Chapter 17.2 The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love

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Chapter 17.2 – Protagonist: He is mine

The Halphas City Lord looked covetously at the small Xiu. The pointed ears, half hidden in his flaxen hair, showed that he is a gnome. This is a member of the ancient race, the legendary people who created a mechanical civilization! With the gnome by his side, he won’t have to worry that he won’t become stronger.

When his eyes finally rested on the tattered figure of Du Ze, the Lord’s eyes narrowed and he asked: “Dan, tell me, who is he?”

“That is a subordinate of the gnome, an insignificant human.”


The Lord was irritated. He hates humans but the taste of human flesh is indeed unusually good. At the thought of that delicious taste, the Lord unconsciously licked his lips. His eyes as he looked at Du Ze became hot. The humans live on the other side of the continent, therefore there are not many of them here. He has not eaten a human meal for a long time.

“Take them away.”

After hearing the order of the Lord, the demons looked at each other, then Moses came forward. He cautiously approached Du Ze and Xiu – here is a gnome, a type of enemy that he has never fought before.

Du Ze saw the meat mountain shouting. When a demon jumped down and walked towards them in an obviously threatening, unfriendly manner, Du Ze thought that things were not good, especially since Xiu was in gnome form.

The enemy is a group of powerful demons, and what we have here is a team made up of a feeble human loser and a seriously injured gnome who specializes in life skills … Do you really want to be this cruel?! They were facing demons, the race with the strongest individual powers!

In “Mixed Blood,” combat can be divided into categories depending on the number of foes: individual strength, war band (group) strength, army strength, and siege strength (when attacking a city). The demons are the strongest individually; the beastkin have the strongest war band strength; the undead have the strongest armies; while the dragonkin are the strongest at attacking a city. The other races have different characteristics. Du Ze is fortunate to be able to experience the attack power of a member of the race with the strongest individual combat capabilities …

Du Ze glanced at the gnome beside him. Clenching his teeth, he opened the box – gnomes are not good at magic or melee, they are craftsmen. Therefore, Du Ze has to step up and protect the protagonist. He will try to use the artifact. The sword might take control of him, but with his 0-point restore, he should be able to return to normal.

Moses stopped moving when he saw the box open. Everyone marveled as the box split into pieces and a small black whirlpool materialized. The sword slowly appeared: first the tip, then the blade, and finally, the scarlet handle. The weapon fell from the box and cut into the hard ground. Its slender blade had a silver red glow that was hard to look away from.

The Lord’s eyes lit up. It wasn’t just him – all of the assembled demons’ eyes glittered with greed. This is a good sword, it might even be … a magical artifact.

Du Ze grasped the handle of the sword but this action made Moses rush towards him, ignoring the gnome for now.

So quick! Du Ze realized the difference between him and the fighters of this world. He had not even seen Moses move until the demon arrived in front of him. The next moment, Du Ze’s neck was struck. The pain was intense, as though his vertebra was about to break.

Xiu tried to keep Du Ze from falling but his present form was too weak. They both fell down on the ground. Du Ze was unconscious.

Moses didn’t pay attention to them at all. His eyes were on the sword, as if he was tempted to reach out and take it. The Lord’s expression darkened and he grunted but Moses didn’t respond to him. Moses continued to reach for the magic sword.

The Lord of the City of Halphas was furious. He stomped his foot and thorns rose up from the ground, seeking to pierce through Moses’s body.

Moses seemed to wake up from his daze and avoided the thorns. Cold sweat dripping down from his forehead, Moses apologized: “Lord, I …”

The meat mountain ignored Moses’s plea. He took the sword in his hand. His face shone red, reflecting the glow of the flawless silver blade of the Burning Desire Demonic Sword. He was enchanted. Gently touching the blade, the Lord expressed a bit of disappointment: “Why is it just a sword?”

The Lord is a high level Earth-type Magic Specialist. In the reverse side of the continent where the elements are weak, there are not many magicians. This is why he can become the Lord of Halphas City.

Moses wanted to make some excuses. He didn’t know why he was obsessed, trying to take the weapon in public. Then Moses saw that the Lord was smiling.

“You have done me good service before, I do not care about your disobedience.”

Moses was ecstatic and knelt to the Lord: “By your command, Lord.”

“Come …”

Moses had just walked over to the Lord when he heard the smiling demon Lord say to him: “Test the sword for me.”

“My Lord…?”

Moses fell. Half of his waist had been cut. He looked up at the Lord. From his point of view, the eyes of the demon Lord were covered with a faint red light.

“I forgive you.”

The Lord of Halphas City still has the sword out and is very satisfied with its sharpness. If his strength as a magician is insufficient, he can directly cut people in two the way he did with Moses. Commanding that the dying Moses be left behind by the squad, he turned towards Xiu and Du Ze.

In a good mood because he had punished a disobedient subordinate, the Lord felt abnormal feelings of joy and excitement. Looking down at the dark-haired youth and the gnome, he unconsciously spoke too loudly: “I am the Lord of Halphas City. I would like to invite the Master to visit my house for a while.”

Xiu was silent for a time, trying to think of countermeasures. Unfortunately, the Lord’s attention was attracted to Du Ze. The thought of the familiar yet exotic taste of human flesh made the Lord, who had just “exercised,” feel hungry. Once the thought entered his mind, he started to feel more and more hungry, like a starving person. He wanted to stuff that human inside his stomach to fill that inexhaustible void.

Since he is so hungry and that delicacy is right in front of him, why not start eating immediately?

Raising the exceptionally beautiful sword, before Xiu had time to react, the Lord suddenly cut off Du Ze’s left hand. Even in his coma, Du Ze’s body twitched because of the sudden pain.

The Lord picked up the hand and, under everyone’s eyes, greedily and thirstily bit the fingers, chewing the flesh and drinking the blood. He finished off the entire hand but he only felt a momentary satisfaction. Staring at the unconscious human with red eyes, the Lord became angry.

Not enough – not enough – completely inadequate –

The sword’s red glow became stronger and it seemed to sigh in contentment.

The Lord of Halphas City raised the sword, intending to cut off a piece of his food again. However, the demonic sword was stopped. The Lord looked at the hand that was on the blade and, even possessed, he still had some reason left: It’s a gnome’s hand that can create matchless equipment.

The Lord of Halphas stared at Xiu’s eyes, and said: “Let go.”

Xiu did not speak. His amber eyes were full of cold anger. The sharp blade broke open his palm. His red blood flowed down the silver-red metal, and was sucked in by the voracious demonic sword.

– Give it to me.

The Lord saw that Xiu’s eyes were changing color. The amber eyes darkened because of anger. The color became deeper and more beautiful until they turned purple. The Lord thought it was an illusion and rubbed his eyes. He looked at his eyes again.

The eyes were truly a deep purple, the rich eye color of a demon, the pupils slender and vertical.

Those are the eyes of the demon race.



– Do you want power?

I want it.

– Why?

If I have power, no one can take him from me.

You want to protect him?

No, I want to monopolize him.

He is mine, everything is mine.

So give me strength, I have to take back what belongs to me.

Give it to me.

– [black box]

The author has something to say:

Protagonist: He is mine.
Reader: … Haha.
Author: Haha.
Protagonist: Well, unanimously passed.
Reader: WTF!!!

demon xiu
Image: Hottie alert! Hottie spotted!

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41 thoughts on “Chapter 17.2 The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love”

  1. There’s the undead and demon drawing, why weren’t there a gnome one. Though I really like them all.

  2. SabbyThePasserby

    I have been meaning to thank you for translating this novel. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH! T^T <3 Your effort is MUCH appreciated. I just dk what to say anymore except THANK YOU!!!! orz

    P. S. Ohmergawd he is H O T!

    P. P. S I accidentally replied someone else's comment instead of creating a stand alone one. QAQ

  3. What he said about everything being his reminds me of character of some show that I used to watch when I was a child, he was a rich spoiled brat

    1. Oh, I think I know what you’re talking about! Is it a kids show named “Lazy Town?” Forgot the character’s name, but one of my few memories of that show is of a rich, preppy looking kid singing a song about how everything is his. Lol

    2. SabbyThePasserby

      I have been meaning to thank you for translating this novel. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH! T^T <3 Your effort is MUCH appreciated. I just dk what to say anymore except THANK YOU!!!! orz

      P. S. Ohmergawd he is H O T!

    3. SabbyThePasserby

      I’m sorryyyy!!!! I didn’t realize I replied to your msg. TT I realized it too late.

  4. If he changes into demon form with only what his gnome form was wearing…..*hot abs under bursting white shirt without pants*

    Better get that cloak ready Du Ze, or we’ll all nosebleed to death.

    Thanks for the chapter!! *lays out cookies*

  5. Hottie alert!!! Ao ao aooooooo so handsome. I saw a few packs there? I hope it 6 cuz i fond of no.6 rather than 8. Heh.
    ☆⌒(≧▽​° )

  6. Duze… your cool moment didn’t even last a second and you already got KO’d!?! Well atleast Xiu’s yande-*cough* I mean demon form got activated…

    Thanks for the chapter~

  7. LOL, hottie alert! XD
    Thank goodness, thought they were going to be stuck in a dungeon cell. Rip that fatass mountain apart!!!!!

  8. That shocked me.. the part where Du Ze’s hand got cut off AND eaten…O_O

    Also, Xiu are you really going yandere here? T_T No no Du Ze’s not an object okay?

    Thank you for the update!

  9. Xiu woke the demon blood?!?

    I worry that the demon lord will see that Du Ze’s parts grow back and keep him like that…. ;_;

    Thank you very much for all your hard work!!!!!

  10. *sqeaaaaaaaal*
    So hot! So handsome! So…
    *hides behind a corner*
    S-so dangerous! So handsome! So hot! *dead due blood loss*

    Anyways, I was quiet shocked when Du Ze got karate-chopped. And here I thought it would be one of those transmagrited-MC-awakened-power moment (TvT)

    Aiyo. I also imagined how much torture our family’s Reader would suffer if that gluton Lord would have discovered his unending flesh supply cheat. Σ(°△ °|︴
    Too bad Du Ze needs to go for a whole day without his hand, since they got ambushed after midnight..
    Auto, poor boo boo (ノД`)

    … I’m gonna be killed, aren’t I?

  11. Du Ze!!! You lucky bastard!! 😂😂😂😂
    Look at that smexy demon Xiu! I bet all the upcoming forms would as hot as the demon form because why not? Xiu’s the Protagnist and he’s bound to be sexy as fuck!

    Go Xiu! Better cut up that fatty bastard into pieces!

    Fortunately Du Ze has the power of regeneration although if that fatty found out he would probably want to lock up Du Ze in his house (fatty would probably think never ending meat with the regeneration skill that Du Ze got) so you better save your waifu Xiu!

    Yep, as we can see here Xiu’s level of yandereness is steadily growing (see he even said he owns every part of Du Ze and he doesn’t want to share Du Ze with anyone, go Xiu!!! Protect your wifey!!)

    Thank you so much for the translation!!! 🙇‍♂️🙇‍♂️🙇‍♂️🙇‍♂️🙇‍♂️🙇‍♂️🙇‍♂️🙇‍♂️🙇‍♂️🙇‍♂️🙇‍♂️🙇‍♂️🙇‍♂️
    This novel makes me sleep early! (I would sleep all day after I read the daily chapter so I could pass the day and wake up next day to read the daily chapter again 😄😄😄😄😄😄)

  12. waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa OMG OMG XIUUUUU hahaha <3 such a lovely chapter omg.. Thank you for translating translator-san ;-;)/ Gambatte nee!!~

  13. Yes. Hell yes. Hell f’n YES!!!

    Avenge the poor little reader!! Don’t let piggy get away!!! A bit sad how fat = cannon fodder/evil/irrelevant in most cases, but I have no regrets with seeing this guy get cut down…

    But to think Du Ze was actually going to take up the sword to protect the protagonist… Xiu, you absolutely cannot let this angel leave… He is the best obsession target! ah… I hope there are going to be some tender moments now… the setup is just perfect, Xiu defeats the demon party, rescues Du Ze before blood loss becomes too great, and once midnight is over… BAM! Du Ze and Demon!Xiu!! Ehehe…. still need to do something about Dan though… oh yeah, he still has Du Ze’s shirt… need to get that first, Dan can accept getting a chance to live as his payment… No one has rights to anything of Du Ze’s!!!

    Oh wait… lich has a cloak, but gnome was dressed in some of Du Ze’s clothes… ah… does demon form come with his own clothes, or is he gonna go ‘give me your clothes’ , terminator style ? Ehehe….

    Also, human, undead, gnome, demon… doesn’t that mean Xiu can switch forms now? The protagonist seems to grow amazingly fast… i think he may have some complex towards his human form thanks to all the torture, though,,

  14. Than you for the chapter!!! 😆 We finally reach the manga huh…. Also, kill that fat demon!!! Kill him!!!! 😠😡👿 In addition, the sword allowed him to turn into a demon huh…. So he is able to turn into all of his forms now since he has four forms already. His human form, his undead/Lich form, gnome form, and demon form. Hurray! He can now freely transform into any form now!! 😆 Now, will what the author notes say about Xiu doing eight forms at night come true? 😏😏

  15. WTF! I thought that the undead and human xiu are already hot blazing fire!! Nowhe have this nosebleed inducing hotness demon form!!so dizzy from too much hotness 💫 thank you for the chapter!

    1. Oh yeah lich form hahah😅 forgot the proper term for his undead form~ but tlad u agreed anon 😁

  16. Thank you for the chapter!
    We are finally here, caught up to manga. Interesting, very interesting! Can’t wait to read more!
    About the new method of linking – I don’t really care, it’s just a custom, do as you prefer, or as it is easier for you.

  17. PrettyDamnCritical

    Du Ze is a hopeless but precious existence. Trying to save even though he is the one in need of saving, like a true (but not very self aware) damsel in distress 😂
    Thank you for the chapter~ 😙❤

  18. Thanks for the chapter!
    Yeah, slice that fatty pig and that scheming Dan!!

    Du Ze is Xiu’s, how could they take advantage of him. The one who can take advantage of Du Ze is only Xiu!!! The yande-cough- the master of Du Ze!!!

  19. Crazy Stalker Fan

    Yay! Xiu is so awesome!! And that demon should be f*cked killed for what he did to Du Ze!!!! How dare you!? You just made Xiu angry so pay for it with your life idiot!

    I think I’m good now after all that anger was let out! XD

  20. Little Fluffy Ninja Sheep

    Thank you for the chapter!
    Wuuuwuu, poor Du Ze~~
    Xiu is now turning into demon form, I can’t wait to see the miserable end of that disgusting fattie. Xiu avenge our sweet and silly Du Ze!

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