江湖路弯弯: Jianghu Road is Curved! Special Chapter 3

(translated by anniaxx)

(edited by xia0xiao1mei)

⇒♥Last chapter of Jiang Hu Road is Curved! ♥⇐

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SPECIAL CHAPTER THREE

Jin Di Luo: A Gossip Seeking Heart

More than a month after leaving the Capital, I suddenly received a letter from the main estate, turns out that Head Madam wants me to report Young Master’s recent actions, with special attention paid to any abnormal details; for this purpose, I have started to write this diary.

Details are as follows.

On the eighth of the seventh month.

At the hour of Mao (卯时 = 5am – 7am), Young Master got up to practice martial arts.

At the hour of Chen (辰时 = 7am – 9am), Young Master took a bath and ate, selecting a cyan outer robe.

At the hour of Si (巳时 = 9am – 11am), Young Master began to study mechanism.

At the hour of Wu (午时 = 11am – 1pm), Young Master finished eating lunch, and resumed studying mechanism.

At the hour of Wei (未时 = 1pm – 3pm), Young Master was still studying mechanism.

At the hour of Shen (申时 = 3pm – 5pm), Young Master ate two pieces of crystal cake, and continued to study mechanism.

At the hour of You (酉时 = 5pm – 7pm), the maid asked Young Master to dine in the main hall, Young Master refused, he had four dishes and one soup in the study room, then continued to study mechanism.

At the hour of Xu (戌时 = 7pm – 9pm), Young Master lit the candle and read books.

At the hour of Hai (亥时 = 9pm – 11pm), Young Master put out the candle and went to bed.

On the ninth of the seventh month.

At the hour of Mao (卯时 = 5am – 7am), Young Master got up to practice martial arts.

At the hour of Chen (辰时 = 7am – 9am), Young Master took a bath and ate, selecting a blue outer robe.

At the hour of Si (巳时 = 9am – 11am), Young Master began to study mechanism.

At the hour of Wu ((午时 = 11am – 1pm), Young Master finished eating lunch, and resumed studying mechanism.

At the hour of Wei ((未时 = 1pm – 3pm), Young Master was still studying mechanism.

At the hour of Shen ((申时 = 3pm – 5pm), Young Master ate two pieces of osmanthus roll, and continued to study mechanism.

At the hour of You (酉时 = 5pm – 7pm), the maid asked Young Master to dine in the main hall, Young Master refused, he had four dishes and one soup in the study room, then continued to study mechanism.

At the hour of Xu (戌时 = 7pm – 9pm), Young Master lit the candle and read books.

At the hour of Hai (亥时 = 9pm – 11pm), Young Master put out the candle and went to bed.

On the eleventh of the seventh month.

Please refer to the tenth for everything.

Young Master selected a white outer robe, the osmanthus roll was replaced by mung bean cake.

On the fifteenth of the seventh month.

Please refer to the fourteenth for everything.

Young Master selected a black outer coat, ate one more crystal cake.

……

On the fifteenth of the eighth month.

Please refer to the fourteenth for the hours between the hour of Mao (卯时 = 5am – 7am) and the hour of Shen ((申时 = 3pm – 5pm).

Young Master selected a grey outer robe, his snack was a plate of grapes.

At the hour of You (酉时 = 5pm – 7pm), Palace Master came to visit, asking Young Master if he has felt bored?

Young Master replied boredom is a trouble that only belongs to common people.

Palace Master heartily laughs and leaves.

On the sixteenth of the eighth month.

Please refer to the thirteenth for everything.

Young Master selected a purple outer robe, ate half a plate of honey lotus roots.

On the seventeenth of the eighth month.

Young Master declares he wants to go out to relax.

He brought his sketches and models, went to the Gobi and completed a whole day of explosion experiments.

On the twentieth of the eighth month.

Please refer to the thirteenth for everything.

On the third of the ninth month.

Please refer to the second for everything.
……

On the twentieth of the ninth month.

Head Madam sent a letter, telling me that there is no need to further report Young Master’s detailed action, reporting is only necessary when there’s anything unusual, this way the energy of the delivering doves can also be reserved.

I released a very deep breath.

I have long desired to stop writing this kind of boring dairy.

Writing this itself is a pointless task.

I have once repeatedly questioned, would Young Master’s time of unusual behaviour actually come, it seems that there is only mechanism in his young life, always and forever mechanism, no matter who or what he is facing, he is always calm and still, nothing can affect his mood.

Until a day in the early winter, Young Master is studying mechanic models as usual in his study room.

“Some guests have arrived.” The guard of the Sixth Palace silently appears by the door.

——clearly, Palace Master has slipped away again, whenever Palace Master slips away, all the matters in the palace would be handed over to Young Master.

“Oh, which level were they able to reach this time?” Young Master’s face does not change at all.

The guard lowers his head and answers: “They are moving surprisingly fast, have already reached the sixth level.”

Young Master pauses, turns his head to directly look at the guard.

“What kind of people are they?” It’s obvious that his curiosity has been incited.

I am also very shocked, after all, only a few people managed to successfully arrive at the foot of this mountain in several decades, and not even half a person was able to break through the obstructions and climb to the summit, it is clear that the guests this time are more ferocious than imagined.

“A male and a female, both are very young, the male is about eighteen to nineteen, the female is even younger, looks to be only fifteen or sixteen.” The guard respectfully reports.

“Is that so? Indeed the case of ‘heroes emerge from the youngsters’.” Young Master’s face reveals a smile that I have not seen in so long.

“Young Master, that young man has already been stopped by Hall Master Mei, and has fallen into the Prison of Chaos.” With his head lowered, the guard continues to add, “Only the lady remains there, putting out a last-ditch effort.”

“Oh? Why would she be allowed to remain there? Hall Master Mei has not encountered someone to practice her skills for too long, so she wants to play for a little longer?”

Young Master is still nonchalantly toying with his design model.

“It is because Hall Master Mei found the Gold-Jade Silk Pouch on her.” The guard quietly replies.

Young Master’s hands suddenly stops moving.

This is the very first time, that I have seen a look of surprise and shocked on Young Master’s face.

Maybe there is also a little trace of joy that he may not have even realized himself.

I suddenly have the impulsive thought of grabbing my brush and ink.

“……since she has the Gold-Jade Silk Pouch, would you like us to bring her up for you to see first? So later, Guardian Jin will not……”

The guard painstakingly reports whilst trembling.

Young Master sounds an “en”, not saying a word.

The guard probably assumed that he has guessed his master’s mind correctly, so he immediately gets up to take his leave.

“Wait.”

However, before he had taken a third step, Young Master suddenly speaks up behind him.

“Do not interfere, just let her fight with Hall Master Mei, I really want to see, what other skills she’s got. ”

Young Master’s voice sounds like it had been blown over from a far far place, coming with endless indifference and iciness, also a sense of implausible, forced deliberateness.

I begin to feel an extremely strong premonition, maybe, possibly, probably, I am about to enter a prolonged period of diary-writing.

En, I shall prepare the delivering-doves, also an ample amount of paper and brushes.



XXM: We’ve finally reached the end!! I’m going to miss this story and its characters~ it really has been such a pleasure to translate such a lovely light-hearted story, particularly with our loveable leads~~

It’s also been a great great pleasure working with Annie on this project, can you believe she only just joined us at the start of this story?! How time flies~ XD

Also thank you to the readers that stuck through with us (despite updates becoming less frequent as of late)!!

Annie: This is the very last chapter of this novel!! Awww, I am going to miss this book so much! But I know for sure that Wan Wan and He Qing Lu will continue to live their wonderful, beautiful life in their world~

When I finished typing the last word of this book, I grabbed my phone and marked today on my calendar. So in the future, I will be celebrating anniversaries of “completed translating the first novel in my life” day, haha~ I want to say a big “thank you” to XXM here! I want to thank her so much for letting me join her to bring this lovely story to you guys, for giving me so much help and advice on translating, for being so patient and encouraging to me! ♥♥♥ (I have been secretly seeing her as a big sister in my heart~ cry cry, people like me who don’t have an elder sister…) I can never thank her enough.

And~ I need to deeply thank each one of you here!! Thank you so~ much for being with us throughout Wan Wan’s awesome story! Reading the comments below every chapter has become one of my favorite things to do! I treasure every single word from you guys and every singe moment when we sense the same happiness and sadness because of this novel! Thank you!


~THE END~

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42 thoughts on “江湖路弯弯: Jianghu Road is Curved! Special Chapter 3

  1. My heart hurts. I don’t know if I’m happy that the story ended so satisfactory, or that I’m sad since we don’t see anymore of Wan Wan’s funny antics and HQL’s tsundere-ness.

    Thank you so very much translators, for taking and allowing us to take this amazing journey through this story. Can’t wait for your next project!

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  2. No…..the last chapter….😢😢
    The young master schedule is really boring..no excitement at all..except when it’s involve with PW.
    PW really make a mess at the young master’s schedules haha… Maybe that’s why I feel the excitement of his mother to meet her daughter-in-law..and of course with the so many treasure that enter PW stomach (PW is really a rich girl with how many priceless treasure as her diet)..

    Lucky you, PW. You meet an almost perfect husband that really treasure you..

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  3. Wuuuuu 😭😭😭 It’s already the end chapter? I really liked this novel so thank you very much to xia0xiao1mei and anniaxx for all your hardwork.

    It’s been a real pleasure reading this novel as the flow of the story is presented well with both your translations and editing. Again, thank you very very much and I’ll eagerly await your next project! *starry eyes*

    Congratulations and Happy Holidays! 😄🎉

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  4. “Head Madam sent a letter, telling me that there is no need to further report Young Master’s detailed action, reporting is only necessary when there’s anything unusual, this way the energy of the delivering doves can also be reserved.”

    I can understand her feeling. I want to fling table when reading the report.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful translation and your time contributed to this novel.

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  5. >.> >.> >.> This is the end…

    Sighhhhhh. Both a satisfactory and unsatisfactory ending at the same time. I always want more, but the story is wrapped up with this last special.

    It’s been a long journey! Thank you for all of your hard work translating this novel! (Pssssst. I hope you’ll stay and continue to translate here, annie!)

    Enjoy a well-deserved break before the next translation (hopefully?)!

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  6. thanks a lot—-!
    -choked sobs- so it’s finally the end…! i personally still bear a grudge against he qing lu about this part, but eh, whatever…lolol! ahem, let me make it happier, uh…it was an interesting novel, and wan wan was really cute—!

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  7. Can’t believe that it’s finished 😭😭 it was an amazing journey nd loved out charcters and the ending was great! Thanks for also bringing us te special chapters 💞💞💞💞 congratulations for finishing this project guys😘😘😘 nd thank you once again

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  8. Thank you!Thank you!Thank you! My heartfelt appreciation for you guys for translating this lovely book (and sticking through until the very end!). Hope you will keep on giving more and more lovely gifts like this (being greedy here!), but for now have a well deserved holiday break guys 🙂

    And if you are celebrating, have a blessed Christmas and whopping good new year! ❤

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  9. Many Thanks. Really enjoyed this story. Lots of twists & plots. Not a moment of boredom.

    You are angel sent to us, non-chinese readers who love Chinese ancient novel. Hope you will continue to brighten our life with new translation soon.

    Thanks

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  10. Thanks so much for your hard work in translating this sweet story. It has been a very nice journey to read you! Take care and enjoy nice Christmas celebrations !!!!
    Looking forward for your next project !

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  11. JDL is such a diligent worker, going to have a lot of reportings to do

    Thank you so much XXM and Annie for all the hard works spent on sharing this novel with us
    Hope you both will enjoy the Holidays!

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  12. Thanks for translating this novel. The various sect fighting, family relationships, techniques, etc. seemed like they would be hard to translate – we appreciate it. Looking forward to your next project!

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  13. Though I was waiting for the last special chapter,I wish it has never ended and the picture is just perfect,I need to hunt down in weibo!..dunno why the special chapter of Nan yi gonna be my forever fav which makes me cry whenever I think abt him! Thank you XXM n Annie! Very hard to say goodbye😭😰😢 Happy Holidays🎉🎄🎉

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  14. Thank you both for all your hardwork and translating this work! It’s been a wild adventure, and I’m glad it ended with a very satisfactory, happy ending. I think this is my favorite light novel I’ve so far. I’m really happy that you guys picked it up and shared it! Really. Thank you! I’m sad that it’s over. Wan Wan and HQL were such fun characters to read about. I will really miss this story.

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  15. Thank you!! I really wished it didn’t end yet, but I guess every story needs an ending/closure. I’m really happy Wan Wan and HQL ended up with each other. Thanks again to both of you! 😘😘

    Also, Happy Holidays!! 🎇🎉🎉🎉🎆

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  16. Thank you thank you! I love this novel. Im happy I got to read this, waiting for updates, and then seeing the ending.

    It is hard to find such narcisistic mc.

    ^ 3^)/

    Also bec of this, I learned the things about Mary Sue

    XD

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  17. OMG. Don’t stop!! I like these side stories so much. Seeing another character perpesetvie of the same event is so interesting. I wish the writer would make more!!

    Thanks for translation.

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  18. This is really a beautiful novel. Thank you for sharing and translating it to us :’)

    *binge-read in one day*

    Idk why, no matter how psychotic, the Supreme Leader Wu Lin really left a deep impression in me. I wonder what his thoughts were all this time…

    I’m truly happy for PW and HQL. I wish I can read PW’s first reaction and interraction when she met HQL’s family beside with his playboy uncle lol. HQL is a legit royalty right? I pondered why it wasn’t really shown off or described in detail about his BG.. hehe

    Overall, a sweet heart-wretching story :’))

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  19. Thanks for e translations, this book helped me get over my Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms drama withdrawal. It was a funny and an enjoyable read. I hope to read more tsundere male leads novels. I look forward to ur next project 🙂

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  20. Just stop by for some re-reading. I’ve enjoyed them all so much that I’m hoping to see a new translation project in 2017, please.,

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