One Night, One Day, One Year, One Lifetime

 

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One Night, One Day, One Year, One Lifetime

Translation of
《一夜一日一年一世》


Author: Fu Sulü [扶苏绿]
Genre: Romance, Modern-day, Tragedy, Forced Marriage, Obsessive Love
Length: 13 chapters (Complete)
Raws: jjwxc
Audiobook: here. Highly recommended! The narrator captures the emotions of the story extremely well, and the background songs she used are very fitting too…
Songs used in the audiobook: Erased You, UnreachableGenuineSong of Sorrow


Summary

That night, I listened to the hymns till dawn, not for serenity, but to seek a silver of your soul;

That month, I flipped through all the scriptures, not for enlightenment, but to touch the pages where your fingers once lingered;

That year, I knelt on the grounds, my head embracing the dusts, not to pay obeisance to the Gods, but to feel the warmth you left behind;

That life, I wandered through ten thousand great mountains, not in search for an afterlife, but to cross paths with you –

Gao Fei, do you believe that I lived through this night, this day, this year and this lifetime, only to hold your hands and accompany you in this journey of life?


Chapters Index

Main Text: He Yujin

One – Two – Three  – Four  – Five  – Six  – Seven  – Eight  – Nine

After Story: Gao Fei

Ten  – Eleven  – Twelve  – Thirteen (end)


Thoughts

The audiobook’s final song was Unreachable (到不了dào bù liǎo) by Li Daimo. The lyrics were extremely fitting to Gao Fei’s arc – they were like the words Gao Fei never vocalised, until the very end. Hearing the lyrics interspersed with the audiobook’s narration was really too much… my heart just broke. :((

Highly highly recommend the audiobook over my translations if you understand Mandarin. You’ll get a lot more out of this novel.

Your eyes can smile,
Curving like a bridge,
Yet its destination
Is beyond my reach.

Your arrival,
Feels like the whistling of the wind.
Missing you is like a bitter pill,
So difficult to endure,
Every minute, every second.

I searched, but I cannot find,
I walked, but I cannot reach,
The happiness of the future which you speak of.
There is nothing I want, did you know?
If you understand me,
In this moment,
I wish to see,
I am searching for,
The so-called happiness of love.

I would hold it tightly,
Guarding it securely,
Not daring to let even a silver of it slip away,
I wish you could see this.  

11 thoughts on “One Night, One Day, One Year, One Lifetime

  1. I am already crying buckets with two chapters, gosh, will I survive the rest
    Unfortunately I don’t understand Mandarin or Cantonese, so can’t hear the audiobook which you highly recommend
    Thanks for translating

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  2. Thank you so much for translating this! I read the entire story in one go (probably not great for my poor eyes as I was crying buckets) while listening to Lindsey Stirling’s Carol of the Bells. As odd as this sounds, I feel like the music is perfect for this story. There is something about the song’s arrangement that blended right into the story.

    I normally don’t read tragedies because they are not well written or I couldn’t feel the characters’ pain but this one was amazing. The author certainly have a way with words (or you are an amazing translator who translated this so perfectly) that I understand the pains of the characters. At times, I felt like I was He Yujin.

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  3. If you haven’t read it. I suggest you try “wife can’t escape.” It’s certainly not everyone’s cup of tea. It was a crazy roller coaster of emotion where the fl and the ml are both at fault and at the same time, victims to their fate. Just gotta warn you that the ml is a complete as*hœ, way worse than this one; definitely a yandere. Her dying days were certainly VERY satisfying, but nothing can top her death (lots of tears). I only hope it ended there.

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