“I presume you’ve heard of Lady Jin Yu’s temper so I won’t go into the details. Just remember this. Do not disobey the lady. Otherwise, you should know what the consequences will be.”
The housekeeper of Tian Feng Manor snapped coldly as he walked, crossing his hands. His dark tone and occasional backward gaze emitted a superior and arrogant demeanour.
Behind the housekeeper, followed a young man dressed in blue, who kept his head down respectfully with a perfect smile on his face as he listened to the housekeeper’s teachings.
Seeing that the young man obediently heeded his instructions, the initial gloomy tone of the Tian Feng housekeeper changed for the better. The housekeeper thought about the troubles the previous chosen servants had created, and warned: “It is a blessing for you to be selected to serve Lady Jin Yu. You must cherish it, don’t do anything that will upset the Lady. Otherwise not only be you, but everyone from the Qing Hu Clan will be implicated. Do you understand?”
“Yes, Fu Wang understands. I will take good care of Lady Jin Yu.” There wasn’t a hint of dissatisfaction on his face as he said that and he seems obedient, which is reassuring.
However, his inner feelings didn’t match the gentle look on his face. He lowered his head to see the magnificent walkway made of white jade under his feet, his eyes as though covered by a hidden mist.
It is widely known in the world of Meng Ze that the Tian Feng family’s pride is Tian Feng Jin Yu. She is the most highly-respected lady in the Tian Hu Clan and along with her high status, came her tyranny.
It could be due to the fact that she is born from the union of the Demonic Tian Hu Clan and the Deities, which tabooed heaven’s laws. Tian Feng Jin Yu was granted unimaginable, natural-borned powers but at the same time, also cursed by the heavens. When she was ten years old, she went berserk and devoured half of the people in Tian Feng Manor of Tian Hu Clan. Ever since then, she became more and more violent, seeking pleasure in swallowing and killing servants. It became a routine for her to kill someone every two days.
The great world of Meng Ze honours the ones with strength. Especially Tian Feng Jin Yu’s superior status, she didn’t care about other normal high-ranking demon clans, let alone killing a few of those from low-ranking demon clans. No number of deaths by her hand will change her status.
Demons from clans of little to no ranking like Fu Wang who are sent here, are only meant to be tortured by Tian Feng Jin Yu. Just for her pleasure. Although their official job description is to serve her, but it is an unspoken truth in Meng Ze that these low-ranking demons will not live more than three days.
Fu Wang was born from a servant of Qing Hu Clan that was tied to Tian Hu Clan. Not long after his birth, his mother passed away and since then, there was no one in the Qing Hu Clan who truly cared for him. In Meng Ze, it was the survival of the fittest so while growing up, he struggled to survive.
Unlike the other demon foxes who looked beautiful and charming, Fu Wang is very handsome to the point of elegance. His looks paired with his modest and gentle demeanor kept him safe and brought convenience for him as everyone naturally loves beautiful things. It is a pity that it was also the cause for him being sent to this place.
A maiden from the Qing Family was secretly infatuated with Fu Wang and in order to improve his life, he didn’t mind leading her on. It was easy. He just had to profess his fake affections for her and Fu Wang would be able to improve his position as a slave. However, there was also a nobleman’s son who was in love with the maiden and couldn’t stand losing her to a lowly slave, so he secretly arranged for him to be sent to the Tian Feng Manor to die.
No one can steal anything that belongs to Tian Feng Jin Yu, not especially with her violent nature. Therefore, since being forced to step foot into the household, Fu Wang gave up all hope that the maiden would come to his rescue. No, I should say that Fu Wang didn’t believe that when he’s in danger, someone would save him because all demons are cold-hearted. Regardless of how deeply they love, they will not risk their life.
While walking slowly behind the housekeeper, Fu Wang has been racking his brains for ways to save himself. Even if the only thing left in store for him is death, he will not give in to fate and wait for his demise. In his 20 odd years of life, he has been mocked by others because of his status. Even though he had fallen into countless traps, he had always managed to survive till now. He will definitely be able to save himself from danger this time.
Who knows? This is still an opportunity. Tian Feng Jin Yu’s noble status and immense power would undeniably be a reliable support unlike any other, for him. If it’s not for the high risk of death that everyone avoids, a slave like him wouldn’t have been able to get this close to Tian Feng Jin Yu. If only he can make use of her…
The housekeeper who was walking in front of him stopped behind an ornate wooden door. Fu Wang stopped his train of thoughts, regained his composure and stood there, following the housekeeper.
After hearing the housekeeper’s previous arrogant tone, it was as if he were a different person. The housekeeper bowed and spoke with politeness, “Lady Jin Yu, your servant Chang Yuan has come to bring you news.”
After a long time has passed, a faint female voice can be heard permeating from inside the house, “What is it?”
The housekeeper kept his signature smile and hurriedly replied: “The new slave has arrived to serve you, my Lady.”
Silence came after Lady Jin Yu’s reply. The housekeeper turned to face Fu Wang, hinting him to go over. Fu Wang walked to the side of the door and greeted softly, “Fu Wang of Qing Hu Clan is here to serve you, my Lady.”
There was no reply so the housekeeper gave Fu Wang a little push. Following the motion from the push, Fu Wang opened the door and walked in.
The interior was spacious, with tall columns and large curtains made of fine yarn that are impossible to get on the market. The valuable Han Ling flower, that even the Qing Clan’s leader rarely got to use — that helps to increase the users’ spiritual powers — is being used as decoration in a vase…to think that this place held so many luxury items astounded him. But there is one thing that Fu Wang couldn’t keep his eyes off of. It wasn’t the expensive and rare items but the dark silhouette on the long couch. As much as he tried to avoid it, he couldn’t help but to notice it at the corner of his eye. Whoever or whatever that was, it made him shiver.
That thing, or that person, is the one whom everyone fears…Tian Feng Jin Yu. According to the rumours, she is an uncompromising monster. Anyone who dared to look at her will get their heads crushed by her. Sensing her evil presence, Fu Wang didn’t dare to be reckless and knew that he had to be cautious.
However, the lady that was said to be brutal, to the point that no one could look at her and liked to listen to human skulls as if they were seashells, was sitting at a vantage point in the huge hall. As she looked down at the harmless new slave, she felt in her heart a piercing pain as if having been hit in the balls. Yes, although she has no balls, the sensation she felt was akin to that.
Just two days ago, she wasn’t called Tian Feng Jin Yu but Shu Yu. She was just an ordinary female university senior student who was about to graduate. She would never have imagined that she would experience such madness like transmigrating, especially not into the book. Fuck my life.
If she could go back, she would go onto a blogger’s WeiBo (China’s equivalent of Twitter or Facebook) that liked to post questions at midnight such as, “What is the one thing you most regret doing?” She would have written: “In this life, I most regret reading a novel before sleeping.”
If only she hadn’t read the novel before going to bed, maybe she wouldn’t have such bad luck of transcending into the novel. It was bad enough to have transcended into the story. Worse still, her identity in the story was simply cannon fodder. Her character was only mentioned in the male lead’s memories, in a single chapter with less than a hundred words.
Simply saying, she is the perverted woman who will bring great harm to this male supporting character and ultimately be killed by him. Moreover, this particular male supporting character who would be responsible for her death, is the guy who is standing in front of her…Fu Wang. It would’ve been fine if he was merely just the male supporting character but he is also the kingpin, the high-up BOSS.
Now you might be thinking…what’s the BOSS? He’s the one that stays alive till the end and keeps creating trouble for the male and female leads. He’s a crazy, cool, boundless character that has a evil charm, wisdom beyond the heavens and infinite power.
Having read the book titled《Overlord》, Shu Yu was clear about Fu Wang’s attributes. He has the typical attributes of a BOSS: Intelligent, powerful, good-looking, moral character, martial arts skills. At the start, before Shu Yu found out about his identity as the BOSS, she was hopelessly in love with him. He was the only reason she read the novel. If she hadn’t found out about his additional attribute of being insane…
Speaking of which, we have to talk about the damn book that Shu Yu read before going to bed. It had a cheesy plot that was trendy a few years ago, which evoked feelings of nostalgia, with only some slightly different details.
The story goes that after losing her country to another country’s king, the princess’ parents were killed. She fled with her loyal guards, but along the way, they encountered the enemy king, and they actually fell in love! Emotional drama ensues with palace power struggles filled with games of taunts, captivity, abortion, miscarriage, false accusations and misunderstandings. The female lead was terribly abused — both body and mind. The king and the princess both perished together in the end. After reading this ending, Shu Yu felt like dregs — like a piece of dying shit.
Were it not for her friend who constantly, enthusiastically pledged that the novel is a good read, that the male supporting lead, Fu Wang, is absolutely Shu Yu’s cup of tea. She would’ve broken her computer after reading it halfway through.
The female lead is a masochist and this makes the world worry, even if it’s just a little! Getting revenge for your parents and country against the one who took everything away from you is absolutely different, do you not understand? Besides, what’s good about that scumbag male lead? There’s nothing wrong and unforgiving in not choosing the perverted male supporting character aka the BOSS. But the young loyal guard that protects the female lead isn’t bad either. Why must she be so insistent in choosing that cancerous male lead, who is a male-partner deterrent!
Thinking that there would be a turn of events later in the novel with the scumbag male lead tortured, Shu Yu persevered through the emotional rollercoaster and finished the whole novel. She just couldn’t take it anymore, it was too engrossing. Maybe it was her resentment that transcended her into the world of Meng Ze.
But! Looking at Fu Wang’s tattered outfit, it is unfitting for a supporting character to even stand next to the main character! I bet it takes half a day to put the pieces of puzzle together to guess his identity. What’s the use of this guy?
Ah…there’s still one thing that makes Shu Yu go all weak. That is…in this traditional nostalgic novel, the author also added a bit of fantasy in order to pursue a new idea. That the species of the supporting male character is a fox demon, different from the leading characters’ species.
The story begins with the depiction of the fall of the female lead’s country. It wasn’t until after 30 pages that the supporting male character appeared. His fox demon identity and his past was only briefly mentioned, nothing more. The only useful thing about writing this setting is only making him a bit more cool. What use does it have? Don’t tell me it’s only value is as good as brushing hair?
At the thought of reading the novel that held countless ideas yesterday, Shu Yu is still unsure about her situation of being in-the-book. She schooled her expression, Jin Yu’s eyes narrowing to give off a savage look. She could feel her heart pounding fast.
After reminiscing the past, Shu Yu reluctantly pulled her thoughts back to the present situation. Ah, now standing in front of her is one who looks more timid than the typical daughter-in-law who meets her in-laws, he is the novel’s BOSS.
Before the BOSS identity was revealed, it was a gentle guy who appeared on screen. It goes way back in the blistering cold snow, where the female lead was misunderstood by the male lead that she had a miscarriage. Filled with grief, she jumped into a lake out of despair. Out of the blue, a distant sound of the zither was heard. Then on the edge of the lake where white plum blossoms grew, a small boat slowly emerged. On the boat sat an elegant man, dressed in white, playing the zither. It is as if he, the celestial being of the white blossoms lake, heard her cries.
Fu Wang brought her back to his retreat to take care of her. It was then that the innocent Shu Yu couldn’t control her cries of excitement and wished that she was in the female lead’s shoes. At that time, Shu Yu hated the female lead who did not love the gentle Fu Wang. It was only after the female lead opened herself up, that she realised that this gentle male supporting character is actually the BOSS. It was from Fu Wang’s untimely dark change of demeanor into a more sick and gloomy, deranged nature that revealed himself.
He took no one seriously. Even towards the female lead, he is just like any other mental patient whereby he could be kind one moment and crazy at another. In order to make her stay, he did many crazy things to the female lead. It is because of Fu Wang’s actions that left Shu Yu in tatters.
To sum up all of the above, Shu Yu couldn’t confront her mixed feelings. All these feelings can be summed up into one word: “Loved”. Why can’t he be a gentleman?!
Besides not being the gentle guy she was hoping for, Shu Yu was afraid of him. That is because in the novel, she was killed by Fu Wang! Shu Yu spent the whole night trying to understand Jin Yu’s character and what the author wrote about Fu Wang’s past. Shu Yu remembered that Fu Wang suffered a lot in the past and to make things worse, he met the sadistic female demon. Jin Yu tortured him badly countless times and one day, Fu Wang went crazy and murdered her miserably.
That’s right. Shu Yu’s current identity is that of the sadistic female demon. She was destined to be killed by Fu Wang.
Thinking for her own life, is it wrong for Shu Yu to think to….kill him first? Firstly, she couldn’t accept the mere thought of ending a life. She can’t do it, it’s over the line! Secondly, she did love Fu Wang despite knowing what he will do to her in the future. She couldn’t bear to hurt him!
Then again, what can the supporting character do to her? Shu Yu knew that if she didn’t succeed in getting rid of Fu Wang first…and what if both of them held grudges for each other? Scratching her head all night, she made up her mind to be nice to him so that there would be no room for grudges. Isn’t that a happy ending everyone wants ~ If there is no other way, she could always send him far far away ~
The idea is great but she had yet to prepare herself mentally. Who would have known that just after she’d made up her mind, the person is already here. So she is currently nervous and totally unsure of what to do.
Shu Yu had that unfathomable gaze on her face, yet she didn’t realise the slender figure standing in front of her. When the sudden realisation hit her, Fu Wang was already bowing and kissing the hem of her skirt as if full of devotion and love.
“My Lady, let your servant Fu Wang serve you.”
No no no! I’m an upright person, I won’t let you serve me! I won’t! Of course, Shu Yu was frightened at this situation as she scurried back, pulling away her long skirt.
Sensing as if he had committed an incorrigible sin, Fu Wang kneeled down immediately: “I have done something sinful and angered My Lady, please punish me.” At the same time in his mind, he is trying to analyse everything that had happened till now. It was obvious that nothing major had happened when he was nearing Tian Feng Household, the initial default reaction he expected from Lady Jin Yu was put off after her unexpected, sudden refusal.
Fu Wang is perspective and is used to analyzing things, but it’s only until now that he could not make sense of Lady Jin Yu’s mood; whether it is anger or impatience…he couldn’t tell.
Lady Jin Yu of the Tian Feng Clan…it is as the legends say: She has unpredictable mood swings. On one hand, Fu Wang begs for divine punishment while on the other, he is silently waiting for disaster to fall upon him.
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