Guanshan Muyu Extra

Having nothing to occupy himself with, Xia Xun found a piece of wood to carve. He refused to let it go during breakfast. He drank porridge absent-mindedly, leaving one hand free to stroke the lump of wood from time to time.

Qi Yan asked curiously: “Where did you find the wood?”

Xia Xun said carelessly:

“I took down the memorial tablet you set for me and cut it from it.”

Seeing Qi Yan’s chopsticks stop in mid-air, he added:

“That thing looks inauspicious and it’s made of fine cypress wood. It was a pity to throw it away, so I thought I might as well use it.”

Qi Yan had a lot to say but swallowed his words in the end.

“…as long as you enjoy it, you can do whatever you want.”

He glanced at the wood twice and then complimented:

“Your hands are still so clever. The puppy looks so vivid.”

Xia Xun paused and said, “I’m carving a camel.”

Qi Yan was startled but reacted quickly, pointed to the corner of the piece of wood and corrected himself:

“I was really shocked and my eyes were confused. It’s clearly the camel’s tail, how could I make a mistake like this.”

It took a while for Xia Xun to speak.

“—That’s the camel’s leg.”

Qi Yan’s smile froze on his face.

Xia Xun drank all the porridge in the bowl until there was not even a grain of rice left. Putting down the bowl, he said to Qi Yan:

“If you can’t think of a compliment, you’d better stop talking, so that you don’t slap yourself in the face with every sentence.”

Qi Yan was taken aback for a moment, but immediately thought of a way to solve the dilemma. He held Xia Xun’s hand and smiled at him with the most affectionate smile.

“Having said that, why did you suddenly think of carving a camel?”

Xia Xun didn’t hear what he was asking at all. When Qi Yan smiled, all his attention was focused on Qi Yan’s face.

He saw Qi Yan’s curving eyes, his long eyelashes and the mole at the corner of his eye. Below Qi Yan’s tall nose, there were thin lips, very light in colour and looking extremely soft. Somehow he couldn’t help but want to reach out and touch.

With his mind in turmoil, Xia Xun had already forgotten what Qi Yan had just said. He suddenly retracted his gaze and replied, “It’s nothing.”

Taking note of this incident, Qi Yan stood up with satisfaction. It was time for him to go to court.

Xia Xun cursed himself for being useless and always falling for this kind of trick, thinking: the misfortune of beauty is not just an empty phrase.

Before leaving, Qi Yan told him:

“If you want to go out, remember to wear a hood.”

Xia Xun asked rhetorically: “How do you know that I am going out?”

Qi Yan blinked: “Who ran outside every day a few days ago?”

Xia Xun stood his ground.

“Since you have said so, wouldn’t it be very ungrateful of me not to go out?”

He picked up the hood that was placed aside, put it on his head haphazardly, bypassed Qi Yan and rushed out of the mansion before him.

Qi Yan was right. He did always run out these days, otherwise he wouldn’t think of carving camels.

As soon as he went out yesterday, he saw a Hu man holding a camel standing on the opposite side of the road. There were many camel footprints on the ground, showing that he had been waiting there for a long time.

Xia Xun glanced at him twice, didn’t take him to heart and continued to walk. As soon as he passed the corner of the street, the man with a camel followed him and stopped behind him.

Xia Xun turned his head to look; the Hu man took out a dagger from his arms and insisted on giving it to him.

Xia Xun refused: “I don’t need this thing, you can sell it to others.”

The Hu man didn’t speak the official language, so he waved his hand at him, reached into his sleeve and searched there for a long time, then took out a black crow feather and pushed it to Xia Xun’s chest together with a dagger.

Xia Xun took these two things instinctively; the man let go, smiled at him and led the camel away.

Xia Xun stood on the spot for a long time.

He picked up the dagger and took a closer look. The short scabbard was studded with various colourful gems, with the largest ruby fixed at the top of the handle.

Xia Xun felt that this style of bells and whistles was impractical, but the more he looked at it, the more familiar it seemed. When he thought of the crow feather, he suddenly understood.

This was probably sent by Fumeng Tancha. He must have returned to Shanshan and, thinking of Xia Xun’s life-saving grace, sent a gift to him all the way to the capital.

Xia Xun thought that Fumeng Tancha did not send it to Lingnan, but instead sent it to Qi Yan’s mansion. It seemed that as early as on the day of their parting in Qingzhou, he guessed that Xia Xun would not leave.

Xia Xun shook his head.

“…This man is really cunning.”

He took the dagger back to the mansion and threw it deep in the cabinet.

Inspired by this meeting, he thought of carving a camel.

Of course there was no Hu people waiting for him outside the door today. Wearing a hood, he rode a light carriage.

Familiar with the road, he went all the way to the destination of his trip — Ruiji Guan.

The old man’s memory was great; not only did he remember Xia Xun, but also remembered his illness.

“Is it you? How is it? Changed your mind? Didn’t you plan to just take some lung-nourishing medicine? Are you ready to treat it properly?”

Xia Xun said ”en”.

The doctor asked, puzzled: “How come you suddenly figured it out?”

Xia Xun replied lightly:

“Before, I thought it was boring to live.”

The doctor looked up at him: “What about now?”

Xia Xun thought for a while and said, “It’s not bad.”

The doctor chuckled softly but did not expose his pretence.

“Your illness is caused by an old injury. You can’t just take medicine. Wait for the old man to take care of it. If you come in a few days, the old man will give you a few needles!”

Xia Xun nodded and asked: “You… do you have any ointment for removing scars?”

The doctor asked in surprise: “Yo, you have changed a lot. Not only do you want to live well, but you also want to get rid of your old scars?”

Xia Xun said vaguely: “Something like that.”

The doctor said, “The old man can give it to you, but this medicine is not very effective for old injuries. It works for the new ones, though. Do you still want it?”

Xia Xun took out his purse.

“Just say how much it costs.”

When Qi Yan returned to the mansion, it was already dark, but there was light in the room. Xia Xun was waiting for him.

Xia Xun was lying on the bed, fiddling with the carved camel in his hand.

On the table, there was a huge medicine box of a weird shape. Qi Yan couldn’t look away when he saw it.

“What is this thing?”

Xia Xun’ hand stopped as he looked up at him.

“It’s a scar removal medicine.”

Qi Yan said in a low voice: “Yes, yes… Finally, you have the heart to take care of yourself. I have long wanted to ask the doctor to look at the wounds on your back—”

Xia Xun interrupted him: “I bought it for you.”

“For me?” Qi Yan did not expect it.

Xia Xun sat up and dropped one succinct word: “Strip.”

Qi Yan’s chest was covered with scars of different shapes, all of them caused by Xia Xun.

The man who once had pointed the knife at him, now scooped a large portion of brown ointment and rubbed it on his scars.

At first it was cold and refreshing, but as the ointment took effect, Qi Yan gradually felt a hot tingling sensation.

This kind of pain was not bad and Qi Yan had no time to pay attention to it right now.

He stared at Xia Xun who was close to him, illuminated by the faint candlelight that enveloped his whole body in a fine soft halo. Whenever he leaned closer to Qi Yan to apply medicine, his warm breath would brush over Qi Yan’s neck. 

“Alright.” After treating the last scar, Xia Xun straightened up: “The doctor said that it will hurt a little bit just after applying it, so bear with me.” 

Qi Yan said with a smile:

“In order to thank you for your hard work, I must do something to repay you.”

Xia Xun became vigilant: “What are you going to do?”

Qi Yan remained silent, held up Xia Xun’s other hand that was not stained with ointment and brought Xia Xun’s fingers to his lips.

“Touch, didn’t you want to touch in the morning?”

As he spoke, his lips opened and closed, rubbing over Xia Xun’s fingers constantly.

Xia Xun suddenly felt his cheeks flush, but Qi Yan still didn’t have enough. He licked Xia Xun’s fingers lightly and then looked at him with a smile.

“Well? Does it feel as you imagined?”

Even the tips of Xia Xun’s ears turned red. He quickly withdrew his hand: “Who wants to touch you?!”

He made a move to stand up and leave. Then Qi Yan pulled him, Xia Xun’s body tilted and fell onto him. 

Qi Yan opened his arms, hugged Xia Xun neatly and chuckled softly against his ear:

“Aren’t you pretty active today?”

He laughed happily, and the echo of his chest vibrating also spread to Xia Xun.

Their chests were pressed together. Xia Xun didn’t refuse but muttered with some dissatisfaction:

“…The medicine I just applied rubbed all over my clothes, it’s probably wiped off clean. Do you think this medicine is cheap…”

Qi Yan’s arms wrapped around him tightened slowly, his voice a little hoarse.

“I’m done applying mine, it’s your turn.”

His hand cautiously followed Xia Xun’s waist all the way up, slowly stroking the criss-crossing scars on his back.

Xia Xun knew that this was the thing that made Qi Yan brood the most.

These nights, Qi Yan always quietly observed his scars while he was asleep. He thought Xia Xun hadn’t noticed it, but in fact Xia Xun was pretending to be asleep.

Every time, after a long time, Xia Xun would always hear a heavy sigh, as if these scars were not left on his back, but carved in Qi Yan’s heart.

At this moment, Qi Yan’s hot palms were tightly pressed to his skin, rubbing back and forth on his protruding scars, as if these scars could be healed by his hands as long as he touched them a few more times.

Xia Xun sighed secretly.

He hugged Qi Yan back and murmured, “I don’t need it, the doctor said, I don’t need it.”

Qi Yan didn’t speak, but his hands kept on moving.

Xia Xun didn’t care about it, but he couldn’t make Qi Yan stop caring about it. In order to change the topic, he suddenly withdrew from Qi Yan’s arms.

“By the way, where are the gold bracelets I gave you? Why don’t you wear them?”

Qi Yan was taken aback by his sudden question and even stopped. 

Xia Xun stretched out his hand, groped on the shelf at the head of the bed, took out two gold bracelets, placed them in Qi Yan’s hand and motioned for him to put them on for him to see.

Qi Yan said in amazement: “You… want me to wear them? But they are—”

Xia Xun righteously insisted:

“Didn’t you tell me to give them to the person married to me? You didn’t refuse when I gave them to you by the river, did you? Do you want to back off now?”

Qi Yan had nothing to say, so he bit the bullet, picked up a gold bracelet and reluctantly put it on his hand.

The bracelet was originally made for a woman, its diameter was not big, so when Qi Yan pushed it to the broadest part of his palm, it stuck.

He breathed a sigh of relief and said to Xia Xun:

“You see, it’s not that I don’t want to wear them, but I really can’t wear them.”

Xia Xun took the bracelets in his hand, weighed them twice, and the golden bracelets struck against each other, making a pleasant jingling sound.

He deliberately said: “Listen, what a nice sound of gold touching gold, it’s a pity not to use such a good material.”

When Qi Yan heard what he said, he suddenly raised his hand and put two gold bracelets on Xia Xun’s wrist.

After putting them on, he still had the audacity to face Xia Xun’s surprised gaze and say happily:

“I knew you could wear them.”

Xia Xun said unwillingly: “You are cheating!”

As soon as he moved, the bracelets made a gentle jingling sound.

Qi Yan puffed through his nose, leaned closer and asked softly:

“Do you like this sound?”

Xia Xun didn’t know what he meant and said, “Of course!”

Qi Yan held his hand, leaned forward and pushed him down on the couch. With his movements, the two gold bracelets kept jingling.

Xia Xun refused to forgive him and rebuked:

“You don’t keep your word!”

Qi Yan’s hand started from Xia Xun’s waist, skimmed over his chest and abdomen, stopped at his heart, and thrust his fingers into Xia Xun’s collar.

He leaned down, pressed his forehead against Xia Xun and said in a calm voice, “Where don’t I keep it? Didn’t you say you liked the sound? Since you like it, then I will reluctantly let you listen to it for a while…”

The crisp jingling sounded intermittently, and it took a long time before it stopped.

Xia Xun’s hair was sweaty, a few strands sticking to the side of his face. The corners of his eyes were red; his eyes were half closed and his eyelashes were moist.

He was so tired that he couldn’t open his eyes and he was about to fall asleep.

While half asleep and half awake, he vaguely heard Qi Yan say, “Tomorrow is the rest day, let’s go to the mountain hot spring.”

He thought it was a dream.

When they got in the carriage on the next day, he realized that it hadn’t been.

The hot spring Qi Yan took him to was in the middle of a bamboo forest. After nightfall, there was silence all around, apart from the occasional chirping of autumn cicadas.

Xia Xun soaked in the spring water, surrounded by the water vapour, and even his consciousness became wobbly.

Caught off guard, he realized a warm jug of wine was pressed to his cheek. Xia Xun looked up and saw Qi Yan holding the jug.

Qi Yan smiled and said, “Seeing your blurred eyes, I’m afraid you’re going to get drunk before you drink.”

He put the jug on a tray floating on the water, walked slowly into the spring on the steps, and came to Xia Xun’s side.

He poured the wine into the wine cups he had already prepared, picked up a cup and handed it to Xia Xun. Suddenly, he thought of something and stopped abruptly.

“No, I remembered, you can’t drink alcohol. Your alcohol intake is really too bad. With this one cup, I’m afraid you will be so drunk that you will be unconscious.”

Xia Xun didn’t say anything but looked straight at him.

Like Xia Xun, Qi Yan was wearing only a white undershirt. The thin fabric was soaked in water and clinging to his skin, outlining his well-defined chest.

Xia Xun couldn’t help but continue to move his gaze down, but unfortunately, Qi Yan’s abdomen and the rest were hidden in the water, so he couldn’t really see anything.

Xia Xun couldn’t help but “tsk”, showing his displeasure.

Qi Yan put down the wine cup and pretended to be angry:

“Young master, why is your expression so hot when you look there? If the humble me didn’t have this layer of clothing to cover myself, I’m afraid that the place you look at would have been burned a long time ago.” (hehe, role-playing :))

Xia Xun’s face did not change colour: “Let me ask you, does this hot spring have a name?”

Qi Yan looked at him up and down.

“Young master is so careless. When he came here today, didn’t he see the four big words ‘Spring Sun Hot Pond’ written on the mountain pass?”

Xia Xun said:

“It might have been called that before, but since you came here, from today on, it should be renamed ‘Beauty Pond’.”

Qi Yan laughed out loud.

“The humble me is grateful for the young master’s affection. Now let this beauty bring a pot of tea for the young master.”

After speaking, he was about to get up, but Xia Xun grabbed his sleeve.

Leaning against the wall of the pool, Xia Xun said with a smile:

“In such a romantic atmosphere, what is the point of abandoning wine and drinking tea?”

Qi Yan patted the back of his hand.

“In such a romantic atmosphere, if the young master doesn’t wake up once he’s drunk, he’ll miss the beauty of the moment.”

Xia Xun picked up the cup: “Who said I want to drink by myself.”

He drank a full cup of wine and then pressed Qi Yan down forcefully.

Qi Yan had no intention of resisting and was pressed against the edge of the spring exactly as Xia Xun wanted, not forgetting to hold his waist firmly.

Xia Xun covered his eyes, kissed his mouth vigorously and fed him all the spicy wine in his mouth.

After a kiss, he wiped off the wine oozing from his lips, sighed and said to Qi Yan, “How does it taste?”

Qi Yan replied, admonishing:

“This place is not like home, you have to be careful, don’t fall down.”

Xia Xun said “nagging” in a low voice, pressing him down and refusing to let go.

Qi Yan looked at him indulgently and asked:

“Young master has taken a great advantage of the humble me, don’t you want to say a few words to appease me?”

Xia Xun sneered: “Is this called a great advantage? I have to do more excessive things!”

He raised his hand and took out Qi Yan’s hairpin. Qi Yan’s black hair loosened and fell on his shoulders.

Xia Xun held his face and kissed it again.

Qi Yan let out a satisfied sigh, hugged Xia Xun tightly, and entwined his fingers into his hair, deepening the kiss.

The moonlight poured down, a breeze blew and the surface of the pool swayed with gentle waves.

Everything in the world was empty, only the night was endless.

Tonight, every wish of Qi Yan was fulfilled.


Translator’s note: That’s it! 🙂

Thank you very much to everyone who read it and commented, it meant a lot for me.

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48 thoughts on “Guanshan Muyu Extra

  1. Hi there!
    I followed your work until now…but i’m little shy to comment ><
    but now i'll! so thanks you for your great work and to thanks to bring this amazing novel to us!
    so much feeling in this novel T.T but i love it!!! i really like it!

    1. Thank you!!! 🙂 I really love this novel and hoped more people would read it and enjoy it. So, your comment makes me very happy, it means my wish has come true 🙂

    1. Thank you for reading it!! The author really showed no mercy to Qi Yan till the last sentences of the last chapter 🙂 At least the extra is sweet 🙂

  2. Only a day late finishing this! Ended up being too busy yesterday to get to it. 😓

    You know, I’m actually a bit torn on the ending. On the one hand, I actually really LOVED the carriage scene and thought that would be a lovely ending. Bittersweet for sure, but very fitting. Maybe throw a reincarnated after a thousand years into the extras and have the two do things right the next time around with a fresh start.

    On the other hand, I really think this could have used at least five more chapters yet between the carriage scene and extras to show them working through the awkward stage of working their way up to proper lovers. It felt a bit abrupt to me to go from Xia Xun and Qi Yan not having a single normal conversation to Xia Xun teasing and flirting openly. I’d have really loved to see how they got there.

    Trust isn’t rebuilt immediately after a truth reveal, it takes some time to get comfortable with each other again. It’s not that I necessarily want Qi Yan to forever be monologuing over his own guilt (though it does make me happy he clearly still has regrets over his own actions because its 100% deserved in my opinion), but from Xia Xun’s side I’d love to see some “earning back” as an extended scene after the truth reveal rather than it suddenly being okay and like nothing happened. Its definitely built as a re-read type of story, just a little unsatisfying of an ending for me. Needed either a more tragic ending but hope for the next try or an extension to see how the happy ending got there. This story was absolutely well worth the read!

    Thank you for the shout out by the way! I was passionate enough about this story to have ALL the feelings so ranting about it in the comments section was therapeutic. You did a lovely and wonderful job translating and editing this novel. It’s been an amazing journey! <3

    Thanks for your hard work translating!

    1. Oh yes, I wondered if you would have this kind of feeling because I did feel a bit like that when I finished reading. Like, I wanted a bit more, a bit longer, more talking, more gradual process of accepting. But I almost always want more from wife chasing crematorium stories. There are very few that plunge the knife deeply enough for me to be satisfied 🙂 I just recently read two stories that were great in everything, exactly the kind that would make me itch to translate… but the moment when the MC forgives the ML felt wrong both times, so wrong that that in the end I felt nothing but rejection.
      Qi Yan did one thing I really love when the ML does – he let go. That’s for me is like the ultimate test for the ML to prove that he’s worthy: selflessly choose what is better for the MC, even if it means losing him. So, I felt that the ending here was right, it might be more a bit smoother, but all in all I didn’t reject it.
      And then I started translating and it was exactly as you said, this story was very fitting for re-reading 🙂 It was like I did get more chapters, from the details I missed or misinterpreted during the first reading. And poor Qi Yan suffered for 56 more chapters in front of me, I was so heartbroken for him that finally seeing him being loved and cherished by Xia Xun made me nearly cry with joy.
      Thank you so much for your comments!!! I can’t describe how much they meant for me! I was looking forward to your comments every time, it was such an amazing feeling to talk about this story with you!

      1. Qin Yan letting go is by far the peak of his entire character arc. I didn’t need more proof he isn’t scum, buy that scene alone is enough to prove to any remaining doubters! That was the moment I went from “I’m not sure I actually ship them together or not” to “Even if things have come to this now, I can’t help but root for them anyway”. Its such a gigantic sign of accepting all consequences and even supporting the worst possible one- completely letting go to never see Xia Xun again- because not only dies or make his beloved happy, but its the right thing to do. Its actually why I thought it would have been good to end it there. The bittersweet mood of that scene was really too perfect! I still would have been hoping for a flash forward reincarnation meet-cute of course in the extras, but it felt complete plot wise at that point. I’m looking forward to my eventual re-read with my new target of sympathy next time around!

        I will add ,this is my favorite part of commenting- the back and forth! It’s been lovely conversing with you this whole time!

      2. You make me think if I should read some crematoriums without HE 🙂 I usually stay away from BL stories without HE, I probably read one and was traumatized for life 🙂 But I’m basically done with all HE crematoriums by now and some of them did feel as if a BE would be more fitting.

  3. Thank you so much for your amazing translation of this story!

    I am so glad that I read this, it was the perfect amount of angst, wife-chasing, and a HE! You are such an amazing person for bringing this story to the English danmei reading community~

    1. Aww, thank you so much!!! I love this story, love every character in it (especially Yuzhu :)) and I wanted more people to get to know them and possibly like them. Your words really make me feel very fulfilled!

  4. I can’t believe it’s the last chapter 😭 I kept reading the last part over and over again.

    Alas, thank you so much for translating this novel, it really grew on me, I liked it very much and enjoyed it (in spite of the pain) till the very end.

    I liked each character and the world building too. The plot developed so well and mixed with the flashbacks was really engaging.

    I loved to see how each character developed, their pains, worries and love. I think the author did I great job, the novel was well paced and left much for reflection.

    I love novel that keep me thinking about the plot and the characters, going around them again and again as I try to figure out… Something.

    I’m so grateful you translated this book and shared with us Qi Yan’s love, Xia Xun’s pain and even Xia Xiang’s disgusting self. I enjoyed reading it and the translation was really smooth. I’m specially grateful for the time and effort you put into it.

    Thank you again!

    Alas… I think I will miss these characters.

    1. Thank you so much for your comments!!! It was really a joy to read your thoughts and you made me look at some things differently! I’m so happy you loved them guys, I was in love with them when I read it and wanted for more people to get to know them! It was so much fun discussing this novel with you! Thank you!!!

      1. I want to thank you again, I read all your replies as I was also reading the story and made my reading experience much more enjoyable and more cheerful, I was happy (though my heart was torn and reassembled throughout the story more than once) reading it. I think in some was it contributed a tiny bit to my world and that’s nice :3 as I said before I will miss them and I’m grateful you went, read my comments and took the time to actually reply to all of them :3 thank you so much.

  5. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Once again one of my random reads turned out to be better than planned ones lmao, I shall always trust my gut instincts from now on.

    1. Thank you so much for reading it!! I love this story so much, I’m happy you gave it a chance and even more happy that you enjoyed it!!! 🙂 🙂

  6. Translator jijie, this peasant kowtows and sincerely thanks you for the translations. Muah~ thank you so much

  7. Thank you for the TL! A very wonderful angsty and overall satisfying read, I’m so happy everyone got what they deserved. I loved all the groveling and angsting and sadness Qi Yan went through, and I’m happy Shaobo is alive!

    1. Thank you so much for reading it! 🙂 🙂 I really love this story and I’m very happy you enjoyed it and liked the characters! Thank you!!!

  8. Thank you for the translation! This was a really enjoyable read, I think this is probably the only type of wife chasing crematorium trope I’m okay with – I really liked that the all the angst and conflict was mainly due to circumstances and not intentionally cruel/genuinely unforgiveable actions. Both of their actions and feelings were pretty understandable and justified. (Though I wish Qi Yan could’ve just explained everything to him earlier on?! Also it’s a little funny to me that he gets a condition where his heart literally hurts) I wish the ending after they finally reconciled was a little longer too, but oh well haha. It was sweet seeing them get a happy ending, and Shaobo as well!

    1. Thank you so much for reading it!!! I’m happy you enjoyed it! I also much prefer crematorium trope stories where the gong is not really a scum gong. so, this one was very satisfying 🙂 I agree with you, more chapters about their happy life would be sweet. But it’s also okay this way, it’s better to end a bit too early than too late. I wish there were more stories like this one. Thank you!!! ♡♡

  9. Aaaah i can’t help but cry!!! And smile!! Because this story is so good and they’ve both suffered a lot and now they can honeymoon! Sniff sniff, bring out the tissues, I’m about to become a fountain

    Thank you so so much for great translation and hard work in all these chapters, I am really happy you brought this story to me and other readers!!

  10. Большое спасибо конец такой м как сказать впечетляющий

  11. Thank you so much for the translation! I’ve binged the whole novel in one day. Totally surprised how good it was to the point of crying in several scenes. I wish there would be a bit more chapters between the end one and the extra to read about their daily interactions more. Btw have you read any other novels from the same author? The writing style was good.

    1. Thank you so much! ❤❤❤I’m happy you enjoyed it! For some reason this novel doesn’t take much attention, but it’s really very good. I tried to read one of her early novels but it was meh. Right now she’s writing a historical from the Republic of China times and I’m very optimistic about it although I haven’t yet started it.

  12. woah this finally ends and that too on a satisfactory note! ngl i wish it would be more longer but im so happy that after all this angst they finally got together!

    and thank you so so much for translating this gem, i enjoyed reading this <3

    1. Thank you!!! 😊😊 I’m happy that you enjoyed it! I love this story very much and wanted more people to read it 😊

  13. i just found this hidden gem a day ago and i binge read it, i loved it so much! i usually don’t really read ‘wife chasing crematorium’ tropes but this one was so beautiful, i thoroughly enjoyed this one. thank you so much for your hard work!!

    1. Spent my day reading this and it’s so worth it! I can literally feel the pain, the angst, my teeth hurts from too much clenching! It’s been a while since I cried and yuzhu made me bawled!
      The ending maybe too rush from what i expected but I still love this. So thank you so much for translating this!

      1. Aaah, I’m happy to hear it! I love this story so much and I wish there were more chapters about them guys 🙂 The dog, yes, I will always remember him! Thank you!!!

  14. Thank you so much for your wonderful work and kindness sharing this with us. Looking forward to reading your next work.

  15. thank you very much for your translation! I will continue to read your other translations too since I like your work!

    I think I would’ve enjoyed it more had I come into this novel without expecting any groveling. I expected the ml to work hard to get the mc bad.

    the only time I really cried was when the dog died. :’)
    afterwards, I felt bad and almost heartbroken was when QY let go. it feels like a rushed ending tho. T-T i thought they could use a few years apart or just maybe hanging out just to get to know each other again. I don’t know how XX can go from feeling betrayed to “oh it’s okay”. maybe it’s bcs of how innocent he is or just his personality of accepting the good the people?

    I have to say tho… I don’t hate the QY or XX. they both had their reason and I wouldn’t consider QY to be much of a scum. they both just seemed to be caught up in very very unfortunate circumstances and had to try and navigate through it as best as they can.

    but I do think that this novel is entertaining in the way the author incorporated other characters. like fumeng, shaobao, and others as well as the underlying plot. it added colour and depth to the novel.

    1. Thank you for reading it and thank you for your comments!!!
      I really love this story. I know it is not perfect but it made me feel a lot, and I read books to feel things, so it worked very well for me 🙂
      I actually really hate-hate-hate it when the characters stay apart voluntarily for whatever reason. I probably think subconsciously: if you can live without this person, why bother at all? (It concerns fictional characters only, of course) 🙂 I think I wouldn’t evnjoy it if XX did leave in the end and probably returned some years later, I would feel disappointed. So it worked very well for me 🙂
      You’re so right, I also loved secondary characters, especially female characters, all of them very strong in their own way.

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