In the months following Osial's release, Liyue's outskirts had changed.
Childe goes to investigate, but finds himself once again in the Abyss instead. With Zhongli's desperation and reluctant permission, Xiao enters the Abyss to find him.
Or: a backrooms sort of structure for the Abyss, with different floors and different monsters and circumstances.
Bookmarked by shots
22 Feb 2021
Zhongli’s eyes widened, instinctively stepping out of the way as something darted past him. The odd entity carried the scent of rainfall, its body lightly glowing like an illuminated sea. The streets of Liyue Harbor were filled with panicked cries.
No one could gain a better view as the thing leaped into the water, vanishing upon impact. Zhongli approached, peering down upon the water’s surface. There wasn’t even a trace of that creature being there in the first place.
“... What was that?”
In which Childe isn’t completely human, is nearly 200 years old, could probably become an archon if he wanted, is a “part-time” Harbinger, and eventually ends up moving in with Zhongli.
Meanwhile, Zhongli has never seen a being quite like Childe in all of his years of living. Childe is left wondering why the Geo Archon looks at him like he’s the most interesting thing in the world.
- Part 2 of [Genshin Impact Projects]
Bookmarked by shots
23 Feb 2021
Childe finds a kid that looks just like him.
Of course Zhongli wants to keep him.
Or: How a harbinger and an archon accidentally become fathers. The kid is their wingman
Fandoms: 原神 | Genshin Impact (Video Game)
12 Feb 2021
Childe and Zhongli should in theory be a nightmare parenting couple.
They adopt a son, though, so guess they'd better get their act together.
Or: modern au where Chili legally adopt Xiao as a toddler, then proceed to metaphorically adopt Everyone In Sight. Follows the shenaniganery that is Childe and Zhongli raising a child.
After stopping an attempt on Zhongli's life, Childe is determined to find out more about the mysterious man assigned to be his guide in Liyue, so he invites him on a trip across the country. Naturally, things go very wrong.
In other words, it gets quite complicated for Childe when the god he is looking to kill in service of his country is the same funeral parlour consultant he is taken enough with to invite on a vacation. Set pre-1.1, a few months prior to the Rite of Descension.