“Isn’t that Elliot’s car?” Tammy said when she saw the car outside the front gates. “Looks like your intel was wrong, Mike!”
Mike sighed and said, “This man sure is elusive! He’s so unpredictable!”
“Don’t see him, Avery. You should leave him hanging. Let him be restless and stay up all night. Let him have a taste of pain!” Tammy said excitedly.
Mike completely agreed with her, so he walked to the front door and made to shut it.
Avery grabbed his arm and said, “Let him in.”
The baby was going to be born soon.
There were still things that she needed to discuss with Elliot.
She wanted to take this opportunity to settle things once and for all.
“Have you forgotten how you were wronged, Avery?” Mike was furious. “If you forgive him this easily, then he won’t learn his lesson. He’ll be even more ruthless in the future!”
“I know what I’m doing, Mike.” Avery gazed at Mike with clear eyes. “Don’t worry. I won’t lose.”
Jun quickly tried to smooth things over and said, “Since Avery’s decided, let’s not worry about it! When it comes to relationships, it’s better for outsiders not to step
Tammy glared at him and snapped, “Whose side are you on? Look at Mike. He might be dating Chad, but he’s always on Avery’s side.”
“You’ve got it wrong!” Jun said. “I’m just respecting Avery’s decision. I’ll agree if she wants to see Elliot, and I’ll agree if she doesn’t!”
“Isn’t that just you being spineless? Unable to come to a decision of your own,” said Tammy.
Jun smiled warmly and said, “You’re the only one who needs to be opinionated in our home… Ah, Eric made some tea. Let’s go have some!”
They sat on the couch and began to have tea.
When Hayden saw Elliot enter the front yard, he immediately dragged Layla upstairs to their room.
Moments later, Elliot arrived at the villa’s front door.
His deep-set eyes glanced over at the living room.
Avery handed him a pair of clean house slippers.
“Thank you,” he said. He took the slippers and changed into them.
The group sipping tea in the living room had their eyes fixed on the two of them.
Avery led Elliot past the living room and up the stairs.
“Holy c**p! Avery’s taking him to her room! What’s she trying to do?” Mike did not understand her intentions and was greatly shocked by her actions.
Mike had thought that, with Avery’s temper, she would definitely humiliate Elliot both mentally and physically.
“Did I guess wrong?” he wondered.
“If I remember correctly, I don’t think Elliot did anything wrong, right? It’s not like he chastised Avery over the video,” said Jun in what he thought was a fair and just appraisal of the situation.
“He didn’t do that, but he didn’t help her either,” sighed Tammy. “Why would any woman want to have a child with a man like that?”
Jun instantly shut his mouth.
Upstairs, Elliot followed Avery into the bedroom.
He did not expect her to be this calm.
It felt like the calm before the storm.
The moment she closed the door, Elliot could no longer stem his anxiety, and he grabbed her arm. “Do you have something to say to me, Avery?” he asked in a rough croak.
Avery indeed had something to say, but she did not plan to be the first one to speak.
“You came to me. Shouldn’t you be the one talking?” She raised her brows and looked at him.
Elliot’s Adam’s apple bobbed in his throat and his breath was a sirocco.
“I’m sorry about the video.”
“What’s the use of being sorry?” she said, rejecting his apology. “We aren’t children. If you truly wanted to apologize, then give me something practical.”
Her words piqued Elliot’s curiosity.
“What do you want?”
“I want custody of the baby I’m carrying.”
The moment she said those words, Elliot suddenly released his grip on her arm.