Li chapter 8: What needs to be done

This chapter a little short of 800 words but all chapters are in beta even after they are published. The main points will never change. I will be making edits whenever I think adding certain info earlier will do. I will post any changes made in prior chapters on my blog. But these changes will not be a need to read if one has already read the chapter.

“You need my help?”

But as he had been pressed into a corner, he could not refuse.

“…As you may have suspected, I didn’t help you just because I could.”

Old wolf lightly gazed at him.

One that seem to see through him.

But Li soon understood that that he was not reflected in that stare.

“-I don’t like it but I have little choice.”

He spat out those words suddenly.

Li found it was a miracle that he had survived this far.

“You don’t have any other choice but to do so.”

Old wolf wore a faint smile.

But it was anything but kind one.

“Unless you are the type who pays gratitude with ingratitude”

The air froze or at least it did for Li.

His my jaw went rigid and his fist tensed up into a ball.

It had happened again.

“Do you know what was read?”

He had not expected that question at the moment.

He hated the fact that he was indeed curious.

This combination paralyzed his thoughts as his eyes went to the book nearby.

 

“History?”

Even as Li thought had scattered, Old wolf remained silent.

His face that was one that was turned towards his books.

Li himself began to think.

“What to you think Will is?”

His voice broke once again shook him awake.

What exactly was the point of this? Why couldn’t he tell me directly. Was there meaning to the question he asked?

Such thoughts as well as other swirled in his head.

“mental strength? A wish?”

The old man now looked straight at him.

He could sense that something had changed…

“If one wants something to happen there are two outcomes”

“One path in which it happens.”

“And the other which it doesn’t”

“The concept of will is related to such thinking…”

“Or so is my thoughts…”

He broke his speech to take up the book.

“Though in truth, none actually knows why exactly how it works”

“…Its behavior is inconsistent in some domains, and at too simple for others”

“But we can’t stopped wanting to know more.”

“But that shouldn’t stop research of methods to better understand the world”

“It better to solidify ones own understanding it. At least, such is my belief…”

Ah…

To seek beyond what one has. I wonder if is this is just a common element of humans even across ages

isn’t that similar to something back home?

Whether here or home, human beings are a breed born to break boundaries.

“At its heart, Will is the desire for change.”

“To use it one must have desire to do so”

“But change the world with all but a mere thought, wasn’t that just too convenient?”

He laughed.

“Maybe so… But it can be of great inconvenience…”

“Like a curse on our hearts…”

Old wolf sighed. But it actually seemed like he was more energized after talking.

“There been so much effort yet its still so murky”

Li remained flabbergasted at his words.

Though he could still hear his laughter, solid with ambition, it was laced with self ridicule as well.

Old wolf quickly regained his original composure.

The switch caught him off guard.

“But, its exactly why I want you to survey somewhere as I am predisposed.”

“However…”

“Just how did you Inner Gates deteriorate to this badly?”

“huh?”

“You only have a few days to live at this rate.”

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