Dominion’s End Volume 4: Battle for Lan City
Original novel in Chinese by: 御我 (Yu Wo)
Chapter 4: Shangguan Family, Part One—translated by Chizuru (proofread by Arcedemius; C/E edited by Miaka_Mei, Taffygirl13, lucathia, & Elkin)
I looked at Xiao Sha. He still had his guard raised, but from his expression, it seemed that he really did recognize the name “Shangguan Chenyang.” Since the word “Shangguan” was mentioned, the other party probably knew Xiao Sha.
Xiao Sha shouted, “Show your face!”
“I can’t! I don’t know how I became like this. I, I can’t get back to how I originally looked. That’s why I got driven out. They think I’m a monster!” The shadow’s shoulders sagged as he muttered, “I haven’t turned into a monster. It’s not like I eat people. I just, just…”
He didn’t seem to know “just” what he was, though I knew very well. This change was similar to that of the brainwight that we had encountered before. It was a physical evolution, and a significant one at that. He didn’t even have a human form any more. Looking pretty much like an aberrant, it would be hard for him to be accepted by humans.
Xiao Sha hesitated a bit. Then, he turned to look at me.
I grabbed Xiao Sha’s arm and timidly hid behind him as I asked, “Chensha, is this person really someone you know?”
Xiao Sha nodded. “Yes, the voice sounds like him.”
“It’s really me!” Shangguan Chenyang hurriedly said, “Tánggē, don’t you recognize your younger brother?”
“Your cousin?” I frowned, trying hard to play the role of a little boyfriend. I pushed him in discontent and complained, “Why haven’t I heard you mention him before? You never tell me anything!”