Chapter 66: He Knew All Along That She Was Pretending to be Asleep
Benjamin gently rested his chin on Martina’s forehead, appearing lost in thought. Then he said, “Are you still hungry? Would you like to eat something more?”
Martina was shocked and didn’t reply. So, this man has known all along that she was
pretending to be asleep?! She felt like nothing more than a plaything, manipulated by the
man in front of her.
Clearly, she was not Benjamin’s rival.
Martina had initially planned to continue the pretense, but Benjamin kept his gaze fixed
on her, never showing any intention to leave.
Under his eager and invasive gaze, Martina could no longer resist.
She abruptly opened her eyes and looked at Benjamin who was so close, and awkwardly got out of his embrace.
Feeling extremely awkward, Martina’s facial expression seemed somewhat unnatural. “Since you knew I was pretending, why didn’t you expose me earlier?” she asked. Benjamin remained silent, but he had his own thoughts. He wanted to have closer contact with Martina, and it would be impossible to achieve that if she were fully conscious.
Currently, Martina harbored strong resistance towards him, but if that resistance was absent, he would at least have a slight chance to get closer to her.
That’s why Benjamin deliberately pretended not to notice that Martina was pretending to be asleep. It could be said that he went to such great lengths only for her.
Actually, Martina could understand it herself. Considering Benjamin’s personality, it was too easy to figure out whether she was pretending to be asleep. Nothing could escape his
But Martina’s cleverness worked against her. She actually forgot about this point
Or perhaps, it was because Martina had never anticipated Benjamin’s display of leisurely behavior, which took her by surprise.
“Are you hungry? After driving for such a long time last night, I assume you must be hungry. Let’s go downstairs and have a meal. If you’re tired, you can sleep after we finish eating,” Benjamin’s words carried the tone of a commanding order.
In order to minimize the conversation between them, Martina simply got up and walked outside without even bothering to say a word. She didn’t want to look at his face from beginning to end.
Benjamin wasn’t angry at all. Instead, he stared at Martina’s departing figure for a long time, then shook his head with a gentle smile.
This was for the best. As long as Martina was satisfied, she will surely return to loving me deeply, just like before.
Fortunately, no one knew what was going on in Benjamin’s mind. Otherwise, everyone would undoubtedly be astonished.
He was Benjamin, who strategized and planned everything, and never encountered any
But even such a person could have such humble thoughts. If his behaviors weren’t
witnessed, how could anyone believe it?
Martina went downstairs and immediately saw Elizabeth, who was neatly dressed.
As if in perfect harmony, Elizabeth too directed her gaze towards Martina.
Little seemed to have changed, as Elizabeth’s eyes still held a trace of disdain and
However, the only thing that seemed different from before was she had her plans.
Despite Elizabeth’s attempt to conceal her true emotions, Martina effortlessly perceived
Martina didn’t care that much. Sometimes, a person’s thoughts were easily perceived,
and it was not something that could be evaded or refuted with a casual comment.
But Martina pretended not to hear at all. Instead of letting herself feel bad, she decided
to make the other person feel bad.
Before, she couldn’t figure it out, but now she understood it clearly.
With this mindset, Martina unceremoniously plopped herself down in front of Elizabeth, as if it was intentional, and completely ignored her.
If it were just Martina and Elizabeth at the dining table right now, Elizabeth would. definitely lose her temper without any hesitation and give Martina a hard time. But she
couldn’t do that at this moment.
Because Benjamin was still present, and if Elizabeth actually did that, it would only expose all the things she had hidden before, and that was clearly not something she
wanted to see.
Even if Elizabeth felt unhappy inside, she could only suppress her emotions.
“Martina, you’re finally back,” she said it in a gentle manner, completely feigning his tone. “I thought this time you were throwing a tantrum and wouldn’t come back for at least a while. But it’s fine this way, it saves my son from wasting his time to come find you every
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How could Martina not pick up on the implications in those words? It was basically saying that she had wasted Benjamin’s precious time, hindered his ability to make money.
They even called her a burden. Although Martina was now eager to leave, such words
should not have come from Elizabeth’s mouth. It was not what she wanted to hear.
Because Martina already had a plan to leave immediately, her words didn’t carry the
same hesitation as before. Instead, she appeared indifferent, “Mrs. Walker, you’re just joking.
It’s an unavoidable situation. Who made your son insist on finding me?”
As Martina spoke, she casually touched her hair, as if it was getting in her way since
her long hair kept drifting forward. She gave Elizabeth a faint glance, maintaining a light and
even provocative tone.
“I’ve blocked all his contact information, wanting to disappear without a trace. But he still manages to appear in front of me and personally bring me back. What can I do?” Martina’s words carried a subtle sense of satisfaction, yet upon careful listening, another
layer of meaning could be discerned.
Regardless, for Elizabeth, this was definitely an unacceptable situation.
Benjamin was her most precious and cherished son. How could someone speak about
him like that?
Could it be that her son liked to lower himself and treat a woman in such a manner?
Elizabeth clenched her fists tightly, as if she could erupt at any moment.
However, since Benjamin had already arrived at the dining table, Elizabeth could only continue to hide her emotions, although she felt extremely angry inside.
Even the butler could see it clearly that Elizabeth had reached the point where she
couldn’t bear her temper any longer.
If Martina continued to act like this, it was likely that Elizabeth would explode in the
With Benjamin still present, Elizabeth could only force a smile and say, “It seems that my son truly cares about you, Martina. Please, from now on, don’t cause any more trouble.”
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