“I won’t have you going all the way to California by yourself,” Yanli says in her most eldest-sibling tone of voice. “I won’t have it, A-Ying.”
“I am a grown-up,” Wei Ying points out gently, with all the wisdom of his twenty-four years. “I pay bills and have a job I hate and everything. And I won’t be by myself, I’ll have A-Qing and A-Ning.”
“And me, obviously,” Jiang Cheng grumbles. Wei Ying whips around to stare at him.
“Oh,” Yanli says, a blanket of relief rolling across her face. “Oh, of course.”
“You can’t,” Wei Ying hisses at him, looking more panicked now than he has all night. “Your mother—”
“Okay, first of all, don’t tell me what I can and can’t do,” Jiang Cheng bites back, prickly with worry for the Wens and worry for his idiot brother. “Secondly, you, going by yourself, is not an option. It’s off the table. It was never on the table. Stupid,” he adds, on principle.
Wei Ying’s friends are at rock-bottom, and he puts his life on hold to help them put theirs back together. To absolutely no one’s surprise except Wei Ying’s, his family goes with him.
- Part 1 of the ship sways
“That’s your dad?” Jingyi asks slowly.
“Yes?” Sizhui sits up a little, propped on his elbows. He feels wrong-footed, and glances back at the picture for some sort of hint as to what’s going on. “Why?”
Jingyi sits up, too, and hands the phone back.
“Your dad is my dad’s ex-husband,” he says bluntly. “Come on. Get your jacket. We’ll need ice cream for this one.”
It’s a very strange way to have your life turned completely upside down, Sizhui thinks.
22 Jan 2021
With a visible gleam in his eyes, Wei Wuxian flung himself into a graceful spin, his robes a flurry of white around him as he escaped from the reach of Bichen, turning at the last second to put Lan Wangji at the same disadvantage he himself had just been held at.
The tip of Suibian’s blade held steadily a mere hair’s breadth from Lan Wangji’s neck, Wei Wuxian shot him another blinding smile.
“Lan Zhan,” Wei Wuxian said, silver eyes shining brightly, no hint of exertion in his voice. “Spar with me?”
Or: wwx has been strengthening mxy's golden core in secret, and he reveals this to lwj by quite nearly kicking his ass on his birthday, as a treat.
31 Oct 2021
Wayward hairs fell across Lan Wangji’s eyes as he turned his head to gaze at him imploringly, hand raised and long fingers pointed silently toward the sink, looking for all the world like a child ghost in a horror movie.
“It’s...the sink compactor,” he declared sullenly.
The corner of Wei Wuxian’s mouth twitched. “Babe...you mean the garbage disposal?”
That earned him a blank stare in response. Wei Wuxian rolled with it, approaching from behind to peer over Lan Wangji’s shoulder.
The sink was half filled with murky water, a scattered assortment of herb leaves and vegetable shavings floating across the surface.
“Now, see, this is why I don’t bother cooking,” Wei Wuxian declared with a huff, resting one hand against the warmth of Lan Wangji’s back while he gestured at the mess with the other. “Look what happens! Safer to order out."
OR; rich intellectual lwj has zero domestic skills and so mechanical genius wwx has to save the day. repeatedly.
lwj gets to repay the favor on wwx's birthday
14 Nov 2020
Jiang Cheng recruits Lan Jingyi to help him meddle into Wei Wuxian's love life.