Chapter 8.2 The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love

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Chapter 8 – Protagonist: … Come here.

Just now, Xiu bit Du Ze’s wrist. He looked like a delicate and handsome vampire. His thin, ice-cold lips were pasted on Du Ze’s wrist, hungrily and greedily sucking on his blood. Xiu’s long black hair fell down past his cheeks like two waterfalls. The beautiful face of the undead was three-dimensional and morbid.

Du Ze felt like his wrist was slippery. The icy tongue licked his wrist back and forth, then his hand was released. Except for being a little paler, his wrist looked the same. If Xiu’s lips hadn’t become a moist, dark red, Du Ze might even have suspected that he was just dreaming.

The red blood made the pale lips scarlet. Xiu did not notice Du Ze’s shocked reaction. Xiu pulled open his black robe, revealing his pale chest. Under the white skin, the blue blood vessels are almost visible. Xiu extended his right hand and, in a very natural-looking way, inserted the bones into the left side of his chest, where the heart is located.

Pale bones buried in his chest, Xiu frowned and spoke an incantation before pulling out his hand. Something flowed out of that spot – black and red blood. The blood formed a complex design on Xiu’s skin.

Du Ze’s brain finally unfroze. He could not believe his eyes. The red and black lines – this is the blood contract!!!

What about the master and servant contract?

Now Du Ze’s fear about the contract being nullified by his restore power, and Xiu becoming angered, is groundless. The master and servant contract is sworn by the soul. It only requires that the servant remain loyal to the master. If the servant betrays the master, he will be killed by the contract. But the blood contract uses the blood. The leader obtains the blood from the contracted person, then creates a blood contract beast within the leader’s body. The blood contract beast will remember the blood of the contracted person. The leader can then kill the other person at any time. If the contracted person should run away, the leader can find him using the beast. If the leader should die, then the beast will kill the contracted person – this is a permanent slave contract that can’t be revoked.

The first time the blood contract was used in “Mixed Blood” was when Xiu captured a harem member who hated him.

Du Ze: … Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

Xiu pulled his robe back over his chest. The Lich’s mood seems very good. His brow lost some of its frown lines. Seeing Du Ze’s cold eyes, Xiu seemed to sigh. “…”

Du Ze… Du Ze had the urge to destroy the headphones that had died at the critical moment. He did not know that he had much more bitter experiences ahead of him.

Next, he started his miserable debt-paying life (as an abused shou/uke).1

Since he now held Du Ze’s little life in his hands, the blackened protagonist developed a variety of Du Ze’s functions, vowing to make full use of his first subordinate. Every night, Du Ze contributed half of his soul. When practicing the undead curse magics, Du Ze was the test subject. When practicing the undead plague magics,2 Du Ze was the test subject. When practicing the undead darkness magics, Du Ze was the test subject. When practicing undead alchemy magics, Du Ze was the test subject. When practicing the undead summoning magics … the bitter reader can finally just watch.

About to be abused, Du Ze almost wanted to create a memorial tablet of the author and embrace it while crying, “Hero! I was wrong!!! The Holy Saint is indeed the best person in this world! The world needs the Holy Saint! Please let the protagonist’s Holy Saint shine his light on the people around me (especially me)! Blackening is an illness, please treat it.”

poor uke
Xiu trying out a whole bunch of spells on poor, poor Du Ze. Notice how Du Ze’s face is still impassive but inside he is scared and crying. If you are not seeing this image, then please go on over to BC novels to read the original English translation.

“… Come here.”

Du Ze looked impassively at his arms where black lines were climbing up.3 The complicated pattern looked like a bunch of branches. Every hour, a knot grew. When his entire right arm was covered by the branches, innumerable black roses bloomed. The next quarter hour, the roses withered and the black flower petals fell. Du Ze blanched because the falling petals were his transformed flesh and blood.

This is a curse with a very literary name: Wither. It is said that over time the black branches of the curse will cover the entire body and turn that person into a skeleton, with only the heart inside remaining.

The legend of the curse has it that a Necromancer fell in love with a princess and was rejected. The undead cursed the princess, making her flesh slowly wither away. The Necromancer said to the princess: “If you accept me, I will stop the curse.” However, the stubborn princess never relented and became a skeleton. The Necromancer then picked up the heart of the skeleton and said, sighing, “Finally, your heart is mine.”

Reading this story before, he had felt ambivalent…4

“Mixed Blood” has this legend because later on, the protagonist used this curse on Princess Kelly. Of course, Princess Kelly has been pampered since childhood. Therefore, she was not as dauntless as the princess of the legend. She submitted the next day and became one of the harem members. The point is, in the “Mixed Blood” description of the curse, it only makes the flesh fall away but there is no pain!

F***ing protagonist, is it because you don’t know how to cast this curse properly? Or is it just gender discrimination?!!!

Du Ze was in despair that the world only pities the sister.

Xiu stood at his side and very earnestly looked at Du Ze with a kind of unblinking attention, as though he wants to greedily observe and collect each and every expression on the trembling Du Ze’s face. Du Ze’s cold sweat dripped down his neck to the clavicle that is outlined by a black pattern, as if it were dew on the black rose petals, but bringing a biting pain.

Seemingly satisfied, the Lich raised the death scythe in the air and drew a magic character which instantly burned and poured itself into Du Ze’s body. The pain of the curse disappeared. He recognized the spell. A few days ago, Du Ze experienced the undead magic that makes the body’s sensations grow numb.

… So the protagonist really is doing this experiment to use on the younger sister later on.

The yellow and purple moons once moved directly above his head once more. The one-third of Du Ze’s body which had been transformed into bones was restored to its normal state. He relaxed. This was the end of today’s exercises. Opposite him, Xiu opened the Magic Codex to prepare the next day’s lesson. Du Ze saw that the uppermost page had the following words written on it: “Lost bone curse.”5

Du Ze … Du Ze wanted to escape from this place and return when the protagonist had discovered his other forms. The undead’s taste is too heavy for him.

But he could read in the eyes of the Lich the message, “If you dare to flee, I will kill you,” so how could he break free?

“… Come here.”

– Seeking the way to freedom!!!

The Wither curse.



“Why… why do you want to do this to me?” Lilia was crying. “Kill me! Why don’t you kill me? You devil!”

Xiu put his clothes back on to cover the lines of blood. He looked down at the girl who was crying on the ground and raised Lilia’s chin with his toes.

“Isn’t this good?” The Devil was grinning. “No matter where you run to, I can find you. No matter how much you want to kill me, in the end, you will die if I die. Also, nobody can turn you against me.”

Xiu maliciously drawled this out, speaking unhurriedly and one by one destroying the soles of her feet.6

“In the end, you are still just a demon’s possession, forever marked with my mark.”

– excerpt from “Mixed Blood”


The author has something to say:

Protagonist: Come here.
Reader: The wind is too loud, I can’t hear you.
Protagonist: … Eight races tonight.
Reader: Eight!!! Your sister!
Author: What do you mean? *innocent expression on his face*

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  1. The parenthesis was inserted by the author. The Chinese term used here is “shou” which means uke. For those who don’t know, seme and uke are generally referring to the position of sex in a BL story. Seme meaning the one who is on top, and uke being the one on the bottom.
  2. Literally the “virus.”
  3. There seems to be a short time skip. We can just assume that Xiu cast a spell and this was the result.
  4. It’s hard to decipher this line but there was something about “two feelings” which is either ambivalent feelings or ambivalent thoughts. Or maybe “He was of two minds about it.” but the problem is that it doesn’t say what those two feelings/thoughts are.
  5. Um, a curse for making a person lose his bones, I think?
  6. I am not sure but I think Xiu literally hurt her feet. Or maybe it was metaphorical.

29 thoughts on “Chapter 8.2 The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love”

  1. The first time the blood contract was used in “Mixed Blood” was when Xiu captured a harem member who hated him.

    Du Ze: … Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

    Me : ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) we all know what will coming hohoho

  2. what the heck? so trashy… the dude is literally here to help you, and he’s already saved you once. even if you don’t trust him and can’t trust anyone, this is absurd… I seriously hope after ML falls for MC he suffers enough to make up for all of this. seriously, I can’t imagine how much it must hurt…

    1. Well, Xiu here is still “blackened” and somewhat callous towards others. Duze does mention this scene later on and… you’ll have to read on to find out what he thinks.

  3. Poor Du Ze. Maybe this is his payback for causing Xiu to go through all that hardship. That picture makes the rose look like a tattoo. It’s strangely pretty.

    Thanks for the chapter!

  4. The old hero kinda seems like an asshole… I mean, why put a curse on a girl to force her to join your your harem?? Also, just having a harem in general…doesnt seem very hero-like. Although, he’s kinda being an asshole right now to our poor reader as well xD

    1. He’s no longer a hero. He’s been blackened by all the previous betrayals and shiz. Plus the harem shiz is the signature of stallion novels, which is the orig form of the story. But the hero doesn’t usually force the women to become his concubines. He just usually saves them then they fall for him and willingly become their concubines. It’s just… My heart is hurt for du ze.

  5. PrettyDamnCritical

    Aww, I hope the protagonist will soften up a bit soon. Don’t make our precious little potato suffer!

  6. Reika San, you’re amazing! So fast~

    I’m feeling sorry for du ze.., poor guy, protagonist’d better move heaven and earth for him after all he’s going through.,. It makes my heart ache to see him just stand and take everything so impassively ..,, du ze, you’re a veritable saint!!!

  7. Thank you for the chapter!!! 😆 Poor Du Ze…. He has to suffer so much. 😰 I want something good to happen to them already! When are they going to fall in love with each and become lovely dovy! Is it when Xiu changes into another form or when some kind of event happens!!! In addition Reika-san, you said chapter 9 will be coming out so will it come out tomorrow if right now is nighttime for you.
    Then maybe 12 hours? 😕 Can’t wait for what happens next! 😆

  8. Thank you for the translation ^^
    wow, the story has both dark and cuteness in it.. usually, I can’t read story that include torture, but this one feels different
    poor du ze though, he become an experimental rabbit haha 😉
    and the drawing is fabulous XD

    1. My mind can only get wild…
      8 races : Angels, demons, elves, gnomes,dragons, undead, beastkin, human
      [Protagonist: … Eight races “tonight”.]

  9. Is he going to be abused lol, how much longer … ? I thought this would be a cute story but from the look of things, it is sort of slavexmaster story ???
    Thanks for the chapter

    1. Just wait 12-24 hours until I can publish the next chapter. It’s not a master x slave story.

  10. Where’s the love? Poor DZ!!! My poor heart earning for fluffly-cute-romantic scenes!!! (I don’t easily forgive bad MLs who mistreats the MCs, so Xiu you better change your ways!)
    Can’t wait for the next chapters! Thanks, translator-sama! 😉

  11. Ouch…… Poor little Du Ze, I feel for him. I like those picture inserts especially. Is it bad that I found them cute?

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