Outcast: The Alpha King's Beloved

Chapter 363: The Past Between Roy And Cynthia

Cynthia's POV:

Just as I turned around to leave, Roy suddenly clutched his chest and collapsed to the ground.

"Oh, my God!" I immediately knelt beside him to help him up.

"Roy, what's wrong?"

When I saw his face, I found that he was extremely pale and sickly.

"Roy, what happened?"

Jennifer and Anthony both rushed to help us when they saw Roy faint out of nowhere.

"Did you get injured in the fight with Larry?" Morgan pursed his lips worriedly.

"Mrs.Jones, can you ask the doctors to treat Roy as well?"

I hoisted Roy's arm over my shoulder to support him.

Anxious for his health, I turned to Jennifer pleadingly.

Before Jennifer could answer me, Roy shook his head weakly.

"No need.I just suffered some flesh wounds.I can use an incantation to treat it myself."

"Don't exhaust yourself, Roy."

Jennifer eyed Roy worriedly.

"Don't worry, Mrs.Jones.I know my own body.Thanks for the concern though."

Roy smiled feebly and tried to stand on his own two feet.

It pained me to see Roy being so stubborn, but I knew him well.

He probably didn't want to inconvenience Jennifer at a time as critical as this.

"I'll help him," I said resolutely.

"Don't worry, everyone.I'll take good care of him with my healing magic."

Morgan and Jennifer looked at me dubiously, but I nodded at them reassuringly.

Seeing this, they finally nodded.

"Thank you, Cynthia," Jennifer said gratefully.

"No, I don't want to bother you—" Roy started to say anxiously.

"It's fine, Roy!" I interrupted him, shaking my head firmly.

"Let's go."

After saying goodbye to everyone, I helped Roy back to his room.

On our way there, Roy kept trying to persuade me to go to my own room and rest.

"I'm fine, Cynthia.I don't want to take up any more of your time.Just go back and rest.Don't worry about

Roy kept saying.

"No, I need to make sure you get back safely," I insisted stubbornly.

I looked at him seriously and pouted.

"Roy, stop pushing yourself past your limit.We're not young anymore."

At this, Roy finally fell silent and stopped protesting.

When we arrived at Roy's door, he said, "Okay, we're here.I can heal myself now.Thanks for the help,
Cynthia.You may go now."

I was already expecting this from Roy.

He didn't want me to see him in a vulnerable light.

But I had known him for so many years, and I used to love him.I had seen every side of him.I shook my
head and strode inside his room, pulling Roy towards the bed.

"You're injured.Just lie down and rest.Do you really think I'm incapable of caring for others?"

After pushing him onto the bed, I turned around to ask a maid to fetch a thin blanket for Roy.

As she scurried off to do as I said, I went to prepare a cup of magic tonic drink for Roy to quench his
thirst and relieve pain.

"Here.You'll feel better if you drink this." I handed the glass to Roy.

"I remember you don't like bitter stuff, so don't worry.This is sweet."

Roy looked at me and his gaze softened.

"I'm not so particular with bitter food now.I'm an adult after all."

He winked at me, took the glass and drank most of the tonic in one gulp.

Seeing this, I heaved a sigh of relief.

At least his pain would subside for now.I took out my wand and started casting healing spells on him.


As I healed Roy's wounds, I stole glances at his face from time to time.He had been a little uneasy
since earlier.

When I was done, I stood up and sighed.

"Roy, I'm sorry if I make you feel uncomfortable.I just want you to feel better.I can't bear to see you in

We had broken up so many years ago, so it was only natural that he felt uncomfortable with me here.

Still, I couldn't help but feel a little depressed.

Roy didn't answer me.

Being met with silence, I said, "Okay.I won't bother you anymore.Bye."

I turned around to leave.

"Wait! Don't go, Cynthia!"

Unexpectedly, Roy's voice sounded from behind me.

When I turned around and met Roy's eyes, I was overwhelmed with a flurry of mixed emotions.

"What's wrong, Roy?"I asked furtively.

After a moment's silence, Roy whispered, "I'm sorry, Cynthia."

I smiled gently.

"Roy, there's no need to apologize.I wanted to heal you just now."

"No, I do owe you an apology.I was too cowardly back then.I let you down.I'm sorry.Cynthia, you
deserve a better man," Roy said loudly, locking eyes with me seriously.

My jaw nearly dropped to the floor.I didn't expect Roy to bring this up.

"Don't say that, Roy.It's been so long.I don't care about whatever happened in the past anymore."

As I spoke, my voice trembled slightly.I quickly lowered my head to hide the tears welling up in my

"As fate would have it, we weren't meant to have a happy ending together."

As soon as I finished speaking, I walked out of the room without looking back and shut the door behind
me.I didn't want Roy to see me crying.

Leaning against the door, I wiped away my tears with the back of my hand.

Why was I crying? I didn't want to cry, but for some reason, tears kept streaming down my_ face

"Damn it," I whispered under my breath.

After all these years, I still loved him.

Roy's POV:

After Cynthia left, I sank into bed and couldn't help but recall our sweet past.

Cynthia and I used to love each other so deeply.It was love at first sight.

We used to think that meeting each other was the best thing that had happened to us.

But our relationship was forbidden.

My clan had always been hostile towards Cynthia's.

The conflict between the two clans went all the way back to our ancestors.

The second word got out that we were in a relationship, the elders of our clans immediately locked us
up separately in a crazy attempt to end the relationship.I was the sort of person who followed the rules.

After I parted with Cynthia, I was depressed all day long, but it never crossed my mind to disobey my
clan's wishes.

On the other hand, the gentle and kind Cynthia managed to pluck up the courage to run away with me.I
would never forget the night I was tossing and turning in bed restlessly when a magic paper crane
suddenly flew in from the window.

It flew straight to me and Cynthia's voice sounded.

"Roy, how about we elope? I'll wait for you in the garden tomorrow night! See you!"

I had no idea how hard it was for Cynthia to successfully deliver this message to me.I didn’t dare to
imagine how much thought she had put into this.

Her voice sounded so resolute, as though she was sure I wouldn't fail her.

And as much as I didn't want to fail her, I did.

After all, I wasn't as courageous as her.I couldn't betray my clan.

In the end, I chose my clan over Cynthia.

Sure enough, the following day, I didn't meet her in the garden.

Instead, I sent her a message, asking her to give up on our love and find her own happiness.

Since then, I hadn't seen her.

Years had passed.

Every single day after that night, I regretted how cowardly I had been.

I knew that, even if we did meet again, I had no right to tell her that I loved her.I was a real coward.

Over the years, I still wanted to know how she was doing, so I asked my friends to inquire about her.I
was relieved when I found out that she wasn't driven away by her clan.

Such a way of life lasted for many years.

It wasn't until my clan declined and even fell apart that I could look at her from afar.

But that was all I could do.

I figured that she must've had many suitors.

She was, after all, an excellent witch.

I Just knew she would end up with a loving husband, and maybe even a cute child or two...

Later, our paths happened to cross again, but neither she nor I mentioned the past.It was as though it
had never happened.

Now, we often met in the royal palace of the Osman Kingdom, but it was as though there was this
unspoken rule to keep a distance from each other.

Lying in bed and recalling the past, I had mixed feelings.