10 May 2022
Sweet and slow fix-it, beginning after WWX death, on the idea that his soul would answer LWJ's call. Getting people together, healing trauma through love, I can't help it!
Every single night the guqin echoed into the Cloud Recess’ clear atmosphere, breaking the curfew. Within the last three years, be it the height of midsummer nights’ heat or the coldest winter nights, Lan Wangji’s guqin would squeeze the hearts of those who could not sleep. It kept the light-sleeping elders awake, and the old people would curse the Sect Heir in the dark, failing to understand the Sect Leader’s indulgence for his younger brother. It kept Lan Qiren awake, fueling his guilt: night after night the old man painfully realized how pointless the near-death punishment he had inflicted on his nephew had been. It kept Lan Xichen awake, helpless to soothe his brother. Often, the Sect Leader would rise to meet the musician inside the Jingshi, or near the waterfall where Lan Wangji would try to hide at the end of a too-long day, shoulders bowed by the weight of the elder’s look. He’d sit by his side and lay a hand on the wounded back – the only person Lan Wangji let touch him aside from Lan Yuan.
The guqin would also...
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16 May 2022