Zhang Qiu is impregnated due to rape by a zongzi and ends up being forced to go along with a tomb raiding after a couple of incidents. There were a few bits and pieces that left me with a dozen or so questions because of the poor and vague descriptions when it came to the environment the characters are in. One of which being the place where ZQ fell in, that Gu Mu Country tomb was it? My mans slipped up and got raped by a dead person - literally all I got. Yes that was the key point of the scene, but because we're brought back to it in the later chapters, it'd been hard to imagine ZQ slipping from what you'd think was a high place but is actually entered through a tunnel ??? I'm misunderstanding something ??? Other places include their travels while tomb raiding or on the way to their tomb raiding. I felt as clueless as ZQ was whenever he gets transported magically from one place to another.
I think another issue I had was when ZQ gave birth. The description of the child birth made me want to go neck myself because no matter what, child birth will always be difficult? You'd think it'd be harder for a MALE giving birth to his FIRST ever child by cesarean without any antiseptics even if he had his zongzi hubby to tug out the bub from his stomach. I wish he'd at least wake up from a pained faint so it would make the pregnancy look like it actually happened (you get plenty of evidence that it did, but solid childbirth is amazing). I know this is a sci-fi/fantasy novel.... but.... ZQ can't always be sleeping every chapter after the first ? biiig oof. I totally relate, I'd sleep my burdens away too tbh.
What I feel is even more messed is how he treated the baby as if it weren't ZQ's to begin with. Like, bro, you were the only one pregnant in the party, who else do you think birthed the baby? That freak LJ?? I'm soothed by how he has the tiniest bit of attachment towards his baby though.