• Because he wasn’t as good as Hua Cheng thought him to be. He wasn’t untainted by filth, saintly and pure. Even if Hua Cheng might only show a sliver of disbelief after learning the fact, Xie Lian would probably never be able to live with himself, and would never have the face to see Hua Cheng again! Seeing how he was reacting, Hua Cheng’s grip on his hand grew tighter. He said, with grave assurance, “Your Highness, don’t be afraid. Remember? The one basking in infinite glory is you; the one fallen from grace is also you. What matters is ‘you’, and not the state of you. No matter what’s happened in the past, I will never leave you. You can tell me anything.” To end, he added gently, “You told me this yourself.”
  • "Who hasn’t made promises, or swore to the mountains and the seas when they were young? Talking of affection, of love, of forevers. But, the longer I hang around in the world, the more I understand, something like ‘forever’ is impossible. It’s never going to be possible. Having it once was already good enough. No one can truly achieve it. I don’t believe in it anymore.”
  • He believed that this man would die for him again and again, and would be reborn for him over and over. Even if he fell into the depths of hell, he would break through the abyss for his “belief”.
  • His expression suddenly turned savage, and he stared at me unblinkingly as he strangled me with one hand, repeating nonstop: ‘I can be on my own, all alone, alone, alone alone alone alone alone, I don’t need anyone, I don’t need anyone I don’t need anyone I don’t need anyone…’
  • Xie Lian was speechless and choked out a laugh. “Can you not stand anyone?” That line was directed to Hua Cheng. Shi Qingxuan replied, “He said: ‘Other than you, no.’ (muito eu)
  • “To die in battle for you is my greatest honour."
  • 花城走在他前方,道︰“如果你想見我,不管丟出幾點,你都能見到我。”
  • "This ghost, in life, was a soldier under your command. In death, it was a soul of the dead that followed you. He died in battle for you; turned into a vicious ghost because you were pierced by a hundred swords; but also because of you, his soul perished by your unleashing of the Human Face Disease.”
  • That voice seemed so close yet far, like it was a dream but not, and it cried in despair, “God, please wait for me, just wait for me…please give me a little more time…let me…let me…
  • Just like all the others, he had no intention of giving Xie Lian a hand to help pull him up. Thus, Xie Lian understood. No one would give him a hand to help pull him up.
  • The flickering flames of the nameless ghost flared brighter. "I won't forget, Your Highness. I am forever your most devoted believer.
  • Second, Xie Lian had always believed in “forever”. For example, friends would always be friends forever; no betrayal, no deception, no breaking up. Perhaps there’d be times when they’d part, but it for sure wouldn’t be over reasons like “life is too horrible”.
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