Chapter 12
It was nine at night.

Dry leaves rustled on the ground in the fall wind.

Avery emerged from a cab and winced at the sudden chill.

She clutched her purse and quickly rushed toward the front door of the Foster mansion.

In the dark of night, she donned a strappy red dress which was sexy yet enchanting.

When she left the house that morning, she was wearing a t-shirt and casual pants.

The thought that she had deliberately dressed that way to entertain other men made Elliot clench his fists.

Avery only noticed Elliot sitting in the living room couch when she was changing her shoes in the foyer.

He was wearing a black shirt, which made him appear even more gloomy and cold.

The expression on his face was as indifferent as ever, so she did not look at him for long.

Once she had changed her shoes, she hesitated. She did not know whether she should greet him or not.

He did give her that pack of tissues that morning.

Avery walked uneasily into the living room and looked at Elliot.

The atmosphere was different that night. Mrs. Cooper would usually come out to greet her when she arrived home.

Was Mrs. Cooper out?

She took a deep breath as her heart thumped in her chest. She decided to avoid him.

“Come here,” Elliot said icily.

Since they were the only ones in the living room, she could not pretend like she did not hear him.

“What is it?” Avery said as she stopped and glanced at him.

“I said, come here,” Elliot said in a terrifyingly forceful voice.

Avery’s heart tightened, and she involuntarily walked over to him.

She did not dare disobey him even if he was in a wheelchair and did not pose as big of a threat to her.

She walked to his side, looked at his handsome but stern face, and took a deep breath.

“What is it? Is it time for us to get divorced?”

Elliot’s brows furrowed upon hearing her words.

He smelled the faint smell of alcohol emanating from her hair.

She had drunk wine.

up as he no longer tried to hide the disgust

he snarled, “Did you drink with someone? Did you

like Elliot was about to break her wrist. She wanted to pull her hand

as her eyes welled up with tears. The more she struggled,

was deliberately trying to hurt her and make her

good time. Answer me!” Elliot snapped. Seeing her face twist

I don’t know what

the time she registered the first question,

Elliot! I didn’t!” she said

down his throat. The next second, he yanked

said that she had not drunk, but he clearly

his nose landed on

skin carried a warm,

It was odd.

smell

she felt Elliot’s nose

nervous that she forgot to breathe, and her heart forgot

that he stopped

pain was still there.

not have any feeling in

reason she was brave enough to do this was because she was prepared to deal

Elliot did not seem to realize that

head from her neck, his dark eyes looked

it off, or

froze in stunned

she smell like

Hold on…

her to take her

Right now?

to reality, she pushed her hands against his chest and tried to

a chance to get away and tightened his

violently tore the back of her dress in

“Ah!”

the protection of her dress, Avery

body boiled as she scowled,

stared coldly

place,

to the high-end dress that Elliot had just ripped

who had arranged the meeting that

also been

the two bank managers tried to get her drunk, and they would not let her go even when

turning them down and left

so she could not

she would

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