Read When His Eyes Opened By Simple Silence Chapter 36
“Madam Avery hasn’t come home yet,” said Mrs. Cooper. “I’ve been waiting in the living room the whole time and I haven’t seen her all night.”
Elliot’s eyes turned dark.
If she did not come home, where could she have gone?
Did she lie to him about coming home to write her thesis?
“I’ll give her a call right now,” Mrs. Cooper said as she rushed toward the living room.
On the other hand, Avery had been abducted the moment she had set foot out of Forrance Villa.
She had been dragged into a car, blindfolded, and her wrists were bound.
The car drove on for about an hour before coming to a halt.
She was taken into a room and thrown into a chair.
When her blindfold was taken off, she heard the unfamiliar voice of a strange man.
“Apologies, Miss Tate. We’re just doing our jobs. We won’t hurt you as long as you cooperate with us.”
Avery glanced around the white room until her eyes fell on the stranger’s face.
He was wearing a mask, so she could not see his features, but his voice was completely unfamiliar to her.
“I’ll cooperate as long as you don’t hurt me. However, I won’t do anything illegal even if you force me to,” she said calmly.
The man chuckled lightly, then said, “I doubt a weak little lady like you would be able to commit a crime.”
As he said that, he untied Avery’s hands and connected her to a lie detector machine.
“This is a lie detector. You have to answer my questions truthfully. You won’t get past this test, otherwise. If you lie, you’re not leaving this place tonight. Understood?”
Avery gazed at the machine, stayed silent for a moment, then nodded her head.
“Don’t worry, I won’t lie.”
“Good,” said the man, then began the test. “What’s your name?”
“Did your father tell you the code to the safe before he died?”
After she answered, the man glanced at the machine’s monitor.
All of the indicators were within the normal parameters, proving that she was telling the truth.
“Why were you at Forrance Villa tonight? Who invited you?”
Avery remained silent.
“Are you trying to lie to me?” snapped the man. “Don’t think too much about the questions, just give me an answer!”
“Oh… I was just worried you’d get shocked by my answer,” Avery said nonchalantly. “Do you know the Fosters?”
“Do you know Elliot Foster?” Avery asked.
“Of course, I do! He’s loaded. Who wouldn’t know who he is? Why are you bringing him up? Was he the one who invited you?” asked the man.
Avery shook her head and said, “Do you know his nephew, Cole Foster?”
“What are you going on about? And am I the one asking you the questions or are you?! Just answer my question! Stop wasting my time!”
The man was losing his temper.
“Cole Foster took me there,” Avery said.
“What’s your relationship with him?”
“We have a special relationship. We’re all adults here, so you should know what I mean, right?”
“Fine, I get it! Were you the one who opened your father’s safe? This is an important question, so you better not lie! My employer knows the truth! This machine is just a backup!”
Avery stared at the man’s furious gaze, pondered for a moment, then said, “It was me, but the stuff inside isn’t with me.”
“Who did you give it to?!”
“I mentioned him just now,” Avery said with an innocent expression on her face.
Avery shook her head.
“Oh! Your man, Cole Foster?” Avery nodded.