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    Zhou Zishu takes the pipe, checks that the ember is still alive, and sets it in his mouth. When he sucks the smoke into his mouth, he can only just barely perceive the pungent herbal scent of it, like passing someone in the street who had smoked hours before. But it feels the same as it always has, hot and dry in the back of his throat. He holds it in his lungs, offers the pipe to Wen Kexing. Exhales slowly through his nose.

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    On the road to Longyuan Pavilion.

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    16 Jun 2021

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    In which Zhou Zishu, a dying man, discovered he had acquired a ward, a talent for video games, a boyfriend, and a newfound will to live, not necessarily in that order.

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    “Yun Xu,” Ghost Valley Master said, his baritone caressing the vowels carefully. It was a tone of voice that Zhou Zishu recognised but had not heard in a long while—in a year and a half, to be exact. Even with that excuse, nothing could have prepared Zhou Zishu for Ghost Valley Master’s next words. “To have such a handsome voice, you must be a great beauty.”

    Zhou Zishu blinked once, twice, and clicked the mute teammates button.

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    07 Jun 2021

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    “The souvenirs are decently priced, but the food is not.”

    One employee, two uncles, a colleague and the (nonexistent) business of tourism.

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    24 May 2021

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    “Zixuan, you’re actually invested in this. Oh my God, you actually want to help me overthrow the school!” Wei Wuxian couldn’t resist teasing.

    “I don’t want to overthrow the school, much less with you, thanks.” Jin Zixuan sniffed. “I just think graduate students are long overdue for certain rights and compensation.”

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    The one where Wei Wuxian wants to start a graduate students' union, Jin Zixuan is a union activist lawyer to-be and unlikely accomplice, Mianmian is the best, and Lan Wangji is a DJ-cum-PhD student who thinks that Critique is a love language.

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    23 May 2021

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    “What’s next?” Wen Kexing finds that he doesn't want to know, but he asks anyway.

    “Scent, touch, hearing, and then sight.”

    He pulls Zhou Zishu’s face down to his neck. “What’s this smell?”

    “Um, the green bottle with the cork—no, the agate stopper—on the stool next to the bathtub.”

    Wen Kexing lets him go, reassured at least by that. He thinks for a while, and needles out, “So all this time, I’ve been cooking for someone who can’t even taste the hard work I put in.”

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    cooking for a dying person in the shadow of his old home, until his self-destruct button can be safely turned off.

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    23 May 2021