Chapter 67: Is This Really My Son?
Elizabeth pretended to be someone experienced, but in reality, she was just deluding
If Martina truly cared about these things, she wouldn’t have acted this way. It was precisely because she had long lost all inhibitions, that even if she went too far, she didn’t have to worry. In fact, she hoped Benjamin would grow disgusted with her and then cast.
Yet, Elizabeth still couldn’t grasp the situation and continued to mutter to herself, as if she were the true authority on Martina in this household, and she said, “Martina, you must keep in mind that no matter how deep you love each other, if you continue to act recklessly, it will ultimately harm both yourself and others. Be careful, as in the future, my son may never experience such a deep state of love again.”
Martina wondered, what would she have said if it were before? Probably she would have pretended not to understand the ironic undertone, and then stubbornly followed
She was growing impatient with all of this. She simply covered her ears with one hand
and started eating Bacon in front of her. She then said, “Mrs. Walker, don’t you realize that you don’t even believe the words you’re saying? Why hide your temper and say things I don’t want to hear?”
Elizabeth pretended to be puzzled as she looked towards Benjamin. “What are you
saying? Are you suggesting that I’m intentionally contradicting myself?” she said with a very
aggrieved expression. “Even if you and my son have always been apart, you know how I
treated you. How can you say such things about me?”
If it were before, Elizabeth might have actually deceived others with it. Unfortunately, Benjamin now completely disbelieved her, or perhaps he simply didn’t care.
In his eyes, all he could see now was Martina. As for others, it didn’t matter and wasn’t
Just when Elizabeth thought her son would surely stand up for her, she realized that his
gaze was solely focused on Martina.
Benjamin seemed somewhat dissatisfied that Martina had to take the time to fix her
hair. As if performing a magic trick, he suddenly produced a hair tie and gently tied up
Elizabeth was shocked and couldn’t utter a word.
Her son never treated her like this before, and now she was witnessing it with her own
: Is This Really My Son?
What made it even worse was that it was all being done for a woman Elizabeth despised the most. She was overwhelmed by an intense feeling of discomfort and unease. It weighed heavily on her, causing a great deal of emotional turmoil and distress.
Benjamin seemed oblivious to how others perceived him and instead advised Martina, “Eat well, have more of what you like.”
Even Martina could only feel surprised. She had never imagined that she would be
treated like this.
If this had happened in the past, it would have been so wonderful. If it had occurred when she still deeply loved Benjamin, she would have been deeply moved.
Unfortunately, everything Benjamin did now only made her feel more suppressed. It brought her no joy but rather a suffocating feeling.
Martina completely ignored what Benjamin said and just ate the food in front of her.
Benjamin noticed that Martina wasn’t eating anything else, perhaps because it was out of her reach. He then personally placed all the food in front of her.
He even neglected his own mother and showed no concern about whether the food
was within her reach or not.
Elizabeth had originally intended to taste the fried eggs herself, but unexpectedly, Benjamin placed all the dishes in front of Martina, completely disregarding Elizabeth’s ‘feelings.
Elizabeth was left speechless and thought, “Is this really my son? Could he have been
replaced inside? How could my own son behave like this?”
Her son disregarded his mother’s feelings for Martina. Could it be that in her son’s eyes, her position was inferior to Martina?
The thought of this possibility made Elizabeth resent Martina even more. She even
regarded Martina as an imaginary enemy, wishing to eliminate her right away.
From beginning to end, Benjamin showed no signs of impatience. Instead, he willingly
Martina still felt somewhat uncomfortable and couldn’t help but say, “You don’t have to
treat me like this. I can get what I want to eat myself.”
Benjamin said immediately, “You don’t have to worry about me. I just want to do what I
want to do.”
Martina secretly glanced at Elizabeth’s direction and indeed saw her frustrated
Originally, Martina had some resistance in her heart, but now seeing Elizabeth’s
expression, she suddenly felt relieved.
Well, this kind of situation, where it made the person she disliked feel uncomfortable and allowed her to enjoy her meal even more, there was no reason for her to refuse it.
It was just a simple gesture of helping her to bring the food closer. There was no need for her to refuse because it prevented others from thinking that she was intentionally pretending and getting herself into trouble.
Simon silently witnessed this scene, not daring to breathe, confirming his previous
If this didn’t count as love, then what did?
Perhaps even the boss himself didn’t realize how much he cared about Miss Martinez’s
If he didn’t care, why would he do such things, even coming close to openly provoking
his own mother?
Prior to this, the boss had never acted like this.
Even if the boss had a bad temper outside, even being somewhat irritable, he never
intentionally brought that temper home.
He would even deliberately suppress his temper, not wanting to show his best state to
others and leave the bad state for his own family.
But now, there was a new boss in charge. Could it be that the changes happening were
direct result of Miss Martinez’s departure?
At the thought of this possibility, Simon had a bold idea in his mind once again. It seemed that he could no longer underestimate Miss Martinez.
Miss Martinez was now very important to the boss. If he wanted to have a better future, he must improve his image and perception in front of Miss Martinez.
At that time, he had the opportunity to make the boss view him more favorably and potentially recover the deducted bonus!
It had to be acknowledged that Simon was on the right track. That explained why he had generated numerous thoughts in such a short span and had even grasped the most
Martina enjoyed the meal very much, while Elizabeth had consumed it without savor, as if she had been chewing on tasteless wax.
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