Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Thousand Miles of Peach Blossom (三生三世,十里桃花) Full Summary (Part 2)



   Ok, part 2! I actually first read 3L3W, 10 Peach Blossoms through Hamster's translations first, then I went to read the original C-novel. Hamster's translations capture the spirit of the book very well. She skipped the Mo Yuan parts though (which are my favourites). I'm summarising this from the original C-novel.


Chapter 8

   The chapter starts with Bai Qian Qian relating about how Ye Hua forces her to take a walk around her Fox Cave every morning, and she's happy because it is raining this morning so they won't have to walk. But, she wakes up and Little Dough bounces on her while she is on bed. They are going to walk in the mortal world today!

   Bai Qian Qian learns that it is Little Dough's birthday today. She changes into a male form and asks Little Dough to call her, God Father. Ye Hua remains as his usual self when they go down to the mortal world. As they were walking down the streets, a horse goes mad and the carriage nearly knocks down Bai Qian Qian but Ye Hua saves her. They are locked in embrace and Little Dough embarrasses Bai Qian Qian by crying out loud that lucky Bai Qian Qian fell into Ye Hua's embrace, if not if Bai Qian Qian fell to the floor, Ye Hua's heart will hurt. Ye Hua agrees and Bai Qian Qian is very awkward since they are now two men on the street (haha). 

   They go to a tea house to drink and eat, and one of the nuns that was saved from the horse carriage sits at the table and thanks Ye Hua. Ye Hua and Bai Qian Qian is surprised because the nun is able to tell that Ye Hua is a god. The nun subtly asks for Ye Hua's name to thank him if one day she becomes a deity but Ye Hua declines. Bai Qian Qian is surprised again at how Ye Hua is able to attract admirers everywhere, even a nun!

   Ye Hua asks Bai Qian Qian to take care of Little Dough as he needs to settle some things back in heaven. So Bai Qian Qian brings Little Dough to watch a performance... but she falls asleep, and when she wakes up Little Dough is gone. Little Dough turns out to have gone into a brothel! Bai Qian Qian freaks out because if Little Dough gets subversive (haha) thoughts, his god essence which is young and vulnerable, can become contaminated and he can become a demon. Luckily, Little Dough doesn't realise anything. Bai Qian Qian tricks Little Dough that the couple was doing mutual cultivation (hahaha). 

  As they were leaving the brothel, a gentleman starts to flirt with Bai Qian Qian and grabs her arm. Bai Qian Qian is about to react when Ye Hua hugs Bai Qian Qian and magicks the gentleman away into a haunted forest. Ye Hua chastises him for teasing his wife before he magicks him away (and I like how Ye Hua always calls Bai Qian Qian his wife subtly). Little Dough comments that the gentleman is a genius for being able to make Ye Hua so mad. Ye Hua asks Bai Qian Qian why she did not do anything and she laughed that it was only being touched. So, Ye Hua kisses Bai Qian Qian on the mouth and says lightly, it was only being kissed. 

   Ye Hua comes back and they all stay at an inn. There is only one room. They order supper but it's not to her taste (she has been spoiled by Ye Hua's cooking) and decides not to eat. As Bai Qian Qian falls asleep, Ye Hua is doing work on the table. In the middle of the night, Bai Qian Qian feels someone hugging her as she sleeps and hears a voice saying faintly, "I have always known your temper, but I never knew you would be so cold. You have forgotten everything in the past, I hope you remember, yet also wish you will never remember."

   When Bai Qian Qian wakes up, Ye Hua is already at the table doing work. Little Dough asks her to eat porridge that Ye Hua cooked. Ye Hua says he cooked because he was afraid Little Dough would not be able to get used to the food. Little Dough protests that that is not true because Ye Hua never cooked when they visited the mortal mountain and he wasn't used to the princess' food. Ye Hua coughed and Bai Qian Qian lowers her head and eats the porridge. 



Chapter 9

   Ye Hua is back at JiuChongTian and Bai Qian Qian and Little Dough misses his cooking. So, they decide to get a disciple to learn from Ye Hua's cooking. A huge crowd gathers to become Ye Hua's disciple such that Bai Qian Qian decide they will have a battle to determine who can become Ye Hua's disciple. However, when Ye Hua comes back he rejects all of them. He says they don't have the potential, but she has. However, she does not need to learn, since of the two of them, it is enough if one of them knows how to cook (aww).

 QiQi (the Second Prince's Wife) comes to Fox Cave and returns Bai Qian Qian her fan. Her wish is that Bai Qian Qian can go to the mortal world and help her son's fate. Her son was being punished to go to the mortal world for one life as he had teased Concubine Su Jin when he was drunk. According to the rules of Heaven, Bai Qian Qian cannot use her magic or it will bounce back to hurt her. Ye Hua helps her find out Qi Qi's son's fate, cos the god in charge of it owes him big (haha) but Bai Qian Qian has to promise to seal up her powers when she goes down to the mortal world to help QiQi's son. 

   Basically, Qi Qi's son is born as the Emperor's son. However, as the god in charge of reincarnation of the human life really dislikes the Second Prince, he has written a horrible fate for Qi Qi's son. He will have to suffer a love trial. During one outing with the Emperor, he will jump down to save a beautiful girl drowning - he will fall for her but the Emperor will fall for her too and marry her. One drunken night, he will consumate his love with that beautiful girl and feel guilty for the rest of his life. Later, the son of the beautiful girl fight with him for the throne and he kills that son. That son turns out to be his real son. Hence, his life will be absolutely tragic. 

  The rest of the chapter relates to how Bai Qian Qian goes to the palace and tries to figure out how to change his fate. 

 Chapter 10 & 11

  Ye Hua comes down to earth and tells Bai Qian Qian how to save Qi Qi's son's fate - basically stop him from saving the beautiful girl and letting the Emperor save her instead. So Bai Qian Qian gets Qi Qi to get someone to push the Emperor in when the time comes. Chapter 10 is not that interesting and it also has a small side story - Bai Qian Qian meets Feng Jiu (the lead for the Pillow Book) who has come down to the mortal world to help the mortal reincarnation of Donghua Dijun, who is the emperor in this lifetime (it's revealed in the Pillow Book that that wasn't actually him though haha). Anyway, Bai Qian Qian successfully saves Qi Qi's son fate and she can return to heaven! Feng Jiu unfortunately though because of Bai Qian Qian's plans have to stay on with the Emperor. 

Chapter 12

  When Bai Qian Qian returns to her Fox Cave, she discovers that Little Dough and Mo Yuan has been taken away! Xuan Nu who looks like her had impersonated her and stolen them away. Bai Qian Qian takes out her special fan and angrily heads to the Demon King Li Jing's Palace to confront Xuan Nu. When she is there, she realised that Xuan Nu has kidnapped Mo Yuan's body so that she can put her dead son's soul in Mo Yuan and be re-born. Xuan Nu orders the demon soldiers to kill Bai Qian Qian. 

   Bai Qian Qian starts waving her fan and going on a rampage. She's at a disadvantage because of her eyes and Xuan Nu using an extremely brilliant pearl to stop her from seeing. Bai Qian Qian is so angry, she doesn't care about her eyes and she gets very injured. However, she kills all the soldiers and is about to kill Xuan Nu when Xuan Nu is saved and Bai Qian Qian is almost given a mortal blow. 

  In the nick of time, Ye Hua comes and protects her in his embrace. Demon King Li Jing is shocked when he realised he almost gave Bai Qian Qian the mortal blow. Ye Hua asks if the actions of Demon King Li Jing's wife, Xuan Nu, is official or personal. If official, this means war between the heavens and hell, if it's personal, Xuan Nu must be put to death. She has kidnapped the son of the Crown Prince, Little Dough, and Mo Yuan, the highly respected noble god, the son of the Eternal Father God. 

  Demon King Li Jing is unwilling and Bai Qian Qian decides to do what Xuan Nu hates most of all, Bai Qian Qian removes the spell that gave Xian Nu her face and Xian Nu is given back her original face. Xian Nu sees this and goes crazy - she tears out her eyes. 

   Ye Hua tells Demon King Li Jing to settle this, and takes Bai Qian Qian, Little Dough and Mo Yuan away. 

  Chapter 13

 Bai Qian Qian is back in her home and recuperating. She gets a love confession from some male deity that she thought always hated her - he declares he is willing to protect her as Ye Hua can't. She is shocked and rejects him in the presence of Ye Hua. 

   Ye Hua tries to test Bai Qian Qian's feelings for him, but she only reveals that she doesn't dislike him and even if someone else was her fiance, if she dislike him, she would not let him stay at Fox Cave. Ye Hua confesses that he loves Bai Qian Qian and she is stunned. 

   Bai Qian Qian rejects him - saying she's an old 140,000 years old goddess while he is 50,000 years old and would grow out of this feeling. She reassures him that even after they marry, she won't object if he wanted to find concubines or remarry goddesses of his own age. Ye Hua's face turns cold and his heart is especially bittersweet. 

   Chapter 14

   Bai Qian Qian dreams of Mo Yuan. She remembers how she was first made his disciple, how she thought he was too pretty (haha), and how he took care of her when she was extremely drunk after Demon King Li Jing broke her heart. 

  Chapter 15

  When Bai Qian Qian wakes up, Ye Hua is no longer in her room. She goes to the cave to visit Mo Yuan's body and to make sure he has been placed back properly. After the visit, she wanders to a spring and decides to take a soak. 

  She suddenly hears Ye Hua angrily calling her "Bai Qian" and he jumps into the spring and hugs her. Ye Hua kisses her. Later, Ye Hua says softly that he thought she was jumping into the lake to commit suicide.

  (Aww because he remembers how Su Su had jumped off the platform in heaven and died!)

They return back to the Fox Cave. Later, they learn that Demon King Li Jing is waiting at the entrance for Bai Qian Qian. Bai Qian Qian refuses to see him, saying that everything has already ended between them. 

   The next morning, Bai Qian Qian walks out of the cave as she is heading to Ye Hua's palace in JiuChongTian, she sees Demon King Li Jing and is surprised that he is still waiting there. She decides to end it cleanly once and for all with Demon King Li Jing. She confesses that Demon King Li Jing was the only man she loved in her past life, but she knew that he was no longer in her heart in the moment when she was about to die in the cave while saving Mo Yuan with her blood - the face that came into her mind was not him. Demon King Li Jing heartbrokenly accepts Bai Qian Qian's final words to him.

   Ye Hua and Bai Qian Qian arrive at his palace by the back door as Ye Hua is hiding from his official duties. Bai Qian Qian at first thinks she was brought to the Jade Empress' Peach Garden because she smells peach blossoms. Ye Hua is stunned for a moment, and tells her the Peach Blossom tree is something he planted two hundred years ago and this is the first time it has flowered. 

   Bai Qian Qian's heart skips - although she did not know why. She thinks the peach blossoms are so beautiful. 

Comments: 

  I just love the metaphor of this - how Peach Blossom also represents Love Luck/Fate in Chinese and how after waiting for more than two hundred years, Ye Hua's wait is blossoming again - physically represented by the Peach Blossom tree he planted for Su Su years ago having its first blossom with Bai Qian Qian's return <3

  I've gone too detailed in my summaries (haha), and I will finish the book in Part 3! 



   

   

   


11 comments:

  1. I truly love this story. It's so romantic.

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  3. where can I read chapter 3? thanks

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    1. Sorry! I only have those that I summarized <3

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  4. Oh I loooooooove your summary! Please number 3?

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    1. Go to reviews and you can find it :)

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  5. You're watching the drama right now too, right??? You have to watch it. I'm going to rewatch it again and again. TT TT too good.

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    1. I haven't had the chance to watch it properly yet! <3

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  7. WHAT?! What do you mean that wasn't Dijun on the mortal realm?! Then who was it?
    Thanks for the summaries and please answer🤞🏻

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