Chapter 28: You Are My Faith (IX)
Chapter 28: You Are My Faith (IX)
Although Tylor told Kaiser in a very imposing manner that Shang Ke was going to stay at his mansion, Shang Ke still left with Kaiser in high spirits. He completely ignored Tylor’s face that was gloomy and sad.
On the way back home, Kaiser looked at the youth beside him. Handsome features, rippling eyes, a head of long black hair that flowed down his back with a bit of silky luster. His every action carried a very spiritual and harmonious flavor. What was even more important was that his nature was very pure, and his will firm. For Tylor to fall in love with him, did not seem strange at all now.
“What’s wrong?” Shang Ke turned him head toward him.
Pupu also turned to look at him: What’s wrong?
“No-nothing.” Kaiser immediately took back his sight. That one look caused his heartbeat to speed up a bit. He had originally wanted to ask about his relationship with Tylor, but he didn’t ask anything in the end. But as long as he thought about how Shang Ke would be together with Tylor one day, his heart would feel stuffy.
In fact, Tylor’s heart was as stuffy as his. Watching with his own eyes as the man he liked left with another man, his mood wouldn’t become better no matter what.
The world did not wait for them to settle their feelings though, every country of the continent responded to the Holy Empire’s call and agreed to participate in the sealing of the Devil’s Tree.
With the mission set, they started on their journey to seal the tree.
The warriors all prepared themselves to leave for the abyss of the marsh.
Everyone did not know just how dangerous this sealing operation was, although he did not know exactly how many people there were, Shang Ke remembered that almost everyone was killed in the end. Their loss was disastrous even when they had merely entered the edge of the place. The people that managed to survive pretty much all have mental shadows. The second time of the operation, two-thirds of the people were lost.
As such, Shang Ke did not have much assurance of this operation. He could only centralize all of the final warriors that managed to last until the end and make use of his advantage in absorbing devil qi to protect them until the interior of the abyss.
This time, Tylor joined Kaiser’s group and operated with them. Shang Ke had also asked for two other people from Tylor, one was the Guard Captain Max that had provoked him before, the other was the horticulture master, Simbi.
Finding Max they could understand, but what the heck was a horticulture master? Tylor and Kaiser both express their inability to understand.
Shang Ke said, “One’s social status does not say anything about their power of faith, plus, sealing the Devil’s Tree needs different kinds of faint. So the more kinds there are the better.”
Then he doesn’t have to choose a horticulture master! It’s not that they look down on that occupation, rather, the one before them was too sad! He wore a shirt and jacket on his upper body while his lower body wore a grass skirt, his feet also wore grass boots! Was this kind of artistic madman really good?
With his participation, the entire style of the group became wrong!
But under Shang Ke’s strong argument, everyone still agreed with much difficulty. The group altogether got twenty-three people, among them were also Kaiser’s companions Amy, Vadula, Fred, Youri and Duro. The remaining people were mostly Tylor’s men.
Everyone organized their baggage and set out at the arranged time.
On the way, they intentionally placed some distance between Simbi, only Shang Ke did not care. These people who only judged people by their appearances would never think that this hortcultural master was a powerful man that had went on two sealing operations and was the first to arrive at the center of the abyss. Plus, he was also one of the five warriors that returned alive in the end.
His faith was in “nature”. Although his actions and esthetics was a bit eccentric, his mental quality was stronger than everyone here. Hm, the thickness of his face too.
“Shang Ke, this weave of yours is really nice, teach me.” Simbi looked at the weave Shang Ke gave Pupu, his eyes bright.
“Sure.” Shang Ke smiled and agreed.
Two people with completely different styles somehow interacted so harmoniously it was a bit strange.
Tylor only watched in the daytime, at night he would pull him and Pupu into his tent. Kaiser would make his tent somewhere near to obstruct them every time, so that he could take note of any activity within. As long as he notices that something was wrong, he would immediately rush in.
But with Pupu around, no matter what Tylor thought, he wouldn’t really do anything to Shang Ke.
The first few days were very peaceful and nothing unexpected happened. On the way they had met many other groups, some were rather friendly, others were alienated. Everyone maintained a rather not too close or too far distance from each other and made for the same destination.
But on the sixth day, at a distance not even thirty meters from the edge of the abyss, they found a dead body. The several days of peace finally broke.
There were about fifty people dead, the way they died was very tragic, the blood hasn’t even dried yet.
“It should be done by a group of devil apostles, the strength of the other part was very strong and was very ruthless.” The imperial guard investigated then reported back.
Tylor wrinkled his brows and did not say much, he just reminded everyone to be careful.
The group of people advanced a couple more meters and finally stopped to make their camp before nightfall.
That night, there was not a sound to be heard beside the scrapping of the wind.
At this moment, the originally sleeping Tylor suddenly opened his eyes and quietly made his way out of his tent. Other people that came out with him was Kaiser and Max.
They were just about to sound a warning when the camp suffered an attack.
Shang Ke was awaken by the clamor and he quickly walked to the entrance of the tent and raised a small bit to take a look outside. What he saw was Tylor and the others fighting the sneak attackers intensely.
He was just about to be entranced by the side when a small head suddenly popped over and almost went out the tent. Shang Ke promptly pulled Pupu into his arms, quietly warning her, “Obediently stay here, don’t run out okay?”
Pupu saw Shang Ke’s grave expression and also made a grave expression, nodding her head repeatedly as she stayed motionlessly in his arms.
While Shang Ke held Pupu in the tent, he was also nervously mindful of the activity outside.
He was now a weak person who would gasp for breath every few steps, it was best he just honestly stayed in the corner and not go out to cause trouble. He believed it wouldn’t be a problem for Kaiser, with the “main character” halo along with Tylor’s strength, to handle a dozen low ranking apostles.
“Quincy, over there.” Tylor’s shout sudden transmitted to Shang Ke’s ear.
Quincy? Shang Ke’s face changed, wasn’t that the traitor that plotted against Tylor before?
So strange, he knew all the people in the group, there wasn’t a “Quincy” in them.
Shang Ke raised the tent cover and looked over there.
So it was him, the imperial guard by Tylor’s side, Jacques (Zhangkunkesi), “Quincy(Kunxi)” should be his nickname.
He fortunately found out early! Otherwise, Shang Ke would very likely miss the chance to save Tylor. In the original plotline, the truth of Tylor’s death remained a mystery. No one knew that the second prince of the empire, the once famous Tylor had unexpectedly died in the hands of his most trusted friend.
The double stars of Light Ode College, one died an unnatural death while the other threw himself into the darkness. He had to say, this was a great tragedy.
But since Shang Ke came, he would not allow tragedy to repeat itself.
Right at that moment, he suddenly hear a tearing sound. The tent was torn open by a sharp blade and was not even ten centimeters from Shang Ke.
Shang Ke quickly held Pupu and retreated a couple steps, in those few seconds, several more gaps were torn into the tent.
Shang Ke frowned, the devil qi in his body fluctuated and his eyes flickered. The oppressing pressure of a King level apostle suddenly erupted from his body.
One of the attackers seem to have noticed Shang Ke’s existence and was just about to attack the tent, but was almost felled by the oppressing pressure.
Because Shang Ke had absorbed a large amount of devil qi in this time period, the King level apostle’s pressing might did not disappear, rather it grew even stronger.
That attacker’s heart was greatly startled and retreated many steps, he no longer dared to approach that tent.
Tylor and Kaiser both made their preparations to save Shang Ke when they saw that guy approach his tent. But god knows what kind of show was that guy giving, he threw himself forward then shot back out like he saw something terrifying.
Tylor and the others naturally would not show mercy and took the chance to send him to hell.
“Shang Ke, are you guys alright?” Tylor got to the tent and looked inside.
“We’re fine.” Shang Ke asked, “How is the situation outside?”
Tylor took a look around then replied, “It’s already settled.”
The attackers were all annihilated so everyone started to clean up the scene.
Only now did Shang Ke leave the tent while carrying Pupu.
Pupu did not show a frighten expression at the bloody scene. This bit, Shang Ke had discovered long ago. Although Pupu’s intelligence was a bit lower than the usual child, but perhaps of that she did not fear death at all.
She world was very simple. She only had likes and dislike, there was no cognition of good and bad.
But not long after, a couple people from two other camps came to find Tylor and exchanged their opinions on the attack. In the end, they decided to merge their groups. With the united management, it made it more convenient to focus their power in response to the following crisis.
“Lord Tylor, this is?” A fit and beautiful female fighter looked in Shang Ke’s direction, her eyes full of interest.
“Osari.” Tylor place his hand on his waist, it was a very common action, yet it looked like he was declaring sovereignty.
The female fighter was a crude one, she completely did not make out the deep meaning within and said to Shang Ke, “I saw that the food in your camp was all made by you these past few days and the smell is really tempting. I don’t know if you can offer some to us in the future, we can pay for it.”
“That’s fine.” Shang Ke agreed with a smile, “As long as you guys don’t mind it.”
“We don’t mind it, we don’t mind it at all.” They had already smelled the other’s delicious food for several days alright?!
The captain of another group was rather wary against Shang Ke, in his eyes was inquiry.
The next day, the group of people continued their journey and entered the abyss of the marsh by afternoon. The devil qi here was clearly richer than other places and everyone immediately felt incomparably oppressed, everyone’s expression looked very resentful and bitter. Only Shang Ke, Pupu and that horticultural master were like usual.
In the abyss of the marsh, no one was able to sleep the first night. Even if they forced themselves to fall asleep, they would be roused by nightmares.
The atmosphere in the group became very tight, all sorts of negative mood came thick and fast, they couldn’t resist it.
Just at that moment, a discontinuous sound of notes sounded, soon after was a string of notes together that turned into a melodious and sweet music.
The people in the tent took turns leaving, heading for the source of the music.
One man wearing a robe sat cross legged at the fire. In his hands was a hard, he gently played it. His long black hair scattered on the blanket on the ground, his expression gentle and the light of the fire glowed in his eyes. His fingers danced across the strings in the quiet night like magic, scattering the devil qi in the surroundings. Everyone’s stifled mood all eased, the heavy atmosphere unwittingly vanished like smoke.
SnowTime: Finished at 1:09 AM… zzzz……