The Supporting Male Character Just Wants to Be a Tool Man

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Shen QingShu, 22, died in an accident. His biggest regret before his death was that he’d been single all his life. He obviously wasn’t a monk, but he’d never eaten meat.

Then, when he opened his eyes, he saw a handsome, self-assured man standing before him. The handsome man parted his thin lips slightly and asked, “Wanna have a one-night stand?”

Shen QingShu didn’t hesitate at all. “Let’s do it! Twice!”

The next morning, Shen QingShu woke up aching all over. Only then did he discover he’d transmigrated into a book. The handsome guy beside him who’d gone two rounds with him was the protagonist gong, Han Cheng, the second son of the Han Group.

And the original owner of this body was just a disliked, death-seeking cannon fodder.

Shen QingShu: …Well, this is f*cking awkward.

But Shen QingShu didn’t panic. Anyway, he was just a cannon fodder. He figured they’d part in a few days

He knew he was a tool man, a character who only existed to develop the plot.

-Half a year later-

Shen QingShu looked at the man next to him and wondered: It’s been more than six months. Why hasn’t he left already?

Until the day he saw the protagonist shou and Han Cheng meet by accident.

Tool man Shen QingShu immediately felt the call of duty. Eyes shining, he prepared to push the plot forward.

“Don’t come looking for me in the future.” Shen QingShu was extremely self-aware.

Han Cheng was shocked. “Why? Do you have feelings for someone else? Who is it?”

Shen QingShu: … Darling, this reaction isn’t quite right.

“I don’t accept this,” Han Cheng said, furious. “One day as husband and wife means a hundred days of grace. Can you even calculate how much grace we have?”

Shen QingShu: … No, wait, what are you talking about? It’s not like I’m your wife. I’m just a tool man, and it’s time for me to go offline!

However, Shen QingShu found that not only did the protagonist gong refuse to let him go offline, he was going to make him his bride!

Shen QingShu: I’m crying.

Associated Names
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男配只想做工具人[娱乐圈]
Related Series
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Transmigrated Into a Big Boss to Snatch Away the Cannon Fodder (2)
Reborn as the Villain President’s Cat & Dog (1)
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The Reader and Protagonist Definitely Have to Be in True Love (1)
I am the Father of the Villain (1)
Transmigrated into the Film Emperor’s Death-Seeking Fiance (1)
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28 Reviews


nitan
New nitan
Jan 17, 2022
Status: Completed
The dialogues are so funny, the sense of humor had me cracking up a few times !

Really fun, dog blood drama, face slapping story. The CP are so in love in a very refreshing way, they love each other and love to reaffirm their love to one another, they both communicate really well. After the kidnapping it felt a little boring because the antagonists don't really appear much after. Without a few rounds of face slapping in between work and success -- the pace was a little tiring to read,... more>> but it's still really satisfying if you enjoy entertainment novels. <<less
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hy-d-ra
New hy-d-ra
Jan 13, 2022
Status: Completed
And here I thought why I still get notifications about this novel on the forum (thanks to all who left likes on the spoiler thread :))

If I had an idea that this was picked up and added to the NU I'd run to leave my two cents. And here they are :'D you can imagine me dramatically throwing few coins in.

When I started reading this novel it was still on-going (thus the spoiler thread was opened) and it was actually quite fun. It didn't have the weirdest beginning out... more>> of all time, so it had an ok start and fun continuation to it. But after most conflicts were resolved the story was basically dragged out and author also added like a hundred extras after that. You can't say that all sh*t started to break loose, but honestly the overdragged style to put more just moved this novel from the "good" to "ok". In the end my rating for it would be around 3, 5 / 5.

Let's start from something positive:

    • Refreshing things to me when MCs don't act according to routines, it was really good to my heart to see how MC didn't put the green tea brother in his eyes and didn't play around and mostly said things right into people's faces, although he did play the script with ML, but you know what I mean if you read. Sometimes I like reading more of queenly MCs who don't forbear.
    • I really liked the idea of ML not being far in age from MC. And him not being the cold-blooded type of president. It was refreshing to read a character like that. Because some maturity he acquired while being with MC, despite their constant childishness of playing roles in front of other people. And he also has an older brother, so it's understandable why he grew up this way, more unrestrained and free. It also gave MC ideas that he likes ML the way he is and he doesn't want him to change like in the "original" story that he read, where ML had to always compromise and bow down to situations simply losing himself. Not to mention that basically he was used as a stand-in to others two times.
    • The story is light-hearted, has a load of humor, doesn't drag on conflicts and the main set knot at the beginning (MC waiting to move on when the original "destined" person arrives) is resolved rather quickly.
    • It actually has more or less developed side-characters that are fun to bring in. Like the older brother, I liked how he made fun of ML with good humor and others. Ahahaha just remember about the SQS victims assosiation.
But in the end, some of these positive things had a negative effect on the story for me. It's all personal opinion and you have all the right to disagree. When I read it, sometime I felt that the situations of MC and ML playing roles in front of others or their ideas of playing scripts was overused, it also felt strange how others, mostly everyone, believed in their bs. I just felt that the amount of those situations was a little too much, so it lost its' original freshness. Shortly, many jokes were overused.

I also felt that the whole knot and MC's attitude towards the original story and "destined" partner was a bit weird and also quite selfish, because when time came he simply one-sidedly decided for both of them. At other times he didn't lack IQ to analyze things and people, but when it came to main conflict it became like that and it felt strange that his trigger was seeing the "protagonist" having an ambiguous relationship with a man similar to ML instead of his own selfishness and deep love for ML that he decided to push the "protag" away and leave ML to himself and give him the love he deserves. Maybe at least dealing with the MC's "brother" was handled better. But that villain guy really smelled of being portrayed quite one-dimensional, so...

Since I'm not really surprised to see the story after the conflicts a bit dragged out and also having ton of extras, after all it's the author's style, so I won't mention it in greater details. It just exists and it's a fact.

All in all it's a fine read, very easy, simply for leisure reading, doesn't have too many negative things to mention, follows the author's style and routines and that is basically it.

It's funny to me how eventually I evaluate their novels in the same way, like they're definitely not bad, but I can't put them on display. When it started ti was possible to compliment and have big expectation, but by the end of it your expectations and opinions start to cool off :'D <<less
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Ecirteab
Ecirteab
Nov 04, 2021
Status: Completed
Hilarious, light-hearted but heartwarming novel.

MC is easy going, somewhat coquettish but sharp tongued. He loves to mess with people who bother him by 'staging a scene' creating full on dog-blood scrips and many misunderstandings (with the external party)

ML is somewhat tsundere, clingy, attempting to be domineering president type. Loves to play along with MCs scenes and loves takin care of MC.

Dialogue is super sharp and funny. I loved all the mock parodies of cliche plots MC/ml/their friends stage to get back at people. MC and ML's car+driver euphemism for... more>> their physical relationship.

Romance is lovely. From friends with benefits to something more to lovers. There's so much communication between the two of them, it's not perfect but they learn to navigate and make each other happy.

ML is MC's rock, his only safety net in this brand new novel world (even if MC adapts fast) and MC genuinely wants the best for ML.
Spoiler

if ML and original shou were genuinely a good match MC would have given up and it might be frustrating to see him so insistent on the book plot but it's because he honestly thinks that ML will be happiest that way. When he realises the mismatch, he's changes his mind

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it's rare to see an actual explanation for an MC to believe in fulfilling the plot but I do understand MC's thought process.

ML also loves MC loads and has possessive problems in the early beginning but tries to get better. He's patient and willing to talk to work out problems. Both of them love and support each other. There's some nice descriptions of love towards each other.

The physical relationship is also fun to read. They communicate and enjoy the uh drive together, no MC being reluctant or ML making MC 'drive' more times than he wants. Not shy to just cuddle and kiss and be clingy to each other.

Side characters- some are better than others and the best of them are the ones who play along with MC when he begins his 'script'. Love how everyone is just so down to act out a dramatic love or die scene. ML's family is really nice and has a funny dynamic.

TL;Dr : sweet, funny novel with enough genuine moments and really good relationship dynamics. Not too deep but worth to read just because of the healthy communication and dynamics. <<less
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qeesa
qeesa
Nov 10, 2021
Status: Completed
Personally, this novel was so fun to read that I read all 200 chapters in 2 days. The comedy is absolutely golden, both MC and ML are like two gremlins that met then fell in love with each other then decided to troll the entire world together lol. It‘s a gem, I wasn‘t bored at all the entire time reading this. Give it a try if you like comedy and bickering couple trope!
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Ars
Ars
Nov 08, 2021
Status: Completed
Very fluffy and sweet romance that proceeds at a slow but steady pace. The first half of the story may seem like it doesn't have much plot progression until the minor twist around chapter 90~, where you realize that the encounters and scenes were building up to the climax of the drama. When I read the reveal of the characters' motivations, it really made me go "Oh damn!!!" and made me rethink the idea of the character tropes and style of romance in webnovels. The author does a great job... more>> of providing reasons why Shen QingShu and Han Cheng are suitable--mainly because they honestly and sincerely support and protect each other, and have excellent communication skills.

Overall this is a super gentle, lighthearted, and humorous story that emphasizes healthy relationship qualities that are rarely seen in a lot of romance novels. Because of this there isn't a lot of melodrama between the protagonists, but there's still some interesting progression in how Shen QingShu navigates his career and how both of them work up to confirming and revealing their relationship. <<less
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ylial
ylial
Nov 05, 2021
Status: c33
The interactions among characters are unrealistic but those scenes are really funny.

The MC is shameless, that bickering in front of ML's friends made him uneducated in reality. Same goes for the ML. Anyway, it is hilarious. For ML, he's moderate except for his possessiveness. He becomes unreasonable that makes me want to drop this. I don't find it sweet, rather it's annoying.

This is good but not my type, since the MC's journey is smooth sailing and this is mostly fluff. The story is focused mostly in MC-ML interaction... more>> and the story becomes monotonous and repetitive. I'm fed too up with their driving; they keep driving everytime that I can't find the plot of the story. I'm looking for a novel with a good plot so will drop I think. <<less
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remyrem
remyrem
Nov 30, 2021
Status: c4
Pretty funny story so far. The pre-transmigration section alone is golden. Shen QingShu is a popular actor who's so handsome he turned a male passerby into a fan from one picture. He finds out about a danmei with him as a fodder shou from his assistant right before his accident and is insulted by the fodder tool man, then he actually transmigrates into the novel. He doesn't realize it at first, and is just excited to finally lose his virginity, but he adjusts to his new life pretty well after.

I'm reading the TL since too lazy to MTL, but PPP has a site that is really hard to deal with on mobile so I think I'll stick to the Foxaholic TL (which also means my review isn't a full review yet since it's only in c4, and I'll have to edit this later).

I got impatient so I MTLed, which I do not recommend since this is a hard series to MTL. Putting my review in spoilers since may be spoilery for people waiting for the TL, and my review might get too long.

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Spoiler

This is essentially the story of 2 gay virgins trying to have a purely physical f*ckbuddies relationship, which turns into a "fake dating to deal with unwanted suitors" trope on both sides. Fortunately for us (and them), they're both very bad at the "no romance relationship" thing and they're even more sticky and affectionate than a real couple. Eventually, it turns into actual true love. Both the MC and ML are enjoyable characters with a healthy and funny relationship. MC (the shou) is proactive and confident but ocassionally a scumbag since he's not used to being with someone. ML at first seems like the usual "2nd generation" playboy CEO's son, but he's actually a little silly and warmhearted.

Their reasons for being good to each other is heartwarming - MC is grateful to ML for being his sole support and safe space in this new world and wants him to be happy, and ML has a very long "falling for" period which starts with enjoying how cute and fun MC is and turns into appreciating his efforts and himself as a person. They're a couple who both enjoy acting, and it's a delight reading the parts where they work together to act out dramatic scenes. They have a very sweet, very understanding, mutually spoiling relationship that really makes you think "relationship goals".

The transmigration aspect of the story isn't too invasive but isn't forgotten about. The setup is very good at introducing the MC and setting and hooking you in, the MC's memories of his (happier) pre-transmigration life help set the mood (making some things seem sweeter or sadder). MC's determination to follow the plot makes sense for his character motivation ('make ML happy'), and when he realizes ML probably won't actually be happy, he doesn't waste time and actively pursues him again. It does get weird when ML gets a dream about the original story and easily believes that it was his original destiny, and even figures out on his own that MC might not be from this world, but I can suspend my disbelief enough to appreciate that ML wants to let MC be happy and more attached to this world by being good to him.

Them aside, the rest of the world is pretty fun too. I love the relationship between ML and his family, which is almost the complete opposite of MC's transmigrated family. The side characters have intriguing side plots which unfortunately doesn't really get elaborated on, but makes me think I could read 300 more chapters just to expand on everyone else's story. The villains of the story are all annoying but thankfully don't overstay their welcome, and are dealt with well.

I really love this story, I feel like this is the kind of plot where Lin Ang Si really shines as a writer. It feels like a more lighthearted version of Villain President's Lover, with an expanded "what happens after they confess" section, including a "coming out to the family" arc. The characters and scenes feel like a parody of showbiz/business danmei tropes. It's like the author wanted to write dogblood but without any real drama. I'm going to finish MTLing, but after that I will continue to watch out for TLs since this novel is one worth rereading.

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c154 spoiler for possible trigger warning

Spoiler

There's a pseudo incest subplot between a reccuring minor character and his older step-brother, it's not really a focus but it did make me go "wait what the f*ck" since I wasn't prepared for it. It could possibly also be considered an age gap/underage ship? The character in question has just turned legal at the time, but the older brother mentions starting to have romantic leanings when he was just 15, can't figure out how old the brother actually is tho due to the bad MTL.

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LunaSolis070
LunaSolis070
Dec 19, 2021
Status: --
This is pure romcom 10/10
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Spoiler

Our MC has a sharp tongue really good for debate HAHAHAHA

I love how the ML supports him even in making a scene for real life drama. Though the MC isn't the one who is provoking others. It's the cannon fodder who is jumping towards the MC 😂. Sorry, I think I need to sleep my brain and my language, I can't think of the right words, ah.

Wat I love the most is the clinginess. It just make it seem they are really in love and the author didn't forced this scene.

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Evesneon
Evesneon
Dec 19, 2021
Status: c15
Ooohhhh the very first chapter kick off with a bang and it was a speeding ride on the sports car of hilarity thereafter!

MC is mouthy x ML is unashamed. Funny couple that makes their antics together too hilarious.
Spoiler

They even managed to ‘birth’ twins. Mary Su Bailian and Jack Su Aotian. The epitome of names.

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Roxasfleur
Roxasfleur
Dec 10, 2021
Status: c142
Lmao the comedy.

Ok so they started off as fwb and ended up with sweet love.

I really love ML. He is such a laidback guy. He is a business man yet he can perform at the drop of a hat with MC. It is still such a 'suffocating script' that makes all people clap. I also love his relationship with his older bro. They are such a gem.

... more>> I do love MC smart mouth too. His mouth is so quick and sharp, it makes people can't refute lol.

However, I think I am currently at the beginning of 2nd arc (I think) and not really motivated to read the rest. <<less
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lazykitty_99
lazykitty_99
Nov 01, 2021
Status: Completed
It is one of those must read one's for fluff and enjoyment.

My fav character is ofcourse ML bro. I wanted him for myself but author gave him to Mc's bro.

No brain dead MC or possessive, indifferent ml.

... more>> Rather a very smart MC and a very gentle funny ML with worthy Oscar acting skills.

Everyone is an actor here.

Side characters are amazing except antagonists

The most annoying person is ori shou. Yaa he is like the whole world should revolve around him despite the fact he has no charms as such. I really hate him for destroying/using ML in original parallel world. ML is such an angel, he deserves only MC who loves him so much that he is ready to let him go if ML is more happy with oriMC (which he won't be) .

Annoying people parts are cured by the fluff so don't worry. <<less
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Pudica
Pudica
Nov 18, 2021
Status: Completed
Such a fluffy read. The perfect guide for a couple in a relationship. They both understand that communication is important, no selfish assumption without checking with the other. I love their staged dramas which were just to annoy annoying parties, and I loved how ML's friends getting back on him once they heard one of the 'scenarios' he had staged before (they don't know it was fake), lol~

I don't usually like something too fluffy, But such a healthy and fluffy relationship, I just cannot skip it. All in all, it... more>> was a very enjoyable and interesting read. <<less
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Reichie
Reichie
Jan 01, 2022
Status: c139
It's 3.5⭐️ for me. I was gonna round up but my sausage finger pressed it wrong.
Anyway, it's not bad but it's definitely not my favorite. I've enjoyed the dialogues the most no matter how unrealistic the scenes are but hey it's funny, I can deal. But then after the main characters got together, it somehow got boring and maybe I'm just not into fluff THAT much but

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Spoiler

I actually feel like they are sweeter before they got together. Maybe because they are more action than words before and then after they determined their relationship, the author couldn't wait to write three paragraphs everytime they feel something. It's so sweet, it's so tiring to read. Nothing's happening anymore and it seems like 200+ chapters is too much for this story. I should have known when I saw the 50+ chapters for extra like? How many more irrelevant chapters do you have aside from those in the main story already.

And also, author really likes to use ungratefulness and characters without remorse. I don't mind it cause these kind of characters makes my blood boil but every villain here is like this? That it becomes redundant reading it.

Also, what's with the Detective Conan watch lmao (the one HC gave to JS)

DROPPED.

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Kyaaaaaaaaa
Kyaaaaaaaaa
Dec 22, 2021
Status: ???
Hard to rate since I'm reading the MTL which is collectively destroying my brain cells. I'm also sucky at MTLing fluff novels because my interest decreases exponentially over the course of a long novel like this one.

However, it was a pretty enjoyable ride before with a pretty lively ML and MC, and after c90 it starts picking up so I'm hoping the overall story here once completely translated will be nice. But the way the MC and ML deal with their respective conflicts... I have to say it's very poorly... more>> and selfishly thought out a lot. That's one con of this novel.

But this is fluff so I'm going to try to give this the benefit of doubt and not take everything too seriously and just enjoy the comedic ride, our shameless MC and ML, and few serious moments weaved in between. Also, don't read the MTL. Or do, but it's slowly decreasing my grammar levels. <<less
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Oxylime
Oxylime
Dec 03, 2021
Status: c10
The whole translation is MTL and uses idioms from the original book as it is, making it less than comedic. Plot is quite boring and the fluff doesn't really land due to the awkward translation. Can only be readable if you can truly understand this sort of translation. Dropped.
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Melange
Melange
Dec 01, 2021
Status: Completed
Pretty funny novel, although there were some parts that almost made me throw my phone from the second hand embarrassment. Poor ML, getting caught in embarrassing situations by his evil loving big brother. Devious big brother was the best character in the novel.

This couple has pretty good communication and they hit it off pretty quickly. There is a bit of emotional turmoil in the middle when the novel's protagonist shou pops out, but it's very brief.

However, the novel almost lasted too long. There wasn't really much going on near the... more>> end as it's smooth sailing for MC's career. <<less
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Iyasu
Iyasu
Jan 02, 2022
Status: c26
OH MY GOD

I LOVE THIS NOVEL

I can't stop laughing, my stomach hurts so much...

... more>> The dynamics in general are funny. The MC is one that won't make you roll your eyes but instead applaud. ML is not your typical one who's overbearing, and doesn't care about his shou... nah, he's a normal human, who blushes, who likes making fun of MC by saying things that the MC doesn't wanna hear, he also gets bullied by his older brother who loves him in a brotherly way...

This ML is really HUMAN and not some blackBellied ML who doesn't give sh*t about his shou

GOOD <<less
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melonsugar
melonsugar
Dec 02, 2021
Status: c118
The main couple is cute fluffy I like it when they have any misunderstanding they will explain their reasons to their lover, try to understand each other, and grow up together. The characters are written well, they have their own personality and backstory.

The problem is this novel is TOO smooth sailing, mc's journey and career seem too easy, almost everybody (that's not villains) loves him. Also, I think this novel is too long but not so many important parts included, I prefer the story that focuses on the main plots... more>> more than extra cute sweet loving scenes so I don't think this novel is my cup of tea.

After the main problem about the original book's protagonist shou is solved (which should be the main plot of the novel according to the novel description, however, it was solved extremely quick, surprisingly), It has gradually become more monotonous. I don't find it interesting anymore and I don't know which way the novel plot will be developed to, it's just too fluffy that it makes this so boring, just ordinary life with MC and ml, with other side characters blablabla.

The first half is nice but I don't wanna continue reading this anymore. Dropped <<less
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revon
revon
Nov 10, 2021
Status: Completed
This is my first time to review. The story is cute, fluffy, hilarious and have a whole lot of sweetness. From friends with benefits to lovers. Definitely the first time I read this. Both the MC and the ML are both understandable towards each other and would talk out of their feelings. There are maybe a dog blood drama but overall it's worth it to read.
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Q3APo
Q3APo
Jan 12, 2022
Status: c39
Nice novel. The pace is steady. Tha characters had personalities. I love that the ML and his real brother has a good relationship. Lots of comedy which is fun. I can feel respect and like from MC to ML. But not yet to love. He kept his heart to himself. So I hope there will be improvement from the MC side. The ML side already fall in max speed 😆

Overall, yess this is a good read.
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Purplerain
Purplerain
Jan 11, 2022
Status: c38
This is so hilarious! I have never read something that caused me to laugh so many times! I have no doubt that I will read this over many times!!
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maijys
maijys
Jan 11, 2022
Status: Completed
I liked the story enough to MTL the rest, and the MTL was quite readable since this is a modern setting. I have to say, I think this is one of my favorite couples, just because both characters are fully functioning adults that actively communicate with each other. Like, there are no misunderstandings that get drawn out for pointless drama, they may have a conflict but it's resolved fairly quickly with active efforts on both parts to express themselves. Adults actually behaving like adults in a relationship instead of like... more>> high-school kids, how amazing!

Some parts were funny, some parts were sweet - I particularly like the parts where we see how the MC sees the ML and how the ML sees the MC, because both are so considerate of each other and want to protect each other. I hope I'm not making this sound boring, because it really wasn't for me, the ML in particular has such a funny personality and is not a yandere president-type, it's refreshing and cute. The MC is also my favorite type of MC, which is easy-going and capable.

Definitely one of my favorite reads. <<less
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