Chapter 21: You Are My Faith (II)
Shang Ke knew that although they let him journey with them, they did not completely trust him. On the way, they had asked him many questions regarding the specific situation of the attacker. Shang Ke randomly weaved together a story and passed over it, they have no way of investigating anyway.
When night fell, Gwyn and his students made their camp near a water source and started to make a fire and cook. Shang Ke and Pupu sat by silently watching.
At this moment, Youri walked over and handed Shang Ke a set of clothes, smiling, “Your body is stained with blood, you can go wash up by the river and change on these clean clothes.” Then he looked to Pupu, a bit awkward as he told him, “We don’t have any children clothes, so I’m afraid we can only let her wear some adult clothes for now.”
“Thank you.” Shang Ke took the clothes Youri gave him and led Pupu to the river back.
He first placed the clean clothes on a clean stone and took off the black robes he wore. Long black hair that was like a waterfall was scattered over his shoulders and hung to his ankles.
Pupu followed his model and also took off the worn out clothes on her body..
Shang Ke looked down at Pupu who was wearing only a small panty.
Pupu also raised her head to look at Shang Ke, his long hair drifting.
The two faced each other for a while, then Shang Ke asked, “Are you afraid of the cold?”
Pupu’s little head shook from left to right.
“Then come here.” Shang Ke raised his hair and casually made a braid, having it lay loosely over his chest. Then he crouched by the river bank and waved his hand at her, soaking his black robes and started to carefully wipe her face and body.
In the first world, Ravel had also taken care of him like this. He naturally became familiar with it after seeing it so much.
Pupu looked up, her half lidded eyes sneaking glances at Shang Ke.
Shang Ke suddenly made a face at her when he saw that.
Pupu stared blankly, then started to giggle, her hair shaking with her laughter. Her tinkling laughter were like the sounds of oriole, causing this quiet forest to have some more spirit.
Hearing this laugher, the group of people who were quietly discussing about Shang Ke all turned their heads to the river bank.
The small river under the sunset was like a golden ribbon, flickering beautiful reflections of light. A long hair man was half crouching, lightly pulling a small girl’s hand. His hair hung and blocked the view of his face, but his neck and upper body that was bare was already enough for everything to have a very high evaluation of his appearance.
At this moment, the little girl reached out and carefully helped Shang Ke raise his falling hair.
Shang Ke raised his head, revealing an exceptionally handsome face. His face held almost no blemishes, like he was sculpted by an artist. That pair of pitch black eyes resembled that gleaming and clear little river under the dusky light, flickering with a gentle and soft light.
A single thought emerged in everyone’s mind: No wonder he would be caught by slave traders, his appearance was simply drawing attention from criminals!
Shang Ke’s attractiveness after experiencing two different worlds obtained a great promotion. In addition to the Perfect Expression Package’s amplification, his beauty was even more heighten.
After they finished washing up, Shang Ke helped Pupu put on a white robe. The robe was very big, so the hem of it almost dragged to the ground. He had no other choice but to let her hold it in her hand, he will ask one of the others for a pair of scissors or dagger later, so he could cut off a bit.
With Pupu tidied up, Shang Ke washed up himself then put on the clean clothes. This set of long robes was ashy blue with a silver border. The style was simple, on his waist was a handmade rope to tie it together.
Shang Ke’s hair wasn’t dry yet, it damply hung behind him and soaked the back of his robes.
Pupu’s hair was carefully wiped by Shang Ke though, it was already half dried and lazily hanging by her face.
After the stains were washed away, Pupu’s small face, although thin, had bright eyes and delicate features. Her hair was reddish brown hair that slightly curled and dropped to her shoulders. Her two hands carried her overly large robe, adding her serious expression was very adorable.
With this small and big one standing together, it easily drew everyone’s stunned gaze.
Shang Ke led Pupu back to the camp and once more politely thanked Youri again. The other repeatedly waved his hand, a trace of bashfulness flashed through his face.
If they were still wary of Shang Ke before, now that they see his true appearance, everyone couldn’t muster up any more suspicions.
So to speak, this is also a world where you base things off appearance…
Shang Ke smoothly borrowed a dagger and helped cut off more than half of the robe on Pupu, leaving it only at knee length.
However, seeing how the robe was still very loose, Shang Ke thought a bit then took off his waist rope, carefully undoing it and divided it into four strings. Then he took two of them and did it around her waist as well as his own.
Following that, he once again picked up another one, his finger nimbly winding as he started to weave.
Everyone was originally making their meal, but now they all were all unconsciously attracted to him. Rather, it was their attention being attracted to his finger. Under the ashy blue robes, ten slender fingers and fair fingers interweaved and danced, like he was playing an instrument, full of rhythm.
His expression was very concentrated while his gaze was gentle, like a relaxed song, it brought about a tranquil and serene feeling.
But in the blink of an eye, that string within his hand had been turned into a pretty rhombus knot.
Shang Ke place the rhombus knot on Pupu’s waist, making her unpresentable clothing a bit more fun.
Following that, he weaved another one for himself and placed it by his waist.
Pupu rubbed the knot on her waist, then looked at the one on Shang Ke’s waist. She suddenly revealed a great smile and threw herself into his embrace, happily calling out, “Daddy!”
Shang Ke: “……”
Just a knot swindled you over? Child, people’s heart are sinister, you can’t be so lacking in alertness!
“So you guys were father and daughter?” The red-haired girl Vadula used an amazed gaze to run across their bodies.
Shang Ke faintly smiled and did not say anything. Based on the information from the System, he knows that this little girl no longer has any family. Because she was saved by Kaiser, she was very intimate with him and became one of his great helpers later.
Does this mean he had stole the main character’s piece? Shang Ke glanced over to where Kaiser was sitting not too far from them, the other just so happened to look toward him as well. Their line of sight met in the air.
Kaiser smiled at him, boyishly winking his left eye at him.
Shang Ke: “……”
He was originally guessing if he, Ravel and Jian Chenfeng were the same person, but from the looks of it, his personality was completely different!
Kaiser probably wasn’t even twenty right now, youthfully handsome, his brows were slightly raised, like a playful fox.
“Shang Ke, this is for you.” Youri gave Shang Ke to roasted bread of some sort.
“Thank you.” Shang Ke took the bread while his heart pondered if he should give Youri some kind of compensation. After all, he was wearing and eating his food.
When he washed himself, he had found a money bag on his body. Inside were a dozen of gold coins, it should be enough.
As a great villain, Osari normally smashed, fought and killed people, so he does have quite a bit of property saved up. However, it was all hidden by him in his old lair so he temporarily can’t access it.
Shang Ke pulled apart the block-like bread and blew on it, before giving it to Pupu.
Pupu held the bread, followed after Shang Ke’s example and blew on it, then took a great bite. Her cheeks immediately puffed up like a steam bun.
Soon after, she saw how Shang Ke was eating leisurely and immediately felt the way she ate it wasn’t right. So she also slowed and started to eat with small bites.
The two of them sat together, eating a few bites of bread then a drink of water, their actions were the same.
“Pft.” Youri and the others all couldn’t help but laugh, this pair of father and daughter were too funny.
Kaiser’s fox-like smile also became more amiable and fond.
They couldn’t all help but secretly rejoice that the group of slave traffickers did not succeed. Otherwise, this pair of father and daughter would be treated like play things for those dirty nobles. Who knows how much torment and insults would they suffer?
They were like a unique scenery, just a look would make people feel happy.
At night, Gwyn gave them a tent, and warned them to rest well. After experiencing the unforeseen event in the daytime, they were certainly all quite tired.
Shang Ke lied down on a blanket, Pupu also lied on his chest, leaning her head against it. Her dark eyes stared unblinkingly at him.
“What are you looking at? Close your eyes and sleep.” Shang Ke lightly poked her forehead with a finger.
Pupu immediately closed her eyes, but in a moment, she sneakily opened them again. When she saw Shang Ke had already closed his eyes, she shifted a bit, finding a more comfortable position at the crook of Shang Ke’s arm and then fell asleep…
Kaiser lightly placed down the tent corner, taking back his peeping sight. That pair of father and daughter’s sleeping appearance was like a beautiful drawing, deeply engraved into his mind.
He was an orphan and always lived a foster life of seeing these things fleetingly, so he never enjoyed paternal love.
He felt that if his biological father was still alive, then he should also be a gentle person like Shang Ke.
“Teacher, are we sending them to Watcher City and leave them to their own devices?” Youri quietly asked.
Gwyn answered, “Watcher City will arrange a temporary residence for them, you don’t need to worry.”
“They are so weak, what if they are caught and sold again?”
“Then what do you want to do?” Gwyn glanced at him.
Youri laughed mischievously, and suggested, “Teacher, why don’t we bring them back to the imperial capital?”
“You’re going to raise them after we bring them back?” Gwyn snapped back.
“I completely can!” Youri’s family background was still pretty good, a small noble family of Holy Empire. Although their position fell quite a distance from being a true great family, they do not have to worry about food and clothing, raising an additional two people was no problem at all.
Gwyn snorted, “It’s best to forget it. If you are targeted by one of the other nobles, can your family protect them?”
Youri’s face went stiff, drooped his head and no longer said a word.
“Let them live with me.” Kaiser suddenly spoke.
The rest of the people all looked at him in surprise.
Although Kaiser usually treated people kindly, he rarely took the initiative to be intimate with others. They didn’t expect that this time he was willing to let that pair of father and daughter live in his home.
Kaiser lived alone on the outskirts of the imperial capital, the environment was quiet and secluded, a rather peaceful place to live.
Gwyn thought about it for a moment and nodded, “We can ask Shang Ke tomorrow, see if he’s willing to.”
Kaiser’s face smoothed out and he gracefully walked to start his night vigil.
Youri indignantly grumped a bit.
Vadula’s eyes carried a bit of displeasure.
As for Doru, Amy and Fred, they were all not people of much words so they did not make any other opinions about the suggestion.