Ravaging Times

chapter 273

[?]: The enemy is right ahead of us. Hurry up!

[?]: Shit, they’re coming from the east.

[?]: But they’ve got us…

chapter 273 Adding Oil To the Fire

[?]: why stop when they have the chance?

[?]: Those canals Advisor Guo set up to eliminate Lü Bu are taking effect.
[?]: No. Those can’t last this long.

[?]: The enemy is traveling light. We won’t be able to escape if they cross over the ditches.

[?]: Forget it. Let’s get out of here during this unexpected turn of event.
(distorted)

An unexpected turn of event.

And they do not know how to react to it.
{flag reads: Yuan}

Even the powerful Yuan clan elites were too shocked to move forward.
(simplified)

The few experienced Generals were speechless as well.

Perhaps they were never faced with such a scenario –

let alone for a self-assured boy,

who is a novice to the scene.
(“first-time out of the cottage…”)

Or maybe,

the other person is too seasoned –

as if it is just common occurrence to him.

Soon he starts to repeat that statement.

[Liaoyuan Huo]: This path is closed.

[LYH]: Please go around, sir.

[Yuan Tan]: Do you know who I am, boy?

[?]: Commander-in-Chief Yuan Shao‘s son –

[?]: Young Master Yuan Tan wants me to take your pathetic life!

That man is still calm –

as if the challenger is nothing.

{sfx: pa}

He then uttered a word coldly.

[LYH]: Scram!

KILL~

{sfx: ta}

{sfx: pong~}

KILL~

{sfx: pong~}

{soil sfx}

[?]: Encircle.

{sfx: zing~}

[?]: Encircle! Attack!

{sfx: ka~}

{galloping sfx}

{sfx: don~}

{sfx: don~}

{sfx: pa}

{sfx: pa}

{soil sfx}

[?]: Encircle! Attack!

{galloping sfx}

And then,

the situation spiraled out of control.
(not sure)

That man lost his cool.

The blade may feel cold,

{sfx: cha}

but it cannot prevent the blood from boiling.

The past may be gone,

but it cannot suppress the brewing feeling.
(not quite there)

The blood is burning,

and oil is being added to the fire.

And fire is repeating that word.
(don’t forget the wordplay, huo = “fire”)

He who honors comrades and commitments

will shock the world a few years later at Changban.
(it’s like the first half of a Chinese couplet with the next chapter’s ending sentence)

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