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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Eclipse Hunter V2C8: Hunting and Being Hunted

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Eclipse Hunter Volume 2: Having Friends, Having Feelings

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


Chapter Eight: Hunting and Being Hunted—translated by Trespasserby (proofread by Mangomochi & J Tao; C/E edited by Simone & lucathia)

“An Te Qi-bàba, I’m going to go play with my classmates. I might come home late.”

Ri Xiang Ye was holding a cell phone and had called home to report he was fine.

On the other end of the phone, An Te Qi was silent for a long time before he asked with difficulty, “Ah Ye… Does eating dinner involve using the Death Scythe? Are you going to cut steak with it or what?”

“Ah…” Ri Xiang Ye replied in an embarrassed tone, “An Te Qi-bàba, you found out I took the Death Scythe?”

“Mhm. Earlier, Ri Xiang Yan called home and ranted for a while about some modified humans showing up again and said they even went to attack you and stuff like that. So I figured maybe you’d use the Death Scythe sometime soon and was just thinking about doing maintenance on it. But it was missing.”

“Don’t tell Gēge, O.K.?” Ri Xiang Ye pleaded.

“Where are you going?”

After his previous lie had been seen through, Ri Xiang Ye didn’t dare lie to An Te Qi again. He could only honestly say, “I’m going to demolish the lab that the modified humans come from.”

“Your brother will be livid. No, he’ll explode…”

Ri Xiang Ye also knew that if his brother found out about this, he would definitely be very, very, very angry. But Dark Sun was unable to disobey his instinct to hunt down enemies, and Ri Xiang Ye also didn’t want to disobey that instinct. He wanted to protect his brother.

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Eclipse Hunter V2C7: Purple Past

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Eclipse Hunter Volume 2: Having Friends, Having Feelings

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


Chapter Seven: Purple Past—translated by Trespasserby (proofread by Xuan; C/E edited by Simone & lucathia)

Ri Xiang Yan gripped his cell phone. The look on his face was so horrifying that even Kyle, who had observed the Sun Emperor for many years, tried to hide behind his computer screen to avoid catching a glimpse of that demonic nightmare-inducing face.

“Bill, what’s the status of the matter I told you to investigate earlier?” With great effort, Ri Xiang Yan suppressed the urge to rush out to help Ah Ye and instead asked his question coolly and collectedly (though much more coolly than collectedly).

Kyle formally reported, “Regarding the kidnapping incident from over a month ago, the organization most likely responsible is the Purple Moon Alliance. Prior to the kidnapping, they dumped a large quantity of stocks all pertaining to companies with ties to the Sun Alliance. In addition, it was discovered that they have a large number of researchers and doctors in a laboratory working for them and yet so far, have not announced any relevant new products.”

“Bai Lian Yue’s Purple Moon Alliance?” Ri Xiang Yan lightly rubbed his chin, a habit of his when he was thinking.

It was widely known that Bai Lian Yue’s grudge against him ran deep. He didn’t know why Bai Lian Yue’s enmity was directed at him, but this wasn’t the first time that Bai Lian Yue had tried to attack him, so he wasn’t surprised at all.

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