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    The beach is deceptively quiet. Zhou Zishu is used to the bustle of the city, to the never-ending roar of the traffic and electricity and people, and how it fades into background radiation that's so easy to ignore. But out here, in this tiny house perched at the top of the hill overlooking the dunes and waves, the silence tries to deafen him. Without the white noise of constant activity, the crash of the ocean grates on his nerves like the scrape of metal on metal. The wind that blows through the sea grass keeps him awake at night, and the harsh cries of the gulls set his teeth on edge.

    Now as Zhou Zishu sits on his porch, looking over the sunset on the churning water and enjoying the burn of whiskey that slides down his throat, he lets out a bitter laugh. It's a good thing he didn't come here to relax; he came here to die.

    Or the merman/ex-cryptid hunter au!

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    25 Jul 2021

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    Zhou Zishu had been given a second chance he never would have dared ask for, though it granted him nothing but his own memories and the ability to try again.

    He wished there had been any surety that Wen Kexing would ride back on the wheels of time with him, but there wasn’t. It would need to be enough to have been given the knowledge to save himself, find a little more time and a little less torment, and work towards easing Wen Kexing’s heart and setting the jianghu down a less bloodied path.

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    24 Jul 2021

  3. Rec 19

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    Zhou Zishu watches the fire turn the most important person in his life to ashes, and in his grief chooses to follow him in death. Wen Kexing only finds out after the Heroes' Conference is over.

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    24 Jul 2021

  4. Rec 22

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    "You know I can't, Lan Zhan, your husband wouldn't like it." His words had been cruel, but Wei Wuxian had still tucked a lock of hair behind Lan Wangji’s ear, though he hadn't set that hand on his cheek the way he might have in any other situation. "I'll message you, so you'll know I got home alright, but you won't be able to message me back."

    "Why not?" Lan Wangji had looked far too hurt and far too young right then. It had nearly broken Wei Wuxian’s resolve.

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    22 Jul 2021

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    “Did you break the ward to come in?” Lan Wangji asks, point-blank. He has his sword out and pointed at Wei Wuxian, no bothering with niceties like hello I’m Lan Wangji, and you are?

    Wei Wuxian eyes the sword, but doesn’t react. He keeps lazing back on the roof, casually drinking his wine, as if this is the usual way he meets new people. (And maybe it is! I don’t know your life, Wei Wuxian!)

    Lan Wangji and Wei Wuxian meet on Season 8 of The Cultivation World. Ouyang Zizhen writes the recaps.

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    22 Jul 2021