Overnight, the world turned upside down.
Ling Shu turned from an idle small-time police officer with no ambitions to a suspected murderer. He had no other choice but to work hard to save his own life and clear his name.
Yue Dingtang was not used to watching Ling Shu’s attitude of “I have no ambitions and just want to get through life idly so I’ll just goof off and be lazy.”
Until one day, he suddenly discovered that the person he had been nitpicking and trying to change wasn’t a lazy useless pig but in fact pretending to be stupid to throw off his opponent.
This book is also known as:
《A story about the boss who is devoted to picking out faults everyday and his subordinate who wants to be goof off and dig pits for his boss》
《From two former love rivals who used to hate each other to taking a quantitative leap, what kind of experience will they go through together?》
CP: A shou (Ling Shu) who used to be wealthy and promising but turned into a lazy guy who goes through life idly waiting for the days to pass, happy to partake but not prepared to do any work, with a big mouth on him and poor health vs A gong(Yue Dingtang) who appears elegant and refined on the surface but is actually impulsive, holds grudges and goes searching for trouble.
Case-solving in China Republican era, HE
Just so you are aware, if it wasn’t clear this book is set in the 1930’s during the Republic of China era so it deals with the usual tropes characteristic of this era namely opium, guns, political unrest, looming sense of war etc.
And yes some of you have already asked so I’ll answer here, the MC and ML do get together much quicker/earlier than MXS’s other novels but you’re still looking at 100+ chapters.
Finally, forms and endearment and address has been left largely intact in pinyin so you will see terms like da-jie, shaoye etc. This is just my personal preference.
I will go back and edit my translations occasionally and I will likely go back and standardise all the terms at the end.
Table of Contents
Chapter 2: All around him, an inescapable net.
Chapter 3: Tonight was going to be a long night.
Chapter 4: Ling Shu is the only male left in the Ling family.
Chapter 5: Yue Dingtang was so angry！
Chapter 6: Who knew you were still such good friends
Chapter 7: Ling Shu was feeling hopeless.
Chapter 8: Ghost Sighting
Chapter 9: What the hell.
Chapter 10: So, let’s change our way of thinking？
Chapter 11: Ling Shu looked as if he’d been reborn.
Chapter 12: Lao Yue, your wife is still waiting for you at home!
Chapter 13: He’d planned everything in advance!
Chapter 14: Meow!
Chapter 15: Yue Dingtang’s heart sank with it.
Chapter 16: Ling Shu has amnesia.
Chapter 17: Ling Shu: my life is too difficult.
Chapter 18: Another person dies.
Chapter 19: Are you afraid of the dark or of ghosts?
Chapter 20: Yue Dingtang has had enough.
Chapter 21: The ghost is here.
Chapter 22: There’s one missing.
Chapter 23: Who’s the killer?
Chapter 24: He had only watched this scene play out for a minute but Ling Shu had already dug him a massive deep pit.
Chapter 25: Can’t you be more optimistic？
Chapter 26: Ling Shu wanted to chop off this hand.
Chapter 27: Ling Shu!
Chapter 28: The truth is slowly revealed.
Chapter 29: The riddle is solved.
Chapter 30: Yue Dingtang is still inside!
Chapter 31: Is it Yue Dingtang or Mr Li?
Chapter 32: Ling Shu: Suddenly seeing you after everything that’s happened just got me … excited.
Chapter 33: Turn around, I’ll scratch it for you.
Chapter 34: This is what you owe me
Chapter 35: Ling, Shu!
Chapter 36: Ling Shu as the hero who saves the beauty
Chapter 37: Three successive questions came from Yue Dingtang’s soul
Chapter 38: Yue Dingtang’s mood seemed to have unexpectedly improved slightly
Chapter 39: Ling Shu is under my protection
Chapter 40: Just blame it on the fact that I’m too outstanding, and too attractive to beauties
Chapter 41: You’re afraid I’ll renege on my debt?
Chapter 42: This was the third death threat letter received.
Chapter 43: Yue Dingtang did not have much compassion for the beauty.
Chapter 44: You’re clearly not afraid of being so full you’ll burst!
Chapter 45: Yue Sir’s luck with the ladies isn’t so bad!
Chapter 46:“Oh my heart, I’m hurt.”
Chapter 47: The two of them seemed to be flirting, the dark tide was turbulent, and still waters were running deep.
Chapter 48: Ling Shu frowned, and thought that he had entered into someone else’s carefully planned trap.
Chapter 49: Yue Dingtang’s heart softened
Chapter 50: Lao Yue, Yue Sir, Si-shaoye, Dingtang, Little Tangtang——
Chapter 51: Be careful, to take advantage at the expense of others won’t do, but instead you’ll be playing with fire and get burnt.
Chapter 52: Yue Dingtang treats you really well.
Chapter 53: Would Yue Dingtang offend others just for you?
Chapter 54: What kind of face would Yue Dingtang make.
Chapter 55: He wants to put a hit out on you.
Chapter 56: Apparently, you two are getting ready to elope.
Chapter 57: From now on, without my permission, you are not to injure it again.
Chapter 58: These people had all been bewitched by Ling Shu.
Chapter 59: Yue Dingtang was feeling helpless and secretly sighed deeply inside
Chapter 60: Be nice, don’t hit him and don’t scold him.
Chapter 61: You’ve woken up with amnesia after a night’s sleep?
Chapter 62: You don’t know how to talk to women, it’s better if I go.
Chapter 63: Ling Shu jumped from fright and nearly threw the box on the floor.
Chapter 64: I don’t like men
Chapter 65: Ling Shu wanted to move but he no longer could!
Chapter 66: He reappeared.
Chapter 67: Whether you live or die, depends entirely on how much the one surnamed Yue values you.
Chapter 68: From beginning to end, this matter had nothing to do with Yue Dingtang.