Chapter 21: Why Didn’t She Want to Go Back?
Maybe because the house was too quiet, Martina sat on the couch, hugging her knees like a pitiful little girl, without moving for a long time.
If it weren’t for her faint breathing, her existence might be ignored, as if there was no one here at all.
Thinking of the resolute look that Benjamin had when he left just now, Martina felt heartbroken and almost suffocated.
At this moment, Martina couldn’t help but wonder when it all started. When did their
situation become so bad and eventually reach an irreparable point?
She believed that they were once the most intimate lovers, accompanying each other
since the time when Benjamin was not as mature as he was now.
Was it because she was waiting for someone she shouldn’t have waited for, or was it
because she was constantly harassed by Benjamin’s mother? So that she gradually
Or was it because of Amy, making her feel like a joke?
Or…did she really change?
Once, she was willing to swallow all her pride, but now it seemed like she was changing bit by bit.
She didn’t know exactly when it started, but she became afraid to approach Benjamin, as if getting close would only cause her more harm.
Since Benjamin no longer needed her to regulate his emotions or social interactions, she became more and more dispensable, with everyone forgetting her significance.
She didn’t want to assert her importance, but at least she didn’t want to feel like her existence was as insignificant as an ant. Anyone could easily step on her without paying any consequences, all thanks to Benjamin.
It was time to end it.
Martina rubbed her cheeks hard and, like a puppet on a string, made her way to the bathroom, where she washed her face with cold water.
She found herself more and more haggard when she was looking into the mirror. She couldn’t go on like this. She told herself, “It’s okay, Martina, you’ve already made it once, you’re doing great.”
But… why did she still felt like crying?
Martina’s emotions got a little out of control, and she ended up crying in front of the
She told herself that it was okay, this was the last time.
Benjamin left Martina’s apartment, but he didn’t really leave. He sat in the car for a long time. Even though he didn’t like smoking, he lit a cigarette and took a deep puff.
The pungent smoke exploded in his mouth, but his emotions couldn’t calm down for a
He even had a feeling of being out of control, which scared Simon and made him dare
not even breathe.
Simon didn’t know what had happened in the apartment just now, and why the boss’s
face changed so badly when he came downstairs.
Clearly, the boss’s emotions weren’t so out of control before he came, what happened just now?
Simon was particularly curious, but due to the boss’s character, he didn’t dare to ask at all, but only guessed in his own mind.
He could clearly feel that this time Miss Martinez’s runaway was not like before, but
rather seemed serious.
Simon thought that waiting here all the time was not a solution. If he kept waiting, it would soon be late at night. After much consideration, he cautiously spoke up, “Boss, is Miss Martinez still unwilling to come back?”
This was like pouring oil on fire. Benjamin’s cold and fierce gaze shot straight at Simon. Simon was so scared that he dared not even breathe. He really wanted to disappear
With the aim of returning as soon as possible, he gathered his courage and spoke up. “Boss, to be honest, I noticed that Miss Martinez has gone through some significant changes since I returned this time.”
Benjamin’s body stiffened. Changed?
Upon careful reflection, he realized that if it were the Martina from before, she wouldn’t have made him wait for so long, nor would she have refused to go back with him when he
came to pick her up in person.
It was just that Benjamin didn’t understand why.
Right before Simon was about to give up persuading, Benjamin parted his nice lips and asked, “Why doesn’t she want to come back?”
She even broke up with him, but still refused to go back. Clearly, she had never been
like this before.
Simon didn’t know what Benjamin wanted to say, but instead made a rational analysis, “Maybe Miss Martinez wasn’t happy at home?” He was being bold and reckless for saying such things in front of Benjamin.
In fact, many people could see how unhappy Martina used to be. Everyone wanted to bully her, no matter how hard she tried, she was always criticized and her words were
Most importantly, Simon could tell that Benjamin’s mother didn’t like Martina very much. Benjamin’s expression changed slightly again, as if suddenly enlightened. He wasn’t angry, but urged, “Go on.”
Taking a deep breath, Simon continued, “For example, Mrs. Elizabeth Walker knew that Miss Martinez didn’t like Miss Lu, but still let Miss Lu stay.
“And, for example, Mr. Lu, your friend, especially looks down on Miss Martinez.”
Simon wanted to say more, but found that Benjamin’s gaze had become fierce and terrifying. He was scared and quickly shut his mouth. This was too scary. Was the boss trying to eat people?
Simon quickly changed the topic, “I…I’m just speculating. Maybe Miss Martinez didn’t leave for these reasons.”
Benjamin slowly lifted his gaze from the window and looked towards the apartment
‘where Martina was staying.
Was it really because of these reasons?
He had been busy with work all these years and had indeed neglected Martina’s
Could it be that she was really unhappy at home?
But why didn’t she ever talk to him about it?
In any case, Benjamin wouldn’t lose his self-respect and go the apartment again. Since Martina didn’t want to come back, then let her be.
Benjamin figured this out, closed his eyes tiredly, and spoke in a cold, unsympathetic
voice, “Let’s go.”
Simon breathed a sigh of relief, hoping that his boss would not be dissatisfied with what he had said, otherwise his situation would be in danger.
Tonight, Martina dreamed again of the day she first arrived at the Fu family villa.
On that day, she saw the young man playing the piano, so handsome and attractive. As if he was the most beautiful piece of art in the world, making people’s hearts beat with his. But as time passed, her feelings towards him had changed, and she no longer fel the
sto same as she did in the beginning. She didn’t actively approach him anymore and stol