“… Finally, I killed Nero.”
Borrowing the communication equipment retrieved from Nero, Kuck was communicating with the organization.
There was silence as they listened to Kuck’s report. After a long time, a voice was heard, “The tyrant has been difficult to control, but for such a long time, only Nero can inherit the Yama Knife. However, she can only blame herself for this matter. Since she successfully provoked you, she should bear the consequences of her own death… En, as long as Yama Knife has been recovered. Kuck, since the mission in the East has failed, you should come back immediately.”
“I understand,” Kuck responded indifferently.
On the table were his treasured spear and the rusty Yama Raja word. After Kuck turned off the communicator, he placed it next to the spear and the sword.
He got a bucket of warm water and wring it out after the towel was soaked.
San Er and Xiaozhi were placed on the chairs now. He wiped the traces of San Er’s face with a towel, then wiped Xiaozhi’s face. This man’s pain was undoubtedly shown in his movements.
Because he was so gentle.
He who recovered his memory was quite clear about one thing. He didn’t love this woman… Only a man named Mark had an unusual feeling for San Er.
“My original name was Kuck.”
When San Er and Xiaozhi’s bodies were arranged to make them look like they were asleep, Kuck sat next to him and began to wipe his long spear.
“When I was three years old, someone told me that I was a resident of the Kingdom of Shadows.”
Kuck narrowed his eyes, raised his long spear calmly to the level of his sight, and wiped it off gently.
“But where is the Kingdom of Shadows? I never knew. Later, a woman took me in, took me to a snowy peak, and trained me there.”
“That happened when I was about ten years old. I personally killed a bear on the snowy peak.”
He said something that he had never said to others, a memory that was his own.
“I just lived with her for fifteen years… This woman is my teacher.”
Kuck smiled lightly and continued to wipe the long spear, “In my opinion, she is not only my teacher but also a woman who is very important to me. I can’t say it’s love, but she’s someone I can’t live without.”
“It’s called Gáe-bolg. This is what she gave me; the only thing she gave me.”
“I have been looking for her all these years.”
Kuck took a deep breath and remained silent for a long time before softly exhaling, saying indifferently, “That’s fine, let Mark stay with you here forever.”
“In conclusion, I am a person who is not very lucky.”
He sat quietly. After a while, he stood up and packed up the weapons and some equipment. He had always been like a traveler.
Since he was a traveler, naturally he would leave after a short stay. Kuck remembered that the woman who gave him everything had said; don’t pursue her anymore, because he will encounter something worth cherishing one day.
“But it will also be destroyed, right… teacher.”
Kuck smiled sorrowfully. After packing his things, he finally looked at the mother and daughter on the chair and opened the sliding door of the living room… and left.
“Turn on the lights first! You will knock into things! Xiaozhi!!!”
“Got it, Mom!”
When the fluorescent lamp in the store lit up, Kuck stiffened his whole body… Is it a dream?
“Uncle Mark! You are back!” The little girl hurriedly kicked off her shoes at the place in the front store, and rushed to Kuck’s side.
Is it… a dream?
“Are you back? Are you hungry? Let me make some food for you?” San Er still hid her expression, but asked softly.
Is it… a dream?
Kuck looked back subconsciously at the living room, on the chair… He didn’t know when, but only a pile of sand was left.
“Uncle Mark! Why is there so much sand in the house?” Xiaozhi pulled Kuck’s trousers, raised her head, and asked.
“That’s right!” San Er looked at the living room chair covered with sand in surprise, and her face was puzzled, “Did you bring it back?”
“You… in the end?” Kuck muttered to himself.
San Er said, “I went to the police station, and Xiaozhi suddenly had a stomach ache. Then, we went to the hospital to get some medicine and received an injection. The doctor said it was an upset stomach. So, we just came back.”
“Police station? When?” Kuck frowned.
San Er thought, “En… not long after you went out in the afternoon? A policeman came knocking on the door and asked me to go there to assist in the investigation. It seems that someone reported to the police about… the writings in paint yesterday? The police told me to go and give a statement, but I was worried about Xiaozhi being by herself, so I took her with me. But when did we get such a young policeman in our town? I didn’t know before.”
“I hadn’t seen him before!” Xiaozhi raised her hand like a student answering the teacher’s question at this time. “But the policeman smells good! He smells better than the perfume that Mom hid in the cabinet!”
“Xiaozhi!!” San Er immediately patted her daughter’s forehead lightly, then ‘sternly’ said, “You go warm up the water! You need to eat medicine! Do you want to have stomach pain in the middle of the night?!”
“Okay!” Xiaozhi ran into the living room.
San Er looked at Mark at this time, her face a little reddish, and said softly, “What are you holding?”
Kuck took a deep breath and said indifferently, “Your matters are resolved. I’m a little tired. If there is anything else, wait till tomorrow morning to discuss.”
“There is no need.”
Not a dream.
The fire that occurred in the mill stopped suddenly. Many things were burned here, but since it was by the river, the fire naturally couldn’t keep spreading.
What was left from the original mill was only some charred things. Some were the original wood of the mill, and some were just… human bodies.
Boss Luo walked through the ashes and stopped in front of a charred body, snapping his fingers slightly.
The coke-like corpse suddenly cracked at this moment. After the cracking of a layer of burnt black material, he saw a trace of smoothness, then many cracks were made… A figure sat up from the ashes and stretched, but was naked.
“I really thought I was going to die.” … Nero.
In front of Boss Luo, Nero was sitting on the ground naked at this time, stretched her hands to twist her neck, grinned and said, “After the mother and daughter went home, did Kuck cry?”
Boss Luo shook his head.
Nero sighed in disappointment. She said in shock and sadness, “Not only did I lose, but Uncle Kuck also didn’t tear up… I failed.”
Boss Luo said nothing.
Nero was calm as she stretched and laid on the ground. She said to herself, “With Uncle Kuck’s character, he has probably reported that I’m dead. Then, I won’t have to go back to that boring place… En, it’s not bad.”
She sat up again and asked, “Is the moon tonight pretty, Boss?”
Luo Qiu glanced up and said softly, “Full Moon.”
Nero suddenly blinked and said, “Speaking of which, Boss… are you really not planning to get me some clothes? Or do you like me a little more like this? I don’t mind it, but I also charge a lot, okay? It’s expensive too.”
Luo Qiu waved his hand, and a set of clothes that Nero wore fell from the sky in front of this body with countless scars… The old scars were as condensed as a cobweb which made people feel unbearable.
She openly got dressed.
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