½ Prince V8C1: Greetings to Long Dian

½ Prince Volume 8: Eternal Legend

Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)


Chapter 1: Greetings to Long Dian – translated by Evangeline

The people who had been sitting obediently in the car all came crowding over to the window closest to me. Even though general traffic safety rules did say that sticking one’s head or hands out of a car is prohibited, that rule was clearly only taught to children, and wasn’t shown to the insolent adults and youngsters in this car. All of them were just short of sticking their legs out the car.

“Hi, everyone!” Since this was our first meeting, I was curious to guess who was who. Eh? That super classy, cute girl looks a lot like Doll. Hmm? Could that woman being embraced by my school’s doctor Wolf-dàgē be Yu Lian-dàsăo? Wolf-dàgē is so lucky. She looks like she will be a great wife and mother… Strange, who’s the boy with the baby face?

“Ah, we’re going to crash!” Yang Ming suddenly jerked the steering wheel around with both hands, narrowly missing a car by an inch. After the vehicle recovered its balance, he screamed in a voice that shook with fear, “Bastard! Can’t you keep your eyes on the road?”

I couldn’t help but turn around and ask my brother, who was in the seat behind me, “Yang Ming, who is that baby-faced boy?”

“How should I know!” Yang Ming answered without daring to take his eyes off of the oncoming traffic.

I turned back to face the front. Could he be Ming Huang? But, I remember that Ming Bin doesn’t look like this? Maybe boys’ appearances also change completely when they grow up?1

“Prince, turn left and we’re there!” shouted Lolidragon as she hung out of the window.

“Got it!” Hearing that, I immediately turned the steering wheel 180 degrees to the left and took a big whirl. An old rickety building came into view, with the surrounding weeds that grew thick as a thicket, and the building didn’t even have a front door, as though no one had lived there for years.

“Crap!” I frowned. “There wouldn’t be any rats in there, right?”

Bang! Yang Ming staggered out of the car and collapsed on the filthy grass, skewed. He “roared” faintly at me, barely able to catch his breath, “You should already be glad if there are no gigantic spiders in there. How could there be no rats!”

“Someone’s here!” I suddenly spied a silhouette emerging slowly from the darkness of the building, with an alarmingly huge shadow behind it…

“Prince, put on this equipment!” Lolidragon decelerated from 250km/h to 0km/h in one moment and parked her car masterfully. She then dumped a pile of equipment on me and explained, “Helmet, light defensive armor set, power gloves, bouncing boots, ray gun, light sword…”

I stared at the pile of powerful weapons that should only be seen in movies. Is it possible that the Second Life Corporation is secretly a weapons manufacturing company as well? However, it was true that I felt much safer with the weapons, and with the help of Lolidragon, I was geared up to the last inch like a terrorist within minutes.

“I think I will take the light sword.” I have never used guns before, so I would probably end up shooting myself in the foot and making a joke out of myself.

“Prince… is that you?” Gui stumbled over in a hurry, his eyes filled with emotion… The reason for his stumbling was the same reason Yang Ming was sprawled out next to the road: carsickness!

“It’s me!” I lowered my voice and answered, but I was a bit lost at what to do. I had just remembered that everyone still didn’t know that I was a girl! How am I going to explain?

Just as Gui and I locked eyes, Lolidragon cried out in alarm, “Prince, that shadow is walking towards us!”

What! I immediately snapped to attention and grabbed the light sword tightly, and then conveniently trampled on my brother. He had already wriggled into his gear, but was still continuing to play dead.

“Everyone be careful!” I shouted in a deep voice. Strange, when did I get so used to speaking in Prince’s tone and inflection?

“Prince, you seem…” a haughty high school student who was clearly wearing his school uniform under his gear said with cold arrogance, “a bit short, hmm?”

Ouch! Short? I am at least 163 cm, okay? That’s not short for a girl, right? Damn it, I want to grow a couple more centimeters too! In a rage, I couldn’t stop myself from retorting sarcastically, “This little bro here, you seem…a little young? Why don’t you go back to your high school, attend the morning assembly, and sing the national anthem, hmm?”

“Anyway, who are you?” Yang Ming asked in surprise.

“Cold Fox!” Cold Fox answered succinctly.

Cold Fox is a high school student… Right, who is that baby-faced boy? I hurriedly looked at everyone who was coming out of the car in succession and shouted, “Hey! Baby face, who are you? Not a spy from Long Dian, right?”

“…”

The baby-faced boy made an expression that I was very familiar with, similar to… Zui being exasperated at my reckless actions.

“Nan. Gong. Zui?” I was surprised out of my wits. This is Nan Gong Zui? God, how could the big-brother-like Nan Gong Zui with his decisive commanding be a cute little boy?

Zui gave me an incomparably cute smile and nodded.

“Prince, if you don’t stop gaping, you’re going to get chopped in two by the enemy!” Lolidragon quipped coldly.

I snapped around, facing the anonymous silhouette that was almost at the doorway. I calmed myself. Right, now is not the time to be “visiting the in-laws.”2 First we have to ferret out Long Dian and save the Dictator of Life. Moreover, Kenshin and Sunshine are still in Second Life, their situation yet unknown!

I twirled my blade… Hm? It feels just like being in the game! I continued, executing a few slashes and kicks. I can actually do a 180 degree kicking slash? Could I really do that? I am currently in the real world, right?

“Hehe, awesome gear, right?” Lolidragon slipped on a face of extreme satisfaction, “Even though you can’t do any special techniques like the ones in the game, you can still achieve all kinds of regular attacks!”

“I see!” So it will be fine if I just fight the way I do in Second Life. I leveled my sword, pointed it toward the silhouette, and challenged lazily, “Whoever you are, come on out. I don’t have the time to be in a standoff here with you.”

At the same time, everyone came over and stood either behind me or beside me… exactly like in the game!

The silhouette also strolled out. It was definitely over two meters tall, with a bulky figure to which even Wolf-dàgē couldn’t even compare. The most important fact was…

“A robot?” I gaped, astonished.

Lolidragon was strangely calm. She calmly explained, “Careful, Prince. Robots designed by Long Dian-biǎogē are definitely not to be trifled with.”

“Got it.” I will just pretend that it’s an NPC in the form of a robot. I walked out slowly with my sword raised.

A shadow flashed in front of me, the familiar figure making me call out, “Zhuo-gēgē?”

“Xiao Lan, don’t go over there! This is not a game!” Zhuo-gēgē’s voiced was laced with worry and determination.

“I have to go. Zhuo-gēgē, you can stay by my side and help me, but don’t try to stop me.” I know that Zhuo-gēgē is worried, but how can I back down?

“But Xiao Lan, you…” Zhuo-gēgē turned and began to lecture me sternly.

“Look out!” I shoved Zhuo-gēgē aside and met the charging robot. It didn’t have any weapons, but its steel fists and iron strength was the most formidable offensive. I could feel the pressure even with Lolidragon’s power gloves on.

However, I wasn’t planning on going head to head with it; I was, after all, an agility-type warrior! With a flick of the light sword in my hand, I sliced at the robot’s head. Although the robot immediately raised its hands and blocked my light sword, stopping my blade was not enough. I ruthlessly kicked at the robot’s right leg with my own right leg. The moment it staggered, I sliced off its head with my sword.

Dead as a post! Elated, I turned and made the victory sign at everyone.

“Prince! Look out!” Lolidragon shrieked, her eyes focused on something behind me.

Before I could even react, Zhuo-gēgē had already tackled me, sending us flying to the side. I finally saw that the headless robot kept on attacking, as if it didn’t care about its decapitated head at all.

As the robot continued to charge at the two of us, beams of light suddenly flew at the robot’s knee. After a few sizzles, the robot crumbled to the ground. I turned and saw Nan Gong Zui assuming a 100% proper gun-firing posture with a serious expression, looking very handsome… sans the baby face.

“Give me back my Sunshine!” A girl with high pigtails screamed as she let loose her ray gun against the robot. Even though the rays were bouncing everywhere, the technique of shooting everything in sight, comrades included, was comparable to Meatbun’s Aroma Release.

A frenzy of rays and screaming followed as both humans and robot alike dove for shelter. The rays scorched big smouldering holes in the grass, on the walls, on the trees, and even on my mom’s precious hover bike. Eek, my mom’s going to kill me.

“Girls that have just lost their boyfriends are truly frightening.” Yang Ming patted his chest, face pale as he looked at the disastrous aftermath all around.

“So she’s Fairsky.” Hearing Sunshine’s name, I was absolutely certain that she was Fairsky.

With glistening eyes, Fairsky charged at me, grabbed my shoulders, shook me as if her life depended on it, and yelled, “Prince, go save Sunshine, quickly!”

“Stop shaking me, my goggles are almost about to fall off!” Nausea started to take effect. God, are all women with romantic crises this violently strong? I had not even finished speaking when my poor goggles flew off my face and kissed the dirt with a thump.

“Ah! My goggles!” I wailed. Those are my mom’s. If anything happens to them then she would skin me alive!

“Who cares about goggles, my Sunshine is more important…” Fairsky’s voice grew softer and softer until she stopped altogether and stared at me, dumbfounded.

“What’s wrong? Fairsky?” I waved my hand in front of Fairsky’s face, but she kept on staring at me with her mouth agape…

Suddenly, she made her move! With lightning speed she peeled off my light armor deftly and tore off my cute windbreaker with one breath… If I hadn’t sensed that something was wrong and tightly grabbed my last article of clothing, Fairsky would have probably torn off my little t-shirt too. I gaped at her and said in surprise, “Fairsky, even though Sunshine’s not here, you don’t have to be that eager, do you? Everyone’s still here!”

Fairsky stared at my chest in shock… Crap, did Sunshine’s absence totally change Fairsky’s temperament and even her inclinations?

“Y-You…you are a girl?” Fairsky stuttered and finally yelled.

I stared. What, everyone… hasn’t figured that out yet? Impossible! Do I look like that much like a boy? Even if my chest is a little on the small side… a petite figure can also be appealing, right?

“Stupid old sis, explain already!” Yang Ming hurriedly and agitatedly reminded me as he glanced at the crowd that had already fallen into a stupefied state.

“Huh?” I turned around stupidly to look at Yang Ming. Explain what?

“Student Feng Lan, it really is…” Wolf-dàgē forced a chuckle and scratched his head, his face full of knowing.

“Wolf? Is she really Prince? But… she’s a girl.” Yu Lian-dàsăo stared at me in disbelief, but after mumbling to herself, she fell silent without saying anything else, a look of sudden realization coming over her face.

“Your majesty, Gui missed you.” A person lunged at me. The open arms, the impossible feat of lunging parallel to the ground, and the disgusting name of “your majesty”…

“Gui, I’ve told you a hundred times, don’t call me your majesty!” I dispatched Gui with a flying kick, and then I went stomp stomp stomp!

“It really is Prince!” Everyone yelled.

“Prince…” Gui hugged my legs like usual, but not with eyes full of grievance and desire. It was as if he was burying his head into my legs, refusing to raise his head to look at me.

“Gui?” I asked, baffled.

Gui slowly raised his head but was not like his usual silly and smiling self. His eyes were conflicted and serious. He kept on gazing at me in such a way, his eyes penetrating into the depths of my eyes, and said softly, “Student Feng Lan… you’re skipping class?”

“Oh… Professor Min Gui Wen, you’re not teaching class?” I replied calmly.

Gui forced a laugh and shook his head, muttering to himself as if in disbelief, “So you were right by my side the entire time. It turns out I saw you every day. In fact…”

Standing up, Gui raised his arms as if to embrace me, but before I could even punch him as a warning, he retracted his hands. Breathing deeply, he muttered, “No, I can’t, I can’t, I’m your teacher.”

I giggled, unable to believe it. Who would have thought Gui would be scared of hugging me because he’s my teacher? How amusing! I couldn’t help but challenge his limits, edging closer until I was only a few centimeters away. I asked, “Oh, are you sure you don’t want to hug me?”

Gui actually blushed? And turned away, not daring to look at me?! This is not like Gui at all. For some odd reason, I felt unsatisfied, so I started to make jabs at him, “Who cares about protocol? Nowadays, there’s no one who prohibits teacher-student relationships anyway! I can’t believe how wimpy you are!”

“Or is it…” I suddenly remembered something. I don’t look like Prince anymore. Is that the reason? I bit my lower lip. Does Gui still like me more as a guy? Even though he said that he didn’t care what I looked like, I still had to admit that Prince’s 40% beautified looks was much more glamorous than my own, which could merely be called comely.

Use your head, I chided myself, He loves the handsome and incomparable “Prince,” not the plain and ordinary “Feng Lan!”

“Prince…” Gui called out hesitantly.

“Don’t call me Prince!” I yelled back, discontent. For some odd reason, hearing Gui call me Prince like always sent a bolt of extraordinary resentment through me.

“Xiao Lan! Look out!” Zhuo-gēgē fired near me, the ray whizzing by within twenty centimeters of me. A clear clanking sound signaled that it had found its mark.

“Long Dian-biǎogē?” Lolidragon looked up at the building in disbelief.

Everyone looked in the direction of Lolidragon’s gaze. A silhouette had appeared in the third story window, bearing a familiar face – it was the Dictator of Life’s appearance! The handsome face was the same as the one in the game, but it was somewhat haggard, and his hair wasn’t the signature fiery red, but an even stranger color — white. It wasn’t the same sparkling hue as Prince’s white hair, but rather a more sickly hue with some gray. Combined with his pallid complexion, it looked as if he were tired and sick of this world.

But… how is that possible? The Dictator of Life only exists in the game, so why is he in the real world?

“Long time no see, Shui Han.” The person stared at Lolidragon with a faint smile.

“Lolidragon, could he be the Dictator of Life?” I asked in shock.

“He’s Long Dian, not the Dictator of Life.” Lolidragon’s eyes sparkled with tears, and she asked out of concern, “Long Dian-biǎogē, how come your black hair has turned white?”

Long Dian smiled and touched his white tresses, “Can’t help it. There are too many stressing affairs so my hair turned white before I even realized it.”

“Biǎogē, I don’t know what has happened, but please, stop going down the wrong path!” urged Lolidragon relentlessly until even her voice cracked. Lolidragon, who had never shown even a sign of weakness before anyone, sobbed, “Dian… please, don’t hurt everyone anymore.”

However, Long Dian chuckled and then laughed. Soon, his laughter turned into wild guffaws, “Don’t hurt anyone? Hahahahaha! Then who is to stop fate from hurting me?!

“Who is going to stop fate from toying with me… cough, cough…” Long Dian’s handsome face suddenly contorted. He clenched his fists until they turned white, and he howled at the heavens in pain… but then he suddenly looked as if he couldn’t breathe and his face turned as pale as a sheet. This was followed by a painful cacophony of coughing.

“Dian?” Lolidragon cried out in concern.

Long Dian didn’t answer and kept on coughing. Like in the most clichéd soap opera shown on television, he coughed up a puddle of blood. What kind of situation is this? Why can’t any of the final bosses live up to their reputations? The previous final boss confessed to me, and this one coughed up blood even before we started fighting?

“Dian, what’s wrong?” Lolidragon’s tears were running freely by now.

“Nothing, don’t worry.” Long Dian smiled and reassured Lolidragon softly.

“What ‘don’t worry’?!” Lolidragon swiped at her tears and growled, “First you started to act strange and worked on Second Life as if your life depended on it… and then you did that experiment that killed a bunch of people, and after that you went and created mayhem and havoc in Second Life, and now you’re coughing up blood?! You haven’t told me anything, not even an explanation, and you expect me to not worry? You are going too far, Long Dian!”

“Shui Han, I…” Long Dian looked taken aback. Crap, I mistook him for the Dictator of Life for a second there.

However, Long Dian’s expression vanished and was instantly replaced by a look of utter coldness. He said frostily, “You have nothing to do with my business and none of my actions involves any of you anymore, Long Shui Han. I advise you not to try to stop me, because I will not show mercy next time.”

Lolidragon stared for a long time, dumbfounded. She blinked again and again, trying to force back her welling tears; her fists were clenched so tightly that her skin was turning red…

“Who cares about you! I don’t need your mercy. You better be careful. I swear I will catch you and take you back to Dad!” Lolidragon yelled with her cracking voice.

Long Dian smirked and turned from the window to leave. Another shadow detached itself from the background. A cold, mechanical voice threatened, “Leave, or die.”

“Humph, we are not leaving.” I laughed coldly, “As for killing us, go ahead and try.”

Bang! The shadow briskly leaped from the window and landed on the ground, his movements incomparably nimble… I didn’t know if my eyes were playing tricks on me or not, but his feet seemed to sink into the ground a couple of centimeters. Was he that strong? Could it be that he broke his legs before we even started fighting?

Obviously, my thoughts of having our work done for us didn’t work! He stood up without a scratch, and we soon saw the reason: it was because he was an “it!” It was another robot. However, its appearance when compared with the previous one was more suave and stylish. If robots also had a sense of aesthetics, this one must be considered pretty handsome among robots!

Dispatch him, and then go grab Long Dian! Lolidragon seemed to have reached the same conclusion as I had, because before I could even raise my light sword, Lolidragon had already let loose countless lines of rays with her ray gun.

Lolidragon was definitely cut out to be a terrorist as well. I scratched my face, ready to see holes opening in the arm of an innocent passerby robot, but the robot disappeared in a flash. Where did it go? I gripped my light sword. Is this one completely different from the last one?

“Lolidragon, watch out!” I spied a figure out of the corner of my eye hurling toward Lolidragon. Unable to do anything else in time, I could only block in front of her with my own body, straining to stop the attack with my light sword.

Bang! The light sword and power gloves actually cracked, and the huge pressure bore me into the ground. I couldn’t even raise my arms… That hit almost took my dear little life! The previous robot could not at all compare to this robot’s strength.

Even worse, I could only watch as the robot sent Lolidragon flying with a punch and swiped at me with a karate chop… Will I be singing my swan song at the tender age of twenty? The heavens must truly be envious of fair and youthful maidens…

“Stop!” a voice rang out, accompanied by gunshots, forcing the robot to step back and stop its karate chop. I looked around and saw that it was the baby-faced boy… no, Nan Gong Zui, who had saved me.

I struggled to lift my body. Damn, I can’t even crawl up. My chest feels… If I borrowed a phrase from martial art novels, this would be called having my blood and qi surge? I was just short of spitting blood out to signify my severe injuries, but I was in enough pain to turn pale. Pain definitely feels different in real life, unlike being in the game!

I could only lay there, half-sitting, and watch everyone risk their lives fighting that incredibly strong robot… The tall and strapping Wolf-dàgē wielded a light sword and stubbornly started fighting with the robot. He carefully avoided my earlier mistake of fighting within close range of the robot while effectively preventing the robot from attacking others. Meanwhile, Nan Gong Zui and Zhuo-gēgē were practically superb experts with their guns. With the rays from their seamless cooperation, the robot’s moves soon became evidently labored.

Even though I was worried about Wolf-dàgē’s safety, at the same time, I also worried about how there was a large chance that I could die from Fairsky’s crazy, stray shots before the robot got to me!

“Prince-gē… uh, are you alright?” A cute and sweet looking girl with a dignified air suddenly rushed over and carefully helped me up.

“Doll?” If she had called me Prince-gēgē, then she was definitely Doll! I never thought that Doll would be such a beautiful and elegant-looking girl. Unlike her “innocent” personality in the game, the real Doll truly did have the presence of a princess.

At this time, I also noticed the man and woman standing next to Doll. The man wore gold-rimmed glasses and bore a gentle smile, but even though he looked as if he wouldn’t hurt a fly, I could tell that there was something more to him. That gentle smile of his was a great weapon to lower an enemy’s defense, and his gold-rimmed glasses spoke of books and knowledge, giving him a favorable impression of being well-read. His neat clothing was also a guise that couldn’t be missed for lowering an enemy’s defenses… In conclusion, this guy looked exactly like Winter Triumph, so he was definitely a horrifying and ruthless character.

As for the woman, I blurted out without thinking, “Yu Lian-dàsăo!”

Just like in the game, Yu Lian-dàsăo rubbed my head, and smiled gently. “Really, Prince is Prince after all. No matter if it’s in the game or not, you’re always making a scene.”

Hearing that, I grinned stupidly like usual. Yu Lian-dàsăo is truly so gentle!

“Ah! You dare to attack my future husband?! You must have a death wish!” Yu Lian-dàsăo heaved her heavy machine gun and after a hailstorm of rat-tat-tat-tat-tat-tat, a new row of smoking holes appeared in the ground. Even the robot stared wordlessly at the two new punctures in its arm.

“Prince, look up!” Gui yelled desperately.

I followed Gui’s instructions and looked up. An aircraft appeared before our eyes and started to slowly descend to the top of the building. Come to help Long Dian make his getaway?

“No! Dian is getting away!” Lolidragon shouted in worry. However, the robot before us was too strong, and we were seemingly unable to even handle him, let alone rush up to the rooftop to stop Long Dian from getting away.

“Everyone, get out of the way immediately!” Doll, who normally had an air of elegance, suddenly shouted out.

We all knew that Doll was normally very cute, but she was equally known for being terrible as well as for being cute. Thus, when everyone heard her shout, we all took ten steps away. Even I got dragged away by Yu Lian-dàsăo and Winter Triumph by about a dozen meters.

Doll did a very simple action: her right hand reached into her pocket, she grabbed some unidentified object, made a throwing motion, and the object got thrown… landing about ten steps away from the robot.

“God, Doll, don’t ever become a pitcher! You’d definitely be out of a job!” Everyone wailed.

Boom! With a blinding flash, the unknown object suddenly gave off much heat, the fervent flames almost roasting me until I dripped a layer of oil. After I finally recovered from being blinded, I saw what looked like a deep and blackened meteor crater. Even more terrifying, the edge of the crater was only about a meter away from my feet…

Don’t even mention the robot — not even a scrap of it was left behind.

Everyone’s faces turned pale, no, everyone looked like they had stepped in shit, as they stared at Doll. Yet she looked with interest at the crater and gasped, “Wow, it is really powerful!”

“P-princess, that fire grenade cost a couple hundred-thousand dollars…” Winter Triumph’s voice shook with immeasurable grief as he stared at the hundred-thousand dollar crater.

A couple hundre- thousand dollars? Was that bomb made of gold? I said calmly, “So the robot was actually flattened by cash.”

“Ah!” Lolidragon’s scream caught everyone’s attention as she rushed into the building.

“Too late!” Wolf-dàgē said in a low voice.

I looked up at the top of the building and saw that the aircraft was leaving. No one was in the cockpit, but Long Dian sat leisurely in the backseat, even acknowledging us with a nod. His faint smile was truly very infuriating to me.

“No one is piloting, yet the aircraft is moving.” Zhuo-gēgē frowned and guessed while mumbling, “Could the Dictator of Life be piloting that aircraft? Does that mean the Dictator’s core is in that aircraft? No, if he were placed in the aircraft, that’s not safe enough. It could get shot down.”

“Shoot it down!” I snapped abruptly, and hurriedly asked Doll, “Doll, do you have something like a cannon that we can use to shoot down Long Dian?”

“Yes, but…” Doll hesitated somewhat, and then she asked with extreme skepticism, “If we shoot him down, Long Dian would definitely die! Prince-gēgē… Are we really going to use that?”

He’ll die? I felt as if lightning had struck me. Right, what was I thinking? This is not Second Life, this is the real world where people could truly die. I actually said that I was going to shoot Long Dian down. I shook my head. No, we definitely can’t use cannons!

“Dian!” shrieked Lolidragon, who had suddenly appeared on the rooftop. We could hear her wheezing even from the ground and realized that she had never run so quickly in her life.

“Dian, I’m begging you, don’t do anything stupid!!” She screamed desperately, the high-pitched sound rattling even the surrounding glass.

Long Dian stared at Lolidragon, his infuriating smile disappearing. His hand caressed the glass… Maybe all he really wanted to do then was touch Lolidragon’s face.

“Shui Han, I have already genuinely completed Second Life. Think of it as a…” Long Dian’s expression changed back into a faint smile, “final parting gift to you.”

“Parting gift?” Lolidragon’s voice sounded as though it was shaking.

Footnotes

1 “Maybe boys’ appearances also change completely when they grow up”: This is a twist on the usual Chinese saying (女大十八變) about how girls’ change greatly (usually becoming a lot more gorgeous) when they grow up, so much that they are hard to recognize.

2 “visiting the in-laws”: This is a phrase used to describe the families of the bride and groom visiting each other for the first time after marriage.

Comments (88)

  1. 7:23 pm, July 18, 2012Balinia  / Reply

    hehe, gui is afraid to have relationship with prince!

  2. 7:36 pm, July 18, 2012mangafreak_13  / Reply

    why gui TT^TT , thank you all for the new chapter

  3. 7:39 pm, July 18, 2012Painted Scales  / Reply

    FINALLY.

    Time to reread it now.

  4. 7:43 pm, July 18, 201215B  / Reply

    *scream* After not checking for a few days… I come back to two new chapters!!! YESSSSSSSSS!

    And… Everyone was too busy defending their lives to ogle Prince. Ah…

    Laughing through the entire chapter! Thanks for translating it!

  5. 7:48 pm, July 18, 2012shiro  / Reply

    YES! NEW PRINCE CHAPTER!!!!!!! O.o note to self: never mess with Doll or you might get burned by money. XD Best chapter yet I cant believe it takes them that long to see prince’s true gender…though guy’s reaction is priceless. Todays my lucky day! first person to comment (CHEERS!!) Thank you very much for the new chapter

  6. 7:52 pm, July 18, 2012noodlecharm  / Reply

    Am i the first one???? Finally!!! the final volume is here… huuuu…. i miss half prince already …

  7. 7:55 pm, July 18, 2012Kat  / Reply

    Yeay! I am suprised that they didnt really realize that she is a girl though… Poor Zui, nobody got him right. >_<

  8. 8:00 pm, July 18, 2012momiji  / Reply

    Waaaaaaaah!!!! ANOTHER major cliffhanger T.T I wanna know more~ and those weapons really are something… what will happen now ._. everyone’s the same xD only their appearance changed really…
    now what will you do Gui? how come i get the feeling that somehow Xiao Lan also likes Gui…
    THANK YOU PR! Thank you always ^^

  9. 8:06 pm, July 18, 2012lilli  / Reply

    First to comment!!!! Thanks for the translation! The chapter is so good and suspenseful, I can’t wait for the next one!!!!!!!

  10. 8:06 pm, July 18, 2012Elli  / Reply

    waaaaah thanks for this chapter =D
    you guys are really amazing please keep up your good work ;)
    gonna read this asap =D who needs sleep anyway >.< (i´m from europe so =P)

  11. 8:10 pm, July 18, 2012Eluinn  / Reply

    I’m so happy!!! But so upset!!! Gah, why did it have to end just like that…. :'(
    I’m so grateful for the translating and can’t wait for the next chapter! I’ll try to be patient though… >.>

  12. 8:25 pm, July 18, 2012KuwaNeko  / Reply

    loooool, everyone nearly sticking themselves out of the car in order to see ‘Prince’
    ‘the boy with the baby face’ Zui loooool

    the comment on Second life Corp being a weapons manufacturing company…. looooool

    LoooooL, Fox saying Lan’s short. damn it… she’s taller than me…
    loool again, she dared call Zui ‘baby faced’…. lol, and then she recognized him
    Fairsky is soooo scary!!
    waaaa…. the hover bike!

    lool Fairsky nearly undressed Lan right there and then!
    yeah! Wolf had figured it, and dasao putting the pieces together
    ‘“It really is Prince!” Everyone yelled.’ llllooooooollll, indeed, only ‘Prince’ would react like that!
    Guiiiiiiiiii! soooooo cuuuuuteeee!!!

    wow, Lolidragon’s reaction.

    looooolll, a ‘handsome’ robot, oh Lan…
    and Lan nearly gets killed.
    Doll is also scary, she’s got really scary ammo…. (wwooooww supper expensive bomb)
    and so is dasao, being able to change from gentle, to someone extremely terrifying

  13. 8:28 pm, July 18, 2012HL13  / Reply

    :D Thx for the update!

  14. 8:35 pm, July 18, 2012Purplei96  / Reply

    This was an amazing chapter!!! I was on the edge of my seat the entire time and had a couple people near me look at me like I was crazy when I was laughing/yelling while I was reading. I loved Gui’s reaction, while everyone else had already kinda figured out that Prince was actually a ‘she’.

  15. 8:41 pm, July 18, 2012IntelligentAirhead  / Reply

    YESYESYESYESYESYESYES! IT UPDATED! Thanks guys! You really are the best!

  16. 8:45 pm, July 18, 2012Panbear  / Reply

    Awesome chapter guys :)
    If they weren’t in such a crisis, we could have seen more reactions dealing with Prince’s true identity.
    I guess that will have to wait until the problem with Long Dian is finished ^_^

  17. 8:45 pm, July 18, 2012lilli  / Reply

    Also the sentence, ‘For some odd reason, hearing Gui call me Prince like always sent a bolt of extraordinary resentment through me.’ it sounds a bit off, should it be revised to something else?

    • 1:56 am, July 19, 2012lucathia  / Reply

      If you have any suggestions for a different way to word the sentence, feel free to suggest.

      • 12:11 pm, July 19, 2012lilli  / Reply

        @lucathia
        The thing is,I have no idea what the sentence is trying to achieve, so I have no idea how to try to revise it. The “like” in the sentence sounds out of place,but yet, if it’s put there,there should be a reason,right?

        • 6:26 pm, July 19, 2012lucathia  / Reply

          @lilli
          Oh okay, I think I understand what you’re trying to point out about the sentence now. You can think of “like always” as “as usual” or “like he always does.” The “like” needs to be there, or at least some kind of comparison. Without the “like,” the sentence would just be about Gui always calling Lan “Prince,” but Lan is actually resentful over the fact that like Gui always did, he was still calling her Prince when she (probably) doesn’t want Gui to only care for Prince.

          • 1:48 am, July 20, 2012Torchide 

            @lucathia
            For some odd reason, the sound of Gui calling me Prince as he normally did struck me with a bolt of extraordinary resentment?

          • 1:29 pm, July 20, 2012lilli 

            @lucathia
            Oh, I understand my mistake now, thank you for clarifying it for me!

  18. 8:45 pm, July 18, 2012prince  / Reply

    Thank you!

  19. 8:57 pm, July 18, 2012Jasae Bushae  / Reply

    Is it bad that im more on the edge of my seat with the action scenes in this chapter than any of the battles previously? ^^;

    but wah~ awesome chapterness~ nuu prince! dont stop to chat with everyone while fighting robots! XD

  20. 9:04 pm, July 18, 2012Kirsten Maska  / Reply

    “And then I went stomp stomp!” Ahahahahaha oh Prince!

    Though Poor Min Gui Wen. Not for the stomping, so much as his own mind and morals working against him!

    And stupid Zhuo-gege. He should have learned by now that Xiao Lan doesn’t want to stand aside and be protected! Girls can be fierce, fearless, as well. Buuu on him.

  21. 9:04 pm, July 18, 2012dollyfishe  / Reply

    wahahhahah lan is jealous over herself … err himself hahhahahhahaaa so cuteeeeeeeeeee

  22. 9:07 pm, July 18, 2012Rinrin  / Reply

    this chap is like a rollercoaster. i feel sad for long dian and shui han. i miss meatbun-bun! thanks PR!

  23. 9:41 pm, July 18, 2012Aerebes  / Reply

    Lol, They completely neglected to mention Fox after his introduction. I feel sorry for him.

  24. 10:00 pm, July 18, 2012"George"  / Reply

    FINALLY
    FINALLYYYY
    I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS CHAPTER OHGOD
    I can’t wait to see how this turns out ;A; WHY SO SUSPENSEFUL WAAAAH

    THE NEXT CHAPTER
    I MUST HAVE IT

  25. 10:17 pm, July 18, 2012kazen  / Reply

    Thank you for the new chapter! Really, really looking forward to it! \(^0^)/
    I wonder why Yang Ming didn’t say anything while Long Dian and Shui Han were having all those dialogues between them.

  26. 11:18 pm, July 18, 2012caropa  / Reply

    …soooooooo seeing as how we’re nearing the end of the series and I really, really, really want to know how everything turns out, would it be too much trouble to ask you to do more HP chapters than LSK in the coming month(s)? Pretty please with sugar on top??

    Anyway…… THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE CHAPTER!!!!!!! Loving the story. You guys are amazing. Of course, Yu Wo is too, but without you guys I would never have known. :):):) ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡

  27. 11:21 pm, July 18, 2012Judi  / Reply

    Thanks for the chapter! Love this!

  28. 11:23 pm, July 18, 2012miko  / Reply

    Oh my gosh, finally!!!! Fairsky’s reaction and gui’s flying technique made me laugh the most! Still, it was a somewhat sad chapter… Long Dian, don’t say goodbye! D:

    Awesome chapter. Thank u PR! For the hard work! :D

  29. 11:27 pm, July 18, 2012Ronnie  / Reply

    :'( So great… I neeed more…

  30. 11:33 pm, July 18, 2012Shoetsu Otaku  / Reply

    Step 1: breathe heavilly.
    Step 2: bug your eyes out.
    Step 3: get your face really close to the screen.
    Step 4: read 1/2 Prince
    my heart huts to much, i think im going to have a heart attack! my god, thank you for spending your time and effort to translate this for us!

    • 12:00 am, July 19, 2012Shoetsu Otaku  / Reply

      @Shoetsu Otaku
      ugh, my heart hurts too much, must reread and calm down. OWWWWW, my eyes! the pain! my brain hurts from being 2 close to the screen! Ugh, even tho it’s epic, it hurts to read 1/2 Prince, especially the reveal of Xiao Lan

      • 5:15 am, July 19, 2012Little Dragon Girl  / Reply

        @Shoetsu Otaku
        How’d you know my HP and LSK reading method? :)

        This chapter was great! As someone above said, there wasn’t much time ogling Prince due to the epic battle occurring, so I hope there’ll be after-ogling! YAY!

        Thank you for your hard work!

  31. 12:16 am, July 19, 2012aimiera  / Reply

    a baby face police. A ‘gold’ grenade armed princess. A crazy shooter… @.@;

    • 12:09 am, September 21, 2012Vsin  / Reply

      @aimiera
      My thoughts exactly!!!! BTW there was this phrase in th etext, “Will I be singing my swan song at the tender age of twenty? The heavens must truly be envious of fair and youthful maidens…” I wonder what it means

  32. 1:19 am, July 19, 2012randomtyping  / Reply

    Finally, Prince’s gender revealed! Could’ve used more emotions though… (like when Fairsky realizes she kissed a girl? Like when Cold Fox realizes he insulted a girl? Like Gui exhales when he finds out he’s not gay?). This reminds me of the CIA or FBI…

  33. 1:41 am, July 19, 2012DeviousDemon  / Reply

    I seriously almost cried from happiness. Hahahaha who knew Gui would have an issue with student-teacher relations XD He’s only a few years older than his students.

  34. 3:47 am, July 19, 2012E  / Reply

    “Hearing that, I immediately turned the steering wheel 180 degrees to the left and took a big whirl.”

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but when you turn 180 degrees, won’t that mean you turn back, regardless of whether it’s left or right? O_O”

    Great chapter~!

    • 4:43 am, July 19, 2012Ozzien  / Reply

      @E
      You’re right, but the sentence is talking about the steering wheel. Even if you turn it 180 degrees, it doesn’t mean the car (or hoverbike) will turn that amount. It’s just telling that she made a really sharp turn.

    • 11:23 am, July 19, 2012LexMizuki  / Reply

      @E
      I think you’re talking about “360 degrees”.

      turning 180 degrees to the left is just right.

    • 11:19 pm, July 19, 2012KitsuneWannaBe  / Reply

      @E Since it’s just talking about the -steering wheel- and not the vehicle, the sentence is correct. Turning the wheel 90 degrees will do a sharp skip/lane change like when Yang Ming grabs the wheel to avoid the other car (I know this from experience). What it means by turning the wheel 180 degrees is Xiao Lan is turning the wheel as far as it can go, which if I’m not mistaken in most personal vehicles is almost 180 degrees or just short of that. Inadvisable for RL but does wonders in motion picture.

      • 3:34 am, July 25, 2012E  / Reply

        @KitsuneWannaBe
        @Ozzien
        @LexMizuki
        Sorry for the late reply.
        Is this what you’re referring to? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snonG7WHVck (But it’s still backward…)
        .___. I must admit that I haven’t driven a car so… (or maybe I’m just stupid. *headdesks*)
        Suffice to say, though, that “180 degrees” is not the same as “180 degrees” in mathematical terms, yes?

        But LexMizuki, that “right” is the “back” of where she came from, if you know what I mean…

  35. 3:52 am, July 19, 2012Cat-Alin  / Reply

    Lan, I disagree. I am 163 (or 165) cms …. and I feel goddamn short. That is not really tall for a girl.
    And dammit Gui! How dare you not at least ATTEMPT to fulfill fan-fetishes regarding illicit Student-Teacher relationships!

    C-A

    • 6:53 pm, July 17, 2013Pacifica  / Reply

      @Cat-Alin

      Ah don’t worry, 163-165 cm is actually considered very average height for a western (at least American) woman. For an Asian, it might even be a little above average. Lan definitely doesn’t need to worry about her height. As for her chest, well, no, I think being petite is cute, it has its own appeal. And Zhuo-gege has never seemed to be bothered by it in the slightest lol.

      This was an exciting chapter too. It has finally happened. They know she’s a girl. Yay. Gui’s reaction surprised me a bit, as there didn’t seem to be any extreme shock involved, he just became unnecessarily bothered by something as silly as being her teacher! He should be overjoyed to find out he’s been on a date with his precious Prince and relieved that his sexuality never changed. That man can be such a fool. Someone beat some sense into him so he’ll want to date her again! Or perhaps jealousy would work… Hmm.. ;)

  36. 4:01 am, July 19, 2012Hawk  / Reply

    OMG yes!
    “So the robot was actually flattened by cash.”
    LOL!

    Thank you! Awesome!

  37. 4:41 am, July 19, 2012mandacait  / Reply

    I need to know more… ç___ç
    Really an awesome work, guys! *____*

    Gui’s so cute! I wish he could has had some more lines in this chapter… TT.TT And… come on! They’re already acting like some sort of “terrorists ” and he’s worried about an innocent student-teacher relationship? °___° They even don’t have such a great gap between their ages! =V

  38. 6:05 am, July 19, 2012KuranNita  / Reply

    Ummm, why do I think that the description of that hover bike Lan (Prince) use is that of a car???

    “Ah, we’re going to crash!” Yang Ming suddenly jerked the steering wheel around with both hands… ((How could a bike have steering wheel?))
    Yang Ming staggered out of the car… ((Car?))

    • 6:16 pm, July 19, 2012lucathia  / Reply

      Well, I believe their hover bike transformed into a car at the end of the last chapter…

  39. 6:06 am, July 19, 2012Lalalee  / Reply

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS UPDATE!!! I couldn’t help but scream when I saw the new update. x]]

  40. 6:23 am, July 19, 2012Seraphim  / Reply

    Stupid robot, because of him we couldn’t enjoy everyone’s reaction to Prince being a girl.

    Also thanks for the translation.

  41. 8:02 am, July 19, 2012Gimei  / Reply

    Wait, why is Yang Ming staggering out of a car, weren’t they on a hover bike. :o
    Anyway, thx for the new chapter! =D

    • 7:00 pm, July 19, 2012Sen  / Reply

      @Gimei
      Car… Steering wheel… That’s not a hover bike anymore lols

  42. 8:36 am, July 19, 2012bleeb  / Reply

    Thank you!

  43. 8:39 am, July 19, 2012Topaz  / Reply

    Ye~essssssssssssssssssssssssssssss~~*does a happy dance*
    Update!Update!Updaaaa~aaate~~~~~~
    Thanks a bunch!

  44. 9:31 am, July 19, 2012Azyvli  / Reply

    Our answers about Gui and Prince having a relationship is… That Gui is… Not ATTEMPTING TO HAVE THE RELATIONSHIP!!! TT.TT Excuse me while I go cry in a corner…. D’: WHY GUI! JUST… JUST HAVE THE RELATIONSHIP!! YOU’RE MAKING LAN FEEL LIKE YOU DON’T LIKE HER!!! And I am way shorter than you, Lan, you shouldn’t be complaining!! Stupid Long Dian…! MAKING Shui Han…. CRY!!?!?!?!? Thanks for the chapter, PR..

  45. 10:11 am, July 19, 2012shia9x  / Reply

    AHhhh i was nearly in shock when the page i check daily was a bit different and i and realized i was looking at the next chapter. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  46. 10:58 am, July 19, 2012Little Writer  / Reply

    Yay! It’s out, thank goodness.
    But Lan, you…I have nothing to say. Incorrigible (VICTORY SIGN LOL)!
    Lolidragon was actually surprisingly emotional during this chapter. Yang Ming is going to be SOOOO jealous, lol.
    Poor, poor Gui. Lan thinks you’re gay (actually, almost EVERYONE thinks you’re gay), the love of your life happens to be a student, and she’s already got another super-handsome person after her. I could cry for you…except I’m laughing my head off.
    Yu Wo, PR!, thank you SO much. ALL of us (HP or LSK fans) love you so much.

  47. 11:36 am, July 19, 2012Skye  / Reply

    Q.Q Holy crap……Gui is sooo freakin cute…And Fairsky, wow, shes soo oblivious to Prince :3 Everyone else is like ok…. Prince is a girl, but Fairsky and Gui have the funniest reactions :D. I’m feeling Xiao Lan’s shortness TT.TT I’m only 152 cm….. Geez…. This chapter was all I hoped it would be but now I can’t possibly wait until August for the next :(

    • 7:20 am, July 20, 2012anon  / Reply

      @Skye
      I think you are lucky enough… I’m only 148cm…

  48. 12:18 pm, July 19, 2012Katiefrog217  / Reply

    YES! Thank you for the chapter!!!!

  49. 2:47 pm, July 19, 2012Skybri  / Reply

    Finally everyone gets to meet prince in real life!!! I’ve been waiting for this bit for ages,but they were all too busy defending their lives to take much notice of prince!!^ ^

  50. 5:17 pm, July 19, 2012MPToki  / Reply

    THANK YOU!!!!!
    This chapter was so funny =D
    Everyone finding out Lan’s gender
    FairSky’s reaction
    Gui worrying about student and tescher relationships
    Yu Lian’s suddenly pulling out a machine gun
    Doll’s gold grenade
    Thank You for updating this chapter =D

  51. 9:22 pm, July 19, 2012Katiefrog217  / Reply

    I waited 10 hours since my last post to actually read this chapter and I thank all who worked on it: extrodonary work! also, I have one other thing to say: whens the next chapter?

  52. 11:43 pm, July 19, 2012caropa  / Reply

    @E @LexMizuki I agree with E. Although it /does/ say she “took a big whirl,” I think turning a wheel 180° (assuming it steers like a regular bike) would make it fall over. The most she’d really want to turn it would be 90°. But I guess I shouldn’t really worry about it that much. Haha :P

  53. 11:55 pm, July 19, 2012SnowAngel  / Reply

    Yu Lian and Doll are so scary!!!
    Thank you for the chapter.

  54. 3:41 pm, July 20, 2012AC  / Reply

    Luckly my room seems to be soundproof, otherwise my family would have sent me to a madhouse. I had never laughed so maniacally loud before.
    Great chapter. Thank you very much for translating it.

  55. 9:40 am, July 21, 2012Winter  / Reply

    I have a question.
    ‘“Ah, we’re going to crash!” Yang Ming suddenly jerked the steering wheel around with both hands, narrowly missing a car by an inch.’
    shouldn’t it be handle bars? j/w

  56. 3:17 pm, July 21, 2012Lavonya  / Reply

    FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    If I was alone… you would probably hear my hear me loughing 2 or 3 blocks away!!!!!
    haha….Gui afraid of huging Prince….NOW that’s a first!!!!!
    I still can’t believe that Nan Gong Zui has a baby face!!!!!!!!!
    THIS IS A GREAT CHAPTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Can’t wait to read more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  57. 9:28 am, July 22, 2012Ozzien  / Reply

    To the people who comment in how the hoverbike is like a car: hoverbike is only a name. It might actually be like a modified floating motorcycle, with two seats (one behind the other), doors that go up to the waist to keep people from falling out and protect them from collisions with cars, a short windshield like a convertible’s, and a steering wheel just under shoulder height, to give an example. In fact, handlebars might actually be inconvelient if there are no wheels.

  58. 6:44 pm, July 22, 2012Ivy  / Reply

    Thank-you!
    This was the perfect healing balm after my horrible weekend at camp!

  59. 9:04 am, July 24, 2012Blargel  / Reply

    It’s kind of funny that Doll is still calling Feng Lan “Prince-gēgē” despite knowing that she’s a girl.

  60. 11:36 am, July 26, 2012meow  / Reply

    You know, it’s be really nice if they made an anime, or something similar to that, out of 1/2 Prince. Lately, there has been a lot of RPG related animes popping up. I wish they would mkae 1/2 Prince into one. It’d be awesome.

  61. 8:36 pm, July 26, 2012kitpao  / Reply

    thanks for the traslation!!! :D, just a thing, in this part:
    I turned and saw Nan Gong Zui assuming a 100% proper gun-firing posture with a serious expression, looking very handsome… sans the baby face.

    sans= without? maybe u should change the french :P

    • 2:36 am, July 27, 2012[PR]dahlys  / Reply

      sans is an archaic English word, though it might have originated from french.

  62. 11:31 pm, July 26, 2012love docter  / Reply

    i still think the love boat needs to come and pick prince & gui up for their honeymoon!!!

  63. 3:10 am, August 4, 2012田中  / Reply

    OMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU!!!!!!!!!!
    I always have to hug something while reading this (idky) but I almost ripped the pillow in half because of how on-the-edge this chapter is. GAHHH!!! Last volume ;A; Thank you for translating this series! : )

    Also,
    Shouldn’t,”I’m don’t have the time to be in a standoff here with you.”
    ——> “I don’t have time to be in a standoff here with you.”?

  64. 6:57 am, August 4, 2012superhannahb  / Reply

    i rly want the manga to be realesed more online its only on chapter 56 on manga reader hurry up scaners!!!!!! this is awsome i wonder who will get to go out with prince after everything is over.

    • 7:25 pm, August 4, 2012[PR]azakura  / Reply

      I know what you feel u__u but odd squad needs time to scanlate ^ ^ go support them on their forums to motivate them for fastness lol…

    • 5:14 am, August 5, 2012Jasae Bushae  / Reply

      @superhannahb
      Considering the general slowness of oddsquads translations i believe its a safe bet to say that they don’t have many translators and wont be able to do any hurrying until their team expands a bit.^^; *suspects if they had six or so more translators we would be seeing eclipse hunter wrapping up and no hero starting up before sun knight could be completed*
      So go convince translators to join oddsquad so we can see stuff translated faster~

  65. 1:58 pm, June 1, 2013John  / Reply

    Uhh …
    What’s a swan song? Xiao Lan mentions it but I’m don’t have a clue of what it is

  66. 6:11 pm, June 30, 2013Anonymous  / Reply

    When Prince says, ” I’m don’t have the time to be in a standoff here with you.” Shouldn’t it be “I don’t”?

    • 7:13 pm, June 30, 2013[PR]lucathia  / Reply

      Fixed, thanks!

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