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Chapter 27: You Are My Faith (VIII)


“Lovers? How did you start thinking that we can develop such a… deep relationship?” Shang Ke was certain that he did not interact with Tylor in an ambiguous manner these past few months. Besides the other occasionally dropping by to mooch food from him, he would only chat with him occasionally. Their relationship was very normal.

“I also don’t know how.” Tylor replied with a very flat expression.

You also don’t know?

Shang Ke thought that he would be able to heard some kind of new and original confession, romantic declaration, and so on. However, it turned out that he actually said he doesn’t know!

Tylor looked at Shang Ke, calmly saying, “Among all types of relationships, I particularly endorse myself with that of “lovers.”Therefore, I think we can develop this sort of relationship.”

Shang Ke couldn’t help but ask, “…Just what kind of reasoning allowed you to feel that you can develop a romantic relationship with someone of the same gender as if it’s an everyday occurrence?”

Tylor fell silent for a moment before replying, “I don’t know why, but I feel as though, if I don’t quickly establish our relationship, then in the future it will definitely be too late for regrets.”

Shang Ke felt a bit guilty at his response, like he took an arrow in the knee…

“What do you think?” Tylor asked again.

“Nonono, I don’t have any thoughts,” Shang Ke quickly refused. “I think that our current status is good: rivals and friends, with a distance neither too close nor too far.”

Tylor’s eyes drooped. He obviously didn’t have an expression, but Shang Ke could make out a trace of disappointment from his face.

A moment later, he looked back up and said, “Then we can do a trial marriage, and see if we can develop the feelings of lovers after acting like husband and wife.”

Shang Ke was simply unable to understand this man’s train of thought. If they don’t date, then they’ll go straight to a trial marriage? This kind of jump is too large, alright!

Shang Ke took a deep breath and repeated, “Let’s keep our current relationship of rivals and friends, being neither too close nor too far..”

“Then it is settled, we’ll do a trial marriage,” Tylor said with a sincere expression.

Damn, who said we were going to do a trial marriage? Don’t ignore him!

“Daddy?” Shang Ke was just about to defend his human rights when Pupu woke up.

“Awake?” Shang Ke pinched her nose.

Pupu had a head of disheveled hair, peeking her head out of the blankets and looking around in a daze. She resembled a silkworm as she made her way into Shang Ke’s embrace, lazily lying against his chest as she tilted her head to look at Tylor. She then patted the place she had previously lain, indicating that he shouldn’t just stand there stupidly, since she was willing to give him her place for him to sleep.

Shang Ke felt both gratified and distressed toward his daughter’s generosity.

A trace of praise flashed through Tylor’s eyes as he thought, Good girl, he’ll take care of all her future snacks, and her dowry.

In the end, Shang Ke and Pupu decided to stay at Tylor’s place, at least for the time being.

The reason why Kaiser had agreed was mainly because he was worried that Shang Ke would throw himself into danger to save another, in spite of his condition. Leaving him by Tylor’s side would at least guarantee that outsiders couldn’t hurt him.

At the present, everywhere was busy with treating devil qi invasions and controlling the situation. Although the devil storm ended quickly, the hidden damages and losses that it had dealt were difficult to estimate.

The reigning king gathered the cabinet ministers to discuss their next plan of action. It included the plan to destroy the Devil’s Tree, which was pushed ahead of schedule.

“The Devil’s Tree cannot be destroyed,” Shang Ke said. “The Devil’s Tree has existed since the beginning of mankind. Who knows how many people have paid their lives attempting to destroy it, but in the end, they all failed without a single exception.”

“What’s your view on it?” Tylor placed down his tableware and looked toward Shang Ke, who was sitting opposite him.

“I think that, although the Devil’s Tree cannot be destroyed, it can be sealed.”

“Sealed?” Tylor’s expression perked up, and he awaited his next words.

Shang Ke took the chance to mention the way to seal the Devil’s Tree, “In this world, the only thing that can suppress devil qi is the power of faith, so the way to seal it should also depend on the power of faith.

“But no matter how great a single person’s power of faith is, it is impossible to contend against the Devil’s Tree.”

“As such, we need to gather everyone’s power.” Shang Ke slowly replied.

“How do we gather it?”

“With the help of magic crystals.”

Tylor’s eyes lit up, and everything gradually started to connect.

Magic crystals have a special ability to form a boundary when you gather three or more together. This kind of boundary did not have much use, and at most it could help the air within remain pure, make the fragrance of flowers stronger, the water clearer, and so on. However, if they input the power of faith, they could condense it into a great net of faith and suppress the Devil’s Tree.

Tylor did not doubt the method’s feasibility, because Shang Ke himself was proof. He used his own willpower and faith to shackle the great amount of devil qi within his body. If they looked at this devil qi as the Devil’s Tree itself, then Shang Ke’s body would serve as the boundary.

When Tylor thought to that point, he once again looked toward Shang Ke. This young man probably never realized that he had created a miracle. In the continent’s entire history, there wasn’t a single person who faced the devil qi’s erosion head-on. Others carefully hid their weakness in their heart and wrapped their arms tightly around them, yet this man walked another road. Not only did he place his body in danger, but he also opened his heart and confronted the devil qi. Rather, it should be described as confronting his own weak points rather than the devil qi.

Just what sort of great heart and courage did one need to continue forward?

“Thank you for your suggestion. I will report this method when I go to the palace in the afternoon.” Tylor clearly attached a lot of importance to it.

After they ended the serious topic, the atmosphere between the two gradually lightened.

At this moment, Shang Ke suddenly asked, “I have something I have always wanted to ask you. Why do you always dress more carefully at home than outside?”

He wore delicate formal attire everyday, his hair was combed with not even a strand out of place, and he was even wearing cologne.

Tylor’s face turned stiff for a split second, before he fell into a strange silence.

In the animal kingdom, there was something called “courtship.” For example, a peacock spreading its tail… Shang Ke clearly did not pay attention to the animal world.

Pupu bit into her bread, her large eyes glittering as she looked first at the stuff over here, and then at the stuff over there.

After that day, Tylor changed out of his formal wear and began to wear normal clothing.

Shang Ke finally did not need to worry that his eyes were going to go blind (from beauty).

Tylor reported the method of sealing the Devil’s Tree to his father, and everyone immediately prioritized it. They gathered large amounts of magic crystals and started to experiment.

The experiment was verified quickly, and the Holy Empire’s King immediately forwarded the news to all of the continent’s other countries. He wished for them to also participate in the operation to seal the Devil’s Tree.

While they were waiting for a reply, the situation pretty much stabilized, and King City once again returned to order.

Shang Ke lived at Tylor’s mansion, where everything was provided, so he was very content. He would make them midnight snacks, so they had gotten quite a bit fatter during the past dozen of days. Pupu had also became much more tender and white, like a rosy honey-colored peach.

Tylor lived in accordance with their trial marriage. Every day, he would return home on time, eat with Shang Ke, take a walk with Shang Ke, hug Shang Ke, sleep with Shang Ke…the first time they slept in the same bed, Shang Ke had protested strongly.

Tylor had seriously reflected for a few seconds, before getting a large stuffed animal from the other room and stuffing it into Shang Ke’s arms. Then, he caught Pupu, turned, and left the room.

“Wait, where are you taking Pupu?” Shang Ke held the stuffed animal and chased after him until they reached Tylor’s room.

Tylor then pushed, closed, and locked the door. Everything was done in one swift movement, easily leading the little lamb into his wolf’s nest.

Shang Ke looked at the tightly closed door, before looking at Tylor: “……”

Tylor spoke, “Since you’re already here, let’s sleep together.”

He set down Pupu on his own bed.

Pupu rolled around the bed for a moment, happily waving her hand at Shang Ke and saying, “Daddy, hurry~~”

Tylor also gestured as he spoke, “Come here.”

Shang Ke was speechless as he watched the two. Don’t tell him that he was the only one that felt this development was strange?!

That night, Shang Ke helplessly slept in the same bed as Tylor.

Before sleeping, Pupu was in the middle. However, when they woke up, Pupu was in his arms while he was in Tylor’s arms…

During a morning half a month later, Tylor had an arm on Shang Ke’s waist as he seriously asked, “Shang Ke, do you think we can become lovers now?”

“No!” Shang Ke pulled away from his arm.

Tylor leaned over and landed a kiss on his forehead asking, “How about now?”

“Still no.”

Tylor deeply gazed at him for a while before speaking, “I understand.”

You understand what? Shang Ke didn’t even get the chance to ask before he felt something warm against his lips. Someone had decided to go straight for a french kiss.

Shang Ke subconsciously wanted to avoid it, but Tylor held his head, deepening the kiss.

A moment later, Tylor let go of him, huskily asking, “Now it should be certain, right?”

Shang Ke was panting slightly and his eyes were misty. When he opened his mouth to speak, Tylor once again spoke, “If you still aren’t certain, then we can continue a bit further.”

Shang Ke immediately closed his mouth, fiercely glaring at the other man. He was now very certain that this guy was the man he had met in the past two worlds. He was like a combination of Ravel and Jian Chenfeng, with an honorable temperament, but also the characteristics of a rogue.

As Tylor used a finger to slowly trace Shang Ke’s figure, the red in his eyes became richer, and appeared like two burning flames.

Perhaps Shang Ke still wasn’t certain, but he already had his answer. He wanted him to be his lover.

This kind of heart-piercing feeling was too intense. He could no longer find any reason to let him leave him. He wanted this man, and wanted to accompany him for a lifetime.

After his assignment was over, the first thing Kaiser did was drop by Tylor’s mansion to pick up Shang Ke.

Tylor told Kaiser, “Shang Ke will live in my mansion from now on.”

“Why?” Kaiser asked with a frown.

“Because I don’t want my lover to live with another man.”

Kaiser was speechless. Was his ears having problems, or was Tylor’s head having problems?

Lover? He and Shang Ke? Two men?

The Holy Empire had never acknowledged homosexuality. Ordinarily, people were always hiding it, yet Tylor, His Highness the Prince, didn’t care to hide it at all?

With a shocked expression, Kaiser felt a bit upset in his heart.

Two men, could it really happen?


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71 thoughts on “[HDS] Chapter 27: You Are My Faith (VIII)

  1. *puts on a perfect expressions pack (real life poker face) myself to look calm on the outside while I’m tortured on the inside*

    Outside: ( ⸝⸝⸝•⌄•⸝⸝⸝ ) It’s okie~ I’ll be a good reader n wait~ *content with waiting*

    Inside: \(QΔQ」∠)_ Nexttt chapterrr…. pleaseeeeee~~! *crying n dying* _:(´ཀ`」 ∠):_

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  2. Lonelyjesse says:

    Welcome to Camp Rock Uh… Camp Snowy! We promise you a never-seen experience, you will have a lot of fun sharing your anguish over waiting for the new chapters with the other campers. You may experience some the following symptoms:
    – Irrational urge to refresh the page every 5 seconds
    – Illusion of a new chapter that isn’t there
    – The odd desire to tie Snowy down to her chair to get more translations
    – An absolute and unstoppable veneration for Snowy

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  3. All aboard the moving castle! We’re moving to a new chapter to camp. Come join the crew. We have fluffy blankets and heaters for the cold and stuffed toys for those too scared to sleep alone.

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  4. Takethattofu says:

    Dun dun dunnnnnn…
    *take a deep breath and starting unpacking the tent* start chanting and praying for next chapter update*

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  5. Chapter 26 ended in such a big cliffhanger! How will MC react to Tylor’s confession? It seems I previously got the ML wrong. Well, let’s wait and see.

    Please, translator-sama, have mercy on us, I beg of you to come back here and bless us with more chapters. My heart can’t handle it T_T This novel is just so amazing!! Thank you so much for translating it!

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  6. A long time ago there’s a beautiful pink chrysanthemum living in the middle of two mountains. This particular chrysanthemum never bloom until, the mushroom lord saw it……….THE END
    ( ˘ ³˘)♥

    Doesn’t make any sense, right!? (´ ▽`).。o♡

    Oh well. I’ll just camp here and stop stalking…. Hehe….(♡˙︶˙♡)

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    • Takethattofu says:

      Trust me sista, we all understand ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
      The mushroom lord gonna pluck that chrysanthemum in no time and we all waiting for that moment (´◉◞౪◟◉`)

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  7. Little Fluffy Ninja Sheep says:

    Ah Osari plz feed this wild sta- camping sheep too~~
    _(´ཀ`」 ∠)_
    *digs a hole and plants myself*
    *grows mushrooms and chrysanthemums*

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  8. Sage Kage says:

    Aw poor Kaiser all he wanted was to be the family dog now his family been stolen. GL Kaiser I don’t think you will win the role of the husband but I hope Tyler at-least gives you a dog house. :ULheehee: Thanks Snowy for the early chappies.

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  9. WILL THE REAL MALE LEAD, PLEASE STAND UP, PLEASE STAND UP! honestly please.. I don’t to want to board the wrong ship. You all know how painful it is to fall for the second male lead. Not like i’ve learnt anything from my Korean dramas and still support second dude. Sigh.. I feel a headache coming on.

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  10. ghost reader says:

    ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? like osari… I want to sell snack… Rule through stomach…

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  11. Rinth says:

    The previous chapter was a heart-stopping cliffhanger…

    To conmort my heart, I had posted posters or cute puppys and cats, and then brought my cat and small dog with me in my bed… inside the moving castle

    Sincerely,
    One of many who is repeatedly refreshing pages yearning for those chapters – Rinth who hopes to be a successful binge reader someday

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  12. nuuuuuu i alr catched up D:

    what is this? author or translator provoking me? *sniffs* yes, i refuse to accept there’s no chapter! *click next chapter* eh? oh… so it was a title… well that was a misunderstanding ?

    ill set my camp here! *thrust the stick to the ground*

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  13. Takethattofu says:

    AGONY!!!!!!!! I AM STILL WAITING IN AGONY~~~~~~~ *singing in broadway style*
    YOU JUST CANT STOP YOURSELF FROM REFRESHING~~~~~ EVERY SINGLE DAY IS AGONY FOR WAITING!!!!~~~
    *my tent is already evolving into a truck*
    AGONY~~~~~

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  14. Sniff.. Sniff.. Sniff.. I can’t take it anymore being silent reader is not helping me… I want to tell snow please more update… But I guess I have to wait here…

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  15. Lizzy says:

    Yay! Finally caught up! Gosh, I had to buy new tissue after v2. I hate tragedy but I can’t stop myself from reading this self torture story.
    So, I’m parking my butt and opening my tent. Waiting with a dozen box of tissues beside me with my teddy bear to accompany me. Ganbare! Snow-chan!

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  16. Rayakashi says:

    Snow-sama, is it possible to put up more chapters on the Novel Update website? I actually didn’t want to read this because on the website it shows the novel only has 2 chapters done. Luckily a fan from FOD recommended this novel in the comment section and they mentioned that there was already 25 chapters out. I’m sure that if the links to the rest of the finished chapters are put up on that website this novel would get even more fans as well as be ranked really high in the Yaoi/System Administrator tags.

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    • SnowTime says:

      I only post things in NU when it’s edited >_> o3o Less people to get on my case about there being raws in the text showing it’s not edited.

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      • H4wk says:

        I’m learning Chinese and like the characters being left in. I’ll see one character I recognize and be so proud of myself. ?

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        • Rayakashi says:

          Ah baby steps. I remember the first time I tried learning a new language. That feeling of being able to speak a new word you learned in that language… Only to meet a native and realize your pronuncing everything wrong.
          They tell me my accent is horrible. So I tell them they’ve got it wrong, I’m not speaking their language- I’m trying to create a new one 🙂

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  17. Kouta Asato says:

    this is pure evil!!!! I just found out this novel and spend all day hungrily reading it thinking that at leas it will be 3 arc translated but then i reach chapter 27 and what I found? only the name of the chapter!! You are playing with my little heart but I forgive you only for been so awesome and translate this novel!

    I just can’t wait for see if our cute Shang Ke can finally have a happy ending in this arc or not~

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    • Rayakashi says:

      Haha! I fell for that too. I kept refreshing the page because I thought there was something wrong with my internet connection, especially since I could see the replies left in the comments section. Can’t wait for more updates!

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  18. The agony of waiting for HDS and FOD updates have driven me back to my movie addiction days from 3 years ago. 🙁
    The only apparent cure would be getting a job, but that’s so hard to do when you’re fresh out of high school. D;
    Snowy-sama, no pressure, praying fervently for updates!

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  19. Tanzmoon says:

    Aye! It’s a torture I tell you! A torture! ?
    ?? really enjoyed reading this. Can’t wait for more sigh. What is the update schedule like? New reader so no idea 🙂
    Thank you snowy. Have a nice weekend;)

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  20. Holy shitake mushrooms goldfish on a rug! I just commented on the owner of the castle and then when I submitted it the page refreshed and then Chapter 27 had some words already! Holy Snowy-sama! Thank you for being merciful and kind! *bows down*

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  21. Rinth says:

    Poor Kaiser the dog, he only wanted a family. His world has now been split open and tilted.

    Shang Ke has been trapped. I wonder how he will fulfil his heroic death? Thinking about it makes me sad again, but i love this story.

    I have to praise Tylor though, such smooth and quick moves to lure a lamb into his den.

    Thank you very much for the chapter~!!!

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  22. Praise be to the holy Snowy. The scriptures has been updated lololol I knew the ML was Tylor all along… Hehe he I didn’t read the raws but the clues were here… *smug grin* also, I feel like there will be more screentime for the side characters this time what with there needing to be a group to seal the tree and this one already has many side characters with pretty solid background like Kaiser, yes Kaiser has been relegated to side character status .. He he I hope he gets the family he wanted in thee group who will seal the tree… Love that he’ll probably be atu k as family dog in Shang Ke’s mind tho. This little family is too cute!

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  23. Lizzy says:

    The part where Sly Tylor tricked Naive Shang Ke into his den is so funny! My cheeks! It’s cramped from smiling like a loon!
    Thanks for the chapter!

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  24. Much gratitude to Translator-sama for the chapter!
    Hahaha. ..poor Kaiser, his beloved family was stolen right from underneath him..
    I think Pupu would be the president of this particular shipping club, yes? What with her active participation and help. Lol!!!

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  25. Ignobilia says:

    The ship is dead..

    I thought that Kaiser was in love with him, but it doesn’t seem that way.. My world is shattered!

    In the bl world everyone around the mc should be affected with his mc aura that draws men in, so what happened mc? How could you not hook him even though you lived with him for so long, he even tasted your cooking!

    Well I also like ml but that dominating nature of his is a little to much, but well without it the story wouldn’t progress much..

    Another thing – this is my favorite sentence in this chapter:

    “A trace of praise flashed by Tylor’s eyes: Good girl, the snacks and dowry in the future, he’ll take care of it all.”

    Haha, thanks for the chapter!

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  26. DMag says:

    im scared, no, maybe happy if the curiosity of the protag, kaiser, led him astray and the plot chaged to “pursuing Kang Se, the traveler of many worlds” and start to follow ML, reincarnate to the world where shang ke is. become ML #2 …. okay, that’s enough.

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