Read When His Eyes Opened By Simple Silence Chapter 144
Avery received a call from Fred at two in the afternoon.
“They want to meet us to discuss the purchase of the property, Avery. When will be a good time for you? Also, do you have proof of assets ready? The building is worth at least eighty million dollars at the current market price.”
Fred’s words took Avery by surprise.
“Didn’t Tate Tower sell for half that amount back then?”
“It did, but it’s prime real estate in a great location. With the rise in property prices in the past couple of years, of course, its price would increase.”
“I see. I’m busy today. Let’s meet them tomorrow!”
“Got it. I’ll arrange it with them now.”
Avery had promised to meet Tammy that afternoon.
The two best friends had kept in touch throughout the years.
They did not talk much, but their friendship remained strong.
Tammy walked into the restaurant she had agreed to meet Avery with a bouquet of red roses.
When the best friends spotted each other, they ran into each other’s arms.
“You took your time coming home, Avery! I was considering breaking up with you if you still didn’t come back!”
Avery and Tammy had met exactly twice in the last four years.
Tammy had been the one to visit Avery abroad both times.
Avery sniffed at the bouquet of roses, then said, “Flowers from my best friend really smell extra sweet.”
“I was going to pretend like I didn’t know you, but I couldn’t do it! How could you not come back to see me for four whole years?!” Tammy said as she sat Avery down next to her. “You won’t be leaving again after this, right?”
“Of course, I will… To travel, maybe.”
“Look at you joking around with me! Where are you staying right now?”
Tammy ordered a few dishes, then passed the menu to Avery, who glanced through it and passed it back to the waiter.
“I got a place at Starry River.”
“You mean the famous Starry River neighborhood with all those luxury villas?” Tammy gasped with wide eyes.
Avery nodded, then said, “I made a little money abroad.”
“Holy crap! Those villas cost millions! That’s not a little money, that’s a lot of freaking money! How did you do it? Can you teach me?” Tammy said as she jokingly batted her eyelashes at Avery.
“I started a company, and it did better than I expected it to,” Avery answered nonchalantly.
“You’re incredible! I doubt Jun’s made his first million since he started his own business. I don’t think he’s got the knack for business. My parents think so too, which is why they won’t let me marry him,” Tammy complained. “It’s been five years since we got together… I don’t know how much longer it’ll last.”
“Didn’t you say that your parents would let you marry him if he took over his family’s business?”
“They did, but that idiot refuses to take over his family’s company! He said that he’ll love me for the rest of our lives and take care of me with the peanuts that he makes,” Tammy said as she wiped an invisible tear from her eye. “It’s so hard, Avery! I might never get married at this rate.”
“Don’t worry about it. If you really can’t wait to marry someone, I’ll marry you. I can take care of you. Since same-sex marriage is illegal here, we could just do it abroad,” Avery said in an attempt to cheer up her friend.
Tammy burst into laughter, almost spitting the water in her mouth.
Her tone then turned serious as she asked, “Tell me the truth, Avery. Why are you divorcing Elliot? Did he cheat on you? I never heard anything about him having an affair! He hasn’t even dated since you left.”
Tammy was always too embarrassed to ask Avery about her relationship with Elliot, but she no longer held back now that Avery was sitting right in front of her.
“If Jun had another woman in his heart, even if she never appeared in your lives, would you be able to accept it?” Avery asked.
Tammy was dumbfounded.
“Elliot’s got another woman?!”
Avery took a sip of water, then said, “It’s all in the past now. We broke up a long time ago, and now all that’s left is the divorce proceedings.”
“I never expected him to be such a sleazebag. All of his friends thought that you were the one who hurt him. They said he was the world’s most devoted man, and you were the cruelest woman… I think I’m going to throw up.”
“Don’t throw up. I’m eating,” Avery said calmly with an enigmatic expression.
“That’s it! Let’s not mention that b*st*rd anymore! What are your career plans after this?”
“I’m thinking of rebuilding my father’s company.”