these little words, somehow they're changing us (so we let our shadows fall away like dust) by cherriru
04 Oct 2019
“Because you deserve better,” is what Zixuan says. “You deserve better than what our father did to you and your mother.”
He did not want his brother to look up to such a person, father or not. He would not allow Meng Yao to be hurt like that again.
Jin Zixuan saves Meng Yao from being kicked off the steps of Koi Tower, and everything changes from there.
Bookmarked by foxandfriends
17 Jun 2021
19 Aug 2020
A collection of shorts: In which a chance encounter and a fussing baby causes a slight change to Jin Guangyao's MO.
Exiled to Qinghe by Nillegible for nirejseki
30 Sep 2020
Lan Wangji is willing to accept his punishment for attacking his clan for Wei Wuxian's sake. He regrets hurting them, but not that he defended Wei Wuxian. At least he's alive, now. It's Lan Xichen who can't, who begs that the punishment be reduced. It's commuted to three years in exile, to learn the importance of the clan he raised his hand against.
What happens to Lan Wangji, who was asked to get lost by his soulmate and sent away from the protection of the righteous Gusu Lan? Not surprisingly, a lot.
(Canon divergence fic, with Lan Wangji ending up at Qinghe Nie, before the siege of the burial mounds)
02 Nov 2020
“Nie Huaisang?” he demands, stumbling down the dirt path towards him. “What- are you the one who took down my wards?!”
He looks—awful. His eyes are sunken, his cheeks sallow. The robes he is wearing are nothing like the luxurious fabric he used to wear when he was still Yunmeng Jiang’s first disciple. Instead they are thread beard and worn, from a coarse fabric that looks irritating to the skin. There is a shakiness to his gait that Nie Huaisang has never seen from his friend, who always walked with such a presence as if to defy a world that has sentenced him to death.
“Of course it was me!” he scolds. “You really should take better care and hide your talismans.”
Wei Wuxian, rudely enough, ignores his (useful!) advice and instead looks at him like he’s mad. “What are you doing here?”
“Betraying the gentry and siding with evil, duh,” Huaisang rolls his eyes. “Now, will you let me in? I’m hungry.”
09 Aug 2020
Turns out, silently screaming 'ignore me' attracts attention!
Yan Ruizhi, as seen through the eyes of others.
(aka: the one that proves Ruizhi is an unreliable narrator)