Sunday, 1 February 2015

Fiction: The Sun's Dark Love (Chapter 20) (ENDING)


     Dearest readers, I would like to thank each and everyone of you for your support as I wrote this story. I had planned to end it around Christmas last year, but lost a bit of momentum from work and sickness. I actually re-read the whole story twice before finally completing the ending. There were parts of the story I really like and parts that I wish I could have improved on --- but I suspect story-telling is always a work in progress. I have very strong ideas but it has been a huge learning experience for me in deciding the best ways to convey these ideas and feelings, and I'm still learning! 

   I will post an author's note reflecting on my plans and thoughts for this story later. I have no plans for any epilogues for The Sun's Dark Love since Yu An's story, The Princess Who Cannot Marry, starts a few years after The Sun's Dark Love's timeline. But, if you have any wishes regarding this story and possible epilogues, do feel free to add in the comments below and I will consider -if there is still enough story to tell! 

  Before, we go into the chapter proper - I would like to thank the following readers for their support: 

  To the many wonderful anonymous commentors, Diandra, samie, uw_maulida, sut3kii, bingu, macopaleaf, lemonsalt, Lola, hanny, Hanako, ChocolateCosmos, fangorn, Super-latte, Dedicated, Unknown, afngrl247, Elaine Teo, kiyo, Atz, Nightflower, dree, CL, Julianne Lin, hh, ginny hale, mango, marie st claire, inno, cha, Harley, nur_hanis, Rox, aimey, Nan, Summer, Lily, Miche, Bella, AMM, klutzyfeli, saire, Waranya Teokul, Kaddict4ever, Karol and Jennifer. 

   Thank you so much. Without your comments, it would have been so much harder writing this story.  

Chapter 20: The Sun's Dark Love

(i) 

    Xi Yang had already lost count of the steps he took as he followed the golden thread plunged deep into his heart. His only concern was that the sun was setting... for his powers were always strongest when the sun was dominant. 

  Xi Yang suddenly felt the golden thread cut deeper into his heart - like a sharp blade being forced in by a ruthless hand. Except, the ruthless hand was himself, as he tried to speed up his steps. Xi Yang spat out a pool of brilliant red blood - in all his years as a Great God, he had never been injured, he had never seen the colour of his blood. He smirked - so it's true, gods will still bleed. 

  But, he felt no physical pain - because the emotional turmoil of not knowing where Wang Huan was, whether she was alive or sound, overwhelmed everything else. For a Great God who never thought of anything beyond his own invincibility, Xi Yang finally realised fear. 

(ii)

    Far away, in an underground lair, Wang Huan had been brought out of the room Yan Zun was recuperating in by two stone-faced maidens. They were cleaning her up and dressing her in new red marital robes with golden embroidery.

   As Wang Huan's pressure points were immobilised, she could not move but could only stare at the two maidens as they dolled her up. As they clothed her, Wang Huan tried her best to sense where the crystal bead Xi Yang gave her or the icy blue bead Princess Le Yan had given her was...

  To her surprise, one of the maidens suddenly waved both beads in front of her eyes, "Trying to find these?"

  The other maiden laughed coldly and placed a sharp scabbard at Wang Huan's throat, "You better forget any wicked ideas you may have and obediently go through with the marriage ceremony or only death will befall you."

  As one of the maidens was about to take out the wooden hairpin Xi Yang had given her, Wang Huan gave a pitiful cry, "It's a gift from my mother. Please let me wear it for the marriage ceremony... to denote my parent's blessings for the marriage."

  The two maidens exchanged a glance with each other but they left the hairpin alone. Wang Huan's heart loosened a little as the two maidens started to carry her back to the previous room.

  Wang Huan was placed carefully on the bed in the room and the two maidens quickly left. Wang Huan turned to observe Yan Zun who was meditating on a cushioned day bed at the side of the room.

  Wang Huan thought it was strange that even now, she could not hate Yan Zun or even be angry with him. She only felt a huge sense of loss, even grief, that Yan Zun had betrayed the trust underlying their entire relationship. It was all gone now... that innocence from their childhood. No more golden memory from the past, only the taste of the present betrayal.

  After what seemed like an eternal moment, Yan Zun's eyes flickered open. His face was still pale and there appeared to be no trace of blood in his face, but it only seemed to add a greater sense of fragility to his delicately handsome looks.

  "I wish I could say I was sorry," Yan Zun started to say as his eyes looked into Wang Huan, "But I'm not."

  "You... can hate me," Yan Zun continued, "Hate every fibre of my being. But, I will love you, Wang Huan, I will love enough for both of us."

  "It's painful," Wang Huan replied, "The immobilisation of my pressure points is painful..."

  Something seemed to ran through Yan Zun's eyes, but he rose and walked towards Wang Huan. Wang Huan held her breath as Yan Zun bent down and released her pressure points. 

  One of the maidens had returned. She bowed towards Yan Zun, "Leader, the ceremony is ready."



(iii)

   The two maidens were surprised when Yan Zun gave Wang Huan his hand and pulled her up. Yan Zun gave a signal indicating that Wang Huan will walk by herself to the ceremony. 

   Yan Zun gripped Wang Huan's hand tightly as they walked through the tunnel to a separate hall. Although it was underground, the hall was surprisingly bright - lit with tons of candles and glittering red and gold gems. In the middle of the hall, there was a grand gold-like throne, and sitting resplendently on it was Madam Xue Zhu. A wooden plaque sat next to Madam Xue Zhu... Wang Huan guessed in her heart that it was Yan Zhu's father's plaque. 

  Wang Huan nearly stumbled from the bloodthirsty hunger dripping from Madam Xue Zhu's gaze, but Yan Zun steadied her and they continued walking down the red carpet towards Madam Xue Zhu.

   When they reached before Madam Xue Zhu, one of the maidens cried, "The bride and groom bow towards the heavens."

  Yan Zun pulled Wang Huan's hand lightly and they both turned around and bowed towards the exit. They then turned back and faced Madam Xue Zhu. 

  Wang Huan felt the speed of her heartbeat increasing exponentially and her ears almost deafened by her heart's rapid thumping as she carefully watched Madam Xue Zhu's face. She heard the maiden cry, "The bride and groom bow towards the parents."

  Wang Huan knew it was now or never - she had summoned all her strength, will and determination as her eyes gripped tightly on the dark energies of greed in Madam Xue Zhu's bloodthirsty gaze. 

     She internally willed Madam Xue Zhu to freeze and in that moment when Madam Xue Zhu was paralysed, Wang Huan quickly took down the wooden hairpin from her hair and plunged forward. The wooden hairpin was made from a branch of the sacred tree of Mother Nature - it was the perfect counterbalance to the twisted internal essence of Madam Xue Zhu which was inherently against the natural cycle. Still, her resolve weakened and she could not make herself stab Madam Xue Zhu's internal divine core which was at the centre of her eyes, and she directed the hairpin into Madam Xue Zhu's chest instead. Wang Huan only wanted to weaken Madam Xue Zhu and use her to escape this marriage ceremony and place...

  But, instead of stabbing Madam Xue Zhu, she felt the wooden hairpin being flicked out of her hand, and Madam Xue Zhu breaking out of the paralysis during Wang Huan's moment of weakness and directing her own sharp talons into Wang Huan instead. 

  Madam Xue Zhu's deadly palms never reached Wang Huan. They hit straight into Yan Zhu's chest instead as both Wang Huan and Yan Zun went flying towards the end of the hall. Yan Zun had dived in front of Wang Huan at the critical moment and taken the blow. 

  Wang Huan watched in horror as black blood flowed out of Yan Zun's mouth. Because he had already been severely weakened by the dark shrouding spell he had placed on Wang Huan and the spell he used to escape the Dark Realms, Yan Zun's divine core was already in disturbance and Madam Xue Zhu's poisonous blows were enough to truly throw Yan Zun's pulse in chaos. 

  Wang Huan gripped Yan Zun's wrist and knew that Yan Zun was about to die. His vital blood vessels have all been broken...

  Wang Huan felt a heating sensation in her eyes as she blinked back tears, "Yan Zun..."

   Yan Zun coughed another mouthful of blood, but he smiled at Wang Huan, "Have I told you how beautiful you look today?"

  And, then, Wang Huan watched as his delicate lids fell... and Yan Zun's eyes were closed.

  Before Wang Huan could react, she heard a ferocious roar from the other end of the hall. Her eyes widened in horror as Madam Xue Zhu had transformed into an enormous black widow spider. 
  
   Wang Huan watched as the hall started rumbling. Perhaps due to the effects of Madam Xue Zhu's transformation, the entire underground lair seemed to be crumbling. 

    There was a huge explosive sound and the two maidens, Wang Huan and Madam Xue Zhu got thrown to a side. There was a crack above them --- and Wang Huan felt like the rays of sunlight that fell in were like arrows plunging into her heart. No, Wang Huan thought determinedly, I cannot die before I see Xi Yang again.

   But, the sharp pain in her heart started to ease as she steadied herself and raised her head. The tears started to stream down her face when she saw the familiar face of her heart looking intensely down at her from above. 

   "Wang Huan!" He cried. 

  Before Wang Huan could respond, her body was trapped in the sharp talons of Madam Xue Zhu's deformed monstrous spider. Wang Huan looked on worriedly for Xi Yang's eyes were bloodshot, his hair wild and there was blood on his lips and robes --- Wang Huan could tell that it was his own blood. Xi Yang looked severely weakened. 

  "What my son can't have, no one else can think of having, "Madam Xue Zhu declared venomously, "You can be my son's bride in hell." Madam Xue Zhu's grip on Wang Huan tightened and Wang Huan knew that Madam Xue Zhu planned to crush her alive.

  "I'm afraid that your son tried to marry the wrong bride, " Wang Huan heard Xi Yang coldly say as Xi Yang cracked opened Madam Xue Zhu's talons around Wang Huan.

  Wang Huan watched in horror as another one of Madam Xue Zhu's talons plunged straight into Xi Yang's body - but he smiled calmly at Wang Huan, for in the time Madam Xue Zhu had plunged into him, Xi Yang had taken advantage of the distance and pressed his palm into the centre of Madam Xue Zhu's forehead. Madam Xue Zhu started to burn - but with a fire that burned inside. Xi Yang had willingly sacrificed his body in order to get close enough to kill Madam Xue Zhu without hurting Wang Huan.  

  As Madam Xue Zhu's body crumpled, Xi Yang forcefully extracted her talons out of his body. Quickly, he went over to Wang Huan and carried her up.

  "You are bleeding," Wang Huan cried as her palms tried to press Xi Yang's wound. 

  "It's nothing. Trivial cuts," Xi Yang scoffed.

  Xi Yang turned and glared at the two maidens at the side. They were too frightened and had fallen to their kneels and kept bowing their heads to the ground, "Please spare us. We are only small demons made to follow Madam Xue Zhu's orders for fear of death."

  "Spare them," Wang Huan said, "They allowed me to keep the wooden hairpin you gave me."

  Xi Yang fiercely tossed his head to one side as if signaling that the two maidens could scram and then he walked to the other side of the hall and picked up the wooden hairpin. 

  Xi Yang smiled gently as he placed the hairpin into Wang Huan's hair, "Will you marry me?"

   Wang Huan looked at Xi Yang as if he was insane, "We need to get a physician to look at your injuries first."

  Xi Yang looked deep into Wang Huan's eyes, "Will you marry me?"

  Wang Huan nodded, "Of course."

   Xi Yang's mouth pricked up into a smile, "With the wooden hairpin as our symbol, I, Xi Yang, Crown Prince Sun of the Heavenly Realms, take you Wang Huan, Princess of the Dark Realms, as my wife. Forever and ever will our souls be entwined."

 Wang Huan's hand cradled Xi Yang's face as she nodded, "I, Wang Huan, take Xi Yang, my Ri, as my husband. Forever and ever will our souls be entwined."

  Xi Yang leaned forward and kissed Wang Huan tightly. 

   After a long while, Wang Huan pushed Xi Yang back. "Now, can we find a physician to treat your wounds?"

  Xi Yang pulled back with a satisfied grin. "The rescue party should be here."

  Wang Huan lifted her head up - and her eyes blinked back in surprise to see, The Dark Lord and An Hun above. Her father and her brother. 

  She felt like her heart could burst. Because, she had never been so sure, as she was at this moment, that she was truly loved. 

(iv)

   It was decided that the truth of the situation would be hidden - Yan Zun, Leader of the Spider Tribe, would be given a noble burial. The official reason for the death of Yan Zun was that he had died trying to rescue Royal Princess Wang Huan from the kidnapping by rebel factions from the Spider Demon Tribe that planned to take revenge on Crown Prince Sun through the Royal Princess. The Spider Demon Tribe was not officially banished from the Dark Realms, but the tribe chose to remain in the purple deserts. 

  As for Royal Princess Mei Yan, although she tried to insist on an alibi from the official ceremony taking place in the Envy Tribe that day - the Dark Lord had been resolute and the Envy Tribe decided to cut their losses and sacrifice their royal princess in order to maintain their position in the Dark Realms. Royal Princess Mei Yan's memory and powers were stripped from her and she was thrown into the wheel of destiny to live as a snake in the mortal realms - to suffer from the bad karma of all her evil deeds. 

    Thus, the disappearance of the Royal Princess from the Dark Realms was as quickly settled as it arose. No god, dark immortal or demon dared say anything when Crown Prince Sun and the Dark Princess Wang Huan arrived in the Heavenly Realms - with blood all over their robes. For as blood-stained as they appeared, no one could deny the bond they shared in their eyes. 

  What was shocking was Crown Prince Sun's announcement that Wang Huan and him had already married each other in their hearts so they can skip the Royal Engagement Ceremony to a proper Wedding Ceremony. 

  Although the Heavenly Empress happily agreed with Crown Prince Sun, the Jade Emperor and the Dark Lord disagreed - so Crown Prince Sun and the Royal Princess Wang Huan still had to follow the proper procedures for marriage.

  And, indeed they did, for their wedding, when it was finally held, was the grandest one the Heavens had seen in ages. Some of the gods marveled at how the Heavens had turned into pure gold and some swore they had seen the actual glittering of the golden marital thread that joined Crown Prince Sun and the Royal Princess Wang Huan's hearts into one. 

  Even those that were not supportive of Royal Princess Wang Huan becoming Crown Prince Sun's wife was slowly persuaded by the Royal Princess' efforts in learning about the medicinal properties of food and gaining a great reputation as a miraculous healer. 

   But, perhaps, what was most extraordinary about Royal Princess Wang Huan laid in her nickname. All the gods knew that there was only one place to find Crown Prince Sun after the sun sets. Wherever Royal Princess Wang Huan was, there Crown Prince Sun will be.

    And that was how the extraordinary Royal Princess Wang Huan became famously known as 'The Sun's Dark Love'.


 





The Sun's Dark Love
Chapters: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
COMPLETED Author's Note

If you would like to read the accompanying story:

Little Moon's Matchmaking Mission!
Chapters: Prologue + 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

63 comments:

  1. I just woke up and went to your website for some light reading and.. Omo! Decembi! Finally! It ends! (Sorry for the misuse of the exclamation symbol. :) lol)

    First of all, thank you so much for sharing us this lovely tale despite it is taking a toll on your body. Your sacrifice will be appreciated and remembered forever! :D

    Now, focusing to the final chapter. Yay! XY saves WH and marries her on the spot, although... i wish he could at least wait for his injury to heal. Yup, my thinking is inline with WH on this matter.. But, I guess, losing someone makes you really appreciate more and it's better do it now than later. Therefore, XY is taking the action to marry immediately. Wah.. it's so sweet~ (squeal)

    I'm so sad n pity for YZ to have the sad ending.. i thought he could have at least have a happy ending.. His feelings and sacrifice towards WH shall be remembered forever.... RIP YZ.. :(

    Now, on to the future, I'm so looking forward to reading your next story, 'The Princess who Cannot Marry'. Chapter 1 is already gripped me with i suppose an unrequited love between the princess and her bodyguard (well...kinda)... or.. could it be a mutual love? Heh.. I just couldn't wait to read it! :)

    Again, thank you so much and congratulations on finishing this story. And.. please do take care of yourself!

    Cheers, hh

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    1. Dear hh,

      Awww thank you for your appreciation! This makes me very happy :)

      Hahaha I totally agree with you. WH is all - omg you are bleeding and XY is all stubbornly that they marry NOW. Time and injuries be damned. Hahaha.

      Actually, sometimes I think the delay in finally posting the ending is because I didn't want Yan Zun to die. Yan Zun is really one of the characters I really like writing about and I considered writing a chapter/epilogue just for him - but I thought that would be too heartbreaking as well, so I didn't. I think one reader also pleaded for me to "spare" Yan Zun, but I honestly thought that Yan Zun's fate suited him best in the end - he was "burdened' by the blood debts he inherited and the love and duty he felt for his clan and mother. He already stepped into the cycle of wrong choices and the only way for him to "redeem" himself or become that pure boy again was to respond with hatred with love - hence, Yan Zun saving Wang Huan was also saving himself.

      Hahaha! Looks like you like Hu Zi? ;)

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    2. Hi there,

      Yeah, for the time being, Hu Zi is my favorite. It's like a forbidden love between the lady and her bodyguard. Although... I am still digging the development between Yu An and An Hun. Oh decembi.. how come you always create characters who are so freakingly awesome and make us choose. Oh dear, I'm so looking forward for your future stories which may break my heart. Lol :D

      Take care !

      Adieu, hh

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    3. Hahaha! I'm really happy that you like Hu Zi. I really really heart all of them and I'm excited to share the third guy too. ♡♡♡

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  2. Thank you for the final. It is very touching.

    Rox

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    1. Rox! Lovely to hear from you and you are very much welcome. Thank you so much for reading <3

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  3. thank u for such a wonderful tale really enjoy and appreciate ur love of labor... now anticipating the new one....take care and lots of hugs...marie

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    1. Hello marie <3, thank you so much for following this labor of love till the end. Looking forward to see you during the journey of The Princess Who Cannot Marry as well!

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  4. What a beautiful ending to a wonderful story. Thank you very much decembi.

    -inno

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    1. Dear inno, awww thank you for your lovely comment. It means a lot to me that you enjoyed it! <3

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  5. Yeah!!!!! Finally! The ending is a happy ending! In the first story, I was sad for Xi Yang since Yue married someone else. But now I realize that Wang Huan is the perfect one for him. So thank you decembi! I really enjoyed your story!

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    1. Wow! I think this comment really makes me so happy because it really shows that in a small way, I achieved my aim for this story. :) Thank you for saying that Wang Huan is perfect for Xi Yang <3

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  6. So sweet ��

    Thanks so much dear decembi *hugs*

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  7. Thanks for sharing another wonderful story,the ending was beautiful!!!

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    1. Dear Ayesha, lovely to hear from you! Thank you for supporting another of my stories. I'm really glad you like the ending! I had it in mind from the start haha.

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  8. I enjoyed this story very much. The ending was great with the Emperor making them follow tradition. Good luck with the next book. I will be looking forward to new chapters. Hope you are feeling better. Take care. Ginny

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    1. Dear ginny, wonderful to hear from you! <3 Hahaha, I can just imagine the Jade Emperor giving Xi Yang the 'are you crazy' eye and making him follow all the procedures anyway. Hahaha.

      Thank you so much for the support and well wishes! <3 I'm off medication finally!

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  9. thank you for the chapter. I'm happy for the couple =D Good bye Xi Yang,,, and welcome Yu An. I'll be waiting for new chapter here

    -mango-

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    1. i forget to add that i really like the pictures

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    2. Hello mango, awesome to hear from you! Hahaha, goodbye Xi Yang and welcome Yu An. Surprised to see Yu An getting so much love.

      Yay, glad you liked the pictures! I chose these two pictures for the ending from the start. The opening picture is the one I chose for The Sun's Dark Love and have used it on the 'fiction' main page since the start :)

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  10. what a wonderful story T_T
    thank you Decembi for creating such beautiful characters...ugh i'm gonna miss them
    but i hope to see them in your next story :)

    -afngrl247

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    1. Dear afngrl247, awww so nice to hear from you! Thank you for loving my characters <3 <3 <3 I think Xi Yang and Wang Huan will pop up in The Princess Who Cannot Marry heehee.

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  11. Thanks decembi! :) The ending was perfect! After reading your comment to "hh", I understand the reason why Yan Zun had to die. Still a little bit sad though... Love how Xi Yang insisted on getting married before anything else :D

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    1. Hello Miche, awww it means so much to me that you like the ending ♡. Yes, Yan Zun's death upsets me. I like to think that in the wheel of destiny, he will have a happier life next time ♡ Yan Zun in chapter 13 was my favourite.

      Hahaha Xi Yang is like - I rather bleed to death than delay our wedding any longer. A true reversal to the god who wanted to break the engagement in chapter 1!

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  12. Dear decembi,

    I'm glad that you're off medication now, best wishes for your better health.
    Thank You so much for this beautiful ending.
    I'm happy for Wang Huan and Xi Yang, but I'm sad cause the story has come to an end.

    p.s. I'm touched that you include my name on your thank you notes to readers of your blog. But, I believe we should be the ones thanking you for sharing your creative and beautiful stories, your dedication and for spending your precious time and effort to satisfy your readers cravings for your original stories and Chinese novel translations.

    Sincerely,

    Diandra

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    1. Dear Diandra,

      Aww. I am really grateful because you gave lots of encouraging comments at the start of this story and provided me with a lot of impetus during its difficult start ♡

      It's a real joy for me to share my passion and I'm so so so grateful to find like-hearted friends ♡

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  13. Hello hello Decembi,

    Thank you for your shout-out at the end. :)

    Looks like it has come to an end with Xi Yang and Wang Huan, I think the highlight for me was when Wang Huan said "my Ri". *awwww*

    As with many of your readers, it was a shame to see Yan Zun's life come to an end when it had just been given back to him. That blue pill might make an appearance in your new story (that Princess is clearly my bias).

    Take care of your health and see you at the other story! ;)

    CL.

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    1. Hello CL!

      Awesome to hear from you. You have such a keen eye for detail ;) nothing escapes you.

      You are Lan Ye's no.1 fan! I haven't fully decided if I will include her. There are a few possible routes depending on how the chemistry btw the characters take off ♡

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  14. The ending was awesome. Thank you for the story, it was original, witty, and fun! You're the best blog that I read in a very long time. =)

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    1. Dear Hanako, wow. Thank you, that is so very sweet of you to say. My sincere gratitude for your support ♡ I will try my best to keep writing!

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  15. OOOOO. so lovely. thank you for such nice ending, also with sweet handsom spider dying but sure better than be inprisoned. chichichi
    karol

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    1. Aww thank you Karol! Poor Yan Zun, trapped his whole life by his circumstances, choosing to save Wang Huan was his act of agency ♡

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  16. Decembi thanks for the final chapter and for the beautiful story :) its ending now but i was wonder if there is Xi Yang and Wang Huan kids story in the future wuhuuu :D , I will be waiting for your next story The princess who cannot marry :)

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    1. Hello Hanny, lovely to hear from you! Hahaha, honestly I have not thought that far yet. The Princess Who Cannot Marry is only about four to five years after the end of this story haha. Aww thank you, I will see you at The Princess Who Cannot Marry :)

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  17. Thank you for the ending. I feel sad for Yan Zun and don't want him to die. Anyway, thank you for the happy ending.

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    1. Hello Nan, nice to hear from you! I like to think that Yan Zun found peace finally and he will have a happier more simple life the next time around. <3

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  18. yay! thanks for making the story come to a full circle! haha. i was really sad when i read about yan zun's death, but i understand from your comment why it was the best ending for him! Haha. Can't wait for Yu An's story hehehe. Yay. Thanks for mentioning me in your comment! Jiayou decembi! i really love ur stories

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    1. Hello klutzyfeli, thank you so much for the love and support! It really helps and encourages me to write ♡ I'm glad you found that the story came full circle and I firmly believe in Yan Zun finding peace in the end.

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  19. Congratulations on the completion of your second story. Although I love Little Moon's Matchmaking Mission, the characters and story arc in The Sun's Dark Love are more dynamic and complex. It's cool to witness your writing evolve. Thanks for sharing your writing with us!

    Lily

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    1. Dear Lily, it's wonderful to hear from you. Thank you for your kindness! Your observation is esp interesting as I reflected on my writing journey and whether my style has changed. I like Little Moon for its simplicity and stronger fairytale roots, with a greater romantic comedy bent. The Sun's Dark Love was a story that grew from Little Moon and I tried to give more breathing room to the characters and have them take precedence over the plot. As I start on The Princess Who Cannot Marry, I feel like it's going to be different from the first two but K can't quite put a finger on it yet. So thank you for reading ♡♡♡

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  20. Yay! You did it! Ive really enjoyed your writing and I'm eager to fall into your next written work. The premise of your next novel is intruiging and the title is great. please take good care of yourself!

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    1. Hello Dree, yes hahaha I've finished this! Thank you so much for the support and well wishes. I hope The Princess Who Cannot Marry will be equally enjoyable for you ♡

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  21. Dear Decembi :)
    Thank you for this sweet story. I already read the first chapter of 'The Princess Who Cannot Marry' and feel very, very excited! I mean 3 male leads, gosh, Hu Zi and An Hun are both so captivating in their ways, that I'm really looking forward to meeting the 3rd!

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    1. Hello! Thank you for your kind words ♡ your excitement makes me excited too haha. I feel very motivated to get chapter 2 out soon. Actually, the framework is all in my head but I don't know if it will work out like I intended haha. It may be too ambitious hahaha, but I will try my best!

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  22. Decembi,

    I've been a quiet follower of yours and I loved loved this! Keep up the great work, looking forward to Yu An's story!

    Mai Yia

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    1. Dear Mai Yia, awww thank you for leaving a comment. Very grateful for your support in this writing journey ♡

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  23. Decembi.....thank you so much for this beautiful story. I love how it ends and how you made Yan Zun sacrificing himself to save Wang Huan.

    It's been quite some tine since i last visited your blog and other c-bloggers. I hope you always in well condition and maintain your health.

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    1. Hello uw_maulida, lovely to hear from you. I hope you are doing well too ♡

      Thank you for the support for the story. I'm really happy you love how it ends :)

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  24. Love the story! Would love it if you could write epilogues of them as a married couple. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you for your love ♡ I might add some epilogues later for them. :)

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  25. Thanks dear for your hard works! i really enjoyed it. Don't overwork yourself okay!

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    1. Great to hear from you nur_hanis ♡ thank you so much. Am very happy you enjoyed it ♡

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  26. ahhh... I always love a happy ending!!! SO very sweet!
    I'm on sugar high right now :)
    Thank you my dear for this beautiful love story!
    Do take care of your health and stay creative always :)

    Hugs

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    1. Aww thank you for following me till the end ♡ me too, i love reading happy ending novels ♡♡♡

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  27. Aloha!!! It's been so long since I've posted something on your blog! Have been busy with work and finally got some time to read through the recent chapters/translations you've been doing! I'm glad to hear that you're recovering from your health! Continue to take care of yourself and don't overwork yourself! :)

    Ah~ It has finally come to an end! Every beginning will come to an end and another end leads to another beginning~ (Yu An's Story) haha! Xi Yang and Wang Huan have finally reach the happy ending that make me squees! Although I have to admit that my heart feels the most for Yan Zun in this chapter, separated from his love for a long time, then reunited with her just to find out she has already fallen in love with another person and to die in her arms... There's fate to meet but not destined to be together ;w;... I'm not sure if I'm asking for too much.. if you do have extra spare time and felt like it, I'm wondering if there's an epilogue for Yan Zun... Although his appearance was not a lot but he did leave an impression to me, make me curious what he has been through during the years separated from Wang Huan~

    But of course, I'm also very hyped with Yu An's story! Love the first chapter you've written and again, felt like there's a leapt of improvement in writing! The more you write, the more it got me so indulge! As usual, looking forward to more chapters from you! ;)

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    1. Hello Elaine ♡,

      Wonderful to hear from you. I hope you have not been overworked as well!

      I thought of writing an epilogue for Yan Zun - but the draft in my head is quite sad. So, no real motivation for it, not really my style to write sad things. Haha. I confess that I thought of writing abt the next incarnation of Yan Zun and how Xi Yang and Wang Huan come across him again - I think that one would be fun to write, a nostalgic bittersweetness. But timeline wise, it happens after Yu An's story.

      I'm really happy that you like Yu An's story so far! I do feel that I'm more comfortable expressing my ideas and being able to tell the story I want to tell :)

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  28. Congratulations decembi! Another writing milestone for you :)

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    1. Bella ♡, lovely to hear from you. Thank you so much for the support.

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    2. dear decembi, first i would like to thank u veryyyyy much for this fiction. m a silent reader n stalker lol but this time i really cannot keep silent anymore; its more than amazing. frankly speaking, ive read all novels here on yr blogs n many more on others blog, and this fiction is the second most favourite (the first most favourite is heavy sweetness n m stalking yr blog everyday for its release teeheee thz for all translation n fictions).

      well I normally dislike hot-tempered n arrogant male lead (very much); i like calm n matured male characters like Night in heavy sweetness / Jing in lost u forever/ ling gege in yun zhong ge ... etc >.< but this fiction makes me feel somehow different. I simply fall in love with xifeng wholeheartedly!!! tho arrogant, xifeng has a very cute side here very cute in deed n very sacrificial for the ones he loves.

      When i first started, the title made me reluctant but ive read yr blog n yr preference is HE lol so i just believed u wouldnt break the readers heart. Also i thought xf wouldnt b able to stop loving yue but u amazed me by making it a brotherly-sisterly love rather than couple love. Hehe i laughed at home yue said 'u have never loved' :D so that just means wang huan is his first n last <3 awwww
      thq thq thq very much!!!

      --Starry

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    3. Dear Starry,

      Awwwww thank you so much for your heartwarming comment! It means a lot to me that you enjoyed reading my story!!!

      Sounds like you may like the Hsiao type of characters more than Xi Yang, but I'm so happy you heart him so much in the end. He is arrogant and rather bossy, but never spiteful or deliberately mean spirited. I think Wang Huan softens his edges and gives him a greater interest in life haha.

      And you do know me so well ♡ no tragedies for me! Happy endings ;)

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  29. Oh wow, I actually enjoyed this story very much. Usually when stories like these have trilogy stories (like 'A mistaken Marriage Match'), I usually prefer the 2nd book. That's probably because the female lead's in the 2nd trilogies are awesome and I usually like their personalities more than the female leads in the first book of the trilogies. It's nice to know that XY has come to fall deeply in-love again and with his one and only true pair(matched made in heaven ♥). I really love Wang Huan's character and she's not really a damsel in distress (which I like). Decembi, you're an awesome author and I look forward to future stories that you'll create in the future. I'm loving the creativity and details you put into these stories. I have yet to read "The Princess Who Cannot Marry", but I think I will enjoy it because I loved Yu An's and An Hun's first encounter with each other. Yu An and An Hun are both interesting characters and I like this pairing, so I think I'll enjoy more of their encounters in the future of "The Princess Who Cannot Marry". Thanks for sharing your wonderful stories with us decembi!! (/^v^)/~♥

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    1. Dear Soysuva, thanks so much for sharing your heartfelt comment. It really made my day when I first read it, and it made me to really want to try my best and return to blogging on my site. <3

      I'm so happy that you like Wang Huan because I really love her. I feel she doesn't really get enough love, but I suppose she got Xi Yang so it evens out! Hahaha.

      I cannot wait to finish The Princess Who Cannot Marry - but it's really a difficult story to write, and I often don't have enough time to produce a sufficiently good chapter.

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