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    In the depths of the Stygian Tiger Seal slept a soul.

    It was a relentless thing, bright and brilliant as the dawn. It was a fragile thing too, broken by tragedy too terrible to name. Through the resentful energy and in the cracks of cold iron it clung on, prisoner and patriarch. Beneath a bloody patina, it had no dreams but nightmares, and no thoughts but memories.

    And now, in the cruel fingers of Xue Yang, it would awaken.

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    18 May 2022

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    Meng Yao has just been kicked down the stairs of Carp Tower. He's bloody, broken and having the worst day of his life. Then he meets a handsome Lan cultivator and everything changes.

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    18 May 2022

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    An AU in which, after the Sunshot Campaign is over, Jin Guangshan does not legitimize Meng Yao and he goes to live at Cloud Recesses with Lan Xichen.

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    17 May 2022

    Bookmarker's Notes

    This characterisation of Meng Yao is far more visceral, personal and just plain bad, with far less politics. But the redemption is all the more powerful for it, especially through his relationship with Lan Xichen.

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    Crumpled at the base of Koi Tower’s long stairs for the second time, Jin Guangyao presses his face into the stone, takes a deep breath despite re-broken ribs, and arranges his features as carefully as he knows how. Then he stands, moving carefully around the pain, and bows deep, arms held straight and true. The walk back up the steps to his father's side is painful enough to wipe the smile from his face; it is not painful enough to prevent him re-taking his place as seneschal, bowing again at the top of the steps. As he straightens, he prioritizes his plans for his father’s demise over all else.

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    17 May 2022

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    Meng Yao cannot remember ever having that kind of trust in life – which is probably not surprising, given that one of his first memories is almost biting a woman’s finger off.
    He didn’t even understand what she had said to make his mother cry. He just knew that she had to pay.

    Those who say that no plan survives contact with the enemy haven't come in contact with Meng Yao yet. But while he knows how to deal with jealous madames and power-hungry tyrants, he has no idea how to protect himself when the kindest, most beautiful man in the world smiles at him. What can Meng Yao do but lay down his dreams at the feet of his beloved, and follow him into Nightless City to start a war for the greater good?
    He knows better than to hope for anything in return for the heart he already lost – anything, that is, beyond keeping Lan Xichen safe.
    Luckily for him, Lan Xichen is not afraid to love or to ask for help, and they have more safety nets than either of them expects.

    (Greek mythology fusion AU: Helen/Paris xiyao except fake kidnapping)

    Alternating POVs : Meng Yao (19) and Lan Xichen (22)

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    17 May 2022