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Chapter 273: This Life—The Beginning (XIV)


TL: Rosy

    最近尉家事事不顺, 似乎有一只无形的大手在暗中操控。从尉老爷子中风开始,尉家一系的官员相继遭到打压或者调动。最初并不明显, 毕竟各种关系错综复杂,一两个立足不稳也是正常的。但随着换届的到来, 针对尉家的行动愈加频繁,几乎已经触及尉家的权利核心。

The Wei family’s affairs were not going well recently, as if there was an invisible big hand manipulating them in the dark. Ever since Old Wei suffered a stroke, officials of the Wei family were suppressed or transferred in succession. It was not obvious at first. After all, they had all kinds of complicated relationships and it was normal for one or two of their footholds to be unstable. However, with the change in leadership, actions targeting the Wei family become even more frequent, practically touching the core of the Wei family’s wealth and power. 

    经过多方调查, 尉家的几位政敌似乎都参与其中。直到新一届军委主席上任,尉家在竞逐中落败, 矛盾终于被激发,各方势力开始明争暗斗。不过,尉勋的事业并没有受到什么影响,反而因为智能的研发备受瞩目,给尉家带来了正面的舆论导向。但是, 尚可的存在对尉兴业以及大部分尉家人而言,依然是如鲠在噎。

After many investigations, it appeared as if the Wei family’s political opponents were involved. Until the new chairman of the Military Commission took office, the Wei family was defeated in the competition. Conflicting views were set off, and the various forces began to fight openly and secretly. However, Wei Xun’s career has not been affected in any way. Because the research and development of intelligence attracted much attention, positive public opinion was brought to the Wei family. However, to Wei Xingye and the majority of the Wei family, Shang Ke’s existence was still like a piece of fish bone choking them.

    “看好你手上的文件。”尚可某天突然收到这样一条匿名短信。

“Keep an eye on the documents you have.” Shang Ke suddenly received this anonymous text message one day.

    所谓的“文件”自然就是尚可当初用来威胁尉兴业的材料。尉兴业一直没忘记这枚定时炸弹,虽有心拔除, 却被尉勋死死拦着。尚可掌握的技术, 确实对尉家很有利,但他和尉勋的关系,又会给尉家带来极大的负面影响。如果让尉兴业选择,他宁愿毁掉这种技术,也不希望一段见不得光的关系成为尉家的污点

The so-called “documents” are naturally the materials that Shang Ke originally used to threaten Wei Xingye. Wei Xingye has never forgotten this time bomb. Although he intended to remove it, Wei Xun unwaveringly obstructed him. The technology that Shang Ke controlled was indeed very advantageous to the Wei family, but his relationship with Wei Xun will also bring an extremely negative impact on the Wei family. If Wei Xingye could choose, he would rather destroy this kind of technology and hope that the sordid relationship won’t become a stain on the Wei family.

    尉勋的母亲宋觅珍隔三差五就催尉勋结婚,而且经常将王沁雅带在身边,以尉家准媳妇的身份。王沁雅也不是一个省油的灯,私底下有意无意地抹黑尚可,将他说成故意勾引尉勋的gay。而尉勋之所以和他交往密切,主要是看中他在智能方面的能力,尚可完全是单方面的倒贴。

Wei Xun’s mother Song Mizhen urged Wei Xun to get married every few days. Furthermore, she often brought Wang Qinya along by her side with the status of the daughter-in-law-to-be of the Wei family. Wang Qinya wasn’t easy to deal with either, she intentionally smeared Shang Ke’s name in private, explaining him as a gay who deliberately seduced Wei Xun. The reason why Wei Xun had a close relationship with him was mainly because he liked his intellectual abilities in the field, and Shang Ke was completely and one-sidedly sticking to him. 

    对于这种说法,大部分人都是相信的。因为尉勋从小到大都没有和哪个同性暧昧过,尚可却不同,十几岁父母双亡,一直寄居在戚家。戚辰可是有名的花花公子,若不是跟尚可有一腿,以他的性格,又怎么会那么好心资助一个非亲非故的孤儿?

Most people believed this. Because Wei Xun never had any ambiguous gay relationships from childhood to adulthood, Shang Ke would be no different. He had lost both parents when he was a child, and has been living at the Qi family’s house. Qi Chen was a famous playboy. If he hadn’t had an affair with Shang Ke, with his nature, how could he be so kind to financially support a completely unrelated orphan?

    为了证明八卦的可信度,有好事者在朋友圈发布了戚辰和尚可的照片,其中不仅有两人从小到大的亲密合照,还包括戚辰私藏的尚可表情包,零零总总数百张,任谁看了都很难相信他们只是普通的朋友。

In order to prove the gossip’s reliability, some busybodies posted photos of Qi Chen and Shang Ke on WeChat, not only including close photos of the two from childhood to adulthood, but also Qi Chen’s private collection of Shang Ke’s emoji pack. There were a hundred or so, and no matter who was looking, none can believe that they are just ordinary friends.

    某些阴谋论大叹尚可手段高超,走投无路时傍上戚辰,发家致富时勾搭尉勋,简直就是欢场上的人生玩家。

Some conspiratests sighed over Shang Ke’s excellent strategy. When desperate, he approached Qi Chen, and when rich, he looked up with Wei Xun. He really was a great player in life.

    戚辰看着这些照片,心情十分复杂。相处十几年,他竟然一直没发现自己对尚可的感情。若非恢复记忆,他恐怕还像傻子一样,一边欢快地围着尚可转,一边满世界寻找真爱。

Qi Chen looked at these photos with very mixed feelings. For over ten years of getting along with him, he unexpectedly didn’t discover his affection for Shang Ke. Were it not for his memory being restored, he was afraid he would still be like a fool, on one hand, circling cheerfully around Shang Ke, and on the other, searching everywhere for his true love.

 

    明明只要踏出一步,就能让尚可成为自己的爱人。以两人青梅竹马的关系以及尚可温润的性格,他绝对不会拒绝自己的追求。但他偏偏错失良机,眼睁睁看着唾手可得的幸福被那个男人夺走!

He only had to take that one step, and Shang Ke would have become his lover. With their relationship as two childhood sweethearts, and with Shang Ke’s gentle character, he would absolutely not reject his pursuit. However, as it happened, he missed his opportunity and can only look on helplessly as his easily obtained happiness was snatched away by that man!

 

    戚辰不甘心,恨不得让时间倒流。

Qi Chen was unwilling. He hated that time couldn’t flow backwards.

    等等,让时间倒流?戚辰眼中闪过一抹精光。此事未必不可行!如今轮回灯在他手上,只要这一世的尚可和尉勋死亡,他立刻就能启动轮回灯,将时间回溯到十年前。那时的尚可孤立无援,自己是他唯一的依靠,而尉勋只是一个无关紧要的陌生人。

Wait, let time flow backwards? A gleam of light flashed in Qi Chen’s eyes. It might not be impossible! Now that the Reincarnation Lamp was in his hands, as long as this world’s Shang Ke and Wei Xun dies, he could just activate the lamp immediately and go back ten years. At that time, Shang Ke was isolated and helpless. He would be his only support, and Wei Xun would only be an insignificant stranger.

 

    凡人的性命对于拥有勿独记忆的戚辰而言,根本无足轻重。跃跃欲试的戚辰,并没有注意手心那颗痣隐隐闪动了一下。

The life of a mortal was simply insignificant to Qi Chen, who had Wu Du’s memories. He was eager to give it a try, but did not notice the faint flash of the mole in his palm.

    另一边,尉勋却是气炸了。第一时间让人将所有对尚可的污蔑全部屏蔽。随后看到戚辰与尚可的照片,醋意飙升。尚可穿校服的样子,打球的样子,咬笔的样子,抱着玩偶的样子,cos加菲猫的样子,绑头发的样子……他从中学到大学,身边都是戚辰的影子。两人搂搂抱抱,打闹嬉戏,甚至还会亲脸……俨然就像一对热恋的情侣,看得尉勋抓狂不已。

On the other hand, Wei Xun was actually bursting with rage. He immediately blocked everyone who slandered Shang Ke. Soon after, he saw photos of Qi Chen and Shang Ke, and his jealousy skyrocketed. How Shang Ke looked wearing school uniforms, playing ball, biting his pen, hugging toys, cosplaying as Garfield, tying his hair… Qi Chen, from middle school to college, was always by his side. The two cuddled and played together, and even kissed each other’s faces… They looked like a pair of sweethearts madly in love, and Wei Xuan, looking at them, was driven mad. 

    虽然极力控制,但心中的嫉妒让他难以忍受。在一次做爱中,尉勋突然问:“你和戚辰上过床吗?我和他,谁更厉害?”

Although he tried his best to control it, the jealousy in his heart was unbearable. Once, in the middle of making love, Wei Xun suddenly asked, “Have you slept with Qi Chen? Who’s better, me or him?”

    尚可阴阴地瞪着他:MDZZ,老子要是跟他上过床,还有你什么事啊,早移情别恋了!他一看就是情场高手,性爱教程好吗?

Shang Ke stared gloomily at him. What the fucking hell, if I had slept with him, then what are you for? I would’ve fallen in love with him long ago! He looked just like an expert in relationships and can definitely teach a lesson on sex, ok?

    尚可用力将他推开,顺手拔出那根还在他体内作恶的玩意,然后翻身就准备走人。

Shang Ke forcefully pushed him away, easily pulled out the thing that was still doing evil things inside his body, then turned over and prepared to leave.

    “可可!”尉勋立刻抱住他,暗骂自己嘴欠。他很爱可可,但在可可面前,他总控制不了自己的情绪。他嫉妒戚辰能够占据可可最美好的时光,成为他最重要的亲人。而自己,只能使用强硬的手段,将他留在身边。

“Keke!” Wei Xun immediately hugged him and quietly scolded himself. He really loves Keke, but he was always unable to control his mood in Keke’s presence. He was jealous that Qi Chen was able to completely occupy Keke’s best time to become his most important relative. He himself can only use forceful methods to keep him by his side.

 

    尚可在尉勋怀里挣扎了半天没挣开,转头怒视他:“我这辈子,就被你这一头猪给拱了!”

Shang Ke struggled for a while in Wei Xun’s arms, unable to get free. He turned his head and glowered at him, “I’ve only been dug up by you, this pig in this lifetime!”

    “你说得对,我就是一头猪。”尉勋做猪做得还挺欢,谁叫他是唯一拱到尚可这棵嫩白菜的猪呢?

“You’re right, I’m a pig.” Wei Xun was quite happy to be a pig. Who told him to be the only pig to dig up Shang Ke, this tender white cabbage?

    尚可冷着脸:“滚开,暂时不想和你说话。”

Shang Ke said with a cold face, “Get out! I don’t want to talk to you right now.”

    “那什么时候愿意和我说话?”

“Then when are you willing to talk to me?”

    “看心情。”

“Depends on my mood.”

    这一看,就是三个月。

And with that, it has been 3 months.

    尚可一头栽进实验室,将某人当作病毒一样隔绝在外。等他完成装潢机器人的研究,顺利出关时,却发现尉勋失踪了。

ShangKe dashed into the laboratory. He could just treat someone like a virus that he has to be isolated away from. As soon as he was done with the decoration robot research and successfully worked out the problems, only to find out that Wei Xun had gone missing.

    尉勋两天前给他发短信,说要去休塔约山一趟,之后便再无音讯,打电话也显示不在服务区。尚可立刻着手调查,很快查到尉勋的父亲尉兴业,两周前被派往休塔约山边境观看军事演习,原本预计7天就能结束,但尉兴业至今都没有露面。相关的消息也被封锁了,不知道发生了什么事。

Wei Xun texted him two days ago, and said he had to go to Xiutayue Mountain. Afterwards, there were no following messages, and when he made a phone call, it indicated that he was not in the service area. Shang Ke immediately started an investigation and quickly found out that Wei Xun’s father, Wei Xingye was sent to the Xiutayue Mountain border to supervise the military drills. It was estimated to end in seven days, but to this day, there was no sight of Wei Xingye. Information about him was also blocked and it unknown what had happened. 

TL: That mountain name… sheesh foreshadowing. All the characters individually means, cultivation, pagoda, appointment

    尚可仔细留意了一下尉家那边的动向,发现尉家大部分重要成员都聚齐了,看起来情况不容乐观。又耐心等了几天,依然没有消息,尚可决定亲自去休塔约山看看。

Shang Ke paid close attention to the movements of the Wei family, and found that the majority of the most important Wei members had assembled. It seemed as if the situation was not optimistic. He waited patiently again for a few days, but there was still no news. Shang Ke decided to personally go to Xiutayue Mountain to take a look.

   “你要去休塔约山?”临行当日,戚辰在机场找到尚可。

“You’re going to Xiutayue Mountain?” Qi Chen found Shang Ke in the airport on the day of his departure/

    “嗯。”尚可随口道,“你的消息挺灵通的。”

“Mhm.” Shang Ke said casually, “Your information was very useful.”

    戚辰笑道:“当然,尉兴业之所以会去休塔约山就是我暗中安排的。”

Qi Chen smiled and said, “Of course. I was the reason why Wei Xingye was secretly sent to Xiutayue Mountain.”

    尚可目光一凛:“为什么?”

Shang Ke gave him a sharp look, “Why?”

    “他伤害了你,所以我要给他一个教训。”

“He hurted you, so I want to teach him a lesson.”

    “这么说,尉家这段时间的动荡,也是你从中捣鬼?”

“So the turmoil in the Wei family during this period of time is also from your tricks?”

    “没错。”戚辰答得坦然。

“That’s right.” Qi Chen replied calmly.

    “你在休塔约山做了什么?”据尚可所知,休塔约山边境有一座军事基地,普通人根本无法靠近。尉兴业身边都是武警,坐在装甲车上,就算是狙击手也伤不到他。

“What did you do at Xiutayue Mountain?” As far as Shang Ke knew, there was a military base on the mountain’s border, which normal people simply cannot approach. There were armed police all around Wei Xingye and he sat in an armoured car. Not even a sniper can hurt him.

    戚辰凑过来抱住尚可的腰:“你亲我一下,我就告诉你。”

Qi Chen moved closer to him and hugged Shang Ke’s waist, “Give me a kiss and I’ll tell you.”

    “滚。”尚可毫不留情地将他扒开,然后扯住他的衣领问,“尉勋呢?”

“Get lost.” Shang Ke ruthlessly pried open his hands, then grasped his collar and asked, “Where’s Wei Xun?” 

    “我怎么会知道?”戚辰摊手表示无辜。

“How would I know?” Qi Chen spread out his bands, expressing his innocence. 

    尚可盯着他看了半晌,直到听见机场广播,才松开手道:“我要登机了。”

Shang Ke stared at him for a while, until he heard the airport broadcast. Only then did he loosened his hands and said, “I need to board the plane.”

    戚辰拉住他的手臂,收敛表情,认真问:“非去不可?”

Qi Chen grabbed his arm, restraining his expression/feelings, and asked seriously, “Must you go?”

    “非去不可。”

“I must go.”

    “为什么?”戚辰忍不住怒声质问,“尉勋有什么好的?专横跋扈,目中无人。他的老爹尉兴业暗中谋害你,他的妈妈宋觅珍带人羞辱你,他的朋友全都把你当作笑话。这样的人,值得你爱吗?为什么还不放弃?”

“Why?” Qi Chen couldn’t help but asked angrily, “What’s so good about Wei Xun? Imperious, domineering, arrogant. His old man Wei Xingye secretly tried to murder you, his mother Song Mizhen led people to humiliate you, and all of his friends treated you as a joke. This kind of person, is he worthy of your love? Why did you still not give up?”

    “放弃?”尚可望着窗外的天空,轻声道,“如果连我也放弃了,那么他就真的一无所有了。”

“Give up?” Shang Ke looked at the sky outside the window and quietly said, “If even I give up, then he really will have nothing.”

    没有记忆,没有爱人,连完整的人格也不复存在。生生世世,枯寂孤老,直至烟消云散。

No memory, no lover, not even an intact soul. From birth to end, forever an old man, bored and lonely, until he passed away like smoke in thin air.

    戚辰苦涩一笑,缓缓放开手,望着尚可毅然远去的背影,心里难受不已。他闭了闭眼,再睁开时,已是一片漠然。

Qi Chen smiled bitterly and slowly released his hand. He gazed at Shang Ke’s distant back, resolutely leaving. His heart ached. He closed his eyes, and when he opened them again, he was indifferent.

    可可,你不想放弃,我亦如此。那就让死亡彻底结束你们最后一世的姻缘吧。等到回溯,一切将重新开始……

Keke, you don’t want to give up, I also feel the same way. Then let’s have death completely end your last world’s destined fate. When time rewinds, everything will start again… 

    当尚可赶到休塔约山附近时,发现周围已经被封锁了。向当地人打听了一下,才知道这里不久前连续发生了几次雪崩,堵截住了道路,还有一些人被埋在雪中,武警和民兵们正在组织救援。

 When he rushed near Xiutayue Mountain, he found that the surrounding areas had been sealed off. He turned to the locals to make some inquiries. Only then did he learn that there have been several consecutive avalanches not long ago, blocking the roads. Some people were buried in the snow, and armed police and the militia were currently organizing rescues.

    雪崩?!

An avalanche?!

    尚可心下一沉,有种不好的预感。尉勋呢?他现在怎么样了?他不在乎尉兴业的死活,只希望尉勋平安无事。

Shang Ke’s heart sunk. He has a bad hunch. Where’s Wei Xun? How was he right now? He doesn’t care about Wei Xingye’s life or death, he only hoped that Wei Xun was safe and sound.

    再次尝试拨打他的电话,依然无人接听。随行的保镖也四处打探了一番,幸运地找到了当初跟随尉勋的保镖之一,从他那里得知尉勋和其他救援人员一起参与了搜索,之后再没有联系。

He tried to call him again. Still, no one responded. His accompanying bodyguards also searched around and were lucky to find one of the bodyguards that had followed Wei Xun. They learned from him that Wei Xun and the other search crew participated in a search together, but there was no contact afterwards.

    “尉勋进山多久了?”尚可问。

“How long has Wei Xun been in the mountain?” Shang Ke asked.

    “大约26个小时。”

“Around 26 hours.”

    望着远处连绵起伏的白雪,尚可自然不会在这里傻等。他趁保镖不注意,快速钻入人群中。四周都被武警封锁了,无关人员根本进不去。

He gazed at the distant snow, undulating in the distance. Shang Ke would naturally not stupidly wait here, and took advantage of his bodyguard’s carelessness to quickly make his way into the crowd. Armed police blocked off the whole area, and irreverent personnel simply could not enter.

    不过,这难不倒尚可,他偷偷换上一套搜救队员的服装,在搜救名单中加入自己的名字,检查了一下必备的救援物品,然后加入了一支搜救队。

However, it was no problem for Shang Ke. He secretly changed into a set of rescue worker’s clothing, and added his name onto the list of rescue workers. After checking his supplies, he joined a rescue team.

    遭遇雪崩的人,一般只有露在表层的人能够存活下来。一旦被埋入雪下,存活率就非常低了。距离上次雪崩已经过去二十几个小时,新的搜救队主要是给封锁在里面的生还者运送物资装备,顺便寻找遇难者的尸体,至于仍然埋在雪下的人,基本不抱希望了。

Of those who encountered an avalanche, generally only those exposed on the surface can survive. If they were buried under the snow, the survival rate was very low. It has already been around twenty hours since the last avalanche. The new search and rescue team were mainly delivering supplies and equipment to the survivors who were trapped inside, and searching for dead bodies in passing. As for those still buried under the snow, there is little hope for them.

    尚可一路跟着救援队跨越雪山,走了几个小时,才抵达遇难者聚集地。

Shang Ke followed the rescue team all the way across the snowy mountains, walking for several hours before reaching the gathering place for the victims.

    然后,他在人群中看到了那个熟悉的身影。一身雪地装备,背脊笔挺,看起来虽然有些狼狈,但活得好好的。

He then saw that familiar figure in the crowd. He was dressed in snow equipment and his back was very straight. Although he cut a sore figure, he was alive and well.

    尚可快步冲过去,一把抱住他。

Shang Ke rushed over quickly and grabbed and hugged him.

    “可可?”尉勋掀起他的护目镜,一脸惊愕,“你怎么来了?”

“Keke?” Wei Xun lifted his goggles with a look of astonishment. “How did you get here?”

    “担心你。”尚可双眸闪亮,嘴里呼出股股白气。

    尉勋好不容易才忍住亲吻他的冲动,左右看了看,将他拉到一边,低声道:“你真是胡闹,不知道危险吗?还有,外面已经封锁了,你怎么进来的?”瞥见他身上的救援服,也不再多问,而是叮嘱道,“待在我身边,别到处乱跑。”

It was not easy for Wei Xun to resist the urge to kiss him. He looked left and right, pulled him aside, and lowered his voice, “You really are a troublemaker, don’t you know it’s dangerous? The outside’s already blocked off, how did you get inside?” He got a glimpse of the rescue suit on his body, and stopped questioning him. Rather, he started warning him, “Stay by my side, don’t run around.” 

    “嗯。”尚可顿了顿,问道,“你父亲呢?还好吗?”

“Mhm.” Shang Ke paused a bit then asked, “What about your father? Is he still okay?”

    “他没事,我来的时候,他刚好坐直升机离开了。”尉勋语气淡淡的。

“He’s fine. He had just left by helicopter when I came.” Wei Xun’s tone was indifferent.

    边防哨岗距离此地不过几十里,四周都是雪山冰岩,道路修建在山下,即使发生雪崩,也能相对从容的撤离,但是尉兴业那天回程时,刚好发生地震,造成几座雪壁大面积坍塌,将道路封堵。随行大部分人都被埋在雪下,尉兴业比较幸运,坐在车上,靠着车上的装备物资,坚持了好几个小时,直到救援赶到,紧急治疗后,便被直升机接走了,剩下的军民包括附近找到的落难者,只能暂时留在原地,等待后备支援。

The border guard post was only a dozen miles away, surrounded by snowy mountains and icy rock. The road was built at the foot of the mountain. Even if an avalanche occurred, it can be evacuated relatively easily. However, when Wei Xingye took a return trip that day, there happened to be an earthquake, causing several large areas of the snow wall to collapse and the roads to be blocked. Most of the people who accompanied them were buried under the snow. Wei Xingye was relatively lucky. He sat in the car, relying on the equipment and supplies in the car to persist for several hours until rescue teams arrived. After he was given emergency treatment, he was taken away by a helicopter. The remaining soldiers and civilians, including the victims found nearby, could only remain in place temporarily, waiting for backup support.

    尚可无语。尉兴业倒是命大,把儿子扔在这里自己走了。这里地势偏高,直升机载重不得超过150公斤,若非尉兴业身份高,估计根本不可能出动直升机。

Shang Ke was speechless. Wei Xingye certainly didn’t care about much but himself. He left his son there by himself. The terrain here was unusually high, and the carrying capacity of the helicopter must not exceed 150 kg. If not for Wei Xingye’s high status, he estimated that it would simply be impossible to dispatch a helicopter. 

    “我们一个小时后出发。”

“We’ll set out after an hour.”

    生还者大约有二三十人,他们各自换上救援队送来的装备,补充能量,治疗伤员,做好出发的准备。

There were around twenty to thirty survivors. They each put on the equipment the rescue teams brought, replenished their energy, treated the wounded and prepared to set off.

    休整完毕,搜救队长在前领路,按照计划路线朝山外行进。

After resting, the captain of the search and rescue team lead the way in front, proceeding outside the mountain according to the planned route.

    因为已经走过一遍,路上还算顺利。

Because he had already passed by once, the journey was fairly smooth.

    变故发生在两个小时后,先是地面轻微震动,随即便听到轰隆轰隆几声巨响。高处雪壁塌陷,漫天气雾腾空而起,大地仿佛要被吞食一般,层层龟裂。

An accident happened two hours later. At first, the ground shook slightly, immediately following were several loud rumbling sounds were heard. The snow wall had caved in at a high elevation, fog rose everywhere, and the earth seemed like it was being devoured, layer upon layer cracking.

    “大家快跑!”领队扯着嗓子大喊,“丢掉身上的背包!”

“Everyone, run!” The leader shouted at the tops of his lungs, “Throw away the backpack you’re carrying!”

    众人一边跑一边扔,跟着领队玩命飞奔。

Everyone threw them aside while running and desperately chased after the leader.

    雪崩如决堤,暴怒着扑向奔逃的人群,不过眨眼间,数十人便被裹进翻腾的雪潮中。

The avalanche was like a bursting dam, violently throwing itself towards the fleeing crowd. In no more than the blink of an eye, 10 people were swept away into the rising surge of snow.

    雪崩来得快去得也快,短短几分钟就结束了,零零散散几人挣扎着从雪地表层爬出来。

The avalanche came and left quickly. It was already over in a few minutes, scattering those struggling to crawl out of the layer of snow.

    领队侥幸生还,环视一周,原本二十五人,如今只剩下七个人。

The group leader was luckily alive. He looked all the way around. There were originally 25 people, now only 7 remain.

    “大家将随身信标转换成接收状态,一边向目的地行进,一边搜索其他生还者。”领队当即下令。

“Everyone, turn your beacons into the receiving state. Search for other survivors while marching to our destination.” The group leader gave orders right away.

    如果遭遇雪崩,靠外人救助根本不现实,因为黄金救援时间只有十五分钟,被掩埋的人只能依靠生还的同伴进行救援。

In the case of encountering an avalanche, it is simply unrealistic to rely on outside assistance. The golden time for rescue is only fifteen minutes, and those buried can only rely on their surviving companions for rescue.

    黑暗中,尚可感觉自己被一具温热的身体包裹。在被淹没的瞬间,他看到尉勋向他扑来,将他牢牢抱在怀中。

In the dark, Shang Ke could feel himself being wrapped up by a warm body. At the moment of snow buried him, Shang Ke saw Wei Xun throw himself on him, embracing him firmly within his chest.

    四周空间狭窄而冰冷,只有两人之间有稍许空隙。

The surrounding space was narrow and cold, with only a slight gap between the two.

    尚可能够听到尉勋的心跳声和呼吸声,但他身体僵硬,毫无动静,应该是失去意识了。尚可不知道他们距离表层有多远,根据目前的情况来看,靠自己的力量爬出去根本不可能。但无论如何,在救援赶到前,他们都必须想办法争取时间。

Shang Ke could still hear Wei Xun’s heartbeat and breathing, but his body was stiff and motionless. He must’ve lost consciousness. Shang Ke didn’t know how far they were from the surface, and according to the current situation, it’s simply impossible to crawl out on their own. Still, whatever the case, they must think of a way to buy time before the rescue arrives.

    氧气正在快速流失,用不了几分钟,他们就会陷入窒息状态。尚可在两人身上艰难地摸索了一下,找到一个信标和一个Avalung(呼吸器)。但很不幸的,尉勋的信标被摔坏了,尚可的Avalung倒是完好,但它只能维持40分钟左右的呼吸。

Oxygen was quickly running out, and within minutes, they would suffocate. Shang Ke fumbled around the two men’s bodies with difficulty to find a beacon and an Avalung ventilator. It was really unfortunate that Wei Xun’s beacon was broken, but Shang Ke’s Avalung was actually in good condition, but it can only allow them to breath for 40 minutes. 

    没有信标定位,想在几十分钟内获救,几率非常渺茫。尚可必须想其他办法,让外面的人尽快找到他们的位置。

Without the beacon’s position, their chance of being rescued within around ten minutes is extremely slim. Shang Ke must think of another idea to allow those outside to find their location as fast as possible.

    从衣服中摸出手机,尚可打开音乐播放,开到最大音量。在这片区域,手机没有信号,只能使用特定的通讯装置进行联络。即使可以联系,他也没法告诉别人自己的位置。

From his clothes, he was able to fish out a phone. Shang Ke turned the music player and turned it on the highest volume. In this area, cell phones have no signal, so he can only use the given communication system to get in contact with someone. Even if he could contact someone, he was unable to tell other people his location.

    高亢的音乐声,在黑暗的空间里回响。尉勋身体抽搐了一下,却依然没有醒来,只是身体的温度越来越低。

The high-pitched music echoed through the dark room. Wei Xun’s body twitched, but he still didn’t wake up, only, his body temperature was getting lower and lower. 

    尚可拿起自己的Avalung,将气嘴放进尉勋的嘴中,他则尽量放缓呼吸,减少氧气消耗。

Shang Ke picked up his Avalung and placed the mouthpiece into Wei Xun’s mouth. He tried to slow down his breath as much as possible to reduce oxygen consumption.

    尚可努力振作精神,僵硬地举起手机,一点点往雪层上推,手臂如同生锈的机械,每移动一下,都必须用尽全力。

Shang Ke strenuously summoned up his energy. He stiffly lifted his cell phone and pushed it into the snow layer but by bit. His arms felt like a rusted machine, he must use his whole strength each time he moved. 

    他知道自己不能死,他必须保障尉勋的存活,否则他的死亡就毫无意义。

He knew he mustn’t die. He must ensure Wei Xun’s survival, otherwise his death would be meaningless.

    但是,真的好冷……尚可往尉勋怀里缩了缩,但男人冰冷的身体,无法给他带来任何温暖,唯有心跳声,让他感觉安宁。

But it was really cold… Shang Ke shrunk himself into Wei Xun’s embrace,  but his man’s body was ice-cold. He was incapable of bringing him any warmth. There was only the sound of his heartbeat, calming him. 

    雪层太厚,手臂太沉,不过移动了数十厘米,就仿佛已经过了一个世纪。

The layer of snow was too thick and his arm was too heavy. He merely moved it for 10 centimeters, but it felt like a century had already passed.

    手机距离地面越近,被人发现的几率就越大。所以无论有多艰难,尚可都必须坚持下去。然而,就在距离表层不过十几公分时,手机音乐戛然而止,随即是自动关机的声音,下一秒,四周陷入一片死寂,也将尚可推入绝望的深渊。

The closer the phone was to the ground, the greater the chance of being discovered. No matter how difficult it was, Shang Ke must press on. However, when the distance from the surface was no more than a ten or so centimeters, the music on the mobile phone stopped abruptly, and soon came the sound of the phone automatically shutting down. A second later, the surroundings fell deathly still, and Shang Ke was pushed  into the abyss of despair.

    尚可浑身颤栗,神智有些模糊,隐隐出现了失温症状。他蜷曲着身体,视线在Avalung上扫过,最终没有动它。Avalung并不能无限供氧,只是将附近雪层中的氧气集中起来。如今已经使用了几十分钟,周围的氧气估计也快耗尽了。

Shang Ke shivered all over. His mind was somewhat fuzzy, and faint symptoms of hypothermia appeared. He curled his body, his eyes sweeping over the Avalung, but finally did not move it. Avalung does not supply an unlimited amount of oxygen, it merely concentrated the oxygen in the nearby snow. It’s already been in use for around 10 minutes, and the surrounding oxygen has almost been depleted.

    超过三十分钟,他们的生还几率,已经从20%降到了10%。难道真的无计可施了,只能在这里等死?

After 30 minutes, their chance of survival already dropped from 20% to 10%. Was he really at wit’s end? Could he only wait here and die?

    MD,他不甘心!死去活来那么多世,最后就是为了抱着自己男人一起冻死在冰雪里?

Fuck this, he’s unwilling! Having lived and died through many worlds, in the end, was it to finally hold his man to freeze to death together in the ice and snow?

    正在这时,地面隐约传来一阵轻微的摩擦声,尚可心中大喜,再次伸出手,想向上面的人求救,然而雪层不断向下挤压,根本不容他伸手。

At that moment, the ground let out a faint sound of friction. Shang Ke was extremely happy. He stretched out his hand once again, wanting the people above him to rescue him. However, the layer of snow continued to press down and he was simply unable to reach out.

    “信号好像就在附近。”

“The beacon seems to be nearby.”

    “刚才似乎还有音乐声了。”

“There seemed to be some music just a moment ago.”

    “快来,这里,这里。”

“Come quickly, here, here.”

    尚可以为求生有望,结果却听到脚步声渐行渐远。

Shang Ke had thought they had a chance for survival, but he heard the sound of footsteps gradually fading.

    该死,人在这里,他们往哪里跑呢!

Damn it, there are people here, where were they running off to?

    事实上,搜救者们发现了尚可掉在不远处的信标,距离他们被掩埋的位置大约四十多米。短短四十多米,却是生死相隔。

In fact, the search and rescue team found the beacon Shang Ke had dropped not far away, about forty meters away from where they were buried. It was a short 40 meters, but it actually separated life and death.

    尚可颤巍巍地扯开衣领,将尉勋的脑袋挪到自己温热的胸口,尽可能为他提供热量。他已经在稀氧的状态下,坚持了三十几分钟,远远超出了普通人类的极限。

Shang Ke tore open his collar, trembling, and shifted his head to his warm stomach to provide him with as much heat as possible. He had been in a state of sparse oxygen over thirty or so minutes, far beyond the limits of ordinary humans.

    大脑变得迟钝,意识也逐渐昏沉,但求生的信念苦苦支撑着他。

His brain became sluggish and his consciousness gradually became dizzy, but his desire to live strenuously supported him.

    【为什么还不放弃?】戚辰的话在脑中响起。

【Why don’t you give up?】 Qi Chen’s words rang in his head.

    放弃?为什么要放弃?希望就在眼前,他绝不放弃!

Give up? Why give up? Hope was in sight, he will absolutely not give up!

    尚可开始吃雪,一边挖,一边吃。冰冷的雪水,浸透他的身体,冻结他的咽喉,凝固他的血液。

Shang Ke began to eat the snow, digging and eating. The ice-cold snow soaked his body, froze his throat and solidified his blood.

    他不停地吃,不停地吃,硬生生吃出一个凹坑,吃出一线生机。

He kept on eating, he kept eating, he forced himself to eat out a hole. He ate, bringing him closer to the line of life.

    “队长,这里只有一个信标,没有看到遇难者。”

“Captain, there was only one signal here but I don’t see any victims.”

    “人应该就在附近,大家再找找,能救一个是一个。”

“There should be people nearby. Everyone, search again, if we can save one then it’s one saved.”

    “最后搜救二十分钟,二十分钟后我们继续上路。”

“It’s the last 20 minutes for searching and rescuing, we’ll be on our way after 20 minutes.”

    二十分钟很快就在搜索中过去了,领队叹息一声,集合同伴,准备离开。

Twenty minutes quickly passed in the search. The captain sighed, gathered his companions, and prepared to leave.

    正在这时,一名队员不经意瞥见雪地上一点艳红,迟疑地指道:“队长,你看那是什么?”

Just then, one of the team members accidently caught a glimpse of a red spot on the snow, hesitantly pointed at it, and said, “Captain, what do you think this is?”

    领队转头望去,仔细盯了几秒钟,随即惊呼:“是手套!快,过来救人!”

The leader turned his head and looked closely for a few seconds. He immediately cried out in alarm, “It’s a glove! Quickly, come over to rescue these people!”

    一群人立刻跑过去,拿铲子的拿铲子,扒雪的扒雪,好一阵忙活。

A group of people immediately ran over, holding shovels, and dug at the snow busily for a period of time.

    有救了,尉勋,坚持住,不要死……不要死……

We’re saved, Wei Xun, you have to persist, don’t die… don’t die… 

    尚可睁着空洞的眼睛,脸色如雪一般惨白,嘴唇仿佛两片粉色的水晶,美丽的生命,永远凝固在了这一刻。

Shang Ke opened his empty eyes. His face was as pale as ice, his lips like two pink crystals, his beautiful life forever frozen in this moment.

    尉勋的心脏,在数十秒前就已经停止了跳动。然而,就在尚可死亡的瞬间,他的意识骤然被一阵剧痛惊醒。

Wei Xun’s heartbeat had already stopped beating around ten seconds ago. However, at the moment of Shang Ke’s death, he was suddenly awakened by a sharp burst of pain. 

    不要死!

Don’t die!

    这三个字,仿佛魔咒一般,激活了尉勋的生命。

Those two words, just like a spell, kindled Wei Xun’s life.

    他缓缓睁开眼,借着头顶逐渐透入的光线,见到了已经没有呼吸的尚可……

He slowly opened his eyes, and with the light gradually passing over his head, saw Shang Ke, who had already stopped breathing.

    一家旅店中,戚辰站在窗口,望着休塔约山的方向,等待两人的死亡宣判。

Qi Chen stood by the window in an inn, gazing in the direction of Xiutayue Mountain, waiting for the death sentence of the two men.

    突然,他脸色一变,随即扑通一声跪倒在地,抱住自己的头,嘴里发出痛苦的呻吟。

Suddenly, his face changed. He immediately sank onto his knees with a thud, hugged his head, and groaned in pain.

    大脑仿佛撕裂一般,痛得难以忍受。戚辰身体颤栗,豆大的汗珠从额头滚落。

It was as if his brain was being torn apart, and the pain was unbearable. Qi Chen’s body trembled, and large beads of sweat rolled down his forehead.

    “不……不!”戚辰面目狰狞,不甘地对着窗外大吼一声,然后身体一歪,晕倒在地。

“No… no!” With a hideous face, Qi Chen unwillingly roared loudly out the window. Afterwards he slumped to the side as he passed out on the ground.

    当雪层被挖开,见到坑中的两人,搜救队员都惊住了。

When the layer of snow was dug up, the rescue team was startled when they saw two people in the pit.

    一个满脸是血,皮肤龟裂,一双血色的眼眸,冷冷地注视着他们,如同恶鬼一般。

A bloody face, cracked skin, and a pair of bloody red eyes, staring at them coldly like a ghost.

    一个蜷曲着身体,一手抱着男人的头,一手向上抬起,身体如同冰雕一般,皮肤呈半透明状,半睁的眼眸,静静凝视着身边的人,脸上的表情,带着眷恋和温情。

A curled up body, with one hand hugging the man’s head, and the other lifted upwards. The body was like an ice sculpture, with translucent skin and half opened eyes, quietly looking at the man by his side. His face carried a yearnful and tender expression. 

    两人被埋了一个小时,一生一死,宛若奇迹。

The two were buried for an hour. It was a miracle that one was alive and one was dead.

    领队看到了手机,看到了挂在尚可身上却被尉勋使用的呼吸器,看到了尚可拉开自己的衣领将仅剩的一点体温分给尉勋,看到了尚可用最后的生命,将手伸出地面……

The team leader saw the phone, saw how ventilator hanging on Shang Ke’s body was given to Wei Xun to use, saw how Shang Ke pulled off his collar to give his barely remaining body temperature to Wei Xun, saw how Shang Ke used his bit of life to stretch his hand onto the surface. 

    这个人,将所有生还的机会,都留给了身边的男人。

This man, setting aside all chances of survival to the man at his side.

    尉勋和尚可都被送进了医院,只不过一个在温暖的病房,一个在冰冷的太平间。

Wei Xun and Shang Ke were sent into the hospital, but one was in the warm hospital ward while the other was in the ice-cold morgue.

    尉勋的冻伤并不严重,虽然皮肤龟裂、七孔流血看起来有些可怕,但没有生命危险,好好休养一段时间就可以出院了。

Wei Xun’s frostbite was not serious. Although his skin was cracked and the bleeding from his face looked somewhat scary, it was not life-threatening and he can be discharged after a nice period of rest.

    只是谁也没发现,他原本光洁的手掌,多出了一颗黑痣。

But no one discovered that his originally smooth palm has an extra mole.

    “勋爷,司令员……”保镖拿着手机走进房间,见到眼前的情景,骤然收声。

“Master Xun, the commander…” The bodyguard entered the room holding his cell phone, stopping abruptly at the scene he saw before him.

    洁白的大床上,尚可安静地沉睡着。

Shang Ke was peacefully lying on top of the pure white bed. 

    尉勋背对着房门,半蹲在床边,拉起尚可的手,温柔地擦拭着。

With his back to the door, Wei Xun half squatted at the side of the bed, pulling up Shang Ke’s hand and tenderly wiping it clean.

    “滚出去。”他的声音不大不小,却透着让人发寒的冷意。

“Get out of here.” His voice was neither loud or soft, but there was a chill in it.

    保镖迟疑了片刻,硬着头皮道:“是您父亲的电话。”

The bodyguard hesitated for a moment, then braced himself to speak, “It’s your father that called.”

    “我不是说过吗?‘任何人’的电话都不接。”

“Didn’t I say it before? Don’t answer anyone’s phone call.”

    保镖不敢再多说,小心翼翼地退了出去。自从勋爷休塔约山回来后,好像整个人都变了。

The bodyguard did not dare to say more and cautiously retreated. Ever since Master Xun returned from Xiutayue Mountain, it seemed like everything about him completely changed.

    第二天,尉勋带着尚可去了殡仪馆,

The next day, Wei Xun took Shang Ke to the funeral parlor.

    出来时,手上多了一个精致的骨灰盒。

When he came out, he held a delicate urn in his hand.

    “勋爷,不给尚先生举办一场葬礼吗?”保镖谨慎问道。

“Master Xun, you aren’t holding a funeral for Mr. Shang?” The bodyguard asked cautiously.

    “人都死了,葬礼有什么意义?”尉勋的手指摩挲着骨灰盒,目光平静地望着窗外。

“Everyone dies. What’s the meaning of a funeral?” Wei Xun stroked the urn with his fingers, calmly looking out the window.

    “但是……”

“But… “

    “停车。”尉勋捧着骨灰盒下了车,“你们回去吧。”

“Stop the car.” Wei Xun got out of the car, cupping the urn in his hands, “You guys can return.”

    说完,不再理会身后的保镖,沿着街道,独自向前行去。

After speaking, he ignored the bodyguard behind him, and walked along the street alone.

    来到海边,尉勋没有丝毫停顿,径直朝海中走去。

When he arrived at the sea, Wei Xun didn’t pause one bit, and walked directly into the sea.

    他恢复了记忆,就在尚可死亡的那一刻,巨大的悲痛,让他与分魂强行融合了。

He recovered his memory and at the moment of Shang Ke’s death, immense grief allowed him to forcefully fuse his split soul together.

    诅咒轮回,生离死别……随着尚可这一世的牺牲,都结束了。戚辰失去了轮回灯,也失去了记忆。从此之后,他再也不会出现在他们的生命中。

The reincarnation curse, separated in life and death… With Shang Ke’s sacrifice in this life, it’s all over. Qi Chen lost the Reincarnation Lamp, so he also lost his memories. From then on, he will not be able to appear in their lives anymore.

    但是,他们也失去了连接彼此的苍穹烈焰,一旦诅咒结束,他们死亡后,轮回灯就会回到原主人身边。没有轮回灯,他们将出生在不同的世界,不知何时才能相见。

However, they also lost the Flaming Red Sky Flower connecting each other. Once the curse is over, the Reincarnation Lamp will return back to the original owner. Without the Reincarnation Lamp they will be born in different worlds, not knowing when they’ll be able to meet.

    除非,轮回灯拥有守护他们的器灵。

Unless, the reincarnation Lamp has a spirit to protect them.

    “你可以带走我的记忆,但不要带走我对他的爱。”

“You can take away my memory, but don’t take away my love for him.”

    “我不需要带着你对他的爱,因为,我对他的爱,和你是一样的。”

“I don’t need to take your love for him, because my love for him is the same as yours.”

    尉勋闭上眼睛,灵魂分裂的痛苦让他青筋暴露。

Wei Xun closed his eyes, the pain of splitting his soul showed itself from his veins.

    不过多时,他的左眼渗出一滴血泪,与此同时,掌心的痣也消失不见了。

Not too long after, his left eye seeped out a drop of blood and tears. At the same time, the mole on the hollow of his palm also disappeared.

    我爱你。

I love you.

    待到来生,请教我加倍爱你。

When you are born again, please teach me how to love you even more.

    意识逐渐模糊,尉勋抱着尚可的骨灰,沉入海中……

As his consciousness gradually blurred, Wei Xun gradually sank into the sea, embracing Shang Ke’s ashes.

    “快过来,有人溺水了!”

“Come quickly, someone’s drowning!”

    几名冬泳爱好者将溺水的男人带上岸,一番急救后,男人剧烈咳嗽几声,从假死状态活了过来。

Several winter swimming enthusiasts brought the drowning man ashore, and after some first aid, the man coughed violently a few times and came alive from suspended animation.

    众人一阵欢呼。

Everyone bursted into cheers.

    男人茫然地看向四周,耳中嗡嗡作响,他无意识地摊开自己的手,掌心一片空白,什么都没有。

The man looked around blankly, his ears buzzing. His hands unconsciously spread out his hands, his palms blank. There was nothing on them.

    “你别乱动,救护人员马上就过来了。”

“Don’t move, the rescue crew will immediately come over.”

    周围的杂噪声让他头晕目眩,完全不知道他们在说什么,踉踉跄跄地走了几步。随即突然停住,转头环顾四周。

The noise surrounding him made him dizzy, and he was unaware of  what they were talking about, and he staggered a few steps. Suddenly, he came to a stop, turned his head, and looked around.

    一张张陌生的脸孔清晰地映入他的眼帘。

Unfamiliar faces appeared clearly before his eyes.

    但他最想见到的那一张,却再也看不见了。

But the one he wanted to see was no longer visible.

    好冷,不知道为什么,突然很想骂一句:这操蛋的人生!

It’s so cold. He didn’t know why, but he suddenly really wanted to curse: This motherfucking life!


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5 thoughts on “[HDS] Chapter 273: This Life—The Beginning (XIV)

  1. CattyCoopster says:

    First~!💕 I wonder how long the wait will be? 🤔

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  2. Miranda You says:

    Me extraña no ver un tofu.

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  3. FauFau says:

    😭😭😭Thank you for the chapter! 💜

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  4. cacecu says:

    thank you for the chapter 🥰

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  5. ahriagaesushi says:

    Once again… the fragmented soul was sacrificed. Damn it! When will I ever get what I want that… that—–
    Well if he didn’t do anything then they’ll separate for eternity but there’s also a risk about that Wu Du(?) guy!
    What the hell?! (༎ຶ ෴ ༎ຶ)

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