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    To say that he runs to his car would be incorrect, as he is a Lan, and running is both undignified and unnecessary unless in immediate danger. Nor does he slam his key into the ignition, or aggressively swerve around the cars on the freeway, or have a mild panic attack at the fact he is picking A-Yuan up late from school for the first time ever.

    He comes close, though.

    By the time he arrives, it’s 4:35PM, and he has imagined about fifty different worse-case scenarios. The door is partly open when he gets to it, a messy label of 104B—Art Room scrawled with chalk on a placard next to the faded wood. As he opens it fully, he expects to see a wailing, terrified child, or perhaps a scene of utter misery and betrayal.

    What he finds is his son, hands covered in paint, being sung to by a beautiful, dark-haired stranger.

    “Ducks live in the pond, yellow ducks, happy ducks!”

    Lan Wangji stops in his tracks.
     

    (Or: Falling in love with your son’s art teacher, in five parts)

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    01 Mar 2021

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    This was wonderful. Tender and soft and a little bit of tension to keep it moving. Delightful.

    paint smears on sunny days
    SnowshadowAO3
    Summary:
    To say that he runs to his car would be incorrect, as he is a Lan, and running is both undignified and unnecessary unless in immediate danger. Nor does he slam his key into the ignition, or aggressively swerve around the cars on the freeway, or have a mild panic attack at the fact he is picking A-Yuan up late from school for the first time ever.

    He comes close, though.

    By the time he arrives, it’s 4:35PM, and he has imagined about fifty different worse-case scenarios. The door is partly open when he gets to it, a messy label of 104B—Art Room scrawled with chalk on a placard next to the faded wood. As he opens it fully, he expects to see a wailing, terrified child, or perhaps a scene of utter misery and betrayal.

    What he finds is his son, hands covered in paint, being sung to by a beautiful, dark-haired stranger.

    “Ducks live in the pond, yellow ducks, happy ducks!”

    Lan Wangji stops in his tracks.

     

    (Or: Falling in love with your son’s art teacher, in five parts)

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    "I don't want to really date anyone. It's so stupid, I just need to pretend date someone until Jiang Cheng gets his act together, then go back to my own life." He stares at his empty coffee cup.

    "Date me," Lan Zhan says. Then he looks at Wei Ying's empty cup. "Would you like another cup of coffee?"

    "Always," Wei Ying says automatically. "But wait, what."

    "I'll get you another cup." Lan Zhan rises smoothly from the table.

    "No, wait, hang on." Wei Ying grabs his wrist before he can take the cup and Lan Zhan freezes up, staring down at where Wei Ying is hanging on to him. "Fuck, sorry, I'll—" Wei Ying hastily lets go of his wrist. "Sorry, I—what did you mean?"

    "I can pretend to date you," Lan Zhan says. "You take it with cream and sugar, correct?"

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    01 Mar 2021

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    Ahhhhhh this was a DELIGHT

    Nothing But Trouble
    brooklinegirl
    Summary:
    "I don't want to really date anyone. It's so stupid, I just need to pretend date someone until Jiang Cheng gets his act together, then go back to my own life." He stares at his empty coffee cup.

    "Date me," Lan Zhan says. Then he looks at Wei Ying's empty cup. "Would you like another cup of coffee?"

    "Always," Wei Ying says automatically. "But wait, what."

    "I'll get you another cup." Lan Zhan rises smoothly from the table.

    "No, wait, hang on." Wei Ying grabs his wrist before he can take the cup and Lan Zhan freezes up, staring down at where Wei Ying is hanging on to him. "Fuck, sorry, I'll—" Wei Ying hastily lets go of his wrist. "Sorry, I—what did you mean?"

    "I can pretend to date you," Lan Zhan says. "You take it with cream and sugar, correct?"

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    Lan Wangji thought it was just a dream but the pain of being pierced in the chest by his own sword, by his own self whose appearance was taller and older was too real. The ground under his feet disappeared and he fell, and fell, and continued falling until a voice he thought he would never hear again broke his fall and suddenly, he was no longer falling. It was the voice he had so dearly missed.

    Wei Ying's voice.

    ----A Time Travel Fix-It where Lan Wangji goes back in time to his first fateful encounter with Wei Wuxian for a chance to rewrite history.

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    28 Feb 2021

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    Good

    Looking at You Always, All Ways
    Keysmashed
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    Lan Wangji thought it was just a dream but the pain of being pierced in the chest by his own sword, by his own self whose appearance was taller and older was too real. The ground under his feet disappeared and he fell, and fell, and continued falling until a voice he thought he would never hear again broke his fall and suddenly, he was no longer falling. It was the voice he had so dearly missed.

    Wei Ying's voice.

    ----A Time Travel Fix-It where Lan Wangji goes back in time to his first fateful encounter with Wei Wuxian for a chance to rewrite history.

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    It is Chinese New Year's Eve. Wei Wuxian returns to Lotus Pier for his reunion dinner.

    Or: where it is all about embracing the Chinese New Year spirit of ushering in the new and letting go of the old.

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    28 Feb 2021

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    辞旧迎新 | ushering in the new
    doubletan
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    It is Chinese New Year's Eve. Wei Wuxian returns to Lotus Pier for his reunion dinner.

    Or: where it is all about embracing the Chinese New Year spirit of ushering in the new and letting go of the old.

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    Where Jiang Cheng learns just because things have changed, it doesn't mean he can't have Wei Wuxian in his life again.

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    28 Feb 2021

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    克服距离 | overcoming the distance
    doubletan
    Summary:
    Where Jiang Cheng learns just because things have changed, it doesn't mean he can't have Wei Wuxian in his life again.

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