(I need to read this over, no time right now)
[Zhang Liao]: Let go!
chapter 220 Fate’s Mysterious Ways
/* word-for-word “fate’s profound opportunity” */
[Lü Bu]: Zhang Liao, what’re you doing?
[ZL]: Nice horsemanship.
[Guan Yu]: Zhang Liao,
[GY]: you are “despicable”.
or “that was low”
Guan Yu understands that Zhang Liao is forcing him to escape, basically paying him back forcefully so that ZL won’t owe GY anymore
[ZL]: You’re no better.
[ZL]: Get down and surrender. Maybe my Lord will spare you.
[GY]: No, my big brother is waiting for me.
[GY]: Step up if you want to die.
[GY]: Make way.
[LB]: “Despicable”, that sounds loaded.
[LB]: Don’t play dumb. He saved you once. Haha, “no better” indeed.
[ZL]: My Lord, I’m just, just…
[LB]: You just want him to live; return the favor, no?
[LB]: Do you know how serious the consequence will be?
/* simplified */
[ZL]: I know. Now we’re even.
[ZL]: I’ll go after him, and show no mercy.
[LB]: Forget it. People nowadays can’t get their priorities straight.
[LB]: I wonder, if the feudal era and this “blind loyalist” exist together,
/* “come together”, but kind of confusing? */
/* it’s actually “yah”, but not to be mistaken for “yeah” */
[LB]: each benefiting from the other… Will this man become more than his worth?
[LB]: Will he become a god?
In this day and age,
it is hard to become a sacred figure;
much easier to end up dead.
I have killed before.
Either directly or indirectly.
So now I am dead.
I lay in this dry canal covered in blood, suffering through the stench and waiting for my punishment.
Is this the underworld?
Nothing gained from a lofty aspiration. I silently await for Heaven’s judgment.
[?]: Burn them.
A voice from a distance tells me I’m in hell.
What use is my good hearing?
I really don’t want to die! I don’t want to die!
I don’t want to die!
[Xiahou Dun]: Oh?
What use is my long-reaching arm?
[?]: In order to prevent an epidemic I have ordered the cremation of all these bodies.
[?]: Master Dun, we should use this opportunity when Lü Bu’s army has just withdrawn…
[XHD]: Wait, I saw something just now.
Who is this man?
Such a powerful will to live.
He’s only buried under some corpses. Surely I can pull him out.
This hand seems to have emerged from an abyss.
You’re lucky I saw you.
Who are you?
/* “saw” */
/* “saw ghost” */
[Liu Bei]: I get it now, dear Heaven.
[LB]: Thank the Heavens,
[LB]: I survived.
[LB]: Fate works in mysterious ways.
[LB]: It seems that I am missing something.
[LB]: Right now… I am just a fish…
[LB]: who hasn’t found its…
“to feel like fish in water” is a Chinese idiom, which is simple enough that needs no explanation
In the end, a fish that has endured a maddening calamity lays on the ground.
And what is on his mind?