Chapter 207: Re-encounter (Part Two)
“Uh…… Where am I?”
Fei realized that after letting the horse walk freely for a while, he didn’t know where he was. There was no one in these streets, and his expert level anti-directional skill kicked in. He couldn’t tell north from south at all. His horse carriage wandered on the road that was getting tighter and tighter, but Fei couldn’t find the way out. In fact, he couldn’t even remember where he came from.
After about 10 minutes, the horse carriage entered an area that was dirty and quiet. In the maze like area, the air was filled with the stinky smell. It was like a different world compared with the lavish lifestyle of the other areas.
There were almost no one walking on the streets, and there weren’t any stores. There were only small and short houses made from wood and dry grass. The only people that Fei saw where thin, dirty, and in torn clothes. Black stinky water floated on the ground, and rotten garbage was filed up on the sides of the streets; Fei even saw some human corpses in the garbage piles. Dirty and vicious wild dogs and cats ran in the garbage piles in groups and tried to dig out food. From their dirty fur and thin bodies, Fei could tell that their lives were horrible as well.
“This must be the ghetto of Hot Spring Gate…..” Fei thought.
Fei didn’t try to leave right away after he saw everything. He sensed the familiar dark sensation that came off of the dark skinned young man at the Ivy League Pub. After some thinking, he rode the carriage towards that direction.
On the way, he saw some women who were thin and had a dull expression walking to the side of the street when they heard some noise.
It was quite chilly in late autumn, but they were wearing very little clothes. Their thin bodies were exposed as they shivered in cold. They eyes shone and waved as they saw people walking by. They were prostitutes.
The trade with these prostitutes were very simple. Fei saw some rough and violent mercenaries pick a few women who weren’t that thin among all the women as they pushed others away and started to do it on the street by just pulling down their pants. The payment that these women received were just a piece of dry black bread. One of the women was perhaps too hungry; she threw the bread into her mouth despite the fact that the mercenary was on top of her……
Fei sighed; he couldn’t really do much as an individual in this situation.
Of course, this area wasn’t a stranger to crimes. After a few minutes of proceeding, a scream and begging sounded on the side of the street, and Fei was just in time to witness the killing. A white haired elder got half of his head chopped off by two teenage boys around fifteen years old. As the elder fell down, the two half naked boys grabbed onto the pickled carrot in the elder’s hand and started to bite onto it like animals. When they saw Fei, they swung their rusty blades that were still dripping blood while their eyes shone a vicious light……
After about another ten minutes, the sensation of that dark skinned boy got stronger and stronger. After a turn, a cleaner clear area appeared in front of Fei. This space was fenced off by wood, and more than two dozen small wooden fences were built on the west side in an organized manner. In the middle of the clear space, Fei saw both York and the young man Philip who he met at the Ivy league Pub. The two of them were leading more than twenty kids who were about twelve years old to practice combat skills.
“Straighten your body…… be steady……suck your stomach in….. Yeah, that’s right!”
Old York was standing in front of the kids with his back towards Fei. He was instructing the kids a very basic punching technique. He was frowning as if something was bothering him; but after he saw the thankful and admiring look on these kids’ face, he relaxed a little and forced a smile onto his face as he continued to instruct the kids.
The dark skinned young man Philip was also practicing among the kids earnestly.
The familiar chilly sensation that Fei felt came from him. Fei felt it so clearly that he knew this dark skinned young man had secrets that others didn’t know about.
The clip-clop noise of the hooves sounded, and the kids all stopped. They blinked their eyes as they saw the luxurious magic horse carriage. They all had an envious, surprised, and scared expression on their faces. A kid that had a mushroom hair cut lightly pulled one of York’s sleeves.
“Little Andrew, why aren’t you practicing…… Huh?”
When York turned around and saw the magic horse carriage, he shouted in surprise. It was rare for a luxurious horse carriage to appear in the ghetto. But when he saw the person sitting on the spot of the groom, he was shocked. He gasped and rubbed his eyes as he didn’t know what to do.
“Hey, Uncle York, don’t recognize me anymore?” Fei jumped off of the carriage and laughed.
Behind him, the door to the carriage opened, and both Emma and Angela peek out their heads. When Emma saw York, she got mad. She still hadn’t forgot how this man left the pub without any courage. It was obvious how York and the dark skinned young man acted this morning didn’t fit Emma’s moral code.
“I do, I do! You…… You are King Alexander?” York said with an ashamed expression. He didn’t know what to do for a moment. Then, he walked up and suddenly kneeled in front of Fei. That action alone scared both Fei and the two girls.