The Villain Has Blackened Again – Chapter 45

Translated by Novice Translations

Accompanied, the Man Without a Shadow

    The man in the white shirt and Nan Xun entered the villa area together. The two walked and talked, and the laughter continued. Nan Xun was the only one who was smiling. It seemed that the man had face paralysis and didn’t like to smile. But when he was in a good mood, she could see the smile deep in his eyes, it was charming as if there were stars in them.

    The man sent Nan Xun to the villa’s door.

    Nan Xun was very grateful, “To be honest, I was afraid of something happening today, so thank you for accompanying me all the way here. By the way, where do you live, is it nearby?”

    The man nodded, “I live here too. Go in, I’ll leave when you go in.”

    Nan Xun opened the door, her mind suddenly pumped, and asked, “Would you like to come in for a cup of tea?”

    The man first glimpsed and a smile slowly formed in his eyes, “You’re not afraid that I may go in, rob money and rape you?”

    Nan Xun laughed, “The man who dares to rob me has yet to be born. You may not know since I look like a lady, but I am actually very powerful.” Taekwondo level 10 and mixed martial arts level 10 to boast.

    After hearing this, the smile in the man’s eyes were more intense, “I believe you. Then in that case, I’ll go in and ask to drink tea.”1 Nan Xun says he’s so rude because the words he uses has double meaning, I used the “polite” meaning. 1) In that case (便) – can also mean; to urinate or defecate 2) Ask (讨) – demand; to send armed forces to suppress; to marry (a woman); to denounce or condemn

    Nan Xun originally meant it as a polite courtesy but didn’t expect that he was really rude.

    But she said it and it was spilt milk, she was forced to put on a bold face to invite the person to go in.

    This person just asked for a cup of tea and left. Nan Xun breathe a sigh of relief.

    The light on the second floor of the villa was lit up, and the man had already gone far outside the door. The warm streetlights shone on the man, and there was no shadow on the ground.

    There were no weird occurrences in the next few days and Nan Xun’s heart finally calmed down.  

    After Nan Xun moved into the villa, Ba Xiye would come to eat every day, saying that the rice she cooked tasted like home.

    In fact, Nan Xun was annoyed to death with Bai Xiye coming over every day. When he comes, Nan Xun has to cook a tableful of rich meals every day in order to brush the other’s affection. Moreover, the commodity wasn’t conscious nor considerate. He didn’t wash the dishes actively and stopped to rest after eating. So, the dishes were piled high and Nan Xun’s heart was tired.

    Nan Xun recalled the last time and joked, “Bai Xiye, I called you so many times last time. Why were you so busy the entire time? Tell me the truth, are you treating me like a little mistress and was afraid I would talk endlessly on the phone?

    Bai Xiye was confused. He quickly took out his cell phone and didn’t see any call records.

    “Mo Mo, don’t wrong me. When have I not answered your calls? Even if I’m talking to someone else, I make sure to cut it off as soon as I receive a call from you.”

    Now it was Nan Xun’s turn to be shocked.

    After a while, Nan Xun suddenly said: “Bai Xiye, find me a psychiatrist.”

    This scared Bai Xiye so much that he immediately asked, “Mo Mo, what’s the matter?”

    Nan Xun told him some of the strange things that happened these days.

    After hearing this, Bai Xiye breathed a sigh of relief and joked that she might have seen too many horror movies, but in order to reassure her, he contacted a psychiatrist.

    The psychiatrist was Li Mu, an old classmate of Bai Xiye.

    Dr. Li arrived with gold rimmed glasses on the bridge of his nose and smiled professionally. “Miss Bai don’t worry. You probably feel mentally unstable due to insufficient rest. Just take a few more days off.”

    Nan Xun silently rolled her eyes. “Dr. Li, what do you think about the sleep quality of a person who sleeps more than nine hours a day without waking up in the middle of sleeping?”

    Dr. Li seemed to understand what she meant and let Nan Xun lie on the sofa.

    “Miss Bai, listen to my instructions and relax.”

    Nan Xun let go of herself and relaxed and waited to hear what he wanted to say.

    “Miss Bai, now you are walking on a lush meadow. You can hear the sound of the wind blowing against the leaves. The river is flowing, the birds are flying in the sky. Then you walk and see three doors. One door is a wooden door with green vines on it, the second is an iron door with a cold texture, and the third is the door of an old country house. Now, you choose one.”

    Nan Xun chose the third, the old country house door.

    She didn’t want to say that she wanted to see a tableful of delicious food once she enters.

    At first, Nan Xun was able to distinguish dream from reality. Later, she actually felt like she was in front of a big house.  

    Somehow, the house looked familiar.

    Dr. Li’s hypnotic voice was low and deep. “After you open the door and walk in, what do you see behind the door?”

    Nan Xun pushed the door open and went in. She saw the lush flowers and plants in the yard, then she opened another door and went in and was shocked at what she saw.

    Come on, she actually saw a tableful of delicious food on the dining table in the hall, it was her most favorite dishes!

    Nan Xun couldn’t help but sit down and have a taste. The taste was wonderful, it could compete against the food from a five-star hotel.

    Just then, she heard the sound of vegetables and meat being cut in the kitchen.

    Nan Xun put down the tableware and slowly walked over.

    She peeked her head into the kitchen.

    There was a man in the kitchen, wearing a white shirt, black trousers, and shoes that hadn’t been changed yet,2Shoes that hadn’t been changed yet – in many Asian countries, we believe in no shoes inside, only indoor slippers. So, he’s making the house dirty by bringing in the filth from his outdoor shoes in! THE AUDACITY, BAD HOUSEHUSBAND! black leather shoes.

    The figure of the man’s backside who was cooking with his head down was very attractive.

    His body was very good, his legs were straight, and the muscles on his arms were loose because of his movements from cutting vegetables, which made the rolled-up sleeves shake gently.

    He focused on the things in his hands and as if he noticed someone was behind him, his movement paused slightly, and he slowly turned his head.

    At this moment, Nan Xun actually looked forward to seeing that face.

    But when the man turned around, Nan Xun’s eyes suddenly widened.

    This person has no face!

    “Ah—”

    Nan Xun screamed, suddenly opened her eyes and woke up.

    Dr. Li was shocked by her and quickly asked, “Miss Bai, what did you see behind the door you chose?”

    Nan Xun swallowed her saliva and whispered, “I saw many dishes on the table, which were my favorite. Then I heard someone cutting vegetables in the kitchen, so I went into the kitchen. As a result… I saw a man who had no face.”

    Dr. Li was still smiling at first while listening, but he was a bit unhappy after hearing this. He thought that Nan Xun was playing with him.

    After his hypnosis just now, the things the patient sees are usually what he has arranged in advance from the scene. Those who had money behind the door and a handsome man means that there has been too much pressure recently and were struggling materially or emotionally. How could Miss Bai see a man without a face?  

    If she’s not playing with him, then what was it?

    If it wasn’t because Bai Xiye was the one who personally introduced this woman to him, he might have hit the person on the spot.  

    Nan Xun also saw that Dr. Li wasn’t happy. She didn’t want to make trouble for the big boss, so she smiled and said, “Maybe I’ve seen too many horror movies recently, so I had this illusion.”


  1. Nan Xun says he’s so rude because the words he uses has double meaning, I used the “polite” meaning.
    1. In that case (便) – can also mean; to urinate or defecate
    1. Ask (讨) – demand; to send armed forces to suppress; to marry (a woman); to denounce or condemn
  2. Shoes that hadn’t been changed yet – in many Asian countries, we believe in no shoes inside, only indoor slippers. So, he’s making the house dirty by bringing in the filth from his outdoor shoes in! THE AUDACITY, BAD HOUSEHUSBAND!

TL Note: Dude, I think there’s a misunderstanding about why no one dares to harass her…ahahaha she’s thinking it’s cause she’s physically strong with her fighting abilities while he probably thinks cause “I got your back as a stalker”.

Decided post an extra chapter with a review I found on NU while I was bored. Ahahah this person appreciation touched me. 😊 I wonder if I have any other readers that follow my other novels besides *COUGH* Sakuya-hime and a few others.

This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. Lyke

    Ohmaygod thank youu translatorr 😭

  2. MT

    The review at the end from NU is the greatest!

    TBH bc I’m subscribed here I don’t bother with reviews on NU. Never like reading them bc I know what I like from tag surfing + synopsis reading. I’ll read everything if it’s not harem. What about you Translator Admin?

    1. Translator Admin

      Well when I was once a lurker for many years and read novels…I did everything but yuri. I started off with Japanese light novels but got tired of the MC/ML being beta and weak, then KR novels are very few in between compared to CN. For the past 2 years I’ve been obsessed with female MC’s that are silly and male yanderes, but found out there weren’t many in that niche….

      So some novels names that I still remember somehow (which means it left a lasting impression on me)
      How to Be a Virtuous Wife
      Dungeon Defense
      Overlord
      Kumo de whatever spider
      Fang Hua
      7 Unfortunate Lifetimes
      Have to propose to 7 men
      Reika-sama
      My Discipline Has Died Yet Again
      Rescue the Male Blackened Lead
      Empress from Military Lineage

      I have a hard time focusing on a novel that doesn’t update frequently enough because my interest wanes, so the only novels I read now are my translations and https://smoggytranslates.com/. I simply don’t have time to follow up on other things and don’t have the willpower to do so since I can’t handle waiting for 1 week+ for a chapter…but it’s understandable it’s just alot of work in general for a small hobby. So I just optioned out to help the community and provide more completed novels eventually…someday. Welp – I did one so far, ahaha.

      1. MT

        I agree with you on that, trying to find some good novels where the MC/ML are pretty good/not flat imo. I kind of lean towards yandere, black belly characters, transmigration, comedy, or some shojo.

        I’m going to have to take a look at your rec list, I know I’ve read the spider one (pretty sure the protag was a girl who became a spider and has game mechanics to use her abilities), the have to propose to 7 men, my disciple has died again, and rescuing the blacken male lead.

        Totally understand having to wait a week for a chapter. I literally bookmark the novels Ive read and if I cant remember what the story was about I unbookmark it. There is just too much to read and finding something where there’s enough chapters where you can read even if it updates once a week is difficult.

        Since you read rescue the blacken malead I recommend Quick Transmigration Cannon Fodder’s Record of Counterattacks. The MC is weak and her reactions are hilarious but over arcs she gets stronger/smarter. There is no romance with her and some other characters which is rare for CN (not counting the one where MC cannon fodder impressed the dad of the ML of a haunted uni world. MC might have taken care of the ghost but the character regains her consciousness after everything happens and you see only 1 ch of the previous arc from hows everything going). MC fights against an emperor in the later arcs as his empress and she goes to war to get out of an arrange marriage with another nation. Some arcs its painful to read through but seeing reaccuring characters are a delight.

        Anyway I’m going to look at the link rn bc I cant wait to see whats in there. I seriously need some new reading material

        1. Translator Admin

          ahaha the reason why I only follow smoggybelle right now is because she does daily updates on her smut stuff. I’ll try that novel you recommend someday, waiting until it stockpiles!

          1. MT

            Some of smoggybelle’s summaries are too much and I think I’m in love with it. I transmigrated into a stunning plaything’s synopsis too my breath away. But yeah it’s cool if you wait, the novel’s not going anywhere

          2. Translator Admin

            She put spoilers of the stunning plaything in the NU pick up thread thing, really mind blowing if you want to spoil yourself.

  3. Sakuya-hime

    Hahaha you are making me feel guilty for not catching up fast enough!

    I don’t know if it’s because I get distracted easily or because I’m the queen of procrastination (besides I take breaks to eat or sleep, etc. and get distracted on the way).

    For some reason I sometimes leave stories halfway to do or read something else (this is the main culprit behind all the pits I have yet to fill), I have literally posponed finishing some of my favorite stories for YEARS just because I don’t them to end XD

    Maybe I’m just capricious~?

    Anyway, about the story, I was going to mention last chapter that I think the songs Xun Xun was singing are how she really feels about Xue Ming.

    Sure, I agree with Little Eight that she seems nice but is utterly heartless inside, but I also think that she’s very good at hiding her true feelings, maybe even from herself (but I think she actually knows just isn’t willing to admit it).

    I mean there’s obviously a reason why she was so comfortable with that ‘stranger’, it might be because he reminds her of Xue Ming (as it’s the same soul).

    Sorry for the huge post~

    Thanks for the chapter~♡

    1. Translator Admin

      Uhhh…should I be worried about losing a reader? LOL you know the novels I work on are going to end unless I explicitly say its going to be dropped or its a teaser….

      1. Sakuya-hime

        Hahaha no, I might be slow but I’m still here~

        I think I’m already halfway through the ‘I’ll bend myself’ one, that one takes a little more effort because I’m not used to GL, I’m usually reading straight love or BL.

        The reason I read this one faster is because it’s more funny and fast paced.

  4. Avaricia

    Thank you for the chapter!

  5. Novelana

    New reader here~
    And boy was this arc scary!!!😱😱
    I may have a heart attack from reading cuz I’ve never really opted this novel has horror.😨
    It has a ghost mate so what can you say but it’s still scaryyyyy.👻👻😫😫😱😱
    Love it though translator-sama. Thank you for the updates😃😃😍

  6. WhyYallStupid

    See what I mean? Without the system you’re nothing but a poor, pathetic airhead wannabe. Stop acting so high and mighty. It sickens me

  7. Qu3in

    Thank you for the translation as always. Thank you for the NU commentator as well for the bonus chapter. Wish u a nice day. 😊

  8. avatar136

    When someone says are you afraid I will rape you normally I run away while calling 911….I don’t think she is brave just dense but since I like her character type I embrace it with a smile and can’t help but think awwwwwww she has no idea……..

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