The moment the bodyguard said those words, everyone in the room was stunned.
People would believe it if someone said that Elliot Foster had killed someone, but saying that he got down on his knees must be a joke!
He was a formidable force in Aryadelle. With his status, there would never be the need for him to bow down to anyone!
However, at this moment, Elliot was hanging his head. His silence was his confession.
Avery suddenly recalled what he had said on the phone earlier.
He said that he did not use force, and that he was going to try his best to be a good person so that their son did not have to pay for his mistakes.
Avery felt a tingling sensation in her nose. She pulled his arm and dragged him away from the crowd.
“What happened?” Chad asked the bodyguard once Avery and Elliot were out of sight.
“The person whose blood was a match was a lady in her fifties. She lives in the mountains, so her mindset is relatively ignorant. She thought that donating blood would shorten her lifespan. Mr. Foster offered money, but she didn’t want it. She said she was afraid to die. Mr. Foster tried to reason with her countless times to no avail. In the end, he could only get down on his knees and beg her,” explained the bodyguard as his brows furrowed and his fists clenched tightly.
“I’ve never seen Mr. Foster in that sorry state! There were plenty of ways for us to get that blood, but he insisted on choosing the most ridiculous method!” he continued.
Chad’s face was stern as he said, “He has his reasons for doing that. He has a kid now, so he needs to set a good example for him.”
The bodyguard was not convinced, but he could not control Elliot’s actions.
“Mr. Foster has gone this far for the sake of the baby. Avery Tate would be going too far if she still treats him badly!” snapped the bodyguard furiously.
“Avery knows the difference between right and wrong. She won’t give Mr. Foster trouble as long as Robert gets better,” Chad said, then took a seat on the bench.
Elliot brought back over half a pint of blood this time.
It was still uncertain if that amount was enough to help Robert with his blood change.
Avery led Elliot to a secluded corner. She had many things she wanted to say, but she could not say a word when it was time to speak.
Elliot was Robert’s father. Everything he did for Robert was his responsibility >b.!-.?v duty.
Even so, she knew very well that the man standing before her was not someone who was easily shackled.
The fact that he had once almost strangled Hayden to death was proof that he did not have much patience with children.
She never expected him to go this far for Robert. “Elliot…”
” I did what I had to do,” Elliot interjected when he saw Avery’s eyes redden. “If there’s a way to help Robert get better, I’ll definitely do it. I’m willing to do it no matter what it is.”
Avery sniffled and nodded her head. “You should go back and get some rest.”
“I booked a room at the hotel next door. The doctor will contact me if anything happens to Robert, ” he said. “The doctors are watching him, so you don’t have to worry. Hayden and Layla should be home by now. You should head home, too.”
“I’ll go home once they start the blood transfusion, ” Avery responded in a nasally voice.
“Alright, then. I’ll leave after that, too.” Elliot was exhausted, but he was not in a hurry to leave.
The two of them walked back to the intensive care unit.
After a few steps, Avery suddenly recalled something and said, “I think you should go home and rest! Shea came to the hospital really early in the morning. She must really want to see you.”
Her words reminded Elliot that he had indeed not gone home for several days. In the past, Shea would be throwing a tantrum because of this. Now that she was more sensible, not only was she not pestering him to go home, but she was also able to care about Robert.
He went home after they began the blood transfusion for Robert.
When he arrived at the mansion, he first took a shower, changed into clean clothes, then headed over to Shea’s room.
He knocked on the door, and the door immediately opened up.
Shea beamed from ear to ear as she said, “I was about to go to bed when Mrs. Scarlet told me that you were home. I knew you’d come see me.”