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Stewed Squid with Honey / Go Go Squid (蜜汁炖鱿鱼) — New 2019 Epilogue

Aug 28, 2020 UPDATE: Part 2 (from “(6)” onwards) has been appended to the back of this post. Enjoy! (Also, my next project should be starting up soon, so expect an announcement in the near future.)

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Surprise! Hope all of you have been well and keeping safe and healthy. Happy Double Seventh (Qixi) Festival, sometimes known as Chinese Valentine’s Day. How about another sweet dose of God Gun and Little Squidie?

In the spring of 2019, Squid was re-published under the name of Go Go Squid (to go with the name of the drama, which at the time was going to be aired in a few months). I mentioned before that the original publication had had some issues, and so the author had promised fans that there would be a republication as soon as she could contractually do it. (I like the new cover way more, and it includes God Gun’s favourite candies.) A new epilogue was written to go with it and I’ve finally gotten around to translating it!

At last, it’s the wedding you guys have all been asking for. This epilogue gets us into God Gun’s mind quite a bit. (Yaya/Xiao Mi fans from the drama, there’s a tiny little nod to them in this epilogue.) Enjoy!

 

NOTE REGARDING NEXT POST: I am splitting up this epilogue into two parts so that each part is the length of a typical Squid chapter. (It’s quite a long epilogue.) The next posting will be as per my regular schedule, this Friday evening (N. American time). I have not decided if I will make a separate post for part 2 or simply edit this one and append part 2 to the end of it. Either way, check back then. If you do not see a new post on Friday, look under the this one. If I do choose to simply add part 2 to this post, I will delete the “Part 1 of 2” in the title.

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The Road Home (归路) — Epilogue and Author’s Afterword *NOVEL COMPLETED*

It’s been five months since the start of this translation. Thank you, readers, for joining in on this ride. I am glad I had the honour and ability to bring this story to you, as well as, perhaps, a smile during this time.

This post contains the epilogue and the author’s afterword. Lastly, as is my custom, I have signed off with some of my own thoughts, which you are welcome to give a “miss.”

The final epilogue gives you the final piece of the puzzle, what each of them were truly thinking after they saw one another again in Inner Mongolia. *sniffles*

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The Road Home (归路) — Chapter 40

I love how the innocence of their teen years is contrasted with their maturity of the present. Yet, you feel that the purity of their relationship has still been preserved. And when Gui Xiao is with her Lu Chen, no matter what age she is, you feel like she will always be that young girl who rambles on to him, telling him anything and everything that comes to her mind and then tickling herself into amusement. ❤

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