26 Nov 2019
A mother and father place their child's hands upon the sword, and lunge straight for Xie Lian's abdomen. Despite knowing it won't prevent the inevitable, Feng Xin can't help but place himself in their line of attack. If this was reality, it would've pierced right through him instead.
But this is an illusion.
No, in his heart Feng Xin knows...
This is a memory.
Feng Xin and Mu Qing discover the traumas Xie Lian has kept hidden from them, and the trio have a talk that's eight centuries overdue.
07 Apr 2019
For thirteen years, Lan Sizhui has kept his heritage secret.
Or: A-Yuan doesn't forget. But he knows that others won't forgive.
15 Oct 2019
Wei Wuxian didn’t get why Jin Ling felt the need to be so contradictory, and hurtful at times. Despite the appearances, they were friends indeed, mostly thanks to Lan Sizhui’s efforts.
“So. What was that?” Wei Wuxian asked Jiang Cheng. The scene, was, after all, quite common.
His brother let out the longest, weariest, most dramatic sigh he possibly could and knocked back his cup of tea as if it was alcohol.
“That,” he said, slamming the cup back on the table, “is the second coming of Jin Zixuan.”
In which Jin Ling inherited his father's romance skills and Wei Wuxian feels compelled to step in and help the kids out (also Jiang Cheng asked him to).
14 Jun 2020
"That Mo Xuanyu," Jingyi grumbled, "I don't like him. He has the thickest face. And he's dishonest, too - he's no more of a lunatic than I am. So why does he keep pretending anyhow?"
Sizhui hummed his acknowledgement. The way their new guest's moods could shift from shrillness to stunned stillness seemed something other than lunacy to him too. "Hanguang-jun trusts him," he said, when the silence between them made it clear Jingyi desired more conversation.
"I know." It was, apparently, a source of deep frustration for him. "I just can't understand why."
The summer they meet Senior Mo, Sizhui breaks the rules against gossiping more than once.
There are words on Lan Sizhui's wrists.
What they should tell him: A particular event his soulmates will face today. Things like getting a new pet, facing a challenge, or receiving brand new commissioned robes.
What they do tell him: Xian-gege is finally home.