When MC begins to return his feelings.
MC fully embraces that he has fallen for ML which makes ML soft as goo. ML also begins to talk about his past a bit and shows that he does understand that he was wrong to act like how he did in the past. He knows that if MC wasn't so easygoing, he would have been thrown away long ago. So he tries —key word tries— to be more considerate, to take into account MC's feelings and opinions. It's a long journey but he does change slowly. After facing almost having to lose MC, ML really changes. Arc 9 you do see the effort he makes in trying to keep to the plot as much as he can. I guess it also helps that his role has changed and so has MC's views. I glimpsed through later chapters and the rhythm of ML ruining MC's work seems to be finished with arc 7. A different plot starts coming into play from the latter half of the story. Will update when I read further.
There is quite a bit of... pedo vibes though and incest... while we all know they're not actually related, having to read "brother" during the papapa scenes were a little too much. Speaking of s*x scenes, once they did it for the first time they became nymphos and there wasn't a chapter without it. Also. Unrealistic. Why the f**k did he faint all the time. That's f**ked.
the characters die so flippantly and suddenly like wtf.
I love that BYS is helpless around him and can’t read him lmao. Finally, our scum shou has met his match. I also agree with some other readers that GY should be the “real” ML and that the others are shards of him.
He’s likely another shard haha.
for example, during the angel trial, Xiu talks to Eric about how it is not the people that he’s protecting, it is the idea of justice that he is protecting whereas Xiu does not have such biases
noncon in V4. MC loses his memory and ML can’t control himself so he disguises himself and rapes MC several times. Even if you’re lovers, consent is a thing, you know????? Especially when your lover doesn’t know he’s your lover! V3 is also rather dubconny
How they reincarnate over and over again, finding one another each and every time. Their love just keeps growing and growing
I was so sad when Bai Ruiyao died but the fact that he was revived at the expense of Mu Huixue’s life leaves me torn. The extra in which the world never went online made me feel complicated. It was sweet and happy but because of the peace, my fave characters never had a chance to intersect the way they did in the main story. This story really is about making the best of what life deals to you.
THANK GOD THE AUTHOR SAID IT’S THE HARSHEST ARC AND THAT THE OTHER ONES AREN’T AS HEAVY