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    To say that he runs to his car would be incorrect, as he is a Lan, and running is both undignified and unnecessary unless in immediate danger. Nor does he slam his key into the ignition, or aggressively swerve around the cars on the freeway, or have a mild panic attack at the fact he is picking A-Yuan up late from school for the first time ever.

    He comes close, though.

    By the time he arrives, it’s 4:35PM, and he has imagined about fifty different worse-case scenarios. The door is partly open when he gets to it, a messy label of 104B—Art Room scrawled with chalk on a placard next to the faded wood. As he opens it fully, he expects to see a wailing, terrified child, or perhaps a scene of utter misery and betrayal.

    What he finds is his son, hands covered in paint, being sung to by a beautiful, dark-haired stranger.

    “Ducks live in the pond, yellow ducks, happy ducks!”

    Lan Wangji stops in his tracks.
     

    (Or: Falling in love with your son’s art teacher, in five parts)

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    "You want Wen Ruohan dead," the Patriarch continued idly. "You want his corpse puppets eliminated. You want his halls burned to the ground and his soldiers disemboweled and begging for mercy. Have I about covered it?"

    He gave another knife-edged smile.

    "But what will you give me in return?"

    "We would be willing to offer quite a bit in return for Wen Ruohan's defeat," Lan Xichen admitted. "But I'm afraid we don't know what an immortal such as yourself desires. Please advise us."

    The Patriarch waved at hand at the front of the tent. "I want Second Young Master Lan."

    (In which the Sunshot Campaign ends through an arranged marriage to the Yiling Patriarch, and Lan Wangji suffers the mortifying ordeal of falling in love with his own husband.)

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    While exorcising a haunting, Lan Wangji gets cursed with a brand of honesty, and is forced to speak his every thought out loud.

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    If his scars make Wei Wuxian so uncomfortable, Lan Wangji thinks, then that is a problem easily remedied.

    As with most affairs involving Wei Wuxian, it turns out to not be that simple.

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    His fingers hesitate on Wei Ying’s arm, then brush a strand of hair from his face, catching in the blood on his skin. They linger there behind his ear, barely touching his warmth, gentle. Lan Wangji’s heart will not slow down, and he does not know why. All he knows is that seeing Wei Ying like that, ripped apart and flayed by his own darkness, has settled something in his chest, answered an unasked question.

    This man did not become a monster with gladness.

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    Darkness and light, fear and promise, loneliness and belonging: Lan Wangji stumbles across a crumbling castle in the mountains, and discovers that the balance is never as even as it seems.

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