Chapter 224: Back To That Key Moment ⑤
A heavily armed motorcade arrived mightily at the cemetery, followed by many people who came to observe the ceremony. As Shang Ke wasn’t fated to live long in his last life, he didn’t pay much attention to the details of the memorial service. But now that he was experiencing it again, he felt something else.
The cemetery had been deserted during the reign of Cruise, and there were countless skeletons of their ancestors buried underground, most of which had only tombstones but no names. The first thing Ravel did after establishing the empire was to have the cemetery rebuilt as a resting place for all the heroes and named it “Faith and Bravery”.
The people came to the cemetery, and under the lead of Ravel, they worshipped in accordance with the procedure, with no noisy voices and no mournful music. The whole place was solemn.
Shang Ke stood upright behind Ravel, observing the ceremony while vigilantly paying attention to the situation around him.
The ceremony lasted for more than three hours, and finally, as the son of Utretch, the revolutionary martyr, Shang Ke personally put a wreath for his “father”.
“Is that the son of General Utretch?” Someone whispered, “It doesn’t look like he has been tortured at all, doesn’t he look healthy?”
“Healthy? Are you kidding me? When he was carried out of the torture room by His Majesty Ravel that day, his limbs were broken and bones were shattered, no part of his skin was intact, and he had dozens of drugs injected into his body. It can be said that he was tortured beyond recognition. At that time, almost no one thought he could still survive. In the end, he managed to pull through.” His words were full of admiration.
“I heard that he had a brother who tried to poison him while he was in a critical condition. Fortunately, His Majesty Ravel found out in time and stopped him. But even so, it caused him to be in a coma for more than two months.”
“I know about this. I was also there during the trial. The assailant was General Utretch’s adopted son. He poisoned his brother for the sake of fame and fortune. He’s simply crazy.”
“Fortunately, Cage was blessed with a good life, and his suffering has now come to an end.”
“I know right…”
Whispers echoed through the crowd, and most people sincerely wished for Shang Ke to be well.
The ceremony ended smoothly and no accident happened halfway through. It wasn’t until Ravel got in the car, ready to return to the palace when the lieutenant reported, “We caught a dangerous man carrying Ice Devil. He has been put under custody and we are waiting for further instructions.”
“Ice Devil?” Ravel’s eyes flashed with a hint of surprise.
“Yes. Fortunately, your majesty has reminded us in advance to add in the additional security checks, otherwise the consequences would have been disastrous if he had gotten in.” The lieutenant felt a lingering fear.
Ravel was silent. The figure of that person came to mind and his eyes turned gentler.
Shang Ke, who was in the other car, didn’t know that he had already helped Ravel avert a crisis. He only felt strange that it went so smoothly this time, so smoothly that he doubted his life a little. But since nothing happened, he didn’t want to feel too troubled himself.
The most important thing for him to do now is to get well as soon as possible, enjoy life, and try to achieve the great achievement of “Blissful Happiness”.
Shang Ke clenched his fist, then took out his communicator and sent a message to Ravel: 【Don’t eat too much at the palace banquet, save some space in your stomach. I will cook for you personally in the evening.】
After reading the message, Ravel’s mouth was filled with a smile and he replied: 【8 o’clock.】
He’ll be home at 8pm? Great! Shang Ke: 【(≧ω≦)】.
Due to his health condition, Shang Ke did not attend the banquet and returned directly to the royal palace. He occupied Ravel’s private kitchen tyrantically.
Ravel socialized majestically while thinking about the dinner that Shang Ke was preparing for him “personally”.
When it was almost eight o’clock, Ravel left the banquet hall and walked briskly toward the inner hall. The attendant greeted him, helped him change out of his attire. Then, the attendant respectfully reported, “Young master Cage is waiting for you in the dining room.”
Ravel entered the dining room, and the first thing he saw was a table of sumptuous dishes, which, under the soft light, exuded an alluring luster. Shang Ke stood by the table with a bottle of red wine, his posture elegant and his face carrying a smiling.
“You’re back. You’re right on time too, let’s have dinner?” Shang Ke uncorked the bottle and poured half a glass of red wine for Ravel.
Ravel had the urge to hug him, but the self-control he had cultivated over the years allowed him to hold himself back.
After being seated, Ravel realized that Shang Ke had prepared a table of vegetarian dishes today. He immediately understood Shang Ke’s intentions and couldn’t help feeling a little touched.
Ravel had been prudent over the years, and wasn’t really particular about food. Except for the time when he was entertaining guests, he was usually provided with regular set meals by the smart kitchen. During Cruise’s reign, smart and autonomous systems were implemented throughout the whole country. Even the armed police depended on robotic soldiers. The robotic soldiers were indeed powerful, but once the core system was breached, they would instantly become useless and may even be counter controlled. This is the reason why Cruise was annihilated in a short period of time.
Advanced technology was important, but it should still be human-centered. Over-reliance on it is not a good thing.
After tasting Shang Ke’s cooking, Ravel immediately decided to employ several chefs on a long-term basis and never eat a machine-made set meal again.
Ravel was so satisfied with this dinner that he unknowingly drank a bottle of red wine and got a little tipsy.
“Are you done eating?” Shang Ke said, “It’s getting late, let’s get some rest.”
After saying so, he stood up and asked the attendant at the side to serve Ravel. He walked back towards his room intending to wash up and go to sleep.
Ravel ignored the attendant and followed behind Shang Ke, following him straight into the room.
“Are we going to sleep together today too?” Shang Ke leaned on the door and asked.
“Mnn.” Ravel walked over to the bed and casually pulled open his shirt, exposing his well-developed pecs.
The attendant smartly brought a change of clothes, then respectfully exited the room.
Shang Ke looked at the man faintly. Last night, Shang Ke teased him so much yet he didn’t even react. Today, Shang Ke no longer felt like teasing, his heart felt tired.
Shang Ke bypassed Ravel and went into the bathroom, intending to take a nice bath.
Ravel’s eyes darkened as he watched Shang Ke’s figure disappear behind the glass door of the bathroom: Why didn’t Shang Ke ask him whether he wanted to take a bath together?
Half an hour later, Shang Ke came out of the bathroom steamy, and found Ravel still standing in the same place with his posture seemingly unchanged, so he greeted, “I’ve washed up, your turn.”
Ravel went in silently without even bringing his change of clothes. He was going to sleep naked anyway. Shang Ke was too lazy to remind him. He put Ravel’s clothes aside and quickly got under the blanket. Resting his head on the soft pillow, sleepiness soon hit him.
While Shang Ke was in a daze, he felt someone sleeping beside him. Then, he was wrapped in a hot embrace with a faint fragrance lingering in his nose. A strange touch could be felt on his lips, from light to heavy, from shallow to deep. The movements were cautious, as if afraid to wake him up.
Ravel’s movement paused and he looked at the boy’s handsome face. Just now, did he kiss him? Ravel’s eyes fell unconsciously on the two half-open red lips. Ravel held his breath, and as if possessed, he pressed against those lips again, rubbing them carefully.
Shang Ke felt the warmth on his lips and responded passively with licking and biting. Two large hands stroked his body back and forth and the smooth touch on the skin made people linger. Shang Ke was as tame and soft as a sheep, and from time to time he would even match his movements. Shang Ke only came back to his senses when he felt a finger stick in between his legs. However, Shang Ke did not open his eyes. He lazily felt the man’s fiery desire and careful exploration. Then, the man went deeper little by little, his movement slow and torturous. Halfway in, the man withdrew again. He feared he might hurt the man beneath him after feeling the tightness.
Shang Ke howled in his heart: Where has your scumbag arrogance gone? What happened to your boldness of driving straight forward without ever doing foreplay? Spitting it out after eating halfway? Where’s your morality!
Shang Ke’s long legs crossed and he leaned forward, pressing back the huge object that was about to exit. Then, a rushed, low gasp sounded by his ear. The man froze and stayed motionless.
If the enemy doesn’t move, I won’t move! Shang Ke wanted to see how long he could hold back.
After a dozen seconds, the man couldn’t hold back any longer, and carefully moved a few times. Seeing that Shang Ke didn’t resist, he increased the intensity a little more and began to push in slowly. The friction from his inner walls gave so much ecstasy that Ravel couldn’t help but want more. The arc of his movements gradually increased. Finally, he couldn’t control himself anymore and started ravaging frenzily regardless of Shang Ke’s broken moans, strongly taking him as his own.
Shang Ke overestimated his current physical strength, and passed out halfway through. Ravel had originally intended to stop after seeing Shang Ke pass out. However, the fire within him was raging so much that he couldn’t control himself. He withdrew several times, but couldn’t help but come back in again. This went on and on and calmed down slightly only when the sun rose.
Ravel lay on his side, gazing intently at the boy in his arms. Everything that had happened last night was completely out of his plan. He did have a great affection for this boy, but he didn’t expect it to be so strong, so strong to the point that he would possess him regardless of his will.
Ravel reached out his hand to help massage Shang Ke’s muscles to ease the soreness. He clearly knew that he was weak, yet he still did it so many times. He felt a little frustrated, and for the first time, he doubted his own character and self-control.
When Shang Ke woke up, Ravel had already left, but he didn’t care. He slowly got up and went to the bathroom to wash up. When he finished washing up and getting dressed, he immediately transformed from a seductive fairy to an elegant and refined noble son.
Shang Ke felt that he was getting more and more unruly. He became more adept at making love (with a certain someone) and reached the realm of smooth execution.
But this body is too weak and is completely unable to adapt to Ravel’s rhythm. How can they be sexually happy when they are so unharmonious?
Shang Ke was immediately ready to contact his doctor to redraw up the rehabilitation plan.
At this moment, the system’s voice suddenly sounded in his head:
【Soul fusion 92%.】
【Body’s Health 67%.】
【In view of the poor state of the dear host’s soul and flesh, the system will develop a scientific rehabilitation plan to ensure that the dear host, from body to soul, will reach 100% perfection.】
Shang Ke: “……”
【During this period, the host is asked to minimize your sex life so as not to affect the rehabilitation effect.】
Shang Ke: “To what extent… does it need to be reduced?”
【One day a week, three times a day. There can only be lesser but not more.】
Shang Ke: “……”
Shang Ke: Tell me the truth. All the talk about reduced sex life, did you do that on purpose?
Reincarnation Lamp: Please don’t doubt the professional ethics of the system.
Shang Ke: Isn’t it your profession to focus on suppressing subjects for 10,000 years?
Reincarnation Lamp: Host is wise o(￣ε￣*).
Shang Ke: …
People usually eat vegetarian food after funerals.