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  1. Rec 39

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    The only way to reconciliation is fierce combat!

    Hm... Come to think of it, there will be a lot of interesting news to be heard the next time we gather for drinks.
     
    Filling in the blanks.

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    08 Apr 2021

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    "Welcome to a new user experience! You have triggered this interface with the keywords, ‘Stupid game! Stupid devs! I want my f*****g money back!’ You are now bound to the character Tartaglia, the Eleventh Harbinger of the Fatui, codename: Childe! We hope you have an enjoyable user experience and we welcome you once again to Genshin Impact 2.0!”

    Those are some of the first words Ajax, starving college student extraordinaire, has the misfortune of hearing upon waking up in a brave new world from what he's fairly sure is a very, very fatal accident involving water and a shit ton of electricity.

    Okay, so he's not dead. That's good. But what's this about him being stuck playing the character Tartaglia? Tartaglia, as in the shitty, one-dimensional, cartoonish villain who met his untimely, gruesome death in the first act of the original game?

    Fuck that noise. Like hell Ajax is going to share that fate.

    And so begins one man's journey to unfuck himself.

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    05 Apr 2021

  3. Rec 46

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    “Kotenok, your brother is filling up a form to join our club. We are not shipping him away to the mafia,” Signora clarifies. “We’ll consider his debt repaid if he serves a thousand paying customers.”

    “A thousand,” wails Venti. “That’s as good as shipping him away. I’m so sorry, Xiao, but you will never see your brother again!”


    Or: Zhongli breaks a vase in the prestigious Genshin High and has no means to pay for it. You know how the story goes.

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    01 Apr 2021

  4. Rec 92

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    "You know my secret, huh?" Childe's smile is sly.
    "You're not an adventurer at all. You want something entirely different from me."
    "And what is that?" he murmurs, leaning closer, close enough for Zhongli to smell the wintermint on his clothes and see every fleck of gold in his red hair. His hand is inches away from Zhongli's.
    He returns the smile, polite and perfunctory. "You're a mercenary. An assassin, if you prefer."

     

    In a version of Teyvat where the commoners don't know of monsters or magic, a few specialized funeral parlours are tasked with covering up monster-related deaths to keep the reality of the world secret. Not all adventurers are happy with this, but a little persuasion and a lot of Mora can go a long way.

    Though Zhongli might be lacking in Mora, he isn't lacking in persuasion, and he is the Wangsheng Funeral Parlour's number one choice for winning over any skeptics. In what seems to be an ordinary day at work onboarding new adventurers, a certain Snezhnayan redhead takes an unusual interest in him.

    (In which Zhongli and Childe go to what Childe thinks is a date and Zhongli thinks is an assassination plot.)

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    30 Mar 2021

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    It’s been two months since the storm, and Childe hasn’t seen Zhongli not even once, not since that fateful meeting with the Signora where the truth is finally unveiled.

    And what a fun little kick to the gut that is, the realization that not only had he been played by all sides, but he's also being tossed aside like trash now that his use had run its course.

    It’s not that Childe doesn’t get it. He’s a Harbinger. He knows first-hand what it means to do his duty, to put the mission first and his personal feelings far, far away, preferably locked up in a box, where it wouldn’t interfere with his job. He knows what it’s like working with vipers, to scheme and plot and lie in wait for the opportune moment to stab his opponent in the back.

    But this time, this time Childe can’t help but feel a little (a lot) gutted.

    Stupid. He’s gotten himself stupidly attached.

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    A story about Childe trying to move on after the events of 1.1 Update, but some of his actions have consequences, and those consequences have followed him back to Snezhnaya.

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