Chapter 523 Wife For Vito
“How am I supposed to stay calm?” Nathaniel roared.
It was Sebastian’s first time seeing Nathaniel lose control over his emotions. The thought of Christina dead. made him cry as well, but he still had to say, “Mr. Hadley, I’m sure Mrs. Hadley won’t want to see anything happen to you. Moreover, you have Mr. Lucas and Ms. Camila to take care of. What will they do if you’re gone too?”
Camila and Lucas were the last lifebuoys thrown at Nathaniel, and he finally calmed down at the mention. of their names.
When Sebastian saw that Nathaniel had finally stopped struggling, he quickly took the opportunity to drag Nathaniel back to the shore.
However, Nathaniel fell terribly ill after returning. He had a high fever, and his fever ramblings consisted of Christina’s name and nothing else.
It was as if the couple was connected in mind. In her dreams. Christina saw Nathaniel falling sick during his desperate but fruitless search for her.
No matter how loudly she cried out for him, he would not wake.
Christina woke up with a start, cold sweat coating her back and forehead.
As she wiped away the sweat on her forehead, she glanced at the curtainless windows, only to realize that the sun was up.
Now, she was staying at Vito’s house. As there was only one room in the clinic, it was usually reserved for patients.
After resting a few days on the island, Christina had recovered much. She had regained most of her strength too, but her leg was still injured, so she could not walk for long.
Vito made a walking cane for Christina so that she could walk around without any help for short distances.
Miriam was nice to Christina too. She gave Christina some of the clothes she wore when she was younger to change into.
When Christina opened the door of the clinic, she was greeted by the scent of salty sea breeze and the sound of chirping birds.
It was already late fall, but the cold was gentle on the island.
“Christina, you’re awake?” When Miriam, who was fixing the fishing net in the courtyard, saw Christina coming out of the building, she hurried to bring the oatmeal out of the kitchen.
“Okay.” Once Christina washed up, she sat down to eat the oatmeal.
“Did Vito go out fishing?” Christina asked when she saw no signs of Vito around.
It had been a few days since her arrival on the island, and she had familiarized herself with certain. routines on the island.
There were few people on the island, and both men and women made their living through fishing.
However, they did not lead lives like city people. They woke when the sun came up and went to bed when the sun went down. In other words, they had few entertainment activities.
“It’s nothing. There was a typhoon last night, and a few trees collapsed. Unfortunately, they hit the village. chief’s roof, so the village chief asked Vito to help out,” Miriam explained.
Christina was not aware of that, but she guessed she had been too deeply asleep.
However, the mention of the village chief’s house reminded her of how Vito told her that the village chief’s phone was broken when she wanted to contact Nathaniel the other day.
She wondered if it was fixed yet.
“Can I go and take a look?” Christina asked after a moment of contemplation.
Miriam lifted her head in surprise. “What for? It’s not as if you can help them out.”
Christina frankly replied. “I’ve been missing for a few days. I’d like to borrow the village chief’s landline to tell my family that I’m safe.”
A guilty look flashed past Miriam’s face. Worried that Christina would notice it, she quickly shifted her stool and said, “You’re such an impatient child. It’s just a typhoon. All landlines are having issues now. Moreover, we’ll send you back once that motor fishing boat is fixed. It’s just a matter of days, so what’s the rush? Also, can you even walk to the village chief’s house with this leg?”
Christina did not suspect a thing, for Miriam’s words were true.
Not only was Vito her savior, but she was even staying in Vito’s place. She was eating his food and wearing his mother’s clothes. She felt bad about it.
Earnestly, Christina answered, “Ma’am, once I’m home, I’ll thank you and Vito properly.”
Miriam did not pay attention to her words, however, for she had her own plan. All she did was smile and nod at Christina.
Christina had nothing to do after breakfast, so she sat in the courtyard and enjoyed the breeze.
Right then, a few women walked past the house and glanced inward.
The fence was made of wood, so nothing on the inside could be concealed by it.
When they saw the beautiful Christina, they paused and began talking among themselves.
“Ms. Landry, is this the girl that Vito picked up from the sea?” someone yelled.
Miriam raised her head to look outside.
Everyone on the island knew about how Vito had saved someone from the sea, and now, these women. were here for the gossip.
Afraid that those women would frighten Christina, Miriam mumbled a yes.
However, the women did not want to leave so soon. They began chattering instead. “Where did she come from? She looks gorgeous! She’s not the daughter of a god of the sea, is she?”
“Yes, she looks attractive. Do you see how fair and soft she looks?”
All women and girls on the island had tanned skin from the constant sun exposure, so Christina’s fair skin seemed exceptionally unique to them.
“Wait a second, Ms. Landry. Your son hasn’t married yet, right? Look, you have the best girl for him right here.”
Christina, who had been resting with closed eyes, twitched a little when she heard that.
Her plans were nearly exposed, so Miriam quickly took a broom to shoo the others away.
The others left unwillingly, muttering, “Id say Vito’s mom is keeping the girl around because she wants. the girl to be Vito’s wife.”
“Yes, I think so too. How many days has it been since then, but she’s still keeping the girl around.”
“That girl won’t like Vito. Look at her. She’s clearly from a rich family.”
Once those women were gone, Miriam turned to face Christina.
When she saw Christina looking at her, she guiltily and awkwardly said, “Don’t listen to them. Village girls like us like to gossip.”
Christina frowned. Even though Miriam schooled her features to a neutral look, Christina noticed how Miriam did not dare to look at her.
In other words, the latter had to be feeling guilty.
Could those women be right?
The second that thought popped into her head, Christina nearly jumped in fright.
“Ma’am, my head’s hurting, so I’m going back in,” Christina lied, pretending to be unwell.
Hearing that, Miriam hurried over to her and ushered her in. “It must be the cold! Go into the house to rest quickly!”
Christina finally felt a tinge of security once she closed the door behind her.
Even though Miriam and Vito were nice to her, it was apparent that she could not stay on the island any longer.
No matter what, she had to come up with a way to leave this place.