I have experienced all the eight sufferings1 of this world.
I do not ask for nirvana, but for you.
Wild and hard-to-tame demon (gong) X Cold, ascetic and childish immortal (shou)
Carp is gong, gong, gong.
Gong is older, older, older.
The perspective in the story is not fixed; i.e. story is told from both characters’ perspectives.
(A quarter of the story will be flashback; a quarter will be on casework.)
** Warning: novel may touch on dark and disturbing themes in certain story arcs.
** Angst warning!!
- 八苦, the eight sufferings in life – birth, old age, sickness, death, parting (with loved ones), encounter (with hated ones), unfulfillment (of wishes and desires), and ill arising from the 5 fundamentals of life that make up our self-existence (form, sensations, perceptions, volition, and consciousness).