Read When His Eyes Opened By Simple Silence Chapter 140
Layla’s eyes widened as she gazed at Cole’s photo on the laptop screen.
“Whoa! Our dad’s so good-looking!”
Hayden shut the laptop, then thought to himself, ‘So what if he’s good-looking? A spineless freeloader isn’t worthy of our mom!’
“When can we go see Daddy? Do you think he’d be happy when he finds out about us?”
The only concept that Layla had about their father was a pure one, as Avery had never once spoken ill of him in front of them.
Every time Layla asked Avery who their father was, Avery would always patiently answer, “You don’t have a father.”
Hayden climbed back into bed, lay down, and stared at the ceiling.
“He won’t,” he answered bluntly.
Layla was upset.
“Why not? It’s not like we want his money. I just want to spend some time with him!”
“Go to sleep.”
“I can’t sleep,” Layla huffed. “I want Dad.”
Hayden was disappointed in their so-called father, which put him in a bad mood.
“Shut up,” he snapped impatiently.
Layla immediately quieted down.
She could feel that her brother was annoyed, so she wrapped her little arms around Hayden, and cooed, “I’m sorry, Hayden. I didn’t mean to make you mad. If you don’t want to look for Dad, I won’t either.”
Hayden pushed Layla’s arms off of him, then said in a much calmer tone, “I’ll let you know.”
Layla ecstatically threw her arms around her brother once again and said, ” Okay! I’ll do anything you say!”
Avery stood in front of the floor-to-ceiling windows in the master bedroom and gazed blankly at the vista in front of her.
Four years had passed by in a flash.
It felt as if everything had changed, but it also felt like everything had stayed the same.
Avery had not been in contact with Elliot at all for the past four years, but they were still tied by the law.
Elliot had never signed the divorce papers.
Avery picked up her phone and called her lawyer.
“Ask him again tomorrow, Mr. Vaughn. If he still refuses to sign it, then please inform him that I will be taking this to court.”
She heard her own calm and determined voice and could not help but recall the way she almost fainted from crying in the airport on the night she left four years ago.
What a fool she was!
Elliot was completely unaffected.
When she had left the country, she had looked him up online because she missed him.
That was when she saw all the news and photos of him attending all kinds of social events.
His world continued to turn even without her in it.
Avery moved on quickly after seeing how well Elliot was doing.
“Are you back in the country, Miss Tate?” asked Mr. Vaughn.
“Since you’re back, why not go and meet him yourself?” Mr. Vaughn sighed. “He stopped answering my calls a long time ago. I’m guessing he already blocked my number.”
Avery was surprised.
“However, if you insist on having me represent you, I can use a new number to contact him,” continued Mr. Vaughn. “To be honest, there’s a higher possibility of success if you meet him yourself.”
“In that case, please contact him using a new number!”
Avery hung up the phone, then scrolled through her contacts.
Other than the fact that Aryadelle was her home, there was another reason had she returned to the country.
She wanted to rebuild the company that had gone bankrupt in her hands.
Not only did she want to rebuild Tate Industries, but she also wanted to make it even more glorious than it ever was.
For the three hundred million that had been swept away, she would get back every single penny and more.
She found the contact for the former HR manager of Tate Industries and dialed the number.