The Demon King Always Thinks I’m Secretly In Love With Him


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Bai Yang is the youngest son of a rich family, he grew up spoiled and unambitious, and no one expects anything from him. He doesn’t really mind this though, because he’s still able to live a simple and happy life.

One day, however, his older brother got into an accident and is now comatose. Bai Yang’s father now has to consider his youngest son to take over the family business. Unfortunately, for him, Bai Yang is a weak, timid, and cowardly child. How can he ever succeed?!

Wanting to change his son’s personality, his father has Bai Yang transmigrated into the world of Wild Wind, a very famous fantasy novel. Bai Yang’s father hopes the environment of that world will shape his son into a more arrogant and domineering man, as a child of a wealthy family ought to be.

However, due to an error in the Main System, instead of transmigrating as the protagonist, Bai Yang ends up becoming a cannon fodder villain, Xie Zietian, from the Demon Realm! In order to safely and quickly return to his world, Bai Yang has to ensure that the protagonist, Zhou Ying, ascends to the heavens so his transmigration mission will be completed.

In order to sneak into the Human Realm and help Zhou Ying, Bai Yang comes up with a variety of excuses to the Demon King of Everlasting Night, such as…

Bai Yang said in a dignified manner, “Your Majesty, that person might threaten the demon world. I will go to the human world to kill him for you!” (Actually, I went there to meet the protagonist.)

Bai Yang proclaimed his loyalty to the Demon King, “Your Majesty, hang in there. I will go to the human world to find the elixir for you!” (Actually, I went there to save the protagonist.)

Bai Yang said with an attitude of selfless dedication, “Your Majesty, I just want to go to the human world to further your great cause!” (Actually, I went there to see the protagonist.)

The Demon King’s face remained impassive but, in fact, the tips of his ears were red. He was thinking: I can’t believe he loves me so deeply…

Demon King said, “Humph! Seeing how clingy you are, I’ll accept your love. Tell me! Whatever you need, I’ll give it to you!”

Bai Yang: “What the hell…! Your Majesty, I don’t love you.”

Demon King said, “No, you love me.”

The Demon King truly believed Bai Yang and him shared a deep mutual love until he discovered that Bai Yang was having an “affair” with a “wild human” …

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New THISBRO rated it
March 26, 2020
Status: Completed
This is definitely one of the best transmigration series out there. It has wonderful characters and an actual plot. The MC and ML also don't fall in love with each other at first glance of even second glance. The ML is an absolute innocent baby despite the exterior lmao ... more>>

and the MC initially tries to play it off that he was the top because of the ML acting like a shy maiden HhHAhAhaHA


The setting and initial premise actually does serve a purpose and is not just for plot convenience, this is 100% up on my list of faves <<less
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New Prssia rated it
March 13, 2020
Status: c46
this is legit hilarious and cute, like so far this is a really great story, it's different from most transmigrating into the canon fodder villain stories so it just feels fresh and new
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zuzujae rated it
December 2, 2018
Status: c93
I think this novel is a really fun read!!! (I don't know why the bad ratings tho) and I laughed all the way through it, very VERY funny. The language and style the author used in this novel is definitely very charming and bubbly. Even though this book gives you a premise of nonsense comedy crack, but actually, the fun parts are carefully planned out and there's foreshadowing for later events. It's not some intense drama heavy plot twists, it's precisely planned but laid back funny adventure of how MC... more>> navigates through his life after his transmigration

I read it in chinese (very ahead of everyone else) so spoiler!


I did not expect at ALL, for the events happened in the later chapters. Usually with this kind of premises, the protagonists, MC, and ML will turn into a cringy awkward love triangle but no, this author, turns in into a romance comedy where MC and ML suddenly become fathers and adopt the protagonist instead. Thanks to whom? MC's oscar worthy acting and his ability to talk bullsh into reality, all to save himself. (To some point I kind of think MC is more like a villain that just messes with everyone)

Every time the author left a clue, a key item, a hint, I would guess what/when/how it's gonna be introduced later. I have this fixed tropey cliche thoughts in my mind. I thought I could guess the outcome of the plot because let's admit, authors use tropes a lot (and we kind of dig it). I thought the demon bug would be used to trick MC into dual cultivation, but no. I thought the fruit would be used to cure ML's condition, but no. I thought the pearl would cause chaos and angst, but no. I thought there would be a cringy love triangle, but no. Every single time, the author twist it so unexpectedly I was so weirded out but at the same time it makes sense and it's funny! It's not like mega plot twists of dramatic ending, it's like "haha bet you didn't see this joke coming". This is what keeps me reading and reading and keeping me excited for every new update.

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jl050503 rated it
December 2, 2018
Status: c2
It's actually not like how Trane reviewed it.

His dad did send him off to make him braver, but the MC agreed out of his own will, although persuaded-cough-scammed by his father.

And he was supposed to be the main character, but by a miscalculation in the system, became a cannon fodder.

... more>> It's not like his father sent him off to die, it was an accident.

And it's not a Yaoi setting at all (although it would soon be).

I actually think it has a logical start and it has a balance between sarcasm, humor, and seriousness. And the system is quite cute too.

I really don't know why there are so many low ratings for this story, have you even read it properly? Did they only read the first chapter and decide, "Meh."? Because, so far, I'm quite fascinated by the MC, and the plot to come.

So what I'm saying is: Give it a chance, don't judge it so early. It might actually be your type of story. <<less
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irrykat rated it
December 2, 2018
Status: c2
I have to agree with @jl050503. The plot seems to be much more complex than what that other negative review has laid out. The MC is indeed now stuck playing an evil cannon fodder, but it was definitely not an intended situation.

What we've seen from the MC is interesting. As a younger son of a rich family, he's been used to being able to live as he pleased with the happy confidence that his older brother would inherit and take care of things. When... more>> he's unexpectedly thrown into the heir position, I sympathized. His father and the people around him want the kind of domineering character we see so often in Chinese novel MLs, but this guy's personality is not, and the father hates this so much that he's puts the MC to such extremes to try to force a personality change. I wonder if the novel will help address this, especially since the MC isn't playing the scenario's protag.

What's also a nice change is that, thus far, the MC and his system seem to be getting along! His system is legitimately helpful and, while the MC is bound to complete tasks and missions (now tied to the scum character he's playing), it's sympathetic and aims to support him! You don't see that very often. Of course, with starting off on such a wrong foot, I expect nothing the MC and his system plan will go as they intended.

As for the translation, I will say thus far it's been excellent. Few to no issues with spelling or grammar, nice flow, and easy and pleasant to read.

I love xianxia, and it looks like this novel will be full of some wonderful comedy and some hilarious misunderstandings as the MC and his system try to muddle through this mess. I'm especially looking forward to the Demon King's appearance, as in many of these kinds of transmigration stories, the ML is usually the world's protag.

I'm looking forward to see what happens next, and I hope others give it a shot. From the few chapters we have so far, it seems like it will be a fun ride. <<less
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GoldenTiger0 rated it
January 25, 2019
Status: Completed
I really liked the MC but I came to love ML more. He has no knowledge about love... And he has an enormous black hole in his head. What our MC can't say or tell, ML makes it up on his own. Especially when he suspected that MC loved him. Quite a logical and dramatical love story.

... more>>

ML thinks that since MC touched him, MC fell in love with ML. MC didn't touch any of the backyard people. Then, MC went out to solve the Protagonist, saved ML from going into demon by his magic, went off to get whatever was needed to save him and also got injuries, and finally he hastily ran back when he heard that he had a battle with Western Lord. And when ML heals MC in pool for the first time, ML rejects MC. MC (at first, denies then thinks that's perfect misunderstanding) gets heartbroken as ML leaves after rejecting him.


MC always trying to leave ML to help the Protagonist doesn't work much except at crucial times.

In the chapter 90, most laughing thing is...


Demon King (ML) : Why? Why do you want to maintain him so much? Is he so important?

Bo Yang (MC) : Of course he's important because he's my most important person.

Demon King (ML) : heavy rage, overflowing magic

Bo Yang (MC) : I have to say it - Zhou Ying is my son!

Deming King (ML) :...

Zhou Ying (Protagonist) :...???!



Gyahh!!!!! Just read 91st, too hilarious!!!!

Father, son and father's lover...


Demon King (ML) : Lie!!!

Zhou Ying (Protagonist) : confused, doubts life, (prospective crush became father)

Bo Yang (MC) : Test our blood!

Demon King (ML) : Fine, if not he dies...

Bo Yang (MC) : secretly eats mother fruit

Blood matches...

Demon King (ML) :...

Zhou Ying (Protagonist) : Impossible!!! Your age is same as mine.

Bo Yang (MC) : I'm thousand of years old (You're right!).

Zhou Ying (Protagonist) : Really my father?!

Bo Yang (MC) : Blood proof.

Zhou Ying (Protagonist) :...

Bo Yang (MC) : Call father...

Zhou Ying (Protagonist) :...

Demon King (ML) :..., long forgotten, still shocked



Just read 101...


MC needs to be killed by the Protagonist in order to go back to his world as well as to take ML along with him.

MC gives him a pill and he reaches robbery period. MC asks him to kill him. Zhou Ying denies. MC rolls on ground and cries. "Son: Dad, ground is dirty. Don't roll." "Father: No! You kill me!"



I have completed this one and it's lovely. Although I find Zhou Ying's character a little disturbing at the few last paragraphs of main story. He's very pitiful also... he has to continue the the story cycle as the data. ML is very idiotic in real life - did everything that might offend MC. MC is very pitiful that he wasn't aware of ML's ideas on him in real world. ML was too deliberate in real world. Xiao Long is my fav.. A super cute system with a nice cute voice.

This novel definitely worth a read. <<less
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KawaiiPanda rated it
December 2, 2018
Status: c2
I really love this story. For me this story is funny, and it attracts me to read more. And the settings is kinda different from other novel about system settings. And I really recommend it. You guys should give it a try. Cause it is worth it.
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cozycitywitch rated it
February 4, 2019
Status: c78
I really liked this story, so much so that I started mtl editing it to make it more readable and then went back to read the edited version. It's cute and funny and overall pretty feel good. The ML isn't nearly as overbearing as in other novels, in fact, until very close to the end he's mostly just awkward and embarrassed about his crush and tries to hide it while still being a mighty demon king. It's really precious. The system is adorable as well and kind of snarky, so... more>> the convo's between them and the MC are fun to read.

I always love it when the MC is capable and just as strong as the ML or vice versa. I never really enjoy damsel in distress tropes so this story is especially enticing to me because the two save each other often. And although the Demon King is stronger, the MC is among the most strong in the demon world.

I haven't completely finished the story yet, since I've gotten to the part where the MC and ML are pretty much together-together so I've lost interest overall, hence the missing one star, but up to this point it's really a joy. I will say that towards the end when their relationship comes to complete fruition, it starts to get a little tropey and the ML is suddenly super overbearing but the rest of the story is really low key and fun with a natural relationship progression and lots of interesting moments. <<less
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AmNut Obcess rated it
January 14, 2019
Status: Completed
Great story I tell you. The characters are just pure gold. The MC really cracks me up especially his interaction with the system. Also usually, systems are there with you to go through thick and thin, but this one just does not (in a sense haha). When MC is faced with difficulties and ask system for help, He'll be like 'Sir this is your test, I cannot help you. You can do it bro' or when MC is about to die (or so the MC thinks) the system is like,... more>> "don't worry I'll send your will to your parents and brother, but before that, can ya give me rate of 5 before dying?' Lol. Really cracks me up.

Also the ML the way he imagines things is really hilarious (as we can see in the introduction haha)


So right at chap 40-41, the MC told that all of those are just misunderstanding. And the ML is like smile but really want to grind him to death haha. Then ML had to heal the MC (since MC save him) but since he was mad at MC he deliberately do it rough haha. After many days, the MC finally can't take it and told ML that to do it gently. So he did and he did it so good that the MC was unconsciously shouted "ah~" it was so sexy and hawt that even the system was silent for a moment haha. That ML was so mad at him and said that why are ya seducing me if ya don't like meh. The MC apologized said it was unintentional. So they continued the process again, and again, it was so gentle and comfortable that the MC cant help and say, copy paste "Well lighter... lighter.... ah... just like this.... exert a little.. fo.. for.. force..' So you can imagine the mood of the ML then hehe. So what do you think the ML did? ^^ hehehe~


Anyway, I have not finish reading this. I just want to right this cuz I was itching to write the spoiler haha. Adios amigos amigas, I'll be back at mlt-ing this haha. Probably write more after reading the whole book. Ciao!


Aw man. Just finished this. Well it could have gone longer or have more extras lol. The chapters about the real world was kind of short. It would be good if it was longer. Wanna see more of their interaction.

Probably one that stuck aside from above is this:


ML found out that he was raising a wild man outside. Rage rage rage! Kill! Destroy!

MC: No! I'm his father!

Protagonist: sound of a broken glass


Haha all in all it was good. Tho itching for more extra chapsss <<less
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OthersideFish rated it
December 2, 2018
Status: c44
The plot seems interesting, a timid, over-cautious and too gentle guy having to act as an arrogant to weak, boot-licking to strong, playboy type character. And he isn't allowed to be ooc. Also the demon king (ML) is very cute.
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Illisaide rated it
December 11, 2018
Status: --
Why is this rating so low for such an awesome story?

It’s funny and cute and the MC is a little dork.

Those of you who like “My Disciple Died Yet Again” and don’t mind BL would probably love this story!
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Bluebell6678 rated it
February 8, 2019
Status: c5
I love the story, don’t feel too rushed to update after all you have a life too but remember you have people waiting for more chapters 😃
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GrimmyAF rated it
August 27, 2019
Status: Completed
4/5. Couple of boring bits that could be sped through, but everything was nicely concluded.

Misunderstandings, misunderstandings, misunderstandings abound!

MC was sent into a fantasy novel by his father in order to become braver, but oops something happened and he ends up in cannon fodder XZT instead of the protagonist.

... more>> In order to help the protagonist, he lies (and lets the ML continue to misunderstanding, misunderstanding, and misunderstanding) to help the protagonist and continue his own mission.

Mr Overbearing President, er, Overbearing Demon King goes, yes, you must be in love with me so that's why you did all these things. And MC goes, hmm, why not? It makes everything easier.

Then he accidentally, and actually falls in love.

All the MC knows about the ML is from the book, and slowly, he begins to realise that the ML is more than the character in the book, and his own thoughts and feelings.


So much so that he makes the decision to stay in the world with the demon king. But of course, that doesn't happen because Plot occurs.



  • Cute interaction between the system and MC.
  • Overbearing Demon King is overbearing, but not that overbearing. Like the MC describes him, the ML's like a kid who hasn't finished school, and only knows how to go buy, buy, buy, when trying to impress the person he loves.
  • HE, 1v1. No unnecessary love triangles (only misunderstood ones)
  • Comedy! There's funny bits scattered throughout the entire story.

MC: No, Protagonist, I'm your father!


Protagonist: Noooooo! I don't have a father like you! You abandoned me and my mother! *Acts like a kid who just realised his father was a scum.*




After their first time:

Hua Feihua: I can smell you guys on each other, hmm, YOU HAD SEX?

ML: *blushes like a virgin maiden*

MC: (can't let HFH think I'm the bottom and I fainted twice) Y-yeah! We did! So?

HFH: the Demon King's the bottom??!!



  • Couple of boring bits that could be sped through.
  • Some might not like the whole, 'im a straight guy! I like girls! I'm not bent' thing
  • Spoiler

    Poor Protagonist! Although the world was restored, his memories are all gone! : (

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TheLadyWhoLikesBoyLove rated it
January 29, 2019
Status: Completed
Dont bother with low ratings and reviews this is a good one. I read it in one sitting. You're missing out a lot if you skip this one.
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keima rated it
November 2, 2019
Status: Completed
It's a fun BL novel but I just feel so sad about

protag being just a bunch of data, it would be great if he's a comatosed kid put on the simulation and in RL he'll be adopted by MC nd ML along with System chan 😔

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chocolatechipcookie rated it
August 4, 2019
Status: c15
1. DON'T LISTEN TO THE NONSENSE OF Saikyi (https://www. Novelupdates. Com/user/116757/Saikyi/) like What kind of nonsense is that person babbling about? WHAT RAPE? There's literally no sign of r*pe and as far as I'm concerned, smutty scenes happen so far into the novel and it's bloody consented. No rape. (Saikyi probably also liked his/her own comment) That guy's a troll. This is literally a fluffy novel, kind of, still fluffy.

2. It's nothing like FOD or SVSSS, difference is extremely large especially FOD. Transmigration is the only thing that's similar... more>> to SVSSS, but the process of transmigration is different.

Anyways, I like this better than SVSSS in all honesty. This seems like it's going in a better direction, but then again that's what I thought about SVSSS too until I grew to dislike Shen Yuan as well as the so called "romance" in SVSSS (Ugh it was forced, the extras made up for SY and Bingmei's relationship tho *it became kinda cute*. But the highlight was definitely MBJxSQJ and Shen JiuxYQY)

Hopefully this wouldn't end up like SVSSS, AND hopefully MC would gradually genuinely fall in love with the Demon King ML. So far so good. <<less
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January 29, 2020
Status: extra
Ha! This was a fun read, and definitely had me snickering with laughter at the two.
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Szara rated it
December 6, 2019
Status: Completed
I loved this story so much I MTL’d it to the end.

I usually hate stories that center around misunderstandings, but this was the ‘funny’ kind of misunderstanding that brought the two leads together, instead of tearing them apart.

The ML is a huge man-baby, but I adore him. He’s so sweet to the MC once he fell in love~
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Aqua Leila rated it
November 24, 2019
Status: Completed
I am so, so, damn hooked! Its to the point I want more! Like:

... more>>

I want protag/ Zhou Ying to remember our MC/ Bai Yang/ Xie ZeTian when he ascends or something! I feel so sorry for Zhou boy! He got the short end of the stick! Especially around the end. Although, him not remembering the MC is also a great thing 'cause if does remember, he'll have immense trauma.

But oh well, all in all the novel is so great I read the MTL til the end! This is actually not my first time reading an MTL, however its my first time reading the MTL from the first to the last chapter! And even an extra chapter at that. All I can say is: It was all worth it!

I even want more but its already completed! What can I say?!

Alright, first, the plot is smooth. Like smoothy smooth with some mint mixed. (Am I the only one who likes that? OK).

Second, the character development is amazing. When I look back at the first few chapters and I noticed our MC is a pure white rabbit and then I look at the current MC who's as sly as a cunning black bellied fox. This Laozi was left speechless.

The demon king is a huge narcissist (in a good way) and the misunderstanding always made me LOL.

The villains aren't the type that "I am offended. You didn't do anything but I'm still offended so I will fight to the death with you!"


Although, at that time when MC and ML went to the human world to see the scenery (actually, MC went there to check on the protagonist) ML killed some canon fodder and those canon fodder were a little like the above aforementioned but other than that, the other characters has their own personality.


The system.... She feels like a mother. I like her very very much.


At that time when she sacrificed herself to get the data of ML (who actually doesn't need to. But at the end helped form the virtual world again) I was so touched! She's the best system, so far, (for me)


It is a very good read. I actually only read this to substitute another novel but when I read around the 30th chapter, I couldn't stop anymore. It's that good guys! Read it! So highly recommended! Other than The Reader and Protagonist definitely have to be in true love, Game Loading and Quickly wear the face of the devil, I don't think other novels can make me appreciate it like this one. (Sorry for those who got offended. Don't be mad. Its just my opinion) <<less
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teoradom rated it
October 5, 2019
Status: Completed
You think it would be a cute story, but it was so dragged out, you just want to end. I only enjoyed up to the ~40 chapter.

There are no smut scenes in the book if anyone is curious, those scenes are glossed over very quickly. All you'll read is the discomfort MC feels after the act and implications of what happened during the session.

I would give this 3.5 stars, the beginning is really cute, but the ML kept losing points for me since MC kept making him look bad (for... more>> the reader), which I don't appreciate. In the end, it lost its cuteness. More and more misunderstandings pop up to the point I'm jaded.

Anyway, compared to other Xianxia, this is a light read. The narration is simpler and easier to understand. This story includes more of the development of MC and ML's relationship rather than plot. The relationship wasn't great for me that's why the story wasn't as enjoyable. Plus, the lack of smut scenes leaves alot to be desired. This story is focused on the main couple, but truthfully, the love story isn't that deep, they have a lot of suggestive scenes, but none of the actual clap action.

My verdict is that, its not exactly focused on plot, also not smut, relationship focused, but not deep, cute but not exactly it. It's all of those things, and at the same time not. It's just a really lack luster novel for me. <<less
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lazyasianscientist rated it
February 12, 2020
Status: Completed
God where do I start?

This story is so good!! I really have to thank the translators in translating this wonderful gem but when I reached the latest translated chapter - I couldn't help but want to read more!!!

I love the MC, he really changed from the beginning where he was a coward but over time you could notice that he became sly and smart! Actually he is naturally smart, hes just really lazy but when placed under pressure he could think fast

ML is also adorable, he's an adorable narcissist. Hes... more>> a scary boss demon but when you really get to know him, hes actually quite adorable especially when his ears turns red when shy.

The system xiao ling is super cute and for a system she's more of a viewer than helping hahaha but their conversations with the MC is really entertaining, shes not like a golden finger but more of a friend that grows on to you.


shes also selfless, she sacrificed her memory data to help the MC save ML's data but since ML was actually a real person, she was able to save a portion of the world instead



in the ending or side story, it turns out xiao ling was the daughter of the creator of the system, she was 13 years old and died from cancer. She was created as an AI by the father to remember her


Every thing really pieces itself together when you read the story. I also love it when the story protagonist basically got adopted by the MC and ML XDDD


MC: I am your father


MC: (points at demon king ML) he's your step-father

Protagonist: NOOOOOOOO!!!!

ML: call me daddy

Me: huehuehue

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cv rated it
February 10, 2020
Status: Completed
Absolutely amazing. The romance was not rushed at all. The comedy is amazing. Everything you’d want in a good bl.
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