Sometimes, being hard headed was not good. For example, after Qin Kaiyi put on a bold face once, afterwards he itched to sew his own mouth shut.
When he first made that request to Shen Feixiao, he intended to make trouble for him. However, he completely did not expect that Shen Feixiao could eat both meat and vegetables, agreeing in an extraordinarily unperturbed manner. This rendered Qin Kaiyi speechless.
So they settled the matter of cohabitation in this strange way. Qin Kaiyi desperately wished to find an excuse to drive Shen Feixiao out, but…
“What would you like to eat today?” A certain apron-wearing man asked, his expression calm and collected.
“… Whatever’s fine.” Qin Kaiyi impatiently looked at the television, still protesting, “Don’t make it, I’m not… hungry.”
“Oh.” Shen Feixiao did not bother to take notice of Qin Kaiyi. He had lived with Qin Kaiyi for more than a month. How could he not see through this fellow’s thoughts?
“Shen Feixiao.” In any case, Qin Kaiyi felt that they could not continue this way. Although he did not know what on earth Shen Feixiao wanted to do, he had a vague hunch that if he still did not act now, it would really be too late.
“What is it?” Shen Feixiao was in the middle of cooking when he heard Qin Kaiyi’scall. He paused.
“I…” Qin Kaiyi hesitated for a moment. He gritted his teeth and hardened his heart, and gave voice to the words he’d stifled in his heart, “I don’t like you.”
“En.” Shen Feixiao didn’t have any particular reaction. He stilled the movements of his hands and used a towel to wipe them. “I knew a long time ago.”
“I like women.” Knowing that it was better to suffer in the short-term rather than the long-term, Qin Kaiyi decided to smash an already broken pot. “And… I’m very afraid of you.”
“…” Shen Feixiao turned to look at Qin Kaiyi, waiting for him to continue.
“I know I’ve wronged you.” Qin Kaiyi’s tone was difficult to grasp. He was clear on how cruel his words were to Shen Feixiao. “But I really have no way to accept you. I’m really scared of you… seeing you, I’ll think of what happened to me, so, Shen Feixiao… we… it’s impossible.”
“I don’t just have the memory of that world’s Shen Feixiao.” In the face of Qin Kaiyi’s rejection, Shen Feixiao seemed quite calm. It seemed as if he had long expected for this day to come. “So I won’t be as immoderate and stubborn as I was in that world.”
“So…?”Qin Kaiyi frowned, not knowing what Shen Feixiao wanted to convey.
“But that doesn’t mean I can let you go.” Shen Feixiao laughed at himself. “In the months after my car accident, as I recovered, I was thinking of this problem… I was thinking of whether I could treat those experiences as a dream, and then continue to live my life.”
“…” Qin Kaiyi felt a bit sad for some reason.
“But I couldn’t.” Shen Feixiao’s expression was indifferent, giving not a single hint on what he was thinking. “Rather than calling it a dream, it’s more like my own past life. I remember everything, every person, with no way to forget, and then pretended as if nothing happened. that Shen Feixiao has never had anyone teach him how to love. As the author you should know that his existence and love have no relationship whatsoever.”
“That’s right. If I hadn’t written it like that back then that would be good.” Qin Kaiyi mustered a smile.
“There’s no ‘if.’” Shen Feixiao firmly shattered Qin Kaiyi’s fantasy. “Qin Kaiyi, twenty-six years old, graduated from the University of Languages in City A. Your father is Qin Zhuo, acting as a civil policeman in City C’s Public Security Bureau. Now he’s already retired. Your mother is an office worker in Nianhua Department Store, employed…”
Hearing Shen Feixiao clearly recite all the details about his family, Qin Kaiyi opened and closed his mouth without knowing what to say.
“Qin Kaiyi, in this world, I am not as powerless as I was in the other world.” At this time, Shen Feixiao finally revealed that familiar aura that incited fear in Qin Kaiyi. He untied his apron in passing, walking towards the living room, “You also aren’t like you were in that world, able to casually throw everything away. You have parents, relatives, those you love and those who love you, and you-”
That man who had let loose the entirety of his aura was like Asura crawling out of the depths of hell, “If I really want to obtain you by fair or foul means, that would be as easy as can be.”
“So what do you want to say? You’ve said you wouldn’t force me!” Qin Kaiyi knew that what Shen Feixiao said was true. In this world, he did not even have the qualifications to escape.
“What I’ve said I will definitely do.” Shen Feixiao looked at Qin Kaiyi, spreading out his hands and showing a helpless expression, “Have I forced you to do anything now? Or is it that I should first demonstrate on your body what it means to force you?”
A rogue wasn’t frightening. What was frightening was a rogue with the logic of a bandit.
“You’re acting shamelessly!” Qin Kaiyi raged, “You think I’ll compromise if you use my family to threaten me?”
“Would you not compromise?” Shen Feixiao purposefully made a surprised expression.
“…” All right, he would definitely compromise. Qin Kaiyi spinelessly shut his mouth again. After he stopped talking, Shen Feixiao walked over and gave him some “understanding” pats on the head. Shen Feixiao then turned around and entered the kitchen again to cook.
“Actually it’s not bad like this.” A certain person very much like Ah Q comforted himself, “You see, I don’t need to cook or order takeout, just, just like this… it’s also very good?” Of course, at this time, Qin Kaiyi would definitely not admit that there was a little person in his mind pointing at his nose while roaring, Very good your sister, your chrysanthemum will be exploded by someone, but you’re still this damned way. You’ll sell yourself for two meals? Can’t you be a bit more admirable?
(T/N: Ah Q, or 啊Q, refers to the protagonist of “The True Story of Ah Q.” Ah Q fears those above him in rank or power, and often talks to himself and deceives himself after defeat/humiliation).
“How could two meals be enough.” Qin Kaiyi wiped a tear. “It has to at least be three.”
“…” The roaring little person decided to be quiet.
It turned out that for Shen Feixiao, controlling Qin Kaiyi was a piece of cake.
He originally hadn’t wanted to use force to bring Qin Kaiyi into the palms of his hands, but he could not tolerate Qin Kaiyi escaping the scope of his control. Sometimes desire for control could be frightening.
Fortunately, this world’s Shen Feixiao was not as gloomy and paranoid as the one in the other world. He could firmly grasp Qin Kaiyi in his hands using more perfected means.
At the dining table, Qin Kaiyi didn’t even dare to raise his head. He only focused on eating the dishes in front of him–well, in fact, for an omnivorous, unfinicky animal like Qin Kaiyi, Shen Feixiao’s cooking was already amazing.
However, Shen Feixiao was actually very dissatisfied with Qin Kaiyi’s attitude. But he didn’t say anything, and the two of them ate their lunch in silence.
“I want to make a trip home.” This was the method Qin Kaiyi came up with after thinking for a long time. He thought that Shen Feixiao would lose interest with time. He might change his attitude after a while.
(T/N: literal meaning is “three minutes of heat.” Figuratively speaking, it means that someone is full of warm feelings at the start, but as time goes on, these feelings fade.)
“Trip home? What about work?” How could Shen Feixiao not understand Qin Kaiyi’s little tricks? He ate without any reaction, his tone very calm.
“Um… I… want to resign.” In fact, when he found out that his company was founded by Shen Feixiao’s family, Qin Kaiyi already thought about resigning. Although he was hesitant right now, in the end he still voiced that thought.
“You’ll have your parents support you?” In the face of Qin Kaiyi’s retreat, Shen Feixiao mercilessly closed in, step by step, “Or you want to write another novel?”
“How is that possible,” Qin Kaiyi mumbled. He knew that Shen Feixiao was making fun of him. An event like that happened. Any normal person would not think about writing novels again. What would he do if he transmigrated again?
“Okay then,” Shen Feixiao gave him a bright and cheerful smile, “do as you will.”
“… Really?” Not expecting such a simple response from Shen Feixiao, Qin Kaiyi became a bit meek. He suspiciously looked at Shen Feixiao. No matter how he thought about it, he felt there was a hidden plot. “You… really agree?”
“Why would I not?” Shen Feixiao finished eating, and wiped his mouth gracefully with a tissue, “I’m full.”
“Oh…” Qin Kaiyi became even meeker. Observing Shen Feixiao’s aloof demeanor, Qin Kaiyi inexplicably felt fear.
“Don’t worry.” Shen Feixiao looked at Qin Kaiyi’s hesitant appearance with good humor, and put down his napkin. “I won’t do anything to you.” Of course, this is limited only to you.
Qin Kaiyi wanted to regret, but he’d already spoken. He was too embarrassed to continue, and could only lower his head and stuff his mouth with food. For this reason, he missed seeing the hint of chill in Shen Feixiao’s gaze.
Actually, the biggest difference between this world’s Shen Feixiao and the other one’s was the masking of his true nature. This world’s Shen Feixiao, since he was a child, had been taught how to display a cultured and refined image to win over others. That other world’s Shen Feixiao had always found it beneath him to to attend to such matters.
It could be said that the other world’s Shen Feixiao was the real Shen Feixiao.
Unfortunately, Qing Kaiyi never understood this. Seeing Shen Feixiao’s calm appearance, Qin Kaiyi truly thought that Shen Feixiao didn’t plan to do anything to him. So he secretly rejoiced, hurriedly packing his luggage and wrapping up responsibilities–he didn’t even eat the lunch Shen Feixiao had cooked before rushing out for home.
When Shen Feixiao saw Qin Kaiyi at the door about to exit, he was sitting beside the living room table scooping soup with a spoon. It was as if he didn’t have any particular thoughts about Qin Kaiyi, who was about to leave.
“Goodbye.” Qin Kaiyi gave a farewell in a lowered voice. He felt inexplicably awkward. “I’ll… leave first?”
“En.” Shen Feixiao did not show any extraneous expression for Qin Kaiyi.
“… Then goodbye.” Holding his suitcase, Qin Kaiyi ran out as if he was being chased by a dog.
“Shen Feixiao ah Shen Feixiao.” Shen Feixiao let slip a smile, only after Qin Kaiyi had shut the door. This smile became larger and larger, carrying with it somewhat of a warped edge–it was exactly the same as the smile of the Shen Feixiao who had once experienced heart demons. With a crash, he swept everything on the table to the floor. “You’re really regressing the more energetic you get. Pampering and love, the little thing will recognize only once it’s run.” Concessions and forbearance and whatnot, to him, seemed to be… superfluous?
All right, this world would always have some people who would respond to harsh methods rather than soft ones.
This is the last chapter I am posting on this site. I see that this novel goes up to Chapter 91 (91 chapters + 3 extras), so these translations can be considered Completed.
You can find the extra chapters up to 93 (Honey and Arsenic) on my Patreon. Personally I think they are quite similar to this chapter. I didn’t enjoy reading them. This is probably a me problem, and I would never attribute that to the author.
QKY is creepy in his original world. I’m sorry, obviously SFX is the paragon of creepiness, but QKY is quite something too.
Anyway, I would not go for QKY without the knife-cut nose bridge and white jade buttocks or whatever else he had in the other world. If SFX acted like a real person, he’d probably just find a model 20 years younger than him like all the other successful men in real life. There ain’t no tycoon in the real world stalking a nerdlet and making all his food while going crazy over not getting a crumb of nerd D.
You can probably tell that translator doesn’t like modern LOL