‘Ah, is he feeling shy right now?’
It was only now that she realized that Lakis’ red ears back then might have not been due to anger.
Lakis thought Yuri was a little unfair. He also know what Yuri meant.
The reason was unknown but whenever the two of them touched each other, there was an inexplicable phenomenon that occurred between him, Yuri and the parasite. So Yuri seemed to enjoy coming into contact with him.
Lakis also noticed that every time Yuri held his hand, he could feel a sense of liveliness rising in her face. Just like a young plant that almost withered from the drought but revived from a breakthrough rain, Yuri seemed to feel a sensation like she was regaining something she was missing when she touched him.
In the end, that was all Yuri wanted from him. Even now, she wanted to just hold his hand and sleep. Lakis didn’t want that.
“…Aren’t you curious?”
Soon, a low voice came from Lakis whose head rested on Yuri’s shoulder. And he slowly lifted his head. Lakis’ eyes looked straight at Yuri from above her.
“It’s nice to hold hands like this but…”
His finger caressed her skin amid their entangled fingers and the ticklish sensation caused Yuri’s fingertips to tremble with a start.
“What if we do something else?”
It was the most blatant temptation so far. Yuri even forgot to blink for a moment.
Lakis’ free hand touched her hand. His hand was ticklish as it trailed her face like he was tracing her facial features.
Yuri found herself thinking Lakis might be right. Ever since she held his hand for the first time, she began to crave his warmth more and more. So if, by chance, she did something more like he said, she might want to do more next time. Honestly, she felt a little afraid because that was uncharted territory for her.
But on the other hand, it was true that she felt a little curious. Honestly, in theory, she was practically an expert, but personal experience was a different thing.
“Something else…like what?”
So maybe she was brave because she didn’t know.
Not knowing the meaning of permission, Lakis’ gaze instantly changed.
Then his lips slowly parted.
The moment Lakis’ head leaned to the side, a warmth touched her lips. At first, it was just softly planted on her. But as Lakis started to lick and bite her lips painlessly, she gradually began to feel strange.
Then the moment he burrowed between her slightly parted lips, Yuri unconsciously gripped his hand tight.
Hot steam swept through her mouth and as he slowly entangled his tongue with hers, she felt a shiver rush down her spine.*
It didn’t seem like they’d done much, but she was strangely out of breath, really fast. Yuri was a bit surprised and taken aback by this oddity.
She tried to say it was enough now, but her lips were quickly covered by Lakis again. The kiss that followed was even more intense, as if he was saying his gentle movements before were merely just tasting.
After her lips were bitten till they were a bit sore, her mouth was overwhelmed with heat and her tongue was fondled till it tingled. Even when she tried to push him because she couldn’t breathe, Lakis didn’t budge. Instead, he kissed her without reserve till she was almost tired.
After a while, Lakis moved away and looked at Yuri who was breathing hard then he said.
“There are a lot of other good stuff too…”
The hand stroking her face tapped her moist red lips.
“But for now, you’ll have get used to this first.”
Yuri wanted to reply that she didn’t need to but again, her words were eaten up by Lakis.
The night was long, and as Lakis put it, it was enough time to get somewhat used to it. After that night, Yuri thought Lakis wasn’t called the king of the night for nothing. From what she could tell from his skillfulness, although he was a beast who didn’t know love, he obviously had a lot of experience with women.
Of course, this was a misunderstanding that would make the parasite in Lakis speechless, but it was only a little later that Yuri learned the truth.
* * *
Leo wandered around and left the monastery.
As always, Siren was sleeping to restore her body. It wasn’t long that she threw the hair growth solution that Yuri gave her, but later brought it back and secretly applied it on her wings. Still, it was effective in a way, so Siren seemed to be in a better mood.
In contrast, while Siren was busy working on her wings, Leo was very bored. Although he was now living in the hideout with someone, it didn’t mean Leo and Siren were doing stuff together. To be more exact, they were not interested in each other.
Siren didn’t like Leo and Leo didn’t want to play with Siren either. So he couldn’t stand his stiff muscles and left the monastery while Siren was asleep. Afterward, Leo wandered around Ferret Street where Yuri lived; it was like a habit. He scoured through alleys where people rarely entered and shook his tail in satisfaction after getting his smell everywhere, like an animal marking its territory.
But then, unfortunately, he once again encountered the girl he had locked eyes with at the previous festival.
It was of course, Hestia.
She had also been too bored to stay at home while Anne-Marie was working at the clinic and decided to take a walk. Then she was filled with childish curiosity and began exploring the alleys near her house then found Leo.
Leo was so startled he almost jumped out of his skin. Again, he quickly turned around to get away, but Hestia hurriedly called out to him.
“Wait! Don’t go! I’ll give you something yummy…!”
That very moment, Leo’s movements came to a halt. Hestia’s last sentence froze Leo’s feet. He hesitantly looked back at Hestia.
Seeing the positive reaction, Hestia’s face brightened.
“Mn! We have so much yummy food at home! I’m the only one around right now!”
Leo was briefly conflicted, then he slowly took a step forward and approached Hestia.
And so, the two of them left the alley together.
* * *
“We meet a lot these days.”
Yuri looked at the man she was meeting once again and thought to herself.
‘You keep coming here so of course, we see a lot.’
But then again, this was certainly not a meeting at the coffeehouse. The person in front of her right now was Kalian Crawford.
The store started running low on things to make sandwiches today and Gilbert asked her to help him with getting some from the food store, so Yuri was just coming back.
“It seems we do. You must be working?”
Yuri asked out of politeness and Kalian nodded.
“Yes, the work I was handling before hasn’t finished yet.”
Hearing that, Yuri frowned slightly. When he said ‘the work I was handling before’…did he mean the missing persons case? Maybe it wasn’t resolved when he found the children at that slave trade.
“I see. I hope it’s sorted out okay.”
Yuri said and tried to leave.
“That looks heavy, let me help you.”
“It’s not heavy.”
Kalian offered but Yuri flat-out rejected him. And Kalian seemed to also sense that. He looked at Yuri silently for a moment, then suddenly threw a fastball.
“Do I make you uncomfortable?”
“Yes, sort of.”
Of course, Yuri sent it right back. At that, Kalian laughed. He didn’t really seem offended by her words, actually, he looked a little pleased. Afterwards, he promptly took a step back.
“Alright, I’ll go on ahead then. See you next time.”
Like that, Yuri and Kalian separated. Kalian’s gaze remained on Yuri retreating back but Yuri never turned around. Soon after, Kalian looked away and began walking in the other direction.
He followed Genos Sheldon’s advice and asked Anne-Marie to care for his grandfather, Bastian, so he figured the illness would get better this time but…
He wondered if it might be more effective to find ways to heal wounds of the heart instead of physical wounds.
And so, Kalian walked down the streets alone in his thoughts as the sun began to set. As his thoughts deepened, so did the length of his shadow.
* * *
“…What is this?”
A small utterance left Lakis’ mouth. The gently breeze blew his hair softly in the air. Lakis stood on the roof of a cathedral, serenely placed against the broad orange sky. From where he stood, you could see the entire bustle of the streets in one glance.
Lakis’ gaze was currently slightly chilly. The two people in his line of sight were definitely people he knew.
—Eh? It’s that woman and Kalian Crawford, isn’t it? Last time, they were fighting each other, why are they together now?
The East’s Crawford and Yuri.
However, why were they together?
 If this sentence doesn’t make sense to you, I’m sorry.
 Side note: I think people usually think their first kiss is good. Mainly because they have nothing to compare it to. Not saying Lakis is a bad kisser or anything. I wouldn’t DARE.
*I suddenly feel like I’m translating Lucia all over again.
*There’s this obsession with lip biting in novels like this but speaking from personal experience, I don’t like it.
This hasn’t quite reached Lucia levels of steaminess, though!
Really good chapter. Some major steamy progress with Lakis and Yuri, but I’m also looking forward to some cute interactions between Hestia and Leo.
Lucia was like on another level.
I mean, Lucia was an R-18 novel, so I can’t imagine this coming anywhere close but I’m still looking forward to some snusnu.
Mood, I wasn’t actually expect these stuff though ’cause it doesn’t say so in the genres.
AJSKSDJS DAMN IT LAKIS, THAT WAS SO SMOOTH TO CLAIM YOUR GIRL😳
Kyaaaaaa! I Love you miss Ruby 😍🥰🥰🥰
Wonderful smexyness. About time these two started to make out. The magnetism between these two has been set to the max setting from the very start. If the both of them haden’t a mix between awkward virgin and murder hobo this would have been a mature rated fic from the start.
Kalian following Yuri with the though of using her looks to help the head of the family smells fishy. I sorta suspect the story is going to go completely sideways at some point in the future and she’s going to get forcefully taken by the “good guys” while Lakias will have to run and save her. Rather than like the original story where Ann got kidnapped by Lakias and the heros had to go to Carnot to save her.
Except she’s a bad b**** and no damsel in distress. Although I also kinda suspect that something big is gon’ happen in the next few chapters.
I can easily imagine Lakias running to save her only for her to have saved herself already.
But theirs also the off chance she’d be put into a situation where she couldn’t use her powers. Also she was pushed back by Crawford back in the black market. The three good male leads power levels shouldn’t be a laughing matter. They are three shining hero male leads.
I can’t imagine Yuri getting saved. She seems more likely to do the saving but who knows lol
I agree. If Yuri gets saved by anyone other than Lakis, I’m gonna change my username to Mary Sue.
I’ll be a little disappointed if she ends up needing to be rescued by Lakis. What’s the point of a superpowered badass MC if she needs to rely on her boyfriend? Lakis is written as being more powerful, but I’d prefer to not see any damsel in distress stuff with Yuri. That’ll keep their relationship more equal. I’ll get over it if it happens though
Yeah but no one is all powerful what if she is against a group she might not be able to save herself from it, like Yuri will never be a damsel in distress but doesn’t mean she can’t need help in a situation and it definitely won’t take away her independence. As she probably won’t need saving all the time like the female lead would.
I like it when there’s a mix of the woman sometimes saving the man and the man sometimes saving the woman.
thanks !!! this chapter is fire !!
Imma bout to throw hands every time someone bites my lips, like ouch! Cut it out! （;≧皿≦）
Thanks for the chapter! 😘
Finally!!! Looking forward for more steamy chapters but more so to their development. Their first kiss was bomb tho *chef’s kiss*
++ Hestia and Leo look cute together, hoping for more interaction from them :))
Yessss!!! Thanks you so much ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
Thanks for the new chapter!
Thanks for the update
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssss!!!! Adfajfjsvdksbd <3 My fangirl heart is singing~ They kiiiiiissed!! A lot!!! Uwu <3 I'm so happy to see developments in their relationship, hopefully their interactions will start becoming more couple-like. Gosh, I really hope so! Thank you so much for the chapter! And for posting it a bit earlier!! Abfksbdlsnd Definitely made my day! You are the best, Miss Ruby! :') <3
God, just what I needed, steamy kisses from the ship. Thank you.
oh my, that kiss is hot. I think Kalian gonna ask Yuri some favor because she looks like his dead aunt.
My heart and mind went haywire when they began kissing (⁄ ⁄•⁄ω⁄•⁄ ⁄)
Reading about biting lips looks amazing but it seems our translator already experience it. And from her experience, it looks not romatic at all.
RIP my heart 🙈
So early?! Thanks! AND STOP RIGHT THERE! “Honestly, in theory, she was practically an expert, but personal experience was a different thing.” Huuuuuuuh what is this supposed to mean??? lol was Yuri a voyeur herself and watched others do it for normalcy experiments?
So smooth, na Lakis?
Yaaaaaaaas we finally made it to some sexy time action!! Tysm miss ruby 😗😗
Lakis so smooth HAHA
Thanks for the update Miss Ruby!
YUP. THIS IS THE CHAPTER WE ALL WERE WAITING FOR !!! THE KISS!!!!!!
Amazing chapter! Thanks for the update!!!
I bet Kalian’s aunt is her mother, cuz of that ‘birth secret’ title thing. I think that would be an awesome development cuz then she’d be a Crawford as well as a badass
FINALLY! My jaw actually dropped a little when he kissed her. I was so expecting another situation where they both backed off and fell asleep together. So glad that didn’t happen, though.
Sounds like Yuri won’t be getting much rest from now on.
Anyone else feel like the Leo and Hestia situation is reversed? Hestia leading Leo into her home with candy. XD She’s a child, coercing an adult…. Feels so backwards! But also very cute. In the original novel Hestia was put in harm’s way a lot, but I bet she will now have Leo as her “guard dog” I like her, she’s a breath of fresh air at times. =)
It would make sense for Crawford’s grandfather, Bastian to have loved the woman with red eyes and black hair, but how’s Yuri connected?
I love the idea of flipping the original on its head, the good guys doing the kidnapping and our “villain” doing the rescuing, though….I also agree in that, I cannot imagine Yuri really being in need of a hero. She’s way too OP, in the best of ways.
Thank you so much! I was very excited to realize this was already updated this morning.
Wonderful job as always, Miss Ruby!
Best of luck with your busy day. =)
What a sexy kissing scene. 💜
True dat, not into the lip biting thing as well since its not a nice experience for me, you bite I’m gonna bite back til it bleed. :v
Thanks for the chapter. 💓
Dear God, thank you! Next step is de lost of the virginity, amen.
Thanks for the translations!!!
Thank you for the chapter, miss Ruby. If I may:
He also know what Yuri meant. – knew
Also, my husband likes the biting. Has to be soft enough of course, but still… 🤭
Finally! What we’ve been waiting for! 😘
Oh Wow, I think Lakis really want to do that for a long time 😂😂😂 Finally he gets chance to kiss yuri. And that said “There are a lot of other good stuff too…” make my jaw dropped.
Bet Yuri will lose her sleep times
There it is, Lakis trying to prove that he’s not the ruthless-but-meek-in-front-of-his-beloved male lead we thought he was.
Or was he really? 😏
Anyway, your second side note had me dying from laughter LMAO LOL
As always, thank you for the chapter
Thank you for translating Miss Ruby
Hmm… don’t know if this is a spoiler, not even sure if it is canon but maybe it is… so *spoiler alert for people who haven’t seen the manhwa (btw i just saw a preview translated)*
In the manhwa,
Yuri pre-experiment was blonde with red eyes. During the process of putting the ‘gem’ into her body, she recalls her past life where she has long black hair and black eyes.
So, i’m confused if she just ended up getting the black hair due to this, maybe the two existence (past life yuri and this life yuri) converged into one? Or if her color scheme pre-experiment was just by choice of the manhwa artist.
Nah don’t worry, that’s not a spoil. In fact she being blonde is in the firsts chapters. But there’s nothing about her hair color or eye color of her past life.
So I think the hair color change is due to the reaction to the experimentation.
But the fact that she’s black haired and black eyed in her previous life is probably the choice of the manhwa artist.
Ahhh! Finally a kiss, and not just small one 🙂 and Lakis going to be jelly, so good. Thank you so much for the chapter!
Thank you for the chapter!
I have been waiting for this.
Aaaaahhhh!!! Baby boi Lakis claiming his Baby girl 😆
Thank you so much! I’m pretty excited to see how Lakis is going to react once he realizes she is surrounded by male leads ><
Not sure of any connection to the aunt since she had different color hair and eyes pre experiment. But they're certainly going to build one!
I could see Yuri pretending to be a damsel just do she doesn't have to reveal herself.
So um, i found your translation in wattpad (im pretty sure it’s yours, the translation notes look the same).
Googled it and it seems more than one person abusing it…
Also checked another webnovel site I read from and…
I’ve removed the links to the wattpad and co. The links brings are bringing awareness to the people copying me.
I understand correctly? did she wake up late since they kissed all night?
Miss i really appreciate your works! Your works is so amazing and i am so gratefull of it!!
I cant wait for this couple progress😆
Thank you for the chapter, Miss Ruby.
Lakis must be stressed when he knows, not only Kalian… 😌
Mah breath.. the kiss is so passionate reading it make me blush and red. At last, some steamy moment for Lakis and Yuri.
so far almost 70 chapter of misunderstandings, no trust, no communication
finaly they kiss, but beef
Thanks for chap
Quite the scene I say, so it was a first for lakris too? RIP bug who has to watch this now and in the future too.
I can only see destruction flags with no signs of ending for crawford.
On T/N about kissing and lip-biting experience:
Sanaol may experience.
Poor murderous doggo…
idk man my first kiss was awkward, a mess. the other party was also first time kisser. i wouldn’t mistake it for being good no matter how less experience i have. so lakis would have to have at least some skills for it to feel good. wish things worked like that irl too T^T