14 Jun 2021
Shang Qinghua’s eyes fall shut and when he opens his mouth to let out his voice, everything seems to fade into the background. Mobei Jun feels the world blur around him and nothing else exists other than him and Shang Qinghua, singing a song about love and triumph.
It’s bewitching. It’s enchanting. It’s captivating in its entirety. Shang Qinghua is like a siren calling him forth to the seas, leading him to his slaughter, and Mobei Jun will gladly follow blindly and let him. Mobei Jun wants to whisk Shang Qinghua away back to the Northern Palace where the high ceilings make for better acoustics and would amplify his voice as the melody of it bounces off the icy walls. Mobei Jun wants to vanish everyone in this pavilion and keep this for himself, to selfishly have Shang Qinghua all to himself.
17 Sep 2021
“I just...always thought things will get better eventually, you know? I mean, it has to, right?”
Shang Qinghua has always been such an optimistic little thing despite how often he complaints about being overworked and taken advantage of. Shen Qingqiu doesn’t know what else to call him.
“I’m not an optimist, bro. I’m a realist. When you’ve been to rock-bottom the only other way is up, you know? It’s just logic. Or physics? Man, I don’t know. It’s just that, okay?”
“But it’s better now, right?” This life? Here? “For you?”
There’s a beat and Shang Qinghua blinks before he gives his friend an odd cryptic smile.
16 Sep 2021
Five times Làn Sīzhuī pondered the existence of a parent he does not remember having.
14 May 2020
In which Mobei Jun has long learned to wait out the man's tantrums, and Shang Qinghua is forever an advising voice.
- Part 2 of Vivarium
17 Jul 2021
After everything, Wei Ying goes back to Gusu with Lan Wangji. Over the years, Lan Wangji watches as Cloud Recesses rearranges itself to make a home for Wei Ying, too.
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17 Sep 2021