This is a Miracle - Chapter 4
“There really is!”
Bai Luo said,
“What kind of power is it?”
Bai Luo looked at the old man with a look of surprise, “What is a miracle?”
“It can be a sword that can release flames, a pot that can create gold, and a beautiful girl who was born from a fruit.”
Uncle Saros emotionally said,
“She can control the fog, manipulate storms, and dominate thunder and lightning.”
Bai Luo raised his hand and patted the table, “That is absolutely magic!”
“No, this is really a miracle.”
Bai Luo didn’t know how to describe it to uncle Saros, because in the cognition of the old man, there was no such thing as ‘magic’. In fact, this word had just been ‘invented’ by him.
Okay, it doesn’t matter.
Whether it’s a miracle or magic, it’s just a name.
As they say, when in Rome, do as the Romans do!
“Then have you seen a miracle?”
“I have seen it.” Uncle Saros said, “The Earl of Thorns is a miracle master. He possesses a miracle.”
“You said this before!”
Bai Luo quickly said, “But isn’t that a legend?”
The earl of thorns. It’s said that his castle is surrounded by thorns because he is guarded by the faery of thorns.
Bai Luo heard this story from the old people in the village many times during his childhood.
However, Bai Luo had always considered a fairy tale. A children’s story.
The old uncle calmly said, “I have seen it with my own eyes.”
Uncle Saros never boasts. Since he said he had seen it, Bai Luo naturally didn’t doubt it.
A mere swindler can’t fool the old man in front of him.
The village of Arden is located within the territory of the earl of thorns, a territory with a population of hundreds of thousands and a vast land filled with powerful nobles.
Bai Luo had also left the village and traveled around.
Although he was just an ordinary person in his previous life, Bai Luo in this life is a true warrior.
He is strong and skilled.
However, Bai Luo couldn’t stay outside all the time. His mission was to protect the inheritance and ensure the safety of the Adren clan.
Therefore, each year, Bai Luo only has four months to go out on adventures with his elder sister, and at the same time collect useful materials for the Ardennes.
However, even Bai Luo, who has been adventuring outside for so many years, had never heard of a miracle.
No… In fact, he had heard about it.
But Bai Luo always considered it just a fairy tale, so he didn’t pay too much attention to it. He was simply living in the shadow under the lamp, so close to magical powers, but never realizing it. It was only today that he realized it.
“It’s true? Then why haven’t you told me about miracles before?”
“There are too few miracles, so it doesn’t make much sense to say it to you.”
Uncle Saros shook his head, “We can’t encounter them.”
“So, miracles are rare?”
Uncle Saros continued,
“But they’re terribly powerful.”
Saros’s voice was very calm, but Bai Luo, who was very familiar with him, knew that he must have recalled some unpleasant things.
“That’s not a power that mortals can understand, it’s beyond imagination,” Saros took a deep breath from the pipe in his hand and continued,
“Only miracles can defeat miracles. Ordinary people can wait for death if they encounter people with the power of miracles.”
“Is it so powerful?!”
“More powerful than you can imagine,” Saros said,
“At least before the energy of a miraculous creature is exhausted, it is extremely difficult for us to defeat them.”
“Neither can you?”
Bai Luo knew that this old man was terrifyingly powerful. He never thought that there were still people that he couldn’t defeat.
The old uncle didn’t clearly respond, he just laughed at himself,
“I’m just a mortal after all.”
With that said, uncle Saros stood up. He didn’t ask why Bai Luo had such a question.
Just like in the past ten years, whenever Bai Luo had any novel or ingenious ideas, Saros silently supported him without asking too much.
Perhaps in his mind, his child is a genius, and also his pride.
“Then how can we acquire a miracle?”
Bai Luo followed after him.
After coming to a new world, if he has the chance to master magical powers, he should try it no matter what.
Inya on the side tilted her head, she didn’t quite understand what they were talking about.
‘Forget it, I should continue eating my trotters.’
‘Life can only go on, and trotters never disappoint, it is delicious!’
Uncle Saros looked at Bai Luo silently, contemplating whether to tell him or not. In the end, he decided to tell Bai Luo.
He motioned for Bai Luo to follow.
Afterward, the two came to the yard, Saros looked around before finally selecting a stone.
The old man picked up the stone and said,
“A miracle can be anything. It’s always disguised. Sometimes, even the miracle itself does not know that it is a miracle.”
Bai Luo listened, then mused on the words of Saros,
“Uncle, Do you mean that there might be miracles by our side? Anything can be a miracle?”
Uncle Saros said so and threw the stone away. Then, under Bai Luo’s gaze, he walked forward and started looking for it.
“Look if it’s the same stone.”
After searching for about a few minutes, Saros picked up the stone again and placed it in Bai Luo’s palm again.
Bai Luo carefully examined it. Indeed, it’s the original stone.
“What do you think I did just now?”
“You threw away a stone, then you looked for it and picked it again?”
“Yes, I did do such a boring thing.”
Uncle Saros nodded, then threw the stone again.
This time, it was thrown far away, beyond their visual range.
“Now, in your opinion, what is the probability that we will find the stone again?”
After uncle Saros finished speaking, Bai Luo immediately looked in the direction where the stone was thrown away. It seemed to have fallen into the forest more than 100 meters away.
Thinking back to the appearance of the stone, it didn’t have any defining characteristics at all.
“This… It’s almost impossible.”
Bai Luo hesitated for a moment and said,
“To find such a small stone in such a big forest is almost impossible, and I haven’t remembered its specific characteristics…”
This is like finding a needle in a haystack…
In other words, why did they do such a thing? What is the significance of such an act?
“Is it difficult?”
“Do you know the history of our Arden clan?”
Bai Luo didn’t know the history of the Ardennes. He had been trained by his uncle since he was a child, learning how to become a powerful warrior.
He also learned reading, writing, and other useful skills.
However, young people rarely learn such things as history, because it’s not practical. They rarely have the chance to use it.
“This land once belonged to us Ardennes.”
Saros said something that shocked Bai Luo,
“More than 800 years ago, the ancestors of the Arden clan came here from another land.”
“In the following six hundred years, they worked diligently, taking about dozens of generations to finally build an extremely powerful kingdom on this land.”
“However, 200 years ago, the current Iron Eagle King sought to usurp the throne, overthrowing the rule of the Arden clan, and established the current Iron Eagle Kingdom.”
“Maybe you might think that the Iron Eagle King is a very talented person. He started from scratch and defeated our ancestors on his own. He must be a very thoughtful and talented man, right?”
“But, I will tell you now,”
Saros calmly said,
“The Iron Eagle King himself, in fact, isn’t very talented.”
Bai Luo wanted to refute what the old man had said.
After all, everyone knows that the winner is stronger. Even if the losers were brilliant, they will not be praised nor remembered.
Since the Iron Eagle King has won, why doesn’t the old man recognize him?
There’s a difference between the winner and the loser, the old man shouldn’t fail to understand this truth.
Bai Luo knows the character of his uncle. He is definitely not an arrogant or conceited person. Even if he is facing a disabled enemy, uncle Saros will never look down on them.
A lion uses all of its strength even when hunting a rabbit.
This is what uncle Saros taught Bai Luo from an early age.
“Because of a miracle?”
“Yes, because of a miracle.”
Saros calmly said,
“The Iron Eagle King from 200 years ago was the same as you and I.”
“No, he wasn’t even as competent as you and I. In fact, hae was far inferior.” Uncle Saros said,
“He was just an ordinary villager. An ignorant, illiterate, and idle 𝕓𝕒𝕤𝕥𝕒𝕣𝕕. A simple bum.”
Speaking of this, Saros did not show any trace of resentment.
He calmly took a breath from his smoke pipe. It was as if he was recounting a story about someone who had nothing to do with him.
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