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  1. Public Bookmark 20

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    Jiang Yanli has spent years learning how to be quiet like a flower: a lotus on the still water, beautiful and invisible and all-hearing. Wen Qing, though, is quiet like a knife.


    Wen Qing has heard tell that the Nie appreciate directness. “My family, the Dafan branch of the Wen clan, are under Wen Ruohan’s thumb against our will,” she says. “We have suffered at his hand. I would request the protection of the Nie - your authority as a shield for our elders and our children.”

    It’s a tall order. They both know it.

    Jiang Yanli learns the truth of Dafan during her time at the Cloud Recesses. Things go a little differently from there.

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    26 Jan 2023

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    Quiet and lovely.

  2. Public Bookmark 30

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    The good news is that Lan Jingyi has found a mentor, friend, and constant companion through the difficulties in life.

    The bad news is that that’s because he’s been accidentally possessed by the Yiling Patriarch.

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    20 Jan 2023

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    Delightful fic, excellently read

  3. Public Bookmark *

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    Mingjue's mind raced, searching for a justification, a reason, a right answer. An excuse.
    If the woman had so much as blinked he would have had it, or if her brother had tried anything. Hell, if either of them had dared to speak to him again he could have reacted and been done with it and spent the next month regaining his brother's favour, but - Wen Qionglin just watched, and Wen Qing just dared him with her eyes, and Mingjue lowered his saber.
    "Take them to the dungeon," he snarled. "And let their people know what will happen to these two if they try to escape or shirk their punishment."

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    A fix-it fic where Sect Leader Nie Mingjue is the one who takes the Wen remnants prisoner. There will be romance, there will be the families we choose as well as the ones we're given, there will be happy endings for everybody because dammit, that's what they (and we) deserve.

    Canon diverges after Wen Ruohan's death - everything before that is the same (golden core transfer included), but pretty quickly after that we jump completely off the tracks.

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    14 Jan 2023

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    This & JLY/NMJ might be my favorite noncanon ships in the fandom - and there's precious little of either so it's nice to find a gem like this. Good characterization, fun action, grievous injuries disappearing in the face of Romance which was kinda delightful tbh. Hoping for a sequel ft. WWX's misadventures with A-Yuan

  4. Public Bookmark 19

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    If Wen Qing had realized sooner that she wasn’t in the afterlife or hallucinating, but had actually traveled back in time, she’d have done things differently. There’d have been less murder, for one thing.

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    10 Dec 2022

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    Loved the tone, loved the tale

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    “How are you this polite? They would have eaten you alive in here, Young Master or no.” 

    He’s not wrong. “Well, you certainly have the measure of Koi Tower. Have you been here long?”

    “I’ve been here long enough that Jin Guangyao and his idiot father forgot that I get bored if they ignore me for too long. Not that I can really blame them. It’s been a very busy few days. Young Madam Jin died, did you hear?” 

    Fuck you. The words are half her brother’s and half her mother’s and as such they don’t cross her lips.

    Using the Yiling Laozu's notes to bring Jiang Yanli back turns out to be the best worst mistake Xue Yang has ever made.

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    07 Dec 2022

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    Kind of super in love with this