Chapter 63: Parting on Unpleasant Terms
In the end, the conversation between the two of them naturally ended on a sour note.
Benjamin would never give Martina another chance to leave him.
At night, Martina wasn’t sure what time it was because she didn’t have a phone and
couldn’t contact the outside world.
Just as she was about to drift off to sleep again, Benjamin walked in. Without saying a
word, he walked over and embraced her.
Martina instinctively began to struggle, saying, “What are you doing? Don’t you know
that men and women shouldn’t be so intimate?”
She didn’t know what Benjamin was up to during his absence, but it seemed like he
suddenly came back to life, full of energy, even in the mood for jokes.
“When we were lying on the same bed before, you didn’t say anything about not b
intimate,” he teased.
Martina fell silent. What should she do?
Yes, she admitted it. She was the one who initiated it before, but that was all in the
past. Why bring it up again now?
Martina could only try to maintain a cold expression and sternly say, “Let go of me, I
can walk on my own.”
Unfortunately, Martina’s body was still weak, and her efforts to project fierceness and
determination had minimal impact on Benjamin’s behavior.
Instead, it gave Benjamin a sense of familiarity that he hadn’t felt in a long time. Even
the emotions in his eyes softened.
This familiarity came from the times when Martina used to quarrel with him, always
intentionally saying harsh words, but in reality, it was just empty talk.
Benjamin gently kissed Martina’s forehead and said, “Be obedient and let’s go back.”
Martina’s body stiffened. The scene she had relied on and fantasized about before was
now right in front of her, but she felt no happiness at all.
Instead, she felt an overwhelming sense of suppression and a strong desire to leave.
She was certain that leaving was what she wanted most at the moment..
But why could Benjamin act as if everything was fine? Could it be that everything she had done before was just an act?
Or maybe Benjamin’s shamelessness had undergone such a dramatic transformation in
this short month?
No matter how much Martina struggled, Benjamin’s grip was like a magnet, making it impossible for her to break free.
: Parting on Unpleasant Terms
In this situation, Martina had no choice but to stop her resistance. Being held tightly in Benjamin’s arms, she remained in a rigid posture.
The night air was chilly, and Martina was still wearing the hospital gown, which was thin and inadequate. She couldn’t help but shiver.
Benjamin seemed to notice it.
As soon as they left the hospital, he immediately had Simon drape the prepared coat.
Martina didn’t bother with any unnecessary politeness since she was going to be taken
It might be better to just enjoy this moment. After all, her body was still a bit weak, so
there was no need to create unnecessary tension with her own body.
Instead of taking Martina on a long walk, Benjamin quickly got into the car and
placed her inside, as if afraid she might get hurt.
Benjamin was driving a luxurious chauffeur-driven car. The car had a
space, so it wasn’t a problem for Martina to lie down directly on it.
Simon was still the driver, while Leslie sat in the passenger seat next to him. The two
of them seemed to have a harmonious conversation in private, appearing to get along very
Nevertheless, the atmosphere between Benjamin and Martina was overly cold, evoking
the sense of two acquaintances who were intimately unfamiliar, sitting together in an
uncomfortably awkward manner.
After getting into the car, Benjamin performed a sort of magic trick, presenting a variety of snacks, beverages, and even some cooked meals in front of Martina. The key was that everything was still warm, indicating that they had been prepared in advance.
Speaking of which, Martina was indeed a bit hungry. She had intended to eat, but then. Simon’s words had stirred something inside her. As a result, she completely lost her
appetite and the subsequent meals had become cold and were taken away.
Now, after such a long time had passed, combined with the mental and physical pressure she had endured, her spirit and body were exhausted. So her stomach had long. been making rumbling noises, and now that there was food in front of her, she didn’t
hesitate to start eating.
Seeing Martina finally let go of her guard and start eating, Benjamin felt somewhat
He instructed the two in the front seats, “Drive more steadily,” and then lowered the
partition between the front and back seats.
Martina ate until she was full and then rested her eyes on the soft little sofa. As for anything else, it didn’t matter to her. She already knew she was going back, so why should.
she care about the process?
Martina continued to rest, even when they arrived at their destination.
Benjamin shook his head with tenderness in his heart, but found it somewhat reassuring. At least now Martina wouldn’t be trying to leave him; instead, she would quietly wait here, seemingly untouchable by anyone.
Benjamin’s movements were extremely gentle as he softly embraced Martina in his arms, as if it were just like when he arrived. Carefully, he carried her out of the car without looking back and walked ahead.
The way Benjamin held Martina now was as if he was cradling the rarest treasure in the world, being extremely cautious and cherishing.
By this time, the sky had already turned misty and faintly bright.
Elizabeth awoke at the sound of the surrounding noises. At the same time, she heard the news brought by the butler. “Mr. Benjamin Walker has returned with that woman.”
If Elizabeth had shown some reservation before, now she was completely shocked. “You mean to say that during this recent period, my son has truly been constantly searching for Martina’s presence,” she said with a tone of astonishment. “And even for Martina, he’s willing to abandon such important work and solely focus on finding her and bringing her back?”
Although the butler didn’t want to admit it, he had no choice but to acknowledge, “That seems to be the case for now. Mr. Benjamin Walker appears to have changed somewhat compared to before.”
It was not just a matter of being different; it was like he had gone insane. If it weren’t witnessed firsthand, who would believe that Benjamin could do such a thing?
Clearly, Benjamin was someone who strategized and planned everything meticulously, but this time, he was completely disheveled for the sake of Martina.
He even went as far as quitting such important work. All of this, just for Martina!!
The cup in Elizabeth’s hand instantly dropped to the ground, and she herself seemed. lost and bewildered. “I’ve said long ago that Martina cannot stay, and now it seems to be