Spare Me Great Lord Chapter 681
How long had it been since the last time he saw Coral? It was probably in Japan, when he passed out after the fight with the Collection of Gods. Afterwards, he woke up in the Liuhai Lane courtyard, and they had not met since.
Sometimes, Lu Shu also admired Coral's courage for killing her way alone to the Collection of Gods with two statue knights in an attempt to avenge him. Back then, he saw the lack of fear for death in her eyes.
In the past, he would have mocked cliche plots in typical romance dramas. Lu Shu did not believe that life or death situations, or deep feelings that transcended life, existed in reality. But after he bumped into the cultivation world, he realized that there really existed that person who were willing to wait for you eternally in the river of time and fate.
He was selfish. He did not believe in feelings and emotions because he thought all of them would fade away with time.
Some people were like an open book once others show them a tinge of affection. In fact, this was not frankness. It was loneliness.
Was Lu Shu lonely? Not really, because he had Lu Xiaoyu. Although his life was full of distress, he did not tell her that he received complaints about the taste of his boiled eggs, the unsatisfactory amount of vinegar in the sauce he served, or the miserable moments when he realized his customer had fooled him with fake paper money.
But Lu Xiaoyu knew it all.
Lu Shu wanted to erase everything with time. Until then, he was not even sure whether Coral would still smile at him like she did in the past. But his duty to protect her was irrelevant to their feelings. He wanted to repay her, for she had once protected him, and carried him back to the Collection of Gods fortress to retrieve Liu Xiu's body even though she was badly wounded.
From afar, Lu Shu kept apace with Coral's team towards the downtown area. Suddenly, he realized that Francesco's minions started to move too. They dispersed themselves and followed behind the Deities, although they kept their distance.
Acting like an ordinary tourist, Lu Shu eyed the roadside food stalls, but he never stopped walking.
Sardinian food was rather unique. There was an abundance of seafood due to their proximity to the sea. The most special dish was roasted suckling pigs on iron sticks However, despite the good reputation of European gastronomy, most Chinese people would still miss their home food after having a taste of the local cuisines
There were no high-rise buildings in the region, and the tallest architecture was only four storeys in height. As Lu Shu followed the Deities, he suddenly saw Coral looking in his direction.
But she saw no one. Coral was confused. She did feel something, as if something warm was approaching her
Her actions drew the attention of a man behind her. "What's wrong?" he asked.
"Nothing. I felt that I saw someone familiar," replied Coral. She shook her head calmly. Her face looked pale. She did not look to be in a healthy state.
The man had seemingly become used to such remarks from her. He said casually, "You've suffered such a grave injury in the Collection of Gods, for HIM. Until now, the crack on your Gungnir can't even be repaired. But how about him? It's been so long, but has he shown any concern for you? Not even once! I know, we have no right to interfere with your personal life because you are our leader, the leader of the Deities. We simply feel he is unworthy of you."
Walking forward, Coral said calmly, "It's okay. The top priority now is to obtain the World Tree sample. We've already found a way to extract World Tree energy and we have awakening fruits too. Besides, I'll be fine. I've never contacted him too, haven't I? You can take it as I did a good thing back then. Didn't grandpa always tell us to have a good heart?"
"A good thing? That's it? You've fooled yourself well It's meaningless to have a good heart if it can't earn you good rewards," the man replied. He was Coral's cousin.
Suddenly Coral's expression turned stern. "We do things not because of their consequences. but because we firmly believe that it's the right thing to do."
That silenced everyone. In fact, Coral's personality had changed after she assumed the leadership role. She had to face the darkest side of the world and stand tall in the Holy Palace as the true leader of the Deities.
Maybe she was not good enough yet, but she was still trying. Her morals would be the guiding light of the future of the Deities.
Lu Shu stood still behind a building, far from Coral's team. He did not expect that Coral could sense his presence from so far away. She had not ascended to Class A, and she did not notice the presence of the Department of Faith Theory either.
Yet, he could now be certain that the Department of Faith Theory had hidden plans here. They had been following the Deities closely while the other organizations did not seem as interested.
Lu Shu also noticed Coral's paleness, though he could not be sure across the distance.
No matter what, he had made up his mind. He would not run away from the Department of Faith Theory. In any case, he could not stand the humiliation of being chased by Francesco for three hours and getting electrocuted at the bottom of the sea for him too!
Whether the Bishop would be coming and how badly he was hurt by the Saint remained unknown. The situation would be in favor of Lu Shu if both of them were unable to come to the island.
On Sardinia, there were a total of eight cities, which clearly showed the vast size of this island. The city that Lu Shu was in was situated at the southern tip of the island and it was called Villasimius. There were many churches here.
Instead of a luxury hotel, Coral's 11-people team chose another quieter place for accommodation. At first, Lu Shu was surprised that Coral would lead such a frugal life given her incredible affluence, but later he realized that they had booked the entire four-storey building plus its courtyard
Lu Shu had to settle his own needs too. He had to find a hotel and have a good meal.
As he was walking on the exotic street, he ran into two Metahumans locked in confrontation. Both of them were burning with fire
Suddenly, a second-floor window was pulled open in a small house nearby. Hissing with anger, a gray-haired old lady threw a stick at one of the fire-type Metahumans' head and roared in English, "Go somewhere else if you want to fight!"
Lu Shu was shocked. for visiting.
What? So this was how the native commoners treated Metahumans?!
One of the Metahumans looked up and replied, "Okay, grandma."
Lu Shu was dumbfounded.