This is a Miracle - Chapter 61
With a neigh, Shirley raised her front hooves high, forcibly stopping. In front of her, two men dressed as merchants turned pale in shock.
“You, you, what are you doing, why are you riding a horse so recklessly?!”
The other party spoke in the Azure language, obviously a native of the Azure Duchy.
Bai Luo has been carefully taught by the old man since he was a child, this includes the language of several large countries, which he is quite fluent in.
“This is the location of the miracle?”
Bai Luo looked up and down at the two men in front of him, “Is it something on them?”
Bai Luo felt that it shouldn’t be something on them.
Suddenly, Bai Luo noticed that behind the merchants was a ragged, disheveled, dirty little slave. He seemed to be scared and was shivering, his skinny feet barely supported his body.
Without any hesitation, Bai Luo stepped forward and grabbed the other party’s hand.
[You found her, but she doesn’t belong to you yet, so why not buy her with all the money on you?]
Bai Luo thought internally. However, the other merchant hurriedly said, “You, what are you doing? Robbing business? I was the one to see her first!”
“You’re selling slaves?”
Time is running out, there are less than 3 minutes left.
Bai Luo didn’t care about the merchant beside him at all. After speaking in the Azure language, he immediately took out his purse and threw it at the merchant that was selling the slave. That was all the money on him.
“Is this enough?”
The slave-trading merchant was obviously confused, unable to comprehend the current situation.
This is one of the slaves from a batch he bought from another slave trader. He sold all of them except this one due to its ugliness.
It happened that a merchant passed by and wanted to buy a little maid to take home, so the two sides began to negotiate.
Some people may think that the slave trade is very cruel.
Yes, it’s cruel indeed, even inhumane. However, this can also be divided into different cases.
If it is human trafficking, it is naturally very cruel.
On the other hand, some people sell their children because of war, disasters, famine. There are also war slaves. For these people, becoming slaves and serving under a master might be their only way out, their only chance of living.
Slave traders are also merchants, they will not severely hurt their slaves.
Otherwise, those who lack arms and legs couldn’t be sold, nor are they able to work. In the end, it’s their loss.
No one would kill slaves at will, because slaves are ‘private property’. Just like people will not throw away money at will.
Of course, life is certainly not easy for slaves. After all, slave traders like to save money. Their food and housing are almost the minimum standards, barely enough to let them live without too much suffering.
However, when he opened the purse and looked at the gold and silver coins littered inside (about 200,000 yuan), it wasn’t just him, but even the merchant whose merchandise was ribbed stared in disbelief,
“You, is there something wrong with your brain?”
“Why are you spending so much money to buy her?!”
The merchant’s shriek attracted a lot of passers-by, “What did you see in her? This impoverished body? With so much money, you can buy a top beauty from Misty Rain Lane!”
“Are you simply rich and willful?”
Bai Luo didn’t give a damn about this guy. He just checked his body to see if he still had extra money. The merchant looked at this with anger, but he just turned and left,
“A lunatic, he’s simply crazy!”
“Are you sure you want to buy her with that much money?”
The slave trader undid the chain tied to the stone pillar and handed it to Bai Luo, “Here you go, she’s yours now. You can’t go back on it! Even if you want to give her back, I won’t give you your money back!”
Without giving Bai Luo a chance to speak, the merchant ran away with the money bag, for fear that Bai Luo would renege if he was a step late.
With this money, don’t mention buying a slave, even if he buys 100, he would still have plenty left.
The slave trader didn’t care about Bai Luo’s purpose at all,
Whether it’s brother-sister or father-daughter identification, retaliatory consumption, or something else, he couldn’t care less.
As for bargaining, how could he be so reckless?
If the young man really acted on impulse, then it’s only natural for his bag of coins to disappear.
Slave merchants are not gamblers.
This simple business dealing earned him more than the sale of 1000 slaves after deducting the slave capital.
Bai Luo watched the merchant running away while laughing maniacally with cold eyes. He asked Shirley to remember his aura. If he had hurt the girl, he would not let him live.
As for the issue of money…
The fact that he can exchange 1 large gold coin, 5 small gold coins, as well as a certain number of copper and silver coins is more than just profit.
Bai Luo suddenly spoke, and Shirley instantly ran like a gust of wind, stopping in front of the running merchant,
“You, what are you doing?!”
“In business, it’s over when you give money. Giving you a refund is impossible! Our business has ended.”
Bai Luo did not leave the side of the little slave but shouted from a distance.
“Ah yes! yes! yes!”
The businessman quickly took out the key of the little slave’s chain and threw it to Bai Luo,
“Is it okay now?”
Bai Luo didn’t give him another look, he just waved his hand and indicated for him to leave.
[You got her, she also belongs to you, but the chains still hold her and she cannot be free]
Level: Can’t Be Evaluated
Type: Miracle Creature
Faction: Lost Kingdom
‘So it’s a girl. ‘
Bai Luo immediately noticed the wording of the black book. It used her, not him. Moreover, thinking about what the other merchant had said about the beauty from the Misty Rain Lane, it makes sense.
‘No wonder no one wants her, it’s extremely difficult to know that she’s a girl just from her appearance.’
‘The chains still hold her. She cannot be free… ‘
As he continued to read the riddles in the black book, Bai Luo wondered,
‘Is it asking me to free her?’
‘But what the hell is going on with this level?’
The level isn’t ???, but can’t be evaluated, Bai Luo has never heard of such a level,
‘How curious, her faction is also the lost kingdom, just like the miracle on the fifth page.’
‘A miracle creature… Is she not a human?’
Bai Luo mused, ‘Or is it that she is human in her unawakened state? After awakening, she’ll become some kind of special race?’
A horse can turn into a pegasus, and a butterfly can turn into a fairy.
If miracle creatures are beings from myths and legends, it seems normal for a few human-like miracle creatures to exist.
Bai Luo didn’t know that the little slave he bought with huge sums of money was very uneasy at this moment.
“Can you talk? What’s your name?”
Bai Luo asked many times in a row, his tone very gentle and amicable, but the girl never said anything. She just lowered her head, not daring to even look at him.
“This chain is very heavy, I’ll help you untie it.”
Bai Luo wanted to help the little slave unlock her chains, but she was terrified, constantly shaking her head.
Bai Luo noticed that she showed great resistance, and reluctance.
[You got her, she also belongs to you, but the chains still hold her and she cannot be free]
He glanced at the words on the black book again before looking back at her. Bai Luo didn’t want his miracle to be locked in chains,
“Don’t be afraid, I won’t hurt you.”
Bai Luo untied the iron ring around the girl’s neck, followed by the ones on her limbs, soon freeing her.
With the sound of the chains falling on the ground, the girl winced, her body couldn’t stop shaking.
The girl had been a slave from a very young age. She has no name, not even a code or number.
Due to her strange appearance that doesn’t conform to the aesthetic standards of people in the New World, she was transferred around multiple times like a commodity, one that couldn’t be sold, always remaining in the hands of slave owners.
It has been like this from when she was 8 to 12 currently.
Hideous ghost, ugly monster, unsightly wench, these were the titles that people gave her. She heard them so much that she subconsciously responds upon hearing them. They became her ‘name’.
Even her fellow slaves looked at her with a look of superiority, as if she was something beneath them.
The girls would feel grateful for being better looking, and the boys would taunt her for being powerless, unable to work or fight, she lacked even the meaning of existence.
Yes, even slaves have their way of life. It’s truly the society of the humble!
“What is your name?”
Bai Luo tried to communicate with the girl as gently as possible. At the same time, he looked at the black book.
[The chains of her body have been broken, but her mind is still chained]
‘Freedom of the mind…’
Bai Luo thought for a while, then used the holy common language to say,
“Why did you become a slave, do you still have a home?”
“If you know who your parents are, I will take you to them, how about that?”
What a kind tone, what an incredible voice.
The little girl secretly glanced at the person in front of her through her mud-covered dirty bangs. This is her new and first master.
“Do you speak Common Language?”
However, the girl couldn’t understand Bai Luo’s words at all, she doesn’t have any knowledge of the sacred common language.
Feeling a bit helpless, Bai Luo decided to change his strategy. He tried to get the girl to say a few words.
He listened to the girl’s accent and immediately realized that it was a very rare desolate folk language,
‘Fortunately, the old man taught me a bit about this.’
“Cough, is your family still there?”
Bai Luo stated this question again, but this time in the desolate folk language, which is the dialect of the little girl’s hometown.
The little girl raised her head and looked at Bai Luo in surprise,
It was the first time she replied to him. Her voice was hoarse, timid, and full of unease.
“Don’t be afraid, speak louder and tell me where your home is.”
“No… Home…” The little girl slowly and hoarsely said.
Hearing that the girl had no home, Bai Luo asked again, “What about your parents, do you know where your parents are?”
Bai Luo roughly gained an understanding of the girl’s situation through these few simple sentences.
She should be a war slave. Her parents died, and she was collected as a trophy. After the loot was divided by various powers, she was sold like a commodity.
Bai Luo raised his hand and wanted to rub the girl’s head in order to console her, but the little girl immediately stepped back while looking at Bai Luo with fearful eyes.
If, before, Bai Luo bought her because of the miracle mission of the Black Book, then now, after the initial contact, Bai Luo was quite moved.
The girl was terrified, but she still held on to her respect.
She is a slave, and Bai Luo is the master. The relationship between the master and the servant is clearly defined. It mustn’t be overstepped at all.
“It’s indeed dirty. I’ll take you to wash it later.”
Bai Luo stepped forward and rubbed the little girl’s head, uncaring about the grime. He looked at her eyes and solemnly stated,
“Furthermore, from now on, you are no longer a slave.”
Arden doesn’t have slaves nor does it need them.
This little girl is not an ordinary person. She is Bai Luo’s miracle and one of the future patron saints of the Arden Kingdom.
Bai Luo originally thought that the little girl would be very grateful upon hearing this, but the result was completely beyond his expectations.
The girl immediately knelt on the ground, she wanted to grab Bai Luo’s legs but remembered that her hands were dirty, so she kept kowtowing, heavily knocking her head on the ground,
“Don’t abandon me, don’t abandon me, please, please…”
“Oy! Oy! Oy!”
Bai Luo hurriedly lifted the girl, looking at her blood-stained forehead, he felt very distressed.
At the same time, Bai Luo felt very guilty. He didn’t consider the psychological condition of the little girl at all. To slaves, his words are no different from discarding them, and slaves can’t survive without their masters.
There are two types of slaves in the Azure Duchy, those with a master and those without a master.
Slaves with a master often have their master’s mark on their bodies.
The crude ones are directly branded on their body with soldering iron. If they get a new master, a new mark will be branded on top of the old one.
Each time they change masters, slaves have to suffer great pain. They’re extremely miserable.
Fortunately, if the slave is a female, especially if she’s beautiful, the master will find a tattoo master to brand nice-looking tattoos on their bodies.
Such tattoos are not only painless and without residual effects, but they also enhance the charm.
So, either way, if a slave runs away, then once discovered, it’s a capital offense no matter what country they’re in.
Some might ask, isn’t it okay as long as they’re not discovered?
Regrettably, it’s easier said than done. There are more than 500 languages in the entire land of miracles, including local dialects.
Slaves are usually transported by slave traders far from their homes, hence as soon as they open their mouth to speak, their oddity would immediately be discovered.
In addition, without money, they can only steal and rob. Once they’re captured, their only end is death.
Just like the little girl in front of Bai Luo, she can’t even speak the common language, she has no ability or skill and is also penniless. If she is discarded by her master, she is doomed to starve to death.
Moreover, Bai Luo is the first person willing to buy her. He even spent so much money.
The girl didn’t have the skills to judge a person’s true persona, but a kind-hearted desolate folk big sister told her something in the past.
If someone is willing to spend a lot of money to buy her, then this person either likes her or thinks that she is special in some way.
‘If such a thing ever happens, you must clutch onto that person.’
“Don’t abandon me, please don’t abandon me…”
The little girl’s voice was excruciatingly weak, her consciousness started fading away, but she kept repeating this sentence.
Bai Luo implored Shirley, “Please, I need to take her back as quickly as possible.”
“She’s the same as Lilith, so it should be okay.”
Shirley sensed the little girl’s aura, then nodded. Shirley would never allow anyone but her master to ride her, but Lilith could sit on her head.
That isn’t riding, it can only be considered as a younger sister playing on her big sister’s head, hence Shirley could accept it.
The same is true for the little girl. As Bai Luo’s miracle creature, he had signed a miracle contract with her the moment he bought her.
Although the link is very weak, as a miracle creature, Shirley could sense it.
“Thank you, Shirley.”
Bai Luo regarded all his miracles as family and treated them as such, giving them the utmost respect.
“I won’t abandon you.”
Bai Luo hugged the little girl and jumped on Shirley’s back. At the same time, he solemnly swore,
“As long as you are willing to follow me, I will always protect you, and no one can take you away from me. “
Through her fuzzy consciousness, the little girl faintly heard Bai Luo’s words.
It stands to reason that dirty slaves can’t get close to their masters, and the little girl had been educated as such since childhood.
However, the little girl felt very warm in Bai Luo’s embrace, as if she had found the harbor of her soul.
As long as she’s next to him, there’s nothing to fear.
The girl’s consciousness gradually faded, and before she completely fell into darkness, she firmly engraved Bai Luo’s appearance and scent in her mind.
She can’t forget it. No, she must never forget it!
[The lonely traveler in a foreign land, has been wandering for long years, and today, you gave her a new home, providing a safe haven for her lonely soul]
[Now, wait quietly, wait for the stone to turn into jade, and the jade to become an heirloom]
“Another mission completed?”
This time, Bai Luo didn’t do this simply to complete the mission, he really felt pity for this little girl.
There are countless poor and miserable people under the heavens, and Bai Luo can’t save them all.
However, since they met, he naturally has to do his best to save her. It’s fate that they met after all.
“Poor child, don’t worry, I will protect you in the future.”
On the little girl’s body, he faintly saw the shadow of his little sister Inya. Bai Luo looked at her softly before looking at the path ahead.
“Go back, Shirley.”
Riding Shirley, Bai Luo galloped through the Coral City.
Compared with the initial rush, the return journey was much calmer, because Shirley perfectly avoided everything in her path.
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