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.


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.


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.


Eclipse Hunter V2C6: Friends, All Together Now

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Eclipse Hunter Volume 2: Having Friends, Having Feelings

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)

Chapter Six: Friends, All Together Now—translated by Trespasserby (proofread by JTao & Faren; C/E edited by Simone)

As usual, Ezart lazily sauntered into the classroom shortly after the bell had rung. Everyone, loud enough to raise hell, immediately fell quiet for a few seconds as they saw him come in. After concluding that the god of destruction’s expression was no different from usual, they continued raising hell.

He slowly walked over to his seat, offhandedly tossed aside his backpack, and prepared to do what he was compelled to do in class every day: sleep.

But today, Ri Xiang Ye had already been sitting in his own seat for a long time, waiting. He suddenly stood up and forcefully slammed his hands down on Ezart’s desk, keeping Ezart from sleeping.

Seeing this, Ezart coldly raised his head and glared at him.

The class fell silent once again. It was as though they had seen a ghost in broad daylight. Every student had their mouth wide open and stopped whatever they were doing.

“If you don’t get your hands off my desk, you’d better be ready to head to the hospital,” Ezart said with a frosty tone.


Eclipse Hunter V2C5: The Definition of Friends

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Eclipse Hunter Volume 2: Having Friends, Having Feelings

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)

Chapter Five: The Definition of Friends—translated by Trespasserby (proofread by Faren & EvlNabiki; C/E edited by lucathia)

Ri Xiang Ye walked in a hurry. He was afraid that Ezart would arrive at school earlier than him. Then, he wouldn’t make it in time to go to school with Ezart.

He walked until he was on the path that Ezart would have to pass through and looked at his watch. There was no problem. It was only seven. Normally, Ezart would only pass through this area when it was growing close to eight. He definitely hadn’t passed by here yet!

Ri Xiang Ye was exceedingly patient. He waited with his neck craned. His eyes took in every nook and cranny. Even though he knew that Ezart’s towering height and orange-red hair were conspicuous, impossible for him to overlook, he still did not dare to drop his vigilance and constantly scanned back and forth across the street.

Having waited until it was eight, Ri Xiang Ye inwardly began to grow worried. Is Ezart not coming to class today?

That’s right. Didn’t he say yesterday that he might not come? But yesterday’s match at the arena didn’t end very late. He said at the barbecue that he’d still come to class today…

“Maybe he’s so angry he doesn’t want to come to class?” Ri Xiang Ye became dejected. He didn’t know if he should continue waiting or head to class.