No Hero V3C4: A Non-Human Body and a Human Experiment

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No Hero Volume 3: Non-Human Killer

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


Human, Non-Human Killer Chapter 4: A Non-Human Body and a Human Experiment– translated by Raylight

March 8, 2110, Stormy

The little young master had a huge quarrel with the Sun Emperor… Though rather than a quarrel, it was more like the little young master was finally bored out of his mind, and therefore, started to throw a tantrum.

The cause of it was that someone tried to assassinate the Sun Emperor today, and even made it all the way to where the Sun Emperor could see the person. The little young master, disguised as a bodyguard, noticed and dealt with the assassin. That was the first time I’d seen the little young master take action. He’s much stronger than I originally thought. So it seems that he really isn’t a useless person. I kind of look at him in a different light now.

Once they got home, the Sun Emperor fired a whole lot of bodyguards. The reason was that they actually let the assassin kill everyone in the way and reach the Sun Emperor… But that part wasn’t important. The real problem was that they let the little young master see the assassin, so he had to take action. Moreover, he had accidentally gotten a small cut.

The little young master roared at the Sun Emperor in a rage, “I am your bodyguard, not your guarded treasure!”

From what I can see, the truth is exactly the opposite.

It was close to five o’clock in the morning. The lights turned on, and I opened my eyes. My first thought was to prepare the young master’s breakfast quickly. Recently, the young master has been very active, so his food intake has increased accordingly as well. Six sets of breakfast might not be enough for him, so I decided that ten portions would be more appropriate, just in case.

I stepped out of the metal cabinet that I slept in. However, once I saw the decorations in my immediate surroundings, I froze for a moment. This is not my room… That’s right! Starting today, I temporarily did not need to serve the young master. Of course, that meant I did not have to cook breakfast either.

I felt a little lost. Then, what should I do… However, I then recalled that Aren and the others required breakfast too, though they probably did not have daily routines like that of the young master, who wakes up at five… I suspected that, even at seven, probably no one would be out of bed.

However, there were utterly no daily necessities within this place. Therefore, I could make use of this time to go to the morning wet market to buy food and other essentials.

After I finished pondering over my plan of action, I decided to clean the place first. That was because it was still early, and I did not need to rush to the market. Moreover, this place had been uninhabited for a long time. It truly needed a thorough cleaning.

I walked into the living room, and it was empty. As expected, no one was out of bed yet. Soon after I started cleaning, I heard the doorbell ring. The moment I discovered that it was the young master at the door, I promptly opened the door and saw the young master standing outside in his exercise attire.

“Young Master! Is the breakfast that Curtis cooked to your liking? Are the portions enough for you? How is his attitude toward you?”

At this point, the young master laughed. He said with a smile, “Charles, it’s only been half a day since I last saw you, and you’ve already forgotten my daily routine? It’s only five now. It’s not time for breakfast yet. I was just about to go for a run.”

Ah… From the moment I had woken up, I had kept thinking about breakfast. That was why I had even forgotten that the young master only ate breakfast after his run. I quickly apologized, “My sincere apologies.”

“It‘s fine.” The young master smiled, and then said, “An Te Qi-bàba called. He said he won’t come before eight or nine o’clock or so. Remember to cook some breakfast for him too. Before he has finished the breakfast you made, he’s definitely not allowed to go and see Aren!”

“Certainly.” I was a little puzzled. If Mr. An Te Qi is unwilling to eat breakfast, then perhaps it is because he has already eaten? However, a butler’s job was to follow his employer’s orders and not to question them.

The young master took the initiative to explain, “An Te Qi-bàba is an experiment maniac. Once he starts working, he can’t stop and frequently comes to the verge of starving to death. Therefore, other than taking care of Aren, help me take care of him as well for the next few days. No matter what he says, make him eat three meals a day. It’s okay even if you have to resort to violence to force him to sit at the dining table and eat!”

That explained the matter. I promptly said, “Very well.”

“As for me, you don’t need to worry.” The young master snickered as he said, “I won’t die of hunger!”

“That may be so, but please take care of yourself.”

“No worries,” assured the young master. He then inquisitively looked at the cleaning rag I had in my hands and asked, “Are you cleaning?”

I nodded and replied, “Indeed so. In a while, I will have to go to the market to buy some groceries.”

“The market?” Curiosity was written across the young master’s face as he said, “Is it the wet market? I haven’t been there before! Can I go with you?”

“If Young Master is willing to.” Once I answered him, I immediately saw the young master nodding his head vigorously. Clearly, he was extremely willing to go. The young master really loved novel things that he had never experienced before. I smiled as I said, “Then, please wait a moment. I will go change my clothes.”

“Weren’t you going to finish cleaning first?” The young master asked, uncertain.

That was the original plan, but I smiled and replied, “It is the same even if I do the cleaning after I come back.”

“Charles, are you okay wearing so little?”

On the way to the market, the young master looked at my clothes with concern, especially at my arms. That was because the shirt was cut off at my shoulders and did not have sleeves.

Quickly, I explained to the young master, “It is fine. The morning and evening sunlight is weak. It would not affect me.”

“The next time we go to X-Killer, let’s buy you some less revealing clothes!”

“Thank you, Young Master.”

Midway through my words, the young master was attracted to the din of the market. His eyes widened, and his footsteps quickened. When we walked into the market area, he looked about eagerly. Basically, whichever stall owners’ cries were the loudest, the young master would gravitate toward them. He had a burning curiosity for everything, and even a fish that was alive and wriggling made his eyes widen.

The young master stopped in front of the fish vendor, and the fish vendor welcomed him warmly. “Come over, come over. Customer, you really have good taste. This fish is a wild snapper! Snappers are a common sight, but wild ones aren’t! To be able to bring in one a day is already considered really great! Your luck today is excellent, for not only did three wild snappers come in, all of them are also of top quality! Look at how their scales shine, and how red the gills are! I guarantee that you have not eaten a delicacy like this before!”

The young master’s eyes started shining.

I walked to the young master’s side, and he instantly said with urgency, “Charles, Charles, I really want to eat this kind of fish! It looks really tasty!”

“You have eaten it before. I have bought it several times, ‘Ah Ye.’” As I replied to the young master, I took the chance to remind him that we were now currently in the role of “brothers.”

At this moment, the fish vendor looked at the young master with interest and then at me. The curiosity in his eyes was simply no less than the young master’s.

With a smile on my face, I introduced him to the fish vendor, “This is my little brother, Ah Ye.”

Hearing that, the young master turned around, looking at me with both surprise and curiosity.

I explained to him smilingly, “I come to the market often to buy groceries. Everyone recognizes me and also knows that our family is a really big one! They all know about you too! Come, say hello to everyone here!”

Probably, because he remembered the “charade of a big family” that we did when Yue Gang came over last time, the young master laughed out loud. Then, under the inquisitive gazes of the vendors, he gave a radiant smile and said extremely politely, “Hello to all the uncles, aunties, big brothers, and big sisters here.”

After his greeting, all of the vendors, regardless of whether they were male or female, old or young, had a doting expression on as they gasped in admiration. I believed that I would be able to get more discounts when I came to buy food in the future.

“How much would you charge me for this wild snapper?” I asked the fish vendor with a smile.

“There’s no discount for this kind of wild snapper…”

Midway through his words, the young master, standing to one side, seemed to feel that he would not be able to get the fish. His expression turned worried, and this made the fish vendor start to stammer.

“T-This… Perhaps I can give you twenty percent off.”

The young master definitely did not understand what twenty percent off was. He stared at me with his eyes wide open. I muttered to myself, “Is that so? That is still a little too expensive. There are a lot of people at home, and I will have to buy all three fishes for there to be enough to eat! Let’s buy the tilapia instead! Ah Ye, is that okay?”

The young master’s expression naturally turned to one of extreme and utter disappointment… Even I, who had gotten used to seeing the young master’s various expressions, nearly changed my words at once to say, “I will buy it for you immediately” and the like.

However, thankfully, I managed to hold back. That was because, in the next second, the fish vendor blurted out, “Oh my! Ah Ye, don’t cry! I’ll sell it to your brother at cost price!”

Instantly, I quickly replied, “You have my gratitude for this! Then, I’ll buy all three of them.”

The fish vendor froze, as though he had just processed what he had said. His expression turned into a horrified one.

Then, the young master cried out, “Fish, fish! I want to hold it. Can I?”

“Very well, you can carry it. However, we have to let the fish vendor remove the scales first.” I nodded my head and smiled. At the same time, I saw that every vendor, and even the grandmothers and mothers doing their shopping, were all staring at the young master with an expression… as though they were about to melt.

The fish vendor did not haggle with me any further. He went to remove the scales of the fish with a silly smile, then put the fish in a bag, and handed it to the young master… If I had not promptly handed him the cash payment, he probably would have completely forgotten about it.

The young master was already twenty-two years old, and he was also very mature and rational when dealing with issues, even more so than anyone else. However, he also frequently exhibited child-like behavior.

When the young master behaved like a child, everyone around him would all turn into… silly mothers.

Following that, I brought the child-like young master and turned all of the vendors in the market into silly mothers. And I received discounts of thirty percent off, half price, cost price, free, and the like.

If it was not for the fact that both the butler’s code of conduct and my honorable father have clearly stated that a butler cannot make a request of his employer, I would have really wanted to ask the young master if he was willing to come with me to the market in the future…

“Charles, treat me to breakfast.”

In this world, there was only one person who would ask me to treat him the moment he saw me. However, that person was definitely not an early-riser. I turned around, extremely surprised. As expected, I saw a policeman, though he was dressed in casual clothes.

“Yue Gang, good morning. You woke up really early today.”

“What do you mean woke up?” Yue Gang unhappily said, “I haven’t slept at all… Ah! Xiǎodì, you’re here too! How are you? Were you freaked out by what happened yesterday?”

The young master shook his head with a smile.

“Your family’s Xiǎodì is really something!” Yue Gang gave the young master a thumbs up, and then he put his arm around my shoulders as he said, “Let’s go eat breakfast together. I want to hear your Xiǎodì talk about what happened when he was caught!”

“Didn’t I already make a police statement?” The young master asked a little doubtfully.

“Ah! Statements are statements, and chatting is chatting. Let’s go!” Yue Gang pushed our backs and walked out of the market. He even shouted loudly, “I’m starving!”

It seemed like whether it was recording statements or chatting, they were probably both secondary to breakfast. Breakfast was the most important thing to him.

Sitting in the breakfast place, the young master also looked famished. I simply called back and asked Curtis not to prepare the young master’s breakfast, as we would be eating at the store.

I was originally a little worried whether Yue Gang would become suspicious over the young master’s appetite. However, when Yue Gang ordered eight portions of breakfast for himself, I was no longer worried.

Though Yue Gang had stated that he wanted to chat, he had been eating non-stop ever since we walked into the breakfast place. Along with the young master sitting beside him, who was also eating continuously… If given no explanation, people watching would probably think that they were in an eating contest.

At the start, I had also ordered a set of breakfast for myself in order not to raise suspicions and forced myself to take a few bites. However, as it was, I truly felt that it was a redundant action.

No matter how I looked at it, the people opposite me eating furiously were more suspicious than me.

After I acknowledged that fact, I gave up eating my breakfast that tasted like wax. Then, I turned my attention toward the public television that was in the store. The morning news was about to start soon. Yesterday, Dark Sun had a huge battle with the werewolves, and later, the young master had been carried off by a werewolf. All of this was big news, and they should all appear later.

The breakfast place near the market was originally very noisy. Customers were ordering in loud voices, the boss was busy frying omelets, the oil on the grilling plate was sizzling, and the customers were also conversing loudly… However, all of them abruptly fell silent.

Everyone was looking at the television screen.

On the screen was the young master with tears rolling down his cheeks. Beside it, a few words appeared.

The angel fell into the mortal world, but was abducted…

On the screen, the jewelry advertisement that Ji Luo Chu had shot of the young master, “Tears of an Angel,” was playing. In addition, there was also an image of the young master being captured by the werewolf yesterday.

A beautiful boy who even a werewolf can’t bear to hurt!

Following that was an image of the werewolf raising his claws to attack him but not being able to do so even after a long time.

Tears of an Angel flow only for you.

The last line froze on a picture of the young master crying, and on his forehead, he was also wearing the angel series necklace.

The entire advertisement was very long. Come to think of it, the jewelry firm had probably spent a lot of money on this… However, I believed that they would definitely be able to earn it all back. With how this advertisement matched with a real-life case, even the news would certainly bring up this advertisement and help the jewelry firm advertise itself once more later on, right? Moreover, the advertisement itself was beautifully shot and was extremely eye-catching.

At this point, I could not help but turn to look at the young master. At the same time, I also saw all the customers in the store and the shopkeeper turn to look at him… Even Yue Gang, who had just bit into his omelet, stared at him with a dazed look.

Faced with everyone’s attention, the young master blinked and told me, “Last night, Luo Chu-gē called to talk about the advertisement. Is the advertisement nice?”

I immediately nodded my head at that. Then, one glance around the room told me that all those present in the room were nodding together with me.

Seeing that, the young master laughed. Extremely delighted, he said, “That’s great.” Following that, he continued eating his breakfast. However, probably due to the excessive attention on him, he ate especially slowly, almost to the point of a normal eating speed.

Yue Gang finished off the omelet in his mouth in a few bites and then asked me in astonishment, “So your Xiǎodì is actually a celebrity?”

“That is not it.” I was unable to suppress a laugh, and explained in a slightly louder voice. “He is still a university student, but recently he is working part-time as a commercial print model.”

One by one, the people in the breakfast store showed expressions of understanding, and they went about doing their own things again. The store became noisy again, though people still snuck looks at the young master from time to time.

After the advertisement ended, the morning news began. Sure enough, the contents were filled with reports of the battle of Dark Sun against the werewolves, the werewolf abducting a person, the Church’s intervention, and the like.

“Tch!” When Yue Gang raised his head and saw the news, he said gloomily, “This incident with Dark Sun is sure troublesome.”

I quickly asked, “I heard that the police ordered the arrest of Dark Sun?”

“We have no choice but to arrest him! If Dark Sun was the only hero in this city, then we can still treat him as an exception. But think about it, there isn’t just one hero in Sunset City. In fact, it isn’t even four!” Yue Gang wiped his mouth with great vigor, saying with disdain, “Though the others definitely aren’t qualified to be called heroes!”

“What have those hero apprentices done?” I asked, a little uneasy. At the same time, I recalled the words that First Wind had said before.

Even if he is a criminal, you still can’t kill him! By doing this, you will allow other heroes to follow your example and all of them will also personally execute criminals! Heroes must never kill people! Y-Your current actions are absolutely not what a hero should do!

“Hero apprentices? Hehe, this term is pretty good!” Yue Gang praised. He then appeared distressed as he said, “It’s precisely those hero apprentices! Ever since Dark Sun killed someone, they have started to follow suit. They killed all kinds of criminals and even made it sound like it’s dignified to kill… Which part of this is upholding justice?! Damn it, it’s true that many of those criminals are asking for a beating, but it’s not to the point where they should be killed!”

I continued to face Yue Gang, but I could not help but peek at the young master through the corners of my eyes. The young master only paused for a moment, and then he continued to eat his meal.

“The police arrest those hero apprentices for murder, but guess how those hero apprentices justify themselves?”

“Dark Sun,” I replied with a bitter smile.

“That’s right!” Yue Gang clapped his hands and then started to make a pretense of screaming, “Dark Sun has also killed someone! Why don’t you go and arrest him? Why only me!?”

After he finished his acting, he returned to his helpless expression and spread his hands out in despair. “Tell me, what else can we do?”

He gave a sigh and continued, “To tell the truth, how on earth is it possible for us policemen to arrest Dark Sun? Dark Sun really is damn strong to the point that he doesn’t even seem human anymore! However, we still have to arrest him!”

The young master suddenly raised his head and asked, “If Dark Sun were to fall in front of you, would you truly arrest him?”

“Of course!” was Yue Gang’s instant reply. He continued, “There’s no choice. We have to arrest him no matter what. The duty of a policeman is to arrest people who break the law!”

The young master gave an “oh” and then stopped talking entirely. This made me feel a little concerned.

“However, don’t worry.” Yue Gang abruptly said, “I have quite a few pieces of evidence on hand. At that time, I’ll hand them all over to the judge, and Dark Sun will definitely be declared innocent… Even if he were to actually get a sentence, I believe it wouldn’t be a heavy one.”

The young master raised his head again in surprise. He looked at Yue Gang and asked in puzzlement, “You would arrest Dark Sun, but not want him to get a sentence?”

“Yeah! I would arrest him because it is our duty as policemen to arrest people who break the law! It’s not because I want to arrest him!” Yue Gang had probably noticed the young master’s doubtful expression, for he explained patiently, “Isn’t the law like that? Even if everyone knows that he is innocent, as long as he broke the law, he has to go to court no matter what and be judged. No one is an exception to the rule!

“Once exceptions are allowed, then who would still follow the law?” As though this statement was just a matter of fact, he began to eat his breakfast again.

With an inquisitive expression, the young master asked, “Then, do you dislike Dark Sun?”

“What do you mean dislike or not! Xiǎodì! You’re already this old. Don’t talk like such a child.”

As the young master listened to Yue Gang, disappointment crept across his face when he didn’t receive an answer. This expression was one that few people could resist. Yue Gang scratched his head and said, “This time, he saved many of my comrades. That’s all!”

I laughed.

Following that, the young master returned to his senses, and he too started laughing. The more he laughed, the happier he grew, and the more he smiled, the more radiant his smile became.

“What are you guys laughing at? The two of you brothers are really… You’re still laughing! If you laugh any more, I’ll- I’ll go back to work! That’s not right, I just got off work… I’ll go home and sleep!”

Hehehe.

When we returned to the apartment, the young master seemed to be in a pretty good mood. This made me feel very delighted too, and I even wanted to treat Yue Gang to another huge meal because of that.

The young master still had to go to school. Therefore, after I bid farewell to the young master, I started cleaning the place.

I continued doing so all the way until eight o’clock, when Leanna woke up. Once she saw me cleaning the living room, her face turned red, and she quickly asked, “Is there anything that you need help with?”

“Cleaning is part of a butler’s duty,” I rejected her offer with a smile and then asked, “Do all of you have class in the morning? I will prepare breakfast for you all immediately.”

“T-Thank you,” Leanna finished saying with a stammer. Following that, she ran into the room Abner slept in, probably to wake him up.

I was just about to go into the kitchen to prepare breakfast when the doorbell rang. I opened the door and saw that standing outside was a man with disheveled hair, dirty clothes, and a gloomy expression. He even had very dark eye bags… It was Mr. An Te Qi.

I greeted, “It has been a long time, Mr. An Te Qi.”

Mr. An Te Qi looked extremely tired. He nodded his head and then promptly walked inside. He sat at the dining table and lay flat on it. He was even yawning as he asked, “Has Ah Ye gone to school?”

“He has.” I smiled as I asked, “Mr. An Te Qi, I am going to prepare breakfast now. May I ask if there is anything that you do not eat in particular?”

Once he heard that, his tone immediately turned serious as he said, “Instant noodles!”

“…Understood.”

When I served breakfast, I saw that Leanna and Abner were already sitting at the dining table. Moreover, they looked extremely nervous. Mr. An Te Qi was sprawled out on the table, asleep. However, the moment I put the food on the table, he woke up and immediately started gorging himself… Thankfully, I had prepared some extra dishes.

I stood to the side and paid close attention to whether anyone needed their food or drinks replenished.

After Mr. An Te Qi had finished his third set of breakfast, he then turned to ask me, “That’s right, why is Ah Ye looking for me?”

“Has the young master not mentioned it to you?” I asked in surprise.

Mr. An Te Qi said hesitantly, “Yes… I guess so? I don’t remember. I was in the middle of an experiment at that time, so I don’t know what he had said exactly. Anyways Ri Xiang Yan—Ahem! I mean Ah Ye’s brother said that Ah Ye was looking for me. If I didn’t come over soon, he was going to shoot me dead on the spot. That’s why I came over.”

Hearing that, shocked expressions appeared on both Leanna’s and Abner’s faces.

I quickly pacified them, “That was only a joke. The young master’s brother definitely would not just casually open fire at someone and kill them.”

Sitting at the side, An Te Qi’s expression turned to one of complete disbelief. Seeing that, Leanna and Abner became even more terrified, as though they would also be murdered by the young master’s brother.

I quickly changed the topic, “Mr. An Te Qi, the young master hopes that you can take a look at his classmate. His classmate has undergone some experiments on body modification and is now caught in a predicament…”

“He’s not in a predicament. We just don’t have enough money for the medicine,” Leanna suddenly refuted with agitation.

I noticed my slip of the tongue and immediately apologized, “Yes, I am very sorry for jumping to conclusions due to not understanding the situation well enough.”

Leanna seemed not to know what to do as she apologized, “N-No, sorry, I…”

“Who is the one who messed around with modifying their body?” Mr. An Te Qi turned around and sized the two up. “It looks like not much was modified…”

“It’s not us!” Abner rolled his eyes.

Mr. An Te Qi shrugged and gave an “oh.” He then asked, “Where is the one who was haphazardly modified?”

“Please come with me,” I said promptly.

Following that, I brought Mr. An Te Qi to Aren’s room. Leanna and Abner also followed us in. Aren was still unconscious, and even in the midst of his dream, his brows were caught in a furrow. It seemed like his rest was rather uneasy.

Mr. An Te Qi inspected Aren here and there, but in the end, he still turned to face the other two and questioned, “Say it! What exactly have you guys done?”

Leanna and Abner exchanged glances. In the end, Abner forced himself to say with difficulty, “We used werewolf blood to make a new type of medicine. Originally, we wanted to use it to open up human potential and strengthen the body’s muscles. However…”

Mr. An Te Qi’s expression suddenly turned lively with interest, and he anxiously asked, “Werewolf blood? Whoa! So there was still that! A genetic modification, is it? Not bad, not bad at all. I think it definitely could work. However, the effect is probably limited, and moreover, it’s probably unstable, right?”

Hearing that, Leanna said in astonishment, “Yes, that’s right. Aren can only transform at night, and he will go crazy every once in a while.”

“As expected, I was right!” Mr. An Te Qi’s expression was that of pride as he confidently asked, “Then, you are using the tranquilizer DP32 along with… to control his rampage, right?”

Leanna received a shock at first, but then she started passionately discussing with Mr. An Te Qi, “Yes! But the effect is limited, and the size of the dosage required is getting bigger and bigger…”

The discussion between the two of them became more and more heated. However, I started to feel a little uneasy. I walked out of the room and called the young master, praying that the young master had brought his cell phone out today.

The phone call went through, and I heard the young master’s voice. I quickly informed the young master of the current situation, “Young Master, Mr. An Te Qi is here. However…”

I walked back into the room and then held the phone in front of Mr. An Te Qi with a smile. I said, “Mr. An Te Qi, the young master is looking for you.”

At this point, Mr. An Te Qi was busy checking Aren’s arm. He was pinching and feeling the skin around his body, as though he was examining a slice of pork. Without even turning around, he merely said, “I’m very busy right now, and my hands are not free to hold the phone. Turn on the loudspeaker.”

I replied to him with “Understood,” and then I turned it on. Immediately, I heard the young master’s voice come over the phone, “Bàba!”

“Hm?” was Mr. An Te Qi’s absent-minded reply.

“Bàba, do you still remember? I told you Aren is my friend!” The young master emphasized his point once again, “Not a test subject, but a friend!”

“Huh?” Mr. An Te Qi spaced out for a moment and finally stopped what he was doing. He turned to look at the phone and said, a little out of it, “Not a test subject?”

“Not a test subject!” The young master reiterated with an extremely firm tone.

Mr. An Te Qi suddenly had a very exaggerated expression on, as though he was… Totally disheartened? He glanced at Aren as though feeling it was a pity and then gave up examining his body for the moment. He sighed as he said, “Fine! He’s a friend. However, your friend’s body is already essentially not a ‘human body.’ Therefore, if you want to revert him back to a normal person, it’s likely not possible. At most, we can only use medicine to suppress his transformation… However, according to what the other two said, he will definitely transform on the night of a full moon, and even medication is of no effect. I have yet to see that situation, so I have no idea whether it is possible to suppress it with medicine.”

The young master said, “It’s okay if he transforms. The most important thing is to stop him from going crazy every once in a while.”

“Oh, that’s a lot simpler.” After Mr. An Te Qi finished his words, he suddenly said blissfully, “Coincidentally, a lot of werewolves died recently. Have your brother send a corpse over to me for experimentation… No, if you are going to send one over, send a live one over. I want a live werewolf!”

“Okay, I’ll help you catch one later tonight!”

“No, no!” Mr. An Te Qi’s face drained rapidly, and he quickly stopped Ah Ye. “If your brother were to know that I made you catch a werewolf for my experiments, it would be strange if he didn’t shoot me dead on the spot! Just ask your brother to send someone to catch one!”

The young master fell silent for a moment, and then his tone was full of underlying threat as he said, “Then, Bàba, you also have to promise me that you will not, absolutely will not, use Aren as an experiment!”

“Okay.” Mr. An Te Qi nodded, though he gazed pitifully again at Aren after that.

“Charles, you have to help me look after Bàba. Definitely don’t let him mess around.”

“Certainly,” I replied promptly.

“Also, Bàba, you have to listen to Charles obediently, okay? If he tells you to eat, go and eat. If he tells you to sleep, go and sleep, okay?”

“… Do you think of me as a child? I’m already almost forty years old.”

Mr. An Te Qi answered a little grudgingly, but mid-way through his words, the young master called out “Bàba” in an extremely low voice over the phone. Mr. An Te Qi then quickly changed his tune to say, “Okay, okay! I’ll listen obediently, just like a good kid. Is that alright?”

The young master still didn’t seem to be at ease and nagged at him a bit more, such as telling him to wear clothes when he was cold and to remove them when he was hot. If he was hungry, he should eat, and if he was sleepy, he should rest… Hearing all these, I felt a little between laughter and tears. It was really difficult to tell who was the father and who was the child.

After the young master hung up, Mr. An Te Qi turned around, and said hesitantly, “That… Charles? You’re called Charles, right?”

“Indeed so,” I promptly answered.

He instructed, “Help me prepare some necessities, especially some medicine… That’s right! I remember Ah Ye said that you are… Which race was it? It seems like you’re also not a human? Could it be that you’re also a werewolf?”

I immediately gave him a smile as I asked, “May I ask as to what items you require?”

“Oh, that’s right! Necessities!” Mr. An Te Qi immediately started reading aloud a whole list of items, “I mainly need DP32, and also…”

It was only after Mr. An Te Qi finished his long list of items that I gave a sigh of relief. Thankfully, there was no vampire blood or such on the list.

13 Responses

  1. Thanks PR! Now if only I could read LSK…

  2. there may be a side story coming from Leanna and the good doctor with some crazy experiment on its way.

  3. hahahahaha! Charles managed to divert Baba An Te Qi’s attention away from his race~

  4. He…he just sicced his butler on Te Qi! Oh, man, that’s great! I’m glad he will finally get to eat right!

    And at the market… They can afford to pay extravagantly! It’s so horrible! The poor vendors! They think they’re giving to charity, I suppose, and I guess they really are helping the charity of Yue Gang.

    Hm… That TV ad is suspicious… They could just be taking advantage of the situation but it feels a little too convenient.

    So.. Bets on Dark Sun temporarily turning himself in? That would cause so many problems though (big bro)…

    Um…Te Qi said “Ri Xiang Yan” without much of a cover… In fact, in a way that would make things worse. How did it get missed?

    Well, Charles certainly has his work cut out for him with Te Qi.

    • EclipseK

      @Mizuhino
      Um, I think they can probably buy the entire market… You know, brother who controls 30% of the world and all. Also, it’s Yu Wo, no telling what will happen.

    • Tsukiyo

      @EclipseK
      Most people only known him as “sun emperor” and not his real name….

    • Mizuhino

      @Tsukiyo
      That would make sense. I still think someone should have noted the name though, since they were all curious who the brother was and he said “brother” right after.

  5. Even though I know Devon had good intentions when he angrily fired those bodyguards for allowing Dar to get hurt, I can see why Dar was so angry at being treated as a treasure. Dark Sun is supposed to protect his master, no matter what!

    I can’t believe it! We really are going to get some Papa Avery screen time! I thought he would just pop in and pop out to visit Aren briefly and just leave. (I really didn’t realize how much I missed him until I realized how happy I was to see him come back.)

    Hm… I guess that Ah Ye doesn’t consider asking Charles to use violence if necessary to seat Papa Avery at the table to be a breach of the “no fighting” promise. I guess it doesn’t count as fighting if it’s going to be a one-sided struggle?

    Ah Ye was too cute at the market! However, I was cringing a bit as the vendors gave them discount after discount. I’m worried that the stall vendors might not be making a profit today! Charles does have to keep up his act of being part of a large family, but his salary is high enough that he shouldn’t have to worry about money so much. At least Ah Ye seemed to have fun today.

    “When the young master behaved like a child, everyone around him would all turn into… silly mothers.” I propose that we name this unusual phenomenon the “Devon Syndrome,” in honor of the first person to ever exhibit these symptoms.

    The chapter took a bit of a dark turn when Yue Gang started mentioning the aftereffects of Dark Sun’s execution of that criminal. Yue Gang’s line about how Dark Sun will be arrested if he falls in battle will likely come back to haunt Ah Ye. Even if his sentence would be minimal, Dark Sun’s identity would be revealed. The repercussions of that would be so great that Ah Ye cannot afford to risk it happening. The media craze over the unmasking of a hero would drag down everyone around him as well.

    One good thing about that conversation is that Ah Ye will know that the police pursuing him aren’t doing so because they despise Dark Sun, but simply out of duty. That Ah Ye began laughing after hearing Yue Gang’s response was a relief, indicating that he understands the police force’s reasoning and that Dark Sun has fully received and accepted Yue Gang’s thanks. Since Yue Gang acts as the voice of the police force in this story, this is equivalent to hearing the entire force express their thanks.

    Another, equally important function of Yue Gang’s conversation is that it clearly displays that the police are not the enemy. From the beginning, the police seemed to be very hostile. Yue Gang’s first appearance was to condemn Dark Sun for allowing the mother-daughter pair to die, and then later, he accuses Charles of being a vampire, potentially putting him in a sticky situation. Even while Dark Sun was helping to clean up the werewolves, the cooperation between the police and Dark Sun was even noted to be purely coincidental. Now that it’s been revealed that the police harbor no ill-will, it suddenly seems much more likely that someday, both heroes and police will be able to cooperate.

    I completely forgot that Papa Avery has to be prevented from dissecting Ah Ye’s friends. But it’s fine! Ezart came out of his checkups with Papa Avery without too much harm, so Aren should be O.K. too. But I was surprised that the drug Ezart drank wasn’t based on werewolf blood. The effects were somewhat similar…

    As Ah Ye nagged Papa Avery, I was smirking as I recalled a certain other person who also likes to nag a lot. Charles’s observation that the two brothers are very similar was spot on!

    Imagine how much fun An Te Qi would have with vampire blood. Once he figures out how to manipulate it, he probably would be like a child with putty.

    • EclipseK

      @15B
      Haha, I forgot that “no fighting” promise. Perhaps Ah Ye strongly thought “papa must not starve to death!” to the point where he completely forgot all about it. But honestly, he wouldn’t despise instant noodles as much if only he remembered to eat… And that name, “Devon syndrome” is spot on. He’s been a doting Ah Ye since before Ah Ye could even walk! So many doting Devons. It’s sad that those hero apprentices are so stupidly influenced. Ah Ye killed with the goal of warning criminals that if the heroes are targeted with the civilians who are held as hostages, then he’ll be merciless when dealing with them and that means it’s less likely for villains to even try doing it. I view the police in a better light now too, it’s not for their selfish desires to want to catch Dark Sun but for their duty to uphold the law. If anything, the police would like to have good relations with the heroes and, if anything, it’s Dar’s papa that Dar needs to worry about. Hope Aren ends up as alive as Ezart… Papa gets nagged by Dar as much as Dar does by Devon, it’s nice seeing that both brothers want to make sure someone stays alive and safe. Hopefully, Charles can stay safe and uninjured too… He better not reveal his race for his own safety around papa… All in all, this chapter was utterly adorable!!! I love Dar to death!!! It’s so cute how he acts like a child~ as long as Dar is happy, I’ll be happy!

  6. Thanks a lot—!
    Ah, he went to the market? Hahaha, so awesome! That was a great scene!
    Second entrance of a character!

  7. Interesting that we’re getting to see the dark side of Dark Sun’s choice too. Shades of grey.

  8. The chapter was great! Thank you!

  9. As long as Dar is happy ^-^ haha the “Devon Syndrome” extends to even reality, Dar’s happiness is my happiness! Thanks for the chapter! I really liked the conversation they had with Yue Gang, Dar won’t have to worry and think that the police don’t like him. I’m sure Dar was probably thinking a lot about the police trying to arrest him in the last chapter even though he doesn’t show it, so that conversation feels like a load has been lifted off our shoulders in my opinion. If I could, I would also really like to treat that policeman to a big feast! And Papa An Te Qi is making a longer appearance! I really missed him, glad to see that he won’t just be popping in this time. Ah, he’d be very disappointed once he learns that Charles is a vampire he can’t use as a test subject :P

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