“Daniel, do you want to shoot me?”
Wayne whispered softly. His expression calmed down. His tone even held a hint of mild gentleness.
Of course Su Shi didn’t want to pull the trigger.
The occupation of the high-end bureau was very detailed. Su Shi was not a high-level fighting type. He was not familiar with the use of firearms. He didn’t have the confidence that he could shoot a bullet to just graze Wayne’s hair to scare him.
If he misfired, that one bullet would cost him thirty thousand experience points.
He couldn’t afford to pay. Not uh.
The alarm for directly threatening the protagonist’s life sounded in Su Shi’s head, making his mind spin. It’s not like he could say: ‘oh sorry, I pointed the gun at the wrong person.’ He just took the gun away.
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After hesitating for a moment, Wayne suddenly exploded into motion. He snatched the gun from Daniel’s hand, and ruthlessly pulled him in front of him. He pushed the muzzle up against Daniel’s temple.
The lieutenant stepped forward and shouted nervously. A murderous aura covered his entire body. His gun was pointed at Wayne’s forehead.
Wayne didn’t move. A faint pain was spreading silently from his chest.
After closing the distance between them, Wayne could clearly feel that Daniel’s breathing was shallow and short, and his stance was too weak, almost like an ordinary person who had never been trained.
But it was impossible for Daniel to not have received training.
Daniel was one of the top graduates from the Imperial Military Academy. He was once at the peak of countless people. Even if Wayne was the opponent, Wayne did not necessarily have complete confidence in his victory.
The only reasonable explanation was that the other person’s body has indeed reached the point where it was unable to cover up the weakness.
Wayne’s gaze grew even deeper as he quietly stared at the other person’s paleness.
Was it because Daniel’s body had been so bad that he was unable to dodge that shot, or was it because he was shot that he became so weak?
No matter which one was the answer neither was what he expected.
He couldn’t continue thinking about it anymore.
It would seem that Daniel now had a considerable say in the government run by Terence. It was not only military operations, but also political maneuvers and the implementation of government orders have gradually relied on the young marshal who was deeply trusted by the president.
If Daniel were indeed a traitor, as long as he was eliminated, at least half of the government operations would be paralyzed. It would be far more effective than scattered assassination attempts on the enemy.
If the other party did indeed have unspeakable difficulties, then even if he continued to investigate further, it would only ruin the other party’s painstaking efforts.
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Whatever the case, now was not the time to explore the truth.
“Yes, I am very disappointed. I was not able to personally avenge teacher and get rid of this glorious imperial marshal…”
It was clearly a disdainful sneer that was no different than usual, with a penetrating coldness that left behind a hidden wound.
The misunderstanding level finally stopped falling, and when he heard those familiar cold words, Su Shi discreetly let out a sigh of relief.
“Put down the gun, Wayne!”
Even if he understood the marshal’s painstaking efforts, protecting the marshal’s life was still his first priority. The lieutenant took another step forward and his tone revealed a faint killing intent.
“Nathan, you first put down the gun.”
This hot potato was getting hotter and hotter. Su Shi had a terrible headache. He knitted his eyebrows and then opened his mouth to speak. He took a deep breath and then held onto Wayne’s wrist. “You want to hold me hostage in order to escape. This is really the dumbest thing I have ever seen you do. Wayne, there is strict security just outside this door. Do you think you can really hold a gun at me and escape beyond ten meters?”
The body that was pulled into his arms was so thin that it was beginning to feel uncomfortable. Although Daniel held his wrist, it was clear that there wasn’t much strength in the grip. He did not make any attempt to break free.
The ice-cold hollow of Daniel’s palm was pressed against his wrist bone. Wayne didn’t know if Daniel was unwilling to exert strength or if he simply wasn’t strong enough. The power behind Daniel’s grip was so light that it made Wayne’s heart feel sour.
The lieutenant turned the muzzle of the gun away from Wayne and stepped back a few steps, but his eyes still threatened with sharp vigilance.
Wayne remained unmoved. The gun in his hand was pressed firmly to Daniel’s temple. His arm was still wrapped tightly around the youth’s neck. “My life in exchange for yours. That’s not too bad, wouldn’t you say?”
Hearing his words, sparks of fire nearly shot out from the lieutenant’s eyes. “Wayne! Marshal, he clearly-”
Su Shi shouted for the lieutenant to stop. He finally understood Wayne’s purpose for seizing him. He felt his stomach sinking. “Wayne, what exactly is it that you want to do?”
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Wayne was truly worthy of being the protagonist selected by the plot. It was obvious that the man has been seriously injured and tortured once, but the arm around his neck was still very strong. He almost couldn’t breathe.
“I just want to figure out one thing.”
Seeming to be aware of Su Shi’s discomfort, Wayne lessened the strength in his arm inconspicuously, and whispered into his ear.
Wayne’s warm breath hit the shell of Su Shi’s ear. The chest behind him was strong and wide, and because the arm had relaxed its strength a little, it had moved slightly downward.
If one ignored the gun, it would look like a very scandalous hug.
“Daniel, why did your body deteriorate to this degree?”
Gong: You have changed. You were not so weak before.
Su Shi: Shut up. ＝_＝
This kind of warm gaze, it used to not be such a foreign thing.
They graduated from the Imperial Military Academy together and gathered a group of companions from scratch. Gradually they expanded their sphere of influence, and overcame countless obstacles together.
But when the government, which was under Terence’s thumb, took notice of their group and began to suppress and even ruthlessly squashed them, Daniel personally killed a teacher who cultivated them and was absorbed into the government shortly afterwards.
From there, Daniel’s career skyrocketed. He received promotion after promotion, and within five years he became the grand marshal and a person that the president heavily relied on.
Wayne never investigated the reason behind Daniel’s sudden betrayal. A traitor didn’t need a reason for their actions. It was enough just to get rid of them.
In the last battle, he personally sniped Daniel down.
Blood spilled quickly through the lens of his sniper rifle. The thin and wasting body fell to the ground without a sound. The government army, which was originally powerful enough to raze the insurgents to the ground, fell into disarray without their head. He was then able to safely withdraw his men.
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Wayne didn’t even have time to doubt. Based on Daniel’s military quality, how could he not have avoided such a hasty and obvious sniping attempt?
All this time, it seems that he have ignored some very obvious hints…
Suddenly, ambiguous conjectures started forming in his head. Wayne stewed in his thoughts in torturous silence. He almost couldn’t breath.
His fists clenched so tightly that his arms began to tremble, but he couldn’t seem to feel them at all.
The door was suddenly pushed open.
Wayne lifted his head. He positioned his body, ready to attack. His eyes flashed with a fierce and murderous light.
After he saw who was coming in, the tension in his body loosened instead.
Daniel’s hand was still on the edge of the door when he lifted his head to look at Wayne. Following behind him was the lieutenant bearing a tray with food for dinner.
Under the bright light, the paleness of that man’s face became much more obvious. His body was hidden beneath a big cloak, concealing its thinness.
Su Shi never had any combat awareness. He also did not feel anything when faced up against the other man’s imposing aura. In a steady pace, neither too fast nor too slow, he strolled to one side of the room and sat down. The lieutenant placed the dinner tray on the table.
Wayne’s eyes followed the lieutenant’s meticulous actions, and then he looked at the food on the tray, each dish was nutritious and could even be rated as sumptuous. He was silent for a moment before raising his head. “Daniel, do you have nothing to say?”
“I do. Right now I should be interrogating you for information on the insurgent army, but you won’t say anything anyways, so I might as well save my strength.”
This hot potato could not be eaten. It could only be flung far away. He will need to send Wayne back to the insurgent army in two days. Su Shi did not intend to waste any more time on him. He leisurely looked over the medical records on the side and answered Wayne without lifting his head.
Wayne did not anticipate the other side’s response and he stared blankly, stumped for words. His eyes subconsciously fell upon Daniel’s body.
The Daniel in his memories was proud. Proud and dazzling. His dark eyes always shone with a sharp light as if there were no impurities within them.
But the youth in front of him was leaning back with a relaxed air. With his claws retracted, he did not feel threatening at all.
Up until now, Wayne hadn’t realized that he did not understand the other person at all.
Perhaps because of his intense gaze, the originally laidback youth became alarmed. Daniel’s body suddenly tightened. His eyes flashed with turbulent lightning as he looked at Wayne, and his gaze became frigid.
It was a look that pushed the other party away at a distance.
Wayne’s chest roiled, but he did not look away.
Their eyes met without a sound. Su Shi remained taciturn on the surface, but inside his heart was pounding madly.
Just now, he actually received a warning that the protagonist’s misunderstanding value was on the edge of the alarm.
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Wayne was the biggest victim of Daniel’s betrayal, and of course, he was the first to misunderstand him. After Daniel was appointed as marshal, Wayne’s misunderstanding value reached eighty-nine, and Su Shi stopped wasting energy on him.
But just now, the degree of misunderstanding suddenly dropped sharply, and it has almost fallen to the edge of the precarious line.
Although he hasn’t had time to figure out where the misunderstanding points leaked away, he still had to deal with it as soon as possible.
“Daniel, has your injury gotten better?”
An ineffable urge pushed Wayne to open his mouth and speak in a low voice. The hand hanging to the side subconsciously tightened up.
“That’s right. Thank you for reminding me, I almost forgot, I still owe you a bullet…”
After receiving the warning from the system, Su Shi was super alert, putting in a hundred and twenty percent. His gaze turned cold once again. He smirked and held the table to slowly prop himself up. He looked down at Wayne condescendingly.
He twirled the exquisite gun lightly in his hand. Su Shi held Wayne’s shoulder with one hand and leaned in close to his ear. He pressed the muzzle of the gun up against the other man’s brows. “I am still alive. Are you disappointed?”
The gentle and languid youth from before seemed to be just an illusion. Right now the youth was icy cold. The muzzle of the gun pressed against Wayne’s skin. The cold feeling of the metal tied his heart into knots.
This was correct… This was how it was supposed to be.
Those eyes should be indifferent and arrogant. They should hold disdain for his defeated foe. It should be the arrogant ambition of betrayal.
Wayne tried hard to convince himself of this, but his mind couldn’t help lingering on the warmth of that moment.
- Can someone explain ‘dog blood’ or is it ‘dog blood drama’ to me? Is ‘dog blood’ used as an adjective to describe anything, or does it have to be used in the phrase ‘dog blood drama?’
- What is ‘dog food’ in the context of Chinese novels?
- What does ‘chicken blood’ as in ‘injected with chicken blood’ mean?
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Su Shi’s mission in this world was: to suffer in silence, become the dog of the government, and let the insurgent army misunderstand Daniel, believing that he betrayed them for wealth and status.
If the leader of the insurgent army dies while under his command, then the current advantageous war situation could be reversed, and the misunderstanding would become a reality. This would equate to the direct failure of his mission.
Su Shi couldn’t afford to pay the penalty fee of failure. With worry heavy in his heart, his speed became faster and faster. His stomach rolled and his eyes flashed a deep black for a moment.
“Marshal!” The lieutenant whispered and quickly stepped forward to support him. “Marshal, your last injury has yet to fully recover, you can’t force yourself too much.”
“I am not important…”
Su Shi leaned against Nathan and waited for his bout of dizziness to pass. Then he took a deep breath and stood up again.
The interrogation room was just up ahead.
It was a matter of life or death. He must rush inside and save himself from the danger of failing his mission, and prevent the punishment of a penalty fee.
Standing outside the door to the interrogation room, Su Shi’s entire demeanor suddenly changed.
His eyes became cold and indifferent, and the lines of his face turned sharp. The body that was tortured by pain slowly straightened up, and his footsteps became aloof and proud.
The door was pushed open. Hearing the sound, the man inside the cell raised his head and looked at him with a silent gaze.
He only delayed for a moment, but the man’s body was already covered in injuries. There were wounds all over his person. Yet in this difficult situation, his grand aura was still visible.
Su Shi couldn’t help but acknowledge that the royal’s elite education was perfectly reflected in Wayne’s body.
The man’s body was tall and strong, with powerful and graceful muscles. Half of his handsome face was hidden in the shadows. He was obviously trapped in the dark, but within his unfathomable eyes there was still an indomitable light.
Su Shi stopped at the threshold. He let out an inconspicuous sigh of relief.
Fortunately, his experience points were still safe.
Su Shi hid the relief deep within his eyes and turned his gaze cold. He raised his hand and took over the whip from the subordinate. He slowly bent the whip in his grip, and curved the corner of his lips into a cold smile.
“How is the interrogation going? Did he say anything?”
The whip was made of a special alloy and it had a sharp barbed edge. If a person was hit with the full force of this whip and did not receive timely treatment, it was entirely possible to be beaten to death.
Su Shi handed the whip to the lieutenant behind him, and nodded slightly in a discreet manner.
Nathan silently took the whip. He approached the restrained man and brought down the whip. The force was well controlled. On Wayne’s back bloomed a visually impactful wound, but it was not deep enough to hurt the bones and internal organs.
The whip roared with the sound of a sharp wind, and the blood seeped silently from the wound.
Now he only needed to find a chance for Wayne to faint. Using the excuse of wanting to interrogate Wayne for more information, he could have people treat the man’s injuries, and then he’ll inadvertently leak intelligence to the insurgent army and have them come rescue the prisoner.
Then he will throw his hot potato as far away as he could.
“He said nothing, Marshal.”
The subordinate quickly stepped forward and bowed respectfully. “If you will allow, we intend to impose a more cruel torture on him until he gives information that will satisfy you.”
“There is no need for heavier punishment. He is far more important than you think.”
Su Shi arbitrarily waved his hand. In a low voice he said, “We have too many things to dig out from him. If he breaks, it will be troublesome…”
He was still speaking when the chain suddenly sank and Wayne fainted without a word.
The timing of the faint was indeed perfect.
He had prepared lines ahead of time, but he didn’t have to use them now. Su Shi clasped his hands behind his back and turned around. The lieutenant understood intuitively. He circled around Wayne once, checking over his injuries. Then he stepped forward and broke the silence at the right time.
“Marshal, he seems to have a very serious old injury. If you want to continue to torture him for information, I am afraid that I will have to administer some treatment first.”
Although it was clear that the lieutenant was telling the truth, the subordinate was unwilling. After all, a meritorious deed was right in front of his face, waiting for him to claim. “Marshal! Actually, we can inject him with a wakening agent. The medicine’s effectiveness can last for three days-”
“Better to give him treatment first. He is still a highness after all. You still have to give the royal family some face.”
Su Shi said lightly. At the sound of the cold voice, the subordinate was instinctively unable to speak. He quickly looked for someone to send Wayne to the medical room.
The injury on the body was real and the fainting was also true. Wayne was pushed to the medical room and his old wounds finally received consummate treatment.
Temporarily got rid of the cold cell and the cruel torture. The contrasting warmth made him faintly relaxed.
Quietly lying on the examination table, Wayne recalled the hurried glimpse he got of those eyes.
That perfect pair of eyes were arrogant and cold, but at the moment when Daniel just stepped onto the threshold, there was a flash of something in those eyes that Wayne couldn’t avoid taking notice of.
There was something very close to relief, could even be called gratified… it was some kind of warmth.
His chest felt faintly hot.
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Also, I noticed that it takes me much longer to translate LMStB than it does for me to translate TBL. I feel like this author has more flowery prose, so it takes a lot more head scratching to puzzle out the meaning. (TAT) But I read the first two arcs of this story and I love how the ML dotes on the MC, so I would like to persist in translating this story, even though it takes more time.
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The night was deep, but the lights within the Imperial Marshal’s office were still lit and occasionally one or two low coughs could be heard.
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The coughs were smothered to the point that the sound would dissipate into the cold moonlit air if one did not pay attention to it.
The door creaked opened and the lieutenant came inside carrying a cup of hot cocoa. He carefully placed the cup on the table for fear of disturbing the marshal who was working at the desk.
If one does not see it with their own eyes, perhaps most people wouldn’t believe that the rumored callous and haughty marshal of the Canta Empire would be so young.
And also so thin and weak.
“Marshal Daniel, according to your orders, the arrested insurgent generals has been locked in cell 149.”
The lieutenant hesitated for a while. Then he mustered up the courage to step forward and leaned in towards the marshal to whisper a sentence.
Hearing the sound of his approaching lieutenant, the marshal raised his head and the warm yellow light of the desk lamp fell upon his face.
As the marshal of the Imperial Empire, his facial contours were obviously too delicate and soft. If it weren’t for the dark eyes that flashed brilliantly, he could almost be regarded as a gentle and harmless youth.
Daniel paused as if thinking of something else. After a moment of silence he nodded to himself. Then he took out an exquisitely carved box from the drawer and handed it to Nathan. “Secretly put this into their dinner. Don’t let others find out.”
The lieutenant’s breath caught and his eyes suddenly turned red. He eagerly stepped forward, “Marshal, this is something that the president specially gifted to you, said it’s for you to nourish your body-”
“Nathan, you should also understand that right now it better to let someone else have it than to waste it on me.”
Daniel looked at him and suddenly smiled faintly. His tone was calm and gentle. It was completely different from the one that he used in public. “Let’s talk about the interrogation matter. I trust your torture skills. What did they say?”
His smile was very mild. It spoke of a deep exhaustion. If you look closely, it was not difficult to find that his face seemed particularly pale.
The lieutenant bowed his head awkwardly. His face revealed conflicting emotions. After a long while, he finally opened his mouth, “They… they don’t know about your painstaking efforts, Marshal…”
“Look at your reaction. I bet they didn’t say a single good thing about me, this traitor.” Daniel chuckled. There was relief in his eyes. He sat up straighter, “This is good. I was worried that there might be a couple of stubborn ones in there. It seems that I underestimated them…”
He had yet to finish speaking when the ringing sound of an emergency report sounded from the table.
The two men looked at each other, their expressions both changing at the same time. Daniel raised his hand and pressed down on a button. An excited voice floated up to them.
“Marshal, finally someone couldn’t bear it! Originally we thought that we only caught a few ordinary senior generals, we didn’t expect that their leader Wayne would be hiding his identity among them. We have already identified him!”
“…Well done, I will go over immediately.”
Daniel gave a word of praise, and then he released the button with a sigh. At first he was alarmed then nervous, but in the next blink of the eye he restrained his emotions. Then he shook his head with a bitter smile. “Next time, if I’m about to say something inappropriate, remember to stop me, Nathan.”
“Marshal, you want to go personally to protect His Royal Highness Wayne?”
Seeing him trying to stand up while supporting his body, the lieutenant took an anxious step forward and raised his hand to hold on to the marshal’s arm. “It’s not easy for you to come to this step (in your plans). If you want to save His Royal Highness Wayne, it may ruin all your carefully laid out plans-”
“Besides him, anyone can be sacrificed. Of course, this includes me. Nathan, you must keep this in mind.”
Daniel interrupted his words in a weak voice. Then he had Nathan help him don his cloak. His gun was strapped to the side of his body. Together they rushed to the interrogation room.
There must not be any mishap with Wayne. Not only was it to ensure the success of the rebellion, it was also for the sake of his world mission.
The current year of this world was 3497 and President Terence was brutal to the extreme. On the one hand, the royal family that had already handed over their political power was forced into a corner with nowhere to run. On the other hand, the people were also subjected to a special style of ruling, which was bloody and repressive. The whole country complained, hoping that the royal family could stand up again and overthrow the regime of Terence.
Wayne was the protagonist that everyone pinned their hopes on.
As for him, his real name was not Daniel, nor was he some imperial marshal.
His name was Su Shi, and he used to be a platinum-level host with the highest survival rate. He specialized in shifting the blame onto others and attacking his enemies from the shadows. He was one step away from the king player, but unexpectedly his deeds were reported and he was denounced in a very grandiose manner.
Su Shi, who had all of his experience points frozen, was banished. He was also forced to bind with an Automatic Blame Shouldering System. Now he had to return to the lower-level worlds, and re-experience the unfortunate feeling of shouldering a blame that was not his and being unjustly accused by others.
Even worse, not only did he have to take any blame that came his way, but he must also shoulder it in a reasonable and movingly tragic way. And the best result was to have a tear-jerking life and death parting at a suitable time. If he could successfully carry the blame till death, then he could get an extra five thousand experience points as a reward.
There are two ways that translators write Chinese names.
Method 1: An Zi Ran
Method 2: An Ziran
I usually go for method 1, but if I wrote the name of this novel’s protagonist using method 2, his name could’ve been Sushi. 🍣 If I were his gong/seme I would totally eat him. 😏
But just for clarification, his name is 苏时. Su 苏 is a Chinese surname, and shi 时 means “time.” Sushi, the food, in Chinese is actually written as 寿司 shou si, completely different characters and pinyin.
Arc 1 – The Admirable Traitor
001 | 002 | 003 | 004 | 005 | 006 | 007 | 008 | 009 | 010
011 | 012 | 013 | 014 | 015 | 016 | 017 | 018 | 019 | 020
021 | 022 | 023 | 024 | 025 | 026 | 027 | 028 | 029 | 030
Arc 2 – Innocent Perpetrator
031 | 032 | 033 | 034 | 035 | 036 | 037 | 038 | 039 | 040
041 | 042 | 043 | 044 | 045 | 046 | 047 | 048 | 049 | 050
051 | 052 | 053 | 054 | 055 | 056
Title: Let Me Shoulder this Blame! [Quick Transmigration]
Author: 三千大梦叙平生 (Three Thousand Big Dreams to Narrate One’s Life)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Shounen Ai
Status in COO: Completed
Translation Status: Ongoing
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Su Shi was once a platinum-level host with the highest survival rate. One day, his misdeeds of constantly shifting his blame onto others was found out and reported. Convicted of violating the rules, he was bound to an Automatic Blame Shouldering System and exiled to lower-level worlds.
Now, not only does he have to take the blame from others and shoulder it himself, he must also carry that blame and rush to his death in order to earn enough points to quickly unbind from the system.
Su Shi only wants to get rid of the system by shouldering the blame until death. However, he finds that trying to hold onto the blame is even harder then passing it on, and rushing to his death is even harder than running for his life.
As Su Shi lies dying in the protagonist’s arms with red-rimmed eyes and a weak and helpless countenance, an uninvited third guest suddenly rushes out to explain the misunderstanding for him.
Su Shi: “I beg you, just let me shoulder this blame, otherwise, it will all be a waste of effort…”
Protagonist shou, 1v1, gong is the same person!
[Overbearingly Pampering Gong x Desperately Shouldering the Blame Shou]
Translations in Other Languages
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