Dedicated to reader – MoonSerenity
Translated by Novice Translations
Arc 1: Escaped Woman x Escaped from Marriage – 03
[Host, Please Stop Your Inappropriate Thoughts]
When Shi Jian saw Ke Si Qu’s distressed appearance, somehow, her heart was more relaxed and brighter. Did she like to bully people?
Ke Li didn’t think that the woman would be so dark. Although she knew she was joking, she was still trembling with fear and felt that there would be out of control things in the future.
Ke Li stayed in the Marshal House for two days and it was rather dull. She was treated as a guest with courtesy everywhere.
Since we must complete the task, we have to at least deal with the female host. Otherwise, how can we abuse the male slag? How can we develop socialist sisterhood?
Ke Li has no hope of falling in love with the female host. After all, she is the female host’s author mother and a straight woman that is as straight as a steel pipe. It is only reasonable to build affection first.
[…] The system is contemptuous of this and is ready to watch Ke Li’s face.
Ke Li certainly knows Doudou’s cautious thoughts and ignored it. She asked, “Doudou, is the maid here the loyal dog of the female host?”
When she first wrote the novel, she assigned her a maid named Qing Zhu, who is a very loyal dog to Shi Jian. She would give up her life at any time for her lady. But it didn’t feel strange at the time, but now she feels that they’re a servant-master lily pair.1 Lily pair – girl on girl couple
Doudou was silent from Ke Li’s speculations of the lily pair based on her general knowledge of the plot background.
[Qing Zhu is still here, the next time she displays loyalty, you want to steal her role?]
”You guess.” Ke Li laughed. “We’ll go and find the female host tomorrow.”
On the following day, Ke Li got up early. She wandered around the courtyard first and saw Shi Jian practicing swordsmanship in the backyard.
At the time, Shi Jian was the female host. When practicing with her sword, she looked heroic and valiant, and her sword was elegant. She had both the feminine beauty and arrogant spirit which brought a sense of hegemony.
Ke Li stood from a distance and when Shi Jian had finished her concise work, Ke Li took a step forward and asked timidly, “Sister, will you still be busy in a moment?”
“What’s the matter?” Shi Jian was busy recently. Although her marriage has gone to pieces, there was still a large mess left behind. She has also begun to learn how to manage government affairs. She almost forgotten that there was such a person named Ke Si Qu within her household.
Ke Li pinched her fingers shyly and said, “I just want to have breakfast with sister.”
Shi Jian stared at Ke Li, thinking what she has been doing all this time. She also suspected that she has been neglecting her guest and agreed. In fact, from the first day, she was waiting for Ke Li to leave, but she didn’t expect the other party to stay. So, with no eyes to see, she stayed all this time.2 Have no eyesight/no eyes to see – not being able to use correct judgement in a situation at that time.
Ke Li shouldn’t stay in a single-family home anyway, but she obviously underestimated Ke Li’s thick face.3 Thick face – common saying for being shameless. Or you often hear, having no face.
Ke Li not only stayed in her home but gifted herself as a daughter-in-law.
Ke Li was happy on the surface but was worried about whether she would be fine.
Doudou kindly reminded her: [The host can rest assure that after completing the task, the minister will send someone to help with spiritual comfort.]
”Let’s not talk about it.” Ke Li didn’t think much about who her mother will send to comfort her. Her solution to the current situation is justifiable.
When the two went to have breakfast together, the weather gradually turned cold. There was a girl carrying a big bowl of bone soup. Shi Jian thought she wouldn’t have anything in common with Ke Li, so she pretended to wait for the arrival of the fresh soup with her head bowed.
However, at this time, the ground suddenly moved, and the girl with the big bowl of bone soup fell forward. Seeing that the hot soup was about to spill onto Shi Jian, Ke Li prepared beforehand, protected Shi Jian and allowed the soup spilled on her body.
Qing Zhu slowed down. Seeing that her young miss was fine, she turned to Ke Li and asked, “Miss Ke, are you okay?”
Ke Li gritted her teeth and shook her head, “No…I’m okay.”
[It hurts.] The system silently looked away and couldn’t bear to watch the scene anymore.
Ke Li is even in more pain, because the spilled soup splattered onto her chest. Although she had a layer of clothing, she had always been spoiled, now that she had been scalded, she screams “Ow!”
Shi Jian didn’t expect such a thing, she took two steps back and held Ke Li around her waist with much experience. She nervously asked, “Sister Qu, how do you feel?”
Although Ke Li was in great pain, she held back the tears in her eyes and turned with care, “Is my sister all right?”
”I’m fine. Don’t move.” Shi Jian has never dealt with such a situation and was in a hurry. Luckily, no one else got injured.
When Shi Jian held onto Ke Li’s body, she also noticed her hand was injured. She sent Qing Zhu to fetch the doctor.
Although she could have avoided the hot soup herself, she didn’t expect Ke Li’s actions and was very moved. She no longer had any doubts of Ke Li’s motives.
After all, every family’s daughter is most afraid of pain and scars.
When the old doctor came, he was switched with a female doctor because her chest was injured.
For the first time, Shi Jian was concerned for others. She watched Ke Li’s delicate skin on her small chest had become red and swollen, and felt that her skin felt painful.
”Doctor, how is her injury?”
After careful examination, the female doctor replied: “Nothing serious, except for a few blisters on her chest. It must not be touched and needs to be well maintained. Rub the area with this secret ointment every day.”
Shi Jian wrote down the instructions one by one.
[Host, you are so desperate. It’s the ancient times here, maybe you’ll scar.]
”You’re not pushing me.” Ke Li felt real pain this time. She not only had to expose her chest for a doctor to examine, but also felt burning hot pain on the area. As a result, she couldn’t do anything because Shi Jian held onto her hand.
Worried that Ke Li would disturb her wounds, Shi Jian soothed her by saying, “Your chest…you have blisters there, you can’t touch them.”
”Um.” Ke Li’s eyes were filled with tears. This time, her tears were from her real feelings and not made up.
She hasn’t suffered any injuries since she was a child, let alone from stopping hot soup for people. Although it was voluntary, she was forced by her task to fall in love.
There was some grievance in her heart, and she turned her head and tears flowed involuntarily.
When Shi Jian looked at her tears, she was flustered. She personally saw the blisters, and the red and swollen skin. The skin on her chest was very fragile. It was so red, she felt a great sense of guilt and self-accusation.
She whispered softly: “Sister Qu, don’t worry, Dr. Zhang is the best doctor in our family. He promises there won’t be any scars.”
”Um.” Ke Li is not worried about scarring. Anyway, it’s a vicious matchmaker’s body, she doesn’t have a proud chest. Rather, it was an aircraft runway.
When Shi Jian saw her sad look, she didn’t know what to do, so she sat by her side the entire time.
Ke Li was so bored that she fell asleep and returned to the real world within her dreams. When she woke up, she felt that someone was taking off her clothes. She opened her eyes and saw Shi Jian’s face.
Ke Li: “…”
Shi Jian pointed to the doctor’s ointment uncomfortably, and she explained earnestly, “Don’t think too much, I just want to give you medicine.”
”…” Ke Li originally didn’t think much, but when Shi Jian spoke, she couldn’t help but start thinking more about it.
Because she was scalded, her apron was already untied. There was no cover there and her clothes were gone.
Her clothes were pulled by Shi Jian as if she couldn’t wait to see.
Shi Jian looked serious with her face tilted and squinted eyes examining her. It looked as if she was studying medicine.
Ke Li secretly blamed herself for overthinking. Everyone is a woman, and she is still a straight woman like a steel pipe. It’s okay for her to touch her, let alone look at her.
Ke Li laid more and more peaceful and Shi Jian applied medicine for her. She felt that her hot skin was rubbed by the cool ointment and felt very comfortable. Fortunately, she was not injured on her entire chest, and the female owner was straight, otherwise she wouldn’t help but think about the situation.
Doudou, however remembered that before entering this world, Shen Qing told it to pay attention to its host emotional trend. It immediately asked: [Host, what is your feelings now?]
Ke Li thought carefully, except for the coolness of the fingertips and the pain from her chest. She replied casually, “Feel nothing, only pain.”
[…] Doudou found that Ke Li is not a straightforward problem at all. It’s not surprising that she has been a single dog for so many years.
However, as a straight girl, Ke Li doesn’t have the heart to think about those embarrassing things, because her only feelings now were comfort and pain.
At the time, Shi Jian carefully applied the medicine to Ke Li’s delicate skin. Although her strength is very small, the wonderful touch from her fingertips couldn’t be ignored.
She secretly concealed her thoughts and sat quietly for a while. She asked from the bottom of her heart: “Sister Qu, why did you block it for me?”
The relationship between them is not so good. It’s reasonable to say that there is no point of helping each other.
Ke Li knew that Shi Jian would ask that question, she immediately entered the play4 Basically, Ke Li is starting her pre-rehearsed act. and said, “Sister is the first person to treat me well. I don’t want to see sister hurt, so I subconsciously blocked it.”
Shi Jian felt a bit stuffy and didn’t think she’d done anything that could lead to this misunderstanding, but everyone’s perspective was different. Maybe she lacked love from childhood.
Ke Li erased all her doubts and the painting style changed:5 Referring to Shi Jian’s entire perspective of Ke Li changed. Imagine, Shi Jian viewed her as a doodle before, and now she’s a painting! “Does sister still want me to leave?”
Shi Jian’s face was so red, she didn’t expect Ke Li to clarify that matter, and immediately promised, “You can live in my house and stay for however long you want. I’ll block anyone who comes for you.”
”Thank you, sister.”
Ke Li rushed, “Doudou, how far am I from completing the task?”
[it’s too early, the female host has some affection for you.]
”Affection value?” Ke Li feared that the system would say something else. “Isn’t it just when intimacy reaches 100%?”
She also wanted a better relationship with the female host before placing herself on her bed. By then, her intimacy should be 100%, Ke Li feels good.
Doudou said authentically, [Host, please stop your inappropriate thoughts. This is a love system, not an ordinary task system, so you must be in love. And love is not just about having a negative distance.]
”…” Ke Li disagreed. “But I’m straight.”
Doudou didn’t want to believe that anymore and continued: [Intimate acts that don’t necessarily have mutual affection is rogue-like, it’s rape.]
Ke Li: “…”
Does the female host have to lead her?
[Host, now the female lord has an affection value of over 60. You’re already on the road to love, host, cheer up, host is the fattest.]6 This joke was in a previous chapter too. Basically, this word is a pun – word with double meaning. (加油，最胖)1st meaning – “come on, cheer up” or cheering on Ke Li. 2nd meaning – she’s “refueling” her oil to be at max capacity (fattest) – refueling on oil will fill you up with energy and then you can overcome difficulties.
Doudou still stands and talks with no back pain because it has no back at all.7 Flowery phrase/joke that describes Doudou of being so shameless and pushing the host to bend when it’s just a system (implying there’s a hierarchy between host/system). It’s just a system that urged its host to fall in love.
Ke Li: “…” Hehe!
Ke Li who lived honestly and happily was tortured to death by the romantic task and the swelling on her chest slowly faded, with little intimacy with Shi Jian.
However, the relationship improved more and more. At this time, Shi Jian only had one brother and no other siblings. She treats Ke Li as a younger sister and talks to her for about one to two hours every day.
”Sister Qu, I have something to ask you.” It’s been a few days since Shi Jian suddenly thought of it.
Ke Li waited for her to continue, “Sister, just ask.”
When Shi Jian thought about it, she asked, “You know how to use martial arts, don’t you?”
You’re doubting yourself?
Ke Li lied without her face changing and said, “I only learned a little martial arts. My martial arts skills are very poor compared to sister, otherwise I wouldn’t have fallen from the horse.”
That’s true. Shi Jian didn’t have any doubts about Ke Li, but she just wanted to know.
Since then, they maintained a pure friendship, drinking tea every day and talking heart to heart. They are on the verge to becoming socialist sisters.8 Socialist sister is a common phrase said since previous chapters…It refers to female to female *possible* love from watching their interactions from an outsider’s point of view – it’s like the American slang for “bromance”.
As a love system, Doudou is very anxious for intimacy between them, given that the task’s length is linked to its performance.
When Ke Li was sleeping, it suggested [Host, why don’t you go and sleep with the female host?]
”…” Ke Li responded with righteous words, “Who do you think I am? I am a straight steel pipe.”
[It’s a straight steel pipe that’s about to bend into a coil mosquito repellent.]9 Google a coil mosquito repellent…I never seen that product in the U.S., Doudou talking shit saying she’s going to bend into a spiral.
Ke Li: “…”
The system is really loved, and I want to give it cp.
Ke Li expresses strong condemnation and protest.10 Cp – couple; author pairing Ke Li to system. Ke Li hastily protesting pairing.
- Lily pair – girl on girl couple
- Have no eyesight/no eyes to see – not being able to use correct judgement in a situation at that time.
- Thick face – common saying for being shameless. Or you often hear, having no face.
- Basically, Ke Li is starting her pre-rehearsed act.
- Referring to Shi Jian’s entire perspective of Ke Li changed. Imagine, Shi Jian viewed her as a doodle before, and now she’s a painting!
- This joke was in a previous chapter too. Basically, this word is a pun – word with double meaning. (加油，最胖)1st meaning – “come on, cheer up” or cheering on Ke Li. 2nd meaning – she’s “refueling” her oil to be at max capacity (fattest) – refueling on oil will fill you up with energy and then you can overcome difficulties.
- Flowery phrase/joke that describes Doudou of being so shameless and pushing the host to bend when it’s just a system (implying there’s a hierarchy between host/system).
- Socialist sister is a common phrase said since previous chapters…It refers to female to female *possible* love from watching their interactions from an outsider’s point of view – it’s like the American slang for “bromance”.
- Google a coil mosquito repellent…I never seen that product in the U.S., Doudou talking shit saying she’s going to bend into a spiral.
- Cp – couple; author pairing Ke Li to system. Ke Li hastily protesting pairing.