One Night, One Day, One Year, One Lifetime
Author: Fu Sulü [扶苏绿]
Genre: Romance, Modern-day, Tragedy, Forced Marriage, Obsessive Love
Length: 13 chapters (Complete)
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, Unreachable, Genuine, Song of Sorrow
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?
Main Text: He Yujin
After Story: Gao Fei
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.
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.