Ravaging Times

chapter 29

{sfx: shoom~}

[?]: Shu-zi!
(“zi” suffix in this case is a diminutive as an affectionate reference to someone)

[?]: Shu-zi!

[Huang Gai and Liao Lan]: She’s awake!

chapter 29 Three Legs, One Blade

[HG]: We found you on the ground when we resurfaced…

[HG]: I thought… thought I’ve lost you…

[Sun Shu]: Wah!
[HG]: Don’t cry… don’t cry…

{sob}

[LL]: Who knew
[LL]: that Dong Zhuo would really burn Luoyang.

[HG]: Everyone died.

[LL]: Damn it! If Yuan Fang hadn’t used us…

[HG]: Liao Lan!

[LL]: Shit! Forgot!

[SS]: So what? Just say it!

[SS]: A self-centered prick like him,

[SS]: I wouldn’t miss him one bit.
(“you think I would think of him”)

[SS]: But there’s one thing we could learn from him-

[SS]: the way he fled the scene!

[SS]: Let’s go.

[LL]: The women folks of the Sun clan are really something, General Huang. It’s really appealing to me!

Shu-zi…

[HG]: Wait up.
[LL]: Is the arrow wound acting up again?

[HG]: Yes, it is.

Wound…

The wound still hurts…

So cry to your heart’s content!

The wound does not heal that fast.

{City of Kings}

[Dong Huang]: So hot!

[DH]: The fire hasn’t even reached this place and already it’s like a furnace. Fan harder!

[DH]: Oh!

[DH]: Showtime.

[Lü Bu]: What do you call this move?

[Zhang Lei]: “Once Only.”

Weird name…
{sfx: ta~}

[?]: It begins!
(“starting [to] move”)

{sfx: zing~}

{sfx: pa~}

{crash~}

{gasp~}

{sfx: pa~}

[Guo Ang]: Go!

{sfx: dahn~}

[LB]: Same as before!

[?]: Yes! But…

HARDER AND FASTER!

{sfx: pong~}

{sfx: cha~}

[?]: Again!

{sfx: pong~}

[LB]: Not done yet?
(“still has”)

{sfx: cha~}

[GA]: Not done yet!
(“still has”)

{sfx: pong~}

{sfx: cha~}

[ZL]: Not done yet!

{sfx: hoo~}

[LB]: Nice kick!

{sfx: hoo~}

{crash~}

Whoa!

{sfx: shoo~}

{sfx: cha~}

{stab~}

[ZL]: Ang! Come!

{sfx: pa~}

LÜ BU!

TAKE THIS!

{swing~}

[LB]: My turn!
(“watch my [move]”)
{sfx: pong~}

[LB]: Cut in half!

{sfx: hoo~}

{sfx: pong~}
[?]: Lü Bu! We’re not done yet!

{sfx: dahn~}

AH~

{sfx: pa~}

{sfx: pong~}

{sfx: hoo~}

{sfx: pong~}

[GA]: Didn’t you hear me?

WE’RE NOT DONE YET!

My hand is hurting.
But my heart finds it exhilarating.

This feeling of being pushed into a corner,
as if there is no end to their combined attacks.

I never got to enjoy being beaten back.

But there’s a limit to this enjoyment.

{gasp~}

[LB]: “Once Only”…

[LB]: One step short!
(wordplay on cadence)

[LB]: Is it because no one has ever survived it?

[ZL]: Then we’ll change it to “Twice Only!”

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