“I wasn’t aware Snezhnaya was quite this...cold…”
Childe and Zhongli visit Snezhnaya for an important meeting, then take a short detour before heading back to Liyue - at which point, Childe realizes that Zhongli has retained an...unexpected draconic quality.
He’s tired, tired of the unbreakable loop of watching his loved ones pass on, tired of getting attached only for the connection to be violently ripped away from him. He wonders if the real victors during the Archon War were those who perished, who died long before their godhood turned into a curse that chained them to the land that they were fighting for.
But that is not a problem for Childe to worry about. That is Zhongli’s burden to bear, delivered to him in a pretty package years ago in the form of a gnosis.
His very first contract.
(Zhongli and Childe, across many lifetimes)
22 Feb 2021
In this moment, everyone knew their proper roles.
The Todoroki family punishes their oldest for leaving them behind. They make sure that he'll never leave again.
His change in demeanour was drastic, the usually lively Ajax had become listless.
Lately, Zhongli would find his kitten curled up in their shared bed even if he wasn't there. This had become routine—with Ajax no longer sauntering in front of him the moment Zhongli returned home. Ajax could instead be found nuzzling into a pillow while blankly staring ahead, not bothering to look up at his master.
An area of water adjacent to land where ships may anchor themselves to away from rough waters for shelter
A place of shelter, protection, refuge, safety
To keep/ hide/ retain in safety and protection
[Proto-Germanic] Harjaz(army) + Bergo(protection) -> [Old English] Herebeorg (shelter, lodgings) -> Herber [Middle English]
Related to ‘Harbinger’ –
[Old French] Herbergere/ herbergier
To provide harbour
The term originally denoted one who provided harbour, later on from mid-16th century onwards, it signified the one who went ahead to search for shelter, that is, harbour, for a nobleman, hence, a herald.
- Part 2 of Heart of The Earth
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23 Feb 2021