Lakis felt his hand twitching with the urge again. But he endured it because of the situation they were in. The two of them walked out of the hallway corner. However, the next moment, Yuri began to head in the direction Lakis had just come from earlier.
Lakis reflexively grabbed Yuri again. Then Yuri stared at him, with a gaze that seemed to say, ‘what is it now?’ then she pulled back her arm.
Feeling frustrated, Lakis unconsciously opened his mouth.
“…it’s not here.”
“Oh, I thought you shook your head cuz you didn’t know…”
Then they both paused at the same time.
A short silence fell over the two.
But a moment later, they both decided to act like they didn’t know what was going on. Lakis then nodded as if to say that was what he meant. And this time, he drew a circle to ensure that Yuri really understood. Then the two of them separated.
Yuri left to go to the other places she found on the list in the slave market while Lakis decided to stay back and look for the ruin’s fragment which was his original purpose.
For now, the strange encounter that day ended with that.
* * *
While Yuri was away, a luxurious carriage stopped in front of the coffeehouse. And the person who came down from the carriage was Damon Salvatore. He was dressed quite splendidly today and held a large bouquet in his hand.
‘They said women definitely like this kind of thing.’
Damon recalled the woman he had seen here last time and with the bouquet in hand, he proudly walked to the door of the coffeehouse.
Gilbert greeted Damon while dripping with cold sweat. Damon’s arrogant eyes scanned the area. But no matter where he looked, he couldn’t see the woman he met last time.
“Where’s the clerk I saw last time?”
When Damon asked, Gilbert hesitated for a moment before replying.
“Today is her day off…”
Damon’s face instantly crumpled. He managed to make time out of his busy day to come but today of all days was her day off?
“Day off for what? Is she sick?”
“No. She usually takes a holiday once a week…”
“Holiday? The Alchemist Tower has no holiday, yet this tiny shop does?”
Damon chewed over Gilbert’s words like he couldn’t believe it. Gilbert choked with anger when he heard these words that seemed to be looking down on his coffeehouse. But then again, he couldn’t get into a fight with a noble.
“So she’ll be coming back tomorrow?”
“Yes, that is so.”
“Then I’ll come back tomorrow.”
Gilbert screamed inside but naturally, Damon couldn’t hear him. Damon left the coffeehouse with an irritated look on his face because he couldn’t achieve his purpose.
‘Has that guy lost his mind?’
Meanwhile, Snow who witnessed this scene watched as Damon left with disgust in his eyes. He couldn’t figure out why that alchemist bastard was looking for Yuri, and in such an appearance too.
Actually, when he took a guess from the scene he just saw, there was only one thing that came to mind…
Just imagining it made him burst into laughter.
The great Damon Salvatore was openly wooing a lady like this? However, the fact that the lady was the coffeehouse’s Yuri made Snow feel displeased. Of all people that he knew, he had to witness the annoying alchemist bastard flirt, which was probably why he was irritated. On top of that, Yuri was one of the people Snow held good feelings to…
Anyways, Damon Salvatore and Yuri. He was absolutely opposed to this combination. Of course, if Yuri fell for Damon, he had no right to stop her…
But if that happened, he would stop that unlucky alchemist bastard himself. After making a resolution, Snow’s face was cloudy as he stared at Damon’s back while he climbed into the carriage.
* * *
After finishing what he set out to do, Lakis headed for the warehouse. He took out the black feather he had and squeezed it, causing smoke to rise from his hand.
Shortly after, a black bird flew into the warehouse in a rush.
The bird turned into a man in the blink of an eye and prostrated before Lakis.
“Lakis-nim. You called.”(1)
Lakis coldly looked down at the purple hair lowered before him and furrowed his brows.
“Can’t you do your job right? Thanks to you, I wasted my time.”
“Useless. Look for it again.”
“Yes, Lakis-nim! Thank you for your mercy!”
The one kowtowing and yelling in front of Lakis, was certainly Odin. Odin was startlingly obedient in front of Lakis right now, as if his former resistance was an imagination. However, Lakis didn’t seem pleased with Odin’s behavior and looked at him with a frown.
“I noticed Arachne was looking for you today.”
Hearing Lakis’ words, Odin tilted his head, then he seemed to remember something he had forgotten and spoke up.
“Now that I think about, we promised to meet up a few days ago but I forgot.”
Odin’s tone was light as he spoke; he didn’t seem to see it as a big deal. But as soon as Lakis heard it, his brow twitched, and a chill began to spread from him. Odin was startled out of wits and clung to Lakis’ leg.
“Hk, Lakis-nim! Don’t misunderstand! You’re the only one for me, Lakis-nim! Arachne was just trying to meet me because of a request! You know my heart, right? This Odin’s loyalty…!”
Odin’s gaze as he begged Lakis to believe in his loyalty seemed slightly off.
“The king of crows! I am Lakis-nim’s true right-hand man! That’s why, Lakis-nim, please let me lick your shoes.”
This was a side effect of subordinating Odin to make him obey. It was also why Lakis didn’t usually like to use this ability.
‘I have to use him as much as needed and quickly undo this subordination.’
Lakis was deeply irritated and kicked away Odin who was tightly clinging to his leg.
“You moron. If there was something like that, shouldn’t you tell me right away? How dare you make Arachne wait?”
“I-I’m sorry! I’m sorry for being a moron!”
“Go and see her right now.”
“Yes, I understand! Um, Lakis-nim, your shoes…”
“Oh, get lost. Before I rip out your wings.”
At Lakis’ command, Odin immediately turned back to a bird and flew out of the warehouse to meet Arachne.
Lakis gazed after the departing black shape with a very unhappy look in his eyes.
* * *
Like Lakis, Yuri was unable to achieve her purpose and headed for Leo’s hideout. She didn’t have time so she couldn’t look into all the places on the list. For now, she only checked half of them. However, there were no traces of other mutants, let alone Odin.
‘I have to look again tomorrow.’
Yuri decided that tomorrow, she would search the places she couldn’t look at today and with that in mind, she hurried to the hideout.
Right then, a familiar voice rang out, along with the sound of wings flapping in the air. Yuri came to a stop in a field close to the monastery.
The image approaching her under the setting sun was definitely a crow.
A while later, the black shadow flying over her head transformed into a human. Odin, whom she hadn’t seen in a while, stood casually in front of her. Fortunately, Odin looked fine.
“I couldn’t contact you, so I went looking for you.”
To Yuri’s words, Odin replied.
“Sorry! I was busy with something.”
Yuri wondered what kept him so busy that it made him break his promised commission date but seeing as Odin was okay, she felt other things didn’t matter. But when she heard what Odin said next, she was a little taken aback.
“Arachne, I’m going to live a new life from now on.”
Odin’s face was very serious.
Yuri’s eyes widened slightly as she gazed at Odin who stood contrasting against the red sky.
“I finally met a being like the sun in my life.”
“It’s only now that I realize my life has been colorless. Until now, I have only been a withering plant in a barren wasteland. But when that person called my name, I became a blooming flower.”
As Odin continued to speak, Yuri’s expression became increasingly odd.
“Hah, you probably can’t even imagine this feeling. It’s like taking off a dirty shell and being reborn.”
And soon, Yuri thought.
It’s either of one of these two…
He fell in love or got sucked into a religion.
But with Odin’s personality, the latter didn’t seem possible…then could it be the former?
And finally, a firm resolution rose in Odin’s eyes as he gazed at Yuri.
“I’m going to devote myself to that person! Even if my body breaks and becomes a grain of sand in this wasteland!”
*I feel like things took a weird turn.
This ¿ *speechless*
Everything today’s chapter has made me *speechless*
What’s up with this Damon? He is becoming most unliked out of all mls at present.
I didn’t get so lakis n Yuri now knew the other party know their identity??
Omg yes! I also think damon is the most irritating ml out of the 4. Lakis and snow (who’s his real name again?) are the only one i like, i don’t like kalian as well since he’s so discriminatory toward the mutants.
And yeah, they recognize each other but yuri is aware that her identity has been exposed.
Ohhhh, the 🐦 got sucked into a scam
That was a bit weird. Is he going to forget all about these feelings when lakis undoes the spell?
Any way, thank you Miss Ruby 💜
I bet he’ll be embarrassed as hell when that happens lmao.
He’ll probably try (and fail) to kill Lakis. Yuri will also probably be quite upset with Lakis if she finds out. I’m just glad it’s something that can be undone.
Or maybe Odin will want to dig a hole in the ground to sink his head. kkkkkk
Thank you very much for the translation, miss Ruby.
Like an ostrich and not a crow 😂
seeing arachne seems to misunderstood that odin fell in love with someone….
if odin does remember, i could only pat pat on the back when he sobered up 😂😂
its the hidden yaoi route featuring odin vs lakis
“got sucked into a religion” lol
Umm… Lakis, what did you do?
Okay so there’s
– Lakis (a softy but scary dude)
– Kalian (who we don’t like Cuz he killing experiments )
– Snow(forgot his real name( we like him tho)
-Damon (annoying & rude?)
Genos = Snow I believe…. I was confident, but then again… I watch One Punch Man, so maybe I messed his name up with the cyborgs… lol I think it’s Genos, though…
I believe it’s Genos Sheldon
Do you think Damon fell for her because of her looks? Even if he did he’s normally so arrogant he wouldn’t think of a commoner woman as a partner. Unless maybe she was the lost child of a noble.
I believe damon is interested in her because she look similar to selena, this why kalian got interested in her and guess snow as well . snow did mention selena and yuri have different personalities, my guess is anne has the same personalty as selena which why they got interested in her in the novel. its kind of toxic but possible
So all the male leads are interested in Yuri cause she looks like Selena but I find it weirdest Kalian interested in that when isn’t Salena his aunt?
Odin, you poor crow! He confessed he has feelings for the wrong person in front of the right person 😭😭😭
Lakis, you pretty damn amazing efficient love-rival-killer 😔👌🏻 Got him so can’t possibly survive after this
Thanks for the chapter! 😘
Can’t wait to have Lakis visit the coffeeshop in time with Damon making a spectacle of himself 😂😂😂😂😂
I can’t imagine Lakis in the coffee shop. Probably a lot of intense staring and hand gestures while ordering, that is if kalian, snow, and damon doesn’t show up like flies.
I don’t know. If all the male leads will show up when Lakis visits, for sure there will be an impromptu scruffle AT LEAST 😂😂😂😂😂
That would be a very interesting scene but Gilbert will need to end his business. Otherwise his lifespan is goin to reduce in half XD 😂😂😂
At least Lakis will find out that she can make good coffee. Since yuri’s cooking sucks, that mediocre coffee will taste like heaven to him🤣
Her cooking isn’t bad though. She’s just used to cooking with her web.
I hope Odin goes back to normal, but first I hope he tells her the important information she asked for lol.
Thank you for the update!
Thanks for the update
Thanks for the chapter! This was certainly unexpected ._.
Oden was pretty bird brained to begin with. The intelligence down grade that comes with brainwashing isn’t going to help Lakias. I’m also guessing he’s at half power in his searching. Oden may be able to spy from afar and overhear through his crows but I bet he needs Yuri’s stealth and infiltration skills to do deep searches. A crow can’t pick safe locks and search through paperwork but Yuri can.
Oh but Oden is delicious 😂
Thanks Ruby, you’re the best~
But srsly what actually just happened…? When I saw the meme on the way in I braced myself for a mess but that kinda blew my expectations out of the water. Gotta say I liked Odin before and I kinda hate his ‘subordinated’ version, just my opinion tho…
Hahaha 😀 hope Odin will make Lakis go crazy, but hope Odin to turn normal again 🙂 thank you for the chapter
Thanks for the chapter, miss Ruby! ..
The end kind of destroyed my expectations xD ..
By the way, did you change your schedule?
No. The schedule hasn’t changed. Wed & Fri, CST
Wait… What? Lmao. Indeed Odin is getting weird, i cant use to it no matter what. He must be embarrassed to death when the ‘spell’ is lifted. And ouch… Isn’t Lakis a big jelly? Lol
Anyway, thank you so much for the translation, Miss Ruby!
I’M LAUGHING SO HARDD😂😂😂😂
thanks for this Miss Ruby!
Great as always Ms Ruby! ❤
Oh my goooosh hahahaha RIP, Odin’s dignity. He won’t be able to overcome this. His feelings for Yuri will forever be buried. Good played, Lakis. At first, when Odin appeared, I was like: “…Lakis….. You… You broke him! ?OAo!!” But I’m glad to know that he can go back to normal.
Damon, tho. I hope he comes when Lakis Is around so that he can shut him down. I don’t think Lakis will go to the cafe because he can be recognized by someone, but if he deals with Damon separately, it will be enough uwu
It’s also funny that even though they know the truth about the other already, they’re both pretending not to know in order to keep being like always ajdosjd. Or maybe they think a confrontation is unnecessary because they have already accepted and assimilated it long ago xD Maybe they don’t want to worry the other.
Anyways! Thank you so much for the chapter!!! And for all your hard work!! <3
I’m getting some yaoi vibes eith Odin HAHAHHAHAHA
anyways Thanks for your hardwork ♥️✨
By the way why does Lakis want the fragments again? I kinda forgot😅
Hilarious. I can’t stop laughing 😂 I was going to comment some bad jokes about Damon’s way of courting but forget it, the poor Odin made my day 🤣 Thanks for the chapter! 🤗 Take care ☕
Once the spell is undone odin must be embarrassed till death hahaha and whats with “sucks with some religion” yuri is so funny in diff way
If yuri learns that the one odin “fell in love” with is lakis well welp that’s awkward lol
Mr. Lakis, ya betta free odin if you don’t want any misunderstandings XD
Issit only me who have been calling Arachne as Archane?
It’s only me?
Snow is pretty dense huh. Yuri, why was he your favorite character again?
I just remembered, but the name “Damon Salvatore” makes me think of Monster Duchess and Contract Princess
Thank you for the update ♡
Whoa.. That subtle shounen-ai there that author-nim did HAHAHAHAHA. Also, poor Odin. His gonna be embarrassed to death after Lakis cut the subordination technique. 🤣😂
why is damon’s name damon salvatore….noooo…. why you doing this to my vampire…*sob sob* ….atleast give hime a saasy, charismatic man……..not this rude, arrogant jerk…..
Thank you for the chapter, Miss Ruby
Oh man, I really hope Yuri finds out what Lakis did and rips him a new one. I don’t want him grabbing her hand and her letting it slide – I really want badass Yuri who won’t stand for that shit back.
Thanks for the updates as always!
“He fell in love or got sucked into a religion.”
Her thought got me in stitches…🤣😂🤣😂🤣
Thank you ʕ•ᴥ•ʔﾉ♡
Poor Odin.. he had been make a fool. And Damon.. I never thought he had a fetish for “falling in love by 1st sight.”
Thank you for the nice chapter! Really hoping for more sappy and funny chapters to come😂😂😂
hahahhahaah i feel so bad for odin, poor bird
Casi pude oír el “amo bonito”….
Thankyou for posting
Can’t wait for the next chapt 🌼🌼
Damon is the most annoying one out of the 4. I don’t understand how could he become one of the ml. Blerghh bouquet is nice and all but the execution is really poor.
Also odin!!! That part was hilarious. He becomes so obedient and really worships Lakis. I thought there was something wrong with him turns out it’s just the side effect of Lakis’ power. I wish this novel has a webtoon version. It has a genuinely good plot and storyline
Thanks for chap
“Yuri was one of the people Snow held good feelings to” so it wasn’t love?
Yep damon’s rating is also at rock bottom, just slightly better than kalain as he won’t be an enemy to them, especially if he takes that rune fragment.
Even i had the same who is this when i saw odin then the next line as if answering was confirming it.
I bet he’ll die of shame when lakris removes mind control. I can imagine next chap yuri asking lakris what a good gift to a new couple will be.
This is becoming a case of “You don’t know that I know you know I know-….”
Blood manipulation, suggestion and subordination. What an interesting set of skills, but i wonder what the power the parasite mentioned at the earlier chapters is, could it be the subordination ability, or something else?
Thank you for the chapter and the treat! (^_^)/
This whole chapter made me lol.
Lol… BL time hahah!!
How to pronounce Damon? Is it Demon(Dee-mon)? Dae-mon? Daa-mon?