The moment Fu Yichen regained consciousness, he didn’t open his eyes immediately. He first sorted out the chaotic information that rushed into his mind until he completely understood the situation that happened before losing consciousness. When he finally thought that he understood, he opened his eyes.
Unsurprisingly, he was in another hellish place once more.
Sure enough, his eyes opened to a space shrouded in mist. There was an inexplicable sense of oppression and darkness along with a damp feeling in the air. It was the kind of dampness that was accompanied by heat. More importantly, he was currently sitting naked in a pool of water.
Was it an indoor hot spring?
Fu Yichen opened his eyes to see a huge hot spring in front of him, but he was the only one inside. Although it was hot and the mist was mostly concentrated in the room, looking around, it was clear that it was a very spacious room with simple decorations.
When he looked up, he noticed the expected wooden roof, doors, windows, tables, chairs and benches. What was more eye-catching were the clothes that were hanging on the screen not far from him. Fu Yichen couldn’t have thought that they were just costumes used for filming. A small wooden table floated in the hot spring pool in front of him. On the table was an exquisite white porcelain jug. Next to it was, of course, his hair, which was as long as a grown man that was soaking in the pool.
This was undoubtedly the world of the ancients. But he didn’t know what kind of shockingly brain-dead Mary Sue it would be this time.
Nevertheless, now that he was back in the Mary Sue world, whether he was furious to the point that all he wanted to do was pull Laji out and strangle it to death, Fu Yichen could only accept his current situation.
So Fu Yichen just simply leaned back and stretched out his long arms lazily on the edge of the pool. He leaned his head on the pool wall behind him in the most comfortable position that he could come by.
Since it was a foregone conclusion, it was best if he just enjoyed what he had at the moment.
But at this time, probably because of Fu Yichen’s slight movement that might have alerted the people outside, a respectful voice suddenly came from outside the door.
“National Teacher1Guo-shi, normally the guy to give suggestions to the emperor. From my small pitiful knowledge library, I remember they are said to have special powers from the heavens that can predict disasters and can affect the imperial luck or sth along those lines. Something like a powerful fortune teller?? LMAO OKAY THOSE ARE MY WORDS I’M DEFFO UNCLEAR SO IF YOU KNOW MORE THAN ME PLEASE DO TELL!! BUT THIS IS A POST DIFFERENT FROM AN IMPERIAL TUTOR OR PRIME MINISTER cuz these guys actually stay in the imperial courtyard(is that how you call it? Anyways they live in the palace), are you2formal you finished?”
The voice sounded slightly shrill, but it wasn’t the voice of a woman. Fu Yichen thought that it might be a eunuch. He raised his eyebrows at this. The people outside didn’t get a response, so they continued to ask cautiously, “Guo-shi, do you need this servant to come in and serve you?”
National Teacher? This title alone was enough to explain his current status. Judging from the respectful and fearful tone of the person standing outside, he should be someone with authority.
“Stay outside.” Fu Yichen spoke lightly. At this point, he was able to face these things calmly.
Unexpectedly, after returning to the real world, he was transported back within a few minutes. Fu Yichen didn’t know what words to use to describe his feelings anymore.
But there was one thing that made him feel comforted, and that was Su Zhan’s safety. Since he was able to go to the real world and come back, Su Zhan must be fine. As for whether Su Zhan returned like he did, this needed to be tested later.
Now, he had more important things to clear up, such as the inexplicable collapse of the last world and his unexpected return to reality and back. Now that he had calmed down, it was very necessary for him to dig out Laji and ask clearly.
‘Laji, come and explain it to me clearly, bit by bit.’
[Ying, ying, ying, what happened?] Fu Yichen never expected that the system would be more confused than he was.
[Um~ This is the Mary Sue world. Why don’t all Mary Sues just go and die!]
Fu Yichen just felt his veins throb, ‘Why are you pretending to be a 2503250 is a way of calling someone an idiot. Basically thief stole something from emperor. Emperor got angry but can’t find thief. So he posted a reward saying 1000 gold to the thief that stole the stuff cuz he was impressed the thief managed to do it. 4 idiots came up and claimed they were the ones who stole it to get that 1000 gold reward. The emperor asked them, how would they split it? They said 250 gold each. So the emperor cut them into 250 pieces. The End. I’m a wonderful story teller aren’t I? Xinghe: LoL. Rambling part 2! for?’
[Aiya~ Host, I can sense data again. I’m fine! I’m not broken! Ah, host! Hehehe.]
The system sounded elated, especially with its last three ‘hehehe’, which made Fu Yichen straighten up immediately. He didn’t know if it was an illusion or not, but he always felt that the system’s tone sounded more and more human with time.
Rubbing his aching temples, Fu Yichen closed his eyes and leaned back, continuing with his question, ‘Stop pretending. Can you answer what I asked you?’
[I didn’t play any tricks. The host misunderstood me.] The system spoke in an aggrieved tone. But in the end, it still consciously added, [But the host can ask about anything, I know the answer.]
Fu Yichen raised his eyebrows. Did the system’s vocabulary grow?
‘What happened in the last world? Why did the Female Lead die? Why did the world collapse?’ Fu Yichen was not in a hurry. He just slowly soaked in the hot spring while enjoying it. At the same time, he was listening to the system to learn the ins and outs of the matter.
[Male God Zhanzhan refused to marry the Mary Sue. The Mary Sue was stunned and died of grief. The child in the Mary Sue’s belly couldn’t be kept. The Mary Sue was about to die. The plot was forcibly interrupted and the Mary Sue world collapsed.]
For some reason, Fu Yichen felt that there was incomparable joy radiating from the system when it was talking about this part. Its dislike of Mary Sues was unwavering from the beginning till the end.
‘Then why did we return to the real world?’
Laji had once said that when the Mary Sue world collapses, they would be pulled out of it by a force and enter another Mary Sue world. This matter itself wasn’t controlled by the system. It was something passive and random.
That is to say, his accidental return to reality this time was just him returning to the past for a bit rather than going back to reality because he finished a mission. These were two completely different circumstances.
However, Fu Yichen still couldn’t figure out the reason for this. After all, the death of the Female Lead had caused the world to collapse which meant that they could only be taken away to the next Mary Sue world. So did something go… wrong? How half-baked was this?
[Ying, ying, ying, I also don’t know. It’s just that when the world collapsed, a powerful and strange force suddenly came at me, wanting to obliterate me. It was so scary. Then I came to a world where I couldn’t feel any data.] The system sounded terrified.
Fu Yichen’s heart skipped a beat. Strange but powerful? Obliterate? Almost instantly, Fu Yichen thought about those Mary Sue lovers. A large number of Mary Sue supporters kept tearing up the post. Weren’t they trying to kill off the anti-Mary Sue alliance?
After scrolling through the post multiple times, Fu Yichen could roughly understand the mysterious power behind it. If Fu Yichen wasn’t mistaken, it was definitely that post. Or more precisely, it was the invisible yet powerful force that was formed by the resentment and complaints of the anti-Mary Sue alliance towards those Mary Sues.
So the power that wanted to obliterate the system was naturally the power gathered by those Mary Sue lovers.
After he thought of this, Fu Yichen broke into a cold sweat for no reason. This world really was scary, but it was also full of wonders.
If this was the case, then it was understandable for him to go back. The Mary Sue fans wanted to kill off the system and the anti-Mary Sue alliance naturally wanted to protect the system. He, as the host of the system, had accidentally gone back. But now that he was back in the Mary Sue world, the anti-Mary Sue alliance in the post must have gained the upper hand.
Thinking about it this way, Fu Yichen suddenly realized something foolish. He had originally thought that if he had reversed the ending of the Mary Sue, he would be able to escape from the novel world and get rid of the system. But now it seemed that it wasn’t that simple.
To put it bluntly, he and Su Zhan were just chess pieces used by the anti-Mary Sue alliance and Mary Sue lovers. These illusory Mary Sue worlds are their chessboards. But the strange thing was that the two sides of the game didn’t know that this world existed.
This was really such a f*cking wonderful life.
So how the hell could he get out of here? Fu Yichen now had some serious doubts about the system’s idea of ‘reversing the Mary Sue’s ending and preventing her from obtaining the Male Lead so that he could leave’. There was serious skepticism and even denial in his heart.
In the past, the system might have been the control center of the entire Mary Sue world, but now it seemed that it wasn’t really different from him. It was just another chess piece of the power behind it. No, it might not even be as good as a chess piece; it was just another board.
He couldn’t really be trapped here forever though, and Fu Yichen firmly believed that there must be a way out for him. But at this moment, the system that hadn’t received a response from Fu Yichen for a long time suddenly started yelling.
[Aiya~ host! This is terrible!]
‘Say it.’ Fu Yichen frowned. Fu Yichen was really helpless with such a system.
[I have sensed the existence of another system.]
‘What?’ Fu Yichen was also shocked. No matter how much he had doubted the system before about the presence of another system, he had always been firmly denied. Why was it that this time…
‘What’s going on?’
[Host, don’t worry, it’s not as strong as me. Hehehe, it seems to have just been formed. I’m the amazing one.] Laji was a little smug.
Fu Yichen’s heart skipped a beat at the thought, had it just been formed? It had to be said that Fu Yichen’s composure had allowed him to think about problems calmly most of the time. His careful thinking had allowed him to find the key points almost instantly.
The power of the plot, the power of the Mary Sue world from the first world to the last, grew from weak to strong and was still growing. In this world, it had reached its initial stage.
Fu Yichen was startled. Wasn’t this the embodiment of the strength of those Mary Sue lovers from weak to strong?
Fu Yichen suddenly realized a critical point: the time.
It was the time. The situation that he was going through right now was the development process of that post. The post was originally static before he entered the world of the Mary Sue. That is to say, both he and Su Zhan entered the illusory world at a certain point in that post.
The most important thing was that the timeline for that static period had ended. It ended the exact moment Fu Yichen entered the Mary Sue world. Did it mean that because there was no follow-up to the post, he was able to leave the Mary Sue world for a moment?
Fu Yichen had to admit that this speculation scared him a bit. If his speculation was correct, he felt an oncoming headache thinking about the hundreds and thousands of pages of posts. Where were they in the timeline now? How long would it take for them to complete it? The main point was, will they be able to leave once they go through all of the timelines?
If they really reached that point and were still unable to leave, it wouldn’t be as simple as pulling away and entering another Mary Sue world. It would mean absolute destruction for them.
‘Laji ah,’ Fu Yichen let out a long sigh, ‘I might have been fooled by you.’
[Ying, ying, ying, don’t say that, host. I’ll be sad. My favorite person right now is the host.]
He had already foreseen the worst, so what else could he fear? He took a deep breath, breathing in and breathing out with a smile.
The corners of Fu Yichen’s mouth rose, ‘Like me the most? What about your Male God Zhanzhan?’
[Ying, I also like my Male God Zhanzhan and I also like the host. The host must persevere.]
Fu Yichen was too lazy to banter with the system, ‘Give me the plot.’
From now on, not only he, but if he had guessed right, Su Zhan might also have a system now. But he didn’t know what kind of system it was, whether it would be as noisy as Laji or not. He wasn’t even sure if Su Zhan would retain the memory of the previous worlds now that he had a system. If not, it was really a motherf*ckingly damned situation.
[Please receive the information, host. Is the host ready to receive the information?]
Fu Yichen closed his eyes once more. Even shifting around to soak his whole body in the hot tub.
However, in the next second, Fu Yichen suddenly opened his eyes which were full of doubts.
‘Why are there only the first 30 chapters? What about the rest?’
Leaving aside the title of the book, ‘Heaven Defying Nine-Year-Old Empress Dowager’, previously the plots were all fully sent. Why were there only 30 chapters this time?
‘Additionally, what is with all this messy stuff? Why is this plot so weird?’
- 1Guo-shi, normally the guy to give suggestions to the emperor. From my small pitiful knowledge library, I remember they are said to have special powers from the heavens that can predict disasters and can affect the imperial luck or sth along those lines. Something like a powerful fortune teller?? LMAO OKAY THOSE ARE MY WORDS I’M DEFFO UNCLEAR SO IF YOU KNOW MORE THAN ME PLEASE DO TELL!! BUT THIS IS A POST DIFFERENT FROM AN IMPERIAL TUTOR OR PRIME MINISTER cuz these guys actually stay in the imperial courtyard(is that how you call it? Anyways they live in the palace)
- 2formal you
- 3250 is a way of calling someone an idiot. Basically thief stole something from emperor. Emperor got angry but can’t find thief. So he posted a reward saying 1000 gold to the thief that stole the stuff cuz he was impressed the thief managed to do it. 4 idiots came up and claimed they were the ones who stole it to get that 1000 gold reward. The emperor asked them, how would they split it? They said 250 gold each. So the emperor cut them into 250 pieces. The End. I’m a wonderful story teller aren’t I? Xinghe: LoL. Rambling part 2!