Chapter 72.1 The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love

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Chapter 72.1 – Tower of God: The Temple of Knowledge.

Louis advanced into the darkness. In everyone’s subconsciousness, there is a field of life — the place where the spirit, soul, and body are connected. This is often thought of as the mind or heart of a person. Louis was currently in the field of life. In order to fully take over the body, he had to cut off its connection between the spirit and body then devour the other’s soul.

The field of life is different for each person. In each individual’s field of life, whatever they think of as beautiful, ideal, and impressive normally appears. Each person has a different ideal, therefore everyone’s field of life is different. This was the first time that Louis saw such a dark field of life — this endless, empty darkness is like a rejection of everything in the world.

Because it was dark, Louis couldn’t see anything; he couldn’t even find the connection between the spirit and the body. He paused and began to think about countermeasures. As he gazed at a certain point in the darkness, Louis was surprised to discover that there were countless words in the dark.

The words were so dense that they overlapped each other. Louis carefully examined the words for a while before realizing that they were countless repetitions of two words filling the entire field of life.

“Ze … du ze …?”

Du ze, du zedu zedu zedu zedu ze …

The sound in his ear was like a dark broken voice. Louis recovered from his dazed state and found himself standing in the middle of a round platform. This had never happened to him before. Louis looked around and tried to quickly sort out the situation.

A round platform was floating in the darkness. Eight tall, slender torches stood all around the edges of the platform. One was plain but the others all had scarlet totems carved on their handles. No matter how hard the tried, Louis wasn’t able to understand the meaning of the scarlet totems. Suddenly, the torch in front of him burst into flame. The flame was a strange color – a demonic purple. It flared up then took the shape of a demon.

The flame demon, who was just a silhouette with no detailed features, laughed softly: “You really came in.”

Louis did not react. The purple flame demon moved behind him and languidly shouted: “Hey, you have a guest.”

The purple flame suddenly died down. Louis turned around. A torch was lit up. Its flame was gray and it quietly burned. Strangely, even though it was clearly a flame, it made people feel colder — this is a feeling that Louis is familiar with. The cold feeling with an undertone of decay and decadence is unmistakably the death aura of an undead spirit.

The gray flame rose higher and took on the shape of a human standing on the torch and looking silently at Louis. Louis looked at it and said hoarsely: “Are you one of the undead?”

The flame undead did not answer but just descended from the torch in silence. Louis’ instincts cried out that there was danger; because he himself is undead he is keenly aware of how terrifying the undead can be. He wanted to leave this strange place, but he was shackled by an invisible force that wouldn’t allow him to move. Even his eyeballs were frozen in place. Louis can only watch as the flame undead came to him. The burning face came closer and said: “I only allow one person to enter here. You do not have the qualifications to be here.”

The gray flame swept over to the immobile Louis and devoured him.

“- Xiu!”

Xiu opened his eyes. Du Ze’s panicked voice was in his ear and he was being held by Du Ze. It seemed as though what had just happened took a long time but in reality it only took a moment.

A gray pillar of light materialized in front of them. Du Ze was quite startled by the sudden appearance of the exit portal. All he knew was that Xiu collapsed on his shoulder. He was thrown into confusion and he hastily embraced Xiu as the latter changed shape from a demon into an undead.

Xiu leaned against Du Ze’s shoulder. He lowered his eyes and held Du Ze tighter.

His heart is very narrow. Except for the man in his arms, he will never let others into that tiny crevice.

“It’s all right.”

After hearing Xiu speak, the nervous Du Ze finally relaxed. Although he didn’t know what had happened, if the Moe Lord said it was alright then everything must be fine.

The undead that Louis summoned had all disappeared. Except for the fact that this was the first time that Rachel saw Xiu transform, the others easily accepted Xiu’s new form. They didn’t have time to talk to each other since the hall of bones was rapidly tumbling down, just like the demon god arena.

The group returned to the hall through the gray pillar of light. Du Ze looked around and saw that one of the empty stone platforms now held a statue of the undead. There was no need to think too much about this. Clearly the Tower of God had a specific process: enter the door of light – complete the trial of one race – a stone statue signifies they have cleared a trial – and so on. Once all of the statues are collected they can reach the top.

After returning to the hall, Xiu soon fell into a coma. The demon sisters filled Rachel in so that she had a rough idea of the situation. Her attitude towards Xiu did not change much.

Du Ze sighed in relief and stared at Xiu’s face. Even for one of the undead, his face was too pale. The Tower of God gave them no time to breathe and this person was always pushing himself, desperately climbing the tower so he can become a god.

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Translator’s Comment:

This is one my favorite chapters. What a way to defeat Louis! And Xiu’s life space was just full of nothing but Du Ze. I melted from happiness! How can Xiu be so yandere and cute at the same time?! Don’t be shy, let me know what your reaction was. Do you think this chapter is fluffy or scary? If you had a field of life, what would be in it?

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34 thoughts on “Chapter 72.1 The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love”

  1. Honestly speaking, I hate yanderes. But this one is just someone you can’t hate. You’ll just love the story between them even more! Because he’s doing it for Du Ze. Ah. I feel so happy.

  2. I usually dislike yandere characters because their feelings always come off as creepy obsession rather than love. Yet, somehow, in Xiu’s case, I can only feel his unending love for Du Ze. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still obsessive (and a bit creepy) but I can’t help but pity him because I can see how much he needs Du Ze- like a wine bottle needs a cork- to keep going smoothly. So it’s rather endearing that Du Ze will be the only thing that defines his world no matter what happens.

    Also, love the idea of the different race ego’s talking to each other. I can’t help but imagine a scene of them arguing over who gets to “bed the bride” every night lol.

    1. I´m so overwhelmed with Xiu´s love…my goshh I love him…I wonder who did Du Ze saved in his past life…and what will happen now that saved the rotten soul of Xiu..but how will affect it that Xiu maybe will destroy the world but for something different…
      By the way in the original novel I think Xiu didn´t have that much of desire to destroy the worl…He spare Claire, he went to Sky City for Claire…he has a lot people with him, comrades…I think this time with his unrestraining love for Du Ze, he (unlike before) doesn´t have countermersures…it is like once he become the final boss he will be nearest to insaness than in any other time or plane…Du Ze is the most dangerous weapon against Xiu…

  3. Gosh xiuu….!!! What a dedicated lover he is!!! He’s world is revolving around du ze, every fiber and his blood is Du ze. I kinda worry about du ze vision about their future TAT
    I just can’t see them separated now…they just made for each other

  4. That’s CREEPY!!!! …… I mean.
    Aaaaaaawwwwww >…< such DEVOTION!!!!

    *goes off and hides before someone decides to maul me… or something…*

  5. Thanks for the chappie! Loved it but also I am TERRIFIED of Xiu. I’ll gladly read the story but please god no transmigration, I might actually cry…

  6. I am happy for this. Xiu is very simple and devoted to Duze that it left me so enviousXD but Im also worried what would happen to Xiu if something happened to Duze when he wont let anyone into his heart… will he be able to survive?

  7. Scary, scary… Definitely scary? Or, it would be really terrifying if Du Ze’s feelings weren’t mutual. Xiu definitely has the makings of a horrifying stalker. The fact that Du Ze likes him is his only saving grace.

    1. I’m glad I’m not the only one that thinks so. If Xiu were a real person, he’d be so, so SCARY. We can only hope that Du Ze stays loyal because the moment he strays… Ugh, I don’t know whether I love this chapter or hate it. Consent is really important to me, and though I love Xiu, I’m pretty sure he doesn’t give two flying rats about it which had got me all twisted inside because I love this story and ugh… Feels, man. All the feels.

  8. Wow Xiu your world is literally Du Ze isnt it, if that mural is anything to go by chaos continent is surely doomed…

    But how fascinating is it that his forms talk to each other in some way, now i want more interactions between them

    Im also delighted by Du Ze worrying about Xiu and panicking when the cute reader shows emotion I get excited especially since its directed at Xiu

    I dont particularly find this chapter scary there vertainly is some fluff!

    If i had a field of Life the sky would look like it does at sunset oranges pink gilds and purples. It would be a large open garden with bookshelves with all the stories Ive read and enjoyed

    Thank you for translating and happy holidays! 🎉

  9. This was more cool than fluffy or scary to me. Ok, well a little cute with Du Ze’ name etched everywhere in his subconsciousness, but super cool with the idea of the torches!

    Each form communicates to each other in their own way……really makes me think he has multiple personality disorder hahaha.

  10. Haha well it was to be expected that Moe Yandere Lord’s ideal place would be filled with DuZe, but didn’t expect it to only be the word DuZe… I kinda thought it would be like a DuZe funland or something? Maybe with countless pictures of DuZe, chibi mascot DuZe running around, DuZe venders selling DuZe merchandise(*ahem* example: DuZe x Xiu doushijin made by Xiu), landscape shaped like DuZe, maybe even a giant DuZe shrine… I would like to imagine Xiu as DuZe otaku…
    Thank you for the chapter!!!

  11. It’s so sweet that Du Ze makes up the total of Xiu and yet at the same time it’s so sad. You are the culmination of the people in your life, whether they be good or bad they’ve all shaped you into who you are. It says a lot about Xiu when all he is, is Du Ze, when all that is good in him is Du Ze. It’s so freaking sweet it makes me envy and at the same time it’s so effing sad I’m glad this is fiction that a happily ever after could be written in at any time.

    Anyways, thanks for all your hard work! We appreciate it so much!

  12. To be honest I have expected such scenery inside Xiu. I mean he is a Yandere a reason(and many more ways). But still I found it sweet that he will never let anyone gets inside it other than Du ze.

  13. My field of life would probably have every unfinished amazing book I ever read but all finished by their authors, so I could know the end to all my favorite stories.

    Thx for the translatian btw 😘

  14. I think that it is both, and I want my field of life to be comfy, fluffy maybe, with all animals in the world there, but they don’t need to use the bathroom, and the food will always be there when they wanted. Everything always changes but all is still comfortable as heck.

  15. My field of life, huh? Well, obviously it would be mountains and mountains of gold and jewels! Ah, just the thought of it really puts a smile on my face~

    Anyway, thanks so much for translating yet another chapter! Man, you are like, my hero right now for doing this!

  16. I want a field of flowers and a books that I want. Games a laptop (haha) a infinite wifi and a big stuff toy of a chick or bird with kirby. XD

  17. *looking at Louis* “I told you~”

    Oh yeah, snusnu chapters
    I’m so ready for that, I’ve completely restock my emergency supplies

  18. My field of life would be a space full of screens/doujins, a fridge of sweets and boxes and boxes of tissue paper! And what those screens are showing? Well~ *cackles creepily*

    There’s also an altar for the love of my life Laurent of Vere~! >w< ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  19. Translator-Sama, I started reading yesterday and caught up now. First, thank you for having invested so much effort into translating this story. I love it.
    I used to dislike yandere character, but the Moe Lord… I just love him and Du Ze. So of course it is not a scary chapter, but a fluffy one!
    You asked about our field of life… mine probably would have an ocean, a stary sky and an infinite library with fantasy books or Asiatic novels… yeah I know it’s quite simple.
    What about yours?

    1. I think mine would be full of money! And a harem hot babes! Chris Hemsworth with the long hair… hahahahaha!

  20. Hmm.. as expected of a yandere. His whole world is dark with the exception of his most beloved. He is so devoted~ how lovely.

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