Chapter 10: Prince Anthony’s Decision
The she-wolf I just befriended was Anna of the Red Sun Pack.
She was the daughter of her pack’s Alpha.
She spoke elegantly as expected from one who was born to a noble family.
There was a world of difference between her and a ***** like Jennifer.
Once I won Anna’s favor with a little flattery, we had a nice chat.
I planned to get all the she-wolves on my side in order to isolate Jennifer.
As soon as I entered my dorm room, I heard a whistle coming from downstairs, and then the announcement about the emergency assembly followed.
When Anna and I passed by the door to Jennifer’s room, I noticed that Jennifer was occupied with another she-wolf who was with her in her room.
I also noticed that the key to her room was still inserted in the lock.
I suddenly had a great idea.
I quickly closed the door of her room and locked it.
Imagining Jennifer getting anxious and desperate made me extremely happy.
“Anna, remember that *****.Her name is Jennifer.She’s a member of my pack, but she is a slave.”
I locked arms with Anna as I continued to belittle Jennifer.
“She has sticky fingers.She also seduced the werewolves of our pack.Her private life is a mess.”
“Oh my ***, she sounds so awful!”Anna exclaimed in surprise.
“But what you said makes sense.I knew there was something off about her.And you know what, Barbara? I hate promiscuous ******* the most!”
“She really is a *****.” My lip curled in disdain.
“We should teach her a lesson.”
“You just locked her up in her own room.Isn’t that too light of a punishment?”Anna said with a smirk.
“A ***** like her deserves a more cruel method.”
“We have time so there’s no need to rush.”
The corner of my mouth rose in excited anticipation.
Anna and I were on the same side.
From now on, Jennifer was going to have a difficult time.
Anna and I headed downstairs and rushed to the training ground.
After hearing the whistle, all the other trainees hurried to the training ground as well.
Some of them were still wearing their indoor slippers.
The drillmaster in charge of training us was a man named Carson.
He wore a black training suit with a serious expression on his face.
Carson was said to be a very strict drillmaster.
“Is everyone here?”
Carson walked over to us.
“It’s the first assembly.Why are you so slow? Are you asking to be punished?”
Hearing this, the trainees stood straight and lowered their gazes.
These werewolves, who were used to getting special treatment from their own packs, had to learn to obey orders now that they were at the training ground.
“Mr.Carson, there are two trainees who haven’t arrived yet,”said a lycan who was responsible for checking attendance dutifully.
“Which two?”Carson’s expression darkened.
“Those who fail to follow the rules will be severely punished!”
His declaration made me so happy I nearly cheered out loud.
The two trainees they spoke of were obviously Jennifer and the ***** next door.
Suddenly, Carson knelt down on one knee and paid his respects to the person who had just arrived.
It was Prince Anthony.
He must have come here to inspect the new trainees.
Prince Anthony, accompanied by two attendants, strode to the front of the team with a cold expression.
All the trainees saluted him in unison.
He mumbled a response while his eyes scanned our group.
The prince’s gaze was so sharp that some trainees ended up holding their breaths.
“Mr.Jones, two trainees have yet to report for the first assembly,”
Carson informed him.
Towards us, Carson was an iron-fisted drillmaster.
But before Prince Anthony, he was as submissive as a slave.
Anthony looked at the trainees with a lackluster expression.
“I’ll go and find them myself.”
He wanted to find them in person? Did the prince already know that Jennifer was one of them? He was going to find that ***** himself? While I gazed at the prince’s handsome face, I became so jealous that I couldn’t help stamping my foot.
**** it! Why was the prince bothering to search for a slave? “Mr.Jones, it’s just two trainees.You don’t need to find them yourself.”
Carson wiped the sweat on his forehead.
Prince Anthony didn’t even reply.
He merely glanced at Carson, and the drillmaster immediately stopped talking.
Everyone present watched Anthony leave for the dorMs.When he was far away, everyone started to breathe easier again.
Skylar and I remained locked up in my room.
We tried many different methods, but we still couldn’t open the door.
I thought of breaking down the door, but it was very solid, and I didn’t want to destroy public property on my first day of training.
When the whistling became more pressing, I started to feel anxious.
“Jennifer, are we going to get in trouble because of this?” Skylar started crying.
“It took me a lot of effort just to make it here.I don’t want to get sent back.”
“It’s not that serious.Don’t panic.”
I patted her on the back, gently reassuring her.
We wandered around the room for quite a while.
We even considered jumping out the window, but our dorm rooms were too high up.
Jumping from that height would be courting death.
And just when we were feeling quite desperate, I heard footsteps.
“Is anyone out there?” I ran back to the door and started banging my hands against it.
“Is anyone out there? We got locked in the room.Can you do us a favor?”
Being nervous made me sweaty.
I pressed my ear against the door to listen for any sounds from the other side.
Finally, the footsteps stopped.
Not long after, the door to my room swung open.
When I saw who stood on the other side of the door, I felt so relieved that I nearly burst into tears.
It was Prince Anthony! However, he looked at us expressionlessly, and I couldn’t tell what he was thinking.
“Thank you, Mr.Jones.”
I dragged Skylar forward, and we bowed to him to express our gratitude.
“Go downstairs for the assembly.”
Prince Anthony glanced at me indifferently.
“You’re already late.”
Skylar openly stared at him, probably charmed by his appearance.
After hearing him speak, she muttered, “We’ve been framed, Mr.Jones.
Two trainees locked the door on purpose in hopes of making us late.”
Anthony said nothing else and turned to leave.
Skylar looked like she wanted to explain further, but I grabbed her arm and followed after the prince.
“Let’s talk about it later, Skylar.We should hurry and join the others.”
The prince led us to the training ground himself.
Skylar and I followed him closely.
This man was moody and dangerous.
But it was undeniable that he had helped me out a lot.
When we arrived at the training ground, Prince Anthony handed us over to Carson.
He calmly announced, “Because Jennifer and Skylar were late to the assembly, they shall be severely punished in public to serve as a warning to all of the trainees.”
“Mr.Jones, we were framed!”
Skylar’s cheeks reddened in anxiety.
“Someone deliberately locked us in the room, which is why we were late!”
“Being late is no one else’s fault but your own.You must pay for the consequences of your actions.This is a rule that everybody needs to obey.”
Prince Anthony merely glanced at Skylar, and she immediately stopped talking.
I tugged on her sleeve to help calm her down.
I was vaguely aware of the prince’s temper.
It would be better for us to just accept the punishment.
“Mr.Jones, Skylar and I were late.For that, we apologize and accept the consequences.However, if there’s anyone at fault, it’s me.Skylar has nothing to do with our being late so please spare her,”
I sincerely begged Prince Anthony while bowing to him.
Prince Anthony nodded.
“Stay behind after today’s training is done.Alone.”
“Yes, Mr.Jones.” I looked up at him gratefully.
Skylar was deeply touched that I was willing to accept punishment all by myself.
“I’m sorry.You shouldn’t have to…”
“You did nothing wrong,” I reassured her immediately.
This all happened because of Barbara’s trickery.
Skylar shouldn’t be punished when I was the reason why she had gotten in trouble.
The whistle sounded once more.
Carson declared the start of today’s training session, and we joined the rest of the trainees.
Barbara looked smugly at me.
I gritted my teeth and tamped down my anger.
I kept this moment in mind.
She was going to pay the price sooner or later.
We would see if she could still smile then.