Translated by: Moonlightfrost10
Edited by: Vanilla Muse
Chapter 3.1 – Back to the Human World
In the perfect dream space, Xue Zi Xuan slowly opened his eyes. He had initially thought that he would leave the human world forever, but he didn’t know why instead he arrived in a boundless space. Here hung countless bright stars, the densely packed lights formed a wide silver river flowing below his feet, while he stood rising and sinking, searching in the empty wide space.
In the beginning, he felt that this place was most likely the nai he bridge* or the nether world, the place where people went to after death. So he patiently waited, waiting for the person who left before him to come here, to see him one more time. Even if no words were exchanged, even if it was just the brushing past of shoulders, as long as he could look at him from afar, it was already enough to comfort Xue Zi Xuan’s heart that was so hopeless it broke.
[*T/N: nai he bridge – the bridge that souls cross after death to the underworld]
Time slipped through like sand, the years quietly flew by, perhaps he had waited for a few decades, a few centuries or even tens of thousands of years, but in the end, he still hadn’t been able to meet him. His anticipation gradually turned into despair, until his heart turned to dust. Turns out the cruelest curse was not being hated by your most beloved person but rather the heavens not even giving you the chance to see him once more.
Even if Xue Zi Xuan was unable to receive his forgiveness for the rest of his life, it was still better than eternal separation. Xue Zi Xuan slowly started to go crazy, trying to break free of the shackles of the empty void and run to the world where his beloved was. While he repeatedly thrashed and struggled, he suddenly had a faint, mysterious epiphany. This place was not the nether world as he imagined, but instead a separate space.
The seemingly unleading feeling in his mind told him that gods exist in this world, and he was a god. He frantically absorbed power from the broken star galaxies, and finally one day, the space began to shake, tear, and collapse.
Xue Zi Xuan wrapped all his strength around his body, trying to resist the forces of attraction caused by the collapse of space. One by one, he saw the stars around him break into powder, the broad galaxies disappeared into a crack in space, and a powerful force enveloped the void space. It was the Lord God, who had summoned his creations into their most primitive form for his use.
Thus the unbroken stars and galaxies instantly melted into a stream of data consisting of 0’s and 1’s and rushed to the Lord God.
Xue Zi Xuan was also summoned by the Lord God, it hoped that he would become the most primitive form to feed himself. Only until then did he suddenly realize that perhaps this place was not a different space, but a virtual world. He was not some high-level creature with a soul, but a series of simple data.
He was not stupid, on the contrary, he was extremely clever. When the virtual space turned into a series of data streams, he had realized that the Lord God was malfunctioning. It was under attack and on the verge of destruction, as such, it needed a huge amount of energy for support. If the Lord God was destroyed, could he break free and travel to other worlds?
Xue Zi Xuan did not know what the future was like, he only knew that he definitely had to leave, definitely had to find his beloved, even if he died, he had to die in the same world as him. No matter what, whether he had a soul, whether he was alive, as long as the person he loved had once truly existed, then he would also have existed.
Because of that person, he achieved eternal existence. This conviction made him become incomparably strong, unexpectedly, he broke free of the unscrupulous plunder of the Lord God. In a split second, the Lord God disappeared, and a soft and warm force enveloped the space, allowing the broken stars to join back, and revived the lost galaxies.
Xue Zi Xuan couldn’t explain why, but when this force touched his body, he shed tears. Just like being in your beloved’s embrace, like returning to every beautiful moment spent with him, strongly sucking him in.
Xue Rui had something to do at work, and left first, leaving Fu Bo and Xue Jing Yi to look after his son in the hospital. His ward was a deluxe suite, including a bedroom, living room, kitchen, washroom, even a spacious balcony. Fu Bo was making porridge in the kitchen, while Xue Jing Yi was sitting on the bedside, eyes staring focusedly at her brother; he had already been in a coma for a day and night.
Suddenly, the heart monitor released a short “beep beep” sound, breaking the moment of silence.
“Fu Bo, it’s not good, go call a doctor!” Xue Jing Yi shouted like she had lost her soul.