Chapter 41 The Finale

When I woke up in the morning, I realized that it was the last day of our agreement. I woke Fatty up and washed my face.

How will he show up? What will be the first thing he says? Will he be alone when he comes out? If there’s a bunch of things following him out, will I have to kill them all?

I checked my ammo and sat in front of the bronze door with two guns. After thinking it over, however, I decided it was inappropriate.

Truthfully, I didn’t sleep a wink last night. I yawned and put the guns behind me.

Fatty came over and handed me a phone. “Let’s listen to some music. What should we listen to today?”

“What do you have?” I brought it over, clicked on the app, and found that the playlist was full of square-dancing songs. I figured Little Brother would probably shrink back behind the door if I played this, although I did find it quite interesting.

“Don’t you have anything else?”

“There’s a song that’s been very popular recently. A little girl in Banai sent it to me.” Fatty took the phone back, searched through it for a long time, and then showed me the title: “See You Again.”

I made sure the volume was low and hit play. It was all in English. I listened to the song silently, and even Fatty didn’t speak.

“It’s been a long day without you my friend,
And I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again.” (1)

Fatty hummed along. The song was quite nice, so I kept silent and listened for a long time.

Is he not coming out? I sighed. Fatty slowly fell asleep beside me, snoring lightly.

I struggled to stay awake, but I couldn’t help feeling sleepy listening to the music.

In the dim light, I saw the bronze door open.

I’m just like the little match girl (2), I thought as I rubbed my face and opened my eyes.

Sure enough, nothing had actually happened.

I knew it wouldn’t work, so I looked at Fatty and started talking to him.

“The people in that village make a dessert from glutinous rice and brown sugar. Since there’s plenty of rain in the village, a special weed called Yuzaishen grows there. The petals of this weed are put into the dessert, and are said to help with memory. Of course, it’s only a local legend.”

I kept yawning as I spoke. My consciousness began to blur, but I didn’t stop talking. I don’t know how long I stayed up, but in my hazy state, I suddenly felt someone slowly sit down beside me.

I hesitated for a moment, glanced sideways, and saw the other person looking at me as well.

Fatty slowly woke up and looked at us.

I saw a familiar face and indifferent eyes reflecting the light of the bonfire.

People say that when you forget someone, the first thing you forget is their voice. But when he spoke, it wasn’t unfamiliar at all.

“You’ve aged,” he said

The music was still flowing in this place close to hell.

Fatty came up, hooked his arm around Poker-Face’s shoulder, and caused him to stumble: “How can we compare with Little Brother? And you were willing to come out!!”

Poker-Face swayed from all the jostling.

I pulled down my sleeve, covered the scars on my arm, and stood up.

He smiled at me and I lifted my bag. “Let’s go.”

We just…haven’t seen you for a long time.


I live at the North Sea and you at the South Sea,
I asked the wild goose to pass a letter but was told they could not.
Each of us held a cup of wine and talked amid spring wind with peach and plum blossom,
For ten years we missed each other before lamps during night rain outside. (3)

-Grave Robbers’ Chronicles: Ten Years Later (end)-

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TN Notes:

(1) This was in English on the raw if anyone cares. Same with the song title “See You again”. I found 2 versions. The Wiz Khalifa version ft. Charlie Puth is here and the one without Wiz Khalifa is here. Based on the ambience they’ve got going on, I feel like they’re listening to the latter lol

(2) From Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale. The story is about a dying child’s hopes and dreams. More info here

(3) “Ji Huang Ji Fu” is a poem by Song Dynasty writer Huang Tingjian. There’s no way in hell I would’ve gotten this, so credit goes to this website lol


Hooray!!! Little Brother’s out of the door!!! And the first words out of his mouth are to call Wu Xie old. What a dick lol. There are 3 more postcript kind of chapters so I’m just going to keep the chapter #s rolling. Also, I can’t remember how I found it, but somebody else did translate this chapter (but only this chapter as far as I can tell, I didn’t look that hard though) so if you want to see their version, it’s here


17 thoughts on “Chapter 41 The Finale

  1. So does this mean what we see in the current series of Lost Tomb Reboot is actually not written yet or has been written but under a different name from this series? I am a little lost sorry.


  2. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
    It was simple and perfect. And that song choice!!! T-T
    Thank you for another amazing book translation Merebear!! You really are the best!!! And Tiffany too! Just, thank you to the both of you for your selfless efforts and providing fans with the rest of the story. I love you both! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  3. Since the author included such a poignant and fitting song here, maybe he’ll do it again? I feel like Memories by Maroon 5 would’ve been a good fit for Reboot. Especially after that scene with Pan Zi. 😭😭😭 Pan Ziiiiii!!!

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  4. Finally I was waiting for this one since the first day I have known Xiao ge’s sacrifice 😭😭😭😭😭 thank you so much for the translation, I’m so glad you did this because no one else did it before.


  5. Well, first of all let me cry for a bit 😢😢😭😭😭

    The ending is perfect. Not to extravagant or too exaggerated. Just in line with what Xiao Ge would do and Wu Xie and Fatty. Over all, I love this novel with all my heart. Thank you for translating this novel 😁

    When Zhang Qiling called Wu Xie old, I was like, if it were me after waiting for ten long years for him and the very first word that came out of his mouth is that “Your Old” I would definitely give him an uppercut.😈

    But…. this is our Xiao Ge, a tight bear hug would do as punishment. 😍

    Maybe he was a bit awkward after seeing Wu Xie after such a long time and then spout nonsense 😂😂😂

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  6. Feels like a long long ten years
    After imaging how this would unfold, this is perfect
    And he smile….
    Those three really deserve retirement. For now, image of the three of them sit together in front of magnificent bronze door without caring of anything else is enough

    Thank you Merebear.. thank you Tiffany.. without you sweet girls, i will never get the opportunity to know this


  7. I’m crying so much omgggg. I saved this chapter to read on 8/17, and it’s so worth it. Xiao ge is finally backkkkkkk


  8. Wu Xie wants to show he is cool about his return. But I think If Xiao Ge hadn’t come out of the door, Wu Xie would have gone crazy and because of this, Fatty would have blown up that bronze door causing another disaster like what happened in Tibetan see flower or worse than before.😅
    Xiao Ge used to show his feelings more in action but now he is different. From now on, Wu Xie should not call him poker face. Xiao Ge smiled at him.
    Thank you so much for this translation.💕💕

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  9. “You’re old.” He said. I don’t know if I should laugh or cry at this.😂

    He smiled at me and I lifted my bag. “Let’s go.” Xiao Ge 🥺❤️

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