After breakfast, Jennifer and I went to visit my mother.
As soon as we arrived at her room, one of my attendants came in to report a piece of news to me.
“Mr.Jones, we have received word that the king has brought a stranger back to the royal palace with him.The king treats him as a distinguished guest, even though he looks like an ordinary werewolf.”
Why would Austin bring an unknown werewolf to the palace and treat him like a distinguished guest? I had a feeling that something fishy was going on.
My gut was telling me that Austin’s distinguished guest couldn’t have been just an ordinary werewolf.
“Have you taken any photos of Austin’s guest?” I asked.
“Yes, Mr.Jones.I’ve sent it to you.”
“Good work! Please, continue to keep an eye on Austin.”
I smiled to show my appreciation and waved my hand at my attendant.
“You can leave now.”
“Who could be that mysterious werewolf? What’s Austin up to this time?”
Jennifer frowned as she couldn’t help but feel worried.
“Austin and I know each other very well.I think he must have guessed that I’m going to make a move. My best guess is that werewolf is here to help him ” I said calmly.
Then I took out my phone to look at the photo my attendant had sent to me.The werewolf standing next to Austin looked nothing out of the ordinary in the photo.
I handed the phone to Jennifer so she could have a look as well.
“I don’t know him.” Jennifer shook her head.
“And he doesn’t look special to me.”
We both got lost in our thoughts.
Just then, Roy came out of my mother’s room.
He had been keeping an eye on my mother’s health.
“Roy, come and have a look.Have you seen this werewolf before?”
I showed him my phone, but I wasn’t expecting anything from him.
“Well…he looks quite familiar!”
Roy furrowed his eyebrows in a pensive mood as he looked at the photo carefully.
“He looks like a famous wizard, but I can’t seem to remember his name right now.Don’t worry, Mr.Jones.I can ask some of my friends to see if they know anything.”
“Thank you, Roy.I’ll send you the photo later.” I quickly expressed my gratitude.
“You’re welcome, Mr.Jones.” Roy smiled politely.
“I’ve just done a full check-up on your mother.Her vital signs are getting better.The side effects of the dark magic have disappeared completely.”
“That’s great news! Thank you very much!” Jennifer’s eyes lit up with joy.
“Thank you very much, Roy.”
After we expressed our sincerest gratitude to Roy, I took Jennifer to see my mother.
“Anthony, you are here.”
My mother was lying in the bed with a big smile.
“I’m so happy to see you.I’m so bored of always lying around in bed.”
“Mrs.Jones, I’m so happy to hear from Roy that you’re fine.” Jennifer stepped forward and helped my mother sit up.
“Mom, how about I take you out for a walk in the sun?” I suggested.
“Okay, that sounds like a good idea!” My mother agreed readily.
“Jennifer, please join us.”
“Of course! I would love to!”
As I smiled and looked at Jennifer, her ears reddened.
When we went out for a stroll in the garden, I told my mother everything that my attendant had told me earlier on.
“Austin has been seen in the palace with a wizard.I’m sure he’s plotting something.The situation seems more complicated than we anticipated,”
I said as I helped my mother walk slowly.
“Anthony, should we ask Roy and Jeff to contact the other wizards and have them join our side?” Jennifer suggested.
“All right.It’s better to be safe than sorry.Besides, Roy and Jeff seem to have a wide range of contacts.With more wizards to help us, our chances of winning will increase greatly.” I nodded in agreement.
Anthony and I were talking about how to deal with Austin when his face suddenly became pale and he clutched at his chest as if he was in a lot of pain.
In a matter of seconds, tiny beads of sweat formed on his forehead.
“Anthony!” I screamed and quickly held him.
“What’s happening to you? Are you okay?”
It looked like Anthony was having a heart attack.
“Help! Please help! Can someone please call the doctor?”
Elizabeth started to cry out for help as well.Several attendants ran over in a hurry and I followed them as they carried Anthony back to his room.
When I saw Anthony lying in the bed, I felt so anxious that I didn’t know what to do.
I kept calling his name.
Fortunately, he was still conscious enough to hold my hand tightly.
The family doctor came shortly after as Elizabeth and I waited anxiously.
He opened the medical kit and examined Anthony for a while.
After a while, he shook his head.
“I’m sorry, Mrs.Jones.His vital signs are normal.I can’t seem to find the cause behind his suffering.”
The doctor lowered his head.
My heart thumped uncontrollably, but I knew that panicking wouldn’t help Anthony.
“Please ask Roy to come!” I suggested.
Elizabeth gestured at the maid, signaling to her to call for Roy.
Roy hurried to the bedside as soon as he came in.
He took out his magic wand and chanted some incantations at Anthony before he retreated with a frown.
“Mr.Jones seems to have been bewitched with some kind of dark magic, but I’m not sure what kind of spell it is.”
Roy looked at me and Elizabeth apologetically.
“I can try and relieve his pain using my magic.”
“Thank you, Roy.Please do what you can to help him.”
Elizabeth looked at Anthony pitifully.
Before long, Roy cast a spell on Anthony.
My heart broke at the sight of Anthony.
He was a strong man.
Seeing him sweating like that made me realize that he must have been in a lot of pain.
I was at a complete loss.
What could I do? How could I help Anthony? Suddenly, an idea popped into my head.
If anyone could dispel the black magic from Anthony’s body, it would be Larry, the grand wizard.
Unfortunately, we didn’t know where Larry was.
All I could do was hold Anthony’s hand as Roy cast multiple spells on him.
Eventually, Anthony’s facial expression softened and his breathing relaxed.
“I’ve used magic to ease his pain for the time being.”
Roy let out a deep breath as he put away his magic wand.
Then he took out a medicine bottle and handed it to me.
“This magic medicine will help him ease the pain, but please try to refrain from giving him too much of it.”
“Thank you, Roy.” I was grateful to have Roy there.
Otherwise, I didn’t know what I could do.
Elizabeth’s voice trembled with exhaustion.
“Don’t worry, Mrs.Jones.Anthony will be fine.We will find a wizard who can remove the black magic from his body.”
I gently patted Elizabeth on the back to give her comfort.
“You should get some rest as well.I’ll look after Anthony.”
“I’m so relieved to have you here, Jennifer.”
I could sense from the look in her eyes that Elizabeth was truly happy to have me there.
I nodded my appreciation and watched as the maid help her get back to her room.
Soon, I was left alone in the room with Anthony.
As I looked at his handsome face, tears started trickling down my cheeks.
The sight of watching someone I loved suffering hurt more than me experiencing pain firsthand.
“I’m sorry I made you worry.”
Just then, Anthony woke up.
He raised his hand and wiped off the tears from the corners of my eyes.
“Anthony, are you feeling better now?”
I shook my head and held his hand tightly.
“What can I say? With you by my side, nothing can defeat me,”
Anthony said with a gentle smile.
I was over the moon with joy to see his smile again.
However, I couldn’t help but wonder what I would do if the pain came back again.
Was there any way to locate Larry?