Trash of the Count’s Family – Chapter 486 – Peeling layer after layer (3)

“…What about my ancestor?”
“…I said that he was a criminal?”

‘Is there something wrong with my ears?’

Alberu looked not majestic at all as he stuck his finger into his ear.

“I think something’s blocking my ears.”
“Ah. Then should I explain more clearly?”
“No need. My ancestor was a criminal, haha. How could I hear such nonsense?! Hahaha-”
“Your highness, you heard correctly.”
“Hmm?”
“Huh?”

Cale and Alberu blankly stared at each other again.
The two of them were silent for a while. Alberu soon started to frown.

“This is probably the most shocking thing I’ve heard in a while!”
“…Is that so?”
“Is that so?!”

Alberu started to frown even more.

‘I was planning on telling him about the royal family’s secret and talk about if I deserved to be king… So, what the f*ck is up with this nonsense?’

He had decided to share this secret with Cale Henituse.
He was pretty much the head of the Crossman household already as he had the seal, but King Zed Crossman had seriously opposed his decision.
Alberu had ignored that opposition and brought Cale here.

Cale must have asked about information on the Crossman Royal family because he thought it might be useful to fight against the White Star.
Alberu knew this as well and wanted to help him defeat the White Star.
However, there was another reason as well.

‘…My weakness.’

His actions today were pretty much showing Cale Henituse his weakness.

First was the royal family’s weakness.
The Crossman Royal family was said to have received the blessing and protection of the Sun God. However, looking deeper into it, it was a curse rather than a blessing.
The Crossman Royal family’s power and fame would fall to the ground if this was revealed.

The second was his weakness.
The fact that he had Dark Elf blood and the darkness attribute inside him. According to the curse, someone who should never become the head of the Crossman household had tricked the family into becoming the head.

Alberu was able to reveal these two secrets and weaknesses because it was Cale.

‘Because he realized what I was.’

This bastard was someone who had recognized that he was quarter Dark Elf but had no negative feelings about them.
This bastard was someone who helped him.
This bastard was similar to him.
That was why he had brought Cale Henituse here today with a heavy heart.

But-

‘He’s speaking nonsense?’

He had thought Cale had a screw loose quite often, but Alberu could not stop frowning. He started to speak almost as if he was sighing.

“You see those words on the boulder?”
“Yes, sir. I can?”

‘Ah, this bastard.’

Alberu held back his anger and continued to speak.

“That boulder is the only record of the Crossman household other than the orally passed down information.”

Alberu focused on one sentence on the boulder.

< The moment a person with that darkness becomes the head of the household, the sky will be destroyed, and the ground will tremble. >

“It says the world will turn to chaos if someone with darkness becomes the king of the Roan Kingdom or the head of the Crossman household.”
“I guess so.”

‘What?’

Alberu was at a loss for words after hearing Cale agree with it so easily.
He then realized something.

‘…I thought he would be different.’

He thought Cale would not act like this.
He thought Cale would read those words and say something along the lines of, ‘Why should we care about the Sun God’s curse? Darkness my ass.’ That was what he thought Cale would say.

“Ha!”

Alberu realized he had hoped to hear something from Cale and started to laugh.
He wanted to hear Cale say, ‘forget the record and do a good job ruling the kingdom.’

Alberu subconsciously raised his hand to brush his face. He was feeling very odd right now. It was hard to describe the emotion he was feeling right now.

Dejection?
Disappointment?
Maybe embarrassment?
How should he explain this emotion? He could not tell. He just put a majestic smile on his face as he did when he faced his vassals. He then turned toward Cale.

“Cale. It should be terrible if I become king because of the Sun God’s curse, right?”

Cale started to frown at that moment.

“What nonsense are you talking about?”
“Hmm?”
“What are you trying to say?”

Cale grumbled quietly as if he as talking to himself before ignoring Alberu and walking toward the boulder. Alberu quickly followed behind Cale after seeing his unexpected reaction and urgently started to speak. Something seemed weird.

“There will be a curse if a Dark Elf like me becomes king!”
“Excuse me?”
“Something terrible will happen because of me if what is written on the boulder is true. I am someone who should not exist in the Crossman hou-”
“I don’t think so?”
“…Huh?”

Alberu could see a blank expression on Cale’s expression.

“Alberu Crossman. Your highness, your existence is natural.”

Alberu flinched and repeated Cale’s words as if he was saying it to himself.

“…I am supposed to be here?”

‘Me?’

“Yes, sir. You are fated to be here.”

‘Unbelievable!’

Alberu subconsciously opened his mouth and retorted Cale’s comment.

“…But you agreed with what I said earlier. You said, ‘I guess so.’ when I said the world would flip over and the Sun God’s curse would rain down of someone with darkness becomes king.”

‘What?’

That was what Cale’s expression was saying. He then started to mumble.

‘The Sun God’s curse, my ass.’

The words Alberu had been hoping to hear had come out.
However, he could not figure out what was going on because his mind was a mess right now. The chaos was visible on his face.
Cale looked toward Alberu as if he was being weird.

‘Why is this smart person acting like this today?’

Cale had this thought because he had no idea how much this statement about darkness had weighed on Alberu since he was young.
He started to speak again as he thought he didn’t explain enough.

“I read an ancient document. It was so old that it turned to dust as soon as I read it.”

Cale suddenly started to talk about something else but Alberu chose to listen quietly.

‘Your highness, your existence is natural.’

Those words were stuck on his mind. The things Cale was saying started to fill his mind over those words.

“That document had some information on the ancient White Star’s appearance.”

Cale said that it was from an ancient document because he could not say that he had heard it from the Super Rock, one of his ancient powers.

‘Do the original owners of the ancient powers normally talk to other people like they do to me?’

He did not know for sure, so he chose this other explanation.
According to what Bud said on Wind Island in the past and what the Super Rock told him, you could not hear the voices of the original owners once the ancient powers became completely absorbed into the user’s soul.
The Super Rock said that Cale’s situation was unique, but he kept that to himself as he had no way of knowing whether there were others like him.

“The appearance of the ancient White Star?”
“Yes, sir.”

Cale pointed toward Alberu.
Of course, he pointed respectfully with both hands.

“Your highness, I thought about you as soon as I read the description. It was very similar to the appearance of the man who would become the sun of the Roan Kingdom.”
“…Just what-”

Alberu closed his mouth without finishing his sentence. His mind quickly started to move.
Cale’s hands started to move and headed toward the boulder in the stone chamber.

“Alright then, the words here talking about the descendants of the cursed blood. And the part about never setting your eyes on taking over the sky.”

Cale pointed to the word darkness on the boulder.

“And finally, this darkness over here.”

He looked toward Alberu and continued to speak.

“Your highness. There is something that I am hypothesizing.”
“What is it?”
“The White Star’s sky attribute. I believe it may be from the Demon World.”
“Ah.”

Alberu gasped.
He heard Cale’s cheerful voice at that moment.

“Now then. Please let me explain the words on this boulder using my hypothesis as the basis.”

< Descendants of the cursed blood. >

“The descendants of the ancient White Star.”

< The touch of the Sun God will always be by your side. >
< Never set your eyes on taking over the sky. >

“Do not seek out the sky attribute.”

< The Sun will always rise. >
< The moment darkness is planted in your bodies... >
< The moment a person with that darkness becomes the head of the household, the sky will be destroyed, and the ground will tremble. >

“If one of you receives the power from the Demon World and ends up in possession of the sky attribute ancient power… The sky will be destroyed, and the ground will tremble as the world turns into chaos.”

Cale pointed to the last two sentences.

< The moment darkness is planted in your bodies... >
< The moment a person with that darkness becomes the head of the household, the sky will be destroyed, and the ground will tremble. >

“This seems more like a prophecy than a curse? Or maybe a warning?”

Alberu brushed his face with both hands.

“Pfft.”

He could not help but laugh.
He opened his mouth to ask.

“What about when I said the world would turn to chaos if someone with darkness becomes the king of the Roan Kingdom or the head of the Crossman household earlier? You said, ‘I guess so.’ Why did you agree with me?”
“Because the world would turn to chaos if the White Star bastard becomes king?”
“Ah, this bastard-”

Alberu could not hold back as he shouted toward Cale.

“You should have clearly explained yourself from the beginning if that was the case!”

Cale flinched at Alberu’s shout that sounded like a scolding while looking at the smile on Alberu’s face with a confused expression.

‘Why is he smiling?’

Cale found it odd that Alberu was smiling.

“…Your highness.”
“Hyung-nim.”
“Yes, sir. Hyung-nim. Umm, it might just be a hypothesis, but your ancestor might be the ancient White Star?”

Based on what Cale knew, the ancient White Star had suddenly appeared in the world and died in the final battle.
There were no records of his family, his past, or his relationships.
That was why there was no way of knowing whether he had any descendants, but for some reason, Cale felt like he was right.

‘Either way, it’s not something good.’

Cale frowned at Alberu who seemed to be happy for some reason. Alberu raised his chin and asked him back.

“So what?”
“I guess that’s true. You’re right. There’s nothing you can do about that.”

Alberu used his hand to suppress the corners of his lips from twitching after seeing Cale nodding his head.

Alberu had been shocked to hear that the ancient White Star could be his ancestor.
However, he wasn’t a villain like that.
Furthermore, the past kings of the Roan Kingdom he knew about were never evil nor harmed the Roan Kingdom’s citizens even if some of them were useless kings. The kingdom had been in difficult times because of their inability to lead properly, but the future generations took responsibility and fixed it in order for them to survive until now.

‘They thought that they could avoid the Sun God’s curse only by being the king of the Roan Kingdom.’

It was funny, but the heads of the Crossman household for generations had fought to survive.
That resulted in the Roan Kingdom being the oldest kingdom on the continent.

Alberu’s goal was to take the Roan Kingdom past this point of being just the oldest kingdom and making it even greater.

“Ah! Your highness, I told you that I was going to meet a sage, right?”
“Yes.”

He gently responded to Cale and waited for Cale’s next words with a relaxed mind.

“That sage was the World Tree.”
“Huh?”

‘Who did he say?’

Alberu’s jaw dropped. The World Tree was an existence he had only heard about in legends. However, Alberu’s expression calmed down after hearing what Cale said next.

“That World Tree said that you were fated to exist in the Roan Kingdom, your highness.”

Cale could now tell why the World Tree randomly mentioned that Alberu was fated to be here. That was why he calmly shared his thoughts without any hesitation.

“Hyung-nim, doesn’t that mean you becoming king and living as you wish is the right way to go?”

The crown prince truly needed to become king for the Roan Kingdom to prosper.
Cale once again made up his mind that he needed to push for Alberu to be king in order to live peacefully as a slacker without having to worry about the Roan Kingdom.
Cale firmly shared his desires with Alberu who was standing there looking at him with an odd smile.

“Hyung-nim. Please become king.”

Alberu started to speak as if he was accepting that will.

“Of course. I must become king.”

Alberu quietly brushed his face.
Cale could see his true quarter Dark Elf appearance as his dye magic was removed. Alberu looked at his reflection in Cale’s eyes as he started to think.

‘Fate. I am fated to be here.’

Alberu thought that bringing Cale here was one of the best things he had done in life.

It helped him get rid of his self-doubt.

He quietly looked at Cale who seemed to be thinking about a lot of things while looking at the boulder before starting to speak.

“By the way, little brother.”

Cale’s stoic gaze headed toward Alberu.

“The Molden Kingdom. No, you want to flip over the Molden palace and capture the Monarch?”

He could see the corners of Cale’s lips twitching as they twisted up.

“Yes, hyung-nim. Should we do it together?”

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72 Replies to “Trash of the Count’s Family – Chapter 486 – Peeling layer after layer (3)”

  1. Chrono

    Man other than Raon and Cale, Albert really tops having the best relationship with Cale. Even though they have similar in personality, they are still different. Cale being the only outsider (including raon) who knew about Albert true identity is the one that is the closest to Alberru as brothers. Sure he has his own but he has no siblings to be close to. Cale not only is he reckless eventhough he is smart, is always open to him about his plans and ambition. This make Alberu feel closeness. This moment really makes me tear up. Alberu is truly the best.

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  2. Soju

    Alberu and Cale’s brotherhood really embodies the idiom: “Blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb.”

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    1. Magic&Myths

      That is so true 😊!
      Also, glad to see someone who uses that quote the way it was meant instead of the mistaken, abbreviated way it’s so often used now.

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  3. Nani

    Cale really is the best thing that happened to everyone. At this point, he could be telling the truth to everyone that they will be willing to that the God of Death for bringing him over (only for a short while, Choi Han and Raon will go back to plotting to kill that God later).

    Not for White Star though. White Star would love to curse Cale’s existence for eternity hahahha

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  4. Ombre37

    “You should have clearly explained yourself from the beginning if that was the case!”
    Yep … yes and true for many, many time in the story. To the point i realy want to b*tch slape the MC so much i have hitch in the hands in reading the story now. Even more each time i see him do his sh1t like that all the time.
    Like damn, the chapter can be closed so much better and faster, without useless drama, twist and misunderstanding everywhere who have no real meaning than make more word-count and add useless chapter …
    It’s realy something i can’t stand in many Asian story, honneslty. The idea and habit of “the same joke used again, again and again is better” just make me mad. It just go in loop and make the story tasteless and lame after some time … everything change and evolve in the world … yet the MC in most Asian story remaind set in stone and never learn, change, or reflect.

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    1. Andrea

      Stop reading this if you’re going to be complaining about how the MC is.
      If you don’t like it, stop reading it and that’s it c:

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    2. AkaiAngel

      I always see ombre dishing shitty comments about the MC and story, so much that I’m starting to think they’re just trolling now.
      I mean, no one is this stupid to the point of not understanding the plot, characters and situations i. The story and keep reading the novel, dude just cumbust and leave this planet already.

      Thx for the chapter x3

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    3. Magic&Myths

      Quit complaining about the MC already. If you don’t like him that much then quit reading and quit making such annoying, shallow, stupid sounding comments that show your complete lack of understanding of the MC and this story. No one here wants to hear it and I’m pretty sure most people here would like to bitch slap YOU.

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    4. KinoQi

      smh smh just dont read it, lets not tortue yourself if you simply dont like how the story flows or the way the MC does his stuff

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    5. Shiiin

      Bruh, I think you just want people to read ur comment and you actually succeed. Do you love the novel so much that you’re trying to hate the mc now bc you can’t stop reading? Lol, you hate the mc but you’re still here reading.

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    6. Aiainooy

      Idk why u still reading this even if u dont like it and wtf is your problem

      EVERYONE HAS A PERSONALITY
      Do u think HUMAN CAN ONLY HAVE 1 PERSONALITY OR WHATSOEVER ??!?!?

      Like imagine if everyone in this novel is the fucking same
      Then would it be boring ?

      And u r reading a frwe novel in this site
      What makes u think that u can xritizise the author for making cale? HAH ??

      Everytime i see u i always want to reply nicely and respect your opinion but this time ITS GONE TOOOO FAR

      WHY DID U EVEN READ THIS IF U DONT LIKE IT

      WHY DONT U JUST SILENTLY DROP IT

      DO U KNOW THERE ARE SOME PPL WHO JUST CANT EXPRESS THEIR FEELINGS

      AND DO U KNOW THAT CALE GREW UP AS AN ORPHAN ???!?! Thats what prob makes him like that

      AND I LOVE HIM

      SO FUCK OFF U JEALOUS BITCH
      Yeah prob u just jealous of him bcs him having a personality and close friends is better than u

      Well i hope u understand if i see u in other comments,,,, 🔪🔪🔪

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    7. Aiainooy

      Do u know something whenever i read this it amkes me happy then whenever i go to the comment section and i see u

      U made my mood go drastically DOWN

      And u know what i tried to respect your opinion but now that i think of it u have a very shallow knowledge in this….

      Or maybe ure just a masochist enjoying all the shit i said but i hope u r not like this in rl judging everyone just based on your opinion and nothing else

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    8. Another Human

      Can admin block this Ombre37? Please. It’s make the readers feeling uncomfortable and him just spread the negativity.
      I understand if you don’t like the MC, and you have your own opinion. But make the other readers feel annoy just because of your comment make it not right.

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    9. LonelyNeet

      To Ombre37

      – A lot of readers are ‘tolerant’ to your criticism and I know a term called ‘How criticism triggers Growth’ but yours though, it’s getting ridiculous and too much. It’s like dealing an angsty teenager who gone through puberty.
      – The translators work hard translating this novel and the author who made this novel (did the most) work hard as well. At least he has an CREATIVE Idea unlike such as yourself.
      – If I have money, I’m willingly to donate my money on their website and also buy the original korean version of it as respect to the author. Even though I’m not good reading korean.
      A lot of us ‘readers’ appreciate their works.
      – If you’re not open minded about this then don’t read it then.
      – If you want to gain petty attention by commenting your so-called-ranting. Everyone will think you’re Masochistic gremlin at this point.
      – If you’re still reading this and still thinks this is ‘shit’. There’s a lot more bad novels out there.
      (Not racist. Stating facts.; Chinese novels. Because terms of exaggeration fits in it. Based on experience)
      – If your want to criticize, criticized with class.
      – If not don’t comment at all. Simple.

      – What’s up with you with all the hate towards the MC? Are you the main character of this story?

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    10. yuna

      Let me join in on the drama normally I really hate being mean to people, buuuuuuut dude I hope both sides of your pillow are warm and your socks get all wet 😤 that’s right that’s exactly what I said

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    11. Blacklotus

      Oh u came with your sorry ass again haa!?!? Good to see you 😊 plz do write critiques and get scolded by people.. we also need to remove the frustration of white star on someone and u r the perfect goat 🐐🐐 do come often😊😊

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    12. ShabbyThesealion

      as oppose to western works? where their entertainment medium are All original, no re-used jokes, and tropes what-so-ever IMMARITE?!, really now…

      tcf is already unique in itself already, if this was any other series, our mc would just be the run of the mill OP guy who can fix everything by himself cause he has the power to do it, his characteristic would be one dimensional, no evolution to his personality except THAT of “shonen” character with only 1 token trait.
      and every female character would be badly written and for whatever reason falls in love with mc (unnecessary harem)…

      tcf is FAAAR from being a typical “asian” story…..

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    13. Noé

      I don’t remember reading about someone asking you if you like the MC or not. You are free to express yourself, but I find it stupid to speak ill of a novel that I doubt anyone has forced you to read. Just stop reading, find a novel where you like the MC, why continue something you don’t like?

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    14. Ty

      You seems to not understand the purpose of that. Cale character is made that way and that lack of clarity makes him loveable as misunderstanding happens. If you dont like it then stop reading it.

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  5. Smeraldo

    I love how sweet their relationship with each other is… It’s so cute to the point that Alberu trust’s Cale with the secret of his life…

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  6. ThatYoungNobleLady

    This chapter just melts my heart~ They’re so cute and their relationship is just pure wholesome~ Aaaaah~ my heart is so warm right now~

    Thanks for the chapter~

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  7. JustADecentColor

    That ombre person is probably an edgy teenager who looking for enemies on internet while hiding behind anonymity lmao. Solve your own life problems, don’t just brush it off to a random site. People here just want to enjoy the plot not your nonsense edgy talk, you polluted soul

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  8. Rein

    I feel like this is the exact moment Alberu fell in love. Like “This was the best decision of his life”, that was the moment

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  9. LetMeSleep

    Dear Ombre37, shut up and leave if the only thing you are going to do is hating on this story every minute. Also, you say that you want to bitch slap our MC? Honey, every time I see your hate comment I feel like bitch slapping you myself.

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  10. royalii

    Cale pointed toward Alberu.
    Of course, he pointed respectfully with both hands.

    Cale, no matter how respectful you and how you point, pointing at the future king is no good 😂 and how the hell do you point with two hands? Finger guns?

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  11. washi

    Oh my god ombre it’s been 486 chapters so far, you can stop reading it already if you hate it so much. Don’t be toxic about it, just find some other novel to read or something

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  12. Another Human

    Yes yes and yes. I’m waiting this chapter for so long after I see the fanart. This chapter really melt my heart.
    And much of love for Raon and Alberu >♡< both of them is my fav character. Raon is so cute btw.

    Thank you so much to the translator~ I never imagine that I could read this far, hehe.

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  13. Underline

    The amount of trust Alberu has in Cale…
    I love their relationship… Apart of his aunt Tasha Alberu dindt have anyone to trust and relay on… And now has Cale.

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  14. LonelyNeet

    I guess my theory are parts right and a lot of wrongs XD

    Next chapter should be interesting.

    Both Sun God and God of Death can suck it. I mean seriously WTF?! I know God/Goddess of Moon was mentioned in last hundreds of chapters but this was never mentioned again. Does it play the pivotal role or nay?
    It’s been bugging lately.

    Thumbs up Camaraderie tho 👍

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  15. Lyreen

    The gods need to mind their own business dang
    What’s with locking families with curses and shits??? I hope Cage is cursing the god well every day and night.

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  16. ayyooidk

    waahhh im so happy for alberu
    as it was said before me by someone else
    cale is really the best thing that ever happened to cale’s group
    i just…. like it so much that he is just chilly guy who opens his mouth from time to time only to say his honest thoughts and it… strangely helps everyone!!!!!
    like yeaaahhh his habit of not sharing his thoughts more often causes a lot misunderstanding but it’s something quite enjoyable to watch

    i really like cale and his ‘i will just do what i want and it will somehow help everyone’ habbit, or attitude, or whatever it is

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    1. Irina Efremova

      I think Cale improved a little. At the beginning he pretty much never revealed anything about his plans and concealed everything. Now he reveals a part himself or reveals something if Choi Han is asking.
      Hopefully one he can be completely open with his friends. But I’m still with his Baby step improvements since it’s was an issue that let me wish that I can take him by his collar and shake him.

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  17. ayyooidk

    and guys
    really
    chill
    that ombre guy is enjoying themself in their own way
    as everyone is saying to him “don’t like – don’t read”
    please, be kind to yourself and just ignore negativity

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  18. ThatYoungNobleLady

    every time I reread, and every time I saw Ombre’s comments– I still can’t get used to the ‘hate’ feeling that would automatically rise from my heart— but the growing replies on Ombre’s rant comments is somehow funny lololol

    I am not saying that their comments are funny, rather, the growing number is getting funny. But still, the hate is still there. I mean, it’s already on chapter 486 and he’s still reading even though he hated Cale so much— I don’t hate Ombre for wanting to slap Cale, rather I hate him for being so disrespectful. (;⌣̀_⌣́)

    The translators are doing everything they could for the readers to read this, and much more towards the very author of this novel. He’s straight out disrespecting the figures who made this novel come to fruition and made it possible for us to read it. (⇀‸↼‶)

    I mean, I just wished he would just keep those rude rants to himself or just write it in his memo/notes because his comments are seriously making the readers enthusiasm for discussion after finishing the chapters plummet down, like seriously hit the rock bottom. It’s uncomfortable, would be the moderate term. ( ̄□ ̄」)

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  19. Fucn.basic

    When i was reading the prophecy/curse i took it a little differently. Mainly the part about the sky being destoyed and the earth rumbling if a person with darkness traits took the throne. As well as the part about the world be thrown into chaos.

    First the world has been chaotic ever since cale entered the scene and help support Alberu to ascend the throne. Wars all through the western and now eastern continent are happening now.

    Next, taking into account that the death god and world tree said that Alberu was fated to be there, they knew that smth was happening. I think “darkness being the skys destruction” refer to Alberu being needed to defeat the sky ancient power. The earth rumbling could be interpreted as laughter and triumph or as assitance in taking down the sky ancient power.

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  20. a.k.a MC Tragic Comedy

    Ah, such a heart warming chapter~ I can’t wait to cry again after I finish my first read.
    On another note,

    “Because the world would turn to chaos if the White Star bastard becomes king?”
    “Ah, this bastard-”

    Alberu could not hold back as he shouted toward Cale.

    “You should have clearly explained yourself from the beginning if that was the case!”
    ////
    pfttt, this is hilarious.

    I’ve been thinking about this for a while but what if Alberu finds out Cale is older than him (in his early forties~) like goshdarn that is the ultimate no u card.

    “Now who’s the dongsaeng here,” Cale smirked.

    Alberu sighed put his hand to front of head in exasperation.

    “You’re driving me nuts, hyung-nim” hahahahahhaha

    Alberu, abandon becoming kind and be a baker~ i can imagine him running a tea shop/bakery and cale sending him the ingredients from the farm wuahhhh~ i should probably make a fic outta this

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  21. sekkenmogu

    I love reading this chapter it warms the cockles of my cold dead heart. Alberu and Cale’s dynamic is so fun and interesting….

    I also love that TCF consistently points out that while Cale is thinking and talking with the ancient power owners, life is still happening outside so it just looks like he’s spacing out for no reason or saying the wrong things LOL it’s a good gag.

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  22. Xilan29

    @ombre37…. Why are you still alive!?
    Just don’t read this novel ever again… Or don’t let me see you ever again in this comment corner

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  23. Tomo

    //Cale could see his true quarter Dark Elf appearance as his dye magic was removed. Alberu looked at his reflection in Cale’s eyes as he started to think.
    ‘Fate. I am fated to be here.’
    Alberu thought that bringing Cale here was one of the best things he had done in life.//

    This chapter was so so sweet holy. Really shows just how much Alberu really trusts and values Cale-nim, even tho he calls him a bastard. Also i see you, alberu, only ever wanting cale-nim to call you “hyung-nim” when youre happy. I see it xd

    I ran out of patience last time, but im gonna scroll past a certain someone’s comments with even faster gusto than before :)) Sick of the awful vibes

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  24. Emma

    Ok this is far by the best cale-alberu interaction. He brought cale with him because he knew that he was someone who would clear away his self doubts ALBERU YOU’RE IN LOVE GOD DAMMIT

    // Cale firmly shared his desires with Alberu who was standing there looking at him with an odd smile.

    “Hyung-nim. Please become king.”

    Alberu started to speak as if he was accepting that will.

    “Of course. I must become king.”

    STOP FLIRTING GOD WE GET IT YOU’RE SOULMATES OMG

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  25. OtingocnI

    This was such a great chapter, but i scrolled down and almost immediately, i see ombre.

    honestly if his comments cant be deleted can it at least be shoved all the way down?

    i wanted to see comments of ppl that shared the same feelings as i did while reading. comments that dont come from ombre. neither do i wan to see comments of ppl responding to him (altho ofc i agreed w their sentiments but the whole thing takes the joy out of looking at comments)

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  26. qin

    This is one of my most favorite chapters in all of TCF 💖💖💖 It’s so heartwarming seeing Alberu completely and utterly trust Cale to the point that he would bare all of his weakness to him and even expected him to relieve all of his self-doubts, as he had done in the past and even now. It felt like a terrible weight was lifted from his shoulders from the moment he decided to share it Cale and it was, indeed, the best decision he had ever made in his life. I’m glad the two of them has such an unbreakable bond, and complete trust with each other. 😭😭😭 I love their relationship so much!!!!

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  27. sofia

    This??? it is??? too??? lovely??? Really the relationship that Cale and Alberu have is one of the best in the entire novel. That Alberu said that this was the best decision that he took was the most precious thing I could read, he cared so much about the opinion of his little brother 😭😭 I don’t know, this chapter felt so pure and happy. I am very grateful that Alberu was finally able to clear all his doubts about becoming king. Nobody but you deserves that position love, you will be the best king of all

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