Chapter 48 – The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System

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Chapter 48 – Not knowing they’ve met by chance

Sha Hualing didn’t understand why Luo Binghe would suddenly react with such fury. Though she struggled to hold back her tears, they escaped in rapid currents down her face, blurring her vision.

As she tried to figure out what she had done to be punished, she happened to look at Shen Qingqiu’s face. Suddenly, her expression looked as if she had seen a ghost.

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Terrified, she shrieked, “My lord, forgive me! This subordinate knows her wrong, but this subordinate swears that it was all a coincidence! My lord, forgive me, it really wasn’t me who did this!”
Sha Hualing’s heart was extremely bitter since she already had a black mark on her record. Back when she was first recruited by Luo Binghe to serve under him, she had seen the way that he treated Shen Qingqiu’s body and had a vague impression of what it meant to him. Thus, fancying herself clever, she managed to find someone who looked around fifty-percent similar to Shen Qingqiu. Using one of the demon race’s techniques, she eventually managed to make the fake look exactly like the real, to the point where it was almost a perfect copy. She proudly presented the copy to Luo Binghe, not expecting that not only was he not pleased, he also went into a rage and almost destroyed the entire cave.

Sha Hualing would never forget that moment and naturally didn’t want to see Luo Binghe with that expression ever again. From then on she was always cautious, never daring to broach the topic in any way. Who knew that the vessel she was eyeing now would actually resemble Shen Qingqiu by quite a bit? This no doubt enraged Luo Binghe’s wrath!
Luo Binghe said, “Didn’t I warn you not to get any ideas about using this face?”
Sha Hualing was suspended in the air. Her face turned red from the lack of oxygen, and she could only make choking noises again and again. With great difficulty, she managed to say, “…this time…it really wasn’t this subordinate’s plan…”
Although Shen Qingqiu wasn’t very clear on the details, he could guess that the matter had something to do with that face of his. He closed his mouth, thinking to himself: He has been dead for five years, and yet Luo Binghe still becomes angry when he sees someone who resembles him. It looks like l deeply traumatized Luo Binghe that time.

Suddenly, Shen Qingqiu felt a sharp pain in his stomach. It was as if a thousand needles were threading through his internal organs.
Even if he had an abundant amount of spiritual energy now, it was useless. His eyesight darkened as he spat out a warm mouthful of bright red blood.
The air pressure around Luo Binghe’s body was extremely heavy. He looked at Shen Qingqiu as if he were staring down at a dead animal.

The Heart Devil sword on his waist began to shudder with excitement, buzzing without end, as if it would tumble out of its scabbard at any moment. With one hand, Luo Binghe forcefully pressed down on the sword hilt, his eyes overflowing with a blood red color.
Shen Qingqiu wiped away the blood on the sides of his face, staring at the scene blankly.
In the original course of events, Luo Binghe should have adjusted to a relatively balanced mental state after entering the demonic world. Every month he would absorb the cultivation of one or two people, only taking in more for the purpose of strengthening himself. But why did Shen Qingqiu feel that Luo Binghe’s current state of being was becoming increasingly worse? It was even more violent than when he had so helpfully detonated his soul to suppress the Heart Devil sword’s influence.
Sha Hualing was being hoisted higher and higher into the air. Seeing Shen Qingqiu spit out blood, she knew that Luo Binghe had steeled his heart and was currently manipulating his body’s Heavenly Demon blood. With all her might, she yelled, “My lord… you must not kill him… today is the full moon. He will definitely be useful—there is no one more suitable than him…”
Of course, she wasn’t actually concerned about Shen Qingqiu living or dying. Rather, if she allowed Luo Binghe to lose himself in his fury and take this strange person’s life, she would definitely suffer even if he didn’t lose himself to his demon side. Thinking about this, Sha Hualing felt that she must have been born under an ill star.

As sincerely as she could, she hoarsely shouted, “Even if you don’t care about this person, or about me, at least think about… think about that…” She used all her effort to raise her voice on the final phrase: “Think about the Holy Mausoleum!”

Hearing the last two words, Luo Binghe’s movements instantly became sluggish.
The Holy Mausoleum was the eternal resting place of the demon race’s elders. No one was allowed to enter except for the current ruler; any violators were met with death.
As generations passed, all sorts of magic weapons and spirit tools were buried as funerary objects within the mausoleum. Not only were they countless in number, but the quality was of a rare sort unable to found anywhere else, enough to make anyone drool at the thought.

It was also rumored that within the mausoleum, there was an item that was able to raise a person from the dead. The original Luo Binghe, with Sha Hualing’s help, achieved the premier position and entered the Holy Mausoleum. There was no question as to whose bag all those rare items ended up in.
By bringing up the Holy Mausoleum, wasn’t Sha Hualing reminding Luo Binghe that he couldn’t dispose of her yet?

In any case, she was clearly on the right track.
Hearing the last two words, Luo Binghe’s eyes flashed with a red light. Sha Hualing’s body slammed downwards until her toes were barely touching the ground.
“You’ve reminded me.” Luo Binghe’s fingers gently stroked the Heart Devil sword, comforting the restless blade. Lowering his voice, he said, “That’s right, there’s still the Holy Mausoleum.”
Sha Hualing was finally about to breathe when she heard Luo Binghe ask, “So you’re threatening me?”
Her soul nearly flew out of her body in terror. “This subordinate doesn’t dare!”
…too tragic. How had one of the two domineering female leads of the Proud Immortal Demon Way, ranking top three for the most popular (female) character for years on end, been reduced to this state!
Shen Qingqiu didn’t even have a chance to lament before he felt someone grab his chest, dragging his body forward.

His eyes became blurry. A sudden freezing feeling emanated over his upper torso. When he lowered his head to look, one of Luo Bing’s hands were pressing against the left side of his chest.

It felt like he had been shot in the chest, the ammunition being the sinister demonic energy. After entering his body, the energy spread through his veins and extended to all four of his limbs.

The system’s sudden, lucid beep distracted him from the pain.
【Touch verification successful!】
【The power source has been connected. Storing power!】
【System self-evaluation: all system operations normal. Thank you for your continued usage!】

Wasn’t this system inspection a bit too advanced?!

The original spirit energy in Shen Qingqiu was akin to a full pond. This time, a good amount had been sucked away by Luo Binghe.
But this emptiness lasted only for a second. The body formed from the Sun and Moon Dew Flower Seed quickly began to gather spiritual energy, replacing the missing energy taken away by Luo Binghe.   

Shen Qingqiu felt that his current body was like a powerbank.

Inwardly, he roared: So maybe in my previous life I might have been too excessive with some of my novel reviews, but the things I blasted were all about Airplane Shooting Towards the Sky’s writing ability, and never anything against the actual male lead! So why is Luo Binghe always getting involved with me?!
Luo Binghe made an exclamation of surprise, withdrawing his hand.
This meat vessel was unlike any of the vessels he had used before. Though he had already extracted most of the spiritual energy away and infused it with a huge volume of demonic energy, it appeared that it was able to regenerate quickly. It looked like Sha Hualing’s insistence on capturing this person had its merits.

Sha Hualing fell onto the floor with a loud bang. She knew she had made the right decision in capturing this person and probably escaped death by a narrow margin, passing by a great tribulation. Still, she was extremely terrified, unable to stop her knees from shaking. She hurriedly attempted to straighten her posture as she knelt on one knee.
Luo Binghe said, “I don’t care if this really was something that you did. But remember that I don’t want to ever see him using this face.”
Sha Hualing hurriedly lowered her head. “As you say!”
Luo Binghe raised his hand and sliced open a rift in the space in front of him, stepping through it. His arrogant way of leaving was enough to make most people furious. The two of them were left behind inside of the barren wasteland just like that as if Luo Binghe didn’t care if Shen Qingqiu tried to run away or not.
But then again, there was no need for him to worry. Shen Qingqiu had already ingested his blood, so if he tried to flee, Luo Binghe only had to flick a finger to find Shen Qingqiu’s whereabouts and cause him a pain worse than death.
Shen Qingqiu had a sudden thought: so… he could be considered to be this Big Brother Bing’s follower?
Of course, Luo Binghe hadn’t officially acknowledged him. But if he played his cards right, did that mean that it was possible his future prospects were looking hopeful?
Wasn’t it only a once-a-month matter? After a while, he would basically be accustomed to it!
As his thoughts whirled about in frenetic chaos, Sha Hualing suddenly grabbed at his face. Shen Qingqiu extended two fingers, blocking her. “What are you trying to do?”
Sha Hualing gnashed her teeth. “Didn’t you hear him? He just said that he didn’t want to see your face!”
Shen Qingqiu stared at her blankly. Out of the blue, he reached out an arm and tore a piece of muslin off of her robe.
Sha Hualing shrieked, “Why are you tearing at my robes?!”
Then Qingqiu tore two holes through the fabric, pressing it against his face so that it revealed only his eyes. “My robes have too many holes, so I can only use yours. Do you only know how to tear apart a person’s face? Using a piece of fabric is enough. There’s no need for disfigurement.”
If it wasn’t for the fact that Luo Binghe needed to use this person once a month, meaning that every hair on his head was to remain intact, Sha Hualing would have long hacked him into mincemeat. But then again, just because Luo Binghe despised seeing fake versions of that face didn’t mean that he would enjoy seeing a shredded, bloody appearance either. Sha Hualing could only swallow her anger, yelling, “Let’s go!”
If they were going then they were going. Either way, wherever they ended up in didn’t matter; it wasn’t worth calculating every step. Shen Qingqiu deduced that after Luo Binghe successfully suppressed the Heart Devil sword, there would be no need for him anymore. At that point, he could say goodbye to the cultivation world, which probably wouldn’t be an event too far into the future. As long as he was careful, it would be fine as long as Luo Binghe didn’t realize that his soul had escaped into the Sun and Moon Dew Flower Seed’s fake body.
Shen Qingqiu’s adaptation to his new role was fairly quick. He followed after Luo Binghe into the crack, and with Sha Hualing bringing up the rear, the crack slowly disappearing afterward. The adjustment speed of the Demon race’s most outstanding general could also be considered quite excellent; after a few breaths, Sha Hualing was completely calm.

She asked, “What’s your name?”
The other side of the crack led to a long hallway. On both walls, complicated engravings could be seen, with all kinds of patterns carved into them. It was just that the lighting was a bit too dim.

Shen Qingqiu felt that this place was somewhat familiar. Without thinking, he replied, “Peerless Cucumber.”
Sha Hualing muttered, “Peerless Cucumber?” Soon after, she angrily demanded, “Are you making fun of me?”
The more Shen Qingqiu stared at the carvings, the more he was sure that even if he had never personally seen the patterns before, it was possible to deduce where he was from a previous description of it.

In the process, he completely ignored Sha Hualing. Seeing that she was met with no response, Sha Hualing furiously threatened him, “No matter what your previous history was since you’ve drunk the Heavenly Demon’s blood you are one of the lord’s people now. If you have any contrary thoughts about him, dying without an intact corpse can be considered a light punishment!”
When he turned a corner, which revealed several followers dressed in familiar yellow robes, Shen Qingqiu finally realized where he was: the Huan Hua Palace, Luo Binghe’s headquarters in the human realm.
But this place was too different from the Huan Hua Palace that he recognized. The Huan Hua Palace was supposed to be majestic and splendorous, dazzling the eyes with luxury. Every wooden plank and stone was made from the most lavish materials.

But the building in front of his eyes could be described with one word:

The rulers of the previous dynasties had always loved extravagance and Luo Binghe was no exception. However, the supposed luxury was now a bleak dimness. Even the lanterns that lined the corridor flickered as if they would be extinguished any moment.
In a moment, Sha Hualing had changed into the same robes as the rest of the Huan Hua Palace followers. Unable to release demonic energy, she looked the same as any other good-looking human girl.

Luo Binghe passed through the halls, taking a seat inside a large palace chamber. Shen Qingqiu had originally wanted to wander somewhere else, only to be stopped by Sha Hualing: “Where are you going? Don’t wander away. Stay with me!”

Shen Qingqiu didn’t want to go against her, and could only reluctantly stand rigidly beside her with the other followers, arranged in straight lines. Shortly after, a follower stood up to deliver his report.
Several other followers also followed suit, paying respects and deferentially reporting current events. Shen Qingqiu absentmindedly listened to what was being spoken, until the mention of a familiar name pricked into him.

A follower said, “Palace Lord, when you left, that Liu Qingge came over two times. Seeing that you weren’t here, he smashed all of the water caltrop blossoms.”
Hearing this, Shen Qingqiu’s heart became anxious and his teeth ached slightly.
Liu Qingge, he… was he trying to take revenge for him?
Luo Binghe’s face was filled with a “Who cares, this old man has plenty of money” kind of security. “Let him smash them. What else?”

The follower looked at him, wiping away his cold sweat. Cautiously, he added, “Also… the Young Palace Mistress… wants to meet with you.”
Originally, Shen Qingqiu had thought that Luo Binghe would wear a tender and affectionate expression as he declared his love to his concubine to the entire palace hall. Who knew that instead, a cold and standoffish expression appeared instead. As if he was too exhausted to even speak, he waved his hand, rejecting the subject.
That follower was put in a hard situation. “But…”
“But I’ve already arrived!”
When he heard this voice, Shen Qingqiu’s teeth and skin ached. Faster than could be said, the Young Palace Mistress’s fiery temper shone through as she charged into the palace. By her side, in a similar yellow robe, was a slightly older beauty. Her eyes were hazy, as if tears would spill out any moment. This person was none other than Qin Wanyue.

Shen Qingqiu stared at the two of them, feeling that this development was rather unexpected.
These two girls should have been in the blossoming stages of their youth, yet they both looked pale and haggard. It was especially evident on the Young Palace Mistress, whose unevenly distributed red patches on her cheeks were most likely artificially created through cosmetics.
Why was it that she didn’t even look half like a young mistress spoiled with luxury by her lover?
The Young Palace Mistress lifted her head to look at Luo Binghe. “You’ve returned.”
Luo Binghe stared at her, silent. Qin Wanyue quietly said, “Young Palace Mistress, let’s go back.”
The Young Palace Mistress sharply said to her, “Do you think I don’t know who you think about day and night? The reason you endure by my side, why you’ll do anything, isn’t it all to catch a glimpse of him? Why is it then when you actually see him you pretend to be lovable and pitiable? Why was it that before I came here you made no efforts to stop me, and yet only advise me now?”
Qin Wanyue lowered her head, not daring to say anything else. Her ears flushed a dark red.

The Young Palace Mistress once again turned to the palace hall. “Have you found my father yet?”
Luo Binghe said, “The Old Palace Master has disappeared into the clouds. There’s no trace of him anymore.”
This reply was really too insincere. In Shen Qingqiu’s impression, gleaned from several television dramas and webnovels, the “I don’t know his whereabouts” person who typically said that line that was almost certainly the chief culprit who had orchestrated the former leader’s disappearance.
The Young Palace Mistress coldly sneered, “It’s this phrase again. Could it be you don’t even have the energy to think of a new excuse to give me? Alright, I won’t mention Father. Let’s talk about me.”
She shrilly demanded, “If I didn’t come and find you, would you have looked for me?”

Was Luo Binghe the kind of brute who would go around push around a sister? Don’t insult his dignity as the male lead of a stallion novel!
But it was a pity that Luo Binghe had apparently forsaken this dignity. A few Huan Hua Palace followers appeared onto the palace steps, looking as if they were going to console her, only to forcibly push the Young Palace Mistress outside. As she was dragged out she continuously screamed and yelled, Qin Wanyue awkwardly following her at the side. From time to time she would cast a teary glance at Luo Binghe, as if expecting something.

Sha Hualing, who had previously been standing straight and at full attention, now wrinkled her eyebrows and followed them outside. Standing on the veranda, she berated them, “What are you guys doing? When I told you to watch her you consider this your job done?”

Reika’s Notes:

  • This chapter is by Cheryl aka Hiohbye.
  • In case you forgot, Qin Wanyue is someone from Huan Hua Palace that Luo Binghe saved during the Immortal Alliance Conference.
  • Old Palace Master disappeared, huh? What do you think happened to him???
  • Peerless Cucumber became one of Luo Binghe’s followers (and powerbank)! I’m surprised that he doesn’t even seem to mind it, lol. Or does he?
  • Thanks for reading and happy holidays!

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87 thoughts on “Chapter 48 – The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System”

  1. Luo babyyyy… your bae is back so u can relax…

    I’m getting a bit annoyed at SQQ cause he keeps trying to force the og plot.. honey.. that lot was destroyed when u started to treat the kid right.. u and the girl u call stupid are on the same level. sheesh

  2. Every scene plays infront of my eyes and their voices…
    You know what is the best part about your translations? You are concerned about your readers. You put things in footnote which probably as international people we may forget.
    Like you mentioned Qin wanyue, who she is, I really had forgotten 🤭
    Thank you so much for translations. Am really enjoying it because of you guys.❤️ you made my pandemic days beautiful ❤️

  3. danm it it’s so heartbreaking to see luo binghe like this after knowing what he was like originally 🙁 it’s kind of off putting the way he treats the girls, but he seems to just act like that with everyone lmao. the ladies seem to be the ones who are around him the most, so I guess they get the worse of it… oh well, it can only get worse!!!

  4. ??????why is luo binghe being such a dick? idk at this point i don’t even know what’s happening here but i’m sure i don’t want him to be associated with shen qingqiu if he stays being an abusive cocky idiot lmao

    1. Well apart from having his beloved betraying him (what he thought), then him dying for him in front of his eyes while he thought that he hated him, I think its obvious why he became like that. And right now is only the beginning so I don’t know how someone can have an opinion of him without knowing the full story.

  5. I either want SCC to put LBH in his place or just live a life free without him involved. Hate LBH’s attitude. Kinda wish he was that same lil pup

  6. Man…. for me that sucks ! He have that tracking like device blood on him again, I wan’t him to be free of that at least on his new life….. I hope the system can help, and he can purchase an item that can remove it…..

  7. So the system needed a confirmation touch lolol oh and it’s back at such a scene, perfect! (?)
    Actually i’m a bit dissapointed that LB doesn’t recognize his shizun’s soul but with that body as a powerbank for him hmm I can’t wait for the time he finally realised it!

    Actually I’ve just discovered this translation works while waiting for GDC from another group about 3 day ago and suddenly reached the lastest updated chapter???

    I need more of BL like this

  8. Sha Hualing was finally about to breathe when she heard Luo Binghe ask, “So you’re threatening me?”
    Her soul nearly flew out of her body in terror. XD

  9. Woah, that heart devil sword is bad news… I guess living in darkness all the time is way less painful than enjoying heaven only to be cast down into hell… Not really seeing LBH recover from it any other way besides either breaking the sword or having SQQ pledge eternal love or something with him… even that might not work since he would be paranoid all the time about losing SQQ…

    Yandere through and through

  10. Please, Translator-sama make a countdown for how many more chapters until Binghe finds that our Peerless Cucumber is his Shizun.

    For anticipation purposes only!

    Love it, this is like my favorite novel and by the way thanks for the translation.

    You guys are all awesome.

    1. Likewise, why didn’t he recognize? Aw. But the confirmation verification touch got me. Haha. Thanks a lot!

  11. Ahh, the poor sisters… Alas, the only one in Luo Binghe’s heart is his Shizun!

    A lot of people say that SQQ is dense, and how obvious LBH’s affection is, but… remember, at this stage, the only definite way we know this as readers is because we already know that this is a danmei… also, SQQ still believes that this Binghe is the same as the one in the novel he read – meaning that he believes him to be very much straight… also, at this stage, Shen Yuan also identifies himself as straight, so the notion that he or LBH could feel anything towards each other would probably never cross his mind, especially because he still at least partially has the mindset of a reader with LBH as the protagonist, and knows of the original Luo Binghe’s hatred towards the original Shen QingQiu (along with the original’s ending….)
    Also, since he basically raised Binghe since his transmigration and knows how he used to be around him, he still probably thinks that the affection we have seen is a shadow of that puppy love, else, guilt or anger…
    LBH beat him up, imprisoned him before etc, so it’s no wonder SQQ thinks he hates him.. of course, we know that this was really all a result of a huge misunderstanding and that Binghe felt a huge sense of betrayal because of how he had adored his Shizun, but from SQQ’s point of view, it’s revenge for him having thrown him into the endless abyss.
    …so really, it’s quite impossible at this stage for our Peerless Cucumber to have realised his disciple’s huge crush on him – though, I do eagerly await the time when he finally does!!

    In any case, thank you for the chapter 🙂 *hehe*

    1. I like how you summarised SQQ frame of mind and why he could not be blamed for not understanding LBH feelings..but I want him to never ever realize it because right now LBH is making me so mad..what kind of love is this? He is not done inflicting pain over MC!? . For god’s sake, SQQ is always doing him a favour and then ML comes and bangs him up. And Everyone hopes that they should fall in love.
      I don’t know about others but in my view, I will be traumatized with such a person for whole life whether they’re a hero or an omnipotent. Such a bull****.
      Where’s the logic in inflicting pain and then loving… it’s totally sadist.

    1. There’s nothing missing. We use the latest official edited version from JJWXC. This is how it ends. Maybe you are looking at a different version since there are a few of them around.

  12. Happy holidays, and thank you for the translation ♥️♥️
    LBH is in for a rude awakening when he realizes that it’s truly SQQ and he’s driven a lot of aspects to shit the past five years agsvdv. but i mean, he did lose the love of his life, i’m sad.
    Anyways, my liushen heart is aching because LQG is still at it ;;.

  13. Haa, what happened to the Old Palace Master, eh? Luo Binghe probably ate him lol. Jk, he’s not a cannibal, just a murderer. Shen Yuan’s doting reaches new levels everyday; I’m reading him as not minding being LBH’s recharging bank. He might even be slightly happy (not that he’s admitting it) that he can be close to LBH again. Thanks for the chapter!

  14. Thank you for the update… A power bank… LOL… SQQ train of thoughts never fails to amuse me. It made me think that I also want an automatically recharged power bank since I often forget and could only cry when I really need to use it.

    And he forgot to change his name, again.

  15. “He has been dead for five years, and yet Luo Binghe still becomes angry when he sees someone who resembles him. It looks like l deeply traumatized Luo Binghe that time.” 😂😂😂 shizun, please…. Dont be THAT dense…

  16. Thank you for the chapter!
    I wonder how LBH will react when he finds out that the person he’s been hurting, mistreating, and keeping as a slave was his beloved Shizun the whole time! I have a feeling he’ll be really angry with himself for always hurting his beloved no matter when they meet!

    1. Yeah Binghe always puts to much blame on himself tho. Oh and at @TAILOR31415 binghe was really mad at shizun before.. for good reason of course.this time its completely different

  17. Eh… you guys are in a xianxia. A gay xianxia. If the bishies didn’t look at least 50% like each other, it must be because they were wearing different colors. No wonder LBH didn’t want to see anyone from his old sect. Without the clothes, it would be more difficult NOT to see the ever elegant SQQ in them…

  18. Peerless cucumber bro’s self-saving aptitude is off the charts😂. I have the greatest respect for this ability to adjust to anything and everything! !!

    Thank you for the update.

  19. Lol SQQ is so dense.. it’s not a stallion novel anymore.. IT’S BL/DANMEI *insert evil laugh ahahahahaha

    Thanks for the chapter!~ Cheryl-sama and Reika-sama!!~ 🙇🙇🙇

  20. It’s not that he doesn’t mind. SQQ is a very pragmatic person. He can differentiate what can and can’t do. So, he resigned himself to the position of the follower. To him, it’s at least better than becoming the human stick figure, which was the fate of the original.

    1. Agreed.
      Being practical is the best.
      And now I’m waiting for another prison break, though how will he deal with the blood in his body?
      Hope to see those he left in the peak.
      I’m more interested in seeing those disciples that had lost their beloved Shizun rather than what happen to Binghe these past five years.

  21. Thank you for the chapter!! Things are getting interesting 😁 can’t wait to see Binghe realize it’s really his Shizun!

  22. So did Shen Qingqiu took off his mustache already? I can’t imagine him wearing a muslin with that mustache lol.

  23. Poor Shizun tried so hard to escape but now he’s basically a slave to that demon blood not even a day after resurrecting….

    I think it makes sense the Shen Qingqiu still mistakenly thinks that Luo Binghe is the original one from the novel. After all, he has the unrealistic and all-knowing System nagging him all the time. It’s no wonder that he still can’t accept that this is real, when he has the novel’s biggest fan in his ear all the time.

    1. I truly hated the fact that the blood gps thingy is inside him again. He is at his mercy again or something. Arg!! Its not cute at all!

  24. This is one of my favorite chapters, because we’ve a prime example of how ridiculous Shen Qingqui is.
    He did execute his years long plan to fake his own death to escape from Luo Binhe… And less than 24h later from resurrecting, he’s happily following Luo Binghe home! And getting upset because he’s leaving without him.

    He didn’t need to became one of LBH’s followers, he only had to appear in front of him at the full moon to work as a powerbank. But no, instead of trying to maintain a prudent distance, our MC chooses to go after his personal stalker, the guy who probably could recognize him just by the way he uses his chopsticks to eat or the way he laughs behind his fan.

    I get the feeling that the real reason Shen Yuan faked his death was because he didn’t want to be the SQQ who pushed his little sheep to the Endless Abysm anymore. And given the chance, he’d love to be near LBH again. Although he’d never say it, because the one who’s unable to forgive SQQ for pushing LBH to the abyss is himself (and that’s the reason he’s convinced LBH hates him, doesn’t matter how obviously wrong it’s)

    1. Well tbh I’d say the reason he thinks LBH hates him is because of all the angry choking, force-feeding blood, hurting, imprisoning, apathy, and (supposed) falsely framing to ruin him nonsense that happened as soon as he returned. Let’s be honest, LBH’s behavior never helped his case at all, so SQQ’s reaction is definitely realistic. He’s also thought himself to be straight all his life, and has no reason to think LBH is otherwise. Furthermore, he practically raised him after transmigrating. He definitely felt guilty about pushing him, but I think he’s pretty annoyed at getting caught again. He had genuinely wanted to get away, but he’s chill and takes things as they come (one of the reasons why SQQ is my favorite). I’m pretty sure we have quite a ways to go before he even sees him as a potential love interest.

  25. Ohh, so tragic. LBH is still mourning for SQQ, right? That’s why he doesn’t want to see a copy face, he wants the real one!

    SQQ is so oblivious. He should suspect that something is different just seeing the way LBH treats his so called ‘wives’. I’m really intrigued as to what would be their relationship from now on.

    Thanks for the chapter!

  26. Thanks for the continued translation!
    And Sen Quinqu still thinks that “his” Luo Bingen is the same Luo Bingen as of the original novel (This should count as prejudice).
    By the way, what is the name of Young Palace Mistress?
    Is that I think it has not been mentioned yet or am I wrong?

  27. Thank you for the chapter!! XD
    Heheh, I’m looking forward to when Bingmei discovers that it’s his Shizun… 🌚

  28. Too many bad had things happened that Shen Qingqiu didn’t even care anymore and just took it all in stride. Let the Mighty Plot do its job.

    He’s stuck with the Peerless Cucumber name though! That’s so not in line with his elegant character, I can’t imagine the shame it’s going to bring him when his identity is exposed X”D

    Thank you for the chapter! Merry Christmas! ❄

  29. Thaaaaaank you for the hard work!!!!! I’m so intrigued by the story now!!!! I reallyal want to see Binghe recognize his Shizun again, but it seems that we need to wait more chapters hehehehe

  30. Binghe is sad bc the love of his life died (or not lol) :((
    lol all the signs are there but Shen Qingqiu refuses to see them

  31. Thanks for the update.
    Ah, the girls are flooded around Binghe, but he doesn’t even budge.
    Shen Qingqiu to the rescue!
    Or is it?
    Can’t wait for the next chapter.
    Again, thank you for the translation.

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