Chapter 20: A Trap
This she-wolf was the most eye-catching among the new batch of trainees.She was wearing the training uniform.
Her wine red hair danced with the wind, and her face looked even more beautiful because of her smile.Everyone looked at her in amazement as she introduced herself.
“Hello, I’m Ella Wood.”
When she caught sight of me, the smile on her face suddenly froze.
I felt cold all over as if I had been trapped in an ice cave.
Ella Wood was a name that I never wanted to hear for the rest of my life.
I had a deep hatred for her family.
Ella was the daughter of Arthur Wood.
Arthur Wood used to be my father’s Beta.
Together with a bunch of traitors, he rebelled against my father, killed him, and then took the position of Alpha.
He also forced me and my older brother to leave our pack.
We got separated halfway, and I still have no idea where he was.
Now Arthur Wood’s daughter, who used to be my good friend, stood before me for the first time since her father took away my father’s position as Alpha.
The situation was ridiculous.
I used to treat Ella as my best friend, but I could never forget the smug look on her face while I was hunted down.
Ella had always been jealous of me for being the daughter of the Alpha.
She could not accept that she was the daughter of the Beta.
However, before Arthur Wood carried out his dastardly plan, she pretended to be on good terms with me.
It was not until her father killed mine that she finally revealed her true colors.She helped her father hunt me down.
Ella must be surprised to see that I wasn’t dead.We stood there, just looking at each other.
When our eyes met, an invisible storm brewed between us.Ella’s appearance aroused my hatred.
Her existence reminded me that I still had a deep-seated grudge.
But I had nowhere to vent my anger and pain.
I couldn’t take revenge on her here nor could I tell anyone what had happened between us.
I could only keep everything to myself.
Because the new trainees had a different program than we did, I didn’t have any interactions with Ella.
She didn’t approach me nor did she give any indication that she knew me.
A few days later, the drillmaster ordered the new trainees and the old ones to explore the jungle together.
I have been listless the past few days, but I decided to cheer up and focus on the task at hand so I could leave the jungle as soon as possible.
It was so quiet in the jungle, and the silence made me drop my guard.
Out of nowhere, I heard someone shouting for help some distance ahead of me.
Was there a trainee who was in danger? I rushed in the direction of the voice.
I hadn’t been running long when I stepped on a withered branch and the ground gave way beneath my feet.
“Argh!” My body dropped sharply.
I reached out for something to hold onto, but I failed to grab anything and I fell to the bottom of the trap.
My bones cracked and pain shot through every part of my body.
I had fallen into a very deep pit with sharp sticks at the bottom.
Several of them went through my body, leaving me immobile.
Aside from the pain I felt, I smelled my own blood.
I could feel blood flowing out of my new wounds and dripping to the ground.
At the rate I was losing blood, I was going to be in critical danger.
I gritted my teeth to endure the pain and tried my best to pull myself out of the sticks.
But when I fell, I fractured several parts of my body, and the only arm that didn’t get pierced through was broken.
I tried many times, but I couldn’t move.The harder I tried, the faster I bled.
I began to feel dizzy, cold, and short of breath.
My strength slowly seeped from my body.
My vision gradually blurred.Was this the end of my life? I didn’t feel satisfied.
I hadn’t had my revenge yet.
I couldn’t die here, but I had no strength right now.
I couldn’t close my eyes.
I had to pull myself out of the pit, but I couldn’t resist the drowsiness that followed the pain.I could kind of see visions of my parents and my older brother.
Were they here to take me away? Our family could finally be together forever.
When I led the second batch of trainees to the training ground, I noticed Jennifer’s reaction.
She had gone pale as she stared at the she-wolf named Ella Wood, and her eyes bulged violently.
It was my first time seeing her look like this—as if she was trying her best to suppress intense hatred.
There were many things I didn’t know about Jennifer’s past.
Her expression now made me wonder what she had experienced and what kind of relationship she had with Ella Wood.
Something must have happened between the two of them.
I was a little curious why Jennifer, who was always calm, had such an expression now.
But my relationship with Jennifer was not as close as that of mates.
I couldn’t ask her about something private so I suppressed my curiosity.
My thoughts felt like a heavy stone in my mind.
I stopped thinking about it a few days later when my attendant informed me that my mother, Elizabeth, had come to Marge Island.
My mother was gentle and cared a lot about marrying me off.
The last time I took Jennifer home with me, my mother was very pleased, which ended up being good for her health.
As a son, I really should keep my mother happy, but her unexpected visit gave me a headache.
“Mom, why are you here? Long travels are not good for your health.”
I knew she came to see Jennifer.But she didn’t know that Jennifer and I were just partners, and that made me feel guilty.My mother didn’t look happy.
She asked anxiously, “Where is Jennifer? Training is over, isn’t it? I went to her dorm room to look for her, but she was not there.She wasn’t at other places either.”
I didn’t know how to answer that question.
Today, the new trainees and the old ones went to the jungle to train together.
I had other things to deal with, so I didn’t go there.
“Is this how you treat your mate?” my mother angrily demanded.
Because she was in poor health, she coughed violently after saying that.
“Don’t worry, Mom. I’ll send someone to look for her.Your health is more important.Please take a seat first.”
I tried my best to calm her down and then asked an attendant to check on the situation.
He eventually returned.
“Mr.Jones, Jennifer hasn’t returned from the jungle training.The drillmaster and the trainees are currently searching for her.” My heart sank.
That meant that Jennifer had been missing for several hours, but I had been unaware until now.