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As we continue with A Chaunce of Riches, Ben decides to stay and protect the wealthy Samantha Chaunce and her son even though his heart hasn't healed after her abandonment so many years before.
Ben sat quietly and watched her, Sam tried to go back to reading.
“So what happened to you Sam? I really thought we had the same values and the same dreams, when did money become so important to you?”
She didn’t want to have to defend herself to him, it would be too easy to be swept up in a lie. Looking away from him, she barely whispered, “what makes you think it wasn’t important all along?” She hoped that he couldn’t read the regret in her eyes.
“I thought I knew you better than anybody else just like I thought you knew me better; you were the only person I ever let get close to me.” He paused, “I thought our love was important to you.”