Lucia Side Story 7.6: The Beginning of All Stories

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THE BEGINNING OF ALL STORIES(6)

 

“Godfather!”

Baden quickly ran over as soon as his subordinates told him that the ominous aura covering the devil’s forest had disappeared.

The man sitting on his knees by the bedside slowly turned his head. But his face wasn’t one that Baden knew.

The godfather Baden remembered was a mysterious man who never aged and remained the same from when he was a child till even decades later. But the youth of his godfather seemed to have disappeared overnight. His godfather was no longer a young man. Whoever saw him now would say he was obviously a middle-aged man.

“Baden.”

“Is…is it really you…godfather?”

“Say goodbye to your mother.”

“Huh? Mother…? Mother!”

Baden rushed to the bed and broke down wailing. Cael stood up stepped aside a little, waiting for Baden to sufficiently say goodbye to his mother.

When Baden proposed building his mother’s grave in this place, Cael shook his head.

“You should take her with you. If you make your mother’s grave here, no one will be able to check on her and it will soon be abandoned.”

“What about godfather…”

“As you can see, time has begun to flow for me.”

Baden swallowed hard. His godfather was aging quickly as if he was paying the price for maintaining his youth for so many years. When Baden saw him this morning, his godfather looked like a middle-aged man in his later years but in just a few hours, he looked like he had added 10 more years.

“I will escort you. Please come with me.”

“No. My grave will be here.”

“Then I should also…”

“Go.”

“Godfather.”

Cael placed his pendant in Baden’s hand.

“This pendant is connected with your mother’s soul. If your descendants ever find themselves in a crisis, it will be a great help to preserving your legacy.”

Baden took the pendant carefully and put it in his pocket, like it was very valuable. His godfather was a unique individual with a very mysterious set of ability that the average person couldn’t even imagine. A gift from his godfather would not be an ordinary thing.

“I have a request to make.”

“Yes, please. You can ask anything, godfather.”

“Don’t leave any word about me to your future generations. I don’t want to leave any trace of my existence behind.”

“…Yes.”

“Today will be the last day you and I see each other. Don’t ever come here again.”

“Godfather. To me, you were both my teacher and my father. A child abandoning his father is an unfilial act that I cannot consent to.”

“This is my last request. I do not want to show my end to anyone.”

“Godfather…”

Baden’s eyes were filled with tears like he would burst out crying at any moment and from his expression, Cael found the mischievous little boy who used play around him. Evangeline and Baden were miracles that occurred in his dried up life.

In this unpredictable huge world order, he was nothing but a weak and feeble existence.  Out of everything he had pursued so desperately, this was the only truth he had gained.

He gave Baden a faint smile.

“Perhaps I am the same. I wish you were my son, Baden.”

Baden bawled like a child.

* * *

Baden didn’t want to leave at all but he had to quickly deal with his mother’s body, so he had no choice but to leave his godfather’s mansion.

When the funeral was over, about ten days had passed. Baden went back to the mansion but the huge building had collapsed and turned into sand. In addition, there was no sign of his godfather anywhere.

Baden felt so stunned that for an entire day, he merely sat down, looking at the pile of rubble.

Time passed and the curtains rose to a period of upheaval. Hundreds of divided forces destroyed each other, or swallowed the other up, growing bigger and bigger and unifying to create a country. Baden made a name for himself as a meticulous subject in the founding of Xenon and was bestowed a title and land. \In this new country, Baden created a new family that carried his name.

This was the beginning of the Baden family.

 

 

{THE END}

 


Translator’s Corner:

It has been a ride translating Lucia (for me, at least). Translating this book was my first time ever trying my hands on translating so it definitely has a special place in my heart. I didn’t initially plan on continuing to translate, let alone finishing the book. Was gonna pop out a few chapters, then hop off the grid… *cough*

My initial translations were… atrocious (in my opinion). But you guys were nice about it so I did the next one. And the next one….and I just kept doing it. Hah. I think I improved too. (Actually, I really improved. Hell, this book had me sleeping with the korean-english dictionary.)

I really have to thank you guys for the immense positivity and support. It kept me going so so many times. Thanks for coming along this ride with me. [Lucia] was a journey I really enjoyed, and I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did.

I’ll be working on my next project [You’ve Got the Wrong House, Villain]. If you’re looking for something to read, do take a look and see if it is right up your alley. (As before, I do not read much ahead because I like to enjoy the book alongside the readers, but it had been a very fun novel so far.)

The update schedule is currently 2/week but as I have finished [Lucia], I plan to slowly increase that. Right after I get some rest ofc.

That said, I hope you all have a great day and enjoy yourselves!

-Miss Ruby.

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174 thoughts on “Lucia Side Story 7.6: The Beginning of All Stories

  1. I’m not a person who really put comment on things but this time I really can’t help myself by putting one.

    Dear Ms. Ruby, thank you so much for your translation! I really enjoyed reading Lucia and it all thanks to your translation! It must hv been tough and I can never imagine just how much you’ve put out your time aside to keep translating this work. Thank you so much Ms. Ruby!

    수고했어요 정말 고생했어요

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    • As the readers before me, i saw the webtoon and i knew i had to read the whole story, 3 days of rollercoaster, thank you so much for your hard work miss Ruby !

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  2. Dear Ms. Ruby,
    I found this story in a webtoon format first and then my search in search engine guided me to this website to get the further stories.
    You couldn’t imagine how this story hooked me up (because you’ve translated it so well) so I finished all the chapter no more than 5 days (it was a achievement for me too).
    So thank you, really.. thank you so much for giving your best in translate this novel so I could find another new world in literature. I hope you keep let us enjoying your work for another novel too.
    I’ll definitely back another time (just to reread lucia or trying the new one).

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    • I’m the same! I found the webtoon version of this and was thankfully able to just happen across the full translated novel. Thank you so much Miss Ruby for taking the time to continuously update and finish this wonderful series!

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    • Bro I picked this up the same way and this is day three. I’m crying. It’s so beautiful… I feel like the story should never end– I could read endless pages of Lucia and the Taran Dukedom and now I could read even more of the Baden family or the alternate lives… I’m so glad I read this. So… SO glad.

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  3. I can only say, that I am truly grateful to yous.Ruby for translating this beautiful story.
    Thank you very much for a lot.
    I cannot say how much I fell in love with this hiatoeia and say that now, I am crying with this ending 😭😭😭😭
    Thank you ❤️🤗

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  4. I, like many, saw the webtoon and could not help myself from searching for more and to my amazement you not only translated the whole work but have done a tremendously great work. Never during my reading did I think oh that sounds strange… I speak 2 languages so I can only imagine how much effort you put in. Especially when one language does not have a certain word/expression that the other does.

    Thank you so much for all your hard work!!

    You’ve have really bestowed us with so much joy ❤

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  5. This has long been in my to-read list. I began reading it only for the purpose of clearing my list, but I fell in love with the novel.❤️
    Thank you so much for translating this novel, Miss Ruby!

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  6. I religiously followed this until the last 3 chapters, when I just couldn’t bear to do it any more and accept that the story was ending.

    This has been one of my all-time favourites. Certainly the best with adult bits. Came for that, and stayed for the diabetes.

    Thank you so so much for bringing this to us and the many hours of joy we’ve had from it.

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  7. Miss Ruby
    I’m so grateful to u for letting me experience the thrill of reading this wonderful novel through your amazing translations!! Throughout this novel reading i could feel your passion and hardwork and it kept me hooked.Thanks once again….🙏🙏
    Love from India💛❤️💛

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  8. Thank you for your work ruby
    but WHY DOES THE AUTHOR LEAVE US IN SUSPENSE NOOO
    WHO ENDS UP WITH DAMIEN? AND EVE??
    do they tell damien the truth?!
    WHEN DOES HUGH GET THE BROACH?!?!
    ahh so many questions…

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  9. Thank you so much for translating this TT I am sadden to find this Jem so late but very gratefully that you have translated this 💕😭😭🥺, hahah and the only thing is that my name is very uncommon in stories but I was shocked to share the same name as the fox XD
    Thank you so much for your hard work and Perseverance til the end 🙈🔥💕😍

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  10. Dear Miss Ruby, thank you so much for the translations. I first found Lucia in comic form but I couldn’t wait for updates so I look for the novel instead. I found you and I had a great time reading it. Your translations are very well done and I hope to read more translated novels from you. Thank you for your hard work.

    Love from
    Alice ( from Malaysia )

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  11. I decided to read this by chance (read the first 30 webtoons(?) and only read 1 or 2 light novels before, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    It really felt that I was living in this world and could very vividly imagine each scene, I still have a hard time letting it go. My mind is buzzing with plot line possibilities. I have to thank you for that for allowing me that experience.

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  12. This is so beautiful. I am reading this on February 2020. Thank you for your hard work. Such a beautiful thing to enjoy even after years. Please take care of yourself.

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  13. I never leave comments but the flow of translation has been nothing short of amazing. Except for the bits where you left the original Korean words like “Gong” as is, I constantly forget that this is a translated story.

    Thank you for you time and dedication!

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  14. Wow what a ride , really tragic to see what becomes of both families in the other timelines where these two dont meet, but all in all beautiful story and good job to you for translating this so well thanks

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  15. Reading this made me so so so happy, I’m so glad that it’s complete too 😭 thank you for all your hard work, time and efforts miss ruby! I’m looking forward to reading your next project too!

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  16. Reading this up to this point was overall an unforgettable experience, happily waiting for your trans everytime and lowkey scared that you might fall out of love and stop translating (like most ppl doing this kinda unofficial trans) but you didnt. This is the first long korean novel that I read up to the end and it’s all thanks to you. Good thing someone like you translated an amazing story like Lucia. Once again, thank you for real.

    Btw, I’m looking for a really great story to read after this, whoever saw this comment feel free to recom me some lol preferably like Lucia- if possible.

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  17. woaa~ what a roller coaster story was! but so beautiful ❤ I'm so thankful to you (Ruby) for allowed me to read this through your translation, thank you so much!~

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  18. Hey there Ruby and other readers. This was an awesome story that really touched my heart and I know I’m late or didn’t even follow it (I just finished the story despite picking it up a bit after the love confession chapter) but this story really left a huge impression on my heart and I’m just gonna say I’m glad that this all happened and I’ll hopefully interact with y’all in the future. This was a great story thank you so much for letting me and everyone else here experience it to its full glory.

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  19. Thank you for translating Lucia. This story has touched my heart and I’m so ever grateful that you’ve taken this webnovel up to translate.

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  20. Thank you soooooo much from the bottom of my non-Korean speaking heart. I finally picked this up after reading so many recommendations and I sure am glad I did it. I was on this constantly for a week unyil I finally finished the side story this morning at 10am. I was a bit shocked and heart dropped to my belly when I read “this is the last side story.”
    Oh, how I want it to continue.
    Although mid-thirties is just the beginning of life, having been through all those years with this super lovely couple from their young age gave me lots of feels.

    I will eventually re-read this story. I had all my fave chapters bookmarked.

    Ruby, you worked so hard on this book and I am so glad that you just kept going. Thank you SOOOOO much!! I truly miss Luica and Hugh. I’m so glad they came together for all of us.

    Gosh…Sorry…I just cant let go. Lol

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  21. Thank for all your hard work miss rubi. You have done a very great job of translating the book and yes you have indeed improve so much.

    I didnt expect that Lucia will so amazing like this. Again thank you for picking this up and translating. You have allowed us non koreans to enjoy this wonderful story.

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  22. Hello,
    I am ashamed to say that I began to read this story on another website. I was very happy to find it and didn’t think more than that until I found that it was published on this site.
    I am very proud to say that I immediately switched to your website to read it!
    Thank you for taking the time to translate it for our great enjoyment.
    I loved this story.

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  23. I stumbled on the webtoon first and wanted more then discovered your translations. Miss Ruby thank you so much for picking up & your time translating the entire novel!! I appreciate all the efforts that went into it! ❤ I was so happy to read about Lucia & Hugh love story absolutely enjoyed the ride. I hope that Cael got to meet Evangeline in the future even if it wasn’t written.

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  24. Some questions I have remaining:
    Does Damien ever find his love?
    Where is Chris?
    What happened to Jude that day he didn’t show up.
    Does Lucia tell Hugo about their life together in the alternative universe?
    Otherwise this novel was reall uh good. Thank you for translating it.

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  25. i really loved this story so much. truly i came for the plot but the smut also ended up being quite fun to read seeing how creative the author gets. it was plot relevant too. the story was simply too heartwarming. ive melted i tell u. lucia is the sweetest. the baden family carrying the legacy of these amazing women (and strong men borne of them) ..its so wonderful. my heart is full and threatening to overflow. this last sidestory really hurt so good. i had a lovely time. thank you miss ruby for the translations! really brought the story to life

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  26. I am still in a state that I cannot accept this has ended! 😭😭😭 Dang! What a ride! 😭😭 But thank you very much Miss Ruby for translating this, I am officially following your translations! 😉

    But I really do love to read Damian and Eve’s stories too! 😭😭 I want to see more of Hugh and Lucia’s love to one another! My ghadd! I first saw the webtoon of this and upon knowing that there was a novel I tried reading it hoping that it will be good and it turned out more than what I expected! I have read a lot of wife-doting husband but Hugh is number 1! 😍😍😍 hahaha I am sooo sorry to LTX whom I made as number one but Hugh really really surpassed him in a lot of aspects!! 😂😂

    I WANT MOREEEEEERE!! 😭😭😭😭😭

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  27. Miss Ruby,
    Thank you very much for this wonderful novel. I’ve been reading this novel since last year and catched up to the side stories. I wanted to binged read it all so… I only just noticed that you already finished it all… It’s bee a wild ride reading (I was crying the whole time reading the side stories)… This has been one of my favorites and its finished….I’ll be reading on the other novel as well though 😀

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  28. well although I know the story is completed I want it to continue. and I am also curious about damian and ted . is there another arc to it or different story about it , I am really……. curious.

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  29. Thank you author and the translating team. The author for producing such high quality story, and Ms. Ruby’s translating team for bringing such work to the general public and for the high quality translation. This novel made me feel so emotional. This deserves more recognition! I love this so much and I’m just thankful I got the opportunity to read this.

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    • I’m the only translator, no team but thank you 😭😭😭. (PS: I had an reader who offered to edit so he functioned as my editor for a huge chunk of the last 2 or so volumes)

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  30. thankyou so much for the translation! this brought me such a rollercoaster of emotions🥺🤧 i read the story for about two days non stop🤣

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