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  1. Rec 19

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    There she was, back where she had started, without being any poorer for it. On the plane she had no way of knowing her good fortune yet, but when she finally gave up on reading and abandoned her book to look out the window, into the stillness of the blue sky above the clouds, she felt an unexpected surety suffuse her body like the warmth of the sun: there were gains too, amidst the losses.

    Earlier that year she would have looked back on that way of thinking and called it naive. Now, surrounded by reminders of who she had been and still was, even, she was more inclined to call it optimistic, or at the very least say ‘naive’ with less derision, thinking with newfound tenderness not of herself at that age but of Akizuki’s filleting gaze, his demands that she treat him with the same derision, for believing and for striving and for trusting her with his dreams. He deserved better than that, was what she had wanted—no, what she had needed to tell him before she left. That which could not go unsaid, the immutable truth underlying it all. It was what she owed him. It was what she owed herself.

     

    Yukino Yukari, returning home.

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    06 Jun 2021

  2. Rec 33

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    Ling finds a loophole in an ancient wedding tradition, and uses it in the hopes of leveraging his chances to marry a woman of his choice. One-shot.

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    30 May 2021

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    Lan Fan’s life has centered around what she is willing to do for a long time, longer than she can remember; it is the legacy of her family, of her grandfather and great-grandmother and great-great-grandfather, guarding the Yao princes and princesses. (She will be the first to guard an emperor.)

    She must be willing to sacrifice everything, anything. Her life, or more than that.

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    30 May 2021

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    5:35 PM I make it a foundational point of my life to have full disclosure to all of those I misdial at four in the morning.

    Or, Ling dials the wrong number, and Lan Fan's certain she's now flirting with a serial killer. Well, maybe 43% sure. He keeps making her laugh, and she's pretty sure sociopaths aren't that charming.

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    23 May 2021

  5. Rec 19

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    After returning to Xing, Ling claims the throne as rightfully his and begins working at undoing the impossible knots and stuffy walls of tradition, and encouraging those in Xing to find common ground—whether it be between class, race, sex, or otherwise. Certainly the Emperor and his Shadow must be an example of this.

    As Lan Fan is caught in the midst of politics and court affairs and falls right into the hands (and heart) of the Emperor of Xing himself, she must choose between duty, desire, and what most certainly feels like damnation amongst the rising threat of forces that wish to annihilate the Emperor and his will.

    There is a fine line between want and need, and surely they must both understand that what they both want and need is not always what they are allowed to have—though who is Lan Fan to deny what her master requires? Perhaps the homunculus Greed still exists somewhere inside Ling Yao, and Lan Fan simply has to coax it forward—and deal with it accordingly. Or, maybe, Ling Yao is simply what Mei Chang says he is: just too greedy.

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    23 May 2021

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