Chapter 40 The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love

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Chapter 40 – Reader: This close friend1 is troublesome.2

Du Ze was in a daze as he sat on a branch and stared at the lake below. He had asked Xiu to chat with him about life, and Xiu agreed. But now he has no clue how to proceed. For the silly, cute reader with an 8-year-old social barrier, to bring up the topic of the Moe Lord doing good deeds …

Please allow me to make a sad expression.

The two moons above occupied almost 1/5th of the sky. The moons were closer than he had ever seen before; they were almost touching each other. Because of this, the night scenery of the elven land was highly visible. The bright moonlight was shining down on the calm surface of the lake, making it look like sparkling white jade. The elven land was filled with magical mist. Under the dark night sky, the land glowed and looked like a magical, beautiful dream.

Even after several nights, Du Ze is still fascinated by the scenery. He can clearly see that the floating lights are actually glowing spores. The sap of the Tree of Life is a treasure of the elves. It cured not only his myopia, but also his hearing. The headphones had run out of charge and were in Du Ze’s pocket. Du Ze closed his eyes. He can hear leaves rustling in the wind and cloth flapping over the bark of the tree.

Du Ze turned to look and saw that Xiu had changed his clothes and was standing beside him. The silver-haired elf was wearing white and blue robes. His collar and cuffs were embroidered with a complex leaf pattern. Ornaments dangled from his belt. In the darkness, Xiu’s white skin was covered with a layer of warm light; this is the racial characteristics of elves.3 Du Ze felt that his extreme beauty is a sort of murder weapon. Right now the silly, cute Du Ze was so breathless he was about to die from lack of oxygen.

It should be illegal to be this beautiful! No wonder when Xiu transformed into an elf, even though he took the iceberg route and was cold and indifferent, everyone’s favorability towards him rose, no matter if they were male or female. This close friend of mine is troublesome!

Du Ze turned his head away. The branch trembled as Xiu sat down beside him. Together, they looked at the glowing lights and began their silent confrontation.

A silly, cute person’s heart is going to be injured. What should we start talking about? The elves’ pollution? But it was completely justifiable for Xiu to kill or pollute the elves… yet why pollute Ariel? Because Xiu and Ariel are not friends, when Xiu released the pollution he did not exclude Ariel – and so on. Du Ze thought about it and finally found out where the contradiction was: Xiu is the protagonist and Ariel is the female lead, therefore they will be together. But in reality, Ariel is just an ordinary elf to Xiu. But before, when Xiu heard Du Ze talking about Ariel, his rage was skyrocketing, wasn’t it?

“Are you angry?” Suddenly, Xiu spoke. “Because of what I did today?”

Du Ze reflectively shook his head but he realized that Xiu was looking straight ahead, so he said: “No, I’m just a little surprised.”

Xiu did not reply, as if quietly waiting for Du Ze to go on. Du Ze organized his thoughts and tried to express them to Xiu: “You know, I know a lot of things, whether it’s past, present, or future. There is something… I know about it, but don’t like it – I want to stop it.”

“Is it about me?”

“En.” (TN: sound of agreement)

Xiu paused then said: “You know I will do something in the future and you don’t want me to do that, right?”

Du Ze very much admired Xiu’s ability to grasp what Du Ze meant from the abstract words he had used. Once they started communicating, Du Ze found that talking to Xiu was not as difficult as he had imagined.

“Yes. I changed something, but got the same result.”

“There is something you don’t want me to do in the future.”

– Destroying the world.

Du Ze opened his mouth but an invisible force stopped him from speaking those three words. If you read the “Mixed Blood” novel, the inevitable ending is that the blackened protagonist will finally make his wish come true – to destroy the world that he finds repugnant. Whether or not the author will spare the sisters of the harem and the little brothers is still up in the air. According to this logic, “the destruction of the world” is the book’s main plot, so Du Ze is not allowed to tell Xiu: In the future when you are tired of this f**king world, you can still put away your weapon and become god!4

That being the case …

“Do you like this world?”

Xiu seemed to have no idea why Du Ze suddenly asked this. He was silent for a moment. Then, as Du Ze looked at him with eyes full of hope, Xiu shook his head.

You are so honest that it’s heartbreaking. Du Ze, holding the shattered pieces of his heart, heard the elf whisper softly: “Liking is irrelevant; I already gave up.”

Xiu did not clearly say what he gave up, but Du Ze understood completely. That sentence was like a blunt knife that repeatedly stabbed his heart. No blood was spilled but it made a person feel extremely pained.

– Because the world has given up on him, so he can only give up on the world.

That is how things will become worse in the future. This person can no longer look at the world without hatred, so all the beautiful things in the world cannot be reflected in his eyes. He can only remember how the world harmed him, so he will descend into a vicious spiral of hate.

Du Ze doggedly tried to persuade Xiu. He narrowed the scope: “There isn’t anything you want? Or a person that you like?”

Emotion finally appeared on Xiu’s normally calm face. Du Ze hurriedly struck while the iron was hot: “There is something you want so why not try and see more of the world.”

“You want me to like the world.” Xiu’s voice was flat, no emotion could be heard. But Du Ze felt that was only because all of Xiu’s emotions were deeply repressed. “Is that what you want of me?”

“En.”

Xiu was no longer looking at the floating lights. He turned his head to gaze at Du Ze, silent. He neither agreed nor disagreed with Du Ze. The wind lifted Xiu’s silver hair and Du Ze heard the beautiful elf say to him: “That song from before, do you want to hear me sing it to you?”

The pair of bright green eyes were on him. Du Ze involuntarily nodded. In fact, he really wanted to listen to it. Ever since the hot springs, whenever he mentioned the song, Xiu would change the topic, so the song has always been on his mind.

Xiu’s pale lips curved up in a wisp of a smile, making that beautiful, delicate face look even more mesmerizing. He stretched his hand to caress the back of the black-haired youth’s neck. His eyes were like deep green pools – once the prey fell into them, it was caught and Xiu would never let it break free.

“I can’t see the world.” Xiu’s clear eyes reflected Du Ze’s silhouette. “Du Ze, I can only see you. There’s only one thing that I want, one thing that I like.”

Xiu looked at Du Ze earnestly, unblinking, his eyes overflowing with strong, bottomless feelings.

“I like you. I want you.”

Du Ze’s thoughts were frozen.5

… I’m sorry, this young man’s Chinese teacher died early! Does the “like” that you said mean what I think it means? In fact, you are just expressing your wish to be friends forever, right?!

Even if Du Ze’s stiff face was impassive, Xiu could already see the silly, cute person’s essence. His voice was calm but his words thoroughly smashed Du Ze’s delusion.

“I want you to stay by my side. I want to kiss you. I want to strip off your clothes. I want to touch you, I want to-”

Du Ze coughed in embarrassment. He thought that if he didn’t stop Xiu from speaking, his next words will definitely be rated 18+. Forbidden! With a cold and aloof face you can say these shameless words?! Moe master, you, you are invincible – **** this young man was frightened out of his wits but is still so stimulated that he almost had a nosebleed!

“I think you may have been misled by some misinformation.” Du Ze precariously held onto his three views6 and carefully said: “Those things that you just said, they only happen between men and women.”

The “root of all evil” Doujinshi! You and this young man will perish together! If Xiu is bent, who would believe that you are not the evil mastermind behind it! Ah ****! QAQ

“I only want to do it with you.”

Du Ze was in a trance as he heard the sound of his three views being broken. His soul almost left his body but he redoubled his efforts: “That is just a misapprehension.7 I have been staying with you all this time so it seems as though we have become close but that is only an illusion.” Du Ze started diligently listing the sisters: “Violet, Alice, Heidi, and Ariel, they are very good and you will also meet more people in the future.”

So how can you, the cute Lord, give up the whole garden for a bit of dog’s tail grass?8 There is no future for gay lovers!

Du Ze felt Xiu’s hand on the back of his neck leave. Moe Lord, you are listening to my words, right?

“They are not you.” Xiu stared at his fingertips; he could still feel some of Du Ze’s warmth. “No matter how many people I meet in the future, they are not you.”

Not the man he met when he was abandoned.

Not the man who kissed the undead.

Not the man who said he was a miracle.

Not the man who protected him in his arms in the elemental storm.

Not the man who thinks all the good things in the world belong to him.

Not the man who saved him.

Not his Du Ze.

“If you reject me, too,” Xiu whispered, “the world is nothing to me.”

Even if you say that he was using a threat or say that he was despicable, he doesn’t care. All he wants is to keep this man by his side.

He’s afraid of losing this person because he is so eager to possess him.

“I-” Du Ze opened his mouth but this throat was tight, making his voice sound strangled: “Let me think about it?” For fear that Xiu will refuse right away, Du Ze hurriedly added a deadline: “One month, one month.”9

In the midst of the glowing lights in the air, Xiu stared at the black-haired youth, the object of his desires, and gently nodded his head.

“Alright.”

******

******

Will he be able to hold this man in his arms next month or will he have to lock this man in his prison?

If I can’t get his emotional response, I can only take away his body.

– [black box]

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The author has something to say:

The one month reprieve.

Reader: Protagonist, you are a close friend who brings trouble. QAQ

Protagonist: You are the only one I trouble. (touch).

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Translator’s note: In the chapter title, Du Ze called Xiu 蓝颜 (lanyan). I translated it as “close friend” but actually this is a concept that is pretty complex. This refers to a human being’s “fourth emotion.” The other three emotions are 亲情 qīnqíng (blood), 友情 yǒuqíng (friendship) and 爱情 àiqíng (romantic love). The fourth emotion is hard to define but it’s “more than a friend, less than a lover.”

Source: Blue Soulmate

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  1. 蓝颜 – male confidant, a true friend (platonic)
  2. 祸水 – “troubled waters” either something that brings trouble to a person or ruling dynasty, or a metaphor meaning an evil force
  3. Literally “white elves” since the others are now “dark elves.”
  4. 成佛 – literally “become Buddha” or “achieve true enlightenment”
  5. “like a stuck key” (key as in keyboard)
  6. Three views just means his view of the world and morals.
  7. illusion
  8. Setaria viridis, just a type of grass that is very common in China.
  9. Du Ze said it twice.

280 thoughts on “Chapter 40 The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love”

  1. The word you’re looking for in English for the title is quasiplatonic relationship. It means more than a friend less than a lover basically

  2. Um is there a way to move the comment box up or collapse comment posts? Lol had to scroll down for infinite,
    🤣 that dialogue lol

  3. *runs around screaming*

    Ahahaha, I just thought how funny it’d be if Du Ze reset to near-sighted and deaf when midnight hit again XD XD XD XD XD XD

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING AWESOME!!!

  4. Thank you for your hard work!

    Finally managing to have a serious talk, good things are happening~~~
    My heart was racing when Xiu was confessing 😮 😮 😮

  5. Just give in to the protagonist already! We, the doushinji worshipers are waiting for your fall dear “reader”! \(*-*)/

  6. Omg!!!!! So cute!!!!! Better prepare yourself Du Ze, Xiu’s never letting go of you ever no matter what your answer to his confession may be! Can’t wait for the next chapter!!!

  7. Translator said to leave a comment so I will…but I’m not good at this so i dont know what to say.

    I loved this chapter and I love this novel, and I love the translator too..

  8. Thanks for the chapter 😻
    Du Ze, you can’t let Xiu destroy the world so just give up already and give your hubby some of that sweet lovin’ 😘

  9. Oh dear….. Thank you for the chapter…… I truly appreciate it (many of us do, ^_^) ….. Now I more than worrying about the future – Xiu’s future…. T_T

  10. Hooray for the confession! Kudos to Xui for making it so unambigious Du Ze couldn’t stay in denial.

    Thanks for the chapter!

  11. Look at what youve done reika! the comments! I was scrolling down for a whole minute you know!
    Finally the confession! properly done! no misunderstandings! lol. Looking forward to the next month with Du ze’s (Maybe… Hopefully) awkward interactions. 🙂

  12. omG ahhhHhhhhh ThANK YOU FOR TRANSLATING THIS GEM AND ALLOWING ME TO FEAST MH EYES UPON IT! MY CROPS ARE FLOURISHING, MY SKIN IS NOURISHED….<3

  13. I’ve been reading on mini browser so the comment section was disabled but just for today I had to…
    Thank you for all the hard work ^^9 your translation is so easy to understand and I love it 😀
    I hope you stay healthy and finished translating all the 95 chapters muahahahaha

    I have RBF but since reading this novel people has been telling me I become a lot more friendly and smile a lot, like all the time from remembering scenes hahaha ^^;;
    I have worries about DuZe, I have yet to see spoilers on whether DuZe would be transported back to his world or not. But I wish this transported to another world is a permanent event *pray
    I swear when I saw Xiu’s demon form’s fanart I just..sway.. Xiu ftw yeah

  14. OH SHIZZZZZ CONFESSION TIMEEEEEEEEEE
    WE ALL KNOW XIU IS GONNA PUT THE MOVES ON DU ZE WITHIN THIS ONE MONTH!!! XD
    AND IF HE CANT GET HIS HEART, SOMEONE’S GONNA GET CHAINED <3 <3 <3

    P.s. Thanks for all of your hard work!!! <3

  15. Thank you for the chapter~ really this is such a good series, Were only halfway through and I already want to reread it

  16. Omg comment storm!Translator you made everyone comment!xP
    Oh haha,Xiu confessed >_>
    Shoot tho,Xiu was considering locking Du zhe!?!?!!?!?
    Well..yandere..

  17. Well, I’m not someone to comment on stories for I don’t know what to say, but since you asked I wanted to thank you for your amazing job. You introduced me to this novel and I’m enjoying it so much I find myself waiting everyday for an update that will surely put a smile in my face. Once again thank you for your hard work, is much appreciated even though I fail to be an active reader and for thanet I’m sorry. Wish you the best.
    – A “Phantom reader”

  18. AAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWW *tears up and blows nose into tissue* I LOVE THE CONFESSION SCENE!!! XIU X DU ZE FOREVER <3 <3 <3

  19. Thanks for the chapter. I’m betting that the rival is going to come back before the one month is up and steals Du Ze away somehow, preventing Xiu from getting his answer.

  20. I just realized that the confession came near the middle of the novel (this should be less than 100 chapters, right?) but it feels like not a lot of time has passed, even with the long timeskip!

  21. Loved this chapter, can’t wait for a month later to see if it will be “Give” or “Take”. Thank you for translating, I always look forward to your new chapters everyday!

  22. Finally!!!! <33333
    Thankfully Xiu made it clear to Du Ze that he was interested in him romantically, or the silly cute Du Ze would've mistaken it for friendship again lol

    Thanks for the chapter~

  23. Thanks for the chapter!

    Xiu confessed!!!!! Our little reader thinks he has a choice, lolol. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

  24. Thank you for the chapter!!!! 😆 YES!!!! FINALLY HE CONFESSED TO DU ZE!!!! Du Ze’s reaction is pretty funny! Also, a month huh….. Fall for Xiu, Du Ze! Bend for him!! 😂

  25. Up to this point, Du Ze has never thought of Xiu in a romantic way. Fortunately, Xiu left no room for doubt or confusion in his confession, so even Du Ze knows exactly what Xiu means by “like.”

    I am really looking to how Du Ze responds. He could end up dating the villain, or the story could swing down the friends-become-enemies route. Du Ze has worn rose-colored glasses until Xiu tried to kill those people in the ruins. When he was only the reader, he idolized Xiu as a hero. Now, it is clear that their values are at odds. Xiu’s violent behavior has started to break Du Ze’s innocent heart.

    Du Ze could choose to submit to Xiu, to leave Xiu, or to fight against Xiu. I wonder if Du Ze’s sense of friendship will overcome his moral integrity and corrupt him. It would also be interesting to see him join the rivals to try and stop Xiu.

    This series has been a lot more fun than I ever expected.

  26. Oh my word help Xiu is too precious…

    “Not the man who said he was a miracle.

    Not the man who protected him in his arms in the elemental storm.

    Not the man who thinks all the good things in the world belong to him.

    Not the man who saved him.

    Not his Du Ze.”

    So perfect ugh *dead*

  27. Bruh, when Xiu said in the white box “If he can’t respond to my confession after 1 month, I can only drag his body” or along those lines and he probably would kill Du Ze if Du Ze doesn’t accept his confession and Xiu would keep Du Ze’s body dragging it around with him.

    BOI UR YANDERE LEVELS ARE OUT OF THIS WORLD, XIU NEEDS A CALMING HUG FROM DU ZE, DU ZE U BETTER REALIZE HOW YOU LOVE XIU MMKAY? BECAUSE UR STUCK WITH HIM FOREVER

  28. I was so sure they were going to drag it out until the last couple chapters like most novels. Now Du Ze can’t even deny Xiu’s feelings.

  29. Finally, after 40 chapters… our MC finally confessed!!
    Poor Du Ze, with the protagonist this yandere, how could he let you go even if you reject him? Haha…
    This storie is so meng I can’t stop grinning stupidly while binge reading it again and again, I visited the raw website for a few times but no courage to just proceed reading raw version due to my pathetic Chinese skill. so, many thanks to the translator both for introducing this story and for these cute chapters!

  30. So happy! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
    Xiu is so faithful, and romantic – and yandere (ಠ⌣ಠ). I loved his confession!
    DZ, please notice his feelings! I want them to be a cute, sweet couple with mutual feelings soon! Do you think us readers – and Xiu – can wait forever? Hesitation might lead to those annoying villainous characters getting between them, and Xiu destroying the world! ┻━┻ ︵ヽ(`Д´)ノ︵ ┻━┻
    Can’t wait for the next chapters! Can’t wait for the happy ending! Thank you for translating this novel!

  31. Mah this chapter was so good
    It was overflowing me with its sweetness especially the confection i literally had a heart attack from all the sweet sugary overload hehehe

  32. I’m glad Xiu finally told Du Ze his feelings. Now Du Ze has to think of Xiu as a person rather than just the character he’s been admiring this whole time. Yay for character development and getting closer to the moments we’re all waiting for lol

    Also I haven’t commented in a while but thanks again for your hard work and daily updates!

  33. Du Ze: One month, one month (I will think of ways to purge you of getting bent Protagonist)

    Xiu: Okay (Don’t think you can escape, I will eat you up within two weeks)

    A dumb Reader: (grabs Du Ze and ties him up) Here Xiu didi, this big sister caught your bride for you, quickly eat him up, how long do you think this fujoshi Jiejie can wait for? Do your job as the ML.

  34. Thank you for the translation. I know that is hard. I’m myself from a country which doesn’t speak English and the novels aren’t translated to my native language. Thanks to your(and other translators) hard work I can read a really good novel(without it begin grammar sh*t storm like most of fanfics/stories from my country). Thanks to people like you I can read a cute story like this. Again thank you. Also… Du Ze you have to stop being on denial. It won’t help you. And Xiu finally confessed properly! I’m screaming inside.

  35. Heeeello! Yes I’m one of the mano phantom of the readers World… you get me XD FIRST! Thankyou 4 all your work because everyday begin able to read This novel is amazing! SECOND! Whaaaaaaaaa the most romantic slash yandere confession of this year! Xiu at the end you are plotting evil snu-snu right? XD poor our family Reader so realize soon you can’t escape from this yandere Love! Ohohohoh this is awewsome!!! Thanks again 4 the chap.! 😉

  36. So Xiu is the last white elf.
    And given that he’s obsessed with another man, he will remain the last white elf.
    So he IS alone in the world. 😰

  37. This is such a lovely chapter. Thank you so much for your daily translations, I enjoy them so much. And honestly, it’s about time XD Du Zhe really needed to understand the truth of the situation already, though his misunderstandings were equally hilarious. That being said, I love possessive Xiu and his fabulous confession! And I’m very much looking forward to how things will change in this one month…

  38. There were a few times where I feel the need to find the Chinese raws and put my pathetic skills to use because I want to know what happen next immediately but always stopped myself because (holy wow, your fast is really really fast. Half a chapter per day. I really appreciate it. Thank you.) I’m lazy and my reading is really sucks. But just for this chapter, I am already searching for the second half of chapter 40 right now. (I couldn’t access it though I found the novel covers and art and oh gosh, I’ve been missing out) Oh gosh, oh gosh! It’s happening, for real, no more misunderstanding, a real talk about a romantic relationship! Where will this go?! (Obviously to the bed but that’s a given and I need to read their sweet, cute, soft, loyal love, pure love. Yandare Xiu is good reasoning but when he’s not yandare, he’s really loyal and sweet and gosh)

    The spoiler blocker does makes me think whether Du Ze would try other ways to communicate other than vaguely drop hints. Maybe write? If that doesn’t work, maybe have it hidden in a completely different sentence like “One of the world’s race is now gone because of your destructed it” or something and point out the specific words. Or get a book and point out the specify words to get “You destroying the world”

    Also, the song. Ohhhhh the song. That was unexpected.

    One thing I want to know. What does Xiu thinks about the Du Ze without his glasses/hearing aids? It’s probably no difference but still. Does Xiu even know about Du Ze’s semi blindness? Does this world have glasses?

    My favourite part of this chapter: ““They are not you.” Xiu stared at his fingertips; he could still feel some of Du Ze’s warmth. “No matter how many people I meet in the future, they are not you.” Not the man he met when he was abandoned. Not the man who kissed the undead. Not the man who said he was a miracle. Not the man who protected him in his arms in the elemental storm. Not the man who thinks all the good things in the world belong to him. Not the man who saved him. Not his Du Ze.” Some of my other favourite parts of the story condensed into one.

    Ahhhh, this is why I don’t review too often. I don’t stop. But anyways, THANK YOU FOR TRANSLATING THIS! This novel is really what got me to truly start reading novels instead of the occasional ones when a manga or anime source is a novel. This is my all-time absolute my favourite novel! I can’t wait to stay with you for the ride to the end of this novel.

  39. This….ahhh you would think after the BG DZ may have relized something sooner lol. That black box! I can’t wait unteil the next R18 chapter hehe

  40. Wow that was one intense love confession. I think the moment he gave himself one month he already kinda accepted but only needs to come to turnster with it.

  41. Thanks for the chapter!!! I am anxious to know what happened at the end of that month * ¬ * ____________________

    Gracias por el capitulo!!! estoy ansiosa por saber que pasara al final de ese mes *¬*____________________

  42. Took me forever to get down here, but THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TRANSLATING AND EDITING AND SHARING THIS BEAUTIFUL STORY.
    I literally thought this was a weird story because of the title, but I’m so so so happy to have given this a chance. I will always admire your hard work! Thank you!

  43. Silent reader here!
    Thank you for the translation!
    Lovely confession but… isn’t going too smoothly? 🤔

  44. Kyaaaaaa! I want to scream but it’s already midnight T.T
    Du ze good luck and your so lucky gaaaaaa! Xiu! Idc what ever you do go for it 😂😂😇😍

  45. I never commented before but this occasion makes me have to, first of all I would like to thank our awesome translator who is translating this beautiful, beautiful novel and I would like to thank god and everything holy for the fact that XIU FINALLY GOT THE FUCKING COURAGE TO CONFESS. FUCK. YES. *mic drops*

  46. Thank you very much for the chapter!!! Finally Xiu confessed. Du Ze is so clueless. No matter his answer, he won’t be able to escape Xiu. He just protected virginity there for a month.

  47. Thank you for your hard work. I’m really loving this story, so thank you for bringing it to my attention:)

  48. Thank you for the full chapter! The cliffhanger would have been so cruel uwohhh
    I’d like to leave a nice long comment about how happy I am that you’re translating this novel and how much fun I’ve had reading about the adventures of Xiu and the incredible dense reader (not so much anymore, though?) but I’m too busy
    /primal fangirl scream

  49. Awawawawawa cute little moe reader Du Ze, go prepare your chrysanthemum now — I can smell the le smexy times fast approaching!!

    *prepares tissue box*

    Also, thank youuuuu for translating this novel as always! You’re the best!!! (*๓´╰╯`๓)♡

  50. Finally they managed to have this heart to heart talk! I’m glad Du Ze was forced into this situation. He’ll be at to stay true to the words he said about wanting to get to know the real Xiu if everything goes well from here… Thanks for translating <3

  51. Thank you for the new chapter!! Xiu finally got to confess, I’m so glad… Du Ze still not getting it until the last second is amazing. The next motnh for them is going to be interesting. Xiu is sure to escalate the flirting, haha.

  52. Thank you so much for the chapter. I’ve been a silent reader all this time. XD

    I really like this story. I am enchanted by it.

    I hope you r healthy and happy, so you will translate more chapters in the future 🙂 i ♡♡♡♡ u

  53. Ah there it is the song we’ve all been waiting for Du Ze to hear 🙂
    What I loved about this chapter besides the beautiful confession was how Du Ze despite not knowing it was attracted to Xiu in that moment.
    Which makes me wonder how he would have reacted had Xiu confessed as any other race. Would he thought of him as a possesive child as a gnome, a lusty demon looking for continued satisfaction? Would he have listened deeply if it had been human Xiu who he feels the most to be on equal footing with?
    We can only imagine but I’m sure Xiu’s love song would have been the same.
    Du Ze’s troubles are only going to get more introspective after this huh.

    As always thank you for translating I’m so glad we’ve gotten to this point with you!

  54. Omg Xiu!!!! Hahahah from the beginning of this story, I don’t know if I would like this misanthropic protagonist but his sole attention to DuZe is so cute it’s killing me hahhha

    My first time commenting ~ pleased to make your acquaintance <3

    And I want to thank you for your speedy updates. You make me happy everyday T.T

  55. Well, this confession was blunt enough to understand, even for such an innocent cutie as Du Ze 😉 Thanks for the chapter <3

  56. Again, thank you very much for this chapter kyaaaaah~ <3 that confession.. THAT. CONFESSION. uuuuuuh it's so romantic my heart melted T.T)/ more power to you nee~

  57. Oh what a cute way to confess ۹⌤_⌤۹
    #wishingfortheimprisionmentofacutereader ꈍ .̮ ꈍ
    All hail The “root of all evil” Doujinshi! ^(#`∀´)_Ψ・・・・・・†_(゚ー゚*)β
    Thx for the chapter.

  58. Thank you for the chapter! Like everyone else, I love the way Xiu goes straight to the point about his feelings. I’m not a huge yandere fan, but Xiu’s yandere-ness actually makes sense and goes well with Du Ze’s denseness. I just wish we had found out why Eric had Du Ze kidnapped because I also feel he’s a little too into our dear reader… I hope Xiu and Du Ze resolve their relationship before anything else hits the fan.

  59. Xiu confess!!! He finally confess!! >< Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!

    I literally scream at this part, fangirling around the sofa while sitting in the living room with my mom, my sis and my cat. My sis nearly throw a phone charger at me.
    Anyway thank you so much for bringing us this amazing novel. <3

  60. I have never commented before but I want to thank you for the hard work you put into translating this amazing novel. Thank you!

  61. Xiu and Du Ze belong together I can’t wait until they are happy. Thanks for translating keep up the good work.

  62. As requested a response. Thank you so much for the chapter and updating regularly!
    I love the story and can’t wait for the next chapter.
    Keep up the good work

    1. Erm….. I’m guessing the midnight reset to zero will remove the effect of the tree sap….. So it would be back to hearing aid troubles after midnight……. Just as all negatives are removed, so will all the positives, rt?

  63. Oh! My! The confession has come~~~~~
    I wanna know how Du Ze will progress. (He can’t walk far from Xiu anyways LoL)

    Thanks for the chapter!!

  64. I dont knowt why almost all of you are happy and there’s me i have this bad feeling… Paranoia or not, it bugs me.. I just hope it is not…

  65. Can’t wait when their feelings become mutual :3 ~First time commenting here, Keep up the great work!! And thank you for translating!

  66. I comment as the chapter say so😆
    I’m not good at english,so i dont have much to say…😢

    Finally the song!!
    Thanks for the chapters as always 😍

  67. This reader has been bad….
    I promise not to be a stalker in the future!
    I really, really apriciate your translations
    Your speed is INCREDIBLE, the quality is even more so,
    honestly the only thing that gets me up in the morning

    The story’s heating up….can’t wait!

  68. Now That is how you confess!! No muss, no fuss, no misunderstandings. He really knows how Du Ze thinks!

    And Woah, I have to say, Xiu really cornered Du Ze there! Either he accepts and eight races time begins, or he denies, gets locked up, and eight races time begins!! (Hey, at least he’s hot. Unscientifically hot)

    Who said elves don’t have passion? That sounded pretty passionate to me!!

    But why the one month time period? Just something off the top of his head? Or is something important going to happen in a month? Du Ze will probably do a speed run to get the remaining 3 races by then!

    Another thing I’m wondering about is… will the healing effect on Du Ze also get reset?

  69. I’m usually just a lurker because I don’t know what to say T.T but thank you for translating this <3 I was apprehensive about reading it because I knew that I will love this story. Ahhh silly reader, Xiu will make you (fall) his by the end of the month.

  70. What I love about this pair is that when Xiu says he loves DuZe, it’s not just a shallow emotion. He has come to truly understand DuZe – his way of thinking and his motivations, so much that he can even read the thoughts behind his blank, emotionless face. Despite the extreme yandere-ness, this is one ML who truly deserves the MC’s love and loyalty.

    1. For example, when they were going to get the flame crystal for Alice, when DuZe started leaning into Xiu because of the heat, Xiu understood without a word and held him close to keep him cool. I find such small interactions to be very beautiful.

  71. Alright, *rolls up sleeves* Xiu, you grab Du Ze’s arms, and I’ll grab his legs. On three, we throw him in your prison for some serious lovey-dovey time. Ready? One. Two. Three-

    Du Ze: Wait, wait, stop-

    *crash!*

    XD Love this chapter! Thanks!

  72. It happened! Du Ze has officially been confessed to. Now Xiu just has to spend the next month seducing and coaxing him into accepting what is basically a marriage proposal~ (And keep Eric away; the man seemed a bit too interested in Du Ze)
    Thank you ❤

  73. This chapter gives me a lot of feels. The way Xiu confessed to Du Ze is just perfect. Then of course he would have the thought to imprison Du Ze if he gets rejected. I advice Du Ze to just accept it before Xiu turns wild. And lastly, thanks for the consistent hard work! 😊

  74. My ovaries just exploded because of moe lord and his casanova like words! Du ze you lucky dog! Not only you have 8-1 instant(coffee???) yandere boyfriend, you even have a side partner(aka doujinshi-senpai)~

    in novel times one month, everyone will drown from my waterfall wetness(joke too dirty? Sorry… 😅)

  75. Tissue rolls. I need to buy more tissue, i’m sure that this’ll be start for more fluffy moments, and maybe some hot moments too? Aahhh! *squeals* thanks for updating daily translator-san! We love you! And your hard work!!

  76. Du Ze, you can’t keep offering up harem members to Xiu forever!
    Self awareness is the first step, finally we’re getting somewhere

    Thanks for the chapter!!

  77. Thank you very much for the translation. Things are getting exciting and i’m glad you’re not keeping us in suspense for a long time. Daily updates keeps the flow of the story and your speed doesn’t affect the quality of the translation.

  78. Come on dear reader. Dont lie and say that sort of thing is only between a man and a women when everyone already knows that 2 cute guys is so much better. Just give in the main character always get his way so give up.

  79. Hi, I am one of those readers who doesn’t comment much but like you say. I had to write something for this chapter,

    KYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (Fujoshi’s mode turns off)
    Like the chapter to much, like the characters (Du Ze is my favorite) and THANK YOU FOR THE HARD WORK TRANSLATOR. I imagine it’s not easy to release a constant number of chapter each week for X or Y reason, so I want to thank you for every chapter you gave us so far especially because the quality is there. So….

    GOOD JOB AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH

  80. Xiu!!! your straight forward confession pierce through my heart!!! Σ>―(〃°ω°〃)♡→
    is 1 month long or short??
    I hope in this 1 month there is still unlock form of Xiu, Because from my hypothesis when Xiu unlock all of his form they will be forcibly forced apart ( from at time and space prediction). It’s will be heartbreaking ( TДT) we all know the answer will be hopefully DuZe admit his feelings for Xiu (whether forcefully or not). Xiu won’t accept No. that is why l wish when the deadline come.. Not all of form will be unlock so there will be lovey dovey scenes more.

  81. Finally, he heard the confession! I bet Du Ze is going to say sonething like ‘I cant have babies’ and he is just going to be like ‘I know, don’t care’.

  82. First time commenting~
    Poor Duze still didn’t realized that Xiu is already darken. With him as a final restrain to his sanity the ending will still be the same… just like what happened to the elves.

  83. Thank you for your hard work.
    I won’t comment about the current chapter to avoid spoiling the stories for other readers. Let’s just say that I enjoy this novel very much and always look forward to your latest translations.
    Thank you for your time, take care of your real life.

  84. no way arggh sooo happy 😆my hubby thinks I have gone crazy as I am hyped soo much dat am screaming n laughing n jumping😅 I luv u endlessy for introducing us this amazing novel 😄Du Ze now afta a month ur not safe😢

  85. Kyaaaaa~ Kya~ Kyaaaaaaaaaaaa~~
    He confessed!

    “I’m sorry, this young man’s Chinese teacher died early” I find this so funny!

  86. @#^HH%!!!!! It finally happened!
    One has to love the “Will he be able to hold this man in his arms next month or will he have to lock this man in his prison? If I can’t get his emotional response, I can only take away his body.”.
    Give up Du Ze…

  87. Hello i’m those kinds of readers who lurk in the shadows. Thank you for all the efforts you put in your translations .///3///.

  88. Yes! Finally the confession! The whole chapter was filled with fluff and I love it. Can’t wait for more and maybe some snu snu as well?

    Du Ze, you’re doomed. Either way, Xiu will never let you go.

  89. Kyaaaaa!!! Confession!!! YESSS!!!
    Just you wait DuZe, Xiu gonna put all his heart and soul( and body) into seducing you!!! And once you’re fully marinated in his love for a month, he’s going to strip and eat you for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack!!!!ʕっ˘ڡ˘ʔっ─∈
    MWAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHA*gasp*hahahahaaaa!!! (屮`∀´)屮

  90. Is this real life, confession so soon without drama and MISUNDERSTANDINGS!! Can’t wait to see what happens in a month though the moe du ze’ s fate seems already set in stone if xiu has anything to say about it. Thank you for this lovely chapter!

  91. Thanks for the chapter! I am as impressed as Du Ze. I was expecting another misunderstanding or joke but this was perfect.

  92. O^O OMG! That’s what you call a very passionate confession. And long overdue if I must say.

    I actually expected that Xiu will confess the moment Du Ze get out of the wheel of time, since Dan already told him our dear reader is no god.

    Now, will our Meng MC chose the lovey-dovey route or the yandere route, let’s find out in the coming episodes… err… chapter of our all time favorite danmei…. dundundun… 😍😜😍

  93. I thought of just commenting comment, but fuuuu-..n.
    I mean; very happy that our ML clearly confessed to our dumb reader and our dumb reader not being stupidly dense.. i.e. not even given the chance to act dense about (/-\)
    But, dayum! That escalated quickly (re: Xiu’s last thought there) 😀

    The fact that I regressed to using a » – « in my smiley, just now, already shows that this is too much for me to sort out and think abt how I feel about this (/v\)
    Too overwhelmed xD

  94. Thank you for the chapter! I love how the “he likes me as a friend, right~” cliché was brutally nipped in the bud. Also, Du Ze is finally looking at Xiu properly… he must have noticed, right? This is the situation he was waiting for. I’d really like to see Xiu’s thoughts here; did he confess because of that, or because he knew Du Ze isn’t a god? His gnome form would confess anyway, but I feel like the elf form could patently wait for the time to strike.
    Uuu, this story is the dose of yandere I was looking for. I can’t get over the moe!

  95. The confession was very, very exciting. So good to have it said clearly with no odd interruptions from either person(or external clichés) to make misunderstandings. Communication FTW!

    Du Ze’s understanding of Ziu also made me think about how similar they are. Du Ze gets Ziu attitude of the world because he did it too in his world. If De Ze had OP magic powers in his original world, do you think he would’ve rampaged?

  96. Ahhh thank you for the chappy:) They’re so cute and Xiu’s confession >///< I would be all red if someone said this to me heh

  97. Thank you for the update! Our reader is really adorable with the way he tries so hard to deny reality but he really doesnt have a chance against Xiu…

  98. ε=ε=(ノ≧∇≦)ノ Kyaaahh that confession scene!!!
    Soon Du Ze soon…you can’t escape Xiu anyway. Can’t wait for the kisskisshughug scenes hohohoho

  99. Thanks for the chapter!

    FINALLY A CONFESSIOOOOONNN!!

    Omg Xiu is so desperate keeping Du Ze to his side. Its kinda pitiful though… But uhh i got a bad feeling about this one month… Black bellied author, please dunt bully them too mucchhh!!

  100. In fact, you are just expressing your wish to be friends forever, right?!

    Omg, I really gotta laugh at DZ when I read that. There must be a limit to how oblivious you are, Xiu is already so straightforward here 😆

    “No matter how many people I meet in the future, they are not you.”

    (˶‾᷄ ⁻̫ ‾᷅˵) So touching, so sweet

    Will he be able to hold this man in his arms next month or will he have to lock this man in his prison?

    And here comes the yandere we all know~ 😂

  101. Commenting ~ Finally, Du Ze can no longer misinterpret or deceive himself after Xiu’s straightforward confession!

  102. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH *breathes* AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH SO CUTE AHHHHH… *internally screams the rest*

    Btw thank yu translator-sama :>

  103. I have the feeling du ze’s social barrier going to mess things up or he will return to the real world before/as he gives his answer.

  104. Oh! The moons are… white! Oh! The moons are… bright! Oh! Xiu’s two moons are covered by clothes! Oh! Du Ze’s humanity! 😂😂😂😂

  105. I love love LOVE this novel! Thank you so much for translating it. Du ze just have to give up. Also I can´t help feeling like something big is going to happen but it could just me who love climax. XD

  106. Du ze, no preguntes, sólo gozalo (///▽///)(*´>д<)

    Du ze your fate is Xiu, you can't run away ヽ(`Д´)ノ

    I see R-18 in your future and I like it ╮(╯▽╰)╭ヾ(*´∀`*)ノ(*˘︶˘*)

    Thanks for your translation :3

  107. I’ve never left comments so here goes nothing-
    No matter how black Xiu becomes, his love for Du Ze is the most pure, beautiful thing in the whole ‘Mixed Blood’ world
    Possessive? Overbearing? What are those?
    They don’t matter. I like Xiu’s love towards Du Ze!
    P/s: Please make a Patreon account, I’d love to be your patron when you do!

  108. *this user has died of extreme blood-loss*

    //revived

    KYAAAAAA WAS THAT A CONFESSION?!?!?! Oh god oh god oh god! Xiu, I congratulate you! You actually said it!!! Now, it’s time for Du Ze to sort out his own feelings about this whole thing and give Xiu an answer (which will hopefully be yes).

    But one thing’s got me thinking. The elf Xiu is a cold iceberg type, right? When paired with Du Ze’s apathetic disposition, then…will it be a recipe for some ‘cold’ affection? or some awkwardness? Ahhhh or will they be in this deadlock of no one making a move? (well, Xiu already made the move though)

    Oh well.

    Thanks for the chapter~

  109. Tanks for the chapterrr
    Also, our cute reader obviously is already liking the protagonist, even if only his appearance, i really suspect he has always loved the ” moe lord” hes just too dense and doesnt even notice!

  110. Kyaaaa~~~
    I almost got a nosebleed when I read this~
    I somehow hope that Xiu puts Du Ze in a prison and neverlet’s him out again (and in the night you can hear mysteryous moans~~~~)
    Thanks for the chapter

  111. FINALLY Xiu Xu said it and more importantly Du Ze heard it. I got so tense when I heard him ask to hear the song again I thought “Here goes his hearing aids again… ” but alas he heard it all now what to do about it. I’m very much hoping the month ends in ravishment 😈

    Thank yoooou for the update✨✨✨

  112. Thank you so very much ToT7

    My heart went doki doki all throughout this chapter, ah, I was so nervous! I can’t believe that he actually confessed!!! And I can’t believe that it went so well (considering how poorly it goes in other novels when the shou dismisses their gong’s feelings & brings up female love intetests) Tbh, the ending thoughts from the black box are more along the lines of what I expected;;;; But it seems Xiu will be patient for now, I believe he can play his cards right and win Du Ze over. I mean, as long as he doesn’t get carried away, a little bit of reassuring skinship can help build up affections from a hesitant party >u> hmm, sounds like a good plan to me~

  113. EHHHHHH Xiu confessed! And it’s only Chapter 40! I’m shocked. Also, why are those black box thoughts so scary ahahaha our silly, cute reader better watch out omg. It’s not a month to think about his answer, it’s a month to acclimatize to his agreement. On another note, Xiu continues to be saddest murder baby; I hope he really does come to like the world, not just for the sake of all things living upon it but for his own sake.

    1. Well said! Yes, if Xiu starts loving the world as well as our cute reader then everyone will be happy.

  114. Confession time!!! >////<
    My goodness, Du Ze you lucky reader…
    That was the hottest, straight to the point confession I ever read!
    Xiu really not leaving any escape route for Du Ze… 😂
    Just accept your fate Du Ze..
    And I miss the doujinshi~ 😁
    Thanks for the chapter! 😉

  115. OH MY GOD!! The confession chapter already came! I wonder how Xiu will act for the next month??
    Thanks for translating for this long!

  116. *tea pours out of my mug in my slack hand as I stare at the confession* …… Did… Did that just happen?! I thought he was gonna wait some more! Bless this Author for always crushing my predictions!

    So… The dynamic is going to change from Du Ze’s side now! I’m positively thrilled right now!

    1. Du Ze actually tried to pretend he was saying he wanted to be BFFs! Rofl, but Xiu quickly put a stop to any misunderstanding.

  117. Dun dun DUNNNNN! Xiu’s blunt confession.
    What a straight ball throw. Hits Du Zu smack in the face…

    Thanks for the chapter!

  118. Bonjour, pour une fois je vais laisser un commentaire ; )
    J’adore cette histoire.
    Merci pour ta traduction et tes efforts.

  119. Yeeeesss! Confession! Hahaha poor Du Ze, it doesn’t matter what you answer: Yes-you belong to him; No-you belong to him. Just give up and let us see some nsfw!

    Thank you for the chapter!

  120. FINALLY THE CONFESSION! But to put the reply off for a month, Du Ze, you’re just prolonging the inevitable. Thanks for the update! ^^

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