Eclipse Hunter V3C3: Struggling Between Ruthlessness and Sincerity

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Eclipse Hunter Volume 3: Angel, Slaughter

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


Chapter Three: Struggling Between Ruthlessness and Sincerity—translated by Trespasserby

Why haven’t Ezart and the others gone to warn Dark Sun yet?

Elian was silently worrying. Dark Sun had already signed one, maybe two hundred photos. Even someone more vigilant than him would have dropped their guard by now. Also, the Principal was really quite cunning. As soon as he noticed the situation in the plaza, he had immediately notified Elian and Death and had them hide and wait in the line to carry out their ambush.

Elian looked at his surroundings. He and Death weren’t the only ones around. Many Elite Combat Class students were lying in wait. They were all there to surround Dark Sun and keep him from escaping. It looked like the Principal had really invested a lot into this attempt.

“Please sign this for me!”

Death had reached the front of the line where Dark Sun was. Dark Sun remained expressionless as usual. Death was beaming as he made his request, and he handed the huge autograph board and pen he was holding to Dark Sun.

Death wants to attack Dark Sun while he’s giving his autograph?

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Eclipse Hunter V3C2: Simulation, Reality, Death

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Eclipse Hunter Volume 3: Angel, Slaughter

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我 (Yu Wo)


Chapter Two: Simulation, Reality, Death—translated by Trespasserby (proofread by elisa & Minthe; C/E edited by lucathia)

Ri Xiang Yan held the black box of memories in his hands. His little brother Ah Ye, being the good child that he was, had gone off to sleep a long time ago. The office had been completely silent for some time when at last, there was the sound of a sigh.

“Bill.”

“Yes, Sun Emperor.” Kyle was still waiting on the phone. He was never the one that pressed the button to end a call.

“What should I do?” Ri Xiang Yan held the sparkling crescent necklace. It dazzled before him, like the smile of his first love had.

“I do not know.” Kyle still did his duty and did not provide a reply. He understood very well that this was not a business matter that required his response, and that the Sun Emperor also did not really want him to answer. He was posing the question to himself.

“Ugh! This matter has gone on for so long already, and he’s also hated me for so long. He’s not going to simply forgive me just after hearing a stupid reason like that, right?” Ri Xiang Yan idly spun the crescent necklace around and around.

Kyle quietly waited on the other end of the call.

“As for the revenge thing, just punish him a little. Don’t bother with ousting him anymore.” Ri Xiang Yan listlessly said, “I owe him that much.”

“Understood.”

Then Ri Xiang Yan pressed the button to end the call and stared at the crescent necklace in his hands for a long time. In the end, he placed it back into his box of mementoes and placed the cover of the box back on. But seeing the box whole again, he couldn’t help gazing fixedly at the black, finely detailed box again and lightly stroking the rubies on top.

Father…

Ri Xiang Yan closed his eyes and slowly leaned back into the chair. He murmured, “If māma hadn’t died or if you didn’t hate Dìdi, wouldn’t that have been great? We would have definitely been a happy family… Unfortunately, ‘what ifs’ have absolutely no meaning.”

He put away the box, sparing it no further attention.
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Eclipse Hunter V3C1: Memories of Yue Ya’er in the Evening

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Eclipse Hunter Volume 3: Angel, Slaughter

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


Chapter One: Memories of Yue Ya’er in the Evening—translated by Trespasserby (proofread by elisa & J Tao; C/E edited by Simone)

Ri Xiang Yan picked up his cup and drank some black coffee. The coffee had been steeped for too long. It was so bitter that even despite being used to drinking black coffee, he couldn’t help scowling. The coffee made his mood even worse. He lifted his head, looked at the screen of the video call and impatiently said, “I don’t care what others are saying. It doesn’t matter what kind of forceful or underhanded tactics you have to use. I need Bai Lian Yue ousted.”

The face on the screen of the video call was that of the extremely capable secretary who was also known as the Sun Emperor’s right hand—Kyle.

“Sun Emperor, the Purple Moon Alliance has been cleverly manipulating public opinion by exaggerating our use of certain punishments and secret methods to generate a considerable amount of unfavorable opinion toward us. It is to the extent that even other economic alliances believe the Sun Alliance intends to annex all alliances, and that the destruction of the Purple Moon Alliance would only be the first step. At the moment, it seems if we really do eliminate the Purple Moon Alliance, it will cause the other alliances to take action.”

“Hmph! Looks like Bai Lian Yue also realized the pitiful Purple Moon Alliance can’t withstand my wrath.”

Ri Xiang Yan was unsurprised by Kyle’s report. After all, their opponent had also been navigating the business world for many years, and the Purple Moon Alliance was considered one of the largest alliances in the world. It would have been strange if Bai Lian Yue hadn’t taken any measures to guard against Ri Xiang Yan’s vengeance.

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Eclipse Hunter V3Prologue: Prologue

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Eclipse Hunter Volume 3: Angel, Slaughter

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


Prologue—translated by Trespasserby (proofread by Elisa and Minthe; C/E edited by Simone)

“Bye, Ezart. Bye, El-gē. Bye, Eloise. And bye to Eli too. I’ll see you all tomorrow!”

Ri Xiang Ye happily and energetically waved at the four people in the doorway. On his face was what his older brother declared was the world’s most adorable smile.

Ezart didn’t even turn his head around and just casually raised a hand in reply.

“Bye, Ah Ye.” Elian displayed a dazzling smile and replied properly.

“Ah Ye, you aren’t allowed to wear those hideous glasses to class!” Eloise warned with her hands on her hips.

As for Eli, he only turned his head slightly and nodded.

Ri Xiang Ye once again waved with all his might. He stood in the doorway until he could no longer see his four classmates and only then reluctantly shut the front door. As soon as he turned around, he saw a handsome person with regal bearing and a haughty expression standing before him. This person had a full head of hair that was such a brilliant gold that it was almost blinding.

“Gēge!” Ri Xiang Ye called out with a silly smile.

As soon as he heard this cry of “Gēge,” the monarch suddenly became an ordinary, neighborly big brother. He smiled indulgently at his little brother. As he rubbed his brother’s head, he smiled and asked, “Ah Ye, were you happy today?”

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Eclipse Hunter V2Afterword: Afterword and Character Introductions

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Eclipse Hunter Volume 2: Having Friends, Having Feelings

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


Afterword—translated by lucathia (proofread by Arcedemius & Trespasserby)

In this volume, our Ah Ye has finally begun to make friends. However, the issue of his mental age makes him run into many troubles. At the same time, because his personality and appearance are like a younger brother’s, he has gotten to know many people who treasure him, such as Elian and Eloise.

But in the end, his favorite friend is still Ezart. Even though they ran into a huge problem in their interactions at first, the many misunderstandings arose due to a mistaken assumption. I think their friendship came out stronger because of their conflict? Or, I should say that without a bit of chilling cold, how would we enjoy the fragrance of plum blossoms? Friendship that has seen strife comes out all the stronger for it.

All the way up to No Hero, Ezart still makes frequent appearances. Even though he doesn’t have much to do with the main plot, I find it hard to imagine that Ah Ye would spend his days completely estranged from Ezart. Therefore, Ezart bursts into the young master and the butler’s life every so often.

In terms of plot, it is sometimes difficult to justify when Ezart’s appearance has nothing to do with the main plot, but compared to whether or not it makes sense, I just like to treat the characters in the books like real people as I write them. They are living their own lives in the books. They will meet many people, experience many things, and continue to walk down their paths.

Maybe some people will be closer. Maybe some will grow apart. Some people may meet by chance, while some may influence another person for life.

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