Chapter 7: I Only Need 72 Hours To Fall In Love With You (VII)
Shang Ke leaned against the pillow, staring at the holographic screen before him. What was being broadcast was the founding of the state ceremony.
At the plaza, there was a vast crowd bustling lively. Ravel sat on in a shuttle car that was slowly traveling on the planned route. On both sides were guards in a naval escort formation. Gun salutes were fire into the sky, bursting into colorful flowers, the scene was unprecedentedly majestic.
Shang Ke felt that if a man were to be as accomplished as Ravel, then their life would have been worth it. The King of a new empire, with all the people below him, a person who is truly number one in the world.
“Sire Ravel, no, he should be called ‘His Majesty’ now. His Majesty is really too cool!” The big sister nurse praised with stars in her eyes.
Shang Ke nodded his head to express his agreement. He will reluctantly admit he is two-thirds cool.
Ravel ascended onto the tall platform and started giving his speech. His appearance was grave, his eyes firm. The strictness of a soldier and elegance of a noble mixed and gave him a unique charm, causing reverence to born in people’s hearts.
When he loudly declared the termination of Cruise’s regime and established their new empire, everyone started to cheer. They cried, laughed, and hugged each other, feeling all sorts of complicated emotions.
Shang Ke wasn’t really this world’s person and he hadn’t experienced Cruise’s regime of darkness and brutality. But now that he saw their sincerely happy expressions, he was also a bit moved.
In fact, the feeling of being hero is pretty good. Although he can only be regarded as a “false” hero, he truly did suffer torture, so good or bad, even if he doesn’t have any contribution, he had worked hard. Shang Ke felt that he could also “rejoice and celebrate with everyone” for a moment.
At this moment, Ravel suddenly raised his head, his eyes burning. It was like he could see through the screen to somewhere.
“Ah!” Big sister nurse gave a low scream, especially moved as she said to him, “Young Master Cage, His Majesty must be looking at you!”
Can you not joke around? He is obviously using his gaze to conquer the world.
When the big sister nurse saw his face having no reaction, she suddenly became nervous again and walked to his side, carefully inspecting the data of on the instrument, asking at the same time, “Young Master Cage, how do you feel? Is there any place you don’t feel well?”
Shang Ke looked at her with confusion, he didn’t understand what she was being nervous about. Wasn’t he just fine? If he had a problem, he would had long “beautified”. (The magical Perfect Expression Pack, will let you become more and more beautiful~~)
TL Note: Beautified is a pun, the pinyin is the same as being gone, so he’s joking about dying.
When the nurse saw that there wasn’t anything wrong, she release a breath and told him, “His Majesty specifically reminded me to be mindful of your conditional at all time. He’s worried that something unexpected would happen while you watch the ceremony.”
Just what unexpected thing would happen? Was Ravel afraid he would die from being overly excited? Don’t worry, he still has another three days to live.
The ceremony lasted three hours. Even when Ravel left, the population at the plaza did not scatter.
Shang Ke was just about to change channels when Ravel’s phone call came through. He took a look at the time, that guy should be quite busy at this time, yet he still didn’t forget to make him a call. He really is such a considerate friend.
TL Note: this friend is specifically meant for friends of the same sex, it’s sometimes also called gay partner.
“Have you seen the ceremony?” Ravel asked.
Shang Ke nodded.
“Are you happy?”
Of course. Shang Ke continued to nod.
“There’s also a banquet in the afternoon. I was going to bring you there to attend it, but I’m worried about your body.” Ravel carefully inspected Shang Ke through the video and confirmed he was really fine then felt relieved.
Shang Ke actually really wanted to go to the banquet too see the world. This is the country’s banquet! He was finally close friends with a monarch, he likely won’t have such an opportunity again.
Ravel looked at his shining eyes, the cold aura on his body weakened.
“Your Majesty, everyone is waiting for you.” Kahn’s voice came over from his side.
Ravel returned to his senses and said to Shang Ke, “Rest well and wait for me to return.”
The call was ended while the big sister nurse helped Shang Ke fix his blanket and teased him with a smile, “His Majesty said it, you need to rest well You can’t disobey his order.”
Shang Ke curled his lips: Don’t think I don’t know, you are the informer he placed by my side, a crafty person, a spy!
TL Note: That’s also a pun, crafty person also means spy. So he’s repeated himself using different terms…
After he roasted her a little in silence, Shang Ke closed his eyes, obediently going to bed. After all, who care hope for a half paralyzed man to jump around?
At night, Ravel pushed aside all other social niceties and directly returned to the hospital without even changing out of his clothes.
When he walked to the door of the room, he slowed his steps and lightly pushed open the door. When he saw the fast asleep Shang Ke, his pupils slightly contracted.
He walked to the hospital bed and serious stared at what was shown on the instrument. He then slowly sat down, holding onto Shang Ke’s hand and feeling his temperature. Only then did he finally relax.
Thank you, for still living.
The next morning, Shang Ke heard a voice through the door in his muddled consciousness. Ravel seem to be speaking to someone, his tone very cold.
“Quickly find out where the news come from!” A trace of killing intent flashed through Ravel’s eyes, “It is not only calling my authority into question, it is also an insult toward Cage.”
Kahn frowned, “I’ve already found people to carefully checked the imagines and video, they really aren’t counterfeit, but…”
“I only believe in the Cage I see, no matter whether these are true or false, it will all not influence my judgement of him.” Ravel sharply stared at Kahn.
“This subordinate understands.” Kahn’s expression also cooled and left with a bow.
When he walked back into the room, he didn’t know the boy had woke up, but he was sitting upright and staring at him.
“You heard it?” Ravel walked to his and sat down.
Shang Ke nodded, using his eyes to ask: What happened?
Ravel remained silent for a moment, then reached out to open a virtual screen
On it were a large amount of images and videos with all kinds of excellent writing to explain them. All of the content had something to do with him, to be precise, it has something to do with the original master of the body–Cage.
He had no choice but to say, this Young Master Cage’s life was really full diverse. He had mixed among the dark crowds before, done gang fights, chased after beauties, made a fool of himself, bully the small and weak…When he resided in Taima Planet, he was unable to do as he pleased so he could only play some games that were frowned upon.
From Shang Ke’s view, Cage was a chuuni youngster that lacked love. It wasn’t anything big, but then he just had to become a publically known hero. As a public figure, any small mistake would be enlarged without bound. Furthermore, Cage’s character really isn’t that good, he had offended many people before. After his past was all expod to the public, it immediately drew widespread condenment and criticizing. A lot of people felt that they had been lied to.
【Fck, Cage was such a person? Reality is too different!】
【And I had even made him my idol. Should call him “i-dol” now. (He used the same pinyin sound, but this one means “like vomit”】
【Even this kind of person can be called a “hero”? He’s simply the shame of heroes.】
【All the words above are too vulgar. Cage nowadays is serious injured in bed, his life isn’t long. Can’t you guys leave some things unsaid?】
【His life isn’t long? Remember, the doctor said ten days ago that he won’t live past two days. But isn’t he still alive and well now?】
【I seen Cage’s diagnose report, those kinds of injuries, the average person really won’t live past two days.】
【Hehe, you guys don’t think this is quite suspicious? Cage might just be trying to win sympathizers and use that as a reason to erase his past stains. In fact, his injuries might not be as serious as it was reported.】
【Damn, if that was true, why don’t they explain Cage’s black history!】
【What he said.】
Ravel was observing Cage’s expression the entire time, worried that his mood might plummet and his injuries would act up again. But he didn’t expect that not only did he not get angry, he was very tranquil and calm.
That’s right, this is the “Cage” he knows. When he faced the enemy’s torment, he did not yield or beg for mercy. Wen he faced the people’s criticize, he was neither obsequious nor supercilious. A person’s outer appearance can lie to others, but the eyes cannot. Cage’s eyes did not hold any darkness, they were only full of light.
Even Ravel felt all of these remarks online were unbearable, yet this boy remained completely calm. Just this temperament, was enough for him to completely defend him.
Words sometimes were even more frightening than a blade. Just by saying a few irresponsible things can hurt people completely. Because of that, Ravel started to hate those who started rumors and created trouble to the extreme.
“Don’t worry, leave this matter to me. I will not allow you to be aggrieved.” Ravel pledged to him.
It’s all right, he didn’t mind it at all.
Shang Ke was just about to give him a comforting smile, when the System’s voice sudden came in his mind: 【Additional Mission: Two days later, Ravel will encounter sniping. Requesting Host to protect him at all cost.】
A disabled person like him, how was he supposed to protect him?
【Through detecting, with Host’s current body of atrophied muscles, poisoned state, internal organs are necrosis, and bones are just healing, you have at least three seconds of time to stand. Please rationally use these valuable three seconds to heroically change death.】
System, be honest, is Ravel your son? Playing around with life to protect him, but the life being played is his!
【If this mission is completed and Host does not die, System will present you another 15 days of detained time.】
Shang Ke: Hehe, thank you, there’s no need!
However, in one to two hours, the source of these news had been found. Although they have not caught the person, that person has a close relationship with Gabriel. As long as they interrogated Gabriel a little, they would find the trail.
After Gabriel was tortured, he hadn’t managed to recovered yet. His entire person was like a bird startled by the mere twang of a bow, whatever one asked, he answered. He was so obedient he couldn’t be anymore obedient.
The information that was announced online completely exposed Cage’s black history from age fourteen to twenty–one. It was clear Gabriel had long planned this.
If Cage didn’t return to Dragon Fang Planet earlier and waited until the rebellion prevailed, the situation steadied, and then returned, Gabriel would had been able to exploit these information to control public opinion. He could then use the opportunity to fight and obtain the family right of inheritance. His thinking was easily seen through.
Ravel originally did not plan to execute Gabriel, but the other shouldn’t have repeatedly touched his scales! (go against him)
“Your Majesty, all the information online has been wiped clean. But…” Kahn hesitated, “Public opinion is very unfavorable toward Cage right now, they wish for the government to give them an explanation, and for Cage to personally appear and explain.”
“Personally appear and explain? Do they really think Cage’s state is made up?” Doctor Banny could no longer restrain his anger.
Ravel’s eyes also contained his repressed rage.
“Your Majesty.” Banny looked at Ravel, his tone full of grief, “Cage he, he really is about to die.”
Ravel hung his eyes, his fist tightly closed.
“I wished that Cage can go a bit peacefully, so don’t let him die while still bearing his smeared name.” Banny gave a deep sigh, turned and left.
The people who have genuinely interacted with him knew that he was truly a gentle and strong child. Regardless of the past, the current him was worthy of everyone’s respect and adoration.