Shen Yin Wang Zuo, Chapter 169


Chapter 169: ‘Night Battle’ in the Mountain Pass (II)

Quickly, these beddings were turned into cloth sheet, acting as curtains hanging on the two sides of the bed. From outside, the interior of these curtains could not be seen at all.

At this time, Lin Xin had just returned from washing his face, and regrouped with the others to stand there slack jawed in astonishment.

Wang Yuanyuan and Chen Ying’er shared a glance, and abruptly jumped up, hastily pulling two other empty beds together. Clearly, these two ladies wanted to learn from Cai’er’s example. After all, they were girls who, unlike guys, emphasized more on privacy. Cai’er’s demonstration no doubt reminded them of that.

After completing everything, Cai’er returned to Long Haochen’s side and pulled his hand, saying a sentence that nearly brought Long Haochen to tears.

“This is our home now.”

Long Haochen’s original shyness and embarrassment completely vanished, and as if he had totally forgotten about the others present, he pulled Cai’er into his embrace in a single move.

Added up, the two simple wooden beds occupied a space of four square meters. With the addition of a few wooden sticks and rags surrounding them, this was their first home. Although it was simple and crude, Long Haochen could see that Cai’er was very happy of it. From the shape that her brows had taken, satisfaction and happiness was clearly written across her face. Cai’er wasn’t too demanding; all she wanted was to have a home. Even if it was even more simple than this home, as long as she could be together with the one she loved, she would already be very satisfied.

“Cai’er, I promise you. From now on, I will definitely give you a warm home; it will be our home.”

Cai’er cuddled her head near his shoulder and answered with a soft ‘yeah’.

Lin Xin, Sima Xian, and Han Yu’s faces were dripping with envy. Long Hao Chen was the youngest male in the squad, yet he already had a considerably close female friend. Their relationship truly aroused other people’s jealousy.

Feeling everyone’s gazes, Long Haochen lifted his head and looked at them with his red face, saying, “A moment ago, Battalion Commander Zhang said that we could be called to battle at anytime. For now, everyone should use their time wisely and rest a bit.” As he said this, he hugged Cai’er and directly entered into the canopy, into their home…

With any other person, based on their personalities, Lin Xin and Sima Xian would’ve definitely started teasing. However, they truly did not dare do so with Long Haochen. Long Haochen wasn’t really the issue, but they really did not want to have Cai’er’s murderous killing intent directed at them. Anybody could see that only Long Haochen occupied her heart, and that she did not care much about anything beyond him.

“Hey, you guys still aren’t coming over to help?” Chen Ying’er waved her hands towards Sima Xian and Han Yu. She was only a summoner, and to have pushed the bed over was already pretty good from her.

Sima Xuan chuckled and said, “Little Sister Ying’er, Let me help you.”

Chen Ying’er hastily shook her head as she replied, “Never mind, I’ll just have Big Brother Han Yu come help me. Once that big metal stick of yours swings down, the bed is just going to crack. How can it be used to support anything?”

Dark veins popped out on Sima Xian’s head, “What are you calling a big metal stick? This thing of mine is a magic staff.”

Chen Ying’er stuck out her tongue, “Ask everyone here, who would think of that as a staff?”

Han Yu walked over with a slight smile on his face and drew out his heavy sword, getting to work helping Chen Ying’er.

Long Haochen was together with Cai’er on their bed, with the latter nestling against his bosom, her eyes completely shut. Because of what she experienced as a child, Cai’er had grown with a contrasting personality, fundamentally different from the other youths; she didn’t care what others thought of her at all. To her, that day when she fell asleep on Long Haochen’s bosom was the sweetest night she had ever had since she was three years-old. Sleeping under his warm embrace, Cai’er rested without being woken up by a nightmare or a chill coming from the depths of her heart. Although it happened only once, she really liked this warm and cosy feeling she had at that moment. At least, the time when she was nestling against his bosom while listening to his heartbeat was the most blessed moment Cai’er could think of.

But on the rest of their hastened journey, because Long Haochen was afraid of doing something obscene to her or that his comrades would be discontented, he never shared a room with her again.

In these living quarters for ten people, Cai’er could not hold her expectation for this warmth anymore, thus taking the initiating of setting up this temporary home. This was a small home, but to her, it was far enough.

Nestling against Long Haochen’s bosom, she pulled down the veil covering her little face, revealing a satisfied expression.

“Toc, toc toc.” The door could be heard being knocked.

“Who’s it!?” Sima Xian shouted out this question loudly.

“Hello, I am looking for Cai’er.” From outside, a gentle and excited; though somewhat muffled, voice was heard.

Hearing this voice, Cai’er who was previously lying down on Long Haochen’s bosom was shaken, slowly opening her both eyes. Wrinkling her eyebrows, from the looks of it, she didn’t like the holder of this voice at all.

Sima Xian opened the door of his room. A single person was waiting outside; it was that mage regiment commander they had seen previously in the conference hall, the Hall Master of the Mage Temple of Exorcist City, Lan Yanyu.

“Hall Master Lan?” After blanking out for a little instant, Sima Xian hastingly paid respect to her.

Lan Yanyu revealed a reluctant smile, inquiring, “Is Cai’er there? I am looking for her.”

Sima Xian nodded before hurriedly opening up a path, replying, “There, please enter.”

“Thank you.” Lan Yanyu entered these living quarters. Standing there, she couldn’t directly see Cai’er. Her path of view was naturally obstructed by the sort of curtains formed with the bedclothes’ cloth, acting as a frame.

“Please return, I am resting right now.” Cai’er’s cold voice was transmitted from the bed. Long Haochen, whose bosom was still pressed against her, could see the blatant hostility that came out from her body, forming a chill in the nearby air.

Lan Yanyu revealed a distressed look, hurrying to her bedside, “Cai’er, mommy just wants to take a little look at you!”

Mommy? Hearing that, the others couldn’t help but look absolutely shocked. This Mage Temple Hall Master of Exorcist City was actually Cai’er’s very own mother!

“There’s no need, you should have already seen me a little earlier, in the conference hall. Please return.” As before, Cai’er’s voice was very cold and severe.

“Cai’er, don’t be like that.” Long Haochen said in a low voice. As a pure boy with filial piety, seeing that Cai’er had a such cold relationship with her own mother, he found it hard to take, and couldn’t help but let this remark slip.

But this careless remark was naturally heard by Lan Yanyu, who was still standing outside. Immediately, her complexion changed greatly. With a stretch of hand, she lifted up the cloth curtains in front of her, happening to see Cai’er, who was leaning on Long Haochen’s body.

“You… You two…” Lan Yanyu was completely stupefied, her eyes immediately brimming with hot anger.

Cai’er sat straight, and coldly asked, “What about us?”

Lan Yanyu spoke out with both alarm and wrath, “How can you act like this? You are still just a kid.” Dense magic ripples immediately burst forth from her, her killing intent immediately locking on Long Haochen.

Cai’er was still only fourteen years-old; when seeing her daughter in the same bed as a man in such circumstances, any other mother wouldn’t be able to bear watching it.

Cai’er’s complexion changed, taking her veil to put it to her face. In a flash, a silhouette went down from the bed, getting in the way of Lan Yanyu. “Who allowed you to meddle in my affairs? This is the army camp and you are not a military officer, you have absolutely no authority, there. Please leave.”

At that moment, Long Haochen had also gone down from the bed, and pulling Cai’er’s hand, said in a low voice, “Cai’er, don’t be like that. Aunty has come specially to see you.”

Lan Yanyu glowered at Long Haochen, “We don’t need you to here to act like a nice guy. You… You dared take advantage from my daughter like that?! I am going to kill you.”

Rapidly, the temperature of the whole room plummeted, and with a lift of Lan Yanyu’s hand, a sharp ice cone flew out, aiming at Long Haochen.

With a flash of black light, dense killing intent instantly bursted forth from Cai’er’s body. Then, the ice cone shattered, turning into ice powder scattering in the air. In Cai’er’s right hand, a dark golden dagger instantly appeared, and in a flash, she arrived before Lan Yanyu. The sharp dagger was directly pointed to Lan Yanyu’s chest, accompanied with a voice that seemed as cold as winter.

“If you dare touch him, I’ll immediately kill you.”

Looking at the very near dark golden dagger, Lan Yanyu could only stare blankly, “Cai’er, I am your mother, you know!?”

Cai’er smiled coldly, “Mother? Where were you at that time, when great-grandfather threw me in that cold cave? In the year of my three years-old, my father and my mother already stopped existing. I have a single dear person, and that’s him. I’ll kill whoever tries to harm him.”

The wrath on Lan Yanyu’s face disappeared in an instant, and was replaced by extreme bitterness, with pale color.

“Cai’er, don’t tell me that in your heart, I am really just a stranger?“

Cai’er coldly spoke, “A stranger? When I was in great danger, despite not knowing me, he sheltered me from danger, protecting me with his own body. Facing an enemy he could not possibly compare to, he still protected me without the slightest hesitation. And he said that he would protect me for a lifetime. As for you? What have you done for me? I am this year fourteen, and in my memories are only training, training, coldness and pain. When I could not budge at all and had to stay lying down for two entire years, where were you? Don’t tell me that you were doing that for the sake of the Alliance, and so on, I don’t understand the ‘righteousness’ of your cause. All I know is that when I wanted to give up on life and part from this world forever, he was the one who recalled to my heart what warmth was, helping me to preserve a last bit of hope. ”

“Leave. Don’t ever show up in my presence again. I have already decided to cut all ties with you.”

Having heard such heartless words, Lan Yanyu stumbled two steps back, tears crazily falling down from her beautiful eyes. Looking at the ice-cold stubborn Cai’er a last time, she violently turned around and dashed out.

Long Haochen could feel that Cai’er’s body was shaking. How could she not be moved emotionally, right now? That person was after all her mother! After having spoken out such heartless words, could she possibly feel good?

Lightly grabbing her soft body, Long Haochen didn’t know what to say, and could only warm her up with his own body.

Cai’er murmured to him, “I will not cry for her sake, I have already cried far enough for her.

I am a parentless child, I am just a parentless child.”

Perhaps the others felt that Cai’er was a bit extreme, but everyone could imagine the kind of feelings she had when she was unable to hear, see, or move, but had to stay conscious for many years. What kind of torment could it be, to say nothing of how young Cai’er was at that time?


  • Lunarbdog

    Ty for chap! First!

  • Skoll

    I just became diabetic from that sweetness

  • Zen

    Awww … so much feels… ughhhhhhhhhh
    damn onions

  • whatever

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Azuka

    Thanks for the chapter Toto. My feels~
    Ah, Cai Er… go live a good life with Haochen.

  • Frun Blumglin

    Thanks for the chapter!!!~ =3

  • evilage

    Thanks for the chapter
    I got a feeling her relation ship with her mother will be better in the future due to haochen

    • RyokoZero

      IM hoping so… he will have to repair her heart first.

  • Captain Facts

    Harsh.

    Did her mother have any control over that at all though?

    Thanks for the chapter.

    • Zoddddd .

      I think it was harsher when the mom tried to kill LHC in front of Cai’er.

      • birdyman

        I know, right? It’s not like she didn’t know how little love and affection Cai’er had had during her lifetime – and suddenly she wants to take it away from her again. She really doesn’t have much excuse – the fact that Cai’er was deeply connected to LHC emotionally wasn’t hard to figure out even before Cai’er spoke.

        And, as another commenter said, her family has already hurt her so badly – how do they have the right to get nitpicky about her life?

        • Guilherme Cunha

          She’s her mom, Cai’er is only. Yanyu flying off the handle by seeing her in bed with a guy at that age is just normal mom behavior. What isn’t normal mom behavior is everything else that Cai’er went through. That said, from the beginning, it doesn’t look like Yanyu was a willing participant. From her fidgeting during the introductions to her barging into the camp, there’s a lot of panic and exasperation going on.

          • Luke Confidential

            No, in a world where humanity is facing a mortal enemy that could easily wipe it out, making babies at 14 Is normal. And they weren’t even doing anything like that, LHC’s morality is 2stronk

          • Majk

            What you said is right considering the situation and setting(medieval times) but contrary to that everything in the novel points to it being otherwise (people having kids in their 20s not before). Now I wonder what is the legal age for marriage in this world?

          • Luke Confidential

            I highly doubt anybody has the time to bother making such laws.

            Marriage happens when families decide the right partner for their heirs, be it at 2 or 20. The consumation waits until after puberty for both parties of course. [Unless one party is a sicko and sneaks around the families to do dirty deeds.]

    • Majk

      Even if she didnt have any right to stop it Im prety sure that she could have been by her side at least for the 2 years when she couldnt move.

  • k1nk4

    Thanks for the chapter!

  • Joe Walker

    thanks

  • Oneofall

    I have a feeling that something bad is going to happen or is it just me being worried?
    Thank you very much for the chapter!!

  • MfudoM

    Thanks for the chapter 🙂
    “Cai’er, don’t tell me that in your heart, I am really just an outsider?“ This sentence doesnt add up( to me) with the following text :”Cai’er coldly spoke, “An outsider? When I was in great danger…” It seems more logical ( again to me) that she would say something like : “Cai’er, don’t tell me that in your heart, you would choose an outsider over me?” …and than Cai’er gets angry and responds like she did..

    • Guilherme Cunha

      It makes sense. The sentence is supposed to mean “don’t tell me that in your heart, I am really just a stranger?” As in, Cai’er doesn’t see her as family or even an acquaintance anymore. I has nothing to do with LHC. Outsider is not the usual way of saying it, but it means the same thing. Stranger would be more appropriate, though.

      • killercool

        Seems to me, she’s saying mama is beneath even an outsider, since an outsider and stranger risked his life for her.

      • It can be interpreted as both, since the chinese word means both stranger and outsider. I made this change though; thanks for your point of view.

        • Majk

          Just wanted to as if this line “In the year of my three years-old” shoulden’t it be more like “In the year when I was three years old”?

    • Frenzy85

      “An outsider?” -> “Do you think it’s inappropriate that I think of you as an outsider?”
      Rather than “You think I think of you as an outsider?”

      She’s just repeating what her mother said for emphasis.

    • MfudoM

      Now i get it. Thank you all 🙂

  • Muzik Saint

    I wish Hao Yue was there, he would’ve ate here lol.

    • lordcattank

      that would have been funny then long haochen would be like “bad Hao yue spit it out right now what have I told you about eating things that are bad for your digestion “

      • Yassir Benkadmir

        Or be more like
        “Bad hao yue spit out mother-in-law”

    • Jonathan Hurd

      Hao Yue the answer to all problems.

  • lordcattank

    thank you very much for the chapter

  • Zeth

    Thank you so much for your hard work Totobro!

  • Frenzy85

    Reminds me of how LHC attacked his father that one time…

  • RyokoZero

    Every military has rules against relationships in squad and etc. Wonder what is going to happen once her father… I mean the Base Commander finds out about this.

    • Guilherme Cunha

      Nothing. They aren’t part of the military. They are studying under the military for the moment (3 months). Besides, the head of the Assassin temple (her grandfather), already gave them their blessing. Her mother and him have no say in it. That her mother didn’t know means that gramps didn’t say anything, but after all that I’m sure they’ll have a looooong talk.

      • SAimNE

        not to mention they are the highest potential in existence in the new generation, and have an extremely high compatibility… the closer they get the stronger any squad they are in gets, especially on cai’ers side. since they already mentioned that an opponent attacking LHC is her best time for offence. so the better they understand each other, and the more attention they give to each other, the easier getting perfect timing for those counters will be.

        doubt any commander is going to complain over some night time activities when it adds a significant increase to their combat ability.

  • Amaru

    Thanks for the chapter!
    The feels tho TT

  • Drifter

    this is getting a bit like romcom…. and too caier centric we need more LHC super action with HY.

  • Majk

    MAKE YOUR BETS NOW LADIES AND GENTLEMEN HOW WILL THIS BE RESOLVED:

    1. Something bad will happen and it will reunite Cai’er with her mom

    2. LHC will get closer to her parents and in return they will get close to her

    3. LHCs mother will take the others place and give Cai’er some motherly love while her real mom will be protecting her form the shadows

    5. Cai’ers parents will sacrifice themselves to save her and she will finally think of them as family in a touching final moment(and go ape shit when they die and murder the one who did it)

    6. Something that isent in the 1-5 secion

    • SkeletoNQueeN06

      I choose no. 1!!

    • Nyctian

      “Something that isent in the 1-5 secion”

      That’s 4 for sure.

      • Majk

        Hey dont make fun of my culture where 4 is writen as 5 (and dont think that Im making this up to cover my shame)

    • Albertas Anuzis

      I think is 4 option XD

      • Majk

        Corrected 😛

    • Cloud Riku Quah

      I Think 7 . None of the above. Most likely yhat LHC mother would replace some warmth in Caier’s heart but her real mother probably cany protect her from the shadows with her important position at the temple.

      • Majk

        So number 3?

        • SAimNE

          not to mention 5 would be the choice if you don’t like 1-4. can’t really pick “none of the above” when one of the above accounts for anything outside of the other options.

    • Jonathan Hurd

      I would vote number 1 if either of Cai’er’s parents were a priest or a knight because then I could see LHC getting injured and her turning to them to try and heal him. That would make sense. Not sure how readily she will fall back on her parents in case of a tragedy at this point.

      I kinda think number 2 is going to inevitably happen considering LHC’s personality I think he might do it to try and help her and learn more about her. Besides he respects his elders.

      I do want to see number 3 but I do not predict us seeing LHC’s mom for quite a few years considering LHC needs to get to step 7 and his mithril armor to find her and his father so not giving that one the greatest odds.

      I have to admit now that you mention option 4 I’m scared that it might happen lol. Though I can’t think of a situation where the commanders of the whole army are out on the field in a position to sacrifice themselves I don’t think we’ll have that big of an Oh shit moment just yet.

      So yeah my final answer is I’m thinking multiples of these just might happen but I think the soonest one likely to occur is currently 2, followed by 1, after that 3, and then finally maybe 4 in that order.

  • matricha

    the whole chapter and it is all drama…dammit..

    thank you for the chapter..

  • VanillaCustardPie

    Thank you~

  • confused

    Kinda wondering if Cai’er mother thought that she would be happy to see her? In previous chapter she pretty much blew her off. Yeah she blew off some steam from her past that was really directed at her parents. LHC is probably going to end up in hard spot now. Now waiting to see how her father ends up taking it? Also the squad now knows why she acts like she does and how their relationship came about. Not that it really matters…

    Thanks for your hard work Totobro!!!

    Thanks to you too Brian B, Donald T, Kaung T

    • Majk

      Well it will help them understand her which will be good for solidifying their team as a whole.

    • Majk

      She probably did since she clearly wants to be close to her and she probably imagined that Cai’er would be filling the same way as her.

  • Abhijit Meys

    Thanks for the chapter!!

  • mousefu

    I think her mother is deluded. This is probaly the first time in 10 years they have spoken to each other,

  • mousefu

    Would love to see LHC’s mom bitch slap Ca’iers

  • Johnny Clune

    Is no one a little bit pissed off at Hao Chen for butting in after listening to that tragic story not too long ago? Doesn’t even seem like he has sympathy for how she acts towards her “family”. As least save the comments for private time.

    • Jack Skeleton

      Agreed. Knowing LHC’s personality he would most likely have to say something, but doing so in front of everyone RIGHT after hearing her story is a pretty sh!tty move in my book. With what she went through she is justified in her feelings and that was like him denying that in my opinion.

    • SamVision

      I think LHC was trying to disable the situation more than anything.

  • ddadain

    ;_;

  • ZaX

    The path to being strong has many drawbacks especially with Cai’er. Thanks for the chapter

  • Gator

    Thanks Team Totobro, Brian B, Donald T, and Kaung T!!

  • Eric Allen

    “Toc, toc toc.” The door could be heard being knocked.

    “Toc, toc toc.” –> “Toc, toc, toc.”

  • Just a typo error. Its Sima Xian
    Sima Xuan chuckled and said, “Little Sister Ying’er, Let me help you.”

    Argg… its 16 chapter already since last update my wiki. just have less time to work it out.

  • Xodiac

    I like the sentence “Who allowed you to meddle in my affairs? ” better with Google Translation as “Who promised (allowed) you peep my home.”

  • Coolguy96

    Why use “bosom” word instead of chest? Is not the meaning of bosom is breast?

    • SamVision

      Bosom, breast, chest, all mean the same for the most part.

  • Snod

    Saw the latest RAW manga… it was epic. I think they’re going to reveal THAT about Hao…

    • Drifter

      can you post the link for manga raws?

  • Gator

    Thanks Team Totobro, Brian B, Donald T, and Kaung T!!

  • Hai Kun

    this is quite painful…..

  • Anto Wibowo

    Feels!
    Thanks for the chapter

  • kensche heiashi

    Thank ya very much for the translation, translator! Many thanks towards the Author!

  • KenKen

    Now everyone in Hao Chen know a bit about Cai’er past…I think after this their impression of her improve a bit more.

  • TheEKPrimo

    Way to go Cai’er dont show these trash of family members the slightest bit of consideration, they dont deserve it.