Chapter 29: No Way Out
No matter how serious she was, she would always have to go back, without hesitation, just because of his words “had enough fun?” She became nothing more than a puppet, summoned and dismissed at will, like a clown.
The final deadline left by Benjamin was, “Two days. Give up that crappy rented
apartment and don’t test my patience. You know the consequences of angering me.”
Naturally, it meant a fate worse than death. Anyone who angered Benjamin had no
good outcome. Whether it was Benjamin’s business partner or someone closest to him, the
result was the same.
Only two days left.
Martina didn’t know how she managed to leave in front of Benjamin. She just numbly
got into Elena’s car.
Then she mechanically fastened her seatbelt, as if nothing else in the outside world mattered anymore.
In her current state of mind, there was only one simple thought: escape.
The farther she could escape, the better.
At this moment, Elena, who had a carefree personality, didn’t notice anything wrong with
Instead, she kept driving and complained, “My troublemaker, you finally came. I was.
getting bored waiting in the car. I hope Ms. Bridge didn’t say anything unpleasant. Did she
seem displeased? Did she say anything bad about me?”
Elena gripped the steering wheel and continued, “Don’t worry, I’ll make it up to her
separately. We’ll have a meal together, just the three of us.”
Martina could only try her best to perk up and agree, “Yes, okay. I already spoke to Ms.
Bridge, and she said she’ll contact us when she’s free in the next few days.”
The two of them exchanged words, and it didn’t give anyone the feeling that something
Until Martina reached the entrance of her apartment, she showed no intention of
getting out of the car.
Elena was taken aback and finally realized that something was off. She quickly turned
her gaze towards Martina and cautiously asked, “Hey, what happened? You seem to be not
Martina initially didn’t want to worry Elena, so she had been forcing herself, trying to
bear all the burdens on her own.
Little did she know that sometimes all she needed was the presence of the closest person, a simple greeting.
It would make all her previous efforts crumble, and she couldn’t help but burst into
Elena had never seen Martina in such a painful state of crying, and she was so frightened that she didn’t know how to react.
But her mind immediately came up with a speculation, and she almost said it with certainty, “Did you just meet Benjamin again?
“I’m telling you, don’t pay attention to him. Sometimes men are just crazy!
“Before, when you were eager to see him, he acted indifferent. Now that you’re ignoring. him, he keeps coming to find you almost everyday. To put it bluntly, he’s despicable.
“But don’t cry, okay? No matter what, you still have me. If you’re really feeling down, I’ll stay with you tonight, alright?”
Martina didn’t say a word, she just kept crying. She didn’t know what else she could do.
There were only two days left, two days where she would either be forcefully taken back by Benjamin, or she would go back on her own.
But this time, she really didn’t want to go back. Even if it meant death, she didn’t want to return to that cage.
After crying for a long time, Martina finally managed to calm herself down and told Elena the situation that had just happened.
“I had a negotiation breakdown with Benjamin. He gave me an ultimatum to return.
within two days. If I refuse to go back on my own, he will send someone to pick me up,” she said. “Given his character, even if I swear not to go back, he will surely use despicable
means to force me back.”
Elena couldn’t believe that her good friend still had the courage to make such a
Just a while ago, Martina was deeply in love with Benjamin, and now she was firmly.
saying that she didn’t want to go back.
Elena felt a mix of relief and sadness. She was relieved that her good friend finally
snapped out of her love-struck state. But it was sad because those who angered Benjamin
never had a good outcome, and it was likely the same for her dear friend.
The two of them went upstairs and sat on the sofa, contemplating countless
Boldly, Elena asked, “Is there a possibility that you could continue being his little queen
While Benjamin typically maintains an indifferent demeanor towards you, he now appears somewhat concerned. Perhaps if you go back, things might change and you could be
Elena’s thoughts are undeniably bold. Martina stared at Elena despondently for a long time, without saying a word, yet it felt as if she conveyed a multitude of emotions.
Elena anxiously tugged at her hair and said, “Oh well, it was just a bold guess. Since you’ve already decided not to go back, maybe you can stay at my place for a few days?
“While my family’s influence may not match the immense power of Benjamin’s, it still carries some reputation. I suppose Benjamin wouldn’t push things too far, considering the influence I have…
“Oh, I mean my father’s reputation. I won’t allow the situation to escalate beyond control, and you can continue doing what you want to do..
“You don’t have to go back to that prison-like home. No matter what, you still have me.” Martina immediately rejected Elena’s proposal without even thinking about it.
It wasn’t that she had any faint nostalgia for Benjamin, but rather because she didn’t want to bring trouble to Elena.
She had already caused enough trouble for Elena, so how could she bring such trouble
Even she couldn’t completely understand Benjamin’s temper, let alone Elena.
If it only caused suffering for herself, she could bear it, but if it affected Elena, Martina would be filled with self-blame and remorse.
The two of them pondered and considered numerous solutions, but Martina rejected
every single one.
Elena, lying on the carpet as if she had given up, felt like crying. “None of the plans are feasible. So, what do you suggest we do? We can’t really let you go back. Otherwise, I could just undergo a complete transformation to look exactly like you and go back in your place.”
Even if there was such a thought, there wouldn’t be enough time. Which transformation.
can show results in just two days without any side effects?
In the current helpless situation, Martina’s mind became even clearer. She had thought that Benjamin would consider their years of companionship and leave her with a shred of dignity, but it seemed impossible now.
Given the circumstances, she had no choice but to resort to desperate measures in
order to prevent any further consequences and protect her friends from getting involved.
Martina gradually made up her mind, with a glimmer of tears shimmering in her eyes.