Chapter 4: I Only Need 72 Hours To Fall In Love With You (IV)
Charlton angrily started the mental shock control equipment. Shang Ke only felt pain from his head, before he lost consciousness. At the same time, the room suddenly entered complete darkness.
Everyone became restless, they completely did not know what happened. They did not notice that in the dark, over a dozen of people were using the confusion to quietly depart the room.
The bugle horn of battle, was silently blown at this time!
The torment Cage was suffering did not make those rebellers who held faith feel fear, instead, it aroused their raging will to fight. Their gaze were like blazing hot fires, glistening and dazzling in the darkness.
Cruise, will die!
These three words would converge into a great power among everyone’s heart. Like a ferocious beast waiting for action after accumulating power, they were prepared to swallow all evil at any moment.
Shang Ke’s emergence and perseverance not only caused the monitorer’s attention to shift to an extent, it also allowed the rebellers belief to hold firmer. The result was that they worked five hours earlier to take control of the intellectual brain. Meanwhile, the person in question was completely ignorant of it.
The revolutionary operation was like a gale shower, quickly and violently engulfing the whole regime’s hierarchy.
By the time Ravel took control of the situation, it was seven hours later.
He personally went to the interrogation room and without care about the stains on Shang Ke’s body, he carefully held and took him out of this prisoner room that had tormented him enough.
The bones within Shang Ke’s limbs were completely broken and his body bloodstained. There wasn’t anywhere where the skin was intact, only that Flaming Red Sky Flower continued to bloom devilishly on his chest. Like it carried some kind of power to enchant others, people were unable to move their gazes away.
When the soldiers saw his entire body full of tragic injuries, they all revealed an expression of shock and admiration. They were really unable to imagine just what kind of suffering he had went through, and just how he persevere on.
Within his dim consciousness, Shang Ke felt a lot of people moving around by him. It felt like they were trying to save him. He really wanted to tell them to don’t worry about it, let him go happily.
While in his thoughts, as his consciousness began to grow hazy again, he heart a faint voice by his ear.
“How is his situation?” Ravel looked toward Doctor Banny.
Doctor Banny replied with a sigh, “His broken bones can slowly heal, although it will have some influence on his daily life, at least he will not be completely paralyzed. What is truly troubling is the venom within his body. If it was just one or two types, then we would had have some means to help. But for twelves types…I can only say, the fact that he is still alive now is a miracle already.
Ravel asked in a lower voice, “How much time left does he have?”
“Perhaps tomorrow, perhaps the day after. In short, it won’t be long.”
Ravel turned silently before ordering, “Try any means to lighten his pain, so that he can live comfortably these few days.”
Banny bitterly smiled, “I’m afraid that there is nothing I can do on that part either. With his current body condition, even if it was the lightest anesthetic, it can possibly take his life. The remaining time, he can only continue to bear this pain.” After pausing a bit, he continued again. “I propose that we let him go. Compared to living in pain, death would freedom for him.”
A flash of grief flitted through Ravel’s eyes, he told him, “He persevered up to now was not for death, but to see with his own eyes, the destruction of Cruise. As such, no matter how painful it is, I believe that he will not choose to leave without knowing the ending.”
If Shang Ke were able to hear those words, he would certainly cry out loudly: No, I have zero interest in witnessing Cruise’s destruction. Give me a fast death!
When Banny thought back to Cage’s bitter experience, he agreed with Ravel’s words.
“If so, then Sire, you must work quickly. Fight for before Young Master Cage dies, that he can see a new empire.”
Ravel nodded his head and left behind a line to “Take good care of him”, then left with large strides.
When Shang Ke once again regained consciousness, he found himself lying in a brightly lit and spacious sick room. His injuries were already take care of, therefore causing his whole body to be wrapped in bandages. Besides his neck, he wasn’t able to move anything else.
He actually isn’t dead yet? Shang Ke was shocked. Don’t tell him that the mission isn’t complete?!
【Mission Completed. Detained time is 15 days.】 The System’s voice echoed in his mind.
Why was he detained for another 15 days?
【As long as Host survives the near-death mission, System will give different amounts of detained time. In this time frame, it is possible to come across more missions. For every extra mission completed, the reward will be accordingly raised. If Host completes three near-death missions and still do not die, then Host can choose to stay in the current world with neither responsibilities or restrictions and live life as Host pleases.】
Just how depressed must he be to drag this half paralyzed body to choose to live freely in this world? Life freeing him should be more appropriate! Moreover, he had to complete three near-death missions. Just once already made him wish he was dead, he had to do it three times?
“You’re awake.” At this moment, a low voice interrupted his train of thought. Immediately following that voice, he saw a tall man slowly walking to his bedside.
“Hello, I’m Ravel.” The man’s expression was grave and stern, but his eyes were very gentle.
Shang Ke nodded toward him. Under the System’s reminder, he found out that this was this world’s main character, the future boss of the empire.
Ravel sat by his bedside and told him, “We have already acquired victory. The remaining time will be used to clear up Cruise’s remaining power one by one.”
Shang Ke smiled, expressing he was very pleased. Explaining that this bro did not recieve torture for nothing, and please don’t be careless while wiping them out.
When he opened his mouth to speak, he discovered that his throat was unable to produce any sound.
Ravel explained to him when he saw that, “Your vocal cords suffered grave damage. I’m afraid you won’t be able to make any sound for the time being.”
What Doctor Banny told him was: “That sentence ‘Cruise, will die’ is this child’s final words in this life.”
After Ravel told him, he quietly observed the boy on the bed, discovering that there wasn’t any of the fear and pain he was expecting. Instead, he gave him a gentle smile. Although his appearance was haggard, those dark green eyes flickered like precious stones.
Ravel’s eyes dimmed darker, and used a gentle voice he had never used before to tell him, “Cage, I will personally take care of you in the future. Please give me a couple more days, I will definitely let you see a brand new empire.” Don’t leave this world so quickly yet, stay behind and share this happiness with him.
Besides nodding his head, what else could Shang Ke do? As the main character, such a trifle matter like ruling the world, isn’t it just a stretch of his hand to grab it?
The time afterward, Ravel really followed his words to the extreme. No matter how busy he was, he would always take out three to four hours of his time to accompany Shang Ke, change his bandages, feed him, clean him, etcetera. He did everything very carefully and properly.
Actually, Shang Ke didn’t understand it a bit. Although he showed a rather remarkable side under the torture, it wasn’t enough for the future boss of this empire to value him so much right?
Shang Ke did not know that he had already became this entire empire’s hero. His interrogation video stunned countless people and became praised as the “The World’s Most Beautiful Hero (someone who dies for a just cause)”. His tenacious willpower, holding tightly onto his belief even under the enemy’s cruel torment.
Especially that last line of “Cruise, will die”. Who knows just how many people’s hot blood were raised by that line?
He was like a Phoenix bathing in fire, despite being riddled with injuries, he would still keep righting back despite all setbacks.
When Cage’s diagnosis was announced and made known online, countless people shed tears for him, countless people lamented for him. On his body was also that insulting Flaming Red Sky Flower, and it became a warrier’s seal.
One day passed by, two days passed, three days passed… Doctor Banny had judged him to live only for two days, but after that, he had to repeatedly refresh his belief. Cage’s body that was obviously weakened to the extreme, yet continued to firmly stay alive.
Banny had no choice but to admit, some people’s vitality was just so strong. No wonder he could take so many hours of torture. Even Banny wasn’t able to determine just how long this boy was going to live now.
On the sixth day, Ravel came at the same time as usual to visit Shang Ke.
When he walked in the sick room, he saw that the other was concentrating on watching a video. Ravel moved his sight to the screen, on it, a gourmet food program was playing.
“Do you have anything you really want to eat?” Ravel asked him.
Shang Ke quickly nodded.
Ravel opened a gourmet food profile book on the screen, flipping through it one by one for Shang Ke to look.
“As long as the food isn’t stimulating, you can taste them. You just can’t eat too much.
TL: Spicy, pungent, etc
Shang Ke cheerfully smiled, his smile was like the sunshine and dispersed the gloominess on Ravel’s body. His mood also became much better. The more in came into contact with this boy, the more he felt that he was special. If what attracted his attention first was his tenancy and strong will, then now, it was his optimistic and cheerful personality. Ravel was very clear that he was always enduring the pain, every single day. Even the doctor had already given up, yet he did not. He bore the pain every day.
Ravel had never loved a person so much before, only this boy before his eyes could become the exception for him.
Shang Ke’s life these days has been pretty satisfying. With the 50% pain reduction still in effect, he wasn’t actually in as much pain as the people were imagining.
Shang Ke could only express his speechlessness on it.
On the eighth day, a new visitor came to his sick room. Utrecht’s adopted son, Cage’s older brother, Gabriel.
Shang Ke almost forgot about this person’s appearance with how he has never appeared.
However, it didn’t matter if he forgot. He was going to die in a couple days.
Gabriel walked next to his bed and arrogantly looked down at him.
The moment Shang Ke saw this attitude, he knew the other party did not hold good will!
“Cage, long time no see.” Gabriel taunted, “When you sneaked out, you probably never foresaw you would end up like this right?”
Shang Ke calmly looked at him.
“How is the taste of torture?” Gabriel placed his two hands on either side of Shang Ke, coldly smiling. “Take a look at you now, struggling while at death’s door. Really pitiful. Do you know that you already don’t have many days alive?”
Bro, do you really need to strut around someone who’s about to die? That is really below your status.
“You always looked down at me, always ordering me around like a servant. But fortunes rise and falls, you’re about to die, the family and honor will all be inherited by me.” Gabriel revealed a complacent smile, “I should thank you for your sacrifice.”
My god! If he really was Cage, he would probably be angered to the point of spitting out blood. He suffered enough torture, even putting his life on it, yet the result was that it was going to help this thankless wolf.
However, what made Shang Ke angery was what happened after. Gabriel suddenly stood up, raised his hand and slapped him.
The “pa” sound echoed, although under the pain reduction, it felt no different from being rubbed by a hand, what this slap hit wasn’t his face, but his dignity.
Shang Ke angrily looked at him. This guy, doesn’t he know there are monitors in this sick room? How dare he have the courage to do this?
Gabriel seem to know what he was saying and laughed. “Don’t worry, I have an interference device on me. The events that happened the past few minutes will not be recorded.”
So he actually came prepared.