Warlord of Chaos - Chapter 68 - Merchant
Chapter 68: Merchant
Translator: Wuxia Dog Editor: Wuxia Dog
On the field, heavy snow was falling in soft flakes, but somewhere under the ground, the temperature was hotter than that in summer. A river of boiling lava in the canyon was the source of the heat and the light. Around sixty meters above the canyon was a long steel cable bridge made of iron plates and cables. God knew how long it had been roasted that made the whole bridge into dull black, giving others a feeling of extraordinary ponderous and aged.
Leopold was lying next to the canyon, curling his body in a peculiar posture. His right hand stretched backward with difficulty, trying to grab the long sword that had been pinned into ground through his shank. From the perspective of structure of human body, if he kepthis shank motionless, he couldn’t exert his power even if he had reached the handle, unless he had made his decision to give up his shank.
“Damn…” Leopold cursed in a low voice and lay down again dejectedly. By the faint light, he could see that his wound had turned black, which was a bad omen for any wound.
Just at this moment, sound of galloping resounded faintly in the tunnel and turned hastier and hastier. A few seconds later, a wagon nearly flied out from the tunnel and dashed to the steel cable bridge, but it was blocked by a boulder at the end of the bridge. The wooden giant on the carriage pulled the rein at full tilt and caused a dramatic change of direction of the wagon. The horse neighed in panic and desperation, and dropped down directly to the canyon along with the dashingcarriage.
Then, other wagons followed one by one, galloping into the embrace of the lava river without hesitation. Gorgeous and pure red flowers of lava wave burst into bloomHow spectacular the scene was!
When the last wagon was plunging into the canyon, Han Jin jumped out from it deftly, gazing at the falling wagon. Then he shifted his sight to Leopold and showed a smile, “You miss me, right?” He asked.
“You… You must bemad!” Leopold shouted. He knew where these wagons were from because Han Jin had told him before leaving.”Lord Dismark won’t let you go.”
“Humph, Lord Dismark, do you think I am afraidof him?” Han Jin smiled. He bypassed the boulder, and walked straightly to the bridge.
“If you want to get revenge on me and Mario, you have done this enough!” Leopold shouted like a lunatic, “why you still not release me??”
“Because I’m a good person.” Han Jin paused,”If someone offers me a drop of water when I am in thirst, I will grant him a spring of fresh water in the future. And of course, that’s the same for hatred.”He said lightly.
Leopold fell into silence. He stared at the back of Han Jin with frightened eyes.
Han Jin walked to the middle of the bridge, grabbed an iron chain that was hanging down and forced a shake of it. With a sound of swish, the chain flied up, on the other side of it was the meat of horse, nearly two or three kilograms in weight.
Han Jin stared at the chain quietly. When it was falling down, he reached out his hand quickly and grabbed the meat precisely. The river of lava was like a natural oven. As for the position and time of roasting meat, it was not difficult to calculate.Han Jin could figure it out after some tests.
The aroma of the horse meat wafted out. “Good!”Han Jin made a satisfied smile.
Leopold bit his lips tightly and suddenly lowered down his head. An unbearable and excruciating feeling of hunger was torturing him.
Han Jin came close to Leopold with the horse meat in hand. “Need I change a place for you today?”
“No, no, I didn’t do anything. I didn’t do anything…” Leopold was frightened into ghastly paleness.
“That’s good.” Han Jin said. He tore down a strip of horse meat into mouth, and chewed it silently. Then he hesitated for a while, tore down another piece of thumb-sized meat, bent down, and passed it to Leopold. “Want to have some?” He asked.
Leopold protruded his eyes as if his eyeballs were going to roll down from his eye sockets. After a long time, a fire-element magic crystal appeared in his hand. Leopold threw it onto the ground and was going to get his horse meat.
Han Jin suddenly drew back hand. “Five magic crystals.”
“What?? Do you want to tradesuch a small piece of meat for my five magic crystals?!” Leopold was nearly out of breath due to anger. “Why don’t you go robbing?!” He yelled.
“What else do you think I’m doing?” Han Jin still smiled.
Leopold was now speechless. A long time later, he begged, “Just give it to me at the previous price, please, I’m running out of magic crystals.”
Han Jin smiled. He put the piece of meat into his own mouth, and took out a leather bag, raised his head and took a drink. “Are you thirsty?” He asked deliberately.
Leopold squirmed throat violently. But he still clenched his teeth tightly. In fact, what he said was true. Almost all of his magic crystals had been ‘bought’ by Han Jin. Five magic crystals for a small piece of horse meat, he couldn’t afford it anymore.
“How about this.” Han Jin suggested in a light voice, “Give me all your magic crystals, and I will offer you a hearty meal, and release you.”
Leopold turned his head away. He didn’t believe it at all.
“I can use other ways to make you do it. But I didn’t. I have been trying to avoid hurting you all the time, do you know why?”
Leopold wanted to burst out laughter and all kinds of abusive words. The guy pinned him here with a sword and called this ‘to avoid hurting him’?
“Because I am afraid of loneliness.” Han Jin answered himself. “You are afraid that I will kill you, so you try every mean to please me. You chat with me, or tell me stories about yourself and your family. Ho ho… These are what I want, otherwise, I will be bored to stay here alone! You have tried you best, so I am very satisfied and even touched by you. What I said is true. If you agree, I will let you go immediately.”
After hearing Han Jin’s words, Leopold rolled his eyeballs constantly, as if he was pondering something.
“There is not much time for you.” Han Jin smiled, “Theyset a trap for me this time. Among those wagons, only two or three carrying things. If what I guess is right, they’ve already followed down here. Now, answer me, agree or not?”
“You won’t kill me, really?” Leopold stared at Han Jin.
“No more time.”Han Jin sighed, then drew out his sword from his waist, holding it over his head.
“Yes, I agree… I agree…” Leopold screamed. He had seen the murderous intention in Han Jin’s eyes. What’s more, now thatthere was no threat to Han Jin even if he made up his mind to hide his magic crystals, he preferred to take a bet on it.
“Oh?” Han Jin put down the long sword.
With a sound of crash, approximately one hundred or more magic crystals dropped onto the ground. “These are all I have left.” Leopold said in a heart-wrenching tone.
Han Jin put all the magic crystals into his space ring, and then threw a lump of horse meat and a leather bag with water in front of Leopold, turning around and walking towards the bridge.
“Hey… my Lord, you said you would release me!” Leopold yelled with both surprise and joyfulness.
“They are coming.” Han Jin said in a cold voice, and moved his body quickly. After several leaps, he had dashed across the steel cable bridge.