He huffs a sigh. “Fine. Just--let’s just make it the law of surprise, shall we? That’s nice and simple, eh? Leave it up to destiny what will bring us back in balance. Let it drop something of yours into my lap, something small, and we’ll call the debt paid.”
Three debts, three repayments.
Xiao Zhan pries the phone out of Xuan Lu's hand and tries to see what has her so worked up. “It’s just Weibo’s hot trend,” he says, wrinkling his nose. “What’s so special about this?”
“Xiao Zhan,” she says, placing more emphasis on the back half of his name and somehow making it sound like a gentle scolding. “Look at what number eight is!”
“‘Handsome sunlight boy’?” Xiao Zhan reads. His confusion has not lessened in the slightest. “What is-?”
He answers his own unfinished question once he clicks the link.
“Sizhui, tell me,” Wei Wuxian says. “Does this feel... familiar to you?”
After running into Lan Zhan on a night hunt, Wei Wuxian is cursed to live the same day over and over and over.
To the rest of the tech industry, Wei Wuxian and Lan Wangji are former classmates and bitter rivals. But the truth is quite different. During their monthly meet-ups at discreet hotels, they enjoy a very different kind of relationship.
One evening, a fantasy spins out of control, forcing them to confront the truth: it's not just sex anymore. They both want something deeper, something serious.
(In which they role-play "let's make a baby".)
- Part 1 of sweet as cherry wine
Fandoms: 陈情令 | The Untamed (TV), 魔道祖师 - 墨香铜臭 | Módào Zǔshī - Mòxiāng Tóngxiù, 魔道祖师 | Módào Zǔshī (Cartoon)
17 May 2020
Two warm hands clapped over Lan Wangji's eyes from behind.
The playful words were close enough that Lan Wangji could almost feel them skimming along the sensitive nape of his neck.
Lan Wangji didn't need to see to recognize who it was. His heart thumped double-time in his chest, and he let his hands fall back into his lap from where they had risen halfway to meet the unexpected touch.
"That's amazing, Lan Zhan! How'd you know it was me?"
One night, Wei Wuxian learns that Lan Wangji likes someone.