Chapter 5: I Only Need 72 Hours To Fall In Love With You (V)
Gabriel shook his hand, his bearing like a queen that was far above him, “I’ve waited for this day for a long time already. The anger I received from before, I will return it all back to you today.”
After he slapped the other once, he felt his entire person was much refreshed, like he had completed a great project.
Shang Ke only coldly glared at him.
Gabriel calmly fiddled with his collar, his finger quietly closing the interference devic in his collar. Immediately, he stoop down to pull Shang Ke’s blanket, his tone gentle as he said, “You look really tired, make sure to rest well. I will come see you again next time. It’s just that…the next time would be farewell, you might be in the cemetery.” His last words were very soft, he was almost sticking next to Shang Ke’s ear as he said it.
With that said, he took a step back, revealing a cheerful smile with his back against the monitor then turned and left.
That lowly person’s accomplished look really made one wish that they could kick him twice.
The original Cage was a bit arrogant and willful, and wasn’t too good to Gabriel, but it was not necessary for him to still stick a knife in him when he’s about dead right? How great must his hate be? Furthermore, Cage’s father was his benefactor and foster father, to bite the hand that fed him, he shouldn’t do it so easily.
Shang Ke stared at the ceiling, deep in thought. He was thinking on how to give that Gabriel a lesson under the conditions of where his hands cannot move, and his mouth cannot speak. As he kept thinking, his eyes soured. Oh, so sleepy, let’s sleep first…
When Ravel entered the sickroom, the boy on the bed was fast asleep. His soft hair was stuck to his forehead, the ends slightly sticking up, making him appear somewhat languid. The sunset out the window passed, leaving a faint blush on his thin face.
Ravel walked over quietly to his side and reached out to brush away the hair drooping over his eyes. Suddenly, his action stopped, his line of sight falling to the corner of Cage’s eyes. There was a shallow scratch. If one wasn’t careful and mindful, it was very easy to overlook.
He accompanied Cage everyday, so he was completely clear on what kind of injuries the other carried. This scratch, did not exist a few hours ago.
The doctors and nurses that took care of Cage were carefully selected, nothing sharp would be carried on them at all cost. Normally, the nurses would also wear sterilized gloves, working very carefully. Let alone injuring him with a scratch, they wouldn’t even do any kind of knocking or bumping into him.
Ravel fell silent for a moment, left the room then asked the guard, “Did someone come see Cage today?”
The guard replied, “Young Master Gabriel came before, he left two hours ago.”
“General, what happened?” Kahn saw that Ravel’s face was amiss and quickly walked up to ask.
Ravel’s eyse were gloomy, “I’m going to the monitor room.”
The two went to the monitor room while the doctor in charge of taking care of Cage also followed them.
When the security person of the monitor room saw them, he immediately stood up to salute to him.
Ravel waved his hand and ordered him, “Change the monitor to two hours ago.”
The security man immediately did as he was told.
The monitor scene quickly reversed until the scene where Gabriel showed up did it stop.
Ravel watched as Gabriel walked into the sickroom, then stood at his bedside for a while. Following that, he bent down to help him fix his blanket before saying “I will come see you again” then left. The entire event had nothing wrong.
Ravel repeatedly watched it before giving the order, “Analyze the video from when Gabriel entered the sickroom.”
Kahn asked him, “General, you’re suspicious that Gabriel carried an interference device?”
Ravel’s face was expressionless, his eyes cold. He wasn’t suspicious, he was certain.
However, in just a few minutes, he analyzing was complete. The scene from when Gabriel entered the sick room was completely cleared up in front of them.
【How is the taste of torture?】 The very first words he said made everyone feel unhappy, then they heard him continue, 【ake a look at you now, struggling at death’s door. Really pitiful.】
【Do you know that you already don’t have many days alive?】
The people in the monitor room all sucked in a breath, they couldn’t believe that Gabriel dare to say such harsh words to Cage.
When they heard him say “the family and honor will all be inherited by me”, everyone involunterily frowned.
It was true, as long as Cage dies, as Utrecht’s adopted son, Gabriel would be on the only successor. The honor Utrecht and Cage exchanged with their lives would end up in the hands of this kind of person?
“Pa!” A crisp sound echoed from the room. Every watched the screen in disbelief, Gabriel dared to slap Cage!
The monitor room entered a state of deathly stillness, all the people were angered beyond words. Within the video, Cage helplessly lied on the hospital bed, his eyes full of anger as he stared at Gabriel. He seem to have a thousand words to say, but he was powerless to say them.
After Gabriel left, Cage looked silently at the ceiling. A layer of mist gradually formed in his dark green eyes, like he was about to shed tears. But they never fell. It would had been better if he had cried, but the way he stifled himself made everyone feel even worse.
“How could Gabriel…” Kahn hadn’t even finished his words when he felt a cold chill from his side. He could only see Ravel’s extremely cold expressions and sight that could drill into a person. His entire person was emitting a powerful murderous aura.
Kahn could imagine Ravel’s current mood. For such a rigid and monotonous man, besides work it is still work. His life was very dull. But ever since Cage’s appearance, it was like a magnificent color was smeared, his world was gradually being colored and brightened. It caused his entire person to become gentler.
Perhaps the man himself have not noticed how his attachment to Cage was already out of the normal margin. He would put in all his heart to nurse him everyday and made sure he did not get even the slightly bit injured. And nowadays, the boy who was cherished by him like a treasure was humiliated by another person in front of his eyes. How could he not get angry?
Cage was unable to move or speak. If Ravel wasn’t attentive, then perhaps the humiliation he received today would never be found out by anyone.
When he thought to that point, Kahn’s evalutation toward Gabriel fell to the freezing point. If they let this kind of person inherit the family, it was simply an insult toward General Utrecht and Cage.
“Kahn.” Ravel suddenly spoke, “Keep an eye on Gabriel, wait for me.”
He left immediately after he said that, walking with large strides to where Cage’s sickroom was.
Shang Ke was already awake, enjoying the big sister nurse’s gentle care.
At this moment, a large hand reached over to take away the towel in the nurse’s hand, softly helping Shang Ke wipe his face.
When he scented the familiar scent, Shang Ke opened his eyes. Seeing that it was Ravel, he revealed a smile. After all, he had constantly received this man’s care, it was impossible for him to not have a favorable impression of him.
Ravel’s eyes darken and continued to watch him. He showed no intention to move his gaze away.
Shang Ke was used to this, this man sometimes likes to stare at something for a long time. For example, his eyes, his hands, his food, his clothes, his cup, his bed…in short, everything in this room had been stared at by him.
If all of these things had a consciousness, they would’ve probably been frighten stiff by his sharp eyes.
However, this man’s eyes were a bit different from usual. In those ice-cold eyes were some tenderness, within the tenderness was some anger, within the anger was some depression… Don’t ask him why he was able to obtain so much content from just a pair of eyes, it’s really because he was just too bored!
“Do you want to go out for a bit?” Ravel asked him.
Oh! You finally thought of letting me go out to get some fresh air? A bright and beautiful light went through Shang Ke’s expression, like two stars jumping in the sky.
Ravel’s eyes turned softer and he moved aside the blanket, picked him up and gently placed him in a wheelchair. Then he started to push him to the garden downstairs.
The wheelchair had all functions, it could float and fly. If Shang Ke’s hands and feet weren’t paralzed, it was entirely possible to him to use the wheelchair and go all over the place.
This hospital was the royal family’s, it only received nobility and officers that done special achievements. The environment was cozy and the scenery delightful.
Being blown by the warm breeze and smelling the fragrant flowers, Shang Ke revealed a very comfortable appearance.
To speak truthfully, if he wasn’t paralyzed, fighting to pass those three near-death missions then staying in this world to spend the remainder of his life wasn’t a pretty bad choice. He now had identity, status and supporter. He did not need to worry about food or clothes. He could just follow after the main character and live his youth, life simply could not be more wonderful.
“Sire Ravel.” At this moment, a handsome man wearing the military uniform holding large bouquet of flowers walked over. He first saluted to Ravel then looked at Shang Ke, gently smiling, “Young Master Cage, hello.”
Shang Ke looked toward Ravel who introduced him, “This is your father’s old friend’s son. Senior Colonel Roy.”
Shang Ke nodded to him as a greeting.
“Cage, this bouquet of flowers is for you.” Roy gently placed the bouquet of flowers in Shang Ke’s arms, blinking, “The flowers were personally chosen by me, I hope you like them.”
The bouquet was very large, almost covering half of Shang Ke’s face. Only two dark green eyes were revealed among the bonquet, like a little kitten that was hiding in a cluster of flower. It was cute beyond words, causing Roy to do the action of holding his chest.
While he was under torture, he was like a fierce cheetah, even when he lost his sharp claws, it did not lower his strong spirit. But the current him was so very gentle, as harmless as a small animal. Who would had thought that in such a fragile body, such a tenacious heart laid beneath the surface. It was such an intense contrast that caused people to be emotionally moved by him.
“I really wanted to come visit you, but keep worrying that I could disturb your rest. Now that I see you are so full of vigor, I can finally feel relieved.” Roy’s eyes carried genuine joy, “After you recover, allow me to take you around King City to entertain you.”
Although he said that, they all knew that it was unlikely to happen.
“Roy, since you’ve seen him, then you can leave now.” Ravel suddenly spoke and interrupted Roy from taking Shang Ke’s attention.
Roy could only regretfully shrug his shoulders, then saluted and turned around to leave.
Ravel crouched down by Shang Ke’s side and asked, “How is Roy in your eyes?”
How is he? Pretty good. Shang Ke looked at Ravel puzzled.
“Then,” Ravel continued, “If we let Roy take Gabriel’s place to inherit your father’s cause, would you agree?”