Anthony and I attended the celebration party together.
As one of the protagonists of the party, I tried my best to look lively and in high spirits, regardless of how exhausted I was feeling.
Maybe it was because of the long and tense journey to the snow mountain that I felt so fatigued, and even a little uncomfortable.
But I didn’t want to make Anthony worry about me, so I plastered a smile on my face and hid my weariness from the guests.
“Congratulations to our future king and queen.May you live a healthy life together!”
One of the elders took the lead in proposing a toast to me and Anthony.
After raising his glass to the elder, Anthony downed the wine in one go.
Standing next to him, I followed suit, but I couldn’t bring myself to drink more than a sip of the wine.
For some reason, the wine left a bad taste in my mouth.
“Everyone, we should choose a suitable date for the coronation ceremony of the king and queen,” Elizabeth said, looking at all the guests for their opinions.
The crowd launched into a hearty discussion at once.I listened to them somewhat absent-mindedly, still in a daze over Elizabeth’s words.
Even after all this time, I couldn’t believe that I was actually going to be Anthony’s wife, and the queen of the Osman Kingdom.
A year ago, the mere thought that something like this could happen to me would have been ridiculous, to the point of being laughable.
I knew that being the queen was the dream of many, many girls, but somehow, the prospect didn’t excite me at all.
In my eyes, being the queen was a heavy responsibility, and not just a noble title to be flaunted.
What I was really excited about was getting to spend the rest of my life with Anthony.
If he didn’t ascend the throne, he and I would live as an ordinary but happy couple.
However, being the king was Anthony’s destiny.
And since that was the case, to be by his side, I would try my best to be a good queen.
“Then it’s settled.The coronation ceremony will be held in ten days,”
Elizabeth announced after discussing the matter with the elders.
“Isn’t that great, honey?” Anthony leaned in and whispered in my ear.
“We’re finally getting married.”
I smiled at Anthony, but the discomfort in my belly became stronger and stronger.I felt a stab of annoyance at myself.I couldn’t let him down at this time.
Gritting my teeth secretly, I held on.
More and more people began to propose toasts to me.
An elder came over and raised his glass to me.
Just then, the wine I had swallowed churned in my stomach, and a violent bout of dizziness came over me, making my body shake all over.
The elder who was raising a toast to me stopped mid-sentence and looked at me in confusion.
“Jennifer!” Anthony was the first one to react. me from collapsing on the floor.
“What’s wrong? Are you okay?”
I wanted to shake my head at him, but I didn’t even have little dizzy…”
I managed to mumble.
Even my hands felt too heavy for me to lift.
There was a moment of tense silence in the banquet hall before the crowd burst into an uproar.
“What’s wrong with her?”
“The future queen has to be healthy!”
“Is there any curse on her that she hid from us?”
It was only through a haze that I heard all their suspicious questions, but it made me feel flustered.I didn’t want such rumors to affect Anthony.
But Anthony ignored all these gossiping guests.
Holding me banquet hall.
“Everyone, calm down.Jennifer is just too tired.After all, she went to the snow mountain with me to help me get rid of the Love Curse.Guards, call a doctor.”
Anthony’s calm but commanding tone suppressed the voices of the nosy guests.
Several elders followed Anthony as he walked into the lounge.
Soon after he set me down on the bed, the doctor walked in and began to examine my condition.
With so many eyes on me, the pace of my heartbeat inevitably accelerated.
What if there really still be able to marry Anthony?
Looking at Jennifer’s pale face, I felt guilt wash over me.Why hadn’t I realized earlier that she wasn’t feeling well? Jennifer had always been a strong-willed person.
Even if she was feeling unwell, she wouldn’t tell me about it.
Instead, she’d try her best to overcome it on her own.
“Jennifer, don’t worry.I’m here with you.”
Noticing the flicker of fear in Jennifer’s eyes, I quickly bent over to hold her hand.I knew exactly what was going on in her mind.
“She seems too weak to be our future queen,”
Eric muttered loud enough for everyone to hear.
“Eric, Jennifer worked really hard to help me remove the Love Curse.If you don’t know what happened, you’d better keep your mouth shut,” I snapped.
After hearing me scold Eric, none of the other elders dared to question Jennifer.
The doctor, on the other hand, was carefully examining her without listening to all this unnecessary chatter.
After a while, his face suddenly broke into a smile, much to my surprise.
“Congratulations, Mr.Jones.Jennifer is completely fine,” the doctor said.
“If she’s completely fine, how come she almost fainted just now?” Eric snorted with disdain.
“Please don’t interrupt me, Elder Eric.As I was saying, Mr.Jones, I have great news for you.Jennifer felt dizzy just now because she is pregnant,” the doctor said.
For a moment, my mind went blank.I was stunned.
The good news seemed to have rejuvenated Jennifer, because she sat up excitedly and threw her arms around me.
“Am I dreaming? I’m really going to be a mother?”
I finally came back to my senses.
Jennifer was pregnant? I was so happy that my heart could barely contain it.
Jennifer was carrying my child.
I was going to be a father!
I was so excited that I didn’t know what to say.I just hugged her back tightly, feeling a burst of affection for her.
“God bless us! The future heir of the Osman Kingdom is coming!”
My mother, who had been nervously waiting nearby to find out whether Jennifer was okay, was more ecstatic than the two of us, and could barely catch her breath.
It was only after being patted on the back by the maid a few times that she shouted excitedly, “This is amazing!”
“Great! How wonderful! The future king is coming!”
The elders also cheered.But Eric’s face darkened, and he shut up.
“Thank you, doctor,” I told the doctor with a sincere smile on my face.
“You’re welcome, Mr.Jones.I am honored to give you the good news.Jennifer is a little weak now.The journey must have taken a toll on her body.From now on, she has to get ample rest and be taken care of.If she weren’t so fit and strong, she might have lost the baby,” the doctor told me seriously.
“Okay, I’ll be careful.”
I gulped, feeling a stab of guilt.
It was bad enough that Jennifer had risked her life to accompany me to the snow mountain, but I couldn’t believe that she had been carrying our baby in her belly during that time.
It was fortunate that Jennifer and the child were strong enough to withstand the harsh journey.
My throat constricted as I thought of all the bad things that could have happened, making me feel like I was suffocating.
I had to take a few deep breaths to calm down.
“Since everything is all right, please go back to the banquet hall and continue with the celebration,”
I urged, turning to look at the elders and my mother.
“Mom, please host the party.Jennifer needs to rest for now, and I want to accompany her.”
“Of course.Don’t worry about these trifles, Anthony.I have it covered.Just take good care of Jennifer and my grandchild.”
Grinning from ear to ear, my mother beckoned the elders to follow her out of the room.
After everyone left, I asked the doctor about the dos and don’ts that I had to follow to make sure that Jennifer was in a good condition.
I wanted how to take care of a pregnant she-wolf, as well as how to raise a child.
“Come on, Jennifer.Have some porridge.You need nutrition.”
After the doctor left, I asked the maid to bring a bowl of light but nutritious vegetable porridge.I held the bowl and spoon, wanting to feed Jennifer myself.
“Anthony, it’s okay.I can eat on my own,” Jennifer said casually, smiling at me.
“I’m just pregnant, not a fools “I know you’re not.I’m the one who’s a fool.”
I brought Jennifer’s delicate hand up to my lips and kissed it.
“You know what? Jennifer, all I’m thinking about now is that I’m going to be a father.I don’t know the first thing about taking care of a baby.I’m really a fool.”
“Anthony, you’re going to be a great father.” Jennifer chuckled and touched my hair.
“You’re going to be a great mother, too.”
I put down the bowl on the bedside table so that I could hold Jennifer in my arms.
“Thank you, Jennifer.Thank you for loving me and carrying my child.”
“Anthony, you know I’d do anything for you.Besides, this is our child.I’m so happy that I’m carrying him,” Jennifer whispered.
In this moment, I felt an unprecedented fondness for Jennifer.
I leaned over and kissed her carefully, as if she was a flower that I could crush with the slightest misstep.
As I kissed her, I just murmured one thing over and over again.
“I love you, Jennifer.”