Venti remembers the man in the alleyway, lit almost ablaze in the lamplight. The gold in his eyes. The meteor orbiting his shoulders. His hands had been as steady as the earth, and when he held Venti, he had called him—
—a name he hadn’t heard in a long, long time.
After hearing news of Morax’s death, Venti travels to Liyue to honor a tradition that the Original Seven had long held: each time one of them passed on, those that remained would gather to drink a toast and say their final goodbyes.
He figures Morax deserves this, at the least, even if it’s a party of one. He didn’t think it would be so hard to do it alone.
Drunk, lonely, and despairing, Venti takes to wandering the streets of Liyue and stumbles upon a well-dressed stranger by the name of Zhongli, who reminds him far too much of what he’s just lost.
"You want to make a life contract? With me?"
"Me, the God of Freedom? No offense, Morax, but that's everything I'm against."
"I am aware."
"Hm." Barbatos contemplated for five seconds. "Okay, then."
Fandoms: 原神 | Genshin Impact (Video Game)
13 Sep 2021
"What in the world do you mean, cutsleeve behavior?” Venti asks.
Lan Fengmei blinks. “What do you mean? You know, cutsleeve, like how my dads are always acting so cute and in love even after they’ve been married for, like, 13 years? Wait, uh. You don’t know what it means?”
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Yahoo! Zhongli's bf here! In today's episode, instead of talking about Liyue's history, we're going to talk about Zhongli's! Thanks for bullying Zhongli into doing this hahaha.
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“This is where you come in, Mr. Zhongli. The men who attend such auctions don’t do so simply in the hopes of buying illegal or highly valuable objects. They also want to be entertained, and the best auctioneers, even the legal ones, know how to throw parties. Rumour has it that the instigators of this auction are looking to hire servants that look a certain way to please their guests.”
They were all looking at him with varying expressions: Master Diluc with vague hope, Childe with amusement, Venti with something more complicated, a mix of annoyance and reluctance hidden behind a thick veneer of good cheer.
“He doesn’t understand,” Childe declared. “Xiansheng, what Diluc is trying to say is that the instigators of the auction are perverts and those who will attend are perverts too. They want pretty people to act as servants so they can grope them while they’re serving them champagne.”
In which VenZhong and Chiluc go undercover in a bid to retrieve an object that is rumoured to open a portal to the Abyss.
- Part 2 of VenZhong/Chiluc - End to loneliness