Chapter 112: Rewarding Trip (Part 1)
(P.s. We are splitting chaps with 2k+ words into 2 parts so Black Bean sauce can start editing the first half right away. Don’t worry, they still count is one chapter together in terms of regular/bonus chapter release)
The scene became very strange, Han actually started trading punches with a slave. You give me a punch, I return you a punch! Both of their faces were covered in blood, and while punching they were also speaking a language that Horton didn’t understand.
Obviously, these two weren’t fighting to the death, otherwise there wouldn’t be that little blood at the scene. It looks like both of them were trying to release their repressed emotions.
The two punched each other like madmen for 10 full minutes, and then they finally sat onto the ground breathing heavily.
“Your fist is really hard.” Ke Lake spit out a mouthful of bloody spittle onto the ground and said to Han.
Smiling, Han replied back, “You too, ten years ago when you just came out of no where and stepped onto the galactic stage, I was just a kid, full of worship for you. Who would’ve guessed that our first meeting is actually here, and we also got into a fight.”
Ke Lake was still somewhat confused, he scratched his head and said, “I remember Earth, it seems like a very important place to me, but I forgot what Earth looks like.”
Han’s fingers moved past his dimensional ring, he grabbed a laptop out and opened a picture album.
“Look, this is Earth, our home, isn’t it beautiful? That’s land, that’s ocean, there’s my home, China, and there’s yours, America.”
Ke Lake looked attentively, these photos seemed to have evoked some memories that were deeply buried. The moment he saw this blue planet, Ke Lake felt an overwhelming warmth from the bottom of his heart. But unfortunately, his memory was still very blurry. This kind of warm and familiar feeling couldn’t help him remember too much of the past.
“Look, this is the picture when you took off to join the Milky Way Meet. Holy sh*t, everyone on Earth was gathered to see you off.”
“This is the picture of you winning the A-7 relic exploration as 9th place, at that time you announced high-spirited in a live broadcast, Earth stood up! It will never get bullied again! As long as you, Ke Lake, was alive, Earth would be forever free!”
“At that time I just turned 7, and I started crying right after hearing your words. But what happened man, right after the Milky Way Meet ended, you just disappeared and we couldn’t even find any trace of you. And even so I still kept your photograph, you tell me if I should punch you or not.”
Although not remembering the things in the past, but hearing Han saying that, Ke Lake suddenly felt very ashamed.
Memories could be erased, but the feelings will always be there. Ke Lake believed Han. Han turned that excited the moment he saw Ke Lake, and Ke Lake couldn’t help but tear up the moment Han showed him the photos of Earth, these were all the sincerest feelings.
“I… I…” Ke Lake stammered, not knowing what to say.
Even though Han was younger than Ke Lake by more than a dozen years, but at that moment he was like a big brother patting Ke Lake on the shoulder, saying in a deep voice, “No need to say more, Earth will never forget anyone from Earth, and of course it won’t abandon anyone from Earth. It’s fine as long as you are alive, go home with me. What happened in the past is not important, what’s important is the future!”
Ke Lake’s eyes suddenly turned red and watery, and he heavily nodded his head once.
Han relaxed his whole body and laid on the ground, looked up at the spotlight on the roof, smiled and said, “It’s really good that you can come back, otherwise all the pressure will be on me and sooner or later it will crush me into a pancake.”
Ke Lake seemed to have suddenly remembered something and he whispered, “Is there anyone else in my family?”
Han nodded, “You are a lot more fortunate than me. Your dad, mom and sister are all fine. Originally, the government already arranged them really good living conditions, but ever since you disappeared, they all moved out of the house given by the government and went back to the farm where you guys used to live.”
“Maybe you disappearing give them a lot of pressure too and they were also very sad.”
Ke Lake suddenly hesitated and clenched his fist.
“Let’s go, let’s head home, your family must be really happy to see you again.” Han dragged Ke Lake up and said.
What an affectionate name, Ke Lake couldn’t control his excitement and his eye became watery again.
But the moment he moved, the alloy chain tied to him sounded.
Han gently lift his wrist and a little knife immediately came out from his sleeve and cut off that chain.
Han brought Ke Lake to the door, and said to the stunned Horton who couldn’t even close his mouth from the surprise, “Disable his DNA lock.”
Horton hesitated and frowned, “But he…”
Han smiled and said, “Trust me, your DNA lock can’t lock him down. The price I should pay I won’t lower it by a penny, but this guy is mine now.”
Horton saw Han won’t take no for an answer, he had no choice but to take off the DNA locks on Ke Lake’s hands.
On the way back onto the ground level of the prison, the moment Ke Lake showed his face, those Red Dragon tribe’s people began to shout, they looked very excited, and what they used was not the universal Milky Way language but tribal dialect.
“What are they saying?” Han asked Ke Lake.
“Oh, they are just calling my name, the Destroyer.” Maybe afraid that Han will misunderstand, Ke Lake added, “Destroyer is my name in the tribe.”
Han nodded and said to Horton, “Professor, I will buy all these people. And to make you feel at ease, the gene locks on the soldiers can be retained, but please remove the locks on those old and sick, and the children as well as the women. As well, please give them some food. You can put that on my tab.”
Horton felt that it wasn’t a problem lifting the locks on the children and women, so he arranged his men to do as Han asked.