volare novels is absolutely delighted to welcome the first 17K novel to our ranks, “Still, Wait For Me” written by Xiang Tingshen and brought to us by Mehxistence and Nym!
SWFM is likely best characterized as coming-of-age, friendship, and redemption. When I read Meh and Nym’s work the first time, the words reached out through my screen and grabbed my heart. It’s yet to let go, and I’m afraid I’m going to join the ranks of readers clamoring MOAR! It’s poignant and has themes that I feel will speak to all of us.
From the novel itself:
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…
If that leaves you scratching your head, much like it did for me, here’s Meh’s version!
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 to success, 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.
It’s really absolutely fantastic, and followers of the Mehdao will see that this is right up Meh’s alley. I truly can think of no other translator who would do this novel better justice. Meh has 15 chapters queued up, just a quick teaser leading into two weeks of double daily releases. The schedule will settle around five chapters a week, but we all know Meh. *wink*
In the meantime, please enjoy the novel and give a warm welcome to Meh and Nym!