Chapter 54 – The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System

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Chapter 54 – Unhappy Reunion

Shen Qingqiu was grabbed so hard that his bones were almost broken. Now only his legs could move but he didn’t want to publicly knee Luo Binghe in the groin. Thinking back on everything that had happened, he felt a faint flame of anger rising.

Shen Qingqiu said: “You did this on purpose.”

Luo Binghe asked, “What does Shizun mean?”

Shen Qingqiu said: “You didn’t immediately slaughter everyone in the sect. Instead, you delayed matters for a long time just to draw me out.

Luo Binghe smiled bitterly: “It seems that Shizun can occasionally guess his disciple’s thoughts correctly. This disciple is truly wild with joy. I wish I could beat my chest and stamp my feet to engrave this moment in my memory forever.”

Liu Qingge withdrew his sword. He swayed and seemed to be somewhat dizzy. Pointing at Luo Binghe, he said, “You, let him go.”

Luo Binghe dragged Shen Qingqiu into his arms and said impatiently, “What did you say?”

His attitude as he did this was unyielding, causing Shen Qingqiu’s depression, which he had been suppressing, to shoot three feet high.

Shen Qingqiu silently took a deep breath and said: “When did you realize that it was me in your dreams?”

If Luo Binghe hadn’t discovered that Shen Qingqiu hadn’t died, would Luo Binghe have waited at Cang Qiong Mountain sect like a hunter trying to flush out his prey?1

Luo Binghe said, “Shizun looks down on me too much. Even if I didn’t notice the first time, I would be really stupid if I didn’t notice it the second time.”

Shen Qingqiu suddenly felt a pain in his knee. Silently, he thought: You’re not stupid; I’m the one who’s stupid.

It was only Shen Qingqiu who knew how Luo Binghe cultivated and manipulated his dream abilities to superb effect but Shen Qingqiu thought he was really out of his mind and wouldn’t be able to differentiate between hallucinations and people who invaded his dreamland.

Shen Qingqiu asked, “Why didn’t you end the dream when you discovered an anomaly?” Is it fun to act out a “teacher’s devoted and obedient disciple” play?

Luo Binghe looked at him. Unexpectedly, he said: “Why would I want to do that? Was Shizun not happy to be coaxed by me?”

… Happy?

At that time Shen Qingqiu wasn’t happy at all because he was worried about Luo Binghe’s psychological state. However, the facts have proved that everything, including his worries, was under Luo Binghe’s control. After all, this was Luo Binghe, the protagonist. How could he have made such a big mistake,2 thinking that Luo Binghe had turned over a new leaf and mended his ways, becoming just a lovely, pitiful little white flower?

Shen Qingqiu was the type of person who was amenable to coaxing but not to coercion. 3 However, now he felt as though his face had been slapped twice when he realized that Luo Binghe had only been pretending.4

Qi Qingqi involuntarily cried out: “Slow down, what’s going on?” She pointed inside the
Qiong Ding’s palace hall: “The one lying inside… Isn’t that Shen Qingqiu? Why is there another one?”

Luo Binghe seemed to be in a good mood as he said: “Why don’t you ask the former An Ding Peak Lord?”

Shen Qingqiu: …****! He knew that the only thing Shang Qinghua could be given credit for was having no backbone or moral integrity.

Shang Qinghua chuckled but immediately stepped forward when Mobei Jun gave him a sidelong look. Head high, chest puffed out, he gathered his wits,5 and said clearly: “A few years ago senior apprentice brother Shen accidentally found a place that held a treasure, the Sun and Moon Dew Flower Seed. This spirit plant can be molded into the shape of a body. It was with the help of this treasure that senior apprentice brother Shen was able to shed his mortal body at Huayue City. The corpse inside is his but it’s only an empty shell. The one here outside is him, too. Both are him!”

This was a succinct summary, very concise and understandable. Several pairs of eyes suddenly turned towards Shen Qingqiu. Liu Qingge immediately pointed Cheng Luan at Shen Qingqiu. The murderous look on Liu Qingge’s face was worse than when he was looking at Luo Binghe earlier.

Yue Qingyuan whispered, “In that case, why has there been absolutely no news of you for the past five years? Why did you sever all connections with the Twelve Peaks? Is it because, in your heart, your fellow sect members are unworthy of your trust?”

Shen Qingqiu felt guilty at his lack of confidence: “That, senior apprentice brother, listen to me…”

Qi Qingqi sighed: “Shen Qingqiu, you… you’re actually that kind of person! Do you know how badly they were hurt by you, senior apprentice brother? Do you know how much your disciples cried? All day long Qing Jing Peak was filled with the sound of weeping! For one entire year, no one wanted to visit the Peak because it was shrouded in gloom, with everyone wearing mourning clothes! The position of Peak Lord was left vacant while you were happily playing outside, free and unfettered!”

The thing Shen Qingqiu was most afraid of was the shrewish Qi Qingqi pointing a finger at him and giving him a scolding. Shen Qingqiu hurriedly said: “I really didn’t mean to do that. I wasn’t happily playing freely outside at all. I’ve been buried in the soil for five years. I just woke up a few days ago. That person who was running around outside free and unfettered, it was all his doing!”

When Shang Qinghua saw that the spearhead was pointing at him again, he felt even more wronged: “Why blame me again? Didn’t you say you wanted it to mature as soon as possible?”

Liu Qingge pressed his fingers against his temple: “Shut up!”

Shang Qinghua shut up. They were a noisy group. In fact, if you looked at this scene a certain way, it probably looked quite funny but Shen Qingqiu thought that the entertainment factor was lost because of the timing.

Fires had sprung up all over Qiong Ding Peak and its buildings were scorched black. After two days of fighting and siege, it no longer had its usual majestic and dignified look. Inside and outside the palace hall, there were people with bloodstained faces holding on to another disciple’s hand to stand. The disciples of the younger generation around him seemed panic-stricken. They were exhausted, like an arrow at the end of its flight. On the other hand, the black-armored demon generals and fighters that had half-surrounded the Cang Qiong Mountain sect disciples looked like newly sharpened swords. The demons’ bright eyes were staring at the disciples like tigers watching their prey.

Shen Qingqiu turned around to look at the person behind him and said, “Luo Binghe, you said you came to Cang Qiong Mountain Sect to catch me.”

Luo Binghe said: “Correct.”

Shen Qingqiu said, “You’ve caught me.” Your goal has been achieved. It’s time to withdraw.

Luo Binghe looked at him and said, “You won’t run away?”

“…” Shen Qingqiu nodded slowly: “I won’t run away.”

The corners of Luo Binghe’s mouth turned up in a humorless6 smile. For the first time, his face showed an expression that was devoid of mockery. He whispered: “So many times, I’ve believed in Shizun so much.”

Liu Qingge suddenly said, “Shen Qingqiu, what do you mean?”

He looked at Shen Qingqiu as though Shen Qingqiu’s words had just subjected him to extraordinary shame and humiliation: “Bai Zhan Peak’s Lord is here. You’re right in front of me but you intend to sacrifice yourself by surrendering your body to him?”

Junior apprentice brother, I can understand that as Bai Zhan Peak’s Lord, you feel that your dignity has been violated, but could you change the words you use? What the devil do you mean by “surrendering your body”? Please change this way of referring to it, thank you!

Liu Qingge said: “You’re afraid of being a burden on Cang Qiong Mountain sect but Cang Qiong Mountain sect isn’t necessarily afraid of this burden.”

Luo Binghe sneered: “How many unbroken ribs do you have left?”

When Yue Qingyuan’s hand grasped Xuan Su’s hilt, Mu Qingfang, who was beside him, said nervously: “Senior apprentice brother sect leader, you forcefully pulled out of closed-door cultivation and sustained grievous injuries at the hands of the enemy. Now you’re barely able to draw your sword. I’m afraid that it will really harm your body…”

A burst of black qi suddenly rose to Yue Qingyuan’s face but was forced down again. His voice was strained when he said: “No, impossible. Junior apprentice brother already died once. We weren’t able to protect him then. Do I really have to watch him die again?”

Shen Qingqiu’s mind was in turmoil when he heard those words. If one were to list all of the people Shen Qingqiu admired and respected most in the world, Yue Qingyuan would rank first. Not only did he have a powerful, sincere, and earnest desire to protect, but he always did his utmost for the sect as a whole. Shen Qingqiu found it too embarrassing to ask the Cang Qiong Mountain’s sect master to clear up Shen Qingqiu’s mess7 and pay the bill for him. The one who had courted death was him alone, therefore he should take on this burden alone. Shen Qingqiu said: “I alone can take responsibility for the disciple that I taught. Senior apprentice brother, as the sect master, the well-being of all the disciples of the sect rests on your shoulders. You should know what choice to make.”

The hall was silent. Yue Qingyuan’s face was stiff and his knuckles were white. Shen Qingqiu was reminding him that, as the leader of a sect that was in a very perilous situation, the proper choice was easy to see.

As every Peak Lord was considering this, Ning Yingying rushed forward, grabbed Shen Qingqiu’s arm, and shouted: “I disagree!”

Shen Qingqiu said: “Ming Fan, take care of your junior apprentice sister.”8

Ning Yingying said: “I’m not a child anymore! I don’t need someone to take care of me. During the altercation at Jinlan City and Huan Hua Palace, Shizun, you came forward to solve the problem. Why does it have to be you again this time? Why does it have to be Shizun who suffers each time?”

Because I’m the one courting disaster. But at least he managed to raise a normal and filial girl. Shen Qingqiu had been very worried but now he felt somewhat relieved: “It’s not seemly for an adult to weep endlessly like this. Your teacher isn’t going to die.” In his heart, he added the word: Probably…

The next moment, Ming Fan, with a face full of grief and indignation, said: “Shizun, wouldn’t death be better than giving yourself to this devil9 for Cang Qiong Mountain sect’s sake? Who has ever heard of a gentleman who gives his own life to feed a devil?”

What are you saying? Ming Fan, you little brat, can you speak human?!

This long delay made Luo Binghe impatient. He grabbed Shen Qingqiu’s hand, put his other hand on the Heart Devil’s hilt, and said: “I’ll be taking Shizun’s immortal body, too.”

Another Peak Lord said indignantly: “That’s going too far! Isn’t it enough for you to take one person away? What are you going to do with a corpse?”

Luo Binghe didn’t answer. Instead, he gestured to Mobei Jun then gave him instructions. Seeing this, with great reluctance, Shen Qingqiu decided to compromise. One wrong word and another dispute could arise. To prevent this, Shen Qingqiu wanted to pull on Luo Binghe’s arm but felt too embarrassed to do that. Instead, he pulled on Luo Binghe’s sleeve. He hesitated for a while then summoned up all his courage and said: “I’m going to accompany you so why do you have to do this?”

When he said that, Shen Qingqiu felt extremely humiliated.

He was a man but in front of so many other people, he had to whisper “accompany you” in a conciliatory tone.10 The fact that this person was once his disciple made him feel even more resentful. This situation was disgraceful.

However, showing one’s weak side had a certain effect on men. The expression on Luo Binghe’s face visibly became sunny and cloudless. Not only did his grip on Shen Qingqiu loosen, but even his tone of voice also softened. Nonetheless, even though his tone was soft, his words were still as harsh as before: “Shizun’s original body is still very important. After all, if Shizun’s soul leaves his current body again like a cicada casting off its skin, this disciple wouldn’t know what to do.”

As soon as Luo Binghe turned his head away from Shen Qingqiu, his voice became cold: “Take it away.”

Before Mobei Jun could move, Qi Qingqi, who had been listening to Liu Mingyan quietly whispering to her in the upper hall, first looked surprised then became calm and said: “Stop arguing!”

She raised her head and said: “Luo Binghe, there’s no need to argue over this now. Even if we were to allow you to take it away, your wish can’t be fulfilled.”

Shen Qingqiu knew she was hot-tempered and didn’t know if she might say something extremely infuriating to provoke Luo Binghe. Shen Qingqiu had a bad feeling about this but, unexpectedly, she motioned Liu Mingyan to forward: “Mingyan, tell them.”

Liu Mingyan: “Shen Shishu’s11 immortal body is missing.”

She stepped aside after she finished speaking and from behind her a few disciples were carried out. These were the disciples who had been at the ceremonial12 platform guarding the corpse. The disciples were all unconscious and their bodies from their faces to their fingertips were a strange bluish black color.

There was an uproar in the hall. Yue Qingyuan’s facial expression changed and Luo Binghe raised his eyebrows. Qi Qingqi said calmly, “Luo Binghe, you needn’t give me that look. I really wanted to hide it but, unfortunately, I had just told Mingyan to go to the hall, only to find that the platform was empty. The corpse that we placed on it and preserved, as was appropriate, has disappeared.”

She seemed delighted and spoke cheerfully. Unexpectedly, she would rather the corpse sprout wings and fly away than be carried off by Luo Binghe. Mu Qingfang examined the disciples and said: “They are unconscious but their lives are not in danger. It’s poison.”

Yue Qingyuan said: “Which poison is it?”

Mu Qingfang said: “I can’t tell right now. They have no wounds. Let me take a sample of their blood to test.”

Qi Qingqi said: “If this was poison from the human world, junior apprentice brother Mu would be able to identify it with a glance. Since he is unable to, is this something you did?”

Luo Binghe said indifferently: “I don’t like to use poison.”

It’s true, Luo Binghe rarely uses poison to kill people. Moreover, he had no need to lie since he was currently in an overwhelmingly superior position.

This meant that while the two sides were gathered in the hall, bickering with each other, some unknown person or persons had secretly sneaked inside past all of their defenses, and stolen Shen Qingqi’s corpse right from under the noses of the leaders of the human cultivators and demons. What a scary thought!

Shen Qingqiu wondered: What’s up with people trying to steal his corpse? How come when he was alive no one wanted him but when he was dead he was in high demand?13

Luo Binghe saw that it would do no good to stay here and talk about it. Frowning, he said: “Never mind, no matter who took it, I will always be able to find it.”

Black qi rose up in the air when Luo Binghe drew the Heart Devil sword. A slash of his sword cleaved space and a portal opened. Shen Qingqiu reminded him: “Remove the encirclement14.”

Luo Binghe looked at him then said brusquely: “As Shizun wishes.”

The tip of Liu Qingge’s sword Cheng Luan was pointed down. Liu Qingge looked up and his hand clenched so tightly on the sword’s hilt that his palm15 was cut and blood dripped down the blade.

He stood there frozen for a long time but could only spit out a single phrase: “Just wait!”

This word was thrown out like an icy dart yet full of fury and an overpowering desire to fight.

Luo Binghe sheathed the Heart Devil sword and smiled grimly: “Go ahead!”

Reika’s Notes:

  • This chapter is by Reika (me).
  • To be honest, the dialogue is quite funny but I like that Shen Qingqiu makes the point that it’s actually very unfunny given the state that the sect is in.
  • Please let me know if there are any errors.

You don’t really need to read this stuff but if you’re interested, here are some notes about the translation:

  • The dialogue throughout this chapter is actually full of innuendo that’s super hard to translate but I did my best to make it sound full of double meanings in English. 🙂
  • “…he didn’t want to publicly knee Luo Binghe in the groin.” – Because it would ruin his “cold and elegant” image.
  • “This disciple is truly wild with joy.” – Pfft, Luo Binghe seems to be pretending this is sarcastic but I’m pretty sure he truly is ecstatic that his Shizun is alive.
  • “…you intend to sacrifice yourself by surrendering your body to him.” – Everyone seems to think that Peak Lord Shen is going to have to let the Demon Lord burst his chrysanthemum. Shen Qingqiu complains about Liu Qingge’s word choice because this phrase “surrendering your body” is 委身 wěi shēn which means “give oneself wholly to” or “give one’s body to; marry.” I think it’s just a thinly veiled phrase for “doing it.” Some people seem to think that Shen Qingqiu is sacrificing his chastity for the sect.
  • “A burst of black qi…” – I think is 100% literal. I imagine black energy rising up. This should be the sign of a backlash if you are a righteous cultivator, right? But for demons, black qi should be normal.
  • “Remove the encirclement” – Encirclement is a military term for the situation when a force or target is isolated and surrounded by enemy forces.

Let me know if you have any suggestions or if there are any errors. Thanks for reading!

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  1. 守株待兔 (shǒu zhū dài tù) lit. “to guard a tree-stump, waiting for rabbits”
  2. 乌龙 – “own goal” i.e. a player accidentally hitting the ball into his own team’s goal but in context means either an accident or a mistake.
  3. 吃软不吃硬 (chī ruǎn bù chī yìng) literally “eats soft food, but refuses hard food”
  4. A literal translation of this would be “Shen Qingqiu was truly the type of person who eats soft food but refuses hard food but you can’t slap him the face after eating and say: pretend.” I changed it quite a bit to try to make it more understandable.
  5. 气沉丹田 – literally “qi sinks into dantian.”
  6. 无力 (wú lì) powerless or lacking strength
  7. 擦屁股 (cā pì gu) “wipe his (Shen Qingqiu’s) bottom
  8. 师妹 (shī mèi) junior female student or apprentice; daughter (younger than oneself) of one’s teacher
  9. Both times he uses 魔头 mó tóu – monster; devil
  10. 跟 gēn – means to follow behind, go with, or marry someone. It’s hard to translate but I think Shen Qingqiu deliberately used a more submissive phrase than normal to try to coax Luo Binghe to back off and leave.
  11. 师叔 shī shū – this is what disciples call their master’s fellow disciples
  12. 坐化 zuò huà – literally a “to die in a seated posture.” This is a phrase used to say that a Buddhist monk has died.
  13. 香饽饽xiāng bō bo – literally “delicious cakes” meaning a popular person or something that is in high demand
  14. Encirclement is a military term for the situation when a force or target is isolated and surrounded by enemy forces
  15. 虎口 hǔ kǒu – the place between the thumb and forefinger. Metaphorically – the tiger’s den; a dangerous place

124 thoughts on “Chapter 54 – The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System”

  1. Unhappy Reunion indeed. SQQ is on the path towards Stockholm syndrome.. Just because LB hasn’t killed any of Cang Qiong Mountain sect’s disciples and the real villain hasn’t been (officially) identified yet, doesn’t make him less villainous

  2. I thought this chapter did a good job of hitting that “would be a farce” kind of scene, only it isn’t funny for the characters at all since it is such a serious situation!

    Thanks for all your work translating.

    I was VERY confused by what “lift the encirclement” meant until I got to the end notes. I would’ve understood “siege” immediately, though. Perhaps you could put it as one of the linked endnotes?

    1. Well, now you learned a new vocabulary word! Thanks for the feedback. I added a linked endnote. It’s kinda crazy how many endnotes I have now.

  3. How many forces are at work here?

    I still wonder at who killed Gongyi. LBH doesn’t seem blackened enough to do that not his dad’s people.

  4. “ Shen Qingqiu wondered: What’s up with people trying to steal his corpse? How come when he was alive no one wanted him but when he was dead he was in high demand?”

    JAJAJAJAJA i love Shen Qingqiu and this author so much jajajajajajajajaj

    I love this too

    “ Everyone seems to think that Peak Lord Shen is going to have to let the Demon Lord burst his chrysanthemum” you are so funny too jajajajjajajajaja

    I am conflicted too with LB, he is just so irrational, but he is childish too i guess…in real life, this kind of people are very difficult to get along, but i guess they suffer a lot too, coz can’t find love…so sad

    Anyway, i am really getting a good time with the black humor here, and the jokes in general. Is just a books after all, isn’t SQQ? Jejejejejejejejejeje

  5. I seriously don’t understand how people can go KYA and find this romantic. The “protagonist” is annoying the shit out of me

    1. RIGHT. I was happy at the start when LBH was still very pure :(( I was hoping that he’d realize what kind of a person he had become after his shizun “died”, but that wasn’t the case I guess.

    2. 100% agree. Luo binghe’s personality is really starting to drive me up the wall. That demonic blood thing is also annoying the crap out of me. AND THE SYSTEM IS ANNOYING ME EVEN MORE. luo binghe has some serious problems, I don’t have a kink for unhealthy, abusive, obsessive relationships, so I’m getting really uncomfortable. If LBH actually rapes SQQ im going to flip.

  6. In regards to black Qi rising to the face… In Chinese medicine black is related to kidneys and fear. Could be fear rising to his face. Not sure if it is in this case, but thought it might help.

  7. Wow! Our Shen Qingqiu has really become quite the hero, eh? Although, when will he realise that at this point, he’s no longer Genre-Savvy but Wrong Genre-Savvy, since he’s failed to identify HIMSELF as the new protagonist? AHAHAHAH oh my lord this entire thing is so meta I love it!!!

  8. ugh I can’t help but have a weird feeling about this situation. Binghe better not force himself onto Shizun!!

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  10. Just what the heck are they going to do with his corpse? Are they going to refine it or what..? Even a corpse can’t be at peace !

  11. Shen Qingqiu wondered: What’s up with people trying to steal his corpse? How come when he was alive no one wanted him but when he was dead he was in high demand?

    Tbh, i found all these situations to be very awkward to the point even i felt embarrassed And adding shizun’s crazily funny inner monologue omg i can’t😂 this rollercoaster thing is too much for me😂

  12. Thank you for the update!!!

    SQQ has been tempered by the system for way too long that he still trying to stay in character by not kicking LBH in his groin. And the innuendos 🤣🤣

    So was snake boy the thief?

  13. j’aime trop Luo binghe il a souffert mais c’est évident qu’il fera pas de mal a son Shizun…ShenQq a aussi des sentiments pour Luo mais ne veut pas se l’avouer 😍👨‍❤️‍💋‍👨

  14. Ah, poor little airplane… Bulllied by shizun, bullied by binghe, bullied by mobei, bullied by qingqi, bullied by cang qiong mountain… Seems everyone likes blaming him😅

    Then again, he is the author so this entire thing is technically his fault…

    1. On the bright side, it shows that airplane author has a strong will or perseverance. He was stuck in SQH body for so many years and was looked down on and picked on for so long, but he hasn’t broken. Airplane is truly adaptable (and shameless, LOL).

  15. Now I wonder when we can see LBH’s “overwhelmingly superior position” again.. ahahahahahahaha ..I agree with SQQ it shoulf be funny but yeah guven the timing tsk3x

    Thanks for the chapter!!!~ 🙇🙇🙇🙇

  16. Thank you for this chapter I was so looking forward to it. It’s a good thing binghe figured it out otherwise shizun would have remained hidden and then everyone would be sad

  17. OmO!! Thank you so much for the extra chapter updates!!
    AHAHAHAH Bingmei just wants attention from Shizun… hahaha
    As usual, SQQ’s internal retorts are the funniest things ever 😂😂😂
    Looking forward to the next few chapters!! ☺️

  18. Hm… it’s firet time when some character in this author work couse in me hint of aversion, LBH is stubborn t the point that it easy to think that he is narrow minded fool. It even doesn;t look like love but like obsession. Yes he finally cought SQQ but so what ?I think that it’s too early to judge, i trust that author have something more to say about his personality, especially when i’ve already reading GDC and HOB, i think we need to wait. It would be great if we could have two chap. for week but i know that it not easy. Thanks for work anyway 🙂

  19. Ahhahahahha the comments are filled with readers not pleased by LBH behavior. I, on the other hand, am enjoying it to the fullest! God I’ve been rereading this countless of times. Love this so much I can’t even not think about it these past few days I’ve been reading it .

    Thank you for the dedication in translating this!!!

    1. Lol I have to agree this was very enjoyable. Besides if it wasn’t for LBH shizun would just remain hidden and that’s no fun for anyone

  20. LBH is the hardest character to like because well, he’s horrible, has poor respect for boundaries and I get that he’s heart broken but to go so far as to tangle with a corpse. He’s not owed SQQ’s love or acceptance. So far he’s just a creep. I am really hoping he gets redeemed because I normally love the Author’s characters who actually tend to not be overbearing and whom you can’t help but really immerse yourself in but ugh, tired of LBH.

  21. Thanks a ton for the translation!

    ‘How come when he was alive no one wanted him but when he was dead he was in high demand?’ Well SQQ my friend my man that’s probably because an unresponsive corpse might actually be better at picking up romantic signals than you are.

    Gotta love him.

  22. LBH is a psycho. Author has to convince me that he’s worthy of SQQ, who i adore because so far I’m liking Binghe less and less with each creepy thing he does. The story is still good and funny, BUT i want shizun to be truly happy.

    “ ‘Your teacher isn’t going to die.’ ” In his heart, he added the word: Probably…”

    1. Hmm if the person I loved the most pushed me down to hell and acted like he hated me I would be down right murderous xD ..the binghe here is actually very tame

    2. The author normally has characters I love especially in The Founder of Diabolism where I damn near felt the whole journey, but my goodness, I don’t like LBH at all. He’s creepy and rapey. Two combinations I am particularly tired of in BL.

    3. I think it has to do with the fact that he rushed his cultivation too, I don’t think his heart is stable.. they do mention that he doesn’t have control over the heart demon sword because of this, not sure if that is amplifying his yandereness…

  23. I have mixed feelings tbh. I am rooting for the main cp ofc.. but also I wish the air and misunderstandings can be cleared already. Haih~ good luck Shizun. No. more. running. away, ok!

    Y..eah well they’re not wrong. He is technically protecting them by ‘surrendering his body’ because that’s the reason why LBH targeted that sect in the first place. To catch the big fish. But with that, I still hope there’s a ‘wilingly’ somewhere there before they reach that stage.

  24. Hello Reika, I was reading the raws for this chap and it seems like a few dialogues are missing in this translated chap. After the ‘…Happy?’ Sentence/para above, the raws had a few more Luo Binghe dialogues. Something along the lines of how there’s been several times where LBH wanted to follow his dreams to find out where Shizun was and that in the beginning, Master shouldnt run away, yell at LBH, then many things will be completely different? Correct me if the raws i was reading were wrong.

    1. There’s nothing missing. You’re probably reading the old version. We use the newest version. The author has already removed those lines where Luo Binghe blames Shen Qingqiu for running away. IMO, the new version is much better since the old one made LBH sound much nastier.

  25. …I guess this means that EVERYONE has heard the Song of Chunshan, huh? They’re not wrong?? Sighhhh, but Binghe really made a mess this time. I wonder where Shizun’s body went! Thanks for the chapter!

  26. Ironvalkyrie10126

    I wonder what Binghe’s father wants with Shizun’s corpse? His people are the only ones that could have done it. Does he want to be a love rival with his own son? *shudders poor Shizun*

    Edited by Reika: This is not a spoiler. It’s just speculation.

  27. Definitely was a nice chapter and Shizun clearly has no break lol
    Anyway guys don’t get too happy about their reunion (not gonna mention more cause don’t wanna spoil)
    Shizun thoughts are always the best 😂
    Thank you for your hard work 🙏

  28. Poor Shizun..
    Binghe had better treat him well this time!!! Boy, have they got a LOT to clear up…

    Thank you for the chapter!! Eek, the plot is progressing so fast – be still my beating heart!!

    1. I’m sure binghe will cherish his all shen qingqiu as to do is tell his side of the story



  30. I honestly feel bad for SQQ? Like, c’mon, cut this guy some slack, MXTX-sama. He just came back alive after 5 days and he’s been captured, tortured, captured, tortured, and now CAPTURED AGAIN. Truly, why does SQQ have to suffer every. Single. Damn. Time.

    Poor Shizun ;;;

    I get that they’re trying to make me feel bad for LBH but damn, kid, from now on please mend your ways and be way WAAAAAY kinder to your Shizun! He needs some rest and therapy after all this ordeal, hahah

    Thank you for the translation, especially the updates being rather quick now that the plot has paced! Thank you for your hard work and continuous support! I can’t imagine waiting any longer for this chapter.

    1. Lbh is such a sweet heart but he is a little bit broken..and that’s on shen qingqiu. Hopefully he will tell lbh his side of the story and why he did what he did

  31. I kinda wish that Yingying had taken advantage of being the only person there LBH might have enough residual fondness for to allow it (it says something, I think, that she was able to grab SQQ) and plowed her way in with them to try to help guard her Shizun’s chastity; one of my favorite little background details in the story is how not falling for LBH has made her grow up into a much better person (my favorite non-relationship bit in the sidestories is when Bing-Ge runs into her and she chastises him for being too familiar).

  32. Thank you so much for the translations! 💞

    I have a question on SQQ’s appearance right now. Does he not have the same face as his previous body?

    1. I think they mentioned in an earlier chapter that it was about 40% the same, so similar enough to confuse people for sure

    2. When he first came back he said that they tried basing his current body on his original Shen Yuan body, but it still came out pretty strongly resembling his Shen Qingqiu form too since it was shaped around his energy, or something like that

    3. If I remember correctly, right now he has the face of both Shen Qingqiu AND Shen Yuan (his original self). Think of it like a mashup between two people, which is why its said “Why is this person SQQ but also not SQQ” last chapter

  33. ResidentialPsycho

    Poor Shizun…. Everyone wants his corpse but was never so possessive of him when he was alive. XD

    1. More like SQQ is so oblivious he doesn’t realise how high demand he is, haha! At least LBH and LQG have feelings for him

  34. QAQ
    I didnt realize there are extra chaoter few days ago. I patiently wait for sunday to find out there is 2 chapter.
    Thank you so much.

  35. Yikes 😓 for all of Shizun’s great planning, it all fell apart in a matter of days. I’m with Yingying on this: why does Shizun always have to suffer?

  36. “過去的心 火般灼熱 今天已變了冰凍”
    “In the past my heart was like a scorching fire / today it’s frozen over”

    Somebody save Luo Binghe from this endless abyss of corruption! ToT
    Binghe, stop hurting Shizun!

  37. Thank you for the chapter 🙂
    I love his sect.
    I still don’t really like LBH though… not a big fan of overbearing characters.

  38. A high in demand SQQ but low in supply.

    Happy that they are reunited once more.
    But I feel bad for the sect. (T▽T)

    thank you for your efforts!

    Still thinking about the ballad. 😂😂😂
    Those sect members might be remembering the ballad’s message.

    *papapa* Their poor ‘cabbage’ is going to be eaten. 😂

    I really want to read the extras but then it probably won’t make sense if I read it this early, right? (Trying to control myself.)

    1. Akatsuki no yona

      Not ‘Cabbage’ but ‘cucumber’ !!!

      Since he is the ‘PEERLESS CUCUMBER'(๑¯ω¯๑)

    1. I’m sorry to say but the truth is far from pleasurable… In fact it’s so far out that I feel really bad for our shizun as someone who read the whole series in Vietnamese

    2. Lbh will take good care of his shizun. But there is still a long way to go. And shizun has a lot of explaining to do

  39. The infamous tragic story of the devoted disciple and his teacher has been canonised and Shen Qingqiu keeps getting forced to go along with it just to appease the puppy ML. (ノ>ヮ<)ノ*: ・♡

    I was kinda hoping for Luo Binghe to be shocked and choked with emotions after finding out about his Shizun's revival though. But I find it funny how despite Shen Qingqiu's thorough planning, the whole operation crumbles because he's stuck with pig teammate. XD

    I've been wondering about thia for quite some times too, but does Liu Qingge hold some feelings for Shen Qingqiu?

    Thank you for the chapter! 💕💕

    1. I don’t think so. I think that he values sqq like a brother or smthg and that’s just his personality

    2. In one of the extras set in the past he thinks a fortuneteller’s description of SQQs “fated partner” is describing him.

  40. “How come when he was alive no one wanted him but when he was dead he was in high demand?”

    Pfft- This chapter was really hilarious. Even if we know the situation is not very funny, you can’t help to laugh at all those silly dialogues.

    But why Luo Binghe has to be so stubborn? Leave the body if you have the alive Shizun at your side!! Be respectful, boy!

    Thanks for the chapter!

  41. Im wondering if the “stick” route was the easier one… lots of angst here…you feel for everyone, while there is some humor to break up the tension it is obvious there is a lot of hurt here to make up for…

    1. The “stick” route? But didn’t everyone pretty much die in that version? It’s straight up tragedy yo.

  42. Frustrating! Everything is so frustrating! And it’s all that idiot yandere ML’s fault!

    Shen Qingqiu has only been alive for a couple days, and he’s already been tortured, captured, captured, tortured, then captured again. And his reputation keeps being dragged through the dirt. Really, why does he have to be the one to suffer each time?

    Plus, all of his loyal sect mates have been mourning and trying to save his corpse for 5 years, and when they finally get it, the sect is destroyed, Shen Qingqiu is revealed to be alive, and then he’s captured right in front of their eyes…

    Idiot Luo Binghe! Poor Shizun!

    1. At least LBH is still respectful enough of his Shizun’s feelings to not kill anyone from the sect and did not touch Qing Jing Peak. It is definitely frustrating, because he does things based on his desires and is being really pushy, but he actually knows what he’s doing.

  43. Kind of feel bad for the sect… they did so much to protect his body and suddenly the original shen appears. The sect is in a truly bad position and on top of that luo binghe forces them to make a choice without giving them any options.. sometimes it feels like luo binghe is the true villain

    1. I expected binghe to be quite murderous tbh.. after all he did a lot to protect and take care of the body only to have it taken away..original luo binghe would not be so merciful ><

  44. Wahhh!!!! there is literally no other way i can describe what im feeling rn 😛 . Reading a new chapter always brightens my day 🙂

  45. Guess who just stayed up till 12 just to read this chapter-
    Also, thank you so much for th translation, keep up the great work!

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