Retirement Life

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Four years after the end of the world, Lin Mo finally gave up running and died in a zombie tide. However, when he woke up, he found himself transmigrated. Lin Mo was very satisfied with his leisurely life after crossing. What he is most satisfied with is that he has someone who loves him. Hungry, cold, or sick, someone cares about him and protects him. For Lin Mo, at the end of his life, Cheng Yan is his little angel.

Cheng Yan, with a serious face, listening to his wife: Mn, I am.

A group of generals and soldiers: …

All servants of the palace: …

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养老生活[末穿古]
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c.decora
New c.decora rated it
May 24, 2020
Status: c47
It's a really ambitious story. The combinations of all these genres (zombie apocalypse, transmigration, rebirth, ger, ancient China, system, retirement) into one timeline can work if done well, but shoving all of them into 70 chapters is a bit questionable. My main issue isn't here.

Reading novels, we tend to follow a certain character - the MC; therefore, personally, a lot of how I feel about a novel comes from how much I can appreciate this character. So here's what I think for incoming readers:

If you like: character growth, "strong"/independent MC... more>> (physical, mental, psychological) - this novel is probably not for you.

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This MC (psychologically, mentally) never grew from the young master he was before the zombie apocalypse; he goes from relying on his family before the apocalypse to relying on teammates during the beginning of the apocalypse, [period of weakness] to finally depending on his husband. He's the damsel-in-distress trope.

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If you like: fluff, unconditional love, love in first sight situations - you should give this novel a try.

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For those that are familiar with the set up, the MC is definitely one of those stealing energy from the world will. There's too much "luck" around this MC that's difficult to explain away.

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Not saying he isn't pitiful, but some people may be pitiful due to their own hateful actions. <<less
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Seafall
New Seafall rated it
May 22, 2020
Status: c74
To be honest, I am touched by this novel.

The mystery in the life of Lin Mo hooked me to read more and more. Since his life is so tragic, as a reader, I really want to see on how he l would achieve a 'retirement life.'

There were a lot of unexpected elements in the story as it goes on like ... more>>
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time traveled eldest brother, transmigrated villainness and a general who regained his past life's memories

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Besides the sad part, there were also some cute moments like interactions with his little brother, niece and nephew. I am glad that there is no useless misunderstanding or exaggerated drama between MC and everyone else. It is so relaxing to read and appreciate on how the ML tries to understand and be patient with Lin Mo despite having some secrets.

Lastly, it is important to emphasize that Cheng Yan is his redemption.

Without him, his life would be a repeated tragedy.

Why don't you try reading it first before you decide whether to continue it or not...? Because this is soooo good. <<less
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SalmonRapier
SalmonRapier rated it
March 27, 2020
Status: c56
A VERY HONEST REVIEW:

I see most reviews here coming from those people who have resorted to MTL-ing this novel.

Since I have also done the same, here's my honest review on the novel.

... more>> To start off with, if you're planning to MTL to quickly get to the end, you're only asking for confusion. It's best you just stick and wait for the proper translations to end and just binge read after.

THIS novel may not be the best story out there, but it is still a decent and enjoyable read. It makes you do a lot of thinking, and has a lot of opportunity for you to take a try at guess work.

I also personally feel that most people aren't "ACTUALLY CAREFULLY READING" the story, hence all the confusion. And that's quite unfair towards the author.

I do agree that the author does add a lot of elements to the story, but it's not put in a way that the story is a complete mess and you can't make out the head or tail of it. Besides, the author actually gives an effort in explaining things—something people miss out on if they skim through long paragraphs.

I haven't completed the entire novel just yet (and I don't want to post major spoilers here) but as I've understood the story so far, the MC, Lin Mo is a transmigrator who was originally from a world that faced a Zombie Apocalypse. On dying, he wakes up to find himself in another world set in the Ancient Era and in the body of a ger who shares his name.

It's basically your typical transmigration story but with a twist.

The twist being that this world set in the Ancient Era is possibly a parallel of his original world. We get to know this because the MC has two older brothers who resemble the older brothers he had in his past life.

There's a lot more to the plot as it gradually progresses and we meet a variety of characters that have something special going on about them—with them either having been reborn or transmigrating into the present setting of the story. There are quite a few surprises which I enjoyed coming across (but won't mention it because I want people to enjoy it themselves) and I do hope people would feel the same.

Don't let the negativity in the reviews throw you off or stop you from giving this novel a try!

AND ALSO, PLEASE DON'T RESORT TO GOOGLE TRANSLATE FOR MTL. That's the worst thing you could do to yourself :') <<less
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Honefuusen
Honefuusen rated it
March 4, 2020
Status: Completed
This is a very laid back story. The settings of the story was actually quite convoluted. There's someone reborn, some people transmigrated, some people dreamed of lives different from theirs, pocket spaces, so many things that could have become their own story with their own complications. But the author was interesting enough to just mix those and made it into a laid back slice of life story.

It's very befitting of the title. The MC was transmigrated there and it has become his retirement life after the hardships he went through... more>> in his previous lives. Good for him.

MC and ML life together is the main highlight of the story IMO. They are very fluffy, the ML is very good to the MC, MC clings to the ML and just, they are so very sweet together. My teeth ache.

Since the story was fairly short there's not much content. But overall it was a satisfactory read. If you have just read something frustrating or upsetting then this story is a fitting offset.

I saw that the author makes spinoffs from the story, I hope those get translated as well. They are stories from MC previous lives in the apocalypse days. I'm always thirsty for zombie apocalypse stories.

Current transaction doesn't have to be questioned. Exiled rebels does a great translation as usual. A shout out for them. <<less
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amruta
amruta rated it
May 9, 2020
Status: Completed
This novel is a mess. I don't know why the author added all the unnecessary stuff near the end.
The synopsis makes you expect a sweet story. What is delivered is a strange mishmash of cultivation, transmigration, rebirth, interstellar system. It's too much. For a story with just 74 chapters, this is a big no-no.

Spoilers ahead...... ... more>>
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The MC and his entire family is killed in the zombie world. MC transmigrates into ancient world in the body of a sickly ger. He starts to get along with this adopted family when lo and behold. It turns out that the eldest brother has been reborn and knows that MC is not original brother and their entire family was killed. The MC gets together with ML and is given a jade plate with cultivation option for the ML to prolong life, which ML rejects. Then we have a system in a human body which has crossed over from the far future interstellar world in search of the MC. The MC's original father gave up his soul and his chance at reincarnation to achieve this. There is another transmigrated character in the story who is part of the villain camp.

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The story has too much going on and has a lot of loose ends. None of the things are resolved in a logical manner. What a letdown.

The relationship between MC and ML is lacking of trust as well. ML accepts the MC as he is. But MC never talks to ML about his space, his transmigration or anything else. One day, the ML dreams of the MC's life in the apocalypse but decides not to mention anything and wait for the MC to tell him.

Skip this. There are better novels available. <<less
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Honey B
Honey B rated it
May 7, 2020
Status: Completed
The translation was good. The stars I gave go to the translators.

The first third, very slice of life, but not too bad.

Then...

WHAT THE H*LL HAPPENED AUTHOR?! 🤬

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The MC and ML's personalities flipped a d*mn switch and now I'm reading totally different characters...😑

Then you want to throw a system in the mix that has no real purpose other than to...? Yeah, I don't know either.😓

THEN A DRAGON!? WTF AUTHOR?!? A mother f*ing dragon at the very last chapter that is completely useless to the whole story... Did you pull that out of your a**!?! (╯‵□′) ╯︵┻━┻

CULTIVATION?!?! ARE YOU F*ING SERIOUS RIGHT NOW?!! This novel had nothing to do with it and then you pop that tidbit in the end for what? Kicks and giggles?🤦‍♀️

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So, nope, you screwed the pooch on this sh*t, author.

FYI if you're going to give me a bad plot, at least put some smut in it. 🤔 <<less
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Axvii
Axvii rated it
May 9, 2020
Status: Completed
Okay to start off:

The plot isn't really a mess and the message is loud and clear that we have a main character who wants to have a happy and normal life after experiencing a ton of physical, mental and psychological torture throughout his life.

If you went along the ride and read it carefully you will find out that every genre or trope that the author puts in the story isn't a mess but only has a few loose ends.

It's really questionable as the exposition towards the ending was badly done... more>> or not as there is a reasonable explanation as to why the ending felt rushed spoilers ahead:

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1. Villains might not have really been considered as villains in this story but only canon fodder as they weren't a threat anymore to the royal family after cheng yan lives in this timeline which is the novel.

2. Zero one mentions that he took one of the girls golden fingers and weakens whenever MC is within her range.

They have nothing to worry about anymore.

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the slight cultivation subplot towards the end was within my expectations but didn't expect how badly it was written HAHA but it was a okay answer to a minor question I guess?

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In the end, in order to enjoy this story I went along the ride as it isXD

This novel vibes with that one animation studio where most of their anime characters end up fighting in space. (And this novel I think almost also end in space when :
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the interstellar trope and system trope was put in the story XD

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OVER ALL:

Imagination is very raw everytime we try to recreate ideas towards a story. How the author's way of constructing this story was very raw and in a good way, but there also some parts that could have been improved or removed. The consistency of how the quality of writing the story was like a graph of ups amd downs to the point it looks like zigzag on the road and the road was also a bumpy one at that.

But as for the most part I really enjoyed it. <<less
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Acidelia
Acidelia rated it
March 1, 2020
Status: Completed
I stayed for the couple. Had the MC and ML's relationship been terrible, I wouldn't have had the will to continue MTLing. Personally, I found the novel lacked action or drama (and in instances where there was, they were very small and easily resolved) - but this may play to other people's preferences if you prefer a more slice-of-life style writing, however even I found the style to lack the charm other casual reads would have.

The ML's care and consideration towards the MC is what really saves this novel. It's... more>> to the point where I feel as if the ML is giving more to the relationship than the MC - but that's just my impression from my MTL reading.

Main characters are usually meant to be intriguing, they're the selling point of the novel after all. With this MC, I felt that besides his terrible past and ability, there's not much memorable about him (?) The whole backstory around his family gets very convoluted, especially as the story progresses, and a lot of questions are asked towards the later half of the story, but the answers are rarely satisfactory to me. I described it as casual read before, but any projects the MC ever picks up are either handed over to someone else or rarely mentioned again.

I feel that I've been very critical in my review, so to word it more positively, I recommend this for someone looking for a main couple with a loving and caring relationship. <<less
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Eferia123
Eferia123
February 29, 2020
Status: Completed
This story is well written and you can feel the flow of love between ML and MC.

The story had no much conflit or drama.
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Ishikawa.chie
Ishikawa.chie rated it
May 11, 2020
Status: c32
This is a gem for whose who like a slice of life in ancient settings. No drama, no face slapping and no annoying charas.

There are also mysteries which I look forward to read.

Thank you for ExR for translating the novel 💕
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ylial
ylial rated it
May 11, 2020
Status: Completed
I love this novel; it has its own charm.

As stated by translator. The author didn't explain everything (but the important points and the past are explained the end). Instead she lets the reader think which I liked a lot (though I feel like it's a cliffhanger). Also, most readers are confused, probably due to MTLing since everything about the past are explained properly. I love reading the MC's interaction with his family and with ML. Really suited for the title. There are a lot of mysteries too since the tags... more>> are "reincarnation and transmigration", which I won't explain anymore or I'll spoil the fun of the novel.

I highly recommend this for those who want to relax. Doesn't have drama and is a good read. <<less
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Xylia125
Xylia125 rated it
May 8, 2020
Status: Completed
The synopsis is sounded promising. But.... well it was a little misleading.

It was okay until chapter 50smth... there's farming, cooking and some character descriptions.

Then it got a bit weird like really really weird.

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After the ML regained his memories and they went to the Capital. Stuff just got weird. There's Suddenly a injured system who stole the FL halo to repair itself then somehow the FL just gets locked up in prison with some enemy prince. That's the end of her, like what?! HELLO ISNT SHE THE BIG BOSS??? That's it??!

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The story just jumps around. It didn't do that good a job delivery the plot, things just were very forced. There were to many lose ends which were not well explained or developed. Things were mentioned briefly and concluded just as abruptly. It just felt a bit messy and not well planned. <<less
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BobChan
BobChan rated it
May 5, 2020
Status: c71
The synopsis and translation group drew me in, but I have to say that the storyline is quite regrettable. There's the slice of life sub-genre tag and I can understand what the author is trying to attempt in doing... It's just that everything kinda really fell short.

The MC, Lin Mo transmigrates from another universe that was futuristic and was infested with zombies. He ended up in the sickly body of the fourth child, who also has the same name as he does.

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That's when the cooking, weakly protagonist, family business sub-genre tags come in--but, they're literally only mentioned in the first arc before they're never mentioned again. Lin Mo started cooking for his family and putting in the spiritual spring water to help their constitution be stronger--but as soon as he gets married--Lin Mo just became a baby. The ML, Cheng Yan cooks, hunts, and does everything else, while Lin Mo was only responsible for sleeping. I get that the aforementioned actions are supposed to be doting and spoiling, but it just felt too quick and was poorly executed.

The part about the business venture, it happened along with the cooking as Lin Mo came upon the fields that belonged to the family. You're only able to read a small part about fruit winemaking and dried fruits and that's the end of it. It'll never pop up later on in the story.

It's like the author wanted to incorporate those elements in just because they read other novels that had it, and then, decided to drop it.

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As for character development... There's really none. The MC doesn't really change, other than being a little more open. In my opinion, his character, out of all of the characters is the most boring.

Lin Mo came in all gloomy and discombobulated and slowly adjusts to the strangers. He then overheard a conversation between the eldest and second son, in which he broke down and ran away.

This led to the MC and ML getting close, and to me, it is kinda a bland and rushed development to get the two characters together. The MC, never showed his cunning side again after being married as he's always moping around in his own thoughts and sleeping.

What really annoyed me was that throughout the entire story, Lin Mo never confided in Cheng Yan and the ML found out by some mystical powers helping him through sleeping one night. The author kept on reminding the readers how scared the MC was and it's like, where they were at this point, the ML had proven himself to be dependable and reliable--but the MC was like a hermit crab stuck in time.

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A small thing...

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The only thing I really liked was that on their wedding night, there was no hesitance or wishy-washy reasoning like in how a lot of BG and BL novels had that dragged on for ages on why either one of them can't do it. At this point, they're already married, felt attracted to each other, and so, naturally, on their wedding night, they had sex.

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As for the ending...

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Translations has already caught up to one of the extras, and I have to say that the ending was abrupt and not satisfying one little bit. The way the villains were disposed of was so fast and unexpected that it made you questioned what was the point of everything. It would've been better if the author had at least written a more satisfying act of revenge as the ML and his royal older brother took care of everything. It felt like they were swept under the rug and that was it.

The author also ended it on a cliff-hanger-ish part, but at this point, the story was already so bland, I was not very interested in wanting to read the extras or to even wonder about the side couple that was indicated by the author.

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Overall, I wouldn't really recommend reading this story as there are other slice of life novels that are written much better. Perhaps if you really have nothing to read, you can go ahead and read it as it is completed. Thank you for the translations though ExR. <<less
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Kaylee
Kaylee rated it
April 16, 2020
Status: c1
Read till the latest chapter. At first, I was tired of this MC, with all his trauma, he is alw remebering his past life and not willing to move on.
But then, he slowly thaws, it helps with his rebirth brother still loves him and his family is rly taking care of him. Also, he meets his pillow and furnace man to help him to sleep at night. Lol
The pace of the story is very fast. By fast meaning too much things needs more attention and detail but the author didnt write it instead just threw it whenever it showed up and reader just needs to go along with it.
Since MC starts to change himself, as reader I also want to support him to not be depressed MC anymore and couldnt wait for next chapter.
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Syeki
Syeki rated it
March 20, 2020
Status: Completed
It was kind of slice-of-life-y in the first half of the novel, with slow leisurely pacing and no drama, which was okay for me, as the chapters were short and I didn't find it dull. The ML was the strong, silent, shy guy type, which I found endearing.

Then in the 3/4 of the story, drama was added, which made it more exciting and more enjoyable to read, although it was slipping away from the slice-of-life feels.

But in the final quarter of the novel... the only way I can describe it... more>> was that it was a MESS. The Author seemed to suddenly wake up and decided to do an EXTREME genre shift. The ML's character also changed, from the previous silent, taciturn, quietly supportive guy to the stereotypical, possessive vinegar vat. A lot of questions were brought up and then discarded (or maybe it was lost in MTL, idk) but basically the final quarter of the story was a letdown for me. It was probably meant to be a series of shocking reveals but to me it felt more like the Author wanted to try dipping their fingers into all the pots at once. A lot of pointless "plot", if you ask me. <<less
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Simmi
Simmi rated it
May 16, 2020
Status: --
I like the story a lot but I do hope that authors would stop using only a fair and white skinned descriptions. Please no offense I seriously like the story a lot but as a person with dark skin I start feeling depressed when I just came to terms that I cannot have a lighter shade than what I already am.
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Kei-Em03
Kei-Em03 rated it
May 16, 2020
Status: Completed
Novel is about 3 ⭐⭐⭐

Translation is well done ❤👏👏👏

Good read 🥰 if you are looking for something more on family love, and sweet married life.

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But plot wise, Id advise to ignore it if you feel its getting ridiculous or weird. Just focus on the familial love, and fluff of marriage life between MC and ML.

Actually, the plot got some potential despite it being cliches all over. Its just that there was a lot going on as chapter goes on. If it were about 200 chapters it couldve been more arrange properly with more details, it wouldnt seem so rush and a tad bit confusing. And I somehow feel that somethings werent express properly and somehow vague. I mean by the time they were in the capital eveything just came rolling so fast. The female transmigrator werent specified how bad she was. Or how she rope the men around her. Or how the system plundered her golden fingers or what exactly her golden fingers is/are (Aside for mary sue halo it was implied that there was another but wasnt specified)

But aside from that, interactions with the children and brothers are funny and cute. MC and ML are sweet together.

Characters are quite likeable especially the twins xiaoya and xiaonan 🥰🥰

Spoilers-

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  • MC transmigrated from the apocalypse timeline/world.
  • MC transmigrated to an ancient world as a 'ger'. Only ger on the family. Weak and often sick. The 4th among sibling (1st bro, 2nd bro, 3rd sis, MC, 5th and 6th twin bro). 1st bro is married and also have twins (3yrs old -xiaoya, xiaonan) who are very close to MC. The family is no5 rich but also not poor. They can feed themselves properly but didnt have any savings because OriHost os sickly and 2nd bro goes to the Academy which is very costly.
  • MC is suffering from PTSD, so he cant sleep, he's very withdrawn. He only warmed up to the family bit by bit.
  • The country policy stipulates the people to get married at a certain age or the government will arrange a marriage for them (they would be married to widows, divorced men, etc. So with more than 1 year to spend, MC's parent wants to arrange marriage with ML who MC's father rescued about a year ago.
  • ML's got amnesia. He lives as a hunter since he was rescued.
  • MC's brothers (1st and 2nd) are like his brothers in his original world
  • MC's 1st brother is reborn, after being attacked by a boar. With this, we know that this is the 2nd timeline where MC transmigrated. (1st timeline, MC transmigrated. There was no ML. The family was plotted to death after 5 years. MC's 2nd brother who was fascinated with the Prime Minister's Daughter was framed and prisoned. MC before dying told 1st brother the truth - He transmigrated the OriHost died already, and to be careful of the PM's daughter since she's dangerous. Then after 1st brother died he was reborn to 5 years ago when MC just transmigrated)
  • 1st brother told the 2nd brother about him being reborn. 1st brother even on the 1st timeline knew the MC wasnt his original brother since they are so different but he also treated MC as his brother. 2nd brother had a hard time accepting this at first when he heard of it but came around after a few months, he still treated MC like a brother.
  • MC heard their convo and was shock and had a breakdown. Met ML while running and comforted by ML.
  • They started to develop feelings. MC feels calm and able to sleep with ML around so he's very clingy to ML 😍
  • After marriage they started a business along with the family which gave income for the family. Fruit wine and foods.
  • ML started to recall some of his memories and he seems to be the General Cheng, Brother of the Emperor.
  • They decided to go to the imperial capital with 2nd bro who will take the exam to search for more clues about MLs identity.
  • On the way to the capital, they were attacked. MC fell into coma. In his dream, he travelled back to the time that he was still in the apocalypse timeline as a test subject, then the 1st timeline where he was tortured by the PM's daugther. And then back to the timeline before the apocalypse in which he spend 10yrs with his family before deciding that he it was time to wake up and go back for ML.
  • MC met the PM's Daughter, he was sure that the female transmigrated because of the way she acts and speaks.
  • MC seems to be uncovering the hidden identity of the Lin Family. The previous Lin Family was from the Imperial Capital. They were framed, and killed for treason, but was later absolved. Grandfather Lin with his son and daughter in law escaped from the capital to the far countryside and became farmers.
  • Emperor's shadow guard (Zero One) is a humanoid-system, a lover of the emperor.
  • Zero One came from the future, created to aid the 3 brothers in the apocalypse world. MC's father was able to go to the Interstellar age.
  • MC's original father provided half his soul to Zero One in order to complete his task of protecting the brothers, especially MC.
  • Zero One explained that the he already plundered the transmigrator's golden fingers.
  • MC doesnt want Zero One to recognize him as master and so he stayed with the emperor as his husband.
  • Lin family arrived at the capital. MC married ML again
  • Prime Minister, Prince Jing (ML's uncle who wants to rebel) and Female transmigrator was arrested. (Though it was not detailed how they tried to rebel or how they were arrested.)
  • The day of the marriage, ML's general grandfather gave a jade pendant to ML saying to give this to MC and have him drop blood into it. The jade is like his jade pendant with the spiritual space that was the initial cause of MC's suffering in the apocalypse world. MC was scared and shock. He was scared if this will cause everything to go disarray again and get the people he cared about killed again.
  • Afterwards, MC dropped his blood into the jade. ML dreamt of everything that has happened to MC. (It was not specified, but I think everything from the apocalypse world to the 1st ancient timeline). It also made the the space like a fairyland and awaken the dragon. (Opening the cultivation world)
  • MC told ML about the space and the cultivation. But ML didnt want to cultivate, since even if he live a long time, MC will not be with him. Thus ending the novel.

Short version:

Basically a Modern turn Apocalypse/ Transmigration to Ancient/ Reborn Brother-Opening the 2nd Timeline Plot/ Battling the Transmigrating Useless Antagonist who was barely there/ Past Life Explained by a Humanoid System-Opening the Interstellar Plot/ Another Jade Pendant Appeared-Opening the Cultivation Plot

This is just overreaching for a 74 chapter novel. Dont you think?🤣🤣

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Shin_hye
Shin_hye rated it
May 7, 2020
Status: Completed
This novel basiccally about rebirth of the MC and the existence of ML in second life.

I like how the relationship started between MC and ML, although for some people it might seem simple, but for me the relationship setting allowed MC and ML to developed their feeling and reader got to know how reality this relationship is.

To sum it up, this novel has the quality itself that does't have in any rebirth novel in my point of view because this novel has it own unique and I'm not regreat to... more>> stumble into this novel 😌😍 <<less
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Natchan Chanie
Natchan Chanie
April 5, 2020
Status: --
At first I wanted to keep waiting for the translation, but I was very curious about the MC who was going to the imperial city, so I decided to do the mtl, and finally my curiosity paid off, yes even though the mtl was hard to understand but I got some spoilers...
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iRaine
iRaine rated it
May 22, 2020
Status: Completed
3.5/5

Primary genre: Slice of life.

Lin Mo is a transmigrator from the end of the world, i.e. A zombie apocalypse. Contrary to expectations, he is a normal human without special abilities- but with one exception: he has a pocket dimension with a spiritual spring. The miraculous abilities of the spring water becomes the source of his misfortune, as he is tortured and experimented on due to its healing properties. After his death, Lin Mo wakes up in an ancient world, in a family that resembles his own (especially his two older... more>> brothers), and in the body of a ger with a weak constitution.

Unlike other apocalypse survivors, Lin Mo isn't battle-hardened. He is reserved, soft-spoken, and extremely caring towards his loved ones. He does not care for much else. Point is: he's not going to pick up a sword and jump headlong into battle. The title defines the core of this novel. Lin Mo's only goal is to eat and live well, and it slowly extends into protecting his new family.

Then Cheng Yan appears, and Lin Mo realizes that he doesn't have to be alone his entire life. Cheng Yan is special to Lin Mo due to several factors, and Cheng Yan is attracted to Lin Mo's calm and worldly demeanor. They get together quickly, and their romance isn't one of passionate, burning love. It's a slow intimacy and familiarity bred by their times spent together. Both are satisfied with the other. Their relationship can be summed up as: Lin Mo acts coquettish only towards Cheng Yan, and Cheng Yan spoils only Lin Mo.

Most of the novel is written a slow, ambling format. While there are plot twists and other strange elements (comparable to Lin Mo's own transmigration), the novel remains at its core, a slice of life novel.

To be completely honest, the latter parts of the story began to drag a little, and I almost felt that I would not need to finish the novel to understand how the story would have progressed. However, certain small moments truly made the novel shine, which primarily include the Lin family moments (e.g. Little Xiaoya & Xiaonan's interactions with their Fourth and Fifth Uncles) and continued fluff between Lin Mo and Cheng Yan.

If slow isn't for you, I would not recommend this novel. You only need to read several chapters to see if this style of writing is to your preference. Regardless, the novel was enjoyable in the calm, unhurried manner it unfolded, similar to enjoying a cup of cooling green tea amidst warm winds. <<less
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yfndsh
yfndsh rated it
May 12, 2020
Status: Completed
To be honest, by reading the description, I expected a pretty much laid back story also considering the kinda little chapters.

Didn't expect to be face slapped with unexpected origins, plot twist and heart-wrenching past and sacrifices.

Really amazing short read, and really love it. Though I want to have a close ending to the main couple, but overall it's an exciting and dog food eating happy ending that I fell in love with, specially the ending for Second brother Lin and Prince JinYuan hehe.
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LittleFluff025
LittleFluff025 rated it
May 11, 2020
Status: Completed
I can understand why people didn't enjoy this novel, but I enjoyed the steady warmth it gave me while reading it.

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The romance feels unreal because the protagonist has a problem of people touching him because of his past life then in front of the ML it doesn't exist.

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The little kids are bright which made me love the story.

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Just the question of the system existing and our male lead came into the time line is more of a reader's interpretation.

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This story that was in a comment on an extra or end on the website that is very agreeable, and that the story feels like a draft then a completed story. <<less
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