“A mere couple of million and a trinket…” Everyone fell silent after hearing Ben’s words.
Yana felt overwhelmed by Ben’s imposing presence.
She couldn’t understand why Ben had suddenly appeared and was speaking up for Susan.
Could it be that Susan had truly tamed this tyrant? That couldn’t be possible!
Yana’s thoughts were in disarray.
Timothy pulled her behind him and looked directly at Ben. “Yana means. no harm; she’s just concerned about Susan.”
“You’re on a first–name basis with my wife now?” Ben sneered. “And you call this ‘no harm‘? Then what would you call ‘harmful, Timothy? If you find such a woman appealing, maybe you should get your eyes checked!”
“Timothy…” Yana started to cry, aggrieved.
Timothy hugged Yana pitifully and then turned to Ben, saying, “Mr. Landor, as a grown man, is it really appropriate for you to intimidate a defenseless woman like this?”
Ben couldn’t help but laugh at what he found amusing. “When all of you were ganging up on my wife, did you find it inappropriate then, huh?” Timothy frowned and looked at Susan. “Susan, Ben doesn’t know, but you know exactly that Yana has always been thoughtless in her words.”
Susan looked at Timothy calmly, as if she was staring at a complete
Her expression made Timothy’s heart skip a beat.
Ignoring Timothy, Susan took Ben’s hand and looked at him with rare tenderness. “Thank you.”
What was there to thank for?
Ben felt a bit awkward and intentionally lowered his tone. “Well, I just don’t want to see you embarrassing me in public.”
“Alright, I won’t from now on,” Susan replied, smiling at him.
Ben was at a loss for words.
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He knew she would just laugh it off.
Ben became more and more uncomfortable.
I don’t like it here. Let’s go,” Susan then said.
Ben glanced at Yana, who seemed downcast, and raised an eyebrow. “We don’t often come to events like this. Why rush to leave? Besides, you need a few pieces of jewelry.”
Ben calmly pulled Susan back to her seat.
Yana was so ashamed after being scolded by Ben, but she was also a little reluctant to leave directly.
In the past two months, this was the only upscale jewelry auction they had attended. If she left now, she might have to settle for some ordinary jewelry.
No, she couldn’t accept that!
With determination, Yana gritted her teeth and returned to her original
She could let Susan have the crown; there were better treasures to be found later, anyway!
The crown was respectfully handed to Susan by the auction staff.
Yana glanced at it, her heart aching, but she had to pretend that she didn’t care at all.
Perhaps because of Ben’s presence, the pace of the auction seemed to inexplicably quicken.
After several pieces of jewelry were sold, Yana spotted a necklace she liked.
She was about to ask Timothy to bid on it.
“Two million dollars,” Ben said indifferently.
“Okay, the necklace will be delivered to you immediately, Mr. Landor,” the auctioneer declared without waiting for other bids.
Timothy’s expression darkened. “Wait a moment. Others haven’t had a chance to bid yet!”
However, the auction staff simply ignored him, and the necklace was respectfully handed to Ben.
Ben cast a casual glance at Timothy, not uttering a word, but it felt as though he had said everything.
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Timothy instantly became furious,
He had grown accustomed to receiving praise as a business prodigy, but today, reality had humbled him.
In front of Ben, he was nothing.
The subsequent jewelry items, especially the valuable ones, were all effortlessly claimed by Ben.
Whenever he made a bid, no one dared to compete with him, and the auction staff eagerly brought the items to him.
Since Ben’s offers were fair, the auction house didn’t feel any loss.
In fact, they saw it as an opportunity to establish a connection with the Landor family and considered it a great profit.
The auction ended in a weird atmosphere.
It wasn’t until Ben and Susan left that the atmosphere gradually livened up.
“Wow, who would have thought Ben would show up at an event like this?” “I just did the math; he practically bought out the entire auction. He spent a total of 26 million!”
“That’s some serious splurging.”
“Didn’t they say Ben was ruthless and pushed his ex–wife into the sea?”
“Rumors are just rumors. Despite his rough exterior, he seems quite nice
“He sure knows how to spend money. I wish I had married him!”
“Even with all that money, I don’t know if I could handle that intimidating face…”
“Yeah, you’ve got a point…”
Although Ben still had a blemished reputation due to his facial injury, public perception of him had subtly shifted.
Yana listened, and it drove her almost crazy.
“Why? Why did Susan, instead of being tormented, seem to be cherished by Ben? Wasn’t he supposed to be a tyrant and a ruthless brute? Why did he suddenly change his image?” she cursed inwardly.
“Yana, next time, I’ll…” Timothy was silent for a while and tried to
“Next time?” Yana’s voice suddenly turned sharp. “The best items are all
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here in this auction!”
She looked menacing, and Timothy was taken aback.
Yana realized she had revealed too much and forced a smile, her eyes filled with tears as she looked at Timothy. “Timothy, I’m just so upset. Susan knew we were about to get engaged, and I really needed these jewels. Yet, she deliberately competed with me. Why is she treating me like this? Aren’t we sisters?”
As she was speaking, tears ran down her face.
A sense of sympathy overwhelmed Timothy. He couldn’t help but pull her into his embrace, his gaze slightly darkening.
Susan wasn’t supposed to be like this. But ever since she married Ben, she had changed so much.
Thinking of Ben, with his overpowering presence, Timothy couldn’t help but feel a strange mix of jealousy, resentment, and an unsettling sense of insecurity, which he didn’t even fully understand.
No matter what the rumors said about Ben, he was indeed showering Susan with extravagant gifts.
Could it be that Susan would one day completely fall in love with Ben?
Timothy’s heart trembled slightly.
“Timothy, do you think Susan is intentionally targeting me?” Yana continued to cry.
Timothy, almost reflexively, said, “Susan is not that kind of person. It’s all because of Ben.”
Yana’s gaze shifted briefly, but she quickly softened her tone. “Yeah, I think so too.”
But she slowly clenched her hands after saying that.
“Susan! You’re nothing more than my blood bank. Why do you get to enjoy Ben’s favor, and why does Timothy still have you on his mind?”
Yana’s eyes grew even darker.