½ Prince V8C6: Deception

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½ Prince V8C6: Deception

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


Chapter 6: “Deception” – translated by dahlys

“Fox? So this is a fox.” I had never seen a fox before, so it was no wonder I didn’t know what it was… But to think that foxes actually have nine tails! That was a real eye-opener.

“So foxes actually have nine tails…” Sigh, if I had known this before, then I would have put more effort into studying biology properly. How could I have not even known that foxes have nine tails?

“Of course foxes don’t have nine tails!” Lolidragon said as she fiercely punched me.

“This should also be a robot,” said Wicked, who immediately pulled out his gun as a precaution.

“A robot?” I exclaimed. “I don’t believe it. It’s too beautiful.”

“Humans…” The fox actually talked, and it had an extremely pleasant voice too. It said, “You are not my master. Besides my master, no one else is permitted to enter this place.”

“Oh?” I calmed down a little. Since the fox could talk, it couldn’t possibly be a real fox. After hesitating for a bit, I asked, “Do you know what we have to do in order to continue going up? Why can we only reach the second floor?”

“Haha,” laughed the nine-tailed fox. “I know how you can continue going up. Once you have defeated me, the elevator will automatically allow you to go up.”

“Defeat you?” Why is this situation so similar to a fighting game? After fighting through an army of cannon fodder, I will finally meet the final boss, and the stage will be cleared when the final boss is defeated…

“That’s right,” said the calm and composed nine-tailed fox as it paced around.

“Then bring it on! I don’t have much time to waste, since the artificial body could have already been created.” I immediately drew my lightsaber and was about to charge forward when Cold Fox stretched out a hand and stopped me. He furrowed his brow slightly and said, “Let me test its strength first.”

“Oh.” Although I’m a little disappointed, I should let Cold Fox attack first. Even though the first enemy that appears is usually just cannon fodder, there was always the possibility of this being an exception to the norm, especially since the one we were dealing with now was the Dictator of Life who was even harder to fathom. He had even given me a meat bun for a pet, so nothing is impossible, right?

Cold Fox slowly walked forward, moving closer to the nine-tailed fox one step at a time. The nine-tailed fox seemed to know that the person approaching it was very strong. Its fur bristled slightly and its nine tails stopped moving randomly. Instead, the tails fanned out like a peacock’s tail.

Cold Fox stopped walking and remained where he was… No, he was no longer standing there. I suddenly discovered that the Cold Fox that was standing there was just an afterimage, and the real Cold Fox… I immediately looked in the nine-tailed fox’s direction. As if it were in a frenzy, the nine-tailed fox’s white fur bristled and shot out like needles. A few hundred of these needles were all aimed at a very fast-moving figure.

I jumped in alarm. Oh no, Cold Fox won’t get hurt, will he?

However, Cold Fox moved left and right quickly, causing all the needles to pierce the ground and soften back into normal fur. At that moment, Cold Fox moved in front of the nine-tailed fox and hurled a flying dagger at it. However, he missed as the nine-tailed fox dodged to the side gracefully.

According to my previous experiences, Cold Fox would definitely pursue the enemy whenever he could, and would never give up all the way until the opponent felt like committing suicide. However, this time, not only did Cold Fox not pursue the enemy, he actually turned around and walked back, coldly saying, “Prince, you try it.”

“Me?” I was stunned.

“You should be more than enough to take care of it,” said Cold Fox before he irresponsibly walked to the back and closed his eyes to rest.

“Then I will not hold back any longer.” Once again, I drew my lightsaber and walked toward the nine-tailed fox, eyes gleaming…

“Wait!” shouted the nine-tailed fox suddenly.

I looked at it suspiciously. What on earth does it want to do?

The nine-tailed fox walked toward me slowly, moving closer and closer… Could this be a trap? I immediately raised my guard and held my lightsaber thirty degrees from the plane of my body.

The nine-tailed fox finally stopped walking when it was three steps away from me. It looked me in the eye…

The fox said, “My Lord! I have an eighty year old parent and a three year old child to take care of. The entire fox den depends on me to survive. If you slay me, my family will have no one to depend on.” As the nine-tailed fox recounted its sad story, it lay down on the ground and bawled its eyes out. The fox’s previous aura of nobility and elegance instantly vanished, and he… no, it appeared extremely miserable, so much so that one who heard the story would cry, and one who witnessed it would grieve…

I could not help but… raise my leg and kick it ruthlessly before scolding, “I was almost fooled, you sly fox.”

The nine-tailed fox paled when it heard what I had said. It exclaimed, “How did you know I was trying to fool you?”

“That’s obvious!” I glared at it while saying, “Have you forgotten what you are? You’re a robot. Have you ever heard of a robot that has parents and can give birth?”

“Ah!” The nine-tailed fox looked extremely shocked. Chagrined, the fox said, “I forgot.”

I fell! The fox was indeed another NPC that just couldn’t get any stranger. How on earth did Long Dian educate the Dictator of Life? Why are all the NPCs created by the Dictator so weird?

“Boo hoo hoo, I’ve lost. You guys can go up now.” The nine-tailed fox raised its forelegs and cried tragically.

“H-How can it be that simple?” Stunned, I remained where I was.

“It’s true, the button to go to the third floor has lit up,” said Lolidragon as she stuck her head out from inside the elevator. “Quick, hurry up and come in, we can go up now.”

I followed everyone into the elevator in a daze. I didn’t know at this point whether I should laugh or cry. Originally, I had wanted to have a warm-up exercise, but in the end, I didn’t get any warm-up at all. Even Cold Fox didn’t look happy… A proper fight with the nine-tailed fox would have been better.

The elevator door opened again. As expected, a monster appeared on the third floor… but the description I used isn’t quite right; this should be a can of a monster!

“Why?” I said, shedding a drop of cold sweat. “Why does it have to be Pepsi, not Coca Cola? Coca Cola is obviously the more famous brand, and curvy bottles also look better than aluminum cans.”

“I heard that Pepsi sales are higher than Coca Cola sales. Perhaps that’s the reason why the Dictator of Life chose Pepsi,” explained Lolidragon calmly.

That’s right, a can of Pepsi as tall as a man has appeared in front of my eyes…

“I wonder how this thing attacks. It’s really hard to imagine,” said Cold Fox, who also couldn’t help but be curious.

“Err…” I couldn’t imagine that as well.

However, we quickly learned how a can of Pepsi attacked. We saw the pull tab of the aluminum can being pulled out, the can tilting itself forty-five degrees…

“Get down!” Cold Fox shouted as he pushed me to the ground forcefully.

BANG!

A loud noise and vibration scared me out of my wits. While I was confused, someone suddenly threw me out of the elevator. I turned around, only to see Cold Fox tossing everyone out of the elevator, which had been damaged beyond recognition. There was a huge hole at the back of the elevator which allowed one to actually see the forest outside, and the elevator itself looked like it was on the verge of collapse.

“Cold Fox, come out quickly!” I exclaimed.

After Cold Fox had thrown the last person, Wolf-dàgē, out, he too leapt out of the elevator. However, the elevator had already begun to fall, and at the last second, Cold Fox’s legs brushed against the falling elevator…

I heard Cold Fox’s soft but extremely clear grunt of pain.

Cold Fox propped himself up and shouted at the same time, “Prince, finish it off!”

I turned around abruptly and saw that damn can of Pepsi begin to tilt itself again. I quickly charged forward and straightened it with a kick. Now, the can opening faced the ceiling… Oh no! I immediately retreated as the Pepsi spat out another large pillar of cola water that punched a hole in the ceiling.

An unknown object suddenly dropped down from the large hole and landed on the Pepsi can’s body with great precision. Furious, the unknown object yelled, “Pi~ka~chu~~”

The strong electric discharge stung my eyes with its brilliance, and I could not help but cover my eyes with my hands. After some time, I noticed the horrible smell of a burnt object. I opened my eyes only to see a burnt, round pillar with that unknown object on top of it. Unfortunately, I did not get a good look at the unknown object before it was turned into ash.

“What on earth is going on?” I asked, my head in a blur.

“Probably…” A little uncertain, Lolidragon answered, “The robot on the fourth floor seems to be able to use lightning attacks, and it happened to fall down when the hole was punched through the ceiling. Angry, it attacked with lightning, but the Pepsi can happened to attack with its water pillar again. Just like that, both robots electrocuted themselves to death.”

This ending really left me… totally speechless!

I abruptly remembered that Cold Fox had let out a grunt when he leapt out of the elevator. I immediately looked toward him, only to see him standing at his original position with a cold expression on his face, as if nothing had happened.

Is Cold Fox okay? Doubtful, I looked him over. Blood! I suddenly noticed that there was a bloodstain at the base of Cold Fox’s right trouser leg. I rushed toward him, pushed him over with one movement, and raised his right foot to see if it was okay. Cold Fox grunted softly.

“Wolf-dàgē, hurry up and take a look at Cold Fox’s foot!” In a panic, I shouted to Wolf-dàgē, the only medical staff present.

Wolf-dàgē furrowed his brows as he examined Cold Fox’s foot. I wanted to remove Cold Fox’s shoe so that Wolf-dàgē could examine him more carefully, but Wolf-dàgē quickly stopped me by saying, “Prince, don’t remove it. The bones in the sole of Cold Fox’s foot have been shattered, so you must not touch his foot at all costs. Most importantly, don’t remove his shoe, as it will help stabilize his foot.”

“Cold Fox…” I looked at Cold Fox, but didn’t know what to say. If he had not risked his life to save everyone, he would not have gotten hurt.

With his usual icy expression, Cold Fox said, “Time is short. Since the elevator is broken, you guys should use the hole that the Pepsi can made to go up. Use a human pyramid to send one person up, and then have that person dangle a rope down for the others to climb.”

In the face of Cold Fox’s calm attitude, I also calmed down without realizing it. “Okay,” I said.

Using the human pyramid and rope method, we successfully climbed up to the fourth floor. Of course, the robot on the fourth floor had already been destroyed together with the Pepsi can. But how would we proceed to the fifth floor without an elevator?

Wicked took his time to load a bazooka, and he fired three shots in a row at the ceiling. After a large hole had finally been made, I happily thought to use the human pyramid again to climb up. We were soon going to see the Dictator of Life.

“Wicked, make the hole larger so that we can see where the fifth floor robot is,” commanded Cold Fox coolly.

That’s right! There was a robot guarding the fifth floor, so we could not climb up unprepared like we had done for the fourth floor. I stuck out my tongue and silently berated myself for being too careless.

Wicked fired several more rounds, but there was no response from above. Also, the hole was only big enough to let us see a third of the room. Wicked frowned and began shooting at different parts of the ceiling. He even carried a machine gun in his left hand and raked the ceiling with gunfire. Under Wicked’s shocking destructive power, the ceiling soon seemed like…it was going to collapse.

“Oh no!” Wicked said calmly. “Looks like I’ve gone overboard with the shooting.”

“…”

Everyone was dumbfounded, and even Cold Fox couldn’t refrain from making a helpless expression while saying, “Everyone lean against the wall.”

I had just leaned against the wall when the ceiling announced that it was doomed. It fell down in large blocks, and the resultant huge cloud of dust nearly caused me to cough my lungs out. But where is the robot? I did not dare relax, and instead searched for traces of the robot within the dust cloud.

Found it! I saw an oddly shaped object. Although I didn’t know what it was, it definitely wasn’t human. I stepped lightly toward it because if I could use this opportunity to finish it off from behind, that would save us a lot of trouble.

I moved closer to the unknown object one step at a time. This thing looks a lot like a bus stop sign. How does something like that fight? Don’t tell me it can summon buses?

Whatever, I’ll just go for it! I immediately accelerated and charged at the bus stop sign, aiming my lightsaber at its thinnest part… Actually, the entire pole was uniformly thin. Anyways, I used all my strength to cut it in half. I felt a little resistance from the lightsaber when it hit the pole, but after I put in more strength, that resistance disappeared and the bus stop sign was sliced in two.

“Prince, you…” shouted Lolidragon in shock.

“How’s that? I’m really strong, aren’t I?” Elated, I turned around and said, “I defeated the fifth floor robot in one strike.”

“…You mean that this bus stop sign is the fifth floor robot?” Lolidragon picked up the two halves of the bus stop sign and tossed them around unconcernedly. She said, “If this counts as a robot, then I could probably add a sixth floor and guard it with the toaster I have at home.”

I looked at the thing that Lolidragon was tossing around. One half was a long metal pole, and the other was a round metal board. It really could not possibly be anything except a bus stop sign.

“Wait,” I said, noticing the words written on the round metal board. Neither the name of the bus stop nor the available bus services was written on it. Instead, there was this sentence: ‘Was the fighting game fun? I hope that Prince did not get hurt.’

I stared into space for a long, long time. Even if I had used the dandruff on my head to think, I would still know that this was definitely a message that the Dictator of Life had left behind. However, what on earth does this mean?

“We have been deceived!” Zhuo-gēge’s face was very, very cold. He said, “This is not Long Dian’s base of operations, it’s just a sham.”

“That’s impossible!” Lolidragon retorted. “This island is definitely Long Dian’s base of operations. Sunshine and I confirmed this fact over and over again.”

“Don’t get agitated, Lolidragon. Wicked just said that this place is a sham, not that this whole island is a sham,” said Nan Gong Zui as he analyzed the situation calmly.

“Something is definitely wrong,” sighed Cold Fox.

Visibly annoyed, Zhuo-gēge hit his forehead several times and said, “We should have known that he would take precautions against Kenshin and Sunshine when he returned them to us.”

“What should we do? How are we going to find them now?” Lolidragon was so depressed that she just plopped down on the floor. She said, “There are no other buildings on this island, so Long Dian’s base of operations is probably underground. At this point, even if we kept digging without any rest or sleep, it could take us months or years to find him.”

I furrowed my brows and asked uncertainly, “Lolidragon, isn’t there something called a metal detector?” I seemed to remember reading about things like that in adventure novels.

“There is!” Lolidragon jumped up, but then started pulling her hair desperately. “I didn’t bring one! I didn’t prepare a metal detector. Ahh! How could I be so stupid? If we had a metal detector, we would immediately know where Long Dian is. His laboratory definitely contains metal!”

“Hmph, I don’t need a metal detector. I already know where Long Dian is,” Wu Qing, who had been keeping quiet all this time, said suddenly. Not only that, the moment he opened his mouth, everyone was taken aback.

“Where is he?” Lolidragon jumped vigorously and rushed to Yang Ming’s side. She grabbed his shoulders and shook him, saying, “Hurry up and tell us!”

“He is in a place we can’t find, even if we use a metal detector.” Yang Ming smiled mysteriously and took a deep breath before saying, “The aircraft parking ground!”

“Ah!” Nan Gong Zui exclaimed in shock. “That’s right, the aircraft parking ground already has a lot of metal. Even if we went there with a metal detector, we would just think that we were detecting the metal in the parking ground, and not Long Dian’s base of operations.”

“So we had already stepped on Long Dian’s head just now, but we didn’t realize it?” muttered Lolidragon to herself.

“Those incompetent robots were meant to delay us,” concluded Cold Fox.

Everyone looked upset, and I also could not help but be affected by this failure. However, the Dictator of Life was still waiting for me to save him. I calmed my emotions and firmly said, “Let’s go. We have already wasted too much time.”

Upon hearing this, everyone’s fighting spirits ignited once more and we rushed back to the aircraft parking ground without resting.

After we told him how we had been deceived, Kenshin simply said, “This is not unexpected. The Dictator of Life’s abilities are above mine and Sunshine’s, and Long Dian is a rarely seen genius among humans. Your failure was hard to avoid.”

“How do we get in?” Everyone looked around for an entrance to the base, but our efforts were in vain. No matter how we looked at it, this appeared to be a normal aircraft parking ground. The cement floor was hexagonal in shape, and a metal fence surrounded the entire place. There was even a metal signboard which had the words “Danger! Living people may not enter” written on it.

“Want to ask Gui?” asked Kenshin plainly as he looked at our exhausted and troubled appearances.

“Can you contact Gui?” I asked hopefully. After all, Gui was a genius with an IQ of 200. He should be able to compete with Long Dian.

“There is no need to contact him.” Kenshin said something very strange.

“No need to contact him?” The moment I asked this question, an unlikely person walked out of the airship. Need I say who it is? Of course it’s Gui!

In front of everyone’s shocked faces, the fully equipped Gui made an embarrassed expression. He stuttered as he explained, “S-Sorry, but because I really wanted to come with Prince, I hid in the airship a day earlier. The engine room is just big enough for one person to hide in…”

I could not resist scolding, “You really are an idiot. You even stayed in the aircraft parking ground, the place closest to Long Dian, alone.” If Long Dian had felt like taking the airship into his base of operations, there would have been no way for Gui to avoid being detected.

“I’m sorry, I just wanted…to follow you here. If I did anything more, I would just become a burden,” said Gui. The more he said, the gloomier his eyes became, and the weaker his voice.

“Anyway, you’re still alive and in one piece, that’s the most important thing,” I said. I could not bear to blame Gui any more. After all, he had just wanted to follow me.

“Gui, hurry up and tell us, how will we be able to enter Long Dian’s base?” demanded Lolidragon hastily, as though she could not wait any longer.

Gui muttered to himself in a low voice, then walked in front of the metal signboard and said, “Living humans may not enter? Interesting. Lolidragon, Sunshine is inside your tablet pc, right?”

Lolidragon nodded earnestly.

“Sunshine, let’s see if you can invade this signboard,” said Gui, smiling mysteriously. “If my guess is correct, the reason living people may not enter is because only NPCs can approach this signboard.”

“Okay, I will try it,” said Sunshine. After that, he paused for a moment. Only one or two seconds had passed when he happily spoke again, saying, “It’s fine, there’s an AI inside this signboard. I have already opened the entrance.”

Faster than you could blink, the entire hexagonal, cement floor started to sink. After I had gotten over the initial shock, I immediately pulled out my lightsaber as a precaution. Who knows how many robots could be gathered down there?

“The door has opened, the door has opened!” A few panicked voices shouted, as if they were very happy at being saved.

Those did not sound like voices of robots, but it was better to be careful. I pulled Gui behind me and nagged, “Gui, you are not very strong in battle, so you should stay behind me as much as possible.”

“Okay,” said Gui in a happy but slightly sorrowful voice, happy to be cared for by the person he liked, but depressed that he had to let his beloved woman protect him.

The hexagonal floor finally landed on the ground. To summarize the situation, about twenty “people” looked at us with fear and expectation, leaving us extremely confused, wondering what was going on. Are they people or robots?

“Are you robots?” someone on their side asked, first in surprise and then in fear.

“No, of course not,” I answered, shocked. “We are definitely human.”

“That’s great!” They actually started to hug each other in joy. One of them said, “Are you here to rescue us? Has the government finally found a way to control ‘him’?”

Filled with suspicion, I asked, “Just who are you people?”

“They are the world’s most talented people,” said Zhuo-gēge suddenly. He then walked toward an old man with a white beard. The old man’s eyes had nearly popped out in astonishment.

“Professor, I have been very worried for your safety. It looks like you’re okay,” said Zhuo-gēge as he held the white-bearded old man’s hands, face filled with emotion.

“Ling Bin? Why are you here?” The white-bearded old man was so surprised that he stuttered.

“There is something I must do,” said Zhuo-gēge, smiling. “On the contrary, Professor, why are you people allowed to wander around freely? Won’t Long Dian restrict your movements?”

The white-bearded old man shook his head, saying, “Previously, he kept threatening us by saying that he would launch a nuclear weapon and destroy the world unless we helped him. Thus, we had no choice but to help him successfully create an artificial body. Also, we performed some strange brain surgery on him.”

“Did you guys take the opportunity to kill him during the operation?” asked Lolidragon, worried.

“Of course not!” yelled a doctor in a white coat. “He said that he had already set a time for the launch of the nuclear weapon, and if the surgery failed, causing him to die, no one would be able to stop it.” The doctor’s face was so pale it was almost white. He continued, “That was the first time I’d ever heard about that kind of surgery. I did not expect it to be successful… Luckily, we succeeded in the end.”

“Oh my god, this lunatic actually wants the whole world to die with him,” said the old man, who could not help but shudder at the thought.

However, I felt like I had been struck by lightning. The surgery was successful? Does this mean that the Dictator of Life has already…disappeared?

71 Responses

  1. Yay! First comment <3 And gaaah D: SO MUCH SUSPENSE

  2. Almost time for the showdown!!! oh my god i cant wait!!!

  3. Woahh, New Chapter
    It’s a long wait, thanks PR

  4. How could I have not even known that foxes have nine tails?
    Oh, Feng Lan…
    *dies laughing*

  5. Oh no Pikachu!
    LOL they needed Gui to find the hide out anyway.
    I hope the Dictator of Life is ok…

  6. Pi*ka*CHU! What’s another copyright violation or two?
    (I knew GUI couldn’t stay away)

    • @kayue
      Gotta love the combo of pepsi and pikachu!
      And I’m glad Gui is here, for a few secs I actually thought wicked had a slight chance… thank God that’s over….
      Annnnd happy thanksgiving everyone, American or not (I am :) I’m thankful for the amazing staff at PR. And Gui.

    • @nes
      I laughed at the Pepsi boss and Pikachu~
      The bosses were funny =D

    • im so glad Gui is there!!! i was worried wicked would steal a kiss to make them even!!
      come on gui say you love lan as much as prince!

  7. I HAVE KILLED IT! IT IS DEAD!….oh. its a sign. ok guys lets continue. nothing to see here…..stop laughing plz

  8. A can of Pepsi.

    A can of Pepsi.

    Pi ka chuuuu!

    It’s the first time Pepsi has been so hilarious.

    This whole chapter was so utterly ridiculous, I can’t stop laughing!

  9. it’s totally unexpected …. but … i just cant stop laughing wahahhahahhahahahhahah stupid kyubi !!!!

    “Defeat you?” Why is this situation so similar to a fighting game? After fighting though an army of cannon fodder, I will finally meet the final boss, and the stage will be cleared when the final boss is defeated…
    should it be through instead of though ?
    thanx for the update :D

  10. it is just to sudden….

  11. Amazing! Made me giggle when Gui emerged from the airship, so cute! :)
    Thanks you lovely translators ;D

  12. “especially since the one we were dealing with now was the Dictator of Life who was even harder to fathom.”
    – Wait, what? I thought you were up against Long Dian who is not the DoL … at least not yet? I’m confused.

    “So we had already stepped on Long Dian’s head just now, but we didn’t realize it?”
    – Oh that just makes me think of them walking and Long Dian underground with dirt falling on his head…

    C-A

  13. So many unexpected factors! Especially pikachu hahahaha the end is near >.<
    thank you for the chapter!!!

  14. Why did the pikachu disintegrate? Was it from electrocuting the soda on itself?
    This is the best chapter yet! Lol

  15. Ty for another translation.
    Almost near the end of half prince, it took a long while since the first release but its getting there. Good job to the translators who translated this for us and ofcourse to the author.

  16. finally top 10

    anyway this chapter wasn’t that humorous and i felt kind of it was out of ……………………………..the story’s flow?????

    • Cat-Alin

      @lydia
      Right? Okay the monsters are references or kinda WTF-ish but . . . come on, Yu Wo can definitely do better.

      C-A

    • Shoetsu Otaku

      @Cat-Alin
      this did feel like a side chapter more than a real full length chapter. oh well tho, we at least should be thankful for the chapter, i personally was dying from the wait.

  17. Gui followed them!!! Best chapter yet!!! :D

    • Shoetsu Otaku

      @PrinceFan
      Sry sweetheart, but i think we all saw that coming. after all, it IS Gui we’re talking about. plus there will probably be a way to seperate Long Dian and DOL without DIRECTLY killing them. Long Dian will most likely however die in the compound, so as to not ruin the story with government execution. If my comment does anything to ruin veiws or people judgements, feel free to delete this comment.

  18. Ahahaha I laughed so much at the pepsi can, pikachu, the ninetail’s family and the bus sign XD

    I’d love more a coca cola can though!

    Also, I think an ‘r’ is missing here:

    “After fighting thRough an army of
    cannon fodder, ”

    This was funny as hell, and gui’s just too cute! >////< I don't want it to end ;.; I don't want the DoL to disappear!

    Thank you for your hard work!

  19. On this Thanksgiving Day (USA) I give thanks that there is a new chapter!

  20. Thank you for this translation! Poor Cold Fox!

  21. … seriously? A melodramatic yokai, a spitfire can of pepsi, a pokemon named Pikachu and a stop sign?!
    Those are the guardians of each floor?!
    *dies of laughter*

  22. what the hell? did the author just decide they wanted to add something entirely random and pointless?

    • dollyfishe

      @shia9x
      oh well … u just read the wrong book if u want some expected action and story ^^
      why cant u just enjoyed the laugh and think of it just another april mop on the wrong time of the year :D

    • @shia9x
      There needs to be a random and pointless chapter otherwise this whole volume would be too serious and depressing…

      Yu Wo set us all up for an exciting climax and then trolled everyone. ha ha.

  23. immasweetslovinggirl

    Oooooooo reaching the end here this is getting heated! Can’t wait for next chapter and thanks Prince revolution!

  24. welll…just the one chapter left followed by an epilogue…

  25. Chicaalterego

    I wonder how Yu Wo wasn’t sued for this chapter. Pepsi cans, pikachu, and who knows what else she would have done if she made her character to keep on fighting. A mickey mouse robot? A talking car with the numeber 33? I guess we’ll never know.

    • Raylight

      @Chicaalterego
      When she was writing 1/2 Prince, she wrote it on the internet….

      Besides, as people have already stated, manga and light novels are usually less restricted to making references than anime…

    • @Chicaalterego
      Yu Wo’s use of Pokémon and popular beverages are not illegal. They are a parody of the original which is used for comedic emphasis. If this sort of usage were illegal shows like Saturday Night Live, artists like Weird Al Yankovic, and those who have used excerpts of Twilight as a cultural crutch would be in serious trouble. However, these are just three examples of how cultural icons have been utilized within the confines of “fair use”, and Yu Wo has little to fear for making use of them. An example of outright plagiarism would be the fan-fiction of Twilight by E. L. James, and had she not made major adaptations to the trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey would have put her into very hot water.

    • @FunnyBunnyLogic
      it still amazes me how just a few edits turned it from a piece of fanfiction into a bestseller ^^;

  26. I wonder if Cold Fox will ever call Prince by her real name?
    How can he climb the rope with a broken foot? And walk back to the aircraft parking ground?
    Is he even human? I can’t be certaint.

  27. And by the way Cold Fox did’t mention his real name even ones, did he? That must be the reason why he doesn’t call everyone by there real names…or he can be just to lazy to bother with the thought #^.^#

    • dollyfishe

      @EliSan
      or Yu Wo just lazy to think of a name ^o^

    • Nekolvr11

      @EliSan
      I think he calls them by their user name(much like everyone else uses usernames over real name) more out of habit than anything. His has always known Lan as ‘Prince’ ever since their first meeting in game. As for why he has not used his name i think he doesn’t find it relevant for them to know since everyone knows him as ‘Cold Fox’. it’s probably the same reason why ‘Fairsky’ has not said her name or ‘Doll’ or ‘Nan Gong Zui’

  28. Love this chapter
    From A Nine-Tail Fox to Pikachu Dropping in and Attaching a Giant Pepsi can of all things(Me:Pepsi>Coca Cola) Really the Director of Life has quite an imagination when it come to creating interesting NPC/Robot/Pets.
    Poor Cold Fox such a trooper carrying on like nothing happened even though he shattered the bone in his foot…
    Lol Knew Gui couldn’t stay behind he will always follow his Prince even into enemy territory…
    Thanks For the Translation…Looking forward to the last chap(excluding Epilogue) next month…

  29. Oh my gosh. Of all the robots to make! A Pepsi can, a sign, pikachu, and a nine tailed fox. Seriously Long Dian?! And then Gui stows away? Holy crap. So much action in this chapter! Loved it, and yet again, thanks for the translation :D

  30. Thanks For The Chapter!!!! =D
    I read this ch yesterday during Thanksgiving, but forgot to comment~
    I just laughted at this whole ch =D
    A nine tails, a can of Pepsi, Pikachu (love the little guy), a bus sign, and the fact Gui snuck on aboard~
    So, yeah, what a way to reveal the tension on the story~
    Happy Late Thanksgiving, and Happy Black Friday!!!! =D

  31. Aaaah I can’t wait for the last two chapters.
    I really hope Lan ends up with Gui.

  32. xD Wicked has a bazooka and a machine gun? Better start running, Gui! Your love rival just got even more dangerous.

  33. Fun Chapter, thanks PR! .>;; *cough*
    I feel like two things were very lucky in this chapter (and cold fox’s foot was not one of them T^T). First is that the signboard Lan epically defeated was not electronic (I know I have seen bus signs that are… plus this place is just oozing with cool technology!) as a blank sign that has had its power cut would not have given them the message… and second was that there WASNT actually anything or anyone on the fifth floor… or say on the roof! They would have had a horrible time trying to get up there after the floor collapsed >.<;;;;; (so… WAS the fox actually the strongest? XD;; Cold Fox vs. Nine-tailed fox! <3 Though I have to remember "hey, that bus sign could have been dangerous if it landed on someone!")

    • dollyfishe

      @Andi
      *sweat* the floor would give more damage than the sign should it landed on anyone *and that’s wicked fault* wahahhahahhahahahhaha

  34. EterPuralis

    This whole thing really is a study in suspended disbelief :P Why would metal detectors help, and what kind of brain surgeon would refer to brain surgery as “strange”?? Especially if he’s been involved in performing it himself, AND having been successful -_-” Which is also fairly incredulous.

    Oh, who cares. Onward!

    • @EterPuralis
      wells regarding metal detectors the settings like 400 years in the future so they might be able to detect structures made of metal or sumthin
      as for the surgery thing i think its the whole transfering a brain to an ai thing

    • @Jasae Bushae
      It starts in the year 2100, so it’s only about 90 years in the future :P But even with the unrealistic leap in technology, 1/2 Prince is stuffed full of outrageous things. I just go along with it.

    • @tiggipi
      aaah~ i over guessed XD
      still, thats not an unrealistic leap~
      http://inventors.about.com/od/timelines/a/twentieth_2.htm 1912 saw the invention of the first motorized camera (replacing hand cranks for the first time) the first blueprints for a tank and the invention of lifesaver candy
      if you go back to 1900 we had just invented zeppelins and the escalator~
      weve been developing in leaps and bounds so i can sorta picture the metal detector thingy as something that makes sooome sense in theory if the princible involves something similar to satalite imagery (its just the hover bikes and the laser swords and the defense against nintendo lawsuits that suspend my disbelief a little)
      go

  35. O.O Pi.. ka.. chu .. ??? XP OMFG THIS IS SO RICH XP TY FOR TRANSLATING

  36. I’ve always known that Coca-Cola was evil, but Pepsi was more evil yet.
    The Pikachu and Pepsi combo was funny, but… well, to me it seems like it would be more suited for a crack fanfic than for the canon story.
    I’m also happy that Gui is back. Forward, Professor Min! Get the girl and live happily ever after!

    • Cat-Alin

      @AC
      Now we have a good reason to stay away from Pepsi! XD
      Although am I the only one wondering if, maybe, Doll saw Gui sneaking on board and wanted to throw a tantrum, demanding that she sneak along as well? Dunno, maybe it’s just me…

      C_A

  37. Thanks PR. Can’t wait for the future chapters~ : )

  38. Minah & Yasuna

    Love this chapter! My sister and I are so excited about the ending! We were practically hyperventilating as we were reading this, and, of course, we were laughing our behinds off. Final chapter up next! Do you think you could post it on my (Minah) birthday? It’s December 30th

  39. stardust902

    just read all the current English chapters of the novel version of 1/2 prince and gotta say its looking good x starting to prefer to the manga since it is both ahead in the story and you can be more imaginative lol :) dnt suppose anyone knows when chapter 7 of volume 8 will be released??? really hoping to read soon x

  40. *singing* Pepsi killed the Pokemon star! *dies*

    XD

    Thank you! Love this.

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