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Chapter 144: I Am An Evil Pen (I)


TL: Sarah

    空中的生命之水,在自然神木的引导下,开始向中间汇聚,不过片刻,便凝聚成一滴水珠,水珠缓缓落下,轻轻滴在神木旁边的土地上,霎那间,一口清泉喷涌而出,在地面上形成片片涟漪,化作一股庞大的自然气息快速向四周扩散。

The Spring of Life in the air began to converge towards the middle under the guidance of the mother tree. But for a moment, it condensed into a drop of water that gently dripped onto the land beside Teldrassil. Suddenly, a clear spring gushed out, forming ripples on the ground and rapidly spreading around along with the aura of nature.

    “啊!”器鬼族发出痛苦的惨嚎,带着一身斑驳的锈迹,仓惶地向森林外逃去。

“Ah!” The specters issued a miserable cry of pain. With their skins mottled and rustling, they fled from the forest in a panic.

    自然神木和生命之泉同时爆发的力量,让他们痛不欲生,强大的身躯如同暴露在辐射中,生命快速流逝。

The power of Teldrassil of the Spring of Life burst out at the same time, horrifying them. It was as if their strong bodies had been exposed to radiation, and their lives were quickly in danger.

    等他们逃走,联盟各族依然没有从震惊中回过神来。他们的注意力原本都在伊维身上,没想到伊维身边的尚可,竟然是神木精灵。难怪他能够独立开启鬼玉的封印,难怪他会和伊维在一起!一个体内封印着生命之泉,一个则是自然神木的化身。

When they fled, the alliance groups still hadn’t recovered from their shock. Their attention was originally on Ivan but Shang Ke turned out to be an elf transformed from Teldrassil. No wonder he could independently open the seal of phantom jade and was with Ivan! One body sealed the Spring of Life, while the other was the embodiment of Teldrassil.

    一夜之间,众人苦苦寻找的生命之泉和自然神木就这样出现在他们眼前了。

All of a sudden, the Spring of Life and Teldrassil—the things everyone had been looking for desperately for years, appeared in front of them.

    幸福来得太突然,所有人都感觉好像做梦一样。

Happiness came so suddenly that everyone felt as if they were dreaming.

    在场唯一难受的,大概只有伊维。

The only one who was in anguish was probably Ivan.

    他伫立在树下,呆呆望着这棵生机盎然自然神木,心脏阵阵抽痛。

He stood under that tree, gawking at the exuberant magic of Teldrassil, his heart aching.

    原本牺牲的应该是他,结果最后消失的却是他。

He was supposed to have been sacrificed, but it was him that disappeared.

    伊维抬起手,轻轻触摸树身,一边感应他的气息,一边在心里呼唤他的名字:可可……

Ivan raised his hand and gently touched the tree, sensing his aura. He called out his name in his heart: Keke…

    【恭喜宿主附加任务1——复活自然神木。】

【Congratulations to Host for Completing the Additional Mission 1: Resurrect Teldrassil.  】

    尚可望着一尘不变的系统空间,没有一点说话的兴致,整个人蔫蔫的。

Shang Ke looked at the System’s spotless space and had no interest in talking. He was entirely listless.

    系统大概是觉得他这个样子有点太浪费完美表情包的颜值加成,于是说道:【宿主只要在下一个世界再完成一个主线任务和一个附加任务,就能获得两把回溯之匙。】

The System probably thought that he was being too wasteful of the Perfect Expression Pack and said, 【Host can obtain two return cards as long as one more main mission and one more additional mission are completed in the next world. 】

    尚可眼睛一亮,立马精神起来。

Shang Ke’s eyes brightened and his spirits instantly lifted.

    【请宿主选择技能进行学习。】

【Please choose two skills to learn Host.  】

    系统提供的技能基本已经全部解锁,可以任意学习。

The skills provided by the System have basically been unlocked and he could learn at will.

    尚可翻找片刻,最后闭着眼睛选了两种技能,反正只要时间充足,他早晚能够掌握所有技能,只是有所偏重而已。

Shang Ke rummaged for a bit and finally chose two skills with his eyes closed. Anyway, as long as there was enough time, he could master all the skills sooner or later. It was up to him to decide how much work he should put into each skill.

    随着各项素质的提升,他学习技能的时间也大大缩短,而且可以根据需要和喜好,调整技能难度。有些技能只要达到初级水平即可,有些重要技能则必须专精。

With the improvement of various stats, his time to learn skills had greatly shortened, and the difficulty of skills could be adjusted according to needs and preferences. Some skills only needed to reach the primary level, while some important skills needed to be taken further.

    从百炼空间出来后,尚可斗志昂扬地进入下一个世界。

After coming out of the hundred training space, Shang Ke entered the next world with high morale.

    虽然尚可早有心理准备,但每次都要被现实狠狠刷新一下世界观。

Although Shang Ke had been prepared for it, his world outlook had to be forcefully updated by reality every time.

    这次他穿成了一支笔,而且是一支光听名字就觉得很坑爹的“煞笔”!其实就是一只以煞气为食的笔灵。

This time he had turned into a pen; and it was a pen, that from name alone sounded like it was fucking with everyone—‘evil pen.’ Basically, he was a pen spirit that fed on negative energy.

    他的出身来历已经不可考,自有意识以来,便是依靠吸收人类的煞气为生,嫉妒、愤怒、邪念、淫欲、杀戮等等所有负面元素,都是笔灵的食物。笔灵本身也会影响他人的心性,任何意志不坚者,都有可能在煞气的影响下做出错误的选择,走上错误的道路,从而衍生出更多煞气。

The origin of his birth cannot be queried. Since he had gained consciousness, he had lived by absorbing the negative energy of human beings. All of their negative elements such as jealousy, anger, evil thoughts, lust, killing and so on were food for the pen spirit. The pen spirit himself could also affect the minds of others. Any person with a weak will could be influenced to make wrong choices and take the wrong path under the spirit’s command, thus generating more negative energy.

    煞笔能够根据时代的变迁和环境需要,随意改变自己的笔形,从最初的鹅毛笔、毛笔到钢笔、圆珠笔、签字笔乃至粉笔、蜡笔、马克笔等等。

According to the changes of the times and the needs of the environment, the pen could change its shape at will. From his original shape as a quill, to brush  to fountain pen, ballpoint pen, gel pen and even chalk, crayons, markers, etc.

    直至如今,煞笔又变成了塔姆星球最常用的魔数笔。魔数笔是一种纸质和数码双用的书写笔,形状多种多样,有胸针形,袖扣形,口红形,耳坠形,腕表形等等。

And up to the present day, he has turned into (planet) Tahm’s most commonly used pen—magic pen. Magic pens were a kind of paper and digital writing pens that came in various shapes, including brooch, cuff link, lipstick, earring, wrist watch, etc.

    煞笔存活了数千年,从不担心食物匮乏。复杂的人性,总能产生出各种千奇百怪的煞气。直到他被一个“绝世好人”得到,他的末日终于来临了。无论他怎么蛊惑,这个人始终坚守原则,保持乐观善良的天性,即使一无所有,也从不怨天尤人,堪称圣人的典范。

The evil pen survived for thousands of years and never worried about food shortage. Complex human natures could always produce all kinds of strange negative energies. But his end finally came upon him when he was obtained by a “peerless good man.”. No matter how he bewitched him, this man always stuck to his principles and maintained an optimistic and kind nature. Even if he had nothing, he never complained about others. He could be regarded as a model saint.

    煞笔吸收煞气必须先签订契约,只有契约成立,他才能从契约人以及他周围的人身上吸取煞气。煞笔不幸与这位绝世好人签订了契约,从此再也没有吃饱过,日益衰弱,好在之前积累的煞气足够维持他的生命。

The evil pen absorbs negative energy by signing a contract first. Only when the contract is established could it absorb the negative energy from the contractor and the people around him. Unfortunately, the pen signed a contract with this peerless good man. Since then, he never had enough to eat and became increasingly weak. Fortunately, the negative energy he accumulated from before was enough to sustain its life.

    他努力地熬啊熬,终于熬到这位老好人与世长辞。在他咽气的那一天,煞笔简直是热泪盈眶,忍不住仰天长啸:终于熬出头了!

He worked hard to endure until the good old man died. On the day he breathed his last, the pen was filled with tears. He could not help but face upwards and howl: Finally, he was free!

    但他完全没料到,悲惨的日子还在后头。

However, he didn’t expect more tragic days to be following.

    煞笔作为老人的遗物,被传给老人的儿子,一个名叫“闻景戎”的男人。让欣喜若狂的是,这个男人并非如他父亲那般善良淳朴,相反,他杀伐果决,野心极大,在商场上无往不利,被众多竞争对手视为虎狼。

As a relic of the old man, the pen was passed on to the old man’s son, a boy named Wen Jingrong. To his delight, this man was not as kind and honest as his father. On the contrary, he was decisive in battle, ambitious and was very successful in business. He was regarded as a tiger and wolf mixed in one by many competitors.

    煞笔心想,这种人身上的煞气肯定多得可以让他吃到撑。结果却是,他根本什么都吃不到!

The pen thought, the negative energy generated by this man would surely be enough to stuff me. The result, however, was that he could not eat anything at all!

    这个男人确实不是什么好人,但他拥有让煞笔绝望的天运。他父亲生前积累的善缘,全部成了庇佑他的福气!拥有这种福气的人,注定百鬼不侵,逢凶化吉,入仕则平步青云,经商则财源广进。可谓是一帆风顺,无往不利。

This man was really not a good man, but he had a fortune that made the pen despair. The good karma accumulated by his father during his lifetime had all become a blessing for him! Those who had this kind of blessing were destined to be free from all spirits intruding upon them, to turn bad luck into good fortune, to rise in the world, and obtain much riches in business. It could be said that everything was smooth sailing for him as he went against all odds.

    煞笔本身智商并不高,很少主动挑选契约人,在他看来,任何人都拥有煞气,只是多少的问题。但他完全没想到接连两次都碰上了克星。一个天性纯善,一个福运加身。

The pen’s did not have a high IQ in the first place, and he seldom chose contractors voluntarily. In his opinion, everyone had negative energy, but it was only a matter of how much. But he didn’t expect to meet a nemesis twice in a row. One was pure in nature and another good in fortune.

    跟着老好人,不过是挨饿而已,但跟着闻景戎,不仅要忍饥挨饿,还得常年沐浴在福气的光辉下,连吸收周围人的煞气都是千难万难。

Following the nice old man was nothing more than starving himself, but following Wen Jingrong was not only to suffer hunger, but also to bathe in the glory of good fortune all year round. Even absorbing the evil spirit of the people around him was extremely difficult.

    煞笔垂死挣扎了几十年,最后还是放弃了,在灿烂的福气中郁郁而终。

After decades of starving, the pen finally gave up and died gloomily in a brilliant blessing.

    其实就是灵智消散,而后尚可便来了,代替他成为了一只煞笔。

In fact, it was because his consciousness had dissipated that Shang Ke came to replace him, becoming the new evil pen.

    【主线任务——解决一千名无业游民、下岗职工、退伍军人或刑满释放人员的工作问题。】

 【Main Mission: Solve the Work Problems of 1,000 Unemployed Travellers, Laid-off Workers, Veterans or Ex-Prisoners.  】

    尚可:“……”

Shang Ke: “……”

    作为一只危害社会、蛊惑人心的煞笔,他觉得这个任务和他没有一毛钱关系!

As a harmful and demagogic evil pen, he felt that this mission had nothing to do with him!

    正想着,突然被一只大手从袖子上取下来,捏转几下,立刻从袖扣变成一支魔数笔,然后在平板上龙飞凤舞地签下一个名字:闻景戎。

As he was thinking about it, he was suddenly taken down from a sleeve by a big hand, pinched and turned a few times. He immediately changed from a cufflink to a magic pen, and then he was used to sign a name on the tablet: Wen Jingrong.

    “通知艾赛,让他明天就前往费林城。”闻景戎对秘书吩咐道。

“Inform Ai Sai that he will leave for Ferring City tomorrow.”  Wen Jingrong told his secretary.

    “好的,闻总。”秘书收好平板,恭敬地回复。

“Yes, sir.”  The secretary collected the tablet and replied respectfully.

    闻景戎把玩着手上的魔数笔,思索片刻,又道:“今晚的酒会给我推了,我另外有约。”

Wen Jingrong played with the magic pen in his hand as he pondered for a moment. Then added, “Push back the business reception I have tonight. I have another appointment.”

    “好的,需要我给您安排司机吗?”

“Okay. Do you need me to arrange a driver for you?”

    “不用。”说完,闻景戎又将魔数笔折叠成袖扣,扣在自己的袖子上。

“No.”  With that, Wen Jingrong turned the magic pen into a cufflink and buckled it on his sleeve.

    尚可在被移动的过程中,有幸与他掌心那颗痣打了个照面。

In the process of being moved, Shang Ke had the honor of meeting the mole on his palm.

    很好,闻景戎不仅是他男人,还是他在这个世界的“衣食父母”!然而只能看不能吃。

Very well, Wen Jingrong was not only his man, but also his bread and butter in this world! However, he could only watch and not eat.

    他身上闪耀的福光,简直就是大杀器。尚可大概可以理解原来的煞笔为什么会郁郁而终了,在这样的光辉下,他想不抑郁都难。

The blessing shining on him was simply a killing machine. Shang Ke could probably understand why the original pen spirit ended gloomily. To not be depressed while being shined on by this light was hard.

    闻景戎离开公司后,开车回到自己的住处。扔下车钥匙,大步走进房间,洗了个澡,换了一身衣服,看看时间,又转身出了门。

After Wen Jingrong left the company, he drove back to his residence. Dropping the car keys, he strode into the room, took a bath, and changed his clothes. He glanced at the time, then left through the door.

    出门前,还不忘将尚可牌煞笔袖扣别在袖子上。

Before he went out, he didn’t forget to fasten Pen Shang Ke as a cuff link to his sleeve.

    此时正是晚饭时间,尚可估计闻景戎与人约好一起吃饭。

It was already dinner time. Shang Ke estimated that Wen Jingrong had made an appointment to have dinner with someone.

    果然,他来到一家高级西餐厅,在侍者的引领下,走到一个靠窗的位置,那里正坐着一个二十岁出头的年轻女孩。

Sure enough, he came to a high-class western restaurant and was led by a waiter to a window seat where a young girl in her early twenties was sitting.

    “抱歉,来晚了。”闻景戎绅士地道了个歉。事实上,此时距离约会时间还差半个小时,只是女孩比他来得更早。

“Sorry, I’m late.”  Wen Jingrong, acting as the gentleman, apologized. In fact, it was half an hour short of the time of the date, but the girl came earlier than him.

    “没关系,是我得太早了。”女孩腼腆地笑了笑。

“It’s fine. I got here too early.”  The girl smiled bashly.

    两人似乎刚刚认识不久,谈的都是一些与兴趣爱好有关的话题,看起来就像是在……相亲!

The two seem to have just met as they talked about some topics related to interests and hobbies. It looked like they were on a blind date.

    尚可有些不是滋味地在心里嘀咕,他男人这辈子难道是个直的?

Shang Ke muttered bitterly in his heart, is his man straight in this life?

    女孩似乎很喜欢闻景戎,眼中透着含蓄的羞怯。

The girl seemed to like Wen Jingrong very much, from the implicit shyness in her eyes.

    闻景戎的态度却有些奇怪,开始还算温和,但聊上几句后,脸上的表情就明显变得淡漠,眼中不带一丝情绪。吃过饭,他将女孩送回家,最后连一句下次再约的客套话也没说便离开了。

But Wen Jingrong’s attitude was a bit strange. At first he was gentle, but after a few more words, the expression on his face became more indifferent with no emotion. After dinner, he took the girl home and left without even saying a polite word about the next appointment.

    尚可心中奇怪,既然不喜欢干嘛还要约人家吃饭,还特地推掉了商业酒会?

Shang Ke was confused by the event. He wondered why Wen Jingrong invited her to dinner when he didn’t like it. He had even postponed the business reception.

    闻景戎沉着脸回到家,闻到身上的香水味,嫌恶地皱起眉头。然后将衣服脱掉,光着身子走进浴室。

Wen Jingrong returned home with a calm face and frowned in disgust at the smell of perfume.  Then he removed his clothes and walked naked into the bathroom.

    不得不说,他男人的身材无论在哪个世界都非常不错,高大挺拔,比例完美,一身健硕的肌肉,堪比篮球运动员。至于长相,标准的霸道总裁邪魅风。尚可看多了自己的脸,对美丑都有些麻木了。

He had to say, his man’s figure was very good in any world. Tall and straight with perfect proportions and strong muscles that were comparable to a basketball player’s. As for appearance, the standard domineering and charming CEO style. Shang Ke had seen too much of his face that he’d grown numb to beauty and ugliness.

    他从袖子下滚出来,兀自躺在深色的大床上闪闪发亮。

He rolled out from under his sleeve and laid glittering on the dark big bed.

    闻景戎对他父亲的“遗物”很珍惜,睡觉前,不忘将尚可放在床头。

Wen Jingrong treasured his father’s “relics” and didn’t forget to put Shang Ke on the bedside before going to bed.

    熄灯之后,房间中一片昏暗,只有从窗外透进来的几点光芒。

After lights out, the room was dark with only a few lights filtering in through the window.

    尚可安静地待在床头柜上,思索着完成任务的方法。如果一直保持魔数笔的形态,他肯定是完成不了任务的。煞笔修炼了这么久的时间,不知道能否化为人形?

Shang Ke stayed quietly on the bedside table, thinking about how he could complete the mission. If he kept his magic pen form, he would definitely not be able to complete it. The pen had been cultivating for so long, Shang Ke wondered if he could turn into a human form.

    尚可尝试了一下,结果遗憾地失败了。他可以凝聚成灵体状态,但不能实体化。

Shang Ke tried, but unfortunately failed. He could condense into a spiritual state, but couldn’t be materialized.

    灵体状态能干嘛?可以在潜意识中影响别人,但这个人根本感觉不到他的存在。

What could a spiritual state do? He could affect others subconsciously, but this person couldn’t feel his existence at all.

    尚可穿成煞笔也就算了,这个任务本身就够煞笔了!

Putting aside how Shang Ke had turned into an evil pen, the mission itself was stupid!

TL Note: The pun here is that evil pen (shabi) is the censor way of writing stupid cunt.

Sarah: kinda sad how abrupt the last arc ended ;w; huhu THE BABIES! But it’s a new arc now aaaaaand …… he’s a pen??? XD;;; https://ko-fi.com/sarah_min

SnowTime: *slowly I die* Thank you guys for the donations~ Because rip part time job here hahahaha.


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30 thoughts on “[HDS] Chapter 144: I Am An Evil Pen (I)

  1. Honey Bun says:

    Hehe. I was looking forward to this arc ever since I saw the name~

    +5

  2. lazyshark -.- says:

    yay a new arc!! haha I think it is maybe

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    • lazyshark -.- says:

      the I think it is maybe is for the tl note just to avoid confusion

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  3. Potato the Great says:

    I’d say it’s a new arc because there is a (1). Also second~

    +1

  4. Worsening says:

    Arghhhh

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  5. Mayan Ricomu says:

    Yei! Thanks. (^~^)/

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  6. GhostBear says:

    Oh i thought it was going to be a ghost arc where Shang Ke is the pen fairy you read about in scary chinese novels. Still excited though!

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    • PandaLover says:

      I totally thought that too 😅😂😂😂

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  7. Timetraveler says:

    Heheheheheheh muahahahahahahahahaha

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  8. blackmaskedphantom says:

    😭😭😭 poor ML in last arc. Time to suffer again this arc *sets up camp*

    +1

  9. forestshadeau says:

    10th

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  10. Sai says:

    What’s this arc about, is it ghost stuff

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    • Sai says:

      I’m camping this place as much as I’m camping in Animal Crossing

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  11. ^-^ says:

    I can’t wait for this arc!

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  12. Beshiiiie ❣ says:

    Makes me think of that pineapple pen song ahahahaha

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  13. ireallydontknow says:

    finally caught up! now to join all the others in camping~~~<3 anyone understand the reference I made with my name?

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  14. ochél ⁷ | prod. SUGA 🐿 (@blissful_mochi) says:

    looking forward for the next arc! *-*)/

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  15. NinjaGal says:

    Oh woe! Camping for the evil pen

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  16. Sara says:

    傻癖 my father’s words to the arc name

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    • SnowTime says:

      loooooool omg

      +1

  17. meowthank says:

    I am a dumbass

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  18. Lola Chan says:

    Um…… I can only see a few sentences…… is it just me??

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    • A Bucket of Leezballz says:

      No, it’s like that for me too. I went to the table of contents and discovered a TON of dead links…. like almost every arc from here on out, including this one. It’s so strange.

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      • SnowTime says:

        They aren’t dead links lol. They just aren’t link because pages with one line are teaser chapter place holders.

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  19. forestshadeau says:

    Thanks for the hard work love the story ^_^

    +1

  20. KeKe says:

    Thanks for the chappie~!

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  21. FallinFor30Mins says:

    I finished raws for this arc, the next and maybe a few more last year. It might be the arc where SK returns to this arc, but I remember there was a chapter on the aftermath or something. There might be spoilers ahead so please read at your own risk.

    SK returns, find that the little elves have grown up and are not well treated. He establishes two regions, one for elves and another for the little high elves. Anyone else, except Ivan and the high elves, is unable to enter the first region around the tree. SK takes time to reform, and the high elves start to see SK bit by bit again. After that, Ivan and SK papapa.

    Reading this summary over again, it does seem like the arc where he returns to this arc.

    +1

  22. Carla says:

    Oh, I’m left with so much longing for answers from the last arch. Like, what happened to the baby elves and what about the war etc. Will just have to wait for the Re to find out.

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  23. Lyzmd says:

    He is a pen….okay…I don’t know where the author gets these things from

    +1

  24. Kawaii Panda says:

    Excuse me, A pen? XD

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