Chapter 24: You Are My Faith (V)
Shang Ke’s sight followed after Tylor until he disappeared. This man was the one that made the original Osari taste utter defeat, until he finally fell into the devils and became a disaster.
According to the original development, even after Osari become a King level apostle, he still did not dare to do a frontal confrontation against Tylor. So he secretly induced his friend and caused Tylor to be killed by him during the second time of sealing the Devil’s Tree.
If it weren’t for that, with Tylor’s strength and willpower, he would be one of the final warriors sealing the tree.
Shang Ke could not arbitrary determine that this man was Ravel just because of a mole. But if he really was, then his additional mission very likely has something to do with him. Of course, the premise is that he could survive the main mission.
Shang Ke regained his line of sight and did not urgently meet this “old acquaintance” of him. Anyway, as long as he followed after Kaiser, other people would appear like bubbles. His purpose is to get rid of the dark hearted and leave behind the kind ones.
“Shang Ke, I made you wait.” Kaiser came out spiritedly from the school and called out to Shang Ke to go home together.
Shang Ke finished weaving the flowery rope in his hands and placed it on Pupu’s wrist, then got up.
The three had just walked to the school entrance when they noticed a group of people, there seem to be two students fighting. This kind of situation is a common occurrence at martial schools, it would happen at least once every couple days. As long as they don’t beat each other to death, the school would turn a blind eye.
But who knew that the two students were not careful enough and dragged in other people, so the fight quickly involved into a group brawl. Those that were angered, the sinister ones, battle junkies, just butting in for fun…they all fought a battle.
Shang Ke couldn’t help but secretly sigh: They really are some passionate youths.
He had just finished sighing when this “passion” was thrown to him. A sword from who knows where suddenly soared out at him.
Shang Ke subconsciously protected Pupu while Kaiser’s arm stretch out and accurate gripped the sword hilt. The sword cut past Shang Ke’s hood and the sound of cloth tearing could immediately be heard.
A few strands of black hair lightly flew with the sword qi, his hood slid off and Shang Ke’s appearance was completely revealed.
His appearance luckily did not raise too many people’s attention, everyone were all paying attention to the chaotic student brawl. Only a few people looked at Shang Ke, one of them was Tylor who had just walked out from the corridor.
“Shang Ke, are you okay?” Kaiser threw aside the sword from his hand and said in displeasure, “This group of people are becoming more and more outrageous. They actually decided to fight at the school entrance, aren’t they worried about hurting innocent people?”
“I’m fine.” Shang Ke smiled, not minding what happened at all.
“Then let’s go.” Kaiser place a hand on Shang Ke’s shoulder and smiled widely.
Tylor watched their distancing figures, his eyes dark.
That was Osari? After five years, he came back? He looks like he has changed a lot, plus… Tylor frowned, he was actually unable to evade that sword that was flying at him?
Forget it, these all don’t have anything to do with him. Tylor did not really care about it. Although Osari was as famous as him back then, he did not have a good impression of him. He only had talent and was arrogant while being overly attached to winning and losing. What Tylor looked at wasn’t one’s strength, but their moral quality.
“We’re here.” Kaiser pushed open the doors and made a “please” action.
This was an independent courtyard. It was clear that no one has taken care of this place in a while from the overgrown weeds.
As this world’s main character, Kaiser did live a little badly. But he later took Tylor’s little sister as his wife, the little princess of the Holy Empire.
“You guys can live in this room.” Kaiser led Shang Ke and Pupu to the guest room, there furniture inside was still pretty complete, but the dust was piled high with many spiders all over.
Shang Ke looked around and said, “I think I need a couple cleaning rags and a bucket of water.”
Kaiser rubbed his nose and also felt a bit embarrassed. He specially invited a person to his home, yet it was such a shabby house.
Shang Ke wrapped a cloth over his and Pupu’s mouth and nose, then the father and daughter started to tidy up the room.
Shang Ke was in care of widespread clearing the dust while Pupu was in charged of dealing with the spider webs in the corners with a small stick.
“Pupu, if you see spiders and are scared of them, call for me.” Shang Ke warned her.
Pupu nodded her head, then waved her small stick and looked for the small “enemies” in every corner.
Father and daughter joined forces and spent three hours to finally make this shabby room into a clean one.
Shang Ke felt very successfully and put his hands on his hips. Pupu also felt very successful and put her hands on her hips.
“Let’s go and clean ourselves.” Shang Ke picked up Pupu and turned to the bathroom.
“Hahaha.” Pupu laughed in delight.
Kaiser bought a bunch of ingredients from outside. When he heard their laughter, gentleness flowed from his eyes as his lips quirked up.
After they washed up, SHang Ke saw Kaiser bustling around the kitchen and went to help.
When Kaiser saw Shang Ke skillfully deal with the ingredients, he asked without thinking, “You cand cook?”
“Hm, yeah, why don’t I make dinner tonight? It can also be my thanks for your generosity.”
“Alright, I can’t wait.” Kaiser immediately went into a great mood.
After he tasted Shang Ke’s food, Kaiser never made food himself again…
During his three days of holiday, Kaiser led Shang Ke and Pupu around. In that time period, Vadula, Youri, Fred and Amy had all came by. After they came by, it turned into mooching for food, then their mooching turned to ordering for food. It unintentionally gave Shang Ke the way to make a profit for their living–selling lunch boxes.
Shang Ke’s great master cooking skills quickly conquered the teachers and students. In not even a month, he obtained the elegant monicker “Lunch Box Prince”.
Shang Ke could only be speechless toward it.
“What’s that?” Tylor saw that there was a group of people and within that group was a familiar figure.
Quincy took a look over there and smiled, “You don’t know? Recently, there’s a very delicious and popular lunch box, the one selling them has been nicked ‘Lunch Box Prince” and it should be him.”
“‘Lunch Box Prince’? Him?” A flash of astonishment went through Tylor’s eyes. He once again turned his head over to make sure he wasn’t seeing the wrong person.
The former genius, one of the school’s double star Osari was actually selling lunch boxes? Tyler simply could not believe his eyes.
“What’s wrong?” Quincy looked at him strangely, then off-handly said, “Come to speak of it, doesn’t that ‘Lunch Box Prince’ look kind of familiar? Like we have seen him somewhere before?”
The students from before have all graduated, nowadays, the only ones that can recognize Osari besides some of the senior teachers would be some schoolmates that had once been in school with him.
Returning to the imperial capital after five years, just what was Osari up to? It couldn’t be selling lunch boxes forever right?
Although Tylor did not really like him, but to seen such a former genius fall so far, he felt some pity.
After Shang Ke sold all of his lunch boxes, he tidied up his days and prepared to go home. He only made one hundred each day with the price set high, not only would he not be tired that way, he would have have a small profit.
He suddenly heard someone call out this name and he paused, turned his head over to see who it was. It was a curly-haired youth behind him, his face full of surprise.
After searching through the original’s memories for a bit, Shang Ke did not have much of an impression of this man.
“I really didn’t expect it was really you?” The curly hair youth’s face was full of exaggerated disbelief, he pointed at his cart and asked, “When did you come back? Why are you selling lunch boxes here?”
With Osari’s strength, he enter the heroes palace and become an imperial officer with a title and fixed income. If he wasn’t pressed, then being a guard for a noble or even a mercenary was likely, any of them were better than selling lunch boxes.
Shang Ke gave him a glance, what’s wrong with selling lunch boxes? Do you know how nutritious is this lord’s lunch box, how gorgeous and delicious it is? After this lord becomes stronger in the future, all the people who ate this lord’s lunch box would regard it as a glory alright? The name of Lunch Box Prince may even be immortalized alright?
The curly-haired youth saw how Shang Ke did not say anything and became even more spirited. “I reckon you don’t remember me. My name is ‘Max’, I was once defeated by you, now I’m a small captain of the royal guard.
Max? It sounds a bit familiar.
Hold it, Max? Wasn’t Max one of the seven warriors that participated in the sealing of the Devil’s Tree? Although in the end, he didn’t return alive, was this kind of person capable of breaing through the wall of devil qi? Didn’t they say that only those warriors with firm willpower, pure nature and strong faith can break through?
Just where does this peacock in front of him look like a warrior? He was simply destroying his hopes alright?
The curly-haired youth seem to have noticed the minute changes in Shang Ke’s expression and immediately had a feeling of wanting to raise his eyebrows and puff out his chest. He smiled, “Seeing as we have known each other for a while before, should I find you a more dignifying work?”
“No need, thank you.” Shang Ke faintly replied. Since he was one of the seven warriors, he’ll endure it.
“Don’t be so polite.” Max walked closer and sized him up, “Your appearance is much better compared to before, but this strength…”
Shang Ke’s steps were unstable, holes of defenses were all over his body, they couldn’t even feel one bit of faith from him.
“Tsk tsk, after His Highness Tylor defeated you, did you lose all your faith?” If a person doesn’t have any faith, then their power of faith would be weak and can only sink down to being a nobody. Some people are mediocre by nature, and some, because they have been shocked too many times and stumble down.
Osari’s strength were out of the ordinary those days, he could be said to be the strongest student of the school. Besides Tylor, there was no one else who was his equal. But now, there wasn’t even a bit of power of faith from him, this is not just a stumble, but a thorough abandonment of his faith.
“No, I have not lost my faith.” Shang Ke quietly looked at Max.
“Really?” Max took out a short sword from his waist and raised an eyebrow, “Then why don’t we have a spar? I want to see what kind of strength the genius that defeated me back in days have now.”