Chapter 9: I Only Need 72 Hours To Fall In Love With You (IX)
The moment he was hit, Shang Ke’s soul had immediately separated from the body, but he didn’t immediately return to the System Space. However, it wasn’t going to take long. At most he would need to wait another ten or so minutes to completely separate from this world.
“Save him, I don’t care what method you use, you have to bring him back to life!” Ravel grabbed Banny’s wrist, his eyes so coldly terrifying. Banny didn’t attend to the pain from his wrist and patiently told him, “Your Majesty, please let go of your grief. It is already impossible to save Cage now. If we forcefully save him, then we will only damage his remains. Is this what Your Majesty wishes to see?”
Ravel slowly released his hand, his gaze once again falling down to the boy on the ground. Within the transparent ice, the boy wore a smile, his eyes gentle and vivid as before. A few minutes ago, he was still standing by his side, holding his hand and offering flowers with him. In the next second, he helplessly watched him die in his own arms.
This idiot, he couldn’t even walk well and yet still tried to save him!
Ravel’s mind continued to replay the scene from when Cage blocked in front of him, his icy blue eyes seemed to be covered in a layer of mist.
If his reaction was a bit faster and his movements a bit more quick, he…would he not have died? If he had known earlier, no matter what, he wouldn’t had let Cage participate in this memorial ceremony. Until the end, he didn’t even have the chance to say another word to him.
“Your Majesty.” Kahn walked over and said in a low voice, “This place isn’t safe, this subordinate will escort you back to the government mansion.”
Ravel remained silent for a while before telling him, “Bring an ice coffin over.”
Spirit Shang Ke crouched by Ravel’s side, thinking to himself that his guy wasn’t trying to forever keep Cage’s dead body in cold storage right?
He jabbed at the ice corpse on the ground, his finger directly passing the ice and touched the skin of the dead body. Immediately, he felt an sucking force. Before he even have the chance to react, he was sucked back into Cage’s body.
【Congratulation to Host, additional mission completed along with your successful resurrection. System will gift you fifteen detained days.】
Such fraud! He could live even like this?
He had originally thought that his hand sand legs being paralyzed was miserable enough, he didn’t expect there was something even worse. Staying for another fifteen days as an ice corpse? I would rather go!
Shang Ke wanted to cry but had no rears, he only hated his own hand, why did he have to jab at something he didn’t need to jab at!
His eyes met Ravel’s eyes through the ice. The emotions in Ravel’s eyes stirred, his body moving foward and then heard him call out in a soft voice, “Cage?”
Hehe, I’m very sorry, this humble self’s hands cannot move, mouth cannot speak, eyes cannot blink and head cannot move. There is no way to respond to your call.
“What’s wrong Your Majesty?” Banny saw the change in Ravel’s expression and couldn’t help but ask.
“I don’t know why,” Ravel observed Shang Ke’s eyes and said, “I think he still has consciousness.”
“That’s impossible. The ice devil will freeze even the brain, how could…” Banny hadn’t finish his words when he also noticed Shang Ke’s eyes. Just a moment ago they were stagnate, but now they looked as if energy was poured into them, brilliant and rippling, clear and lively.
Banny widen his eyes, his face filled with disbelief.
Ravel turned his head to turned to him and used a serious and slightly constrained voice to ask, “He’s still alive, right?”
Banny was speechless.
“Save him.” Ravel’s voice became stronger, “Save him!”
Banny looked Cage who was encased in ice, clenched his teeth and nodded, “I will do my best.”
Cage’s strong vitality was something he rarely seen. Perhaps he could create another miracle. The success rate for defrosting him depended upon how long he could persist.
However, in a moment, the ice coffin was brought over.
Because bodies that had been hit by the ice devil become especially weak, they had to use special methods to move it and guarantee its good condition.
Ravel ordered the men to carefully lift up the frozen Cage. Hope once again lit up in his heart, he could only think of moving Cage to the hospital as soon as possible.
Banny was by the side using his cell phone to notify the hospital to make preparations to treat Cage.
When the reporters outside saw this scene, their hearts couldn’t help but give birth to a brazen guess. Perhaps Cage still has a chance to be brought back to life? This is big news!
They heaved up their cameras one by one, regardless of the surrounding confusion and strict precautions by the guards, they made use of every second to film.
Cage’s body was moved into the ice coffin while the guards pushed it toward the shuttle car. Ravel and Banny followed closely behind.
【Additional mission 2: Help Ravel avoid a bomb attack. As long as this mission is completed and Host does not die, then Host can chose to stay in this world and live freely.】
System, I bore with you for a long time! Are you not done playing around yet?! You fucking go try to help Ravel avoid a bomb attack as a corpse for me to see!
Shang Ke was utterly angered while lying in the freezer. A living person has dignity, a dead person does too!
Just at this moment, a clamor suddenly came from outside the ice coffin, someone seem to have fallen, and after that was a chain reaction.
Following that, the ice coffin was heavily hitted several times, making “bang” sounds. Immediately, he heard Ravel’s bellow, “Don’t!”
Shang Ke was certain, this was definitely the most passionate word Ravel has ever yelled in his entire life.
Subsequently, the world swirled and his body fell, along with it was the sound of shattering, then his consciousness fell into darkness.
Finally, he was free…
Ravel watched with his own eyes as Cage’s ice coffin was overturned and he tumbled out, falling onto the ground and shattering into pieces of ice crystals mixed with blood. Under the sunshine, they flickered unpleasantly to the eyes.
It was as if everything around his stilled, Ravel stood stiffly in place, his pupils losing focus.
Just when he was about to move, he suddenly heard a great trembling sound from not too far. A shuttle car was wrapped by a blaze of fire caused by an explosion.
That shuttle car was the one used to transport the ice coffin. Because they were in a hurry, they did not spend the time to inspect it. Ravel would had certainly sat in it as well. If it weren’t for this unexpected event, he and the ice coffin with Cage would have both been expoded into fragments.
“Your Majesty, Cage saved your life again.” Banny heavily spoke, “I think, that is his final wish.”
Torned body and crushed bones, all to protect the monarch.
Everything before Ravel’s eyes turned fuzzy, the only color in his eyes, along with that Flaming Red Sky Flowr, both withered and disappeared.
His world, once again only remained black and white…
【Congratulation Host, mission complete. Although your end was a torn body and crushed bones, and you are not able to resurrect, you still obtained three times the reward.】
“I’m really too thankful!” Shang Ke was almost ready to cry, this mission only lasted twenty days, yet he actually died with not even a bit of his body left. “System, don’t tell me that every mission I take after will be so cruel?”
【That is not so, it’s because the first world has extra preferential treatment. Therefore you could pass it so easily. Furthermore, you were able to successfully display the art of dying to the pinnable.】
“This is extra preferential treatment?! And even an easy pass?” Shang Ke simply could not believe it.
【Of course, the first world’s mission, you can complete it while sitting, you can complete it while standing, even lying down you can complete it.】
Shang Ke’s expression was completely blank, his three missions, weren’t they just “sitting” and completed, “standing” and completed, and “lying” and completed?
Receiving torture while standing, blocking a bullet while standing, lying down and shattering into small pieces…hehe, he really did die shockingly enough, artistic enough.
【Starting from the second misson, this kind of extra preferental treatment will be gone. Too complete missions, you have to go court death yourself.】
Why do those words sound so adversed to his ears? What “you have to go court death yourself”? Did it think he liked to court death? Furthermore, how hard is it to court death?
【Please remember Host, your death has to be in line with the “heroic” condition. A normal accidental death will be viewed as failure. If you chose to suicide, or die of old age, going against the two doctrine, the System will give the corresponding penalty.】
“Isn’t the penalty just increasing the number of missions?”
【Please do not become careless. If missions are constantly failed, then the penalty will continue to accumulate. Host may possible enter an unlimited death cycle.】
Shang Ke: “……” Alright, this consequence really is severe.
【Right now, may Host please receive your reward.】
Finally something that would make someone happy.
【Your first world, completed one main mission and two additional mission. Constitution +10 (+5 +5), Memory +20 (+10 +5), Spiritual Power +15 (+5 +5), Beauty +15 (+10 +5), Life Span +5 (+1 +2), the numbers in the parenthesis are the reward from the additional missions.】
“Isn’t there skills too?”
【Yes, you can choose two types of skill to start learning.】 The System revealed all the skill for him to chose. There were a totaly of seventy-seven types, some skills he had never even heard of before.
He thought for a bit and decided it was best to promote his strength. So he chose “martial arts” and “magic”.
【Sorry, Host’s constituion has not reached the required level for learning martial arts and magic.】
“What? There’s even a constitution restriction?”
【Among all the choices, only those that are lit up can be chosen. The skills that are grey means that the host has not reached the condition to learn them.】
Shang Ke once again looked toward the skills. Among the seventy-seven skills, only “musical instrument”, “cooking”, “drawing”, “acting”, “racing”, “makeup”, and “swimming” were lit up.
He asked, “Can I look at my body’s data?
【Because Host is still spirit mode, you cannot look over your body data. Only when Host returns to your own body would you be able to detect your basic profile.】
【Has Host chosen which two skills to learn?】
Shang Ke carefully thought and finally chose “cooking” and “musical instrument”.
【Selection made, now Host will enter the hundred training space.】
“Hundred training space?”
【All skills must be learned within and trained within the hundred training spce to completely master it.】
Shang Ke felt this arrangement was very reasonable. Baseless skills will never give the feeling of being steady.
However, what Shang Ke didn’t expect was that when he entered the hundred training space, he had actually used ten years. Although the System explained to him later that time ran differently in the hundred training space compared to the outside world, it still made him terribly depressed.
Who can endure ten years of learning cooking and musical instrument?! And before he reached great master level, he’s not allowed to leave. Cooking was still manageble, his time was mainly spent on the instrument. Fortunately he only chose the piano and flute. If he were to chose a couple more, then he likely wouldn’t even come out in ten years!
After ten years of harsh training, Shang Ke formally entered the second world.