JC and WWX's Get Along Sweater
“They’re just young,” he tries again, trying to appease some concern Jiang Cheng hasn’t even voiced. “Probably playing a prank on you. Why waste energy worrying so much about it?”
Jiang Cheng bursts out, “Playing a prank on me? Aren’t we both locked in here, idiot?”
Wei WuXian lifts his hands, raising his index finger like he’s about to conduct a lesson. He’s grown more into these mannerisms, the more the young ones come to him for advice and stories. He finds he likes that quite a lot.
“Yes, but knowing what they do about us, who would that be worse for? Everyone knows Sect Leader Jiang would be angered the most by being locked away with the YiLing Patriarch.”
He states the facts with as much distance as he can. Because that’s what they are, facts. There’s no point in being upset by them, because if there’s one thing that’s constant and true in this world it’s Jiang WanYin’s hatred for Wei WuXian.
- Part 1 of JC and WWX's Get Along Sweater
He startles, glancing around. Wei Wuxian had just been right beside him. They hadn’t been speaking, after Wei Wuxian’s few abortive attempts at making conversation. Because Jiang Cheng hadn’t wanted to speak to him. He never wants to speak to him, ever again, because walking alongside Wei Wuxian, being on a night hunt with him— it’s too much. Even if he no longer wants Wei Wuxian dead, how can participate in these farces? How can he get so close to the thing he wants, only to remember he’ll never have it? He can’t let Wei Wuxian make casual conversation. He can’t allow him to weasel his way back into Jiang Cheng’s good graces, his heart. Because Jiang Cheng won’t survive it. He knows this very well.
- Part 2 of JC and WWX's Get Along Sweater