After watching XAJH 2001, quite amazing, I went ahead and read the novel. Finishing it today, I spent some time searching around for what people have to say about the book. It came to my surprise some people think that in LHC's heart, he loves YLS more than RYY.
The arguments I've come accross mostly revolved around 4 events:
- When LHC comes to Shaolin Temple to rescue RYY.
- When he hears about YLS's marriage.
- When LHC let YLS stab him during their battle.
- Finally YLS's death.
The first two events, I kinda agree that at the time, LHC still got a strong feeling for YLS and his defeating Yue Buqun at Shaolin Temple was more like a pay-back because RYY risked her life to rescue him, rather than love. However, as time goes by, his love for RYY gradually grows, maybe even without him noticing it. In the third event, he still cares for YLS a lot, but it's because they spent 18 (or something like that?) years together like brother and sister; he wanted to make her feel happy and just couldn't hurt her. And right before YLS's death, when LHC and RYY are going after YLS and LPZ, LHC wishes he could stay with RYY forever, riding the wagon, and has completely forgotten about YLS.
Near the end of the book, whenever something bad happens to LHC and RYY, he always says to himself "damn we're in trouble. nah as long as I and RYY die together, I don't care". When he thinks RYY's dead, despite Yilin's there, he just wanted to have everything blown up because his life, now without RYY, is meaningless.
So can you guys who think LHC loves YLS more than RYY, tell me more about your reasons? The arguments I've come accross so far are not really satifying since they mostly focus on the early part of the story, when LHC's just met RYY and hence, they haven't got much time together.