Chapter 23: How Long Do You Plan to Keep Doing This?
Due to the large number of people and the fact that it was being held at a five-star hotel, everyone needed to dress formally.
Men had to wear suits, while women had to wear formal dresses. And on such an important day, Martina naturally wanted to be more attentive, as it was her very important
teacher after all.
After being busy for a while, everything was finally arranged properly.
At 7 p.m. around, Martina received a phone call from her teacher, Ms. Bridge.
Martina and Elena were already on their way to the hotel by this time.
Martina smiled and said, “Don’t worry, even if I forget everything, I cannot forget your birthday. We’re on our way, and we’ll arrive in about 10 minutes.”
Ms. Bridge was very happy and said, “Okay, I’ll arrange for someone to pick you up, so you don’t have to worry about finding the entrance later.”
Martina surely had no reason to refuse these small requests and agreed to them.
When they arrived at the hotel, Elena went to park the car while Martina walked
towards the hotel entrance.
However, Martina didn’t expect that she would come face to face with the man she least wanted to see again, just one night later.
On this day. Martina donned a knee-length black evening dress embellished with delicate rhinestones, accentuating her exquisite figure. Even a mere glimpse of her side profile was enough to create a mesmerizing impression.
Her beauty was truly extraordinary, captivating the attention of many passersby, especially with her long, slender legs that seemed to command admiration. Her luscious wavy curls exuded a sense of both sensuality and allure, merging pure desire with
This kind of woman was exactly the type that could make a man’s heart skip a beat.
As Martina stepped out of the car, she couldn’t help but imagine what Benjamin would say if he were present. She could almost anticipate his straightforward comment about the dress not suiting her and his request for her to change into something else.
Martina laughed and shook her head at the thought, realizing that she had become too accustomed to being controlled. It was strange that she was now thinking of her past when there was no one to control her.
However, the next second, the smile on Martina’s face stiffened instantly.
Benjamin’s eyes showed no sign of avoidance as his gaze fell candidly upon Martinal Upon seeing her attire for the day, a flicker of unusual emotion quickly passed throug
Martina took a step back and looked at Benjamin, “What are you doing here?”
Benjamin seemed not to notice Martina’s resistance and reached out to her, “Ms. Bridge.
asked me to bring you in.”
Martina frowned and never expected that the person who came to pick her up was
Benjamin could be considered as a student of Ms. Bridge, because he had studied in the same university after all. Moreover, Ms. Bridge also had her own place in the business world and was a person that many people wanted to win over.
According to Benjamin’s personality, it was normal for him to attend events with such talented people because he would rather make friends than enemies.
However, he was usually busy with work and was often absent from these events. Two years ago, Benjamin and Martina attended this event, but they only stayed for a short while due to work reasons and left immediately.
As a result, many people did not see him and did not know the relationship between Martina and Benjamin.
Previously, Martina’s greatest wish was to be able to attend these events with Benjamin, but unfortunately, she was never successful.
Now, Benjamin’s sudden arrival, and even a gesture of goodwill, made Martina feel
Looking at the hand extended by Benjamin, Martina hesitated and did not make a move or reach out, instead just turned away in estrangement.
“I can go on my own,” Martina said. Benjamin’s eyes quickly flashed a hint of hurt and
Martina clearly used to love his proactive contact, clinging to Benjamin like a koala every time they met. The happiest moments were the times they spent alone together. But now, every time he lowered his guard, she became even more distant.
Benjamin was in a bad mood.
He thought about Martina’s rebellious behavior from the previous night. It was as if she was deliberately opposing him.
Was it possible, as Simon said, that Martina’s unhappiness at home was the reason behind her behavior?
Perhaps due to his own inner vulnerability or his desire to reconcile with Martina and bring her back home quickly, Benjamin finally clenched his teeth and exercised patience.
Without waiting for Martina to react, Benjamin grabbed her hand in his own, feeling the warm temperature of her weak and boneless hand.
His frowning brow finally relaxed, as this was the way they should interact and get. along with each other.
But he didn’t feel satisfied for long. Martina withdrew her hand again without hesitation,
and there was even a panicked offense in her eyes.
Benjamin noticed this..
Was it because he had been away for too long? Why did Martina’s eyes show such
Martina subtly opened up the distance between herself and Benjamin and walked into the hotel without looking back.
She had already advised herself yesterday, that it was the last time she indulged her
Now she had to keep her mind calm, even if it was only superficial.
Benjamin stared at Martina’s receding figure, unable to control the darkening expression
on his face once again.
Martina’s current behavior increasingly slipped out of his control, as if she was opposing him.
He had long been accustomed to Martina’s gentle and obedient nature, but now she didn’t even want to be touched. What was the reason for this?
Benjamin evidently harbored a sense of dissatisfaction with being defied. However, he still hurried to catch up and walked alongside Martina.
Lowering his voice, his tone laced with restrained anger, he asked, “Martina, how long do you plan to keep doing this??”
In his eyes, it seemed that whatever she did was simply causing trouble for no reason, and he never bothered to understand her true feelings.
Even if she had already initiated a breakup, the outcome would likely be the same because this man never truly cared about what she thought deep inside.
Martina felt like a real joke. If she still didn’t understand at this moment, then she was
After realizing this, Martina stopped dwelling on it. The coldness on her face became even more intense. She shouldn’t have placed all her sincerity on a man who didn’t care about her.
“Mr. Walker, did you misunderstand? I never intended to cause any trouble from beginning to end,” Martina quickened her pace and said.
“Are you really planning to break up with me?” Benjamin spoke incredulously, even with a mocking tone of being in a winning position.