[?]: The smoke is blowing this way!
[?]: Everyone, hurry and move along!
[Huang Gai]: Hua Xiong, we meet again.
[HX]: We’ll settle this one day…
chapter 38 Endless Annoyance
[HG]: Looks like lord Yuan has suffered as well.
[Wen Chou]: Miss Sun Shu.
[Yuan Shao]: Shu-zi, still willful as always.
(“-zi” suffix here is used as an affectionate reference to someone)
[Sun Shu]: Uncle Yuan Shao.
[YS]: Fang-er, why did you bring Shu-zi here too?
(“-er” suffix here is used as an affectionate reference to someone)
[Yuan Fang]: The fire is closing in. Let’s leave quickly.
[YS]: What? Another squabble?
[HG]: For the sake of the big picture, now’s not the time to fight!
[HG]: We should leave with lord Yuan.
[?]: How did the river protecting the city dry up? Yesterday it was still…
[Sima Lang]: Who knew the land engineering of Luoyang was this amazing. Just divert the river and…
[SML]: the “secret exit” appears.
(“so ‘secret exit’ is like this”)
[?]: What kind of driving is that, first master, be careful!
[?]: You’re bleeding again!
[YS]: Fang’er, are you all right?
[YF]: I… I’m okay… It… just hurts a little!
[YF]: Cough! Cough, cough!
[SS]: Serves him right!
[Xiao Meng]: Serves who right?!
[XM]: Watch what you say or you’re dead!
(“if you keep uttering nonsense, be careful [your] head [will] drop [to the] ground”)
[Guo Ang]: Sister Meng, did you get the cloth yet?
[LYH]: Shut up and help me stop the bleeding!
[HG]: Who’s that woman?
[Liao Lan]: What a beauty!
There are other people?
[?]: How is A-Lei?
(“a-” prefix here is an affectionate reference to someone, Zhang Lei in this case)
[?]: A little internal injury won’t kill him.
That guy looks familiar…
[?]: Hurry… almost through the exit!
[?]: We… we’ve finally made it out alive!
[?]: The Heavens have protected us!
[?]: We’re just going to let Yuan Shao leave?
[HX]: Zhao, I swear to cut you up!
(“…split/crush corpse ten-thousand pieces”)
[Dong Huang]: The fire’s here. What’re we still fuming about…
[DH]: We just couldn’t have expected…
[DH]: that after Zhao leaves,
[DH]: three weirdos would take his place.
[Liu Bei]: Yuan Shao should reach our territory in a short while, right?
[Zhang Fei]: Big brother, that Zhao sure is something!
[LB]: He’s amazing all right, third brother, if you’d praise him.
[Dong Zhuo]: So you are Liu Bei?
[DZ]: You’d give up your life for this?
[Guan Yu]: Since we’re Yuan Shao’s rear guard, we have our own method of escape.
[DZ]: All you have to do is take me out of the city…
[LB]: That way we could escape and kill you.
[LB]: Doing the world a great service!
[GY]: But my damn big brother
[GY]: has no such plans.
[LB]: Because your death would lead to more chaos.
[LB]: The warlords would lose their goal and turn their attention to the throne.
[LB]: Their dog-eat-dog ways will bring even more suffering to the people.
[DZ]: Do you want the people or my head?
[DZ]: I’d like to spare your life if it’s the former.
[LB]: Not that killing me would be easy, right, Dong Zhuo?
The same goes for me.
Remember the tiger I have raised?
If he wants someone killed, that person is as good as dead.
(“…none has survived”)
[HG]: Lord Yuan, who is he?
[YS]: Huang Gai, you shouldn’t kill this boy.
[YS]: He’s our savior.
[HG]: What? This boy…
[SS]: But, he clearly served Dong Zhuo…
[LYH]: Enough talk, come at me if you want me dead.
[LYH]: You’re asking for it!
(“is you yourself delivered to [my] door”)
You endless annoyance!