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Chapter 231: Back To That Key Moment ⑥


TL: Resonance

    隐居山林的日子在悠闲和愉快中缓慢流逝,不知不觉中已经度过了二十个寒暑。尚可的茶寮做得风生水起,主要服务于低中级修真者,用各种不同功效的饮品和食物,帮他们解决在修炼中遇到的各种麻烦。大门派有自己的积累和资本,没必要也不屑于寻求外援,但对于大部分散修和小门派的修真者们而言,尚可的茶寮无疑为他们提供了另一种修炼渠道。

The days of seclusion in the forest and mountains passed slowly in leisure and happiness, and unknowingly, twenty winters and summers had already passed. Shang Ke’s teahouse is doing very well, mainly serving low and mid level cultivators. He helped them to solve the various problems they encounter in their cultivation using a variety of drinks and food with different effects. The big sects have their own accumulation and capital, so they don’t need or care to seek outside help, but for the majority of the individual cultivators and cultivators from small sects, Shang Ke’s teahouse undoubtedly provides them with another channel for cultivation.

    偏远的大影山也因为安闲茶寮的存在,而逐渐为人所知,不少散修甚至直接在附近开辟潜修之地。数十年时间,大影山以安闲茶寮为中心,形成了一片特殊的修行区域和防御阵群,由十几名散修高手坐镇,任何不遵守规矩、企图插队抢座的人,都将被“友好”地送出去。

The remote Great Shadow Mountain is also gradually becoming known because of the existence of the Resting Teahouse, and many individual cultivators have even set up cultivation areas around the vicinity. In just a few decades, Great Shadow Mountain, with the Resting Teahouse as its center, has become a special cultivation area, and its defensive array was maintained by 10 individual high level experts. Anyone who doesn’t abide by the rules and tries to cut the queue to snatch a seat were all sent out in a ‘friendly’ manner.

    安闲茶寮的规矩很简单,先到先得,万“食”随缘,静心享受,拒绝霸王。身在茶寮,极为茶友,个人恩怨,暂放一边。

The rules of the Resting Teahouse are very simple: First come first serve, everything(food) is by fate, enjoy in peace, and do not dine and dash. When you are in a teahouse, you are all fellow tea lovers, and personal grudges are temporarily placed aside.

    尚可营业时间不定,但每个月最少会开业三天,其他时间主要用来修炼和寻找食材。尚可的修为进阶神速,而阎戮的修为却越来越低,但相对的,他神智清明的时间却越来越长。

Shang Ke’s business hours were not fixed, but it would open at least three days a month. The rest of the time is mainly used for cultivation and finding ingredients. While Shang Ke’s cultivation progressed rapidly, Yan Lu’s cultivation became lower and lower. But in contrast, his mental clarity lasted longer and longer.

    虽然心魔不断折磨阎戮的心智,但他还是很好地控制了杀戮的欲望。尚可估计不用几十年,他们便可以开始真正的双修了,到时候阎戮的修为也会随之提升。

Although the inner demons continued to torment Yan Lu’s mind, he still managed to control his desire to kill very well. Shang Ke estimated that in less than a few decades, they would be able to begin true dual cultivation. By then, Yan Lu’s cultivation would also start to increase.

    无事时,阎戮也会外出寻找仙草灵药,只是每次都会带上一只兔子。这只兔子也是一朵罕见的奇葩,跟着尚阎二人生活了几十年,虽有灵智,却不懂修炼,偏偏又不老不死,脾气还特别暴躁,不少修真者都被它“欺负”过。

When there was nothing else to do, Yan Lu would also go out to look for immortal herbs, but each time he would take the rabbit with him. This rabbit was also a rare odd creature. It has been living with Yan Lu and Shang Ke for decades. Although it has spiritual intelligence, it didn’t know how to cultivate. Yet, it didn’t age nor die and has a very bad temper. Numerous cultivators have been ‘bullied’ by it before.

    尚可之所以坚持让兔子跟着阎戮,主要是为了防止他在半路上突然失去神智,找不到回家的路。为此,尚可特意还在阎戮脖子上挂了一个锦囊,锦囊里有三条应急措施。

The reason why Shang Ke insisted that the rabbit follow Yan Lu was mainly to prevent him from not being able to find his way home if he suddenly loses his senses halfway. For this reason, Shang Ke deliberately hung a pouch around Yan Lu’s neck, which contained three emergency measures.

    第一条:让兔子带你回家。

The first solution: Let the rabbit bring you home.

    第二条:原地等待,让兔子回家找小蘑菇求援。

The second solution: Wait in place and let the rabbit go home to find Little Mushroom for help.

    第三条:捏碎储物戒中的传讯符。

The third solution: Crush the summoning charm in the storage ring.

    当尚可将这个锦囊交给阎戮时,某人的表情犹如开了染房一般,色彩缤纷,但最终还是默默地将它挂在了脖子上。

When Shang Ke handed the pouch to Yan Lu, someone’s expression was so colorful as if he had opened a dye room, but he ultimately hung it around his neck in silence.

    每次出门,尚可都会叮嘱他早去早回,注意安全。

Every time he went out, Shang Ke would urge him to go early and return early and to stay safe.

    这天,茶寮没有营业,尚可正在移植新培育的药草苗,灵识中突然传来一阵熟悉的波动:阎戮回来了。

On this day, the teahouse was closed, and Shang Ke was transplanting newly cultivated herb seedlings when a familiar fluctuation suddenly came over his spiritual sense: Yan Lu was back.

    他立刻放下手中的工具,微笑着迎了上去。结果还没走到门口,便闻到一股淡淡的血腥味,阎戮的衣服上沾着几点血迹,浑身散发着未曾散去的杀气,眼神凌厉,毫无感情。

He immediately put down the tools in his hands and headed to welcome him back with a smile. But before he reached the door, he smelled a faint scent of blood. Yan Lu’s clothes were stained with blood, and his body exuded an undissipated murderous aura. His eyes were fierce and emotionless.

    “小鹿?”尚可一般只会在阎戮蠢萌时才叫他“小鹿”,但是如果发现他无法克制杀气时,也会这么叫他。

“Little Deer?” Usually, Shang Ke would only call Yan Lu “Little Deer” when he was silly, but he would also call him that way if he found that he could not restrain his killing intent.

    阎戮冷漠的眼眸中,映照出尚可的身影,随即出现了新的神采。

Yan Lu’s cold eyes reflected Shang Ke’s figure. Then, a new expression appeared.

    “你杀人?”尚可问。

“You killed someone?” Shang Ke asked.

    阎戮沉声应道:“嗯。”

Yan Lu replied with a deep voice, “Yes.”

    “为什么?”已经安安稳稳地度过了二十年,为什么会突然杀人?

“Why?” We’ve already spent 20 years peacefully. Why would you suddenly kill someone?

    “不知道。”阎戮一脸紧绷,“看到那三个人的脸,就忍不住杀了。”

“I don’t know.” Yan Lu looked tense, “When I saw the faces of those three people, I couldn’t help but kill them.”

    只是看了脸就把他们杀了?还一次三个。他们是长得有多惨不忍睹?尚可不可置信地望着他。

You killed them just by seeing their faces? And three at one go. Just how terrible did they look? Shangkai looked at him incredulously.

    阎戮移开目光,像是做错事一般,不敢与他对视。

Yan Lu looked away. As if he had done something wrong, he did not dare to look at Shang Ke.

    尚可沉默片刻,说道:“去后院种一个月的蘑菇,这一个月我不想和你说话。”

Shang Ke was silent for a moment and said, “Go to the backyard and plant mushrooms for a month. I don’t want to talk to you for a month.”

    对于阎戮无故杀人的行为,尚可是不认同的。这并非全然为了所谓的道德,而是担心他加重自己的心魔。

Shang Ke did not agree with Yan Lu’s act of killing for no reason. This was not purely for the sake of so-called morality, but for fear that he might aggravate his own inner demons.

    阎戮闻言,什么话都没说,默默地去了后院。他从前可不是这么听话的人,但经历了上百年的孤寂后,他比谁都珍惜失而复得的小蘑菇。

When Yan Lu heard this, he didn’t say anything and silently went to the backyard. He was not such an obedient person in the past, but after hundreds of years of loneliness, he cherished the little mushroom that he had lost and regained more than anyone else.

    尚可心中难受,却不得不狠下心。他不能在他杀人之后,还温声细语地安慰。自己的纵容,很可能成为他放开杀戮的理由。只有让他心存顾虑,才会时刻提醒自己不要肆意杀戮。

Shang Ke felt terrible about it, but he had no choice but to be cruel. He can’t be gently comforting Yan Lu after he killed someone. His own indulgence might well become a reason for him going on a massacre. Only by keeping him on his toes would he alway remind himself not to kill indiscriminately.

    晚上,尚可躺在床上辗转难眠。

At night, Shang Ke lay in bed and kept tossing and turning.

    正想着一个月的时间是不是太长了,脑中突然传来系统的声音:【亲爱的宿主,友情提示,阎戮触发天谴,不久之后将大难临头。】

Just as he was wondering if a month was too long, the voice of the system suddenly sounded in his head: 【Dear host, a friendly reminder that Yan Lu triggered the divine retribution and will soon be in great trouble.】

    “什么?天谴?”尚可心中一动,问道,“是因为他今天杀了人?”

“What? Divine retribution?” A thought came to Shang Ke’s mind and he asked, “Is it because he killed someone today?”

    【是的。】

【Yes.】

    “天谴是什么?”

“What is divine retribution?”

    【天谴变幻莫测,无迹可寻。或身染绝症,或意外身亡,或走火入魔,或无疾而终。阎戮当年血洗修真界,身上沾染了千万人的怨气,所以他所遭受的天谴尤为严重,一旦降临,必将魂飞魄散。】

【The divine retribution is unpredictable and untraceable. Some may become terminally ill, some may die unexpectedly, some may go crazy, and some just die an old age. Yan Lu caused a bloodbath in the cultivation world that year which stained him with the grievances of millions of people. Hence, the divine retribution he would receive will be especially serious. Once it comes, his soul would be scattered.】

    “魂飞魄散?”尚可又问,“如果他在这个世界魂飞魄散了,还能转世吗?”

“His soul will scatter?” Shang Ke asked again, “If his soul is scattered in this world, can he still reincarnate?”

    【魂飞魄散意味着彻底消亡,宿主再也无法在任何一个世界找到他。】尚可之所以拥有重塑的机会,是因为苍穹赤炎保住了一线生机。如今苍穹赤炎已经碎裂,一旦魂飞魄散,两人的缘分将正式终结,轮回灯也无力回天。

【The scattering of the soul means complete death, and the host can never find him again in any world】. The reason why Shang Ke had the chance to retry was because the Flaming Red Sky kept him alive. Now that the Flaming Red Sky has shattered, once the soul scatters, the fate between the two will officially end, and the reincarnation lamp will also be powerless.

    “他以前杀了那么多人,都没有触动天谴,为什么这次只杀了三人便触动了?”

“He has killed so many people in the past and it didn’t trigger divine retribution. Why is it triggered this time when he only killed three people?”

    【你觉得他以前没有触动天谴?】系统幽幽道,【他心魔入侵,神智混沌,一个人疯疯癫癫地在世间游荡,如果你没有出现,他很可能就此游荡数千年,直至修为耗尽,堕为凡人,经历生老病死,疾苦伤残,直至重入轮回。】

【You think he hasn’t triggered the divine retribution before?】The system said faintly, 【He got invaded by his inner demons and lost his mind, wandering around the world crazily. If you hadn’t appeared, he is likely to wander for thousands of years until his cultivation is exhausted and he is reduced to a mortal. Then, he will experience old age, sickness, suffering and disability until he reentered a new cycle of reincarnation.】

    尚可声音颤抖:“你的意思是,因为我的出现,让他逐渐恢复神智,导致天谴的惩罚加强?”

Shang Ke’s voice trembled: “You mean, because of my appearance, he gradually regained his consciousness, resulting in the strengthening of the punishment by divine retribution?”

    他没出现前,阎戮还有机会重入轮回,如今却要魂飞魄散?

Before he appeared, Yan Lu still had a chance to reincarnate, but now his soul will scatter?

    【并非如此。系统刚才所说的只是正常情况下的推测结果。事实是,他上辈子还没有等到天谴结束便被人杀死了。如果你不回来,他会在这个世界不断轮回,直至赎完罪孽或者耗竭灵魂。】

【That’s not true. What System has just said is only the presumed result under normal circumstances. The fact is, he was killed in his last life before his divine retribution was over. If you don’t come back, he’ll keep reincarnating in this world until his sins are atoned for or his soul is exhausted.】

    “我该怎么做才能救他?”虽然系统这么说,但尚可还是觉得自己的出现也是造成这一切的原因。阎戮的痴傻,其实也是自我保护的一种方式,他竭力帮他恢复神智,反而是害了他。

“What should I do to save him?” Despite what the system had said, Shang Ke still felt that his appearance is the cause of all this. Yan Lu’s idiocy is actually a form of self-protection, and his efforts to help him regain his sanity have harmed him instead.

    【这需要宿主自己想办法,系统不发表任何意见。】作为主魂的情敌,器灵巴不得那家伙魂飞魄散。但他也知道,如果尚可失去他,必将会痛不欲生。所以他最后一次让他选择,如果尚可保住了主魂,那么他将作为器灵永生永世守护他们;如果他最终失败了,那么他会脱离轮回灯,用尽一切力量,代替主魂成为他的伴侣。

【This requires Host to figure out on your own, System won’t comment on it.】 As the main soul’s love rival, the reincarnation lamp is eager for the guy’s soul to scatter. But he also knew that if Shang Ke lost him, it would be too painful and unbearable. So he gave him the choice one last time. If Shang Ke managed to protect the main soul, then he would protect them forever as the reincarnation lamp. If Shang Ke failed, then he would break away from the reincarnation lamp and do everything possible to replace the main soul and become his partner.

    尚可被吓到了,没想到事情会如此严重。他以前无论经历怎样的痛苦,心中依然充满希望,因为他知道自己还能遇到他。但是这次不一样,他一旦死亡就是真的死亡,再没有轮回的机会。

Shang Ke was frightened, not expecting that it would be so serious. No matter what pain he had experienced before, his heart was still full of hope, because he knew he could still meet him. But it was different this time. If he died, he was really dead, and there was no more chance of reincarnation.

    他绝对不会让这种事发生!

He would never let that happen!

    尚可眼中闪过一抹坚定的光芒。

Shang Ke’s eyes flashed with determination.

    “系统,最后再问你一个问题。”尚可平静道,“阎戮今天为什么会杀人?”

“System, I have one last question for you.” Shang Ke calmly asked, “Why did Yan Lu kill today?”

    【他今天所杀的三人,就是“未来”将他杀死的人。】阎戮的修为虽然下降了,但作为神君,拥有非同一般的“预知”能力。在见到仇人的瞬间,杀念即生。

【The three people he killed today are the ones who will kill him in the “future”. 】Although Yan Lu’s cultivation has declined, as a god, he has extraordinary “precognition” ability. The moment he saw his enemy, his thoughts to kill arose.

    阎戮坐在一堆蘑菇中,目不转睛地望着不远处的竹楼。小蘑菇的房间还亮着灯,透过窗子,隐隐能看到那个熟悉的身影。

Yan Lu was sitting in a pile of mushrooms, gazing intently at a bamboo building not far away. Little Mushroom’s room was still lit, and the familiar figure could be seen faintly through the window.

    他心底有一种不详的预感,从杀死那三人开始便有了。小蘑菇不希望他再造杀孽,但他今天却破戒了,还是无缘无故地破戒。

He had a bad feeling in his heart from the moment he killed those three people. Little Mushroom did not want him to kill again, but he had broken the rule today and it was for no reason at all.

    小蘑菇是否会对他失望,是否会害怕他、疏远他?哪怕只是一点点,他都无法忍受。这种猜测,让他几欲发狂。

Would Little Mushroom be disappointed in him, be afraid of him, and alienated from him? He couldn’t stand it, even if it was just a little. This speculation made him almost go crazy.

    他不想杀人,只想化解自己的心魔,好好和小蘑菇在一起。

He didn’t want to kill anyone and only wanted to resolve his inner demons and be well with Little Mushroom.

    所以,小蘑菇,不要怀疑他,不要放弃他……

So, Little Mushroom, don’t doubt me, don’t give up on me… 

    阎戮眼中的光芒闪烁不定,隐约还透着一抹血色。他微微垂下头,长长的头发掩盖了他此刻的表情,手指深深扎入泥土中,周身仿佛笼罩在一片黑气中。

The light in Yan Lu’s eyes flickered erratically, faintly revealing a hint of blood. His head hung down slightly, his long hair concealing his expression at the moment. His fingers dug deeply into the soil and it seemed as if his body was shrouded with a black aura.

    正在这时,一阵轻缓的脚步声由远及近,踩在落叶上,发出细碎的响声。

At this moment, gentle footsteps sounded from far to near. As it stepped on the fallen leaves, fine sounds were produced.

    阎戮缓缓抬起头,看到一道修长的人影安静地伫立在月光下,衣袂在夜风中轻轻浮动,浑身散发着柔和的气息。

Yan Lu slowly raised his head and saw a slender figure standing quietly under the moonlight, his clothes floating gently in the night breeze, his body exuding a gentle atmosphere.

    “小鹿。”一声轻唤,将阎戮从迷失的边缘拉了回来,只听尚可对他说,“我一个人睡不着。”

“Little Deer.” With just a soft call, Yan Lu was brought back from the lost side, only to hear Shang Ke say to him, “I can’t sleep alone.”

    “所以?”阎戮眼中的血色逐渐隐去。

“So?” The color of blood in Yan Lu’s eyes gradually faded.

    “所以回房吧。”

“So go back to your room.”

    “不种蘑菇了?”

“No more growing mushrooms?”

    “不种了?”

“No more planting?”

    “也不怪我杀人了?”

“And you don’t blame me for killing anymore?”

    “杀人还是不能姑息的,罚你养三天兔子。”

“Murder is still not condoned. You’re punished to raise Rabbit for three days.”

    “……那你还是让我种蘑菇吧。”

“… Then you’d better let me grow mushrooms instead.”

    “别得寸进尺。”尚可瞪着他。

“Don’t take an inch and want a mile.” Shang Ke glared at him.

    阎戮嘴角一扬,纵身跃起,快速蹿到他身边,一把将他揽入怀中。

The corners of Yan Lu’s mouth lifted. He jumped up and quickly leapt to his side, holding Shang Ke in his arms.

    “不能有下次了,阎戮。”

“There cannot be a next time, Yan Lu.”

    阎戮知道他说的是什么,但他无法保障。原本他也以为自己可以控制,但今天的事情不得不让他重新思考。

Yan Lu knew what he was talking about, but he couldn’t guarantee it. He originally thought he could control it, but today’s events made him rethink it.

    阎戮沉默片刻,突然问道:“小蘑菇,如果,如果有一天,我完全无法控制自己怎么办?”

Yan Lu was silent for a moment and suddenly asked, “Little Mushroom, what if, what if one day, I’m completely unable to control myself?”

    尚可看了看天上的月亮,然后徐徐答道:“那么,就让我和你一起背负骂名,承担罪孽。你杀多少人,我赎多少罪。”

Shang Ke looked at the moon in the sky, and then replied slowly, “Then let me bear the infamy and the sins with you. I will atone for the amount you kill.”

    阎戮双目一热,再也说不出任何话。

Yan Lu’s eyes were hot and he could no longer say anything.


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13 thoughts on “[HDS] Chapter 231: Back To That Key Moment ⑥

  1. CattyCoopster says:

    First! ~♡

  2. GhostBear says:

    Sandwiches are in fact made with sand

    • magicalpudding says:

      Wait—what?! Really!? Σ(°□°)

      • SunSoul says:

        I don’t think so, but wouldn’t it be great if sandwiches were made with sand by witches? A delicacy only found in the wizarding world.

        • Immortal Pudding says:

          You giving me ideas now, and i like it (≧▽≦)

      • GhostBear says:

        They’re are, it’s a known scientific fact

  3. Tattletail says:

    Aether: paimon finally served her purpose

  4. forestshadeau says:

    4th

  5. blackmaskedphantom says:

    Paimon sandwich looks.. Kinda good. *drools* i need to buy food asap.

  6. adalazgy says:

    Thanks a lot!)

  7. forestshadeau says:

    Thanks for the hard work love the story ^_^

  8. Kawaii Panda says:

    I want to cry for the mole T^T

    • noona noor says:

      +2
      he’s my favourite character in the story(╥﹏╥)

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