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    He can’t get Jin Guangyao’s words out of his head.

    If he’d only believed in Wei Wuxian, if he’d only been willing to stand up for him, could it all have been avoided?

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    16 Oct 2021

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    Lan Wangji was barely seventeen the day he became a god, his eyes burning with molten gold while his gaze never left Lan Xichen's, a silent promise passing between them.
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    Lan Zhan was barely six when he had sat at the steps of his mother's confinement and had stared silently into the night, heard the whispers of his seniors around him, their sorrowful and hungry gazes. He had been seven when the elders had told him, as it is your elder brother's fate to be sect leader one day, Lan Zhan, so it is your fate to be a sect god.

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    And here is the thing: many cultivators -- most of the Lan sect elders and disciples included -- see it as a great honor, to be made into a god. Wen Ruohan proclaimed himself one, his age and powerful cultivation lending credit to the ruse, but this close to being one himself, Lan Wangji could see that it was not quite true. Could see that he was mortal still, and he'd told Lan Xichen as much, that they had a chance to defeat the sun if only they rallied together.

    But the truth is, Lan Wangji didn't see himself as much of a god, and felt no happiness at being turned into one, just as Lan Xichen felt no happiness losing the only brother he's ever had.

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    16 Oct 2021

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    "Wei Ying, are you well?" Lan WangJi plucks the strings with great concentration, tries to calm his shaking hands. Jiang Wanyin and Jiang Yanli will not care how slowly he is playing. The important thing is not to make a mistake.
    They all hold their breath.
    The guqin strings explode into a flurry of movement,a cascade of notes over and over again.
    Lan Zhan ! Lan Zhan! Lan Zhan!

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    13 Oct 2021

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    Wei Wuxian died thinking there was no place left for him in the world, but thirteen years is a long time for some little changes to make a big difference.

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    12 Oct 2021

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    The best things that ever happened to Lan Qiren were brought to him in the middle of the night by women with perms. First, his nephews, stricken with grief at the death of their parents, then Wei Ying, brought by a harried babysitter when his parents disappeared.

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    There’s no time or space for grief or anything. He takes the children to buy black suits, he leaves them behind in the apartment, twelve-year-old A-Huan assuring him he’s old enough to be left alone with his brother, to go to their house and oversee it being packed up, the furniture sold, the personal effects of his brother and his wife put in storage.

    There’s no room for decisions or education. Only him sitting at his table with two children, eating in silence, only hearing A-Huan whispering to his brother in the middle of the night, only the three of them all tangled up together with grief and confusion and pain.

    And the certainty that he isn’t… that he won’t be a good parent.

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    07 Oct 2021