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    “You can go on, if you want,” he said when Zhou Zishu stopped for breath. “Scold and punish me for seven years, then I will scold you for the next seven, and then we’ll have to find something else to do.”

    The thought of years took any other words out of his mouth. Zhou Zishu had gotten used to measuring time in thimblefuls. A New Year’s day, a drift of peach blossoms blown off the trees: each one, perhaps, the last he would see. There wasn’t a container in his mind big enough to hold years, decades, centuries.

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    27 Apr 2021

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    Zhou Zishu takes the pipe, checks that the ember is still alive, and sets it in his mouth. When he sucks the smoke into his mouth, he can only just barely perceive the pungent herbal scent of it, like passing someone in the street who had smoked hours before. But it feels the same as it always has, hot and dry in the back of his throat. He holds it in his lungs, offers the pipe to Wen Kexing. Exhales slowly through his nose.

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    On the road to Longyuan Pavilion.

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    22 Apr 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 89

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    Zhou Zishu watched him and forgot—everything, all the world’s greed and madness, the debts of blood and grace. The world dimmed around them. Wen Kexing was Zhen Yan was Shidi was here. A wrongness, settled; deviated qi returning to true.

    Of paths, and the choosing thereof, all consequences be damned. A soft interlude. Spoilers for episode 27.
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    18 Apr 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 63

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    Zhou Zishu hid on rooftops like someone with a great deal of practice. Wen Kexing sympathized. He also had experience in this, for what were probably equally murderous reasons.

    Four things that are best done on rooftops, with beautiful company. (And one that isn't.)

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    18 Apr 2021

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    “We agreed, remember? The ends of the world, all its wines and poems—I’ll take the wine, you can have the poems.”

    The after, and then after even that. Spoilers for episode 36 and the epilogue/coda.
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    18 Apr 2021

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