Ravaging Times

August 10, 2017

chapter 485 (magazine syndication, not final)

Filed under: Ravages of Time — Tags: — merc @ 8:18 am

Father once said, loyalty to one’s kingdom is the most important thing in life.

Loyalists must curry favors too. With power they can then suppress the corrupt.

[Sun Shu]: Huff…

That is politics.

chapter 485 There Will Come A Day
(“always has [that] one day”, or you can translate this as “eventuality”)

[SS]: Big sister, come back here!

[?]: Come on, little Miss, you won’t catch up to them. Let’s go home!

[SS]: Why is big sister leaving?
[SS]: Who is that guy named Hong Zi?

[?]: Kiddo, sir Hong has a renowned heritage.

[?]: Your sister is fortunate to marry into that clan.

[?]: Not to mention our Sun clan is in need of this familial tie!

[?]: We women folks must all marry someone sooner or later.

[?]: You’re too young to understand, kiddo, but you’ll get it eventually.

[SS]: No, I won’t marry. I won’t I won’t I won’t!
(“…I definitely not marry”, emphasis mine)

[?]: Yes yes yes, women of the Sun clan don’t marry into other clans-

[?]: the husbands marry into ours.

[?]: Your brothers certainly don’t cry so easily as you.

[?]: Your sister must be so happy to have married well.

{rumble~}

[?]: Oh!

[?]: Young Master, please stop!

[Sun Ce]: Big sister, get your ass back here!
(“…roll back here”)

[Sun Quan]: Hong Zi, let go of big sister!

[SS]: Why’re you here, pissy-pants?
(or “pants-wetter” if you prefer)

[SQ]: Hong Zi, let my sister go! She’s mine!

[?]: One day I’ll make you…
(he used the arrogant self-referential “[your old man]”)

One day…

There will come a day when my heart succumbs to temptation and betrays my own promise.
(“…heart shaken/waver…”)

Even though I wouldn’t know what’s on his mind.

It seems that even one’s perspective changes with age.

Women must all marry sooner or later.

Women cannot violate the law of nature.

And father could not release himself from the loyalist’s shackle.

I thought I understood everything.

But it was all one-sided.

When a woman marries, it’s like how a loyalist tries to save a kingdom.

It matters not who he is or what that kingdom is like…

Let it happen blindly as it had always been that way.

[?]: Tell the Imperial Uncle,

[SS]: I won’t step onto shore unless Lu Su is released.

[SS]: I’m being honest. We’ll go home if my words fall on deaf ears.
[?]: Yes ma’am! I’ll notify him right away.

[SS]: That Liu Bei doesn’t look so old at this distance.
[?]: Hush, you’re no spring chicken yourself.

[SS]: And yet I’m getting married before you.
[?]: Hmph!
(she’s playfully making the spitting sound, “phooey”, but doesn’t sound right here, neither does “girl!”, or “oh no you didn’t” XD)

[Liu Bei]: A political marriage. Sun Quan sure is ruthless…
[Lu Su]: Apologies. It was the last resort.

[LB]: Then… we’ll have the wedding at Shishou, a neutral territory.
[LS]: Yessir. I’ll notify my Lord upon my return.

[LB]: Thanks for all your troubles, Zi Jing.
(Lu Su’s courtesy name is Zi Jing)
[LS]: Farewell.

[?]: Slow down! It’s too fast!

{crash~}

[?]: So… so reckless!

{thump}

[SS]: Sun Shu here to meet the Imperial Uncle.

[?]: Advisor Lu, our little Miss…

[LS]: Sigh. She’s still so reckless at this age!
[LS]: But at least she’s been married off.

[?]: Whoa!

{catch~}

[?]: My Lord!

[LS]: So it’s true. You certainly don’t let go easily.

[Sun Quan]: I should at least check out what kind of man my brother-in-law is.

[LS]: Miss Sun is in his hands. Now he has changed the wedding location to Shishou.

[LS]: Liu Bei won’t follow us to the southeast now that he has his own base.

Except he wouldn’t have expected…

that my gift is not a wife

but a weapon-

a sharp blade that will forever hang over his throat.

His life is already in our hands.

[SQ]: From a long-term view, what kind of a child is Liu Shan?

[LS]: Kong Ming already clings to him like a lifeline. Don’t bother.
(Zhuge Liang’s courtesy name is Kong Ming)

[SQ]: Kong Ming… What a loyalist.

[?]: My Lord, we should head back.

[SQ]: Thank you for your hard work, brother-in-law.
[Hong Zi]: It’s my duty.

[LS]: General Hong sure is a helpful assistant to my Lord.

[SQ]: That’s the Sun clan…

[SQ]: We take back what we lose.

It no longer mattered what we’re loyal to.

That is my politics.

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magazine-release-only teaser: “Next chapter: Looking Forward To The Next Generation”

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