Chapter 76: Austin’s Suggestion
I hadn’t expected to meet Arthur in such a dramatic way.What shocked me even more was that Ella dared to show up too.She was so bold.
Fury built up within me as I watched Arthur distort the story of the past and stir up trouble at the banquet.
At that moment, I was so angry that I wished I could rush over and tear up his hypocritical mask.
I really wanted to tell everyone that he was the traitor of the Rainbow Pack, and that he had stabbed my father, the previous Alpha of the pack, in the back, but I couldn’t.
As long as I had no evidence to prove his evil deeds, I had to bite my tongue.
However, hearing Ella and Arthur proclaim that I was a jinx made me falter a little.
They looked so sure about their words.
Could it be the truth? Had my father and mother died because of me? No, that was impossible.
Their words were simply ridiculous.I didn’t believe a word that they said.I made up my mind that no matter what lengths I had to go to, I would find out the truth of my parents’ death and expose Arthur’s true colors.
It was only in this way that I could avenge my parents as well as prove my innocence.
Austin kept adding fuel to the fire.
It seemed that he wouldn’t let this issue go easily.
That meant that I could only be with Anthony if I could prove that I was not a jinx.
Otherwise, I would never be able to marry the love of my life.
But how could I prove my innocence? After pondering over it for a while, I realized that there was only one way.
I had to find the elder of the Rainbow Pack who had the gift of prophecy, and ask him about the truth.
“Mr.Jones, how do you want me to prove my innocence?” I asked Austin coldly, gritting my teeth.
“Miss Smith, aren’t you the strongest of the trainees? With your skill, it shouldn’t be difficult to uncover the truth, right?” Austin flashed me a thinly-veiled smile of mockery.
“I’ll wait for your good news.”
How annoying could he get? This evil ******* did everything he could to make things difficult for me.
Just as I was about to lose my temper at him, Austin continued, “Miss Smith, I have a suggestion.How about you go back to the Rainbow Pack and find the werewolves who know the truth? They might be able to prove your innocence.Of course, if it turns out that you are really a jinx, please be sensible enough to leave Anthony on your own.As long as you are not a jinx, you can rest assured that I will not try to separate you and Anthony.On the contrary, I will personally apologize to you and bless you and Anthony forever.What do you think?”
I clenched my fists to suppress the rage that roared inside of me.Austin was no philanthropist.
He wouldn’t be generous enough to help me with a suggestion, let alone offer to apologize.
Since he was asking me to go back to the Rainbow Pack, it was likely that there was a trap waiting for me there.
But at the moment, I couldn’t think of any other alternative.
If I wanted to prove my innocence, I could do nothing but go back to the Rainbow Pack to look for clues so that I could get to the bottom of the matter.
In order to solve all the problems and be with Anthony, I decided to bite the bullet and go back to the Rainbow Pack.
Looking at the annoying smirk on Austin’s face, I grudgingly agreed to his suggestion.
“Mr.Jones, I’ll go and personally investigate the matter.Please give me some time.I will find out the truth as soon as possible and prove to everyone that I am qualified to be Anthony’s mate.”
“Very good, Miss Smith.How admirable of you.”
Austin nodded approvingly, but there was sarcasm hidden in his words.
“We’ll be waiting with great expectations.”
“Jennifer, there must be some other way.You don’t have to risk going back there,” Anthony interjected, grabbing my hand.
“I’ll talk to Austin.Just stay here with me.”
I knew how worried Anthony must be about me.He always put my safety first.
However, I had to go back to the Rainbow Pack sooner or later, not only for myself, but also for my parents.
Back when I was in the Dark River Pack, returning to the Rainbow Pack to find out the truth had been my main goal.
The time had finally come for me to fulfil it.
“Anthony, please trust me. I won’t put myself in danger, “ I promised in a soft voice, interlocking my fingers with Anthony’s.
“Only when I return to the Rainbow Pack can I find out the truth.”
“Jennifer, I trust you.” Anthony nodded, pressing his lips into a thin line.
Although he respected my decision, worry was written all over his face.
Arthur and Ella’s appearance put a damper on the banquet.
After hearing that I was a jinx, many of the guests present tried their best to avoid me.
The banquet ended on a sour note.
After the banquet, Ella walked up to me.
It was obvious that she was surprised to see how close Anthony and I were.
“Jennifer, it seems that you have succeeded, right? I didn’t think you’d actually be able to seduce Mr.Jones.You should thank your face.”
Ella’s words were laced with harsh sarcasm.
“You are so lucky.Mr.Jones loves you so much.Even after hearing that you are a jinx, he doesn’t care, and isn’t afraid to be close to you.I sincerely bless you.”
“Yes, Ella is right,” Arthur agreed.
His sarcasm was even more obvious than Ella’s.
“Jennifer, back when it all happened, you were just a child.I was actually very worried that as a jinx, you wouldn’t be able to get married in the future It turns out that I was worried for nothing.It’s good that Mr.Jones likes you, and I wish you both happiness.But I hope your back luck won’t affect the good fortune of the royal family.” I sneered.
Even after everything they had done, the two of them were still trying to mock me, provoking me further with the matter of the so-called jinx.
I hadn’t fallen to the point of being a pushover.
Since the two of them had gone too far, there was no way I would let them go.
So when Ella opened her mouth to add more insult to injury, I quickly walked up to her, raised my hand, and slapped her hard across the face.
The sound echoed through the hall, and a bright red palm print appeared on Ella’s fair cheek.
Her eyes reddened with anger.
Seeing her let out a cry and stamp her foot angrily gave me a deep sense of satisfaction.
“How could you hit me?” Ella asked furiously and rushed forward, as if she wanted to fight back.
“Because of my identity, of course,” I answered casually, catching her wrist in mid-air.
When I shook her off, she lost balance and fell to the floor awkwardly.
“I’m still Mr.Jones’ mate.What qualification do you have to yell at me? This is nothing.If you dare to be so insolent again, I will make you pay the real price of offending me.”
As Ella tried to scramble back up to her feet, she glared at me with intense ferocity, as if she wanted to skin me alive.But I knew that here, in front of everyone, she wouldn’t dare to do anything to me.
She had no choice but to give up.
At this time, Austin walked over with a cheeky smile on his face, as if he was enjoying the commotion.
“Miss Smith, you’re really admirable.I have witnessed your strength today.”
He sighed and stretched out his hand to pat my shoulder, but I dodged his touch as subtly as I could.
He lowered his hand again, but the smile on his face remained.
“Good luck! I hope you and Anthony can have a happy ending.I wish I could help you, but the elders of the royal family won’t let this matter go until you can prove that you are not a jinx.” Austin shook his head, as if the matter was out of his hands.
“Thank you for your kindness, Mr.Jones.” I sneered inwardly, but maintained a friendly smile on my face.
“I believe in my own strength. I’ll definitely find out what happened all those years ago. Once the truth is revealed, it will dispel the doubts of the elders.”
After saying those words confidently, I turned to look at Anthony. He was my pillar of strength.
“Austin, Jennifer will be my wife.I will wait for her to return with good news.When she does, I hope you can keep your promise and sincerely bless us,” Anthony said to Austin, holding my hand.
Austin rubbed his nose and wished me luck one last time before going back to his residence with his lycan attendants in tow.
Anthony squeezed my hand tightly, and with that, I felt invigorated, as if I could take on any hurdle that came my way.
There was only one thought in my head right now to find out exactly what had happened in the past, so that I could seek justice for my parents and marry Anthony.
I hoped that everything would turn out well.