Chapter 23.1 – Reader: I’ve already taken off my pants, and this is what you show me?!
Alice leaned against the bed and Violet was reluctant to leave. She took Alice’s hand, turned to Du Ze and Xiu, and rubbed her red eyes in embarrassment: “You can laugh, this is my younger sister Alice – who is also my spouse.”
Sister, you are so heroic! – Du Ze’s head hurt when he thought this.1 He guessed that Violet dared to boldly declare her relationship with Alice because she saw the two of them kissing. Now she thinks that they are good friends who have violated the same taboo. The silly Du Ze is now worried: the protagonist’s “straighten the bent sisters”2 route is messed up! Xiu failed to trigger the “hero saves the beauty” and “scientific rescue” events to enhance his favorability rating with the sisters. Protagonist … you can still delete the saved file and try to play again.
Du Ze was dismayed. He looked at Xiu, but found that the other person was looking back at him. The Lich’s full attention is on him, his eyes very serious, and Du Ze doesn’t know how long he has been staring. Their eyes met for mere moment before Xiu calmly looked away.
Du Ze: ?3
Violet whispered a few words to Alice, as if to introduce Du Ze and Xiu to her sister. Alice smiled shyly at the two strangers. She seems to be more introverted than her sister and let Violet do all the talking.
“At last we can thank you for killing the necromancer. Though I would like to ask you … what do you plan to do next?”
This speech startled Du Ze. All this time he and the protagonist have been on the run; they haven’t had a chance to stop and think about their future goals. In the original “Mixed Blood” plot, when the protagonist left the Lost Land, his goal was revenge. As he pursued his goal, his hatred of the world increased so much that in the end, he decided that the world and everything and everyone in it didn’t need to exist.
The world has no value, therefore destroy it.
Du Ze did not object to the protagonist getting revenge on the foolish humans who wronged him. On the contrary, he was excited when the protagonist trampled on all of those people – tremble foolish mortals, for daring to bully my cute hero!
But when the protagonist changed his target from individuals to the whole of human society, and then the whole world, this was a sign that the protagonist had become deranged.
Everybody says I’m wrong. Since it’s wrong, then why can’t anyone stop me? I’ll keep going until death proves me wrong.
That person kept making mistake after mistake without realizing he’s wrong or turning back, all the way until the very end.
Du Ze involuntarily looked at Xiu. The demon sisters also looked at Xiu. The Lich lifted his eyes expressionlessly and said, his voice hoarse: “How can a person go to the Lost Land?”
Violet was stupefied. She had probably guessed that they were from the other side of the continent, which was not that unusual. There were always some people who came to the reverse side of the continent because of rifts in time and space. Such people either died in the reverse side’s harsh environment, or settled down here and never returned to the continent because the channel has been blocked.
She could not help but remind them: “From the reverse side of the continent, people cannot go to the opposite side because …” Her voice became smaller and smaller as she spoke when she saw the expression in the Lich’s eyes. Violet realized she had been speaking nonsense.
“The Lost Land is in Agares City, do you have a permit?” After she said that, Violet realized she had made a mistake so she began to explain: “To go to Agares City then into the Lost Land, one must have a permit issued by Agares City’s Lord.”
She hesitated for a moment then continued: “I can help you get a permit. Can you please help us with one thing in return?” Like someone who feared being rejected, Violet quickly added: “There is a Flame Lord that I want to get a flame crystal soul from, can you help me?”
Alice’s eyes glittered, and she grabbed her sister’s hand.
System: Quest “Obtain Flame Crystal Soul” Available. Requested by: Violet. Bonus: Lily sisters goodwill +100.
Thus, Du Ze witnessed the stallion novel plot god’s tireless efforts. In “Mixed Blood” this event was also present. In order to help Alice, the protagonist helped kill the Flame Lord and loot its treasures. Alice was finally completely restored; the two demon sisters were completely conquered, and they both joined the harem.
Du Ze stared at Xiu nervously: Protagonist, quickly agree! If you don’t get the goodwill of these two lilies, henceforth you will become a bystander instead of a participant!
The Lich looked gloomy, with no expression on his pale face.4 Violet was very frightened of Xiu but persisted in looking him in the eye. Du Ze, on the other hand, knew that he was about to refuse based on his experience with the Lich in the Lost Land. At that moment, the bitterness in the reader’s heart was so great that it even broke through his social barrier and made him do something irreversible.
Everyone’s eyes turned to the silly, cute Du Ze. The reader felt regret. He dared to overstep his authority and speak for others – is he stupid or is he stupid?
“Thank you very much,” said Alice, who had not spoken before, completely blocking any opportunity for Du Ze renege on his promise to help.
Violet also reacted; she excitedly said to Du Ze: “Thank you! I’ll get everything ready!”
On the opposite side of the two happy little lilies, some Moe person had to face his personal hell. Struggling to find a good excuse, Du Ze turned to face to Xiu, his voice flat as he sought to explain his presumption: “There will be good things there.”
You have to believe that this young man is doing this for your own good. When you are surrounded by beautiful women you will appreciate my lasciviousness!
However, the Lich’s eyes had a strange, unfamiliar expression that Du Ze couldn’t decipher. It didn’t look like blame. Hearing Du Ze’s words, Xiu looked away and said: “Then let’s do it.”
Du Ze: ???
Although the fact that the protagonist agreed is very good, Du Ze felt uneasy at his strange attitude.
Is he just imagining things?