Written by: Xiang Tingshen
Translated by: Mehxistence, Nym
This is a story regarding youth and rebirth. Merely that.
Reborn in the year 2003, Xu Tingsheng is 19, Xiang Ning 14…
Here exists silent guarding, and waiting/
Dearest one, I will prepare everything, and, await your growth.
Here exist unforgettable memories/
You are my old times, like a wall I as a child could never flip over.
Here exist lofty ambitions that soar to the heavens.
If one day, I preside over the heavens like gazing down over the world from Mount Tai, may it be that you will be at my side.
Loved ones still alive, best friends still in the prime of their youth…
Inexplicably reborn in the year 2003, having failed terribly in his previous life, the prevailing concern with Xu Tingsheng, that stands above all else, is none other than her. But alas, he is just months away from entering university, while she is but in her first year of junior high… Regarding this, all he can do is wait silently…for now.
In the meantime, other matters remain. There were quite a few things that went…rather badly, back then. Given the chance to change things, how would it not be the best decision to give that roulette wheel another spin with the odds stacked a better way, to attempt to change those dismal fates? And in some matters, does the alternative even truly exist? Hence flaps the butterfly’s wings…
In Xu Tingsheng’s new ‘second chance’ life, the power of foreknowledge coupled with intelligence pre-empts excellence, and that, coupled with personal charisma and character, begets women. Here he strives for success, while always keeping foremost in his mind that for which he exists, that which his achievements are ultimately meant to protect and cherish. And amidst all this, the season of youth does bloom for the young, deep, complicated romance and spontaneous, hot-blooded fighting never failing to inspire.
Philosophical and deep amidst the great, original tale of modernity it tells, this is a thought-provoking story of life, on life, on living.