Winning the Male Lead (Quick Transmigration) - Chapter 1
Lesson -1 on protecting the Shen Family’s first-class waste:
‘Inside the red velvet box, quietly laid a rare and beautiful diamond. Its breathtaking, radiant light dazzles all that lays eyes on it. Just like the pure love between Shen Letian, the grandson of the Shen Group, and the Third-Tier Star Yu Miao.’ – From the Smallpox Entertainment Newspaper.
It looks more like a piece of crap! ……The hero of the story, Le Tian, stared at the picture of the green diamond and cursed wildly inside: I know I will wear a green hat*, but do I really have to give a whole green diamond? Do I really look like someone who is that stupid?
(*T/N: In China, wearing a green hat means that the man’s wife/girlfriend cheated on him.)
Besides, the red velvet box was really ugly. Red together with green? Such dog shit!
The System said, “Wanted Criminal No.0, please be careful of your words. Profanity will be blocked.” It emphasized the words “Wanted Criminal No. 0” to stress the status of Le Tian, as a sinner, who should not be too arrogant.
Le Tian lightly grunted: “What swear words did I use?”
The System repeated accurately: “Piece of Crap, stupid, dog shit.”
Le Tian applauded, “Well said.”
“……” The System was speechless, it felt that Le Tian was lacking electricity and needed a jolt.
Le Tian said with a sharp smile, “You want to shock me again? Electricity is so expensive now, be careful or I’ll complain about you wasting Alliance resources.”
The System calmly said: “I’m not going to shock you. You can slack off and neglect your job. Afterwards, this world’s mission, once again, will not be completed and then you can wait for Spiritual Exile”.
It was now Le Tian ‘s turn to shut up.
As the Guardian of the Romance World, Le Tian was promoted from a passerby, all the way to the Second Male Lead position, and then his first Second-Male Lead world had collapsed.
Then he had failed in several worlds one after another, setting a new record of destruction. The Alliance had sent the top System to hunt down Le Tian across seven worlds, before finally catching “Le Tian” in this world as the “Shen” Young Master.
The System did not spend any time speaking nonsense with him, and directly sentenced him to punishment. He was sentenced, from this world onwards, to complete the following tasks: To be the stepping stone for the Male Lead. He will be the husband/boyfriend of the Heroine, then the Heroine will cheat on him with the Male Lead, forcing Le Tian to wear a green hat. He will continue with this mission, fixing all of the worlds he had caused to crash.
Le Tian, who had been a young master in this world for more than three years, would rather die than obey. But the System really did not want him to die. It first electrocuted him, and then told him that if he did not do it, he would be Spiritually Exiled.
Spiritual Exile is an extremely cruel punishment. It throws the Spirit into a blank void, and it maintains a high degree of mental clarity through regular stimulation. Generally speaking, ordinary people can endure at most seven days and for those like Le Tian’s B-level mental power, becoming crazy was only a matter of three days or so.
What was more frightening than insanity, was the insanity of being awake.
Le Tian could only concede.
“Isn’t this an urgent engagement?” Le Tian pointed to the newspaper photo of him and Yu Miao. In the photo, he and Yu Miao were standing side by side. His face was photographed more clearly, he was wearing silver-rimmed glasses and looking down at Yu Miao. The corners of his mouth held a hint of uninhibited smile, the outline was hazy and pure like a distant mountain. Yu Miao, with her face looking down, revealed only a soft blurred side face. Both looked like a pair of beautiful jade lovers.
Le Tian sighed: “I’m so handsome, even this kind of horrible angle can capture the temperament of a noble son, I have to say that it’s truly a perfect man.”
The System was too lazy to pay attention to him, and only warned: “Arrange for Shen Lixing to contact Yu Miao as soon as possible.”
Shen Lixing, Shen Letian’s Little Uncle, was one of the perfect Male Lead candidates and was better than Shen Letian in all the aspects, as per the System.
Le Tian lazily said: “What’s the hurry? We are only about to get engaged, and the relationship is still unstable. These things have to be done in order. You are too anxious, which is why you were not able to catch me in those previous seven worlds.”
The System that was poking at it’s wounds, resisted the impulse to electrocute Le Tian while silently saying to itself: Do not get angry. No one will replace you if you get angry. You are a System. A System and it doesn’t care about people.
Le Tian, who knew nothing about the System’s inner conflict, threw down the newspaper and happily went upstairs to find Shen Lixing.
The door to the study was closed, and Le Tian pushed open the door without knocking. Shen Lixing was not there, the desk was full of papers and half a cup of unfinished coffee. Le Tian stared at it for half a minute, and silently went over and picked up the coffee cup.
The cup was very expensive, the glass very thin and the milky white cup body emitted a glittering jade like light. The mouth of the cup was stained with a faint coffee-colored lip print. Le Tian stared at the lip print and became annoyed.
It was too disgusting, how even Shen Lixing’s lip print was better than his.
The System identified Shen Lixing as a man who was better than Shen Letian in all aspects: handsomer, richer, bigger, better personality and an overall great person. In the World of Romance, the Female Lead was the first priority; anyone can be wronged but not the Female lead.
While Le Tian was in a daze staring at the cup, a familiar voice suddenly sounded from behind him.
He turned around calmly. Shen Lixing was still wearing the black suit he wore to the office during the day, he just untied his tie, and a few strands of combed short hair were scattered on his forehead. He was extremely handsome with a touch of noble languid casualness.
Although Le Tian had been with Shen Lixing for three years, he was still stunned by Shen Lixing every time. He was so damn handsome than this Laozi(arrogant way of saying ‘I’).
Le Tian showed a good-natured smile on his face. Holding up his coffee cup, Le Tian winked mischievously: “Little Uncle, why are you staying up so late? Are you not afraid of going bald?”
“It’s almost done.” Shen Lixing smiled slightly, walked over and took the cup from Le Tian’s hand then took a sip of cold coffee. He then untied the first button of his shirt. In a slightly tired voice, he said to Shen Letian: “How are you preparing for the engagement?”
Le Tian didn’t want to talk to him about the engagement, and changed the subject: “Don’t drink so much coffee, you won’t be able to sleep later.”
Shen Lixing, who had always spoiled his nephew, immediately put down the coffee, then reached out and rubbed Shen Letian’s head, “Seems like you have really grown up. You know how to care for people now.”
Le Tian bowed his head and obediently let Shen Lixing rub his hair. He was an out of control young master outside and a sweet little nephew at home, who coaxes Shen Lixing into spoiling him.
When Le Tian was chased by the System and fled to this world, he was already eighteen years old. He was a good, rich young man and ran away from home to fight for his own independence, but later Le Tian decisively went back to hold Shen Lixing’s thigh and call him “Father”.
In fact, Shen Letian did have a reason to escape, Shen Letian was not Shen Lixing’s real, blood related nephew at all.
The matter was rather complicated to say. In a nutshell, Shen Letian’s mother cheated on Shen Letian’s father, that is, Shen Lixing’s older brother who had long died.
Shen Lixing was a full twelve years younger than Shen Letian’s father. Not long after he was born, Shen Letian’s grandparents had died in a car crash, so ever since Shen Lixing was a child, he had been brought up by Shen Letian’s father. The brothers’ relationship was extraordinarily deep.
If it was known to Shen Lixing that his nephew Shen Letian, was not really his brother’s son, but instead sired by another man; the consequences would be disastrous.
Shen Letian, learning the truth from his deceased mother’s diary, could only choose to run away after reaching adulthood.
Wanted Criminal No. 0, Le Tian, wanting to live on the wild side, went out drinking and became entangled with Shen Lixing when he was drunk. He wanted to die and change the world, but he did not expect to be caught by the System in this world.
This was really a dilemma. Le Tian could imagine how sad he would be in this world afterwards. According to the script, he will lose his status as a rich young master, and also be betrayed by Shen Lixing.
This was outrageous! What the hell!
Shen Lixing gently rubbed Le Tian’s head, as one would do to a puppy and then stopped, softly saying to Le Tian: “Hurry and go to bed. Don’t worry too much about the engagement, your Little Uncle will help you.”
…The word “help” deeply hurt Le Tian ‘s heart. He let out a sullen “Oh” and started walking towards the door looking extremely depressed. Before reaching the door, he pitifully looked back at Shen Lixing.
Shen Letian had a pair of drooping puppy dog eyes, which were dark and moist with unshed tears. He had a natural advantage in pulling off the cute and innocent look. Shen Letian didn’t look mature when wearing glasses, instead looked like a high school student, which he used to his advantage when coaxing Shen Lixing into spoiling him.
Being stared at, Shen Lixing said in a warm voice: “What’s wrong?”
“Little Uncle…” Le Tian said with a sullen and a bit aggrieved voice, “I don’t want to move out.”
Shen Lixing was stunned and laughed: “Who asked you to move out?”
Le Tian looked up and pretended to be surprised, “Can I still live at home even after I get married?”
“I’ve already said that this is our home, how could I let you leave?” Shen Lixing smiled gently, “Don’t think too much, it’s late go to sleep.”
Le Tian was moved and obediently bid farewell to Shen Lixing, then gleefully said to the System in his head: “Hee hee, he really can not let go of me, a sweet little cutie.”
The System was silent. It wanted to vomit, but it couldn’t.
Le Tian: “I endured the heartache to create objectively favorable conditions for Yu Miao to cheat on me later, what a perfect executor.”
The System coaxed him patiently: “In order to complete the task, this is a sacrifice that must be made.”
Le Tian replied excitedly: “In order to compensate myself, I have decided to go to a nightclub to find the ladies and get high!”
System: …Can’t be bothered to comment.
In fact, before the System came after him, the persona of Shen Letian in this world was a flirtatious young man; and after the System caught him, he had to become a prodigal son who had “a change of heart” after meeting Yu Miao, the Heroine.
Le Tian jumped and ran to the garage. He was already in his early twenties and his personality was still very jumpy. He looked like a carefree young master. Whenever people saw him, he was full of smiles, beautiful like peach blossoms. In the Shen’s family mansion, everyone, from the maids to the security guards, liked this beautifully smiling Young Master Shen.
In the garage, a row of limited edition luxury cars were neatly parked. From a mere glance, the garage seemed endless. “Which little baby should I choose today……” Le Tian held his chin while pondering which car to choose, “Hehe, what a sweet problem ah. “
“The third one on your right is good.” The System slyly said.
The dark green Aston Martin.
Le Tian was now positive that the System deliberately chose the green diamond to disgust him.
Le Tian ignored the System and chose a red sports car, which was in line with his public personality.
When the sports car started, the restless sound of the engine cut through the night sky. As he heard the sound, Shen Lixing, who had just taken off his shirt, buttoned it back up and went to the balcony; only to see the rear of the red car turning into a lightning bolt driving away from the gate. Leaning his hand against the stone pillar, and casting a wide shadow, Shen Lixing muttered to himself in a low voice: “You are going to be engaged soon, but you still act like you don’t care.”
The nightclub named “Blue Moon” was the city’s largest and biggest high-end, money squandering establishment with a membership system. The security and level of privacy was top notch. Many little stars have registered here to catch Kaizi*, and the “Kaizi” were also willing to spend money for fun.
(T/N: 凯子: Kaizi are rich, attractive guys )
Le Tian was well-known in the city. Recently, he had been on the entertainment news, which had attracted the attention of many people.
At the bar, he indifferently ordered a glass of ice water, resting against the bar with his elbow propped on the table and chin resting on his hand. His long fingers were resting on the rim of the glass, and he was smiling indiscriminately to all those who looked at the scene.
“To be honest, I’m so very handsome, it’s very difficult to make Yu Miao change her mind and cheat on me.” Le Tian bragged to the System about himself.
The System: “Heh, look behind you.”
Le Tian listened and turned back carelessly, the indifferent expression on his face immediately cracked.
What is this? Grass*, ah!
(T/N:草啊 : Grass/Green : terms to describe cheating/being cheated on)
The man who is holding Yu Miao, who was it?
He wasn’t as handsome as him, not even one ten thousandth of him!
Thank you for stopping by. I had an absolute great time reading this book and wanted to share the fun.
I have not yet decided on a fixed schedule for this TL, since I will be focusing on filling my two-month back log releases for ‘Criminal Investigation Notes’ ˚‧º·(˚ ˃̣̣̥⌓˂̣̣̥ )‧º·˚
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