Chapter 2: I Only Need 72 Hours To Fall In Love With You (II)
Within a spacious and bright room, a man around thirty years old stood with his back facing a window, remaining silent.
He was 192 centimeters (6’2) tall, his back very straight with a pair of ice-blue eyes that concealed the sharpness of a spear. His long brown hair hung to his waist, while he wore a perfectly cut suit that outlined his stature in great detail. Sunlight went through a french window, sprinkling on his body, like it was trying to give him a layer of gold.
Gabriel looked at this man, reverence and admiration shown in his eyes as he urgently said, “Sire Ravel, please evacuate as soon as possible, otherwise, it would be too late.”
Ravel raised his eyes to look back at him, “Why did Cage suddenly come to Dragon Fang Planet?”
Gabriel’s eyes were hesitant as he mumbled a bit before replying, “I am not too clear either. But I always hear Cage complain how Taima Planet’s technology was too behind, the environment nasty and he really wanted to return to Dragon Fang Planet.”
“So he came back?” Ravel stared at Gabriel, not missing even a trace of the changes in his expression.
Gabriel felt a bit diminished by his stare and couldn’t help but lower his head.
Ravel asked again, “What kind of person is he?”
Gabriel’s expression became even more hesitant, seemingly thinking about whether or not he should reply honestly.
Seeing his appearance, Ravel expressed, “Although you are only General Utrecht’s adopted son, your identity is not any different from Cage’s, so there is no need to worry.”
Gabriel clenched his teeth, then said, “Cage’s nature is a bit unreasonable, he also usually just idle about. He likes to bully the weak but is afraid of going against the strong, his reputation isn’t too good in Taima Planet.””
Ravel looked down as he sank into his thoughts, no longer question Gabriel.
Gabriel watched him for a moment, then once more reminded him, “Sire Ravel, I wish you would be able to finish your preparations to evacuate today. Cage…Cage likely wouldn’t be able to last even a day.”
Ravel waved his hand and told him, “I know what’s going on. You can leave first.”
Gabriel still wanted to say something, but couldn’t get anything out when he was swept with those ice-cold eyes. He could only helpless withdraw from the room.
At this moment, Ravel’s Deputy General Kahn walked in and handed him some information, his expression solemn as he asked, “General, what should be do next? Should be send some men to go to Cage…”
Kahn did a “kill” action.
“The military is relaxed outside but strict inside, there isn’t any chances to do so.” Ravel stated while browsing through the information.
“Then what should we do?” The reason why Cruise was able to regime for so many years was because they controlled the planet’s most advanced intellectual brain and enormous machine corps. The rebellion took more than ten years to get into the internal layer of the technology. Now, they only needed two days and they would be able to obtain control of the intellectual brain and machine corps. Although it was just two hours, it was enough to change the situation.
TL Note: The intellectual brain is something from another novel. Just think of a database that contains all sort of information
With success just in sight, yet thrown into disorder by Cage. He just had to be Utrecht’s son, if the plan was destroyed by his hands and the General knew down in his grave, he would likely grieve and lament over it.
“Should we prepare to withdraw from here?”
“No.” Ravel deeply said, “As long as we do any kind of movement, they would immediately become suspicious. Rather than giving ourselves away in panic, why not steady ourselves to obtain victory? With the best time to meet and fight them, perhaps then would we have a chance to live.”
Although he was almost certain that they would transform from their previous failure to success this time, his face did not reveal any of worry.
This kind of calm appearance also calmed Kahn’s mind.
He sighed, “We can only hope that that Young Master can persevere for two more days.”
Ravel faintly said, “You’re very clear about what the military does, even if it was me, I’m afraid that I can only chose to kill myself in the end.”
Kahn revealed a helpless expression.
Ravel spoke again, “Keep an eye on Gabriel, have him wait in the mansion and don’t go out. Since he and Cage had already stepped into this muddy water, then no matter who, they cannot think to get through unscathed.:
The time to obtain the controlling right was still 60 hours, right now in the military’s underground prisoner room, a few slowly moving virtual screens appeared before his eyes. On them were all sorts of people’s profiles.
“Cage, take a good look. Are there anyone you know?” The one in charge of interrogating him, Charlton asked, “As long as you identify one, we will satisfy one of your requests. For example, maybe enjoy some delicious food, or have a cup of tea.”
From the time Shang Ke was caught to now, it was already more than ten hours. Water dripped. His body and spirit was extremely beaten. However, Shang Ke held onto his belief if he died earlier then he would get relief earlier. So he only expressed disdain toward their lure.
However, he was really hungry…
Charlton wasn’t pressed either, he displayed those profiles not only for Cage to have an easier time to identity anyone, the other usage was so that they can read his brain waves and heartbeat frequency. Usually, when someone saw someone they were familiar with, their mind would show some kind of fluctuation, as long as it appeared, their instruments would be able to catch it. Furthermore, with the sensitizer, their perception would be several times higher than normal and so the fluctuation would be clearer.
However, more than ten minutes passed and the profiles had already been flipped through many times, yet Shang Ke’s expression and mood did not show any abnormal changes. Like he simply did not know any of these people.
Shang Ke expressed that he really didn’t know a single one of them.
The System was sneaky to the extreme. Although he knew the basic information of the world, any information related to people were all marked out with crosses. Even the name and appearance of the main character, he could not recognize.
However, he knew how to enjoy things despite his sufferings. While he looked at their profiles, he would also inwardly comment on everyone’s attractiveness rating.
Charlton saw that he was staring at someone a bit more and asked, “You’ve seen him before?”
Shang Ke answered, “He looks pretty good.”
Following that, the same situation would appear a few more times, among one of them was Charlton’s profile. Shang Ke looked at it for several seconds, looking at it so much Charlton’s face was a bit stiff. His heart was saying, this guy wasn’t trying to drag him down with him to suffer with him right?
A few people in charge of interrogation besides him al glanced at him meaningful, then asked, “Cage, is there a problem with this man?”
“There is a lot of problems.” Shang Ke seriously replied.
Your mom, he really was planning to drag him down to suffer with him? Charlton viciously stared at Shang Ke in the prisoner room. As long as he dared to say something to slander him, he would give him a taste of how being pricked by the electric need tastes like.
Shang Ke continued, “This person is the most clean and honest looking one among all of those I’ve seen.”
Pft! The interrogation people all couldn’t help but laugh. Of course, all but Charlton. He said with a cold face, “Cage, you dare to have the mood to play a joke now?”
There’s nothing he can do about it, the time is really hard to bear. Shang Ke can only do this to wait for time to pass, perhaps once they’re unhappy, they would send someone to kill him and let him return.
The interrogators started to admire this boy some what, he was still so calm under this kind of situation. He appears to have already done his preparation to meet death. They have seen too many people undergo interrogation, those who are truly calm or faking calm, they can see through with a look.
However, it doesn’t matter. The true show was just beginning.
Charlton decided to give up the time consuming psychological warfare and directly use tortube. He wanted to see just how strong-willed was this guy.
Just how strong-willed was Shang Ke, even he himself didn’t know. But when the electric currently passed through his body, his only thought was he wanted to immediately die.
Because Shang Ke’s sensitivity was increased, it caused him to feel extreme pain while completely conscious. The interrogator reduced the electric shock. But to him who had never experienced such pain, it was still a horrible torment to Shang Ke.
【Perfect Expression Pack automatically unlocking, confirm binding.】 The System’s voice sounded from Shang Ke’s mind.
He was currently fixed to the chair, his body slightly trembling. He was supposed to cut a very sorry figure, but when they saw his half-opened eyes, his eyelashes trembling while he nibbled on his lips, his short platinum golden hair causing electricity to flicker and his hair to rise. The light blue light shining on his skin gave an an eternal feel, it gave a rather indistinct sense of beauty.
Damn it! Shang Ke couldn’t help but cuss. Couldn’t it give him something more practical? Even if his expression undergoes major changes, he didn’t care!
When the interrogators all saw this scene, a single thought went through their minds at the same time: This guy is really pretty! The electric current brought out his all of his hidden beauty…
Dozen of seconds later, the electric shock was cut off. Shang Ke stopped shuddering, he could only feel his entire body engulf in weakness. His complexion was white like snow while traces of burns showed on his skin. His veins contracted to show a net-shape, appearing like tattoos. But what was strange was that his face was completely free of any injuries.
“Cage, how do you feel?” Charlton coldly smiled and asked.”
How he felt? It was a feeling of wishing to be immortal or go die. Shang Ke took a glance at the middle of the wall, this glance carried some charm, shocking the people on the other side of the wall, causing their heartbeats to speed up.
This evildoer! If he wasn’t Utrecht’s son, taking him home to raise would would definitely give them an endless flavor.
How could Shang Ke know of these guy’s dirty minds, much less how he had already evoked their tormented desire.
Not even giving Shang Ke time to breath, a machine arm once again extended from the back of the chair and roughly pull apart Shang Ke’s clothes, exposing the wide expanse of skin on his chest.
What were they planning to do this time? Shang Ke’s alarmed and angered expression once again delighted the interrogators.
Charlton told him, “I propose that we father all the upper officers to view this scene and observe. Let them take note of the slightly bit of expression while undergoing interrogation.”
His proposal obtained most of the people’s favor. They reported to their superior for only but a few seconds when it went through.
Soon after, hundreds of upper officers connected to the interrogation video in succession, to watch the progression of the interrogation.
Ravel did not expect he would be able to see General Utrecht’s under such circumstances. His age was in the early twenties and his appearance delicate and pretty. His stature was also weak while exhaustion shown between his brows, but his eyes were not despondent.
When he thought back to Gabriel’s evaluation of him, then taking a look at the person himself, Ravel felt that Gabriel’s words were not every reliable.
He sat upright on his chair, his two hands folded together as he silently watched the boy in the screen, his eyes showing nothing.