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TWE Chapter 12

The little reporter was rooted on the spot for a long time and couldn’t recover. Until Zhuo Yang was about to walk in front of him did he pick up his shooting equipment in a daze and press the shutter anxiously to shoot.

Who knew that he accidentally made a misstep and slipped.

“Be careful!” Fortunately, someone managed to grab and support him swiftly.

The little reporter raised his head in a daze, only to find that the person supporting him was Zhuo Yang. Dazed, he speechlessly stared at Zhuo Yang for a long time.

Zhuo Yang lowered his head, smiled at him, and asked softly, “Are you okay?”

“Ah…it’s okay…” The little reporter’s heartbeat suddenly skipped a beat, and he even stammered.

Zhuo Yang is really…really good-looking.

He decided that he would no longer be a Rand fan going forward, and be a Zhuo Yang’s fan instead.

“That’s good.” Zhuo Yang saw that he was okay, so after helping him stand firmly, he let go. Striding forward like a meteor, he immediately walked towards the crown prince.

Moodys’s gaze fell on Zhuo Yang, and he was stunned for a moment, but quickly recovered…

This was the first time he saw his spouse since he became an adult in the legal sense. Back when he first Zhuo Yang, Zhuo Yang was still a child. At that time he remembering looking a few more times because Zhuo Yang was too beautiful.

Unexpectedly, when he grew up, Zhuo Yang was actually much more beautiful than when he was a child. Indeed, a rare beauty in the world.

So good looking, there were a few points that did not look real.

Moodys sighed in his heart, and many extra thoughts vanished.

Everyone present were watching Zhuo Yang.

Most of the people present were ordinary people, and only a few members of the Crown Prince’s Guard and the Crown Prince were sentinels. At most others saw Zhuo Yang and found him to be extraordinarily good-looking, which easily made people feel good.

While the sights of a few sentinels fell on Zhuo Yang-

They even unconsciously felt that Zhuo Yang’s guide ‘scent’1There’s no pheromones in this sentinel/guide world. 味道 or 味 is a word to describe flavour/taste, both physical and non-physical, such as when someone’s dress code or behaviour is to one’s taste. was so attractive, their quantum beasts almost subconsciously began to look for it in the surrounding consciousness cloud. Even unconsciously fantasizing what Zhuo Yang’s quantum beast looked like in order to match him.

But after searching for a long time, it was fruitless and they found nothing.

In retrospect, some of the sentinels who were disturbed by Zhuo Yang’s guide scent suddenly remembered that Zhuo Yang was the future crown princess, and not someone they could dream about.

And Zhuo Yang’s mental power was only B-level—

Only sentinels and guides had quantum beasts. They were companion beasts created from one’s mental strength. The more mentally powerful a sentinel or guide was, the more obvious their quantum beasts would be. The weaker one was, the less visible the quantum beast is, and will only show up during the combination fever.2Combination heat/fever is the same thing mentioned that Zhuo Yu / Lin Xuan had in chapter 1/2 in which they combined.

I’m afraid that they had no chance to see the beauty’s quantum beast…

“Sorry, I am late.” Zhuo Yang walked to the crown prince and politely apologized to all the media. “Today’s press conference was held specifically to clarify some false rumors for me. His Royal Highness is not in good health, so fellow journalist friends can just ask me if they have any questions. Please don’t ask His Royal Highness anymore.”

A beauty can always inexplicably win the favor of others.

Before Zhuo Yang arrived, many reporters had a bad impression of him, but the fire in their stomach was doused when he appeared. Even the aggressive questions that had been prepared, unconsciously softened as they spoke to the crown princess: ” It’s okay, Your Highness.”

Even the honorific title was used unconsciously.

For fear of shocking Zhuo Yang.

“As for the false rumors against you that spread on the network, do you have anything to explain at today’s press conference?” The reporter asked gently, subconsciously acquiescing that those rumors on the network were fake black material.

It’s not that they are crazy face-cons, but such a beauty deserved preferential treatment.

Zhuo Yang smiled wryly as he replied. “Actually, I don’t know why such outrageous rumors spread online, but I’m sure they are all untrue. Hope people won’t believe such rumors. I have already conveyed this matter to a dedicated public relations team. I can understand everyone’s concerns about His Royal Highness’ marriage matters. In order to reassure the fans and supporters of His Highness, I have already arranged a mental examination, which issued proof of my normal mental condition. This will be posted on the network shortly for everyone to see.”

“Please believe that I am a normal person and do not have any mental illnesses. After getting married with His Highness, I will definitely take good care of His Highness, and not let him worry.”

What he needs to clarify most is the accusation of his mental condition.

The reporters then asked: “Your Highness, may I ask about the accusations and black materials your half-brother’s previously confirmed in the interview? Do you have anything to explain?”

“Yes, What about online rumors claiming you are arrogant, prideful, often fighting with your stepmother, and bully younger brother?”

“Is it true you take advantage of your grandfather’s love to bully your younger brother and disrespect your stepmother?”

“It is said that your father once said that you are ‘so beautiful, but have no soul.” Is this true?”

The prepared questions are endless.

When family affairs were mentioned, a touch of embarrassment appeared on Zhuo Yang’s face, which made him look extremely embarrassed.

When the reporters saw his embarrassed appearance, they fell silent immediately, wondering if they had asked too much and prevented the beauty from coming off the stage.3As in, blocked him off so he has no reasonable way to respond or explain.

“These are my family matters. I think it may not be convenient for me to share the specific details with you. I can only tell you that I have never done anything like grab my grandfather’s favor, bully my younger brother, or disrespect my stepmother. Please trust me.” Fortunately, Zhuo Yang didn’t let the embarrassing atmosphere linger, but answered the question appropriately.

Zhuo Yang knew that he was good-looking, and he knew how to use his beauty to make people feel good about him. Coupled with the special guidance of a guide’s ability, it can induce the consciousness of ordinary people.4T/N: sentinels use their mental power more aggressively, such as to fight, whereas guides use their powers more in a soothing or healing manner. That’s why sentinels want guides because mental riots, etc., so they be soothed.

There was almost no need to say more to make everyone believe him.

When the reporters saw this, they stopped asking and entangling him with these questions.

“Your Royal Highness, what do you think about your marriage with His Royal Highness?” They then turned to the press conference to ask about Zhuo Yang’s marriage with Moodys.

“Have you known His Royal Highness before this? What kind of person do you think His Royal Highness is?”

“Do you look forward to the upcoming marriage life?”

After the subject was changed, Zhuo Yang was quickly comfortable with the topic and showed a smile, answering each of the reporters one at a time. “I look forward to my upcoming marriage with His Royal Highness. In my eyes, His Highness is a very good, talented person, and a true hero.”

“I have watched a lot of His Highness’ mecha matches, and consider myself his fan. So this time, it can be considered that I married my idol.” He clearly stated what would best win popular support and reputation, and then answered with a smile.

The reporter couldn’t believe it and asked him: “Really? Very few guides like to watch this.”

“Really.” Zhuo Yang replied affirmatively.

“Which mecha match of His Royal Highness do you like best? Do you remember when and where was the mecha match?”

“What’s your comment on the micro-management and actual combat skills of His Royal Highness?” The reports were just asking casually, and did not expect Zhuo Yang to know much.

Unexpectedly, Zhuo Yang was able to talk freely. “The mecha match I like the most is His Royal Highness’s fight in the Cass Cup. His Royal Highness was about 21 years old when he participated, and he showed great operational skills that time.”

“You should have been very young at that time, right?”

“Yes, so I didn’t watch the live version unfortunately. It was only after I grew up and was a fan of His Royal Highness, that I found out and watched the video. But it was really exciting.”

More and more professional terms were emerging from his mouth.

No matter if it was true or false, he really demonstrated deep understanding of the crown prince’s past seasons and battles.

Even Moodys and his guards, who were listening on the side, could not help being stunned. He didn’t expect Zhuo Yang to be really proficient in this.

The whole press conference turned into a personal interview with Zhuo Yang and an excited chat about the crown prince’s past brilliant mecha matches. The atmosphere was extremely warm.

The press conference was broadcast live. Zhuo Yang’s affinity was very good. In addition, he was able to talk about the crown prince’s past records and seasons, which greatly won the favor of the crown prince fans.

The wind of the crown prince’s fans who had previously abused Zhuo Yang on the star network suddenly changed the direction.

“Who said that our future princess is mentally ill? He is obviously normal. The rumors are really terrible.”

“Whoever said the photo was fake before, I really took it seriously. Now, the result is out, they really cheated us. But it’s not that the photo was taken well, but it’s too ugly. Zhuo Yang himself looks n times better than the so-called photos. The pictures don’t capture his nature lively and fragrant nature.”

“I really envy the reported being helped by Zhuo Yang. I also want to be supported by a big beauty. Oh oh~”

“His personality is so good, the photos can’t capture it at all . As expected, the rumors and everything are fake. He is also a fan of the crown prince like me, and is so familiar and passionate about His Royal Highness’s record.”

“So, now this couple is a fan and idol marriage, right? Feels very loving.”

“Wishing happiness.”

……

However, there were still many sunspots who insist on taking black materials as the truth and persist in blackening Zhuo Yang: “Now, he looks quite normal, but something like mental illness can’t be that accurate… Besides, he explained that he is not mentally ill, why didn’t he explain why he bullied his younger brother, disrespected his stepmother, or how his mother committed adultery as a guide?”

“And these crown prince’s fans are just the PR team’s strategy to help Zhuo Yang win favor. That’s it. You really believe his evil ways, fools.”

“Does good-looking mean everything? Have you never heard of the term femme fatale?”

But most netizens still had a good impression because of Zhuo Yang’s beauty and his decent performance of this press conference.

“Yes, his looks are amazing. You can look so good if you have the ability! Peh, the crown princess’s beauty can’t even be achieved with plastic surgery!”

“Why do you gossip so much about other people’s family affairs? He was brought up by his grandfather. Not being close to his father or stepmom, and having a bad relationship is normal.”

“Even if it’s a brainwashing strategy, I will eat it. Anyway, being able to explain the crown prince’s mecha matches in such a detailed manner, and cover everything, is really tiring for him too. He’s not a fool, and won’t be able to do shameful things in the future to drag down our crown prince…”

“What’s more, he is also good-looking. I believe that His Highness will feel better looking at him every day. I recognize this crown prince and crown princess.”

Such sentiment showed they were very willing to accept the crown prince and crown princess.

After the press conference whitewashed Zhuo Yang’s reputation on the network, the largest sentinel forum in Osphia also exploded with Zhuo Yang’s appearance as a god-like killer.

Each single sentinel in the empire watched the video of Zhuo Yang’s press conference and licked the screen repeatedly.

In the first half of the year, they managed to choose across different types of beauties,5燕瘦环肥: Describes that women have different postures, each with its own beauty. It also refers to the different styles of art works, and each has its own strengths each with their own merits, and selected the four most beautiful guides in the eyes of the sentinels with high credibility. But Zhuo Yang’s press conference happened. Zhuo Yang, the newly promoted crown princess, jumped up and directly suppressed the publicly selected four beauties, Rand Corey, the famous star Hathaway and brother Ethan6长帝: Can mean elder of the emperor, but there’s no such character in the royal family and the way it’s written suggest it’s Hathaway’s senior in the entertainment industry., and the little Duke of Allen. He directly won the title of Osphia’s first beauty.

Although Zhuo Yang did not want to have this title, it is undeniable that he suddenly became the dream guide in the minds of countless sentinels. The male god.

It’s a pity that this recognized male god is about to be married as soon as he is elected.

The sentinels of civilian origin were nothing. They didn’t even have a chance to meet Zhuo Yang, so they could only watch him on TV. The sentinels of the nobility circle exploded. The Zhuo family has always been exporting Zhuo Yu’s name, not Zhuo Yang. If they had known that Zhuo Yang was so good-looking, they would have pursued him… Why, it’s so wasteful to put such a flower in cow dung.7Cow dung, as in, the crown prince is a waste and ugly (scarred).

Although Zhuo Yang’s mental power is low, his ultimate beauty is also a scarce resource.

The sentinels of the aristocratic circle are all heartbroken. The crown prince’s body is not as good as the day before. Unless there is a guide healer with a SS level or above, there is no treatment. Let alone the mental strength of Zhuo Yang, they’re afraid that even if physical union can’t be done, marrying such a beauty is simply mutilating a thing of nature.

However, after thinking about it, these sentinels quickly became happy again. The crown prince could not combine with Zhuo Yang because of his weakness, and his body can’t last for two years. When the crown prince dies, Zhuo Yang will be able to get married again.

… wouldn’t they have the opportunity to pursue the beauty?

Many silly aristocratic sentinels were moved. Those at home who had asked their families for an introduction to a guide couldn’t wait to send a letter back, asking not to introduce them. They planned to wait for when the crown princess was widowed…

 


Hahaha. Everyone wants to dig at the crown prince (ML)’s corner. Of course, they fail.

Quantum or companion beasts were mentioned a bit. Any guesses on what the MC’s pet/beast is? Or the ML’s? Brownie points for those who get it right!

P.S. The mentions of them not being married or MC being the ‘future crown princess’ are true/false. They’re registered, but the royal wedding hasn’t been held. Legalese…

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  • 1
    There’s no pheromones in this sentinel/guide world. 味道 or 味 is a word to describe flavour/taste, both physical and non-physical, such as when someone’s dress code or behaviour is to one’s taste.
  • 2
    Combination heat/fever is the same thing mentioned that Zhuo Yu / Lin Xuan had in chapter 1/2 in which they combined.
  • 3
    As in, blocked him off so he has no reasonable way to respond or explain.
  • 4
    T/N: sentinels use their mental power more aggressively, such as to fight, whereas guides use their powers more in a soothing or healing manner. That’s why sentinels want guides because mental riots, etc., so they be soothed.
  • 5
    燕瘦环肥: Describes that women have different postures, each with its own beauty. It also refers to the different styles of art works, and each has its own strengths
  • 6
    长帝: Can mean elder of the emperor, but there’s no such character in the royal family and the way it’s written suggest it’s Hathaway’s senior in the entertainment industry.
  • 7
    Cow dung, as in, the crown prince is a waste and ugly (scarred).
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  1. Avatar DoraiO says:

    I guess MC has a phoenix as it would fit with the prophesy. And that at the time of the test of mental power it was still a baby phoenix and it wasn’t at it’s full strength yet. As for ML dragon would be fitting

    1. komorebi komorebi says:

      Good try/guess!
      No dragons and phoenixes unfortunately, but it’s in the same vague general category (if you think of Japanese animal/beasts).

  2. Avatar Sadie Woods says:

    It only gets better when Zhuo Yang speaks! Wow! He did an excellent job manipulating the crowd into his favor. Impressed!

    Thanks for your hard work translating!

    1. komorebi komorebi says:

      MC’s nickname should be puppet master. But as he, himself, explained, it’s something born from living in the cut-throat Zhuo family. Not a fun backstory, but trained him for being a crown princess.

  3. Avatar Ying says:

    “…The crown prince’s body is not as good as the day before. Unless there is a guide healer with a SS level or above, there is no treatment. Let alone the mental strength of Zhuo Yang, they’re afraid that even if physical union can’t be done, marrying such a beauty is simply mutilating a thing of nature…”

    Ok i wanted to comment about this from chapter 1 but at the end didn’t do it …

    a. ) MC mental power B level : is our darling disguise he is at lest a SS or a SSS level for sure and he have the help of his quantum beast to do that I think , why ? Because if I was him I would do the same, as he was born in that family of jackals, after the event with his mother and the cheating father with that little three and you would say why little three because:

    1. there are a elder sentinel step brother , he is already married and have to be older that MC for sure
    2. the stupid Yu the age difference is not big agains MC ( 19 years old ) perhaps one to two years younger to be able to make a bound if the Yu where born after the divorce the age differences with MC would be at lest 7 to 8 years that’s mean he would be at lest 10 – 11years old , he is already awake as a guide (and already have a bound with a sentinel out of marriage as well 😱 ( scandal) for a unmarried guide 😂)at lest he is 18 years old if not 19 years old and only months younger
    3. Usually guides awake between late 17 and early 18 , I’m not sure but this can change depend of the author.

    Thank you for you hard work translating this novel 😘

    1. komorebi komorebi says:

      Woah! A huge comment. 🤯
      I won’t spoil the plot, but your intuition and evidence scouring is on the right track. Insofar as awakening sentinel/guide powers, it is early on and part of that backstory that’ll be soon to come.

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