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    Thirteen years ago, Wei Wuxian brought scandal and shame down upon his head and was thrown out of the competitive ballroom dance circuit. He vanished, never to be heard from again.

    Lan Wangji aches when he remembers the way Wei Ying danced--like a laugh given movement and form. He has never stopped searching for him.

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    17 Jan 2021

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    The hands on his shoulders gave a little squeeze. “I am — the disciples will call me Hanguang-jun,” the man said, and then, after a brief hesitation, he added, “I ... named you.”

    “You did?”

    “Mn.”

    “Why?”

    The corner of Hanguang-jun’s tightened and he said, “We are family. That is why.”

    Family was a tricky thing, in the Cloud Recesses. All of them were family, and few of them were. Sizhui did not know if he had any, by blood. He had come when he was too little. Nobody had offered him up the information, and it felt forbidden to ask. But Hanguang-jun said we are family very firmly, so Sizhui asked carefully, “Gege?”

    “Father,” said Hanguang-jun, and startled Sizhui into stillness when he reached up and straightened the ribbon across Sizhui’s forehead.

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    01 Jan 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 24

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    Lan Xichen returns alone to the Hanshi after telling his brother that Wei Wuxian is dead, and receives an unexpected visit from Jin Guangyao. A fraught discussion of love, duty and responsibility follows as Lan Xichen grapples with his own perceived failings and Jin Guangyao seeks to comfort him.

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    26 Dec 2020

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    Wei Ying first hears about the ball over dinner.

    "They're trying to marry off Second Prince," Fourth Uncle says, through a mouthful of stew. "There is going to be a ball, for all the gentry." "Everybody who's rich and titled, who's got a son or daughter the right age, will be invited. Second Prince will pick someone out."

    "He's probably very stuffy and full of himself!" Wei Ying snorts. "I pity whoever has to marry him!"

    (In which Wei Ying, a fugitive from justice, sneaks into the palace, steals from the imperial family, and eats his words.

    AKA, yet another Cinderella AU.)

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    18 Dec 2020

  5. Public Bookmark 35

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    A visit to the Cloud Recesses. A discussion on the nature of kindness; masks dropped, and words shared that cannot be unshared.
     
    "Are you not good, A-Yao?” he asks, thumbs tracing slow, heavy circles at the base of his neck.

    "No, I'm not. Clever, skilled, but not good, ah-" He closes his eyes, pillowing his head on his arms. "Er-ge is so generous as to see the kindness in others, but I am not like him, nor am I good."

    “No?” That’s it, a single word, a question he allows to hang between them.

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    10 Dec 2020

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