Rouged Lips


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When they married, he promised to paint her lips with rouge. That year the blossom slowly bloomed. However, over time, blossoms wilt and promises are broken.

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08/09/17 Bananachocolatecosmos oneshot
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Hanawie rated it
August 9, 2017
Status: Completed
A very poetic oneshot. It hits you right in the feels with just a few vague words. Personally, I find this to be one of the better portrayals of arranged marriages in Ancient China. It outlines the entire progression and common mentality towards marriage while maintaining a small emotional distance by not going into the painful details. Normally, that distance would've allowed readers to not be connected to the characters but the simple and vague way the story is written brings to mind that this is the story of not... more>> one but hundreds and thousands of girls. I can't help but feel a bit emotional, thinking about all the girls, before and now, who went through a similar suffering or loneliness. <<less
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LadyBlue rated it
August 12, 2017
Status: oneshot
I thought this story was short but beautifully written. Translation is on point. This story perfectly captures the state of women in ancient times, when they were considered to be little more than brood mares and easily replaceable. This story definitely left an impression on me. Stop reading my review and start reading this story
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BillionJellyfish rated it
February 3, 2018
Status: Completed
Beautifully written. The translation perfectly captures the poetic feeling of the story and the culture that women were subjected to during the ancient times of China. This story is yet another example of the falling flower have feelings but the flowing water is ignorant.
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Neneee rated it
September 25, 2019
Status: Completed
It's short but beautifully written. In a simple way it shows the culture and the role in Ancient China. At the same time it also displays how human beings are - not treasuring the things they have and only seeing things when they are gone.
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