Chapter 56: If It Were Before
If it were before, Martina would definitely embrace Benjamin tenderly and say, “Benjamin,-I’ve been missing you so much.”
But now, she didn’t move.
Even though Benjamin was within reach, just a slight movement would allow her to easily touch him, but she still didn’t move.
Benjamin was waiting, waiting for her to willingly run into his arms. However, after waiting for so long, he still hadn’t see anything.
In his eyes, Martina was stubbornly standing in place, deliberately not looking at him, devoid of the once deep affection.
But for Martina, she was in pain. That kind of physical and mental discomfort made it hard for her to breathe, yet Benjamin had no intention of letting her go easily.
“What? Now that you’re facing me, you don’t even want to say anything?” said Benjamin,
staring at Martina.
As the saying goes, Martina might have lost the battle, but she knew that once to away, she would never be set free.
Since that was the case, why didn’t she just do whatever she wanted?
The things Martina didn’t dare to say or do before, she now dared to.
She summoned her courage and met Benjamin’s eyes fearlessly, speaking in a light. tone, “It’s not that I don’t want to speak, it’s that there’s nothing to say.”
Furrowing his eyebrows, Benjamin found her words were bullshit. He didn’t enjoy hearing them.
He lifted his hand and grabbed Martina’s chin, preventing her gaze from shifting elsewhere. “Regardless of whether you want to say it or not, you have to make it clear to me, Martina. What do you really want?”
In reality, what Benjamin wanted to ask was what he should to do to make Martina happy. Unfortunately, by the time these words were spoken, everything had completely changed.
He wasn’t the type to speak in a soft manner, and he rarely showed any weakness in front of others. No, to be precise, he never did.
Only in front of Martina did Benjamin appear slightly different, but ultimately he was still himself.
“Does it really matter how I want things to be? Since you’ve already captured me, you can do whatever you want, “Martina chose to say some harsh words. “But I advise you not to waste your efforts. I’ve long made up my mind, I no longer love you.”
Hearing these words, Benjamin felt an intense pain in his heart. The pain spread throughout his body, making it difficult for him to breathe, even more unbearable than
No longer love him?
Those words were uttered with the same casualness as inquiring about whether he had
a meal. But could Martina truly accomplish it?
Benjamin’s gaze was sharp, tinged with a hint of stubbornness, as he said, “I don’t
believe you can do it.”
Whether it was their past experiences or their shared history, they all provided Benjamin
with the confidence to utter these words.
Now, Martina at most got angry with Benjamin, but it didn’t matter. As long as he could make her happy, everything would be fine.
Martina let out a cold laugh, as if she had seen through Benjamin’s thoughts. Indeed, even at this moment, Benjamin still believed that she couldn’t live without him.
No wonder he was so confident and fearless. Perhaps it was because their past experiences had spoiled Benjamin, making him think that she wouldn’t be able to survive
Martina said with a mocking tone, “Why not? Benjamin, stop cheating yourself.”
To everyone’s astonishment, Martina could boldly utter such words in front of so many people. It truly left them dumbfounded.
Even witnessing it with their own eyes, they couldn’t believe that these words actually came from Martina’s mouth.
It was obvious that Martina was usually the one who cared the most about Benjamin’s every move, and yet she could actually say these words.
“Miss Martinez,” Simon called out with a low voice as a reminder because he and Leslie couldn’t bear to listen to their conversation anymore. At this moment, they couldn’t really interject. However, the reminder didn’t make much of an impact. Martina continued to do as she pleased, displaying a reckless attitude.
“Martina, say those words again,” said Benjamin as he clenched fist made a creaking sound, even though he purposely hid it in his pocket, it could still be noticed by others. Now, his chest was also slightly heaving, indicating that he was truly pissed off. Nevertheless, now Martina felt her blood boiling. In reality, she had never thought this way. Even if a separation were to occur, she wished for a peaceful parting between them. However, the current situation seemed to have been out of control, and it wasn’t something she could easily give up on.
That’s why Martina intentionally made her words sound so harsh.
She closed her eyes, not because she didn’t want to meet Benjamin’s gaze, but because
she wasn’t feeling well.
“Do I need to say it again? If you really want to hear it, then I’ll say it to you.”she said. with a weak voice. “Benjamin, our relationship should have ended long ago. From the start, it was an unequal bond, the most wrong decision we made. Now I have finally awakened. and want to set you free, so that there won’t be any ties between us anymore. Aren’t you pleased with that?”
“I won’t cling to you anymore, nor will I stick to you. Anything you used to dislike, it won’t happen again. You’re free, and so am I.”
“Benjamin, I made the biggest mistake before, which was wholeheartedly staying by your side, but now I’ve realized it, so
As Martina spoke, it felt like a crack was tearing open in her heart, causing agony. Even though so much time had passed, she couldn’t help but feel extremely sad deep
Benjamin, on the other hand, seemed to hear the sound of his own heart breaking. The situations he had previously believed in turned out to be nothing but a joke!
Martina had never taken it seriously, and it seemed like she had deliberately played with
A wrong decision?
So in Martina’s heart, their initial encounter, along with the subsequent series of events, was just a series of wrong decisions?
Simon was filled with fear, worried that his boss would be so angry that he wouldn’t even recognize Miss Martinez. What was going on with Miss Martinez?
She used to know exactly how to please the boss, so why did she go against it today? If she kept on like this, it seemed like no one could change the situation.
But upon further reflection, Simon realized that he could somehow understand Martina. If she were still the same as before, how could she have exerted her utmost efforts and endured all the hardships to make her departure?
It was precisely because Martina was no longer her past self that all these things. happened.
It was because she knew exactly what she wanted and didn’t want that so many things had changed, wasn’t it?
Having realized these things, Simon was left speechless. All he could do was stand by and witness the destiny of Miss Martinez and the boss.
From the writer:
I’m glad you enjoy my literary works, but recently I tested positive for COVID. The
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