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24 Sep 2022
Zhang Rishan is beautiful. He’s ethereal. Otherworldly. Like a god among men. Qi Tiezui is lucky. That he gets to see this. His lieutenant, naked in his bed. That he gets to touch. Forever. Except he won’t. Qi Tiezui has made a promise once, that he would always be here, and he won’t, because he is going to grow old and die, and Zhang Rishan will not. Qi Tiezui is going to die, and when he does it’s going to leave a scar on the lieutenant that is much deeper and more long-lasting than most of his physical ones, another perpetual ache to rival the one in his hip.
Deep in the night, Qi Tiezui makes Zhang Rishan tell him the stories of his scars, and it makes him realize something. That he is not the only one who knows his promise was a lie. That he is not the only one who’s terrified by that. That his kisses cannot ease the pain of loss that is to come, but it’s still worth it, to get to hold Zhang Rishan close in this life, to show him the meaning of gentleness, the meaning of love.
- Part 3 of Seasonal afflictions
19 Sep 2022
Foye’s illness is hard on everyone. On madam Yin, who is constantly moving about, trying to help in any way she can, trying to find a cure. On Erye, who is ill himself and stuck in Bai Qiao village to recover when he would no doubt much rather be at his friend’s side. On Qi Tiezui himself, who has to keep it together, keep his head clear and focus on the bigger picture and not lose himself to the currents of the fear that’s threatening to drown him.
Perhaps taking it the hardest though is Zhang Rishan, who’s spent almost all of his time since they found Foye again sitting by his commander’s bedside. Not sleeping. Not eating. Not taking care of himself in any of the ways he needs.
With Foye indisposed, it falls to Qi Tiezui to make the young lieutenant see sense. That too is hard, but it must be done if they are to get through this and live to see the changing of another thousand seasons. Or as long as they can at least. Together.
- Part 2 of Seasonal afflictions
13 Sep 2022
It’s winter and Zhang Rishan is limping. It’s not too noticeable, but it’s there. Zhang Qishan thinks it’s fine at first, that his lieutenant will be better in a few days. He thinks it’s fine, but then the temperatures drop even lower, and the younger Zhang keeps looking uncomfortable, keeps fidgeting, keeps shifting about. It’s winter, and his lieutenant is in pain, and Zhang Qishan resolves to find out why.
Why is his lieutenant hurting, and why does the sight of him hurting make Zhang Qishan’s chest ache, make him want to turn the world upside down to make it better just so he can see his lieutenant smile again?
- Part 1 of Seasonal afflictions
Shen Wei doesn’t remember the face of every single person who’s ever helped him. He tries. He really does. Shen Wei tries to remember, but he doesn’t always manage. Perhaps it’s cowardice, or perhaps it’s his mind’s own way of trying to protect him. There are only so many memories a mind can store before it starts to fray around the edges after all. So he remembers the truly important faces. He dreams of them sometimes – Fu You, Ma Gui, Kunlun, not his own parents though, somehow never his parents – and others have faded away with time.
No, Shen Wei does not remember the names and faces of every single person who’s ever helped him, but he remembers some, and they remember him in turn.
or, a catalogue of unassuming strangers and their stories of helping Shen Wei.
Fandoms: The Silmarillion and other histories of Middle-Earth - J. R. R. Tolkien, TOLKIEN J. R. R. - Works & Related Fandoms
19 Aug 2022
Maglor didn't ever intend to sail. Valinor is not his home and never will be.
Ages have passed since he threw the Silmaril into the sea, but when his mother appears to him in a dream, when he wakes in the middle of the night with the fire of longing burning in his lungs, when the pain gets so bad he can take it no longer, he steals a boat to meet the ocean. He sets out intending to die, or so he thinks.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Sometimes going home is more difficult than leaving ever was. Sometimes acceptance is complicated, but it is the beginning of all recovery.
In the end it takes meeting his mother and speaking to her the ballad of burning lungs and bated breath he can no longer sing for Maglor to understand this, to understand himself, and for Makalaurë to rise out of the ashes he has always feared so much.
24 Sep 2022
Zhang Rishan is used to pain. He’s used to being hurt, being injured, being battered, bruised and bleeding. To Zhang Rishan, pain is just a fact of life, an inconvenience to ignore until he can’t anymore. Until either it takes him out, or someone forces him to slow down. It’s a good thing he has people in his life who can do that, who can help to soothe the pain, even for just a bit, who can help to ease the weight of those afflictions. Both permanent and seasonal.
Fandom: The Silmarillion and other histories of Middle-Earth - J. R. R. Tolkien, TOLKIEN J. R. R. - Works & Related Fandoms
14 Dec 2018
Finarfin, the third son, the prince who was never meant to rule but ended up becoming the king of the Noldor anyway. The quiet, gentle spirit who wouldn't hurt a fly, but nevertheless managed to lead his soldiers to victory against the forces of Morgoth. How did the third prince, the not-quite-Noldo deal with becoming the king of the people he had run to Alqualondë to avoid, how did he grow up, and most importantly, who did he grow up to be?
A series of character studies telling the story of the third son of Finwë, the forgotten king.
Here comes the sun.