Chapter 8
Rosalie stood looking into the room from the open door.

Avery was curled up in a ball with her arms around her knees as she leaned against the wall.

Her hair was down, and it was a mess.

She looked up in a daze when she heard the commotion at the door.

“Avery! What happened to you?” Rosalie exclaimed. When she saw Avery’s face, which was white as a sheet of paper, her blood pressure instantly shot up.

“How did you become like this? Was it… Was it Elliot? Is he abusing you?”

At this point, there was a slight tremble in Rosalie’s voice.

Avery had lost a lot of weight.

Her face was void of any color, and there were faint cracks on her dry lips.

Her chest rose and fell unsteadily. She wanted to speak, but she could not find her voice.

Mrs. Cooper walked over with a glass of warm milk and passed it to Avery.

“Have a glass of milk first, Madam. Don’t be afraid. Now that Madam Rosalie is here, you can eat.”

Rosalie’s brows furrowed furiously as she said, “What’s that? Elliot isn’t letting Avery eat? How did she get so skinny? Is he trying to starve her to death?”

The incident shocked Rosalie to the core.

She stormed over to the living room and stood before her son.

“Elliot, Avery is the wife that I arranged for you. What would you have me think if you tormented her this way?”

“She should be punished for her mistakes. If it weren’t for your sake, do you think I would have allowed her to stay until now?” Elliot said in a cold, nonchalant voice.

The way he saw it, starving her for two days was a lot more merciful than breaking her arm.

She touched something she was not supposed to. She crossed his line. How could he easily forgive her?

“Mistake? What did Avery do?” asked Rosalie.

In her eyes, Avery was a sensible, well-behaved, and observant girl. She would never be stupid enough to deliberately anger Elliot.

and did not answer his

children,” said Rosalie. “Elliot, it’s because I know too well exactly what you’re thinking that I can’t allow you to do this. Avery is a good girl.

Rosalie’s eyes welled up with

the more she

he noticed his mother’s condition. He signaled to his bodyguard

the question… You just have to find a girl you like. I will not allow you to spend the rest of your life alone!” Rosalie said as the

herself running out of breath as she said those last

later, Rosalie’s head tilted and she fell

Mrs. Foster, who justhad just been discharged that morning,

expect his mother to be so stubborn. He

Avery could be settled quickly, but it seemed that

hate Avery, but he

that he would find another


the guest bedroom, Avery sipped on the glass of milk as her

was happening

much, but he still managed to provoke his mother to the point of

bowl of oatmeal. She then picked up a brush and began combing through Avery’s

that, Madam? As long as Madam Rosalie is around, Master

for two days. She was tired and out of energy, but

a husky voice, but each of her words was clear. “Whether he wants

not want to linger in this hell for another

to see that devil, Elliot

Cooper said awkwardly. “Have some oatmeal. I’ll go and take a look

saw the bodyguard pushing Elliot over in his wheelchair and immediately said, “Madam’s condition isn’t stable right now, Master

expression was no different than usual, but his eyes were as

moved aside, the bodyguard pushed

head shot up suddenly,

was as if there was the crackling of sparks

Elliot!” Avery said as she put

luggage and walked over to

her things two nights ago and was prepared to leave the

she said

narrowed as he said, “You hate me

shouldn’t have used your computer,” Avery said as she tried to control her breathing. “I’ve already gotten my punishment, so we should be even. Do you have the divorce papers with you? If not, I can go get them made right

from him, Elliot drawled, “Did

was stunned. It was as if she just took a blow

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