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  1. Public Bookmark 55

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    A small change means that Jin Guangyao is delayed in taking over for Lan Xichen in playing the Song of Clarity for Nie Mingjue.

    Unfortunately, because of that one week's delay his plans are no longer viable. He's forced to tell his father that he can't find a way to kill the Nie Sect Leader after all.

    Jin Guangshan decided that kidnapping Nie Huaisang as a hostage is a good alternative.

    ...It does not go as planned.
     

    Guangyao should have defected from the Jin Sect while he had the chance.

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    21 Feb 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 4

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    In which Noctis is a twelve-year-old girl, and it changes the journey less than you'd think.

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    13 Feb 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 95

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    “Do you think I don’t want to marry you?”

    “You’re not in love with me,” Nie Mingjue says, pointing out the obvious. “Why would you want to?”

    “You have been my dearest friend since before we both laid eyes on our little brothers,” Xichen smiles, leaning over to kiss his forehead. “There is no one closer in my heart, and that will never change; so if I must marry now, whom could it be but you?”

     
    Jin Guangshan shows his hand too soon in the aftermath of the Sunshot Campaign.

    Luckily for everyone else, Nie Huaisang plays to win.

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    08 Feb 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 54

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    There had been no warning of the blockage of the path— perhaps the thick foliage of the forest had dulled the noise, but this was a swelling giant. Some sound should have leaked through the leaves. More magic, Nie Mingjue scoffed.

    There was a clearly visible path on the other side of the water— Baxia trembled on his back, eager to be used. But something told Nie Mingjue to stay out of the air; a whisper on the edge of his mind that he had long ago learned to pay attention to.

    A dragon would have the advantage in the sky, even in a situation like this, Nie Mingjue thought. He paced the sandy riverbank, looking for a way to cross. The water rushed past in a rage of white, foaming intensity that he had no desire to experience firsthand— he knew how to swim, but swimming in that would be a death sentence.

    “All this for a plant,” he muttered, annoyed.

    Of course there's a magical garden on a barren mountain, and of course the plant he'd been sent to collect is being guarded by a dragon, and of course the dragon's master is the most beautiful man Nie Mingjue has ever seen... wait, what?
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    23 Jan 2021

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    Wen Qing relaxes minutely, scrutinizing him. “Then,” she asks, “why are you here, Lan-er-gongzi?”

    He thinks of seven children, living here, surrounded by ghosts, fathered — fathered? — by the one who harnesses resentment to command the dead. Children he has named, inexplicably, Lan. Wen Qionglin is a fierce corpse, and yet he apparently talks and thinks and makes his own decisions. The children call him jiujiu. The children climb on his lap and ignore his instructions and say things like “he’s dead” with a careless lilt in their voices.

    Whatever the Yiling Patriarch is doing, whatever Wei Wuxian wants, Lan Wangji does not think it is an act of war.

    So he does not say, “I am here to neutralize the Yiling Patriarch.”

    He does not say, “Sentiment is gathering against you.”

    He does not say, “First liberate, second suppress, third eliminate.”

    Lying is forbidden, so Lan Wangji bows his head and says something true: “The Lan sect has very recently learned of seven disciples living in Yiling. I have come to attend their education.”

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    OR: It's a Sound of Music AU. Sort of.

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    30 Dec 2020