"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 said coldly as he walked, crossing his hands. His dark tone and occasional backward gaze emitting a superior and arrogant demeanour.
Behind him followed a young man dressed in blue who kept his head down respectfully, keeping a perfect smile on his face as he listened to his teachings.
Seeing that the young man obediently heeded his instructions, the initial gloomy tone of the Tian Feng housekeeper changed for the better. As he thought about the troubles the previous chosen people had created, he 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 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 Demon Tian Hu Clan and God, violating the heavens. As a result, Jin Yu was born with unimaginable powers but was also cursed by the heavens. When she was ten years old, she went berserk and devoured half of the people in the house. Ever since then, she has become more violent, seeking pleasure in swallowing and killing servants. It became a routine for her to kill someone every two days.
All of Meng Ze favour the ones with strength. Because of her superior status, Jin Yu didn’t care about other high-ranking demon clans, let alone killing a few low-ranking demon clans. No number of deaths by her hand will change her current status.
Demon clans with little to no ranking like Fu Wang are sent here to be tortured by Tian Feng Jin Yu for her pleasure. On the surface, their job is to "wait on her" but it is an unspoken truth that these low ranking demons will not live more than three days.
Fu Wang was born from a servant from the Qing Hu Clan which is under 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 had to struggle to survive.
Unlike the other Hu Clan (Fox clan) who looked beautiful and charming, Fu Wang is very handsome to the point of elegance. His looks together with his modest and gentle appearance kept him safe and made things easier 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 Qing Clan (Blue Clan) was secretly infatuated with Fu Wang and in order to improve his life, he didn't mind going along with her. It was easy. He just had to profess his fake affections for her and would be able to improve his situation 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 like Fu Wang so he secretly arranged for him to be sent to the Tian Feng household 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 thoughts that the maiden will come to his rescue. No, I should say that Fu Wang didn’t believe that when he's in danger, someone would come to 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 end. In his 20 odd years of life, he has been mocked by others because of his status. In order to protect himself, he had fallen into countless traps. Since he had managed to survive till now, he would be able to save himself from danger this time round too.
Who knows? This could be an opportunity. Tian Feng Jin Yu's noble status and immense power could be a reliable support for him. If not for the high risk of death that everyone avoids, someone with a slave status like him wouldn't have been able to get 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. Bowing as he faced the wooden door and in all politeness, he said, " Lady Jin Yu, your servant Chang Yuan have 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 take care of 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:
"Qing Hu Clan's Fu Wang is here to serve you, Lady."
There was no reply so the housekeeper gave the door a slight push. Seeing this, Fu Wang obediently 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 can help 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— it wasn’t the expensive and rare items. As much as he tried to avoid it, he couldn't help but to see a dark figure in the long couch 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 head 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 (like hearing the waves inside a seashell), 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 was called Shu Yu. She was just an ordinary female college student who was about to graduate. She would never have imagined that she would experience such madness like transmigrating. Especially not into the book, FML!
If she is still able to go back, she will go onto a blogger's WeiBo (China's equivalent of Twitter or Facebook) that liked to post questions at midnight and had a post asking: "The one thing that you regretted doing the most."
She will write: "In this life, I most regret reading a novel before sleeping."
If only she didn't read the novel before going to bed, maybe she wouldn't have the bad luck of transcending into the novel. It was bad enough to have transcended into the story. Worse still, is finding out about her identity in the story, cannon fodder. Her character was only mentioned in the male lead's memories, in a single chapter with less than a hundred words.
What she is saying, is that she is the perverse woman who will bring great harm to the male lead but ultimately be killed by him. Moreover, the male lead in the story is the guy who is standing in front of her…Fu Wang. It would've been fine if he was merely just the male lead but he is also the kingpin, the high-up BOSS.
Now you might be thinking…who's the BOSS? He's the one that stays alive till the end and keeps creating trouble for the male and female protagonist.
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 a crazy pervert…
Speaking of which, we have to talk about the damn book that Shu Yu read before going to bed. That novel evokes nostalgia with it's cheesy plot that was popular a few years ago, just with slightly different details.
The story goes that after losing her country to another country's king, the princess' parents were killed. She fled along with her loyal servant but along the way, they encountered the king who conquered their country and they fell for each other! Emotional drama ensues with palace power struggles, "hide and seek", captivity, abortion, miscarriage, framed, misunderstandings, a sad love story. The female lead was badly abused and they both perished together in the end. Seeing this ending, this is why Shu Yu doesn’t have the courage to love.
Were it not for her friend who constantly, enthusiastically pledged that the novel is a good read and that the male supporting lead, Fu Wang, is absolutely Shu Yu's cup of tea, she would've broken her computer after reading halfway through.
The female lead is a masochist, surprise surprise! Getting revenge for your parents and for the country are absolutely different, do you understand? Besides, there is nothing good about that scumbag of a male lead, there's also nothing wrong in not choosing the crazy BOSS. But the loyal guy that protects the female lead isn't bad either.Why does she keep thinking of that male chauvinist!
Thinking that there would be a reversal later in the novel and the scumbag male lead would be tortured, Shu Yu persevered through the emotional rollercoaster and finished the whole novel. She almost didn't manage to finish it. 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 is, that the identity of the supporting male character is a fox demon, different from the leading characters' species.
The story begins with picturing 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 countless novels 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 recollecting 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. Feeling grieved, she jumped into a lake out of despair. Out of the blue, a distant sound of the piano playing was heard. Then on the edge of the lake where white plum blossoms grew, a small boat slowly emerged. On the side of the boat sat an elegant man dressed in white. It is as if he, the god of the white blossoms lake, heard her cries.
Fu Wang brought her back home to take care of her. It was then that the innocent Shu Yu took over the female lead's body unknowingly. At that time, the female lead did not love Fu Wang. It was only after, did she believe that that this gentle guy is the BOSS, after inferring from his facial expression.
But! The book says otherwise. 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 moment. To cling onto the female lead, he did countless crazy things.
It is because of him that Shu Yu was left 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?!
Beside not being the gentle guy she was hoping for, Shu Yu felt a little scared of him. That is because in the original novel, she was gotten rid of by Fu Wang instead! 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 this: 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 of that 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 thought of ending his life. Secondly, she loved 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 will be no room for grudges. Isn’t that a happy ending everyone wants~ If there is no other way, I can send him off somewhere someway~
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 serious, 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 is 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 sudden outburst.
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 is it anger or impatience…he couldn’t tell.
Lady Jin Yu of the Tian Feng Clan…. it is as the legends says: She has unpredictable mood swings.
On one hand, Fu Wang begs for divine punishment, while on the other hand he is silently waiting for disaster to fall upon him.
The author's remarks: You can control whatever you say, but you can't control the hands which writes this novel.
Despite being so busy like a dog, I still want to write. I couldn’t be bothered, this is life for you, the most important thing is to stay happy! [doge][meow~]
Hmm, there will be new content around every week or every fortnight…
Hurry and love me or else I will be forever singleeee~
Love me or are you scared of doing so?
Iluska : I apologised for the long wait. Our dear translator, Isadora, was busy with her internship that she didn’t translate properly. Due to that, she gave the editor, sugakookie, a massive headache as she needed to almost re-translate the whole thing and edit at the same time. Due to the length of each chapters of this novel and the busy schedule of Isadora, this novel will have biweekly releases. Our new editor for this novel, Marise, will diligently do her job to ensure the quality is there and will make sure that Isadora do her job properly! Thank you!