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With the restraint removed, the dark red chains constricting Odin’s body disappeared into thin air.

Flap!

Jumping at the chance, Odin spread his wings.

“Change back to your normal appearance.”

But the moment Lakis’ order fell, Odin’s attempt to escape couldn’t help but fall through. The black crow that had just taken off became human and fell to the floor.

“Ugh…”

Odin groaned at the pain all over his body. He opened his mouth to curse at Lakis who was in front of him. But as before, no sound came from his clogged throat.

‘F*ck, what the hell is this! Why am I like this…!’

Confusion began to fill Odin’s eyes.
He was shocked that one word from Lakis made him turn back to human, regardless of his own will. Deep vigilance arose on Odin’s face.

Seeing that, Lakis hummed and tilted his head like he was seeing something interesting.

“You seem to have a lot to say, so let’s hear it.”

Once Lakis gave his permission, Odin suddenly felt like his throat could breathe. He swallowed drily then he looked straight at the man in front of him.

“F*ck…screw you.”[1]

That very moment, Lakis narrowed his eyes. However, his smiling eyes were frosty.

“Kneel.”

Thud!

“Uk…”

This time as well, Odin was forced to kneel.

“You’re quite ungrateful, Crow-ssi. You trespassed into my house first, yet here I am letting you live but you don’t know how to be grateful.”

“How the hell is that your house…! You—, this bastard! Don’t tell me you killed Arachne?!”

“Just shut up.”

“Mph!”

Odin glared at Lakis, his eyes ablaze.

After completing the request Arachne gave him, Odin only wanted to tell her as soon as possible so he went to her house. The news related to Siren was quite urgent as well, so he went against his efforts not interfere in Arachne’s private life more than necessary and went to her house that day.

But then Lakis Avalon, this evil bastard—! He was right there, in Yuri’s house!

And the thought that maybe this cruel and evil bastard had harmed Arachne in any form made Odin’s insides turn black.

“All that nonsense you’re babbling is making my ears sore. Why would I kill Arachne?”

However, Lakis spoke drily, as if he was hearing the most ridiculous thing.

“She’s my precious housemate, afterall.”[2]

“…?!”

And at his following words, Odin’s eyes bulged.

“Mph! Mmm-mph!”

Odin clamored to say that was impossible.

“Crow.”

Lakis slowly lowered himself to where Odin knelt, as if he didn’t hear or see Odin’s flutter.

“You, are you always like that?”

A low voice laced with an ominous feeling dug into Odin’s ears. Lakis’ eyes also had an extremely cold gleam to them as he looked down at Odin.

‘Wha, What?’

Odin didn’t know what Lakis meant by his question and his eyes shook quietly.

Seeing that, Lakis opened his mouth again, still looking at him.

“Turning into a crow and entering the house as you like without permission. I’m asking if you usually do that.”

Lakis tilted his head slightly.

In that moment, cold sweat flowed down Odin’s back. He wasn’t sure why, but his instinct told him he had to answer that question the right way.

“Answer me.”

Once again, the ban on Odin’s voice was lifted.

“Uh, t-that…”

Odin stammered. He couldn’t figure out why he had to make such an excuse to Lakis. But he was forced to open his mouth because of the intangible energy coming from Lakis.

“I-I never do that…it was just urgent this time so…”

Lakis quietly stared at Odin as if he was trying to discern if Odin was saying the truth or not. Then he spoke again.

“Lie down.”

“I didn’t lie; why…!”

“You talk a lot for a crow.”

A ruthless voice came from above Odin’s head.

“Keep your trap shut and roll.”

*sfx for rolling*[4]

“Stand up.”

Fwip!

“Sit down. And roll again.”

Plop! *sfx for rolling*

Odin quickly became covered in dust. He rolled on the floor at Lakis’ command and trembled with humiliation.

‘D…Dammit. Do I look like a dog like Leo, what kind of dogsh*t training…!”

However, as if saying this was just the start, Lakis made Odin kneel in front of him again and began to interrogate him.

“Your name.”

“My experiment name is Odin, real name is Asuka Ferrante.”[3]

With Lakis’ order, his mouth moved of its own will.

“Are you from the lab in Carnot?”

“Yup.”

“Change your tone.”

“Yes, I am.”

“How many years have you been dealing information?”

“It’s been three years since I began after escaping the lab…”

“Was the lab also where you met Arachne?”

“Yes.”

In addition to these, Lakis also asked Odin about other stuff.

“Tell me what Arachne likes.”

“Normalcy. Money. Things that remind her of life before the experiment.”

Lakis engraved it in his mind.

“What kind of present does she like?”

“Nothing in particular.”

“What of her favorite food?”

“She likes all food.”

“There must be something she likes more than everything else.”

“She eats to maintain basic need like a normal human being, so I don’t think there’s any food she prefers.”

“This useless bastard. Are you really close to Arachne?”

Lakis gave Odin a disdainful gaze.

Odin cried inwardly at the oppression and wronging.

“Well, it’s better than nothing.”

Soon, Lakis curled his lips and gave a bloodcurdling smile.

“I’ve been doing this for a long time too but since you’re a mutant and you have quite the spirit, I don’t think you’ll break.”

Soon, his approaching hand cast a dark shadow on Odin’s face.

“Don’t disappoint me, Crow.”

The next moment, Odin felt the dark shadow penetrate into his mind and he lost consciousness.

* * *

After Lakis’ business with Odin was done, he began to head home. As he reached his destination, Lakis was just about to move to the back of the building then he paused.

—Eh, what the. Is it the landlady? Or another piece of trash?

He had definitely closed the window when he left but it was slightly open for some reason. He couldn’t sense anyone’s presence inside. Lakis quietly entered the house like a shadow.

Flap!

And after a while, he found something that was roaming around the house as it liked. Lakis seized it instantly.

Squawk!

“Chirp!”

The bird held by the neck cried out loudly.

‘The crow Odin?’

No. The feeling was different from the last time.
It wasn’t just that the bird itself was not a crow; there was something fundamentally different about the bird.

“Who are you?”

Lakis’ eyes glowed chillingly.

Snip.

That very moment, he felt the connection to the bird in his hand being severed.

“Chirp, Chirp!”

As it returned to being an ordinary creature, the bird floundered and flapped its wings in Lakis’ hand. His ruthless grip tightened more around the bird’s neck. It was no longer under control so it was a normal bird but anything could happen so he couldn’t allow it to leave here alive.

‘Was the bird looking for me, or…’

With a crack, the bird’s neck was broken in one go. His sharp blue eyes looked down at the limp bird in his hand.

‘…was it looking for Arachne?’

* * *

“Hk!”

Siren sprang to her feet in shock.

“W-Why is that guy in Arachne’s house…!”

An astonished cry escaped her mouth.

The one who sent a bird to Yuri’s house was none other than Siren. For a while, she had been healing the aftereffects of her capture at the black market auction. Then she began to feel bored and decided to get some air.

Siren was currently staying at the hideout where the watchdog, Leo lived. Unsurprisingly, she didn’t plan on getting along with the dog in the slightest. So while she paid no attention to whatever Leo did on his own, all she did was mend her wings when she was awake, and spend time sleeping to recover.

However, there was a limit to mending her wings and Siren basically had nothing to do. As a result, her bad habit reared its head again. In other words, she began wondering how Arachne was doing.

So she secretly stole a look at Arachne’s workplace which she found out before, and while Arachne was working, she sent a bird to her house.

This was because she was always curious about how Arachne lived.

“Wow, this is crazy. This is really crazy!”

How could it be Lakis Avalon…!


Translator’s Corner:

[1] You know that thing where you put your middle finger in your mouth and show it to someone? That’s what Odin says, the best equivalent in ‘screw you’ or ‘go f*** yourself’, although gfy is a bit too harsh context-wise.

[2]The nuance is lost in the translation. He says the word used for ‘people living together’ which can also mean cohabitation.

[3] I did a google search of the name and most of the results were a Japanese name so I think this is right.

[5] The sound in the raws is [guruguruguru] but I couldn’t bring myself to use it.

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24 Comments

  1. IAmViruz

    Uh, there’s nothing on c60.

    Thanks.

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    • Miss Ruby

      Refresh now.

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      • IAmViruz

        Cool. Thanks Miss Ruby <3

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  2. kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

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  3. Malacat

    The first thing Lakias would inquire about would be Yuri’s likes and dislikes. Too bad for him the best information agent their is could only muster average replies. Lakias was hoping for a nice secret that he could give her and all Oden can muster is how she tried to be exceedingly average for the past three years.

    Well, he sort of already has succeeded in two of those. Her favorite food is now anything he has cooked.

    Her likes, being touched and cuddled by him.

    Unfortunately gifts is a failure since it’s anything given to her by Ann Marie. Whelp, 2 out of 3 isn’t bad.

    I hope Oden survives Lakias’s mind reading thing he does.

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  4. lazykitty_99

    Siren is definition of stalker ,even Lakis comes at no. 2 in that .
    Lakis didn’t disappoint when a interrogation about Carnot turns to Yuri likes and dislikes ><

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  5. Mitsuki000

    Omg, to think he was using Odin to find out more about Yuri’s likes and preferences ajdksndka hahaha. At the beginning of the interrogation Odin must have thought that he wanted to know some dark secrets or something like that, but nope xD. Poor Odin, though, I hope he’s fine ;A; Also, now almost everyone of the experiments now about Lakis living with Yuri hahaha.

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  6. Olrin

    She’s stalking her again. lol
    thanks for the chapters miss Ruby, and thanks for quickly fixing the site!

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  7. giginka

    Yeah,thank you so much! So glad you fixed it 🙂

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  8. sleep is justise!

    As expected of a villain! Even his way of finding out the likes and dislikes of his crush is villainous…
    thanks for the chapter~

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  9. Lizzo

    The footnotes don’t work for me, or not as they did before at least

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    • Miss Ruby

      Thanks for letting me know. I’ll see how I can make it work again 😖

      EDIT: They should be working now hopefully. I didn’t even think those might be a problem. TYSM.

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  10. Chocolate Bun

    Lakis, go easy on Yuri’s friends 😂

    By the way, I’m not sure if it’s just my phone, but now whenever I click on those tiny numbers it doesn’t instantly go to the definition/ translator notes you put at the end of the chapter. I have to scroll down myself to look at the definition 😣

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  11. Karma95

    Ripperino Odin lmao, and that little bird qwq
    I love how he asked about her likes and favorite foods though that was hilarious, thanks for the updattteee!

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  12. The17thNoah

    Thanks for the double update despite having to fix the site issues too!
    Also, Odin now: “And the thought that maybe this cruel and evil bastard had harmed Arachne in any form made Odin’s insides turn black”
    Odin in the future after witnessing lewd hand holding?: “And the sight that this cruel and evil cat had charmed Yuri in such a wholesome form made Odin’s insides turn green with envy”

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  13. Mia loves ice cream

    I hate this. I know that Lakis is a villain and maybe that’s why I can’t help but hate him. I felt so sorry for Odin. I couldnt bear to imagine him being tortured like this.

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    • shell

      Well I don’t feel too bad for Odin since he’s pretty degrading to Leo.

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      • novelbear

        Thanks as ever to Miss Ruby for translating ʕ•ᴥ•ʔノ♡

        I had a decent impression of Lakis before, but using mind control to manipulate people’s memories and compel them, especially in a way that may cause their minds to break, seems way more disturbing to me than using threats or physical force.

        Odin is Yuri’s friend and ally and, while his behavior towards Leo is not okay, we haven’t seen him act in a way that clearly marks him as a villain. I’m honestly creeped out by Lakis’ actions here. I guess that’s his character as a villain showing and I just forgot about what he does in the original story.

        I don’t think I can ship Lakis x Yuri anymore… His super yandere actions, even if they don’t go anywhere near the extent that were in the original story, would in real life be abusive. I enjoy this story and I’ll keep reading it, but it truly bums me out that so many stories normalize or even idealize jealous, controlling, and even violent behavior in intimate relationships. ʕ ´•̥̥̥ ᴥ•̥̥̥`ʔ It makes me think of the people I’ve known who were in abusive relationships…

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        • Unknown000

          from the story above there is no such terrible torture experienced by odin, didn’t you read the previous chapter if he intends to torture someone, he will do as he did the intruder where lakis destroyed all their fingers and even destroyed their necks, odin was only ordered to roll and stand and be told to be silent or talk, he not hurt odin’s physique.

          for the size of the villain Lakis always had a soft spot for the closest person to yuri where he didn’t do things beyond reasonable limits.
          And his ability to read memory, seen from wherever lakis has mastered his ability but for the previous person (norden nordam or whatever his name is) lakis indeed from the beginning intended to kill him so besides reading his memory he killed him during the process but he certainly will not do that to odin which is considered important for yuri.

          I don’t understand why you hate lakis isn’t he villain from the start? Is it because he has been with Yuri too long to make you forget who he is? and also Yuri is not really a pure angel, she is also sometimes cold-blooded and doesn’t hesitate to kill, what is wrong with her end with lakis who has more or less the same personality?. Don’t too much compare a fiction novel with real life, if you do that you will hate too many things

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  14. astridtoaigis

    Who would have thought Siren was the peeping Tom lol.
    Thanks for the chapter. 💓

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  15. Puan

    Thank you for the chapter, Miss Ruby.
    Tbh, I don’t like Siren… She bothered Yuri, and I am the one who being bothered XD
    Typically a troublemaker.

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  16. eajh

    thank for the trans! 💓💓💓

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  17. Eternal perspective

    Thanks for chap
    By living through yuri’s cooking he should be able to understand what odin said. Is poor odin alive ?is he still tied up in that place? Hopefully lakris will be moderate yandere over yuri.

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  18. MrTrixer

    Odin was far from a good guy but, i dont know, it would be sad if he were to disappear i guess. But im starting to get curious of the power of Lakis and his co-parasite friend, mind and blood abilities huh? I wonder what else he can do..

    Thank you for the chapter and the treat! (^_^)/

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