At this time, Susan turned around and glanced at Penelope.
Somehow, Penelope gulped nervously.
Susan said with a smile, “Aunt Penelope, I know you have a soft heart, but instead of taking people into your home when they are in need, it’s better to recommend them to the Landor family’s relief organization for assistance.
“I understand,” Penelope reluctantly replied.
“And about this matter, I don’t think Ben handled it wrong. Aunt Penelope, you kept saying that he is harsh, and this is not good for his reputation,” Susan earnestly said. “People outside have many misunderstandings about Ben. What we should do is to solve these misunderstandings, not deepen them. Don’t you think so?”
Susan’s eyes were clear as if she had seen through all of Penelope’s intentions.
Penelope panicked, but then her expression became stern. “You are a newcomer in this family. Are you lecturing me now?”
Penelope was at a disadvantage, so she used her status as an elder to suppress Susan.
Susan frowned and was about to speak when a faint voice suddenly sounded. “I think what Susan said is totally right.”
Susan was slightly overjoyed at it. Turning her head, she saw Ben. Ben walked over expressionlessly. Instead of talking to Penelope, he asked Susan first, “Have you eaten your breakfast?”
“Not yet,” Susan replied.
Ben ruffled her hair and said, “Then eat first.”
Susan agreed obediently and they were about to leave.
Penelope covered her aching chest and cried, “Ben, no matter what, I am legally your father’s wife. In the eyes of the law, I’m your mother! Are you standing up for your wife and bullying me?”
“Bullying you?” Ben found it quite ridiculous, and he couldn’t be
bothered to deal with Penelope. He held Susan’s hand and was ready to leave.
However, Susan stopped.
“What’s wrong” Ben looked at her.
“Wait a minite. With a sweet smile. Susan turned around, and tears quickly welled up in her eyes.
‘Aunt Penelope! Are you saying that I bullied you? That’s really unfair!” Penelope was such a skilled actress who could shed tears on cue, but little did she expect Susan to possess the same talent.
Penelope was slightly bewildered, and even her tears were flowing not as fast as just now.
However, Susan cried even more pitifully. “Aunt Penelope, we both respect you as our elder. I just want to beg you not to ruin Ben’s reputation anymore. While people outside may criticize him, our home should be a sanctuary where he can escape such judgments. As his wife, my only wish is for this home to always be a source of warmth for him. But Aunt Penelope, because of a servant, you accuse Ben of being strict and blame him for not being tolerant enough. Imagine how hurtful it must be for him to hear that!”
Susan’s voice even became hoarse. “He is also a person, and his heart can also feel pain. Aunt Penelope, I beg you, please give Ben and us a way out.”
The servants around were stealing glances at the commotion here.
Penelope was rendered speechless. She felt her heart ached even more,
This act of playing the victim was clearly her specialty, yet Susan’s tears came even more convincingly than hers.
“No, I have to do something.” Penelope thought.
Penelope took a deep breath and was about to cry again.
But Susan didn’t give her a chance. She cried even more miserably. “Aunt Penelope, the two of us really respect you, but I’ve had hypoglycemia since childhood and I haven’t had a chance to eat this morning. Ben is just concerned about me, and that’s why he asked me to eat first. Aunt Penelope, just allow me to have breakfast. I’ll serve you after that, okay?”
Penelope was completely stunned.
She was good at using the weapon of public opinion, and it was because of her methods that Ben gained such a bad reputation.
But now… Susan was even better at playing the victim than her.
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If she didn’t allow Susan to eat, wouldn’t she become an unreasonable elder?
Then her hard–earned good reputation would be ruined.
Penelope gritted her teeth and forced a smile, saying, “I… I didn’t mean that. Please go ahead and have your breakfast.”
“Thank you, Aunt Penelope,” Susan wiped away her tears and walked back to Ben.
She naturally took Ben’s hand.
As Ben looked at her teary–eyed face, he was somewhat confused, but then Susan blinked playfully at him.
A strange sensation washed over Ben’s heart, as if something gently brushed by his heart, giving him a tingling feeling he couldn’t quite describe.
She was really different.
Ben couldn’t help but put on a light smile.
Once they were out of Penelope’s sight, Susan stuck out her tongue. “Fortunately, you came in time.”
Ben chuckled. “You seemed to be handling everything with ease.”
“It’s just acting, after all. After you see enough of it, you’ll know how to handle it.” Susan shrugged nonchalantly.
Yana was no less of an actress than Penelope.
However, Susan felt she owed Yana, so she always compromised.
But she didn’t owe Penelope anything, so she wouldn’t compromise with
“See enough of it?” Ben keenly caught onto the key point.
“It’s nothing.” Susan waved her hand, not intending to dwell on the topic. Thinking of the documents he had just acquired, Ben looked at Susan with a deep gaze.
It seemed that the things written on those documents only scratched the surface.
But it didn’t matter. He had a lifetime to know his wife.
Ben ruffled Susan’s hair again. He suddenly liked this gesture. Probably it was because Susan’s hair was smooth and soft, feeling very pleasant.
“In the future, don’t argue with them.” Ben said, “Even if it’s acting, I don’t
want to see you cry. Reputation and such are not important to me.”
There was tenderness in Ben’s words.
Susan’s heart skipped a beat.
She clenched her hands nervously but still looked at him bravely, saying, “Ben. I know you’re strong and not afraid of rumors from the outside world, but that’s not a reason for others to falsely accuse you.”
In just one day. Susan had seen through a lot of things. She was sure that Ben’s stepmother contributed a lot to his bad reputation!
Susan’s gaze was clear, with a hint of seriousness.
Ben’s heart fluttered, suddenly recalling that stubborn and brave girl standing alone in front of the priest that day.
“I know you don’t like getting involved in verbal disputes, but now that I’m here. I will help you explain all those things said about you,” Susan said. “Someone as good as you shouldn’t be subjected to such
Ben was surprised at her words.
After a long time, he bent down and slowly approached Susan.
They stood so close that Susan could even feel Ben’s breath.
Ben stared at her intently, thinking, “She’s really not afraid of my face, but she’s genuinely a bit nervous. Nervous about what? Is she afraid that I will kiss her? But she was very brave when she kissed me in the church.”
Thinking of that scene, a hint of amusement appeared in Ben’s eyes.
He straightened up and said casually, “Stop praising me.”
Susan, who was waiting for Ben’s kiss, thought in surprise, “Is that all?”
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