Translated by: Miss Ruby
Edited by: ShadowDog
“Mr. Lakis. I’m back.”
As soon as Yuri got home, she greeted Lakis in a manner that she was now somewhat used to.
“I came back early though…”
But as she walked into the house, she couldn’t help but stop. Her red eyes were fixed on Lakis’ face as he came into her sight.
Feeling Yuri’s gaze, Lakis tilted his head and asked.
“Why are you looking at me like that?”
The moment his low voice reached her ears, she felt slight goosebumps on her neck for some reason. Sensing his doubt, Yuri simply replied. However, the reason she was looking at him with such an unfamiliar gaze was definitely not ‘just because’.
She didn’t know why but somehow, she felt the current Lakis was a little different from how he was when she left the house. But she couldn’t figure out exactly what was different.
As she continued to lock eyes with him, a subtle sense of tension seemed to crawl up from her toes. The faint pressure that usually circled around Lakis also felt heavier than before.
Yuri calmly watched Lakis as he approached. His nicely shaped lips parted slightly.
“I washed up first while I was waiting.”
A low, deep voice flowed into her ears.
“Ms. Yuri, you should also…”
However, Lakis wasn’t able to finish his sentence. He suddenly groaned the next moment and shut his mouth. Yuri watched as he knit his brows and quickly brought his hand to cover his mouth.
Drip, drip, drip…
Then she watched as surging dark red blood squeezed past his fingers and dropped to the floor, one after the other.
For a moment, Yuri held her breath without even realizing it.
Her eyes had a rare hint of agitation in them.
The sight of Lakis’ eyes narrowing and distorting as if he was enduring the pain was laid out before her. The moment she saw it, her heart began to beat just a little faster.
“Did you get hurt earlier?”
She thought he might have gotten injured when he was looking for her in the shopping district during the day, so she asked.
At that, Lakis met Yuri’s gaze and said in a calm voice.
“No. This…it’s nothing.”
His voice and expression were composed as if he was trying to reassure her. He looked like he thought nothing of what just happened.
“The floor’s dirty now because of me. Sorry.”
With the way he was acting, someone might think they hallucinated the sight of him vomiting blood. Suddenly, Yuri grew suspicious whether the reason he already washed up was because of this as well.
“Is it really nothing?”
She asked again but like before, Lakis nodded his head to agree.
“Yes, it’s nothing.”
“You threw up blood yet it’s nothing?”
At that moment, Lakis’ gaze changed slightly. He calmly stared at Yuri’s face in front of him.
Her expression was still as blank as before and her voice flowing into his ear was as monotonous and calm as usual. But somehow, Lakis felt Yuri was a little angry right now.
But oddly enough…
As he watched Yuri like this, his mood grew a little better. For a moment, an obscure light flashed through Lakis’ eyes. Still, he didn’t want to worry her, so he slowly opened his mouth and added an explanation.
“This is a temporary thing…it won’t happen anymore.”
Yuri quietly stared at Lakis’ face as if she was trying to verify the truth of that statement. Then after a while, she opened her tightly shut lips and said.
“Go back in and wash up. I’ll clean up the floor.”
Maybe it was just his imagination, but still, he felt Yuri’s mood had lightened a little. Lakis stared into the face looking at him for a while and soon enough, he went to do as she asked.
* * *
That night, Lakis looked down at Yuri sleeping next to him with a deep look in his eyes.
‘…this is a little dangerous.’
He slowly swept up her hair which was sprawled over the bed and fiddled with it. Soon, Lakis pulled it closer and brought it to his lips.
Every time he saw her, he could feel a hard to control desire that was growing bigger and bigger. Although he wanted to hold her preciously in his arms and cherish her, he also wanted to put his trace on her from head to toe and make a mess out of her.
Lately, he felt he was almost stepping onto the latter side.
‘But doing that would be really scary.’
His moonlit blue eyes stayed on Yuri’s sleeping face for quite some time. And after a while, Lakis once again took hold of the small hand on top of the bed.
The face still sleeping defenselessly before him was both lovely and annoying.
Lakis pulled her hand to himself and like he did to her hair, he gently kissed her hand.
“I hope you don’t make me wait too long…”
Lakis began to think of how he could reduce that waiting time. It was another night where he alone could not fall asleep.
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Part 13: Make love sweet & salty.
A major investigation was launched over the explosions that enveloped the shopping district. It had occurred at a busy hour so there were a lot of casualties and many of those casualties were nobles.
They hadn’t found the culprit yet, but it was found that the substance used to cause the widespread explosions was an alchemized item, so the Alchemist Tower was caught in a crisis.
Naturally, Damon was twice as busy.
“Those damn old fogeys.”
Damon was just coming out of a summon from the Central Council.
His face had crumpled menacingly. This was because those old men only knew how to talk yet they were badgering him to track down the alchemist who made the explosives immediately.
In the Alchemist Tower, Damon was one of the most deeply connected alchemists with the Central Council. He was the successor to the great noble Salvatore family and also exerted substantial influence in the Alchemist Tower, so perhaps you could only call it natural.
So if the Central Council had any little thing related to the Alchemist Tower, they immediately called Damon to bother him. Of course, Damon was very annoyed by this.
The Central Council took this incident as a challenge to the nobles. In the past, they looked down on commerce & trade, but now, it had been a long time since the nobility dipped into the business sphere.
The actual owners of the shopping malls where this incident took place were also nobles. So actually, it would be weirder if these stubborn and unbending old men were not outraged.
Most of all, this incident resulted in massive casualties.
Because Damon was also there, he was shaken at the thought of what might have happened if he was directly caught up in that explosion. Of course, even the Salvatore family did not plan on just letting this incident pass.
‘Dammit. Why are they leaving me with the job of tracking down the culprit though?’
Damon called for a carriage and began heading to the Alchemist Tower while spewing curses. The Central Council were overlooking an important fact.
‘It’s not only people in the Alchemist Tower that can use alchemy.’
Although they made a great fuss and exaggerated about ancient alchemy being revived in the East, Damon knew. He knew that the alchemy of this generation was completely different from ancient alchemy.
The reason eastern alchemists were able to make magical and novel items was because of the ‘blessed stone’.
It was an unknown gemstone with mystical powers.
Even in the Alchemist Tower, only a handful people knew of its existence and they were people with deep connections to the Central Council, Damon included.
The gemstone was usually ground into powder and processed with commonly used jewels then entered into the Tower. Jewels were stronger than other items, so they were regularly used for alchemy refined items.
So other alchemists did not know that the stone powder mixed into those jewels ignited a mysterious power which was actually the source of alchemy. However, alchemists must have that material in order to create a mysterious phenomenon but on the other hand…
As long as an ordinary person had that stone, they could recreate what the current alchemy was able to do. Of course, the strength of their power would differ according to an individual’s ability, which is why some alchemists like Damon were very well-known.
‘But I don’t know where in the world the Central Council found such a stone.’
Damon looked outside the window of the carriage and frowned.
Honestly, it didn’t matter much to him at first. He thought the thing called the ‘blessed stone’ was amazing, and he was proud that he could show off his genius talent through it.
But as the interference from the Central Council became more and more severe, he began to think he couldn’t put up with this anymore because it was so sh**ty.
That was why when he heard that something called the ‘philosopher’s stone’ would be at the secret auction this time, he went there personally.
I love hearing Lakis’ contradicting thoughts Lmao But where is the bug? I missed its comments 😂
Thank you Miss Ruby.
“She thought he might have gotten injured when he was looking for *her* in the shopping district during the day, so she asked.”
This chapter had left me with so much doubts. Why would be scary, Lakis? And it seems that the stone could be a blessing and a curse depending of who is using it. I don’t think that any mutant would think highly of it.
Thank you! You guys are a godsend~
No, you are!
Hope we get resolution soon on whether Yuri & Lakis reveal their identities. It feels like there is an elephant in the room every time the psuedo-make-out. XD
thank you for the awesome upload, you’re amazing!!!!
Thanks for the new chapter!
Aww Yuri is worried about him!
Also i applaud Lakis for actually supressing his urges till now lol
‘Dammit. Why are leaving me with the job of tracking down the culprit though?’
Maybe you missed out “they” in there?
Thanks for your hardwork, Miss Ruby!
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Thank you for the chapter Miss Ruby ❤️
Another dose of Lakis is always welcome 😊
Thanks for the update
The influence of Mr. Lakis, Yuri who looked like “kuudere” before and is recovering some humanity.
Mr. Lakis and Yuri are really a couple of the same combination.
The definition of mr. Lakis is a “yandere” while Yuki is a “kuudere”, but will she become a “tsundere” if she falls in love?
It would be interesting. = D
Thank you so much for the translation, Miss Ruby
Maybe they’ll both be mayadere💖
Thankyou for the updattee. The only thing i look forward to wednesdays and saturdayzz
Ohhh.. Thanks boss! It seems like Damon was in trouble…
Thanks for your hard work!
Wheres the bug? Im really missing his commentary
Cool, hope Lakis will not wait long. Thank you for the chapter
“Make love sweet & salty” looking at the title made me hope for some you know what lmaoo.
Thank you for the update. Ms Ruby I also noticed that on some translator sites you cannot highlight and copy the text. Maybe you could try doing that also to help deter the people trying to take your translations. I don’t know how this function is activated tho.
Gawd Damn, these two dorks are just gold every moment their together. I’d totally read an entire series of these two just being their beautifully stupid selves in a slice of life home setting.
Yuri is the only person who would accept the horrible excuse spiting up blood being normal and he wouldn’t let it happen again.
Then Lakias acknowledging his yandere side bubbling up and pushing it down with the decision he should really (cough) win her over a bit more first. She’s the only person in the world who would be calm and cuddly with a demon lord like existence that he is. He knows he has to treat her preciously despite rather ruthless and predatory side latching on to her hard and fast.
Thanks for the chapter. I really enjoyed reading this novel. I’m looking forward each week to read more of this ー especially the romance progress between Lakis and Yuri. (˶˙º̬˙˶)*॰ Thank you very much Miss Ruby for sharing with us this novel.
I love and hate that they don’t necessarily let whatever happens beyond Yuri’s door come into her home. “Like yeah you’re a mutant or whatever ,I still like you though” “Like yeah you’re this super villain that I don’t mind being beauty trapped by or whatever”
Hate: Because there is a loooot to talk about that they just accept and it’s making me anxious but maybe it’s ok for them..idk but aaaaggghh
Love: Because its sort of like “although there is a lot going on out there we won’t allow it to tamper with our continued moments together however tense or intense they are👀.”
(Atleast that’s the feeling I’m getting off of this ‘some’ couple)..
Hurry up Lakis and ask her to be your gf already . As much as Lakis is thinking of further explore their physical relationship(If Yuri is down I’m down for them to get down “Lucia changed me”) I kind of get why he as well as Yuri are just barely brushing the emotional despite acknowledging that they both invoke deep feelings from each other. Given both their personalities its given..but I wonder will their increased physical intimacy lead to the-ahem- course then more understanding of their emotional connection or will it be emotional > the-ahem-course instead
Anyway thank you sm Ms Ruby for translating this🥰🥰
Thanks Miss Ruby for the new chapters..
I got goosebumps reading Lakis inner thought on how he want to put traces of him on Yuri and make a mess of her. Wow.. Lakis sure is holding so much!
THANK YOU FOR THE UPDATES! Let’s see if the poster on wattpad will include “make sure to read at rubymaybetranslations.com”. I just wish they would just stop doing that.
Can someone share with me the unresolved plots in this story? Somehow I feel like there’s a lot and also nothing at the same time LOL.
1. Stopping Miliam, the “fake Lakis” (Is this the major plot? I’m hoping for an epic battle with Miliam, where Lakis and Yuri will fight together).
2. The case of the abducted fragment kids that Yuri’s investigating (is she still investigating?)
3. Yuri’s lineage. Is she a Crawford? (honestly, I don’t care about this LOL that family reeks🤬)
4. Lakis & Yuri’s identity reveal to each other.
5. Why Yuri have the feels when she touches Lakis.
Anything else important? Is there a collision course that will make the fragment kids (Lakis, Yuri & her posse) cross path with Kalian, Damon and Genos?
Or like Ruby-nim said, this is just a slice of life and these plots are just sideshows?
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So blessed stone=ruin fragment, how scary the contradiction.Which also proves that all alchemy so far is produced by using it with a compatible person.
“…he could feel a hard to control desire growing bigger and bigger.”
Ah yes I’m sure it feels very hard (to control, I mean) and growing much bigger too (the desire, of course). 😏