After Brushing Face At The Apocalypse’s Boss For 363 Days


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In the most popular 3D keyboard online game “Tomorrow”, an ordinary player, Zhang Zhiyin had a less common hobby–that is to visit Dr. Y, the ultimate boss – giving him gifts and hugs.

As a game-produced NPC, the other side had, naturally, no response, but Zhang Zhiyin still insisted on visiting him rain or shine for 363 days. Until, one day, he decided to give up the game as a result of being hit by a car.

Since then, he had been dreaming every night in which he would cross into the realistic world of “Tomorrow” and return to the magical journey of normal life during the day.


“From the moment he had fallen in love with this person, he had chosen insanity.”

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XavierForest rated it
September 15, 2019
Status: c56
This is so goddamn adorable. The most adorable character is the Boss.

Icy Boss who likes to pamper X Mildly petulant, steadfast, honest, slightly chuuni, ordinary-office-worker-turned-apocalypse-survivor who cares too much and is betrayed too easily.

While the setting is an apocalyptic one 95% of the time, you can't hide from the fluff. The Boss adores the MC to the point that he eats vinegar often, even if the person the MC shows favour towards is one of his disguises. He doesn't want the MC looking at anyone who isn't him.

... more>> Summary:

An office worker (MC) who prefers villains spends a bit of time every day for almost a whole year trying to increase his intimacy with the Boss of an online game by doing the various daily actions like dancing, hugging, etc and giving him chocolates and other affection items. Unfortunately, because players cannot gift items to NPCs, he has to always watch them disappear shortly after.

When the MC finally decides to quit the game permanently, he is involved in a car accident and his consciousness is transported into a world eerily similar to the one of the game. The difference between the two is, because this new world is real, the monsters have actual instincts and the weaknesses of their online counterparts (e.g. Cannot exit the building, cannot reach past an object of a certain size, etc.) don't exist. Furthermore, his starting point is the starting point of the game. In other words, with his stats reset, he begins anew ten days after the commencement of the apocalypse.

The MC does not despair, quickly learning that, although he may not be in the game, he can still connect to the game store (although he needs money to buy items/abilities) and has knowledge of how to grow stronger and advance. And then he realises that he now has the opportunity to meet the real Boss. He is hesitant, however, because in this new world where everyone has restarted, the MC is not naïve enough to believe that the Boss he adores would remember him, would let the MC touch him, or wouldn't kill him the moment they met.

But unbeknownst to the MC, the terrifying Boss, with his cold face and maxed-out abilities, is very much aware of that person who always came by to present him with hugs and brief kisses and words of love, and is always waiting for the opportunity to sneak in close and touch his beloved, who is the only person in his life able to make him feel even a semblance of what it means to be human.


And he'll really take any opportunity to get close. A team member left the MC in a horde of zombies? Take him somewhere where there are no humans and lick his wounds until they heal while he's unconscious. He's had his mind controlled by a psychic zombie? Hijack the frequency and use this opportunity while he is dazed to hold him all night. He's turned into a cat for three days? Carry him everywhere, handfeed him, and stroke him all over. He's lonely? Use an ability that transforms the appearance, enter the human resistance as his superior, and attempt to flirt whenever possible.

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TheLadyWhoLikesBoyLove rated it
April 24, 2019
Status: Completed
This story is so fluffy and cute. I like jow the interactions were linked from the beginning to end, some stories cannot pull that off.

The way they fell for each other is heartbreaking. Both didnt know what love was till they met.

The way they show their love is cute. They are very compatible *sigh im so jealous*

... more>> Some parts made me cry huhuhu you'll get what I mena but of course every story has that part.

Read it in one sitting. U can finish this for 4 to 5 hours. Satidfying novel

I wish they had smexy scenes thou, fML hahaha <<less
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redxx rated it
June 3, 2019
Status: Completed
I recommend this to those who love fluff with no dramas + adventure in the apocalypse :). A very sweet love story.

ML seems like an innocent cotton candy.

MC is ML's snack. How cute.

Basically, its too cute.

this is too cute.
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LIght Novel San rated it
August 3, 2019
Status: --
After reading the synopsis, I had some doubt whether to read or not. Thankfully, deciding to read this was a blessing. I totally fell in love with this novel.

Its really cute and fluffy, there are no heavy drama but a good plot. It's also kind of interesting on how the wordings of this novel could make me shiver and thrilled upon visualising the scenes especially upon that chapter when they need to face the psychic zombie.

Although some narrations are kind of vague, nevertheless it's worth reading.

I wouldn't say that the... more>> MC is the kind of a stereotype shou, he isn't neither OP nor a little chicken. Let's just say he's sober and thinks before he do actions. He really never let his actions tamper his original intentions (well, except if it involves his big Villain.)

The only downside to his personality is he's kind of unfeeling. Well, I wouldn't say that it is a downside but he lacks greediness and self-love (in terms of materialistic things), he isn't just ambitious and really like a free spirit. He wasn't moved by anything but only the game. And I could sense a kind of protevtiveness that emanates from him towards his people, but there's kind of a barrier. He wouldn't trust others easily but this barrier makes him wary of others and observant. After you passed that barriers, there's another wall to be passed thru. But the wall is clearly nonexistent for the Dr. Y, its not nonexistent but that wall is clearly just made of a thin ice.

His character is really likeable.

The ML. His character is unpredictable and really good. He' s not like other ML whose very overbearing and yander-ish. He's the kind to cherish the MC and be very gentle to him. He does not restrain the MC and he even support him in the shadows.

The interaction between them is really cute and fluff.

Recommended novel. Thanks for the translators and the author!!!!!!! <<less
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littlemetaball rated it
April 1, 2020
Status: c98
Rating: At least a 4.6/5, this left me satisfied and healed up. It's also not just fluffiness and has some character development and a relatively solid plot line. :)

Note: I promise that unless I warn you or put it in spoiler box, it's not gonna spoil anything for you. If you want to understand some things in the spoilers, you gotta read the first spoiler box though.

This is such a cute story, and I really really really enjoyed it.

Some people say that the story lags, and I won't disagree... more>> with that, but I will say that if you wait it out and keep reading/skimming to the end, you will be satisfied when the characters realize certain things.

First off, (I will give a general premise, so not really big spoilers, because you will be told this as you read) the novel is about a guy who plays a zombie apocalypse game and visits the final boss of a game everyday. He gifts the boss chocolate and flowers, etc, gifts that you'd use to woo someone, because he likes final bosses. The boss doesn't reply to the MC's gifts because he's not supposed to. In that quest where you meet the boss, it's not the final quest, but the game was designed to have an instance where you meet the final boss like omG it's the boss this is what he looks like, but not fight him.

Anyway, MC is ladada going about his life and then he gets into a car accident and almost dies. He then wakes up in a world that he realizes has the setting of the game he was playing. I'll stop there, but if you are going to look any of the spoilers below, I'd suggest reading this first one right below. But I will warn you, it has 1. okay-u-could-have-figured-that-out spoiler, 2. uhh-pretty-major-spoiler!! 3. also-pretty-major-spoiler!! So you can open spoiler 1 if you're a lightweight. lol.


1. ML is the final boss of the game, meaning, ML is boss that the MC has been gifting stuff to. So ML really likes MC.



2. ML is supposed to be a very sophisticated AI that can hack and knows everything. But MC is the only one who can make him feel. Yes, again, ML really likes MC.



3. MC got into a car accident, but was saved by ML when MC was about to die. ML pulled MC's consciousness into a world ML created for MC in the first place, hoping that one day when MC dies of old age, ML can live with MC together in the world that ML created for all time. Reminds me of that episode of Black Mirror. haha.


Reasons why I liked this novel:

  1. It's not too slow or fast paced. Things got fun to read at around chapter 14ish with all the cute and fluffiness.
  2. The fluffiness is abundant. You think it's gonna end but it never does.
  3. The story is not from just the MC's perspective, you get the ML's perspective too and it flows very naturally when switching perspectives (because it's mostly MC's perspective), do not worry.
  4. The MC is not s*upid or super dense, and he seems to be more than a flat character. Yes, for a long part of the novel the MC doesn't know why certain things happen to him or when he hears about certain things about the ML, like when

    he hears that the ML likes the same chocolate as the one he would gift the ML when MC played the game

    Actually, before he realizes who the ML is, MC does seem to have certain premonitions or be on the verge of realizing, it just takes him some time because he's busy trying to survive in a zombie apocalypse. lol.
  5. MC and ML get together before the novel ends. It happens

    a little over halfway through the novel, I think, somewhere around chapter 30 or 40.

  6. The ML is really sweet to the MC. He isn't the raping yandere kind. He might be yandere, but the biggest "harassment" he's done

    is... kissing the sleeping MC... lol. It really doesn't go further, I don't think there's even groping or hickeys... just some sweet kisses. *blushes*

  7. Most of the questions I had about the mysteries of the plot were answered at the end.
One thing that I didn't really like, but ehh it was ok: You know how in every korean drama after the protagonists get together after they go through the whole I like them but do they like me drama, they face some sort of other obstacle? Maybe there's a love rival, or someone dies, or something happens to one of the characters, and there's always a sort of "oooh plot twist" thing? But now that those things are in every single drama they're called tropes? So yeah, there is a sort of trope thing that happens and I did not really like it because it was a tad cliché, but also a little different.

to be more specific, and this is major spoiler okay?

Trope I was talking about: when the ML gets amnesia and FL is all like oh no he forgot me but then ML remembers FL. Difference: ML does not forget MC, he just removes his affection for MC after reboot. Clarification: When ML gets sorta rebooted by MC because of some other drama, the ML, now not in the sort of overdrive state he was in before reboot, coolly reflects on what led to his destruction, and he concludes it's his feelings for MC and the MC himself. So, the ML KNOWS what happened between him and MC but he thinks his attachments to MC are errors, so he basically deletes his affection for MC.


I would say that the MC was more dimensional, and that the ML was less dimensional and more 2D. However, ML experiences more growth and change in the novel, particularly in the second half.

And also note: It doesn't have smut, it is fluffy, and the most scandalous thing that happens is kissing. <<less
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pinkumilkuu rated it
February 18, 2020
Status: c73
Dropped at ch73.

I don't like this and I wish I dropped it earlier. The beginning was actually nice, fluff and all but midway you'll see that they don't know where to focus on, romance or the apocalypse theme? Author failed to make a cohesive story. Details that need to be addressed are glossed over, you'll feel that you're reading a long summary of a love story with very detailed apocalypse/zombies plot going on the side. Sci Fi theme was "supposedly" a nice touch but I just lol-ed. Read other BL.
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1Sami rated it
February 22, 2020
Status: c73
I really liked the beginning but I got bored as I read more of it. It felt like the author was trying to drag it on I guess. That might be just me though since I like more fast paced books.
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amruta rated it
December 27, 2019
Status: Completed
Fluffy read. A bit boring at times. Translation is decent.
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clxndestinely rated it
August 16, 2020
Status: Completed
Was wavering between 3.0 stars and 4.0, so I put 3.0 despite thinking 3.5.

Despite the angsty, psychological vibe from the synopsis, this story is nothing of the kind. With a fun amount of humour, a growing MC, and an OP ML, it has a premise that's cliché but full of potential.


  • Quite a funny MC,
  • Mutual respect between MC and ML,
  • A nice I-loved-you-from-the-start energy,
  • An interesting explanation,
  • Simple but enough world-building,
  • A balance of cute/funny scenes and serious ones,
  • Lovable characters,
  • Short paragraphs that describe the results of certain actions/characters,

  • Explanation was rushed,
  • Side characters were useless/2D,
  • Antagonists too easily-defeated,
  • Villains/Antagonists didn't seem to have a motive,
  • Too less show-don't-tell,
  • The start's a little draggy,
  • Romance is smooth but kind of dull,
  • Antagonists didn't really affect the plot,
  • Plot didn't really exist, honestly,
Overall a decent read. Not much to it.
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hiro14 rated it
May 17, 2020
Status: --
I stopped at chapter 79 and went to the last chapter and extra. The world building is so weird and I couldn't stand finishing it all the way anymore.

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1. ML disguised as Shang Si. MC didn't notice that it's the ML, and even let Shang Si hold his hands. It's almost like the MC kind of have some feelings for Shang Si, and of course, if someone died for you, more romantic feelings will sprout. Even though it's a disguise, it's still feel weird.

2. World building - I don't understand how ML created the tomorrow world and how he can control the time or how to make it slower. There was nothing explained on how to go back and forth just through sleeping too and how the ML pulled the consciousness of MC and put it in that world. As an AI, your power is supposed to be more in the scientific and technological side and not in pulling some kind of soul/consciousness. I expected it more to be scifi first but instead it's all more like fantasy. I feel like the world building doesn't make any logical sense at all.


There was no love scenes at all from 1-79, 97, and extra. I doubt that it will have some and the yaoi genre should be removed. The ending chapter 97 doesn't show a satisfying ending, in terms of being cute and romantic. The extra can be just said a little funny, but not romantic.

I can just say read at your own risk, lol <<less
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AImmortalZ rated it
April 15, 2022
Status: Completed
I reread this novel so the story was vague for me because I can't remember the plot. I just remembered that MC stop liking the ML so I kind of want to read this again to have angst, but I discovered after reading this that this did not have angst. Just full of fluff. Bruhh, my brain remembered it wrong wuwuwu. Still, a fluffy and cute story.
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abodammen rated it
August 18, 2021
Status: Completed
If you're here just for the fluffy, all is well romance and not for the plot, this novel is for you. Although, the romance wasn't executed pretty well and the logic behind the world, was somehow, not as acceptable for me.

Plot was dragging, the side characters are one-trait characters, clearly just there as background/cheering squad for the MC and his greatness. For someone who's resolute and treats the ML as his own lover, having one of the ML's incarnations touch him and him being dismissive about it (he doesn't know... more>> it's the ML) is contradictory and clearly just a load of bull. It would've been a good read, it just wasn't executed well, and the emotional entanglement was superficial, and as if it's acceptable for the MC to be lenient just because it was the ML itself (which, again, MC didn't know it was him).

Do not exactly recommend for people who's a bit more critical with how the characters are written and their relationships/entanglement, as this will probably frustrate you. <<less
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trash_generalist rated it
April 9, 2022
Status: c64
Plot: Zhang Zhiyin (MC) has been playing an online game called "Tomorrow" for a while now. And, for 362 days straight, he's been visiting the game's Big Boss, Dr. Y (ML), to give him gifts, hugs, and kisses. He devoted himself to this despite it costing money and taking up time, but had intentions of stopping once the year ended. Unfortunately (? Or fortunately), he gets into an accident. This accident sends him into the world of tomorrow, which is exactly how he remembers it, but more realistic!... more>> In any case, it gives him the opportunity to meet his beloved boss.

Mild Spoilers!

Unlike what MC expects, the ML actually remembers those 362 days spent together!



I liked this premise a lot! I think the actual world of Tomorrow was a little eh. Like the pacing was too fast and it was hard to care about what was going on because the side-characters are so undeveloped. I wish the world could have been explored more slowly, but I guess it was mostly a side thing

In comparison, the main plot, which is the MC's romance with Boss Dr. Y, was very well done and given a lot of focus! It's cute, it's fluffy, and sometimes very funny! So, if that's what you're interested in, then you'll probably like it even more than me!


    • Zhang Zhiyin (MC) : Adult salary man that enjoys playing games and has a tendency towards villain characters. He doesn't immediately become OP after entering the world of Tomorrow, but with his backing, he manages to get through it.
    • Dr. Y (ML) : Stoic and repeatedly thinks of himself as not human.

      And he isn't; so that makes sense LOLOL. Anyway, after having been spoiled with affection by the MC, he's completely on board this ship and appears again and again! He's very cute for an ML!


Ahhh!! The main characters here are well done. They have complexity and depth! And weird little quirks. So, yeah! You can't help but like them. Especially the ML T.T

Unfortunately though, the side-characters don't get the same treatment. Some interesting ones appear but are very distant to the main plot. And thus, are not explored fully.

Rating: My rating for this is actually 3/5. I really enjoyed the romance subplot, but I was very disappointed about the lack of world exploration (seriously, those first few chapters were a grind to get through because the fast pacing made it so that there was tons of exposition about interesting worldbuilding that would eventually not matter. I was drowning in information told to me rather than being shown, which made the first few chapters very boring.).

I mostly started reading the novel because I wanted to explore the world of Tomorrow. So the fact that it was so poorly developed (I mean, the worldbuilding is good, but I didn't care at all about it because the author told us about it with the fast pacing rather than exploring it more slowly) made me very disappointed T.T I think, next time, if I go into the story knowing that this is mostly romance and not to focus on the wrong thing, I'll like it better!

Sure enough, the romance in this is worth the read. I'll definitely come back to see ZZY and Dr. Y's romance come to an end later on and recommend that you at least give it a try as well. Keeping in mind what I said about the central focus of the plot!! <<less
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moira2912 rated it
July 15, 2020
Status: Completed
I liked it.

It was silly story with crazy premise but it was funny and sweet.

Also, it had some pretty solid logic concerning the world. I loved this aspect and appreciated that the author really thought it out.

In fact it’s just slightly above average story but for the fluffy feeling I got from it I am giving it full score. ^^
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Kittie rated it
July 2, 2020
Status: Completed
I really love reading bl novel and apocalypse theme. I love how the MC and ML fall in love during difficult time and support each other.

But this novel make me really hesitate to read them, after I read the synopsis. I was really disinterested in them. But sometime we can really judge the book by it cover.

Thus I fall in love with this novel. They were so cute and fluffy. The interaction between MC and ML was precious. I love how the MC think that all the things that he... more>> did was not seen by Ml.

The cold iceberg ML x the sunny and happy ignorant MC combination. <<less
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earlgreyt rated it
December 16, 2019
Status: Completed
Very very very cute toothrotting fluff and humor. Angst-free!

This is more of a gaming novel than an apocalypse/survival novel as the MC spends more time focusing on getting stronger, becoming a better team leader, etc. Because the ML is the ultimate boss, there aren't any really dangerous situations (and the MC has special cheats to let him revive if he ever actually dies).

I do wish that there was a little bit more tension because it got a bit boring at times and there was a lot of summarizing for certain... more>> base events instead of the reader experiencing it, but this isn't a very long novel, so that had to happen at some point.

Translation is pretty good, just a bit too literal at times. <<less
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Zemmiaphobia rated it
February 28, 2023
Status: c20
This novel is very confusing. The plot is all over the place and there is no logical progression of anything. I feel like I'm reading someone briefly explaining the story to me rather than reading the actual story.
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lemonyuka rated it
September 25, 2021
Status: c98
this is my first time writing a review so excuse my clumsiness. If I was being honest I thought I would really like this novel, disappointingly I did not. Not saying it was bad but it just didn't sit with me. Near the ending at around chapter 70 I just wanted to get it over with.

The MC wasn't a bad character The ML was meh. I honestly didn't care if they ended up together or not. I started noticing that I would just end up rolling my eyes when they'd... more>> meet each other. Some parts of their relationship was cute but it couldn't save it for me. I mainly stuck around because I liked the story where he'd go into the game's "real world". I liked the side characters and I liked how the MC captained his team. If the romance was cut off from the story I would have rated this a 3 stars. I came for the romance and plot but ended disliking the romance and wished the plot drifted differently.

I have some more complaints and other things I liked. But I won't get too into it because I don't want to make this too long. There's more too it than what I just talked about so I do suggest giving this novel a try incase you like it ^^ I would just suggest not to expect too much from this as I think this was more so just a light read to past time. <<less
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The1Rin rated it
September 13, 2020
Status: Completed
I love the ML, he is the most innocent and childish villain. You just can't hate him, I will not allow it!

I was just upset by how long it took for them to get together and how quickly their relationship grew but it never disappointed in romance as ML is clingy and MC provides. They were both very innocent tho as the most they did was peck, it should not have the 'yaoi' tag as it does not have any s*xual tension except for a scene where ML licks MCs... more>> wounds to heal them once near the begging.

The story was also interesting as I loved a lot of the characters as they just went along with MC and ML shipping them while others were very loyal friends to MC in an apocalyptic world. It was very sad at times too so I cried a lot or just felt bad for ML when he was sad that MC hasn't been around much but I also laughed a ton.


My favourite parts were when ML started watching soap operas and wanted to live them so he told everyone that he is engaged to MC cuz their parents arranged it for them when they weren't born yet and everyone believed, and because of that one of the characters had creative ideas about a love triangle with someone from their made-up childhood.


Overall great novel, not 5 stars as I was disappointed whit some characters end as the last villain died in a funny way but I wanted more of a reaction from him in his final moments, and I didn't hear much about the friends after the end as I was interested in what happened to them. <<less
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eidichan rated it
May 27, 2020
Status: Completed
Long fluffy story, added adorability from cats! The writing and storytelling is not balanced, as the story after midway starts jumping between way-too-convenient daily life of ML&MC and overly complicated plots in the game world (which ultimately is sort of brushed aside). Overall the ending is very plain and almost boring compared to the beginning of the story, so I recommend reading half-way and ending it there! And maybe go after some fanfic of the main couple, as ... more>>

all they will do is cuddle and little kisses, and the end is even lacking of those.

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