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SA Chapter 87 (Part 2)

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After returning home, Rong Xu packed his luggage and prepared for his departure the next day. He took off his suit and put on his usual pajamas, then he removed the light layer of makeup on his face before tidying up a bit around the house. When he had finished all this, it was already eleven o’clock in the evening, but Qin Cheng had yet to return. 

Rong Xu contemplated for a while and chose to sit on the sofa to watch TV. The TV continuously broadcasted content related to the Feitian Awards that night, and no matter which entertainment program it was, one would be able to see the clip of him and Qin Cheng together. 

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A little star who just debuted may not be able to adapt to seeing themselves on TV at first. However, Rong Xu watched (the TV programs) without any fluctuations in his expression. After watching for a while, he changed the channel and found a random movie to watch. 

The movie was a trending film showcasing some popular and good-looking newcomers who have never filmed before. It was an ordinary chick flick, some romance here and there with lighthearted comedy. The fact that this movie could achieve a high box office rating meant that it naturally had its merits, and Rong Xu couldn’t help laughing along as he watched. At the conclusion, when the protagonist proposed to the heroine with 9,999 balloons, Rong Xu stared at the TV screen in a serious manner and pressed pause. 

He walked up close to the TV screen and started counting the balloons one by one. After counting about one-tenth of them, he shook his head and sighed: “How is there possibly 9,999…… directors nowadays are too dishonest[1]. Having 2,000 is already good enough.” 

The director who inexplicably got shot : “……” 

Speaking logically, who would really use 9,999 balloons to film a movie! ! ! 

After watching this movie, it was already almost one o’clock in the morning, yet Qin Cheng still hadn’t returned. The slender young man hugged his legs as he curled up completely on the sofa, watching a TV drama quietly. Watching and watching, his eyes became a little dazed, and a few minutes later, only the noise from the TV sounded continuously from the living room. 

When Qin Cheng returned at three in the morning, this was the scene he saw. 

The fair and beautiful youth wore a pair of light-colored pajamas, hugging his knees as he leaned against the sofa fast asleep. He was quietly asleep in a well-behaved manner, his lightly fluttering eyelashes cast a faint shadow upon his long, closed eyes, his lips were pink, his skin was fair, and the warm yellow light cast upon him made it so that others couldn’t help but hold their breaths, afraid to disturb this beautiful picture. 

Rong Xu’s face was very suitable for makeup. He had a tall nose bridge and a small nose, large eyes and three-dimensional features. He was suited for any style of makeup, but when he didn’t have any on, he appeared quiet and obedient, reflecting his age. 

With gentle hands and feet, Qin Cheng took off his coat. He walked to the sofa and subconsciously wanted to reach out, pick up the youth, and bring him into the bedroom. However, as soon as his hand touched Rong Xu’s pajamas, he suddenly stopped. 

As if he were recalling something, the man’s eyes darkened. He fell silent for a moment. Then, acting like he was super experienced, he unhesitantly leaned down and prepared to plant a kiss on those soft-looking lips. 

But, just as the two lips were about to touch each other! 

Rong Xu abruptly opened his eyes and gazed at Qin Cheng in surprise. 

Qin Cheng: “……” 

Rong Xu: “……” 

At such a close distance, the two people’s breaths blew onto each other’s face, both warm and numbing. 

After staring for a long time, Rong Xu finally coughed awkwardly, and said: “…… I was already awakened the moment you walked through the door. I was just too sleepy and didn’t say anything.” 

Yes, when Qin Cheng opened the door, Rong Xu was actually already awake. But many times, although awakened, most people wouldn’t want to move. Their eyelids would be too tired and heavy, and they wouldn’t even have much strength to speak. If it weren’t for Rong Xu’s sudden sense that something was wrong, he’s afraid Qin Cheng would’ve kidnapped him into the bedroom. 

But now…… 

Qin Cheng was silent for a while before finally whispered: “I’ll carry you to the bedroom.” 

As soon as his words fell, the man stretched out his hand, planning to carry the youth. But, just as he touched Rong Xu’s arm, his waist was suddenly pulled forward. Qin Cheng opened his eyes in surprise, but the next moment, a scorching hot temperature suddenly pressed against his lips! 

His phoenix eyes gradually widened. Qin Cheng’s body still carried a faint smell of wine and perfume from when a bunch of actresses inexplicably brushed against him during the dinner party. But now, there was only the youth’s fresh and fruity scent lingering in his nose. 

……He used fruit flavored toothpaste? 

This sentence flashed across his mind. 

In the next second, Qin Cheng’s eyes darkened, and he suddenly turned over and pressed the younger man under him, holding Rong Xu’s right hand while pressing him onto the sofa. 

Those lips were as soft as the man had imagined them to be, and merely a simple, static kiss was enough to cause his body temperature to rise. A flexible tongue hurriedly pried open the gap between his teeth. Rong Xu was startled, and he widened his eyes in surprise as he looked at Qin Cheng. However, the tip of that red wine-scented tongue had already penetrated deep into his mouth, desperately grasping at the sweet, sweet fluid. 

En, Qin Cheng…” 

Whispy and fragmented noises sounded throughout the quiet living room. The man’s hands held down the youth’s hands as the temperature (between them) gradually rose, and an ambiguous and sensual atmosphere slowly diffused through the room.

Gradually, Rong Xu also closed his eyes and immersed himself in this kiss. In his previous life, he had suffered a fatal plane crash before he could experience falling in love. 

He had indeed filmed kiss scenes before, but they were mostly either body doubles or simply a peck on the lips[2]. In the past, he didn’t understand why he never held an interest towards those beautiful actresses before, and merely thought he was born with a cold temperament. But now, feeling the heat slowly rising up from his lower body, Rong Xu breathed out soft, alluring moans and responded enthusiastically. 

But no matter how he responded, it was still a bit awkward. The man bit the reddened lips, the tip of his tongue sweeping across every inch of the youth’s mouth, sucking and licking, almost kissing Rong Xu until his scalp tingled. The numb and tingling pleasure was transmitted to his brain, and he could only respond unconsciously. 

When the kiss ended, the youth’s lips were already red and swollen, and a film of water misted across his clear eyes, making them shine. Rong Xu gasped roughly, and there was also a faint layer of moisture on his lips. He knew that he was gasping (for breath), but he didn’t know just how seductive his appearance was in the eyes of the other man. 

Qin Cheng’s eyes grew a few degrees darker and he pursed his lips slightly. In the next moment, he couldn’t resist planting another kiss. 

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[1]The raws had it written as “城市”, meaning “city”, which has the same chinese pin yin as 诚实, meaning “honest”. It should be a typo in the raws

[2]“Peck on the lips” Direct Translation: a sample taste


TL corner: If it were me, I’d title this chapter “Fruit Flavored Toothpaste” owo

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What to Do When I Become a Koi and Fall into the Male God’s Bathtub

WDBKFMGB Chapter 40 (Part 2) – Acknowledge and Correct One’s Mistakes

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He Ruge went offline after delivering the candy, so he didn’t know that the little monster had put the fruit candy into his mouth, gnashing it with his teeth a few times, unskillfully tasting the first ever fruit candy of his life. 

Tears unknowingly started streaming down his face. 

It wasn’t because of pain, nor because of sadness. The little monster lay on the soft bedding, and his body felt like it was being stretched out on all sides by a pair of invisible hands, his bones making teeth-shattering cracking sounds and pain engulfed his entire being. No matter if it was his flesh or bones, his liver or brain, there was no place that wasn’t in pain. 

Tears wet the bedding thoroughly as the little monster said to the sleeping Xi Guican while holding the candy in his mouth: “I’m……” 

“Really……” 

“So hateful.” 

    *

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After going offline, there was no pain coming from his hand at all. He Ruge looked at his uninjured right hand and let out a sigh of relief from the breath that he had been holding in. 

With a complete pair of hands, he typed more than 500 words for his manuscripts before turning off the computer and going to bed. 

When he woke up the next morning, He Ruge logged into the game and harvested an even bigger…… white tiger. 

When the little monster stood up, his head already reached He Ruge’s waist height, and his entire body length from head to tail was more than two meters. The sleek black stripes on the snow-white fur undulated with his muscle movements as he walked. 

The tiger’s body was fit and beautiful, the Zerg wings on its shoulders shone with clean edges, the sharp tiger claws and pointed teeth were murderous weapons, and the icy blue eyes were filled with a predator’s malice. 

His (He Ruge’s) sense of aversion became heavier. He Ruge had just managed to overcome his instinctual fear of the little monster, but at this moment his legs began to soften again. 

If he clashed with the little monster now, he would be thoroughly beaten[1]

The little monster wouldn’t hold grudges, right? 

He Ruge’s hand which was holding the nutrient solution trembled slightly, and he impelled himself to place the nutrient solution just one meter away from the little monster, not even daring to breathe too deeply. 

The little monster didn’t make a sound. When he realized He Ruge’s nervousness, he instead took a step back and stood in a corner of the wall. His stood silently with his head hung down like a child who knew he did something wrong. Such a large physique still carried a whisper of childishness in its every move. 

Goodness gracious, the little monster would actually feel like he did something wrong! 

He Ruge was even more shocked than when he was bitten by the little monster. He originally thought that educating the little monster would be a protracted battle and would take countless time and energy to pound (the idea of being morally right into) the little monster.

He didn’t expect it to be this effective right from the start. 

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The little monster who couldn’t tell right from wrong actually felt like he had done something wrong. This was a huge improvement. He needed to take advantage of this opportunity to thoroughly ingrain this into the little monster’s head and strike while the iron was hot to achieve the greatest effect. 

He Ruge leaned against the wall, forcibly putting on a valiant facade and not allowing his soft legs to expose him. He cleared his throat and said: “You…… are you still in pain now?” 

The preaching words had swirled around in his mouth, but what came out were words of concern. Suddenly growing this big would definitely hurt a lot. 

The little monster silently stared at his own paws (not responding to He Ruge), almost as if waiting for his paws to sprout flowers. 

“Don’t worry about today’s injection. As long as your performance is good, I have a way to relieve the pain.” He Ruge could only talk aloud to himself: “You suddenly became so big, your body has grown up, so your mentality must also mature. You can no longer think of yourself as a child, you must learn to be a little adult.” 

“In the future, you need to learn to control your emotions, do you understand? If you’re unhappy or angry, we must use words to communicate. This is the so-called gentlemen fight with words, not hands……” 

He Ruge stuttered for a moment, and then rejected the idea while looking at the little monster’s mouth[2].

“It’s not gentlemanly to bite. You are already this old now. If you bite me like you did when you were a child, then you’ll never see me again.” 

The little monster remained silent, not even lifting his head. 

“Us mature adults don’t hold grudges[3]. If you are obedient in the future, I will still like you very much.” He Ruge couldn’t continue on. The little monster’s low pressure was strong enough to bring the entire room’s pressure down. He Ruge dryly ended his tirade that wasn’t convincing at all and then supported his hand on the wall as he prepared to leave the room. 

When He Ruge was about to step out of the room, a hoarse voice suddenly came from behind him: “You……” 

“Does your hand still hurt?” 

The voice belonged to a teen in their voice changing period, and though it was less pleasant to hear compared to the milky voice of his childhood, He Ruge felt that it was the most beautiful voice in the world. The concern hidden behind his tone made the corners of He Ruge’s lips rise uncontrollably. 

Perhaps this was the gratification one felt when watching a child grow up.[4] 

He Ruge turned his head around to look at the little monster’s unnatural expression and said: “It hurts.” 

The little monster’s blue eyes were a little at a loss. 

“My hand hurts so much, yet I still came to deliver the nutrient solution to you. Therefore, you are not allowed to bite me again in the future, otherwise I’ll never deliver nutrient solutions to you anymore, got it?” 

The little monster nodded very slowly, and he saw the smile on the corner of the man’s lips grow bigger, as if he was glad to exit the room. 

He left again. 

The little monster picked up the nutrient solution from on the ground. When he recalled that person’s smile, the nutrient solution, which originally had no taste, became a few degrees sweeter in his mouth. 

When this man laughed, it was so nice. 

He now seemed to understand a little why Xi Guican liked this person so much. 

His chest felt both sore and stuffy. 

This emotion had sprouted the moment he saw the bandages, and should be Xi Guican’s emotions. When Xi Guican wakes up, he will definitely come pick a fight. 

Because …… he had bitten that man. 

And bitten till he bled. 

As soon as he thought of this, Xi Guican felt very distressed. 

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TL note: Oh, Little monster bby. That’s all you, love.

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[1]Direct translation: hanged up and beaten around, meaning “no way to fight back”

[2]血盆: literally: blood basin. It refers to a beast’s maw and the saying originates from ancient rituals of blood letting/blood sacrifices

[3]AHHHAHAHA. YEA, MHHMM. Being an adult means no grudges ewe cuz you deal with them directly cough. I mean…should always be polite >_>

[4]Direct Translation: This must be the pleased feeling of watching one’s family’s child growing up.


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SA Chapter 87 (Part 1)

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On the Feitian Award’s award presentation stage, Rong Xu stood in front of the microphone and smiled as he gave his acceptance speech. 

Generally during this time, many Award-presenting guests would directly walk off (the stage), leaving the stage entirely to the winner. However, there were also some award presenters who would wait for the winners to give their speech before walking down together. Today, Qin Cheng was the latter. 

Dazzling lights shone on the two of them and made them appear as if they were covered with a faint silver halo. The handsome and cold man wore a clean black suit and stood calmly beside the youth. The latter had a face full of smiles, and the burgundy-colored suit made his skin appear even fairer and more beautiful. 

This image was captured by the eyes of countless viewers, and even if they weren’t CP fans, they still couldn’t resist complementing: “Truly good-looking (together).” 

Humans are all visual animals; beautiful things are favored and people are willing to pursue them. Thus, if even the passers-by felt this way, the CP fans were even more passionate, crazed until they were about to ascend to the Heavens. They frantically expressed their opinions on their Weibo and also continuously posted in the CP page of Rong Xu’s private fan forum, completely occupying the forum’s front page! 

#ChengRong# No one stop me, I will stan ChengRong for a lifetime! ! ! 】 

[Wuli God Qin actually came to present the award for Rong Rong! This candy is too sweet, so sweet, so sweet! God Qin must have specially come to hand the award to Rong Rong, otherwise why would he have come for a (simple) TV drama award! I don’t care. This candy, I will eat it! 】

 [I love ChengRong, ChengRong is my happiness~

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The fans stared excitedly at the TV screen, not wanting to miss even a second. However, time passed quickly, and two minutes later, Rong Xu had already finished his short acceptance speech. He turned towards Qin Cheng, and Qin Cheng also looked at him with a lowered gaze before leaving the stage in harmony. The Feitian Award’s stage allowed (people) to directly descend the stage (from the front) instead of going backstage. Thus, they went straight down and sat in their respective seats. 

During this brief duration, the two didn’t have much communication, and it appeared as though Qin Cheng really was only there to present the award, and Rong Xu really was only there to receive the award. 

However, just as Qin Cheng was about to reach his seat in the first row, he suddenly turned his head to look at Rong Xu, smiling and laughing softly. What he said was unknown. In the next second, the camera panned away from the two of them and returned to the host. 

Audience members:”……” 

Excuse me! They just saw God Qin begin talking to Rong Rong, but they already turned the camera!?

Who was the cameraman, did they still want chicken legs[1]? Do they? ! ! ! 

Of course, it was naturally impossible for the directing team to hear the frustrations of the audience. On screen, the Feitian Awards had already progressed to announcing the next award. This award was for Best Supporting Actor and had nothing to do with Rong Xu. Today, his (Rong Xu’s) agenda at the Feitian Awards have all come to a close, and all that was left was to sit in his seat and applaud the other winners. 

In fact, what Qin Cheng had said to Rong Xu just then was merely a simple question of concern. After all, they had already walked off stage, and in front of so many other celebrities, it was inconvenient to say much. But even so, when Rong Xu sat back with the crew of Ambush, Director Zheng looked at him with a face full of astonishment, staring for a long time before nodding thoughtfully.

Director Zheng’s reaction was observed by Rong Xu, and he couldn’t help but smile: “Director Zheng, what is it?”[2]

Director Zheng smiled and said upfront: “Your and Qin Cheng’s relationship seems to be pretty good. I remember that he once came to the crew to visit you at work when you were filming.” After a pause, he sighed and said again: “Truly pretty good……” 

Rong Xu didn’t think too much about it, only curving his lips and chuckling. 

However, he naturally didn’t know that Director Zheng’s abundant emotions weren’t only caused by Qin Cheng’s work visits or award presentation, but rather, a few months ago, a certain famous gold-tier agent within the industry had also specially approached him and put in a good word for Rong Xu, thoroughly pitting Han Yanghao into a death sentence and unable to recover. 

Back when Qin Cheng first visited him at work, Rong Xu had yet to film Black Clouds and the two had yet to work together. Reasonably speaking, they shouldn’t have known each other (then). But friendship was something no one could explain. Director Zheng knew that Rong Xu was actually the young master of B City’s Rong family, so it wasn’t impossible that he and Qin Cheng already knew each other. 

It’s just…… this relationship really was a bit too good. So good, that one even specially arrived to present an award to the other. 

There were many people who thought in the same line as Director Zheng[3]. The so-called “Honorary Member” might be able to deceive those outside the industry, but as for the well-informed insiders, they understood instantly: ‘Honorary Member’ was a cover. 

Everyone knew that amongst the Feitian Award nominees for that year’s Best Newcomer, Rong Xu was more than 90% likely to win, close to certainty. Qin Cheng said that he came to award the Best Newcomer Award, but in fact was here to present the award to Rong Xu. 

For a time, some gazes lingered on the two of them. However, no one knew much. They only thought that after collaborating in Black Clouds, Rong Xu and Qin Cheng became quite familiar with each other and developed a good relationship. But, they didn’t know that they already knew each other beforehand. 

Unsurprisingly, during the Feitian Awards, Vie for Supremacy again became the biggest overall winner. 

The year’s Best TV Series and Best Director all went to Vie for Supremacy. TV Empress still belonged to Tang Menglan, but unfortunately Dong Zheng did not win TV Emperor again. Tonight’s TV Emperor went to Li Yao. 

Compared to the Peony Awards, Ambush only won the Best Props Award and Best Newcomer Award (at the Feitian Awards tonight). However, under the overwhelming strength of Vie for Supremacy, this result already made Director Zheng quite satisfied, and he smiled from ear to ear. 

After the award ceremony ended, the audience members had no more programs to watch, but the celebration party for the celebrities had just begun. 

The organizing committee had specially set up a dinner party, and every guest present was allowed to participate. At these types of dinner events, actors could get to know directors, and directors could also (utilize this time to) invite actors. Many celebrities and directors who had no prior interactions met on this occasion, and certain shady, under-the-table transactions within the circle could also occur in this kind of place. 

Rong Xu politely declined the organizing committee’s invitation and did not attend the dinner event. The other party understood that Rong Xu was currently filming Maze City and had to fly out of B City the next day and truly had no time to celebrate. Thus, they didn’t retain him. 

So that night, some directors and actors, including Rong Xu, left the venue first. However, there were considerably more people who stayed. Among them was Qin Cheng. He was dragged in by Old Man Cao to participate in the dinner and had no chance to refuse. 

A sleek black car rolled through the lit and bustling city. Rong Xu slowly opened the window, and the cool night breeze of May rushed in, blowing away the scattered hair on his forehead. Next to Rong Xu was a trophy, the little crystal person flying towards the sky in a dancing motion. It was exquisitely and dazzlingly crafted. 

As he stared at the extravagant and lively night scene, Rong Xu narrowed his eyes, but in the next second, he felt his cell phone suddenly vibrate. 

[Qin Cheng: I will head back soon. 】 

Rong Xu was slightly surprised at these words and couldn’t help but chuckle. 

[Rong Xu: Okay. 】 

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[1]Want chicken legs: to be successful

[2]“What is it”: Direct translation: “what are you (polite) looking at?” But, I figured that sounds very accusatory, while the tone for the raws is supposed to be polite inquiry

[3] Direct translation: “Those who thought differently from Director Zheng were not few” but that sounded slightly confusing, so I changed the syntax to direct, with the same overall meaning.


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WDBKFMGB Chapter 40 (Part 1) – Acknowledge and Correct One’s Mistakes

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The severe stinging pain caused by the ripped wound made He Ruge’s entire body tense up. He forcibly suppressed the pained scream in his throat and he gritted his teeth to hold strong. 

The little monster, this little broken child, really bit down so mercilessly. 

He Ruge suspected that (a chunk) flesh on his hands was about to be bitten off. For a writer like him, his hands were as equally important as his brain. Fortunately, this was just a game, so even if the pain was retained at a rate of 100%, it would not injure his real body. 

He Ruge didn’t have the guts to look at the wound, simply shifting his face to the side and gazing into the void. The wound on his hand was so painful that he practically entered a state of nothingness; not screaming and bawling in front of the child already took the last bit of his willpower. 

At the same time, He Ruge was also considering an issue. He was only bitten and the pain was already this unbearable. Then, what about the little monster? What about all the other experimental subjects in the orphanage? How much pain have these cubs suffered? 

They had experienced so much pain, a long and endless pain. Yet, when the pain finally disappears, it was at the moment of their death. 

What wrongs have these children committed? 

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The gurgling blood flowed out from the corner of the little monster’s mouth as he stared with bloodshot eyes at the side of He Ruge’s face. When the gaze from the crazed and belligerent eyes slammed into that pair of slightly narrowed dark eyes, he (the little monster) strangely calmed down. 

“If you really like someone, you wouldn’t be able to bear making them uncomfortable.” The (voice’s) tone was gentle and soothing[1]

The air was perfused with the heavily sweet scent of blood. It was an all-pervasive fragrance, an almost sinister sweet fragrance. The delicious blood coated his fur and flowed into his anger-fueled, dry throat, smoothing out his (rage-)constricted esophagus. 

“But, you must understand one thing.” 

The flowing blood was like a bright red fruit bred from a grafting of malice and rooted in the soil of sin. Thin skin and thick flesh, abundant with juice, outstanding in color, and alluring in smell. 

“I am willing to be hurt by you, not because I am weak” 

A steady stream of warm blood poured into his mouth, consequently also warming his entire body. The first place to heat up was his chest. Then, the warmth spread and continued to flow into his long desiccated spiritual sea, gushing into the lethal and unexplored depths of his soul. 

“But because I like you.” 

The original span of desolate soul wasteland actually received a blessing of nectar. An unnamed seed that landed on the malicious soil took root and sprouted, blooming into a field of unknown red flowers across the mountains and plains. 

What was ‘like’? 

The red slowly dissipated and a layer of confusion reappeared in those blue eyes. The little monster slowly opened his mouth. Due to the pain caused by the gene altering solution, it was difficult for him to even open his mouth. 

His line of sight fell on the other party’s bone-deep wound. This was a wound he bit out. The little monster knew that this person’s hand was very pretty before it was injured. 

The young man’s face and lips were both bloodless, no longer as rosy and full as before. 

He’d done something wrong again. 

…… Xi Guican liked this person, so he (the little monster) wasn’t allowed to hurt him. 

The little monster told this to himself as a way of explaining his own abnormal behavior of releasing his bite. It was clear that he had just been holding a ‘won’t relent till death’ determination against the other party. Yet, at this time, the flames of determination to die together were suddenly completely extinguished, and all the negativity in his heart was burned into ashes. 

I won’t bite him because Xi Guican likes him. 

The little monster kept feeling that this explanation was a little off, but he couldn’t understand what exactly was wrong about it. The little monster sat dazedly on the bedding, a sense of pain and confusion intense enough to drown him hit him all at once, and he carefully curled up into a ball as he closed his eyes and said to the person: “You, leave.” 

I don’t want to bite you again. 

Because when I bit you just then, the left side of my chest felt uncomfortable. 

That should have been Xi Guican’s emotions. When Xi Guican ripped out his Zerg wings in the past, his (the little monster’s) pain was also transmitted to Xi Guican. 

He Ruge let out a sigh of relief. He gave the wound a small glance before quickly looking away. Hearing the little monster’s tone of forcibly sending out a guest, He Ruge wasn’t annoyed. In fact, the little monster’s behavior of voluntarily letting go after a while was already beyond He Ruge’s expectations. 

He thought that the little monster, this type of selfish broken child, would not give up unless a piece of flesh was bitten off. If the little monster really did that, would he still be fond of the little monster? 

He Ruge didn’t know. 

In reality, the majority of his current affection towards the little monster was due to his love for the little white tiger. He Ruge felt extremely guilty that he had personally sent the little white tiger into the brainwashing room. Perhaps it was because of those feelings that he was more tolerant towards the little monster. 

Considering that the little monster hated the smell of the spray, He Ruge didn’t immediately use the universal medicine spray. When he was leaving, He Ruge also inquired into the little monster’s status. 

No.20 

[Like]: The little monster likes you very much, although he, himself, doesn’t know it. Favorability 80.

Such a big gift of goodwill. It was practically bite one, get one favorability. 

He Ruge’s mood was a bit complicated. He slowly closed the door and squatted down to spray his wound and stop the bleeding. The medicine spray given by the medicine-seeking rat worked quite well, and although it couldn’t make a wound heal immediately, it had a strong analgesic effect. He Ruge also spent a little heart in the Love Mall to buy himself a medical-grade bandage. 

Though, he had never used a medical-grade bandage before, so he wrapped it all ugly and bulky. 

He Ruge put the remaining bandage back into the backpack. The backpack’s existence inside the holographic VR game was very special, and as long as he thought of the word “backpack” in his mind, the backpack’s inventory grid would appear in front of him. 

After putting the bandage into the backpack, He Ruge discovered that the fruit candy he’d specially bought for the little monster (previously) had yet to be used. 

And so, he pushed open the door again and gently placed a candy next to the little monster. 

“Strawberry flavor, I don’t know if you’d like it or not.”

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Footnotes:

  1. Gentle and soothing: Directly translated, the original raws would mean: gentle words said to someone of close relationship, ie: lovers, family, bosom friends, etc. Overall a very caring and sincere tone.

I am going through and editing all the chapters of WDBKFMGB (starting from chapter 9) to fix any poor grammar, mistranslations, broken formatting, etc! I proofread the first WDBKFMGB chapter I translated today…… and gosh…… what a mess it was lolol.

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Superstar Aspirations

SA Chapter 86 (Part 2) – Rong Xu: Qin Cheng, I Seem to Like You Even More, What Should I Do?

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‘Old man Cao’ referred to the chairman of the Feitian Awards Organizing Committee, Cao Guping. The old man was a well-known director in the industry who already retired[1] in the past ten years, but his reputation within the circle was still very strong. 

He had an apprentice, Guo Long, who was the director for Vie for Supremacy, thus representative of Old Man Cao’s status[2]

Qin Cheng being able to participate in this time’s Feitian Awards was time because of his relationship with Cao Guping. Cao Guping and Qin Cheng met a long time ago at a dinner party and formed a good relationship. Although it was a little troublesome this time, Cao Guping still thought of a method (to get Qin Cheng in), which was granting Qin Cheng the title of an ‘honorary member’. 

And now, the man donned this particular reason and started to generously and grandiosely con others. 

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“I watched Legends of Heaven and Earth, a fantastical drama depicting a primitive and pure ancient society, (created with) superb imagination and outstanding expression.”

This was the beginning of the deception. 

The second step continued on: “Sound of the Wind, was an exceptional spy drama filled with complex intertwined plots and a thrilling, unexpected conclusion.” 

The two named crews were both teams that were nominated for the Best Newcomer Award. Hearing Qin Cheng’s comments, they were all very astonished, but when the cameras panned over to them, they all applauded and smiled happily. 

They didn’t believe that Qin Cheng really watched their TV series. After all, every celebrity was busy, how could it be possible for them to watch that many TV series. However, being able to give these evaluations (showed that they did) research in advance, so the award presenter was already giving (them) a lot of face, not to mention that the award-presenter was Qin Cheng. 

Following that, Qin Cheng also commented on another few dramas. Then, he began to talk about Ambush

“The plot of “Ambush” is very simple, but the characters it presents create a spectacular and colorful world. Captivating character personalities and complicated character relationships, this drama is very outstanding and was definitely worth watching.” 

This evaluation was quite simple and seemed to be no different from all the previous ones, but no one noticed that the small smile on Qin Cheng’s lips had become a few degrees deeper, and his eyes had been aimed in the direction of Ambush’s crew from beginning to end. 

Only the individual concerned knew that he was looking at himself. 

In front of the camera, Rong Xu applauded along with the other crew members  as he raised his gaze and responded with a smile. 

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Next up, there were some more common introductions. In the past, if any other award presenter had so much “nonsense” to say and refused to present the award, instead continuously praising the nominees, the audience would become quite dissatisfied. Yet now, the viewer ratings for the Feitian Awards were rising steadily, and the directing group was so happy that they were unable to close their mouths and couldn’t wait for Qin Cheng to say more. 

However, the award still had to be presented. 

Only after a certain man once again praised Ambush in a serious manner did he gently open the envelope.

The area beneath the stage gradually quieted down, and in front of the TV, the viewers also held their breath, waiting for the moment the result was announced. 

The ChengRong CP fans clenched their teeth even harder, clasped their fists, and stared at their TVs without blinking. They repetitively chanted that name in their hearts. If it wasn’t that name, they would go and hit someone! Truly go and beat someone up! ! ! 

Under everyone’s fervent attention, Qin Cheng lifted the microphone with one hand and gave a small smile: “Congratulations…… Rong Xu.” 

In an instant, tense music sounded, and the theme song of Ambush echoed throughout the immense venue. The crew members of Ambush all stood up one by one and embraced Rong Xu, giving their congratulations. The viewers in front of the TV likewise widened their eyes. After a while, they realized that their eyes were also a little moist. 

[#ChengRong# wuu wuu wuu, I really want to cry……] 

【#ChengRong# My ChengRong can actually have such a day! This day! I have no regrets in this life! 】 

【#ChengRong# Someone come, bring Zhen’s [3]royal dog food! This dog food, I will eat, will eat, will eat! Now let God Qin quickly present the award to Rong Rong! Hurry! ! ! 】

#ChengRong# This hashtag once again began brushing furtively across the screen under Rong Xu and Qin Cheng’s respective Weibo main topics. Ordinary fans watching the festivities of those CP fans felt quite helpless, but when they looked up at the TV again, some couldn’t help but nod in agreement: “Really is pleasing to the eyes……” 

On the TV screen, one could see that Rong Xu had already walked onto the stage. 

The light shone upon the two individuals and the screen was locked onto them. This image was truly so beautiful that people couldn’t look away. Everything seemed to return to (the time of) Black Clouds. When Rong Xu stepped onto the stage, Qin Cheng seemingly turned and looked at him tacitly. The two stared at each other firmly before hugging each other gently. 

Many award presenters would often give a congratulatory hug when presenting the award to the winners.

A week ago, the hug that Ye Qiao gave Rong Xu when he presented the award was snipped into a small video by the LanYao CP fans, and its number of views had already exceeded 500,000. Now, a week later, the fans watched Qin Cheng and Rong Xu’s embrace and were already too excited to speak. 

【#ChengRong# I have clear skies above my ChengRong Party! ! ! 】 

The fans were already immensely satisfied with this scene, but they naturally didn’t know that when the man hugged the youth tightly, he lowered his head slightly and his lips touched the small tips of those ears. Rong Xu’s body stiffened as a warm exhalation blew against his ears, making his heart tremble. He heard a low voice that was suppressing a smile, sounding softly: “Congratulations……my Xiao Xu.” 

At this moment, all the voices (in the audience) below the stage became white noise. Rong Xu raised his head subconsciously and saw that the man was looking back at him with lowered eyes, his gaze firm and serious, as if he was looking at the most precious thing in the world. His eyes were as deep as the sea, it’s depths immeasurable. 

His heart beat violently. After a minute, the corner of Rong Xu’s lips curved up, and he said in a low voice: “I suddenly feel like…… something changed.” [4]

Qin Cheng was surprised: “What is it?” 

On the stage, no one knew exactly what the two men were saying. Everything (usually) happened very quickly, the hug and then a few brief words. According to logic, the presenter should be blessing the winner, and the winner would express their gratitude. 

However, in fact– 

Under the dazzling bright lights, the handsome young man smiled gently, like a flower blooming in the spring: “Qin Cheng…… I seem to, like you even more, what should I do?” 

Qin Cheng: “! ! !” 

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[1] Retired: original “faded into the shadows/background”

[2]Guo Long is an award winning director and is Mr. Cao’s apprentice, thus showing how great Mr. Cao is within the industry

[3]“Zhen” is a term used by emperors to refer to themselves

[4]In the raws, a comma is in the place of the …… to reflect the slight pause. Since it doesn’t apply the same way in English, I chose to substitute it out with …… instead.


Hi all! I would just like to make a quick PSA. Due to a recent situation regarding my translations being posted onto an MTL site (why? I have no clue. Readers caught it because of my Easter eggs MWAHHAHA //evil cackles), I would like to clarify that the chapters I translate are NOT machine translated.

I translate each chapter directly from the raws and spend hours upon hours for each post QwQ. I generally use a voice reader app that reads the text to me while I translate it to English. Yes, some parts might sound choppy because the Chinese language tends to use “implied context” and omit many subjects/verbs/adverbs etc. I do try to include the implied context where applicable, as identified by (parentheses). On the bright side! The said MTL site has removed my translations per repeated request, so I am hoping that no further related issues arise in the near future.

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TL note: OwO just saying…… chapters 87 and 88 have no title. Heh.

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WDBKFMGB Chapter 39 (Part 2) – Once you Get on A Tiger’s Back, it’s Difficult to Get Off

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It was wrong for the little monster to bite people, but he had also touched the little monster’s head and sprayed the little monster with the universal medical spray, which was even worse. 

But, to talk reason with the little monster, the other party would definitely not listen. 

He definitely had to figure out a solution to this issue, otherwise he couldn’t think about touching a tiger for the rest of this lifetime. 

He Ruge brainstormed until he was almost bald, but he still couldn’t come up with a perfect solution. You have to apologize if you did something wrong; acknowledging and making up for one’s sins was the right way. 

How should he apologize? 

The cotton nest that was tucked under two paws and used as a pillow floated into his mind. The little monster had grown much bigger, but the cotton nest had not been replaced. Thus, the little monster could only lie on the cold, hard ground. 

Maybe he could help the little monster replace it with a larger cotton bedding. 

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Once an idea was hatched, it must be undertaken. He Ruge went into the Love Mall and purchased a new set of bedding. Initially, he was a little worried that the bedding’s uncertain origins would cause the game’s NPCs to think something was off. However, a line from the description in the Love Mall dispelled He Ruge’s worries: 

“All commodities in this mall are reasonable game existences, and the source of the products will be self-explanatory. May the players please rest assured and purchase without worry.” 

He Ruge held the brand new bedding set and stood in front of the door nervously. He thought back and forth and also bought a piece of fruit candy from the shop before putting his hand on the doorknob. 

Why was it so nerve wracking every time he had to open a door.

He Ruge couldn’t feel a hint of the heartwarming love from the beginning. If being attacked and being cursed out were signs of love, then he must have obtained the little monster’s deep love. Thinking of it like this was pretty good. 

The door opened ajar, and He Ruge, who was already experienced in open door surprise attacks, was not flustered when the little monster charged through. He took a deep breath, and before his brain reacted, his hands already captured the aggressive little monster in the thick lump of bedding. 

The quality of the bedding produced by Love Mall was comparatively better (than the ones originally in the game), and the lump of bedding was able to withstand the little monster’s crazed clawing attacks. Before the little monster could escape the bedding’s restraints, He Ruge sat down directly on the bedding and pinned the struggling little monster underneath. 

No matter how fierce the little monster was at this moment, he could only reach as high as He Ruge’s knees. The advantages of his claws and fangs were restricted by the quilt, and the difference in body size was infinitely enlarged. 

The tiger’s roars were muffled inside the bedding. 

At this moment, the little monster was being overwhelmed by Mount Tai, while He Ruge was also finding it difficult to get off a tiger’s back after mounting it. 

“AAAHHHHHH, I’m going to kill you!!!” The little monster discarded all logical reasoning. 

He Ruge used his entire strength to hold down the chaotically struggling little monster and checked on the little monster’s status. 

No. 20 

[Like]: The little monster thinks you are very delicious, Favorability 60

The favorability level hadn’t increased or decreased. 

Was the little monster’s affections towards him the same as the fondness shown for a reserve food source? 

He Ruge, who seemingly stumbled upon the truth, sighed again. Since the appearance of the little monster, the frequency of He Ruge’s sighs had increased exponentially. 

“Just then, I was in the wrong. I’m sorry.” He Ru Ge spoke in a soft voice, hoping to communicate with the little monster. 

The tiger’s roars were still filled with anger. The little monster refused to accept He Ruge’s apology. 

“Your cotton nest is too small. As compensation, I’m gifting you a set of new bedding.” He Ruge continued: “Do your eyes still hurt? I shouldn’t have sprayed you with the universal medicine spray, nor should I have touched your head casually.” 

Sharp claws tore through the bedding cover, but got tangled in the soft cotton. The claws that could scratch the hard ground were actually rendered useless in soft cotton. 

The little monster’s (mental) state was too bad, making it completely impossible to communicate (properly). 

Even if He Ruge spoke until flowers bloomed from his mouth[1], he wasn’t able to win the little monster’s forgiveness. The little monster had a broken “being generous to oneself and strict to others” character. He could bite He Ruge and act like he did nothing wrong. Yet, after being hurt by He Ruge, it was like he had a heaven defying, unresolvable enmity. 

This kind of character really gave people a headache. 

No heart, no lungs[3], no concept of right or wrong, using one’s own happiness as the criterion for considering everything.

Imagine if he treated the little monster with a patient tone and good temper, how would the little monster have reacted? 

This kind of small broken child won’t listen to simple persuasion, so the disconnect in his character couldn’t be changed. Whenever he wanted to take a bite out of He ruge, he would take a bite of He Ruge, regardless of He Ruge’s consent. 

No. 20 thinks you are delicious. 

Actually, the little monster had never placed or communicated with him on the same level. 

Therefore, he had to be stern in the moment. With such a perfectly timed scenario and setting, when he still had the capacity to teach the little monster a lesson, he must thoroughly give him a disciplinary lesson! 

Be courteous then strict, both soft and hard. If he continuously treated the little monster well, this little broken child would only take it for granted. Then, in the future, won’t he point his nose and face to the sky before ascending to the heavens?[2] 

After He Ruge understood the seriousness of the situation, he steeled his heart and said sternly:  “Yesterday, you bit me twice. Today, I touched your head and sprayed you with medicinal spray. Therefore, we are even.” 

He took out the syringe from the medicine box as he sat on the little monster’s back. He restrained the little monster firmly and then lifted a corner of the bedding, pointing (the syringe) at the little monster’s plump buttocks. Bracing himself and disregarding the little monster’s intense struggles, a shot on the butt descended. 

He Ruge paused and said one word at a time: “You wanted the injection, I gave you the injection. I am a person who has a clear definition of grievances. In my heart, this matter between the two of us has been canceled out.” 

Being injected with the gene altering solution, the little monster twisted and struggled even more as painful whimpering sounded from his mouth. 

“Does it hurt? I know the side effects of the genetic medicine induce extreme pain. You must be furious right now and think that I’m saying just spouting random apathetic words, right?” 

He Ruge lifted the bedding that was covering the little monster’s head, and before the little monster’s eyes could even turn red, he whispered: “I am also in pain.

“My heart is in pain.

“Maybe you don’t understand what it truly means to like someone. Your liking of me is the same like towards to a reserve food source.

“But, if you really like someone, you wouldn’t be able to bear making them uncomfortable.” 

He Ruge placed his own hand beside the little monster’s mouth. His dark-colored eyes drooped slightly, and his raven black eyelashes concealed the complex emotions swirling around in his eyes. His downcast eyes showed a hint of compassionate tenderness. Like this, He Ruge tenderly and lightly said in his uniquely tolerant tone: “Bite, ba.

“However much you hurt, you can bite equivalently.

“But, you must understand one thing. I am willing to be hurt by you, not because I am weak, but because I like you.” 

He Ruge didn’t use the pain nullifier that was in his backpack. It’s not that he chose to never use it, but rather that the timing was not right. The next time he injected the genetic medicine, he would use that rare prop (if necessary). 

There were some pains that need to be remembered

Whether it was his or the little monster’s. 

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[1]Spoke until flowers bloomed from his mouth: say flowery and beautiful words to placate him

[2]Point his nose and face to the sky before ascending to the heavens: being too proud and arrogant so as to believe he can go against the heavens

[3]No heart, no lungs: refers to being cruel and vicious, even to those close to you, without any hint of remorse. Lacking in emotion


Hi all! I would just like to make a quick PSA. I was notified that my translations were being uploaded into a MTL aggregator site (readers caught it because the stolen translations included my Easter Eggs. MWAHAHAHA //evil cackles) and I would like to clarify that the chapters I translate are NOT machine translated.

I translate each chapter directly from the raws and spend hours upon hours for each post QwQ. I generally use a voice reader app that reads the text to me while I translate it to English. Yes, some parts might sound choppy because the Chinese language tends to use “implied context” and omitted subjects/verbs/adverbs etc. I do try to include the implied context where applicable, as identified by (parentheses). On the bright side! The said MTL site has removed my translations per repeated request, so I am hoping that no further issues arise in the near future.

Thank you all for your continued support! Stay healthy.

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SA Chapter 86 (Part 1) – Rong Xu: Qin Cheng, I Seem to Like You Even More, What Should I Do?

Trigger warning: brief figurative language involving ‘atomic bomb’. Paragraph start and end are marked. If you don’t feel comfortable reading it, please skip the isolated section. Section is not necessary for plot understanding.


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During last week’s Peony Awards, in Rong Xu’s private fan forum, Lanyao’s CP fan dominated the entire page. 

During the Feitian Awards a week later, when the entire audience saw that handsome and charismatic man standing on the awards stage, the entire fan forum page actually died for a whole minute! 

All of the ChengRong CP fans were going crazy! ! ! 

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Rong Xu was nominated for the Feitian Awards’ Best Newcomer and Qin Cheng was the presenter! What was this? What was going on? Did they not wake up yet? This, this, this, this…… this was simply compelling all palace officials to die together, all must die at the same time! ! ![1]

【Am I dreaming……】

【God Qin! God Qin! God Qin! AAAAAAHHHHHHH ! ! 】

 【QAQ this piece of candy came too sudden. I keep feeling a little uncertain, it’s impossible that there’s gonna be a huge plot twist, right. God Qin came to present the Best Newcomer Award, and Rong Rong was nominated for Best Newcomer. If in the end you tell me that Rong Rong didn’t win the award…… I really will hit someone. When I hit someone, it hurts very, very, very much!】

**Trigger warning start**

If it can be said that LanYao CP’s candy award was equivalent to an ordinary missile, smashing heavily into the fan circle, then this ChengRong CP’s piece of candy was like an atomic bomb, smashing the entire fan circle with a forceful and thunderous ring! 

**Trigger warning end**

Ye Qiao was a first-tier young man who has just grown to popularity in recent years. If it wasn’t for Vie for Supremacy, whether he could’ve risen to first-tier is uncertain. However, Qin Cheng was different. There may be people in Huaxia who didn’t know of Ye Qiao, but for anyone in the world who paid even a little attention to the entertainment circle, it was impossible not to know Qin Cheng! 

Since his debut seven years ago, Qin Cheng has starred in more than a dozen movies and won dozens of trophies. He will have at least one movie every year, and this movie tends to be the box office champion of the year, even if it is not the champion, it will definitely rank in the top ten on the box office charts, and it will get him various nominations. 

Yet, since Qin Cheng’s debut, he had won countless awards but had only ever presented an award once. 

It was at the Berlin Awards Ceremony where he presented the heavy trophy to a French director. It was the Lifetime Honor Award. That director had just finished a film collaboration with Qin Cheng, and it was a huge success. The organizing committee asking him to present the award was definitely understandable. 

But, this was the Feitian Award! 

Huaxia’s Feitian Awards was a TV drama award (ceremony). Qin Cheng had never acted in any TV series before, but he actually came to present this award? ! 

Just as Qin Cheng’s all fans flocked over after hearing the and excitedly turned on the TV, what they saw was a line of small text gradually appear beside Qin Cheng—— 

“Feitian Award Honorary Member: Qin Cheng” 

Fans: “……” 

[Honorary member? ! What is an honorary member? This is the first I’ve ever heard that my family’s God Qin is an honorary member of the Feitian Awards. I kinda can’t help but want to laugh a little, what to do……. Is it possible God Qin had invested in some kind of TV series before and none of us knew about it~]

In just one short minute, the topic #QinChengFeitianAwards# was brushed to third place on the trending search list, followed by the word “EXPLOSIVE” (news). At the same time, countless fans turned on their TVs and made the ratings of the Feitian Awards Ceremony soar, directly breaking 2.0! (Avg viewership rating)

The affairs of the outside had yet to reach the scene of the Feitian Awards. By the time the celebrities below the stage had recovered from their wits, they all hurriedly began to applaud. It’s unknown if it was an illusion, but Rong Xu felt that this applause seemed a bit many degrees more enthusiastic than the ones before. Even looking around, there were several actors who were so stirred that their eyes were red. 

Ye Qiao also sported a surprised appearance, and almost stood up to applaud. 

Seeing Ye Qiao’s behavior, Rong Xu remembered that back when he was filming Vie for Supremacy, the other party seemed to have said it was because of Qin Cheng that he entered the entertainment industry. Then, perhaps in the audience, there were numerous celebrities who really were Qin Cheng fans, and truly had heartfelt excitement. 

Slowly, Rong Xu turned away his gaze and looked towards the man on the stage. 

When anyone was standing on the stage, it was a bit difficult to see the situation below the stage. The lights on the stage were too bright, and at first glance they could only see a patch of darkness below the stage. 

The well-postured and tall man was wearing a seemingly ordinary black suit, without any accessories at all- no tie, no watch, no necklace. He was only wearing a clean suit shirt. Merely loosening a few collar buttons could arouse screams and cheers from the audience in the back. 

Handsome to the extent where others willingly submitted.

Rong Xu knew in his heart that Qin Cheng should not be able to see him clearly, but he inexplicably felt that (Qin Cheng) was looking straight at him. 

There was a slight smile hanging upon that sharp, sculpture-like face, his thin lips slightly hooked. His eyes were as dark as a deep pool, condensed with an abundance of emotions. His 190cm height made it so that he had to bend down a little to speak into the microphone, but his subtle bowing motion made him appear even more elegant and composed, as if he was merely on a leisurely stroll in the courtyard, exuding a sense of indifferent calmness. 

Rong Xu’s stiff body slowly relaxed as he leaned back on his seat. His lips curled up, and he looked towards the stage with a smile. 

He didn’t know how to describe the feeling in his heart, but …… it felt nice. 

Qin Cheng’s deep, mellow, and elegant voice sounded through the speakers: “I am deeply honored to have been invited by Old Man Cao to attend the Feitian Awards today. I also feel a little flustered.” His voice carried a hint of laughter that sounded like a well-aged red wine[2], “I have known Old Man Cao for many years. It’s my first time being on the stage of the Feitian Awards and am already presenting such an award, I am a bit nervous.” 

Qin Cheng’s voice was simply a weapon of deception. When he spoke, you would never imagine that this person actually had facial paralysis in private. His voice was magnetic and deep, bewitching the audience members in front of the TV into blush one by one, unknown if it was due to excitement or shyness. 

Standing in the backstage area of the Feitian Awards, Xu Jin twitched his mouth when he heard Qin Cheng’s words, and he muttered a few words of complaint: “Conning people again.” 

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[1]Giving the CP ships no way out. Also similar to saying “I’m ded” when you’ve have reached an epitome of happiness, satisfaction, stress, etc.

[2] Like a well-aged red wine: nice and smooth 😉


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WDBKFMGB Chapter 39 (Part 1) – Once you Get on A Tiger’s Back, it’s Difficult to Get Off

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The little monster latched onto He Ruge’s foot and urged impatiently: “Forget it, if you must inject then inject quickly.” 

Although the injection will be painful, each injection will bring greater strength and allow him to become more powerful. Between being weak and being in pain, the little monster would rather choose pain. 

The randomly swinging small paws unintentionally lifted up He Ruge’s trousers, revealing the ankles that were entwined with red streaks. The cream colored skin that contrasted against the ribbons of red painted an almost enchanting beauty. 

A deep and intense red. 

Xi Guican’s favorite colors were white and pallid colors, but the little monster liked red the most. Red like blood, like a plump and juice-filled red strawberry. With one bite, you could taste the flesh of sweet fruit. 

The little monster lowered his head in a mesmerized state and licked the delicate and fragile red patterns.

The wet feeling from his feet awakened He Ruge from his thoughts. 

“You, you can’t randomly lick.” He Ruge sternly stopped the little monster. 

“It’s you who looks too delicious.” The little monster instead blamed He Ruge, “What is that red-ish thing on your feet?” 

Bear children were terrible existences with whom you could not speak reason nor communicate properly with. At this moment, He Ruge finally came to understand the true strength of a bear child. He half squatted helplessly on the ground, facing the pair of lingering blue eyes and said with a bit of pressure: “The red lines are a unique part of my body, you don’t need to care so much about it.” 

Tongue licking his nose, the little monster squinted his eyes and said: “Then, you are also a monster.” 

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He Ruge, who was identified as a “monster” by the little monster, said with a headache: “Okay, okay, okay, then I am also a monster. Since we are all monsters, then we must all love each other, no one is allowed to bully another. I won’t give you the shot, you won’t bite me, okay?” 

The act of injecting the little monster with the gene altering solution was inconsistent with He Ruge’s three worldly views (his morals), and there was no one holding a knife to his neck forcing him to do this. Moreover, it was now a VR game, and he no longer had a lack of choice like before. If he really didn’t want to give the little monster an injection, could this game chop him to bits and pieces? 

…… After deliberation, it wasn’t impossible for this pi*s of a game. 

But, no matter how a game is, it couldn’t hurt the ‘him’ in reality. Isn’t playing a game just for entertainment? Playing a game happily and to the heart’s content was the most important thing. 

If, for the sake of completing a so-called “daily task”, he acted against his conscience, then he wasn’t playing a game, but rather was a puppet of the game. 

He Ruge was very serious and determined to take on all the consequences to settle this agreement with the little monster. 

Unexpectedly, he never thought that the little monster would refuse without hesitation in the next second. 

“Not okay.”

He Ruge: “? ? ?”

What was wrong with mutual care and mutual concern between people?

He Ruge felt like he was the brave knight who finally climbed through thorns and spikes and rushed into the dragon’s lair, preparing to rescue the princess who was taken hostage by the dragon. But, who would have thought that the princess would roll their eyes and kiss the dragon right in front of him. 

The little monster replied logically: “With the injection, I can become stronger. If it’s painful, then it’s painful. This kind of pain is only temporary. If I don’t get the injection, it will take an even longer time to become strong, and I have to endure even more pain.”

The main point was “long-term pain is worse than short-term pain”. 

Blue Eye glanced at the gene altering solution with contempt. The little monster at this moment was sporting a demeanor of ‘facing life’s difficulties without fear’. 

He Ruge was dumbfounded as he listened. It actually made a lot of sense, and he couldn’t find any words to rebut it. 

Since you could talk yourself out of your issues so easily[1], then was the initial phrase “I don’t want shots” little monster’s awkward attempt at acting spoiled? This proud tsundere appearance was simply from the exact same mold as Little White Tiger’s. 

What to do when you meet a little kitten that wants to be spoiled? 

Pet, pet once? 

He Ruge lightly stroked the little monster’s proud and contemptuous pie face, the palm of his hand sliding up from the wet nose to the “king” on top of the fluffy forehead. The movements were as soft as a light breeze, and only the fluffed up furs were evidence of the sudden action. 

Blue eyes became large circles in surprise. 

The little monster who finally reacted roared angrily and fiercely: “Not allowed to touch my head!” After roaring, he wanted to bite He Ruge again. 

He Ruge also didn’t know what to think at this moment, but the first thought that appeared in his head was that bear children must not be pampered. 

If the bad habit of biting people was left unchecked since the beginning, then in the future, he won’t be able to be controlled no matter what. Happy, give a bite. Unhappy, give another bite. He Ruge wasn’t a meat bun, and he wasn’t going to become a meat bun. 

He Ruge turned around and took out the universal medical spray and aimed the spray at the little monster. The bitter flavor and medicinal taste sprayed out, not only flying into the little monster’s open mouth, but also into the little monster’s eyes.[2]

The spray was quite spicy to the eyes and the little monster shrank into a ball with a cry, covering his teary eyes with his paws. 

He Ruge took advantage of the fact that the little monster’s had yet to react and quickly lifted the medical box, running out the door like his feet were on fire. When the door closed shut with a bang, He Ruge seemed to hear the little monster roaring angrily with an intent to kill. 

His heart beat, peng peng peng, rapidly, and He Ruge held the medical box as he leaned against the door with unsteady breathing, his expression dazed. 

Just then, he seemed to have done something outrageous. 

Towards that ‘cannot fluff up fur in reverse, can only pet correctly’, little monster, (He Ruge) aimed and sprayed the Universal Medicine Spray. In fact, He Ruge never would have thought the effects of spray would be this big. He just remembered that the little monster didn’t like the smell of the spray, and his brain had yet to react before his body had already acted subconsciously. 

Behind the door came the sound of claws scratching against the door panel in anger, as well as little monster’s almost cracking roar. He Ruge truly had no doubt that if there was no door acting as a barrier, he would’ve been torn to pieces in absolute anger by the little monster. 

He Ruge held the medicine box and tried to reduce his presence. The monster patterns (on his legs) also weren’t working as hard as they did in the beginning. Thus, He Ruge’s legs were only a little soft, and not soft to the extent that he couldn’t move.

Actually, he was the one in the wrong just then and acted first. He clearly knew that the little monster had a bad temper, so he shouldn’t have casually petted. 

The tiger butt can’t be touched, and the tiger head also can’t be touched, ah…… 

The reason why he was able to touch the little monster’s head last time had little to do with the favorability level. It was likely that the little monster was immersed in eating well and didn’t have time to care about him. 

Little monster’s and Little White Tiger’s appearances were exactly the same; it was easy for He Ruge to have the illusion that the little monster can also be touched, just like when he touched Little White Tiger, so he mistakenly thought he could handle the little monster in a similar way. 

This incident could actually be considered his fault. 

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[1]Original translation: could so easily find a solution to your issues in this way

[2] Take note that it is a “Universal” Medicine Spray, so in theory, it can be used anywhere and is not harmful to the eyes. It might just make the eyes sting a little.


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Superstar Aspirations

SA Chapter 85 (Part 2) – I Won’t Even Support the Wall, Just Support You!

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Zhuang Xiaoliu quickly joined the group chat and discussed animatedly with everyone else. Suddenly, at this moment, she heard the host who had been cracking jokes and building up the atmosphere abruptly change the topic of the conversation and say with a smile: “…… Whether it’s Ambush or Vie for Supremacy, during the past year, many new stars shone through to become dazzling and outstanding elements of each work. The following award to be presented is naturally related to newcomers. To be honest, I don’t think there’s a need to pause to consider this, but who is the winner of this award? It must be……” 

The host took a deep breath, and the camera panned across the faces of the several nominees in the audience. However, he actually laughed and said: “It must be me!” 

A burst of laughter rang through the scene. 

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Yi, I don’t seem to have a nomination? Director, what happened, was there some sort of a mistake?” 

This host had also made a cameo appearance on a TV show six months prior. Strictly speaking, he really was eligible for a best newcomer nomination. However, even if you exclude the fact that his role had no special features, he only acted for a total of fifteen seconds, and his lines didn’t even exceed ten words. If he could be nominated, the Feitian Awards would be scolded to death by the audience. 

Though, this kind of joke naturally enlivened the atmosphere, and even Zhuang Xiaoliu was amused by him. Her originally nervous mood slightly relaxed. 

At this moment, the host took two steps to the side with a heavy look of disappointment, saying helplessly: “I don’t have a nomination, there must be something wrong with today’s show. Forget it, forget it, I’ll just get TV emperor next time. Right, Li Yao?” 

The directing team immediately gave Li Yao a shot. 

Li Yao was a popular first-tier youth in Huaxia. He’d won the TV Emperor Feitian Award last year and was nominated for TV Emperor again this year. He was Dong Zheng’s strongest competitor tonight. The host suddenly gave him camera time; he naturally didn’t let this opportunity go and showed a perfect, handsome smile towards the camera, which aroused screaming cheers from the fans in the back. 

Beneath the stage, Rong Xu watched all this play out and slowly narrowed his eyes, seemingly noticing something was off. 

In the crew of Vie for Supremacy, Director Guo also looked at the host thoughtfully, as he pondered for a moment and whispered: “He’s delaying time.”

The host continued to delay time and didn’t continue onto the next award. If he wanted to whet the audience’s appetite and increase the show’s ratings, he would’ve delayed the awards for the TV emperor, Best Director and Best TV Drama awards. But right now, it was just the Best Newcomer award, and the  host was already whetting appetite — this was a bit unusual. 

Rong Xu curled his lips and didn’t say anything. 

Director Guo said to Tang Menglan: “A problem should have arised.” 

However, this situation naturally couldn’t be clarified. After a few more entertaining banters, the host suddenly returned to the topic. He touched the earphone on his right ear a few times and said with a smile: “The following (award) to be presented is the Best Newcomer Award. Which new star will obtain this honor? Let’s ask, tonight’s award presenter!” 

In front of the TV screens, Rong Xu’s fans clenched their fists in excitement, waiting nervously for the award winner to be announced. 

The LanYao CP fans were carefully scanning for Ye Qiao’s figure on the TV screen. When they discovered that Ye Qiao was still sitting among the crew of Vie for Supremacy and applauding with the others, they sighed in disappointment: “His Royal Highness didn’t get to be the award presenter this time, ah……” 

The heated applause gradually slowly, and the sound of familiar music gently flowed out of the overhead stereos. At the scene of the awards ceremony, the audience looked towards the back of the stage and saw the curtains slowly being pulled open to the sides. The light towards the back of the stage was dim and, separated by the length of the stage, it was difficult to see anything clearly.

Meanwhile, the audience in front of the TV had a slightly clearer view. The camera zoomed in directly, and a tall, clear-cut figure walked out slowly from the darkness. Zhuang Xiaoliu only gave it one glance before lowering her head to continue chatting on her phone. She had no interest in this guest award-presenter. It was anticipated that the person will be the winner of last year’s Best Newcomer Award. 

However, just as Zhuang Xiaoliu lowered her head to swipe through Weibo, she suddenly saw group chat notification boxes appearing one by one at the top of her screen! 

【Clean Water Meter: ! 】 

【There are fish in the North: ! ! 】 

【Flamers: ! ! ! 】 

    ……

Zhuang Xiaoliu: “……???” 

She opened the group chats to take a quick look and found that everyone was using exclamation marks, with each having more exclamation marks than the last. 

” ‘I’m so excited that I can’t even speak’? What’s so exciting……” Casually throwing out these words, Zhuang Xiaoliu raised her head a step later, and when she saw the man on the TV screen, her eyes suddenly widened: ” ! ! !” 

At the scene of the Feitian Awards, there was an absolute moment of silence. 

The audience was still okay. After being shocked briefly, they returned to normal, expressing their delighted astonishment with enthusiastic and crazy applause. However, all the celebrities and industry insiders who were invited to the scene were stunned silly and frozen in place. Even Director Guo and several other directors looked at the man standing in the center of the stage in shock, as if they couldn’t believe their eyes. 

Amidst the film crew of Ambush, the elegant and beautiful young man widened his eyes slightly, his clear pupils lightly trembling. He sat upright and stared intently at the man on stage. (He) watched the handsome and aloof man walk straight up to the microphone in a composed manner. Then, (the man) raised one hand and gently supported the microphone, calmly sweeping his gaze across the area below the stage.

His gaze paused briefly on the crew of Ambush, but quickly moved away. 

In the next second, a deep, magnetic male voice resounded throughout the entire venue: “It is an honor to be a guest award presenter on the stage of the Feitian Awards……” 

“I am Qin Cheng.” 

Almost instantly, on the Internet, a single phrase was being crazily brushed —

【AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH, I won’t even support the wall, I’ll just support you! Feitian Awards knows how to play! Knows how play! Really knows how to play! ! ! 】 

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Ahhaha! The title was referring to the fans supporting the Feitian awards for getting Qin Cheng to show up! ^^

I translated this chapter late at night. If there are any errors, please let me know. Thanks!

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What to Do When I Become a Koi and Fall into the Male God’s Bathtub

WDBKFMGB Chapter 38 – Don’t Want Shots

Trigger warnings: bites & very detailed descriptions of bite wounds, including blood(?)


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The little monster bit He Ruge quite painfully. Although Little White Tiger had also scratched and wounded him before, the game at that time was not an immersive virtual reality, and He Ruge had no real feeling of being bitten. 

The pain inside the virtual reality game was reflected 100%, and He Ruge gritted his teeth to endure the pain. 

He wanted to retract his hand from the little monster’s mouth. However, the little monster bit very tightly, and He Ruge was afraid that if he pulled it out forcibly, the wound would rip even more. Blood wet the corners of the little monster’s mouth, and dark red vertical pupils appeared within his blue eyes due to the feeling of excitement. 

Devilish and violent, and filled densely with malice. 

It was at this time that He Ruge finally realized why this game called him a “little monster”. 

To the Little Monster, blood seemed to hold a strong attraction force. When the little monster was excited, dark red vertical pupils would appear in the blue eyes. 

Apart from these, were there other strange things about the little monster? 

He Ruge tried his best to think random thoughts in order to distract himself and lessen the pain. 

The little monster bit him for more than a minute before finally releasing his mouth reluctantly. The little monster looked at the wound on the back of He Ruge’s hand obsessively.  Because He Ruge’s hands were very white, even a slight bump would leave marks, not to mention the little monster had just bitten it so deeply. 

“You are mine~” The tip of his tongue lapped at the flowing blood. 

He Ruge took a cold, painful breath and pinched his own left wrist with his right hand. 

Two rows of deep teeth marks had pierced through his flesh. Although it wasn’t as horrible to the extent of mauled skin and mangled flesh, it was still bitten till there was blood. This wasn’t the same as cats and dogs biting their owners in play, but rather a desire to hurt. The other party had bitten without holding back. 

However, the little monster still sported an innocent and joyful expression. He was purely happy about the fact that he had “bitten He Ruge”, heartless and uncaring like he was unable to tell the difference between right and wrong. 

He Ruge glanced at the wound and couldn’t help but look away quickly. 

What you don’t see, your heart won’t worry over. It won’t hurt so much if you don’t look at it. 

He Ruge forced himself to ignore the pain from his hands. He remembered that his backpack contained the prop “Universal Medical Spray”, and as soon as he thought of the prop’s name of in his mind, the spray automatically appeared in his arms. 

He Ruge picked up the bottle, aimed it at the wound, and sprayed. The medicinal spray was very effective. Although the pain from the wound didn’t immediately go away, the bleeding almost instantly stopped. 

Ao~ the stink of medicine.” The little monster covered his nose with his paws and took a step back in disgust. 

He Ruge subconsciously wanted to push up the frame of his glasses, but when his finger touched empty space, He Ruge suddenly recalled that he had taken his glasses off a while ago in the game, intending to test whether the presence of the glasses affected the little monster. 

So now, he didn’t wear glasses. 

He Ruge retreated and helplessly squeezed the bridge of his nose. Then, he sighed softly. 

Little monster, ah… really was a bear. Bear children needed to be educated. If children are not educated when they are young, what would they become when they grew up? 

He Ruge put on a straight face and wanted to properly discuss the seriousness of biting people with the little monster. However, when he and the little monster made eye contact, the physiological fear response overwhelmed the momentum He Ruge worked hard to create. 

“You can’t randomly bite people, if you bite my hand, I will hurt.” The reprimanding words were spoken lightly and softly, gentle to the point of being ridiculous (to the situation). 

The little monster stretched out his tongue and licked the blood on the corner of his mouth. He stared at He Ruge’s wound for a while before tilting his head: “But, when others bully me, it hurts me, too. Why are they allowed to randomly bully me?” 

He Ruge was frozen by this question. 

“The weak will be slaughtered at another’s will.” The little monster asked and answered by himself: “I am small and weak, so I am bullied. You are weaker than I, so I bully you.” His tone was calm and firm, as if he was only speaking an undeniable truth. 

Saying such cruel words with a voice that has yet to leave behind its childishness.

“You should leave quickly. If you don’t go, I won’t be able to resist taking a bite out of your throat.” The little monster said very sincerely: “I can’t bear you dying.” 

The little monster was being serious. 

He Ruge could feel the little monster’s serious attitude, so he directly went offline. Logging off the immersive virtual reality game was very convenient. As long the thought of going offline emerged in your mind, you could quickly exit the game. 

When he withdrew from the bizarre game world, He Ruge held the holographic game helmet in his arms for a long time, unable to recover his wits.

He stretched out the left hand that had been bitten inside the game and examined it carefully, but he found no wounds. However, the injury and pain he felt on his left hand while inside the game were extremely realistic. 

His fingers moved slightly, and the soft touch of the little monster seemed to remain on his fingertips. 

Was everything that just happened a dream? 

He Ruge did not use the holographic game helmet again, but rather used the computer to open up “Your Exclusive Lover”. The character he controlled was standing in front of the door of Room “104”. 

He Ruge had always known that the game’s specs were all high quality. When he saw the floor wet with nutrient solution and glass shards, he also recalled the appearance of the little monster licking his hand. 

So, what happened just then really wasn’t a dream?! 

He Ruge looked in shock at the relatively plain helmet in his arms. With 8888.88 RMB (~1368 USD), he’d potentially bought the only holographic gaming helmet in existence in the world. This price was simply a huge sale. 

Perhaps only by becoming a koi spirit could he have had such luck to encounter this mysterious virtual reality game. The impact of this situation was enormous and was comparable to the time when He Ruge discovered he wasn’t human, but rather a monster. From that moment onwards, the Earth was no longer so simple, and he even ended up secretly hiding a holographic virtual reality game behind his back from the entire world. 

He Ruge logged into Penguin and asked 8 Legs: “When a monster encounters their natural enemy, will there be some sort of response? Will the monster’s bloodline pattern exhibit a special reaction? 

8 Legs: “The monster bloodline pattern can induce two types of reactions. Either your legs will become too soft to run, or your legs will run on its own. This is actually a warning system because when a monster successfully overcomes their awakening period, they can choose to hide their own monster patterns. Without the monster pattern’s warning system, there’s a chance you won’t even know you’re in the other monster’s recipe book.” 

8 Legs: “The first time you encounter a natural enemy, the monster pattern will induce a stronger reaction. But, if you encounter them every day, the reaction will become much weaker.” 

Ruge: “……Do monsters eat other monsters?” 

8 Legs: “Just like how humans have good people and bad people, monsters also have good and bad. However, your luck value is so high, the ones you meet will all be good monsters, such as me. Why are you suddenly asking me about this? Could it be that you ran into other monsters?” 

Ruge: “I just suddenly remembered it, so I wanted to ask more. It’s good to have a better understanding about monster patterns.” 

    ……

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He Ruge turned off Penguin, lifted his trouser legs, and carefully examined the monster patterns on his legs. Perhaps it was because the red streaks kept burning up while he was in close contact with the little monster inside the game and caused it to consume a lot of energy, the color was a little dim. 

After he passed the awakening period, what changes would the monster pattern bring to his physical body? Would he pop out a fish tail? 

This also seemed a little useless. 

It’s better to be a tentacled monster with eight hands, able to type at the speed of light. 

As of right now, He Ruge had yet to save his manuscript and tomorrow’s update had yet to be posted. He hadn’t typed a single word, but he mysteriously felt an overwhelming sense of calmness. 

He Ruge once again picked up the holographic game helmet. There was one hour of time allowed for the first day of gaming with the holographic game, so it couldn’t be wasted. He aimed to be a diligent and punctual individual. 

When the helmet was put on, the familiar feeling of dizziness came and dissipated quickly. He once again arrived in front of the door to Room “104”, and a floating ‘task’ dialogue box jumped out in front of him: 

【Daily Task: Inject Gene medication (unfinished)

Holding a small medicine box in his hand, He Ruge opened the medicine box and saw a purple medicine and syringe. The needle of the syringe shone with cold light that easily allowed people to recall the fear of being stabbed on the butt by needles. 

He Ruge fell into an inexplicable silence. 

It seems that the game didn’t specify the injection site, so could he give the little monster a butt injection?

……Forget it, staying alive is a good thing. 

He Ruge, who felt like he was cosplaying a nurse, opened the door and made eye contact with the little monster. 

“Why are you here again?” The little monster had a face of judgement, however his originally drooping tiger ears perked up in an instant, and his blue eyes shone brightly. 

It’s unknown if it was because he had previously experienced getting close to the little monster, or if the little monster’s expression was just too cute at this time, but He Ruge’s legs were not as soft as before. 

He Ruge thought: the little monster must have never liked someone before. Otherwise, he would understand that ‘like’ was one thing that couldn’t be hidden. 

With such a sweet reaction, the bite wound on his hand no longer felt painful. 

When the little monster saw the medicine box in He Ruge’s hand, the expression of disgust and hate on his face became more real. He muttered: “I don’t want shots.” 

He Ruge froze for a second and didn’t know how to respond. If the situation at the moment was that the little monster was ill and needed an injection to get better, then he has a basket full of words that he can use to convince the little monster. 

However, the little monster wasn’t ill. 

In this experiment, the disease-free little monster was still forced to get an injection every day. The pain he endured was ten times, a hundred times, a thousand times more painful than the wound on his hand. 

“But, when others bully me, it hurts me, too. Why are they allowed to randomly bully me?” What the little monster said before echoed in (He Ruge’s) ears. 

Right now, was he…… bullying the little monster? 

Had he been bullying Little White Tiger, Little Rabbit, and all the other experimental subjects in Room B6 before? When the cubs were hurt, his silence was actually neglectfully aiding the abuse. 

When water breaks through a dam, single drops of water will not realize that they were part of the flood. 

If this wasn’t a game, if all of this was real, then what role did he actually play in these experiments? 

He Ruge was shocked. 

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qwq I love the way the author applies figurative language, it just makes the context hit you in a whole different way. I also like the way 8Legs skirted the question “do monsters eat other monsters” LOL

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