Chapter 6: I Only Need 72 Hours To Fall In Love With You (VI)
“If we let Roy take Gabriel’s place and inherit your father’s cause, would you agree?”
Agreed, totally agreed! Perhaps Ravel also seen through Gabriel’s narrow-minded self and untenable nature?
When Ravel saw him nod, he said no more and merely rubbed his head.
Only then did Shang Ke notice a mole on palm of Ravel’s right hand. It was said that people who have a mole on their palm are not only very rich, they also possess the talent of leadership. There were also people who said this was because his previous incarnation’s predestined love was not fulfilled, so this was left behind to allow him to meet his lover in his current life. Buddhism though, generally believed ath the mole on the hallow of their hands was the bane of others’ existence.
There was no way to investigate the last two, but the Ravel in front of him unconditionally is rich and talented in leadership, a winner of life that has both.
Shang Ke did not know that Ravel actually fulfills all three.
“It’s late, let’s return. I will eat with you.” Ravel then pushed Shang Ke back to the sickroom and told the nurse to bring some food over.
What Shang Ke ate, Ravel would also eat. Even if it was just a bowl of plain rice congee, he would eat it without a single change in his facial expression. This point made Shang Ke rather admire him.
Although his food these days had gotten somewhat better, his body was in actuality, weak to the extreme. He was simply unable to take in too much nutrition. So no matter how spirited he appeared, he body was getting thinner day by day.
Doctor Banny said before, for every day he lived, it was a new miracle. If it were other people, they would had long lost their will to continue living on. He knew the reason why Cage continued to persevere, he wanted to witness the establishment of the new empire with his own eyes.
Ravel wavered for the first time. He didn’t want to announce the news, he was afraid once his dream was fulfilled, he would die without hesitation.
Ravel couldn’t bear to part with him, he also couldn’t let him go…
At night, Ravel returned to his mansion.
Kahn stepped forward to say, “This subordinate has Gabriel under house arrest in the guest room. How do you plan to deal with him, Genera?”
Ravel’s face quickly chilled and walked to the guest room.
“Let me out, I am General Utrecht’s son, you can’t do this to me!” Gabriel’s raucous voice transmitted out from the guest room.
The guard was indifferent to his shouts. When he saw Ravel and Kahn arriving, he immediately bowed and saluted, then opened the door.
When Gabriel saw Ravel walk in, he was moved and asked, “Sire. you’re finally back. May I ask why are you putting me under house arrest?”
Ravel did not reply, he merely gestured for Kahn to play that video from the hospital.
When Gabriel saw that, his face changed and he gritted his teeth, “My actions are a little improper. But if you knew what Cage done to me before, then you would understand my actions.”
“I don’t need to know what he had done to you before.” Ravel coldly and detachedly spoke. “I only know that you have insulted and injured Cage while he’s down with serious injuries. Just who gave you such courage, to treat a hero who had just experienced such torment like that?”
“Hero?” Gabriel said with disdain. “If he were to obediently stay on Taima Planet, then all of this wouldn’t happen. Without him, you would still be able to prevail. Now that he’s in such a condition, it was all his own fault. Why must he be treated as a hero by others?”
“Why?” Ravel gestured to Kahn, “You tell him.”
Kahn coldly looked at Gabriel and started to explain, “Perhaps Young Master Cage’s appearance was a mishap and his arrest was also a mishap, but performance afterwards were all enough to be counted as a hero. For his own choice, he paid a price while for our cause, held our faith. Like you said, even without him, perhaps we can prevail. But with his appearance, it caused the enemy to shift their attention and give us the time to strike back, decreasing the casualties.
He paused, then continued, “Young Master Gabriel, if it were you, would you perform even better than him?”
“Why can’t I?” Gabriel struck out his chest, “I was always more outstanding than him, more hardworking than him, and more suitable than him to inherit father’s cause.”
A thin layer of frost rose in Ravel’s eyes. When he thought back to how Cage received insult from such a superficial man, he found it hard to endure.
He coldly said, “Kahn, I’ll leave it to you. Have him taste tortube and see if he can really perform as well as he said. Even better than Cage.”
He directly turned and left the room after he said that.
“Wait, Sire Ravel, I am General Utrecht’s heir. For you to treat the hero’s son like this, are you not afraid of public anger?”
Kahn revealed a face of pity to him. This guy didn’t even know his own heir position wasn’t going to be ensured very soon. In fact, ever since General Utrecht sacrificed his life, his family’s name remains, but in reality, it was as good as dead. What Ravel retained was their family’s official rank and achievements. If Cage was to pass away, then who would inherit the family name would entirely depend on what Ravel wants.
Gabriel was originally the best choice, but it was a pity that had courted disaster for himself, not even being able to bear his anger for a bit longer.
Kahn got a needle from a royal guard and said to him, “Cage had once been injected with a tenfold sensitizer, I will give you mercy and give you half of that. So I will only use the dose for fivefolds.”
Gabriel look at the needle in Kahn’s hand, a trace of fear flashed through his eyes.
That night, within Ravel’s guest room, strings of mournful screams sounded, continuing for a long time.
On the morning next day, Kahn arrived to report the situation.
“He only persevered for two hours.” He started up the video, showcasing how Gabriel started to beg for forgiveness at the six minute mark of torture, tears and mucus streaming down his face. He cutted a very sorry figure. This kind of reaction wasn’t strange, after all, five times the pain wasn’t something an average person could bear. Kahn had not even done it seriously, otherwise, Gabriel wouldn’t even last an hour.
“Just how did Cage do it?” With Gabriel as a contrast, Kahn expressed extreme shock for Cage’s ability to survive ten times the torture. The was already not just torment of the body, it was a test of will.
Ravel was entirely uninterested toward the torment Gabriel underwent. He turned his head to Kahn and told him “I will stay overnight at the hospital today.”
Kahn stared blankly for a moment, then quickly said, “Tomorrow is the ceremony for founding the country.”
“I know.” Ravel dulling said, “Bring the ceremonial robe to the hospital earlier, I will set off from the hospital when the time starts and directly go to the ceremony plaza.”
“But your safety…”
“I believe in your ability to handle things.” Ravel patted Kahn’s shoulder as encouragement, then left the study, going straight for the hospital.
Kahn speechlessly looked at his leaving figure: As a leader, is being so willful really good?!
When Ravel arrived at the hospital, Shang Ke was working hard to raise his arm to grab a fruit on the dining table.
Ravel immediately used a sharp gaze by the nurse at the side, “Why are you not helping?”
Nurse hurried answered, “Young Master Cage wanted to try himself.”
Shang Ke nodded toward him, expressing that it was his idea. Although his fingers still could not move, his arm could already move about somewhat.
Successfully grasping the fruit, he gave Ravel a cheerful smile then raised it in front of him.
“For me?” Ravel asked.
Shang Ke nodded his head.
Ravel took the fruit and showed no discomfort as he readily ate it bite by bite very seriously.
Noticing Shang Ke staring at him, he took a piece of fruit that was already cut up from the fruit place and passed it near Shang Ke’s mouth.
Shang Ke opened his mouth and bit down.
Two people together, one person eating one person feeding, the atmosphere was very harmonious.
After he finished his breakfast, he noticed that Ravel showed no indication of leaving and felt it was a bit strange.
“I will stay today to accompany you.” While he turned on the broadcast, he continued, “After breakfast, let’s watch two hours of programs, rest for an hour, then eat lunch. After lunch, I’ll take you out for a walk around the garden, view the flowers, view the butterflies and listen to music. Two hours later, we’ll stop for some tea and pastries, then come back to the room to rest. After dinner, we’ll change your medicine, nurse your body and undergo inspection.”
Like he was handling official business, Ravel arranged the entire schedule of the day. Shang Ke became more and more dumbfounded as he listened.
“If you have any objections, you can use your body language to get my attention at any time.” Ravel seriously looked toward Shang Ke, waiting for his response.
Shang Ke couldn’t help but smile, sometimes, this man really was pretty cute.
Ravel steadily stared at him, within his icy blue eyes was only his smile.
Shang Ke nodded at him, expressing his agreement to his plans.
Only then did Ravel move away his line of sight to help Shang Ke change the channel. After he chose an entertainment program under Shang Ke’s hinting, they started to watch it together.
The program was very funny, causing Shang Ke to start laughing several times. But Ravel’s expression was the same from beginning to end, even his lips didn’t move a hint.
Shang Ke was really suspicious if his facial nerves had problems.
“What’s wrong?” Ravel sensed Shang Ke’s line of sight and turned back to ask him.
Shang Ke shook his head, expressing that nothing was wrong.
Ravel took a look at the time then told him, “You should rest now.”
Right with that said, he got up to help Shang Ke lie down. Seeing his bright eyes full of spirit, he covered them with his hand, “Sleep. I will wake you up an hour later.”
Shang Ke: He has zero interest in sleeping!
While lying on the best, his mind exercised for an hour, then got up and ate lunch with Ravel. After lunch was time for fresh air. With the music playing, Ravel personally…picked flowers for him. He didn’t know if it was because Roy gave him a bouquet of flowers yesterday so Ravel thought he really liked flowers…
Anyway, this day, Ravel really completed the daily scheduled as he had told him. That night, he had even planned to spend the night at the hospital.
At the new empire’s leader, wasn’t he a bit too free?!
However, with someone “accompanying him to sleep” still felt pretty nice. The time for his departure was coming soon. A day in this world is one day less, although the time was very short, for him to be able to know such a friend like Ravel, he didn’t come in vain.
Shang Ke looked toward the other bed where Ravel lied and silently said to him: Good night, my friend.
The next morning, the morning Shang Ke opened his eyes, he saw a beautifully dressed and crowned Ravel. The feeling this scene gave him at the moment was like a ball party.
He said to him, “Today is the day we hold the ceremony for the founding of the new empire. We have worked hard for over ten years, and finally obtained a new era. Cage, this is all of our honor, I ask for you to wait and see.”
Ravel’s expression was grave, his aura pressuring, like he was born to be King.
Shang Ke’s heart sped up a bit at the sight, a splender appeared in his eyes unknowingly, like the rising morning sun, causing Ravel’s blood to boil.