A Round Trip To Love

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A visually impaired fortune teller who had set up stall at the entrance of the alleyway once told me, “Your love life is destined to be tragically entangled with a man, and it will not come to a good end.”

My payment to him was a half-drank soda can stuffed into his hands.

I walked away with an air of indignation. “Hey, you haven’t paid!”

His yelling was still audible from a few blocks away.

Are you for real, you could not even tell if your customer is a man or a woman, what fortune can you possibly tell?

Count yourself lucky I did not thrash your stall.

Sitting here at the train station, with my cheeks swelling into the size of a pig’s head, disheveled clothes, both hands empty, I recalled the words of the fortune teller.

I regret not paying my dues and a bit more to him.

It is a pity before today, I have been living the life of a fool.

Not only did I not redeem myself from being involved with a man, I did not discern that I will never come to a good end……..

~ My story is dedicated to everyone who have entered my life, those who stayed and those who left. One of my favorite poet said: “There is a story, the one and only story that deserves to be told in its entirety.”

To me, this is exactly what I need to tell. ~

Associated Names
One entry per line
双程 1 - 归途 Long Way Home
双程 2 - 殊途 Separate Routes
双程 3 - 如果 If Only
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04/09/20 Megajive Translations v2c10
04/08/20 Megajive Translations v2c9
04/07/20 Megajive Translations v2c8
04/05/20 Megajive Translations v2c7
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03/27/20 Megajive Translations v2c1
03/25/20 Megajive Translations v1c43
03/24/20 Megajive Translations v1c42
03/23/20 Megajive Translations v1c41
03/22/20 Megajive Translations v1c40
03/21/20 Megajive Translations v1c39
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Fathom
Fathom rated it
January 13, 2017
Status: c10
Cute first person narrative about a 4 year age gap between roommates in a dormitory. Seme is the typical overbearing, yet sweet to the one who has interested him. And the uke is the stereotypical clueless cute studious guy confused by the seme.

Overall, it's a cute story so far with not too much depth. The focus is purely on the uke's emotions and thoughts. I look forward to reading more and hope we can get to see into the seme's head in the future.
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kyn
kyn rated it
August 22, 2018
Status: Completed
Makes me laugh, cry, angry and sad over and over again but also tremendously touched from time to time. Most of the story is pretty realistic, too realistic that it pains my heart. Yet there are some parts that is rather hard to believe and somewhat unrealistic. Overall I have enjoyed the story and it successfully made it on my hard-to-forget-story list.

The story consist of the love life two loving brothers with their respective lovers. Both of them aren't gay from the start but each fell in love with two... more>> men with entirely different personality and had contrasting views towards love. The eldest brother's lover is possessive, dominant, abusive, selfish and excessively obsessive. His rough treatment of his lover scares me sometimes. To me, he is like borderline psychotic. The second brother's lover is such a darling. Total opposite from that brute. He is charming, loving, understanding, generous, faithful and supportive.

The eldest brother is quite a doormat. He's soft spoken, considerate, self-sacrificial, filial, loving and caring. His meekness makes him a prime victim for abuse. Therefore pairing him with that total brute is asking for trouble. Hence their love life is filled with pain and tragedy, one after another. All thanks to that abusive jerk he loves so much.

The younger brother is very different from his older sibling. He is firm, assertive, carefree, with a vibrant personality. He totally dominates his boyfriend. It's rather cute seeing how his boyfriend rolls over to cater for his every needs. Sexually, he is the bottom in their relationship but totally top his boyfriend otherwise.

Truthfully I have enjoyed reading both romances but I did like the first story which is of the eldest brother with his brutish boyfriend more than the second story. Perhaps it is much more intense and soul stirring.

I found that the novel is not as cliche as the film-adaptation. Not that I disliked the film though cos I did liked it well enough to want to read the novel after it. Although I did bemoan of that unsatisfactory ending. That's why I am very glad I decided to read the novel because it had a way better ending and closure than the film. I need better closure especially if the story is one filled with tragedies.

I have read the Chinese version of this novel instead of the fan-translation in English. I usually prefers to read the raw version instead of translated version to get the full impact of the story.

* Reviewed on 2nd November 2016

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October 30th, 2016:

I've just watched the film adaptation of this novel today (A ROUND TRIP TO LOVE). Now I felt like I had to read the novel as well.

The two main actors are very handsome. I like my BL that way. Plus, the body size difference between the couple is exactly my cup of tea. <<less
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Takeba
Takeba rated it
January 13, 2017
Status: c10
So far, I like the (90% probability) Tachi's personality. Although, according to some (if not most) yaoi mangas I have read that has the same personality as LF, some painful happenings are gonna ensue... Typical dense/cute uke (probably) and (possibly) sadistic and possessive seme... Which I like. But I do wish the update will remain consistent if not always... Overall, I just wish the translator won't drop this.
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Xvlove
Xvlove rated it
July 19, 2017
Status: c39
I had read the novel until it was chapter 39 and let me tell you, this novel is worth the time, even more than that. The characterization of the characters May be a bit flat in the beggining, but then as the story Goes, you realize that the characterization grow without you even realize it. The story had an interesting pattern, which will sway your emotions and feelings differently in each chapter. In the beggining, you will spend your time a lot with uke's thought, but eventually What's on the... more>> seme's mind, what he feels, etc. Will come clear to you without even changing the PoV. For me, it's a very amazing novel. <<less
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