Chapter 31 A dead person’s head
After crossing the wildness in an alert state for an entire day, maybe because of Shaar’s massive luck, those pursuers were not able to catch up.
The further they walked, the farther away they got from the danger, and the sense of uneasiness in their heart gradually dispersed.
Taking advantage of the daylight, Shaar picked up some dry herbs and burned it into plant ash to apply on his wound. People who were experienced in surviving in the wild would use this kind of ash to stop the bleeding if they lacked medicine after getting injured. Not only could this ash stop bleeding, it could also prevent infections.
During the second day, Shaar’s luck jumped to its peak when they actually met a jackal that tried to attack them at midnight.
This animal died a very tragic death under Shaar’s pitchfork and was made into a tasty barbecue. The remaining meat turned into dried rations for their journey – Only the pitiful goblin princess’ burden suddenly increased a lot.
TL: We all know how pitiful they die… poor animals…
Without any sympathy, Shaar treated Oaks as a slave.
The goblin princess actually did not have any complaints. For goblins, once their status turned into a “soso”, human law did not apply to them anymore – oh, that’s right a goblin did not know anything about human law in the first place.
After walking in the wilderness for almost five days, they finally saw a continuous panorama of green and black in the distant horizon……
Mountains! They finally saw the mountains!
The trio immediately started cheering and Shaar even started to beat his chest while roaring furiously.
Those few days had put tremendous pressure on him. Even as a seasoned hunter, he was a little worried that he was lost.
In order to escape their pursuers, they stayed far away from the river, but the river was the best method to identify their location.
Moreover, according to the information of Mr. Princess, they should have seen the mountains after three days. However, they actually walked for five days.
If they had walked for two more days and were still unable to find the mountains, perhaps the pitiful goblin would have to suffer Shaar’s wrath for giving him false information.
Although they saw the mountains from afar, there was a saying “Seeing a mountain from afar, would kill the horse to reach it”. Our trio spent half a day walking until they arrived in the forest at the foot of the mountain.
Finally seeing the green woods, Shaar was so excited that he performed a somersault and yelled a few times.
For someone like Shaar who grew up in the mountain forest, as soon as he saw the scenery, it instantly gave him a familiar feeling that was impossible to describe. For him, there was food everywhere, every animal transformed into his prey and there were resources all around him that he could take advantage off.
When Shaar continuously yelled in excitement, the Pitiful Creature could not help but pour a little cold water over him.
“Hey, Shaar.” The Pitiful Creature sighed – ever since that day Shaar let her eat the red ant eggs, which was the only food they had, the Pitiful Creature did not quarrel with Shaar anymore. She also no longer called him “hillbilly”. Looking more closely, she even spoke a few words in a very cheerful manner with him.
“What?” Shaar turned his head and threw out his chest. The wound on his shoulder was already healed – this anomaly made the Pitiful Creature and the goblin awestruck.
This guy’s body was made from a monster…… It made people wonder, perhaps his real father raped a magical beast and it gave birth to him.At least it would be hard to find someone with the same kind of monstrous physique as his in the world!
Looking at the several wounds on his body, the claw marks left behind by the Bloodthirsty Great Wolf were already completely healed and even the scars were already gone. The arrow wound on his shoulder was also almost healed. There was only a small cut that bled left, and it was surrounded by newly grown flesh. It had a slightly deeper color, but besides that there was nothing unusual anymore.
Talking about it really made normal people angry. The Pitiful Creature’s feet that were injured by the beast traps ages ago were still not fully healed. Right now, she still needed someone’s support in order to walk and this hillbilly was already able to jump around wildly.
Hesitating for a moment, the Pitiful Creature could not help it and reminded Shaar: “You see, how are we going to look for the dragon in such a large mountain?”
Shaar was shocked.
Lifting his head, he looked in front of him……
The forest at the foot of the mountain already seemed limitless and it covered everything all the way to the top. An ocean full of green and the mountain itself stretched vertically so that he was unable to see the top. One mountain attached to another…… If they searched one mountain after another, they would probably need several years just to cross it by foot!
Shaar was not someone who kept being stubborn in a dead-end and sighed: “Looking for a buried treasure was always a matter of luck. Don’t worry if we can’t find it. We’ll wander around the mountains for several days, if we can find it, the better. If not, we probably moved further away from those knights and when the time comes, we can just turn around.”
Pausing for a moment, Shaar smiled: “Or we just simply cross this mountain range altogether. I’d like to embark on a long journey for a month and it would be enough time to arrive at the other side of the mountain. I heard that at the other side of the mountain was the territory of the Odin Empire. Anyway, I’m a person who eats alone and have no family members, therefore it doesn’t matter where I go. In worst case, we can just simply drift along towards the Odin Empire.”
When the Pitiful Creature heard this, she gently smiled: “Ha, when I first met you, you initially said that you had signed a contract with a guy to deliver some magical beasts to Primal Wildfire Town. You said that you got a credit and that it was a man’s honour to deliver it no matter what.”
Shaar smiled somewhat embarrassed: “Of course the credit needs to be repaid, but ……Then, if, you stupidly risk your life for five copper plates, it wouldn’t be called heroism, but brain damaged. If you talk about heroism, you have to be clear about the occasion and the situation.”
Ah, this hillbilly was not some kind of honest person.
Pausing again, Shaar held his head high and said: “Hey, Pitiful Creature, you also saved me few days ago in the river. As a repayment, I promise you that if we meet the dragon, I will definitely not use you as the bait!”
“Oh?” The Pitiful Creature eyes lit up and her eyes could not help but stare at him in a gentler way.
However, Shaar followed up with a few words ……
“In case we meet the dragon, I will not treat you as bait, but we’ll have to depend on our own abilities to escape. The one who runs slower will probably be eaten by the dragon, it could be called fate then – so you only need to run faster than me……”
The Pitiful Creature: “…………”
Run faster than you? Let alone with an injured foot, even at full health, how could I possibly run faster than a freak like you?!
The tooth of Pitiful Creature started to hurt again for some reason.
Stupid hillbilly! Bastard hillbilly! Just when he gave me a better impression, he immediately had to add this impudent remark!
After calming down, the Pitiful Creature had a strange kind of feeling in her heart, as if ……Looking at Shaar, although this guy’s mouth was full of vulgar words, but as soon as they encountered danger, he would not abandon her and run away by himself.
She did not know why, but the Pitiful Creature was confident in her heart.
After entering the forest, Shaar immediately made a crutch out of a stick for the Pitiful Creature and also sharpened a stick with his pitchfork to act as a spear. However, the pitiful Oaks continued to play the role of the porter, but his burden became a lot lighter.
After walking in the woods for a whole day, when Shaar started to search for dry branches to prepare to light a fire for the night, he suddenly heard a strange voice coming from deep in the forest.
This sound was very faint in the beginning and when Shaar moved deeper into the woods, he started to hear it more clearly.
The Pitiful Creature and Oaks also heard that voice behind Shaar.
This voice was long and thin with a lengthened tune. It was weakened and let out some dying moans. It somehow reminded them of the sound of an owl.
The Pitiful Creature was immediately scared and shrank her neck: “Hey, Shaar, is this a magical beast?”
Listening carefully for a moment, Shaar turned his head and smiled: “No, it’s not! It seems like a person’s pitiful yell. It reminds me of the moment when I picked you up. You made a similar sound.”
The Pitiful Creature instantly blushed. Just as she wanted to say something, Shaar already moved towards the noise with big steps.
After walking several hundreds of meters, a small open space appeared in the middle of the woods. It was obvious that someone crossed this place since the surrounding weed had been trampled by several people.
Just when the trio came out the grove, they saw in the middle of the open space……The source of this weird sound!
It was a man!
A man, with long golden hair covered with bits of grass and dirt. He was so weak that he was struggling with his last-ditch effort to call for help.
When the trio walked closer, they could see the man’s face clearer ……and……
They only saw the face of this person!
Because, this pitiful fellow was completely buried underground. The mud reached until his neck and only revealed his head above ground.
Seeing this guy’s head, although he screamed somewhat pitifully, Shaar could not help but to laugh in his heart.
Walking towards him with big steps, he stopped in front of this pitiful fellow and gently touched this guy’s head with his toes: “Hello!”
This head had his spirit immediately lifted and looked up with his helpless eyes at Shaar. He suddenly cried out loudly: “God be blessed, praise the great master, the Lord’s glory is everywhere! Someone finally came to save me……”
“You are……” Shaar carefully examined this fellow.
“I am a human!” The head replied somewhat frustrated. Although his whole face was covered with dust, his eyes were surprisingly shiny. Shaar had never seen such bright eyes before! Although this fellow acted embarrassed, his tone was somewhat strange: “Can’t you see that I am a man? Stop standing there and quickly dig me out. I am really going to suffocate soon.”
While talking, he made a disgusting expression and spat out some dirt: “You had better prepare me a piece of clothing too. Those bastards took all my clothes before burying me inside here……”