Chapter 212: Ready To Set Off
As soon as I returned to the royal palace, I received a message from Jennifer.
“Honey, I’m flying back this morning.Your love, Jennifer.”
I couldn’t contain my excitement at being able to see her again.
The good news brought a smile to my face and brightened my mood.
I acted promptly and asked my attendant to have the car ready so I could go to the airport and receive Jennifer in person.
I just wanted to see her as soon as possible.
I arrived at the airport just a few minutes before Jennifer’s plane landed.
I waited inside the car just outside the airport until Jennifer finally came out.
“Jennifer! Over here!” I raised my voice to get her attention and the moment our eyes met, Jennifer’s face lit up as if she was pleasantly surprised to see me.
“Honey, I’ve missed you so much!”
“Me too, honey.”
We hugged, savoring the moment in each other’s arms.
Although we hadn’t seen each other for only a few days, it seemed like we had been separated for a very long time.
Indeed, the longing brought us closer than we were before.
I didn’t want to be without her even for a moment.
After we sat in the car, the driver started the engine and drove homewards.
Jennifer talked about her experiences in Rainbow Pack with great interest.
I was delighted to hear her stories and the way her eyes glowed when she spoke about things that made her genuinely happy.
“Honey, watch out!”
All of a sudden, Jennifer shouted as she glanced at the rearview mirror.
I put my arms over Jennifer and covered her without even a conscious thought.
I heard a few gunshots as our car came to a halt.
Someone had attacked us.
Fortunately, I always traveled with bodyguards.
As soon as they heard gunshots, they got out from their cars and formed a circle around our car.
“Stay here and don’t get out of the car,” I said to Jennifer.
Then I opened the door and rushed towards our assailant.
When he noticed that he was outnumbered, he tried to escape, but my men were able to subdue him without much effort.
The assassination attempt was thwarted, and the assassin was quickly ******* and brought to me.
“Anthony! You traitor! I curse you to rot in ****! The throne does not belong to you! Austin is the true king! You will never have my allegiance!” the assassin screamed at me like a vicious animal.
“Such disrespect! Mr.Jones, what do you want us to do to him?” my attendant asked.
“Take him away and lock him up,”
I ordered after taking a look at Jennifer and making sure that she was safe and sound.After they took the assassin away, Jennifer rushed out of the car and threw herself at me.
“Anthony, are you okay?” Jennifer’s voice trembled.
“I’m fine.The assassin was just a loyal follower of Austin.Don’t worry about it.” I smiled to assure Jennifer.
“Did you get scared? I’m sorry about that, Jennifer.”
“I’m fine, Anthony.” Jennifer shook her head.
Without further delay, Jennifer and I got into the car again and asked the driver to take us back to the royal palace before something unexpected happened again.
As soon as we arrived at the royal palace, I asked the maids to look after Jennifer before I went to my office.
I sat down and carried on working on some government affairs, but no matter how I tried to distract myself, I couldn’t stop thinking about what the assassin had said.
What if there was another attempt at my life again? I didn’t care about what would happen to me, I just couldn’t put Jennifer’s life at risk like that again.
The words of the assassin got to me, even though I knew that I shouldn’t pay attention to what Austin’s followers had to say.
No matter how righteous I might have been in overthrowing Austin, I would always be just another power-hungry elitist in some people’s eyes.
I put down the document in my hand and rubbed my temples.
“Honey, are you still busy?”
Suddenly, I got embraced from behind before I felt a soft kiss on my temple.It was just what I needed to forget about my troubles.
“Jennifer,” I called out softly and grabbed her hand.
“What are you doing here? Why aren’t you in bed? You must be tired after such a long journey.”
“I just want to be around you.Honey, to be honest, you don’t look so well.Are you worried that the rest of Austin’s followers will cause trouble again?”
My silence gave her the answer to her question.I held Jennifer’s hand, as she walked up to me and sat on my lap.
“Don’t worry, Anthony.There is an old saying that goes, ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day” You don’t have to rush things.Change takes time to happen.As time goes by, people will eventually come to see who you are.” Jennifer fixed my tie.
“I believe in you.” Jennifer’s presence gave me comfort and the restlessness in my heart immediately disappeared.
“I’m lucky to have such a thoughtful person for a mate.I thank Moon Goddess for bringing you to me,” I whispered and kissed her forehead.
“Me too.” Jennifer kissed me back.
As soon as I entered the office, I noticed a frown on Anthony’s face.I could tell that he was still thinking about the assassination attempt, so I tried to distract him for a bit.
Finally, I was able to breathe a sigh of relief when I saw him relax his eyebrows.
“Anthony, when are we going to look for the Tear of Edith?”
I gently brushed my fingers through his hair.I felt sorry for him because he looked completely drained, both physically and emotionally.
Perhaps, lifting the Love Curse would help to alleviate his stress.
“I’ve fulfilled my duties accordingly, but I can’t leave unless I find someone to look after the government affairs temporarily in my place.”
A look of exhaustion deepened his frown as Anthony slipped into deep thought.
“Anthony, I’ve told you this before! I can handle the government affairs for you.”
All of a sudden, Elizabeth appeared, with the help of a maid who helped her walk all the way here.
“Mom, what are you doing here?”
Anthony stood up almost immediately and walked up to hold her hand, dismissing the maid with a polite glance.
We helped Elizabeth sit on the sofa.
“Mom, I have no doubt in your ability to tackle government issues with ease, but I’m worried about your health.I can’t let you do that.”
Anthony expressed his disapproval without delay.
“Come on! I know my body and my health better than anyone.”
Elizabeth rolled her eyes at Anthony and patted him on the hand.
“Besides, Roy has been using magic to help me regain my strength.I’m feeling a lot better than I was before.Don’t worry about me.I can handle it.I want to share your worries and this is the only way I Know how to.We both know that there is no one more suitable than me for this job, right?”
I was also concerned about the same thing that Anthony was worried about, but Elizabeth made a good argument.
Anthony and I exchanged glances, feeling both frustrated and happy at the thoughtfulness and guile of his mother.
“All right, Mom.You can deal with the government affairs while I’m gone.”
Anthony had no choice but to agree with Elizabeth because he couldn’t think of a better solution.
“Mom, I will assign several elders to assist you,” Anthony said and waved at an attendant.Daily Latest update www.novelsyou.com
“Please, ask the elders to meet me at the royal palace. Tell them that my mother and I have something important to discuss with them.”
Soon, the elders gathered at the meeting room upon Anthony’s request.
Elizabeth and I stood behind him as he addressed his audience.
“I’ve decided to set out on a journey to the top of the snow mountain with Jennifer to look for the Tear of Edith, which I shall use to remove the Love Curse.” Anthony spoke eloquently.
“In my absence, my mother will be responsible for all government affairs.I need you to select three elders from your ranks to assist her.”
As soon as Anthony finished his words, the elders present began to discuss among themselves.
“Mr.Jones and Mrs.Jones, I have a question,” Eric said in a cold voice and stood up.
“It’s not that I don’t trust Mrs.Jones, but I think I’m not the only one who’s worried about her health.A woman of her age shouldn’t be taking on such a stressful job.”
Before Anthony could even say anything, Elizabeth stepped forward to answer Eric’s question.
“Elder Eric, thank you for your concern about my health.Everything that you’ve said is true.I am indeed old,”
Elizabeth said calmly and raised an eyebrow.
“But I’m not too old to be useless.I would appreciate it if you spent more time thinking about yourself than my health!”
Elizabeth silenced Eric with her sharp tongue, and the other elders didn’t dare to say anything else after that.
After a quick vote amongst themselves, they managed to select the elders who would be assisting Elizabeth in Anthony’s absence.
“Well, I will complete the handover within two days, and then, Jennifer and I will set out for the snow mountain,”
Anthony announced as he looked around at everyone at the meeting room.
Great! Finally, the time to rid ourselves of that damned Love Curse was upon us! I felt determined.