There was no sign of two gestational sacs during the last checkup.Avery could not believe that there were two babies inside of her a short week later.She held the ultrasound scan in her hands as she sat in a quiet daze on one of the benches in the hospital corridor.The doctor told her that the probability of being pregnant with twins was extremely low.If she had an abortion now, she might never be able to have twins again.Avery chuckled bitterly. All of this was the work of the Fosters' private doctors.When they had implanted the fertilized eggs into her, they had not mentioned that she was going to have twins.Perhaps in their eyes, she was nothing but a birthing tool for the Fosters from the beginning.When she began to bleed the week before, she thought that her period had arrived. When the Fosters' doctors found out, they thought that the procedure had failed. When Elliot said that he would divorce her after he had woken up, the doctors had never seen her again.The
The living room instantly fell so silent that one could hear the sound of a beating heart.Avery stormed back to her room and violently slammed the door shut.The loud bang rumbled through the entire mansion.This woman dared slam a door in Elliot Foster's house. She must not fear death.Everyone turned their gaze to Elliot. He looked calm and composed as if he was not angry at all.Normally, if anyone made a sound louder than 60 decibels in front of him, he would definitely frown.The sound of Avery's slamming door was at least 90 decibels, so why was he not upset?More importantly, the bottle of wine that Avery had smashed was nearly three hundred thousand dollars. They had not even had the chance to drink it yet.She broke it without even batting an eyelid."D*mn, I heard that Miss Tate's father passed away a few days ago. Seeing as she showed up in black, she must have just returned from the funeral!"Someone had mustered up the courage to break the silence.The woman in
Elliot reached his arm out through the car window.Clipped between his slender fingers was a pack of tissue. Avery was stunned. She was about to decline but ended up uncharacteristically accepting it."Thanks."The warmth of his palm still lingered on the tissues.Elliot quickly averted his gaze from her face and rolled up the window as the car sped off.It was ten in the morning at Tate Industries, and all of its employees were working away at their respective stations.It had been a month since the company had paid wages. However, Tate Industries was an old player in the industry. Even if all kinds of negative news were circulating on the internet, its employees refused to give up until the very last moment.If she had not known about the company's many debts, Avery could not imagine that the calm atmosphere in front of her was an illusion.She entered the meeting room with the company's vice president, Shaun Locklyn.The lawyer went straight to the point when he saw Avery
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.Th
In the bathroom of the master bedroom, the nurse was carefully drying the water droplets off of Elliot's body with a dry towel.His legs were still weak and he was only able to stand up if someone was holding on to him, so he needed the help of the nurse.This nurse had been taking care of him ever since he met with the accident.He was a middle aged man who was meticulous and careful with his work."You have a bruise on your thigh, Mr. Foster," said the nurse as he put on Elliot's bathrobe and helped him out of the bathroom. "I'll go get some ointment for you."Elliot sat on the edge of the bed and opened up the bathrobe to look at the bruise when the nurse walked out of the room.It was not like he had no feeling in his legs, but when Avery had pinched him, he held back and pretended like he had felt nothing.For some reason, he kept recalling Avery's crying face.Also, the unique fragrance of her body continued to linger in his mind.Elliot had never felt this way about a w
In Avery's eyes, Elliot's face had turned into that of a demon baring its sharp fangs at her."Why?" she asked bitterly. "Even if you didn't want kids, there's no need for you to say such cruel words!"Elliot's deep eyes were cold as he said, "What if you decided to take the chance if I didn't make myself clear?"Avery took a deep breath and shifted her gaze from him.She was terrified. It felt like she was about to fall into a bottomless pit.Her reaction piqued Elliot's curiosity.His lips curled up as he mocked, "You're not really thinking of having my kid, are you?"Avery glared at him."I suggest you take my warning seriously. You know the kind of person I am. My actions will be much more severe than my words. Don't test me if you want to live," Elliot said, then turned to look out the window.Avery clenched her fists and huffed, "Don't worry, I will never give you children. You know how much I despise you. The most urgent matter right now is to quickly get a divorce!"T
It clearly stated “calcium tablets" on the bag as calcium supplements for pregnant women were the same type that the elderly and those that lack calcium take."Do you have to tell other people exactly what kind of medication you take?" Avery asked.Her cheeks were flushed, but her tone was relatively stable.She hurried off after she said that.She kept the bag of pills in a drawer, then washed up in the bathroom.Things could not go on like this. Everything would be exposed if she did not leave soon.All of her checkup reports were in the room. Elliot would find out about everything if he decided to check her room.Of course, reason told her that Elliot might be a little extreme, but he was not actually crazy. He probably would not go as far as to check her room.Besides, if he did not mention divorce, she had no way of divorcing him.Her stepmother accepted the exorbitant benefits from the Foster family after all.Avery sat on the edge of the bed with her mind in such a fre
"Who told you there was someone Elliot liked? Where did you get the information? Do you know what her name is?"Chelsea was beginning to feel uneasy despite being adamant that Elliot had no other woman besides her.Avery shook her head and said, "What I said was just my opinion… I don't know Elliot as well as you do."Avery changed her stance after calming down a little.She realized that things were not as simple as they seemed, and she did not want to be dragged in.She just wanted to give birth to her babies and live an average life."You scared me! I thought you saw him with a woman!"Chelsea relaxed after hearing Avery's explanation."Elliot isn't the kind of man you think he is. He hates women and kids.""Do you know why he doesn't like kids?" Avery asked casually."To be honest, I have no idea. I don't want to know either. If he doesn't like them, I just won't have them," Chelsea said, then furrowed her brows and mumbled to herself, "He's actually pretty nice to me."