Not once had he asked Avery to repay him. It was all her! She was the one forcing herself to return the money!
“Do you think I asked her for the money?” he said with a slight tremor in his voice.
Chad shook his head furiously. “I know that you would never ask her for the money, but you can tell her to stop trying to repay you.”
“Do you think she will listen to me?” Elliot said sarcastically. “Do you think she will listen to me?!”
Chad was stunned.
“Did Mike tell you to come and tell me this?” Elliot swallowed. He furrowed his brows tighter.
Chad shook his head. “He knew that it would be pointless— me talking to you. I just thought that even if it was pointless, I should try speaking to you. I thought that you would at least take a stand, and then, whatever she does next will not be on you.”
“I understand. Please leave.”
Elliot was not worried that the blame would fall on him. He was only afraid that something might happen to her.
After Chad left, Elliot picked up his phone and called Avery. The call connected, but no one picked up. After the system automatically hung up. Elliot placed his phone down.
He felt that he was a puppet on strings. Strings which Avery was controlling.
He was going crazy because of her!
He picked up his coffee mug and realized that the mug was empty. He called his secretary using the office phone. A moment later, his secretary knocked on his door and entered the office.
It was right at this moment when his phone on the desk rang.
He picked his phone up, and when he saw Avery’s name on the screen, his gaze darkened. He immediately answered the call. “Avery, what the hl are you doing? What the hl do you want!”
His roars scared his secretary half to d***h. His secretary remained rooted to the spot, unable to move.
On the other end of the line, Avery was stunned too.
She had just come out of the washroom and was about to go to bed. She noticed a missed call from him, so she called him back. She did not think that he would yell at her.
“What happened to me?” Avery sat down at the edge of the bed, baffled. She muttered, “Elliot, what the h**l are you mad about?”
“I’m mad? Who is the mad one here?” Elliot stood by the window, looking at the bustling city. He asked, “Who told you to take on random jobs? Was it me? Did I force you to return the money to me?”
Avery listened to his slew of questions, and she roughly understood why he was so angry.
“I did not take on random jobs.”
“You’re lying!” Elliot barked. “Have your injuries healed? Why said you can do anything else other than recuperating?! You have disregarded everything in your desperation to make money! Have you ever thought about how I felt!”
The secretary was bewildered! Never had the secretary seen Elliot so mad! In everyone’s eyes, Elliot was a logical person. He was so logical that at times he did not even seem human.
However, at that moment, he had become such an emotional man!
In the face of Elliot’s anger, Avery took some deep breaths and calmed down. “I did indeed agree to take on some operations because I need the money. The work is not too taxing that I can’t manage them. They are not random jobs. It’s late, and I want to rest.”
She waited a while instead of immediately hanging up. She wanted to hear what he had to say, but he did not say anything at all. After a long moment of silence, she hung up.
It must have been Mike who told him that she had been accepting various private engagements. If not, Elliot would not have been so angry.
Avery turned off the lights and lay down. She closed her eyes.
Her conscience was clear. She owed him so much money, and she had to find a way to get that money so she could return it to him.
Elliot returned to his office chair and sat down.