However, after Leo shrunk himself, we no longer stood out a lot, so no one noticed us. Surprisingly enough, they seemed to have really forgotten what had happened earlier just like Lakis commanded.
“L-Lord Crawford. I felt something strange just now, is it just me?”
“No, me too.”
Kalian looked around, seeming a little confused as well. However the sharp murderous intent that had been in his eyes till now had disappeared without a trace. He seemed to feel an unknown sense of discomfort but soon got himself together and ordered his men to arrest all the slave traders.
All who were kidnapped, including the children, seemed to be in a safe place already.
I left the place with a limp Siren who had fainted, and Leo who was floundering from being tied up in the air.
Part 10: One difference between melodrama and angsty romance. 
After the events at the slave trading ring was over, things surprisingly returned to their ordinary daily routine. Maybe it was the effect of Lakis’ power but there were no longer any suspicious underworld guys lingering around Leo’s hideout or Yuri’s house.
Just thinking about what happened at the slave ring that day made Yuri speechless.
First of all, whatever good feelings Yuri had towards the male lead, Kalian Crawford, had hit rock bottom. To think he was a bastard who would attack someone blindly because they was a test subject. Until now, she had a somewhat favorable impression of him but after he grew hostile for no particular reason, she was considerably pissed.
It seems those with the power of the ruins were called heretics in the east. Kalian’s beloved Anne-Mare wasn’t even an experiment, but she had the power of the ruins so technically speaking, was she not a heretic?
It wasn’t included in the novel, but it made you wonder if Kalian was aware of this fact or not. If he knew, then maybe that was really true love.
But as a matter of fact, Lakis was the one who caught Yuri’s attention more, not Kalian. The power Lakis used back then, wasn’t it a complete cheat? It was the ability to brainwash and control a large number of people. Even Siren and Leo didn’t seem to remember seeing Lakis there.
Of course, Yuri didn’t know the strength or range of his power, but this alone was enough to rank it as an amazing ability. Could it also be a power from the ruins?
‘But why’s my memory still here?’
Yuri wanted to ask Lakis why he appeared there and with Leo on top of that, but naturally, she couldn’t. Lakis seemed to believe her memory had disappeared as well, and she felt it was in her best interest to just act like she didn’t know.
So sometimes, when Lakis stared at her with a sharp gaze like he was searching for something, she would just feign ignorance.
‘I can’t sleep.’
Many thoughts were going through her mind so she couldn’t close her eyes at all. Her senses naturally focused on what was beyond the door.
Lakis was as quiet as usual. It was late into the night so he might be sleep but for some reason, she didn’t think he was. Siren, who she saved from the slave trading ring was living in Leo’s hideout for now. Of course, Siren was very unhappy with this, but she seemed to have realized something from this incident and didn’t complain at all. Instead, she just sulked and quietly attended to her feathers. Yuri used her ability as Arachne to create traps around the hideout so if someone intruded like before, she would get a signal right away. Siren seemed relieved to know this fact.
More importantly, Yuri was getting worried because she hadn’t heard any news from Odin. He hadn’t shown up on their appointed day as well. She was starting to think he might have gotten caught by those looking for mutants like Siren so if she heard nothing by the end of this week, she would have to move out personally.
Right then, someone banged on Yuri’s front door.
Yuri frowned at the dull sound. Her senses had developed just as much as her physical abilities, so her ear could pick up more which meant the noise in the quiet night felt more like a bomb.
“Honey…! Open the door, honey!”
Someone drunk out of their mind probably had gotten lost and now they were screaming nonsense in front of her door.
Yuri got up, swallowing her annoyance. Unsurprisingly, Lakis was also awake. His blue eyes shone brilliantly in the dark.When Yuri opened the door to her room, Lakis turned to look at her. He was standing by the window holding the curtain.
“I’ll go out. Just rest.”
Yuri walked past him and went straight for the door. However, Lakis quickly caught up and grabbed her arm. Yuri stopped and looked back at him. Then he looked down at her and began to speak.
A low whisper tickled her ears. The soft moonlight coming from the window cast a shadow on Lakis’ face. As expected, the atmosphere around Lakis was very different, like day and night.
Right now, Lakis gave a sharp and dangerous feeling, like a beast crouching in the darkness waiting for prey.
‘No…I think the real danger is you, not that drunkard.’
Those words were about to escape her mouth, but she swallowed it down.
“How can love change like this~! We were happy together!”
Outside, the senseless drunk was still busy screaming his love ballad at the top of his voice. If they left him alone, he might as well wake up the whole neighborhood. Most of all, all that screaming was bothering Yuri.
“It’s not dangerous.”
Yuri spoke firmly and began moving again. She didn’t know what Lakis was thinking but he let go of her hand.
Finally, Yuri opened the door. And she faced the existence that had been tormenting her ears for a while. As soon as the man saw her, he looked stunned.
“Eh…? Honey, your face changed?”
He seemed dazed by Yuri’s abrupt appearance at the door then he soon began to giggle.
“You’re even more beautiful! Come here, honey! Let me hug…”
However, the man couldn’t finish his sentence. Because that very moment, the temperature dropped sharply, and he was hit with a dreary chill like winter had come.
“If you drank…”
Following that, Yuri’s lips quirked slightly.
“Wouldn’t it be nice to just crawl back home?”
Her voice was quiet and low, like the stillness of the night. But upon hearing the voice, the drunk trembled and froze like he’d been struck with ice.
“You don’t go to someone’s house and make a racket like this.”
Vivid red eyes gleamed with obscure depth under the moonlight.
Instantly, the man began to hiccup like a mouse before a cat. Then a black shadow appeared behind Yuri. It was Lakis.
The surprise midnight visitor held his breath with a gasp. A man with a more dangerous atmosphere appeared behind the woman giving off an eerie chill.
His piercing blue eyes were locked on him, like his gaze alone could kill and he felt numb from head to toe. Soon, the man who appeared moved his hand behind the woman. And slowly entangled his fingers with hers. Instantly, the air around the woman changed.
The man pulled her into a hug from behind then he finally faced the uninvited visitor.
And a cold warning split the night air.
“And shut up.”
The door slammed shut right after. The man had sobered up completely at some point. Now he couldn’t even hiccup; he was just standing there in a daze.
Then he abruptly came to his sense and quickly fled Grey Ferret. After that, he never came to Ferret again.
* * *
As soon as the door was shut, the moonlight seeping through was also shut out. Lakis and Yuri were cloaked in darkness like they were absorbed into it.
“It was an uninvited guest.”
A low voice akin to the evening air reverberated in the silent room. Lakis interwove his fingers even more with Yuri’s. Yuri stepped back to avoid the flood of emotions rushing into her once again.
But her back was up against the wall so she couldn’t retreat anymore. Lakis who was in front of her drew a bit closer.
“I’m not sure why but…”
A quiet whisper carried by the moonlit air flowed into her ears.
“It annoys me when there’s some strange guy around you.”
A thrilling sensation surged from the hand touching hers. Maybe she had grown familiar with the feeling from touching Lakis because this time, she didn’t cry nor did she lose control of herself.
 The more precise terms is makjang and angst. Makjang is usually referring stories with unbelievable plot. This is where the amnesia, crazy mother-in-law, etc come in.
*sigh* here goes away that promised identity reveal and face to face talk .
Well looks like Lakis is entry yandre mode ~~
He was about a hair away from yandere territory when he was just passively on the couch… I think he’s just full yandere now. Question is, can she defuse the bomb and make him more dere than yan?
😍😍😍😍😍 lakis confiesate yaaaaa 😭
Thanks for the chapthers <3 i love lakisss 😍
Kalian pissed me off too😒
Thanks for the chapter!!!
they should already kiss (´ε｀ )♡ haha
the truth was waiting for them to reveal themselves, it is a pity
Hell on earth, how can anyone be so blind and not realize they are biting themselves with jealousy?????????????
now KISSSS !!!!
Thanks for the new chapter!
yes, lakis, it annoys you…now, when will you discover the reason behind it?! haaah!? also, odin is in lakis’s hands, i’m looking forward to the search for odin as well, hahaha!
Well… if strange guys around Yuri annoys Lakis… I don’t feel very confident in finding Odin in one piece… XD
hahaha! you have a point! though i think lakis would be able to tell that odin and yuri know each other, so he wouldn’t harm odin…substantially anyway!
I still think that’s too naive. Lakis can erase Odin’s mind so he can beat him to a pulp, erase his memory and then send him to Yuri like “Look what I found! Who could have left him like this? He doesn’t remember much, right pal? You poor thing” I think that would be Lakis’ style.
eh, it’s possible, you’re entitled to your own opinion—
Thanks for the chapter!🥰🥰🥰
Awwww I was hoping Lakis would come home to Yuri operating on Siren and she’d say something like “Since you know already, I can finally use my power for housework again…but you really are still better at cooking so feel free to take over that if you want.”
Lakis is worst character here, why he is ML? He lives with woman and don’t goes outside when he is normal and now acts like he’s her boyfriend
I think his action are humble comper with others ML, plus it goes well with her character. How is there relantionship going to progress otherwas?
Le gasp! Backhug! I can die happy now! Hallelujah!
Kalian tho… I really do hate these types of heroes. Yuri has a good point.
Also. Yuri is #1 best girl of pretty much anything I’m reading rn.
Till now i really like her character😁😁😁
And the author did a good job creating the story around her, pretty much to my taste.
So it looks like Yuri is immune to Lakias’s command power but he doesn’t know. Considering how he assumed that it worked on her, it’s probably never failed before. As much as I’d like them to be open about who they are to each other I’m also fine with them continuing to play house together and grow closer.
Yuri seems to fully dislike all 3 male leads now. Snow is cute when in a story buy annoying as hell in real life. Kailian is a judgmental dick in his righteousness. And the Genius guy was always disliked because he was a jerk. Seeing all three of them in comparison to the villain Lakias is amusing.
I guess Yuri is at top in chain of “test subjects” maybe that’s why it doesn’t work on her .. Her powers are very strong in terms of “offense” . I like how she is strong physically and emotionally.
I agree with your comment about all 3 male leads ~.
Only Anne Marie is Yuri sweetheart.
Lol if Odin or Siren get to know how much gentle Yuri treats Anne Marie >▪︎< …
if it comes down to the amount of shards she should have a good position at the very top. Lakias my have the most op power but they crammed Yuri chock full of shards for years. It makes for a nice balance of power between the two of them.
Very nice,hoping for a kiss too 🙂 thank you for your hard work
*low-key freaking out* I love this couple! And this chapter! And I’m going out of my mind!
Thank you for the chapter
aaahhhhh how anticlimatic for my prediction to really come true… yuri really just pretended to not know. i wnted them to talk but as another person sai, them playing house and these fluffy moments arent bad
Yesss! Lakis, way to go mannnn ><
I think Lakis is aware of that Yuri didnt lose her memories. Thank you for the chapter, Miss Yuri 🙂
I really wanna know lakis’s pov now~ did he purposely not erase her memory or not and the likes
And i’m kinda confused why she’s not in that “euphoric” feeling again? I mean, suddenly being “familiar of his touch” after being elated of a single touch feels.. strange? Oh well lol
ODIN WHERE U AT BOI
Thank u Miss Ruby!💙 take care of your health, we all love you!
Ohhh dear, kiss, kiss, fall in love! >.<
Thank you for the chapter!!!
So Anne Marie also have the ruin’s power? Is thay why she’s an effective health worker? Because she had it and her power turned out to be healing powers?
Yes, it was mentioned by Yuri in an earlier chapter that Anne Marie subconsciously uses her rune powers while working.
Thank you miss Ruby🌸🌸🌸💫💫💫
Thanks for the chapter! 😘
I know Lakis is the ML but i hope the author give the others a decent chance with Yuri as well especially Kalian for some reason i like him 🙆🏻♀️
Lakis is finally making a move? Are you purposefully seducing her, Lakis? Hehehe~ Excellent! Go! Go! I support you! Thank for the chapter desu~
AHHHHHHHH SOME DEVELOPMENT!!!!!! Thank you for your translations!!
Ashdiajdis the tensioooooooon!!! Oh. Mai. Gah. It can be cut with a knife!! Lakis’ yandere mode: ON! Though I don’t think he’ll go around killing people anytime soon. Unless they are related to the betrayal that brought him where he is (?) ANYWAY! I know there’s still a long way to go, but I’m like “NOW KISS!! Ò3Ó <3" Thank you so much for the chapter!! And for translating this amazing novel! <3
Thanks for the chapter! 🤗 I wonder if they are going to talk properly hehehe. Take care 🍒
Thank’s for the translation !
Maybe Yuri didn’t forget because she doesn’t see herself and the over as mutant or heretic. She see them more as test subject or just normal people who got a fragment power.
Thank you and I want moreeeee hehe
Wait let me scream. KYAAAAAAAAAAAAH
Okay 💗 Thank you for the chapter ✨
So… Is Lakis aware that Yuri has powers of the ruin? I’m kinda lost. Hahhaaha. Please enlighten me.
I’m under the impression that he is aware. If nothing else Leo spoiled that fact when he took Lakis to where Yuri (as a hooded figure) was, and obeyed her orders without pause. Lakis was also wearing Yuri’s mask when he barged in on the fight. Yuri was using her threads, which he had fought against before, and which appeared in Yuri’s home. It would take a special idiot devoid of all common sense and logic to not be able to put the pieces together. And I’m happy to say that as dense as Yuri can be, none of the main characters are actual idiots, For Once!
(๑♡⌓♡๑)(๑♡⌓♡๑) gee Yuri n lakis r shooo cutee X<
I'm soooo curious about the rest of the storyyyyyt aaaaaaaaaa i swear I'm addicted to this story XP
Then a black shadow appeared behind Yuri. It was Lakis.
The surprise midnight visitor held his breath with a gasp. A man with a more dangerous atmosphere appeared behind the woman giving off an eerie chill.
–This got me squealing like a legit kpop fangirl. And I’m not even a fan of kpop!
Lakis has been getting used to this homey set-up with Yuri
I still remember the first time he claimed the house was his
I think he was subconciously thinking of this house as their own💕
So, Lakis, quickly talk it out with her… ☺️especially about odin
She might leave within a week if Odin does not show 😖
Thank you for translating 💕
omg !!! can’t wait for the next chapter!! thanks !!
Uwah was hoping for some identity reveals but protective Lakis is really nice too…Ugh I love them so muchhh, what a coupe.
Thank you for the chapter!!
I also would like to add, that theres no way Lakis doesnt know about Yuri and her powers now (least I hope so) and so its incredibly cute that even tho he knows she could handle herself, he still tells her it’s dangerous and is gonna take care of the drunk himself UwU
I didn’t considered it but you’re right. He knows she can handle it but still he goes to help chase idiots out of Yuri’s sight. It’s just lovely!
Thanks for the chapter, miss Ruby! 🤗💜
I believe that we’re all gonna be disappointed in the next chap when nothing actually happens. 😂😂
And thank you Miss Ruby. I learned the word to talk about those telenovelas that I hate without anybody knowing.
Thanks for the update, keep the spirit Miss Ruby! 💪
Oaaaaaaahhh…I was screaming crazily XD
So smoooth Lakis..
Now I wonder about the true story of the novel… Kalian may not really love AM..but since AM has a healing power.
Thank you for the chapter, Miss Ruby.
Seriously this chapter made me crazy.
Lol i can imagine that scene where Lakis is behind Yuri..hahaha that drunkard was scared out of his brain..
Isn’t it time for kisssssss????><
Thanks for chap
That will definitely be one hell of a scary couple to the drunkard . Poor Odin is still tied up somewhere.
For once, i took pity for the drunkard.. Imagine his trauma meeting those couple..
Meet bad cop and worse cop.
Ah… i miss the scene and interaction between Yuri and Lakis. After what happened on previous chapter, ah… i feel calm again. Hahahahaha
NOW I TELL YOU TWO TO KISS!!!!