Crownless: The Fallen World - Chapter 17
“I’m sorry, sir. But today is a festival and our territory Lord strictly ordered us to not let anyone in… we can’t even let someone go outside,” The left guard bowed apologetically at the two. Aires turned his attention at the right guard, making the small guard intimidated by the tall male.
“I really apologize. There’s nothing we can do about the Lord’s order.”
Aires sighed in defeat, “When will the Lord permit visitors?”
“Aires, let’s just go…” Hale grabbed the taller’s arms, trying to pull him out. But he stopped once he felt a rough hand on top of his own.
“I saw some kind of a code on your right hand, is that the symbol of your identity?”
“Hm?” The two guards raised their right hands to check, looking at each other with hesitation, “Yeah. This can be used to scan for everything you did outside of your house. For example, when you ordered something in the online shop, once it arrived, the only thing you’ll do is to let them scan your code. It can also serve as a password for your house, attendance at work, and whatnots.”
“Cool!” Hale blurted out when he grabbed their right hand to inspect more.
The three people eyed the curious male who was enthusiastically checking the code out, Aires chuckled, “Don’t mind him. I am curious about how it was done.”
“I’m sorry. That’s confidential information unless you were given a pass, you can immediately apply in the Metro Hall.”
“When will the Lord permit visitors?” Aires repeated.
“Oh, right. Once the festival is over, you can enter by then. I have to get your names to inform the Lord. You can wait there,” One of the guards pointed at the woods where they could see a lot of people sitting and talking to each other with their luggage besides them.
“It’s Sebastian Aires and Hale Grafton,” Hale answered in the stead of Aires.
The guards wrote their names, called an eagle, before sending the letter in the city.
“You still use eagles?” Hale wondered out loud.
“Sort of… the Lord is fond of the old times, thus he wanted them in his ruling system. Though some of the citizens were ashamed that our city was falling behind the other territories because something happened that made us fall behind. But soon, they realized the value of it and never complained now.”
“That’s great then! Ever since I was a child, I have always lived in the old fashioned way and got used to living with gadgets. I wonder who ruled this territory…” Aires smirked as he, again, rubbed his makeshift beard which Hale found ridiculous in this time.
“We never got to know. His name and identity was closed off, the only thing we know is his voice and stature. I can say that he is a very handsome and young man.”
A small door was suddenly opened as a frantic young blond man came out, sweating like crazy in a royal robe. He calmly asked the guard, “Where’s Sebastian Aires?”
“Excuse me? Sir, you are not allowed to go out. The Lord ordered us and to strictly follow it,” The guard said sternly, making the blond man stop from his track then laughed.
The blond man proudly patted the guard, “So youthful! I like you already!”
“Sir? Please comply.”
“Right, right! Hahaha!! Even the ruler have to follow his own orders! But let me pass just this once, Sebastian Aires is the revered strongest in the High Order and was picked as the Head Administrator’s advisor, though he rejected it.”
“Eh?” The two guards looked at each rather incredulously, “You’re the Lord?”
“Have I not made myself clear? Or did I stutter? I just have to fetch Sebastian Aires. The festival is already close to over,” Loud firecrackers erupted and loud cheers filled the once quiet atmosphere, “There we go~ It’s already done! My dear people, please! Do come in.”
The blond man quickly trotted over to the bunch of people, finding a specific man, “Aires?”
“Long time no see, Kassean Gavin. I see that you’re successful on this one.”
“What’s with the disgusting formality, Seb? Drop it or I’ll burn whatever I see on you.”
“What in the world, Sean? You wouldn’t burn my clothes and leave me naked here, would you?”
“Of course not! But this guy here looked like he wanted to see some good show! Come on! Let me see those glorious muscles again!” Kassean pointed at the blushing Hale who was ashamed to even give a hint of his intentions. How could he…
“I already saw him shirtless,” Hale shyly confessed.
“No sht! Seb never wanted to change in front of a person or did this little sht had a change of heart?” Kassean nudged Aires with his elbow as he wriggled his eyebrows in a somewhat perverted manner.
“Who knows,” That were the last words of Aires before he stormed into the city, leaving the two dumbfounded people alone.
“No… sht… seriously this time. Is he high on fever? I’m afraid that his sickness is highly affecting his logic. I better make him an appointment with my best doctor here,” Kassean shook his head, leaving Hale alone outside of the wall.
Aires dragged Hale as he followed Kassean, not knowing where they will be going. The road was wide and there were colorful papers hung on the ropes around the city. It was rich with people walking around with feathers wrapped around their heads.
“Why are they wearing feathers?” Hale asked then he was pulled by Aires who entered an alley, still following Kassean.
“Who is that beauty you’re pulling, Seb?” Kassean looked back, still walking, with a face dressed in pure interest.
“Wha?! Beauty?! What the-“
“HEY! I’m not a fcking beauty! Am I?! Huh?! Since when, you fcker?!” The not beauty, he said, slapped Aires chest and kicked his bum while grumbling. Though he thought that if he were a woman, he might be a beauty, indeed. Maybe… just maybe…
“Feisty! Perfect for the festival! It’s a shame that you didn’t arrived earlier, you’ll be able to enjoy such a feisty event and a feisty beauty alongside you,” Kassean laughed as he pulled a strange rope at the side of a 4 storied house without a door, just windows.
He was then pulled up in a matter of seconds. The same rope goes down and Kassean shouted from above, “Come on! Faster, you little sht!”
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