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Mo Ran felt that taking Chu Wanning as his master was a mistake.

His Shizun was just so similar to a cat, while he was like a silly dog.

Dogs and cats were biologically different. The silly dog hadn’t originally intended to put his furry paws out towards that cat.

He originally thought that dogs should be with dogs, like his senior brother, who was beautiful and docile, like a cute Japanese Spitz. They would look so good together.

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But after dying and coming back to life, after living two lifetimes, the one he’d brought back to his den both times was that snow-white kitty Shizun that he didn’t even have his eye on at first.

Aka The Husky and His White Cat Shizun.

The Husky and His White Cat Shizun is a danmei xianxia Web Novel written by Meatbun Doesn't Eat Meat.  Also known as 2ha or Erha.

Emperor of the cultivation world Mo Weiyu deceived elders and slaughtered ancestors, and committed all crimes and sins known to man. After ending his own life he was reborn and transmigrated to the year he first became a disciple.

In the shell of a boy held the soul of the old and weary. After coming back to life, truth after truths that were hidden below the surface in the previous life floated to the top and broke through the waters one after the other.

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Of all the revelations, the one that stunned him the most was the Shizun he hated to the bone in his previous life had always been protecting him from the shadows.

The heart of man could change, even demons and monsters could become compassionate and good. Only, he had sinned deeply. Could the blood on his hands ever be cleansed?

Immortality, a Live-Action Adaptation, will air in 2021.


The Husky and His White Cat Shizun contains examples of:

  • Accidental Marriage: A mission derails and Chu Wanning and Mo Ran find themselves with a demon conducting a wedding ceremony for the two of them, along with several ghosts.
  • Action-Hero Babysitter: Mo Ran finds himself having to babysit his "younger disciple brother" Xia Sini (who in reality is Chu Wanning, who was reverted to his child form after a qi deviation) for some time. Shenanigans ensue.
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  • Action Mom: Previously thought to be completely non-combatant, near the end of the novel Lady Wang reveals her true power at the cost of her life.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Mo Ran enjoys calling Chu Wanning "Baobei" and "Wanning" after they've gotten together, in addition to "Shizun", which takes on an affectionate tone, and in the extras "en gong gege" is also used.
  • And I Must Scream: The shards of Mo Ran's core are dug out before an entire audience while he is bound and unable to do anything, even scream.
  • And Now You Must Marry Me: After Tanxian-jun captured and removed Chu Wanning's golden core, he marries Chu Wanning in an official wedding ceremony and makes him into his Imperial Concubine.
  • Antagonist in Mourning: Chu Wanning's death in the first timeline drives Taxian-jun into becoming mentally unstable, so much so that he preserves Chu Wanning's corpse in the Red Lotus Pavilion to visit and speak with. It also made Taxian-jun lose the will to live.
  • Anyone Can Die: It would be easier to list the characters that don't die in some form or another than talk about all those that do.
  • Awful Wedded Life: For Chu Wanning, in the first timeline.
  • Ax-Crazy: One word: Taxian-jun.
  • Back to School: The essentials of the novel's plot can be summed up to this.
  • Bad Samaritan: Shi Mei AKA Hua Binan.
  • Band of Brothers: Mo Ran's and Xue Meng's relationship improves drastically after all their adventures together, with Xue Meng even risking both life and limb for him later on.
  • Bathe Her and Bring Her to Me: Taxian-jun after capturing Chu Wanning in the first timeline. Also the fourth Ghost King, though Mo Ran saves Chu Wanning in time.
  • The Beast Master: Nangong Si and Ye Wanxi.
  • Being Good Sucks: As Chu Wanning can attest. He continually sacrifices himself for the world and his loved ones, struggling against impossible odds and making himself more and more miserable, so much so that by the end of the novel his continued dedication to doing the right thing nearly breaks him completely.
  • Being Evil Sucks: As Mo Ran can attest. All his efforts to crush the world under his feet just left him more lonely and frustrated, until he ultimately gives it all up to pursue a life dedicated to his loved ones.
  • Berserk Button: Chu Wanning, for Mo Ran. Ironically, Chu Wanning was this for Mo Ran even before Mo Ran stopped hating him.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Chu Wanning pulls this on multiple occasions, most notably coming to Mo Ran's rescue from the feathered tribe and saving Xue Meng from Taxian-jun in the original timeline.
  • Blood-Splattered Wedding Dress: Chu Wanning's wedding robes from ghost marriage end up soaked with blood. He tears them off, leaving his typical white robes underneath, making his injuries all the more evident.
  • Body Horror: A lot of the plot involves gorey imagery. Readers be warned.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Song Qiu Tong.
  • Broken Pedestal: In the first timeline, Mo Ran's hatred for Chu Wanning began after the latter's failure to save the life of Shi Mei, who Mo Ran loved. Too bad Shi Mei wasn't actually dead.
  • Butterfly of Death and Rebirth: Mo Ran, who died and was "reborn" creates butterflies to match Chu Wanning's flowers. At the end of the novel, his heritage as member of the Butterfly-boned clan allows him to return to the living once more.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Chu Wanning deeply cares for and loves Mo Ran, but has terrible communication issues.
  • Chained to a Bed: Happens to Chu Wanning an several occasions.
  • Crapsack World: Even before various characters started dabbling in forbidden magic that could destroy the world, things weren't exactly great in a world rife with injustice, poverty, struggle, and murderous ghosts.
  • Cool Sword: Several, but particularly Bugui and Huaisha.
  • Covers Always Lie: Take a look at the cover design above and make your best guess as to the plot. Then read the rest of this page.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: There are some who were subjected to this, but one of the most horrifying ones, aside from Song Qiutong being boiled alive, is Hua Binan's death.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Three of them!
  • Deus Exit Machina: The final arc is stretched out quite a bit due to Mo Ran 2.0 being dead. He gets better though.
  • Dude, She's Like, in a Coma!: Under the effects of an emotion-heightening spell, Mo Ran ends up kissing a sleeping Chu Wanning and tearing at his clothes. He snaps out it.
  • Dying as Yourself: Taxian-jun dies as himself, finally freed from Hua Binan's control.
  • Fantastic Racism: Butterfly-boned clan is a clan of half demons, who upon discovery are subjected to Fate Worse than Death by being used as cauldrons for making more children, so the humans could eat them alive or dual cultivate with them, all to amplify their spiritual powers. They are seen as subhuman and more like food and bed warmers. One way for them to avoid that fate is to never cry, as their tears, which are golden, give their identity away if they are lucky enough to pass as a normal human.
  • Field Trip to the Past: Mo Ran and Xia Sini witness the previous breach in the barrier through a memory illusion generated by the feathered tribe.
  • Fire Is Red: Spiritual energy from fire cores is red.
  • From Bad to Worse: Things in the cultivation realm are already a mess when the story begins, with the lower realm struggling with poverty, starvation, and of course, the rampant ghost problems, while the upper realm mostly ignores their suffering. Things only get worse for everyone from there.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Mo Ran in his first lifetime as Taxian Jun. Also, thought Shi Mei was just the sweet, innocent, but ultimately forgettable final member of the Chu Wanning disciple squad in addition to being a prime example of the Disposable Fiancé? You thought wrong.
  • The Great Flood: The end result of abusing the forbidden techniques, resulting in the destruction of the world.
  • Happily Married: After the events of the novel, Mo Ran and Chu Wanning retreat to their cottage, get married, and live their lives together.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Mo Ran starts out as merciless Evil Overlord that cares for nothing, but gradually changes for the better over the course of the story, turning his back on the person he used to be.
  • Help Yourself in the Future: The Chu Wanning of the first timeline travels back in time to prevent Mo Ran's emotional degradation, ultimately saving the Chu Wanning of the new timeline.
  • Hidden Villain: For a fair portion of the novel, the identity of the culprit behind the massacres and traps is a mystery.
  • Hot Consort: Taxian-jun marries the most beautiful woman in the world, Song Qiu Tong, upon becoming emperor. He later marries Chu Wanning and makes him an Imperial Concubine, and Chu Wanning is known to be incredibly attractive as well.
  • Hot Springs Episode: On the way to the lake to retrieve weapons, Mo Ran and the others stay at an inn with a hot spring. Shenanigans ensue.
  • Hurting Hero: Mo Ran, upon losing Chu Wanning for a second time and being hit with the full understanding of his own misdeeds, wanders the world helping people and missing the person he got killed.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: Taxian-jun towards Chu Wanning. Also Hua Binan towards Chu Wanning.
  • Jerkass Woobie / Jerk with a Heart of Gold: At the start of the novel Chu Wanning is at best cold and at worst outright abusive towards everyone around him. Later chapters give more insights into how miserable, lonely, and full of self-hatred he really is.
  • Love Hungry: Mo Ran is blatantly desperate for love, particularly Chu Wanning's, but won't admit it even in his own internal narration.
  • Love Redeems: Mo Ran's love for the people he once tormented is what ultimately redeems him.
  • Love Transcends Spacetime: Despite losing his core and his freedom, Chu Wanning is so determined to save, and stop, Mo Ran that he pulls off the forbidden technique and tears a hole in space and time.
  • Love Triangle: Mo Ran, Shi Mei, and Chu Wanning all know they're in a love triangle of some sort. Mo Ran thinks he and Shi Mei are meant to be, and that his attraction to Chu Wanning is a mere distraction. Chu Wanning is convinced he is the Abhorrent Admirer that shouldn't intervene. They're both wrong, as it turns out; Mo Ran isn't the one Shi Mei likes.
  • Mage Marksman: Nangong Si and Ye Wanxi.
  • Memento MacGuffin: Chu Wanning's handkerchief certainly qualifies.
  • Mental Time Travel: The thirty-two year old Mo Ran of the future possesses his sixteen year-old self in the past. Or rather, his Alternate Self.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Mo Ran has multiple instances of this when he looks back on his actions in the previous timeline and can barely believe how cruel he was. The most notable moments, however, have to be following Chu Wanning's death in the new timeline, and when Mo Ran realizes Chu Wanning silently loved him all along and that Mo Ran trampled over his heart for two whole lifetimes.
  • My Greatest Second Chance: The premise. Mo Ran believes his rebirth in the past is a chance to redo everything for a better ending. Turns out, it's not that simple.
  • Named Weapons: In typical fashion, all the important weapons have their own unique names. notably, Mo Ran refused to name his sword for a very long time, only finally giving it the name "No Return" following a great tragedy.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Despite whatever their relationship is at the time, Mo Ran knows Chu Wanning extremely well, enough so that even the slightest shifts in behavior alert him to something being wrong. When Chu Wanning expresses discomfort or pain, Mo Ran always takes it seriously, as he knows better than anyone just how much pain Chu Wanning can endure completely silently.
  • Official Couple: Mo Ran and Chu Wanning.
  • Portal to the Past: The Spacetime Gate of Life and Death.
  • Rescued from the Underworld: Using one of the three forbidden techniques, Mo Ran has to rescue Chu Wanning's soul from the underworld.
  • Retroactive Preparation: Chu Wanning goes back in time/space to handle the matter of Hua Binan's flower before his past self even knows it exists.
  • Roaring Rampage of Rescue: Chu Wanning slaughters several cultivators and injures a hundred more during his rescue of Mo Ran from his execution.
  • "Save the World" Climax: Despite Chu Wanning's best efforts, the end result of Hua Binan's plans leaves the two worlds in extreme peril.
  • Scarpia Ultimatum: Taxian Jun's condition to Chu Wanning for saving a captured Xue Meng.
  • Seal the Breach: Chu Wanning's specialty, and the climax of story before the timeskip.
  • Secret Weapon: Downplayed. Chu Wanning has three holy weapons, but reserves two for emergencies and the most drastic of situations; however, at the start of the story, thanks to being from the future, Mo Ran has already experienced all three.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Part of the premise, as Mo Ran wakes up in the past and tries to save Shi Mei. Turns out, the whole thing is the original Chu Wanning's plan to save the world: go back in time/space and prevent Mo Ran from ever being consumed by the flower.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: Chu Wanning and Mo Ran after their initial confession. They spend several chapters kissing and having sex and generally being a honeymoon phase new couple.
  • Staking the Loved One: Attempted. Chu Wanning tries to kill Taxian-jun, who has become little more than a murderous puppet, so that no one else will have to die.
  • Redemption Equals Affliction: Shi Mei loses his eyesight.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Mo Ran dies for his sins, twice. Taxian-jun, as well, crumbling to nothing in a destroyed world, having finally regained complete control of himself in his final moments.
    • Redemption Earns Life: Thanks to his demonic heritage, Mo Ran/Taxian-jun manages to resurrect and return to Chu Wanning, choosing a life of love over an eternity of power.
  • Timeline-Altering MacGuffin: Chu Wanning's magic incense burner, which he left in the past to fully remove the flower planted in Mo Ran. Also, less traditionally, the pieces of his souls he left behind.
  • The Unfavorite: Mo Ran thinks he and Shi Mei are both this to Chu Wanning, while Xue Meng is the preferred disciple. This misconception spirals quickly out of control.
  • Unrequited Love Switcheroo: Chu Wanning spends a considerable amount of time thinking about his unrequited (or so he thinks) feelings for Mo Ran. The switcheroo happens after Chu Wanning dies in the second lifetime. Of course, the love was actually requited the whole time.
  • Villainous Crush: Both Taxian-jun and Hua Binan towards Chu Wanning.
  • Villainous Rescue: Taxian-jun pulls a few of these near the end of the novel, always for Chu Wanning's sake.
  • Villain Protagonist: Mo Ran starts out as one. In the first timeline he committed horrible crimes, and in the current one he initially plans to do everything the same.
  • Villain's Dying Grace: Taxian-jun's final actions as a crumbling corpse are to help with the evacuation, hold back the literal end of the world so everyone can escape, and save Chu Wanning's life.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Both Mo Ran and Chu Wanning, to each other.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: Even in a new timeline, certain things are doomed to happen in more or less the same way. Nangong Si dies young, Sisheng Peak is annihilated, and Mo Ran and Chu Wanning are destined to fight each other.

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