Cthulhu Gonfalon - Chapter 82
Chapter 82: Chapter 82
Translator: Sigma Editor: Sigma
According to this old Tree Fairy’s plan, if Sui Xiong had such a peculiar and slutty follower, then his personality must also be strange and slutty. With just a few words of persuasion, this god might simply say, “You want a child? I can sow some seeds!” After that, he would probably enter the battle himself.
If this was the case, then there would be several kids with godly bloodlines in the future. With these holy children, it would be very convenient for him to associate with Sui Xiong later. This was basically killing two birds with one stone.
But this old man would never have expected that although this god was just a jellyfish, his personality could be so righteous. This god didn’t even think the slightest bit about gaining an advantage but was in fact outraged, letting him cruelly punish Steele. Judging from this, if he didn’t make a move, this god might not even bother punishing her himself.
This was not what he wanted!
At that moment, he regretted his decision to play by the book, not thinking about the big picture and turning things to his advantage.
Gosh! Your Majesty, why didn’t you do as I had expected?!
As Sui Xiong grew angrier, Steele began convulsing, and the old man was still thinking.
In the meantime, Ray didn’t have anything to do but watch from the side like a bystander. Therefore, he had seen the key part of the problem.
In fact, for the Tree Fairy, this matter wasn’t a big deal. Everyone had simply taken sky as canopy and Earth as a mattress to have sex with each other. It was not because of Steele that they had done this. They would have done it without Steele anyway. Hence, at most, their reputations had been tarnished, but nothing more.
As for His Majesty, although at this moment he was in a rage, Sui Xiong in fact was a typical example of having a sharp tongue but a soft heart. As long as he didn’t mercilessly kill her on the spot, there would always be an alternative method of punishment.
The only problem right now was with Steele. At this moment, her actions might just put Sui Xiong over the top. Even if she could avoid a calamity right now, her future could still be quite bleak.
Ray had always disliked Steele. This time, he thought she had indeed been extremely out of line! He also didn’t truly care whether Steele was alive or dead.
After carefully considering all the conditions, he finally thought of a solution. “Your Majesty, what happened between you and the giant dragon?” he asked.
In fact, he knew well that with His Majesty’s personality, an evil dragon that had burned down the village and eaten the villagers would be either beaten to death or chopped into pieces. If it was lucky, it would have died in one piece.
“Well, Yushes Clyde has been killed by yours truly. All the fairies have also been saved and they are advancing to a nearby village,” Sui Xiong answered casually.
Ray didn’t say anything else. The body of the old man slightly shuddered, and he couldn’t help but ask, “Yushes Clyde? It was definitely him?!”
“Yep, that’s the one. That dragon was really bad!” Sui Xiong said. “I know some other giant dragons, but I’ve never seen one so inherently evil!”
“You killed it to save our tribe?” the old man asked incredulously.
Sui Xiong nodded. “That’s right. Didn’t I mention that already?”
The old man took a deep breath and lowered his head. This time it was completely sincere, not a courtesy.
“Please accept my apology! You’ve put yourself into such a dangerous situation to save our tribe, killing the horrible dragon for our sake, while we are holding your follower accountable for such a trivial matter. Please forgive us for being so reckless! The Tree Fairies are not the kind of people who bite the hand that feeds them!”
The Tree Fairy group was satisfied and didn’t investigate any further. Sui Xiong could finally calm down a little.
Ray sighed. His expression showed that everything had proceeded as he’d expected. The Tree Fairy group simply wanted to use this good excuse to escape this embarrassing moment. Sui Xiong had helped them get revenge and also saved their clan’s members. Was a favor as big as this not enough to make up for the trivial matter of Steele’s sex party?
How could His Majesty not have thought of this…in the end, maybe he is just a jellyfish.
After resolving this matter, the old man immediately bid them farewell and left. Soon, after recovering, the villagers and adventurers also left.
But then there was another problem that needed to be handled.
“Steele, what do you think about this?”
Steele, dressed in adventurer’s clothes, was kneeling on the ground, while Sui Xiong and Ray were sitting on either side of her with judgmental looks on their faces.
Two lines were also written on the wall of the guest room with Sui Xiong’s magic. One said “Being honest will be forgiven, resisting will be strictly punished”. The other “Punish first to prevent a later disaster, treat the disease to save the patient”.
Steele was very embarrassed.
What should a follower do? A strong one naturally had to take the initiative to charge and break through enemy lines, no matter if they were going through a river and treading on fire. He must fight for the boss. A weaker one should also drive or carry luggage, making the boss feel comfortable. Even if he didn’t know anything, he should look at the big boss with sincere eyes, making him feel comfortable.
But on the contrary, this follower had caused her boss real trouble, tons of trouble!
“Let me ask you this, Steele. Why didn’t I see you as this capable before?” It was very rare that Sui Xiong didn’t sit on top of Ray’s head. Instead, this time he was sitting at a table and angrily looking at the restless Steele. She lowered her head, as he said in a peculiar tone, “Being able to make the people in a whole village collapse…You are indeed very “capable”! I am not kidding. I’ve never heard of anyone who’s done that before!”
Steele forced a smile, but didn’t dare say anything.
She was also not stupid. She could even smell the dissatisfaction in her boss’s voice. If she said anything right now, she would definitely be asking for trouble.
“I consumed my God Power to leave behind some of it in order to protect you, but instead you used it to have an orgy!”
Steele’s head dropped lower.
“Fortunately for you, this time the Tree Fairy group won’t be prosecuting you. That is your blessing,” Sui Xiong said miserably. “As a god, I use my power to bully others. Do you find that very glorious?! That old man has wrinkles that could trap mosquitoes between them. As soon as he opened his mouth, he often said things like ‘I am already old and about to die’… Having to bully such an old man, do you think I should feel proud about that?!”
Steele tried very hard to retract her head into her neck like a turtle, not daring to say a single word.
“Gosh! The more I think about it, the more embarrassed I feel! But is there any method for this? Who told you that I don’t teach well?! Who told you that I am normally too merciful to others, thus giving you the opportunity to do such an awful thing!”
Steele opened her mouth as if she wanted to explain a little bit. But then, she thought it over and didn’t say anything, lowering her head to hear him lecture further.
Sui Xiong continued to admonish her with thoughts from “A thief knows a thief as a wolf knows a wolf” to “universal love not war”, from “the gift of human rights” to “a socialism of honor and disgrace”. He then emphasized the phrase “hard work is honorable, laziness is shameful, struggling arduously is glorious, and extravagance is shameful….”
After many harsh words, the sun had already creeped above the horizon in the east. He had been talking from the afternoon all the way through to the early morning.
No one knew when Ray had fallen sound asleep on the table, but Steele didn’t dare doze off. She was trying very hard to keep her eyes open, but she couldn’t stop herself from falling into a daze.
“Look at your attitude!!” Sui Xiong shouted angrily as he slammed his heavy tentacles down on the table, exclaiming, “You are in contempt of the court of law!”
Steele was startled. As she was about to open her mouth to explain, Ray, who had been suddenly awakened, spoke up groggily. “Against the court of law? Then just execute her.”
“What?! Execute me?!” This time, Steele was really scared. She forgot her attempts at sincerity and jumped up, saying “How can this suddenly turn into an execution?!”
Sui Xiong was also stunned and asked, “Is this so serious that I would have to execute her?”
At this moment, Ray was completely sober. He rubbed his nose, let out two dry coughs, took a little time to arrange the words in his head, then put on a serious face and made a show of being earnest.
“First of all, we need to be sure about one thing. Accusations and punishment need to be based on the law.”
Sui Xiong and Steele nodded together.
“And according to the law, there’s an important article that requires us to ‘maintain the sacred nature of the law and the authority of the court of law’, right?”
Steele nodded as Sui Xiong carefully thought a little bit and nodded as well.
“If so, if she is objecting to the court of law or not cooperating with the judge, isn’t that a crime that needs to be seriously punished?”
Steele’s face went pale, but she still nodded; Sui Xiong very attentively thought for a while, then hesitantly nodded.
“If so, show me the issue with execution.”
Steele’s face was mournful. She looked at Sui Xiong sadly. Sui Xiong thought for a long while, and at last said, “Isn’t this law system too simple and brutal?”
As soon as his words were spoken, he also had a realization. “In order to maintain the authority of the court of law, we don’t need to use such a serious punishment. Even if we want to punish the behavior of objecting to the court, we don’t need to hang the criminal. The law exists to keep order, and true order is leading people to be better, not yelling and killing!”
Ray silently nodded as he heard this. Inside, he deeply respected and praised this opinion of Sui Xiong’s, but on the outside, a smirk lingered on his face.
“A lord has the right to punish and grant a special reprieve. A God, of course has the right to do so as well. It is up to you to decide how to handle her.”
Sui Xiong couldn’t help but furrow his brow, silently deciding that until his Holy Land was built, he would set up his own system of laws rather than follow the laws of this world.
The law system of this world indeed had its problems! That’s right…Justice and law seemed to be under the control of the Gods.
As he thought about this, he silently remembered this idea as he looked at the trembling Steele, who was waiting for the verdict. Seeing her frightened appearance, his heart felt kind and warm like he had just eaten hot and spicy soup on a cold winter day.
“Steele, this time you should be scared!” He wanted to face the sky and let out three loud, imposing laughs. But with the body of a jellyfish, this posture was a little difficult to make, so he gave up on this dramatic flair.
As for how he would punish Steele, he had already thought of a solution. “Let’s have breakfast first,” he said coldly. “Even if you have to die, you don’t have to be a starving ghost, right?”
After hearing these words, Steele’s face was a little less tense. But when she heard “a starving ghost”, her face turned whiter than before, and her legs began shaking.
She was indeed scared this time!