Read When His Eyes Opened By Simple Silence Chapter 624
Avery was still happily chatting with Tammy. She did not notice him approaching her.
“Are you nervous? You’ll be giving birth soon.” Tammy stirred the glass of juice in her hand with the straw.
“I’m not nervous, but I really want to get it over and done with. My stomach is huge, and it’s tiring to carry it around,” said Avery as she took a bite of her dessert. She asked, “What about you?”
“I told my in-laws that I’ll give them one next year. I’m going to drag it till next year. I haven’t had enough fun yet!”
“Having kids won’t stop you from having fun.”
“I’m sure kids will affect it somehow. I like kids. Once I have one of my own, I won’t be able to be stern enough to discipline them.”
“You can take your kids around and play with them! Having kids will make things more interesting. You don’t have to worry too much.”
“Hmm! You give me courage. Whether it’s caring for your kids or working, you’re not afraid of anything,” said Tammy enviously. “If I was a man, I would fall in love with you.”
Avery chuckled lightly. “If you were a man, I’d marry you! Haha!”
Tammy was laughing with Avery when she caught sight of Elliot. Tammy’s laugh instantly vanished. She cleared her throat twice. “Why is he here?”
Avery looked in the direction in which Tammy was looking. When she saw Elliot, the smile on her face vanished too.
“You didn’t invite him, right?” Tammy asked softly.
“No,” Avery replied in a low voice.
“Oh… do I need to avoid him?” Tammy asked in a whisper.
Avery replied, “No need.”
Elliot had already reached them by then. So, he had clearly heard their conversation.
He did not say anything. He merely looked at Avery with his cold gaze.
Avery felt her scalp exploding with pain. She immediately got up from her chair and pulled him away.
“Who manhandled you this morning?” Coming out of the hall, Elliot said, “If I did not accidentally find out about this, would you have ever told me about it?”
“It’s a small matter. It’s not worth mentioning.” Avery brushed it off and looked at him.
He had stood beneath the harsh rays of the sun for an entire day a week ago. It damaged his skin, and he was a shade darker than he usually was, and his skin was dry and flaky.
“Why are you looking at me?” said Elliot turning away. He looked a little uncomfortable.
“Do you have face masks at home? Your face needs moisturizing,” said Avery. “Next time, don’t spend too much time under the sun. If you do, you will get b****d. Don’t underestimate the sun’s UV rays. If the sunburn is serious, you might need to go to the hospital.”
Elliot ignored her. His long slender finger gently pried her hair apart. He saw her reddened scalp.
Avery gasped in pain and pushed his hand away.
“Who pulled your hair! Tell me!” asked Elliot.
“It’s in the past. There’s no need to talk about it.” Avery changed the subject to divert his attention. “Layla wants to be a celebrity. She likes to perform in front of the camera, so I can’t force her to leave the entertainment industry.”
This topic easily diverted Elliot’s attention.
“Are you ignoring me again!” Elliot was extremely dissatisfied with her parenting skills.
“Elliot, I know what you’re worried about, but children need to be respected too. If you have a better way of getting Layla to change her mind, I won’t stop you.” Avery did not want to fight with him, so her tone was gentle. “I’ll keep the card that you gave me. When you fall in love with another person, I’ll return it to you.”
Elliot smiled bitterly and self-deprecatingly. “I don’t think you’ll see that day.”
“Don’t be so sure.” Avery walked toward the lift. Elliot followed her.
He thought that she wanted to go home. Instead, she went to the pharmacy next door.
He thought that she was going to buy some anti-inflammatory medication to put on her damaged scalp, but she bought two medically used face masks instead.
She paid and passed the masks to him.
“Take this home and use it.”
“Do you think my face is the one that’s hurt?” Elliot did not accept the bag. He left out what he truly wanted to say, but Avery understood what he meant.