Chapter 72: Turning the Tables
The three ladies instantly started with their sarcastic remarks, “Oh my, we didn’t bring you here for this. We came to play Mahjong at your house.”
“Now you sit next to Miss Martinez like her bodyguards. Are you afraid we’ll take all
Benjamin appeared extremely noble, as if nothing that happened to him would surprise or displease anyone. Instead, people couldn’t help but marvel at why Benjamin was so
Even the three ladies couldn’t help but be stunned. Why was it that, among humans,
Benjamin looked so much better than others?
And ever since Benjamin appeared, it seemed like there was an indescribable connection between him and Martina. It was like a change in their souls, astonishing
Benjamin casually tidied up Martina’s hair. Then his gaze slowly fell on the others, neither hurried nor slow. “Ladies, there’s no need to worry about me. Please continue, and
don’t mind me.”
Anyway, how could anyone ignore that intense sense of oppression since Benjamin appeared? It seemed that everyone present had been thoroughly frightened, right?
But, considering Benjamin’s identity, they didn’t dare say much anymore. At most, they vented their frustrations internally while maintaining a smiling facade.
Elizabeth felt somewhat helpless and constrained. Exposing the situation in front of so, many people, she could only lower her voice carefully and asked, “Son, why did you come back again? Weren’t you supposed to be busy with work at the company? Returning so soon. might not be a good idea. Someone might get upset.”
Even if some people were displeased, they wouldn’t dare do anything to Benjamin. So, it
didn’t really matter to him.
Benjamin glanced at his mother indifferently, “I can work at home as well.”
Then, he gently patted Martina’s shoulder.
Martina remained silent from beginning to end. Now, after being patted, she mustered
no more than a disdainful glance and said, “What are you doing? Don’t bother me while I’m playing.”
Then Benjamin, sat there without saying a word, appearing obedient to the point of making people distrustful.
Everyone knew very well what kind of person Benjamin was-a person who was not to be questioned, someone who evoked great fear.
And yet, here was someone like that, actually obediently listening to what Martina said. It truly astonished everyone, causing their eyes to widen in disbelief.
Even the three ladies playing Mahjong momentarily forgot about the game and instead
focused their attention on Benjamin and Martina.
It was simply unbelievable. They had heard from the younger generation that Martinal
was not well-liked in this household.
Even Benjamin seemed indifferent towards her. But now, it seemed that things weren’t
as they had been rumored. Indeed, rumors couldn’t be trusted at all!
From the current situation, it seemed that Martina was not only deeply favored by Benjamin but had also easily won over her future mother-in-law!
It was the perfect case of an ordinary, naive girl making a successful counterattack after marrying into a wealthy family. It was completely different from what they had
Unfortunately, these three ladies were intelligent people, so they dared not say anything. directly. At most, they trembled in their hearts.
The Mahjong game continued, and Martina deliberately made mistakes, intentionally giving away tiles to others. Soon enough, the others won again.
How could Benjamin not see that Martina was doing it on purpose? After all, she had shown before that she knew how to play Mahjong.
Now, she repeatedly gave tiles to others even though she had already discarded them herself. If this wasn’t deliberate, no one would believe it.
The three ladies were quickly amused by Martina’s foolish and cute appearance once
“Oh, playing Mahjong with someone like Miss Martinez is the most interesting! If you have free time, you can always come and play with us. We welcome you anytime!” one of
the ladies said.
After all, playing with Martina’s suicidal style was truly unprecedented for them.
If they played more games with Martina, they might even be able to accumulate a small
Anyway, who would complain about having too much money? The three ladies present.
were no exception.
Martina’s heart remained calm, and she planned to continue losing.
After all, she couldn’t win anyway, so if she could find some amusement for herself, that would be great.
Who would have expected that in the next second, Benjamin suddenly picked up another tile and played it. “Nine crack.”
Benjamin’s unexpected move surprised Martina, and she momentarily forgot her next
Her gaze was fixed on Benjamin’s well-defined, large hand, and for a while, she forgot.
about the next step.
Benjamin’s hands were particularly attractive, just like him as a person, making it impossible to find any flaws.
The three ladies couldn’t help but mutter softly when they saw Benjamin making a
move. “Why is even Benjamin getting involved? Is he planning to bully us?”
Benjamin smiled slightly, his face showing a very composed expression. However, only
those who knew Benjamin well could sense that he seemed somewhat unhappy.
He responded nonchalantly, “Ladies, there’s no need to worry. To be honest, I’m not very
good at playing Mahjong either.”
Perhaps out of consideration for Benjamin’s face, or perhaps because they simply didn’t.
dare to resist, the game continued.
However, since the appearance of Benjamin, the situation had undergone a drastic change. Martina no longer lost as quickly as before, and even won every round.
In the end, the money that the three ladies had previously won was almost all lost.
Elizabeth was somewhat dumbfounded. She didn’t expect her son to be not only
excellent in his work but also skilled in playing Mahjong.
It was truly unexpected. If only she had the same abilities as her son, she wouldn’t have to worry about being taken advantage of in the future.
However, Benjamin didn’t have the leisure to play Mahjong with his mother. His actions were merely to prevent those three ladies from ganging up on Martina. It was impossible that the sneaky moves of those three ladies could escape his eyes.
Because of Benjamin’s presence, the game quickly ended on an awkward note. The ladies rubbed their foreheads, one by one, as they quickly fabricated excuses for themselves. “Oh, I just realized my daughter will come back later, so I should leave now!”
Another lady said, “I think I left the gas on at home. I need to hurry back and check…” “I… I suddenly feel a bit sick in my stomach. I need to find a doctor!”
In reality, their intentions were already clear, and Elizabeth didn’t stop them. Instead, she exchanged a few polite words with the three ladies. “We’ll continue another time if we have. the chance. Take care and have a good day.”