This is a Miracle - Chapter 52
“Is this the place?”
Bai Luo didn’t simply go out to hang out or even patrol this time.
[The sun has set, but the moon has not yet risen, there is no sun and there is no moon]
[All sentient beings lie in its tomb, these peaceful years were only because it carried its weight]
[When the sun and moon disappear, the eternal being will wander away in that long, long night]
“This time, the riddle is completely incomprehensible.”
Bai Luo looked at the black book, only to see that the fifth page of the book had already been unlocked. However, unlike the previous times, Bai Luo didn’t need to look for anything this time.
The moment he arrived at the place designated by the black book, the properties of the miracle was immediately displayed on the fifth page of the black book.
The remaining time: ???
“Isn’t that the same as not showing anything? Is it trying to be funny?”
To be honest, this is the first time that Bai Luo had encountered such a bizarre situation.
Shockingly, all properties are unknown!
After half a month, Bai Luo finally found the fifth miracle.
Bai Luo didn’t know the principle behind the black book’s detection of miracles. He isn’t sure whether it would immediately detect any miracle that reaches close proximity to him, or that it has a half-month cooldown.
Since the time between the detection of each miracle is about half a month, Bai Luo began to doubt whether this was the cooldown period of the black book.
Unfortunately, the black book is the same as the basic sacred pouch.
No, it’s much colder than the basic sacred pouch. The basic sacred pouch would at least convey feelings of closeness and intimacy to Bai Luo, but the black book didn’t give a damn about him.
“You are the grandfather, I can’t afford to mess with you.”
Bai Luo didn’t dare to rebuke or scold the black book, after all, this thing is the source of his power.
How can people get annoyed at their cheats?
Compared to most people, he is already extremely lucky and privileged, so why bother?
“There’s still more to this riddle.”
Bai Luo noticed that new text appeared below the old text.
[You are the first person it has seen after its arrival, but you don’t know it, nor does it know you]
[But it doesn’t matter, even the most familiar of friends start as strangers]
[It’s willing to give you a chance to become its friend. This is the first time in countless years that it ever had such a thought, and possibly the last]
“This is the first time it had such a thought, and possibly the last?”
Bai Luo somewhat understood. The meaning of this sentence is that he is likely the only person that had ever triggered this task.
For this miracle, either Bai Luo succeeds and establishes the contract, or no one would ever be able to do so.
Other people would never be able to intervene because it only has the idea of becoming Bai Luo’s friend.
“So, what should I do?”
Bai Luo was a little surprised,
“Establish a friendship? Should I try working things out from this direction?”
After all, Bai Luo came from the modern era. He still had some experience on how to make friends, but the black book obviously wouldn’t let him do such a thing.
Soon after, the first paragraph disappeared from the black book’s page.
In its place was the word, wait.
That was the only word that appeared, nothing else.
Bai Luo calmly murmured, “Then what, that’s it?”
“Inexplicably, this is quite in line with my current situation,” Bai Luo smiled.
“Although I don’t know what you are, it seems that you are quite bored, just like me.”
Bai Luo really has nothing to do now.
The old man’s exceptionally competent. His elder sister also took over all the educational work. Grandpa Mountain Weng and Grandpa Andrew joined forces to build the territory and take care of it in an orderly manner.
The children are also very studious. Bai Luo could see that they were holding back a lot of energy.
They want to become capable individuals and serve their king and country early on.
Therefore, for the next period, Bai Luo became idle.
He just continuously ate and slept in the past few days, living a life that Inya can only dream of.
His only activity was the occasional exercises, but no one dared to spar against him.
Even his elder sister refused his request on the grounds of ‘How can I fight with His Majesty’.
In fact, everyone held the same idea. That is, as the king of Arden, Bai Luo doesn’t need to go to the battlefield at all.
It’s a sign of incompetence of a vassal to let their king casually go to the battlefield, and it’s punishable by death.
“As far as this is concerned, we have great compatibility. I hope that we can become good friends.”
Bai Luo got off Shirley and allowed her to play beside him, pouring out a lot of fruits for her to enjoy.
As for Bai Luo, he picked a clean place and sat cross-legged, staring at the distant sea in a daze.
The first day passed, then the second day, the third day.
No matter whether it was windy or rainy, Bai Luo will arrive on this cliff on time and gaze into the distance.
He doesn’t know what the black book truly meant, but since it’s a miracle, no matter how weird the conditions, it should be expected.
Although Issafeiya and Saros felt that Bai Luo’s behavior these days is a little strange, there had been similar examples before, so they didn’t care too much.
In contrast, Luna and Anderson were particularly curious,
“Has his majesty been like this in the past?”
On several occasions, the siblings were instructed to work with Jerah and John to protect Bai Luo’s safety.
They saw Bai Luo’s weird action. They saw him sitting alone at the cliff, motionless.
The siblings looked at each other, secretly thinking that their king is really an elusive man.
“How can we understand the thoughts of His Majesty?”
The old man is bent on defending Bai Luo. He knows the reason, but he can’t say it, “If we easily guess his thoughts, then is it truly His Majesty?”
The siblings, as well as Grandpa Andrew, immediately felt that what the old man said made sense.
That’s his majesty, the man with three miracles!
Not long ago, the tree elves’ descendants also learned about the existence of Pegasus Shirley. This can not be concealed, nor was there the need to conceal it.
Bai Luo and the others have had a great grasp of the tree elves’ descendants’ nature and loyalty. They can completely give their back to these people. They are trustworthy!
What’s more, more than 50% miracle power is definitely not a decoration.
The miracle power will increase under only one circumstance. That is the complete loyalty of the tree elf clan! The old man is sure of this.
Bai Luo suddenly raised his head as he noticed that the text on the black book had changed.
The word [Wait] had disappeared, replaced by…
Bai Luo was almost choked to death by the black book’s antics,
“Are you trying to infuriate me to death so that you can inherit my legacy?”
Is this black book joking or what?
It used riddles in the past, but now it’s even more ridiculous, giving him inexplicable dry words.
“You… Isn’t this a bit too much?”
Bai Luo didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, “Okay, okay, I’ll wait, isn’t it just waiting?”
Finally, on the seventh day, Bai Luo looked at the two big words [Keep Waiting] on the black book, and felt the helplessness of having nothing to do for the first time.
Bai Luo didn’t just simply sit in the same place and wait.
He also has to pick the right time.
According to the initial hint, there must be no moon or sun, so Bai Luo had been waiting at dawn and midnight.
In fact, there was even one time where Bai Luo waited from morning till night, then until morning. A full 24-hours.
However, it’s still useless.
‘If there’s really a task, just state it!’
‘Why aren’t you saying anything? Let me simply wait here?’
“Wait, wait more, keep waiting.”
Bai Luo was a bit angry, “Hey~ Isn’t it all the same?”
“What’s the difference? Where’s the difference?”
“Is there all it is to this riddle? But I’ve been waiting for seven days, day and night, morning and evening, all periods!”
“What the hell is wrong? What am I missing?”
Bai Luo didn’t get impatient. He carefully analyzed all steps to figure out what exactly he did wrong.
Shirley perplexedly looked at Bai Luo, but seeing him seemingly deep in his thoughts, she felt a bit useless.
If it was a fight, Shirley will definitely be the first to rush ahead.
However, Shirley can’t do humans’ jobs.
“Wait, wait more, keep waiting, what is this…”
Bai Luo anxiously paced on the cliff. Seeing Issafeiya, who came here to call him for dinner, he was a little surprised.
Arden Island is 60 kilometers from north to south and is filled with countless natural barriers and obstacles. With ordinary horses’ running speed, even if they continuously run across flat land, it will take them about 6 hours to cross the island.
However, Arden Island has a high altitude in the middle and a low one at both ends. Moreover, there’s only a distance from the central area to the four sides, hence it will take much less time to reach his current location.
The average estimate is 4 hours for a round trip.
Moreover, these aren’t ordinary horses. They have received Lilith’s miracle power, granting them the gift of intelligence. They are no longer ordinary animals.
Issafeiya was riding a new warhorse. It wasn’t Radish, as she is currently being taken care of due to her pregnancy.
The power of miracles in Radish is exceptionally strong. According to Lilith, this new horse will definitely become a miracle child upon birth, inheriting Shirley’s miracle power.
In front of his elder Sister, Bai Luo showed a calm expression, “It’s just a little thing, not worth mentioning.”
Issafeiya calmly said, “I thought you were in trouble.”
“How could there be trouble, I just…”
The two looked at each other for a long time before Bai Luo finally relented,
“Okay, I’m in trouble.”
“But it’s not a big deal.”
“Because you couldn’t find a new miracle?”
Bai Luo hesitated for a moment, but he decided to still keep the black book a secret. He nodded and said, “Well, this miracle is very special.”
Some things don’t need to be concealed from his elder sister.
This time, Bai Luo might really need the help of his elder sister and uncle.
“What needs to be done? Is there anything I can help with?”
“There is something that I need your help with.” Bai Luo said.
“If someone told you to wait somewhere, but despite waiting for him, he didn’t come seven times, what would you do, elder sister?”
Issafeiya coldly said, “I would wait for him three times at most, after which I will definitely kill him.”
Bai Luo clapped his hands. He secretly lamented that it’s really the style of his elder sister. As expected of her.
“But what if the other party has profound intentions?”
“Then just wait quietly.”
Issafeiya said, “Although simply waiting is quite odd, I will wait patiently.”
“Yeah, if you look at the literal meaning of waiting,” Issafeiya “Then it’s waiting for someone or something.”
“Sunrise, sunset, full moon, tides, everything is possible.”
‘But all of them had occurred during my wait!’
Bai Luo was about to say this, but he suddenly realized that no matter how much he waited in the past few days, there was one thing he hadn’t seen– the full moon!
Because today is the full moon!
‘It’s not that I don’t understand the meaning of ‘waiting’, but, damn, it’s the wrong time!’
The ‘wait’ that the black book has instructed him to do is for a full moon, not for dawn, sunset, or something else!
It told him to wait because the full moon hadn’t arrived.
After a day, the full moon still hadn’t appeared, so it told him to wait more.
Three days have passed, there’s still some time before the full moon, so it told him to keep waiting.
‘Although there are also solar and lunar eclipses, the black book shouldn’t publish such an impossible task!’
Bai Luo understood, he finally understood, “Elder sister, you go back first, I will wait for a little longer!”
“Don’t worry, with Shirley here, I can go home at any time.”
“Okay, pay attention to safety.”
Issafeiya has always been rather compliant with Bai Luo. She would seldom refuse his requests.
After his elder sister left, Bai Luo faced the sea and sat cross-legged. He closed his eyes, but he wasn’t in a daze, but immersed himself in his mind and truly calmed himself down.
If the waiting that the black book had mentioned is truly waiting for a full moon, then Bai Luo had indeed wasted the past few days by just sitting on this cliff.
“The night of the full moon!”
“No, it’s isn’t just the night of the full moon,”
Bai Luo sat quietly on the edge of the cliff, awaiting evening, “It’s sunset, evening is very close.”
Soon, the night came.
The dazzling river of stars spans the dark night, embellishing the entire sky like a sea of crystal gems, its beauty is breathtaking.
The full moon hangs high in the sky, displaying a different kind of beauty.
Bai Luo sat on the cliff, watching as the endless sea ahead reflected the dazzling star river.
Bai Luo continued waiting for most of the night until dawn came.
However, the Black Book remained silent.
Bai Luo wasn’t in a hurry, because according to his guess. The ‘wait’ in the black book should also signify waiting for the day after the full moon.
So, under the red sunset the next day, Bai Luo heard the sound of the pages flipping.
[On the boundary between the earth and the sea, you had seen the sun and the moon]
[In the past few days, you have waited day, night, and dawn, and now, you are a little closer to it]
‘Finally, it’s here…’
Bai Luo noticed that the words on the black book had started to quietly change.
Time remaining: none
[You haven’t found it nor had gotten it yet, but at least it knows you, even though you don’t know it yet]
[Now, show your worth and prove to it that you can be friends with it]
“Prove my worth?”
Bai Luo knew that the fifth miracle’s contract trial had only now officially begun.
Just as Bai Luo was about to start the next step, White Eagle Silver’s cries sounded from above.
“Your Majesty! This is bad! Your majesty!”
“Ships, there are a large number of ships heading here. pirate ships!” White Eagle Silver said,
“Miss Dolphin spotted them and immediately told the birds patrolling outside.”
Now is not the time for miracle quests!
Bai Luo got up. He discarded his previous dejection and showed a demeanor worthy of a leader.
“How many ships are there, and can you provide an accurate representation of their number?”
“The number of people cannot be inferred, but the number of ships is 33.”
Bai Luo thought for a moment before asking,
“What about their size?”
“10 large ships, 20 medium-sized ships.”
Large ships can accommodate at least 80 people, and medium-sized ships are small, hence they can only hold about 30 people.
However, pirates don’t care about the environment and space. If they squeeze with each other, this number can be doubled. That means that there are 1500 at least and 3000 at most.
Bai Luo felt that 3,000 is very unlikely, but taking a middle number, 2,000 is more probable.
Moreover, adding this figure and the number of pirates they slaughtered on the island, it’s closer to uncle Saros’s estimated figure.
“How much time will it take them to arrive?”
White Eagle Silver replied,
“The speed of those ships isn’t slow. Counting the time it took us to go back and forth, they are likely to arrive this evening.”
Bai Luo calculated, “So, we have about 10 hours left?”
Bai Luo nodded, he almost understood the situation. He is naturally not afraid of pirates, as long as the opponent doesn’t have the power of miracles, he is invincible to them.
“Notify the people in the village immediately, tell them to gather and prepare for battle!”
“As you command!”
While Eagle Silver can communicate with Lilith. When he delivers the message, the people in the village would immediately rush over.
It was also at this time that Bai Luo found another line of text on the black book.
[It favors ancient kings, come on, lead your army and defeat the invading enemies, show it your majesty as a king]
Bai Luo laughed, he didn’t expect the Black Book to come up with such a tasteful task. He looked at the endless sea ahead and loudly proclaimed.
“They’re just mere rats. Watch as I slaughter them”
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