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    "And yet, for all Xiao resists the notion of himself as a freed spirit, he recognizes the ways in which his body yearns for liberation. There are periods of time where he cannot stop aching from the burden of being what he is, which contrasts so greatly with what he is coming to want. He wants to be known and he wants to let go; he wants to know what it’s like for his heart to beat in earnest and he wants the calluses on his hands to heal. ... He has always had tender inclinations, but was never allowed to make anything of them. He was beaten and ruined and convinced to be something he was not."

    Xiao has spent far too long denying himself the chance to act on his feelings for Aether.

    (Chapters 1-6 written before Xiao's banner and story quest.)

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    Wide gold eyes, wet with tears, look at him like he is Aether's last hope. “I can’t fly.” The wings shifted under the tethers that bound them and Xiao was reminded of a bird with clipped wings, trapped on the ground with all its predators.

    A star that fell from the sky to a place corrupted by shadows that would feast on its light.

    “You don’t need to, you’ll be fine,” Xiao replied. Because he’s caught Aether before, swears he will do so however many times he falls.

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    Aether asks Xiao to eat his nightmares and Xiao learns a secret hidden in the skies.

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    he didn't think he had done anything to deserve her kindness.

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    Hinata tries to get over his ex, Oikawa crashes an interview, and Atsumu has something to prove.

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    19 Feb 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 89

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    Sometime after subduing Osial, you find yourself injured and at Wangshu Inn. Xiao takes care of you, but notices you've been having frequent nightmares.

    (Contains spoilers for A New Star Approaches)

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