BTFTLIAW – Chapter 420

Chapter 420 – Megan’s Idea

Megan looked at her mother, she wasn’t embarrassed, but she really didn’t have someone who had moved her heart inside Sky Water City, for her this matter was quite awkward.

At this time, a figure slowly appeared on her mind, becoming clearer and clearer. The person wore a gentle smile, had a decent body, wore his robe in a way that she hadn’t seen before, and was speaking in a very relaxed tone. After the image became very clear, she saw one person, Zhao Hai!

When thinking of Zhao Hai, Megan’s face couldn’t help but turn red. However, when she was reminded of Zhao Hai’s present situation, her complexion paled. But Megan was  stronger than before, she had once come across a situation where she was helpless. She learned something from the assassination attempt done on her.

Without a doubt, she was concerned about Zhao Hai. So when her mother told her about his current predicament, she became very anxious. At this point, her mind had two matters in it, one was Zhao Hai, and the other was her marriage.[1]

But when Zhao Hai’s figure appeared on her mind, the two immediately connected with each other. Megan seemed to have cleared her mind as the two thoughts united.

When the madam saw that Megan didn’t speak, her expression changed alternately from feeling strange to feeling confused. She looked at Megan and said, “Megan, did something happen? What are you thinking about.

Megan turned her head to look at her mother’s eyes and said, “Mom, what method did father think about to save mister Zhao Hai? Can you tell me?”

The madam looked at Megan and said, “Megan, we really cannot do anything. It’s not something you should worry about. Come tell me what you were just thinking about.”

Megan looked at the madam and said, “Mom, if I marry mister Zhao Hai, can father save him?”

Megan’s question took the words out of the madam’s mouth. Her main purpose for explaining Zhao Hai’s situation today was to gauge Megan’s thoughts about the young man. If Megan had a good impression of him, then the madam would slowly inch their conversations in the next few days  towards marrying Zhao Hai. If she agrees, then the matter would be easily solved.

The madam didn’t think that Megan would actually think of such a thing. Because there are a lot of factors involved, the madam thought Megan’s mind would be on other matters.

Megan saw her mother not speaking, she thought that her idea wasn’t received well. She quickly added, “Mom, if I marry mister Zhao Hai, he would be one of us. If he becomes family, then won’t the family stop sending people to deal with him?”

The madam recovered, she looked at Megan and sighed, “Megan, do you really want to? If you marry Zhao Hai, you would have to share him with Laura and Meg.”

Megan’s face turned red, but she still nodded firmly, “Yes mom, I’m thinking that if marry mister, it won’t just be because I have a favorable impression of him, but also for the sake of the Calci Family.”

The madam looked at Megan in shock, “Megan, why do you say that?”

Megan replied, “Mom, although I don’t know much about the family, I’m quite aware of its recent situation. Mister Zhao Hai has the ability and strength, if he became a member of the family, it would gain a lot from him. I know what our ancestors said about not marrying the family’s women for benefits, however, I have a genuine good impression towards mister. And now that the family is going to send a 9th rank after him, father wouldn’t be able to save him easily. But if I marry mister Zhao Hai, he would become one of our own, that would give father a proper reason to save him, right?”

The madam stared at Megan, she didn’t think that her daughter would say those words. She hugged Megan and said, “My little girl has grown up. Megan, what you said is indeed true. But do you really like Zhao Hai? If not, your father and I won’t support you in marrying him.”

Megan said in a soft voice, “Mother, I have decided.”[2]

The madam still felt as though she had something strange in her heart, she thought that Megan indeed had interest in Zhao Hai, but not to the point where she would want to marry him. And the reason behind Megan’s decision would be in a large part her consideration for the Calci Family. This would leave a bad taste in the madam’s mouth.

Fortunately, Megan has feelings for Zhao Hai, and its stronger that what she expected. The madam replied, “I’ve wronged you, my little Megan. But don’t worry, if Zhao Hai dares to treat you badly, then I’ll let Father tidy him up. Now that you have made your decision, we have a way to save him. I’ll go tell your father to send Zhao Hai a letter so that he can be safe as soon as possible.”

Megan nodded, then the madam stood up and left the room. Megan was left in the room staring, thinking about what she just said. Now that her words had finally caught up, her face immediately turned hot as though it was burning. She didn’t know what she just did, she just uttered those words unconsciously. Now, when she recalls her words, she couldn’t help but blush.

But no matter what, she has already decided. Changing it now would be impossible, and Megan didn’t think of changing it anyway. She just felt strange, she didn’t expect that she would actually get engaged.

At this point, the madam’s mood was very complicated. When she returned to their courtyard, she found Smith and told him about Megan’s situation.

Smith didn’t think that Megan would make her decision this quickly. While he felt relief, he was also angry at Zhao Hai. Smith didn’t know when Zhao Hai had unexpectedly captured her daughter’s heart.

Although Smith looked highly upon Zhao Hai, as a father, he was obligated to get mad at the person who took the heart of his daughter.

At this moment, the madam looked at Smith and said, “Dear, will you write Zhao Hai’s letter now?”

Smith thought for a moment and shook his head, “Not is not the time. We’ll wait until Zhao Hai returns to Jade Water City before sending it. In any case, we have his Blood Hawk with us, he’ll receive the letter at the quickest time possible.”

The madam nodded then sighed, “I hope that nothing goes wrong this time. Otherwise, Zhao Hai will be in danger. I wish that the family wouldn’t be quick in sending people to deal with him.”

Smith agreed, “Right, now we can only trust Zhao Hai’s speed.”

….

When Zhao Hai saw this Blood Hawk, he knew that this should be the one he left behind for Smith. He immediately went outside and took the letter that Smith wrote to him.

After reading the contents of the letter, Zhao Hai’s complexion changed. Naturally, Smith didn’t include his plan of marrying his daughter to Zhao Hai in this letter. He only wrote about how the family disagreed with his plan of reconciling with Zhao Hai and that they were prepared to send 9th rank experts. He also expressed that he has a plan to deal with the matter and that Zhao Hai needs to meet him at Sky Water City.

Zhao Hai didn’t expect the Calci Family to send 9th rank experts to deal with him. Although he didn’t fear the other party’s 9th rank expert, he also didn’t want to develop a mortal enmity with the Calci Family. If he does become enemies with the family, it would be disadvantageous to his future plans. The family might pressure Charlie, and Charlie might not want to offend the Calci Family in favor of him. At that time, Zhao Hai feared that he wouldn’t be able to stay inside Rosen Empire.

When Zhao Hai returned to the room, he gave the letter to Laura. From what Laura saw in Zhao Hai’s complexion, it must have been a serious matter. She immediately read the letter and soon enough, her expression also changed. She handed the letter off to Meg as she turned to Zhao Hai, “Brother Hai, what do you think?”

In a serious voice, Zhao Hai replied, “I guess we have no other choice other than to head towards Sky Water City and go see what Smith plans to do. Otherwise, we can only deal with the 9th rank of the family and hope that they will stop bothering us.”

Laura thought that this situation was impossible. If they really kill the 9th rank of the Calci Family, they definitely wouldn’t let them off. 9th ranks are extremely important to any family.

After Meg and the others read the letter, their faces changed as well. They understood that if the Calci Family goes through with sending 9th ranks after them, then that meant that the family has decided to completely destroy their group.

Laura said, “When do we leave?”

Zhao Hai replied, “I’ll go and talk to Trezebo first. Then let’s have the Haven head towards Ape Island while the rest of the ships stay behind to be filled up by Mu’en. I’ll go send a Blood Hawk carrying the Ghost Staff back to Sky Water City. After it arrives, we’ll appear there via the Space. For us, the seas are no longer safe.”

Laura understood what Zhao Hai meant, if the Calci Family sends its 9th rank after them, the seas would certainly be unable to keep them safe. For a 9th rank expert, there was no need to use a ship to travel the sea, flying was enough.”

Laura nodded, “Alright, i’ll go inform Mu’en while you go see Trezebo.”

Zhao Hai nodded and immediately went out to give the Blood Hawk the ghost staff before releasing it. Then he went to look for Trezebo. At the same time, Laura took the carriage and headed towards Mu’en.

Although he might be exposing some of his secrets with his method of going to Sky Water City this time, Zhao Hai didn’t care. If they cannot deal with the matter of the Calci Family, then they would have a powerful enemy, Zhao Hai didn’t want to see that.

Trezebo was currently on his room resting and drinking wine. At this moment, a servant came and reported that Zhao Hai came to ask for an audience. He stared for a moment before immediately inviting Zhao Hai inside.

But when Zhao Hai came in, Trezebo couldn’t help but notice the strange expression on Zhao Hai’s face. Trezebo quickly said, “Mister Zhao Hai, what happened?”

Zhao Hai looked at Trezebo and said, “City Lord, I’m afraid I have to leave Jade Water City immediately. I might be gone for several days, but I promise to return as soon as I have taken care of the situation.”

  1. Ruyen got baited by her mother. Moms are scary man.
  2. I love how they just knew that Zhao Hai would agree, xD, what do you think our homeboy is?

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33 thoughts on “BTFTLIAW – Chapter 420

  1. Why doesn’t he response to their attacks? I mean he can easily fuck up that 9th rank and want can they do then? Send more 9th ranks? He can kill them too! Until none is left and their brains finally understand that they fucked up. But nooo, suddenly a girl who hadn’t any interest in him has feelings out of nowhere and marries him? WTH?

    He is literally america with nuclear weapons and everyone else is in the stone age…

    1. His biggest priority is to establish trading partners and revive his clan. If he established a blood feud with the Calci family by killing a rank 9 expert, he’d not only burn the relationship he has with Smith but force the family to call in all of their connections and favors to send multiple rank 9s after him. He’s strong, but can only handle maybe 2 rank 9s at once before being forced to flee.

      He already fled from one country. Fleeing again after revealing his strength to the world would have devastating impacts on his ability to be a merchant since his mere presence would be seen as the equivalent to a military invasion.

      Overall, he can’t handle everything with force and make too many enemies or else he’ll be seen as a threat wherever he goes. Part of strength is knowing when not to fight.

      1. Smith mentioned the family would lose most of the dark mages by attacking ZH. ZH could gather most of the dark mages and rule the organization. It was also mentioned earlier by Meg, they have enought power to fight an empire, not just a family or clan. Also, ZH can go back to the beastman prairie anytime he wants. Money? He could steal it from his enemies.

      2. “…he’d not only burn the relationship he has with Smith…” Isn’t Smith doing this already? I mean, he is trying to save the “declared enemy” of the family and wed his daughter to him. Isn’t that backstabbing in the eyes of the family?

        And I don’t know but it sounds like Smith will side with ZH or remain neutral, if ZH chooses to fight the family.

        And to the problem with to many 9th rank ones:
        First, it will be a bit difficult to send many at the same time, because they are friggin lazy and benefit-oriented, okay a distaster for the family may change their opinions, but I don’t know.

        Second, ZH has 700.000 8th rank undeads! 700k! Okay, we know, a 8th rank isn’t much against a 9th rank, but this was a view of 5 or 10 8th ranks. So I guess 700k(!) can do some harm to 9th ranks. And how many 9th ranks does the family even have?

        Third, ZH has many other trumps, like the mosquitos and the poison fog and all and he is omnipresent in an area of 10km!

        So I guess he can go against some 9th ranks.

        And wouldn’t he get more connections when he “destroys” a family and shows how reliable he is? The prince would get some new allies too, when he has a god of massacre on his side, wouldn’t he?

    2. Yes. I do agree with you. Zhao hai is getting too scared nowadays and afraid to make an enemy. Before, he used to say i don’t care about the rest of the world yet now he’s just afraid from these people

      1. But times changed.
        He now have a family to protect and a clan/territory govern, the time he said F U world and now is comparing heaven and earth.

    3. yea but dude this would be the equivalent of america nuking random countries everywhere it would literally piss off every single person in that world and hes not the only person with rank 9s dude like yea he can probably survive that first ambush with rank 9s but now imagine ten rank 9s come or even more every clan on that planet sends a rank 9 over he would drown in that and the only other option would be to live in the space permanently or retreat back to the swamp to defend himself and both those options suck ass so hes gonna have to make a compromise

      1. You are right, the same happened when america nuked japan, oh wait, it didn’t happen. Nobody fucked with america.

        Okay, sure, not the exact same situation, but yeah.

  2. mother really knows best <3
    Please, please do a mass release soon…really anticipating the novels greatly.. at least every end or 1st of the month…

  3. It seems like author is already setting up stage for marriage, but it seems pretty lame. Mc has capability to deal with those rank 9 people so he should just do it. I mean they are clearly hostile and plant to kill him so he should just get rid of them. Not to mention it would be lot more interesting.

  4. Thanks for the chapters! I apologize in advance for my rant!
    Why can’t the author let him establish himself even a little bit? What’s the point of having all that farming capacity & stuff when he can’t seem to be able to sell a darned thing before the vultures run him away. I am getting kind of angry. Also we had this good image of the C family & suddenly they turn into rotten product. Yeah, no, doesn’t sit so well with me. Their actions are too absurd & irrational. No long lived, powerful family would be so stupid. I almost wonder if they were infiltrated by the Church, their attitude is so destructive. The entire argument for destroying ZH, well, I don’t buy it. It smells of a cheap plot forced together to create enemies for the MC in a typical cultivation story fashion & to expand his “harem”. & that’s another 2 reasons to make me angry. I said this before, but I have gotten allergic to even the word harem. It is for me a cancer which destroys stories with potential. What I appreciated about this story is that rather than a h*** of empty headed boobs (I refuse to consider many of those characters as women, they are an insult to single cell organisms, never mind humans), the relationship is more equal, consensual, built on affection & respect. (I do not have anything against non monogamous relationships per se, as long as they are based on consent & respect.) This adding of Megan, although I sadly somehow expected it, well it’s done in the worst way possible & shifts the balance to h*** territory.
    Also, didn’t they just decide this marriage on their own? Suddenly, this girl is served on a platter & everything should turn out ok? Can you hear my bitter, cynical laugh? Sigh… I’ll stop here, I am tired.

    1. yea i feel that honestly like everytime an author takes even more than a second to describe a girl or calls her an empire toppling beauty or compares her to one of mcs girls im just like here we fucking go and like sometimes its so stupid like the girl is only there to make it harder for mc or to make mc fight new people or some shit and all the girls are airheads i wouldnt mind harem so much if it had the slightest amount of depth or even if the girls werent just trouble makers i dont get how authors struggle so much with romance cause like it can be done well and if done well is such an amazing tool but when its not its like a scar on the novel and on your point about the calci family i feel that it does seem idiotic but like sometimes greed and old age warps the mind you know even the greatest of heroes cant escape from times brutal grasps and also about how you said ancient families arent dumb sometimes theyre the dumbest in chinese they have a saying wealth only lasts three generations before the family rots because of nepotism and arrogance and i think this is exactly what they are seeing they are so used to power they think themselves almighty

      1. Money & power corrupt. When you have more than is needed to have a good life, somehow greed joins the party & the vicious circle starts. Always wanting more, never satisfied. & those born with money & no purpose in life rot so easily. But these people can live long lives. It should come with some maturity at least. Oh well. I feel like the entire society of this world is rotten.

  5. Madam: You know that boy you had a good impression of and would bring really good benefits to the family? apparently the family wants him dead…
    Megan: oh my!!
    Madam: nvm about that, let’s talk about your potential husbands…
    Megan:…(ding!) I know, why don’t I marry him?
    Madam: (oh my! how did she ever come up with THAT idea I wonder?)

    Yeah, I don’t know, this whole thing just feels very forced. I mean from the moment Megan was introduced, it just felt like the author was forcing another partner onto Zhao Hai. It would at least be better if the author gave her something to do, like say potion making like her mother, rather than just being bored with life.
    Otherwise she’s going to be like Meg and become a forever-background character…which I think we can start nicknaming a meg(an) character 😛

    Thanks for the chapters!

  6. I think that the author is going to show Zhao Hais military might is a fight against Boris not the dark mages.
    And Megan having fellings for Zhao Hai i can see that happening, but right now it feels forced, and is more likly to be a naive girl thinking she loves somthing she only have a bit of intrest for.
    After all Zhao Hai have brought drastic changes to her daily life.
    The good imresions of the Calci family i have are only regarding Smith and his close family, we have not realy seen any other member exept the fifth brother that gave a bad impresion. Only after the talk about a 9th rank taking care of Zhao Hai did my view of the Calci family realy drop.
    And i might actuly be the only one that actuly agres with the author that the best choise is to aviod killing 9th rank experts, if you want to hide your sthrenght.
    Shold be somwhere around 1000000 8th rank undead, cai’er (a peak 9th rank or around that level), the undead in cairron swamp worshiping cai’er would probably also help, blood mosquitoes + their 9th rank, monkeys/gorillas with an 8th rank comperable to 9th rank and al the animals in the ranch that he can easily make into 8th rank undead if nesesary.
    But if he shows the might of his undead army he will probably get most 8th and 9th rank expetts in the world after him to save the continent.

    BTW thanks for the chapter, and sorry for the long unnecesary comment.

  7. so forced… too forced… he should just tell smith to tell them that if they send rank 9 he would respond in kind, thinking that he is going to come out with the buda family resurrection, that would stop them instead of forcing another female companion…

  8. Why would him retaliating against them be like him attacking ever several countries? Also dont forget that family has its own enemies and every 9 rank he kills becomes his also he’s backed by a prince right no

  9. He previous fleed because of the summer king,the church,and the market family not a noble family. Losing the c family would be suck but he already has several other influential tradinf partners. Also don’t see why him having 9 ranks woukd be considered an invasion when big trading firms/familoes have 9 ranks as well. I also think he could deal with more than two 9 ranks just going by faker prowess and the fact that any he kills becomes his

  10. I thought it was mentioned that humans wouldn’t send their rank 9’s to the deep sea, in fear of retaliation from the sea people.

    Much like with the beastmen.

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