Chapter 37.1 – Reader: I don’t know enough about him yet.
Du Ze stared dully at Ariel, one of his favorite sisters in “Mixed Blood.”
Noticing that Du Ze has honest, straightforward eyes, the brown-haired, golden-eyed elf princess became flustered. She swept away some leaves and wrote on the ground using the gorgeous elvish writing. However, when she had written half of what she wanted to say, Ariel paused and showed a broken-hearted expression, suddenly realizing that the black-haired human would not be able to read the elvish language.
From beginning to end, the elf princess made no sound. Yes, in the “Mixed Blood” setting, Ariel, though an elf princess, had a fatal flaw – she could not speak. Because of this, she became a disgrace to the whole elf race – no, not even a disgrace. All the elves, including her mother, the Elf Queen, ignored her.
So when Ariel met the protagonist who was the only one willing to talk to her, she fell in love with him. Almost every day Ariel would secretly run away to meet with the protagonist. In order to communicate with him, she taught the protagonist a little bit of the elvish language.
Later, when the protagonist released himself from his imprisonment, he polluted the entire elf race except for this poor, lovable elf princess.
Long-term neglect coupled with her physical defect gave Ariel an inferiority complex, but it could not conceal her gentle and kind nature. From start to finish, she was a good person who never schemed in “Mixed Blood”. When Ariel later sacrificed her soul to the protagonist, all the readers were amazed at the soft girl’s strong side. Du Ze was surprised that the author with a shitty personality was kind enough to add in a “healing element” into the story.1
Ariel’s story became a tragedy. The protagonist was the direct cause of the pollution of the elves. The Elf Queen could not accept that the elves had degenerated into dark elves. She killed herself, which caused a rift between Ariel and Xiu. The protagonist became very suspicious of the princess. Even though he still kept her around, he couldn’t believe that Ariel wouldn’t betray him one day to get revenge for her mother.
It was only after Ariel died that the protagonist suddenly realized that she truly, unreservedly loved him. In order to revive Ariel, the protagonist decided to attack the angels’ Sky City.
The only ones who knew the location of the Sky City and could fight the angels was the demon race, so the protagonist decided to conquer the reverse side of the continent.
That is why Du Ze always thought of Ariel as the true female lead of “Mixed Blood.” Although Saint Vivian also had a strong presence in the novel, for Xiu she is more like a vision or a good memory from the past. Du Ze felt that Ariel was the most suitable companion for Xiu.
The Moe sister with a healing presence and the Holy Saint Moe sister, they are a matching pair that can’t be more Moe!
Du Ze’s wolf blood boiled for a long time so he only reacted after some time had passed. Because he did not respond, the cute sister became anxious, as if she was about to cry.
Ariel pressed her hand against her throat, pointed to her open mouth, and tried very hard to express her inability to speak and her apologies – rather than being concerned about her defect being discovered, it seemed that she was more worried about her inability to apologize. Du Ze unconsciously touched his headphones. He looked at the anxious Ariel and suddenly thought that caring too much about the headphones is not manly.
“It’s fine. You can write it out. I can read it.” Du Ze tried to soften his expression. “My name is Du Ze. What’s your name?”
So the silly, cute reader spent a lot of time with the Moe elf princess. Like in the original “Mixed Blood” plot, Ariel was very happy that someone was willing to communicate with her. Almost every day she ran away to meet with Du Ze. Most of the time it was Ariel who wrote things and Du Ze only occasionally wrote to her, but this made Ariel exceptionally satisfied.
Du ze began to worry. He must be insane to actually rob the protagonist of his role! How can the protagonist increase his favorability rating with Ariel after this? But Du Ze found that he could not refuse to communicate with Ariel because the more they communicated, the more he found out how lonely she had been for such a long time. So some silly, cute person decided to constantly bring up the Lord during his chats with the elf princess, to sell that destined person to her.
After Du Ze racked his brains and piled up all the compliments he could think of, Ariel became interested in Xiu. She took a tree branch and wrote on the ground: [Is there really such a perfect person in this world?]
Du Ze nodded without hesitation, and Ariel continued to write: [Can you tell me more about him?]
Seeing that Du Ze was stupefied, Ariel wrote: [You describe him very well, it’s just …] Ariel paused and seemed to find it difficult to think of a proper adjective. [It feels unreal? He seems to be the perfect character that everyone likes to write about in poetry, like an abstract ideal. Can you tell me what he likes and what he wants to do? ]
Ariel looked hopeful, but Du Ze felt like his heart would stop at that moment.
– What does he like?
Strength, power, money, beauty, this is what the protagonist likes, all readers can say. But in that moment, Du Ze realized that he didn’t know what exactly that person likes.
– What does he want to do?
Xiu got to know him, Xiu stayed beside him, Xiu waited for him – the main character of “Mixed Blood” would not have done all of that.
When Ariel saw that Du Ze’s expression shifted many times, she was flustered and gesticulated with the branch: [What’s the matter? Did I say something wrong-]
“I realized that,” Du Ze’s voice was barely audible, “I’ve been unreasonable.”2
From beginning to end, he only regarded Xiu as the protagonist and never thought of him as a person. Always clamoring and trying to influence the protagonist. He was too arrogant and ridiculous in trying to influence the protagonist. He knew what the protagonist of “Mixed Blood” wanted, but he has never bothered to find out what Xiu wants.
Ariel saw Du Ze lift his eyes and look at her. For the first time, he uttered a long sentence.
“I don’t know enough about him yet. Next time I will definitely tell you what kind of person he is.”
Chapter 37.2 – Reader: I don’t know enough about him yet.
Ariel nodded absently. Although she did not quite understand what he said, she heard the earnestness and firmness in Du Ze’s voice. She looked at the black-haired man who had resumed his usual impassive expression and could not help but write on the floor: [Why are you unwilling to express your feelings? You’re always showing an expressionless face.]1
Du Ze’s face was stiff as he calmly looked away, gazing at the elves in the distance. All of them, without exception, were coldly beautiful, glamorous, and aloof.
“They have no expression on their faces either …”
[They are different.] Ariel wrote urgently: [They are empty inside and out. They have no feelings to express.]
Du Ze was silent. In fact, he already knew that the elves have now entered a dead end and cannot come out of it.
Why is the Tree of Life polluted? What is this pollution? When the protagonist finally found a way to communicate with the Tree of Life, he learned everything.
The elves were the architects of their own destruction. The beautiful race misunderstood: they thought that unnecessary emotions would interfere with their development, so when each elf reaches a certain age they must undergo a “Rite of Passage.” They gave the Tree of Life the emotions that they think are superfluous, which made every elf emotionally detached.
For thousands of years the elves have been throwing their negative emotions into the Tree of Life. No matter how big the garbage can is, one day it will become full and overflow. The black, evil emotions from the Tree of Life spilled out – that is the pollution.
When Du Ze read about how the elves had forced the already blackened protagonist to absorb this pollution, Du Ze’s view of the elves hit rock bottom.
Ariel has not gone through the Rite of Passage because she has been neglected by the other elves, but she is helpless to stop the vicious cycle that the elves have fallen into.
Some time ago when Du Ze had asked her why he had been kidnapped, Ariel told him that it was because there was a vampire who told the elves that she had the means to deal with the pollution of the Tree of Life. As long as the elves kidnap the people she wanted from the Gnome Ruins, she would help them. The desperate elves immediately agreed to her terms. Ariel’s words had an air of great sorrow as she watched the elves rush towards their doom. Du Ze learned from Ariel that the vampire is named Anat. When he heard this strange name, the silly reader tried to recall the original plot of “Mixed Blood,” but there was no such person. Ah, this year there are more and unknown organisms …
Suddenly, from above them came the sound of leaves being trampled. Ariel stood up in panic, looking up at the top of the tree with Du Ze. A few days after his disappearance, Simon finally reappeared. A sexy woman was at his side. She was wearing a black robe that proclaimed her identity as a Necromancer.
Simon’s looked through Ariel, as if the elf princess was not there, before gesturing at Du Ze and saying to the woman: “That’s what you want.”
The pretty woman looked at Du Ze for a while before giving a cold snort, saying: “Is this how the Elves fulfill their promises? You grabbed a random man to deceive me?”
Simon took out a broken ring and coldly said, “Your ring reacted to this man and a gnome. They were standing together.”
“Gnome?” The beautiful woman’s face showed surprise and a deep, buried dread. She said disbelievingly: “How could there be a gnome!? The gnomes disappeared thirty thousand years ago!”
“But a gnome did appear. If you were to enter the Gnome Ruins, you would see the greatest enemy of the undead.” Simon’s voice was emotionless but his words were enough to make the vampire think he was mocking her. “We took this human from the Gnome Ruins, so you must fulfill your promise.”
“But what I want is the man who killed my student!” The sexy woman stared at Simon then suddenly smiled charmingly. “As you said, the ring reacted to two people. Since it is not this human, then it must be the gnome. If you can bring that gnome here, I’ll help you deal with the pollution of the Tree of Life.”
There was a flicker of fear in Simon’s eyes. He was silent for a moment, then pointed to Du Ze and said to beautiful woman: “That gnome attaches great importance to him.”
The flirtatious woman looked at Du Ze again, but this time she walked over to him.
“I wonder if you have ever heard my name from my student.” The woman stretched out her hand and her red nails lay across Du Ze’s chin: “My name is Anat, I am a Necromancer.”
Seeing the sexy woman in that familiar style of robe and hearing the word “student,” Du Ze finally remembered who Anat was – FML! Isn’t she the dark elf’s mentor?
Anat carefully looked at Du Ze’s face, trying to find out from his expression if he was shaken but she completely failed to find any trace of emotion. This was not a problem for Anat. Her fingers slid down and brushed aside Du Ze’s collar.
“I forgot to say…” Anat hugged Du Ze who tried to retreat. She put her mouth on Du Ze’s neck and her pointy canines lengthened. “I’m a vampire.”
Du Ze shivered, he didn’t know whether it was caused by the bite or because of Anat’s shocking words. Vampires are a branch of the undead. They have unparalleled control over blood, and from the blood of their victims, they can analyze a lot of information, such as thought and memory.
The loss of blood did not make Du Ze feel uncomfortable, but he knew that this was not a good thing so he tried to push the vampire away. Unfortunately, he was powerless.
Nearby, Ariel was flustered but was unable to separate Anat and Du Ze, so she could only look at Simon with eyes full of supplication.
Simon was indifferent, but when Du Ze was about to die because of excessive blood loss, he leisurely warned: “Do not kill in elven territory.”
Anat retreated a few steps to avoid Simon’s attack. With one hand on her bright red lips, she glared at Du Ze who was being held by Ariel.
“Why can’t I read your mind and your memory?”
This young man used Occlumency.2
Du Ze applied pressure to his neck. He felt so dizzy from excessive blood loss that he couldn’t stand up. He could only sit down weakly. In front of him there was a mass of color, and at last red became the dominant hue in his vision. The chaotic red seemed to be a human made of scarlet runes, almost like-
“Blood contract beast?!” Anat exclaimed as she looked at the humanoid form covered in blood red runes in front of Du Ze.
Du Ze closed his eyes. He knew that person was coming.
The author has something to say:
Reader: I don’t know enough about him yet.
Author: The following is official information.
Favorite Person: Du Ze
Favorite Food: Du Ze
Favorite Toy: Du Ze
Favorite Bed: Du Ze
Dream: (@ protagonist)
Protagonist: Eight races play time with Du Ze.
Readers: … I don’t want to know him better. 〒▽〒