No Hero V8C6: The Silver Pieces of Betrayal

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No Hero Volume 8: The End, the Beginning, Part Two

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


The Beginning NO.6: The Silver Pieces of Betrayal—translated by Raylight (proofread by Trespasserby; C/E edited by Taffygirl13 & lucathia)

“Gē.”

With that one word from Ah Ye, I immediately felt that something was off. The good mood from finally receiving a call from him instantly vanished. With this tone and this hesitancy, there must be something wrong!

Could it be that he’s wounded again? That’s not right, if he received an injury, Ah Ye would definitely keep it from me rather than giving me a call. Something even more serious must have happened!

“Ah Ye, what happened? Who dared to touch you—”

“No! Nothing big happened, don’t panic…”

“You’re hiding things from me again! If nothing big happened, then why would you call me!”

“What do you mean if nothing big happened, I wouldn’t call you! Don’t I always call you at night?”

Hearing that, I snorted and said, “Recently you only call once in three days.”

Actually, it’s not even once in three days, but I should not say the truth. Otherwise Ah Ye will definitely take it for granted and follow the same duration of time before calling again. Honestly, it would be good if I could hear from him even once in five days now. If this continues… It’s all that butler’s fault! Isn’t he even capable of reminding Ah Ye to give a call?

“O-Once in three days isn’t infrequent…”

I threw the paperweight on the desk violently at Bai Lian Yue seated beside me. He caught it with one hand and even rolled his eyes at me. Then, I inquired calmly, “Ah Ye, tell Gēge what exactly happened?”

Now is not the time to debate over how many times he calls. It’s rare for Ah Ye to seek help from me, so if I continue steering the topic away, he’ll be even more unwilling to call me for help in the future.

“Gē… Luo Ye is still alive.”

I was unable to speak for a long time. Never would I have guessed that it was that kind of thing from the past. How could he still be alive? That year, our father had cast an inescapable net in the area. The only way of escaping that was if he was dead. How could he still be alive?

Moreover, Father has been dead for so many years, so why would he appear now? Why did he contact Ah Ye and not me? Is it possible that he knows the truth… No! Let’s not think about all these for now. Ah Ye is still waiting for me to speak. He definitely must be at a loss as to what to do. Ah Ye trusts others too easily, and would probably believe anyone with just a bit of coaxing.

To be able to survive under Father’s merciless pursuit, Luo Ye is definitely not an ordinary person.

I opened my mouth, finding my voice a little hoarse as I said, “That person is with you, isn’t he? Hand him over to me. I will deal with him.”

Once I finished speaking, I knew that I was in trouble. If I said something like that, Ah Ye would definitely refuse…

“No! If you dare to do that, I’m never going to care about you again!”

The line cut off. To think that Ah Ye actually hung up on my call… It sounds like he’s extremely angry and it seems like he won’t hand that person over. How could I be so careless and make the mistake of telling Ah Ye that I intended to “deal with” him? Things will be troublesome from now on…

“Damn it!”
Continued

No Hero V8C2: My Eve

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No Hero Volume 8: The End, the Beginning, Part Two

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


The Beginning NO.2: My Eve – translated by Raylight (proofread by Trespasserby; C/E edited by lucathia)

”Bill, aside from me, who do you think is the most important person to Ah Ye?”

“It’s Kyle.” The words came from Kyle with no hesitation.

“…”

The secretary gave a few awkward coughs, and then said, “I was just correcting you that my name is Kyle and not Bill. That was not an answer to your question.”

“Do you think that correcting me is more important than answering my question? Bill?”

Kyle immediately answered, “Undoubtedly, it is the butler—If you ignore Dr. An Te Qi.”

As expected, it is that vampire! I said spitefully, “So even the fiancée is not as important as the butler?”

“… You really are ignoring Dr. An Te Qi. He is just right here, though he is fast asleep on the sofa.”

“What did you say? Say it louder?”

That Kyle is really getting more and more audacious. Should I demote him… No, no matter how much I demote him, his job would still be the same, which is being a secretary at my side, right?

I should lower his salary—Damn, previously he seemed to have mentioned having earned some money from some stocks. I forgot how much it was, but I recall it was several times over his yearly bonus.

It’s probably better to just drag him out and give him a good beating. But if he took the chance to apply for sick leave, then these documents… Giving him a good scolding seems to be the way to go.

My face darkened as I growled, “Bill, you really have gotten rather auda—”

“Sun Emperor, there is a special reason as to why the young master would value the butler as thus.”

To think you even interrupted me—Hm? What reason does Ah Ye have?

Kyle seemed unruffled even now, and said, “I believe that the existence of the butler is relatively unique to the young master. For him, Charles Endelis is not just a butler, but also a ‘similar existence’ to himself. Both of them are stuck in the boundary between humans and non-humans—”

I interrupted him in a towering rage, “Ah Ye is human!”

“Yes! I was wrong. It was a momentary slip of the tongue.” Kyle admitted his mistake with no hesitation.

Unforgivable! This time, don’t even bother trying to give an excuse!

Kyle sincerely said, “Sun Emperor, I truly do not suspect the young master as such. The young master is the one who suspects himself. If you wish to punish me, you can demote me, suspend my salary, or beat me up. But please, finish listening to me.”

“… Speak.”
Continued

No Hero V7C9: Rapidly, Godspeed

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No Hero Volume 7: The End, the Beginning, Part One

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


The Ninth Step Toward the End: Rapidly, Godspeed—translated by Raylight (proofread by Minthe & Trespasserby; C/E edited by Taffygirl13 & lucathia)

There were three boxes on the floor above—the truth was, there were over a thousand boxes, but only these three were specially arranged in the center. Even the countertops that they were placed on looked fancier than the others. Could these be a trap, with the actual goods stored elsewhere?

“That’s possible.” Ezart did not refute the idea that it might be a trap. He continued, “These are a bit heavy, so we can bring back at most seven or eight of them.”

They actually can’t be opened? I still have other things that I want to take and cannot just take eight boxes at random, not knowing what’s inside!

“So what? Adventuring is a gamble in the first place. You bet both your luck and life!” Ezart’s words were really starting to make more and more sense to me… Hm?

“What’s wrong?”

Nothing really, just spotted something familiar.

The box in the center had the same designs as “that book,” and the keyhole in the box on the left also seemed to…

I’ll bet on it!
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No Hero V7C8: Pandora, Box of

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No Hero Volume 7: The End, the Beginning, Part One

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


The Eighth Step Toward the End: Pandora, Box of—translated by Raylight (proofread by Trespasserby; C/E edited by Taffygirl13 & lucathia)

Three hours? I wish to stay here for three years!

“You might as well stay here your whole life, and then bury yourself here!” Ezart roared, “Three hours! Not a single second more. By the way, time was ticking away during our conversation, so you already wasted fifteen seconds!”

Damn! What exactly should I look for?

There are so many things here, and each and every one of them appears to be precious research material. How could I possibly make a choice between all these—

“Ah Shou, Ah Shou! I’m calling you!”

What?

I glanced left and right, but I did not see any trace of Ezart.

“Look up!”

When I looked up, I saw Ezart standing above me, waving his hand. I was flabbergasted and asked, “How did you get up there?”

“By pressing random buttons.”

That answer would make anyone vomit blood. Aren’t you scared of pressing something that will cause the whole laboratory to instantly self-destruct?

“I only pressed the buttons on the counter and the wall. Who would put the self-destruction button outside? Wouldn’t they be worried that they would press it by accident?”

That is true. Doesn’t science always develop in the direction of intuition and simplicity? It appears that this held true for this laboratory, too.

It seems that even though I have studied to the point of becoming a professor, I still cannot match up to Ezart.

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No Hero V7C7: Lion, A Different Kind

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No Hero Volume 7: The End, the Beginning, Part One

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


The Seventh Step Toward the End: Lion, A Different Kind—translated by Raylight (proofread by Trespasserby; C/E edited by Taffygirl13 & lucathia)

“Unbelievable!”

The whole exploration team started dancing in excitement, myself included. Only Ezart was extraordinarily calm, keeping his cool as he surveyed the area for danger as per usual.

I asked him in disbelief, “Don’t you think that everything in front of your eyes is absolutely incredible? We went into an ancient tomb, yet we are seeing technology that far surpasses the current age!”

“Hah? Of course it’s unbelievable! But I’ve seen plenty more unbelievable things. If you want to continue being awed by it, then first you got to stay alive!”

In that moment, I felt great respect for the man. As expected, I had also fallen into the trap of stereotyping someone, and had subconsciously regarded him as a coarse person with great fighting skills. I had truly been too foolish. Really, no one at Ri Xiang Ye’s side could be a simple person.

“What exactly do you want? There’s too many things here, and the journey back is very treacherous. If you don’t have a death wish, then you shouldn’t carry anything too heavy, so we can’t bring much with us.” As he spoke, he gave a vicious glare at the rest of the team, stopping them from clearing out the whole place.

I looked at the whole laboratory—my sole wish was to spend a year or so here. “How much time do I have to look around?”

Ezart frowned as he answered, “I’ll give you three hours, and then we’re scramming!”

Continued