster, so Mr. Foster’s subordinates had gone to the hotel to confront Miss Tate about it. She could not handle the guilt and decided to commit s*****e.”
“It was Elliot Foster… He’s the one who k****d my baby…” Wanda hissed through gritted teeth.
The police officer corrected her, “Your daughter was the one who hired an assassin to k**l someone. The fact that she was able to do something illegal like this has a lot to do with her lack of proper upbringing, ma’am.”
“Shut up!” Wanda snapped. “My daughter would never k**l someone! You b*st*rds! Not only are you not going after the real m******r, but you’re also insulting my d**d daughter! I won’t let this go!”
Wanda was filled with rage and stormed out of the room.
Avery stayed behind to sign some documents.
The evidence was solid, so the case was closed.
Avery walked out of the station and made her way to the side of the road to hail a cab.
Wanda suddenly appeared in front of her and grabbed Avery’s arm.
“I know it was you and Elliot Foster! You wanted to take revenge on me and k****d Cassandra! You’re a cold-hearted b*tch, Avery Tate! Your father would have never left the company to you if he knew how evil you were!”
Wanda was in such a rage that, if she had a knife in her hand, she would have stabbed Avery on the spot.
The sound of a car’s horn suddenly pierced through the air.
A black Rolls-Roice sped toward Wanda and Avery, and came to a screeching halt right in front of them.