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An Zhe was in the car. RXmZPt

The morning light entered the armoured vehicle from the skylight.

This was the fourth time that he had gone to the Abyss with Lu Feng.

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He woke up but he didn’t get up. He couldn’t get up. He wrapped himself in the quilt and didn’t leave it until Lu Feng placed a glass of milk in front of him.

Lu Feng asked, “Are you feeling better?” SGb09A

An Zhe nodded.

“Does it still hurt?”

An Zhe shook his head. After shaking his head, he nodded again.

Lu Feng slightly frowned and came to An Zhe. He reached for the thin quilt and An Zhe let him pull it away.

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The quilt was made of a delicate fabric that was smooth and soft but it seemed rough compared to the crystal white skin.

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This skin was now covered in marks. The slightly lower part of the left chest had a place with broken skin and it was red. Originally, there was nothing wrong with this. An Zhe got up in the morning and put on his coat, but the material happened to rub against this wound. It had stung and An Zhe let out a small gasp of pain.

Lu Feng opened the drawer, took out alcohol and cleaned a cotton ball. Then he applied the medicine. Thus, the skin on the chest reddened again. This soft skin was too delicate, like a white mushroom growing in the rainy season whose juices would flow out when pinched.

After applying the medicine, the wound was cold and An Zhe wrapped himself tightly in the quilt again. Lu Feng embraced him across the quilt and he leaned his head against Lu Feng’s right shoulder, leaning on this person. FNLYuW

—Suddenly, An Zhe realized that this man was the culprit of the wound and that he shouldn’t live with him peacefully. An Zhe tried to withdraw but he was already held by Lu Feng. He struggled to no avail. In the process, the fabric of the quilt rubbed against his wound.

“Don’t move,” Lu Feng ordered.

An Zhe, “……”

Not only did this person’s tone not contain the slightest bit of guilt, he seemed to be criticizing An Zhe for moving. Too abominable. fDpsYd

The moment he raised his eyes, he could see Lu Feng’s neck and Adam’s Apple—he grinded his teeth against it.

Lu Feng just hugged him tighter and he couldn’t move at all. An Zhe thought about it and was still very unhappy. This wasn’t a momentary unhappiness but a gradual and progressive one over many days. He had always wanted to find Lu Feng. It was just worth mentioning now that he had a wound.

He sullenly stated, “You’re too fierce.”

Lu Feng wondered, “Is it?” VrKoHM

“Yes.”

“No.” Lu Feng pulled him closer. “I have paid attention.”

An Zhe, “?”

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If this was the consequence when he was paying attention, what about when he wasn’t paying attention? Did he want to take a person apart and eat them? gDCzfw

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An Zhe glared at him, meaning ‘this isn’t enough?’

Lu Feng told him, “I thought this was the way to care for you.” t0IdS

An Zhe, “?”

He wondered, “Is it?”

“Yes,” Lu Feng told him. “You should learn to control your behaviour.”

An Zhe, “?” QoL 7x

There was no way he had done something wrong.

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He stared at Lu Feng, voice cold as he stated clearly, “You have a problem.”

“You see, you are being coquettish again.”

An Zhe confirmed that he and Lu Feng truly were different species. If he could reach for the pillow, the first thing he would do was throw the pillow at Lu Feng’s face. However, now both hands were being held by Lu Feng and he could only use his eyes. FUbBDy

After a long time, Lu Feng smiled first. He bowed his head to kiss the corner of An Zhe’s lips. An Zhe turned his head to avoid it but he was restrained. His chin was raised and he was kissed deeply until he couldn’t breathe. Then Lu Feng gently kissed the corner of his eyes.

Lu Feng breathed on the side of An Zhe’s ears and no longer touched him across the quilt. Lu Feng’s right hand went inside and held him by the waist. There must still be the red mark from last night there.

An Zhe trembled and opened his mouth. “No.”

“I can’t hear you.” rFH8pk

An Zhe said again, “Then you can’t see it every time I cry?”

“I’m not hitting you,” this man stated. “It is no use crying.”

—The new day began with the colonel being silently cursed.

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An Zhe was still in the car.

The starlight entered the armoured vehicle from the skylight.

This was the fourth time that he had gone to the Abyss with Lu Feng.

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Once An Zhe muttered for the third time, the colonel offered a solution. He was expressionless as he leaned back against the bed. “You do it yourself.” buSh4X

His tone seemed like he was back at the genetic testing station at the city’s gate, next to the testing equipment as he said, “You come on your own.”

An Zhe faced him. After hesitating for a moment, a few mycelium crept toward the colonel. Then he leaned over to kiss the colonel’s throat. He kissed the side of the colonel’s neck while pondering on the next step.

Then he realized that while he was wearing loose white pyjamas, the colonel was still neatly dressed. Thus, An Zhe started to fight with the shirt buttons.

He was familiar with this shirt. After all, he was a heartless washing machine. However, this shirt didn’t open despite the relationship between them. It became even more difficult to undo the buttons thanks to the angle. neUstr

After finally undoing the first one, he told Lu Feng, “You do it yourself.”

It was just like Lu Feng sometimes spoke to him. Colonel Lu was unmoved. The mycelium climbed up a bit more. The colonel eventually condescended to undo the second button himself. Meanwhile, An Zhe continued to think.

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“A person who comes out of the third underground floor—” he heard Lu Feng’s voice that was filled with a slight laugh and a bit of hoarseness. “—should be more skilled.”

An Zhe, “……” woJK6A

He whispered, “I didn’t learn anything.”

He couldn’t go back and study again.

“I can see.” Lu Feng said.  There was a distinct magnetic field in his voice when he lowered it. This set off a stimulus in An Zhe from his ears to the bottom of his spine.

Thus, he remembered the events of that year. The first time he met, he had said that he worked on the third underground floor. Then the colonel had replied with an ‘oh.’ An Zhe was curious about the colonel’s impression of him at that time. 7d8Ofm

The colonel seemed to read his meaning and said, “At that time, it wasn’t clear that you are a mushroom. I thought that if you weren’t doing those things on the third floor, you wouldn’t be able to live at the base.”

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He casually glanced at An Zhe and continued, “It seems that even now, you can’t support yourself.”

There were a few more mycelium.

The colonel stopped talking. An Zhe’s biggest wish was for the colonel to be unable to speak, just like his doll. 5kjCt4

An Zhe’s thin white fingers were resting on Lu Feng’s chest. He wanted to hold Lu Feng’s hand after the buttons were undone. Then he saw the colonel looking there as if thinking about something. It was an expression he only had when thinking about business.

A few seconds later, Lu Feng stated, “I was fooled by you before.”

An Zhe cocked his head.

“You didn’t even know about the crime of indecent assault and you were an illegal worker with a monthly salary lower than the minimum.” The colonel counted off these things thoughtfully. “This can’t be explained by a simple and limited intelligence.” xG3RT1

An Zhe, “…”

He ordered, “You stop.”

However, it was clear that the colonel’s hearing was selective.

“That night was also abnormal. You invited me to stay at your place.” EJ4KHT

“It was because you had no place to go.”

“The problem was that you gave me your toothbrush. You didn’t understand human social etiquette at all.”

An Zhe didn’t speak, like his hearing had also become selective.

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“Unless it was a poor flirting method you learned on the third floor. But you were good that night.” p0U4Is

An Zhe knew the colonel was talking about the night of Judgment Day. He invited the man to sleep in his room all night.

An Zhe went to hug Lu Feng. His forehead was against this person’s chest and there was a warm and strong touch through the cloth. An Zhe could hear the steady heartbeat in his ears. The past was like a dream.

An Zhe envisioned another possibility.

“Then.” An Zhe paused. “If at that time…” AaWEe6

If at that time, he was really wrong—

If he was really a worker of the third underground floor or if he was a mushroom without thoughts, blinding following Boss Shaw’s advice and approaching the Judge—what would Lu Feng do that night?

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A heterogeneous with ulterior motives and the Judge with nowhere to go.

At that time, they didn’t know each other well and were on guard against each other. It was a time of death, protests and betrayal. What if at that time, An Zhe had leaned over to kiss Lu Feng or unbuttoned his coat? kBUqx2

An Zhe didn’t know. He only knew that today, thinking of Lu Feng’s back on the night of Judgement Day, his heart trembled violently. He stared into the green eyes, as if returning to the moment when the bloody night wind roared across the city.

Therefore, that expression appeared on his face again. The quiet, sad expression.

God loved the world.

God didn’t love the world. cdG52Z

The bed, desk and furnishings in this place were all set up like the standard rooms at the bast. At night, the room was dark. The wind came from an unknown place, just like the night on that day. An Zhe was the same as that time. In soft, white cotton pyjamas, his face gave off an unworldly air.

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Lu Feng’s fingers pressed against An Zhe’s shoulders and An Zhe’s eyes became real again. An Zhe lowered his eyelashes slightly before raising his eyes to meet Lu Feng’s eyes. His eyelashes twitched slightly, like the delicate shaking of the flowers and leaves after the butterfly landed on them.

Lu Feng stared at him for a long time, like staring at the twilight on the snowfield.

Once the twilight came, An Zhe leaned over and kissed him gently. Silently, he kissed these lips again and again. rabB7N

The past flickered before fading.


TL Note: This is the actual last chapter. It is officially marked as complete by the author. Thank you for joining me on this journey. This is probably my number one favourite danmei novel and I hoped you all loved it as much as I did.

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61 comments

  1. I don’t want to believe that it is over… Thanks for translating this novel, I honestly loved it so much. This novel means a lot to me. I hope we can see more novels like this. Thank you for your effort.

    • its been awhile since i read a great story like this. I have been reluctant to read this cos of the angst, then i start reading and keep chanting this is HE HE HE 😭❤️ this novel is bittersweet. Thank you for translating, it is so good.

    • What an amazing ride this was! Thank you so much for translating this novel – truly lived up to the high praise on novelupdates!

  2. Little Mushroom is so good, thank you for sharing it with us 😭 bitter tears of joy

    Especially considering how good the translation quality is.

  3. Thanks for that wonderful journey everyone and translators! I really loved this novel hope i see more works from the author

  4. So we don’t know if they ever find An Ze? Or if Tang Lan and Hubbard survived the fall? D; Okay I’ll just tell myself everyone has a happy ending.

  5. Thank you for the hard work! This is also my favorite novel.I secretly hoped that there would be 10+ extras, I can’t part with it 😭😭😭

  6. Its complete! Thank you so much, I really came in here expecting something cute and fluffy, and that’s not exactly what I got, 3/4 of the book was me wondering if it was truly HE. And it was and it was so beautiful that I cried so many times. Thank you for translating this book and giving me the opportunity to appreciate the characters and their story.

  7. Aww its finally over.. I dont think they ever found An Ze’s body yet? (Or I just missed an update 😅 gonna check later XD) wahh I cant believe I thought I would not like this novel before (when I read the “not as fluffy” in the sypnosis) but damn this is gonna be one of my fave with serious plot. Thanks for translating this Novel rainbowturtle-sama!

  8. Thank you for translating!!! This was a really good novel, though it made me cry way too much QAQ! I hope An Zhe and Lu Feng are happy forever!

  9. This novel really is one of a kind. In the end, it could be labelled as an open ending as much as a happy ending. But still, so so good!

    I love this novel way too much to describe in words. And I’ve said this before, but the writing style of this novel is is one of the best I’ve seen. I still can’t believe this is finally over, and there’ll be no further extras.

    I want to say more, but I can’t express much rn. (Lu Feng finally behaving like a rogue and An Zhe curisng him out tho. XD I’m glad both of them are happy and hopefully they’ll find An Ze.) I’ll probably re-read when I recover from this being finally completed.

    Thank you for the chapters and for all your hard work in bringing us this novel! 🙂 💝

  10. Thank you so much for a beautiful translation of this novel! I am an avid reader and love a lot of books, but only rarely do particular lines stand out enough to haunt me…and this one delivers. I will never forget the way I felt reading the line, “He is just…a little mushroom.” <3

  11. I was hoping for more from TL and Hubbard, but the extras certainly suited the novel.

    Thanks for the great translation and this beautiful novel.

  12. Aww I wanted to read more extras about Hubbard and TL. I hope they found An Ze eventually too. Well I’m glad they are happy and together in the end.

    Truly loved this novel. Thank you so much for translating it!

  13. Aww~ I have to say goodbye to LF and AZ ;___; It was a bloody journey but I really liked the novel. So, thank you very much for translating it (シ_ _)シ

  14. I think it might be my favorite danmei novel too!! But I am sad that the mushroom can never win against the tormenting judge. XD XD XD

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK!!

  15. LM has walked its way into becoming my favorite. Thank you for introducing this story to us!

  16. It was an amazing journey 😊 ill miss my little mushroom. Man i love the LF reminder about him working in third floor😆 the story is really great. The description is too vivid sometimes and i love it more because of that😍

  17. Thank you for the chapter and thank you so much for translating Little Mushroom.

    I’m so so happy that I’ve discovered An Zhe and Lu Feng, and got to winessed their journey.

    How I wish that the extras are unending…. I know that I’ll eventually discover other stories but Little Mushroom will always be one of the best. And I know that no matter how many times, I will always read this again.

  18. I’m going to cry myself to sleep.. On the fact that there won’t be anymore Anzhe the cute mushroom anymore omg no

    Thank you for this beautiful translation 😭

  19. I can’t believe it’s over…when I started reading this I thought it was fluffy cute kinda story w/ some angst BUT this was such a wild ride…it blew my mind off I absolutely loved it seriously so good 👌😍 thank you so much for translating this really appreciate your efforts 😊

  20. This was beautiful. A little mad that Lu Lu is a brute in bed though. Hm..I wonder if he bit so hard because Zhe zhe tastes like a mushroom? Anywho the phrasing makes it sound like An Zhe doesn’t come easily until he roughs him up a bit xD Wishing this heart tugging couple some sweeter times in the bedroom x3

    This was a lovely read. Thank you so much!

  21. I did not expect this be the most complicated apocalyptic CN novel I’ve read.

    If at that time, he was really wrong—

    If he was really a worker of the third underground floor or if he was a mushroom without thoughts, blinding following Boss Shaw’s advice and approaching the Judge—what would Lu Feng do that night?

    What if at that time, An Zhe had leaned over to kiss Lu Feng or unbuttoned his coat?

    • Ack! I accidentally clicked post and now it makes no sense! QAQ

      Continuing with the first sentence, I was trying to say that this novel had a deeper and more complex storyline in contrast to the simplicity and fluffiness conveyed in the sypnosis. Indeed, Ah Zhe does walk straight in with a simple and clearly defined goal (retrieving his spore and returning to Ah Ze), but unexpectedly gets deeply entangled in the human affairs and uncovers a whole slew of mysteries and secrets behind the human society he infiltrated.

      It’s interesting that everything gets revealed through the lenses of an unbiased character (since Ah Zhe’s a mushroom who grew up in a sheltered environment).

      It’s so unusual for so many minor characters, characters that we get to know for a short time, leave such a deep impression. They all had their own stories that adds a unique perspective to the bigger picture of the crisis.

      I also really love the complex history telling. In particular, I was fascinated by how this novel told the history of the ventilation system via the eulogies of the deceased leaders from different time periods. I’ve never came across a novel in which there are eulogies are written to communicate with their predecessors and successors whom they never met. I was very moved by their dedication to their life’s mission to protect humanity. It’s amazing how these descended leader share a special bond that transcends time

    • Regarding the three “If” questions in my original comment, those are Ah Zhe’s quote that I complied for contemplation. I did not actually intend to submit it and was going to delete them once I understood (but I can’t do that anymore so….😅)

      I don’t understand what Ah Zhe was trying to convey with these “what if” scenarios. Is Ah Zhe implying that Lu Feng would have chosen to shoot Ah Zhe down on Judgement Day if Ah Zhe tried to seduce Lu Feng?

      From my understanding, Ah Zhe was contemplating how his actions back then influenced Lu Feng’s perception of Ah Zhe.

      It seems that Ah Zhe is saying that their relationship could’ve a become a BE (Bad Ending) if Ah Zhe made the wrong moves in their first meetings. Considering how suspicious Lu Feng was of Ah Zhe in the beginning, Ah Zhe’s actions could dictate the course of their relationship……..that no matter how trivial the actions seem to be, it would all be factored into Lu Feng’s judgement.

      The “What if” scenario that I believe Ah Zhe is inferring:

      What if Ah Zhe tries to seduce Lu Feng? -> Lu Feng becomes more suspicious -> Lu Feng eventually concludes that Ah Zhe is a threat -> Judgement Day arrives and Lu Feng kills Ah Zhe

  22. I enjoyed this novel a lot. The writing and the translation were at a very good standard. I ignored the warning and prepared myself for a light novel. I don’t think I ever properly laughed but I did smile a lot… And cried almost as much. An Zhe was a very unique character- the author developed him well from his emition-lacking self to a somewhat playful youth filled with curiosity. Not only was he well written but the rest of the characters felt very real. The only fault I can find in this novel is the science talk…

    This novel is definitely a favourite of mine as well. Thank you translator-sama for bringing it here!

  23. thank you so much for the translations! GOD. what a journey… i feel a little empty… may our little an zhe and lu feng live happily ever after, and that lu feng goes easy on an zhe when theyre ah.. playing around. cherish your little lover!!

  24. Thank you. Because of you, I found a brilliant work. It’s a great story. Beautiful characters and amazing setting.

    Hope the writer always be healthy and produces more Brilliant works.

    Hope you, translator, get your dearest wish comes true.

  25. This is the third novel on this site (as far as I remember) that successfully made me SOB. I’m so glad it’s a happy ending!

    The other two are: Loneliness & Seeing Eye Dog.

    Thanks for the translation ❤❤

  26. Many many thanks for introducing this beautiful story to me. Now I’m off to cry because it has ended.

  27. I just love love love it! I have binge read this novel in 3 days and now I miss it! And your translation is so good! Thank you for your hard work in bringing this beautiful novel to us! 💚💚

  28. What a wonderful journey! I constantly lost myself while reading the story. I keep on thinking about what should I do to help the characters as if I’m one of them. Thank you so much for your hard work! 💙

  29. thank you so much for translating this. this novel got into my legendary list. i’m really glad that i found a story with an engaging plot, lovable characters, heavy angst, happy ending, and a great translation. basically checking all my button for a novel. thank you!

  30. Thank you so much for the hard work! This is the second apocalyptic story that has pierced my heart to oblivion 🥺

    I shall not look at mushrooms the same way again looks guiltily at mushroom soup at the stove

  31. I thought that this would be a comical light novel, but this had more depth to it then I realized.

    Thank you so much for translating this story. You hard work does show through and makes this all the more special.

  32. Thank you for the translations!!!~

    It was such a ride with our cute little mushroom😊. And all the sad angst had me in tears 😭. But we made it to the happy ending at last 😆

    Ngl i binged this for 5 days straight and it was such a roller coaster. 😅

  33. thanks for all of your hard work uwu

    sigh I’ll miss them two for.sure T^T

  34. I loved this novel, the chapters kept me always wanting read more and now I finished reading all, my heart is in peace and I entrust my little mushroom to the Judge 😍

    Thank you for translating this amazing work 😘