Everyone held their breath as Sylas saluted and announced. “Salute to our Chief! Salute to our Hero!”
Sylas’ voice was like a wake-up call to everyone else as they quickly saluted to the God of War with their body trembling and eyes filled with tears.
The tears weren’t only for the honor to meet face to face with the God of War, but also the stories behind each and every badge that he earned.
The man standing in front of them was the protector of Erudia, the one who gave them the peace they’d been living in.
Everyone was excited. It was as if they had returned to the military camp.
“We will fight by your side if there is war!” Sylas shouted and everyone repeated after her.
Even Phoenix straightened his body as he remembered the time when they fought the invasion from the alliance.
It was a time of darkness, but also a time of miracle.
As the world thought that Erudia was going to fall, Levi led the army to turn the tide, and defeated the Eighteen-Nation Alliance.
The God of War had slain thousands of god-like warriors sent by the eighteen nations with his iron fists. It was that fight that made Erudia one of the superpowers it was now instead of a developing country.
The three had their bloods drawn from their faces.
They didn’t need to suspect Levi’s identity anymore for the truth had been spoken.
Levi glared at the three of them and challenged, “Do you still want to compare the number of medals?”
“I-I-I-I…” Brad Guzman was at a loss for words.
“I have dozens of medals here. Do you need me to tell you the story behind each and every one of these medals?”
The three had nothing more to say except kneeling before him and begged for forgiveness. They didn’t even come close to comparing themselves with Levi.
Levi scoffed and slowly put his medals back into the case before setting his eyes on Brad’s medals on the table. “I was going to let this slide, but you three have crossed the line. I was the one who risked my life to complete the mission for these medals and yet you guys took credit for it. Now, are you still claiming that these belong to you?”
“N-no…” Brad and his partners in crime quickly shook their heads.
“Even if I ignore your wrongdoings, I still have to take back whatever that belongs to me. Even if it’s a third-class award, it’s still an honor that belongs to me. It’s proof of my sacrifice. Phoenix, take these medals away and strip them of their achievements!” Levi ordered.