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Chapter 247: Back To That Key Moment ⑨


TL: Resonance

    尚可发现自己正漂浮在半空中,身体呈半透明状,笼罩在一片淡绿色的波光中,星星点点,美丽而闪耀。远处森林广袤,碧空如洗,一棵巍峨挺拔的大树,高高伫立在天地之间,正是精灵母树——自然神木。

Shang Ke found himself floating in mid-air, his body translucent and enveloped in a light green wave of light full of stars which were beautiful and shining. The forest in the distance was vast and the sky was clear. A towering tree stood tall between the sky and earth. It is the mother tree of the elves—Teldrassil.

    【宿主目前处于47%的凝体状态,当状态达到100%时,即可实体化。】

【Currently, Host’s body is 47% condensed. When it state reaches 100%, your body will materialize.】

    尚可问道:“达到100%需要多长时间?”

Shang Ke asked, “How long will it take to reach 100%?”

    【预计89天。】系统补充道,【凝体未完成之前,宿主无法离开翡瑟森林的范围。】

【Estimated to be 89 days.】 The system added, 【Before your body condensation is completed, Host cannot leave the boundaries of the Fayser Forest.】

    89天?还好时间不是太长。

89 days? Luckily it was not too long.

    尚可绕着自然神木转了一圈,目光在树林中扫过,隐约可以看到三五成群的人影在其中穿梭游走。树林边缘,整齐有序地分布着几座营地,驻扎着由各族勇士组成的联盟军队,战旗飘扬,蔚为壮观。

Shang Ke circled around Teldrassil. His eyes swept through the forest, and he could vaguely see groups of people wandering through them. At the edge of the forest, there were several camps neatly and orderly distributed, stationed with the warriors of the alliance formed from various races. Their battle flags fluttered in a spectacular manner.

    记得自己消失前,联盟军队的规模还没有这么大,在他死后,各族势力应该依靠复活的自然神木,重新聚集了新的力量,联合对抗器鬼族,只是不知道如今战况如何,伊维和小精灵们还好吗?

He remembered that before he disappeared, the size of the alliance army was not so large. After his death, the alliance should have relied on the resurrected Teldrassil to gather new power to work together to fight against the specters. However, he didn’t know what the battle situation is like now. Is Ivan and the little elves okay?

    距离神木两三公里的森林深处,一群小精灵像是感应到什么一般,同时朝某个方向望去,脸上露出忐忑而又期待的表情,沉寂片刻后,他们纷纷迈开脚步,向着自然神木狂奔而去。

Deep in the forest two or three kilometers away from Teldrassil, a group of little elves, as if sensing something, looked in a certain direction at the same time. Apprehensive and expectant expressions appeared on their faces, and after a moment of silence, they stepped forward one another and ran wildly towards Teldrassil.

    可可,是可可的气息!

Keke, it’s Keke’s breath!

    十二只小精灵,以沙狄的速度最快,其次是米迦列、萨拉等。

Amongst the 12 little elves, Shadi’s was the fastest, followed by Michael, Sara and so on.

    “等等我!”希尔扶着树干,两条无力的双腿强撑着向前迈进,但是才走出几步,小伙伴们已经消失得无影无踪。独自被抛在后面的他,急得眼泪都快掉下来了,只能无助地叫喊着。

“Wait for me!” Shear held on to a tree trunk. His two weak legs tried to push forward, but after only taking a few steps out, his friends have already disappeared without a trace. Left behind alone, he was so anxious he almost cried and could only shout helplessly.

    正在这时,一个小身影从树丛中钻了出来,毫不费力地将希尔背在背上。

At this moment, a small figure jumped out of the bushes and effortlessly carried Shear on his back.

    “谢谢你,阿拉姆。”希尔轻轻在他耳边蹭了蹭。

“Thank you, Aram.” Shear gently rubbed against his ear.

    阿拉姆没说什么,表情僵硬木讷,稚嫩的脸庞上仿佛覆盖了一层树皮,粗糙而诡异的纹路,沿着脖颈蔓延而下,遍布全身,看起来就像一个进化未完全的树人,唯有那双眼睛,异常清澈。

Aram didn’t say anything, his expression stiff and wooden. His young tender face seemed to be covered with a layer of bark. The rough and bizarre lines spread down his neck to all over his body, looking like a tree man that did not evolve completely. Only his eyes were unusually clear.

    一群小精灵聚集在神木周围,仰头望着他们的母树,满眼都是期待。

A group of little elves gathered around Teldrassil, looking up at their mother tree with their eyes full of expectation.

    然而,他们想念的人并没有出现。

However, the person they missed did not appear.

    莱蕾耷拉着脑袋,眼泪像豆子一般掉下来,其他小精灵也是个个垂头丧气,失望至极。

Lorinda dropped her head, her tears falling down like beans. The other elves were also downcast and disappointed.

    正当他们以为刚才只是错觉时,一股股熟悉而亲切的气息,轻轻在他们身边流转,将他们拥抱其中,温柔抚慰。

Just when they thought it was just an illusion, a familiar and kind breath gently flowed around them, embracing them in it and gently soothing them.

    小精灵们眼中晶莹闪烁,快步走到神木前,张开双臂抱住树干,仿佛投入母亲的怀抱一般。

The little elves’ eyes were glittering. They walked quickly to Teldrassil and opened their arms to hug the trunk, as if they were in their mother’s embrace.

    尚可缓缓落下,半透明的手指,一一在小精灵的头上抚过,无声地告诉他们:我,回来了。

Shang Ke slowly fell, his translucent fingers stroking the little elves’ head one by one. He silently told them: I am back.

    47%的凝体状态,虽然无法让小精灵们看到,却可以让他们感受到。

47% condensed body state. Although the little elves can’t see him, they can feel him.

    小精灵的脸上全都露出开心的笑容,抱着树干不撒手,恨不得挂在上面。

The elves’ faces all showed happy smiles. They hugged the tree trunk and didn’t let go, wishing that they could just hang on it.

    “你们在干什么?”正在这时,一个清冷的声音突然从后面传来。

“What are you doing?” At this moment, a cold voice suddenly came from behind.

    小精灵们转头看去,只见一个红头发的混血精灵缓步朝他们走来,脸上带着几分不悦。她是老法师格里安排给小精灵的老师,负责教他们法术以及各种战斗技巧。

The elves turned their heads to look, only to see a red-haired mixed-blood elf slowly walking towards them with a bit of displeasure on her face. She was the teacher the old mage Gerry had arranged for the elves, responsible for teaching them spells as well as various combat skills.

    小精灵们兴奋地对她说:“马蒂,可可回来了!”

The little elves said to her excitedly, “Mattie, Keke is back!”

    马蒂皱了皱眉,完全没把他们的话放在心上,兀自问道:“今天交给你们的课业完成了吗?”

Mattie frowned, not taking their words seriously at all, and asked, “Have you finished the classwork you were given today?”

    小精灵们神色一暗,原本想要与其他精灵一起分享他们的喜悦,结果却被对方浇了一盆冷水。

The elves’ eyes darken. They originally wanted to share their joy with the other elves, only to have cold water poured on them.

    “马蒂,我们今天能不能留在这里过夜?”莱蕾怯生生地问。

“Mattie, can we stay here for the night today?” Lorinda asked timidly.

    马蒂瞥了她一眼,冷声道:“虽然你们是纯血精灵,但也不能随便破坏规矩。除了祈祷祭典,其他时候,任何人都不得在圣地滞留。”

Mattie glanced at her and said in a cold voice, “Although you are pure-blood elves, you cannot just break the rules. Except for the prayer festival, no one is allowed to linger in the holy place at any other time.”

    “但是……”

“But…”

    “好了,赶紧回去把你们的课业完成。”马蒂不容拒绝地命令。

“Alright, hurry back and finish your classwork.” Mattie ordered without allowing for any refusal.

    小精灵们紧紧抱着树干,固执地不肯离去,

The elves hugged the tree trunk tightly and stubbornly refused to leave.

    马蒂见状,也不再多言,朝空中吹了一声口哨,随后便见几名森林守卫从树林中窜了出来。

Mattie saw this and didn’t say more. He whistled into the air, and then several forest guards popped out of the forest.

    “把他们带回去。”顿了顿,马蒂又补充一句,“小心一点,别伤到他们。”

“Take them back.” After a pause, Mattie added, “Be careful, don’t hurt them.”

    森林守卫点头,转身就朝小精灵走去。

The forest guards nodded, turned around and headed toward the little elves.

    小精灵们四散逃开,绕着神木和守卫玩起了捉迷藏。但是,几只行动不便的小精灵很快就被抓住了。其他小精灵赶紧跳过来,吊挂在守卫身上,企图营救同伴。

The elves scattered and fled, playing hide-and-seek with the guards around Teldrassil. However, a few elves who couldn’t move well were soon caught. Other elves quickly jump over and hang on the guards in an attempt to rescue their companions.

    守卫们不为所动,一手夹着一个,身上还挂着几个,就这样带着他们朝住处走去。

The guards were unmoved. With each hand holding one and a few hanging on their bodies,  they carried them toward their dwelling.

    漂浮在半空中的尚可看到这一幕,心中气愤不已。自然神木是精灵族的母树,也是所有精灵的栖身之所,任何人都没有权利阻止精灵亲近他们的母树。而且严格来说,纯血精灵才是圣地的主人,混血精灵只能算是拥有精灵血统的旁系和分支。

Shang Ke who was floating in mid-air was furious when he saw this scene. Teldrassil is the mother tree of the elves and also the dwelling place of all elves, no one has the right to stop the elves from getting close to their mother tree. And strictly speaking, pure-blooded elves are the masters of the sacred land, and mixed-blooded elves can only be considered as side branches with elven blood.

    眼见小精灵们即将被带走,尚可的灵体突然如波纹般荡开,自然之气涌动勃发,地上的藤蔓快速生长起来,瞬间将守卫的脚牢牢捆住。

Seeing that the elves were about to be taken away, Shang Ke’s spirit body suddenly sway out like ripples. Natural energy surged and burst forth, and the vines on the ground grew up quickly, instantly binding the guard’s feet firmly.

    随即,地上又伸出几条藤蔓,轻轻缠住小精灵的身体,将他们一一送到神木的树枝上。然后藤蔓放开守卫,如同青蛇一般,在地上盘旋交织,最后形成一个半圆形,呈合抱状,看起来就像一对巨大的翅膀,将神木上的小精灵护在其中。

Immediately afterwards, several more vines stretched out from the ground, gently wrapped around the body of the little elves and sent them one by one to the branches of Teldrassil. Then, the vines let go of the guards. Like green snakes, they coiled and intertwined on the ground and finally formed a semicircle in the shape of a hug, looking like a pair of giant wings, shielding the little elves on Teldrassil.

    马蒂等人震惊地看着这一幕,半晌说不出话来。

Mattie and others looked at this scene in shock and were unable to speak for a long time.

    灵体状的尚可轻飘飘地坐在小精灵中间,对下面的人摆摆手:“小精灵归我接管了,你们可以走了。”

The spirit state Shang Ke sat lightly in the middle of the elves and waved his hand to the people below: “I will take care of the little elves, you guys can go now.”

    虽然对方听不见也看不见,但自然神木的威压,却让马蒂等人感到呼吸一窒,忍不住退了几步。

Although the other party could not hear or see him, the pressure of Teldrassil made Mattie and the others feel suffocated and they could not help but take a few steps back.

    小精灵们先是呆了一下,随即全都兴奋地跳起来。

The little elves first froze for a moment, and then all jumped up excitedly.

    尚可看着开心的小精灵,不满地嘀咕:“伊维那家伙跑到哪里去了?不是让他好好照顾小精灵们吗?”

Shang Ke looked at the happy elves and muttered in discontent: “Where did that guy Ivan go? I thought I told him to take good care of the elves?”

    尚可并不反对伊维将小精灵带回翡瑟森林,毕竟这里本来就是他们的家,是最适合他们成长的所在。但是从目前的情况看来,他们的处境并不太好。

Shang Ke did not object to Ivan bringing the elves back to the Fayser Forest. After all, this was their home, the most suitable place for them to grow up. But based on the current situation, it seems that they are not in a good position.

    首先是他们的住处,被安排到距离神木两三里外的地方。房屋方正刻板,风格单一,完全不符合精灵的特性。小精灵们身上穿的衣服明显也是按照人族的审美设计的。尽管华贵精致,但是并不适合精灵。精灵们活泼好动,喜欢在树林中奔跑跳跃,衣服应该以轻便为主,而不是将他们打扮得像贵族一样。

First of all, their dwelling was arranged to a place two or three kilometers away from Teldrassil. The houses are square and stereotypical with a single style, which is not at all in line with the characteristics of the elves. The clothes the elves wore were obviously designed according to the aesthetics of the human race as well. Although luxurious and exquisite, it is not suitable for elves. Elves are lively and like to run and jump in the woods. Their clothes should be light and they should not be dressed up like nobles.

    纯血精灵都是天生的艺术家和植物学家,但刚才那个叫“马蒂”的混血精灵,似乎并不了解这一点,对小精灵管束严厉,做事一板一眼。

Pure-blooded elves are natural artists and botanists, but the mixed-blooded elf named “Mattie” just now, does not seem to understand this point. She was very strict with the elves and did things very rigidly.

    小精灵的实力不进反退,身上的残疾也毫无缓和的迹象。难道他们不知道生命之泉可以治愈伤病吗?虽然天生的残疾很难根治,但是减轻病痛是完全没问题的。

The elves’ strengths turned worse instead of improving, and their disability showed no signs of easing. Don’t they know that the Spring of Life can heal injuries and illnesses? Although it is difficult to cure the disabilities they were born with, it is perfectly able to alleviate the ailments.

    然而,他们的情况似乎比他离开前更严重了。

However, their condition seemed to be worse than before he left.

    尚可并不知道,自从自然神木和生命之泉重现人间后,这里就被各族势力列为禁区,闲杂人等不得靠近,生命之泉的使用,也必须经过重重审核。这几年,小精灵们别说用泉水治病了,就是品尝几口,也必须先得到大长老的允许。

Shang Ke did not know that ever since Teldrassil and the Spring of Life reappeared in the world, this place has been classified as a restricted area by the alliance, no idle people are allowed to approach, and the use of the Spring of Life must be heavily checked. In the past few years, let’s not mention the use of the spring water to cure the little elves. Even if they wanted to taste a few mouthfuls, they must first get the permission of the Great Elder.

    伊维知道生命之泉能够滋养精灵的身体,却不知道应该怎么治疗,所以他只是偶尔会偷偷给他们舀上几壶。

Ivan knew that the Spring of Life could nourish the elf’s body, but did not know how to treat it, so he would only occasionally sneak a few pots to them.

    在一座山谷下,刚刚经历了一场激战的伊维,正靠在山壁上闭目养神。不知过了多久,他突然睁开眼,眼中射出两道精锐的光芒,然后翻身而起,环顾四周,脸上闪过一丝惊疑。

At the bottom of a valley, Ivan, who had just experienced a fierce battle, was leaning against the mountain wall with his eyes closed to rest. It was unknown how long had passed when he suddenly opened his eyes. Two sharp rays of light shot out of his eyes and he got up. He looked around and a trace of astonishment flashed across his face.

    奇怪,他不是死了吗?

Strange, he is not dead?

    伊维清楚地记得,在小精灵们献祭之后不久,他孤身冲进器鬼族的营地,大开杀戒,利用自己的聚灵之术,连续废掉了数百名器鬼族,最后因为力竭,被器鬼族所俘虏,关进地牢中。

Ivan clearly remembered that shortly after the sacrifice of the elves, he rushed into the camp of the specters alone and went on a killing spree. He made use of his spirit gathering technique to destroy hundreds of specters in a row, and finally, because of exhaustion, he was captured by the specters and imprisoned in the dungeon.

    回想被关押在地牢的日子,伊维眼中顿时闪烁出两团凌烈的火焰。器鬼族每天用各种残酷的手段折磨他,让他痛不欲生。但是拥有龙族血统的他,生命力极其顽强,在他们的折磨下,依然活了下来。直到联盟军攻入营地,将他救出囹圄。

Thinking back to the days of being held in the dungeon, Ivan’s eyes immediately flashed with intense flame. The specters tortured him every day with various cruel methods, making him suffer. But he who has dragon blood has extremely tenacious vitality, and survived their torture. He survived until the alliance army attacked the camp and rescued him from prison.

    然而,他没有死在敌人的折磨下,最后却是他自己放弃了。

He did not die under the torture of the enemy, but in the end it was he himself who gave up.

    联盟之所以会派兵来救他,是因为他强大的战斗力,结果他们救回来的却是一个废人。当时的伊维,四肢尽断,骨骼碎裂,皮肉无一处完好,连站都站不起来,更别说战斗了。如同他们当初对小精灵的残疾感到失望一般,他们也对他失望了。

The reason why the Alliance would send troops to save him was because of his strong fighting ability, but what they ended up saving was a wasted man. At that time, Ivan’s limbs and bones were broken, none of his flesh and skin were intact and he could not even stand up, let alone fight. Similar to how they were disappointed with the elves’ disability, they were also disappointed with him.

    伊维觉得有点好笑,又觉得有点悲凉。

Ivan found it a little funny yet also a little desolate.

    这些人在战斗中不可谓不英勇,但他们总喜欢以自己的标准来评判别人。一旦不符合预期,就会毫不犹豫地放弃。对小精灵是如此,对他也是如此。

These people could be said to be heroic in battle, but they always liked to judge others by their own standards. Once it did not meet their expectations, they would not hesitate to give up on them. This was true when facing the elves, and it was also true when facing him.

    但他们并不知道,龙族拥有强大的再生能力,只要还有一口气在,再严重的伤势都能自愈。而且每经历一次重伤,力量都会变得更加强大。只要再给他一点时间,他就可以将继续战斗,为了保护可可依存的自然神木,他可以战到粉身碎骨。

But they do not know that the dragons have a powerful regenerative ability. As long as they could still breath, even the most serious injuries can heal themselves. And every time they experience a serious injury, the power becomes stronger. As long as he is given a little more time, he will be able to continue to fight. In order to protect Teldrassil which Keke depends on, he can fight until his bones are broken.

    然而,历史仿佛重演,联盟中又一次出现了叛徒,利用新的鬼玉,封印了生命之泉,摧毁了自然神木,这一次,是真正的摧毁,连一根树枝都没有保住。

However, history seems to repeat itself. Once again, there were traitors in the alliance. A new Phantom Jade was used to seal the Spring of Life, and Teldrassil was destroyed. This time, it was a real destruction, not even a single branch was saved.

    如果结局已经注定,他们又何必苦苦挣扎?他最终没能保护好可可,没能保护好小精灵,也没能将器鬼族赶出大陆。如今,让他为之奋斗的最后一点信念,也被联盟军急于求成的短视和无情的背叛所磨灭。

If the end is already predetermined, why do they need to struggle? He ultimately failed to protect Keke, failed to protect the elves, and failed to drive the specters out of the continent. Now, the last bit of conviction that made him fight was also obliterated by the short-sightedness of the alliance because of their eagerness for success and their ruthless betrayal.

    伊维心如死水,他选择了放弃。

Ivan’s heart was dead like stagnant water and he chose to give up.

    一切应该已经随着他的死亡而结束,但他,又“醒”过来了,带着死亡前的记忆,在可可变成母树两年后的今天,“醒”过来了……

Everything should have ended with his death, but he “woke up” one again with the memories before his death. He “woke up” today, two years after Keke became the mother tree…


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8 thoughts on “[HDS] Chapter 247: Back To That Key Moment ⑨

  1. GhostBear says:

    Very Merry Christmas

  2. blackmaskedphantom says:

    😭💕😭💕 hi

  3. milk says:

    Berry Merri Christmasu owo

  4. forestshadeau says:

    4th

  5. Worsening says:

    I wonder where are the other campers, eh?

    • Worsening says:

      The like button though. I can enchant my like button up to 15 times. But nothing more than 15+

      Merry Christmas though. Even though it is late

      • Worsening says:

        This enchantment table rocks! Sad I need my chances to go up so hoping for events!

  6. forestshadeau says:

    Thanks for the hard work love the story ^_^

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