Chapter 30: You Are My Faith (XI)
Done, and lol, this Snowy is now ascending to godhood? XDDDD. My choco failed to harden orz rip
When the people in that group heard their companion shout out “King level apostle”, they all showed an alarmed expression and speedily took out their weapons, vigilantly staring at Shang Ke’s group.
When the man who identified Shang Ke saw how Tylor and the others were indifferent, he once again said loudly, “You guys don’t believe me? I saw it with my own eyes, it was this man at Red Cloud Wasteland killing my fourteen companions. I only luckily escaped staking my life.”
Red Cloud Wasteland? Shang Ke searched through the original’s memories, there does seem to be something like that. The only thing that was different was that this person hadn’t even “stake his life” to escape without a trace.
Everyone looked toward Shang Ke, his face was very white and his appearance gentle. Between his brows was a bit of weariness and his eyes were also kind, he was completely calm.
Tylor stood by him, his eyes cold.
The other people also had indifferent faces, they had no reaction toward that person’s words.
“Sire probably mistaken the wrong person.” Kaiser smiled but his eyes didn’t have it, “This person is our companion, there’s no way he is a King level apostle.”
“Even if you guys don’t believe my words, you guys should at least validate it first.”
“Validate?” Youri smiled, “Compared to being suspicious about him being a King level apostle, I think you guys look more like it.”
The gaze of all of these people were slack and their spirit clearly wasn’t good, it was a clear sign of being invaded by the devil qi. Compared to them, their group were full of vigor for the most part, their minds were also clear. Shang Ke alone bore the negative influence brought upon by the devil qi for them, so his body was exceptionally weak. Whether or not it was a pretense, they were not so bad as to be not able to distinguish it.
That person stared stunned at them. He did not dare to believe that they actually did not have any suspicions against someone they identified as a dangerous King level apostle.
“Have you all been brainwashed? To actually believe in a King level apostle?” That person shouted a bit tiredly, “Take care that the next moment you won’t even know how you died.”
“We will not trouble Sire, please go.’ Tylor coldly saw them out, he did not plan to continue talking to them.
“No way!” That person roared, “He is the murderer that killed my companions, I can’t just let him off like this!”
“What do you want to do?” Tylor asked.
“Kill him to take revenge for my companions!” That person waved his weapon strongly, cruelty shone in his eyes.
The people by him also assumed a fighting posture.
Shang Ke really wanted to remind them what was the purpose of their journey and where they were. In this abyss thick with devil qi, any gap in their hearts would be magnified without end. If their faith wasn’t firm enough, they may be swallowed by the darkness at any moment.
“Don’t do anything.” Shang Ke pulled Tylor’s hand and whispered, “Most of the people in this group have been invaded by the devil qi, any kind of stimulation might make them fall into craziness. If we could dispel the devil qi in their body…”
“You stay here obediently.” Tylor gave him a severe glance and ordered, “You’re not allowed to help other people absorb devil qi as you wish.”
“Shang Ke, you just need to worry about taking care of the child, you can leave the rest to us.” Kaiser added from the side.
“That’s right, Shang Ke, you should take a good rest. Those people that are slandering you are not worthy of you saving them.” The others agreed.
Shang Ke: “……”
As a “villain” that had done so well to make everyone believe he is the Holy Mother, it is a rather amazing accomplishment when you think about it…
In fact, he did not plan to save others without moderation, after all, his energy is limited. If he continued to help others absorb devil qi, then his body would not be able to bear it. He needed to leave at least one last breath in his body until the end and seal the Devil’s Tree with Kaiser and the others.
However, Tylor and them seem to believe that as long as it was a person he would give his life to save them.
Both sides disputed for a time and in the end, they still fought.
Shang Ke held Pupu and quietly watched the fight under his companions protection.
At that moment, an arrow suddenly shot out from a hidden place going straight for one of Shang Ke’s vitals.
“Shang Ke!” Tylor and Kaiser both shouted.
Shang Ke had the original’s memories. Although he was not as nimble as before, his body still subconsciously made a dodging action, allow the danger to bypass his vital. The arm hit his arm instead, and the blood immediately dyed the sleeve red.
Shang Ke couldn’t help but secretly curse. Even just standing on the sidelines he would be attacked, just which god did he offend?
Tylor’s eyes zoomed in from where the arrow came from and his sword flew from his hand, quickly shooting into an area in the forest. With a groan, a man fell out from the tree. Tylor’s figure disappeared from the spot and appeared in the spot where the man fell in a second. He picked up the man and smashed him hard against the tree before dragging him in front of the others.
The battle was now already over and what was left on the ground were maimed people crying in pain.
Kaiser and the others did not leave behind any major injuries, and they did not plan to kill them in the first place. They just wanted to give them a lesson.
But when they saw Shang Ke injured, they all felt very indignant. When Tylor came back dragging the sneak attacker, a couple of them immediately rush up to give the guy some more pain.
“How is he?” Tylor crouched by Shang Ke’s side and asked the doctor.
While the doctor cut open the sleeve, he answered, “As long as the would is handled appropriately, it shouldn’t be much trouble.”
Tylor saw Shang Ke’s tight brows and pale face, he weakly leaned against Kaiser’s shoulder, a couple beads of sweat falling down and damping his hair.
“Ah, what is this?” The doctor suddenly exclaimed.
Everyone’s gaze followed over and saw that on the arm that was dyed with blood, the faint image of a flower tattoo wass there. The color was both deep and light, unfurling in layers and extended all the way to his chest. Like a gorgeous blaze, it burned and seem to move on his fair skin, it was beautiful enough to choke people.
“My god, I have never seen such a beautiful tattoo before.”
“What, what? Let me see! Let me see!”
With his upper body bare, he suffered the inhuman feeling of being watched, even the doctor forgot what he should be doing.
This group of bored people, what was there to make a fuss about a tattoo?
Shang Ke raised his eyes to look at the doctor and powerless asked, “Doctor Abe, can you pull out the arrow?”
The doctor met with Shang Ke’s languid and somewhat misty eyes, he immediately madly shouted in his heart: No, don’t look at me like that! My hand is going to shake!
Shouldn’t an injured person look weak, pale, pathetic, their eyes unspirited, their expression twisted and dispirited? Then why is this man still so such a beautiful evildoer? This simply does not conform to common sense alright?
Tylor’s face sank, he wished he could immediately wrap up Shang Ke so that he wouldn’t be defiled by this group of people.
The doctor calmed his mind with great difficulty and started to seriously handle Shang Ke’s wound.
Pulling out the arrow, staunch the blood, and wrap it. Everything was done smoothly,
When he had just finished handling the wound, Tylor draped a robe over Shang Ke’s shoulders, then easily took him from Kaiser’s embrace, bundling him tightly.
Kaiser felt a bit upset when he saw Shang Ke being so carefully held by Tylor.
Right at this moment, a miserable scream came from behind.
Everyone followed the origin of the sound and saw that the wounded person who was originally lying on the ground had suddenly got up and raised his dagger to stab the chest of another one of his companions.
Soon after, a couple more people staggered up and started to crazily attack the people near them.
They were invaded by the devil qi!
The same thought appeared in everyone’s mind as they watched in bewilderment at the group of people that were killing each other.
“Big Brother!” the archer that caught back shouted toward the chaotic crowd and struggled to go over there.
“Philippine, don’t come over here!” A man shouted back as he dodged throughout the crowd.
The archer was held by Tylor’s men. With his inability to throw them off, he could only watch his older brother being trapped in a dangerous situation.
Philippine? When Shang Ke heard this name, his mind jolted. Wasn’t he one of the seven warriors?
“I beg you guys, please save my brother.” Philippine used a begging gaze to look at Shang Ke and the others.
“Hmph, they reap what they sown, why should we save them?” Most of them felt that way.
Shang Ke looked toward Tylor and didn’t even say anything when Tylor interrupted, “We can stop them from killing each other, but the devil qi on their body, they will deal with it themselves.”
Shang Ke fell silent and agreed, “Then let’s stop them from killing each other first.”
Tylor turned his head to Quincy
In a short period of time, all the people who went crazy were subdue.
“Brother, brother.” Philippine’s older brother was dragged over by someone and thrown in front of him.
Philippine threw himself to his side and was about to check on him when the other suddenly opened his eyes and his hand went straight for Philippine.
“Be careful!” Philippine did not manage to protect himself in time and was clawed, several lines of blood appeared on his face.
“Brother!” Philippine stared at his brother in disbelief. He was very normal just a moment ago, but in the blink of an eye, he was invaded by the devil qi.
A couple people went forward to hold down Philippine’s older brother.
Philippine looked at his deranged older brother, his eyes on the brink of despair, “Brother, brother!”
Philippine’s brother wailed in pain, his expression extremely twisted.
“Tsk, don’t tell me this whole group has been invaded by the devil qi?” Youri frowned.
Shang Ke looked over at the dozen or so unconscious people. The abyss of the marsh was far more terrifying than what everyone imagined, especially since it was their first time trying to seal the Devil’s Tree, the people that came to the innermost part of the marsh were almost completely wiped out.
“No, my big brother wouldn’t be invaded by the devil qi!” Philippine once again rushed to his brother and held his shoulders, shouting, “Brother, brother, wake up! Use your power to dispel the devil qi, you can surely do it.
Philippine’s older brother turned a deaf ear to his pleas and continued to yell and struggle.
Philippine’s tears flowed and sadly called out, “Big brother, I beg of you, don’t give up! We said that were were going to bring home glory together. Brother…”
Philippine’s brother seem to have became clear headed for a moment, but he very quickly descended back into madness.
Sympathy couldn’t help but arise in everyone’s heart at the scene.
Just when Philippine was in despair, a hand suddenly stretched over and overlapped his on his brother’s shoulders.
“Shang Ke, what are you doing?” Tylor held his waist, he wanted to pull him back.
“It’s just one person.” Shang Ke looked back at Tylor, “It’ll be fine.”
“The arrow that harmed you was shot by him!”
“It’s fine, I believe it wasn’t on purpose.” Your mom, it’ll be straight if it wasn’t on purpose! That arrow was aimed at his heart!
Shang Ke wore a smile, but his inner heart was blowing his top.
Tylor stared at his eyes for a while but finally released his hand. If this was his choice, then he wish to respect it. The only bottom line was that he had to ensure his own safety.
Philippine did not understand and stared at Shang Ke in confusion until he noticed in astonishment that the devil qi in his brother’s body was slowly flowing toward Shang Ke. Then he understood what was going on.
He was actually absorbing the devil qi in his brother’s body?
No, not only his brother’s, but also the ones in him!
Their hands were together on Philippine’s brother’s shoulder, large amounts of devil qi was absorbed into Shang Ke’s body.
Philippine stared at the faint devil qi that was flowing out of his body. He completely did not expect himself to also have been invaded by the devil qi.
He was staring in shock at Shang Ke, because he was absorbing the devil qi, his complexion became paler, traces of black gas flowed from his eyes. His lips were a captivating red like blood and the robe on his shoulder slipped, re-exposing his upper body. The flower from before, the Flaming Red Sky once again appeared before people’s eyes and made his pale face look even more devilishly charming. The wound that was properly bandaged once again showed traces of blood, dying the white gauze red.
The traces of blood stabbed into Tylor’s eyes, his gaze was so dark it was terrifying.
Didn’t he say it was just one person? Why did it turn into two now?
Shang Ke finally finished absorbing the devil qi after a while and his body went weak, falling into arms that were ready for him long ago.
Philippine deeply looked at the weaken Shang Ke, in his gaze was gratitude, some guilt and other complex feelings.
He supported up his own brother and said in a voice that could barely be heard, “Thank you, and, I’m sorry.”
Tylor picked up Shang Ke in one swoop and carried him to the carriage.
Everyone did not stay in place for too long, they took along the Philippine brothers and continued to their destination.
Philippine’s brother had already returned to normal, besides his mental state being a bit tired, his body was mostly fine.
Everyone did not want to pay attention to them, but because they knew the way, they went with them.
On the way there, there would be people that mocked and ridiculed them from time to time. The Philippine brothers did not talk back.
They laughed at Philippine and his brother and group being too weak willed, to be so easily invaded by devil qi.
Philippine fell silent for a while and suddenly said, “We originally had five groups, altogether there were two hundred people.”
“What?” Everyone was flabbergasted.
Philippine continued, “After we entered the abyss of the marsh, everyone started to be invaded by the devil qi. Some went crazy, some killed themselves, some turned into apostles. Among them were countless famous experts. In four days time, we experience a terrifying rain of blood and despair until we met you guys. In the end we only had thirty something people left struggling at death’s door.”
Everyone had a face of shock, some didn’t dare to believe it.
Philippine looked at them, his tone very flat as he said, “What did you think was the reason for why you guys were able to walk to this point so smoothly? It was not because you guys were stronger than us, it’s because you guys have someone by you who was capable of taking all of your nightmares.”
Everyone fell silent and turned as one where Shang Ke sat in the carriage.
While they were in their self satisfaction, who knew just how many crises that person silently resolved for them…