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Chapter 78.4 – Special Episode: Mid-Autumn Festival

Hi everyone, here is today’s chapter. This is a special episode. I am not sure where exactly it goes in the story chronologically but it was at the end of chapter 78 in the raws.

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Special Episode: Mid-Autumn Festival

Du Ze looked at the moon above the lake in the elf kingdom. The huge moon was like a round wheel in the dark sky. As a human from Earth, the full moon always made him think of the Mid-Autumn Festival. However, the time of this world and earth are not the same so Du Ze cannot determine the time of the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Speaking of the Mid-Autumn Festival, in addition to this foodie missing the mooncakes, there was also the legend of Chang’e.

“What are you thinking about?”

He heard a familiar voice from behind him then Du Ze was in Xiu’s arms. The elf kissed Du Ze’s hair.

“A legend.”

“Oh?” The tone of Xiu’s voice showed that he was listening. Du Ze gathered his thoughts and then haltingly began to explain the story of the rabbit on the moon and the Mid-Autumn Festival. In order to explain about the legend of the moon, Du Ze started off by explaining how ten suns rose from Earth and scorched the fields, turning the world into a wasteland. The archer Houyi shot down nine of the ten suns. He replaced some of the elements of the ancient Chinese myth and spoke of Houyi as an Archer God. Then he narrated how Chang’e stole the elixir by saying she stole his godhead and rose to the moon to become a goddess.

After hearing the story, Xiu meditated on it for a moment then held Du Ze: “Did Houyi like Chang’e a lot?”

Du Ze nodded. If Houyi did not not like her, he wouldn’t have gone to the Queen Mother of the West to get two immortality elixirs for himself and Chang’e.

“Why didn’t he pursue her?”

“He can’t pursue her there.” Du Ze did not know how to explain it to Xiu and only said vaguely: “Only gods can enter there and Houyi failed to become a god.”

“Chang’e stayed on the moon forever and Hou Yi finally died?”

“Uh-huh.”

Xiu was silent for a while then summarized the story in his own words: “Really stupid …”

Du Ze also felt that Chang’e shouldn’t have taken both elixirs with her. After all, even if one is immortal, if one is alone then one can only end up forever desolate and lonely in the Moon Palace.

Chang’e probably regrets stealing the elixir and is bitterly lonely every night.

Xiu embraced Du Ze, cradling Du Ze’s head in the hollow of his shoulder. No light penetrated Xiu’s serene and mysterious eyes.

The archer god named Houyi was very stupid.

If you have the strength to slay the suns, why not destroy the moon?

If the two of you can’t be together, then simply pull down that person so that the two of you can be buried together.

Xiu sniffed Du Ze’s fragrance. This person has never changed since they met. Even though he was not an adolescent, he was still a young man and remained that way, as though his time was frozen.

Whether it was Cecil or the story of Houyi, the famous stories were all about the tragedy of time. Every creature in this world will age and eventually die, even the undead will decay and perish after a very long period of time. In the whole world, only a god is truly immortal.

If he fails to become a god, then …

Xiu gently bit Du Ze’s neck and when Du Ze looked up at him in fright, Xiu kissed him on the lips.

“Happy Mid-Autumn Festival.”

Du Ze could only see that Xiu’s eyes were filled with tenderness. He felt the other person’s heat on his lips and closed his eyes. The corners of his mouth curved up in a smile.

“… Happy Mid Autumn Festival.”

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Translator’s Notes:

  • Mooncakes, they have different types of yummy fillings:
By stu_spivackP1010095, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link
By SoHome Jacaranda LilauOwn work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link
  • Oops, I accidentally clicked on “publish” instead of “save draft.” I was supposed to publish this later today. Never mind, it’s fine.
  • I thought this chapter would be super fluffy but it’s actually super yandere! Xiu! Is it me or is it actually a very cute yet also ominous/scary extra chapter? *shudder* I’d like to think that Xiu thinks that but he wouldn’t actually kill our sweet little reader. What do you think? Are you worried?

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17 thoughts on “Chapter 78.4 – Special Episode: Mid-Autumn Festival”

  1. Thanks for the chapter! Ehhh sometimes I wonder if Xiu could really bring himself to do it. The genuine dissatisfaction he felt when he realized that he had hurt Du Ze in his dragon form was very telling. So I wonder. I don’t think he’d be happy afterwards, if he was still alive. On the other hand, Du Ze is ironically an enabler of this yandere behavior so he might just make the offer himself lololol

  2. Fufufu~ Thanks for the early update! >y<

    I'm not worried about Xiu killing Du Ze — the only scenario he would do that is if he's dying and there's zero chance of him surviving; he'll want Du Ze to die then so that they can be together in the afterlife. XD

  3. Xiu always surprised me. Should have know long ago his thought would be different than normal – as all yanderes do.
    So then if you fail to become god (which we all know was not going to happen) …what will you really do, Xiu?

    1. Live with Du Ze as long as he can and then drag him down with him when he is dying or not able to keep Du Ze by his side anymore.

  4. I love that Xiu always thinking in the slightly yandere ways. I am so sick of selfless protagonist who only want the one you love be happy and stay alive even without him/her.

  5. Ahh what a lovely surprise to get this chapter so early!! Thank you so much!!

    If our Moe Yandere Lord could, he might just lock away our cute Reader away so nobody else could see him so he could have the DuZe all to himself!

  6. Yeah… It is pretty scary but they both love each other right? I think they would be happy. “If we can’t be together when we are alive, then we will stay together in our death, having an eternal sleep with each other.” There might be people who might be scared and freaked out if someone said that to them but I think it just shows how much they love that person and how precious they think that person is. If they are both deeply in love with each other, I think that will be a good thing. There are some people who are together but the person they love dies, they would sometimes follow their death. However….. If it is one-sided and that person keeps on pushing and even tries to kill that person because of “If we can’t be together, then I will kill you and you will stay in my heart forever.” kind of thing, I’m going to have to disagree on that.

  7. As expected of the eight races black bellied yandere god, his thoughts are of course going down the yandere path

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