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    The first time Shen Qingqiu feels it, he thinks he’s experiencing some sort of minor qi deviation.


    “Shizun,” Luo Binghe asks quietly. “Are you okay?”

    “Am I not allowed to look at my husband?” Shen Qingqiu asks, doing his best not to get snippy. After all he’s a Peak Lord, a powerful cultivator, a man that has cheated death. There’s no reason for him to act like a needy spouse. 

    “My lord,” the servant leans down again with their voice practically purring as they refill a cup that’s only a quarter empty. It catches Luo Binghe’s attention, interrupting the beaming look he had been about to shoot towards Shen Qingqiu. 

    Despite the fact that Luo Binghe looks more bemused than entranced, Shen Qingqiu feels the porcelain cup in his own hand crack.

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    07 Jul 2021

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    It’s been two months since the storm, and Childe hasn’t seen Zhongli not even once, not since that fateful meeting with the Signora where the truth is finally unveiled.

    And what a fun little kick to the gut that is, the realization that not only had he been played by all sides, but he's also being tossed aside like trash now that his use had run its course.

    It’s not that Childe doesn’t get it. He’s a Harbinger. He knows first-hand what it means to do his duty, to put the mission first and his personal feelings far, far away, preferably locked up in a box, where it wouldn’t interfere with his job. He knows what it’s like working with vipers, to scheme and plot and lie in wait for the opportune moment to stab his opponent in the back.

    But this time, this time Childe can’t help but feel a little (a lot) gutted.

    Stupid. He’s gotten himself stupidly attached.

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    A story about Childe trying to move on after the events of 1.1 Update, but some of his actions have consequences, and those consequences have followed him back to Snezhnaya.

    NOTE: THIS FIC WAS DRAFTED BEFORE 1.1 UPDATE CAME OUT. MIND THE CANON-DIVERGENT TAG FOR THIS REASON.

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    05 May 2021

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    Nines finds his place in the world.

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    Since he was awoken by Connor in the basement of CyberLife Tower, Nines' life has been a series of locked rooms. He's excited to be finally free, but soon finds out something's wrong with him-- he cannot emote, and his lack of social protocols mean both people and androids are afraid of him. Lost, lonely, and without a place in the world, his only joy is to feed the stray cats in the alley next to his apartment. There is a mysterious person that Nines has never seen that feeds the cats as well, and Nines wishes to meet them-- perhaps then he'd finally have a friend.

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    19 Feb 2021

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    Hank never gave much thought to Connor actually going out to get the upgrade. It seemed more like a passing fantasy or an allegory on what it meant to feel or some shit, not a plan put in place.

    A question about sensation leads to an upgrade being obtained.

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    16 Feb 2021

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    Logically, Connor should have noticed something was different after the moment of his deviancy, after he consciously chose not to shoot Markus, but he truly didn’t notice it until months later, as he watched, in absolute interest, as Hank typed something on his computer across from him at his desk.

    Or: In which Connor simultaneously experiences an emotional and sexual awakening in the wake of his deviancy and handles it in the best way he can. By not telling anyone.

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    08 Feb 2021