Read When His Eyes Opened By Simple Silence Chapter 135
Avery could not help herself, and she tapped on the text message from Ben.
[Your wife’s got a great voice! It’s a shame she’s not a singer!]
Avery had not expected to be able to access Elliot’s phone.
She would not have been able to get in if he had set a passcode, but he did not have one set up.
After Ben’s text came through, he sent over a video of Avery’s performance.
Tammy had sent her the same video earlier and told her that she was going viral on the college’s online forum.
Avery returned to the home screen and placed the phone back where she had found it.
It was at that moment that her finger slipped and opened up Elliot’s photo gallery, revaling the photos within.
When Elliot emerged from the bathroom after his shower, Avery gestured at him, and he immediately sat on the bed.
“I suddenly feel like cooking. Should I cook for you from now on?” Avery asked.
Elliot looked at her, confused.
“Are you serious?”
“I am!” Avery answered with enthusiasm. “I can’t guarantee that I’d be any good at it. I’ve never really cooked before.”
“You could try tomorrow,” Elliot suggested.
“Okay!” Avery responded, then glanced at his gray bathrobe and said, “You look good in light colors. You should wear it more.”
“I still got called your uncle, though.”
“How do you know he didn’t do that on purpose?” Avery teased, then cradled Elliot’s face in her hands and said, “You looked very handsome tonight.”
Elliot clasped his large hand over hers as a hint of suspicion flashed across his deep eyes.
“Why are you suddenly so passionate?”
Avery’s cheeks flushed under his smoldering gaze.
She nestled her face in the nook of his neck, then uttered sweetly, “No reason. I just felt like hugging you.”
A wave of warmth enveloped Elliot’s heart at the sound of Avery’s words. He opened up his arms and wrapped them around her.
Time flew by after Christmas.
Elliot either spent his days working in his study or watching Avery cook in the kitchen.
Avery, on the other hand, spent all of her time and energy perfecting her cooking.
On New Year’s Eve, Rosalie called first thing in the morning reminding them to visit her.
Avery and Elliot took their time with breakfast, then headed out for the old mansion.
“Should we have lunch with your mother later?” Elliot suggested as he held Avery’s hand.
She had rejected his idea to bring Laura along to the old mansion.
Even if Avery agreed, Laura would not.
Avery flashed a smile at Elliot and said, “It’s fine. I just want to spend time with you today. It’s our first New Year’s Eve together after all.”
“There will be many more to come,” Elliot said.
Avery looked out the window and said, “Look at that snow! It’s perfect for making a snowman. Let’s do that later!”
Elliot was about to tease her for the childish suggestion, but he kept quiet.
He did not want to ruin her good mood.
After lunch, Avery dragged Elliot out to build a snowman.
The rest of the Foster family huddled aside and watched them from afar.
It was the first time in years that they had seen Elliot laughing and behaving like a kid!
“Are you happy, Elliot?” Avery asked suddenly as she stared at the finished snowman.
“I’m happy as long as I’m with you,” Elliot thought but kept those words to himself.