Chapter 189 : The Hallmaster Wants to Get Married Off (5)

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[Host, why must you act so obnoxiously?] System couldn’t help but speak out. ‘Can’t she just quietly complete a mission for once?’

“Hey, life shouldn’t be too peaceful.”

[……] ‘…It’s because you can’t show off that way, right?’

System decided it would be better off not commenting but instead become more aloof, else it’d be angered to death by its Host one of these days.



Jun Hanlin crashed into the crowd, landing right in front of Qin Langyue. With so many people around, he couldn’t afford to lift his head to look back at the roof, so he could only whimper incoherently about the pain.

“Seventh Brother, how come you-” The Third Prince pointed at the sky and couldn’t help but laugh, “How come you fell from the sky? Is this the fabled ‘perfect match bestowed by Heaven’? Hey, now that I think about it, Seventh Brother and Eldest Miss Qin are simply perfect for each other!”

The crowd let out an uproarious laugh upon hearing his words, followed by countless nasty gazes on the two. No one bothered to inquire why Jun Hanlin would fall from the sky in the first place.

“An idiot and a fool, the perfect match! Wouldn’t you say so, fellows?”

Qin Langyue gazed sharply at them as killing intent surfaced in her eyes. Suddenly, she felt something tug on the edge of her clothes as someone hugged her legs.

“Hurts… Wuwu, it hurts… please don’t hit me…” Jun Hanlin grabbed onto Qin Langyue for dear life.

“Looks like Seventh Brother agrees, hahaha! No problem! I’ll help you out; I’ll enter the palace to request that Father dissolve my engagement to Eldest Miss Qin!”

Third Prince had just been worrying over not having an appropriate excuse to break the engagement. Since the engagement was by edict of the late Emperor, he didn’t dare to just ask his Father to break it.

But what if… Qin Langyue and the Seventh Prince happened to be ‘together’?

Qin Langyue knew things were taking a turn for the worse the moment she heard Third Prince’s declaration. She was eager to break the betrothal, but on her own terms.

However, Third Prince left Qin Langyue no chance to raise objections as he left eagerly with his entourage.

After the background mob characters had finished jeering at her, they dispersed, leaving behind Jun Hanlin who was still clutching tightly to her legs.

Shi Sheng clicked her tongue. She couldn’t help but sigh at Plot-sama’s power. ‘Just one opportunity was all it took for the ML and FL to be bound on the same ship…’

Shi Sheng didn’t know what method Third Prince had employed, but he really did end his engagement to Qin Langyue and had even managed to transfer it to Jun Hanlin.

As someone who had tolerated insult and injury for so many years, he would naturally not begin showing signs of rebellion now. Once others told him Qin Langyue was his fiancée, he began sticking to her like glue.

Originally, Qin Langyue and Jun Hanlin would’ve met under more favorable circumstances, one which have allowed Qin Langyue to discover that Jun Hanlin was no fool at all.

‘Will she still fall for him whilst unaware that he’s perfectly normal?’


“Nooo! Go away! You beasts! You’ll die horribly–ah! Go away, let go of me! Let go…”

The sounds of a woman’s struggles in the otherwise silent woods reached Shi Sheng’s ears. She turned her head to peer through the canopy towards the source.

Under a tree not far from her, several youths held down a girl, laughing as they tore off her clothes.

The girl appeared familiar. Shi Sheng pondered for a while before recalling that this was the girl Qin Langyue had protected the other day.

She seemed to be called Qin Kui, a branch member of the Qin Clan. Qin Langyue brought her along because she’d always been nice to her.

‘Oh, seems like this is the part where Qin Kui was tormented and raped to death by a bunch of silk-pants1.’

Qin Langyue would end up teaching them a lesson later on, of course.

Shi Sheng adjusted her position, her hand propping up her chin as she observed the assault. In those calm, black eyes, there was neither pity nor gloating, merely a calm comparable to a dead pool.

The girl’s cries became weaker and weaker, until she finally took her last breath.

Though those lowlifes appeared to have discovered the girl had died, they actually proceeded to continue raping the corpse!

Once they finally satisfied themselves, they abandoned the body of the girl, covered in bruises and filth, and escaped the scene.

Shi Sheng leapt from the tree, just so happening to come face-to-face with Qin Langyue, who had come sprinting from another path. Qin Langyue turned her head, and when she caught sight of the girl on the ground, her expression warped.

“Qin Kui!”

A youth accompanied Qin Langyue. He had a very cold aura, like an unsheathed treasure sword.

It was Jiang Mu, one of Qin Langyue’s followers. After a brief glance, Shi Sheng shifted her gaze and made to leave, but the youth blocked her path.

“Shen Yaoguang!” Qin Langyue covered up the defiled body before charging over, seething with killing intent.“Who was it?!”

‘Fuck! Well, aren’t you bold, FL-sama?! You dared to call me by name!’

Shi Sheng retreated a step before speaking in a ridiculing tone, “How would I know who did it?”

Qin Langyue grilled Shi Sheng in a loud voice, “You were here, weren’t you? How would you be unaware of who committed these atrocities?! Or were you the one who got people to do this?!?”

“I was just passing by.” Shi Sheng suddenly grinned maliciously. “If I were the one who masterminded this, I’d have made sure there wouldn’t even be a corpse left for you to find!”

Qin Langyue’s pupils contracted. ‘What’s with this Shen Yaoguang who oozes wickedness…?’

Qin Langyue glanced at where Qin Kui was before turning to stare at Shi Sheng again. She suddenly asked, “You witnessed everything?”

“Yep.” ‘Wasn’t all that appealing to look at. Wish I could scrub my eyeballs.’

“Then why didn’t you save her?!” Qin Langyue lost control of her emotions. “Since you saw it, why didn’t you save her?! She was still so young! She had her whole future ahead of her! All you had to do was speak out, and you’d be able to save her! So why didn’t you?!”

‘Who doesn’t know what kind of status Shen Yaoguang has at the academy? Would anyone have dared to disobey if she’d only just spoken up?!

Yet she chose not to do anything…’

Qin Kui was the only one who had treated her wholeheartedly since she’d arrived in this world. Qin Langyue had already begun seeing her as a family member. Yet now, this family member had been humiliated to death, and before her stood a person who had done nothing to prevent it, even going to far as to act as if it was to be expected…

Shi Sheng’s lips curved into a beautiful arc. “Why would I save her? What reason would I have for doing so?”

Who was Qin Kui to her? A stranger! So why should she have saved her?

‘Saving people is done out of kindness, while not saving them is simply acting out of self-interest. What’s wrong with that?’

To Shi Sheng, morals weren’t even worth a fart. ‘And besides, even if you put aside the fact I(bbb) wasn’t even acquainted with her, I(bbb) still wouldn’t save her since she’s on the FL’s side.’

“Shen Yaoguang, how could you be so cruel?!” Qin Langyue’s hands balled into fists as she loathingly glared at Shi Sheng. ‘Qin Kui died all because she didn’t save her!’

“So?” ‘If you’re not cruel, there’ll always be someone else who’s crueler. Then you’re the one that dies.’

“As if the likes of you are worthy of being called a genius!” Qin Langyue laughed coldly. ‘I just knew that no one from the great clans was any good!’

Shi Sheng peered in seeming perplexity at Qin Langyue. After all, she was a killer who had witnessed countless filthy acts committed. Even if she was feeling a bit out of sorts after arriving in a foreign world, she should’ve already understood that this world only respected the strong.

‘What? It’s perfectly okay for you to go around killing people, but when other people do it, it’s immoral? On what grounds?! Don’t we all do it to further our own goals?’

“Regardless of whether or not I’m worthy, I am a genius!” Shi Sheng praised herself shamelessly, causing Qin Langyue to be at a loss for words.

Author’s note:

*acts cute and rolls around while begging for votes*

Come on! Mutual destruction!!! Smash your votes at me!!! I’ll be able to catch ‘em, promise!

*pats you guys* Hahaha!

  1. Is anyone unfamiliar with this term? Look here! Er, I suppose the best way to describe them is people with a bunch of money and power (or more accurately, their families do) and abuse it to languish in decadence.

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  1. P-Orc · Jul 14, 2020

    [[ Originally, Qin Langyue and Jun Hanlin would’ve met under more favorable circumstances, one which have allowed Qin Langyue to discover that Jun Hanlin was no fool at all.

    ‘Will she still fall for him whilst unaware that he’s perfectly normal?’ ]] Will she? I read a webcomic once about a prince pretending to be stupid and all and the female lead seems to like her "stupid" husband still. I liked that.

    Anyways.. I guess Shi Sheng's not all good hearted since she let an innocent girl get F to death.. 😅
    [[ And besides, even if you put aside the fact I wasn’t even acquainted with her, I still wouldn’t save her since she’s on the FL’s side.’]] <--- OH THERE'S HER REASON. It's because the girl is on the female lead's side, so the girl would have been in her way if Shi Sheng tries to kill the female lead later.. right?

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  2. Anonymous · Dec 12, 2018

    Shi Sheng is the bestest main lead ever

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  3. Anonymous · Dec 11, 2018

    Shi Sheng is the best

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  4. whitespadeblog · Dec 5, 2018

    its really displeasing to see a main character who see rape and not doing anything. it really show off the filthiness of the soul when rape is involved.

    however you have to remember that SHE. NEVER. BELIEVE. THESE. PEOPLE. ARE. HUMAN.

    Previously she was a step-mother author who made her characters go through all sorts of torments. so she look at all these characters living and dying as par on course for fictional characters. just like how we torment and capture pokemons for our own perverse delight in seeing them killing each other, do we need to care what fictional data feel?

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  5. Klaruza · Jul 2, 2018

    I have long treated the others but Shi Sheng and male mc as a cannon fodder

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  6. GonZ · Jul 1, 2018

    Meatbun Delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    Since there's no magazines or videos, shi sheng watched a live action..

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  7. GL · Jul 1, 2018

    Though it is sad, but Shi Sheng's actions was actually rational. In such a dog eat dog world, if you can't protect yourself then how can you expect others to protect you? For those who are weak, their fate will never be a bright one unless they can latch onto a golden thigh, but they must be able to provide something in return for that protection. The unfortunate victim had chosen to associate with the female lead so whatever might happen in the future will have the implicit factor of that association. Then factor in the fact that the victim had little power while not many had favorable impression of the FL so even if anything did happen, not many will lift a finger to do anything. One, it would not give them any gain to help a powerless girl associated with a reject (FL) and two, did they have the power to even intervene, has anyone bother asking if the perpetrators were at least from middle class clans that might have some influences?
    Should Shi Sheng attempted to save the victim, then rumors might float around that she is associated with the FL, which would taint her reputation and make the Shen clan unhappy. Shi Sheng might have had the power to do something like stopping and killing the perpetrators, but there would be repercussions, like the clans behind them seeking revenge on Shi Sheng. She might be able to take on kids, but what about hundreds of experts? Even if she did hide the evidences, it doesn't mean that it'll stay in the shadows for long. So even if she did something, it would likely create a backlash against her. But why would Shi Sheng do something so disadvantageous for someone who she had no association with? She is not a hero nor has she ever been kind to strangers. And it's completely suicidal too; the Shen clan will not hesitate to abandoned her if she proves to be a useless tool. Her mission hasn't been completed so that can't happen yet.

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  8. LATI · Jul 1, 2018

    Thank you~~

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  9. Anonymous · Jul 1, 2018

    Shi Sheng, that was really awful.

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    • pyonpyon · Jul 1, 2018

      yeah :(

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  10. kirindas · Jul 1, 2018

    Thanks for the new chapter!

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  11. FableCat · Jul 1, 2018

    Don't like this arch... not enough swearing and laughter. Love the author cuteness though.

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  12. Anonymous · Jul 1, 2018


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  13. EternalSeaCyvie · Jul 1, 2018

    MC, why so stupid ah? Is you're brain stuck in limbo while you're in whatever century?

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  14. Pan · Jul 1, 2018

    I really want to know Mistress Shi Sheng history... Just how painful is her history to make her like this?

    Mistress, your moral point going to get lower and lower if you continue on this path... please stop...

    "‘What? It’s perfectly okay for you to go around killing people, but when other people do it, it’s immoral? On what grounds?! "
    This is true, though.

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  15. Anonymous · Jul 1, 2018

    this... *sigh* it makes perfect sense that MC acted this way in this chapter, so I'm not really mad at the author or at the character, it just doesn't feel very good. it would be out of character for MC to save someone for the sake of saving them especially when that person is on the enemies side, no matter how innocent the individual may be.

    I mean, I still wanted MC to save her because it would make an interesting chink in plot-sama's plans, and I don't want to see our protagonist watch some innocent girl get raped to death but it makes plenty of sense this way as well. it could've been a nice starting point to see some character development but I'd imagine the author has that planned for later in the story(and it will be the part of the story I would look forward to the most).

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    • Teramir · Jul 1, 2018

      Yep i get you.
      It makes sense but it's unpleasant. I was tortured by a novel full of these kind of events before so i don't want to see it happen alot in this again. But since author acted cute this time and even patted me I'll forgive her.

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    • August · Jul 1, 2018

      I agree. I still like Shi Sheng but it’s getting to the point where I have to convince myself to forgive her. Her moral character is getting so low that it’s even hard far a jaded reader like me to keep up with. I mean... watching someone get raped to death... I’m sad for the girl
      I hope Shi Sheng does have moral character development in the future hundred-so chapters haha

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      • KeKe · Jul 1, 2018

        Wow, you guys just managed to express that which I could not. Thanks for making this comments.

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  16. Anonymous · Jul 1, 2018

    comment for the Mr. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. may calculus be eternal!!! Hail Calculus! Btw, the story is amazing!

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  17. Neko · Jul 1, 2018

    Gosh this arc reminds me of all those pill refining novels and the ones with the ML pretending to be a fool or a cripple. It's just like Enchantress Amongst Alchemist
    Shi Sheng has a point. A lot of female leads in Chinese novels were assassins or such who had done immoral things and continues to do immoral things once they transmigrated to reach the top. Yet at their convenience, they will suddenly become a saint fighting against injustice.
    Anyways...thanks for the triple update!

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    • I · Jul 1, 2018


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  18. Worldwide handsome jin · Jul 1, 2018

    I mean by now we know shi sheng s nature is not to help out, and she purely acts for her own self interest. But this was still a little hard to read.
    RIP qin kui.
    Thanks for the chapters!

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    • KindaSurprisedButNotReally · Jul 1, 2018

      Can't believe I didn't see it coming. RIP Qin Kui.

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  19. Anonymous · Jul 1, 2018

    Shi Sheng's morality points keep dropping. At this rate it will reach -200000 in 3-4 more worlds/arcs if she doesn't improve and that means game over.
    Is this a running joke by now?
    Anyway.. It's her problem

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  20. Anonymous · Jun 30, 2018

    you ppl... for what reason should the MC save her? she's not her friend, family, or even subordinate. I don't think they ever talked to each other either. So on waht basis should you blame her? It is basically none of her business... It's like you watching some *fake* rape vids in p*rnhub, you wouldn't care right? I know it's different but still. You ppl are too unreasonable. And i bet even if MC saves her, some of you would still while about 'MC is out of character! It's none of her business but she still helps someone in her enemy's camp!' You all just can't appreciate the fact that the author is even making this novel and that it's her right to make the MC however the author wants.

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    • like minded and empathetic · Jul 1, 2018

      So....... we should blame the author and not Shi Sheng.
      I'm kidding, sorry. You're right, this is Shi Sheng completely within the lines of her characteristics, no OOC and the author has no need to care what some of us may think. It is their creation and they have the universal right to do whatever the hell they want with it. To think otherwise is in my personal opinion, same as yours, being unreasonable as a reader.

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  21. MiTz · Jun 30, 2018

    remember people, Shi Sheng has always been like that. and besides her first task is to kill off the FL in that world. so garnering hate from the FL is natural, because ya know, the FL is going to get the MC's furnace for the plot(in the story and she suffered for it to). also subsequently affecting the Shen Clan negatively and thus the second task of Destroying/annihilating the Shen Clan. Shi Sheng also has a hobby of breaking ships sooo....i guess that is like her.

    Remember: this is a cannon fodder COUNTER ATTACK!! story. and the world she transmigrates to are worlds that has broken off track/ broken characters?

    thank you for the trippple update!! much appreciated!

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  22. Ilumi · Jun 30, 2018

    Tripple Update, jeyyy :D

    I think it fits mc's character not to rescue her and since the girl was frinds with FL to begin with plot-sama would have propably turned her into an enemy as soon as MC acts against FL anyway

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    • Anonymous · Jul 1, 2018

      Well yeah but what if Shi Sheng saved her and managed to turn plot-sama on it's head like usual plus she'd likely gain a fan girl. Remember Qin Kui was meant to die and further the FL's development, so you never know what might have happened if she'd lived. I would have liked to see it.

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  23. AsexualBro · Jun 30, 2018

    I have to admit I was pretty disappointed she didn't help her too. There are certain things you never wish upon your worst enemy, and for me that's rape. Still love her tho.

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    • Chubby_chubchub · Jun 30, 2018

      well, we'll understand why Shi Sheng was even able to still be unperturbed from watching a live rape scene after we know her past

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  24. Anonymous · Jun 30, 2018

    Weird chap..

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  25. Tuna · Jun 30, 2018

    Shi Sheng is bating the protaganists again...

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  26. Anonymous · Jun 30, 2018

    Most of you are forgetting our MC is a psychopath ! We will not be reading this story if she was in any way normal. That's what makes her such a great MC but you have got to accept she will never be a good human either. Having false hopes of morality towards our MC will only make you dissapointed.

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  27. KeKe · Jun 30, 2018

    Thanks for the triple update!
    However I am now now feeling uncomfortable with the fact our Shi Sheng just watched an innocent young girl be gang raped to death when she could have said or done something to prevent it. This hits a little too close to my principles for comfort. I was kind of hoping she'd save her and Qin Kui would become her fangirl like in one of the other previous arcs and we'd get to see more of Shi Sheng's dashing prince charming side with slight yuri and the other characters varied reactions. I wonder if there was any thing behind her death other than being a plot device to further develop the female lead, you know like she was actually a suspicious person who couldn't be trusted after all or she was involved in some kind of conspiracy and brought this upon herself. Here's hoping.

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  28. LaoNiang! · Jun 30, 2018

    this chapter makes me hate the mc.....its ok to be haughty and all but this was too much. Let her get beaten up by the FL!!!

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    • WallFlower · Jul 1, 2018

      If she had saved her, the MC would have been oc. She only gets involved when it's people she knows or it can benefit her in some way. It makes more sense to blame the author that wrote the scene knowing that having the MC do anything other than ignore it would have had people talking about how she going soft and if involving herself in the plot too much. It's hard to read but recall that the MC sees the world almost like a game and she's not against breaking the format. If you hate her for this then you should recall all the fl and other characters in the past that had terrible endings like this. She's ruthless and this extends far beyond the main characters, if you're not targeting her she won't care what happens to you. I don't love her, but I don't hate her. I just like reading about how she messes up the worlds she's inhabiting just by being who she is and not making huge complicated plans.

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  29. Edge · Jun 30, 2018

    You all must remember, our mc has never been a good person. She herself has ruined countless fl and ml lives in her own stories, some got raped, some got murdered viciously and so on. The fact that her morality is lesser than -100000 is the result of it. So if you can't take her cold-heartedness, just leave, no one is forcing you to read this.

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    • KeKe · Jun 30, 2018

      I'm sure many of us understand this, myself included but this just went a little too far this time. I just feel like the author didn't portray our Shi Sheng in a light all of us can handle. Most people reading this love Shi Sheng's character, she's cool, calm and collected, dashing, charming, cheeky, dominating, intelligent, cunning, swarmy, sly, and I could go on and on about how brilliantly overwhelming she is. However it was just a bit of a let down to see her like this. We understand that her lack of morality is for good reason and a basic and very important part of her characteristics and is yet another reason for why she's so cool and amazing and we love her but this just went too far and I blame the author.
      Here's hoping there's more to the situation than meets the eye.
      Sorry this is so long, please don't take offence, I'm just a little riled up right now. Still love you Shi Sheng

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      • Truth · Jun 30, 2018

        I think you just said the words that most of us readers felt. I wish there was a like button.

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      • Luna · Jul 1, 2018

        Well, to like someone, you need to hate them once in a while, too. I hated shi sheng a few chapters back and Im no even surprised that she did this. It just shows (and also mocks) that not everyone is like a transmigration novel's FL. Shes, just as you said, ruthless, cool, calm, charming, and this chapter just showed us an evidence of it.

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      • Dunkey · Jul 1, 2018

        First, thank you very much for the chapter. Rolling around in cuteness is the best! About the above comments, and this one in particular I agree, I did have a bit of a tiny hope she would go and save, but to be honest I’m not too disappointed. As our lovely mc saved others in certain worlds if she had affinity with someone. This just means there wasn’t any. Also don’t forget how much opposed we are to rape there’s still an estimated ratio of 1:4 people who are victims in the real world, in which most isn’t even reported. Even though most victims don’t die, for enough their life is ruined. So I think this is a great portrayal of a problem we also have in our global society. And it is great that so many readers are opposed to it, but let me ask you have you ever prevented rape yourself? We all should know people or have people we don’t know in the vicinity, who we could have saved one way or another. Did you help?

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  30. Disapointed sheng ge fangirl · Jun 30, 2018

    Thanks for the chapters.
    I am really disgusted that she WATCHED it happen and didn't di anything. I understand that she is not her allie but it us completely different to kill someone then to watch a bunch of guy tormenting a girl sexually, mentally, physically to death and continue even after her death. Really disappointed in her. REALLY. Ugh

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  31. Ty · Jun 30, 2018

    Thank you

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  32. Nea-er · Jun 30, 2018

    Thanks for the chapter

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  33. Anonymous · Jun 30, 2018

    Thank you!! <3

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  34. 009 · Jun 30, 2018

    I kinda feel mad at our MC now....

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    • True · Jun 30, 2018

      Well by now it makes sense the MC is like this.

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  36. moko · Jun 30, 2018

    i wonder who our mc with be matched with >w<)

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    • Anonymous · Jun 30, 2018

      Hallmaster (it's in the titel and it was one of the original hosts goals to get hooked up with the hallmaster {forgot his name})

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  37. sinyueliang · Jun 30, 2018

    thanks for the chapter! Qin Langyue is such a hypocrite, I wanna see Shi Sheng hurry up and grind her pride into dust already!!

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