Chapter 40: Benjamin’s Threat
After leaving Anze County, Martina truly didn’t know where else she could go. She had a constant feeling of being unsafe no matter where she went.
However, what she didn’t know was that right after she left the farmhouse where the sisters stayed, Benjamin’s men came knocking on their door.
Moreover, it was Leslie who took the initiative to bring the people, as if they had a telepathic connection, presenting Martina’s photo and inquiring about her whereabouts. “Excuse me, ladies. Have you seen the woman in this photo? If you can provide any clues,
we can give you anything you desire!”
Looking at the face of Leslie, who didn’t appear to be a bad person but certainly didn’t seem like a good person either, the two sisters immediately recognized Martina in the
photo. However, they both tacitly remained silent, refraining from speaking up.
Instead, the elder sister among the two sisters cautiously asked, “Why are you looking
for this lady? What is your relationship with her?”
Leslie was pretty cunning. From the statement and facial expression, it was evident that
the two sisters knew something.
Leslie quickly softened his attitude, aiming to reduce the sisters’ internal alertness. “To be honest, this lady is the wife of our boss. She had a disagreement with our boss and ran away from home recently. Our boss is extremely worried and has been unable to find her.
“He had no choice but to send us out to search for her. But you can rest assured, we are good people. We’re here just to quickly bring her back.”
The two sisters remained cautious, but their thoughts gradually started to change when they saw Leslie produce a photo of Martina and Benjamin together.
The man and woman in the photo appeared extraordinarily handsome and stunningly
Just like two exquisite works of art, these two individuals were the epitome of beauty. It would be a pity if they weren’t together. It seemed that Leslie’s words were possibly true.
“Actually, the lady you’re looking for has been staying at our house during this period,” the younger sister said.
Leslie immediately became overjoyed. “Really? Then please take me to see her. Whatever you want, I can try my best to fulfill it.”
The younger sister awkwardly rubbed her head and said, “It’s just that you happened to arrive at the wrong time. This young lady left just 10 minutes ago, saying she had seen enough sightseeing and wanted to leave. So we don’t know where she went.”
Leslie didn’t say anything.
How could this happen? Despite rushing and hurrying, they were still a step behind! Time continued to pass gradually, and sweat started to bead on Leslie’s forehead. No, they
had to think of another way.
In the following two days, Martina remained in a state of constant wandering. At most, she would find a cheap hotel to stay for a night and immediately change her location the
So far, Martina had only been in contact with Elena privately. Elena had just been interrogated by Benjamin not long ago, and before that, Martina and Elena had never been
The oppressive aura from Benjamin almost made Elena surrender. But her statement was absolutely true: she genuinely had no idea where Martina was at the moment. No matter how much Benjamin interrogated and pressured her, the outcome remained the
Elena still remembered Benjamin’s demeanor just a few minutes ago when he confronted her. he had personally come to the studio and straightforwardly asked, “Where is
she? Tell me, I won’t harm you.”
Although Elena was extremely nervous, she tried her best to remain composed and stood her ground against Benjamin.
Elena’s gaze locked onto Benjamin’s eyes, which seemed capable of killing, even though her legs were trembling under the table. However, she refused to show any signs of
weakness on her face.
“I don’t know! I’ve said it many times already, I do not know. Even if you ask me a thousand times, the result will still be the same,” she said.
Elena’s eyes trembled slightly, a basic reaction of uneasy conscience within her heart. She continued saying, “It’s ridiculous, isn’t it? You’re the one who lost her in the first place, and now you’re coming to me. Benjamin, don’t you find it extremely ridiculous?
“My best friend may not be from a wealthy family, but she was raised by her parents with love since she was little.
“Why should she become so insignificant and even endure so much suffering in front of you? I actually think it’s a good thing that Martina has disappeared.
“If you never had any intention of having a future with Martina, why didn’t you end it cleanly from the beginning? Is playing with people’s emotions enjoyable for you?
“My best friend has suffered so much because of you. Anyone in your family can beat
and scold her, including the elders in your family who dislike her greatly.
“But she always swallowed her grievances and endured silently. When have you cared about her feelings?”
Elena became more and more spirited as she spoke. “Is it because you’re inherently selfish and never care about others’ feelings?
“Martina should disappear without a trace. It would be best if you never see each other
again in this lifetime!”
As she spoke, Elena couldn’t help but feel sorry for Martina. She was such a good girl
and didn’t deserve to have a difficult life.
Faced with Elena’s questioning, Benjamin had a momentary daze.
So, this was the reason why Martina left him?
But immediately, he became angry again. “I’ll give you one last chance. If you still
refuse to speak, don’t blame me.”
Feeling Benjamin’s threat, Elena couldn’t help but shudder in fear.
It seemed that she was still afraid.
There was no way around it. Faced with someone like Benjamin, anyone would inevitably feel terrified.
Just as Benjamin even had the urge to strangle Elena, his last bit of sanity made him
He couldn’t do it.
Elena was Martina’s only friend, and if he harmed her, Martina would surely despise him
In the end, Benjamin could only leave empty-handed.
And Elena was panting heavily, unable to help but give herself a thumbs-up.
“Elena, you got balls! You were able to scold Benjamin and still come out unscathed. Impressive!”
Just then, Martina’s phone rang.
It was an unfamiliar number, but Elena had a sudden realization that it could very well
She quickly answered the call and hurriedly made her way to the women’s restroom, locking the door behind her.
“Martina?” Elena called out.
Sure enough, she heard Martina’s voice from the other side. “Elena, it’s me. Have you been doing okay lately? Has Benjamin been causing you any trouble? Did I bring trouble to you?”