如果这是场电影,那么就该淡入。#Live long & prosper.#Bigger on the inside.

摘录翻译“给已经拥有所有的暗影猎人买什么生日礼物”

实在是太喜欢原著的这段了,翻译了出来。


“Magnus and Alec sat in brief silence after the vampires departed, and then something else happened. The fight between the peri and the werewolf got out of hand. The werewolf’s face changed, snarling, and the peri turned the table upside down. A crash rang out.

吸血鬼离开之后,Magnus和Alec相对无言,突然一位妖精和一只狼人就打了起来,事态脱离了掌控。狼人的脸开始变形,他咆哮着;而妖精将桌子掀了起来,发出一声撞击声。

Magnus started slightly at the sound, and Alec acted. He leaped to his feet, palming a throwing knife with one hand, his other hand going to a weapon in his belt. He moved faster than any other being in the room—werewolf, vampire, or faerie—could have moved.

Magnus被声响吵到,但Alec行动了。他跳起来,将一只飞刀藏在一只手里,另一只手按在了腰带上的武器上。他比屋子里任何生物——狼人,吸血鬼,或者精灵——都行动更加敏捷。

And he moved automatically in front of the booth where Magnus was sitting, placed his body between Magnus and the threat without even thinking about it. Magnus had seen how Alec acted with his fellow Shadowhunters, with his sister and his parabatai, closer than a brother. He guarded their backs, watched out for them, behaved at all times as if their lives were more precious than his own.

然后他自然而然地站到了Magnus的座位前,用他的身体隔开Magnus和其他任何能够想到的危险。Magnus之前见过Alec是怎么和其他暗影猎人,他的妹妹和比兄弟还亲的黄金搭档,一起合作的,他保护他们,照看他们,任何时候都表现得好像他们生命比自己的还重要。

Magnus was the High Warlock of Brooklyn, and for centuries had been powerful beyond the dreams of not only mundanes but most of Downworld. Magnus certainly did not need protection, and nobody had ever even thought to offer it, certainly not a Shadowhunter. The best one could hope for from Shadowhunters, if you were a Downworlder, was to be left alone. Nobody had tried to protect him, that he could remember, since he was very young. He had never wanted anybody to do so, not since he’d been a child who’d had to run to the cold mercy of the Silent Brothers’ sanctuary. That had been long ago in a country far away, and Magnus had never wanted to be so weak ever again. Yet seeing Alec spring to defend him caused Magnus to feel a pang in the center of his chest, at once sweet and painful

Magnus是布洛克林的大巫师,远比普通人和大部分暗影世界能够想象的都要强大。Magnus当然不需要保护,而且也没人想过要给予他保护,更别说是暗影猎人了。如果你是暗影世界的一员,那么你能够希望的最好的事情就是暗影猎人不管你。在他的记忆中,从小没人想过要保护他;自从他还是个孩子,跑去寻求Silent Brothers冷冰冰的怜悯和庇护之后,他也不再想要别人的保护。那都是很多时间之前,发生在另一个国度的事情了,Magnus再也不想像当初那样的弱小。但现在看到Alec跳出来保护自己让Magnus感到怦然心动,他感觉既甜蜜又痛苦。

And the customers in Taki’s café shrank back from Alec, from angelic power revealed in a sudden blaze of fury. In that moment nobody doubted that he could lay waste to them all.

Taki咖啡店的顾客都躲开了Alec,远离突然被激怒而展现的天使的力量。在那个瞬间,没人怀疑Alec会对他们心慈手软。

The peri and the werewolf slunk to opposite corners of the café, and then hastily made their retreat from the building. Alec subsided into the booth opposite Magnus, and sent him an embarrassed smile.

妖精和狼人潜逃到了咖啡店的另外一边,然后匆匆忙忙地跑了出去。Alec坐回到Magnus对面的座位上,冲着他尴尬地微笑。

It was strange and startling and terribly endearing, like Alec himself.

这个笑容不可思议、出乎意料,同时又该死地惹人喜爱,就像是Alec他自己。

Magnus then dragged Alec outside, pushed him up against the brick wall of Taki’s under the sparking upside-down sign, and kissed him. Alec’s blue eyes that had blazed with angelic fury were tender suddenly, and darker with passion. Magnus felt Alec’s strong lithe body strain against Magnus’s, felt his gentle hands slide up Magnus’s back. Alec kissed him back with shattering enthusiasm, and Magnus thought, Yes, this one, this one fits, after all the stumbling around and searching, and here it is.

Magnus将Alec拉到了外面,将他推到Taki的砖墙上,在闪着光的招牌下来。他亲吻他。Alec前一刻还满是天使一半愤怒的蓝眼睛突然就柔和了下来,又满是激情而颜色更深。Magnus感觉到Alec强健而柔软的身体顶着他,感觉到他将手滑上了Magnus的后背。Alec含着意料之外的热情回吻。然后Magnus意识到,是的,这个,这才是对的,那么多磕磕绊绊的找寻之后,它就在这里。

“What was that for?” Alec asked a long time later, eyes shining.

“这是因为什么?”Alec在一段时间之后开口问道,眼睛闪着光。

Alec was young. Magnus had never been old, had never known how the world reacted to you when you were old, and had not been allowed to be really young for long either. Being immortal meant being apart from such concerns. All the mortals Magnus had loved had seemed younger and older than him, both at once. But Magnus was keenly aware that this was Alec’s first time dating, doing anything at all. He had been Alec’s first kiss. Magnus wanted to be good to him, not burden him with the weight of feelings that Alec might not return.

Alec还年轻。Magnus不会老去,他不知道当你年暮时世界会怎样对你,又没真的年轻很长时间。永生意味着不用去考虑这些。所有Magnus爱过的凡人,看起来都既比他年轻又比他年老。但Magnus敏锐地意识到这是Alec的第一次约会,所有事情对于他都是全新的。他是Alec的初吻。Magnus想要对他好,不想去考虑Alec也许不会再回来。

“Nothing,” Magnus lied.

“没什么。”Magnus撒谎了。


摘录来自: Cassandra Clare. “8.What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything” iBooks.


评论(6)
热度(37)

© 山羊不吃银线草 | Powered by LOFTER