Chapter 1726 A Ticking Bomb
Back in the prison, Nancy struggled to come to terms with the state of things. Aaron is getting too bold for his own good. He’s a ticking bomb. I really shouldn’t have helped him accede to the throne. I don’t even know why he is keeping me here.
“What should we do now, Your Majesty?” Monisha asked anxiously.
Nancy narrowed her eyes in determination. I can’t just sit here and resign to fate. She took out her phone and dialed Matthew’s number.
Matthew was walking with Melissa in the garden when his phone rang. His face changed when he saw who the caller was.
“Go ahead and pick it up. I’ll sit over there for a while,” Melissa said kindly when she saw Matthew’s face. Then she walked over to the shade to give him some privacy.
Matthew contemplated if he should pick up, but he eventually did.
“Matthew, I’m in the dungeon now. Aaron is holding me here. Could you get me out?” Nancy cut to the chase in anger.
Matthew was stunned, for he had only suggested to Aaron to deal with Gerrard as soon as possible. He did not expect the king to imprison his grandmother.
“Are you okay? Why did he do that?” Considering how Nancy had grown up being pampered in a sheltered environment, Matthew could not help but worry about her.
Nancy disregarded his concern and said with a frown, “I have no idea. Just get me out of here.”
Nancy could not bear to spend another second in that filthy and shabby place.
“Okay. I’ll see what I can do. Don’t get too worked up.”
Matthew fell into deep thought after he hung up the call. What did she do? Why did Aaron lock her up? I have to go find out myself. I can’t just leave her be.
“Who was it? We can go back if you have something urgent. Mother’s getting better, anyway,” Melissa said tenderly when Matthew went over, circling her arms around his.
Matthew felt guilty looking at his wife, but he could not disregard Nancy’s predicament either. Pulling her into his arm, he told himself that that would be the last time he did something for Nancy. After getting her out of prison, he would cut off all ties with her and dedicate his life to loving only Melissa.
“Something came up. I’ll go back briefly and come back to both of you soon.”
“Is it urgent? I can help you pack your things. You should leave after saying goodbye to Mother,” Melissa said. She pulled herself out of his embrace to get things ready, but Matthew did not let her go.
“I’m not in a hurry. I’ll leave after having lunch with you guys.”
Melissa felt blissful. She buried her head in his chest and enjoyed their few moments together before he left. After a meal with Melissa’s mother, the couple went to get prepared for Matthew’s trip.
Since Matthew was going back, Melissa asked Nico to tag along so she could spend some time with Aaron. When Nico heard that, she instantly turned down the idea and insisted on staying with her mother for a few more days. To her, there was no point in spending time with Aaron since the two did not get along well. The general and his wife had no choice but to let her be.
Arriving at the Nighy residence, Matthew left for the palace immediately. He was revolted by what Nancy did when Aaron disclosed everything. Upon leaving the palace, he called Nancy to reveal the reason for her apprehension.
Knowing that her crimes were already exposed and the general could not save her, Nancy closed her eyes in desperation and made another call. This is my last hope.