Illusions, Lies, Truth Side Story Book Writer Chapter 6: Extra—Secret Little Matters

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Illusions, Lies, Truth Side Story: Book Writer

Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)


Extra 3: Secret Little Matters—translated by lucathia (proofread by Trespasserby)

Poison

The butler placed a jug of coffee on the table. He was just about to call Yu Shu over when he heard a scream from behind.

“What the heck is this? It’s so bitter! It tastes horrible! Are you brewing poison here?”

The golden haired man was so affected by the bitterness that his face scrunched up. Out of disgust, he pushed the coffee jug far away from him.

Faced with such a situation, the butler retained his smile. He grabbed the sugar jar and dumped all of the sugar into the jug of coffee. There was so much sugar that it couldn’t even completely dissolve. He gently said, “You were in too much of a hurry. I had not completed the last step. Try it again. It will definitely taste good now.”

The golden haired man felt that something was not quite right. He narrowed his eyes and asked warily, “Will it really taste good?”

“Of course.” The butler smiled a trustworthy smile.

Half in disbelief, the golden haired man grabbed the coffee jug back.

After a single sip, his eyes widened. At this, the butler’s smile grew brighter.

“So good!”

“…”

The golden haired man relaxed. He took several more sips. Seeing that the butler’s smile was somewhat frozen, he hurriedly said, “It was my misunderstanding! This tastes really good! Brew it for me again in the future!”

“…As long as you like it.”

Skin Whitening Bath

Yu Shu let out a blood curdling shriek.

“Ah! Who added all this unnecessary stuff to the butler’s bath of blood!”

The golden haired man stuck his head in with an expression that said, “You don’t need to thank me.”

“Isn’t he going to bathe? I added my special skin whitening formula to it. I guarantee you that after he bathes, his skin will become flawlessly white and soft!”

Yu Shu clobbered him on the head. “Idiot! That blood is so that he can heal. What’s with your skin whitening formula! This isn’t a milk bath! Bastard, do you know how much that tub of blood cost me? Now it’s useless! Bastard, you jump in and stay there for three hours. Don’t come out until you become flawlessly white!”

Illusions, Lies, Truth Side Story Book Writer Chapter 5: Extra—Ziya’s Left Eye

Illusions, Lies, Truth Side Story: Book Writer

Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)


Extra 2: Ziya’s Left Eye—translated by Trespasserby (C/E edited and typesetted by lucathia)

pg.95

Department Grass Lu Yang’s Private Show

Tea Brown, Slightly Wavy
Trimmed every two weeks by a specialist from EROOS hair salon

Dunnill Knitted Shirt
Custom-made Dunnill NT$4,950

100% Handmade Leather Belt
Custom-made American Apparel NT$1,990

Jade Green, Natural due to his mixed descent

Waterproof Camo Windbreaker
A Ferragamo original NT$19,900

Black Suede Boots
A new alnansa product NT$5,900

Ziya: You… Didn’t sell off Qing Wei Gong to create this showy appearance, did you?

pg.96

He covers for Lu Yang’s homework. Lu Yang covers him to make sure trouble doesn’t find him…
Wandering grass bulb? Clownfish? A symbiotic relationship…?

According to my character design, my left eye can see some
[Non-Human]
Existences…

Ziya: This time, from the viewpoint of my left eye, I’ll be analyzing the foreign language department’s wandering grass bulb.
Lu Yang: … Department grass. It’s department grass. Wandering grass bulbs are Oddishes from Pokemon, O.K.?

pg.97

Ziya’s Rollcall Book

Foreign Language Department Course Table

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

1

08:10 — 09:00

2

09:10 — 10:00

English Lecture

3

10:10 — 11:00

4

11:10 — 12:00

Shakespearean Comedy

C

12:10 — 13:00

D

13:10 — 14:00

English General Education

6

14:10 — 15:00

Introduction to Western Literature

Selected Readings of English Poems (1)

PE1: Fencing

7

15:10 — 16:00

8

16:10 — 17:00

Romantic Era English Literature

Thursday

Friday

1

08:10 — 09:00

2

09:10 — 10:00

Introduction to Western Literature

Contemporary English Drama

3

10:10 — 11:00

4

11:10 — 12:00

C

12:10 — 13:00

Folklore and Legends

D

13:10 — 14:00

6

14:10 — 15:00

7

15:10 — 16:00

Shakespearean Comedy

8

16:10 — 17:00

pg.98

Ziya: “Ziya covers?” When did the department start offering this class?

English General Education → Always help Ziya cover for rollcall
Introduction to Western Literature → Ziya covers small essays
Romantic Era English Literature → Ziya covers group discussions
English Lecture → Ziya covers vocabulary quizzes
Selected Readings of English Poems (1) → Ziya covers one poem
Shakespearean Comedy → Ziya covers small essays
PE1: Fencing → Practice with Ziya
Folklore and Legends → Ziya covers breakfast
Contemporary English Drama → Ziya covers…

Lu Yang: Ziya has a preference for traditional, home stylish cooking. In order to achieve literature OP this term, if you see a good restaurant, contact me on LINE…

pg.101

Secret! Every Aspect of the Address Book

Name: Jiang Ziya
Birthday:
Address:
Home:
Cell: 0918-142013

Name: Fu Jun
Birthday:
Address:
Home:
Cell: 0999-999159

Name: – Lin
Birthday:
Address:
Home:
Cell:

Ziya: Wasn’t this supposed to be the big reveal of your hit list? What are those + – marks?
Lu Yang: It’s a hit list… The +, – are records of the dates. -.-

pg.102

Goals/Maxims

Schedule

[Charm]
Heed
Natural order of Heavens and Earth
Disperse the foulness to the eight cardinals
Mighty gods of the eight cardinals
Seal demons and cut down evil

[Right side]
+Li
-Chen
-Wang
+Cai
+Zhen
+Liu
-Lin

Illusions, Lies, Truth Side Story Book Writer Chapter 4: Extra—The World Lu Yang Sees

Illusions, Lies, Truth Side Story: Book Writer

Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)


Extra 1: Lu Yang’s Cell Phone Records—translated by Trespasserby and lucathia (proofread by Faren; C/E edited and typesetted by lucathia)

pg. 55

Jiang Ziya’s Exclusive Records Made Public

Black, Short Hair
Easy to trim and style it himself!

Black
The left eye has a mutated blue patch.

Summer Short Sleeve Tee
(An off-price department store special sale sold it for NT$199.)

Mechanical Watch NT$12,800
(A present his brother-in-law gave him for his birthday. The only luxury good he has on him.)

Blue Washed Jeans
(x Le Fu Warehouse generic brand. NT$399.)

All-Purpose Shoulder Bag
(Purchased at the underground street by the MRT for NT$299. Contains an English dictionary, a private diary, a small bunny hair clip for Jiang Jiang, a bag of fruit gummies for Jiang Xue, and an emergency breakfast for Lu Yang.)

White Poma Sneakers
(From a Hua Yuan Night Market stall. NT$399.)

Lu Yang: ( ̄_ ̄)y: My friend, you really are so unsophisticated that it makes me see you in a new light.

Continued

Illusions, Lies, Truth Side Story Book Writer Chapter 3: The Second Child

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Illusions, Lies, Truth Side Story: Book Writer

Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)


Chapter 3: The Second Child—translated by lucathia (proofread by elisa & Trespasserby)

Nearly ten days had passed. Even though Yu Shu was as impatient as the wind, wanting to bring the other guy out right away as well, she didn’t have a single way to accomplish it. The injury on her shoulder was even more serious than she had originally thought. The mere act of raising her hand would cause her to wince and clench her teeth. If she headed inside like this, she would definitely meet her doom.

Yu Shu had no other choice but to recuperate while she wrote her manuscript. Even though she was unable to type, she was fortunate in that she could dictate and let the butler handle the manuscript. Using this time, she had completed the manuscript, so she could turn it in and prevent Ye Luo from coming to her door again.

After she finished drinking the coffee made by the butler, Yu Shu gestured at the wall above the television and said, “Butler, help me bring down that sword.”

The butler did as she asked. Before he handed it over, he looked at it curiously. It was a plain katana, its form quite simple and undecorated. He drew it out to look at the blade, handing the sword over to her with some bewilderment. At the same time, he said cautiously, “It seems that this katana has not been sharpened.”

Yu Shu shrugged and said, “Of course not. If it were sharpened, that would be against the law. I’m such a law-abiding, good citizen. There’s no way I would do something illegal!”

A peculiar feeling seized him, but he didn’t understand what it meant. He only felt that bringing an unsharpened katana didn’t seem to be of much use. Still, when he handed the katana over, he didn’t voice any further concerns.

Picking up a wide belt, Yu Shu fastened the katana to her waist and walked in front of a black cardboard box. Intrigued, the butler approached to watch. Even though he had seen it once before already, at the time, he hadn’t given much thought to his surroundings, while now, he was filled with… curiosity? This feeling should be called curiosity, right?

Yu Shu opened the box in an almost reverent manner, pulling the flaps open to the left and the right. It was as if the box had a set of doors that could swing open. After opening them, what was revealed inside was a stack of books. She caressed the pile of books and began reciting the content from the stories.

“That was a world filled with gods…”

Continued

Illusions, Lies, Truth Side Story Book Writer Chapter 2: The Temple of Light

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Illusions, Lies, Truth Side Story: Book Writer

Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)


Chapter 2: The Temple of Light—translated by lucathia (proofread by elisa & Trespasserby)

A woman wearing a cleric’s white robes walked about in a place that looked like interior of a cathedral.

The corridors were relatively wide and majestic, with golden paint applied in many places and various ornate designs as decoration. However, upon closer inspection, hints of aging could be seen around the place. Who knew how many years the place had already withstood, or how many times it had gone through renovations? It was as if the mismatch of old and new told of an ancient tale.

The female cleric greedily drank in everything she saw before her. She didn’t let a single detail escape. It was a pity that there was no one else there except for her. In comparison to buildings, she would much rather see people.

It shouldn’t be so quiet and vacant. Normally, this place should have many people coming and going; some busy, some lazing about. Most of them would be knights wearing armor, but since this was, in the end, a peaceful temple, they would at most wear light armor. A lightweight knight’s outfit would be even more common.

The female cleric closed both eyes, imagining the scene that should have been present. It shouldn’t be overly lively, since the knights were neither children who would play around, nor were they aunties who would gossip loudly at marketplaces. Still, there should be sounds of laughter and chatter.

They would come and go. Those who knew each other would stop, chat about recent events, and glance at each other, while those who had never spoken to each other would just nod as a greeting.

A person suddenly walked toward the female cleric from the other side, looking at her with some shock. However, no questions were asked. Only a nod was given as a greeting.

More than ten people walked by in succession. Some chatted as they walked, while some walked in a more hurried manner, as if they had something important they needed to do. However, after they finished walking along the corridor, it was like they had walked to the end of their existence. With a mere turn around the corner, they disappeared without a trace.

People walked by continuously, only to disappear at the end of the corridor. However, upon closer inspection, it would have been revealed that none of their appearances and features differed much.

The female cleric didn’t find it strange. Unfazed, she watched them come and go, all the way until she saw a splash of gold in the distance.

Continued

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