Ben froze. His expression darkened as he clenched his fists.
Just as he was about to push the door of the private room, Chelsea grabbed onto his arm. “Ben! No!”
“Why not?!” Ben hissed through gritted teeth. “Not only am I going in, but I’m also calling Elliot so that he can see who this woman truly is!”
“See who she truly is, and then what? What about the baby she is carrying? According to my knowledge, Elliot wants to keep the baby. Tell Elliot about this after Avery gives birth.”
Chelsea’s words had convinced Ben, and he reigned in his anger.
“That’s right! The baby!” he thought. “Without the baby, I won’t show Avery mercy! What she said just now was pure venom! Not only can I not stand to hear it, but Elliot might also just k**l her if he heard it!”
However, in order to ensure the safe delivery of the baby, Ben had to pretend to not know a thing and keep it a secret from Elliot. If he told Elliot about this, there was a great chance that the baby would not be born.
Chelsea dragged Ben away and left.
After exiting the hotel, Ben could barely contain his anger and took out his phone to call Avery.
“… Sorry. The number you are calling is unavailable. Please try again later.”
“F*ck!” Ben tightened his grip around his phone and glared viciously at the hotel. “And here I thought, I could have f*cking heard wrong! How could Avery be this kind of woman? How could she?”
He had suspected that he might have had too much to drink because how could something as ridiculous as this have happened?
“You heard them right, Ben.” Chelsea grabbed onto his arm tightly. She feared that he might run back into the hotel. “I heard it loud and clear. That was Avery’s voice. Avery said that Elliot couldn’t satisfy her in bed, so she—”
“Shut up! Chelsea, it’s bad enough that she said something like that, how could you repeat it!” he roared and swung her hand away. “Go back! I need some time!”
Before leaving, Chelsea reminded him, “Don’t do anything reckless, Ben. If Elliot’s baby doesn’t survive, he might very well not have another child for the rest of his life.”
Ben scowled. “Chelsea Tierney, I don’t need you to keep reminding me of that! I know what I’m doing!”
This was the first time Ben had shouted at Chelsea. After Chelsea left, Ben strode back into the hotel. He headed straight for the reception.
“Help me check if there’s a woman called Avery Tate who checked into this hotel today.”
The receptionist responded hesitantly, “Sir, we can’t disclose our customers’ private information.”
“This is my business card,” Ben said, “I know your boss!”
He handed his business card to the receptionist. She took one glance and immediately checked the system.
“Mr. S******r, Miss Tate did check into our hotel earlier today.”
Ben’s heart sank at her words, “Avery, you have guts!” he thought.
Avery woke up in an unfamiliar room, with no one else around but her.
Suddenly, she noticed Tammy’s phone on the coffee table. She immediately picked up the phone and took a look at it. She confirmed it to be Tammy’s phone. “Why is Tammy’s phone here?” she thought.