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    "Who can I go to for the sake of righting the Jin sect’s wrongs, Senior Lan? There’s no one, and that’s why I fled to the Burial Mounds.”

    “All the same,” Lan Qiren says, looking around at the dank cave and then at the child nodding towards sleep in Wei Wuxian’s lap, “you can hardly stay here, Wei Wuxian. I saw that your people were trying to farm on the slope behind the forest, but I doubt their efforts will bear fruit. What will you eat?”

    “When people are hungry enough,” Wei Wuxian says distantly, “they will eat anything.”
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    After Wei Wuxian's flight from the camp at Qiongqi Dao, Lan Qiren visits the Burial Mounds and discovers that he has bigger problems than his nephew's broken heart.

    Naturally, this changes things.

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    17 Sep 2021

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Uncle knows best

  2. Public Bookmark 76

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    A girl kneels on a train platform, head between her elbows, elbows tucked to knees, like a comma, like it’s not over, just stopped for a spell, like this whole thing is gonna keep going, and she don’t move. And then behind her, a man walks up and folds his dark glasses back into his breast pocket, one-two, click-click.

    Eurydice in the Afterlife.
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    17 Sep 2021

    Bookmarker's Notes

    this is so powerful and tender and I don't have the words for this honestly

  3. Public Bookmark 20

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    Eurydice knows it ain't wise to linger at the crossroads. But sometimes, the only safe harbour you've got is in the Devil's arms.
    Alternatively: not all gods are born divine.

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    17 Sep 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 19

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    There is a tension in the air like the first raindrops steaming off the bitumen, on the brink of a summer storm: the sky holding its breath. Her husband says, "You keep comin' back. Every time I think I've finally cut the tether, you're there again."
    Maybe, just maybe, everything that falls down eventually rises.

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    17 Sep 2021

    Bookmarker's Notes

    ma I'm crying

  5. Public Bookmark 88

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    For once, Hades isn't waiting out spring alone.
    Alternatively: if Hades had known Eurydice was gonna be such a goddamned nuisance, he would've just let her go.

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    17 Sep 2021

    Bookmarker's Notes

    it's an old song