Nan Chan by Tang Jiuqing
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!!
** Some of the terms may be inconsistent in some chapters. Once the whole novel has been translated, I’ll do another read through and re-edit to weed out typos, clean up sentences, standardize terms, and such.