Chapter 47: How could it possibly be that woman?
In the blink of an eye, the ship docked slowly.
Martina had almost vomited several times, and now that she saw the ship docking, she was prepared to disembark.
Although Adam was playing cards, his gaze would consciously or unconsciously fall on
Whether it was his eyes playing tricks on him or something else, he had a constant feeling that this woman in front of him was familiar.
It was as if he had actually seen her somewhere before, but this thought made Adam somewhat restless.
“Something’s not right. I have to go out and take a look. This woman might actually be someone I know!” After saying that, Adam quickly walked towards Martina’s direction. At the same time, Martina blended back into the crowd and began to disembark.
By the time Adam reached the deck to see Martina, she had already stepped off the ship. He had arrived just a tad too late.
Adam vaguely caught a glimpse of Martina’s profile, and his heart was instantly shaken. “How could it be her? Martina?!”
He couldn’t believe it. He would rather believe that the woman in front of him might be
someone he had played with before than to suspect that this person was actually Martina.
It was simply too unbelievable.
Almost as soon as this thought arose, it was ruthlessly suppressed by Adam.
He shook his head vigorously, refusing to believe everything before his eyes. “It’s impossible, absolutely impossible. I must be seeing things. Otherwise, how could that woman appear in this place?”
Even though that woman had been impressive lately, she hadn’t returned to Benjamin’s
side for such a long time.
According to her personality, she wouldn’t run so far away. This village, which looked rundown and boring, was definitely not a place Martina would willingly stay in!
That woman was a gold digger!
How could she possibly be willing to give up a wealthy life and appear in such a rundown place? It was simply unbelievable!
His friends also cast curious glances at Adam. “Hey, Adam, what are you muttering to yourself? Share something interesting with your brothers.”
Adam couldn’t see the woman’s face as he had hoped, and he vented all his
dissatisfaction on the people behind him.
He glared at the person who spoke. “Mind your own business. Why are you talking to me? Be careful, or I’ll slap you into the sea!”
As the ship set sail again, Adam didn’t have the desire to disembark and take a look
Instead, he narrowed his eyes and sneered. Especially when he thought about how
Martina might be suffering in some obscure corner during this time, it brought him great.
His words were particularly harsh.
“Martina, you think you can compare yourself to my sister? Look at yourself! My sister
is a princess, and you’re nothing!
“It seems even Benjamin has lost patience with you during this time. Otherwise, how could he allow you to stay outside for so long?
“Indeed, your good days are about to come to an end!”
Martina was unaware of the events that transpired with Adam during her absence. Instead, she carried her bag and disembarked from the ship.
As she gazed at the entirely unfamiliar surroundings, fear didn’t grip her. Instead, she experienced an unparalleled sense of peace and security.
Perhaps, only by starting anew like this could she truly move forward. As long as everything could be reset, it wasn’t too late.
Martina took a moment to observe the layout of the village. It was one of those places surrounded by the sea on all four sides, meaning that if she wanted to leave, she would
have to take a ship.
Fortunately, the village was not small, and it seemed to have a considerable population. Moreover, the scenery was pleasant. If she wanted to find a place to settle down, this would indeed be a great option!
Considering Benjamin’s personality, he would surely expect her to find a place that was convenient in terms of transportation and other aspects.
However, she chose to go against his expectations completely, breaking away from his previous assumptions and speculations.
This created a discrepancy in information, allowing Martina to stay in this place. for a longer period. If she ever grew tired of it, she could simply take another ship and leave.
With these thoughts in mind, Martina felt motivated and walked with confidence.
Her arrival immediately caught the attention of many people.
Some were fishing by the sea, while others toiled diligently in the village, reminiscent of life in the old society. It felt warm and comforting at first glance.
One man, who appeared to be in his forties, took the initiative to approach Martina.
“Hello, Ma’am. It seems that you’re not from our village. May I ask what brings you here?” his face showed curiosity as he spoke. “I am just asking. Please don’t take offense. I am the Chief of Timbercrest Village, Jeb Huckleberry. Nice to meet you.”
Due to the inconvenience of transportation in this area, many people from the village. chose to leave and pursue opportunities elsewhere.
That was why the people here were very curious about the motives of someone who willingly came to their village.
It was unlikely that they had nothing better to do and were just wasting time and
Moreover, the arrival of an attractive and elegant young lady like Martina raised concerns that she might bring trouble.
Martina noticed the cautiousness of these people towards her but didn’t want to reveal
her true purpose.
After all, it was wise to be cautious as there was no guarantee that these people didn’t have any ill intentions.
For safety, Martina had to come up with a casual lie.
“Nice to meet you, Mr. Huckleberry. I am Martina Martinez. Actually, I’m a writer. When I have free time, I like to find a beautiful and tranquil environment to seek inspiration,” she said. “I noticed that this village called Timbercrest has a stunning and peaceful environment, and most importantly, there’s no disturbance. So, I thought of temporarily staying here for a
Seeing the Chief remaining silent with a skeptical expression, she continued speaking, “Don’t worry, I won’t cause you any trouble. I just need a place to stay temporarily.”
The Chief simply stared at Martina, appearing to contemplate whether or not to trust
Perhaps it was because Martina’s words and gaze were so sincere that it was difficult to doubt her true intentions.
Finally, the Chief agreed, “Well, Miss Martinez, if you’re just here for a visit and to relax, we certainly welcome you! But if by any chance you cause us any trouble, don’t blame us for being unfriendly!”