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    Zhongli has always admired the sheer adaptability of mortal minds, turning whichever way the tides move them. They don’t have time to stop and think after all. With such fleeting lives, the only way they could cope was to always, always—move on fast. 

    If only Zhongli could learn to be the same

    “I am at a loss,” he says. “A loss of what to do or where to go.” 

     

    Or: Venti’s determination in showing an old friend a new meaning to life. It starts with a vacation in Mondstadt.

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    06 Apr 2021

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    (Post BOTW.) In which Link develops a very curious habit and Zelda is confused.

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    03 Apr 2021

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    Whatever sickness he had caught yesterday is already messing with his mind, but seeing Zhongli with sleep-mussed hair and a blush high on his cheeks from the morning chill really just makes Childe want to combust.

    “Professor, you’re very pretty,” Childe blurts out, eyeing the loose shirt around Zhongli’s shoulders as it slips to reveal bare skin.

    Zhongli chuckles softly. “You’re more out of it than I thought, if you’re saying such endearing things,” he says, carefully placing the mugs on the nightstand beside him. He rests a knee on the bed, leaning over to cup Childe’s cheek. Gently, Zhongli coaxes the harbinger to look at him, a faint smile on his lips. “You’re not so bad yourself, Childe.”

    Childe doesn’t even try to resist his rising blush, adding to his already feverish cheeks. He makes a small noise of embarrassment, turning his head to partially hide his face in Zhongli’s palm.

    The adeptus huffs out a laugh, his eyes twinkling with mirth. “Ah, shy, are we now?”

    The sheer nerve of this man! Childe instantly brings up his hands to cover his burning face, muttering, “Zhongli!”

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    03 Apr 2021

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    Saptapadinamsakhyam - (sanskrit) साप्तपदीनंसख्यम्

    (lit.)
    A friendship vowed in seven steps.

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    25 Mar 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.

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    03 Mar 2021