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  1. Public Bookmark 13

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    "Say, Jean, you look a little worn-out. Care to join me for a little excursion? My roses are blooming, and I could use a hand pruning them."

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    "I should get paid for this," He mutters, marching around the back of the house with a scowl that could spoil milk. "Defending Mondstadt by night, fetching the useless law enforcement by day. Diluc, of Mondstadt, no time for idle chit-chat because I'm now the Ordo's personal errand boy. Bloody Knights of Favonius..."

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    A frown worms its way onto Jean's face, and she pauses, her hand stopping the teacup from being lifted any further. Cake? Frosting? Was she forgetting something?

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    The Ordo prepares something special for their Acting Grand Master. A good 25% of it goes wrong.

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  2. Public Bookmark 78

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    "How did this happen, boys?" asks Adelinde, tiredly.

    The words die in Diluc's throat — how does one explain the necessity of killing one's father to spare him a slower and more painful death, and then voluntarily attempting to kill one's brother immediately afterward?

    "Sparring," answers Kaeya, his voice a quiet rasp. "My fault... took it too far."

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    “What are you doing in Mondstadt?”

    “You didn’t show up this week!” Childe says. “Aether brought Hu Tao instead. She really handed it to me, but it just wasn’t the same.”

    “You…” Diluc stops. “You came all the way to Mondstadt just because I didn’t show up?”

    Oh?

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    Kaeya discovers Diluc has a crush and, despite not being on the best of terms with his estranged brother, takes it upon himself to be the ultimate wingman.

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  4. Public Bookmark 56

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    ‘Congratulations.’ Diluc said, a little more formal this time. ‘I’m happy for you.’

    The two of them remained standing there awkwardly, unsure of what to do. Under normal circumstances, perhaps two brothers would hug, go for a drink, discuss wedding plans…

    In their case however, Kaeya had no idea what “normal” was. Just a few months ago Diluc would have thrown flames in his particular direction and told him to get out.

    And yet, Kaeya was about to test the waters even further with what he was about to request next.

    (Screw that, he wasn’t just testing the waters, he was actively swan-diving towards his doom.)

    ‘I’d like you to be there—’ he started.

    ‘I’d like that.’ Diluc replied, not even allowing Kaeya to finish his sentence.

    ‘…as my best man.’

    If the silence from before had been unbearable, this one was positively murderous. Kaeya could practically feel his soul leaving his body, floating all the way up to Celestia, only to be denied and thrown into the Abyss instead.

    ‘...Okay.’

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    What?

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  5. Public Bookmark 13

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    except he doesn’t. diluc doesn’t hate kaeya. so he keeps his eye on him from afar, intervening with little things to keep him from getting into too much trouble. little things kaeya will never know about. things he doesn’t have to.

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