4.83The hearse with the weird odor slowed to a stop before the entrance. The sound of pebbles could be heard bouncing on the ceiling. There were footsteps coming from the corridor, and there seemed to be someone sawing next door. The door knob to the room rattled slightly, and the faucet in the bathroom kept dripping even though it had been screwed shut. There was a rubber ball that rolled on its own underneath the bed. Wet footsteps started to surface one after another on the floor. At 3 am, Chen Ge held a cleaver in his hand as he hid beside the room heater. The call he was trying to make was finally answered. "Landlord, is this what you meant by 'the house can be a little crowded at night'‽"
4.85When Demon Lord, Syryn Nigh'hart, found that he had gone back in time and turned into his child self, he had assumed to do better with his second life - commit smaller crimes, keep away from burning villages and inciting other demons, contribute to society, abide by most laws, you know? But then the hero, his old friend, had to fall in love with him and ruin his plans. "Goddess, I cannot take responsibility for your champion, Rowan Windwalker, getting bent. Please don't strike me down!" #Trigger warning for mentions of child abuse #World building #Demon Lord (shou/uke) is a shameless FLIRT#The Hero(gong/seme) is an extremely patient man for putting up with the demon lord's nonsense #y'all this shit gay so don't go walking in expecting it to not have men sucking di- faces! I meant faces #Reformed and immature demon lord (but he's nice now okay. He isn't a psycho.) # MULTIPLE POTENTIAL LOVE INTERESTS #Slow Romance#Slow like you have to wait for around 40 chapters before it starts #Patience is needed#english is neither my first nor second language so bear with me#The cat is not the ML pls don't ask about the cat ಥ‿ಥ some of you are getting the wrong idea.#If You're commenting under the chapters, avoid using these words (harem, BL, porn, sex, lmao, sh*t, b*tch) that webnovel is blocking even though my book is rated 17+ ______________________________________________ Disclaimer: Cover art belongs to the original artists. If you're the artist, please let me know so I can credit/take down the image. And for the love of God, do not read my other novel. It's thrash and I'm putting it in quarantine.
4.79At the lowest point of her life, the daughter of a noble family encounters a human—a denizen of Myth in her world—and inherits his fate. Blinded, and betrayed, her perception of the world became skewed, only to realise a shocking fact: Her world wasn’t real. What was Virtual? And What was Reality? In a world where supernatural elements run amok, she had to seek the truth, and decide whether to live in her Virtual World or barge into Reality. ------------------- Check out all my projects here: http://bit.ly/wn_venus ------------------- Join my Discord server: https://discord.gg/Q544Bxu Contact me through my Discord ID: Overlord_Venus#9364 Or through my email: email@example.com Follow me on Instagram @overlord_venus
4.97“If I get another chance to live, can I get the ability to protect her?” the little boy asked the reaper. “Careful what you wish for,” the reaper warned. “The body you’ll get will awaken a sleeping demon.” A promise made in death. An innocent wish, unites two people with destructive abilities. A demon who will be the end of her... Hwang Jina is a detective in her early thirties who can communicate with the spirits of the dead. The dead come to her and haunt her until she helps them to move on. Smart and compassionate, she has the uncanny ability to solve even the most unconventional cases. Amidst all the dead souls, she seeks the one boy with whom she extracted a promise to meet again. Hiding the pain of losing her first love, her quest to help the spirits lead her to an eccentric 24 year old, Ohm Hobin, a half demon and half human psychiatrist. Masking his ability to read the memories of all living beings, Hobin is seeking the girl who has been haunting his dreams for a while. Flirtatious yet arrogant, his methods clash with Jina’s when it comes to catching deadly criminals and psychopaths. But, there is something which keeps pulling them towards each other. No matter how much Hobin tries to stay away from Jina, his innate urge to protect her overpowers his ego. Can he keep his promise this time? Or will the demon in him kill the person he loves the most? ..... Temporary cover taken from pinterest, credits go to original artist Will revert back to the original cover after November *No FL abuse* *Healthy romance* *Novel deals with crimes and ghosts so read at your own risk*
4.87Author-san here! Well, you're smart to stop by here. So I won't praise you all anymore. (^_^) This is my original work, and I know you all will like it. So shamelessly pop your popcorn and read away! Oh… And don't forget to check out my other books: * I'm The King Of Technology… And, *In A Cultivation World With An Entertainment Park... Also, THE PACE WILL BE SLOW AT THE BEGINING TO SET EVERYTHING IN MOTION. but after a while, it will pick up quickly. . . Now, back to the synopsis. Er-Erhmm.. (narrator-voice on) ... In another world called Blue Star, the famous son of wealth, Dorian D. Tian, is thrown into a whirl of unfortunate circumstances, resulting in his death. . His parents had a brutal car accident that left them in a coma, and his uncle had quickly taken over the company, seized the company, making sure that he was financially crippled for good. With that, the famous young master struggled desperately. And in the end, he gave in to his despair and depression, leaving the sad, lonely world. The end? Heh... Think again! Because in that brief moment, the lifeless corpse suddenly opened its eyes, revealing a deep calm look. That's right. Another mysterious soul had entered the body. But if one thought that this story was just about revenge, then sorry... that wasn't even the half of it! .... The mysterious entity suddenly triggered an exorcist system. And from then on, both humans and even those from the underworld shuddered in fear and despair at the mysterious soul's cruelty. [Humans]: "Demon! Demon! You're definitely a demon!" [Demons]: "Help! Help! The famous demon wants to eat me!" [Evil Spirits]: "You!... Are you the one who is an evil spirit or us? Why the hell did it seem like you're the demonic one instead?" [Ghouls]: "You stay away from me! Stay away from me now, you evil entity!" [Hellhounds]: "Are you sure that you're not the son of hades?" The system couldn't help looking at its host in doubt. Its indicators said that its host was indeed mortal. But why did it feel like something was wrong with its host? Dorian lightly chuckled in amusement. He would also like to ask the same question. What exactly was his identity? Well, this would be the biggest mystery of all. But Dorian wasn't in a hurry. Who were his enemies, and who were his allies? Soon, he would find the truth. In the meantime, why not play a little? "Demon! stay back!" "Oooo~~~... I... I want to go back to the underworld where it's safe." "Run for your lives! The demon is here!" …..
4.84[COMPLETED] "20,000 USD per year," he frowned. "That's too less." Gayoon stood there with question marks swirling her head. "Eh?" she asked stupidly. "Your net worth," Minho nodded. "And you earn 1666.777 dollars per month. It's too less. You bring zero profit to my company. So I decline your feelings." It was as if she was hit by lightning. Was she...being rejected? "Poor momma," Jina sighed, patting her mother's head. "Don't worry! We'll get him to kneel! Right Casper?" The invisible ghost beside Jina nodded in agreement. Even a ghost is feeling sorry for me! Gayoon cried inwardly in despair. I'm gonna die an old maid! .... Jeon Gayoon is a feisty and hardworking detective in her mid twenties. She only believes in two things: Hard work and determination. Optimistic and yet, short tempered, Gayoon strives in her life on her own while hiding a terrible secret which makes her guilty till this day. Enter Hwang Minho, the country's richest man and the CEO of Hwang Constructions. Handsome, volatile and devilish, Minho only cares about two things: Money and his daughter Jina. The volcanic CEO is known for rating people based on their wealth and power. Hiding the scars of a painful past, he and Jina run into the hot headed detective, Jeon Gayoon, when his daughter began a search for her real mother. Only catch? Jina inherited the ability to see deadly spirits from the mother she had never known. And the biggest surprise is? Minho recognizes Gayoon as Jina's birth mother. Follow their journey as they come together to solve crimes and fight off evil spirits haunting their little bun. DISCLAIMER: This novel deals with ghosts and gruesome crimes. Please be aware of the horror aspects and read at your own risk! *Enjoy the mix of supernatural and cute romance* *No FL violation* *ML is aloof but a fluffy guy* Join my discord for spoilers: https://discord.gg/snBuKUx
3.59Getting a chance to join a reputed college, chance to represent his country in international sports, a 15 year Ryan had everything a person could dream off to have a stable career and one day a lavish life but alas it all changed one night because of It’s arrival. The world itself changed because of It, Earth’s geography barely recognizable anymore, all semblance of Modern Civilization erased and survivors began to mutate as Humanity tethered on the brink of extinction as the people slowly succumbed into their baser needs, the world became place where only the Strongest may survive. Ryan himself had changed he gained the Power to manipulate Technology on his mere whim, but what would he do when technology itself had disappeared from the face of the planet build everything anew, while journey through and rediscovering a new but treacherous planet, fighting, foraging, rescuing others and trying to survive and may be one day unearth the truth behind the cataclysm. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Schedule: Below Top 300 rank: 4 chapters/week 200-300 rank: 5 chapters/week 100-199 rank: 6 chapters/week 50-99 rank: 7chapters/week 11-49 rank: 8chapters/week 4-10 rank: 9 chapters/week 3rd rank: 10 chapters/week 2nd rank: 12 chapters/week 1st rank: 14 chapters/week (Until and unless I am sick or something unfortunate came up I will follow this schedule.) So keep on voting, sharing, writing reviews and commenting to enjoy even more of my story.
4.79Native American Jessica Chavez just wants to be a normal teenager. But with her father the Chief of the local Ute tribe, this proves difficult. Then Dakota Ouray moves into town, and Jessica’s life is turned upside down... in more ways than she could imagine. Dakota is handsome and mysterious, but there’s also something different about him that she can’t quite place. There are murders happening in town, but only under the full moon. Jessica finds it strange, but quickly brushes it off... until she finds out the truth of her heritage. Soon, circumstances unfold and she discovers that the truth is more sinister than she thought. Can she and her pack stop this evil and save the town before it’s too late? *** “Are you sure you’re going to be okay?” Michelle asked. I really must have looked bad for Michelle to be this concerned. “I can drive you home and my dad can follow us....” Michelle rambled on, but I could hardly hear what she was saying. The buzzing in my ears was now a roar, like a freight train running back and forth through my head from ear to ear. “I have to go, Michelle,” I said, pulling away from the curb, barely giving her time to close the door as I sped off. But I didn’t make it home. I made it as far as Granby Lake when the shaking was so uncontrollable that I had to pull over. I threw the car into park and the keys under the mat in the driver’s seat. My body was shaking and quivering as pain coursed throughout my body. I screamed, almost a howl, as I ran for the woods. I didn’t know why, but I had the sudden urge to run, to let the coolness of the evening air soothe my skin... to be free. My body shook uncontrollably as I ran faster than I had ever run before into the forest. The quivering ran from my hands and traveled throughout my body as I ran even faster, pushing harder, losing control of my body. What was happening to me? I screamed as I looked down to see my hands shimmering, changing into giant silver paws, but my screams ended in a howl as the quivering traveled down the length of my body, morphing and changing every cell. By instinct, I leapt into the air and my clothes shredded into pieces. I landed on four paws, running even faster. To where? I didn’t know. Was I going crazy? I looked around and nothing looked familiar. Where was I? “This can’t be happening to me!” I thought, sprinting through the forest into the Colorado Rockies, as variations of pine and aspen rushed pasted. If I were in my human form, I would have been crying. As it was, dampness seeped from my eyes, soaking the fur underneath. I was almost to Wyoming when I heard voices inside my mind. I am going crazy! I thought to myself, as my powerful claws dug into the lichen along the forest floor, propelling my body even faster. To where? I didn't know. *** *AUTHOR NOTE: Please also check out my other books now available on Webnovel! Adult Novels: - The Alpha's Companion (This is the story of Julian, the Alpha Supreme, and Lacey) - Bought by the Billionaire Prince - Christmas Cove Young Adult Novels: - Star (CIA Vampires) - Thou Shalt Not Kill - A Cambria Faity Tale - Cambria
4.98The distant lands of Euphoria are plagued with corrupt kings, ruthless knights, savage beasts, and endless bloodshed. After dying an unseemly death, Momoko Miwa meets with the Goddess of Sorcery, who offers her refuge in the world to defeat the foreboding Evil King. Unfortunately, due to her inept perception of fantasy, she accepts with the hopes of becoming an incredible knight like the heroine of her favorite manga. She finds herself on the outskirts of Phoenia, one of the strongest military powers in the world currently being targeted by all governing nations due to their increasing level of magic proficiency--something the other powers lack entirely. With the secrets of magic unfolding, alliances being tested, and mentalities being broken: Will Momoko prove to be a worthy Holy Knight, or will her new surroundings overwhelm her into oblivion? == Info! == Updated Daily - New Chapters, usually 1-2, are posted at 23:55 GMT (11:55 EST) every day. - Every 50 Powerstones = An Extra Chapter the following day. - After an arc is finished, I'll be playing catch-up by mass releasing chapters each day, so you move ahead with the story! == Links! == Want to support me directly? https://www.buymeacoffee.com/wintertimecrime Follow me for anime recommendations and updates! https://twitter.com/WinterTimeCrime Get to me on Instagram for direct messages! https://www.instagram.com/wintertimecrime/
Song Lei had been living his life in poverty and taking care of his younger sister until that day. After losing his life at the hands of his drug-addict father, Song Lei was transmigrated into the city of horrors. In the city of horrors where an uncountable amount of monsters and ghosts reside; Song Lei has to use his wits to survive and find a way to go back to his sister... "Are those authentic ghost repelling talismans on the wall?" "Yes. Yes, they are." "So? Why is there a ghost standing right next to it? Do you think he is being repelled?" "Nope. Not even a little bit. Oh look, he's coming toward us." "Well, that can't be good..." ------------------- Artist of my cover: @Aza_x_x on Twitter.
4.6Second place winner of WPC#144... Inspired by The Walking Dead The Game, A Promised Neverland the anime, and Attack on Titan, I bring to you, Human Cultivation... ***** What if the world was doomed to end tomorrow? How would you cope with the stress, pain, heartache, and never-ending agony that surrounded you? This is the situation, Zane Civil has found himself in. Zane is an optimistic, second-year college student who gets caught up in the end of the world. Following the end of the year 2020 and its pandemic, a species known as Apocrypha have invaded the Earth to harvest humans as food. Follow Zane through his suffering and constant mistakes as he meets both friends and foes on his journey to stay alive. Will he be able to survive? Or will he find the power to do much more..? ***** NB: This is not a Cultivation or System novel. It is an end of the world book. The word ‘Cultivation’ is referring to the Earth and the humans that live on it. Updates are once a day for seven days of the week. All editing is done by myself for the time being. Cover Courtesy- To the respective artist and a special shoutout to @sagorika_adhikari for the design. Read it, enjoy it and get yourself eaten up by the Apocry- I mean the story... And leave your thoughts in the review section!
4.87The future of mankind rests in Noe's hands. Having faced brutal bullying throughout his life, Noe is sent to a boarding school where his luck takes a sudden turn for the fantastical. Planet Earth, 2075. Humanity is hanging by a thread after World War Three rendered the globe inhabitable. With the introduction of angels, demons and realms unknown, will Noe play a hand in saving humanity or let the humans that mistreated him burn beneath his flames? To destroy the World or save it? That is the question. Excerpt: Like a demon of destruction, Noe snaps. His vision blurs and dissipates, scattered like glass beads across cement. When he comes to, he is no longer watching the scene but is at its epicenter, soaking in a pool of purple blood, maroon cadavers strewn across the ground. Every centimeter of the hall is covered in gore - except for Mr. Henderson, whose eyes, wide-blown in astonishment... and horror, are captivated by Noe's neck. Looking down at himself, Noe sees thousands of black feathers have sprouted out from his own flesh. They tingle at the root and shudder as he breathes, as if leaves clinging to a tree in winter. Blood coats his every morsel. Springing his now grey fingertips onto his neck, Noe perceives what feels like the head of a purple hyacinth wrapped around it, its ribbon-like strands interlocking and jetting as if growing from his voice box. Touching his face, porcelain-smooth, painted by blood, marble skin appears unbreakable. It was all for first love. —- Discord: SEP1A#9769 Cover Art: raazu692 | Fiverr
4.37Earth suffered apocalypse. All electronics over the world were destroyed. War and famine ravaged the lands. When humanity tried to rebuild, they discovered that most technology no longer worked. The laws that governed the world had changed! Steam technology rose in popularity after the apocalypse. Humanity entered a new golden age. Then, the seven nightmares attacked. Espers with strange powers appeared. Mutants took over most of the world. This was the beginning of the Mana Apocalypse! My name is Edward Tesla and I was born during the Mana Apocalypse. This is my story about trying to protect everything I care about in this living hell. My inventions will defeat the nightmares and save the world! Steam rifles, steam tanks, and steam mechs. My inventions will surpass them all! Extra Note from the author: Some of the early chapters are a bit rough and need rewritten. Most of the long-term fans come from Chapter 21 and up. I guarantee the story continues to improve from there as you continue reading. Political factions, wars, steam tech, mana mysteries, and more. Though the story starts in America, it also visits China, Europe, Africa, and other areas of the world later on. -------------------------------------------------- Note from author: This novel was the winner of the Steampunk writing contest. Chapter Length: Chapters usually average between 2200 to 2800 words. Chapter Updates: Daily Updates. Chapters are usually posted around 12:00 PM US EST time. -------------------------------------------------- Readers, if you enjoy the book I'd appreciate anyone that adds the following tags: Academy Action AntiHero Apocalypse Esper Fantasy Futuristic Setting HiddenGem Horror Kingdom Building Magic Mech Mecha Mutant Steampunk SwordAndMagic War Weak to Strong
4.98~He loved her desperately but sometimes love Can not be enough~ What would you do if you loved someone so much she's your world, however, you can't be with her. Not because you got nothing, but because the forces at play are much greater than you. Scarlett had always believed she was cursed because any man she dates, bad things happen to them. But then, it wasn't just a curse but an entity she didn't believe in. Jasper would do anything to keep Scarlett safe and for them to be together. But what if the problem is that, he's not just the right man for the job? Ben wants nothing but to be free from the daily disturbances from ghosts. They know he's their only shot at having peace and they flock to him; each with their intention. However, what if Ben has to find peace for a certain human too? ~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Your body is strong enough to house me until I have my revenge!" The ghost disclosed her plans to him. Ben Atticus Alcántara Junior is a world-famous award-winning paranormal author but there was something the world didn't know about him, he's a medium; the bridge between the dead and the living. What happens when he finds out that his best friend is getting married to a woman destined to bring nothing but death to him? What happens when both parties cross paths? Would he turn a blind eye or head in to save the day even if it means breaking the both of them up? Would a heart-stirring romance brew between them in the journey? Note : This isn't your typical story , the MC has a dark side to him hence don't expect a sweet, fluffy romance story because this is a mix of paranormal. Also this is a spin off from the book, " The she-devil and her alphas," Other books : 1: Taming A Billionaire 2: THE SHE-DEVIL AND HER ALPHAS Find me on discord: https://discord.gg/swmysryXAG
4.91With a dazzling personality and a mysterious dark aura, Lucas is someone who fascinates Katherine and she can do nothing other than being inexplicably drawn towards him. But there is something about him. Something he is keeping from her with his clever replies and sarcastic humor. Something that would change everything for Katherine. * * * * * How would you feel if your true identity has always been kept a secret from you? Katherine Grayson was in trouble. A presence is looming over her since her childhood. To add more misery into her already messed up life, a series of unrealistic events leaves her traumatized. Amidst all the chaos, she gets to learn about her true identity. It turns out she is a witch from a very powerful coven. Now a new set of challenges and adventure awaits her. Will she be able to prove her worth? * * * * * •Two chapters everyday(more if author keeps getting powerstones and daily unlocks) •Join rhe discord : https://discord.gg/dwZfFjCn (if the link doesn't work, then try the one in author's bio) •Buy the privelege to enjoy more chapters. Come on, the author dares you (it's real cheap) •The book cover is not owned by the author, it belongs to the original creator * * * * * This book involves fantasy, thriller, suspense and of course romance. We have savage characters, a scaredy-cat, a charming sweet character, King of trolling and a character with God complex. More interesting characters will be introduced as the story progresses. * * * * * Excerpt 1 , ["Nice bracelet." He traced a finger on the bracelet, momentarily touching my skin. The hair on my skin rose and I shuddered under his touch. I immediately drew my hand back. "It looks good on you .... Katherine." He complimented and his enchanting gaze seemed to bewitch me. "Thankyou" I said, without even giving it a second thought. Immediately I wanted to take that 'thankyou' back. Thank you? Of all the things I could have said, "thankyou" was the worst. I didn't want Lucas thinking that I liked his compliment. It didn't take much thinking to realize that he was trouble, and I had enough trouble looming, no need to invite more. "And I prefer Kat." I corrected, realizing that he had called me Katherine earlier. "Why not Katherine?" His gaze looked appraising. "Cause it's boring." I answered and turned towards the chalkboard. "I think it's beautiful." His reply caught me off guard and I turned sideways, he was still staring at me intently, with those dazzling charcoal grey eyes.] * * * * * Excerpt 2, [He shifted in his seat and his eyes met mine. "I believe there's always more to everything than it meets the eye." He was inclining towards me now. "Do you not believe in witches?" "I don't. . ." I lied. "They only exists in folklores and myths." I added to make my lie more convincing. I noticed his lips turn into a smile but it faded away the second he looked at me. "Are you sure?" He raised an eyebrow. "Do things out of blue not elevate your curiousity?" "They do." I replied. In fact, everything happening lately had my curiosity skyrocketed. "And have you ever tried to find answers to those questions? If you do find the answers. . ." He leaned in closer. "I bet you won't be disappointed." He was unnecessarily close, his husky voice went straight into my ears. He shifted back in his seat and put his hands behind his head. There was a smirk plastered on his lips and for some reasons I had a feeling that he had challenged me to some mysterious quest.] * * * * *
4.75Daniel Slade is what you would call a successful serial killer. He lived until 90 having murdered hundreds and never being caught for it. When he died peacefully in his sleep next to his wife, Daniel expected to wake up burning in hell, but instead, he woke up reincarnated as a rich South Korean third-generation chaebol. This wasn't just any ordinary reincarnation, the world he had been reborn into was the world from a novel that one of his victims had written, and the Chaebol he had reincarnated as was a third-rate Villain used to encourage the hero of this story. Finding this new world, Daniel smiles to himself and thinks, "Let's show them a true Villain" Avg 6 Chapters a week. Updates on Sundays Only.
4.61This is a game beyond dimension–the pursuit of truth. The unknown seal, the gambit between gods and demons… The defiance against data, the retribution of human… In a virtual world connected with reality, consciousness dictates us, consciousness chooses us, and consciousness dictates our consciousness. Now, throw away you fear. Throw away your selfish interest, question, and disbelief… Free your thought. Welcome to Thriller Paradise. Feng Bujue lost his ability to fear because of an unknown psychological disorder. Through a virtual reality game designed for players to experience fright and despair, he began his search for his lost fear. Could he finally regain his ability to fear? Could he outwit the scenarios presented to him? Could he finally uncover the truth hidden inside Thriller Paradise?
When you think of apocalypse various things come to mind. End of the world, ruin and rot, destruction and most common... zombies. However, this wasn't like those movies... those novels or television shows. This was completely different. Something I was not prepared for... something I did not wish for... something I regret involving myself in.
4.77Lazar is a man shaped by his past. Forced into exile when he was only a child, his only ambition in life was to become strong enough to take revenge. Years later, having completed his training in the American special forces, he was preparing to return to his native country to settle accounts. But again life played a trick on him... The Gods announced the Apocalypse and monsters coming from different mythologies and folklores were unleashed on Earth. Having basically the duty to fight in this war against evil, they finally decided to abandon humans leaving them a system that allows them to evolve, to know more about their enemy and the situation of the world. Lazar will not only have to survive, which is already quite difficult, but he will also realize that he has a role to play in this Apocalypse by leading those who will become his new family. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello, I'm Barbare, the author. I hope you will like this novel and that you will help me improve it if you have something to criticize, I already wrote a novel in the past but I am far from being an expert after all. If you like it let me know by adding it to your library or vote for it. I hope you have as much fun reading as I wrote, or more because the writing process is not always fun. Good reading PS: The cover is not from me so if it's your work contact me.
Dina adalah seorang wanita yang pernah menjadi gundik dari bangsa genderuwo. sehingga melahirkan anak yang buruk rupa. Dina yang malu, akhirnya hijrah ke Surabaya untuk memulai kehidupan barunya. bahkan dia menikah dengan Angga, seorang Pelaut yang cukup sukses. Resiko menjadi istri pelaut adalah sering di tinggal sehingga membuat Dina menjadi kesepian. sampai suatu ketika dia merasakan hasrat yang sangat menggebu. Hanya Genderuwo yang bisa menuntaskan syahwatnya. sehingga tanpa sepengetahuan Angga, Dina kembali terbuai dengan masa lalunya, terjerat lebih dalam. ingin sekali dia terbebas, namun dia tidak kuasa melepas hasratnya yang semakin menjadi-jadi.