Warm Waters

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“You bought a pair of shoes worth 3,000 yuan for Xia Jinian.

Are you that rich?

Yet, on weekdays, you wouldn’t even agree to go eat hot pot with me!“

After three years of living together, his white moonlight* came back.

While the warm water kept boiling, the frog jumped out of the pot.

I am done waiting, I will not serve you this little ancestor**!

* His First Love

** He is referring to himself

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温水
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Review
11 Reviews


CoffeeForMyLazySelf
New CoffeeForMyL
Jun 14, 2021
Status: Completed
A good short story for those who want a quick read. As said by some reviews, it indeed missed a lot of points such as ML never explaning how he fell in love with MC.

It is quite realistic and relatable at some point, I love how they gradually grew to change (for the better ofcourse) for each other.

Character Reviews:

... more>> I quite dislike that Zhou Ke guy. Although its understandable why his attitude is like that, it just pisses me off ya know.

Xia Guy (the white moonlight whom I forgot the name of) is ok. Albeit if being honest, I dislike him a little. No I dislike him. A lot.

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I think he's quite selfish when he left ML to study abroad though. He asked ML to wait for him and after he come back he will get together with ML knowing that its unsure when he'll come back or if he will even come back. ML ofcourse refuses stating that WM (white moonlight) didn't even know when he will come back but WM just ran away crying.😀😐

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ML is a cute guy who at first has a low EQ that its saddening and MC gave up on guiding him but ML later on grew and realizes his mistakes then changes for the better. He's not really a bad guy, he's just inexperienced and got low EQ, but that didn't excuse him taking MC's feeling for granted so its good seeing him changing himself for the better.

MC on the other hand is also a good person, he at first thought that he can guide/teach ML about stuff (that can increase his EQ) but because of WM's return gave up.

Spoiler

MC have inferiority complex towards WM beacuse WM as said before is ML's first love. MC thought that ML would not hesitate to choose WM over him which causes most of MC's inferiority complex.

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Its a good thing that ML have genuine feelings for MC and they manage to be together in the end.

Its a good read so 5/5! (I picked 4 by mistake) <<less
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Myscatonia
Myscatonia
Jun 17, 2020
Status: Completed
Good enough, but a lot of resolution remains in the background. If you just want a short dog blood novel then this is a bit okay. I personally think the ending leaves a lot to be desired.

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ML never did explain why and how he fell in love with the MC. ML suddenly just had remorse after MC found out about the fake shoes. The only explanation we got from him was him planning on replacing the fake shoes after getting enough money. He didn't even explain why he bought expensive ones for the White Moonlight (WM).

The friendship with the WM was never fully resolved. In the end we're given a 2-sentence description of how the talk between the ML, WM, and Friend went down.

ML never got a clear answer with the relationship of the ML and the WM; the MC didn't even get to talk with the WM.

Unsatisfying ending over-all.

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earlgreyt
earlgreyt
Jul 23, 2020
Status: Completed
Although it is indeed missing some parts as mentioned by the other reviewer, I thought that was forgivable because the story's focus is really the MC and the ML.

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It's not really necessary to go super in-depth with how the ML ended the relationship with the white moonlight, just having the few sentences clarifying that the ML chose to break it up was good.

While I would have liked to understood more about the shoes that started it, the ML does repeatedly say "I was wrong." It may not be clear in English, but in Chinese, it implies that there was no other excuse for what ML did other than he wanted to spoil the white moonlight (but never had that thought for his actual boyfriend, the MC) so the MC very reasonably flipped out about it.

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In general, I'm not a huge fan of "scum dude comeback" novels because the melodrama/angst is so contrived and so heavily based on literally never telling the other person in a multi-year relationship "your feelings". So believable /s. In this case, it was barely acceptable (?) and the scum ML grovelled a lot, so eh.

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Another gripe I have about this trope is that it especially emphasizes the juvenile Chinese culture/obsession with virginity (also obvious in other novel genres, but ANNOYINGLY central to the plot in the scum male comeback trope). So of course since these two "had one-night stands with each other" they have to be together no matter what and will definitely have a happy ending.

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That said, translation is great, read and flowed smoothly, so thanks! <<less
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Furrina
Furrina
Sep 19, 2020
Status: Completed
It's an OKAY story. ML is a scum gong who spends the money he doesn't have (3000 yuan for shoes) on his first and unrequited love.

MC is understandably upset. The very first line says "Ji Yan has been hit by Lu Yichen a lot of times" but we don't see him get violent on screen.

MC grows a spine and leaves him. Not half a day, the spine folds and MC agrees to be "just friends". Two days later, they are boning, but this time ML "grew up and matured (yeah... more>> right! 🙄) " The rest is just meh fluff where ML doesn't cheat (gasp! How mature!!) and MC stops coddling him for once. <<less
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Smtha
Smtha
Jul 25, 2020
Status: --
This story abit sad at 1st, then it got sweet. Its very down to earth Kinda slice of life short story. Good short read.
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Yeahlesh
Yeahlesh
Jul 22, 2020
Status: Completed
Hey I don't really know about the dog blood as mentioned by the previous reviewer (maybe because I've read those maddening dogblood novels like I was drinking water XD) but the story is more like of repentance.

Repenting your first unrequited love

Repenting that due to holding onto that faint hope for the first love hurting your most precious love.

... more>> Repenting that you came to your senses only after you've hurt your only love that cared about you more than himself.

Etc etc~

The chapters are like super super short and I finished it in like 20 mins XD... Unlike the summary you don't have to be scared that it will end in sad ending... And yes unlike the summary
Spoiler

the main lead will come to his senses and will try to appease MC and will live happily ever after XD

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You know it is a one shot novel after all~So no need to think about every single detail but one crucial thing that the author left is out is
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why the ML fell in love with him~I am not a psychologist or anything of those sort so I wont really know unless the author specifies it. Maybe his love for his first crush faded after all most romance end when the people's love for each other fades. So the author did one thing good is that they showed what happens when many years passes and the love hasnt faded. I like this one part of the story.

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My opinion?:You should give it a go after all you came this far

But: Caution that there isn't much indepth of the story and dont expect something like details for every part XD

SO over all 3.5 or 4 <<less
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Wyld
Wyld
Apr 07, 2021
Status: c3
why the name of the novel is warm waters is explained in chapter one:

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Spoiler

"Lu Yichen (the ml) and him have lived together for the past three years and their life during those years would be best described as a frog being boiled in warm water.

Lu Yichen is the warm water and he is the frog.

In fact, even though he knew that the warm water would one day turn steaming hot and burn the frog to death, the frog is still reluctant to leave this pot of temporarily comfortable warm water, because the frog simply loves warm waters"

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twobada
twobada
Jan 29, 2021
Status: --
Very simple and short.

A bit cathartic too for those who can relate to MC's situation. The best thing about this is that both protagonists learned to love and respect themselves more (MC breaking away from ML, ML breaking away from his white moonlight).

I also like how it pointed out that you really cannot change people no matter how much you love them. They'll only change if they're willing to treat you better.

I'm giving it a 5 to pull the scores up because while it's not the best, it's still a... more>> lot better than those with nasty noncon/dubcon and actual messy dog blood. <<less
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Irissska O_o
Irissska O_o
Dec 22, 2020
Status: Completed
It was ok and short, would be not ok of was longer. Did not like quite a few things but, well, whatever... translation is good.
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Adlt_1226
Adlt_1226
Nov 12, 2020
Status: Completed
This was too short a novel but was good. Its quite realistic and relatable especially for those who have gone through the same experience where their partner took them for granted, cheated, and chose to change and ask for a second chance, with the other party also choosing to get back together because there were still genuine feelings for their partner and was willing to risk getting hurt again and believing that it could still work out while keeping in mind that it might not, and be willing to accept... more>> if it doesn't. The drama only took up thirty to forty percent of the novel so I wouldn't classify it as dog blood, and also because the dramatic events were believable and not cringeworthy.

This had a lot of potential in my opinion and could have been better if the story and the characters were fleshed out even more, but otherwise this was good. If you're looking for a quick read you might want to give this a chance. <<less
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mariri 199x_
mariri 199x_
Sep 16, 2020
Status: Completed
Sweet and straight to the point lobe story.

ML takes MC for granted. MC breaks up with ML. ML begs for 2nd chance. Everything worked out in the end.
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