Chapter 32: You Are My Faith (XIII)
Chapter 32: You Are My Faith (XIII)
Despite everyone doing their best, with one faith missing, it was simply impossible to complete the seal. The devil qi rushed out like a bursting dam, causing the final people holding fast onto their faith to totter.
Tylor has to stop all the people pouring in to attack them so that everyone could remain safe, so he couldn’t get away. The other people want to heart but they have no ability to, their power of faith isn’t firm enough so they were unable to light their magic crystals in the devil qi.
Just when they were in imminent danger, one great power of faith like the sun shone upon the black clouded sky.
Everyone couldn’t help but squint their eyes. The power from before that seem to have been all used up revived like it had vitality poured in. Everyone immediately felt their spirit shake.
Everyone followed the light source only to see a small girl clasping a magic crystal, standing quietly by Shang Ke.
White light shone all over from her, her eyes like precious stones sparkled and stared unblinkingly at the devil qi-covered Shang Ke.
Pupu’s young voice passed through the dense devil qi into Shang Ke’s ears.
A pure heart and pure faith.
Pupu wisdom wasn’t high and held no fear. She calls Shang Ke her father, his care toward her made her feel like he was the source of her happiness.
With no impurity, she didn’t hesitate as her faith arose for Shang Ke.
The devil qi on Shang Ke’s body dispersed and the sound of the harp stopped.
With seven types of faith, the seal was made.
Plop, plop… ten sounds of falling came in succession as all the standing people fell weakly.
The harp in Shang Ke’s hands also tumbled out and his body started to fall back.
Pupu rushed over and used her arms to push against Shang Ke’s back, intending to help him up. But the result was that she almost overwhelmed herself and fall. Thankfully Tylor came fast enough and held both of them.
Seven different sized patterns, like chains appeared around the Devil’s Tree’s surroundings and firmly locked it.
The devil qi shrouding the sky above gradually scattered away and the blue sky appeared once more before everyone’s eyes.
Tears rose in everyone’s eyes as a bright smile formed on their faces.
They all had messy hair and dirty faces, battered and exhausted, but their mood was like the sky, pure without dirt and felt as if they have been reborn.
Tylor held Shang Ke and landed a kiss on Shang Ke’s forehead. He felt his warmth and felt incredibly happy, like a burden was lifted off of him.
【Congratulations to host for completing the Main Mission–Sealing the Devil’s Tree.】
【Host gloriously survives under the Main Mission, the System presents you five years of detained time.】
Five years? The detained time seems to grow longer each time.
【If host completes two more near-death missions in this time frame and does not die, then host can choose to stay in the current world and live life without restrictions freely.】
Shang Ke started to deeply think over about the possibility of agreeing to date Tylor, but then the System continued: 【Now releasing additional mission…】
What? So soon?
Shang Ke hadn’t even had the chance to hear the content when he saw a figure rush for Tylor from behind.
“Be careful!” Shang Ke suddenly got up and held Tylor’s shoulder.
He could only hear a ‘puchi’ and a sharp sword went through his chest, blood spurted out.
【…Mission 1: Protect Tylor.】
Shang Ke finally understood, the more time the System presents to him, the faster he would die.
“Shang Ke!” Tylor stared at Shang Ke who fell into his arms, his reds eyes burned and he raised his head to look at the attacker. Astonishingly, it was his close friend since childhood–Quincy!
“Why?” He growled out.
“Hahaha, why?” Quincy crazily laughed, “Because I hate you, I hate you. Why are you born in such a high place while I can forever only be below you, following after you like a bum beetle?”
Quincy’s footsteps staggered, hate and jealousy filled his eyes as his mouth continued to curse at him without end.
Tylor understood what happened, he was already invaded by the devil qi. Although the Devil’s Tree has been sealed, but those that had been invaded, most of them would be unable to recover back to before. Even if they could, it could take a long time.
But Tylor didn’t expect that his most trusted friend would become one of them.
Tylor’s eyes were full of killing intent, he picked up his sword from beside him and viciously stabbed it through Quincy’s heart…
“Shang Ke, hold on.” Tylor held Shang Ke in one hand while he took out medicine from his waist bag with his other one.
Shang Ke’s eyes were half closed, blood flowed without end from his mouth.
He felt very cold and his body faintly trembled.
“Shang Ke.” Kaiser staggeringly ran over and roared angrily at Tylor, “Just how did you protect him?”
Tylor pursed his lips and remained silent, his face cold and hard as he helped Shang Ke eat medicine, his fingers trembling as he helped treat his wound.
That sharp blade had stabbed through Shang Ke’s body, they were actually quite clear that Shang Ke was probably powerless to hold on much longer.
However, no one was willing to accept this fact.
They did everything they could to save him, constantly calling “Shang Ke” and for him to hold on.
The Devil’s Tree was already successfully sealed, they would return in honor and glory, they were all heroes.
So Shang Ke, don’t give up! Don’t leave! Go with them to see their glory.
Shang Ke’s body became colder and colder and he gazed at Tylor, his lips moving ever so slowly as he tried to form his words, quietly speaking.
“Shang Ke, what are you saying?” Tylor placed his ear by his lips, however, he could no longer hear his voice. Even his breathing has disappeared.
Tylor’s sight gradually blurred, a monster called “fear” swallowed him whole.
This kind of heart pain and despair, it doesn’t seem to be the first time it appeared.
The rising sun, the most beautiful dawn they were going to see, but he disappeared right as dawn approached…
“If I can meet you again in the next life, no matter how hard it is, I am willing to try it with you.”
Those were the last words Shang Ke said to Tylor.
He lied in the System space, absentmindedly listening to the System announcing his rewards: 【You have completely one main mission and one additional mission in this world, may Host please receive your reward. Constitution +5 (+7), Memory +10 (+2), Spiritual Power +10 (+5), Beauty +10 (+5), Life Span +2 (+2). You can learn two additional skills.】
“System, I am a bit tired.”
【Host can choose two easy skills to learn in the Hundred Training Space while adjusting your mood.】
“Just how many missions do I have to complete for me to return to reality?”
【Currently unable to calculate. However, the more worlds you survive perfectly in, the fewer missions you need to do.】
Survive perfectly? Saying it is easy, but in three worlds, he didn’t succeed in even one.
“Can I still go back and take a look at the worlds I experienced?” He wanted to know whether those people who worried about him, if they lived well after he passed.
【If you complete all the missions and reached a total of 50% or higher of perfect pass, then you can use a chance for returning to reality, to change into an opportunity to go back and rewrite the ending of those worlds.】
Using the chance to return to reality to exchange for one to change the ending?
Shang Ke stared blankly, his heart wavering.
But a moment later, he regained his spirits. He had only gone through three worlds, thinking so much about it is useless right now.
He had System release the skill choices and found out that a couple new skills were lit up. “Computer”, “Pick Locking”, “Magic”, and the one he always wanted to learn “Martial Arts”!
If he knew martial arts, perhaps he could have protected Tylor and avoided getting hit in a vital place and successfully survive.
As such, Shang Ke chose “Martial Arts” without hesitation this time. The other skill reward, he hesitated then asked, “System, can I anticipate what is the next world?” If he could know what was the next world, then he could focus on learning a skill that can help him complete his mission even better.
【You cannot.】 The dishonest System gave a negative reply, 【But the System’s Mission are usually released based on difficult and simple mode.】
“Then was the last world regarded as difficult?”
“So my next world should be a relatively easier one?”
Shang Ke immediately felt much more free, he looked through the skills and finally chose “Computer”.
Martial Arts was divided into Primary, Intermediate, Advanced, Master, and Sage level. At present time, he could only learn primary martial arts.
The classification of Computer was beyond his expectation though, inside of it was only one name–Hacking. After that was grade division and it was the same as the martial arts, divided into Primary, Intermediate, Advanced, Master, Sage level. He currently could learn primary and intermediate.
As for magic and pick locking, he was actually rather interested. But his choices were limited, so he could only try it next time.
The Hundred Training Space has a stimulation for experience, he could participate in real combat drills. It was like playing a game, although hard, it was not dry and dull.
This time he chose to learn the primary martial arts and hacking skills. Shang Ke stayed there for a full fifteen years.
【Preparations are ready, transportation shall begin.】 The System’s voice echoed in the sky.
With a flash of white light, Shang Ke was sent to the next world.
The light was dusty and deathly still, Shang Ke could feel that he was in a very narrow place. His body was curled up and in his embrace was a child.
The child was trembling without stop, his chest heaved and urgent breaths came from his mouth.
Even though he had not been given the System’s information, Shang Ke could roughly guess their current situation. It was clear they were hiding from some kind of danger.
When the System transmitted the information to him, Shang Ke finally got clear of their situation.
The name of his current body was “Bruno”, currently age seven. The child in his arms was this world’s main character–Feng Juan.
They have been kidnapped by an international gang specializing in human trafficking. Together, a dozen other children were moved abroad and smuggled on soar by boat. Then, a child that was slightly older than them plotted a way to flee, but the result was that they were defeated soundly. Half of the children died tragically while the remaining ones were all captured back.
He and Feng Juan, the two fishes that escaped the next were currently hiding in a supply box, hiding from a group of headsman searching.
According to the original plot line, that group of people had quickly found the two’s position. In order to survive, “Bruno” pushed out Feng Juan and then ran for it into another block.
Fortunately, the police then had received a tip off and rushed over to encircle and annihilate this group of smugglers, saving Bruno.
However, because of Bruno’s abandonment, Feng Juan’s legs were broken by those group of people despite rescue being so near, and from then on, because disabled.
Being forced into exile abroad, Feng Juan who had received both physical and mental harm could not remember his past memories so the local police could only place him and Bruno into social welfare. Bruno was adopted not long after while because of Feng Juan’s disabled body, his nature became violent and easy to anger. His childhood went by miserably. Afterwards, thanks to a kind couple helping him, along with his own efforts and talent, he started his own project.
When he was twenty-two years old, Feng Juan once again met his long lost family and returned home. One year later, he met Bruno who had caused his legs to become disabled. Bruno had changed his name to “Zino” and became the heir of a powerful family. After Feng Juan found out his identity, he started to take revenge in secret, causing him not only to lose his heir qualifications, he was also expelled from the family.
【Main Mission: Protect Feng Juan until age twenty-two.】