Chapter 16
“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.”

“As long as you’re happy.”

Avery gave up trying to change her mind.

Everyone had the freedom of choice. What was important was being able to deal with the consequences of those choices.

She thought Chelsea was foolish. However, in the eyes of others, her decision to give birth to her and Elliot’s children was probably foolish as well.

When the food was served, Avery was so hungry that she began to eat right away.

Chelsea had a lot on her mind and had lost her appetite.

“Are you sure you didn’t fall in love with Elliot?” she asked.

“I’m sure,” Avery answered with a nod.

Chelsea could not understand her.

“Why? He’s capable and good-looking.”

Avery looked up at her and said, “If I had to choose between you and him, I’d choose you.”

At least that way, she would not get hurt.

Chelsea was utterly taken aback by her answer.

“Why?! Are you—”

the air and said, “I was just using it as

completely lowered her defenses, as Avery suddenly began to look a

the only one in her family that worked to maintain her father’s company after his passing. Chelsea could not stop

in college, right?”

water, then answered, “I’m graduating next

graduating and living your life,” Chelsea advised. “Where are you supposed to find the money to pay off

lowered her gaze and did

telling her to give up on

and twenty-five million dollars was

mother was asking her

always telling her how revolutionary the company’s new product was, and that everything

was constantly battling against her conflicting

for lunch when

did not spend much. Therefore, Avery did not insist on

me your number,” Chelsea said when she walked over to Avery after paying

point?” Avery said. “Elliot and I are getting divorced soon, so there’ll be

being rejected, but the

I’ll be the only one by Elliot’s side,”


doctor after receiving all of

doctor browsed through the reports, then adjusted her glasses, and said, “Everything looks good. However, it looks like you’re pregnant

frozen in stunned

being pregnant with fraternal twins is about the same

thumping wildly in

Fraternal twins!

fraternal twins, but she had never met a pair in real

it while you’re still in your first trimester. The longer you wait, the bigger the risk. It’s a cruel thing, both for you and the babies. Right now, your babies are

I’m keeping them. I want to give

moment, Avery had finally

these forms for me, and I’ll open up


in the afternoon

it was because she had gotten up early and had not taken a

she was seeing the world through a filter. People. Cars. She could see neither

cab back home, went straight to her room, and fell into a

was almost dark out when Avery finally woke

in a daze on the bed. Both her mind and stomach were

hungry, but she could not bring herself to

began to ring, so she

did you contact the names on the list I gave you?” Shaun’s voice came from the other

lowered her gaze, took a breath, and

then. Maybe you can call them now?” Shaun

“Sure,” Avery responded.

to send you a copy of the list?”

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