Read When His Eyes Opened By Simple Silence Chapter 575
“I accepted the offer because I feel relaxed whenever I’m with Shea, and I love it, ” he continued, “Elliot then gave my parents a tremendous amount of money in secret.”
Avery’s lips curled into a smile, “You should take the money if he insists.”
Wesley shook his head. “I told my parents to donate the money. I don’t like the feeling of being a charity case. It makes me look pitiable, and I’ve never considered myself that.”
“Maybe he doesn’t mean it like that, Wesley.”
Wesley looked at her with gentle eyes, and he calmly said, “I know he meant well. Avery, if you can say all these things to me, why can’t you think the same way about him?”
She blushed slightly. “Can’t I?”
“It isn’t wise for you to break up with him. You are pregnant, and you need someone to help you out,” said Wesley as he studied her face. “After what has happened, can you really not tell how he feels about you?” His voice was steady, and he said it with absolute calm.
Avery lowered her gaze as her heart grew heavier.
“With everyone else you are gentle and reasonable. It is only with him that you become rude and arrogant. He has spoiled you.”
“Wesley, how can you say that about me?” Avery felt a little misunderstood.
Wesley softened his voice and said, “It just pains me to watch you raise three kids on your own.”
“Hayden and Layla are old enough that they don’t worry me,” she said, “You probably think that Elliot is as mature with me as he is with other people, don’t you? He spoke about Chelsea, yesterday. He spoke about her to p**s me off. He is ridiculous and childish, and I might as well depend on myself instead of relying on him to raise children.”
Wesley, who had no experience in this area, fell silent.
That afternoon, Avery received a call from Chelsea.
Elliot had told her to contact Chelsea and give the money to her. However, Avery did not feel comfortable doing it, and she did not contact Chelsea, but to her surprise, Chelsea took the initiative and called her.
“Avery, you can come to me directly from now on to pay your debt to Elliot,” Chelsea said in a professional tone. “Elliot is planning on setting up a foundation, and all the money you return will be donated to the cause. I am in charge of the foundation’s operation.”
Avery scowled at Chelsea’s words and said, “Send me the account details for that foundation of yours, then.”
The foundation has not been set up yet. I will notify you when it is officially established,” Chelsea said.
“If you don’t mind me asking, Avery, is there something wrong with your baby?” Chelsea asked in an innocent voice.
Like a cat whose tail has been stepped on, Avery instantly became defensive, “Is that what he told you?”
“No, but the foundation is for children with intellectual disabilities. The truth is, he really hates children, and yet, he has established a foundation, especially for children with mental disabilities. So, I’m guessing he is doing it because your baby… suffers from it.”
Avery’s blood ran cold. She knew from the tone of Chelsea’s voice that she was being mocked.
That night, Avery could not fall asleep.
She lay on the bed, staring at the canopy above her. Countless memories flashed by before her eyes.
Everything felt as though it had happened yesterday. In reality, everything had changed. For the sake of her children and the people that cared for her, Avery vowed to become even stronger and more powerful than she was.
The next day, Avery was invited to a business summit, and she was surrounded by reporters the moment she entered the venue.
“Miss Tate, we heard that you scammed Elliot Foster out of one and a half billion dollars, may I know if this is true?”
Avery remained calm and turned to face the camera. “It’s true.”
Everyone was instantly rendered speechless.
“You have to be joking, Miss Tate. If it’s indeed true, why hasn’t he sued you?” the reporter continued.
“Because Mr. Foster is far too rich, and one and a half billion dollars means nothing to him.”
The reporters did not know what to say.
“If any one of you wants to become rich overnight, all you need to do is lie to him. He’s easily fooled.”