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    Childe goes too far during a sparring match, and the others are left to put things back together.

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    25 Mar 2021

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    Zhongli tilts his head down, peering at Childe under his lashes. An unspoken question: will you forgive me?

    Standing in front of Zhongli, Childe comes to a sudden realization. Why was he trying to resist so much? Even if being with Zhongli would only result in heart break, he would do it over and over again just to drown in his amber eyes, just to relive their most precious and private moments together. That was what he was doing now, wasn’t he? Indulging Zhongli by taking a stroll with him by the ocean after being played like a pawn in his game, when he really should’ve just walked away. Like a moth to a flame, Childe is helpless to resist.

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    Or, Childe and Zhongli are at an impasse after Osial. But the universe isn’t content to let them dawdle around each other, giving rise to a confrontation two weeks later.

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    12 Mar 2021

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    “Childe?”

    And Childe simply tightens his hold. Were he lucid enough to think clearly, he’d probably rather destroy the funeral parlour than utter the words he said next.

    But he is too far gone in his delirium by now. He barely even thinks when the words that should be buried deep inside of him find their way to his tongue.

    “Don’t go.”

     

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    Through plot convenience, Childe gets sick and Zhongli takes care of him.

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    06 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.

    NOTE: THIS FIC WAS DRAFTED BEFORE 1.1 UPDATE CAME OUT. MIND THE CANON-DIVERGENT TAG FOR THIS REASON.

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    03 Mar 2021

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    and his veins are rivers, carrying his dreams and hopes and memories, and love, to the ocean in his heart

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    01 Mar 2021