Chapter 41.1 The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love

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Chapter 41.1 – Author: Only a pure person can touch a unicorn.

Du Ze, male, 20 years old this year, yesterday he encountered the biggest problem in his life: the protagonist of his favorite novel (♂) confessed to him.

…. Every word was absurd! Ridiculous!1

Du Ze was lost.2 He tossed and turned the whole night, unable to sleep. His head was full of thoughts like “Moe Lord, how can this be? Wake up!”3 Even after his 0-point restore function restored his eyes and ears back to their original state, he could not stop his thoughts. He wants to think that all of this happened because Xiu became too accustomed to him and deluded himself, but this will change when the cute Lord meets his true love.

A silly, cute person thought: if the plot god again forces events to mirror the novel’s story, then there will be a weapons contest. In the middle of this month, the emperor will hold a weapons contest and invite many important and powerful judges and guests. Saint Vivian will be there – the author’s chosen female lead. Although this Xiu and the protagonist are not the same, the Moe Lord and Vivian did have a fateful encounter before. When Xiu meets Vivian again, he will find that the cute sister is his true love.

… Why does he feel a bit sad? 〒▽〒

Du Ze cut off the faint displeasure he felt in his heart and began to think of a very serious problem: the guests at the weapons contest include not just Saint Vivian but also Eric. In the novel, Xiu entered the weapons contest knowing Eric’s identity, so he was merciless. That is not the point though, what is most important is that the son of the Lord may, perhaps, be equipped with a wicked little yellow (hardcore) book.

Doujinshi: You love to pick me up.

Some cute fool is going to cry. His intuition is telling him that he has to get his doujinshi back before Xiu and Eric make contact, or something terrible will happen to him. Keeping it with him is not good; throwing it away is also not good; when it disappears it’s also not good and he has to go find that demon book! Du Ze wanted to time travel to the past and chop off the evil hand that was the “source of all evil” in the world.

You cheap hand! You cheap hand!4

As Du Ze stared blankly at his right hand,5 a dark hand appeared in his field of vision. Du Ze looked up and saw that Ariel was standing opposite him, her head tilted to the side. Her white braid was slipping down over one shoulder.

[Can I chat with you?]

Du Ze looked at the words that Ariel wrote with the branches and nodded. Ariel happily sat on the branch like Du Ze, subconsciously avoiding the light. When Du Ze saw this, his emotions were complex and he didn’t even dare to look at Ariel’s side.

“I’m sorry.”

The branch that Ariel was sitting on trembled and she seemed to be astonished at Du Ze’s sudden apology.

[Why are you apologizing?]

Du Ze can’t explain. He is the only one who knows what the world’s original trajectory should be. Due to the strong contrast between what what he knew should happen and what really happened, he felt really guilty.

Ariel saw Du Ze’s silent reaction and she wiped away the previous words before writing again: [That elf is the person you talked about before?]

Du Ze felt more and more unable to look directly at Ariel, remembering how much be boasted about how powerful Xiu is. Then Xiu came and was cruel to the elves.

“He is really a good man.”

Du Ze desperately wanted to explain to Ariel but whatever he said would seem to be an excuse for that man.

As Du Ze watched, Ariel wrote: [Well, I think he’s great, too.]

Du Ze looked at Ariel in astonishment and asked, almost involuntarily: “Don’t you hate him?”

[Why would I hate him?]

Du Ze opened mouth but could not spit out the words “the Elf Queen.” Ariel’s golden eyes seemed to see everything and she wrote down what Du Ze could not say out loud: [Because of my mother?]

Du Ze nodded stiffly.

[Mother was not strong enough so she failed. I felt sad.] Ariel sighed but the sigh was her regret over her superfluous sadness: [Only the strong can survive. Weaklings perish, that is the way of the world.]

Du Ze remembered that Yi Ye Zhi Qiu wrote in “Mixed Blood”: when an elf becomes a fallen dark elf, they fear light and their character becomes cruel and lustful. To the dark elves, what is not seen is not evil, and those who are weak are doomed to die.

[So I don’t dislike him because he didn’t do anything wrong.]

Ariel smiled sweetly, but Du Ze felt a chill in his spine. Ariel is too accepting. She doesn’t hate that Xiu destroyed the Elven Forest, doesn’t hate Xiu’s pollution of the elves, and doesn’t hate Xiu’s actions that led to her mother’s death. The original Ariel could forgive all of this because of her love for Xiu, but this Ariel…

The dark elf princess’s eyes were filled with longing and she wrote on the branch, unaware of the changes in her personality.

[He is very strong and everyone likes him.]

In his imagination, the brown-haired, golden-eyed elf princess in “Mixed Blood” smiled warmly and softly said to Xiu: [I love you so I will support whatever you do.]

The contrast seems particularly brutal.

“Du Ze.”

The sound of Xiu’s voice broke through his delirium. Du Ze looked out into the distance where a silver-haired elf was riding a unicorn, his deep green eyes turned towards Du Ze. “Come.”

Whenever some silly, cute person hears this sentence, his reflex is triggered and he will immediately run towards the speaker. He was already halfway there before he came to his senses and looked back. He didn’t see Ariel leave. All that was left was a lonely tree branch shrouded in shade.

Du Ze stood in place for a while, at a loss. He didn’t know how to face Xiu.

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  1. Every word is “cao dian” (槽点 ). This means the bursting point of Tucao (Tsukkomi). The example given was “if you had to get a permit from the king to eat people, otherwise it’s illegal.” So it’s slang that’s impossible to translate precisely but the general meaning is absurd, insane, preposterous, etc.
  2. 跪 – literally “knelt” but it’s also slang meaning finished, lost, broken, dead
  3. 肿木 – internet slang meaning “how”
  4. *cough* I translated the last five sentences non-literally.
  5. Can someone tell me why he is staring at his right hand? I thought it was his left hand that he used in the infamous “shooting the gun” incident?

54 thoughts on “Chapter 41.1 The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love”

  1. Du ze thinks the protagonist will change his heart in 1 month lol. He already waited for 4 years! 😅 i want them to take ariel too.. she’s mute and du ze is deaf, both alienated due to their disability. Who doesnt want them to be best friends??

    Also the unicorn! How will it react to du ze? Lolol

  2. So bittersweet!! I loved this arc!!
    I kind liked Ariel, she was mistreated her all life and hasn’t had a ‘good fate’ in this or the other “Mixed Blood”….But maybe this is a better fate…..
    And the elves who had the wrong ways of buring their feelings inside the poor tree and hoping to find an innocent to ‘cure’ it….It’s not right…So things might be better this way…..the tree will be able to create another brand of light elves and they’ll stop corrupting it

  3. I hope she is just like that and she accepts what comes, so she follows her path and just accepts what comes along. Really can’t be bothered with her becoming an enemy also seems Eric has the “book of forbidden knowledge” haha

  4. This story is addictive, i just can’t get enough of Du ze and Xiu. I hope du ze would finally gave up and get down to the road of his holy bibble ( doujinshi ) with Xiu hahaha

  5. I don’t have a particular like or hate on Ariel. She is kind, of course this is a plus point, but she made the same choice of not revenging for her mother whether she fallen or not. The queen is not a good mother or a great leader, but Ariel chose to follow the killer of her mother is what I can understand but unable to accept. Unlike the sccumbus, she is too kind to the extend that she has no bottom line to whoever she likes. For some extend, this is Ariel’s cruelty towards her mother, and maybe the reason why being the “Healing Element” that Du Ze assumed she was, the protagonist Xiu did not loved her as much as Xiu loves Du Ze

    1. Honestly I think I would be like ariel to. I am not particularly strong and if I have mixed emotions. On the one hand my mother never treated me with love and the one person that I do follow a man that kill his family. In the end there nothing I could do about it because that man is to strong and why focus on the dead then the lilving.

  6. So Du Ze finally accepted that this Xiu is different from the one in the novel, he’s a real person and not just a character. But yet he still insists that he’s the same and will fall in love with the female characters from the novel. At this point I can only face palm, it’s not even funny or cute anymore. I could understand him being a bit slow, but he’s crawling.

    1. He’s so far in the closet that he transmigrated to another world and even after giving a guy a hand**b, still insists that they’re just friends lol.

    2. Well, the Reader is obviously Bi, while the Protagonist seems to be Pansexual lol. Is this story Chinese or Japanese? I know that in China there’s a lot more stigma against homosexuality or well, any kinda sexuality lol.

  7. Hayy~! Lovely chapter.

    Anyway, I found a lovely piece of fanart, if anyone haven’t check it out go search 69Erocento in deviantart, the guy illustrated a gorgeous Elf Xiu and Du Ze. Kyaa!! The titled piece is called Drunk.

  8. Lol, our cute Du Ze is starting to realize. . . XD. Thank you so much for translating and keep up the hard work!! OMG I can’t wait for the next part 😀 <3

  9. Aw, I feel bad for Ariel, I hope the story gives her a happy ending eventually. But it was awesome how Du Ze felt regretful at the thought of Xui falling in love with Vivian!

  10. Du Ze’s starting to fall in love with Xiu because when he thought of Saint Vivian and Xiu together it makes his heart sad so Du Ze’s heart already has a little place for Xiu there and it would grow to the point that Du Ze would accept Xiu’s “eight races tonight” lol

    I hope it would be like that!

  11. “… Why does he feel a bit sad? 〒▽〒” <- Du Ze youre so cute.

    I didnt say this last chapter but man am I excited to see Du Ze fall in love or at least come to the realization he has romantic feelings for Xiu already.

    Also instead of white elves how about light elves.

    Thnak you as always for translating!

  12. His right hand … It’s the hand Du Ze injured when he tried to break the Doujinshi, right? At the beginning of the story, I think it was before meeting Xiu in his undead form.

    I hope Eric becomes the love rival. It would be interesting…. or at least try to “save” Du Ze. That would be funny.

    Thanks for today’s chapter!!!

  13. So… Ariel isn’t mad at Xiu and still wants to be friends with Du Ze and all the dark elves now love and respect (king) Xiu for his ruthlessness! What a happy(?) turn of events!!

    I have a small doubt about the elves though. Since the elves were only turned by the negative emotions they have been pouring into Yggdrasil for generations, won’t the next generation of elves (and subsequent ones) be light elves? So, cruel as it was, isn’t Xiu’s retribution beneficial in the long run?

    I think the doujin will just convince Eric that he has a shot with Du Ze… or that he needs to save the cute reader from the perverted gnome that gave him that book. I wonder what form Xiu will take for the tournament though?

    1. Oh my gosh, you said “perverted gnome” and my mind started thinking of shota yandere pervert Xiu…

  14. Thanks for the chapter1
    There is serious foreshadowing about the tournament, I suspect Saint Vivian might harbor some ill feelings towards Xiu.

    1. Then I cannot wait for her to further destroy this silly, cute reader’s delusions and send him flying into Xiu’s arms. Xiu will let her enter the afterlife with an intact soul at least.

  15. Xiu..l’m crying (ㄒoㄒ)o(╥﹏╥)o for you… But l feel sad for DuZe too because he thought the progress will still have to follow the original plot (main female lead St.Vivian) and l think the biggest problem is because he think he is outsider existence he felt this kind of thing won’t last because after he fulfilled his role he believed he will go back . Also how complex his emotion / awkward his position because of Xiu and Ariel…
    Thank you for translator… For your hard work..

  16. I wonder if the Doujinshi is enlightening Eric to the ways of Yaoism…maybe he’ll want to convert too.. subject Xiu seems quite successfully converted ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ✧

  17. At least Du Ze feels sad while thinking of Xiu finding his ‘true love’. It’s still some progress… Thanks for the chapter 🙂

  18. Thank you for the chapter!!! Though Ariel’s change is a bit sad, at least she doesn’t want revenge.

    The silly, cute person’s automated following of Xiu’s “come here” order never fails thus far. I wonder if that silly, cute person will not be consistent in following it after he is eaten?

  19. Thanks for the chappie 💖 I think Du Ze blames his naughty hand for grabbing the doujinshi and bringing it along 😁

  20. Thank you for the chapter! I’m not sure if the previous sentences have their original meaning or not, but I would guess that his right hand was the one that dropped the doujinshi?
    Also, poor Ariel… I don’t like the idea of race controlling personality, because it removes so much autonomy. (I feel bad about not minding before now. Xiu, sorry lol)

  21. I think that the right hand is the source of all evil because maybe that very right hand was the one he use in clicking/using the mouse when he was a black powder fan that lead to all of plot changes in the novel.

  22. Ariel was my fave supporting (yes! SUPPORTING!) female character. I don’t know if this personality change will be for the better, but regardless, I hope she’s still essentially the same (er, despite…not being the “same”)

    Thanks for the chapter~

  23. I find the fact that the dark elves change personalities after they fell rather releaving to be honest. I imagine that it would be worse if they had the same personalities. If they didn’t, the elves would have gone extinct a long time ago. I don’t think they would be able to coexist if they still had the same personalities and principles.

  24. i feel sorry for xiu. his beloved reader think he does not really like him and the reader think xiu will eventually fall in love with someone else. poor xiu being doubted.

    1. I think reader still did not realize himself. He got jealous thinking Vivian will have Xiu in the end.

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