When I looked over to the crowd and saw Caroline and Austin, I was a little surprised at first.I never thought that someone as arrogant as Austin would come to meet me, instead of praying for misery to befall me.
To show my heartfelt gratitude, I spoke to him politely and we shared a rare moment where we didn’t actually hate each other.
The atmosphere between us was no longer tense and it was indeed a refreshing experience.I glanced at Austin and found him staring at me.
We locked eyes for a few seconds and then looked away.I wasn’t quite sure how I felt about Austin just yet.
“Anthony, congratulations on removing the Love Curse.I wish you and Jennifer a happily life together,”
Caroline said as she looked at me with sincerity in her eyes.I was surprised at first, and soon, I came back to my senses.
“Thank you, Caroline.Take good care of yourself.I wish you and Austin have a wonderful life together as well,” I replied to Caroline.
Austin fidgeted restlessly as if he was hesitating to say something before he looked at me and said, “Brother.”
My eyes widened in astonishment as I looked at him.
“Anthony, you will make a far better king than I could ever hope to be.Please look after the legacy our father has left behind.The responsibility of its safe- keeping now falls on you,”
Austin added slowly.
“I will do my best, Austin.Thank you for your words,” I replied.
“Mr.Jones, it’s time for your brother and Ms.Wilson to go back to their prison cell,” one of the guards whispered in my ear.
“Goodbye, Austin and Caroline.”
Jennifer and I bade them a fond farewell.
Then, I ordered the guard, “I want you to put them in a nice cell.After all, Caroline just delivered a baby.”
Austin must have overhead what I had said to the guard because he stopped in his tracks and turned around to look at me.
He stood silently for a moment as he looked at me.
In truth, he didn’t even have to say anything at all because his eyes showed me that he was moved by my gesture.
I took a long deep breath as I watched Austin and Caroline walk away.
“What’s wrong, Anthony?”
Jennifer asked as she looked at me with her big beautiful eyes.
“Nothing.I and I were both very young and our father was still alive.We got along really well as kids and we hardly ever hunting trips, and whenever Austin would shoot a hare, he would roast it and share it with me.He would give me the best part every time because I was the younger sibling.”
“That sounds lovely.” Jennifer smiled as she held my hand.
“Anthony, now it’s time for you to share your hare with me.”
I laughed at her words.
‘’The past may be filled with regrets, but the future is something to look forward to,’’ I thought as I looked at Jennifer.
When I saw Austin I decided not to disturb them.
After the Love Curse was lifted from Anthony, I no longer felt anger towards Austin.
After all, my husband and I were partly to blame for neglecting him and his relationship with Anthony.
At least, Austin was now remorseful of his actions.
After Austin and Caroline left, I walked up to Anthony and patted him on the shoulder.
“I think you did the right thing by forgiving Austin.Now that he and Caroline are willing to atone for their sins, I’m sure I smiled at him and Jennifer.
“Anthony, what are you going to do next?”
Now that the Love Curse was lifted, I was hoping that they could get married as soon as possible.
Anthony smiled as if he understood what I was trying to say.
“I’ve already thought about it.After Austin and Caroline move to the island, I’m going to take over the position of king and marry Jennifer,” he looked at Jennifer and replied.
Anthony loved Jennifer deeply.
I could see it in the way he looked at her every time he mentioned her.I couldn’t be happier for the loving couple.
It was only because of their love and devotion towards each other that they were able to find the Tear of Edith and lift the Love Curse.
Although Anthony just casually mentioned what had happened on the snow mountain, I knew that he was just making light of the situation so that I wouldn’t worry about him.
I could only imagine the kind of hardship they must have experienced there.
After all, the snow mountain was the place where countless climbers had either died or disappeared.
Anthony and Jennifer reminded me of how much my late husband and I loved each other.
I sincerely hoped that Jennifer and Anthony could spend the rest of their lives together.I looked at Jennifer lovingly.
“That’s a good plan, Anthony.I am also looking forward to the wedding and seeing Jennifer become the next queen.”
I leaned over to Jennifer.
“You have to be prepared.I believe that you will become a respectable queen in the future.”
“Thank you, Mrs.Jones.”
Jennifer blushed and hugged me.
“I give you my word that I will try my best to make you proud.Thank you for believing in me and taking care of me.I don’t think that I could have made it this far without you.”
“By the way, Jennifer, did you encounter any danger on your trip to the snow mountain?” I asked Jennifer, looking her up and down.
“Mrs.Jones, the most important thing is that we are alive and well.Anthony and I were very lucky to meet someone on the snow mountain.With his help, we were able to make it out of there without any problems, ” Jennifer said with a smile.
“Where is he now? Can I see him? I’d to thank him personally!” I insisted.
“Mrs.Jones, we brought him back with us.However, since it was a very long and tiring journey, we told him to get some rest as soon as we arrived.”
Jennifer waived at one of the attendants.
“Please bring Morgan here.”
“Morgan is actually Amelia’s husband.We were quite surprised to have run into him on the snow mountain.Don’t you think it’s interesting that we saved Amelia and her husband ended up saving us in return?”
As Jennifer spoke, the attendant came back with a wizard who looked to be in his fifties.
“Morgan, this is Mrs.Jones, Anthony’s mother.”
Jennifer courteously introduced us.
“Hello, Mrs.Jones, it’s good to meet you.My name is Morgan and I am a wizard.”
Morgan reached out to shake hands with me.
“I’ve heard about you, Morgan.Thank you for helping Anthony and Jennifer.Have you seen Amelia yet? She’s here too.There’s no need to feel awkward around me.I can tell that she misses you very much because she talks about you every day,” I said with a gentle smile.
“Thank you, Mrs.Jones.I’ll look for her right now!”
Morgan nodded to show his gratitude before he rushed into the crowd in excitement.