the17thmuse

Lord Necromere, local reaper, undertaker and battlefield gardener.



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    (Based on my original universe unofficially known as Children Destrane)

    So...Lilili_cat's "Hidden in Stagnant Pools" was so sad and depressing one of my OCs decided to commit cross-fandom character theft and this was born.

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    Plant a Dragon's teeth and you can have an army of grown warriors, or so the legend said.

    (Or: how the Hatake can either be born naturally or planted from a Hatake tooth, an offering of the flesh and the clan's White chakra.)

    Alternatively known as that AU where the Hatake are actually Agricultural Experts and the Mokuton is an actual bloodline limit.

    Will oscillate between humor and tragedy. Also full of (mostly Hatake) OCs alongside canon characters. I also don't take any of the pairings seriously, so some may not be to your taste.

    Read at your own risk.

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    “Exposure therapy,” Childe offered easily. “Surely, you’re familiar with the concept?”

    “Of course, I am. It’s quite common. Though, Childe, my apologies but this will not get me to stomach your soup. Although, I appreciate the effort you took in cooking for me.”

    “No, no-” Childe laughed. It twinkled with this amusement Zhongli latched onto with an earnest interest. Perhaps, that’s why he was so agreeable to it. “It is not dinner I want from you, Zhongli. How about a proposition, hm? To help you get over this aversion of yours. How bad could it be if it's just me?”

    (Bad. Zhongli realizes in retrospect. Childe had lured him into this trap with honeyed words that Zhongli naively took at face value.)
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    OR, Childe and Zhongli come to an agreement to rid him of his aversion to tentacled creatures, only for it to go horribly awry.

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    17 Oct 2021

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    Zhongli had considered running away when he found out he was pregnant. Cut ties with Childe and disappear into the countryside under a new form. But…

    He is weak.

    A much weaker man that he anticipated. And the thought of overwhelming loneliness and rearing two young adepti on his own… it had scared him in a way few things do.

    Childe had not wanted their children borne out of wedlock, so they came to an agreement. One that Zhongli considered deeply, and wrote out in a six hundred page document reviewed by Yanfei herself, such that a repeat of last time was not in the cards. Zhongli will not make the same mistake, in trusting the Fatui wholeheartedly, twice.

    Childe had dashed any dreams of that the moment he took advantage of him.

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    Ever since the Osial debacle, Childe has been avoiding a certain incognito former god turned funeral parlor consultant. But not because of any ill feelings that could’ve possibly carried over from said debacle, as one might assume, but because the realization that Zhongli and Rex Lapis are one in the same led to the worst-case of 20/20 hindsight whiplash that Childe has ever experienced.

    The moment it came upon him caused such a visceral, gut-wrenching reaction, he immediately had to accuse himself from the meeting he’d been having with Ekaterina to retreat into his private room and scream wordlessly into his pillow. Which was then followed up with him incoherently screaming at the memory of his past self– “You idiot! Moron! You absolute clown! What the fuck have you done to yourself?! What the fuck?!

    But he had to scream in that moment– he had to, because all his mind could do was replay a highlight reel of all the times he now so deeply regretted…

     

    “Say Zhongli… when looking at one of his statues, don’t you think Morax is probably really hot? Like, he’s absolutely stacked! And that’s only what we can see from the front!"

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    17 Oct 2021

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    “I had been surprised you accepted the gift but not the intent, before I dismissed it as you simply being unaware of the meaning behind the symbolism. Hearing you at my statue brought much clarity and hindsight to our overall situation.” At that turn in the conversation, Zhongli gained another sheepish look.

    “You see, while your Archon was supposed to send you over without you being informed of my identity, throughout our time together I’d assumed you must have picked up on it, as I interpreted your perverted statements to be a strong indication of ‘flirting’, as I believe it is called.”

    A part inside of Childe instantly died upon hearing those words, but it wasn’t even over–

    “ –I could see no other reason why you would be so forward with how the concept of ‘Morax’ was sexually appealing to you without it being subtle confirmation that you were aware of who I was and were interested in pursuing me romantically. Or in the words of a not so wise companion of mine– you were ‘aggressively hitting on me like a catcaller of the streets’– ”

    Childe is beyond dead inside, he is deceased . Hu Tao has already looted his bank account to fund the funeral that has already occurred, for sure.

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    Zhongli was a simple, albeit overworking, office worker of modern day Earth. He'd always known he'd collapse from exhaustion at some point, but never thought he'd wake up in another world after he did so.

    Well, he was long overdue for a break anyway. This was as good of a vacation as any!

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    AU where Zhongli is not Rex Lapis, he's just a hapless transmigrator who never got the memo.

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    15 Oct 2021

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    Childe found him in the embarrassing position of not having mora on him, and actually offered to help. Zhongli felt it only proper to do something for him in return. They end up spending Zhongli’s break together, the latter giving Childe a summarized tour of Liyue harbour’s best places to dine in.

    Childe is a bright young man full of vigor and a passion for fighting. Though he’s quick to admit that he has other, less official reasons to have been sent to Liyue, and implies that the reasons may have to do with the Adepti. Zhongli thinks he’s a few steps away from admitting to wanting to challenge the Adepti to a fight.

    Well, not that its any of his business.

    Zhongli felt no judgement for him, partly because he thinks it hypocritical, somehow, and he already knew what the Fatui often did— tho how he knew these things, he’s not sure. Plus, he finds Childe’s youthful brashness somewhat charming, so he doesn’t mind at all

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    Childe didn't dream much before coming to Liyue, if he did, it was memories of blood, not fantasies.

    But then there was the Geo Archon. An Archon of War. Childe had heard the storytellers' proud tales of their God, Rex Lapis, read the lengthy novels, and seen the lands that told tales of their own of the Lord of Geo. And Childe couldn't help smiling at the stories of stone spears piercing the earth and sea. A nearly seven thousand year old warrior who had lived through an era of nothing but battles and who had won.

    To say Childe was eager to fight the archaic God was to make the greatest understatement in all of Teyvat's history.

    Then the Rite of Receiving. The War God assassinated. Childe went back to dark dreamless nights, his dream of fighting that unparalleled power suddenly gone. Then betrayal yet odd relief came when he found Zhongli and Rex Lapis were in fact the same being. It stung, but in a way Childe felt was karma. The omissions he could excuse, but Childe couldn’t forgive himself for what followed. Dreams rushed back to him and now Rex Lapis held a new more attractive form, Zhongli.

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    12 Oct 2021

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    "I nearly beat a ten year old boy to death for bullying Tonia only a week after returning from the Abyss." Well, that wound may have been ripped harsher at the reminder of his family's radio silence since his announcement of marriage and grandchildren, but he forced himself past it. "My father is scared of me. Most of my family is, otherwise they don't actually know who I am or what I do. Tonia doesn't remember, but I remember listening to her wailing, begging me to stop, and I just didn't want to. I wanted that boy's skull crushed in by my hand. I couldn't be with anyone who couldn't understand this… this shit in my head. You do and you fucking love me for it."

    "Childe…"

    "Ever since we've started being with each other, I have someone who helps me, understands and sedates those desires rather than runs or forces me to change. But you make me want to be better. I've never wanted that. Yet you still touch me as if I'm worth something without trying to make me something I'm not…" Childe stopped. Something wet was on his face.

    "Ajax." Zhongli slid his arms from his shoulders to wrap around him and pull him close. "Of course, I do."

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    07 Oct 2021

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