Glimpse Water continued to follow Prota, carrying Frozen Milk, home and made himself comfortable. Prota, however, wasn't happy at all, he already had a hard time pursuing Frozen Milk and now this random stranger appeared and was all over Frozen Milk!
The more Prota thought the more furious he became, however, Frozen Milk was still unconscious and he needed to tend to him. Although first things first, he turned around and faced the random stranger,
"Didn't I say-"
"Do you care about him?"
"Of course, I would do anything to make him happy."
Glimpse Water scowled at Prota's naivety. Why would you say something like that? Aren't you just admitting your own weakness and giving others a chance to exploit you? You might be the strongest but once you tell the villains this, they're bound to kidnap this person you would do anything to make them happy and then? And then what? Be defeated because you're a naive, stupid prick?
But Glimpse Water knew why the protagonist said this, obviously because he wanted to indicate Frozen Milk was off-limits for him. Glimpse Water needed to establish dominance here and rub some salt into the wound he was going to tear open,
"He said, he'd allow me to stay with him, after all, I saved his life when he collapsed from the fever."
See? I saved his life and he already welcomed me with open arms, how far did you come? Glimpse Water smirked.
"Really?" Prota's face softened a bit.
Of course, not dumbass, Glimpse Water thought this was too easy, the protagonist was way too easy,
"Yeah, so if you want to make him happy, let me stay."
"Fine, once Frozen Milk wakes up, I'll ask him until then stay put here."
Glimpse Water this time blanked. 'Frozen Milk' this name…. indeed, he was his creator.
Frozen Milk- Glimpse Water! Who would choose these pen names?
Now, he finally realised he didn't choose it out of his own volition! No wonder he felt weird when he decided on this stupid name!
"Whatever," Glimpse Water sat on a bed and couldn't wait for Frozen Milk to wake up.
The next morning when Frozen Milk opened his eyes, he felt a huge weight on him. He panicked. He couldn't move at all but once he turned his head a bit, he saw how Prota slept next to him or rather on top of him.
Relief spread in all parts of his body until he wondered how in the world, he ended up in his bed again. Was yesterday perhaps just a nightmare? He touched his neck as a sharp yet idle voice cut him out of his drowsiness,
Frozen Milk sat up and saw Glimpse Water sitting on a chair, casually eating an apple yet had a sour look on his face.
"You always sleep like this? Ain't this obvious preferential treatment? Whatever, like I care," Glimpse Water humphed once but it was painfully clear he wanted an answer.
'Tsundere' crossed Frozen Milk's mind again.
"No, it's just-"
"Of course, we always sleep like this," his shirtless protagonist woke up and glared at Glimpse Water then he turned to Frozen Milk with an abandoned puppy look.
"Frozen Milk, did you really allow him to stay with us? He said, he saved your life yesterday, that's why you offered him this absurd idea! Frozen Milk, you're just too nice!" Prota's eyes sparkled with admiration again.
Frozen Milk had a hard time peeling Prota off him. He turned to Glimpse Water who pretended all of this had nothing to do, but deep hidden in his eyes was that damned glint of jealousy. Frozen Milk didn't know whether to cry or to laugh.
"Let him stay," after thinking for a bit Frozen Milk concluded.
He was at his wit's end, Glimpse Water's occasional, more like constant glares were that of a wronged and lost bunny that tried to be angry to show its frustration but failed.
He had to have a talk with Glimpse Water, a proper talk.
Frozen Milk sighed, he couldn't help praising himself because he was really growing as a person and learnt to take responsibilities.
He didn't hate his author, in fact, he was also precious to him, so when he thought about how his dishonest author must feel like, he had no other choice but to make it clear to Glimpse Water.
Disregarding the fact, he was almost killed by him and had to pee in front of him.
Also, if he was able to turn Glimpse Water around, wasn't that better? Then the protagonist and the villain wouldn't have to die.
Frozen Milk had to water this wilted flower with love, in hopes it'd grow and bloom again. He almost choked on his saliva.
Yes, he had upright thoughts. Love. Parental love. Nothing else but pure and innocent intentions.
He had no idea what parental love looked like but he tried his best to 'love' his son. Sons. How come this twisted author here instead started to bloom?
"Congratulation host. Character evolution from scum author to a normal author successful. Hidden challenge accomplished."
He was rewarded for that? Frozen Milk forgot that the reason he transmigrated was because of his personality infuriating the readers. His slow character development spurred on by his occasional life and death situations were bearing its fruits.
"What's my level now?"
"Fuck! How come!... No way… Thank you system for being so generous and gracious. The other system can't even hope to dare to compete with you," Frozen Milk cringed.
It went up! Fuck, so this system really wanted to be praised? Talk about inferiority complex.
"Are you fine with the other system?"
"Yes, host. System successfully accomplished dominance."
Frozen Milk ignored this. Don't even think about giving this crooked system a reaction.
"Frozen Milk are you alright? You're spacing out again," Prota put his forehead on Frozen Milk's and Frozen Milk could feel the furious aura coming from Glimpse Water.
"I'm fine!" he pulled away.
Prota was right, he was spacing out too much. His inner monologues and flashbacks were too long! The readers would get annoyed by the constant breaks between the actual storyline and his pity character background story.
No one cared!
Frozen Milk spat blood. How vicious!
"I have found out about the major."
Wait, this talk, Frozen Milk glanced at Glimpse Water who still seemed indifferent about everything.
"Apparently, his daughter is going to have a wedding. This will be the only time he will make a public appearance."
"Then what do you suggest?"
"The major rewards those with great contributions to the capital with an invitation."
Frozen Milk had a headache, this was like in the storyline. The major's daughter was married against her will, but the protagonist crashed the party and saved the daughter who then fell in love with the protagonist.
Wait no, after Glimpse Water transmigrated, it was Glimpse Water who saved the daughter. Now both contenders were here, and at the ceremony, they'd actually meet another important main character!
Frozen Milk was torn.
"How are you going to get the invitations?" Glimpse Water finally spoke up.
Frozen Milk's heart leapt out of his chest. Was Glimpse Water going to change the storyline?
"We need to make some great contributions," Prota thought.
Glimpse Water caught Frozen Milk's nervous stare and smirked.
This brat! He was scheming something!
"Don't worry, you should first get to work," he needed Prota out of the picture for now.
"Are you sure? I can't leave you here with this…"
Prota and Glimpse Water had a heated staredown. The atmosphere suddenly turned cold. Frozen Milk gulped.
"It's fine, it's fine," at least he hoped it would be.
After Frozen Milk almost dried out his throat reassuring Prota, the latter finally left. Now it was only Frozen Milk and Glimpse Water in the room.
An ominous aura spread. Frozen Milk rehydrated his throat with constant saliva, he needed to do this.