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Madame Tan Rui from "A Waterfall of Gold Sparks"



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    Some scientists believe that the term 'universe' isn't actually correct. Evidence shows, so they claim, a multitude of universes all co-existing within the span of all that is, each arranged so that the spaces in one universe are not the spaces of another, and it is not choice that frames the multiverse they argue for. It is difference.

    Indeed, one science journal, dedicated to a layman's understanding, compared the theory to a child's "Spot the Difference" puzzle. The journal goes on to note that there is more space in between the electrons of an atom than space taken up by them, and notes that all it would take is an infinitesimal shift to the side for a new universe to be layered over, as though the sum of existence is some grand collage.

    And like a collage, there are places where the universes touch. Of course there are, according to the journal, because despite there being enough space in existence for every possible difference conceived, space is finite, all the same. Layers have to overlap, just a little.

    ** All stories within this series are standalone - none of the stories have to be read first (or at all) to understand any of the others.

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    All that his mind could latch on to were the false, honeyed words that never failed to move his mind. He never questioned it, always accepted it, until one day, it wasn't enough to please him.

    In which Zhao Jing goes too far and the Duxie decides to take matters into their own hands to saddle Wenzhou with the world's most difficult nineteen year old who just so happens to be the leader of an assassin organisation.

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    Or: the obligatory Wenzhou adopts Xie Wang fic, featuring Zhang Chenling, a happier ending and an eventual family.

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  2. Public Bookmark 36

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    Fix-it/Filler scenes for the end of episode 36 that completely ran away with me!!

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    Zishu's mind has been trained to this sort of work: to take in every meaningless detail and produce from that the truth. To assess danger and opportunity alike. Of course, this is a misuse of his talents. Kexing shouldn't concern him. He should be nothing to Zishu: just another foolish boy to mold into a useful weapon, or else to discard. But then, Zishu has seen what's really inside him, the pitiless tiger who lives in his guts. And he might be the only one who has. Kexing let the other boys off with bruises, didn't he?

    He is Zishu's, somehow. As much as anything has ever been.

     

    [AU timeline in which teenage runaway Wen Kexing meets career assassin Zhou Zishu and upends both their lives.]

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  4. Public Bookmark 31

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    Jiang Wanyin moves a bit, Lan Wangji thinks he sees him turn, and oh.

    There is Jiang Wanyin’s sternum, his stomach, his waist, very clear from Lan Wangji’s view, and there is purple. There are-- scales, spread along Jiang Wanyin’s body, trailing down to Jiang Wanyin’s lower half, and Jiang Wanyin has a tail. In place of his legs, there is a tail, a fish tail, and it is purple and gold and looks nothing short of beautiful, framed by the moonlight and the water.

    Lan Wangji blinks. It is still there. Lan Wangji blinks again. It is still there.

    Bed. He should go to bed.

    (or: jiang cheng is a mermaid and lan wangji has Feelings about that)

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    The old woman laughs, nodding. “Of course, of course. We’ve always got some room for some fellow friends of Hanguang-jun," she says.

     

    Wei Wuxian marvels at how social Lan Zhan has become in the years since he's been dead. "Oh? If you don't mind me asking, how exactly did you become friends of Hanguang-jun?" he asks.

     

    The two women exchange a look. It's a little wary but a little knowing too. "Ah," says the other one. "Well, we always kind of knew?"

     

    "Yes," agrees the innkeeper. "It wasn't really one big thing."

     

    "Ah." Wei Wuxian does not really understand how you can just know you're friends with someone, especially someone as personal as Lan Zhan. Oh well, he supposes this is just a new thing he'll have to get used to.

     

     

    or; friend of hanguang-jun becomes a euphemism for being gay, much like friend of dorothy in our world. wei wuxian, however, has been dead for sixteen years and does not know this.

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