Read When His Eyes Opened By Simple Silence Chapter 494
The weeks flew by in a flash.
The next day was Children’s Day, as well as the day of Avery’s prenatal checkup.
In the beginning, she was afraid that the baby would not make it.
After all, she had ingested plenty of d***s during the early stages of her pregnancy.
Unexpectedly, the baby was strong enough to hold on until today.
If the checkup goes well tomorrow, the hospital would open a new pregnancy medical file for Avery.
“Is Elliot going to the checkup with you tomorrow, Avery?” Mike asked during dinner.
“Do you have a date tomorrow? I can just go by myself,” Avery said.
Mike raised his brows and asked, “Elliot isn’t going with you?”
“I don’t need him or you to come with me. If you come, people might start to think that you are the father.”
“Get the nanny to go with you.
“She needs to stay home with the kids. Go on your date and don’t worry about me, “Avery said, then took a sip of soup. “I already made an appointment. I should be done by noon.”
“Okay,” Mike responded absentmindedly as he tapped away on his phone with his slender fingers.
Less than two minutes later, he looked up at Avery and said, “Elliot’s going to the checkup with you tomorrow!”
Avery put down her spoon and looked at him and said, “Did Chad say that?”
Mike nodded and said, “Elliot probably didn’t tell you because he’s afraid you’d refuse.”
Less than five minutes after their conversation ended, Avery’s phone rang.
Elliot’s name flashed on her phone screen.
She left the dining room and walked into the living room.
“I’ll wait for you at the hospital tomorrow morning, Avery,” Elliot said firmly. It was clear that the matter was not up for discussion.
Avery did not want his company, but she also could not refuse.
If she refused, he would use the baby as leverage.
“Got it,” Avery responded after a moment’s silence.
“Let’s have dinner tomorrow night. Didn’t you come over the other day to see Shea? I’ll take her with me tomorrow.” Elliot’s voice was low and magnetic. “Bring the kids along. It’s Children’s Day tomorrow.”
“Elliot—” began Avery in an attempt to dissuade him, but she heard Shea’s voice from the other end of the line.
“Who are you talking to, Big Brother? Is it Avery? I want to talk to her.”
“Shea wants to talk to you,” Elliot said to Avery. “I’ll pass the phone to her.”
Once Shea was on the phone, Avery reigned in her hostility.
After the phone call, she walked over to the children.
“Do you two want to see Shea? Shall we have dinner with her tomorrow?” Worried that the children would refuse, she decided to play the sympathy card and added, “Shea got sick a little while back.”
Layla’s face filled with pity and she said, “Sure! It’s Children’s Day tomorrow. I want to buy a present for Shea! She’s always the one giving us presents.”
Hayden did not express his objection. His silence was a sign of his agreement.
After hesitating for a moment, Avery added, “Elliot Foster will be joining us for dinner tomorrow.”
The children stared at her with widened eyes.
They did not protest.
Avery could not figure out what they were thinking.
At 9 p.m. that night, once the lights were turned off in the children’s bedroom, the siblings began their nightly conversation.
“I don’t feel like having dinner with Dirtbag Dad,” Layla said as she pouted her lips unhappily.
“Listen to Mommy,” Hayden said.
Hayden despised Elliot more than Layla did, but he knew that he could not upset his mother right now.
Otherwise, Avery and the baby she was carrying might be in danger.
“Okay… Do you think the baby will live with us once it’s born?”
“I don’t know.”
“I feel like living with it sometimes, but sometimes I don’t… I don’t want it stealing my toys, but I’m also worried it would get picked on at Dirtbag Dad’s place.”
“Go to sleep.”
Hayden only wanted his mother to be happy. Everything else was secondary.
The next morning, Elliot’s car pulled up outside Avery’s house.
When he called her last night, he had said that he would wait for her at the hospital.
That was the original plan, but he could not sleep a wink all night.
Coincidentally, Avery also woke up earlier than usual today.
She got out of bed, then walked to the windows and opened up the c******s.
As the morning sun poured into the room, she followed the light and saw Elliot’s familiar silhouette outside.