Chapter 25: The Best Friend Stayed Strong
Martina was still searching through her bag when she found the gift box she had prepared for her teacher. Inadvertently, she also took out a torn photo from her bag, which fell on the ground.
At that moment, Benjamin appeared, stepping on his high-end leather shoes, and his gaze gradually fell downwards. He happened to see the figure in the photo, and the chill around him became even stronger.
He saw who the two people in the photo were clearly. One of them was himself, and the other was apparently Martina. However, this photo that Martina had been particularly fond of had been torn in half, separating the two of them.
It was as if a bridgeless chasm had been drawn between the two, leaving them in a
state of parallel lines, able to see each other but unable to touch.
Benjamin struggled to find the right words to describe his current emotions. All he
knew was that he yearned to take this woman out and ask her everything he wanted to
Why did she do this?
He had always said that if there were any complaints, she could openly express them, and he would do his best to solve them. So why was Martina still throwing a tantrum?
Even Ms. Bridge noticed Benjamin’s presence and gently patted Martina’s back, signaling her to look back.
But Martina didn’t need these hints. From the moment this man approached her, she already knew.
He was here, and he had even seen the photo she had destroyed.
Martina’s heart was in turmoil. She didn’t expect things to be so coincidental. But she didn’t plan on explaining anything.
On the contrary, Benjamin asked in a harsh tone, “You tore this photo?” It was more like a conviction than a question. Apart from Martina, no one else would dare to do so.
Martina subtly clenched her fist, trying to maintain her composure as she locked eyes with Benjamin, and admitted, “Yes.”
This simple word instantly sent Benjamin’s thoughts into a deep abyss.
If he had thought before that Martina was just throwing a little tantrum and could be pacified, he could now feel that Martina had really changed.
Martina was not throwing a tantrum, but really wanted to separate from him. Even if it was only a momentary possibility, it still caused a fatal pain in Benjamin’s heart.
Chapter 25: The Best Friend Stayed Strong
He couldn’t control his emotions and tightly grasped Martina’s wrist, his eyes turning red as he asked, ‘Are you really serious?”
This kind of ambiguous question can only be understood by the two people involved. Martina asked back without giving a clear answer, “Does Mr. Walker still think I’m joking?”
Benjamin applied a lot of force, his fingertips almost transparent.
Despite the pain she felt and her desire to cry, Martina made a conscious effort to
maintain control over her emotions. She was determined not to reveal her vulnerable side to
Benjamin, as she believed it would be a sign of weakness.
Elena was almost scared silly. Her good friend was so brave!
Seeing the interrogation from Benjamin, Martina could remain indifferent?!
After all, he was Benjamin, the one who dominated the business world, the one whom
no one dared to offend! Just a single glance could make one feel inferior and tremble, as if
death was just one second away.
Benjamin emphasized each word, “I’m asking you one last time, are you coming back.
with me or not?”
Without a second thought, Martina defiantly exclaimed, “I would rather die than go back with you!”
“What else was there to say?
Today, Benjamin had intentionally cleared his schedule for the entire day and postponed
all his work, including an extremely important contract.
Now facing the possibility of breaking the agreement, he came here just to see her and bring her back.
But what did he get? A ruined photo of them together and a very calm and unrepentant tough response from Martina.
It’s like she was deliberately opposing him, saying, “I would rather die than. go back with you!”
If Benjamin remember correctly, that photo was once Martina’s favorite one, with her
own signature on it.
What did she say back then? She said she would keep it safe, even if something. happened to her, she would never let anything happen to that photo. If anyone dared to
destroy it, it would be like taking her life and she would fight to the death.
But now, she tore apart her own “life” with her own hands.
Ms. Bridge keenly sensed that something was off and quickly stepped forward.
“Well, alright, it’s about time. Let’s go outside and prepare to sit down for dinner!” she
“Martina, the gift you prepared for the teacher is greatly appreciated,” she continued. “What I like even more is seeing you shine and utilize your talent to create even better works. If you can create something that I would enjoy even more, it would bring me even greater happiness.”
Elena finally reacted and also quickly said, “Yes, that’s right. It’s getting late, and I’m already famished. Let’s go out for dinner!”
As for Benjamin, Elena didn’t even dare to look at him, fearing that she would be shot
with just a glance.
Elena just didn’t understand why her best friend had acted like a coward before but now was showing such toughness. It looked like her best friend really wanted to break up with Benjamin, who had the power to bring her back with just a glance.
It was precisely because Martina felt confident and unafraid, no longer fearing that Benjamin would get angry, that she dared to act that way, wasn’t it?
Elena couldn’t tell her feelings. Now, as an onlooker, she always felt that Benjamin was not really ruthless towards her best friend. Otherwise, he would not have appeared here alone, especially when he saw the torn photo, his emotions were so out of control.
If it was just a photo that was dispensable, how could there be such a big reaction? But what her best friend said before must be true, and she really suffered much unjus
Could it be that there was some misunderstanding between the two that had not beer
Otherwise, how could the way they interact have changed like this? It even made someone as superior as Benjamin tolerate her temper constantly!
Elena had countless doubts in her mind, but she didn’t dare to say a word.
Perhaps out of respect for Ms. Bridge, even though Benjamin truly wanted to kill someone now, he managed to restrain his temper reluctantly.
At the dining table, Martina and Elena sat on either side of Ms. Bridge. Benjamin sat
opposite, looking like he didn’t want to be approached by anyone.
No one dared to get too close to Benjamin, so the scene at the table was quite
comical. Many people squeezed to the left and right sides, but Benjamin’s seat was the
one that was empty on both sides.
Simon stood silently behind his boss, secretly looking at his boss’s expression and 1
at Martina’s appearance.
Even if they didn’t say anything, they must not have reached an agreement.