"The thing about Kepler, Jacobi has found over all the time he’s known him, is that the way he shows affection - because despite how frequently people decide to overlook it, he does care - is through little gestures.
But when he says one word out of place, it takes the entire ride to work for Jacobi to fully process it and, when he does, he stops dead in his tracks one of his coworkers has to pry his fingers off of the cup of coffee in his hands."
or - Kepler tries out something new, and it definitely leaves Jacobi feeling something.
'“The gang’s all here,” Kepler says. “I even brought a peace offering for you, if he’d like to step forward and… stop using Jacobi here as a shield. Please.”
“Is that - Doug?”
“Doug,” he says. “Hey there, commander."'
or, more simply: sécurité onwards, and the characters have dæmons.
'“You’ve been here a lot,” she says, the other leaning back against her door to eye him as he tries to figure out what she’s trying to hint at. “Overnight.”
“You know he has a boyfriend, don’t you?”'
or: five times people really misunderstand their relationship, and one time they don't.
'“Just one question for you, sir” he says.
“What is it, Jacobi?”
“I’m wondering - did I get a little bitey last night?”'
Plus: the subtleties of turtlenecks, workplace essentials, hogging the blankets, and clean shirts.
'“I have something to say,” he declares over dinner one evening.
“What’s new there?” Bob says.'
Plus: things everyone already knew, sulking, laughing fits, and ridiculous questions.
- Part 3 of the bed that we made together
17 Dec 2020
The young man blinks at him. Wei Yuan doesn’t spend much time staring at his own face in the mirror, but he knows his reflection well enough; the dark eyes, the straight nose, the round face that comes to a pointed chin. This boy could be his exact double.
“Who are you?” the Lan boy facing him asks, tilting his head. He’s got a hand on his sword, but he hasn’t drawn it yet. There’s a faint frown on his face. “Some kind of face-stealing spirit? A demon?”
“Pretty rude to go around calling people demons,” Wei Yuan protests.
Or, Wei Wuxian, presumed dead by the cultivation world, raises one Wen twin. Lan Wangji, presumed dead by Wei Wuxian, raises the other. A Parent Trap AU.
21 Apr 2021
To get his hands on the Yin Tiger Seal, Jin Guangshan decides to make Wei Wuxian part of the Lanling Jin sect through marriage to his son and heir.
Exactly nobody is happy about this.
06 Oct 2020
Major character death is Wei Wuxian's canonical death.
From a (paraphrased) prompt on angstymdzsthoughts.tumblr.com that the blog's runner said they would like to see expanded:
Four years after the Yiling Patriarch met his end, the Jin clan discovers that the sole remaining Wen was taken in by Lan Wangji, and demand that the child be handed over to face "justice." Lan Zhan was sure his family and clan loved his son, was sure that they would never hold a child responsible for the crimes--real or imagined--of his clan. He was sure his brother would never allow it, sure he would never allow Lan Zhan's son, his nephew to suffer for something that was not his fault. He was sure his brother would never betray righteousness for intersect politics.
He was wrong.
Forced to flee his sect like a thief in the night for the sake of his son--Wei Ying's son, their son--Lan Zhan must now find a way to survive and raise A-Yuan on his own. He is determined to find a way. Their son will be protected. Their son will grow up safe and happy. Even if Wei Ying never heard it, never knew, Lan Zhan made a promise the day he found A-Yuan in the Burial Mounds. If it is the last thing he does, he will keep it.
03 May 2021
in which jiang yanli becomes the yiling matriarch instead of her brother. organized in chronological order.
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05 Jul 2020
"You are a blessing, thank you, you glorious woman," says Jiang Yanli. She rips the packet of paracetamol open and swallows the pills dry. "Makeup wipes, painkillers… what else do you have in that bag, an end to today's discussion?"
"I might just," Wen Qing says with a grin. Her cheeks are pink. "But I'm not sure how well everyone would take 'environmental advocacy, focusing on actual cultivation instead of demonstrations for tourists, and redistricting based on sect capacity for interceding on supernatural events' as a proposal. Especially coming from the Yiling Burial Mounds group."
In the middle of yet another unending cultivation conference, Wei Wuxian goes to Jiang Yanli and asks for her help getting Yiling Burial Mounds recognized by the rest of the cultivation world. Striking up a flirtation with his gorgeous right-hand woman, Wen Qing, isn't necessarily essential to an alliance between YunmengJiang and Yiling Burial Mounds, but it's certainly a perk.
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