I liked that the whole liking guys big confession to the family thing happened at the beginning. It led to some pretty hilarious times with MC's father and brother, especially how MC's father actually tries to help him and brother gets roped along. Glad to see no serious drama in that department.
MC's naivety regarding people around him who has feelings for him leading to some misunderstanding that gets out of hand, span multiple chapters, make me frustrated, make ML frustrated, I wanted to shake MC to WAKE UP. Also amazes me how those guys just falls for him because of his misleading ways. Not sure to laugh or cry. 真的是哭笑不得。Also, I kind of wanted MC to be like good at something at the very least but he was like a typical rich kid that doesn't know how to work or virtually do anything despite (probably) graduating from university and given a position at his family business. At least pretend to work (but he doesn't).
MC's good friend Heng wen. Also another spoiler
MC actually fell in love at first sight with ML like thousands of years ago but due to his destiny being destined to be alone, he didn't dare to say anything. MC needs like 1000 hugs.
So MC accidentally got tangled up in the fate between tian shu and nan ming (hence leading MC to rise to the celestial realm due to that tied fate) hence in an attempt to save MC, tian shu actually suggested sending MC to the mortal realm, starting this whole plot, instead of the jade emperor just smiting MC. So many stuff happens and there's a fox demon who love ML and all and then towards the end of the love trial, ML kind of goes berserk?? And more stuff happens and fox saves ML, losing his own cultivation and bam MC is stuck with child version of ML and tian shu and has to take care of them for a few days in the mortal realm. That part was actually really cute where MC has a habit of sleeping with ML but as a kid, ML doesn't recognise him, so was like 'why are you getting into my bed?' then when MC finally got his own bed, ML is the one who comes and wants to sleep with MC. Anyway, so they return to heaven eventually and MC has to be punished because of all the havoc he created. He also finds out that by letting the fox demon near ML, they too have their fate tied together. MC's like, I'm really destined to be alone and at that point, I really wanted to smother MC with love. So due to MC's debt to tian shu, he gives TS his immortal core thing since tian shu's own was broken and before he could really die, he decides to give his remaining powers to the demon fox (who lost his own cultivation and was like a normal fox) and tells the fox everything about ML like how he doesn't like sweets, and tells the fox to take care of ML. MC wanted to see ML one last time before he dies but doesn't want to do so in his real form so he borrows the fox form to visit ML and in his mind tells ML how he loved him for thousands of years (CRIES!!!!) then MC leaves when ML is sleeping, escapes back to the mortal realm to die, thinking it's for the best that ML does not see him die so he won't be that sad. Just as his soul starts to scatter, he thinks he sees ML beside him and thinks that it must be illusion but it was nice to have that illusion. So ML actually realised what was happening when MC left the celestial realm, rushes over, sees MC dying and kind of loses it. Long story short, he gathers MC remaining soul and like somehow brings it back to the reincarnation cycle and MC spends decades reincarnating from small to bigger live forms and ML is always there too. Eventually becomes a human again, accidentally eats another elixir pill, ascended AGAIN, finds ML and says he owes ML and will take forever to pay him back, indicating their fate is now tied together and ML's fate to that demon fox has already been returned by MC so ML doesn't owe the demon fox anything then HE. Omg the ending bit where the angst just slowly ramps up starting from the children form bit WAS SO SAD
there's a separation towards the ending of the book and a reuniting after like 7 years. There's always a major conflict resulting in a separation for YEARS before we can get that happy ending. It's happened in at least 2 other CN novels I've read and I don't like it. I wanted them to overcome everything together and go on their merry way, not to SEPARATE.
like what was lin fengxun's response to all these, was he even still alive at the end?
how after like a few (like more than 3) cases, MC finally thinks to ask ML for his name. Like dude, you've been staying in his house for at least a month and are internet friends. Oh ya, ML is his internet friend, I originally thought it had to be a closer sort of friend e.g. schoolmate for MC to so shamelessly go and stay over. Also, ML kind of sometimes tease MC which was very cute in my opinion.
in order to save MC from who I think is the main antagonist, ML ingests a poison, MC wakes up in the hospital, runs back to find ML but he's not there and is told by the ah bao that ML said he will be gone for a while and not to wait for him then when MC asks how was ML, ah bao said not good because he was PUKING BLOOD. So it basically ends with MC waiting for ML to return. Just hits me right in my heart.
There's this moment in book 3 where MC is trapped in this dream and apparently the dream demon will take on the form of MC's most precious person and it turned out to be ML. So there's definitely hints of something but nothing overtly romantic, more like platonic soulmates???
ML is like an ancient demon. He fought with this other ancient demon like many years ago and in an attempt to recover, that bad demon possesses this human boy's soul so that the bad demon's energy will slowly come back and the boy's soul gets reincarnated over time. Initially, ML obviously wants to kill the boy to kill the bad demon but he couldn't do it. Killing that bad demon means the boy's soul will forever be gone, unable to return to the reincarnation cycle. So ML follow's MC's soul through each reincarnation till the current one. And this is when bad demon finally recovers enough energy to come back and in doing do, will kill MC. ML is weakened significantly over the course of the 5 books due to saving MC so he will not be a match to bad demon. MC finally regains the past memory after nearly dying when bad demon takes over his body and severely injures ML. So to prevent bad demon from harming those he love, MC drinks the poison water to kill both bad demon and himself in the process without telling ML. So turns out
ML uses his some kind of spirit? in exchange for MC's soul to enter the reincarnation cycle but in doing so he loses all his powers and becomes like a human. So the ending is basically MC in his next life as a child meeting ML and promising to meet again when MC is bigger. DOES THIS MEAN THEY ARE ONLY TOGETHER FOR ONE LIFE? I want them to keep reincarnating and being together... I wish it was happier.
I'm not even sure if it's a HE... It reminded me of xxxHolic ending where MC never ages while his friends aged as he waits for ML. It's one of the saddest endings I've read and dammit I wanted that HE for them so bad especially after finding out MC and ML's past.
ZYY, MC's younger brother after his rebirth. There's no blood relation.
MC just somehow got used to ML's affections then BAM they're together. I wished there was more to how MC accepted everything and fell in love. This all happened in like 1 paragraph in the last few chapters.
The story handled the parents disapproving part rather well. Oh It caused much MUCH angst but the way they overcame it was just beautiful. My only question is about ML's family because not much was mentioned. His parents didn't appear.