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  1. kiara_bleu

    Webnovel Discussion: Ever Night (Yoda Version)

    Hahaha!! You know the first time I watched it I thought it was because NQ did not want SS to hear about or be included in their revenge plan but thought it was odd that he would wait until she just got her food and started eating before making her leave But now I realize that does not make sense because although SS does not go with him when he kills, he does discuss his plans with her. Now I see he makes her leave when Blackie noticed she's all grown up and staring at her a little too long for NQ's comfort
  2. kiara_bleu

    Webnovel Discussion: Ever Night (Yoda Version)

    When was this? At what part of the story?
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    Webnovel Discussion: Ever Night (Yoda Version)

    Pretty much the whole Chapter 64 is and very interesting about Chao Xiashu's background and NQ learn more about his friend Zhou Er: It was dark on Lin 47th Street. The door of the Old Brush Pen Shop was pushed open, and then closed quickly. The dim light within the shop flashed like stars for a moment and disappeared.Ning Que removed his heavy weapon, tore the cloth cover off of the big black umbrella, and took off his wet coat. He passed it to Sangsang, asking casually, "I'm quite hungry. Are the noodles ready?"Sangsang gave him a dry cloth, nodding happily and said, "I'll serve it to you soon."A bowl of hot noodles was served on the table. The same as usual, four peppercorns were scattered on the top, but there were a lot more chopped green onions in the noodles today. The noodles were topped with a scrambled egg, which was very unusual. Hunting was even more tiring than hoeing, making Ning Que drenched and extremely hungry. There was nothing like a bowl of noodle with the fried egg to arouse his appetite. He put down the cloth, picked up chopsticks, and started to devour the food.Sangsang flashed a smile on her darkish face. She was delighted to see that he enjoyed the food. As she picked up the cloth to dry his hair with it, she kept reminding him not eating too fast.At that time, a man started coughing. However, no one paid attention to him. Being ignored by Ning Que and his handmaiden for a long time, the man decided to break the silence. He said, "The bowl of noodles smells very delicious."A couple of hours ago, Chao Xiaoshu said the same words when he entered the shop.Sangsang continued to dry Ning Que's hair, as if she did not see this person and did not hear his words. However, Ning Que's reaction was different from before. While he was eating, he mumbled, "Make some noodles for him."Soon, another bowl of noodles was served. Chao Xiaoshu looked around and could not find a place to sit. Without minding, he squatted down beside Ning Que and started eating, but he found his noodles were not the same as Ning Que's.Four peppercorns, thirty pieces of chopped green onions, but no fried egg.He could not help but tap at Ning Que's bowl with his chopsticks. Ning Que glanced over and almost burst out laughing loudly. He then turned to Sangsang. "It's fine, we shouldn't be mean. Give him an egg as well."Finally, a fried egg was served to Chao Xiaoshu. The both of them were eating happily, whereas Sangsang, who was not far away from them, started burning the clothes and the cloth cover in a bronze basin. No one spoke a word in the shop.After a long time, Ning Que finally put down the bowl in his hands as he leaned backward with satisfaction and rubbed his belly. He turned to Chao Xiaoshu, saying, "I killed more than five people. You should reconsider the money... Don't be mean. Remember, I asked Sangsang to add an egg for you."Chao Xiaoshu, who was holding his bowl, looked at Ning Que and produced a forced smile. "That's why you were unusually kind to me. But sure, I'll give you 2,000 taels of silver.""Deal," Ning Que said casually. In fact, he was a little excited within, and so was Sangsang, as she clenched her fist and was silently calculating how much 2,000 taels of silver would be.As Sangsang was preparing to wash the bowls, Chao Xiaoshu reluctantly handed her his unfinished bowl of noodles. He then frowned and covered his mouth with the corner of his sleeve. When he put down his sleeve, it was already stained with patches of blood.Ning Que looked at his sleeve and knew that this strong middle-aged man was hurt in the severe fight previously. He was silent for a moment before asking, "Are you okay?"Chao Xiaoshu took a cup of tea from Sangsang, smiling to show his gratitude. He took a sip and said, "Don't worry about me. I grew up in a slum in Eastern City. I fought countless times and was badly injured many times. Every time, my enemy saw me covered with blood and thought I would never stand up anymore, but I'm always able to give them a knockout blow."Ning Que said, "A thug who's immersed in his warrior days could even pursue cultivation and became so powerful. I was so devoted to cultivating, but yet I can't even enter the Initial State. How mocking it is. Master Haotian is surely blind."Chao Xiaoshu smiled without saying anything. There was a story behind how he turned from a gangster into a Great Sword Master with a superior Seethrough grade. But to him, the story was not worth mentioning."You told me, after tonight, I'll see who you truly are."Ning Que was looking at a corner of the Courtyard. "Now, I kind of guess that your backup is someone from the palace. With such a strong background, no wonder you don't need to bother about Chang'an Local Government.""After tonight, maybe everyone from this empire will admire me because of my backup," he said peacefully, "but no one will know how much I have pay for such outcome.""What do you need to pay?" asked Ning Que.Chao Xiaoshu smiled bitterly. "I've been trapped by orders all these years. Whenever that person wanted me, I had to do whatever they wanted. If it wasn't for that, maybe I would have already broken through the Seethrough State and entered the Knowing Destiny State.""That's all?" Ning Que continued to ask.Chao Xiaoshu was silent for a long time as something seemed to be on his mind. He smiled sadly and said slowly, "It also required me to not act on impulse. I always have to consider the whole situation when dealing with matters. Neither can I be hasty, because I have to force the enemies to flash all their cards. To succeed, I need to endure the torture silently for a long time, to the extent that I didn't even manage to protect my own brother."Upon hearing that, Ning Que clenched his right hand. He knew Chao Xiaoshu was talking about Darkie, someone whom he knew very well, but he did not say a thing. He lowered his head and asked, "How did your brother die?""My brother was named Zhuo Er. He was a spy. The Military Ministry sent him to check on me and to investigate whether I conspired with the Yuelun Kingdom. In fact, it was only an excuse for them to kill the people from Spring Breeze Pavilion. To achieve the goal, they even might frame me.""But my brother didn't want to do this. He told me all the things behind it. He didn't investigate me for the Military Ministry and he wouldn't frame me according to his boss's order. But he was a soldier after all. He can't betray his country and his army. So, he suffered a lot in those days."Chao Xiaoshu closed his eyes. He said, "Looking back now, I should have told him the whole truth. Maybe he would have still died, but at least he wouldn't have felt so desperate."Ning Que said, "You haven't mentioned how he died yet.""Being a spy is a very dangerous job. If he didn't work for either of the two parties, he might die at any time. If he decided to work for one party, then it's highly possible that he's going to die. That day, when he finally decided to tell me everything, the Military Ministry found out what he did and killed him. He died right here, across the street."Chao Xiaoshu looked at the direction of the wooden door of the shop. He was looking at the gray wall, far away.Ning Que was silent for a long time. He asked, "It was the Sword Master of the South Jin Kingdom that killed him?""Yes." Chao Xiaoshu turned around, looking at Ning Que, smiling. "From now on, I'll regard you as my brother."Ning Que arched an eyebrow. "Aren't you being too childish?"Chao Xiaoshu laughed and said, "In this life, we're brothers. Such a matter is always this simple."We had noodles with fried egg today, and for that, we're brothers for this life."Ning Que shook his head and said, "Brother—this word is meaningless. I know those famous brothers. If some of them died before the others, they were lucky, because if they didn't, they would have fought against each other in the end. I just wanted to help you tonight, and of course, make some money by the way. Can you not be too corny and find other meanings in life?"Chao Xiaoshu frowned as he looked at Ning Que and was surprised at such an answer. He said, "You're so young, and yet in your eyes, the world is so dark... I wonder what had happened to you. If you want to tell me in the future, remember to contact me anytime. I'll treat you to tea."Ning Que said, "I don't even want to recollect those things, let alone tell other people."Chao Xiaoshu smiled at him. "OK. So, besides noodles with fried egg, what do you think is the meaning of your life?""The meaning of life... definitely is career and love, or we can say, money and women. I know you think that this answer is amazing and I'm also an amazing person, but can you please not reveal such a profound smile?"Ning Que shook his head, and to let this powerful person understand what's the meaning of life, he pointed to Sangsang. "Who do you think is suitable to be your master's wife in House of Red Sleeves?"Sangsang wiped her hands on her apron and thought attentively for a while. "I think that day the second girl sitting at your left hand was nice.""That was Lu Xue." Ning Que thought about her soft waist, and continued asking, "Why do you think she's suitable to be my wife?"Sangsang looked at Ning Que with big, serious eyes. "She looks very beautiful with makeup. Her smile is nice looking, clean, and innocent. Her teeth are white and neat, which means she is healthy. Also, I've seen her waist and bottom, and found she's able to give birth."Ning Que turned around and smirked to Chao Xiaoshu.Chao Xiaoshu looked at the dimple on Ning Que's left cheek, thinking about what he just saw. Someone who was stuck in a shop every day and discussed with his underaged handmaiden about which prostitute was better as a wife and for giving birth—was this what he meant by the meaning of life?Suddenly, he recalled the scene of him seeing the handmaiden leaning by the door as he was about to leave the Old Brush Pen Shop, and the scene of the two bowls of noodle with fried egg when he returned to the shop, where he was being forgotten by the master and his handmaiden. He remembered how close the both of them were, to the extent that he could not interrupt them. He then slowly understood as he smiled and said, "The true meaning of life is life itself."Ning Que shook his head and laughed. "You're too sentimental."Chao Xiaoshu looked at this lad, knowing that Ning Que did not understand what he meant, but he did not want to say too much. He stood up and walked towards the door. He turned around and smiled. "It's time to go. There are still lots of things to do tonight. I'll send someone to hand you the silver tomorrow and he'll bring you to a place." - NQ is so cynical, arrogant and know-it-all but so clueless at the same time - Anybody who has eyes can see that nothing can come between NQ and SS (looking at you First Brother )
  4. kiara_bleu

    Webnovel Discussion: Ever Night (Yoda Version)

    I tend to just share passages that I like so I try to put in the chapters so that you can just read more of those parts if you are interested and also to get a sense of when it happens in the story
  5. kiara_bleu

    Webnovel Discussion: Ever Night (Yoda Version)

    Sorry, I was just showing the difference between how NQ is with SS and how he was with MSS. When I was rereading I just realized how those two scenes parallel each other...NQ walking around the city but the feeling is different when he was doing it with SS compared to MSS.
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    Webnovel Discussion: Ever Night (Yoda Version)

    That was when they were accompanying the princess to Chang An and after NQ had a conversation with the cultivator, right? He remembered that what was happening to his Master and SS he saw in that dream but he was seeing it from a different point of view so he couldn't see clearly that it was his Master and SS. NQ theorizes that it was during that journey that what was inside SS "awakened" or something like that and that is why he had that dream.
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    Webnovel Discussion: Ever Night (Yoda Version)

    So the updates for the novel does not have any NQ or SS yet and is all about the political machinations and war going on in the aftermath. So here is a bit of SS vs MS especially for @n3bula since no spoilers yet. Chapter 49: There was a far distance between Lin 47th Street and the House of Red Sleeves. Usually, Ning Que would take the horse carriage for two coins. Today, however, he chose to reach there on foot because Sangsang would be his companion along the way who could dispel the boredom for him. Neither of them kept that conflict in their hearts because Ning Que had already been accustomed to such bloody and fatal situations, while for Sangsang, her mind was occupied by important things, thus having no room for others. Therefore, they both enjoyed a good mood when passing through those streets and alleys. .............. He suddenly slightly frowned as he saying these. And he said, "Three four, seven... eight."Sangsang paused and froze for a moment and crammed the cookie into her small mouth. Her left hand quickly scratching the certain place on his back. Ning Que frowned and took the big black umbrella from her hand, and added, "No, it's seven seven.""Got it."The Chang'an city rested in the continuous spring rain. In its straight streets and crooked lanes, among its cornice of high-rises, along the passerbys with umbrellas and raincoats, there was a walking big black umbrella that was like a dusty black lotus. Under the big black umbrella, Sangsang took the cookie with one hand and scratched Ning Que's back on and on with the other. The young master's and the handmaiden's faces were full of joy. Chapter 356: Recently, he had accompanied Shanshan to visit Chang'an, and together they appreciated great works in various calligraphy stores.He had not had any relationships in either of his two lives, and he even had no close physical contact with somebody of the opposite gender. So he did not know whether he was in love with Mo Shanshan or not. After Shanshan said that she loved him that day, their relationship did not change. They treated each other as casually and calmly as they did before, and they had not even held hands. The only difference was, perhaps, the shyness that the girl occasionally showed when their shoulders touched. ..............................It was a wonderful feeling, even if they did not have any close physical contact, or sweet words, or vows. So Ning Que was glad to accompany Shanshan. But, sometimes he felt empty when passing through the narrow alleys and the shadow of bare trees, or stepping on the melting snow beside the lake.
  8. kiara_bleu

    Webnovel Discussion: Ever Night (Yoda Version)

    I think he did but can't remember at what point in the novel. I do like that the scene in the drama ended with NQ thinking that he hopes (or wonders?) that SS likes MSS too. I think he admires her at this point but does not necessarily "like" her yet and so it shows just how much SS opinion matters to him even with people he just met. Like they have to pass the SS test for him .
  9. kiara_bleu

    Webnovel Discussion: Ever Night (Yoda Version)

    Not only that but Eldest brother was the one who was like...you went through so much together and was such a great help to each other why not make it forever...and pretty much ordered NQ to show MSS around Chang An I could see why MSS might have thought she had a chance and even NQ maybe thinking about a relationship with MSS because it was coming from somebody who is like the head of NQ's family giving them approval.
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    Webnovel Discussion: Ever Night (Yoda Version)

    So I just realized now after rereading that NQ and SS family home were actually opposite each other: They reached the middle of the lane, where two mansion gates sat opposite each other. In the mansion on the right, the two solemn stone lions by its entrance were very clean, without any visible dust or fallen leaves on it. The vermilion gate was tightly shut and the copper rings just hung there.On the contrary, the mansion on their left was in a derelict state, with the paint on its gate chipping and the fragments of its two strip seals languidly blowing in the wind. Only one stone lion remained, with the other one missing. But even the remaining one was left dilapidated and incomplete, with darkened mud collecting behind it and some patches of what seemed like coagulated blood. ..... The dilapidated mansion belonged to former Xuanwei General Lin Guangyuan. In the first year of Tianqi era when the Emperor was doing his inspections in Nanze City, a huge collusion and treason case broke out in the capital Chang'an. The prince personally oversaw the investigations, with the prime minister and other high-ranking officials assisting. Lin Guangyuan was eventually charged for treason and his whole family was executed. .... "This mansion is considered haunted and ominous, and yet the one opposite is highly coveted. Do you know why? That year, Xuanwei General lived opposite to Official of Counsel. When Xuanwei General's entire family was executed, the Official of Counsel was instead promoted quickly in his career. He is now a scholar of the Imperial Library. It's easy to guess that many fourth or fifth-grade officials are eager to feed off some of that luck by living in his former mansion, isn't it?"
  11. kiara_bleu

    Webnovel Discussion: Ever Night (Yoda Version)

    "Don't worry about poverty, but worry about having a fierce handmaiden at home" I like how it was so clear from the very beginning that they have an equal relationship even though SS serves the function of a maid (but really like a wife). NQ was also afraid to tell SS about going to Chang An City and was trying to delay going home to tell her. And he had to bribe her with cosmetics in the end .
  12. I’m doing the same thing although i have been bad & checking out my fave parts in the newly translated eps.
  13. Just watched ep 51 translated and LOL at NQ threatening war with Xiling if they try to take SS away from him, and I love how they are literary like "Um dude, chill, we didn't say you will never see her again or even said you can't have a relationship with her, you don't have to take it that far" it's like with SS parents, he threatened to to burn their house down if they don't give back SS without even trying to discuss a compromise.
  14. It would have been nice if they could have shot the whole novel all at once so that it guarantees the same actors. Who knows what resources were available for them if they could have just had one very long season (if that could do justice to the novel...maybe have to cut out other characters, major scenes) or shot it all but have multiple seasons. I have heard that this is an issue with other c-dramas as well, some dramas having open ending with fans hoping for a second season that never materializes for one reason or another. At least this one got a second season
  15. I get what you mean but I guess the drama decided to make the battle all about NQ and SS against XH instead. It would have been nice to see a happier kind of ending but this is where I think the needs of a drama vs that of a novel can be sometimes at odds, drama for some reason always feel the need to build up the excitement for the next season. I guess they are afraid that with a happier ending the audience will say, okay we are good now no need to see the rest . Actually this reminds of when I saw the first Lord of the Rings movie...I have never read the books but just went along with friends because it was the big event movie of its day. I knew this was just the first part of a planned 3 movies covering the story. Still I was so disappointed that the first movie ended with the protagonists not even reaching Mordor yet. I was like "You mean I just waited in line for an hour and sat through a 3 hour movie of them just traveling and fighting and this movie ends with them staring off to the distance not even reaching their destination?" " I have to wait another year to find out if they even get there?"
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