Chapter 19
It was Sunday, and Avery did not get out of bed until it was ten thirty in the morning.

It was the first time she had slept in at Elliot’s house.

When she walked out of the room, the group of men in the living room shifted their gaze toward her.

Avery was dressed in a loose nightgown with her disheveled hair falling to her shoulders, framing her clean, spotless face.

She did not expect Elliot to have guests that day.

Elliot and his guests stared sternly at her as if they did not expect her to suddenly appear.

Something snapped in Avery’s head.

When she realized the awkward situation she was in, she instantly turned around and made her way back to her room.

At that moment, Mrs. Cooper walked over and pulled her in the direction of the dining room.

“You must be hungry, Madam. You were sleeping soundly when I went to your room earlier, so I didn’t wake you.”

“Those people… Who are they?” Avery stammered.

“They’re friends of Master Elliot. They came to visit him. Don’t worry. It’s fine even if you don’t greet them,” answered Mrs. Cooper.

“Okay,” Avery responded.

She did not even greet Elliot when she saw him, why would she greet his friends?

If she had known that he was having guests over, however, she would have woken early and spent the whole day out.

Elliot’s friends in the living room were very interested in Avery.

“Elliot, why’s that young girl staying with you? Is she a caretaker? Or maybe…”

“We’re all adults here. Elliot is a man, after all. It’s normal to have a young lady in his house! Ha ha!”

When Elliot did not respond, everyone shut their mouths and dropped the subject.

“Do you guys know Avery Tate from Tate Industries? They say she’s Jack Tate’s daughter—”

“I know. She called me Friday night asking for an investment, but I hung up before she could finish talking.”

“She really is something. What does her father’s debt have to do with her? She must be insane for jumping into this mess!”

“Young people are reckless like that! I looked into their new product, but it’s a total bust! A self-driving system might sound cool, but the conditions are complicated and uncontrollable. Whoever invests in it would be an idiot!”

……

to the discussion in the living room

breakfast, she took her laptop and went to a nearby

She needed to focus on her studies and

email around four

of coffee on the table after reading

was signed

new product. He wanted to learn more about it and would invest if

mind was filled with

person apart from

Industries, he could

some consideration, Avery replied to

a new

reply came

humor, Miss

was an image file attached to the

Avery opened the file, her eyes instantly

of a bank account showing he had close to two hundred million dollars in his

and did the calculations in her head many times before she

cheeks flushed and her heart raced. Her hands

but isn’t this going overboard? Who would have two

send over your bank account number, and I’ll bank in a deposit of intent of cooperation to

scamming techniques have advanced into? All you need is a bank account number to steal all of someone’s

not respond

sent

only receive funds, so it did not matter if he turned out

pursed her lips and waited for a

transfer notification on her phone shortly

opened up the notification and saw that Mr. Z had wired over eight

at the cafe that Avery was at

this Mr. Z really send you eight hundred thousand

screen to Shaun and said, “This balance of eight hundred

Shaun was ecstatic.

set an

“All he gave

Send the address to me, too. I’ll go with you

“Okay,” Avery responded.

Avery to temporarily put the issue of Tate Industries’

help but wonder about the identity of Mr. Z, and where he

her. Did he have too much money on his hands, or

was, Avery thought it was

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