Read When His Eyes Opened By Simple Silence Chapter 234
Hayden watched his sister’s innocent little face, then shattered her fantasy.
“A dirtbag is called a dirtbag because he can love multiple women at once. Don’t be fooled by Elliot Foster.”
Layla felt a little disappointed.
She did not dare tell her brother that, even though Elliot was a dirtbag, she could not help but feel drawn to him.
After dinner, Avery called Hayden to her room for a private conversation.
“Do you know what I want to talk to you about, Hayden?”
Hayden hung his head and said nothing.
“What did you promise me? You said that you would never mess with Elliot Foster again, but you broke your promise,” Avery said as her heart filled with unease. “I know you did it for me today, but this isn’t the way-”
“I’m sorry, Mommy,” Hayden apologized as he looked up. “I won’t do it again.”
“You don’t want to get on his bad side, Hayden. We’re already divorced. If you anger him again one day, and he decides not to take our past relationship into account, he won’t let us off that easily… I just want you, Layla, and Grandma to live a quiet and peaceful life.”
“I know,” Hayden said as he lowered his head once again.
“Bring me your laptop,” Avery said.
Hayden went back to his room to grab his laptop and handed it over to his mother.
“Get your Uncle Mike for me,” Avery said as she put the laptop aside.
Mike showed up soon after.
“I’m surprised you invited me into your room, Avery!” Mike said as he sat down next to Avery and hid his nervousness behind a smile.
Avery looked at the bruises on his face, then said with a sullen expression, “Did you fight with Chad Rayner again? You even broke his glasses? Great job!”
Mike lifted his hands in surrender and said, “He was the one who yanked at my necklace first. It was a gift from my ex-boyfriend-”
“Didn’t you say you hated your ex?! Were you just faking it?!”
“I do hate him! I just developed feelings for this necklace. I treat it like my baby! Chad touched my baby, so of course, I had to hit him.”
“Apologize to him,” Avery said as she did not want to hear him argue. “Do it tonight or tomorrow.”
“Avery, he was the one who started it!” Mike whined.
“He got the worst of it. Also, why didn’t you invite Elliot to my party?” Avery demanded. “By right, there’s no need to invite him as we are divorced. However, we can’t refuse him if he wants to come! It’s just dinner, right? Can’t we afford it? Don’t be this petty!”
Mike did not retaliate.
Once he left the room, Avery let out a heavy sigh.
She pulled out Elliot’s gift from her pocket.
Her heart began to race, and she felt her entire body heat up.
She opened up the box to reveal the beautiful brooch inside it.
The giant diamond on the brooch made her head spin.
They had broken up, so why did he buy something so expensive for her?
Avery picked up her phone and called Elliot.
Elliot was cutting into his steak at a restaurant when his phone rang.
He glanced at it, saw that it was Avery calling, then put down his knife and fork and wiped his hands with a napkin.
He picked up his phone from the table and answered the call in front of Zoe.
“I can’t accept your gift, Elliot,” Avery said. “I don’t know how much it was, but it can’t be cheap. Besides, I don’t wear brooches.”
“Do you think I’d take it back?” Elliot said hoarsely as he tried to keep his temper in check. “Just throw it out if you don’t like it.”
Avery was left speechless by his words.
Zoe guessed that Avery was on the other end of the line, and she figured that they were discussing Elliot’s gift.
Her heart trembled with jealousy.
“Who is it, Elliot?” she asked on purpose.
She said it for Avery to hear.
She wanted Avery to know that Elliot was out on a date with her.