Zixuan’s life as a Nuwa descendant
Written by lovelikethis
It’s a constant theme with the Nuwa descendants to never be able to have the love they want in their lives. No matter what, they always have to sacrifice their own happiness for the happiness of the people. Look at Ling’er, she couldn’t be cooped up with Xiaoyao (she also dies at the end) because she’s the princess of her nation and has to save her people because that’s the path Nuwa walks. Then there was Ling’er’s mother, Qing’er, who also can’t pursue a love life because the safety and protection of her people comes first; and that’s why she felt obliged to marry the king in order to have more influence and power over her people. And she also dies by sacrificing herself to seal the water serpent. Now look at Zixuan: in the second lifetime that she and Changqing were together, she had to go back to Miaojiang and sacrifice her life to save everyone else. However, when Changqing comes to take her back, she can’t abandon her duty, so as a result Changqing dies and they don’t get to be together. So it’s just sad, how these BEAUTIFUL women are the Earth mothers, and who are so full of love and always saving everybody else, but they can never have the love that they desire. This reminds me of the quote by a famous singer and it goes like this: “There are those among us who are BLESSED with the power to SAVE what is loved by another, but POWERLESS to use this blessing for love themselves.”
Such is the life of a Nuwa descendant.
Shenggu said that Zixuan wasn’t the same Nuwa as she was before she gave birth to Qing’er. After a Nuwa descendant gives birth, they lose their immortality of not dying and not ageing. Zixuan was ageing faster now because she used much of her life-force in saving Changqing; and because she’s ageing faster than Changqing, she’d have to die before him. If Changqing stayed with Zixuan, he would have broken his vow of abstinence and then have to be reincarnated again, but I don’t think Zixuan will be reincarnated (who knows where Nuwa descendants go after death), so Changqing would most likely have to live his next life without Zixuan, and he’d have to go through the life cycle of suffering all over again.
It’s not just that the cycle will end when Changqing no longer reincarnates; it doesn’t even really matter anymore whether or not Changqing will reincarnate because the cycle will end no matter what since this is already the last life that Zixuan gets to live.