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    “I think,” he let out a breath. “I think they would have loved to meet you. They would have loved you.” Zhou Zishu did not laugh this time, although Wen Kexing knew that he knew that there was an almost laughable absurdity in holding up the ex-leader of Tianchuang as the paradigm of an ideal son-in-law.

    In another life, perhaps, with Qin Huaizhang still alive, Siji Manor and its disciples unmarred by the brambles of the Imperial court’s reach, Zhou Zishu could have truly settled into the skin of that serious-faced, soft-eyed First Disciple, still sharp-tongued but gentled by the cocoon of warmth of a manor never lacking in laughter. In another life, where Zhen Yan was not the name of a boy who died too young and was called, lovingly, in its diminutive by his parents and later, Qin-shushu and Qin-ayi when they visited Siji Manor during cherished trips out from the Healers’ Valley.

    Or, it is almost Qingming and Zhou Zishu makes good on his promise to accompany Wen Kexing back to his parents' old house. Orienting oneself in the murky riverbed of grief takes time, as does learning to wear love like a well-worn robe over one’s shoulders.
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    23 Jul 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 39

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    Maybe Pei Ming had been blessed with too much luck in war and women. Maybe that's why when his streak of bad luck hit him, he found himself in the last place he would rather be -- Yushi Country.

    'The Rain Master is too good for the rest of us, after all,' he thought bitterly.

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    08 Jul 2021

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    Unimpressed, Lang Qianqiu crossed his arms. “Really, you should look at yourself. All she said was that we cardinal martial gods would have to share a palace for now; I don’t know why you’re making this into such an affair. It will take time and merits we don’t have to finish rebuilding the Heavenly Capital. For now, can’t we just accept that with so few palaces it’s only fair that we share?”

    Pei Ming, Mu Qing, Feng Xin, and Quan Yizhen all shouted, “NO!” in anguished unison.

    aka: a fic elaborating on Ch. 251: Aiyah! Cave of Ten Thousand Gods: "It was the truth, for the Upper Heavens had suffered great damage previously, and so a number of gods had to secretly beg the head of the Ghost City for help."
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    06 Jul 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 63

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    [Spoilers for all 5 books]

    Hua Cheng has a crisis of faith as yet another of his birthdays approaches with Xie Lian getting worried and stressed while thinking of a gift. Like everything he does, Hua Cheng's crisis is unparalleled.

    In fact, it nearly destroys everything. Including Xie Lian's heart.

    [The Sour of a Sweet and Sour Hua Cheng Birthday Series!]

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    04 Jul 2021

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    Immediately after his return, Hua Cheng realizes that he can feel whenever Xie Lian touches his ring. It doesn't bother him. In fact, he finds it endearing.

    But he ignores it, because something else is worrying him: why is Xie Lian acting so guilty?

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    03 Jul 2021