Outside the auction house, Susan looked up at Ben and smiled with pursed lips.
“What’s wrong?” Ben raised his eyebrows.
Susan kept smiling. “I thought you weren’t going to talk to me anymore.” Susan sensed Ben’s resistance to her in the morning.
Ben felt even more uneasy, but his face was still cold. “Don’t
misunderstand. It was that driver who called Grandpa and said you were being bullied. Grandpa called me and asked me to come over! That’s why I was forced to put aside my work and come here.”
While speaking, Ben became resentful about Susan being such a coward in front of others. “What’s wrong with you? You’re Mrs. Landor. How could you let that kind of person bully you?”
“The driver?” Susan was stunned for a moment.
The driver who popped out from nowhere smiled awkwardly, “Mrs. Landor, Mr. Landor asked me to follow you all the way, but I didn’t want to disturb you, so I secretly followed behind to protect you.”
“If this kind of thing happens again in the future, don’t call me. Just tell the people in the auction house and throw the troublemaker out, understand?” Ben glanced at the driver.
“Got it,” the driver responded immediately.
“People of the Landor family are not cowards like you.” Ben glanced at him in disgust. “How could Grandpa assign you such a task…”
As Ben was teaching the driver a lesson, he saw that Susan was still laughing.
Ben was speechless. “What are you laughing at?”
Susan’s eyes curved as she laughed. She took Ben’s hand and said seriously, “Ben, thank you.”
Her eyes were bright and looked even prettier than the moon at night. Ben winced indifferently. “There’s no need to say thank you. If people know that you, Mrs. Landor, can’t even afford a few pieces of jewelry, they must think I am very stingy! So, I’m here for my reputation, not for you. Next time, if you are still so incompetent, I will never help you again.”
Okay, I understand. Susan nodded, with a smile on her face. “But I just want to thank you.
Ben had no idea what to say.
He felt itke he was cold enough! How could Susan still smile so happily?
“Okay, if there’s nothing else, I’ll go first.” Ben decided that leaving was the best option.
“This woman doesn’t seem to have a normal brain. If I stay with her any longer, maybe I’m going crazy, too,” he thought.
“Wait a minute.” Susan grabbed his coat.
She didn’t use much force, but Ben subconsciously stopped.
He turned around and looked at Susan with some disdain. “What now?”
Not minding his harsh tone, Susan said with a smile, “Well, I couldn’t get in touch with you after what happened today, and I needed the help of the driver. As Mrs. Landor, if I don’t even have my husband’s number, wouldn’t that be inappropriate?”
Ben was speechless again.
He raised his eyebrows and said, “Give me your phone.”
Susan handed over her phone immediately.
Ben quickly typed his number into her phone and saved it.
“Just call this number if you need help in the future.” Then Ben added,
“Of course, you’d better not call me because I’m busy.”
“Well, don’t worry. I’m not one to frequently encounter difficulties.” Susan put her phone aside carefully.
Since his face was so scary, he believed no woman would fall in love with
But he vaguely felt that Susan kind of liked him.
He wouldn’t allow that to happen.
He was destined to spend his whole life punishing himself, so he decided to distance himself from Susan because he didn’t want to drag another person down.
He knew Susan should fall in love with a normal man,
Ben said in a plain tone, with his eyes darkened. “Susan, there is something I must tell you. I will never truly be with anyone in my life.
You are my wife, and I will give you everything I have except for my love
Susan gazed at Ben with her eyes widened.
Ben’s tone became even colder. ‘Are you surprised? Let me tell you a secret. The first wife I had, who was rumored to have drowned in the sea, did not actually die. I couldn’t give her a normal marriage, and she couldn’t tolerate that kind of life, so she begged me to let her go. I agreed and let her leave. People all think she’s dead.
“If you can’t stand this kind of life one day, just tell me, and I’ll let you go.”
When he let his ex–wife leave before, Ben felt relieved rather than sad.
But now, Ben somehow felt a little uncomfortable when he said that he would let Susan go if she asked him.
He suppressed the feeling and looked at Susan indifferently.
Even if Susan liked him before, she should give up after she knew how cold and heartless he was to his ex–wife.
But what he saw now… was actually Susan’s bright eyes.
“You really are a good person.” Susan’s eyes were shining brightly.
Ben was shocked.
Susan looked at Ben with a look of admiration, saying, “Because of this, it is said that you are evil to your wife and that you are suspected of killing your wife! Even so, you let her go to start a new life. Ben, you are so kind.”
Ben was a little stupefied.
What Susan said seemed to be quite reasonable. “Am I really a good person?” he wondered.
Susan smiled and said, “Ben, I know what you mean. You deliberately alienated me in the morning because you didn’t want me to have any expectations of you. You don’t have to do this. I won’t ask for anything that doesn’t belong to me. Whether you love me or not, I promised to spend the rest of my life with you, and I will stick to my oath. Of course, if you’re tired of me, just tell me and I’ll leave you alone.”
Ben looked at Susan and a voice sounded in his mind. “Oh my god. This woman must be crazily in love with me!”
Ben originally wanted Susan to realize he would never fall for her so that she would leave him alone, but she even said that she would be with him
for the rest of her life. Ben didn’t know how to deal with the situation
“This woman is really stubborn. If I really ignore her, will she cry all day long? That’s not what I want.” At the thought of this, Ben had a headache.
“I have something to deal with! See you!” Not knowing how to face Susan’s bright eyes, Ben ran away as quickly as possible after saying goodbye.
Watching his back, Susan chuckled softly.
The so–called tyrant was gentler than she had thought.
Susan was in a good mood when she came home with so many jewels. Despite receiving a call from Ben shortly after arriving home, informing her that he wouldn’t be returning tonight, Susan didn’t feel sad but wanted to laugh.
She thought that Ben was deliberately distancing himself from her.
But this time Ben seemed to be quite stubborn. He didn’t go home for the following week.
Before Charlie wanted to call Ben and force him to go home, Susan received a phone call.