Chapter 11: Visiting Elizabeth Jones
Today was the first day of the training.
Carson only asked us to gather together in order to emphasize how important discipline was, and briefly introduce the content of the training.
Then, he dismissed us and told us to go back and get some rest.
After all, we had just arrived here today.
The formal training would begin tomorrow.
Although the trainees were dismissed, I had to follow Prince Anthony’s order and stay behind in the training ground.
Skylar wanted to stay with me, but I persuaded her to go back.
With tears in her eyes, she took one last look at me before leaving reluctantly.
Everyone knew that I was going to be punished for being late.
All the other trainees left the training ground one after another.
Before leaving, Barbara shot me a gloating smile.
After the other trainees had left, Carson also left at Prince Anthony’s instruction, leaving only me, the prince, and his two attendants in the vast training ground.
“Mr.Jones,” I greeted, bowing to Prince Anthony.
“Have you realized your fault?” Anthony asked in a cold tone as usual.
“Yes.I shouldn’t have come late.No matter what, I should abide by the rules.Since I broke the rules, I have to be punished,” I replied respectfully with my head down.
“Good.” Prince Anthony gave me a nod of approval.
Then, he pointed at the obstacle course behind him and said, “Your punishment is to pass through the entire obstacle course in thirty seconds.”
When I took a better look at the area behind him, I gasped in shock.
On the wide field, there were so many obstacles, such as three-step piles, a ditch, a low wall, a high jumping platform, a single plank bridge, a high wall, and so on.
How would I be able to clear all of them in thirty seconds? It would only be possible if I grew wings and flew over them.
“What? Do you have any objection?” Prince Anthony asked, raising his eyebrow.
“No, not at all, Mr.Jones!”
I immediately sprinted towards the field, not daring to delay for another moment.
Prince Anthony always meant what he said.It was unwise to question his decisions.
If I delayed any further or tried to bargain with him, I would probably receive an even harsher punishment.
One by one, I began to pass the obstacles.
Prince Anthony stood by the side, personally keeping time for me.
The first time I cleared the obstacles, it took me two minutes.
When I came back to Prince Anthony and heard the time from him, my face turned red in embarrassment.
It was nowhere near thirty seconds! Prince Anthony started the timer again expressionlessly.
“Again.” I went through the obstacles over and over again.
Each time, I found that it was a little easier.
My skills were constantly improving, and I gradually learned to clear the obstacles in the most efficient way I could to shorten the time.
Soon, my clothes were soaked with sweat, which dripped down on the field.
The sun was shining high in the sky, and I felt hot and sticky all over.
But since Prince Anthony was here with me, I didn’t complain.
The time it took for me to clear the obstacles was gradually growing shorter and shorter.
One and a half minutes, one minute, fifty seconds… I didn’t know how many times I tried.
When I rushed to Prince Anthony for the last time, panting and on the verge of collapse, he said, “Thirty seconds.”
I almost dropped to my knees right there.I finally made it! After exerting myself for so long, I used up all my strength.
All my limbs were numb, and I felt as if my body wasn’t even mine anymore.
I knew that I must look extremely messy and disheveled.
My whole body was covered with a mixture of sweat and mud.
I probably looked like I had just been pulled out of a quagmire.
There was no way I would be late after this! I couldn’t go through such a torturous punishment again.
“Well done!” Prince Anthony looked down at me and nodded with a faint smile.
“Are you tired?” I was confused.
Was I just imagining things? To me, it seemed like he was smiling. His sudden tenderness left me at a loss.
Was this ruthless, cold-faced prince actually praising me? And was he caring about me? It didn’t make sense.
“I’m not tired. I can hold on,” I replied breathlessly.
Despite how exhausted I was, I couldn’t help but smile.
Looking at his handsome face, which was so close to me, I was dazed for a moment.
To be honest, he was the most handsome man I had ever seen.
“Go back and have a rest.” Prince Anthony’s tone softened.
“I’ll take you to see my mother in the afternoon.” Prince Anthony asked me to be his mate only to fulfill his mother’s last wish.
I wasn’t surprised to hear that he wanted to take me to visit her.I suddenly felt a little embarrassed.
Apart from the set of training clothes that had been given to me when I arrived here, the only clothes I had were the worn-out rags that I had brought from Dark River Pack.
Those were the clothes I’d worn as a slave.
There was no way I could show up wearing such clothes in front of Mrs.Elizabeth Jones, let alone as her son’s mate. I clutched my clothes and was getting nervous.
“It doesn’t matter.I will ask someone to prepare clothes for you.” Hearing Prince Anthony’s words, I breathed a sigh of relief.
In the afternoon, I arrived at the seaside port as Prince Anthony had asked.His private yacht was already parked there.
Sure enough, he prepared clothes for me to wear.
In the cabin of the yacht, I changed into the beautiful court-style dress and gracefully circled around in front of the mirror.
The hemline of the dress was embroidered with golden threads that shone brightly in the sun.
The dress was cinched at the waist, which hugged my curves and outlined my figure.
I didn’t expect that Prince Anthony would have such good taste when it came to women’s clothes.
The dress was elegant and decent, and the matching jewelry was also very attractive.
As soon as I opened the door of the cabin, I saw Anthony leaning against the railing on the deck with his arms crossed.
When he looked at me, I could see a flicker of appreciation in his eyes.
“Is this okay?” I asked, biting my lower lip.
“You look beautiful,” he said sincerely.
“It just shows that you have good taste, Mr.Jones.” I smiled.
We took the yacht out of Marge Island, and then took a car to the royal palace of Osman Kingdom.
I consciously sat in the back seat, but to my surprise, Prince Anthony asked me to sit in the front.
Prince Anthony personally opened the door of the passenger seat for me.
I couldn’t help but feel flattered as I got into the car. I could tell that he would be very good to his real mate when he found her in the future. It was said that the royal palace of Osman Kingdom was very beautiful.
And since it overlooked the sea, the scenery was breathtaking.
Although I was mentally prepared to see the palace, the magnificent sight that greeted me still left me stunned.
The series of tall buildings were located on a high cliff by the sea, covering a vast area.
The entire design was solemn, with an aura of mystery.
But under the bright sun, the palace shone with a golden light.
I couldn’t help but straighten my back and walk in a poised way as I walked among these buildings.
As soon as Anthony and I got out of the car, many servants came to help us with our luggage.
I wanted to give a gift to Mrs.Jones, but I didn’t have anything to give, so Prince Anthony prepared a gift on my behalf.
Every single part of the palace was neat and in order, unlike the packs I used to live in.
The servants here were gentle and respectful.
Even though I was an ordinary werewolf, they didn’t look down on me.
After passing through several corridors, I finally saw Elizabeth inside an elegantly decorated room.