Dominion’s End Volume 2: Aberrant City
Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)
Chapter 2: The Bitterness and Sweetness of Coffee and Chocolate—translated by Elkin (proofread by EvlNabiki; C/E edited by Amgine & lucathia)
As my hands worked to compress the ice crystals, my ears picked up gossip like, “Èrgē is so handsome, both men and women fall for him. Dàgē even said that he isn’t sure about his preferences!” On the fifth day of my despair over her upbringing, there was finally a little change.
After dinner, Dàgē grimly called me to his room for a chat. Everyone in the mercenary troop looked at Dàgē, and then at me. Going by the looks of worry on their faces, it was as if the two of us weren’t going to have a chat, but a death match instead.
I nodded and followed after Dàgē as the sounds of gossip came from behind again, though this time it wasn’t the voices of the girls, but of the mercenaries.
“Do you think the gēge or the dìdi will win?”
“Before, I’d definitely declare that Boss would be the victor, but Shuyu was pretty strong last time! I mean, he sent Boss crashing into the wall with a kick!”
“Don’t tell me the person who’s boss is gonna change?”