Read When His Eyes Opened By Simple Silence Chapter 79
“You have the power to reject,” Elliot said.
“Just eat your food!” Avery said. “Even if I decide to work with Charlie Tierney, it doesn’t mean that I will fall in love with him. Why do you think that I’ll give in to his advances? Do I seem that easy to you?”
Elliot fell silent.
Avery returned to her room after dinner, opened Charlie’s email, and looked through its contents.
A wave of uneasiness washed over her after she finished reading it.
She did not know a thing about running a company, but she understood Charlie’s proposal very well.
If they went in the direction that he suggested, Tate Industries might just be able to come back from the d**d.
If it were not for the fact that Charlie was Chelsea Tierney’s brother, she would have immediately agreed to work with him.
Avery shut her laptop and lay down on her bed.
She picked up her phone and saw a text from Tammy.
[I slept with Jun Hertz! Ugh! I think I’m in love with him!]
Avery did not expect things to turn out the way they did.
However, apart from being a little strange, Jun Hertz was not a bad catch at all.
Avery: [Date him if you’re in love with him. Maybe you were destined for each other!]
Tammy: [He said he wants me to meet someone important tomorrow but won’t tell me who it is. I’m so nervous!]
Avery: [Maybe he wants to surprise you.]
Tammy: [A surprise is fine, but I don’t need a fright. Let’s talk about your husband! Do you sleep in the same room?]
Avery’s cheeks flushed as she replied: [I’m in the guest bedroom. There’s nothing much to talk about him. Stop asking.]
Tammy: [Is he good looking?]
Avery did not want to answer at first, but Elliot’s handsome face popped into her mind and she could not help herself from texting back: [Yes.]
Tammy: [D**n, Avery! You sure are lucky! How old is he?]
Avery: [He’s up there. He’s pretty much an old man to us.]
Tammy: [Older men have their advantages. They’re gentle, thoughtful, and know how to treat you well.]
Avery: [I think you’ve been watching too many romantic dramas.]
Tammy: [Didn’t you say he was good looking? That’s all you need! A handsome face can make up for all a man’s shortcomings!]
At breakfast the next day, Avery deliberately stared at Elliot for longer than usual.
The more she glanced at his thick brows, smoldering eyes, chiseled nose, and seductive lips, the more attractive he seemed.
She recalled what Tammy had said the night before, and began to believe that a handsome face might just be able to make up for all of a man’s faults.
Elliot ignored her blatant observation of him and asked, “Do you have time tonight?”
Avery’s heart skipped a beat.
Was he asking her out?
“I think so,” Avery said as she lowered her gaze and took a bite of toast.
“I’ll get the driver to pick you up in the afternoon.”
“Where are we going?”
“You’ll find out when we get there.”
This was a vast improvement from the time Elliot had taken her to a recital without previously asking her about it.
He was at least giving her a heads up this time.
At 5 p.m. that evening, Jun brought Tammy to a high-end restaurant.
“Do you remember that friend I mentioned before?” Jun asked as he held Tammy’s hand like he did not want to be apart from her for a second. “The one who suddenly got a wife.”
Tammy thought about it and the memory popped back into her mind.
“Do you mean the one who married in a haste? The one who got you to help out his wife when she got in trouble but got mad when she actually came out to meet you?