Read When His Eyes Opened By Simple Silence Chapter 78
Avery was certain that they did not buy this necklace that morning.
How was it now right in front of her?
She walked out of her room and bumped into Elliot who was walking down the stairs.
She tried to calm the nervousness inside of her and asked, “What’s up with this necklace?”
On the surface, it might look like this had nothing to do with him, but her instincts told her otherwise.
She was sure that Ben told him about it.
Elliot’s expression was slightly uneasy as he answered, “Ben bought it.”
After a pause, he added, “I took a look at the price, and it was too cheap. Nobody wanted it so I brought it back to you.”
Avery was piecing together the words in her head trying to figure out a way to return the necklace to him, but his words made her mind go blank.
He gave it to her because it was so cheap that nobody else wanted it.
If that was the case, then she would just accept it!
“Let’s have dinner together,” Elliot called out.
Avery wanted to refuse, but her body was more honest than her mind was.
Perhaps it was because she had accepted those gifts from him?
The two of them took their seats at the dining table.
Once Mrs. Cooper was done serving their dinner, she dismissed herself and walked out of the room.
Avery picked at her food and ate slowly.
Elliot had taken the initiative to ask her to join him for dinner. Did that mean that he had something to say to her?
On top of that, he must have given his blessing for Ben to buy all of those gifts for her, right?
A frenzy of thoughts bounced around in her head as the piece of meat at the end of her fork remained suspended in midair without reaching her mouth.
Elliot noticed that she was distracted and asked, “What’s on your mind? Did Charlie Tierney contact you?”
Avery took a bite of her food and said, “Do you know him well?”
“We were classmates,” Elliot answered calmly, then said something that took Avery by surprise. “Do you want to see his ex-girlfriends?”
Avery choked on her food and coughed violently.
She put down her knife and fork, then took a large gulp of water.
Elliot produced a file out of nowhere and slid it across the table to her.
Avery glanced at the file and then turned her gaze to him. She stared deeply at him.
She found his behavior to be extremely strange.
Her relationship with Charlie Tierney was purely one of business.
Why did he want to show her information about Charlie’s exes?
He even printed out all of their details for her… His actions were beyond her comprehension.
Elliot did not expect her to stare at him so daringly.
“Didn’t you know that he’s trying to date you?” he asked.
Avery’s jaw dropped.
“Does he not know that I’m your wife?”
“He does, but our marriage could end and you could cheat.”
Judging by her astonishment, Elliot could confirm that she had no knowledge of Charlie’s ulterior motives.
“I see…” Avery said as she picked up the file and flipped through the pages. “All of his exes are so s**y! Look at those hourglass figures! They all have gorgeous full lips too. Red lipstick looks especially good on lips like that… You men must all love women like this, huh?”
Elliot’s lips pressed into a thin line.
He had shown the file to Avery so that she would realize that she was not Charlie Tierney’s cup of tea, not to discuss the love between men and women with her.
“You said he wants to date me, but it doesn’t look like I’m his type at all. Why would he even bother?”
As Avery asked her question, the answer popped into her head almost immediately.
“To take revenge for his sister?”
“You’re not as dumb as I thought,” Elliot mocked.
Avery glared at him and said, “Wouldn’t this ruin your relationship with him, though? With your temper, you would go after someone even if they took a grain of salt from you.”
Elliot’s face turned solemn as he said, “We haven’t had a relationship for a long time.”
“I see…” Avery responded, then picked up her knife and fork and continued with her meal.
“So, do you know what you need to do now?” Elliot asked.
He needed an answer from her.
“I had a meeting with the executives at the office earlier today. All of them are in favor of working with Trust Capital.”