"You want Wen Ruohan dead," the Patriarch continued idly. "You want his corpse puppets eliminated. You want his halls burned to the ground and his soldiers disemboweled and begging for mercy. Have I about covered it?"
He gave another knife-edged smile.
"But what will you give me in return?"
"We would be willing to offer quite a bit in return for Wen Ruohan's defeat," Lan Xichen admitted. "But I'm afraid we don't know what an immortal such as yourself desires. Please advise us."
The Patriarch waved at hand at the front of the tent. "I want Second Young Master Lan."
(In which the Sunshot Campaign ends through an arranged marriage to the Yiling Patriarch, and Lan Wangji suffers the mortifying ordeal of falling in love with his own husband.)
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28 Apr 2021
"Betrothed," Wei Ying says indignantly.
Lan Wangji can't stop his gaze from darting up to him. Wei Ying understands. Wei Ying is looking at him, wide-eyed and upset on his behalf.
"And you don't even like her," Wei Ying says.
"I don't even know her," Lan Wangji says quietly.
"But even if you did—" Wei Ying starts.
"I wouldn't want this," Lan Wangji finishes.
17 Nov 2020
Lamplights flicker orange and yellow, stars blinking in and out of sight. If Wei Ying closes his eyes, he can trace the curls of Lan Zhan's eyelashes from memory, map the lines of his palm, tap out the rhythm of his heartbeat.
or; Being known doesn't feel so scary, Wei Ying thinks, if it means being known by Lan Zhan.
26 Nov 2020
“I’m not hungry anymore either,” Wei Wuxian continues. “I’ve decided that I don’t actually need to eat dinner. Who needs winter melon soup when bathroom tap water has such a deliciously sulfurous depth of flavor? Ugh—I can’t see anything, where are those damn towels—”
A paper towel is shoved into Wei Wuxian’s hand.
“I do not think drinking that water is advisable,” says a voice that is definitely not Jiang Cheng’s.
Or, Wei Wuxian and Lan Wangji meet in a restaurant bathroom after they both go there to escape from their uncomfortable family dinner gatherings.
05 Jan 2021
Lan Wangji and Wei Wuxian sleep. That there's only one bed is a feature, not a bug, but it still takes some getting used to.