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Chapter 28.2 – Protagonist: Let’s make a bet
A demon butler met them at the door. He saw two people emerge from the carriage, a blond youth with a genial smile on his face and a black-haired youth with a stiff, frozen face who looks very difficult to get along with.
The butler gave Du Ze a brief glance then focused most of his attention on Xiu. Sizing up the blonde with a critical eye, the butler was unable to find any flaws in the blue-eyed, golden-haired youth’s appearance. The only thing a person could call a fault was that Xiu was a little bit inferior in strength. The butler tentatively deduced that the other party is, roughly speaking, a high-level Sword Master, but he cannot make out the other’s attributes. The butler thought that for Xiu to have reached this level at his age is quite good.
If a certain someone had known what the butler was thinking, he would be sure to snort and think: stupid mortal, ah! He underestimates the protagonist’s halo too much. He should quickly worship the military might and magical talent of the Moe Master!
Du Ze saw the demon butler walk up to them and say some welcoming words. The servant’s gestures were superficially modest but could not hide his natural arrogance. With a gesture, the butler invited them to enter and led the way inside. Xiu pulled the still dazed Du Ze along with him and followed the servant.
The Lord’s palace was lavishly decorated with bright crystal chandeliers that dangled overhead. There were two spiral staircases in front of them. A door was set in between the stairs. It opened automatically when they walked to it. Inside was a spacious dining hall; the table was filled with delicious food, but the most mouth-watering treat was the person who was seated at the head of the table and smiling at them.
Heidi was dressed in a purple scale evening dress that clung tightly to the curves of her body. She was like a beautiful mermaid luring sailors to their doom. Compared to her, the goddesses that Du Ze had seen on Earth before were nothing much.
She was a little surprised to see Du Ze, but Heidi continued to smile and asked the attendants to bring another chair. Du Ze sat as far away from the pair as he could and began to weaken his presence as much as he could.
Heidi and Xiu toasted each other and seemed to be chatting very happily. Lurking in the sidelines, Du Ze was also very happy. Although he could not hear them, no problem, real men like big breasts!1 The crazy fan simply filled his imagination with dialogue from the original “Mixed Blood” scene.
Heidi gently touched Xiu’s blonde hair. Her eyes were wet: [This is a really beautiful color. I cannot help but wonder if the sunshine is so beautiful on the other side of the Chaos Continent … Be my partner, okay?]
(PS: The  lines in brackets are Du Ze’s remembered “Mixed Blood” original dialogue.)2
[You already belong to me.] Xiu smiled: [I’ll take you back to the other side of the mainland, and you’ll see what the real sun looks like.]
Heidi widened her beautiful eyes: [… Back to the Chaos Continent?]
[Don’t underestimate your man. Believe me.] Xiu’s eyes were full of tenderness: [You’ll achieve your wish.]
Next, the charming demon sister will move towards the protagonist and be enfolded in his bosom. Du Ze was thinking of hiding his presence and leaving at the right time when he saw Heidi stand up and then leisurely walk towards … him.
Sister, you’ve made a mistake, =A=！?
Du Ze watched the succubus walk towards him, her soft body gently swaying as if boneless. Du Ze was so stiff even his breathing had stopped. He felt the succubus whisper something in his ear: “…”
Du Ze did not hear what Heidi said to him because he was busy blankly staring in Xiu’s direction: This young man does not covet your family’s harem and has not done anything at all, so please, protagonist, keep your knife sheathed and let this youth keep his cucumber! Ah!
A soft hand touched the side of Du Ze head and in front of him was a beautiful woman with a heavenly fragrance, blushing cheeks, and delicate lips that men cannot help but want to kiss. When the succubus smiled, her eyes were mesmerising but Du Ze’s heart was full of despair.
Sister, you really want this cannonfodder’s cucumber to be chopped off? QAQ?
Heidi was startled by the black-haired youth’s reaction. He looked at her as if he was seeing something horrifying under a beautiful painted mask. Under his cold eyes, she could not find any means of moving him. Heidi got up and walked back to her seat. She frowned at the blonde youth who had kept silent all this time.
“You knew that would happen?”
“I knew. He looked at you like he was looking at a picture,” Xiu whispered. He was half speaking to himself: “He always does.”
Heidi had to admit that Xiu had described it perfectly. She had seen the stunned admiration on the youth’s eyes but she could not move his heart.
“I lost.” Heidi admitted she couldn’t seduce Du Ze. “Since I lost our wager, I’ll have the pass ready.”
She gazed at Xiu and said: “Have you really thought about it? If you want, you can have this city -”
Xiu shook his head. Heidi looked very disappointed; her helpless look was the type that aroused the protective urges of every normal male.
“I enjoyed our dinner. I asked someone to prepare a room. Please stay here for a while.”
After Xiu emerged from his bath, he saw that Du Ze had disappeared and sitting on bed was Heidi, dressed in gauze clothing. The beautiful demon smiled at him charmingly, saying: “Looking for your companion? I asked him to rest in another room.”
Heidi stood up and walked next to Xiu. The thin veil of her clothing could not conceal the charming scenery under it.
“I thought about it and I am a little unwilling …”
She pulled down the straps off her thin gown and the light silk clothes slipped off, revealing her perfect figure.
“So I’m going to make this last effort.”
Beautiful succubus. Naked, without a stitch of clothing on. Standing in front of Xiu, her voice is sweet as she said: “You will fall in love with that feeling … You want to try?”
“Let’s make a bet. If you can seduce him, I will stay to help you, if not, please give us the pass.”
“Don’t underestimate him. Trust me, you can’t do it.”
“You knew that?”
He knew it all along.
That person is always like this, always watching everything but he never getting involved.
Almost like … God.
If that man is God.
He wants to commit blasphemy.
– [black box]
The author has something to say:
Protagonist: Let’s make a bet? If you can tempt me, you can rest today. If not, eight races tonight.
Reader: (used his whole body to seduce the protagonist, and then was pushed down by the protagonist) … You lied to me!!! Didn’t I win?
Protagonist: If I don’t push you down, how do I show you that I was tempted?
The author: Who lost and who won? It’s a difficult question.
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46 thoughts on “Chapter 28.2 The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love”
I think that the protaganist won since he got what he wanted.
I had a feeling, that when Xiu was talking about a distant god, he was speaking about DZ. I don’t think, that DZ made it obvious, that he thinks of everyone as “only characters in a book”, but I guess Xiu is rather perceptive, and likened him to a God. Quite a grand assumption/parallel to make, but let’s be honest, Xiu isn’t the poster child of sanity.
I meant, that when he was talking about a God in a past chapter.
Aaaah! Re-reading this, and coming back to those specific Black Box lines is just 👌👌👌👌 I remember when I first read them and the same feeling of awe and amazement at the simple but meaninful words which perfectly encapsulate Xiu’s feelings for Du Ze are just….mamma mia!
It was at this point that I knew I was in it for the long hall, I was gonna follow this dense-ass boy and obsessed-ass boy to the eeend!
I want to thank you Reika-sama for such an excellent translation of this series! 😍😍
Your mixing of direct translations with the parts that need some ~creative~ thinking is so fantastic for this series and it really sets this translation apart in tetms of quality! It’s not just the quality story that draws so many people back to read and re-read this again and again 😆😆😆
Hey, thanks for reading then rereading!
Ooh, I got chills from those last “black box” lines. “If that man is God…” It’s a pretty reasonable conclusion for Xiu to come to, as well, what with DZ’s uncanny knowledge of the plot and reset abilities and general otherworldliness.
(And maybe not even that inaccurate, given DZ’s role in shaping the events of Xiu’s world. That feel when you meet the a**hole God who’s personally responsible for your tragic backstory and “blackening”… and oh no, he’s cute.)
I’m reading this story again and still…
“If that man is God.
He wants to commit blasphemy.”
I love those 2 sentences. They’re moving me the same way like before. All bow to the Black Box and his precious words!
Yes…he is really aloof in Xiu´s eyes…of course he will think that he like some God that doesn´t want to disturb the time pace, maybe a kind God who pitied him at that time and saved him…but it really like that, Du Ze just want to give him the world and then leave him with his reaches and harem…the dissapearing vibes that I have of this chapter…is just too strong…
But then we now know that reader behaviour is letting out protagonist the feeling of helplessness…our protagonist goals was really disturbed and his gentle side is really strong…
The s**t ending vibes are getting stronger
Also poor guy can hear nothing and I do see what will happen nwxt
…y’know, the ‘du ze is a god/celestial’ notion makes a surprising amount of sense… it also makes the whole ‘I want to make you a god ‘ proclamation Du Ze made in the beginning have a completely different meaning….(I want you to be my companion)
That’s what I’m talking about!!! You gotta love the Author’s note especially “the eight races” joke! Oh~ I love those!!! 😂😂😂😂😂 Xiu will never get seduced by anyone except Du Ze! 😂😂😂😂 so give up Succubus!! There’s so much misunderstandings in this novel but a good one lol 😁😁😁😁😁
God ahahahaha :’DDDD
Thanks for the chapter xD
Shit, I was late. I wanted to express the same as our fellow MRSNYAN.
That line was just too much.
So Xiu thinks our family’s Du Ze is a God. Whether literally or figuratively, for this reader’s complex circuit brain, maybe Du Ze really is a God in that world. He had the power to be restored, beast are afraid of him too and lastly, the murals that shows past and future. Or maybe I’m just overthinking again? Yeah probably.
Thank you for the chapter!
OOOOOOOh, I get it! I reread the previous dialogue, Du Ze said: “They look down on the world from above, observing it. They occasionally say some words, but they traditionally remain aloof.”
Xiu basically interpreted that Du Ze is god lol!
Big sister with the watermelons, xiu and DZ are not interested in your wares. Thank you for your interest though, it EXCITES us readers when Xiu rejects you for DZ.
Waiting xiu to reject her for the 2nd time, and going to the reader Ｏ(≧∇≦)Ｏ
Aoaoaoaoaoa, i’ve blood running from my nose ahhh, soo hot ah.
Xiu… you have the game worthy of a harem protagonist… it being all aimed at Du Ze… I fear for him a little but I WANT TO SEE IT HAPPEN!!!!!! (*_*)
Thank you very much for all your hard work!!!
I went back to read the other chapter. So does Xiu’s words mean that when Du Ze becomes a more “earthly” person, Xiu will finally sing for him?
Also, does anyone have a problem with the “post comment” button on mobile? If I use the desktop version on mobile it works just fine…
Looks like it.
LMAO the last lines are hilarious😂
I wouldn’t be suprised if du ze counts as a god in this world.
漂亮的魅魔一.丝.不. the 丝 meaning silk on its own, but in this sentence, if u take away the periods, it would mean naked beautiful succubus, I think. The periods there cause of Chinese censorship. But I could be wrong. Hopefully someone’s who’s good at chinese can help confirm this.
I see. I figured it was something like that but I wasn’t sure. Thank you.
It does mean she was naked, the 丝 in this place refers to thread more than silk, 一丝不挂 meaning “not even a string of thread/silk on”
Nice try heidi.. but too bad for you, xiu only likes to take a bit of du ze’s sweet and juicy cucumber~ Your white pair of watermelons are useless in front of xiu’s eyes 😂
Thanks for the chapter! So Du Ze was seduced but he was more scared bc of red flags appearing lol.
Deflowering chapter oh deflowering chapter, hurry up and come to me please!!
Oh my god 😆😆 That author note. DZ, you’re so easy to fool. In the end, it’s still 8 races ah~
I really loved DZ’s inner monologue worrying about his cucumber hahaha. Don’t worry, Xiu definitely doesn’t want to chop it off. (^_-)
I f h e w a s a n a n g e l , y o u w o u l d m a k e h i m f a l l (by raping him lolo)
Haha! Du Ze would have been in big trouble if he’d been seduced, but not for the reasons he thinks.
Thanks for the chapter!
lol lol lol the authors note XD
If that man is God.
He wants to commit blasphemy
This 👆 is so damn beautiful. I nearly cried.
It just says so much about Xiu and his devotion. Maybe I am over interpreting it bc it’s 3 am here but uuuh. Luv dis
Pft! Author its obvious protagonist set up a win/win situation 😂
I shal hide myself
Love the black box
The author wants to say something part was funny. The reader should give up. How can you possibly defeat the so called protagonist’s halo? The protagonist will always get his way.
“If that man is God.
He wants to commit blasphemy.”
*nosebleed shooting out*
Uhh, am I the only who is like I Don’t Get It?
Taint him. Dirty him. Do sinful deeds with our dumb reader. Simply lusting after (a) god is in itself already blasphemous!
sigh. I ended up reading it!