The news hit Avery like a ton of bricks. She was in a panicked frenzy.
“Doctor, what if I don’t want to keep the baby?”
She was about to be divorced from Elliot, so now was not the time for her to be pregnant with his child.
The doctor looked thoughtfully at Avery, then said, “Why don’t you want it? Do you have any idea how many people can’t have babies even if they wanted to?”
Avery lowered her gaze as she fell silent.
“Why didn’t your husband come with you?” asked the doctor. “Even if you don’t want the baby, you should discuss it with him first.”
Avery’s brows furrowed.
Seeing her reaction, the doctor picked up her medical records. The doctor looked at Avery and said, “You’re only 21? You’re not married, then?”
“I… I might as well not be!” Avery said. They were about to get a divorce anyway.
“Surgical abortion isn’t a simple procedure. Even if you want to go through with it, I can’t fit you in today. Go home and really think about it. Whatever your relationship with your boyfriend is, the child is innocent.”
The doctor passed Avery’s medical records to her, then said, “Now that you’re showing signs of bleeding, if we don’t do something about it, it’s hard to say if we’ll be able to keep the baby anyway.”
Avery’s heart dropped. “What do we have to do to save it?” she asked.
“Didn’t you want an abortion? Have you changed your mind?” said the doctor. “You’re a pretty girl, so your child is bound to be a beautiful baby. If you want to keep the baby, I’ll prescribe some medication for you. You’ll need bedrest for a week, then come for a follow-up after that.”
The blazing sun made it difficult for Avery to keep her eyes open as she walked out of the hospital. Her back was drenched in a cold sweat, and her legs felt heavy.
She felt lost. She did not know where to go, nor did she know who to talk to.
The only thing she was certain about was that Elliot could not find out about this.
Otherwise, he would make his bodyguards drag her to the operating table.
She had not made up her mind about keeping the baby. Her mind was a mess, and she wanted to make a decision after she calmed down.
She hailed a cab and made her way to her Uncle Ron’s house.
Since her parents’ divorce, Avery’s mother, Laura Jensen, had moved into her brother’s home.
as wealthy as the Tates, but they were still
alone?” said Ron’s wife, Miranda Jensen. Her expression instantly turned cold when
you brought a whole bunch of high-end gifts the last time you visited your father’s home. I suppose etiquette isn’t important when it’s not your
had planned to properly entertain Avery when she had arrived, but seeing
Aunt Miranda. I didn’t mean to. I’ll make sure to prepare something the next time I come over,”
of the Foster house,” Miranda said mockingly. “I heard that Elliot Foster is awake. If he cared about you at all, you wouldn’t be running
as she was
immediately said, “Even if my daughter was kicked out of the Foster family,
truth! Do you really need to be so touchy, Laura?” Miranda snapped. “Don’t forget
but she knew
her chest as she watched the
as ideal for her mother as living at the Tate house, but she figured
that things were so unpleasant between Laura and
out and rent a place somewhere, Mom? I have some money on me…” Avery insisted
then said, “Okay, I’ll go pack
in under half an hour
said with a bitter smile. “I managed to save up some money over the years. I only stayed there because your grandmother was sick and wanted me to take care of her.
wrong, you know? I’ll be getting a
then she immediately began to console
graduated yet. Now, you can properly prepare for graduation after the
“I won’t go back to the Tate house after the
no plans to tell her mother
the large living room was engulfed in
appeared out of nowhere and scared Avery into
had dinner, Madam? I left some food for you. I also got you
ate. Why is the house so quiet? Is he not home?”
him to rest at home but he wouldn’t listen,” Mrs. Cooper sighed. “He’s always had a mind of his own. No one
Avery nodded slightly.
deep impression of Elliot despite the few encounters
she felt for him when he was sick had vanished completely
and turned in bed that
Not only did she not feel calmer than she felt at
arrived in the blink
not want to bump into Elliot, so
at 9.30 a.m. and said, “Master Elliot
to know exactly what she was thinking, and her cheeks turned