Early one morning, I received a call from Daniel.
“Jerome, I have bad news.Helen’s in trouble.I don’t know what to do.I can only ask you for help,” Daniel said breathlessly.
Stunned, I glanced at Skylar, who was still sleeping soundly.
Worried I would wake her up, I got out of bed and walked to the balcony.
“What happened? Tell me everything.”
Last time we saw Daniel and Helen, they were fine.
We even heard that they were planning to get married soon.What on earth could’ve happened to Helen?
“Here’s the thing.My father was murdered.Unexpectedly, Helen has become the prime suspect,” Daniel said angrily.
“The only witness who can clear Helen’s name is unwilling to tell the truth.Now, Helen and I can’t prove that she didn’t poison my father.I’m at wit’s end, Jerome!”
“Oh, my God! How could this have happened?”
I was shocked.But I quickly tried to mask my surprise and tried to comfort him.
“I’ll talk to Elder Simon.Don’t worry.We won’t let anything bad happen to Helen.If you need anything, just let me know.We’re here to help.”
Daniel gradually calmed down and managed to tell me the whole story.
After hanging up, I immediately went to find Simon.
“Elder Simon, something bad happened to Helen.”
As soon as Simon’s door swung open, I told him the news I had just heard.
“What should we do, Elder Simon?”
“What? Oh, Helen! She would never hurt a fly!”
As soon as Simon heard what I said, his eyes widened with shock.
But soon, he managed to calm himself down.
“I’m sorry, Alpha Jerome, but this news is too distressing.I need to go to the Black Stone Pack right away.I hope this sits well with you.”
“Of course.You should be with your daughter.”
I agreed without hesitation.
“Helen and Daniel are also my friends.If you encounter any difficulties, please contact me anytime.”
After making sure the pack affairs would be looked after, Simon hurriedly left the Rainbow Pack.
I too rushed back to tell Skylar what had happened.
When I got back to our room, I found that Skylar was milk.
“Honey, where have you been? Did you have breakfast already? Did something happen in the pack?” Skylar asked me worriedly, handing me to tell you, but promise me you won’t get too worked up over it.” I really didn’t want Skylar to worry, but it was a matter of great importance.
Helen was a good friend of ours, so she had the right to know.
I helped her to the sofa and took her hand in mine.
“Helen’s in trouble.She was framed for the murder of Alpha Marlon of Black Stone Pack, Daniel’s father.”
At first, Skylar stared at me blankly.
But after a few seconds, she gasped and cried anxiously.
“Honey, that’s terrible! No, no—I have to go to the Black Stone Pack!”
“Don’t worry, honey.Elder Simon has already gone ahead.Plus, we were planning to go to the Black Stone Pack to attend Daniel and Helen’s wedding, right? Let’s get ready to leave as soon as possible.”
I wrapped my arms around Skylar comfortingly.
“Helen will be fine.Daniel is with her.”
In that moment, I felt very grateful towards Anthony for blocking the news about Skylar’s special powers.
Otherwise, if the Black Stone Pack caught word, their territory.
Skylar’s secret was still safe and sound, thanks to Anthony.
After properly turning over the pack affairs to Tony, Skylar and I headed to the Black Stone Pack.
Upon waking up, I checked my phone and saw that I had missed a call from Daniel, so I called him back immediately.
“Hello, Daniel.It’s Jennifer.What’s up?” I asked casually.
I figured he was calling to invite me and Anthony to their wedding.
“Jennifer, Helen’s in trouble,” Daniel said in a sad voice, which took me aback.
“She was framed for the murder of my father, the Alpha of Black Stone Pack.I’ve just informed Jerome and Skylar.They and Helen’s father, Elder Simon, are on their way here.”
Daniel’s news brought me to a loss.
Speechless for a while, I took a deep breath and willed myself to think rationally.
‘’How could this be? Daniel’s father was murdered? And Helen was thought to be the one behind it?’’ I realized very quickly that the situation was very serious, so I coaxed Daniel into telling me all the details.
“Don’t worry, Daniel.Helen is our friend.We won’t just sit by and do nothing.Just hold on.We’ll go to the Black Stone Pack as soon as possible.”
After exchanging a few more words, I hung up the phone and rushed to the office to look for Anthony, but it was empty.
I glanced at the wall clock and remembered how Eric had stirred trouble for us last night.
That probably meant that, at this time, Anthony was meeting the elders at the hall.
Anthony had told Eric the previous night that he was willing to have his body examined by wizards and doctors in front of everyone to prove that the Love Curse had been completely removed.
After changing into a formal dress, I rushed to the hall.
On my way there, I bumped into Anthony.
“Jennifer, what’s the rush?” Anthony asked with a chuckle.
“Anthony, something bad happened to Helen!” I grabbed Anthony’s arm anxiously.
“Daniel just called.He said that his father was murdered and Helen is locked up because of it.”
“Jennifer, take a deep breath first.Tell me everything.”
Anthony’s expression grew serious.
He wrapped his arms around me to calm me down.
I did as I was told and took a deep breath.
Then I relayed everything Daniel had told me on the phone.
“Actually, I just heard about Alpha Marlon’s death,” Anthony said with a frown.
“But I never thought the situation surrounding his death was so complicated”
“Anthony, I need to see Helen.I’m worried about her.”
I tugged at his sleeve anxiously.
“Okay.I’ll go with you,” Anthony replied resolutely.
“You will? But what about Elder Eric?” I gnawed my lower lip.
“Don’t worry, honey.I’ve already proven to the elders that I’m fine, and they support my ascension to the throne.Austin and Caroline will be sent to the island this afternoon.We can head to the Black Stone Pack after we see them off,” Anthony said, gently tucking my hair behind my ear.
“Sounds like a plan.Let’s go and tell the elders about this.”
I started pulling Anthony towards the hall.I was worried about Helen.
What if she was sentenced before Anthony and I arrived? No, Daniel would protect her.
I tried not to overthink and focused on taking things one step at a time.
When we got to the hall, we found that the elders hadn’t left yet, thankfully.
“I just heard the news that Alpha Marlon of the Black Stone Pack has passed away.Jennifer and I are going to attend his funeral.My mother will temporarily take charge of the kingdom’s affairs in the next few days.Please assist her.”
As Anthony spoke, he walked onstage so that everyone could focus on him.
Sure enough, all the elders stopped what they were doing and looked at him.
“Yes, we truly felt sorry when we heard about Alpha Marlon’s death.Mr.Jones, we know that the Black Stone Pack would be honored to have you attend their late Alpha’s funeral.But we also hope you can come back as soon as possible.The coronation ceremony is fast approaching.”
The elders all lowered their heads in respectful mourning.
Now that the elders were on board, our plan to go to the Black Stone Pack was finalized.
While we would officially be there for Alpha Marlon’s funeral, we could investigate on the side and find out who the real murderer was, effectively proving Helen’s innocence.
I held Anthony’s hand tightly, my heart beating faster and faster.
‘’Wait for me, Helen.We’re coming to help you!’’