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    Suddenly, it snaps into place. The weary way Lan Zhan has been holding himself is suddenly cast in a new, much more distressing light. Somebody is responsible for it, a real live, horrible, blind, stupid person. The combination of guilt, sadness, and anger that sets in all at once is hard to contain. Lingering wisps of resentment that remain from the night-hunt flock to him, like calling to like.

    All four boys stare at him with wide eyes.

    “Wei-qianbei,” Sizhui says. “You look...um…”

    “Scary,” Zizhen breathes, beaming.

    “Who has rejected Lan Zhan?” Wei Wuxian asks.

     

    Or; during one of his visits to the Cloud Recesses, the juniors strike a blow to Wei Wuxian's certainty that his feelings for Lan Wangji are one-sided.

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    29 Jul 2022

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    High Fantasy/Science Fiction AU.

    The cot looked like a death trap. It was held together by a bunch of leather straps connected to a metal frame. Even with a mattress put on top it looked like a torture device.

    "If I die in the night, I will come back to haunt you," Wei Wuxian said, eyeing it.

    "It is not for you," Lan Wangji said.

    "What? I'm a prisoner. Of course I'm taking the cot."

    "You are a guest and you are taking the bed."

    "I'm not taking the bed. Come on, I can't let you sleep on that. If you die everyone will blame me."

    "I will not die."

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    17 Jul 2022

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    Wei Wuxian's ad appeared in the Sunday paper just two days ago:

     

    Wanted: Subject to pose as reference for neoclassical academic commission. Tall-ish height and muscular physique helpful, but not necessary. 3 months’ pay at min. Enquire at Yiling Fine Arts Collective if interested.

     

    And now, here in his studio on an otherwise normal Tuesday morning, stands the most stunning man Wei Wuxian has ever seen here to do as instructed - enquire.

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    "You’re definitely tall enough for what I’d like, but it’s a bit hard to tell your physique until you undress-“

    “Undress?” 

    “Yes,” Wei Wuxian replies with a sinking heart - it had been a misunderstanding then, though how that actually happened he has no idea. In all of history hasn’t everyone known that artists need nude models? “That’s a requirement. Not all the time, I suppose, and definitely not right away…but a neoclassical piece means a nude or mostly-nude figure, Lan Wangji. I’ll need a nude model.”

    “I…Yes, of course,” Lan Wangji prevaricates. He’s too well-disciplined to fidget, Wei Wuxian would guess, but it’s painfully clear that he wants to. “I understand.”

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    17 Jul 2022

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    "Sorry," Wei Ying says again when the combination comes to an end. "I totally didn't mean to kick you."

    "Pay attention," Lan Zhan says.

    Wei Ying kicks Lan Zhan three more times at the barre. He apologizes each time.

    "Are you okay?" Wei Ying asks when barre exercises are over.

    "Are you incapable of following a beat?" Lan Zhan replies.

     
    The Yunmeng Heroes football team comes to take ballet classes at Lan Zhan's school. It turns Lan Zhan's entire world upside down.

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    07 Jul 2022

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    Lan Zhan's made his peace with the fact that they didn't touch unless necessary, the truth was that he probably wouldn't survive being touched by Wei Ying as much and as frequently as he touches his other friends

    The only rule he set up and he's breaking it simply because Wei Ying asked him to.

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    or, they've been friends for almost a decade with the unspoken rule that Lan Zhan doesn't like touching, until the day Wei Ying asks for a hug and things escalate.

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    02 Jul 2022