Chapter 45: Today I Met Him
However, a person should always make progress. How could one remain stuck in the same pattern forever?
Martina had long grown tired of the life that being treated ambiguously and elusively. Now, she was determined to make a change.
Listening to the continuous sounds emanating from the ship, Martina casually found at
seat in the ship’s hall and sat down.
Since they weren’t too far from the shore at the moment, her position allowed her to
see the scenery by the dock.
As she inadvertently looked up, the cup in her hand fell to the ground as she saw Benjamin’s figure on the dock.
He appeared like Adonis, no matter where he showed up, always becoming the most
Martina’s heart skipped a beat, and she instinctively lowered her head, almost crouching
How could he react so quickly?
But as Martina pondered, she suddenly understood.
While she knew Benjamin, he also knew her just as well, if not better.
Benjamin had a firm grasp on her personality. If it weren’t for her stubbornness and the unprecedented choice she had made this time, she would probably have been taken back early on, just like before.
It was only natural for someone as intelligent as Benjamin to detect her actions at the
Fortunately, the ship had already set sail and there was no turning back.
Even though Martina couldn’t hear what Benjamin was saying on the shore, she could
Benjamin must be very angry, and his anger wasn’t solely because she had disappeared.
What’s more important was that he no longer had the ability to control her as easily as
Given Benjamin’s personality, he never liked anyone or anything getting out of his
That’s why he was so angry, even going as far as personally coming there to search for her. It wasn’t because of love. It was simply because of his pride and his arrogant nature.
Martina shook her head in mocking disbelief. Well, from that moment on, she had been
one step closer to freedom, and there was no need to return to the former prison.
Perhaps due to the stuffiness on the ship, she took off her disguise on her face.
As she watched people of various kinds passing by from time to time, Martinal
gradually relaxed a bit.
She got herself another glass of water, hoping to calm herself down. But unexpectedly, someone approached her for a conversation. “Hey, gorgeous, are you alone?”
Even if Martina didn’t turn around, she knew exactly who was trying to strike up a conversation with her. Why wouldn’t that guy just leave her alone?
It turned out to be Adam Paloma!
He came this time with his gang of friends to find a place to gamble.
Because there were some regulations and rules in some states, it wasn’t easy for them.
to gamble freely, so they chose to take a ship out.
But Adam never changed his ways and tried to talk to her.
Martina didn’t know why he appeared in such a place, but for safety, she quickly put her hat back on and left without looking back.
Adam was left puzzled. “What’s wrong? Did I look really bad today? Why did this
woman just walk away without even turning around?”
There were still many playboys behind him, and they shook their heads, saying, “Impossible! Mr. Paloma is HOT today.”
“That woman must have no taste! But Adam, you don’t need to give a damn. If she wants to leave, let her go. It’s her loss.”
Adam was instantly pleased. “Yeah, you’re damn right. That woman just blew a golden opportunity. Who the hell does she think she is disrespecting me like that?”
As he spoke, he seemed to remember something and added, “By the way, don’t tell anyone about what happened today. If people find out we’re gambling, the consequences would be unimaginable!”
Everyone nodded in agreement, without any doubt about what Adam said.
Adam looked at Martina, who quickly blended into the crowd, deep in thought. “But why do I always feel like I’ve seen that woman somewhere before? Maybe she’s one of my ex- girlfriends I played with before?”
Adam rubbed his chin and carefully thought about the woman. She did seem familiar, but she didn’t resemble any of his ex-girlfriends. What could she be?
The others were even more clueless. They never bothered to take a close look at
Martina’s appearance; at most, they only saw her back.
Martina continued walking, leaving the lobby, and made sure that Adam didn’t follow
her before she could relax a little.
“Why does that person keep haunting me? Is this some sort of cosmic clash in our
destinies or what?!” Martina thought, rubbing her temples in frustration as a headache.
started to creep in.
Every time she encountered that person, it never turned out well. Moreover, it seemed like she always ran into him when she was in a miserable state.
Of course, Martina didn’t believe it was a damn telepathic connection between them;
instead, she simply saw that person as a jinx.
Fortunately, each person on the ship had a separate resting room.
Martina didn’t want to show her face again, so she simply hid in her room while looking out at the scenery, intending to find a suitable place to stay.
Once in the room, Martina couldn’t bear it any longer and decided to call Elena.
At this time, Elena had just finished showering. When she saw the familiar yet unfamiliar number, she didn’t even have time to dry her hands before answering the call.
“Martina!” Elena was extremely excited..
Because the two of them had agreed long ago that unless Martina initiated contact, Elena should never reach out to her.
Despite feeling reluctant and worried, Elena still followed Martina’s instructions, afraid. that it might bring trouble upon her.
Now that she finally received a call from her best friend, she was surely very excited. A faint smile finally appeared on Martina’s face. “Yeah, it’s me.”
Elena asked, “Why did you think of calling me at this time? By the way, I heard that today Benjamin seems to have left the city! He left LA.”
Even if Elena hadn’t mentioned it, Martina already knew.
She replied, “I know. I met him today.”
Elena exclaimed, “What?! Where are you now? Are you okay? He didn’t capture you,
“Capture”? This word was used very well.
Martina burst into laughter and reassured, “No, no, don’t worry. Let me clarify. While I
did see him, he didn’t see me.”