After returning to the banquet hall with the elders, I continued to preside over the celebration party.
All of the guests had already learned that the future queen was pregnant, which filled them with joy.
It had been a long time since such a warm and harmonious atmosphere had blessed the royal palace.
The palace had been dull and depressive ever since my husband died and Austin took over the throne.
I was glad to see it in such a lively state again.
And it was all thanks to Anthony and Jennifer.
‘Dear husband, are you watching all this? Austin has been punished for his sins, and all of Anthony’s sufferings have their reward.He’s even about to have a child with his beloved mate.You must be happy looking at it from heaven, right?’ The whole time I was sitting in the banquet hall, I couldn’t help but worry about Jennifer.
So a while later, I decided to see her.
After telling the guards to keep the order in the banquet hall, I headed to the lounge.
When I opened the door, however, I was greeted by the sight of Anthony and Jennifer kissing.
Oh my God! I was so embarrassed that I hurriedly took a step back, wanting to close the door.Why had I come at such a wrong time?
“Mother, what are you doing here?” Anthony asked before I could leave.
“Oh, it’s nothing, Anthony.I was just worried about Jennifer and the baby, so I came here to check if everything was all right,” I explained with a resigned sigh.
Since my presence had already been noticed by the two of them, there was no need for me to leave in a hurry.I walked into the room and sat down on the bed, supported by Anthony.
“How are you feeling, Jennifer? Should I find a nutritionist to take care of your diet?” I asked with concern, holding Jennifer’s hand.
“Did you drink at the party just now? Are you okay?”
“Don’t worry, Mrs.Jones, I barely had a sip of wine.And I feel much better after resting for a while.It’s nothing serious.Thank you for coming here to check on me,” Jennifer replied with a smile.
“Don’t worry, Mom.As Jennifer’s mate, I will try my best to protect her and our child,” Anthony promised confidently.
I scoffed and shot him a glare.
“Don’t think I didn’t see what you were doing just now,” I scolded Anthony.
“Jennifer’s health is the most important right now.She is still in the early stages of pregnancy.You should learn to restrain your desire.Don’t keep thinking about those things all the time.Don’t force Jennifer, understand? Otherwise, I will be the first to teach you a lesson!”
I punctuated my speech with a slight cough.
In fact, I felt a little embarrassed for losing open-minded mother, but I was also concerned about my grandchild’s well-being.
After all, Anthony and Jennifer were both young and madly in love.
If hurting the child by accident.
To their credit, the two seemed to understand what I was Saying, because they smiled sheepishly at me.
“I won’t, Mom.I’ll take care of her well,” Anthony promised.
“Well, let’s not talk about this anymore,” I said, coolly changing the topic.
I took off the gold bracelet from my wrist and handed it to Jennifer.
“Jennifer, this bracelet has been with me for decades.It was a wedding gift from my mother.Now that you’re going to marry my son, I’m giving it to precious.”
Jennifer looked uncertainly at the bracelet in her hand.
“It’s not a big deal.We are family now.”
I smiled and patted Jennifer’s hand to reassure her.
“Yes, Jennifer.From now on, we are family.What is ours is yours,”
Anthony chimed in, holding my hand and Jennifer’s.
Tears sprang to Jennifer’s eyes, and her voice trembled with emotion.
I knew that Jennifer had lost her parents when she was just a child.
Thinking of that, I couldn’t help but feel sorry for her.
She was a good girl.
I hoped that we’d be a happy family from now on.
Morgan and I strolled around the banquet hall holding hands as we savored the delicate food.
“Oh my God! Did you hear that Jennifer is pregnant?She’s going to be a mother soon.Isn’t that great? I’m really happy for her.”
Although I was genuinely excited for her, my face fell as I thought of my own child.
“If our child were still alive, he would have been as old as Jennifer.If only…”
“Don’t worry, Amelia.”
Morgan gave my hand a reassuring squeeze.
“It was all Larry’s fault.I’ll make him pay for it.”
“You’re right.Well, let’s not dwell on such sad things.How about we take a walk outside?”
I suggested, mustering up a smile.
Morgan nodded in agreement and took me to the garden, where the two of us strolled around.
The garden of the royal palace was large, but filled with a serene silence.
As we walked, no one disturbed us.
“You know, all these years, my biggest regret is meeting Larry,” I said with a sigh.
Remembering what Morgan had said about living on the snow mountain for so long, I couldn’t help but feel upset.
“Morgan, you are so silly.How could you go to such a cold place like the snow mountain?”
“Honey, for me, living in a world without you is like being the walking dead.I would rather live alone on the snow mountain for the rest of my life,” Morgan replied firmly.
I was so touched by these words that I stopped in my tracks and threw my arms around him, holding him for a long time.
After a while, we continued walking down the garden.
Just then, I suddenly saw the flicker of a shadow on the grass not far away.I instinctively took a step back and looked carefully.
In that moment, I saw Larry lurking in the shadows of the trees, sneering at me.
“Oh my God!”
I screamed in fear.
My hand flew to my chest as I tried to still my racing heart.
The painful memories of the past few decades suddenly flooded my mind again.
Without thinking, I hid behind Morgan.
“What’s wrong, honey?” Morgan asked nervously.
I stammered in a trembling voice.
“Don’t be afraid.I will protect you,” Morgan said in a low voice.
“Where is he? Why can’t I see him?”
Hearing this, I was stunned.I looked carefully at the grass in front of me, but couldn’t see anyone there.
“That’s strange.I saw him right there just now.”
I shook my head in a daze.
“Was I just imagining things?”
“Well, let’s go back to the banquet hall.There are guards stationed there.Even if Larry really is here, he won’t be able to easily get his way.If he dares to so much as lay a finger on you, I will fight him to the death.I also want to settle accounts with him,” Morgan said, pulling me back to the banquet hall.
I nodded, but I couldn’t quell the uneasy feeling in my heart.Had I really just been imagining things? Whatever the case, fear lingered in my heart.I was afraid that Larry would continue to do evil things like a haunting ghost.