Chapter 14: Love On The Training Ground
Prince Anthony seemed to be looking at me and Daniel.
After letting his gaze linger on me a second longer, he turned away and then left without a backward glance.
I scratched my head in confusion.
What was the matter with Anthony? Was he just some moody werewolf? Or did I somehow offend him? “Jennifer, what’s on your mind?”
Daniel waved his hand in front of me, trying to get my attention.
“Is something bothering you?”
“What? Oh, it’s nothing.”I gestured for him to sit next to me on the lawn.
“Thanks for bringing snacks!”
“No worries.We’re friends.”
He opened the shopping bag and handed me a bag of chips.
“I heard that girls like eating chips, so I figured you might want some, too.”
Friends? What a precious word! He was the noble Alpha’s heir, yet he was willing to be friends with someone like me.
“That’s really nice of you, Daniel.Yes, we are friends.” My eyes stung a little.
I was so moved that I found myself wanting to cry.
I took the snack gratefully, tore the bag open, and shared the chips with him.
“Jennifer, you did great today,” Daniel said.
“I’m honored to be friends with you!”
Even though we had just met, it felt like we were old friends.
I felt like I could talk to him about anything under the sun.
We talked for so long and covered so many topics that we realized we had a lot of things in common.
Daniel was well-informed, funny, and outgoing.
Chatting with him was pretty fun. I felt very lucky to have him as a friend.
“You know what? Anthony is as emotionless as a psychopath,” I complained, pursing my lips.
“Carson is harmless compared to the prince!”
“Really? Is he that scary?” Daniel seemed to be amused.
“Carson is well-known for his strictness. Is the prince really harsher than him?”
“Yes! I am telling the truth!” I rubbed my sore shoulder and winced.
“Every day after training, I feel like I’m going to collapse.” Daniel didn’t reply.
He looked at me sympathetically, waiting for me to continue.
“Actually, there’s something I can’t seem to wrap my head around.Prince Anthony is always scowling. Doesn’t he ever get tired? I seldom ever see any other expression on his face…”
Recalling the cold expression on my trainer’s face, I pouted. Just then, Daniel seemed to see something behind me and his expression changed dramatically.
But I continued to rant, regardless.
“Daniel, if you were trained by the prince for just one day, you’d know how I feel. Sometimes, I wonder if I’ll freeze to death under his cold stare. You don’t know how scary his eyes look! Plus, he’s moody. I can never guess what he’s thinking. And why can’t he change his expression? If he keeps this up, won’t he get Bell’s palsy?”
Recalling the cold expression on my trainer’s face, I pouted. He started to wink at me exaggeratedly, as though he wanted to say something.
Only then did I realize something was wrong. I turned around and looked up, only to see Anthony’s icy face.
At that moment, I felt as if I stepped right into ****.
All the color drained from my face and my heart seemed to stop beating. Oh, my ***!
“Well…” I tried to find the words to explain to him, but I soon found that I had nothing coherent to say.
“If you have the energy to talk about such nonsense, it seems I didn’t train you hard enough today. Let’s add two more hours.”
Without waiting for a response, Anthony turned around and headed back towards the training ground.me.
“Jennifer, return to the team for the time being.After the training ends, stay behind to receive your punishment.”
As Kevin passed by me, Prince Anthony declared that I was also to be punished.
“Mr.Jones, Kevin harassed me. I was forced to fight back. I didn’t do anything wrong,”
I protested as I couldn’t accept that I was getting punished as well and I tried to defend my actions.But Prince Anthony didn’t even allow me to explain.
In the end, Kevin was severely punished, and I was not spared, either.Prince Anthony asked me to stay behind after training to accept my punishment.It had only been two days since I arrived at Marge Island.
Why did I have to receive two punishments in a row? I was the unluckiest werewolf ever! After all, I hadn’t started the fight.
I was just trying to defend myself.No matter how I thought about it, I found the prince’s judgment really unfair.
I finished today’s training indignantly.After everyone else left the training ground, I walked up to the prince.
“Mr.Jones, how are you going to punish me today?”I asked curtly, fuming in anger.
Normally, I would never dare to disrespect a member of the royal family, no matter what.But today, I wasn’t reconciled by his decision at all.
“I didn’t ask you to stay behind to actually give you punishment,” Prince Anthony said with a slightly amused smile.
“Jennifer, I saw your training today. Among this group of trainees, you are the most talented one.I can also see how strong you are.”
For a long time, I was stunned.I wasn’t imagining things.
The prince was really smiling at me! The way the corners of his mouth slowly curled up made me feel dizzy.
Moreover, was he serious about what he said just now? He knew how strong I was? My dissatisfaction with him vanished in an instant.
“But you can still be stronger,”Prince Anthony said.
“You’ll do the attacking and defending training again.But this time, you have to take me as your opponent.”
Although I was a little excited at his suggestion, I couldn’t help but hesitate.He was a prince.I didn’t dare to act rashly.
“Don’t worry.Let’s start,”
Prince Anthony urged in a cold voice and punched me at the same time.
Watching his fist aim toward me, I had no choice but to jump into action and fight against him.
“Yes, that’s it.Your punches have to be quick and forceful, and your feet have to be nimble,” he guided me patiently.
After a while, he held my wrist with his warm fingertips.
The heat on my skin made my ears turn red.The prince’s touch was something that I couldn’t ignore.
The sun was setting, which meant that Prince Anthony and I had already been sparring in the training ground for a long time.
I was desperate to become stronger, so I hung on to every word that he said.
His instructions were very useful.
Under his guidance, my attack and defense abilities improved rapidly.
I was probably blessed to have the chance to train with the prince one-on-one.
I had to cherish this rare opportunity.
However, Anthony’s standards ended up being too high.
Moreover, his attitude made me feel uneasy.
He was way too serious! Even Carson, the tough drillmaster, was amiable compared to the prince.
“Let’s conclude the training for today.You can go back and have a rest now.”
Before dusk fell, Prince Anthony announced the end of the training.
“Thank you, Mr.Jones.” I was very grateful to him.
“Thank you very much for your help.”
“Show me how thankful you are with your achievements,” Prince Anthony said seriously.
“I never teach the weak.”
“Mr.Jones, I will try my best to become a strong master.”
I gritted my teeth, becoming even more determined to get my revenge on those who had wronged me and my family.
Prince Anthony gave a nod of satisfaction.
After bidding him goodbye with a smile, I walked towards the exit of the training ground.
Just then, I happened to see Daniel coming over with a shopping bag in his hand.
“Jennifer, I heard that you had to stay behind in the training ground.I figured you wouldn’t have had anything to eat, so I brought you some snacks,” he said, walking up to me.
“That’s so considerate of you,” I said with a grateful smile.
I had heard that Daniel was the heir of Black Stone Pack’s Alpha. It was really kind of him to treat me like an equal.
“Let’s sit over there and eat together.” Daniel pointed to the lawn not far away.
“Okay,” I agreed immediately.
At this time, I faintly felt a cold gaze at me.
I raised my head in confusion, and my eyes met Prince Anthony’s.
Although he was far away, his frighteningly cold eyes still sent a chill down my spine.