Chapter 24.2 The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love

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Chapter 24.2 – Author: The Flame Lord’s fighting power is only 5

Xiu began to chant a magic spell. The Flame Lord took a deep breath and sent a spray of ferocious fire in Xiu’s direction. Violet jumped in front of the Lich, her blue battle aura covering them both with its protection. The fire spray smashed into her battle aura and split in half.

Hot air blew back Xiu’s black curls. In the crimson light of the magma and fire, the Lich’s pale face was a bit ruddy, giving him a more decadent beauty. Xiu held the death scythe in his hand and continued to chant the words of the magic spell calmly.

At the bottom of the lava tunnel, Du Ze felt a kind of wordless admiration as he watched their actions. As a male he also felt the excitement of the fight and would have liked to join, but he can only humbly stay in a corner to watch everything, not only because he is weak, but also because he is only a reader.

The role of the reader is to watch the protagonist perform the play, and then offer flowers or bricks outside the play.

With the increasing intensity of the fire spray and the attack of the magma monster, it became more and more difficult for Violet to endure. Xiu seemed to be casting a very strong magic spell so the chanting time was very long. Right when Violet is about to collapse, Xiu fixed his dim, silent eyes on the Flame Lord and in his hoarse voice spit out the last words of the spell: “… Bone Spear Array.”

There were ripples in the void and countless bone spears emerge from the transparent ripples. The bone spears adjusted their direction to the Flame Lord and the magma monster then suddenly shot out.

“Boom -”

The magma monster was almost wiped out in an instant, but the Flame Lord withstood the attack. The void rippled again and a second round of bone spears charged. This time the Flame Lord was unable to resist and was shot full of holes. The huge body smashed into the magma pool and suddenly disappeared.

But Xiu’s face still showed a tense expression. The lava pool was quiet for a while, then suddenly started boiling. The Flame Lord rose, its body complete. Even its arm had grown back: “Die!”

The third round of the bone spear array destroyed the Flame Lord’s body, but the monster rose again from the pool of molten rock. Xiu gazed gloomily at the magma pool. This was similar to his fight with the constantly regenerating stone giant in Halphas City. The difference was that he only needed to destroy the stone giant’s body once, whereas the Flame Lord could use the magma pool to make a new body for itself. If he were still in his demon form he could destroy the whole magma pool in one fell swoop – but he couldn’t do it in his Lich form.

The fourth time the bone array activated, the Flame Lord didn’t even have time to straighten its body before it was destroyed. Violet noticed this and was a little worried: “We must find a way to bring him out. While in the molten pool, he will continue to revive.”

Xiu looked at her then turned away. Violet was stunned and asked in a panic, “What’s wrong?”

The protagonist went to Du Ze’s side then faced Violet, calmly asking: “How far are we from the sea of undead souls?”

***

Du Ze felt that he would never forget this scene in his life.

Under the purple sky, hundreds of millions1 of skeletons rose from the sea of undead souls, staggered into the endless ranks before marching towards the lava pool. From afar, it was like a white river flowing out of a white ocean into the red and black land. The scene was so magnificent that the Du Ze shuddered from the depths of his soul, feeling an extreme, electrifying delight and a deep awe.

Everything in this world can be broken down into elements – not the chemical elements of the Earth, but something entirely different – a special energy. They are the foundations of this world; all objects in the world are made out of elements. This is the “world rule” of “Mixed Blood.” The world is flooded with elements that take on the form of physical objects or energy. Elements can also freely float in the air. The ability of magicians, in essence, is to force these elements from the free state to the physical state.

The first skeleton jumped into the crater and was soon engulfed in lava, but countless other skeletons followed. The whole volcano was covered in white by skeletons, as though they were eroding the volcano with their lives. The Flame Lord was enraged and roared again and again when it found that it could not prevent the undead from devouring it. More and more dark elements spread through the volcano; the magma began to cool and the density of the fire elements gradually decreased.

The “white torrent” from the sea of undead souls quenched the volcano’s fire.

The one responsible for all this, the Lich, leaned on Du Ze. Xiu seemed very tired. There was very little color left on his already-pale face. Du Ze wanted to express his admiration and excitement to the other person but he remained silent and just allowed Xiu lean on him, striving to make him more comfortable. Behind them, Violet’s face was also pale.

-This person is terrifying.

They waited at the foot of the volcano for one night, and in the evening a line of people climbed up. By this time the volcano was dead, and the undead were now as strong in here as they were in the sea of undead souls. The magma pool was now a pool of bones. In the midst of the innumerable bones, they found the huge body of the dead Flame Lord. Violet ran towards it to look for a flame crystal soul while Xiu, who had not yet recovered his strength, rested in a corner. Du Ze decided to help the protagonist by finding all of the good loot.

According to “Mixed Blood,” Du Ze should not have much trouble finding what he wanted from the Flame Lord’s neck. He took the treasures, wanting to give it to Xiu, when he suddenly noticed a pair of hate-filled eyes glaring at him.

The Flame Lord stared angrily at Du Ze. He was just pretending to be dead when this puny human took his treasures away! The Flame Lord could not control his fury; his dark body turned red and began to swell.

Violet opened her eyes wide in shock. “Be careful he wants to explode -”

“Boom!!! ”

*****

The author has something to say: The Fire Lord’s Fighting power is only 5.

Reader/Protagonist: … ← Misleading Intel! Total Party Wipe Out2

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  1. This number is hyperbole, not literal.
  2. 疑似 – apparently correct but it is not; 团灭 – Party Wipe

24 thoughts on “Chapter 24.2 The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love”

  1. …welp, that happened. I thought he would be injured as part of the fight, but he got through that unscathed for this to happen. Don’t you just hate bombs?(heh, FF reference)

    I take back what i said, your luck is indeed E, dear Du Ze. Probably because you stole all the harem member’s events. Pretty sure he’s gonna wake up to an even more overprotective Xiu. I’m sure the flame lord isn’t part of any of Xiu’s blood lines, so not sure how he’s gonna handle this one….

    The flame lord’s fighting power isn’t 5, Xiu’s just happens to be 5M. Unfair comparison there, Du Ze. I’m positive an average lich wouldn’t be able to control an army large enough to fill a volcano for that long. Although, I get the feeling the only reason he pushed himself so far was because little reader suggested the plan… wouldn’t want to look bad in front of your hubby, now would you?

  2. Oh no! I smell a new blood been aweaken! Maybe an angle with healing powers?

    As always, thanks for your awesome work translating this!

    1. probably an more of an understatement, considering that the average adult skeleton has a volume around 7L. Unless this world’s volcanoes have tiny magma chambers. Which might actually be very likely. Well, either that, or dark energy density of skeletons is far higher than fire energy density of magma.

  3. Thanks for the chapter!

    Wow this slight deference from the original are more cool~

    I mean wow…those are flying undeads!!!

    Waaa what happen to our cute Du Ze!! Even if Xiu woke up to save him, but Xiu is tired so… Either way is baaddd

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