"Please..." Wei Wuxian pouts. The two guards before him look visibly uncomfortable. Wei Wuxian had wanted to visit his boyfriend at work, bringing along a few homemade cupcakes he was experimenting with, but these guards just would not budge. It's been so long since he's seen Lan Zhan and he just doesn't think he can handle it anymore. Hell, he might even start crying for every second he does not get to see his Lan Zhan.
Xiao Li and Wang Lu looked at each other, this man has been here for the past hour, pestering them into meeting Hanguang-Jun. But they know that their boss doesn't like unwelcome visitors, for he had given them a list of people he would be seeing.
"We're sorry, but you are not on the list. Perhaps you would like to schedule a meeting while you're here?" Xiao Li says, trying to diffuse the pout on his face. Wang Lu scoffs.
"No! I told you, it's a surprise!" We Wuxian protests. "Have you never heard of surprising someone on their birthday? It's sort of like that, except I just want to show my appreciation!"
Wang Lu proceeds to have an aneurysm while speaking. "We know what a surprise is! Except this is the biggest crime boss you are delivering too! So, how do we know you're not going to attempt to murder him or something?! I know someone as skimpy looking as you would not be able to harm Hanguang-Jun but we cannot risk that, and I for one do not want to be targeted by Zewu-Jun for letting someone attempt to murder his younger brother!" A scandalous gasp can be heard, as if the mere idea of murdering Lan Wangji was offensive. "I would never do that to Lan Zhan!"
Wang Lu ignores this. "And if that attempt fails we are going to be at fault, and my family will have their heads chopped off while I watch and piss myself! So for the sake of God go away and let us do our jobs so no blood will be shed!"
"Are you okay? Do you want a cupcake?" Wei Wuxian asks, worryingly. "I made plenty so you can share."
Xiao Li starts talking, "Hey, Wang Lu don't eat that it might be--"
Wang Lu reaches his hand to the box, taking out a pink frosted chocolate cupcake, filled to the brim with sprinkles, while handing over a red velvet cupcake adorned with fondant and lime green frosting to his coworker, mutters thanks, then proceeds to take a bite.
"-poisoned." Xiao Li finished dejectedly, before digging into his own cupcake.
"It's just so hard working under Hanguang-Jun, every time you're in front of the man he looks like he wants to take your head off in one, clean, bite. No blood splattered and all. It feels like he's piercing through your soul and his gaze is full of gravity that can pin you down to the ground. "Not to mention the work we are given, it's so tiring. We're out running errands one second, then we're taking down a socialite family, then we're here, just observing people. Hey, this is good." Wang Lu says, still chewing.
Wei Wuxian beams. "Thanks! I own a bakery along with my siblings. My sister is a singer and my brother works as the manager. Do you want to come along next time? I can't offer many discounts since our brother is insisting it takes away our salary. Like can he just chill? I'm pretty sure he'd go on a rampage if his friends didn't give him a discount to a bakery where they worked at?" Wei Wuxian hurriedly reaches into his pocket, and pulls out a perfectly, wrinkled free, card. Revealing a card that says Lotus House in beautiful, lavender colored, cursive calligraphy, below in chinese characters too. The card itself is colored in light lilac embellishments, swirls of flowers and leaves adorning the card. Wei Wuxian was rather proud of the design he had come up with.
"Thank you, Young Master." Xiao Li says, showing off his manners. "We'll definitely visit your bakery, in Yumeng is it?"
Wei Wuxian never got to finish his sentence, as then a stark white figure came strolling towards their direction.
Both guards visibly paled. "Oh no." Wang Lu grumbles. Feeling the remnants of that cupcake churning in his stomach. He would have saved this delicacy for later if he knew Hanguang-Jun was going to show up. Such a shame really, it was a rather delicious and beautiful cupcake, to throw it up would be disrespectful.
Lan Wangji makes his way up to the baker and the two guards. He is in a impeccably white suit, holding a similar white handkerchief, rubbing the cloth on his hands which seemed to be covered in blood. His face, as always, remains expressionless. He looks rather ethereal, as how could such a matter as blood bother to this god. The red already starting to spoil the handkerchief. A remarkable sight really. The stark contrast between red and white gives Wang Lu shivers.
"Lan Zhan!" Wei Wuxian exclaims and launches himself into Lan Wangji's arms, much to both guards dismay. He had already left behind the discarded box of cupcakes down on the floor in favor for Lan Wangji, whom he hasn't seen in days.
"Wei Ying." Lan Wangji states, leaving behind the used handkerchief to catch his boyfriend.
"Hanguang-Jun, we're sorry, we'll take him off!" Xiao Li says, very much desperate to not get punished.
"No need." Xiao Li and Wang Lu is even more horrified, thinking he was going to get rid of the kind, cheerful baker's life.
"Lan Zhan~" Wei Wuxian mewls, rather shamelessly. "I missed you!" He buries his face into Lan Wangji's neck.
Lan Wangji hums. "Missed Wei Ying, too."
"I wanted to see you but these guards wouldn't let me in!" Wei Wuxian complains. "I was here for nearly an hour, trying to convince them I was trustworthy!"
Lan Wangji's gaze shifts to the two guards. Eyes cold and unforgiving. Xiao Li and Wang Lu shivers. "Wei Ying is very trustworthy." He says to his boyfriend, vision not shifting away from the two guards.
"That's what I said! They wouldn't believe me, even though I brought cupcakes! Cupcakes! How trustworthy does a person need to be to bring cupcakes!' Wei Wuxian whines, each complaint louder than the other.
"Wei Ying brought cupcakes?"
"I did, but I ended up giving them some of your share! These poor people, having to run so many errands for the cruel Hanguang-Jun!" Wei Wuxian teases, but Lan Wangji is not focused on that.
Lan Wangji's gaze somehow becomes more cold, and more ruthless. "They ate Wei Ying's cupcakes?"
Wei Wuxian laughs, clearly delighted. "That's what you're focused on? Not your boyfriend whom you haven't seen in days? How much more possessive can you get Lan Zhan?"
"Wei Ying made cupcakes for me. For others to eat them, is... " Lan Wangji tries to find the right word. "inappropriate." Lan Wangji says, still staring down both guards as if his life depended on it.
"Don't worry, Lan Zhan! There's still plenty more! I invited them to the bakery, so these ones are all yours!"
Xiao Li and Wang Lu wishes he wouldn't have mentioned that, since Hanguang-Jun's gaze seemed oh so murderous.
"You'll come, right?" Wei Wuxian asks, looking extra dejected and sad. And that did not sit well with Hanguang-Jun.
"They'll come, Wei Ying. That is, if nothing.. unfortunate happens to them while Wei Ying is at the bakery." Xiao Li and Wang Lu has had their lifespan drained completely right about now.
Wei Wuxian brightens, "See you there!" The couple take their leave, bringing the box of cupcakes with them.
The two guards face each other, thinking. "What just happened?"
If Lan Wangji sees them at the bakery the next weekend, no one talks about it.