The Marshals Want to Get Divorced - Chapter 33.2
(Late release no. 1 out of 20)
Xie Jianwei ultimately became a ‘true’ bloodkin.
He did not refuse the Blood King Lu Li, nor did he reject Lu Li.
Lu Li still lives with him, but as long as Xie Jianwei didn’t return for a night, he knows where he is. Whenever Xie Jianwei wasn’t around, he wouldn’t enter the house. He would wait outside, standing by the door all night.
Xie Jianwei’s blood is limited, and it wasn’t enough to fully supply the Blood King Lu Li, but the addition of Lu Li’s blood was enough.Both he and Lu Li can convert the cold blood they eat into warm blood, and then exchange them.
This formed a delicate balance, albeit one that no one wants.
For Blood King Luli, with such a life, he might as well just die.
For Lu Li, the jealousy he felt every day had driven him crazy.
Xie Jianwei was also having ahead time— he clearly only loves one man, but he had to deal with this situation. Sometimes, he thought of going outside the dream in order to beat up that lover of his. But even though this situation was somewhat difficult to deal with, he would still endure it for Lu Li’s treatment.
This time, he must not fail. The priority is to let the Blood King Lu Li get enough power, so he won’t get killed once Lu Li became aware of the “truth”.
Both Lu Li’s refrained on mentioning anything about the other for a few months. Indeed, they acquiesced each other’s existence —but bothe of them were trying hard to break the deadlock they were in.
Especially Lu Li. He continued the development of the blood race, and Xie Jianwei’s support, his power swiftly grew. Within a few years, the blood clan territory became more and more divided, and the ordinary vampires became more and more respected because of the evolutionary power Lu Li.
The Blood King’s inaction was moved to the stage. The things no one dared to mention in the past, was now constantly being brought up because of the people have someone they could compare him to. The Blood King paid no attention to them. He still controlled the pure blood clan, the most powerful individuals of the blood race and he was still at the top of the hierarchy.
But one day, Lu Li will also become a King. The blood race would inevitably split, and the past unreconcilable contradictions would also intensify.
Xie Jianwei had been very busy for the past few years, not simply because he was coping with the two Lu Lis, but because he’s aslo preparing for something.
Because the chronological span of that entire incident was too great, a lot of the documents he needed were extremely difficult to find.However, its rarity has its advantage—it can be fabricated.
Yan Ke cautiously asked: “Is this really possible?”
Xie Jianwei said: “If he believes in all of these, then everything is true; he doesn’t, everything is false.”
After the Blood King’s body gradually improved, Xie Jianwei slowly reduced the number of times he met him, and spent more time with Lu Li.Lu Li was aware of that change, but he was even the least bit happy.
How could he be happy? He knew that Xie Jianwei thought of him as something similar to a ‘blood bank’—an object that he had to get close to in order to save his loved one. Despite that, didn’t dare refuse. At least he had some use, even if it was accompanied by a strong feeling of humiliation.
Now that the Blood King was getting better, Xie Jianwei started coaxing him. After all … if he goes on a strike, Xie Jianwei and his ‘lover’ will enter an endless loop again.
Therefore, properly comforting a ‘blood bank’ was needed.
Lu Li knows everything —everything, but even then, one smile from Xie Jianwei was enough for him to fall on his knees, without any dignity.
Xie Jianwei said a lot of sweet words to him when he was affectionate— like being together forever, that he loves him, and warmly calling his name constantly. (t/n: well, Lu Li’s perspective is giving us readers a ‘scummy Xie Jianwei’ vibes I kennat lmao)
Everything was so beautiful and so sweet— but as long as this layer of sugary coating cracked, the poisonous candy inside will be exposed, exuding a strange sweet aroma, tempting you inhale it into your lungs and taste it to your heart’s content.
After the Blood King Lu Li’s complete recovery, Xie Jianwei arranged for someone to quietly hand over a piece of information to one of Lu Li’s confidants. It was about how the Count Xie Jianwei had transformed from ordinary bloodkin to someone of pureblood nobility.
Lu Li was surprised by that information, and he even suspected that it was a false one, without a little authenticity.
But if there wasn’t some truth about that, how could such rumor appear?
Lu Li started investigating about that matter, which came off easy because pureblood aristocrats were the focus of the entire bloodclan. There were many people who follow them, and many things are actually not much of a secret.
The investigation revealed there were too many suspicious details.
Count Xie Jianwei’s awakening his long slumber coincided around the time when the newborn bloodkin whom the Bloodclan Leader was fond of, died. Although the time difference between the two incidents was not short, transforming an ordinary vampire into a pureblood was definitely not a simple thing. And what most disturbed Lu Li the most was that after the pureblood Count Xie Jianwei woke up, the King began drinking blood.
Why did the King who didn’t need blood, started drinking it?
Perhaps for him to recover after his fight with the hunter? But he started needing blood way before that happened. Wait. Was it because he paid with his life for the cost of changing Xie Jianwei’s lineage?
Lu Li started to look into the ordinary vampire the Bloodclan Leader favored so much.
What he found out after made his heart jumped.
That was clearly Xie Jianwei. The exact same him — even their manners are alike. Others may not think too much about it, but he’s someone who understood every bit of Xie Jianwei so he recognized him at a glance.
If Xie Jianwei was once of common blood, then ….Xie Jianwei was also someone who used to be a human?
What about the human Xie Jianwei?
Lu Li’s palm was sweating— it seemed that something deep in the soul was trembling, with a strong sense of unrest and bitter hatred. He continued to probe into it.
Theoretically, it would be difficult to find out about Xie Jianwei’s life when he was still a human. But Xie Jianwei had already arranged everything.He was just waiting for Lu Li to find out the truth.
Yan Ke paid close attention to the progress and asked Xie Jianwei: “Master … Does Lord Marshal finally remembered all of it?”
Xie Jianwei said: “Of course.” Xie Jianwei dared to do this, only because they were in a dream. Anyway Lu Li is the God inside the dream, whatever Lu li believes to be the truth , will become a fact in this world.
It stands to reason that Lu Li couldn’t remember what he was when he was a human being, but Xie Jianwei was convinced that he would remember it. He doesn’t even need to do anything deliberately, as long as he puts things in front of him, he will wake up his memory. Why? Because these revelations works in his favor. People always tend to believe in things that are good for themselves, let alone such benefits.
As long as Lu Li began to evaluate the things he found out, he would want to remember these things. And once his will of wanting to “remember everything” becomes too strong, it would definitely happen. This rule iwas quite illogical, but Xie Jianwei can take advantage of it.
And as expected, Lu Li remembered it all.
His and Xie Jianwei’s sweet love, then helplessness he felt when he was dying. Fortunately, he was able to return once again. He didn’t know what happened at that time, but now he knows …
It was the Blood King who took it all from him— it was him who took away his Xie Jianwei through sly means!
It turned out that he was not the third party. It turned out that Xie Jianwei was supposed to be his— that everything was made by that disgusting Blood King!
The humiliation that had been long suppressed finally broke out completely. When Lu Li thought about the torture he had suffered over these years, he had the urge to kill the Blood King!
No … He should prioritize on meeting with Xie Jianwei so he could tell him the truth!
Things were going smoother than expected, but Yan Ke still felt nervous: “Really… will all of these really solve everything?”
Xie Jianwei reassured him: “Relax.” He never fought uncertain battles, and he had never lost a battle. (t/n: uhm what about the previous 2 dreams? You lost there big time….)
This is a psychological battle, and only he, can win.
Lu Li came to Xie Jianwei carrying a monstrous anger and full of remorse, but he saw Xie Jianwei and Blood King Luli standing together. Lu Li saw that, and his head humming, and he couldn’t suppress the rage in his heart.
Xie Jianwei should know the truth about what that man did. Xie Jianwei should no longer keep on falling into his trap.
Lu Li was about to go out and confront the Blood King, Xie Jianwei’s suddenly spoke
“Why do you look so similar?” He heard Xie Jianwei asked the Blood King.
Lu Li’s eyebrows tightened, and Xie Jianwei’s voice sounded again: “You looked exactly the same as that person hundreds of years ago, when I was still a human…”
Lu Li thought that what he just heard was an illusion. Xie Jianwei was talking about the time when he was still a human … At that time …
“If it wasn’t because for me having the same appearance as him, how could I get close to you?”
Xie Jianwei pause, then he chuckled: “Yeah… If not for that, I wouldn’t have been separated from him.”
Blood King Lu Li said: “I was wrong.”
This conversation made Lu Li, who heard it not far away, fell into abyss.
Xie Jianwei knew it long ago? Had he long known what the Blood King did? — That he broke them up, that their supposedly happy life was completely ruined by that vampire’s selfish desires? He……
Lu Li was hoping that Xie Jianwei didn’t know. Xie Jianwei had known the truth all this time, but he still chose that man.
Why? Lu Li body was stiff, and he was finding it hard to breathe.
Xie Jianwei’s voice sounded again: “So, why do you two look so like?”
Lu Li was overwhelmed by anger and found the said notion intolreable—he showed himself and shouted: “I am nothing like him!”
Xie Jianwei froze. Then he turned back to look at the source of that voice.
Lu Li stared gloomily: “You already knew.”
Xie Jianwei panicked: “Ah-Li … you …”
Lu Li threw a pile of documents in front of him: “From being human until you became a vampire, then from an ordinary bloodkin to a pureblood — our King is really affectionate towards you!”
Xie Jianwei looked at Lu li with a pale face. His lips trembled as he asked the latter: “You … you knew?” (t/n: and the Oscar award goes to……)
“What? What do I know?” Lu Li’s chest undulated, “ …Know that you still love him even after finding out that he’s your enemy; that you risked your own life just to save someone who ruined our happiness— our lives? Or do I know that you eventually chose him and gave up on me?”
“No.” Xie Jianwei walked towards Lu Li, anxiously, “It’s not what you think..”
“How so?” Lu Li smirked maliciously, “Have you fallen in love with him as early as when we were still humans? You’ve been expecting my so-called betrayal, right? I was gone and you just happened to be with him …”
“Lu Li!” Xie Jianwei took a deep breath and interrupted his words, “You listen to me first. Let me finish talking.” He rarely spoke in such a loud voice, so whether it was Lu Li or the Blood king, both of them were shocked.
Xie Jianwei stared at Lu Li: “I can’t tell you two apart.”
Lu Li’s lips tightened into a line when he heard this sentence.
“I can’t tell who was who, since the beginning.” Xie Jianwei continued.
The corners of Lu Li’s mouth raised in a sarcastic manner.
Xie Jianwei ignored it, and insisted: “I can’t say tell what this feeling is, but it’s too weird. Why are there two people in this world who are so similar? You look exactly the same, but you are not twins. Even the race is different —one was a human, the other is a bloodkin, but why are the both of you so alike?”
Lu Li said with a somber face: “I don’t think so.”
Xie Jianwei said slowly: “You don’t like the smell of apples, and you hate having no one around you the moment you wake up in morning. You like to hug me from behind while were sleeping. Whenever you are choosing clothes, you look at me habitually. And after wearing clothes, you will slightly lift your chin, waiting for me to say something nice. You always held a pen in the middle section.. When reading something, you like to look at last page first, before going back to look at the front … No matter how many times I remind you, you still won’t dry your body after taking a shower …”
Xie Jianwei talked about those moments like precious treasures, the small things Lu Li himself didn’t notice. He was so familiar with Lu Li that he could easily enumerate all his casual habits. These things are too detailed, and like the key to the memory box, they can instantly reminded him at the same time.
All of what Xie Jianwei said is true. Those are indeed all his preferences and habits, but why .. Don’t tell me…
—He has similar habits?! (t/n: He = BK Lu Li)
“I am definitely not a person who will fall in love with two people, and I can’t tell you apart. The person I love is definitely the only one!”
The two Lu Lis were suddenly stunned.
“I don’t know why I kept having such thoughts, but…. If even appearance, body shape and voice are all coincidentally identical, why do you two have the same habits and preferences?”
Who could answer this question?
Xie Jianwei said it himself: “You two … It is possible that both of you are only one person”
“Impossible!” The two Lu Li spoke at the same time.
Xie Jianwei looked at them and asked seriously, “Would you like to do an experiment?”
Lu Li looked at him and asked: “What experiment?”
Xie Jianwei took out a blue stone, and he said, “I have read some ancient books, and I found out that there was indeed some cases where a person split into two individuals. Both are actually still one person with only one whole soul combined, so they will always be entangled with each other, fall in love with the same person, and torment each other … “
He didn’t wait for the two Lu Li to speak out, as he continued: “This thing here can make the two separated people become one.”
Lu Li was completely shocked by what he said: “It’s impossible, how could he and I be the same? He took away everything from me, he …”
Xie Jian said warmly: “Nobody can take everything from you except you.”
Thesuggestion behind this sentence was very strong, emphasizing another possibility.
If they are the same person, then everything about him has never been taken away— that means Xie Jianwei has always loved him and all the pain they have experienced no longer exists.
No betrayal, no jealousy, no mixed-ups, only possession.
Xie Jianwei loves him, no matter what he becomes, no matter what kind of identity he has. As long as he is this person, he loves him.
This beautiful notion is clearly tempting.
Xie Jianwei’s voice is very soft, like comforting a sleeping baby: “Why don’t you try it? Just try it and you will know.”
Yan Ke felt extremely nervous. He was clear about the true facts behind the “truth”—that all of what Lord Xie said was just pure nonsense— but even he became convinced of what the Military Adviser just said. He truly admired the latter’s boldness and meticulousness.
That stone was simply an ordinary stone stained with color, which has the healing effect of a fart!
But as long as he was able to convince the dream master, then it would truly become a healing stone.
Xie Jianwei used “God’s will” to give this unsolvable dream another direction.
Remember: Xie Jianwei fabricated most of the information, so don’t think too much about any plotholes you might notice on his explanation about two individuals splitting into one. He emphasized that this novel is only about the Marshal’s rich melodramatic imagination as long as Lu Li believes everything, then anything is possible in that dream.