Title: 快穿之打脸狂魔 / Quickly Wear the Face of the Devil
Author: 风流书呆 / Feng Liu Shu Dai
In a nutshell:
From Novel Updates:
A top hacker was chosen by the Lord God to be reborn into countless worlds, always as an expendable villain.
With no free will, every world became a dead end. Every one of his lives ended tragically.
Finally, after wresting control of the Villain System, this ace hacker decided to enact revenge. Even if his very bones were rotten, he’d choose to occupy the very heights of morality, if only on the surface.
Thus, he would change his fate as an abused slag.
Xue Zi Xuan had me drowning in complicated feels when I finished Arc 14 of Quickly Wear the Face of the Devil.
To juggle our memory, Xue Zi Xuan (XZX) is the adopted brother of Xue Jing Yi and Hwang Yi. XZX falls in love with Zhou Yun Sheng but alas, ZYS already has Immortal Lover. Who would have thought that XZX harbors deep feelings for ZYS and is able to have his much needed second chance?
Yes, this is an extra for QWFOD. And yes!!! This is an extra in which Xue Zi Xuan is the ML. Like the usual length of the other worlds, this story has 15 chapters of angst, drama, and romance.
May contain spoilers so proceed with caution!
I was so emotional when I learned that there’s an extra story in which Xue Zi Xuan was given a do-over. I am and forever will be an Immortal Lover x Zhou Yun Sheng shipper. But admit it. XZX is the next best ML. Besides, his love for ZYS tugs at my heartstrings, so much that it bleeds for him.
This extra happens after the OG Zhou Yun Sheng fights the Lord God. He tries his best to protect the virtual worlds because he believes that the people living there actual human beings, trying to live and survive. Upon repairing the worlds, he (unknowingly) restored Arc 14 back to the original storyline, when he first came into the world. This means that he is still a young and inexperienced ZYS, having only two worlds to experience transmigration.
I know, it’s worrisome to pair Zhou Yun Sheng to another ML. But since this is only ZYS’s 2nd reincarnation, I feel like I’m reading a different ZYS. He is ZYS but also not ZYS, if that makes sense.
Since this is only Zhou Yun Sheng’s world, he is still bound to the System. The Villain System is really cruel! The punishments involve electrocuting the host. It even punishes if the host thinks of plans, not in line with the System. No wonder ZYS has many grievances with it already.
With this new POV, it feels like experiencing this world for the first time. The Xue family is more vicious than the first time I read the story.
I am one of those people who have doubts with Xue Zi Xuan’s ‘love’ for Zhou Yun Sheng. I feel like he only loved ZYS because of his music. Since he found someone whom he could relate to in terms of music, he’s jealous when Immortal Lover got OG ZYS.
But then, the extra mentioned how much he did for ZYS and I just 😭. He did everything to protect ZYS. When he could no longer play the piano because of the scar he got for protecting the younger guy, he dedicated his life to build a company that should help ZYS. No matter how many times OG ML pressures him, XZX never relents. All in the name of love.
With the distortion in the Lord God’s main system, Xue Zi Xuan realizes that he is just a bunch of data, his wish to save ZYS never changed. So when he finally comes back,
“I am back, I am finally back.” He buried his face in the warm shoulders of the boy, not letting him see his tearful expression, let him see his confession and sin.
All my feelsssss.
But one of my fear is that Zhou Yun Sheng could no longer play with feelings. He is still the genius ZYS but because he lacks love and experience, he could only play technically. Won’t XZX be disappointed with that?
Yet XZX proved that he accepts ZYS no matter what, whether he can play as well as before or not. As long as he is safe.
So he does everything to protect ZYS. It actually feels nice to see everyone having a mental breakdown, seeing XZX treating Hwang Yi with tenderness. Also, ZYS is having a mental breakdown since XZX is going beyond his expectations lol.
With Xue Zi Xuan’s dedication to Zhou Yun Sheng, he deserves this second chance. Compared to the development in the main story, I loved how their relationship develops in this extra. It’s a slow-burn in ZYS’s part which is completely acceptable. Given his initial mistrust and hatred to the Xue family, it would be unrealistic to just make him fall in love.
Xue Zi Xuan is possessive here which is totally understandable too after what he had gone through in the last world. But he isn’t overbearing and domineering like ML. It’s just quite hard to imagine him being like that at first since he is nowhere near the delicate artist we meet in the main story.
What gives me a pleasant surprise though is how detailed the sex scenes are. It is much more detailed than anything from the main novel. Poor Immortal Lover LMAO. But welp, Immortal Lover already had the different sex positions, even managed a 2-year-”dual cultivation”, so pardon XZX for this? :3
Still, Xue Zi Xuan’s selfless love gets to me every time gdi. The way he cares for and only Zhou Yun Sheng. Their 2-year separation is still my favorite part of their relationship as it is the much-needed space for all of them.
Xue Zi Xuan’s status posts break my heart.
“Where you are, remember to eat well, sleep on time, don’t stay up late, don’t sleep in clothes because you are lazy, it’s uncomfortable, and it’s easy to catch a cold, and the most important thing is to pay attention to safety.” Not going out, Xue Zi Xuan turned off Weibo and sighed.
That night, he posted a Weibo – “the world can’t find you, so I can only buy the world.”
Damn you Xue Zi Xuan.
Annnd that concludes Quickly Wear the Face of the Devil series of posts! I’m going to miss this series and I loved even the extra! Once this extra is fully translated, I’ll read this again and cry for this story once more.
PS All quotable quotes are from MTL so please take them with a grain of salt. 😅