The last of the Little Moon epilogues! The Moon God is quite possibly my most favourite character of the Little Moon series. I like to think that every end is only another start.
The Moon God's Epilogue: Waiting
The Moon God
I looked at the message sent by the Destiny Lord, the ruler of the Wheel of Destiny that governed the lives of all living things in the universe. Today was the last day of Ye Liu's reincarnation on earth.
When the Destiny Lord informed me that Ye Liu was reincarnated on earth, I had avoided visiting her reincarnation in the mortal realms. I had wondered if I had affected her previous life on earth, but it turned out that again, she did not marry, was a mid-wife and had many god-children.
"Uncle," I heard Yue cry and I lifted my head up from the message. It was Little Moon's first day as a Moon Maiden, my heart felt like it was being torn in two directions.
I turned to Yue, "I have to go somewhere first. Just watch the figurines and threads, do not connect anything."
Perhaps, this was all fated.
It has been almost a hundred years since I last visited Golden Carp Village. I stood under the big oak tree by the river that streamed through Golden Carp Village. The place still looked the same. Perhaps, it was the places that remained while the people went away.
Very slowly, I watched a white-haired old lady hobbled over to the river. In her hand, she held a small wooden stool. I went forward to help her carry the stool and brought her under the big oak tree.
"Thank you, young man," She said as I carefully helped her sit on the stool.
"You are welcome," I replied.
"Are you waiting for someone?" She asked.
She gave a warm smile, "I am waiting for my god-children. One of them is visiting me today with his kids."
"Why don't you wait at your home?" I asked.
She shook her head, "I will feel too agitated in my hut. I like to wait by the river... with the water flowing, the sun shining, it feels like they are coming to me."
"Who are you waiting for? Someone from the Golden Carp Village?" She asked.
I smiled, "She used to stay at Golden Carp Village, and I know she will be passing this way today."
She laughed, "Perhaps, I knew her once. I have stayed here for very long..." She looked at the tree and the river, "The places stay, while the people move away."
Suddenly, a little boy rushed towards her. She opened her arms and embraced him, "Where are your parents, Xiao Hong?"
The little boy giggled, "They are behind me. Let's go first, Granny Ye, I'm hungry for your pomegranate cakes."
She nodded as he took her hand and carried the little stool in his other hand. She lifted a final smile at me, "If you have time, come visit my little hut in the village. Everyone knows where Granny Ye lives."
Before, she turned away, she added, "I hope you find the person you are waiting for."
I watched her slightly hunched back and the little boy's back as they headed towards Golden Carp Village.
I thought back at San Yue's words, "Uncle Liang... I have realised that the lover is the one who waits."
"Who was that man?" Xiao Hong asked Granny Ye as they hobbled back to Granny Ye's house.
Granny Ye gave a deep throaty laugh, "Someone who was also waiting..."
Granny Ye added in a soft voice that only she could hear, "Why, if I had only met him when I was many, many years younger."
The translation of the chinese words in the picture: Two wishes, I will give one to you.
And, that's the last of the Little Moon epilogues. Finally, I think you will know what I meant when I said I had already planned the end when I wrote the start - but, it would not have made sense unless you went through the whole journey. That also applies to life and love, doesn't it?
Some of you may ask, why does the Moon God not get his happy ending? But, this isn't really a sad ending, right? Because, the Moon God's love story spans lifetimes. Perhaps, because he is everyone's matchmaker, a little bit of his love story spills into all the other love stories.
If you enjoyed Little Moon, I hope you will also read Xi Yang's story, The Sun's Dark Love. Many of the characters in Little Moon will appear in Xi Yang's story, and bit by bit, I think we will reach everyone's own deserved end.
Little Moon's Matchmaking Mission!