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 1/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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135 thoughts on “Lucia Side Story 7.6: The Beginning of All Stories

  1. As much as I’d love to see more of the characters I am very happy that this story had such a dignified ending, it is too often that a story drags on endlessly and the feeling with finishing it is more “Phew it’s over” rather than the bliss of Lucia.
    Anyways thanks Ruby for the translation, here’s wishing you luck with your projects in the future.

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  2. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HARDWORK!!!
    I’m really grateful for your translations because it gave me a bit of break from all the stress when I’m reading Lucia, so again thank you for that.
    blessings upon you as always and good luck for all your next works!!!

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  3. Thank you so so much for your really amazing translation. You know, everyday i refreshed your page hoping for an update (or two or more!). Always a great time reading your translation. Sending my love to you, and hoping for everything good upon you! Thank you again.

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  4. I have never commented before but I have been along for the ride for a while. I just wanted to say thank you so much for translating the book! It always put a smile on my face and you always worked so hard so I’m really grateful!!!!

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  5. Ruby, thanks a lot for all your hard work! I’ve been in the ride for maybe a year and half, and I’ve been enjoying each and every chapter you translated! Really one of my fave novels, so thx for sticking till the end!! See you in Wrong House, for now it’s also looking very interesting ^^ 😘😘😘

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  6. I can’t thank you enough for all the work you put into this Miss Ruby! Truly, it has been a very special ride and this ducal couple will forever have a place in my heart. Rarely do I read such a fantastic piece and I am more than grateful to you for making this possible and persevering to the end.

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  7. Thank you so much, Miss Ruby. I was getting into reading translated Chinese novels when I came across Lucia. You did a very good job 👍🏻 and your interactions with your fans gave the translation a more personal touch ❤

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  8. I want to thank you infinitely for this beautiful translation work, I do not know any English and I have read this novel with the google translator, I can say that the work is so well executed that I found it very easy to read.
    I have been reading this novel for 2 years that if it had not been for you Miss Ruby we would not have finished reading it, I am grateful that you have taken it, when for X reason, the person who previously did it could not continue.
    Thank you very much again for this great work.
    I have mixed feelings … I am happy to know the end of this novel … but I am sad that it is over …
    But I will continue reading your work with the new novel you translate ..
    Now there is only rest from such hard work.
    Kisses and blessings from a distance, from Chile with love.

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  9. I can’t imagine how hard is it to translate, let alone a whole book.. so, thank you so much for doing it and sharing it with us. you are the true MVP, miss Ruby. Love you!

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  10. Thank you sooooo much for translating!! Lucia is the first korean novel I’ve read and I’m so glad I got to read it with such a great translation (and translator, since the TNs were also fun to read!!) Again, thank you so much!!!! <33

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    • thank you author-nim! i survived my tiring clinical internship and board exam review thanks to u and your dedication to translate this novel! sad that lucia had to end 😦 hopefully a sequel for damian will be released since i want him to have a happy ending as well.

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  11. Been lurking here previously…

    THANK YOU FOR TRANSLATING!! I really love Lucia, its pace was right, most of the characters are all well-developed… Thank you for picking up such as wonderful book and sharing it with all of us!! Looking forward to your other translations!

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  12. Thank you, Ruby. Couldnt thank you enough for translating this treasure. Your dedication and hard work should be rewarded. I loved reading Lucia. It is a novel novel. I wish i was as talented as you, i love learning new languages, will try to learn more in the future.

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  13. Thank you for your hard work, Ms Ruby! ‘Lucia’ is my favorite Korean Novel and your translations helped me to enjoy the content even more. I dont know how described my feelings right now- it felt bittersweet to have this ending. I wished for more but understand that every story has its own ending.
    Thank you once again, Ms Ruby! Really really appreciate the effort! May you have great days ahead of you always xoxo

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  14. Thank you so much for everything ❤️ I am undoubtedly grateful for your hard work and dedication in translating Lucia for us. You really inspired me to start learning Korean in order to read other stories. Please take care of yourself and rest well. Always sending you my appreciation and support Miss Ruby!

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  15. Thank you so much for translating the whole series! This is one of the best out there great story line and great translations! I think we have all fallen in love with Lucia and Hugh and while I’m sad it’s finished I’m also happy it ended on a great note! ❤

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  16. Thank you so so much miss rub!
    Reading your translation is one of my get away from my boring life 😍

    I love your work so much!
    May happiness be with you always, because you do bring happiness to a lot of people

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  17. Thank you so much for all the time and effort it took to translate this. I’m often sad that I can’t read light novels because there aren’t any complete translations I can get to. Lucia was truly a wonderful story and I was glad to be able to have read it. And I agree, you’ve improved so much through this whole journey. I look forward to reading your other translations.

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  18. Thank you so much for your wonderful and generous heart. You had me hooked from the very beginning. I greatly appreciate your hard work. I am crying coz it finally ended. #Sad but it clearly showcased your ability to deliver the right emotions through your all translations. I can’t thank you enough for the amazing job you have done. Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!! 🙏😊❤️

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  19. Thank you miss Ruby for letting us have this amazing story. Following this since last year had become a part of an amazing journey. Thank you so much I will always support you miss Ruby. More blessings for you ❤

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  20. Thank you for all your hardwork❣❣❣ I really enjoyed Lucia and it became one of my favorites overtime. All of this was possible because of your hardwork and dedication🥰 Looking forward to your next translations❣

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  21. This is the first time I’ve commented.. I can’t express how grateful I am to see you’ve finished the translations and I’m supremely thankful for your commitment.. I’ve been an avid reader of many translations online for a good while now and ‘Lucia’ is one of the few that has made me cry, laugh, and feel something deep in my heart. I will miss the Lucia world, and I will definitely re-read the whole thing in the future. Thank you for this experience Miss Ruby!

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  22. Ahhhh it finished ;_; im sad cuz im gonna miss it since ive been following it since a long while ago but ;A; im happy as well.
    Thank you for the wonderful translation, I’ve always felt like your translations are great in quality and of course I’d be reading what you will translate in the future, thank you for your wonderful work 💜

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  23. Thank you so much Miss Ruby ❤️! Today was truly bittersweet 💔😭 , but I am not completely sad because of “ you’ve got the wrong house, villain”. I am so excited because the story is really interesting. I can’t thank you enough for all your hard work 😓🥰.

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  24. Thank you so much for not giving up! I fell in love tremendously. I serious would have bawled my eyes out if I didn’t have my sibling in the room. Lol. Truely in love with this novel and thank you so so much for the hard and continues work that you do!!

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  25. First of all, thank you so much Ruby for translating this novel, it was truly a pleasure to read it and I’m also reading your latest translation so I hope you can preserve till the last chapter like this one.
    I’m a fast reader who likes to consume numerous novels all at once and most of the time if it’s not a long series I forget about them and move onto my next target but Lucia was a bit different.
    The story line isn’t something out of this world nor a cliche done to perfection yet it somehow manages to touch you. I find it hard to care about characters in a web novel setting despite them being published later on because they’re usually a lot cartoony and flat then I would prefer but despite Lucia’s inclination to this sort of route, overall it actually managed to distinguish itself.
    By the end I was rooting for everyone and not just Lucia, the main character. Last epilogues made the story stronger rather than curbing it’s momentum which is a rare case.
    I don’t know, I really loved the butterfly effect that Lucia(+Cael & Evangelina) had on everyone, it was beautiful and heartbreaking to see of another possibility pending out there.

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  26. Thank you so much for translating Lucia, Miss Ruby!! Lucia was the first Korean novel I’ve read, I’ll definitely be rereading it again! Miss Ruby, if you decided to take on another project I’d suggest Light & Shadow! I feel like it’s similar to Lucia.

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  27. Thank you so much for all your hard work in translating this book. It’s been a few months since I started reading and this book resonates with me so much. I’m continuously looking for something similar that will speak to me as much as this story. I might re-read it!

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  28. Thank you for sharing this wonderful novel with us. It pained me to think that this will be the end. I love lucia and all the side stories that im wishing for more. I dont know if i can find another novel as awesome as this but if anyone can suggest to me, please do… I’ll miss all the characters for sure.

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  29. I can’t thank you enough for your hard work translating [Lucia] this was my second novel that I barely sleep anxious to read… the first one was [Gu Fang Bu Zi Shang] was amazing too ε=ε=(ノ≧∇≦)ノ
    I still dind’t read the [You’ve Got the Wrong House, Villain] but for sure I will check ლ(´ڡ`ლ)
    again thank you SO MUCH, *big hug* (▰˘◡˘▰)

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  30. Hi, i caught up with your translations when you’re still working on the side stories (book 8) which is quite late so i couldn’t join the hype in the comments but i read all the comments while progressing on reading this, it’s also my first time reading a whole translated korean novel & i admire you for having the will & passion to continue translating even to the last bits of the side stories! i may not understand the korean language so well but from what i’ve read, i can say that i could very well understand the story & i think the words usage are very good? that’s from my pov, i think you really did amazing for the translation considering this is your first time too! i would really like to say a big thanks to you for translating this novel, it is such a good novel & a good read! considering how good this is, i might read the next novel you’re working on as well!! thankyou so much!! keep up the great work, i’m cheering on you enthusiastically rn! /hugs u/

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  31. Thank you for the enjoyable ride! The story Lucia was a roller coaster of emotions especially this last side story. I can’t believe the pendant has such as sad background. Also can’t believe the last chapters would make me cry. Thank you for finishing the translation of this wonderful story. I had fun and I love it very much. ❤❤❤❤❤

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  32. Thank you SO MUCH for translating this!! The comic has been coming out recently on TappyToon and I’ve been horribly obsessed. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I came hunting for the novel, but you just had to do something so amazing as this. Good work, and good luck on your next project!! I plan to read it, eventually, too!

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  33. Thank you sooo much, miss ruby and shadowdog for your hardwork translating this novel😭😘💘 you guys are really the best!!💘💘🥰🥰
    Lucia is my first Korean webnovel I read and when I found this blog I am really beyond happy!! Because I’ve read Lucia in another blog and I don’t really understand what is the translator trying to say😥 you really did a good job here!! I wish only the good things happen in your life🥰🥰🥰

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  34. Hi! Ummm… I’ve never commented before but I just want to say thank you for translating this novel!💓 Whenever I’m tired or feel sad, I read this and it would never fail to put a smile on my face. I can’t put into words just how much reading has helped me when I feel low. I could probably write a whole essay to express my gratitude but it still won’t be enough. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK!!!!💓

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  35. I-I feel like crying 😭😭😭

    It’s not often a novel makes me feel like this, it’s super duper rare 😭😭

    Thank all mighty G O D you continued translating this and finished it beautifully. I wish I could hug you rn. Seriously, that k you so much for translating this 😭

    I’m reading YGTWHV rn and I already love it, I’m looking forward another novel from you! 😘

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  36. I never regret reading this novel. Its really surprising for me to read a full english novel. Im not that fond in reading novels. But when I read Lucia, its already a manhwa. Then i find it short because it was only recently released so I decided to read the novel itself. Im really glad. The story is amazing. Thank you for translating the story! 😁😊😊

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  37. Thank you so much Miss Ruby for translating this novel!! T_T

    This is such a great novel and I’m really thankful that you are the translator, with your consistency to stick with only one novel, and you actually finished the whole thing unlike others… Thank you so much for giving this novel the great translation it deserves. I wish you best luck on your other projects after this, Miss Ruby

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  38. I happened upon this novel by chance and I’m so glad I stuck around. This has been one of the better translated novels (plot and translation) that’s I’ve read in a while. The only thing I would like to know is: did Damon ever find “Ted”? And who was ted? Her description sounds sounded familiar.

    Please continue translating. You’re doing a great job. I’m glad that you decided to stick around.

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