A Tooth For a Tooth

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After Xu Qing Nuo suffered emotional betrayal, his way to retaliate was to make the other person feel the same.

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11/26/21 Raka BL Translations extra (end)
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karwasama
New karwasama rated it
November 28, 2021
Status: Completed
Abso-f*cking-lutley loved this.

Sick of scum gongs? Sick of scum gongs who are forgiven after a bit of groveling? Sick of MCs who end up crawling back to their abusers? This novel will cure you of all your frustration and anger.

This manages to take a realistic approach to how someone would react to their significant other cheating. The MC isn't indifferent - the ML was someone who he spent years with, of course he's going to need some time to come to terms with what happened, especially once it's revealed that... more>> the person he cheated with was his
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best friend.

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I've never been cheated on, but if I was, I imagine I would want to do the exact same thing as the MC did. Like, if you don't want to experience what the ML experienced in the novel, I just wouldn't cheat in the first place, you know?

Anyway, I loved this. Just like The Slag Gong Wants to Kill Me, but with much more realism. A 5.0/5.0 stars! <<less
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Reyleisha
New Reyleisha rated it
November 28, 2021
Status: Completed
Rating: 4/5- Really liked this. I think there’s a lot of catharsis but also a lot of self-sabotage in this story.

Yes eventually the MC will have a proper relationship but he most certainly requires some closure and therapy to get there.

The revenge was well plotted overall though even though the MC wounded himself to get it.
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kislanyk
kislanyk rated it
October 23, 2021
Status: --
As the translator of this novel, I have to give it 5 stars. I wouldn't have picked it up if it hadn't been one of my favorite books in the ... more>>
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get a better ML, aka 'change the gong'

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genre. In the Chinese danmei circles among the books with this trope, it's a classic.

This is a short story that describes how the 7-year-itch happened and how the MC retaliated against the betrayal that he suffered.

As for the ending...

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Personally, despite the rather open ending with a strong foreshadowing of HE, I found this story really satisfying, and I hope more authors choose to no longer forgive the scum for their evil deeds (I look at you 188 Boy's Team dudes!) rather than giving the couple a forceful HE.

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Efu-sama
Efu-sama rated it
November 12, 2021
Status: Completed
I am so glad that the MC has his revenge on the Scumbags, yeah, not just one Scum boyfriend but also a Scum best friend who got entangled and is still able to justify their actions as "a mere play".

I like the tooth for a tooth, eye for an eye notion. To make the scumbag who said that he still loves MC feel how does it like to be cheated.

While the ending is up to my liking, and we can be sure that MC finally meets his true love after... more>> leaving this Scumbag BF, the process of going there is...a bit painful.

The MC chose to go to some bar and wanted to have a one-night stand with a stranger to get revenge. Like, it's a relief that MC met a good person in the bar (the final ML), but in case he met with another Scumbag, then wouldn't the MC running from Tiger Mouth into a Wolf den? Escaping from a Scum only to meet another Scum?

If MC did not meet the final ML in the bar, he'd be hurting himself more, because MC is originally a straightforward person. If he truly did meet a stranger who is flimsy and only wanted some f*cks, the MC would end up adding wounds to himself, by thinking that he has been dirtied, by playing around just to get revenge.

Having a one-night stand is normal for those who are familiar with it, but for those with a straightforward and have quite an orthodox mindsets like MC here, it can be something he felt ashamed about and will only decrease his self-confidence in the later stage.

For once, his self-esteem has been going down since the Scum BF cheated. So, if he meets someone else who thinks s*x is the way to satisfy physiological needs, he may not realize but subconsciously he will lose confidence in himself. Thinking that even his BF thinks he is unworthy of a faithful relationship, and thinking that his body is only enough to attract those with lust.

I don't think the process of having revenge is good, because it may, hurt the MC more. Fortunately, he meets the right person, the final ML. <<less
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PhoenixChameleon
PhoenixChameleon rated it
October 25, 2021
Status: Completed
Hard to find gem with the links missing. You’ll have a dig/search a little to find it but it’s worth it. High school sweethearts -> what happens when one of them discovers his lover has been cheating on him with his best friend? A short story of eye for an eye revenge. The MC doesn’t feel good about it, but finds it necessary for catharsis. Our MC is lucky in his knight in shining armor has been hovering like a shadow knight. There’s a lot is sweetness mixed with the... more>> sharp bitterness. It’s a HE. Lots of subtleties if you look. A great quick read under 15 chapters! <<less
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periperi
periperi rated it
October 24, 2021
Status: Completed
5 stars

As author mentioned, some may not agree with the way MC did his revenge (literal tooth for a tooth method), but this is a very short story. Scum (and mistress) get what they deserve but I wish there was just that little bit more to show us the happy end for MC instead of just a foreshadowing.

And even with just a short story, there is some depth to the characters (they have their backgrounds, how they met, a bit of relationship dynamics), so to see it slowly crumble and... more>> fall out of love in such a short span made it a good read. Still wanted a little more for the good ML though.

Otherwise a nice short revenge story. <<less
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Lost Happiness
Lost Happiness rated it
October 23, 2021
Status: Completed
This story isn't about MC finding love but revenge on the scumbag though there is a ML who appears, sort of like the silent loyal dog who guards you from afar in secret.

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I like how MC's friend love life is intertwine with the scumbag's mistress. The friend's crush is won over after his persistence as well as knowing the mistress action of cheating on him with MC's scumbag lover.

ML backstory would be revealed in the extra where he knew MC but acted like he didn't, all to steal a chance to slowly get into MC's circle. I really support him.

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earlgreyt
earlgreyt rated it
November 28, 2021
Status: Completed
I did like the story of vengeance.

But I guess I'm also the type to take the high road and leave. It's understandable that the MC had deep entanglement with his cheating ex after many years of relationship and couldn't just leave without getting some form of revenge, but I think the

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having s*x in their house was a bit too much.

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Well, either way it's refreshing. I'm glad the MC found someone else but the new ML

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was so unrealistic that it spoiled the story somewhat for me.

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Oh well, it's a better message that there are plenty of excellent fish in the sea than hanging oneself off the cheating one.

The struggle of the old relationship, the tenderness of long-time lovers and the comfort of the old relationship was portrayed very well by the author. It's very easy to rationalize or accept cheating when the relationship has many years of history. It's easy trick oneself into thinking it's a one-time thing or that it won't happen again... it will. <<less
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