Chapter 25.1 The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love

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Chapter 25.1 – Author: That is the proper use of storage rings

“Cough, cough, cough …”

Violet was coughing in the smoke and wanted to climb up from the ground, but there was a sharp pain on her back. She was able to reach out a hand to feel the ground before everything in her vision turned red. In that moment she could only form a battle aura around herself for defense before the explosion swept across everything around her.1

There was silence. In the smoke, Violet could not see her companions. After resting for a while, the demon girl stood up, softly calling out: “Lord Xiu … Mr. Du Ze?”

No response.

She remembered their location when last she saw them, so first she went to where Xiu had been resting. She did not find him. Violet then went to the center of the explosion. There she found the two of them huddled together. Xiu had his back to Violet and he was holding the other person in his bosom. The Lich’s body was badly damaged, but with his death aura he was recovering at a speed visible to the naked eye.

The smell of blood grew stronger. Violet went to Xiu’s side and was shocked to see the black-haired youth in the Lich’s arms. No matter how you looked at it, that person was clearly dying. Even with the Lich protecting Du Ze’s body with his, they were just too close to the Flame Lord’s explosion. Sharp stone fragments had penetrated Du Ze’s chest, making his blood flow unceasingly.

Among all races, the dragons have the strongest physique while the weakest are the gnomes, followed by the humans. Violet was surprised and puzzled; is Du Ze really just a human, not a dragon?

Xiu hugged Du Ze silently. For the first time, Violet saw a dazed and bewildered expression on the Lich’s face.

Xiu was frozen, as though he were afraid that any movement would cause the youth in his arms to stop breathing.

Why is he so scared?

The man can only stay by his side.

If this man were to die, he could still make an undead puppet of him, so why is he so worried?

This person is different.

Since when did he start to think that?

This person is important – why is this person important?

The Lich’s strong death aura forced Violet to back up a little. It gave one the feeling that anyone nearby would be quickly killed.

Xiu was frowning, trying to think of a way to save Du Ze. Actually, there was no need to heal Du Ze completely. If he can just keep the youth alive until midnight, then that person will not die. But all he can use at this time is the undead magic, which represents torture and death.

Since the undead can’t do it, Xiu coldly thought that a change would come in handy.

A white flame leapt up, illuminating the symbol on the torch.

Violet raised a hand to her mouth in amazement when a man with splendid blond hair appeared. The man gently pressed down on the black-haired youth’s wound. Inside the volcano filled with dark elements, there was a sudden glow of healing.

The light elements, summoned by the magic of Xiu, battled with the dense dark and fire elements in the volcano and attached themselves to Xiu’s hand. Under the light of the healing magic, Du Ze’s chest stopped bleeding, but his face was still very pale. This healing was only a drop in the bucket since the amount of light elements in the reverse side of the continent are too sparse to allow Xiu to use even the most basic healing magic. Xiu couldn’t remove his hand from Du Ze’s chest for even a moment, else the youth would stop breathing and die.

As time passed, Xiu’s face became paler and paler until there was very little difference between his face and Du Ze’s. Both of them looked like they were dying. Violet held her peace for a long time but, finally, she could not stay quiet: “It’s hopeless …”

“Shut up!”

Violet opened her mouth but then choose to keep silent. If Alice were on the verge of death, Violet would never give up even if she was wasting her energy.

The demon girl in the blue dress did not have the heart to look at the two of them anymore so she looked up at the purple sky. The two moons continued to climb the heavens slowly. They would not stop for anyone’s death. Violet was so sad that she even felt like the moons were glaring down at her

This night is so long.

The wet sound of something being pulled out of a body caught her attention and Violet looked back in astonishment. She saw that the stone fragments in Du Ze’s body were pulled out and thrown aside by Xiu. The youth’s chest was filled with bloody gashes but at that very moment Violet thought she she saw a miracle.

The handsome young man with blond hair lowered his eyes and his blue eyes reflected the appearance of the black-haired youth whose body was now completely restored. The blonde’s lips were curved up in a smile and he seemed to be saying someone’s name in a whisper. The next moment, the person holding Du Ze fell to the ground, unconscious.

*****

Du Ze had another dream but this time, amazingly enough, he knew he was dreaming.

Surrounded by darkness, Du Ze looked down at his chest and touched it gingerly. Before he lost consciousness, he had felt a severe pain in that area. Even in this dream he still felt a faint ache.

[…… You …]

The sudden sound startled Du Ze. It sounded like an old phone call, very intermittent, noisy and disturbing.

[…… How…… Dying … Where are you …]

This time Du Ze listened attentively and could just barely understand a few words here and there. Somehow, Du Ze felt that the person who made the sound was listening. When Du Ze opened his mouth to speak, the static noise in the background suddenly vanished and the dark place became silent once more. One sentence could describe this situation properly: Your connection was interrupted.

Then Du Ze woke up.

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  1. So there were two explosions? Why?

17 thoughts on “Chapter 25.1 The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love”

  1. Thanks for the chapter! 😀

    I also thought for a moment that there were 2 explosions, but I reread it and I got the feeling that violet is simply thinking back/recounting what happened at the moment of the explosion: she could barely protect herself and did not have the time/energy to look out for the others.

    I’m also confused, Xiu returned to his human self or awakened his angel self? I can’t wait till tomorrow!

  2. Thank you for the chapter ^^
    woohoo I miss xiu and duze, and saw their relationship is growing up..
    ah, this story healed my heart.. especialyl the silly reader moment that keeps cracked me up XD
    your connection is interrupted XD

    du ze, wake up and heal xiu.. even though i’m not sure a human could heal an angel or not..

  3. So…. I’m not exactly clear on this…did Xiu revert to human form, or did he just achieve angel form? If he did turn into his angel form, what was the catalyst? The flame lord’s treasure? Strong Emotions? Or has he already cracked the code of the transformation room?(in which case he could probably turn into any of his unachieved forms, when he wants to…OP protagonist FTW!😎)

    Oh Du Ze…. he’s going to be a god far sooner than you think… although, it makes you think…if emotions were the cause of the change, was the original Xiu that disillusioned with the world? Or is our Xiu just that enamoured with Du Ze?

    On the other hand, angel form can’t be good for him in the chaos continent… he’ll need to go back soon…also demon twins meet angel + not a dragon(poor Du Ze)?

    So I guess all we’ve got to deal with is
    1. Dan (bael/god of light/another god(shapeshifter?)/the creator god(author?)/demon lord/???
    2. Jejeje ‘s master(mini boss/cannon fodder elf? Really don’t know what to call this guy though)
    3. Two new followers/high priestesses of the holy house of Xiu(and his little reader. May he forever stay cute)
    4. Stupid spirit cat(might need to see that little rascal again when crossing over)
    5. Frank (oh frank… i don’t really hate you, but stabbing the protagonist is a bit…), Gabe (bf? Bff?) and Mia
    6. Cannon fodder jerks on the other continent
    7. Louis(still alive???)
    8. Rest of the Harem(whose events Du Ze will steal like a pro)

    …so, not counting the events of the original novel, what all did I miss?

    1. Du Ze stealing harem events like a pro! Though when you think about it, Du Ze is actually the one who will end up with a harem since Xiu has eight different forms and personalities. Du Ze = pro harem master!

  4. Those damn shitty wi-fi modems… Always losing signal at the most important moments.

    Hey hey hey~

    How are you? Like ever, thanks for the update!

    Du Ze’s internal thoughts always make me smile. He’s such a dork.

    Also, I’m liking Violet quite a lot. I hope she stays with the boys 🙂

  5. Thanks for the chapter!

    Yeayyy my favorite Xiu ver.human form appeared!!!! *throw confetti*

    But with this both of them are humans in the reverse continent hmmm…. Ah but in the ori.plot, Xiu is also in human form at the start though

  6. omg!!! is that his angel form? oh gaaahd this moment is just too cute D: oh the longing ! oh the sorrow~ Thank you for bringing this chapter to us reika-san >o<)/ More power to you~

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