20 Sep 2021
Wei Ying would never forget the day he first met Wheatgrass Guy. He had been rotating the stock of bananas, cleaning out the over-ripe ones to move to the bargain bin, when it had happened.
“Excuse me. Where can I find the wheatgrass?”
“End cap, row four -- ” Wei Ying started to answer. And then he saw him. Standing there in his flowy white tunic and his pale blue linen pants, as if that was a thing that people did. Who did that? Was it legal to do that? Wei Ying thought not.
“Thank you,” Wheatgrass Guy had said, his amber eyes boring into him.
“No problem,” Wei Ying had managed. “Let me know if you need help with bananas.”
Wei Ying should not be allowed to speak. Who had entrusted him with words?
“I will let you know if I need any help,” Wheatgrass Guy had said graciously, and Wei Ying thought that this guy was too good, too amazing, too kind, letting it slide like that -- “with bananas.”
Oh no, that was worse.
Wheatgrass Guy was kind of a bitch.
The Martial Arts AU, wherein JC/WWX co-parent, Jin Ling suffers through being raised by his uncles, and the Juniors get sick of adults being idiots about everything and take matters into their own hands.
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05 Oct 2020
Wei Wuxian dies at twenty-two and doesn’t come back. Lan Wangji dies in an “unfortunate accident” in a temple in Yunping at thirty-seven. The world moves on.
Thousands of years later, Wei Ying and Lan Zhan have a senior thesis in cultivation to co-write on the Yiling Patriarch. It doesn’t go exactly how they were expecting.
“I still do not understand why you were able to read the journal in the first place,” Lan Zhan says.
Wei Ying grins. “You’ll laugh,” he says. He won’t, of course. Lan Zhan doesn’t laugh. But maybe he can swing a smile. “It’s because of the name thing. He wrote his name into the scrambling talisman. So it says that no one can undo the lock but Wei Ying.” He hooks a thumb at himself.
Everyone’s always said his name is unlucky. This is the first time it’s worked out in his favor. It’s not a coincidence either; apparently his mother thought it would be funny. Mrs. Yu had told him that with a curl in her lip, as if it didn’t make him wish he knew his parents even more.
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15 Sep 2021
Wangji risks a glance across the aisle; Wei Ying’s gaze is tilted down to his book, a model of diligence. But he’s smiling as he writes, and when his eyes flick over to Wangji’s, just for a second, they’re alight with something beautiful.
This is love, Wangji realizes, right then. This is what it feels like. It's happening afresh even as it dawns on him.
He copies the next line wrong, and the next.
29 Dec 2020
“I need you to do an exorcism,” Wei Ying beamed. Then added, when Lan Zhan went very still, “On me.”
In which Wei Ying is haunted--somewhat literally--by bad dreams.
14 Sep 2021
Wei Wuxian examined his jittering nerves and admonished himself to feel less. Five years, five years had passed since all had been given up: engagement, relationship, friendship, acquaintance, all severed, all carved away and discarded. How absurd to be once more wracked with emotions which should never have been nurtured in the first place!
A Persuasion/Jane Austen AU - five years after their broken engagement, now widowed with a child, Wei Wuxian must navigate the re-entry of Captain Lan Wangji into his life.
- Part 1 of Persuasion AU