Read When His Eyes Opened By Simple Silence Chapter 463
He walked to the living room and stood still, waiting for Avery to follow him.
“What else do you want to talk about?” She walked toward the stairs, longing to go upstairs and rest.
“Are you going to sleep?” He studied her slim frame and lowered his defenses.
“Yeah. We can talk first, though, if that’s what you want.”
Avery remained standing by the stairs. She did not want to get close to him, for every time she caught a whiff of his scent, her heart would clench with pain. It was a scent that she was so familiar with, yet destiny had made it so that their hearts were miles apart.
“Go to sleep!” He sat down on the couch. “I will leave in a while.”
“Oh…” She looked away from him and went upstairs.
Elliot stood up from the couch as soon as Avery was upstairs. He had finally realized how self-centered and selfish he had been all this while. He had never truly understood what she wanted. He had thought that he had given her everything he could, and he blamed her for not accepting him when the truth was that what he had given was not what she had wanted, and he had never once given her what she truly wanted.
After half an hour, Elliot assumed that Avery was asleep and unlocked his phone to call his family doctor.
“Congratulations on becoming a father, Mr. Foster,” the doctor said.
The hospital that Elliot had taken Avery to was the one where his family doctor worked.
“Is there a way to ease her morning sickness?” asked Elliot with a scowl on his face.
“No,” the doctor responded, “she will have to endure it. Usually, the symptoms would improve when the pregnancy progresses to around twelve to sixteen weeks. Miss Tate is currently eight weeks into her pregnancy, so she should feel better after a month.”
“She has lost so much weight that she barely looks human.” Elliot clenched his fists, and his voice tightened up as well.
“That bad, huh? We can put her on IV if she really can’t eat. She’s a doctor too, so she should know; unless she doesn’t want the child—”
“You’re right. She does not want the child.”
“Huh? Why not?”
“He hates me,” Elliot paused briefly, before continuing, “but I won’t let her get rid of the child.”
“Well, women often become more emotional when they are pregnant due to the change in hormones. Perhaps it’s not that Miss Tate doesn’t want the child, but she is simply in pain and doesn’t know what to do about it,” the doctor said. “She will need you to care for her with patience at times like this.”
“She doesn’t want to see me.”
“… If that’s the case, then it’s best that you leave her be for the time being.”
“I can’t do it,” he concluded after thinking it through.
Meanwhile, Avery went upstairs to change into her cotton pajamas and lay wide awake on the bed. She could not fall asleep.
“He’s still there. I wonder what he’s doing downstairs. I don’t even know what he’s thinking,” she thought. “Did he insist on keeping our child because he wants to be a father, or because he wants me to compensate for the baby he had with Zoe?”
“Once the child is born, do I really give it to Elliot? Can he even raise a child? He has such a bad temper and gets angry easily, so I can’t rest easy knowing that the child is with him.”
Countless thoughts crossed her mind, and she felt as though her head was about to explode.
Then, she heard the soft sound of footfalls. It came from outside her door. Without a doubt, she knew it was Elliot.
Avery immediately closed her eyes.
He pushed open the door and made his way to the bed.
She had thought that he had only come in to check on her, but he sat down, and not only did he sit down, but he lay down next to her.