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Don't Pick Up Boyfriends From the Trash BinCh23 - Genius Cannonfodder’s Counterattack Record (End)

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translator: baumkuchen  editors: glitterypanda, serefina

Fortunately, Yang Baihua’s mother didn’t have any heart problems, or else there was an eighty percent chance hearing his remarks would make her fall over in a dead faint. PatRKi

She practically roared in a sharp voice, “You little brat! How can you be this shameless!”

Chi Xiaochi replied modestly, “I don’t dare, I don’t dare, in this respect, you, madam, are my senior.”

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Yang Baihua’s mother was angered to the point of gasping for breath.

She was also well known for being a shrew in her village. When she was young and pregnant with her second daughter, even while carrying around her big belly, she could still squabble with the neighbours across the street for an entire afternoon. If she got angry, she would just start pelting her rage down on everyone. She didn’t believe in holding back her anger. YoT2X

Yang Baihua knew his mother all too well. Once she got angry, her next move would definitely be to go on the attack. When the security guards rushed in, it would be obvious at first glance who they would apprehend.

He held his mother back. As he was anxiously persuading her, he was dying to just shrink his head back into his neck, “Ma, leave it, just leave it.”

“Leave it my ass!”

Just as Yang Baihua’s mother was going to flare up, she heard Chi Xiaochi slowly say from across them, “Madam, it’d be best if you took it easy. If I were to disclose your son’s matters, the one thing I can say for sure is that for the next half of your life, you won’t be able to win any argument you get into in your village.”

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061, who had been watching the entire time, currently only had one thought: This mouth of Chi Xiaochi’s had probably been blessed by an improper arhat

 

In the end, Yang Baihua retreated in total defeat, dragging along his mother, who was angry beyond words, narrowly bumping into a waiter who had been attracted by the noise. He was met with an audience of contemptuous and disgusted gazes from all the diners in the restaurant. AOe8cr

Meanwhile, Chi Xiaochi, staying in the private room, had his face blocked by the bamboo curtain, perfectly avoiding all repercussions.

He gained 11 regret points and a dinner no one but him had touched.

The waiter entered the private room and asked Chi Xiaochi if he needed anything else.

Chi Xiaochi said, “I’d like a martini. Also, remove these two sets of cutlery.” nQcZwz

Since the troublemakers had left, the waiter did as he was told and collected the cutlery and left.

 

061, “They’ve all left, these dishes……”

Chi Xiaochi, “I’ll eat them. Anyways, all the dishes I ordered were the ones I like.” 5748qx

061, “……” Okay.

After a while, 061 then asked, “What if she had lost her temper and started a fight out of shame and frustration?”

Chi Xiaochi answered instantaneously, “First, smash this sweet and sour pork into her face, then call the police.”

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061, “……” dF7ecC

Chi Xiaochi, “What, at that point, would I still need to reason with her? I’d placed my hand under the plate long in advance. If she had dared to make a move, I would have dared to make a mess of her face.”

061 joked, “Warrior Chi, please accept my bow.”

Chi Xiaochi, “You may rise.”

061, “……” Something seems wrong here. krJ13L

 

Now that the hindrances were gone, the private room immediately fell into an oppressive silence. 

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Chi Xiaochi was very used to this kind of silence.

When he was alone, his movements were very elegant. After undergoing strict training as a model, even when relaxed, his body would automatically make poses that would make for a good photograph from all angles. BvdqXj

Like a tourist, he looked down at the city’s nightscape from its highest point.

……This was a very good place, but it couldn’t be his final destination, merely a pitstop on his journey.

 

Chi Xiaochi said, “It’s really good like this now.” 0zqeRZ

061 looked at the progress bar that transitioned from a light blue to a dark blue, showing a regret level of 94. It was hard to hide his gratification, “Yes. This is really good.”

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Chi Xiaochi continued, “The Yang family and Yang Baihua won’t bother you anymore. Su Xiulun really approves of how you are using livestreams to gain popularity. This form of public performance that doesn’t require you to directly face an audience is really suited to you, you can adapt slowly.”

 

At first, 061 had still thought he was talking to himself, but as he listened, he found it a little strange, “Who are you talking to?” ltKcjz

Chi Xiaochi asked, “Is there not a practice of seniors guiding juniors amongst you systems? I’m currently guiding him.”

061, “Guiding who?”

Chi Xiaochi, “Cheng Yuan.”

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This time, 061 was really stunned, “……Say what? Cheng Yuan, he’s already……”

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Chi Xiaochi said, “Liu-laoshi, let me ask you a question. If Cheng Yuan really is already dead, why is it that I can use his musical talent even without using skill cards?”

061 ralii mbeivc’a delaf jmmfqa la, “Ktlr……”

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Lf rjlv, “Snfc ab atlr vjs, P ralii tjnfc’a  obecv atf jcrkfg ab atlr defralbc. Lbkfnfg, rlcmf atf Obgv Xbv mjc fzafcv tlr qbkfg ab jii kbgivr, vlrgfujgvlcu ktja fcfgus lr erfv ab reqqbga lar bqfgjalbc, obg Jtfcu Tejc ab yf jyif ab mtbbrf gfylgat jcv gfaegc ab atf qjra, atfgf’r cb kjs atja tf kbeivc’a tjnf ab qjs j qglmf. Aera ilxf tbk P tjv ab rluc j mbcagjma jcv tjnf ab mbwqifaf afc ajrxr yfobgf P mjc ub yjmx.”

 

“In light of these two questions, may I make a hypothesis?” Chi Xiaochi said, “Cheng Yuan is like me, he’s signed a contract with the Lord God. But the contract he signed is about renting out his own body. During the lease period, he cannot express any opinions, only maintain his consciousness and stay hidden within the body. Only when his talent is needed, would he be allowed to appear.”  

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061 shivered. 

He suddenly understood now, why, when 009 switched places with him, he had cried to him about how Chi Xiaochi had told him a horror story.

If Chi Xiaochi’s hypothesis was true, then didn’t it mean that before, the moment a host chose the death route…… 

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Chi Xiaochi said to 061, “009 had the same reaction when I said this to him. ……So none of you have ever thought of this before?”

061 was silent.

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He’d been reformatted before, and had long since forgotten if he’d ever thought of this question before. He could only vaguely remember that his experience had been passed on by his senior systems.

All the systems he knew abided by this unwritten rule, namely, that one must follow the original course of events, not deviate from the norm, not break any pre-existing character settings, remain stable, and end it off with death.  Kelb 3

061 could already be considered one of the more tolerant systems in his generation of systems.

If it had been any other system, the moment Chi Xiaochi said to Yang Baihua “Does it cost you” they would have stopped him and made him stop playing around like that, as the risk was too high.

 

The more 061 thought about it, the more alarmed he became.  jEmVrA

If the original host really had signed some contract and stayed in this body, watching as the people who were supposed to help them fulfill their last wishes once again suffer humiliation at the hands of the scum gongs, unable to say anything no matter how much they wanted to, unable to voice their complaints no matter what grievances they suffered, and in the end still dying in the arms of the scum gongs…… 

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061’s silence fell within Chi Xiaochi’s expectations.  

He held up his martini, looking at the faraway lights of tens of thousands of houses. He thought meaningfully, this Lord God who schemed about all of this behind everyone’s back, was really very  interesting. 3mtj9R

 

Soon after, 061 asked, “Do you want to test your hypothesis?”

“How would we test it?”

“Every time the host dies, we require the target’s regret level to reach its maximum to drive the extraction process so we can extract the host’s consciousness. This time, when the regret level is full, I’ll immediately pull you out of his body. I want to see the follow-up, to see if without you, whether Cheng Yuan will die, or……”  QmTVZ2

Chi Xiaochi said, “Of course, that’s fine with me.”

He then said, “As for Cheng Yuan, I can’t guarantee whether he will live or die. But I feel, the heavens sent me here, probably because they also hope that he’ll be able to live a good life.”

 

Upon hearing this, many details sprung to 061’s mind. c 9jws

 

Chi Xiaochi wasn’t willing to smoke or eat spicy foods, saying that he was afraid of ruining Cheng Yuan’s voice.

Apart from when acting as Cheng Yuan was necessary, Chi Xiaochi never privately regarded himself as Cheng Yuan.

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When Chi Xiaochi was dealing with Yang Baihua, he cleanly removed Cheng Yuan from the situation. 19SKaZ

Even when he was livestreaming, or having a meal with Su Xiulun, he was considerably restrained, remaining quiet and of few words, his manner just like that of Cheng Yuan’s.

 

The more 061 thought about it, the more alarmed he became.

Perhaps from the very beginning, Chi Xiaochi’s thinking had never been limited by a narrow mindset. Every step of the way, he’d pushed the situation in the direction he hoped for, all for the sake of a mere guess. GT09lL

——Cheng Yuan might still be living in some corner of this body. Maybe he still had another chance to start over.

 

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As Chi Xiaochi looked out at the scenery beyond the window, 061 looked at him.

Previously, 061 had thought he was a rational person, with a hint of childishness, and at times even a little roguish. But now, the Chi Xiaochi who was enjoying the night view all alone, was gentle enough to make his heart turn soft.  4bAyt1

 

Over the next few days, Yang Baihua’s regret level stayed above the nineties, steadily rising.

The day Yang Xiaoyan received her sentence, the regret level reached 100.

Yundu had invested too much into publicising the fifth anniversary of Tang Huan’s debut. Now it had become a common joke inside and outside the industry, someone had to compensate for the loss. 9EIfTz

After all, what had been hurt, was Yundu’s number one huadan, their money basket, their star performer.

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According to the contract, the party in breach of contract was to compensate the other party for all losses incurred by said breach of contract. With Tang Huan’s commercial value, the damaged reputation of the brokerage company, as well as the plagiarised songs, all together, Yang Xiaoyan needed to compensate Tang Huan’s side for their total losses amounting to 9.215 million yuan.

The moment the result of the trial came out, Yang Xiaoyan burst into tears on the spot, collapsing onto the defendant’s stand, and pulled out her last resort, saying that she couldn’t afford to compensate the losses, and would commit suicide because she didn’t want to live anymore, and was slapped by her father.

The court of law turned into a mess, leaving only a haggard Yang Baihua, who had only a little bit of knowledge of law, to express that they wanted to appeal. XHfGQ

 

Based on Chi Xiaochi’s prediction, Yundu just wanted the first instance decision to redeem the company’s and Tang Huan’s reputation. As for the follow-up, if Yang Xiaoyan truly couldn’t afford the compensation, the sum of money might still be able to be reduced a little.

But as things stood, no matter the outcome of the second trial, that sum of compensation would let Yang Baihua shine till he burned out, devoting his entire life to his most beloved, utterly inseparable family.

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That night, after ending a livestream, Chi Xiaochi received his transmission.

Before leaving, he lay on the bed, and spoke to Cheng Yuan, whose fate was still uncertain.

“If you can still live on after I’ve left, that would be the best outcome. I’ve done everything I could to pave the way for you. 

“At the stage you’re at, livestreaming is the most acceptable method for you. You need to slowly get used to interacting with people and being able to play and sing in front of others. Maybe in the future, you’ll even be able to hold concerts. T0xmCd

“I definitely won’t be able to see your future concerts. If you can live on, every time you hold a concert, just leave me a front-row ticket, that’ll be sufficient thanks.”

After that, he was extracted from the world by 061.

 

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As his consciousness gradually faded, Chi Xiaochi felt a little regret. vB4cQL

To this day, he hadn’t been able to find the “Lou Ying” that he had caught a glimpse of in Xingyun’s main hall that day.

But no matter whether it was an illusion or was real, as long as it was Lou Ying, he was bound to have a good life in that world.

 

About half an hour after he left, Auntie Chen made her way upstairs, carrying a platter of fruit. Upon knocking on the door and finding no response, she pushed it open, only to find Cheng Yuan boiling hot, shivering with his quilt in his arms. vRPayz

Shocked, she immediately called for Cheng Jian, “Quickly come and see, how did Xiao Cheng get such a bad fever?”

 

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After a long period of dizzy feverishness, Cheng Yuan opened his eyes to see Auntie Chen and Cheng Jian keeping watch by his headboard.

His voice was full of the hoarseness of a sick person, “Auntie Chen.” M97aNU

Auntie Chen knocked some ice out of an ice tray, wrapped it in a towel, and placed it on Cheng Yuan’s forehead, “Young master, don’t speak. Look at your voice, it’s become so hoarse.”

Cheng Yuan burst into tears, “……Auntie Chen, I want to eat Sichuan fish.”

Auntie Chen was distressed by his crying, taking a clean towel to wipe at his tears, “Fish are contain a lot of heat, it wouldn’t be good for you to eat it now. When Xiao Yuan is better, Auntie Cheng will make you a big pot, all just for you to eat.”

Cheng Jian, standing off to the side, said, “How old are you already, still crying? Isn’t it embarrassing?” gGIDH8

Cheng Yuan turned his head towards him, calling out softly, “……Ge.”

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Cheng Jian was a little uncomfortable, “En.”

Cheng Yuan reached out and grabbed his hand, his palm dripping with cold sweat, “Ge, I was wrong. I shouldn’t have quarrelled with you for Yang Baihua’s sake, I……”

Cheng Jian took the towel from Auntie Chen’s hand, and wiped off his palm. WTMcF4

“……It’s alright,” he said, “It’s all already in the past. As long as you’ve come home, everything will be alright.”

 

At the same time, in the Lord God’s “Space Between Moments”, the digital board sent back the notice of the completion of Chi Xiaochi’s task.

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Host number: No. 1198

Host name: Chi Xiaochi

World Difficulty Level Assessment: C-Grade (Novice level)

Degree of world completion: 100 iMw6qr

Host status assessment: All functions are fine and stable, can be transmitted at any time.

Total entropy level: 489 (Below average of 3250)

 

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The Lord God didn’t like this terrifyingly low number. xq1ycr

But after waiting for half a day, he found that there was a missing value.

He questioned in a heavy voice, “What about contractor 2396’s entropy points?”

His exclusive AI responded, “Contractor 2396, Cheng Yuan. Resulting entropy points are zero.”

“……What?” MyEHls

The Lord God laughed, utterly enraged, “Do you still have any worse news?”

The AI continued, “If the host leaves the contractor’s body while the body is still in living condition, as per the regulations, the contract between us and the contractor will be automatically terminated.”

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In other words, the enormous amount of energy that had been used to push back the timeline, was completely in vain.

This news finally made the Lord God erupt in anger, “……How did this happen?!” tB7e c

 

To the Lord God, the contractors, just like hosts, were an indispensable source of energy.

They were found by systems, extracted to the Lord God’s space at the point of their demise. When signing the contract, they were often filled with immense hatred.

And in the Lord God’s contract, the terms were exceedingly attractive. qH5L6

“Select a specialist to serve you, and help you relive your life.”

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Yet exactly because of this, they had to stay in their body, and look on helplessly as they watched the host walk down a path exceedingly similar to their own, even spreading their legs for the person they hated most in their life…… 

This kind of unresolvable hatred could even make their accumulated entropy level several or even tens of times higher than that of the host, completely offsetting the entropy points consumed by the system while adjusting the timeline.

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But now, the Lord God had spent tens of thousands of entropy points, but only obtained a pitiful 489 entropy points from this world.

This business transaction had been too costly. If the Lord God had underwear, he would probably have already had to pull them off and sell them to compensate for his losses.

 

The AI felt the enormous energy fluctuations emitted by the Lord God, “……Is Master angry?” 9GUMVv

The Lord God didn’t say a word.

The AI continued to speak, “If you’re angry, you can reset contractor Cheng Yuan’s timeline. But I need to remind you, if you reset it, you need to reverse the timeline back to before Chi Xiaochi came, so you’ll lose double the entropy points; from the first time, and from resetting. Furthermore, you can only reformat the system, you’ll have no way of wiping the contractor or the host’s memories —— this means, if you blindly reverse it, the contractor has an 87.5% chance of choosing to cancel the contract.”

The Lord God, “Shut up.”

He was truly enraged. His tone was heavy, exactly like the low roar of a beast before it attacked. SOCt1q

 

The Lord God’s entropy stock was huge, but he couldn’t tolerate loss, and especially couldn’t tolerate his authority being challenged.

——No. 1198, Chi Xiaochi, was the very first person to challenge the rules he’d set .

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At that moment, the AI said, “061 sent back a message, saying he’s already made the preparations for transmission.”

The enraged Lord God gradually suppressed his anger.

He didn’t plan on wasting any more energy on Cheng Yuan. He was an astute brain, and wouldn’t allow further losses to occur.

……But Chi Xiaochi was still within his grasp, wasn’t he.  GHUWa5

The Lord God let out a low, triumphant laugh.

Not wasting a moment, he completed Chi Xiaochi’s transmission into the next world.

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Chi Xiaochi was shocked awake by a sharp burst of pain.   d2obC8

After closing his eyes and carefully feeling with his senses, Chi Xiaochi deduced that this body currently had at least two broken ribs.

He wasn’t in a hospital, but lying on a bed in a bedroom.

By the texture of the mattress beneath him, this bed should be the extremely expensive, each inch of land worth an inch of gold, type.

But his surroundings were extremely dark, with almost no light whatsoever. The curtains were drawn and it was as quiet as a grave. The only thing in the room that could make a decent amount of noise was the IV drip bottle by his bed. sta8qQ

Chi Xiaochi struggled out, “Liu-laoshi, let’s put an end to our teacher-student relationship.”

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061 also didn’t know what was going on. The first thing he did was to help Chi Xiaochi block the pain. He then opened up the information board in preparation to receive the plot of this world.

Then, he saw something unbelievable.

World Difficulty Assessment…… A-grade? ywdiRM

 

The author has something to say:

Successfully ended the first world √

The next world is about the fickle, violent, An Jiahe-level business big shot x weak, timid, punching bag young bride CcvTi9

 

sere: shook yall we are done with this arc!! Sudden revelation there at the end was very !!!-feeling.

baum: did anyone see that twist coming? :blob0w0: there were clues scattered throughout this arc~ I’m so glad Cheng Yuan has another chance at life TT~TT Also, despite how scheming and badass CXC is, he’s really a very kind person <3 (i love him so much omg)

Anyways, that’s it for Arc 1! See you guys next week for the new arc~ lbe1Ik

Translator's Note

Buddhist saint

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vivacious young female character in Chinese opera, in this instance, they probably mean young female star

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money maker, cash cow

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law term

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phrase, basically worth its weight in gold

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a famous domestic abuser from a drama

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also means punching bag

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112 comments

    • wowww this one is really different from the other QT stories. MC and ML is under that pig brain’s command…how can they retaliate against him?! CXC, 061, STAY STRONG…WAHHHH MY ANXIETY LEVEL IS STEADILY RISING UP

  1. Thank you so much! This series really puts a new perspective on the usual transmigration type stories, with the transmigrator actively caring for the host body instead of doing whatever they like for their own survival. Looking forward to the next arc! Great job! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

    • Fresh air to the genre…only heard of it in another QT(it’s a girl jumping around though)….

        • If you are propose by using the word relive then better pick decline ah that gody is a devil in disguise so scary and bad fufufu

        • yup! yup! it’s her!! Those arcs are too big for my small heart hence, I stick to BL…LOL
          But the arcs here are quite long too, over 200 chapters and about 11 arcs (or so..I think)

      • Yup. Ning shu is the one Inknow using hatred to accomplish her job.. Thats why even after 4k, she still forever alone
        (╯°□°)╯︵(\ .o.)\

        • I absolutely love NingShu, but why can’t she get together with wind breaker doctor sobs

        • Really? Only Ning Shu? I think there’s someone who nastier than her. Yes, I mean you, Shi Sheng. And no, I don’t think I’m just exaggerating.

    • Reading all the comments, wished I’d never turn my head to the spoiler now it all seemed normal. I feel so out of tune.

  2. Why do I feel like instead of a God, we should call that scammer a devil instead?

    “Relive your own life”

    Key word: ‘Relive’ and not ‘Change’

    The big and baddest scam artist have shown their faces 😤

  3. OMG THE PLOT TWIST!I DIDNT SEE ITTTTT. OMGOMGOMG!what if all other system related stories actually have a background like this? DOESNT THIS MEAN THAT ALL OTHER MC THAT WE THINK OF SO AWESOME WAS ALSO DUPED BY THE DEVIL?(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
    and no, that guys is not Lord God, that is the devil i tell u.

  4. I kneel, I bow, I worship Great Master Chi!

    That darling baby Cheng Yuan finally has the good life he was meant to have (without that scum Yang ruining it).(っ˘̩╭╮˘̩)っ

    That bastard Lord God! Don’t think throwing Master Chi in such a world will make him unable to destroy you! (┛✧Д✧))┛彡┻━┻

    Thanks for the chapter! And thank you for allowing me to read this wonderful novel, I really wanna bow to the author for their skill.(though my worship goes to Master Chi 😉 )

  5. so the pig brain uses entropy to grow, make people suffer…TRASH! i hope our couple make him lose energy till it explodes in anger and disappears! i rly like the soul stays in the host body, they can have a good life after…but…thats only for Warrior Chi’s hosts…interesting concept nonetheless


    061 joked, “Warrior Chi, please accept my bow.”

    Chi Xiaochi, “You may rise.”

    061, “……” Something seems wrong here. ”

    I loved this lol

  6. Pig brain is very Kyubey but probably even worse as Pig Brain gets salty and amgry. That twist! I’m so glad Cheng Yuan is alive…

    Thanks for the chapter!

  7. GASP
    OH my GOD, this is something!
    Can’t imagine how most of previous contractors were actually not only going the same path and kissed up to ppl hosts hated the most, but actually chose death as most impactful bargain to raise the regret points!! OMG, I’m shook!

    Thank you so much for the swift translation! I enjoy this novel more and more!

  8. This “Lord God” seems like a total douche. Similar to the one in QWTFOD, 😖. Revolution!
    Thank you.

  9. I was very content with the destruction of the slag, and very disturbed by the scheming trash brain.

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK !!!!!!!!

  10. Wow, this twist. I’m glad that Chi Xiaochi realized what was going on. I’m assuming that 061 was reformatted because he was getting close to finding the truth or something, otherwise, why would an obedient host report him? Considering that he was more tolerant than the other systems. Another question this raises is, did a pig brain plan for 061 and chi Xiaochi to be contracted or did 061 recognize chi Xiaochi’s soul? I’m looking forward to how this develops. Also what is going to be the new plan that pig brain is making 061 do?

  11. Thanks for the chapter! Yeah, that’s a horror story… trapped in your own body reliving hell…

  12. A new take on the quick transmigration story. How I love it! CXC already guessing since the beginning, he even successfully make a dent in the entropy reserve on his first world! Now let that small numbers times 10 and I demand Lord God to be fired as a god and promote CXC as the new God instead.

    Thanks for the translation.

  13. Man, that’s a really interesting twist. Can’t wait to see how the new world unfolds.

    Thanks for the chapter <3

  14. Is it next week already? XD omg that pig brain is very pig brain-like 😛 having a ton of reserve entropy points but not wanting to use it at all :v hmm is it 9 more tasks to go or 10? Whichever it is, pig brain is gonna be so pissed by the end of everything XD //if this keeps up ofc XD

    Thanks for the chapters~~

  15. That Lord God is a damn sick man, look to play with the emotions of others, deceive them, anger them again until death to use them as consumable batteries. The author is sincerely ill.
    I LOVE HIM!!! THAT NOVELTY, I HAVE LOVED ME AGAIN WITH THE HISTORY !!!!

  16. So Lord God is the real final boss of this novel? What in the fuck. Is he even a God at all?

  17. Chen Yuan our baby!! (´▽`ʃƪ)♡ Also, CXC is so freaking smart! I love him so much! I’m glad this novel has a different twist like that, it makes it so much better for the pitiful original souls~

    Thanks for translating~

  18. It really is a horror story!!! THank god CXC saw through the trick. Let CY be happy!!! Thanks for the chapter~

  19. Wow just wow~ there’s always the part in each QT that the host asks where the original host goes but was never answered……most with ‘a better place’…..if this is actually the truth….Wow

  20. I feel bad for all those original people who died. I wonder what Lord God did to the ohter hosts to make them always one the rules, follow the plot and kill the original body. 🙁 countless people who had hope for a better life and revenge must have died already. The Lord God in this reminds me of the Lord God in FOD.

    • Thank you for the updates and the arc! I want to see this Lord God be dethroned and it seems like he is also bound by rules seeing his conversation with his AI. I wonder how he’ll be beat in the end.

  21. HGSHGJSJDF OH MY GOD SUDDENLY I SEE THE LIGHT!!!!! ITS LIKE THE FOG HAS LIFTED…. I UNDERSTAND NOW…. HOLY FUCK THIS LN IS SO GOOD?? thank you so much for translating!!!! im beyond hyped now that i know more about hte plot and the conflict WOW this light novel… the authors mind…

  22. I scared my sister and my dog with my bellows of rage. I would write this in caps but my mom came into my room and gave me a hard look. I don’t even dare write angrily now…

  23. Glad that he can turn his life around… dying for that kind of scum is not worth it

  24. This has to be one of the best QT novels I’ve read. At this point, I think this may even rival QWTFOD!

    Thanks for the chapter! 🙂

  25. OMG. First of all. Thank gosh and you translator and editors saints. By luck and your hard work the first arc was finished as I ended my binge reading. XD
    Now… it’s time for the sweet suffering of waiting for new chaps. I’m in no way trying to rush you guys or anything like that… is just… just how good the novel is you know… that irresistible itch in the heart of wanting to binge read it till the end in one go… xD

    Seriously, thanks for the hard and amazing work…🥰

  26. I’m so glad Cheng Yuan got another chance. I cried a bit when he got back to his body. CXC is very kind and gentle.

    the systems are right, this is really a horror story. i get a chill every time the so-called “Lord God” (i have doubts about this probably self-proclaimed title) appears.

    thank you for translating!

  27. That IS horrific. CXC you’re a kind soul, please wreck that pig brain’s schemes QAQ

    CY gets a new lease on life!!

    Thank you for the chapter! Very stirring

  28. Ohhhh, I loved this chapter. Reading about Cheng Yun’s second chance is truly beautiful. I have no words.

    Ugh, that Scum Lord God is horrible. He’s gonna make Chi Xiaochi suffer for his losses. I’m looking forward to read how CXC turns this around.

    Thanks for the chapter!

  29. In short this Lord God System is just looking for a free source of labor and resources to fill his treasury?

  30. Ah I really like CXC. He is not only strong but also caring, with the right amount of curiosity and intelligent to put things together. Both CXC and 061 are too loveable. I’m weak to this couple. That twist about host bodies really gave a chill. I like the way the stories unfold too. It’s like playing those old school RPG where the world map is reveal little by little, so not to dump too much information at the readers. Thanks the author for the story and for translating!

  31. Wow, that Lord God is a real d*uchebag. I seriously pity all the other contractors that have to witness their bodies going through everything horrible that they had gone through before signing the contract. The regret level of the scum gongs would not be of any compensation for what they basically have to live through, twice! Anyway, thank you for the chapter!

  32. I shall stop reading here and stock up chapters…

    Why does this Lord God is always a malicious super brain, can’t you maintain a system by absorbeing positive emotions?

    Thanks for the chapter!

  33. Just spent the night reading this 4am and sobbing at Cheng Yuan original fate. This is crazy that he could come back alive though, usually once the host is extracted the body dies. So good! This my first novel where the system is so gentle and nice and not cowed into submission by the host. I guess its great for rebirth if you want a specialist to help you but most people do fine with the future foreshadowing? Although i guess you were dead anyway. I always was sad in rebirth stories becausw even though the host gets revenge, it doesn’t matter because they’re dead – any good feelings or relationships are because they liked the new person even if they have your face is not the original character that got displaced. Just once i wish the SO of the person that was transmigirated would reflect on it.
  34. This was awesome 😍😍😍😍 thank you for translating this story, can’t wait for the next arc! Till what chapter is the next arc? I like to save them up to read in one go ☺️☺️

  35. Oh my god I really liked that Cheng Yuan gets to live but now my heart hurts for all the others who didn’t. That pig brain deserves to be torn to pieces or he deserves to experience every bit of pain those poor souls did! He deserves to forever live as worthless canon fodder and die a thousand deaths! A thousand wouldn’t even be enough! God I hope he pays dearly for everything! As always thank you for translating such wonderful bl. They’re all so good here! You guys pick out absolute gems ~

  36. Really impressed with the plot of this story. It’s not all pointless world-hopping just cuz. 😀

  37. knowing that they are ALL aware of what’s happening even during the sex scenes, makes me feel sick! poor cheng yuan experienced this at least 13 times right? i think that’s how many host’s our 061 has been with… TT.TT

  38. The god is shameleas, can’t afford loses don’t business ahh. Only bring shame to yourself. One step back , two step forward .

  39. Omg..that plot twist…really a fresh air to the transmigration novel…MC is so considering….i loved it..😍😍😍…waiting for MC and ML to get together…😇😇

  40. Despite the evil pig brain looming overhead, this is one of my favorite stories in this genre…CXC from the start intended to set up the best revenge of living well for CY. CXC!!!! YOU ARE AS GOOD AS YOU ARE VICIOUS!!! tho rly, as he himself said once it’s not like he didn’t force them to dig the holes for themselves. The great thing about his approach compared to other MCs in this genre is that his preferred plan hardly even put the offenders in his eyes. Less face-slapping and more fly swatting. He made them insignificant and it was awesome.

    And speaking of said pig brain, while I went to go get a snack mid-chapter I came up with a tentative theory as to why CXC was chosen as a host despite his personality. Probably pig brain thought that connecting him and 061 would be like. fertile entropy ground?? Assuming I’m reading the entropy correctly as some sort of $$angst bucks$$ that is. Guess I’ll find out later!

  41. The real scam of the year is that it seems we won’t get any river crab scenes! Because CXC treats host’s body as a borrowed vessel it’s highly unlikely there would be any physical contact with 61 T__T

  42. Oh, this is nice. A glimpse into the thoughts of the host body after the transmigrator finishes the task. I felt a bit teary for Chen Yuan here. He got another chance, how nice!

    (can a kind transmigrator do the same to me, make better choices mu behalf?)

  43. Wow wow I really love this. Thank you so much for translating!!! 😆😆❤️❤️❤️

  44. I’m so pleasantly surprised by how much we get from the first arc alone besides the usual face-slapping and bada** attitude. It seems like a lot of care was taken since the first chapter to slowly reveal the true nature of the transmigration system(s), for MC to make the original world a better place for the original host body, and also to develop the relationship between MC and ML. It’s great how much attention side characters got too. I was recommended this by my friend, so thanks for picking this up so that it got noticed. 💖 though I’ll read the raws cos I’m curious, will also read your translations cos it’s really smooth and terms are nicely explained so thank you for your hard work. 😊
  45. Can I just scream for a moment? AHHHHHHHHHHH AHHHHHHHHHH WAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!

    This is undoubtedly one of the best System-transmigration/fast-wear novels that I have ever read. It’s the first time that I’m reading a ‘contractor’ being aware of what was happening in his/her body while watching the host.

    It made me feel bitter and angry about what happened to the past hosts of 061 who chose to kill themselves just to get the maximum regret points.

    Those poor lives….. The contractors hoped to see a more positive result of their life but in the end, they all died in silence.

    And I cried once Cheng Yuan finally woke up and met his brother. The feels is heavily attacking me.

    I want the MC to make more scum men suffer!!! Get revenge for the contractors!!! *insert war cry*

    I’m so glad to have read this novel. At first I was really undecided since I was used to reading novels wherein the MC would make the scum gong regret everything and then they would get back together. Or the MC will do everything in his power to make the scum gong regret and then kill himself to deliver the final blow.

    This novel opened my mind. Really.

    Thanking the translators and editors for choosing this novel. Thank you for your hard work. *bows*

  46. The darkness level went from 0 to Puella Magi Madoka Magica level quick huh? I mean, I knew Pig Brain was up to something, but still!

    *SPOILER for Puella Magi Madoka Magica*

    They kind of have the same plot too. Pig Brain needs energy, so it farms ‘entropy’, because its the most powerful source there is, without telling its workers what theyre actually doing.

    *End Spoler*

    This is probably only one branch of a whole network of entropy farming. A very specific branch of ‘scum gongs’, where they actual choose weak-willed host and weak-willed ‘drivers’ to get the maximum amount of energy from them. Buuut, they chose our MC because they knew his past with the ML, and was willing to play it and gamble that theyre going to gather a lot of entropy by playing with MCs childhood issues. But now Im worried about them, he still has 9 more tk go, it will probably get harder and harder for both of them.

  47. This twist broke my heart. The moment 061 was connecting the dots and realizing that all the other contractors were inside the bodies and died in the end 😭

  48. I binge read the whole arc. Never thought this novel was so good.

    Im so glad that the original host have a chance to start all over again. CXC was so cool i want to kneel and worship him.

    The pig brain was evil!! I have a feeling that tricked all the systems and originals!

    Thank you for translating this!

  49. I hate their brain boss. It’s so malicious 😡

  50. WOW THANKS FOR KICKING MY ASS WITH THE PAIN.. but im happy? On lots of QT novels the “body” has to die at the end, here my dear Cheng Yuan can live on!!!! QAQ

  51. Damn. That’s scary. Transmigration series like Quick Transmigration Cannon Fodder’s Record of Counterattacks have similar ideas, but they express it up front. This is chilling. I hope the systems spread the news through their chat and ponder about life.

  52. I bet CXC love challenging interesting people. Especially that main computer. Obviously he scheme other people including system too….good thing our dear CXC makes you angry…..bet he weak himself…and fail bc CXC is smarter and cunners than that. 😏

    My thought is I bet the ending have to do the main system…..

    Thanks for another chapter!

  53. F*ck that pig brain tumor is terrifying. BUT that does lead me to question if there is a greater power above said pig brain. If human entropy is needed to give power then there has to be a higher plane of existance.

  54. this is it…. this is the chapter that made this story go from great to the BEST transmigration novel. holy shit i has goosebumps all over my body when cxc’s theory unraveled itself….. IM SO SO SO HAPPY FOR OUR BABY CHENG YUAN AND HIS BROTHER THEY DESERVE THE WORLD. cant believe the emotional rollercoaster this entire arc put me through oh my god

  55. ‘Yet exactly because of this, they had to stay in their body, and look on helplessly as they watched the host walk down a path exceedingly similar to their own, even spreading their legs for the person they hated most in their life……’

    This sentence really made me cry..(๑´╹‸╹`๑)

    That ‘Lord god’ is evil to the core!!(´・益・`*)

    Chi Xiaochi is really cool like damn!! How does he know everything and create a plan while he only arrived in his first new world ♡o(*>ω<*)o♡

    I’m really glad that Cheng Yuan didn’t end up like all the other contractors that ended up with such a filthy faith(ू˃̣̣̣̣̣̣o˂̣̣̣̣̣̣ ू)⁼³₌₃

  56. This is actually the first time commenting like this but I can’t help it. That twist tho!!! I had a suspicion when he stated singing b/c he said CY poured his soul out, then.

    But the implications are EXTREMELY horrifying. 061 meds to tell 023 STAT!!!

    I heard about how good this novel is but I never expected this masterclass.

    Plus I totally called the Harry Potter tragedy.

    Also the CP are extremely cute together – how can you not love their interactions.

    Keep Up The Good Work~!

  57. Wow, this has a big Madoka Magica feel to it. Entropy? Check. Evil/amoral being that uses entropy and people’s hatred/despair as entropy fuel while killing them? Check. Faustian contracts? Check.

    Damn, I want to see how 061 and CXC fight against this Eldritch Abomination.

  58. Oh my god, this was bloody amazing. This story in a way shows a dark side of all these quick transmigration. Reminds you of human trafficking setup in a way. The author has really done a commendable job by making this story so uniquely realistic and dark with a side of humor, angst and love.

    Thank you translator.

  59. And that folks is what we’re dealing with here. Props to CXC for figuring it out. Also very happy for Cheng Yuan for finally getting the life he deserved.

    The story so far has been amazing. I’m glad I picked it up.

  60. I’m so glad Cheng Yuan gets another chance at life!!! This entire arc i wanted to strangle that major a-hole Trash Yang and now!!!!! Cheng Yuan is freeeeeeeeeee

  61. (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

    I want to cry Ah

    061 was supposed to ‘solve’ 200 tasks so he can return to his world

    if he’s realy Lou , isn’t he dead already ??? PIG BRAIN? WHAT IS THIS SCAM?

    CONVENIENTLY ‘ERASING’ HIS MIND TO EXPLOIT FREE LABOUR???

    💔

  62. ❤❤❤❤ on to the next world! Cant wait to see more 061/CXC moments plus CXC destroying scum gongs to the ground AND pig brain regret level rising over 100 for ever putting CXC in his worlds.

  63. The pig brain’s plans really are straight out of Madoka Magica. So evil for the systems, hosts and contractors…

    At least now Cheng Yuan could really start over.

    Thanks for the chapter 💕

  64. Cheng Yuan fate was so cruel. How many times did he have to suffer in silence 😭 I’m so glad Chi Xiaochi was able to save him. I really want to see this villain taken down. Having all these people relive their abuse.

    Thanks for translating, this story is amazing!

  65. I binged up until this point, reading all night and I have yet to comment. But, I NEEDED to comment about this chapter because this was a great plot development which I did not see coming at all. I applaud the author, because many times we never truly delve into how these transmigration or world hopping novels actually work. We also never know what happens on the other side to the person whose body they are using. This revelation made this story go from interesting to the most engaging plot I have read in a long time. Even makes me want to look back at my own writing and broaden my already vast imagination.

    I really appreciate this story. I wasn’t quite gung-ho when I first began reading this. In fact, I trudged through the first few chapters debating whether to continue, but as the story unraveled it got increasingly better and far more interesting. I’m glad I never gave up on this, boy am I glad. Now I simply can’t wait to see what will happen next!

    This is easily shaping up to be one of my favorite novels of all time!

  66. I’ve only read few QT stories, and from there the host lives until the death of the body they occupy (like QWTFOD). I assumed here that the moment the host leaves the body, the original owner would automatically return as long as the host carried out their duty of revenge (deviating from the original plot to save the body from dying) since the body is still alive and well. However I didn’t expect that the systems doesn’t allow them to do that (CXC was the first to attempt and fortunately 061 allowed him 🤣)

    So basically, everything is just a business to Lord God. The whole ‘relive/reconditioning’ is just like an investment, the entropy is like money. Returning back the timeline to where the newly contracted host will take over the body costs an entropy. As long as the host doesn’t deviate from the original plot and die one more time, he will get a 2x return of entropy, coming from the hatred of the contractor (original owner) of the body. And he will use that profit he gained to invest in another contract and the cycle goes onnnn~

    so, if I understand it right, does that mean, the Lord God had no intention of actually helping the contractor set their life right, they only let the hosts relive their life for the sake of the profit he will get from it. 🤔 That’s why he set the difficulty for CXC to A-grade, so that he won’t be successful this time, huh?

  67. Just finished the first arc! This story hooks me to feed it’s family and it worked! I love this! I love this!! Ahh~ This makes me wanna input the workings of the systems in my story, just a bit. But all in all, chef’s kiss Beautiful, marvelous and resplendent. Author! Author, I will follow you!! Translators, thank you so much for gracing us and I this golden egg! Thank you so much!

  68. From all the transmigrations I’ve read i really never thought about this. I really like it. I feel like it gives more value to the hosts life 😳

  69. WAIT so because there’s only one contractor (true cheng yuan) and they’ve just been turning back time, CY had to watch “himself” plead & die in the arms of scum yang x number of times??? so cruel…

    • noooo! CXC is the first and only one to borrow his body, if CXC let him die at the last, he would die instantly. Just like other people whose host have chosen death, the original ones have to die in tjeir bodies and couldn’t do anything.

      • Huh? but the system said this world is a classic that many people have gone through before, so this wouldn’t be CY’s first time having a host overtake their body right? every time the big brain just rewinds time I thought… unless it’s just a highly similar world that other hosts go into?

  70. i burst out crying when i saw CY came back…hope u’re doing good and can find a true love my baby😭😭😭😥😥😥🥺🥺🥺

  71. I picked up gold! Ahhh T-T this story is just gold!! dear lord god translators author thank you bless you

    I love this mccc

    Oh no 061 please stay safe

  72. OMG, Chi Xiaochi is so smart, so cool, so kind ah!!! 😍😍😍 I’m in love!!

  73. The first ever transmigration novel that I’ve ever read that the original body is alive after the MC leaving the world at the end of the mission. Really refreshing!!! I love this. Thanks translator and editors for taking this novel. Muahhxx! 😍