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    It’s been two months since the storm, and Childe hasn’t seen Zhongli not even once, not since that fateful meeting with the Signora where the truth is finally unveiled.

    And what a fun little kick to the gut that is, the realization that not only had he been played by all sides, but he's also being tossed aside like trash now that his use had run its course.

    It’s not that Childe doesn’t get it. He’s a Harbinger. He knows first-hand what it means to do his duty, to put the mission first and his personal feelings far, far away, preferably locked up in a box, where it wouldn’t interfere with his job. He knows what it’s like working with vipers, to scheme and plot and lie in wait for the opportune moment to stab his opponent in the back.

    But this time, this time Childe can’t help but feel a little (a lot) gutted.

    Stupid. He’s gotten himself stupidly attached.

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    A story about Childe trying to move on after the events of 1.1 Update, but some of his actions have consequences, and those consequences have followed him back to Snezhnaya.

    NOTE: THIS FIC WAS DRAFTED BEFORE 1.1 UPDATE CAME OUT. MIND THE CANON-DIVERGENT TAG FOR THIS REASON.

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    21 Mar 2022

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    The author has done incredible research on Russian culture and elemental reactions and resistance ingame which makes the story built solidly on canon facts. All in all it sticks pretty close to canon too (I personally highly value this) and Childe as well as Zhongli are perfectly in character. Very good writing: misunderstandings don’t get resolved immediately, more show then tell, empathising with the characters. I genuinely felt myself blushing at some scenes which is a great sign of an author being able to convey feelings well. We have a thick plot, acts and arcs, suspense, and all of that makes a good story. I‘m impressed by this writing.

    This is the first fic I‘m reading for Zhongli/Childe, so I could get an idea about why people ship them (in other words, what clues we got in canon, what their chemistry is like etc.) and it made me understand it better.

    I haven’t finished this fic yet (2 chapters to go) but I wanted to write down my thoughts in case I forget later.

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    No one of the Guhua bloodline has ever made it past the age of 30, due to a 200 year old curse. Xingqiu, now the head of the Feiyun Commerce Guild, is to marry and find a love that will be powerful enough to break the curse.

    But at 22, all that Xingqiu wants is a normal life and adventure. Who better to help him get his clan off his back than his best friend, Chongyun?

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    16 Mar 2022

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    Wow. Okay. Haven’t commented yet, but: really well written, I felt myself blushing at the first almost-kiss… Admittedly I liked their dynamic in the first half more. Second half is packed with plot and mystery and action — the change in Xingqiu’s heart felt a little sudden to me, but it wasn’t objectively. I’m just a sucker for SLOW slow burn. It’s a very good story with excellent adaptation of Liyue, detailed lore AND BTW I actually laughed HARD when Zhongli made his appearance.

    This sucked me in like nothing has in a long time.

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    This will sound a little ridiculous, no matter how Sasuke phrases it. I see dead people is embarrassingly tacky, and I'm half-spirit seems like something Sakura might say when she's stoned sky high. So he settles for a shrug.

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    09 Jan 2022

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    I‘m too speechless right now to write anything about this. My heart hurts.

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    "Karasuno needs a coach." Takeda knows what the volleyball team needs, and he's determined to get it at all costs. Ukai is prepared to resist but he's not prepared for Takeda.

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    29 Nov 2021

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    Slowburn Takeda/Ukai; the author really knows how to show instead of tell, and you find yourself feeling and suspecting the same way the characters do. It's not completely clear what everyone thinks and feels so it adds mystery and tension I rarely see in fanfiction (more or less unreliable perspective). Other than that it's a fluffy fic with bits of drama and follows canon to the boot. Highly recommended.

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    He wonders if Lio remembers.

    Galo hopes he doesn’t. He also hopes that he does.

    (Their love story is a little different, and that's okay.)

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    05 Sep 2021

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    exactly the post-canon get together fic i was looking for. wow.

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    It's not always about what you say. Sometimes it's all about exactly what you can't.

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    04 Jul 2021

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    I loved the progression. Very realistic, doubts, distance, a little bit of fear of intimacy. Second chapter gets increasingly explicit. Happy ending, but it still feels, well, real and kind of full of doubts. Idk, Kakashi just seems quite distant and dismissive here, but it's understandable.

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    The memorial stone should be a place to mourn the dead, a place to remember the many sins and failures that haunt Hatake Kakashi.

    To Iruka, it's a place to speak to his parents, and the mysterious ANBU who listens.

    Follows Kakashi from ages 14 to 29, and the many ways Iruka changes his life.

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    03 Jul 2021

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    ANBU-Kakashi finds the thread that keeps him sane in the boy who cries so openly at the memorial stone. He hates himself, he loathes his mistakes, but in the end, he might be ready to forgive himself and become open to love - deserving of love.

    Written so insanely well. Kakashi-centric - depression and dissociation very well conveyed, as any other emotions, and him beeing deep in his head.

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    Kakashi avoided relationships. He didn't want to put others in danger. So he couldn't understand why there was a face staring back at him, as a sub-entry to his own, in this Bingo Book. Umino Iruka (lover) the caption read. It didn't matter that it wasn't true. The Book was fact, and to Kakashi's enemies, Iruka had just become a weakness they could exploit.

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    27 Jun 2021

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    I can't believe I haven't bookmarked this piece. It's one of the best for sure. I love Iruka's chakralocating ability in this one. I'll update the details after rereading.

    A lot of action and plot intertwined with slowburn KakaIru. Badass Iruka with a chakralocation ability, misunderstandings.

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    Meeting again, six years later, and everything that comes after.

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    27 Jun 2021

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    Super precious getting together, steady relationship, baby getting, i love everything about this KageHina series. Start reading from Part 1: Where the night goes!

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    Tsunade spread her arms wide, the smile on her face stretched large enough to match. "You two are getting married. Congratulations!"

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    Recovering from war, Kirigakure and Konohagakure have decided that the best way to unite their villages is a marriage between someone of Kiri birth (Iruka) and someone of Konoha birth (Kakashi).

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    22 Jun 2021

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    MORE FAMILY FLUFF YESSS it's an arranged marriage but turns out they kinda were in love all along! The tenderness... so sweet...

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    In which Konoha needs to upgrade their plumbing to be more resistant. (Or, the one where Sasuke and Naruto get genin and maybe someone buys a house.)

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    17 Jun 2021

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    Sasuke and Naruto naturally become lovers. Fake wedding, genin...

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    Kakashi is everything: an elite shinobi, the infamous Copy Ninja, local legend around Konoha...and a royal pain in Iruka's side. After suffering one mission desk altercation too many and itching to knock Kakashi's ego down a peg or two, Iruka makes it his personal mission to discover what it is that Kakashi Hatake, Man of A Thousand Jutsu, absolutely sucks at. But the more digging he tries to do, the more he seems to learn about himself in the process...and the more he learns he was wrong about the man in the mask.

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    09 Jun 2021

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    KakaIru suck at feelings. Whole Naruto and shippuden arc. Tons of fights. Sweet reunions.

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    Iruka saw his first execution barely a year after the Kyuubi. The executioner was a wire thin ninja in combat uniform, one eye covered and his hair almost white in the brutal sun.

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    06 Jun 2021

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    Wow. What a plot. Kakashi who was ANBU, then root, then quit bc he wants to protect those who are weak.

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    Kakashi had never thought of himself as a baby person, but apparently he'd become one while he wasn't paying attention. Luckily for Kakashi, Iruka was the best parent-partner person a shinobi could ever ask for.

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    31 May 2021

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    mmmm sweet slowburn baby fic (anko surrogates)

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    The scarred ninja sighed. "You couldn't have brought them by earlier?"

    "No," Asuma-sensei said, and he was still smiling, "I wanted them to get the full Umino experience."

    Ino shot a look to her left: Shikamaru's eyes were open wider than their usual droop. What the hell was the Umino experience, those eyes seemed to say.

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    31 May 2021

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    All plot, Kakashi as the White Flash, grass "missing nin", subtle kakairu

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    Iruka and Kakashi have to join forces...as parents, for Naruto.

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    13 May 2021

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    Marriage out of convenience with Mizuki being a thorn in the eye, and Kakashi and Iruka falling in love. Also, Kakashi warming up to Naruto as a parent. Precious. I love Naruto-adoption fics YO

    "Kaka-papa/ Papashi", "Naruto bunny" as endearments.

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    Tsunade walked around the desk and sat directly next to Iruka, turning both of their chairs with a casually powerful grasp. In the end they were facing each other, not the desk. He tried and failed to hold her gaze. She reached out and tipped his chin up, forcing him to look at her again. Another hit landed. This time it came from Iruka's left. It felt like it must have shattered bone, ribs grinding against each other in his chest, and Iruka bit his tongue almost until it bled to keep from crying out.

    “Tell me, Iruka-sensei,” Tsunade said. “How long, exactly, have you been feeling Hatake Kakashi’s emotions?"

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    11 May 2021

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    Unique soul bond concept. Emotional connection and pain. Iruka being bad-ass and achieving jounin level. KakaIru warming up to each other but most of it is a kinda natural settle down domestic kinda vibe. They come to terms with their feelings bc it's just right to be witch each other, and they learn to understand each other completely.

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    The life of a ninja is a dangerous one, doubly so if you belong to one of the lesser, smaller villages. When Waterfall is overrun by Rock, young Chūnin Umino Iruka is tasked to flee to Fire Country with his village's two most precious assets; their young prince, Shibuki, and the jinchūriki of the Shichibi, Fū. He's hardly surprised when Fire allows them to citizenship - the draw of a second jinchūriki is a strong incentive. Building a life in a new country is hard, but Iruka is determined to full fill his last mission as a Waterfall-nin; provide a happy, healthy home for his charges. Everything is going well - until he meets Uzumaki Naruto.

    Suddenly, Iruka is a single father of three at sixteen, living with what has to be the strangest, rudest (and attractive) Alphas he's ever met; Hatake Kakashi.

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    Chapters:
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    10 May 2021

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    They warm up smoothly to each other.

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    Rock Lee, Diplomatic Envoy to Sunagakure. There are so many ways that could go wrong. But Lee is determined to succeed! And to befriend the feared Kazekage too, while he's at it. Good thing Lee loves a challenge...

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    28/28
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    10 May 2021

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    A really beautiful and complex Gaara/Lee fic. Gaara's healing process. Relatable for people with c-ptsd.

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    Iruka met Kakashi far earlier, and more often, than he realises. Filling in some of the gaps in Iruka's life.

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    04 May 2021

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    ANBU-san long ass relationship build fic. All things fall into place. Iruka-centric; his ANBU's appearances throughout his life. (I personally was kinda disappointed with the reveal but don't let this stop you from reading it!!)

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