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  1. Public Bookmark 3

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    When they’d first met, Princess Myeongeun stood an entire head over her, hair piled in loops and ribbons that made her appear even taller than her shoes allowed. Kyeong-a’d been told to bow, but the princess warned her otherwise.

    'She’s one of those', comes the thought.

    'Which is lucky', comes the second one; better to be treated as a friend than a slave, even if Kyeong-a recognizes the pretense.

    She marks a difference of two steps, learning the way Myeongeun less floated than marched on her wooden platforms, a girl who would someday take the throne and rule from it.

    It was her job — among many others — to make sure of that.

    Or: A doppelgänger is brought to the palace as the princess' whipping girl. The punishments are as she'd imagined; the politics, less so.
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    12 Jul 2021

  2. Rec 21

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    When Jiang Cheng is struck by a curse and suddenly is six years old again, his friends and family do their best to give him the love and attention that he deserves.

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    01 Jul 2021

  3. Rec 53

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    At least Jiang Cheng knows that he's not the only one Zewu-Jun has betrayed. Zewu-Jun had once been the heir to the Gusu Lan Sect, had escaped an attack on the Cloud Recesses by only a hair, carrying precious texts and secrets with him – and instead of going to ground, instead of protecting the Gusu Lan secrets, had walked right into Qishan Wen and-

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    28 May 2021

  4. Rec *

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    Rule of thumb: the solution to an unwanted arranged marriage is a fake relationship with your closest friend.
    Another rule: no one's supposed to fall in love.

    (Wei Ying already knew how it would end up. Jiang Cheng, not so much.)

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    24 Apr 2021

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    Jiang Cheng collapsed onto his couch at 3:00 in the morning, arm slung over his eyes, ignoring the sword still digging into his hip underneath him. Honestly, it was a miracle he’d bothered to kick his shoes off at the door to his apartment when he’d finally staggered through the door just a few moments ago, exhausted as he was. He’d slept with Sandu sticking into more painful places, and he just couldn’t bring himself to care.

    But before he could fall asleep despite the discomfort of his sword in his side, he heard a new sound. An unusual sound, despite it being a relatively normal one.

    The sound of a neighbor. When he’d left the apartment that morning (yesterday morning? whatever), he hadn’t had a neighbor.

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    OR, Jiang Cheng has more in common with his new neighbor Lan Huan than he thought.

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    03 Apr 2021