Chapter 49: Memory Loss
After getting separated from my brother, Jerome, I had been missing him every day.
Many years had passed with no word from him.
I had resigned myself to the reality that I was never seeing him again.
Who knew that he would turn up as Anthony’s secret guard and Skylar’s savior? Maybe this was fate.
My brother and I had been apart for so many years, but I still recognized him.
This man who called himself Dylan was Jerome.
I was sure of it.
However, his reaction was disappointing.
He didn’t hug me or look excited to see me.
He was surprised by my outburst, and he shook his head.
“Miss, you must have mistaken me for someone else.My name is not Jerome.I’m Dylan.”
“That’s right, Jennifer,” Skylar chimed in.
“He told me that his name is Dylan.”
“Dylan…” I murmured the name.
Was I really mistaken? How could two werewolves be so similar and not be the same being? Not only did this Dylan look like my brother, but they also smelled the same.
Werewolves were very sensitive to smells, and I had a keen sense of smell.
How could I be wrong? Before I could interrogate Dylan further, Anthony stopped me.
“Jennifer, let’s talk about it later.”
I looked back at him, nodded and dropped my questions.
Maybe Anthony could straighten things out for me.
After all, my brother was his secret guard.
I accompanied Skylar through a series of examinations and watched the doctor treat her wound properly.
Skylar needed to stay in the hospital for further observation.
Anthony made sure that the best nurse was assigned to her.
We could finally leave without worry.
“Rest well, Skylar.I’ll come to visit you very soon.”
I waved at Skylar, who was lying in the bed.
“Just you wait, Jennifer.I’ll be out of this hospital in no time.”
Skylar blew me a kiss.
I knew then that Skylar would be all right and back to her usual lively self.
“Dylan, you have to come visit me too!”
Skylar waggled her eyebrows at Dylan.
Dylan wordlessly stepped behind Anthony.
I couldn’t help laughing at this amusing scene.
After leaving the hospital, Anthony arranged for Dylan to stay on Marge Island.
Dylan followed his order and temporarily resided in the castle.
Anthony held my hand and led me to the forest.
We strolled along a path and talked about Dylan.
“Jennifer, I know you have questions about Dylan.” Anthony looked at me.
“Is he really your older brother? Are you sure?”
“I’m sure, Anthony,”I replied and grabbed his wrist.
“I can’t be wrong.There’s something I must tell you.”
“Jennifer, you know you can be honest with me.”Anthony hugged me reassuringly.
His hug made me feel at ease.
“Actually, I’m not from the Dark River Pack.”I hugged him back and told him my story.
“I’m from the Rainbow Pack.My father, Lewis Smith, was the Alpha and my mother, Doris, was his Luna.My mother died of an illness when I was seven.Not long after, the pack’s Beta, Arthur, rallied with some traitors and killed my father.My older brother, Jerome, and I managed to escape from the pack.But we got separated somewhere along the way.Later, I went to the Dark River Pack as a refugee and was taken in by Luna Debra.I later heard that Arthur had become the Alpha of my pack.Afraid that he would send people to kill me, I didn’t dare to reveal my identity.Since then, I worked as a slave for the Dark River Pack.Anthony, I miss my brother very much, but I don’t understand.Why couldn’t he recognize me?”
Saddened by the thought, I buried my face into Anthony’s arms.
Anthony patted my shoulder and gently stroked my back.
“Jennifer, I’ve always wondered about your past.I just did not expect it to be full of tragedy.Please trust me.Those who have done you wrong will get what they deserve, and you will get back everything that is owed to you!”
“I believe you.”
I nodded firmly, tears welling up in my eyes.
“Honey, since Dylan is your older brother, I will find a way so that he remembers you as soon as possible.”
Anthony wiped my tears gently.
“You’re upset because Dylan didn’t recognize you, right? Actually, he has amnesia.Many years ago, while I was inspecting the packs, I passed by a river and came upon an injured werewolf.Since he was unconscious, I took him back with me to Osman Kingdom.When he woke up, he lost all his memories.He did not even know his own name.I named him Dylan, and in order to repay me, he has been serving me as my right-hand man.Don’t worry.I will definitely find a way to help Dylan regain his memories.”
“Oh, I see.You saved my brother! Anthony, you saved my brother and gave me a new life.What a stroke of good fortune! Thank the deities for guiding us to each other.”
I hugged him tightly with mixed feelings.
“By the way, Anthony, do you still remember what I told you the other day? I saw someone suspicious in the royal palace, but his smell was familiar.Now that I think about it, that person felt similar to my brother.Since he is your secret guard, was the person I happened to see that day my brother?”
“I suppose so.”
Anthony patted me on the shoulder.
“What was my brother doing in the palace? Did you send him on a mission?”
I was confused.
“Jennifer, the royal family is complicated.You will understand in the future.For the time being, I don’t want you to get involved.But now that I know Dylan is your brother, I won’t send him on dangerous missions anymore.”
Anthony did not explain further.
He just gripped my hand and looked at me, hoping for patience and understanding.
I stopped questioning him.
After all, I trusted him from the bottom of my heart.
We continued our stroll through the forest.
We talked, kissed and hugged.
We only parted when night fell.
Anthony’s POV: After Jennifer told me her story, we talked for a long time in the forest.
I did not know that the current Alpha of the Rainbow Pack was a traitor.
To think that I had let his daughter, Ella, stay on Marge Island for so long.
Arthur used to tell the public that the former Alpha, Lewis, and his son, Jerome, both died of an illness.
Because he was the Beta, he claimed to have no choice but to step up to the position as Alpha of the Rainbow Pack.
He said that regardless of how sad he was, he would fulfill the former Alpha’s dying wish.
For so many years, no one had doubted what Arthur said.
He deceived everyone.
Ella was the daughter of a traitor.
She took away everything that should have belonged to Jennifer.
I asked Jennifer about Ella.
Only then did I learn that Ella was hostile and had attempted to kill her many times.
Ella’s father was the one who killed Jennifer’s father.
For Jennifer’s sake, Ella could no longer stay on Marge Island.
I had to find a way to send Ella back to her pack as quickly as possible.
Anyone who had ill intentions towards Jennifer could not be in the same area as her.
Not too long ago, Ella and Skylar had taken on the mission of escorting Sherman.
I called all the werewolves and lycan attendants involved and asked them about what had happened back then.
It was Ella who suggested they give up on Skylar.
When Skylar got injured, Ella didn’t even try to save her.
She even encouraged their companions to leave her behind.
After conducting an investigation, I called Ella to my place.
She looked uneasy because it was her first time coming to the palace where I currently resided.
“Mr.Jones, what can I do for you?”
“When the team returned from the Red Sun Pack’’s territory, everyone came back except for Skylar.”
I wasted no time and went straight to the point.
“I have looked into the matter.It was you who suggested that the team should abandon Skylar, right?”
“Mr.Jones, the situation we were in at the time was very dangerous.If we went back to save Skylar, we could have all been killed,”
Ella replied in an effort to justify her actions.
I interrupted her.
“You don’t care about the safety of your companion.You have no sense of team spirit.Werewolves like you are not qualified to stay and train on Marge Island.Leave this instant.If you don’t, you will be thrown out.If you have to be forced off the island, I’m sure that both you and your father will lose face.”