Read When His Eyes Opened By Simple Silence Chapter 63
Elliot knew everything that Avery had said while she was strapped to the lie detector!
Was he truly the one behind everything?
Did Elliot want to get his hands on Tate Industries’ new program?
Cold sweat dripped down Avery’s back as she thought about all of this.
She hung up on Cole and walked out of her room.
Elliot and Ben were done with dinner and were smoking in the living room.
Ben immediately killed his cigarette in the ashtray when he noticed Avery.
“Do you want to join us, Miss Tate?”
Avery nodded and walked toward Ben.
Once she was standing in front of him, she said, “I’d like to speak with Elliot alone.”
Ben was taken aback.
Was this her way of kicking him out?
Embarrassed, he stood up and said, “I’ll leave now. You two have a good talk. You could take a walk outside, too. The weather’s nice.”
He hurried out of the house right after.
Avery sat down where Ben was sitting. She thought of how Cole was about to get his finger chopped off and that motivated her straightforward approach. “Cole just called me. He is being held at a casino, and someone wants to chop his finger off.”
Elliot already knew this.
He received word about it from his people at the casino.
They said that Cole was going big on the floor that night.
“Are you sad?”
The sound of Cole’s name escaping Avery’s lips upset him.
“The people who are holding him think that he has Tate Industries’ new system, so they lent him money to gamble with. Now they’re asking for the program as compensation,” said Avery slowly and clearly. “You are amongst the people who know that he has the program…”
“Are you suspecting me?”
Elliot’s eyes turned cold as ash fell from the cigarette between his fingers.
“I’m just asking. If it isn’t you- “
“It’s me,” Elliot smirked maliciously. “Will you get down on your knees to beg for him?”
Avery raised her brows and said, “Over my dead body.”
Every muscle in Elliot’s body tensed.
“You don’t think I won’t ask them to chop off his finger?!” he roared.
“Go ahead and do it.”
Elliot fell silent.
“He used to tell me that I was the only woman he loved, but he’s out doing god knows what with my sister tonight. If you cut his finger off, I’ll light you a cigarette. How’s that?” said Avery.
The dark gleam in Elliot’s eyes turned ice cold.
It looked like Avery no longer cared about Cole Foster!
After all, he was a loser who had nothing to offer her now.
Elliot’s phone rang moments later.
He glanced at the screen, then turned his phone off.
Avery’s phone rang soon after.
She looked at the screen, then pressed down on the power button and turned it off.
The room was so quiet that they could faintly hear each other’s heartbeats.
After pondering for a while, Avery said, “Don’t mess with me, Elliot. Otherwise, I’m dragging you down with me.”