Day: November 17, 2023

Chapter 28 – It’s hard to escape the Omegaverse trope!

Chapter 28


“Don’t go.” Shu Yi’s voice carried a hint of exhaustion and weakness. How could he bear to refuse him?


Qu Di held his hand in return. “I’m not leaving.”


He sat in the chair where Tang Xiyan had just been sitting and poured a glass of water for Shu Yi. “Is it still painful?”


Shu Yi took a sip and put it down. He hooked a finger, signaling Qu Di to come closer. “Come here, I’ll tell you something.”


“What is it?”


Qu Di obediently leaned in, but Shu Yi seized the opportunity to hold his head and kissed him. Qu Di was initially startled and instinctively tried to push him away. Hospitals were unpredictable, and someone might enter without knocking.


But Shu Yi held his head firmly, deepening the kiss until he was satisfied. Qu Di’s eyes were slightly red, tears welling up in his eyes due to the urgency, but the person in front of him showed no fear. He smiled and used his thumb to wipe the glistening sheen from Qu Di’s lower lip.


“Don’t do this next time; if someone sees us…”


“Dummy, this is a private hospital, and this is a private suite ward. They always knock before entering. If we’re discovered, we might as well go public.”


Upon hearing this, Qu Di felt a warm rush in his heart, but he still said, “No, I’m just an assistant, and a beta…”


Shu Yi interrupted him, “Assistant is an assistant. No one said I had to find someone to be the breadwinner to support me as a partner. Moreover, I believe that I don’t need to maintain the image of a single man to stay popular now, what do you think?”


Shu Yi was speaking the truth, but Qu Di didn’t want to affect him in any way, not even a bit. With Shu Yi’s talent, he would surely climb another step steadily. He knew that Liu Meng was currently helping Shu Yi connect with the well-known film producer Xu Tu to expand into the film industry. He didn’t want any complications at this point.


As long as he knew that Shu Yi truly cared about him, it was enough. They could both settle down in the future and live their lives in peace.


“When I reach a position where I can stand shoulder to shoulder with you, we’ll go public. By then, I won’t be afraid of anything.”


Shu Yi looked at him and smiled slowly. “Okay, I’ll wait for you.”


Qu Di stood up, intending to help him arrange the bouquet that had been set aside. Shu Yi watched his busy figure, and his smile gradually faded.


During this period, Shu Yi had to admit that Qu Di was a perfect partner. Gentle and capable, considerate and kind, with a touch of humility that could stir a protective instinct in his partner. If he could, spending a lifetime with such a person didn’t seem too objectionable.


But… you can show kindness to stray cats on the street, why couldn’t you lend her a hand back then?


If you were just an ordinary person, if you weren’t Qu Di, how nice would that be?


Two months later, the filming of the Tangyi annual drama “Shanhe” was completed, followed by an overwhelming wave of promotion, with stills and behind-the-scenes footage continuously released.


The most discussed topic was Tang Xiyan, a singer who had never acted in a TV drama before. In fact, aside from his fans, most people were not very optimistic. However, an animated gif posted by the official account instantly raised everyone’s expectations and generated a significant amount of discussion.


In the gif, Tang Xiyan stood under the fiery sunset, holding a red tassel spear in his hand, stepping on numerous bodies. Blood splattered on his cheeks as he gazed up at the emperor standing on the city wall. His dark, expressive eyes contained countless emotions, but he couldn’t express them. He just smiled slightly, then gradually closed his eyes and lowered his head. Even in death, he continued to protect this beautiful land.


Little Pig Nose: OMG, I, a passerby, got charmed by this! Just a gif, and I feel like crying! It seems Xiyu’s acting is pretty good!


Curly Fur: Sob, I was prepared for disappointment, but our kid turned out to be so awesome! I can’t believe it! #Shanhe Premieres on 12/26#


My Darling: Why do I sense some love between two Alphas? It’s kind of emotional if you think about it. #Shanhe Premieres on 12/26#


Pricey but Worth It: What can you discern from just one gif? Maybe they spent days looking for this decent gif, and you fans are all gushing over it.


Save Me from the AC: Normally, Xiyu looks like a little child, but playing a general, he really brings out that experienced and mature vibe. I’m looking forward to it. #Shanhe Premieres on 12/26#


Barbie Pickachu: I’m going to cry! Go, Xiyu! #Shanhe Premieres on 12/26#


My Rat Is Fierce: That one look, I’m dead; that smile, I’m alive again! So, does that mean Xiyu won’t make it in the end? I’m about to cry! #Shanhe Premieres on 12/26#


Tang Xiyan had been busy for a few months, and the company finally gave him a week off to rest. He was lying on the couch at home, legs crossed, watching videos on his tablet, with a bowl of shrimp chips he hadn’t touched for a long time on the side.


Qu Di came out of the kitchen, placed a glass of dark herbal tea on the table, and cleared away items that might cause heatiness. “Don’t eat those. Remember to drink the herbal tea later.”


Tang Xiyan couldn’t resist and reached out to grab it. “We agreed on this. I only had two packs, and I haven’t even touched my cucumber-flavored chips yet! You can’t change your mind!”


Qu Di was very helpless. He regretted agreeing to this in the first place. That night, they all had dinner together, and everyone was happy. Qu Di had a couple of drinks as well. Tang Xiyan took this opportunity to ask if he could take a break for a while. Qu Di agreed in a moment of warmth.


“I told you to eat, but you can’t eat chips all day! You’re a singer; don’t you need your voice?”


“…” Tang Xiyan touched a sore spot. He knew it was not good for him, but he couldn’t help it. He needed someone to watch him.


He slowly released his grip, looking at Qu Di with puppy eyes as he locked his unopened cucumber-flavored chips and the new spicy strips in the cabinet.


Even though it was his favorite flavor, he wanted to enjoy them while watching a variety show later. Qu Di’s locking them away made him feel like the chips would never see the light of day again.


“Sigh…” He reluctantly withdrew his gaze and continued to surf the internet, feeling a bit unsatisfied.


After Qu Di had secured everything, he put the keys away and was about to leave when he nervously walked over to Tang Xiyan. In as calm a tone as possible, he said, “I’m planning to resign next week.”


Tang Xiyan stopped scrolling through his Weibo feed, slowly raised his head to look at Qu Di, furrowing his brow slightly. His voice quivered as he asked, “You… what did you say?”




“I won’t allow it!” Tang Xiyan suddenly sat up, and his tablet fell to the floor. He didn’t pick it up. He turned away from Qu Di, feeling bewildered, not knowing what to say to make him stay. He realized how clumsy his words were; besides “can’t,” “not allowed,” and “no,” he couldn’t say anything else.


“Don’t be like this…” Qu Di reached out, but before he could touch him, Tang Xiyan stood up abruptly and went upstairs without saying a word.


Qu Di didn’t see the slight redness in his eyes.


On the TV, the variety show he had been waiting for started, with a cheerful and humorous opening. Qu Di sighed, picked up the tablet from the floor, relieved to find that the protective screen had only a slight scratch. However, Tang Xiyan probably needed a new one. He couldn’t tolerate anything that wasn’t perfect.


After some thought, Qu Di decided not to disturb him. He turned off the TV, put the freshly brewed herbal tea in the fridge, and sent a text to remind him to drink it. He would come to check on him tomorrow.


Tang Xiyan buried himself under the covers until his anger dissipated. Then he sat up and took out his phone, noticing Qu Di’s message. Instantly, his anger flared up again.


You’re leaving, so why do you still care about me? In frustration, he threw the pillow on the bed across the room, and then reached for the pig-shaped pillow Qu Di had given him during a shopping trip, which he casually handed to him. He had kept it until now.


From a certain perspective, this was the only gift Qu Di had ever given him. With one hand, he hugged the shabbily made pillow, and with the other, he held his phone while browsing through his own photo album.


There was a locked album within, and he entered the password. Inside, he found all the candid photos he had taken of Qu Di – him daydreaming, fanning himself, eating, even talking with Shu Yi. He had taken pictures of everything.


He scrolled to the middle and found one photo: Qu Di, exhausted, sleeping under a sunshade. It was a hot day, and there was sweat on his forehead. It was the only clear close-up picture he had.


His thumb gently touched the spot where Qu Di’s lips were. Back when he saw the meteor shower and witnessed Shu Yi kiss Qu Di, he had wondered about the texture of Qu Di’s lips and whether they felt as soft as they looked.


Now, Qu Di was leaving. Their relationship hinged on an employment contract. With no means of contact, even meeting seemed like a luxury.


Would they become strangers from now on…


Qu Di returned home, made himself a bowl of noodles, and after eating, he intended to wash up and go to bed. He sat at the table, using a hairdryer to dry his hair while looking at the script he had already completed to some extent.


This was the first draft, just a short stage play. But if it could be staged, he would have a piece of work to his name. It would give him a bit more confidence when looking for a job.


He made some rough adjustments to the lines, and there would be more revisions to come. Although Shu Yi had been asking about his progress, he wanted to present the most perfect work. He would send it to him once he was satisfied.


He dried his hair, and just then, he received a call from Shu Yi. When they were on the set, they would talk on the phone every evening, discussing small matters but always enjoying the conversation.


Qu Di picked up his phone and crawled under the covers. “I just told Xiyu about my resignation.”


“How did he react?”


“He’s definitely not happy, but it’s just a moment of petulance. He’ll get over it in a few days. When I first started there, he wasn’t satisfied with me and wanted to find my faults to get rid of me, but now we get along quite well.”


“What if he doesn’t let you go?”


Qu Di pondered for a moment. He wanted a cordial parting. They had got along quite well during the job.


“Fei-ge has already approved my resignation application. If he disagrees, there’s nothing I can do.”


“Let’s not talk about him. By the way, I’ll have an interview that day. Wait for me at home.”


“Sure, I know.”


A couple of days ago, Shu Yi had suggested that Qu Di move in with him. Qu Di had hesitated, but when Shu Yi mentioned the word “home,” he didn’t know how to refuse. He really, really wanted a home. Yang Ji had shattered that dream, and Shu Yi was helping him piece it back together.


Everything was getting better, whether it was his life, his job, or his love life.

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Chapter 28 – The General and Xiao Ling

Chapter 28


If it weren’t for the peace between the two realms, Haowei really wanted to give the outspoken Demon Lord a good beating.


What does it mean to be a “good husband”?


Does this Demon Lord really consider him his wife?


“To thank you for helping me in ways you may not even realize, I’ll give you another iridescent feather,” Si Lan said, taking out an iridescent feather from his storage bag and handing it to Haowei.


Haowei’s face was full of disdain. Is it a common practice for birds to give feathers when they like someone? He didn’t want him to end up bald.


Disdain aside, Haowei still reached out and accepted it. He didn’t like odd numbers, and this would make a pair with the other iridescent feather.


While they were talking, a voice suddenly echoed in Si Lan’s divine consciousness. It was the voice of a demon general stationed near the border between the human realm and the demon realm.


“Your Excellency, a monster has entered the human realm causing trouble. Even the God Monkey of Eminent Heaven couldn’t subdue it. We are sending an urgent request for assistance.”


The God Monkey of Eminent Heaven was a celestial lord responsible for managing earthly affairs on behalf of the Heavenly Court.


According to the established customs of the Six Realms, each realm was responsible for its own affairs. After the Heavenly Court unified the six realms of gods, demons, spirits, humans, and ghosts, the Heavenly Court effectively managed the affairs of the five realms, leaving the demon realm under Si Lan’s jurisdiction.


How difficult could this monster be that it led the God Monkey of Eminent Heaven to seek help from the demon realm?


The demon general delivered the urgent report to Si Lan, and a strip of bamboo message gradually appeared in front of him.


He opened the bamboo message and, after reading the black characters on it, his facial features tightened inch by inch.


The monster was none other than Da Yong.


Da Yong had been sealed by the previous Heavenly Emperor Tai Wei at the boundary between the human and demon realms. Later, the place where Da Yong was sealed gradually formed a towering mountain, known as Mount Da Yong in the world.


According to the principle of territorial jurisdiction, most of Mount Da Yong was close to the human realm, and therefore, it should be the Heavenly Court’s responsibility to handle the matter. However, following the principle of ownership, Da Yong was a demon, and thus, it fell under the jurisdiction of the demon realm.


Sending an urgent report to him was a clever way for the God Monkey of Eminent Heaven to pass the buck.


Haowei’s gaze penetrated the bamboo message, and he also saw the contents. His expression grew serious.


When he came down to the demon realm, he knew that Da Yong had escaped, but he hadn’t expected Da Yong to go causing havoc in the human realm. According to historical records, Da Yong used a curse that left people sleepless, leading to their eventual demise. The average person could endure sleeplessness for a maximum of five days, with only a very few managing to hold out for seven days.


This meant that if Da Yong wasn’t subdued within three days, most of the ordinary people would be sleeplessly trapped and eventually die.


Si Lan closed the bamboo message and intended to leave for the human realm immediately.


For one, he may be a demon lord, but he had once been human and couldn’t stand by and watch people die.


Secondly, Lan Lan’s fourth reincarnation was still in the human realm. So, whether from the perspective of universal love or personal affection, this trip to the human realm was inevitable.


Quze and Xie Li, two disciples of Si Lan, also wanted to accompany him.


Si Lan didn’t dare to take any risks and only allowed the two of them to stay behind to guard the Cloud-Seeking Peak.


The last time, Quze was an undercover agent, so Si Lan wasn’t worried about leaving him at the Profound Spirit Sect. However, this time, their opponent was an ancient demon with unknown origins, and Si Lan couldn’t risk Quze and Xie Li being in danger.


“You two are also entrusted with an important responsibility to guard the Cloud-Seeking Peak.”


“But, Your Excellency, if I miss you, can I come and find you?”


Si Lan paused for a moment and then said, “Alright.”


After arranging his two disciples, Si Lan looked at Haowei, “Little White Dragon, you should return to the Heavenly Court as soon as possible. Don’t let your father worry about you.”


“I want to go with you.”


“No, it’s too dangerous this time.” Si Lan refused with a stern face. If something happened to Little White Dragon while he was with him, he couldn’t bear the responsibility.


Haowei’s lips twitched, and he impulsively said, “Didn’t you say I’m very good at… being a good husband to you?”


As soon as he said that, Haowei regretted it, and his ears turned slightly red. He wasn’t planning to accompany Si Lan to the human realm in the first place.


“Never mind.” Before Si Lan could respond, Haowei coldly added, “I’ll return to the Heavenly Court on my own!”


With those words, Haowei cast a spell and transformed into a cloud of mist, disappearing in an instant.


“…” Si Lan.


Si Lan watched Haowei’s departing figure, feeling a bit puzzled. Why did this little guy seem so stubborn? It was all for safety that he didn’t take him along.


Oh well, he felt that this Little White Dragon’s thoughts were even harder to fathom than Lan Lan, A Lan, and Que Lan from before.


After pondering for a moment, Si Lan used a spell to instantly appear in the human realm.


At first glance, the human realm seemed normal, but looking through the clouds, a dark energy barrier enveloped the entire human realm.


Any living being that entered this dark energy, whether in the sky, on the ground, or in the water, would be affected by a curse, making it impossible for them to sleep day or night.


In that moment, Si Lan suddenly understood the actions of the heavens. In ancient times, even the most insignificant demons and monsters were incredibly powerful and could easily wipe out the human realm, which occupied the lowest rung of the food chain. If they weren’t kept in check to balance the power of the six realms, the human realm would have long been overrun by those demons and monsters.


Si Lan landed on a street, and the scene seemed frozen, but it was slowly moving.


Occasionally, a few chimneys were still emitting smoke, and the smoke drifted in the wind as if it were moving more slowly than usual. Pedestrians had dark circles under their eyes, walking wearily with heavy, leaden legs.


Inside the houses, babies were crying incessantly, while outside, cats and dogs were going mad, continuously howling and roaring as if trying to vent something but unable to.


Every household was filled with complaints and wailing.


Si Lan couldn’t bear to let it continue. He used magic to draw a formation in the air, and following that formation, he saw that apart from the dark energy in the sky, black energy pervaded the human realm, resembling creeping vines, rising from the ground and floating in the air.


Si Lan flew toward the place where the black energy was most concentrated, General Ning An’s residence.


The closer he got, the stronger the demonic energy he felt, and he had a faint sense that this demonic energy was somewhat familiar. Could it be his subordinates?


Thinking this, Si Lan slightly furrowed his brow and discreetly landed in a teahouse across from General Ning An’s residence.


Inside the teahouse, several tall men with upright postures were huddled together, whispering quietly.


Si Lan faintly heard the word “General” and used magic to eavesdrop on what they were saying.


“That little musician is already dead. There’s no way a divine physician can save him.”


“For General Pei to go to such lengths for him, he might ruin his reputation in one fell swoop!”


“Ah, not only General Pei’s reputation, but according to that Daoist artificer, this curse of the ancient demon Da Yong, which is causing havoc in the human realm, may have been unleashed by the spirit of that little musician. Perhaps if we burn his body, we can break the curse.”


“I say, we’d be better off…”


As they talked, they glanced at each other and made a gesture.


Si Lan sized up these men. Despite their tired faces, their voices were full of vigor, and their posture was upright and resolute. They were likely soldiers, perhaps even subordinates of General Pei.


Si Lan walked up to the entrance of General Ning An’s residence and stared at the closed red door, deep in thought.


What reason could he give to enter?


As he contemplated, a man dressed in black with a black hood stood next to him.


Si Lan turned to look at the man, who had a tall, well-proportioned figure, an understated aura, and although his face wasn’t very clear, just his profile made him seem out of place.


The man seemed to sense Si Lan’s gaze, and his hood shifted slightly as he turned to look in Si Lan’s direction. After a moment, he uttered a soft “Hmm.”


Si Lan felt that the voice was oddly familiar, like he had heard it somewhere. As he tried to recall, the bright red door suddenly opened, and a white-bearded butler stepped out.


“Are you the Twin Pinnacles of Tu Shan?”


Si Lan and the man in black exchanged glances and simultaneously replied, “Yes.”


“Please come in quickly. General Pei has been waiting for you for a long time…”


The butler led Si Lan and Haowei past winding courtyards to a building located in the middle of a blue lake, which suddenly came into view.

The butler led the way towards the center of the lake and explained, “Our lady has been unconscious and has been recuperating here under the general’s care.”


Si Lan inquired, “How many days has your lady been in a coma?”


“Three days.”


Si Lan suddenly realized that the onset of the Great Cursed Curse in the mortal realm was two days ago, which coincided closely with the time when the general’s wife fell into a coma. Could it be that the general’s wife’s spirit was responsible for this?


“Please, come in,” the butler said, standing by the door and inviting Si Lan and Haowei inside.


Once inside, they were greeted by twelve painted screens depicting landscapes. Behind the screens, there were translucent embroidered curtains made of transparent official yellow beads hanging about an inch above the ground.


On the right, two censers burned incense, and wisps of smoke rose. On the left, you could faintly see a person sleeping behind the curtains, while another person sat quietly in front of the bed, gazing at the sleeping figure.


Perhaps it was the sound of their footsteps that startled the person sitting by the bed, who reached out to part the bead curtain and came out.


This person was tall, about the same height as Haowei, and suddenly appeared in front of Si Lan. Si Lan felt like he was dwarfed when placed between these two.


Even though he was over seven feet tall.


Si Lan observed the features of General Pei, his sunken eye sockets, crimson eyes, and an expressionless face that still conveyed profound sadness and overwhelming despair.


Pei turned his gaze to Si Lan and said with slight surprise, “I never thought you two would actually be the Twin Pinnacles of Tu Shan.”


Slightly taken aback by this, Si Lan and Haowei exchanged glances, then Pei shifted his gaze to Haowei and said, “If Peach Abyss were still awake, he’d surely be delighted to see both of you safe.”


“…” Si Lan.


“…” Haowei.


Si Lan privately thought that General Pei’s grief had affected his judgment, mistaking him and Haowei for the Twin Pinnacles of Tu Shan. However, it did make things more convenient for their mission.


Si Lan cleared his throat and said calmly, “What is Peach Abyss’s current condition?”


“Peach Abyss has been in a coma, only regaining consciousness for less than a quarter of an hour each day,” perhaps to avoid suspicion, Pei had Si Lan and Haowei stay outside to diagnose the patient’s pulse, while he went in to tie a red thread around Peach Abyss’s wrist.


Si Lan held his breath and carefully held the red thread. After a moment, he glanced at the sleeping figure behind the bead curtain and furrowed his brow.


No pulse, no breath…


Peach Abyss was already dead.


Si Lan initially thought that the people in the teahouse were just talking nonsense, but now it seemed that they were telling the truth. Could it be that Peach Abyss’s lingering resentment had caused the Great Cursed Curse to be activated?


Si Lan pondered this, and as he handed the red thread to Haowei, he wanted him to confirm it. However, Haowei didn’t take it.


“Aren’t you going to check?” Si Lan asked.


“No need,” came the cool voice from behind the veil.


Si Lan didn’t notice, and continued, “You’ve also realized that he’s already dead?”




“Are you here to investigate the Great Cursed Curse too?”




The last “yes” had a slightly annoyed tone.


Si Lan continued, “I still don’t know your name. You are…”


Haowei’s voice, muffled by the veil, paused for a moment before he uttered two words, “Chong Wei.” It was a combination of “Haowei” and “Chong Ying.”


Si Lan found this voice and the name somewhat familiar. He was about to say more when General Pei opened the bead curtain and walked out.


“Doctor, how is my wife’s condition?” Pei asked, looking at Si Lan.


Si Lan observed Pei, thinking that he was a military man who had experienced many battles and shouldn’t be unable to recognize that Peach Abyss had already passed away. However, Pei seemed unwilling to accept the truth, and Si Lan didn’t want to hurt his feelings directly.


Si Lan said, “We couldn’t determine your lady’s condition through pulse diagnosis. General, we need a face-to-face consultation to have a clearer understanding.”


After hesitating for a moment, Pei nodded and turned back to open the bead curtain, leading Si Lan and Haowei into the room.


Si Lan saw a person lying on the bed. Their black hair spread loosely on their shoulders, their complexion was pale, their expression peaceful, and they looked more like someone in deep sleep than a deceased person.


Si Lan hadn’t expected that the person who had driven General Pei to madness was, in fact, a man.


So why was Pei telling them to avoid suspicion?


Si Lan reached out and pressed his fingertips against Peach Abyss’s neck. He couldn’t detect any sign of life. As he got closer, he noticed that Peach Abyss had a thick layer of makeup on his face. The pale lips were covered in vivid rouge, giving him a somewhat lively appearance, which didn’t resemble a dead person.


It seemed that Pei had applied makeup to Peach Abyss himself, deluding himself into not accepting Peach Abyss’s passing.


Si Lan gently pressed Peach Abyss’s forehead and the body began to tremble, limbs convulsing as if in intense pain.


Pei, seeing this, tried to rush over, but Haowei blocked him.


“What did you do to my wife?” Pei demanded.


Si Lan withdrew his hand, and Peach Abyss’s body gradually calmed down. “There is impurity in his body,” Si Lan said. After death, if a corpse is not dealt with promptly, it can attract impurities and exhibit “false death” symptoms.


“What does impurity mean?” Pei asked, his brow furrowed.


Si Lan carefully chose his words. “It’s just some restless… unclean energy.”


Pei sat by the bedside and examined Peach Abyss’s body. After confirming that Peach Abyss was not injured, he asked, “How is my wife’s illness?”


“The condition is stable. I can prescribe a few herbal remedies for your wife to drink twice a day.”


Si Lan said, and he sensed a faint twitch at the corner of Haowei’s mouth through the veil. He probably found Si Lan’s words somewhat amusing. Nonetheless, Si Lan remained composed and wrote a prescription for Pei.


Pei had no reason to doubt him and immediately instructed his servants to prepare the herbal remedies.


“When will my wife wake up, Doctor?” Pei asked in a hoarse voice.


Si Lan’s expression froze for a moment. He hadn’t mentioned his name, so how did General Pei know his surname was Si?


“General Pei, I can’t guarantee when your lady will wake up, but for now, following this prescription should lead to her gradual recovery,” Si Lan paused and then added, “General Pei, have we met before?”


However, General Pei seemed too absorbed in the phrase “your lady’s condition will gradually improve.” He didn’t pay any attention to Si Lan and, instead, excitedly held Peach Abyss’s hand, muttering, “Peach Abyss, did you hear the doctor’s words? You will wake up soon, and then we can go to South Province to enjoy the mountains and rivers, or ride freely in the Northern Desert…”


“General…” Si Lan was about to say something more when the butler walked over.


“You two divine doctors must be tired. Please follow me to the guest rooms to rest. Tonight, the general’s mansion has prepared a feast to entertain you.”


Si Lan glanced at General Pei, who seemed utterly dazed and confused, unable to engage in meaningful conversation. So, he followed the butler and left.


He contemplated the situation as he walked, lost in thought. Consequently, when Haowei abruptly stopped, he wasn’t aware of it and bumped into Haowei.


Instinctively, Haowei turned and caught him. In an instant, a faint scent of temple incense and another familiar aroma wafted to his nostrils. The incense scent was probably picked up from Peach Abyss’s room.


Firm fingers held his waist. Through the thin clothing, their warmth pressed against his skin. He was taken aback, and he couldn’t help but think of the man he had encountered in the Illusion Realm of Xuanling Mountain. They were of similar height, both with large hands and the same comforting warmth.


Si Lan looked up, meeting a pair of eyes through the lightly swaying veil. Before he could focus, a clear, melodious voice came from within the veil.


“Are you steady now?”


“Uh, yes, I am.” Si Lan quickly steadied himself and gave an awkward smile.


“Both divine doctors, this is the guest room. If you need anything, call for me,” the old butler said as he left.


“Thank you.”


Once the butler had left, Si Lan realized that the old butler had assigned only one room for him and Haowei.


“…” Si Lan.


They were the Twin Pinnacles of Tu Shan, not a couple.


Si Lan didn’t know what to do, but he saw Haowei calmly walking into the room. Not wanting to appear embarrassed, he followed.


He inwardly thanked his stars that this person didn’t know his true identity; otherwise, discovering that he was destined to be with a “male spouse” would likely be unsettling.


Inside the room, Haowei still wore his veil, standing by the window in a meditative posture as if deep in thought. Si Lan sat down in a chair, and, with his hand, drew a swastika-like formation on the table. Soon, the formation expanded and enveloped the general’s mansion.


In an instant, the foul energies lingering around the general’s mansion were completely dissipated. Peach Abyss had been dead for a long time, and his body had not been laid to rest. This had attracted impurities wandering through the mansion. If this continued, not only Peach Abyss, but even ordinary people would be affected by these impurities, causing their vital energy to gradually dissipate.


After completing these tasks, Si Lan looked at Haowei. Haowei observed Si Lan casting the spell, maintaining his composure and not reacting in any way. He did not seem like an ordinary mortal.


Previously, when Si Lan unintentionally bumped into Haowei, he had tried to assess Haowei’s cultivation level but found nothing. It was as if he couldn’t discern the cultivation levels of the people he had encountered recently.


Could it be that his own cultivation had regressed?


Si Lan felt a sudden unease and decided to focus on his cultivation after resolving the current mortal realm crisis.


He coughed gently to break the silence and took the initiative. “Chong Wei, have you found any clues? Since we’re both here to solve the Great Cursed Curse, we should cooperate.”


The veil gently moved, and a soft voice came from inside. “That Lady Pei, she was emaciated and starved to death.”


“Starved to death?” Si Lan was surprised and felt a pang of sympathy. Such a cruel method was usually reserved for interrogating enemies. Peach Abyss was General Pei’s wife, so how could she have endured such treatment?


Si Lan recalled what the people in the teahouse had said, “Was it after his death, his ghost remained and summoned the Great Cursed Curse?”


“It’s not him; it takes an enormous amount of resentment to summon the Great Cursed Curse,” Haowei added. He hadn’t sensed strong resentment on Peach Abyss’s corpse.


Si Lan paused and then looked at Haowei. “I didn’t expect you to be so sure. Do you have any leads?”


“I am certain,” Haowei responded firmly. This was the first time he had come to the mortal realm in his current form, and there was no way General Pei could have seen him before.


Si Lan felt that Haowei’s denial was resolute. He changed the subject, saying, “This place has the heaviest demonic energy, aside from the Great Cursed Curse. There are other demonic energies intermingled here.”


Haowei continued without hesitation, “That Lady Pei, she was starved to death.”


Haowei seemed to be echoing the same information, but this time, Si Lan noticed something different in his tone.


“Who could have done something so cruel to her?” Si Lan wondered aloud.


Haowei responded, “I suspect we are not dealing with a simple ghost or the Great Cursed Curse. There may be another force at play here.”


Si Lan nodded in agreement. “I share the same suspicion. Let’s investigate further to unravel this mystery.”


With a newfound sense of purpose, they decided to work together to uncover the truth behind the Great Cursed Curse and the strange occurrences at General Pei’s mansion.

Even though Si Lan had sensed the diminishing presence of the other demonic energy since his arrival, he could still faintly feel the other’s existence.


Haowei acknowledged with a simple “hmm.”


“I suspect it might be people from my… our village…” Si Lan quickly corrected himself.


Haowei cast a condescending glance at him but didn’t confirm or deny it.


The two of them engaged in more small talk. Nightfall descended silently, and the general’s mansion lit up with rows of red lanterns, casting a warm red glow around.


A servant from General Pei came to invite them to the banquet.


They didn’t want to waste time at the banquet but considering that General Pei had some secrets, they decided to go.


The mansion’s servants, affected by the Great Cursed Curse, had sunken eyes and looked fatigued. Even the servant leading them spoke hesitantly.


“Di… Divine doctors, please… come in…”


As Si Lan turned around, he nearly stumbled and almost fell. He quickly extended a hand to support the servant. Seeing the servant about to struggle to thank him, Si Lan hastily said, “No need to thank me; go on with your duties.”


The servant bowed and left.


General Pei had not yet arrived, and the servants were setting up the dishes.


Si Lan looked at the sumptuous feast on the table but had no appetite. His mind was consumed with thoughts of the Great Cursed Curse.


He only knew that the Great Cursed Curse was a demonic creature that cast the Cursed Distress Curse, but beyond that, he had no information. He didn’t know where to begin.


“If only we could go to the Heavenly Court and see Taowei’s records,” Si Lan mumbled under his breath.


When Taowei was alive, he would record the demons he had subdued in his records, which were stored in the Heavenly Court’s scriptures repository. However, the Heavenly Court was guarded by divine warriors and protected by barriers, making it challenging to access.


Haowei, who was nearby, gave Si Lan a faint look.


In an instant, General Pei entered, looking visibly fatigued. Upon seeing Si Lan and Haowei, he inquired about Peach Abyss’s condition, “Divine Doctor Si, I feel that Peach Abyss’s complexion has improved after drinking your medicine. Can you tell me when she might wake up?”


“It depends on the patient’s personal will,” Si Lan replied, considering General Pei’s fragile state. He then changed the subject, “General Pei, how did your wife contract this strange illness?”


General Pei seemed to recall something unpleasant, his eyes clouded with red mist. “It’s my fault. I shouldn’t have left her alone in the military camp, leading to her being…,” he stopped abruptly, unable to continue. He instinctively denied Peach Abyss’s death.


Observing General Pei’s unstable mental state, Si Lan didn’t want to push him further and changed the topic again, “General Pei, has your lady ever mentioned anything about curses or spells?”


“Divine Doctor Si, I know what you want to ask. That Great Cursed Curse outside has nothing to do with my wife,” General Pei said with determination, “Those people not only harmed my wife, but now they also want to blame these unfounded charges on her. It’s unforgivable.”


Seeing General Pei’s near-hysterical state, Si Lan had a vague thought that was almost too unbelievable to consider.


“General! General!” Suddenly, the butler’s voice came from outside, interrupting their conversation.


The butler had rushed to the door, out of breath and excited. “General, the divine doctor’s prescription really worked. The lady has awakened!”


General Pei, upon hearing this, rushed to the butler and seized his hand, asking, “Is Lady really awake?”


“Yes, she’s now singing in the Hundred Fragrance Garden.”


Without waiting for the butler to finish speaking, General Pei hurried towards the Hundred Fragrance Garden.


The other guests at the banquet followed him.


Si Lan and Haowei exchanged glances.


Haowei took a deep breath and asked in a cold tone, “What kind of prescription did you give?”


“I prescribed a treatment for lumbar disc herniation,” Si Lan replied.


“…” Haowei.


Si Lan figured that Peach Abyss probably had to bend over frequently when practicing singing, so he prescribed a treatment for lumbar disc herniation. However, he had not expected Peach Abyss to actually wake up!


Was this a case of faked death?

T/N: Hey there! There is plenty more where that came from, so stay tuned! And stay healthy! Straighten your posture, so some stretches and drink some water before continuing hehe~

If you like my translations, feel free to donate to my ko-fi!

I really, really appreciate all the support from my readers <3 It goes a long way and motivates me lots!


Also, check out the other series we have on HoH!

If you like cats, check out Revenge of the Garfield

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What about the perfect, most non-toxic male lead ever? Laws of Love

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Chapter 88 – Are you both not passionately in love?

Chapter 88 – Are you both not passionately in love?


In Jian Luo’s stunned gaze, Lu Shifeng withdrew his eyes first and said, “Since you’re here, it’s just to take a look, get familiar.”




This was too empty!


Jian Luo was speechless, but at the same time, there was a slight excitement, accompanied by a sense of unease.


If he were to accept a set of rooms, he could do so with a clear conscience.


Who knew the hardship of pregnancy better than him? Sleepless nights, loss of appetite during the day, everything felt heavy after conceiving. Many things he wanted to do became impossible, and in the end, he had to give up.


Enduring suffering for over ten months, he could accept it with a clear heart.


But, but he never expected Lu Shifeng to be like this. Lu Shifeng, you’re really terrifying! How could there be such a frightening gift in this world? Is this even believable? It’s simply unimaginable!


Just as he was thinking, the leader approached.


The leader was tall and imposing, and he bowed slightly, saying, “Esteemed guest, please follow me.”


Lu Shifeng walked with Jian Luo. Actually, in the forest outside, the humans, like Jian Luo, also had protective gear, but since entering this tall city wall, they had removed it.


The leader, with a hoarse voice, said, “You don’t need protective suits in here.”


Lu Shifeng casually remarked, “Maintaining your protective shields must be costly.”


As he spoke, the general removed his own face mask and looked at Jian Luo. He reached out and pressed a button, causing Jian Luo’s protective suit to retract automatically. Without the stuffy suit, he felt much more comfortable.


The leader said, “I’ve used almost all of our power to maintain this protective shield.”


Tea was brought in, but Lu Shifeng didn’t touch it.


Jian Luo looked at the tea and smelled a herbal fragrance. Considering the three troublesome ones in his stomach, he didn’t touch it either, for safety’s sake.


Lu Shifeng toyed with the tea cup in his hand and said, “Independence always comes at a price.”


The leader remained silent.


There were four people in the room, Jian Luo and Lu Shifeng, as well as the leader and his wife. The leader’s wife was a very amiable person, and she had been watching Jian Luo since earlier. Seeing that no one was speaking now, she struck up a conversation with him, “Hello.”


Jian Luo hurriedly responded, “Hello.”


She asked, “Are you also human?”


Jian Luo nodded.


“You look so refined, like someone from a history book.” The wife’s rough, yellowed face revealed a shy smile. “Are all the humans from the Dark Star like this?”


With this question, Jian Luo had many things he wanted to ask.


One question he was particularly concerned about was, “You’re human too, so why didn’t you go to the Dark Star’s paradise?”


He used to think that the treatment of humans in the Paradise of the Dark Star was already miserable, but he never imagined that there was still a group of people on this planet who were even more unfortunate than the Dark Star people. In comparison, this place seemed to have a harsh environment, with varying degrees of mutations in the flora and fauna outside. Only those inside the city with protective shields didn’t have to wear protective suits, and it seemed that maintaining these shields required a lot of resources.


The leader’s wife raised an eyebrow. “You don’t know?”


Jian Luo didn’t understand and asked, “Sorry, I’ve lost my memory, so I don’t know many things. Could you explain it to me?”


While Lu Shifeng was chatting with the leader, Jian Luo was engrossed in conversation with the leader’s wife.


Through their conversation, Jian Luo learned that the leader’s wife’s name was Aya and that she was one of the original inhabitants of the planet. From the day she was born, she had been inside this city, along with this group of people who were abandoned years ago. Several escape airships couldn’t rescue all the people on the planet, so for every group that left, there were those who stayed behind. Humans were resilient no matter the circumstances, and those who stayed had their own ways of surviving, different from those who left.


“I don’t really think of myself as pitiful,” Aya said, patting her belly. “At least I live for myself and don’t rely on others.”


Jian Luo asked, “What is used to maintain your protective shield?”


He felt that the technology here was somewhat outdated.


At least from what he could see, he didn’t understand what was used to maintain it.


“Half of it relies on solar energy, and the other half on energy stones.” Aya seemed carefree in her manner of speaking but was gentle in her words. “Energy stones need to be mined, and every day, about half of our people are responsible for mining them, while the rest hunt and farm.”


Jian Luo nodded. “I see.”


Aya was curious about Jian Luo’s life on the Dark Star. “And you, what do you do on the Dark Star?”




They were farming…


In comparison, life there was quite happy. They were barely surviving, while he was living.


The two were chatting, but not far away, the leader and Lu Shifeng couldn’t reach an agreement. He seemed somewhat agitated, even slamming the table.


Jian Luo looked over, somewhat surprised.


The leader, with a bristling beard and glaring eyes, stubbornly declared, “We don’t accept the ruling of the Dark Star people. You can exploit Earth, even invade us. Even if we can’t beat you, we’ll only die in battle, we will never submit.”


Lu Shifeng sat firmly in his chair, unmoving like a mountain.


The pressure from the Dragon Clan was formidable. Even though he remained silent, that calm aura exerted significant pressure on the leader.


So, despite the leader appearing dominant, Jian Luo even noticed a layer of sweat breaking out on his forehead.


During the standoff, Jian Luo casually interjected, “Um, can I ask a question?”


In an instant, everyone turned to look at him.


Finally, the human leader said, “Go ahead.”


“Wasn’t it said that Earth already belongs to the Dark Stars?” Jian Luo timidly inquired, “Did I remember it wrong?”


He had read in history books that the Dark Star accepted the majority of human refugees, and the Human Federation bestowed Earth’s ownership upon the Dark Star.


The leader’s face fluctuated between pale and green. Eventually, he said, “The Federation never cared about the lives of us people they abandonned!”


Jian Luo’s lips curled into a smile. “Who said that?”


The leader glared at him.


“Placing the planet under the Dark Star’s rule is the best protection,” Jian Luo countered, “If the planet doesn’t belong to the Dark Star, some other aliens will covet it.”


Although Jian Luo didn’t fully understand, he had learned many things following Zhan Wentai. He had learned quite a bit about macro-level matters in the universe. After a bit of explaining, many things made sense.


Jian Luo analyzed for the leader, “As far as I know, higher-level star systems can cultivate 2-3 life-bearing planets. The solar system is considered lower-level and has only cultivated one life-bearing planet, Earth. Despite Earth now not being suitable for human habitation, its resources remain abundant. If it weren’t for it being intercepted by the Dark Star, how could it have remained peaceful for centuries?”


The leader choked up.


Aya also expressed agreement with Jian Luo’s point of view. If they were to break ties with the Dark Star’s Marshal today, it would benefit no one. She stood up quickly, muttered something to her husband, her tone filled with reproach.


Finally, she whispered to Jian Luo, “Don’t be angry. He’s just a bit impulsive, but he’s actually trying to protect me. He’s afraid that if the Dark Star people come here, I won’t have a good life anymore, and…”


Jian Luo continued, “And they won’t look kindly on humans from the Dark Star.”


Aya looked surprised, but quickly nodded. She forced a smile and said, “Yes.”


Being humans, they both understood the situation when they put themselves in each other’s shoes. Jian Luo didn’t know what to say to comfort her, but after some thought, he patted Aya’s hand and said, “Don’t worry, everything will be fine.”


This trip to the planet was quite different from Jian Luo’s impressions of the 21st century. He didn’t know how long he would stay here, but it seemed that Lu Shifeng wasn’t in a hurry to leave. Since the big boss wasn’t in a hurry, he, as the little brother, wouldn’t be uncooperative and decided to stay and play along.


After leaving the council chamber, it was already evening. Aya had arranged the best rooms for both of them, and it was evident that she had put thought into it.


The beds were made of earth, and Jian Luo sat on one, looking at Lu Shifeng. Finally, he asked, “Brother Dragon, why did you bring me here?”


Lu Shifeng, who had finished washing up and was sitting on a chair, half-asleep, replied lazily, “Didn’t I say I brought you here to take a look?”




Jian Luo wanted to ask further, “The ‘gift’ you mentioned, is it this planet? Can His Majesty agree to it? It’s too precious.”


Lu Shifeng lifted his eyelids to look at him.


Jian Luo felt a bit guilty and said, “What… What’s wrong? I’m just afraid that even if you give it to me, I won’t be able to manage it properly.”


Lu Shifeng, towel in hand, wiped his hair and said, “Haven’t I been teaching you?”


“When did you…?” Jian Luo was surprised and began to ask, but he choked on his words halfway. If they were talking about teaching, was it the things he had been taught by Lord Jiè every day?


After thinking for a moment, Nie Yan also mentioned that when the pup grew a bit older, he would be taught to do business. Lu Shifeng was also familiarizing him with the environment.

Could it be that this wasn’t just prenatal education but teaching him?


Jian Luo looked at Lu Shifeng with a choked voice. “So, you trust me this much?”


Lu Shifeng glanced at him indifferently. “Give you something to do, so you won’t be jumping around with nothing to do all day.”




What a dog of a man.


Jian Luo’s emotions were complicated, and for this bold guess, he hadn’t slept well all night. When he woke up the next morning, Lu Shifeng had already left.


He saw Aya coming in slowly when he was getting up. Behind her, someone was carrying breakfast, and she smiled, “It’s time for breakfast.”


Jian Luo said, “Thank you.”


When they were walking, Jian Luo noticed that Aya seemed to have some trouble with her posture, which hadn’t been the case yesterday. Out of kindness, he asked, “Are you feeling unwell?”


Aya’s steps faltered, and for some reason, Jian Luo felt that she seemed a bit shy.


Jian Luo quickly said, “I’m sorry, that was abrupt.”


“It’s okay.” Aya turned around, supporting her belly, and sat down. She looked at Jian Luo shyly. “It’s all because my husband was too impatient and made you see a joke.”




Jian Luo choked.


Just as he was feeling down, Aya said something that made him even more choked up, “So, have you and your husband never been intimate? Can he endure it?”


T/N: Hey there! There is plenty more where that came from, so stay tuned! And stay healthy! Straighten your posture, so some stretches and drink some water before continuing hehe~

If you like my translations, feel free to donate to my ko-fi!

I really, really appreciate all the support from my readers <3 It goes a long way and motivates me lots!


Also, check out the other series we have on HoH!

If you like cats, check out Revenge of the Garfield

If you like dragons, check out I’m Pregnant with the Hope of the Entire Planet and The Dragon and the ‘Princess’

How about some mystery or showbiz? Check out Morbid Addiction & Perfection

What about the perfect, most non-toxic male lead ever? Laws of Love

How about MC nursing ML back to health? Forced into the Deep


Thank you for all your support <3 Leave a comment if you like 🙂 I love reading them!

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