Cthulhu Gonfalon - Chapter 62
Chapter 62: Chapter 62
Translator: Sigma Editor: Sigma
The next day, Sui Xiong and Ray said goodbye to Wall and Olian and departed for the south.
Ray strongly suggested that they rest and recharge their batteries, so they went to the grandest hotel in Geerteng City and ate an expensive breakfast. Then they bought some items for camping and changed the low-quality and worn-down stuff in Ray’s bags for something new.
This took quite some time, and when they finally left the city, it was already 12 o’clock.
“We’d better eat lunch here too,” Ray suggested.
Seeing that Ray had been procrastinating over such trivial things, Sui Xiong became so angry that he jumped up and down angrily and demanded, “We should leave right now! Right now!”
Ray sighed, put the bag on his back, and walked out the city gate gloomily. He felt he might not see a single trace of people for quite some time in the coming days!
“The Wild Marsh of Ancient Woods, Broken Cloud Mountains, and the Ancient Forest… I won’t see the civilized world again until I arrive at the Commonwealth of Mifata!” he sighed while walking. “And before we arrive there, we’ll have to go through the rigors of living in the wilderness, as well as encountering many dangers… why does my life have to be so miserable!”
“I think I should do some surgery on your brain and get rid of all your ridiculous, boring ideas,” Sui Xiong said rather angrily.
Ray sighed, shook his head, and silently trudged onward. But Sui Xiong could still hear Ray screaming “Tyrant!” in his mind.
Ray was exceptionally strong, even when carrying a backpack, so he moved very quickly. At around 12 o’clock, they had already arrived at a wild and desolated wood.
“Remember the last time when we were in a wood, we heard someone asking for help and met that pathetic woman,” Sui Xiong laughed. “I wonder who we’ll meet this time–”
Before he could even finish his thought, they heard a familiar female voice let out a scream. “I think I’ve heard that voice before,” Sui Xiong said.
“Don’t be silly, that’s Steele’s voice!” Ray wrapped up the food, put the backpack on his back, and sprinted in the direction of the scream. “Why on Earth is this woman here again! Is she planning on having sex with her lovers in the wild again?!”
Well, this time, both of them were wrong.
When they saw Steele, she was running, wearing furs meant for an adventurer and holding an over-decorated sword. There was sweat all over her face, and based on her rough appearance, she must have been running for quite some time. Judging from the wounds on her body and the trail of blood behind her, it was only too obvious that she had escaped a tough battle.
Right behind her, a few ferocious wolves were chasing her and waiting for the right time to attack. It seemed Steele had already managed to kill one or two of them, so these wolves realized that she wasn’t that fragile; instead they chose to chase after her and kill her when she was finally exhausted.
Seeing Ray, Steele was overjoyed and started to shout for help, before immediately falling to the ground. When she’d been running for her life, the will to live had kept her moving. But now that she knew she would be saved, she was too tired to run anymore, so she just collapsed.
Luckily, Ray came to her rescue before the wolves could reach her. Seeing the gallant knight in black armor holding a spear, the wolves immediately ran away and disappeared.
Ray didn’t intend to kill them, since he thought they were random beasts that posed no threat to experienced adventurers. As for an average person, they must have already decided to die if they ever came to this wild and desolate place. Even a god couldn’t save someone who no longer wanted to live, and Ray himself was not even a god.
Ray turned around to see how Steele was and then frowned. Her injuries were far more serious than he’d thought.
There were several wounds on her arms and legs where she’d been bitten. These wounds were hard to sew up, and what was worse was the wolf’s saliva had entered her body through the wounds. She would probably be infected with werewolf syndrome, and if she were indeed infected, her chances of survival would be slim.
However, these wounds weren’t even the most serious. She’d been stabbed next to the left side of her ribcage. Ray looked carefully and was sure that this wound was fatal: someone must have stabbed her with a long dagger covered in poisonous liquid, since the blood coming from the wound was black!
In fact, she should already have been dead, and Ray was surprised that she’d managed to survive this long.
“Her heart is on the right side of her chest, and her lung is a bit malformed,” Sui Xiong said, realizing why she had lived until now. “The dagger didn’t pierce her lung, which is why she can still fight and run, but the poison has spread throughout her body. She is already beyond help.”
Sui Xiong knew that for an average person, “she’s beyond help” meant no one could really save her. But he also knew he had the power to save her if he wanted. But it was quite obvious that there was no need to save an arrogant, cold woman like her.
It seemed that Steele had realized that she would die soon, so she forced a smile and struggled to find a comfortable position to lie down in.
“Your Excellency, thank you for saving my life. Although I will die soon, it is much better for me to be able to die peacefully than being torn apart by wolves.”
There was a Chinese saying which said “when a man is near death, he speaks from his heart.” Steele was smiling peacefully, and her face looked extremely pale due to excessive loss of blood. She didn’t look as slutty as usual, but rather looked a bit tranquil.
“Who stabbed you?” Ray asked in a low voice. “That person will be heavily punished for stabbing an aristocrat!”
“An aristocrat? I am not one anymore.” Steele said, forcing a smile, “It was my follower. I thought I was lucky to have a follower who was loyal to me since I was kicked out of the Geerteng Manor. But I never thought that he’d chosen to stay with me only to take my money…”
“This guy couldn’t have gone too far. We’ll take a shortcut, and then we’ll find him!” Ray said very coldly. Although he hated this woman, he hated a servant who betrayed his lord even more!
“Don’t worry, I’ve already killed him. I have no idea how he learned to be a bandit, but he wasn’t very tough anyways. All these years, judging from my behavior, many people have forgotten that I can also draw a bow, use a sword and ride a horse. In fact, every woman in the pioneer manor can fight!”
She laughed heartily, and blood began to seep from the corners of her mouth.
“You’d better stop talking. You’ll only suffer more,” Ray said.
Steele sighed, then stared at the sky and became silent. No one knew what she was thinking.
After a while, when Ray thought she may have already died, Steele suddenly said, “Your Majesty, I have one last wish.”
“What is it? As long as it is not against my principles, I will do that for you.” Seeing a dying woman, Ray grew a bit sympathetic.
Previously, he would never have shown sympathy to anyone else, but since he had been travelling with Sui Xiong, his way of thinking had changed after all the things he’d seen during the journey.
Hearing Ray say yes, Steele’s eyes brightened and she said, “All these years, I have slept with people and warcrafts, but I have never slept with a dragon. Would you transform into a dragon and sleep with me?” Ray was stunned by her words. He couldn’t possibly believe his ears.
What a strange woman she was… did she have any idea what she was saying?
“If I weren’t in this situation, I wouldn’t dare ask for this, since I know a dragon is much bigger than a human, and I would most certainly die if I ever slept with a dragon. But now I am almost dead, so it’s fine.” Her face began to become red again, and her slutty appearance returned. “Being f*cked to death by a dragon is probably the best outcome for me!”
Out of sheer excitement, her face became so red and terrifying, and her body was even trembling. The excitement she felt from this crazy idea of having sex with a dragon, as well as her extremely strong sexual desire, was already driving her crazy.
“Your Majesty! Your Majesty! You must help me this time!”
“Help you?” Sui Xiong was confused. “How should I help you? Should I change you into a huge dragon by practicing a transformation spell? Okay, wait a moment, I have to do some preparations…”
“I am talking about this!” Ray cried out. “I mean you should help me get out of this situation!”
“I have no idea what I can do to help you!” Sui Xiong said. “You’re the one who promised to help make her last wish come true, and her last wish was sleeping with a dragon. I think there is only one way to solve this, and that is by changing you into a dragon.”
“But I don’t want this!”
“Are you some kind of ascetic?”
“Of course not,” Ray sighed and said. “If it were a different moment, I would agree to have sex with her since I am most certainly going to enjoy myself. But right now she’ll definitely die during the process! Then what am I?! A crazy man, I think!”
“To be honest, if you really become a dragon, I think if you start sleeping with her, she will die immediately.” Sui Xiong recalled the huge dragon he met in the Graystone Mountains and compared the size of that dragon with Steele’s fragile body. “And if you f*ck her until you finish, there’ll be nothing left of her but a pile of meat…”
Hearing Sui Xiong’s words, Ray was terrified and became more anxious. He then said, “You should find a way to help me! You are a God, I am your follower! Is this what you really want?! To see me suffer?!”
“Compared with all the crazy stuff this aristocrat has done, this isn’t that bad at all…” Sui Xiong muttered. “After all, she isn’t dead yet…even if she is dead, you can still sleep with her while her body is still warm. By the way, once upon a time, there was a king who slept with his wife when she was soon to be buried…”
Hearing this, Ray was so angry that his body began shaking. He put his right hand on the hilt of his sword, as if he intended to pull out his sword to fight Sui Xiong.
Seeing how angry Ray was, Sui Xiong stopped joking with him and showed himself in front of her.
“Steele·Geerteng, honestly speaking, I do not want to save a person like you at all. But if I don’t, my follower will not be able to keep his promise. You should feel lucky that your crazy idea has changed my mind and made me decide to save your life.”
Then he reached out his tentacles and penetrated Steele’s body.
“Injured? Excessive loss of blood? Poisoned? What’s the big deal! Even if you are dead, I can still bring you back to life!”