Read When His Eyes Opened By Simple Silence Chapter 84
“What about me?” Avery said as she placed the cup of tea on the kitchen counter, then made her way back to the room. “He’s never treated me with respect, not even just for a day.”
“The two of you are from completely different worlds. It’s understandable for him to be a little stand-offish toward you,” Laura said. “Forget about his past. Focus on who he is right now and who he will be in the future…”
Avery raised her brows, puzzled, and asked, “Why are you speaking up for him? Do you think he could suddenly find some kindness in his heart to let me keep the children?”
Laura fell silent.
“I’m sure he has his reasons for not wanting children,” she said after a brief pause. “I think the fact that he’s willing to s*****w his pride and come here to apologize to you is a sign that he does care for you.”
Avery covered her ears with her hands and said, “I’m going to bed. My head hurts.”
Seeing her adamant refusal, Laura had nothing else to say.
She walked out of the room and planned to go downstairs to talk Elliot into leaving.
Avery let out a long, heavy sigh when her mother left the room…
She had a splitting headache.
It hurt so badly that she could not think.
The mere thought of Elliot’s name and face made it feel like there was an invisible force wrapped around her throat.
Laura returned to the house about twenty minutes later.
She walked into the room and sighed when she saw Avery fast asleep.
Elliot was still downstairs.
He refused to leave no matter what Laura said.
She planned on getting Avery to go and talk to him, but she could only let her rest now that she was asleep.
As for Elliot…
They could only pray that the rain stopped soon.
The rain went on all through the night.
In fact, it got heavier during the later part of the night and eventually turned into a full-blown thunderstorm.
Laura was startled awake by the rain in the middle of the night.
She wanted to check on Elliot, but she was so afraid of getting the same result that she forced herself to stay in bed.
At six the next morning, Laura threw on a jacket and ran downstairs.
It was an old neighborhood, so a night’s heavy rain was all it took for the area to be flooded.
Seeing that Elliot was nowhere in sight, Laura let out a sigh of relief.
It would be great if he finally decided to go through with the divorce after this.
What she was afraid of was having things go back to the way they were.
At 11 a.m. at the Sterling Group headquarters, Jun appeared in a hurry at Elliot’s office on the top floor.
“Hey, Chad. I couldn’t reach Elliot, so I came to check things out.”
Jun went directly to Chad as he lived near the Sterling Tower.
“I couldn’t reach him too,” Chad explained.
“It must be the fight. Avery got into a huge fight with Elliot last night. I’m guessing they went at it again after they left.” Jun frowned.
Chad was already slowly getting used to their fights.
“I heard that Avery went for a tour of Trust Capital this morning,” he said.
“That’s exactly why I’m here,” Jun said. “She went over there with her management team. I’m almost certain that she won’t sell to Elliot after last night’s fiasco.”
Chad poured a glass of water for Jun, then said after a moment’s consideration, “If she really decides to work with Charlie Tierney, then there’s nothing else we can do about it.”
“I just think that she’s gone too far!” Jun said as he was determined to stay on Elliot’s side. “What did Elliot do wrong? He just told a little white lie out of the kindness of his heart. The only reason he asked me to cover for him was because he was worried that Avery would be too proud to accept his help…”
“You’re still young, Jun. Mr. Foster isn’t just thinking of acquiring Tate Industries out of kindness. The company isn’t as bad as you think it is. It does have some value to it.”
“Avery Tate is a woman, after all, so she would be more emotional. The reason she’s upset isn’t the money, but because she felt like her feelings were betrayed.”