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When Chen Guo comes to Ye Xiu with her laptop in hand and an expression on her face that is so polite that Ye Xiu can immediately tell that it’s a conscious decision, he has to stifle a groan. He doesn’t mind work at the cafe, he really doesn’t- it pays decently, and Chen Guo is a good, considerate boss, and he gets to play Glory all day, but sometimes she asked him to do things like clean the toilets or something, which- blegh. Still, Chen Guo is rarely explicitly polite, so Ye Xiu knows to have his guard up immediately.

“You know a lot about the pro Glory scene, right,” is what Chen Guo opens with, and Ye Xiu nods warily even as Chen Guo sets her laptop down in front of him and offers a too-polite smile.

A shiver goes down Ye Xiu’s back. What did his boss want-

“Great,” Chen Guo says, opening up a word document. “Do you know what fanfiction is?”

Ye Xiu blinks, then pauses. As a matter of fact, he does know what fanfiction is, if only because Mucheng liked to send him random links to the ones that she liked, although Ye Xiu had long learned to tread carefully when opening them, because he really didn’t need the mental image of his fellow pros making out with each other in his head. “Uh. Yeah, I guess?”

“Okay! So can you help me beta-read my fanfiction, Rourou used to help me but she’s so busy on Glory nowadays that I don’t want to disturb her when she’s having so much fun, and you’re here and you know so much about Glory so you can help me out, right?”

Ye Xiu stares. “What.”

Chen Guo’s eyes narrow, and her fingers tap impatiently on the tabletop. “You can, right?”

Immediately, Ye Xiu capitulates. No matter how weird it might be to proofread fanfiction -that was likely about himself, even- it couldn’t be worse than having his boss mad at him, right?

“Sure, sure, of course I can, boss,” he blurts, turning to stare at the word document that Chen Guo’s pulled up.

Chen Guo’s eyes brighten, murderous aura dissipating, and she smiles. “Nice, this is the next chapter of this fic that I’ve worked on for a while now, it’s due to post on Friday so get it done by then, thanks!”

Watching his boss’s retreating back, Ye Xiu sighs, and turns to look at the laptop screen.

How bad could it be?

 

 

Ye Qiu freezes as he hears footsteps behind him, echoing down the empty back corridors of Xiaoshan Stadium.

Shit, he didn’t have his nullification mask with him now, his siren abilities would be in full force, he wouldn’t be able to hold a conversation or even look whoever it was in the eye, or they’d- he shudders at the reminder of why he’d left to join Excellent Era instead of staying in his hometown. Whoever it was that was coming down the corridor-

Ye Xiu pauses, rubs his eyes, and then rereads the paragraph. Siren abilities? What was he, some kind of magical creature? And what was the weird implication of some kind of tragic backstory? Did this fictional Ye Xiu -Qiu?- kill someone or something? Sirens killed people, right?

Well. At least it didn’t seem like too bad of a story, not something that he wouldn’t be able to power through if he ignored that it was a fanfiction about himself- it was even something that Mucheng might like, actually.

 

 

"Captain Ye!" The voice calls, bright and cheery, and Ye Qiu watches, dismayed, as Su Mucheng comes down the hallway. "Captain, the conferences are over, you can leave now-"

It had to be Su Mucheng- siren abilities were always stronger on the opposite gender, this wasn't good, he couldn't afford to accidentally bespell Su Mucheng!

...Was this fanfiction shipping him and Mucheng? He’d known fanfiction like that existed- it was a consequence of them being best partners four years in a row, but-

Almost hesitant, Ye Xiu pulls up a browser to search for Chen Guo’s posted fic and checks the tags. As he’d suspected, the very first tag that he sees is the damning “Ye Qiu/Su Mucheng”, and Ye Xiu sighs, taking a brief moment to press his face into his palm. He’s just about to close the browser window and return to Chen Guo’s word document, resigned, when the next tag catches his eye.

Ye Qiu/Han Wenqing.

What? Wasn’t he already supposedly paired with Mucheng, where did old Han come from? Was it a previous relationship? Was it a future relationship? Was he dating both of them at the same time?

Was he cheating on Mucheng?

Squeezing his eyes shut and rubbing at his forehead, Ye Xiu takes a deep breath. Okay, okay, maybe it was an accidental tag? Or there was some other thing going on in the fic that Ye Xiu didn’t know about, that seemed about right, there was probably a whole backstory that he was missing, right?

...Wait, why was cheating on Mucheng even his priority?

Well, technically nobody should be cheating on Mucheng in the first place, his little sister was an angel among humans, after all. Still. He really shouldn’t be concerned over himself cheating on Mucheng, given that he was never, in all of infinity, going to date her!

Then his eye catches on the next tag. Ye Qiu/Yu Wenzhou?

Uh. Was he cheating on both Mucheng and old Han? With xiao Yu? His heart was so black, how could Ye Xiu ever date him? Sure, Yu Wenzhou was good looking, but clearly old Han had better muscles, right? And old Han wouldn’t spend his free time thinking of ways to pit him!

“Why does the boss do this,” Ye Xiu groans, skipping through the rest of the way too many tags. He needed context to proofread the chapter- no, he didn’t, but if it was a train wreck, he wanted to see how bad of a wreck it was. 

And then he sees it.

AllYe?

Good lord, he needed to share this with someone.


Lord Grim:
Mucheng?

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng): 
owo? What’s up, Xiu-ge?

Lord Grim:
Do the fans think I cheat on you a lot?

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
…?

Lord Grim: 
Also, why is it allye? 

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng): 
… did the alliance ask you out? Without consulting me ?

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng): 
Unforgivable!

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng): 
I’m gonna go confront them!! 

Lord Grim:
Wait, Mucheng-

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no clerics ye qiu agenda:

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
Ok fess up who confessed to ye qiu!!

Cloud Piercer (Zhou Zekai):
!!!!! (╥_╥)(╥_╥)(╥_╥)

Troubling Rain (Huang Shaotian):
Wtfwtfwtfwtfwtf what do you mean who confessed!!! how could someone have confessed didnt we agree not to wtfwtfwtf what happened to our agreement whos the traitor wtfwtfwtf!!!!! How did you even get old ye to answer you ever since he retired hes been mia forever he didnt even answer any of my msgs and ive been spamming him nonstop he only messaged when he needed my help like 3 weeks ago wtfwtfwtf

Vaccaria (Wang Jiexi):
Senior messaged you?

Cloud Piercer (Zhou Zekai):
+1

Doubtful Demon (Fang Rui):
+2

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
+3

Immovable Rock (Zhang Xinjie):
+4

Desert Dust (Han Wenqing):
+5

Swoksaar (Yu Wenzhou):
+7

Swoksaar (Yu Wenzhou):
Oh im early, sorry

Zhang lele:
+6

Zhang lele:
oh my god fuck you, Yu Wenzhou! Also someone change my name back dammit

Immovable Rock (Zhang Xinjie):
If I have to put up with seeing this group name every time, you can put up with seeing this screen name every time.

Sun Zheping:
patpat

Zhang lele:
Big sun!!!! Change my name back pls dont you have admin rights here!!

Sun Zheping:
pats

Zhang lele:
QAQ

Doubtful Demon (Fang Rui):
Ok but people!! even captain yu didnt know about this?? Rip huang shao

Troubling Rain (Huang Shaotian):
wtfwtfwtf captain you know about this why are you lying you told me to spy on ye qiu!!!!!

Swoksaar (Yu Wenzhou):
Oh? But I don’t seem to recall any of this happening…

Troubling Rain (Huang Shaotian):
Lies omg lies lies lies captain how could you lie youre such a liar liar pants on fire

Doubtful Demon (Fang Rui):
Why does it feel like both of them are lying

Vaccaria (Wang Jiexi):
Im more inclined to trust yu wenzhou?

Troubling Rain (Huang Shaotian):
Wtfwtfwtfwtwftwftwtfwtf big eye how dare you you know captain is the most black hearted he will lie and lie and lie and not even blink hes lying hes a liar liar liar!!!!

Immovable Rock (Zhang Xinjie):
You should always trust neither.

Doubtful Demon (Fang Rui):
Lol is this why wang jiexi isnt a master tactician

Vaccaria (Wang Jiexi):
I take offense to that statement

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
Ok!!! Enough about this ofc zhang xinjie is right can we please know WHO CONFESSED TO MY BIG BRO QAQ

Zhang lele:
Oh rip su mucheng is upset now

Desert Dust (Han Wenqing):
Someone actually confessed? 

Windy Rain (Chu Yunxiu):
aaaa mumu dont be sad!! We’ll find out who confessed to ye qiu dont worry!!

Windy Rain (Chu Yunxiu):
we will find out, won’t we?

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
Of course someone confessed, in fact more than one person did, or else ye qiu wouldnt be asking me about allye!!!

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
Im not sad someone confessed to him, im sad that they did it without telling me qwq

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
How could you all!!! No one dates my big bro without my permission qwq

Life Extinguisher (Xiao Shiqin):
What’s allye?

Troubling Rain (Huang Shaotian):
Not important!!! Who confessed to old ye thats the important part!!

Vaccaria (Wang Jiexi):
So you mean it wasnt you?

Troubling Rain (Huang Shaotian):
Of course it wasnt me!! We had an agreement an agreement i dont break my promises ok!!!!

Vaccaria (Wang Jiexi):
Sounds like something a guilty person would say

Troubling Rain (Huang Shaotian):
Oi oi oi wang jiexi what the fuck is that supposed to mean huh maybe youre the one who confessed to old ye huh huh huh you traitor!!!

Vaccaria (Wang Jiexi):
I, unlike you, am trustworthy

Swoksaar (Yu Wenzhou):
Judging by his surprise when Su Mucheng came in with the message, it probably wasn’t Zhou Zekai.

Cloud Piercer (Zhou Zekai):
!!!

Immovable Rock (Zhang Xinjie):
It wasn’t myself, Captain, or anyone from Tyranny. I would have known if it were.

Desert Dust (Han Wenqing):
Tch. if it was me, I wouldn’t hide it.

Immovable Rock (Zhang Xinjie):
Given that Su Mucheng has said it is likely more than one person who confessed, the most likely culprits would be Huang Shaotian and Yu Wenzhou.

Troubling Rain (Huang Shaotian):
Wtfwtfwtfwtf zhang xinjie how could you when i say i didnt confess to old ye i meant it ok this sword saint doesnt lie!!

Swoksaar (Yu Wenzhou):
It seems like you’re trying to shift the blame, Xinjie.

Immovable Rock (Zhang Xinjie):
Am I? It is the truth. Out of all of us here, your status as Blue Rain’s Sword and Curse makes you both the closest, and simultaneously most able to confront Senior together. The rest of us are neither close enough to, or are in different cities. Additionally, Huang Shaotian has already admitted that he has been in contact with Senior. 

Immovable Rock (Zhang Xinjie):
He mentioned that he hasn’t confessed, but there is nothing stopping you from asking for the both of you, together.

Swoksaar (Yu Wenzhou):
Oh? And what about yourself and Captain Han, we all know that Tyranny was just recently in City H. I am inclined to believe Captain Han when he says he didn’t confess, but that argument doesn’t apply to you. Not to mention that if your argument is based only around a dual core, Li Xuan and Wu Yuce are together all the time as well. 

Crying Devil (Li Xuan):
Hey! Don’t get me and yuce involved in your spats ok

Crying Devil (Li Xuan):
Also what about tiny herb huh, there’s @Vaccaria and @Fang ShiJING

Carved Ghost (Wu Yuce):
Captain… it’s @Vaccaria and @Fang ShiQIAN, Fang Shijing is Blue Rain’s former captain

Crying Devil (Li Xuan):
Shhh!!

Fang ShiJING:
...did someone tag me?

Fang ShiJING:
Oh fuck uh i wasnt here dont involve me in this bye

Swoksaar (Yu Wenzhou):
Goodbye, captain Fang. Take care.

Fang ShiQIAN:
Oi li xuan wtf did i ever do to you????? Who tf would confess to ye qiu together with jiexi huh????? If i ever wanted to confess to ye qiu i would do it alone!

Vaccaria (Wang Jiexi):
Shiqian…

Doubtful Demon (Fang Rui):
trouble in paradise? Lolol

Fang ShiQIAN:
Fuck you fang rui, at least im not just tragically pining after ye qiu like you!

Doubtful Demon (Fang Rui):
Wtf is that supposed to mean, three quarters of this group is in that boat!

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
Uh sorry guys false alarm!! It’s all good :D

Doubtful Demon (Fang Rui):
????????

Doubtful Demon (Fang Rui):
Sis su what does that mean?????

Troubling Rain (Huang Shaotian):
oi oi oi su mucheng wtf does that mean come back come back!!! You cant just say something like that and leave su mucheng!!!!!!

Zhang lele:
If its a false alarm that means? No one confessed to ye qiu right lololol

Windy Rain (Chu Yunxiu):
So did Senior Ye discover allye by himself?? O.o

Fang ShiQIAN:
lol so the master tacticians got into a catfight for nothing?

Vaccaria (Wang Jiexi):
yes, but you shouldnt say it, shiqian

Fang ShiQIAN:
see, this is why jiexi is the better tactician

Zhang lele:
...rip tiny herb

Cloud Piercer (Zhou Zekai):
+1

Windy Rain (Chu Yunxiu):
+2

Sun Zheping:
+3

Desert Dust (Han Wenqing):
+4

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Master tacticians:

Swoksaar (Yu Wenzhou):
Tiny Herb goes down during the playoffs.

Immovable Rock (Zhang Xinjie):
Agreed.

Lord Grim:
? Why are you two bullying people again!

Swoksaar (Yu Wenzhou):
Tiny Herb slighted the master tacticians, senior.

Immovable Rock (Zhang Xinjie):
It won’t be too difficult to show them the error of their ways, though. Don’t worry.

Lord Grim:
Big-eyed Wang did something?

Life Extinguisher (Xiao Shiqin):
,,,, Fang Shiqian said that Wang Jiexi was a better tactician than Wenzhou and Xinjie

Lord Grim:
LOL

Lord Grim:
carry on then


 

 

After all, Su Mucheng was his best partner in more than just Glory, her beauty was otherworldly, even greater than the other sirens that Ye Qiu knew. It would be a grievous insult, if any one of his kin ever heard him say that a mere human’s beauty was even somewhat comparable to a siren’s, but it was the truth.

(Not even Zhou Zekai, who was commonly acknowledged as the most beautiful among the sirens, could compare. But he was a close second.)

If Su Mucheng were to ever look upon him favourably, he wanted it to be because of him, not because he’d bespelled her.

Oh my god, Ye Xiu thinks. Zhou Zekai was a siren too? How many people in the pro alliance were sirens in this story? Was everyone just some mythical creature hiding in human society now?

Also how was fictional Ye Qiu so in love with fictional Su Mucheng?

Mucheng was called the number one beauty of the alliance, but in truth, his little sister was comparable to Chu Yunxiu. The only reason why the Elementalist wasn’t as popular was because she smoked- a habit which Ye Xiu didn’t think much of, but apparently the fans didn’t like it. 

A lot of things in this circle depended on the fans’ liking, apparently.

Well, at least Ye Xiu was already aware of how much his boss loved Su Mucheng, so it wasn’t too much of a surprise.

He could do without the pining from fictional him, though.

Still, Ye Xiu reasons, it seemed as though Chen Guo wrote on a regular basis. Especially since she asked Tang Rou to beta for her often.

Perhaps he could find something that amused Mucheng in Chen Guo’s works?

Tagged: Huang Shaotian/Wang Jiexi.

...This should be interesting.

 

 

Huang Shaotian bumps into Wang Jiexi in the backstage corridors of the National Stadium, scowling when his boyfriend just grins at him.

“You bastard,” he growls, reaching out to grab Wang Jiexi by the lapels of his team jacket, hauling him close. “Wipe that smug smirk off your face, Big Eye, you may have won this time but that doesn’t mean Blue Rain won’t wipe the floor with you next match!”

“Not if-”

Snarling, Huang Shaotian yanks his boyfriend even closer, smashing their lips together hard enough that their teeth clack before he gentles his approach a little with a wince. He licks into Wang Jiexi’s mouth, pleased when the Tiny Herb captain lets him, leaning into their kiss. Biting down on Wang Jiexi’s lip triumphantly, he grins against his lips when the other man hisses softly, before finally pulling away.

“How’s that for a fight?” Huang Shaotian asks, smirking satisfiedly when his boyfriend regards him with dazed eyes, blinking silently for a moment too long.

Finally, Wang Jiexi collects himself, and Huang Shaotian glares when that smug smile returns. “All’s fair in love and war, A-Tian.”

Ye Xiu stares at the screen for a long moment, unresponsive other than his rapid blinking. Did he just… what?

Still, even if his eyes were forever cursed after this, at least Wenzhou and Xinjie had ammunition to use against big-eyed Wang now…?

Oh, who was he kidding. Ye Xiu would happily share this curse with his fellow master tacticians.

(Wasn’t Wenzhou the Curse half of the Blue Rain duo? He deserved to see what a real curse was.)

Master tacticians:

Lord Grim:
[attached image] [attached image]

Lord Grim:
Here, xiao Yu, xiao Zhang, your ammunition for use against big-eyed Wang!

Immovable Rock (Zhang Xinjie):
Thank you, senior.

Swoksaar (Yu Wenzhou):
Thank you, senior. +1

Life Extinguisher (Xiao Shiqin):
Uh… 

Immovable Rock (Zhang Xinjie):
What’s wrong, Shiqin?

Life Extinguisher (Xiao Shiqin):
Have you,,, looked at the image?

Swoksaar (Yu Wenzhou):
… oh my god, what did I just see.

Lord Grim:
Good ammunition, isn’t it? I bet you big-eyed Wang will faint

Swoksaar (Yu Wenzhou):
Senior what did I ever do to you

Immovable Rock (Zhang Xinjie):
Lol

Life Extinguisher (Xiao Shiqin):
Oh my god, Xinjie lol’d. 

Lord Grim:
Oh my god +1

Lord Grim:
@Immovable Rock if you think thats funny i have ammunition if zhang lele ever offends you too!

Lord Grim:
[attached image]

 

 

“I’m tired, Xinjie.” The words come, almost too soft for Zhang Xinjie to hear them, even before he has made his presence known.

Zhang Jiale is seated at the edge of the championship stage, the stadium long deserted, green confetti still on the ground and the remnants of Tiny Herb’s fans presence still littering the bleachers.

Moving silently, Zhang Xinjie takes a seat on the stage beside his boyfriend, reaching out to curl their fingers together. Season seven had been hard for both of them- Zhang Xinjie had looked forward to seeing Hundred Blossoms beat Tiny Herb after the latter team had defeated Tyranny in the semi-finals, but it seemed that history was doomed to repeat itself.

It was like season five all over again- the exact same losses, the exact same wins. Zhang Xinjie still remembers consoling Zhang Jiale after season five, after Hundred Blossoms’ second time losing the finals, after Sun Zheping had been forced out of the scene in the middle of the season.

At least, in season five, he could have told Zhang Jiale “Congratulations on getting MVP.”

Right now, there is nothing to say. Instead, he laces their fingers together even tighter, rubbing his thumb against the back of Zhang Jiale’s hand as soothingly as he can manage. He raises his other hand to coax his boyfriend’s head down to rest against his shoulder, leaning over to rest his cheek against the top of Zhang Jiale’s head when his boyfriend goes easily. He combs his fingers through Zhang Jiale’s ponytail, turning his head to press a kiss to dark hair.

There is a warm wetness on his shoulder, and Zhang Xinjie has to use all his willpower not to freeze, not to react. His boyfriend wouldn’t appreciate it, calling attention to his tears.

“I’m-” Zhang Jiale’s voice is shaky, cutting off at the end of the word, and Zhang Xinjie can feel every cell in his body stand at attention to that trembling tone. “Xinjie, I’m- I’m retiring.”

Immovable Rock (Zhang Xinjie):
Suddenly I feel the malice of the world.

Swoksaar (Yu Wenzhou):
Her name’s karma, Xinjie.

Lord Grim:
Lol

Lord Grim:
Anyway xiao Xiao, my boss didn’t write anything about you so I have no ammunition for you, but if anyone bullies you come tell me!

Swoksaar (Yu Wenzhou):
...your boss?

Lord Grim:
She writes fanfiction, apparently.

Immovable Rock (Zhang Xinjie):
...

Life Extinguisher (Xiao Shiqin):
Thank you, senior.

Swoksaar (Yu Wenzhou):
Why does Shiqin dodge the bullet…

Life Extinguisher (Xiao Shiqin):
Being nice does pay off, Wenzhou.

Immovable Rock (Zhang Xinjie):
The perils of being famous, I suppose.

Lord Grim:
Lol you think yours are bad? A quick glance at my boss’ work already tells me that I star in like two-thirds of them.

Swoksaar (Yu Wenzhou):
Hell is empty, all the devils are in the world. 

Immovable Rock (Zhang Xinjie):
You mean, all the devils are in this chat.

Lord Grim:
Lol

Life Extinguisher (Xiao Shiqin):
… why me too?


Of all things, Ye Xiu reflects, he really didn’t expect to see a fanfiction that he actually recognised.

Mucheng had sent this one to him before, right? He hadn’t managed to sit through more than a chapter, but now that he knew who the author was…

Who was he kidding, this was going to be terrible. 

Lord Grim:
Hey Mucheng, you remember that long story you sent me? The one where old Han and I get together and break up and then get together again?

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
Xiu-ge… that’s every fic ever

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
But I know which one you mean yes

Lord Grim:
My boss wrote it

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
what

Lord Grim:
No, really, it was called if you love it let it go right?

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
...yes

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
Your boss really wrote that??

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
Wait arent you proofreading that siren one for your boss, why did you suddenly change fics?

Lord Grim:
Oh lol i was checking to see what other things she wrote and found that

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):

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Glory Girls Chat:

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
Everyone help!!

Windy Rain (Chu Yunxiu):
What’s wrong, mumu!! I’m here to help!!

Firebird Messenger (Dai Yanqi):
Sis Su, how can we help you?

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
You all remember the “If you love it, let it go” story? The one with hanye?

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
Ye Qiu’s boss wrote that!!!

Windy Rain (Chu Yunxiu):
Omg

Firebird Messenger (Dai Yanqi):
I think I’ve seen captain reading it a few times…? 

Windy Rain (Chu Yunxiu):
☚(*´∀`☚)

Windy Rain (Chu Yunxiu):
xiao Dai, everyone in the alliance reads that one

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
Only because you mentioned it in an interview, yunyun .m.

Firebird Messenger (Dai Yanqi):
OAO

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
The question is… should we tell the boys?

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Glory Pro Alliance:

Lord Grim:
Hey old Han @Desert Dust we’re breaking up 

Desert Dust (Han Wenqing):
What the fuck.

Vaccaria (Wang Jiexi):
What the +1

Doubtful Demon (Fang Rui):
What the fuck +2 Wang Jiexi say fuck!! 

Zhang Jiale:
What the fuck +3 Wang Jiexi say fuck!! +1

Troubling Rain (Huang Shaotian):
What the fuck +44444444444 Wang Jiexi say fuck!! +2 say it you coward!!!

Vaccaria (Wang Jiexi):
No.

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
Lmao Qiu-ge!

Lord Grim:
It’s true! Old Han ditched me on our anniversary to go on a date with xiao Zhang under the guise of a work trip, and left me alone at home depressed waiting for him to come back

Lord Grim:
Of course I’d break up with such a slag man!!

Desert Dust (Han Wenqing):
Firstly- what the fuck. Secondly- I would never date Xinjie.

Immovable Rock (Zhang Xinjie):
No offense, captain, but I wouldn’t date you either.

Desert Dust (Han Wenqing):
No offense taken.

Life Extinguisher (Xiao Shiqin):
...hold on this sounds familiar???

Crying Devil (Li Xuan):
Now that you mention it…

Cloud Piercer (Zhou Zekai):
plot

Empty Waves (Jiang Botao):
Captain says

Troubling Rain (Huang Shaotian):
Hold on hold hold on i hate to say this but????? Zhou zekai is right????? This sounds like the plot from that cursed fic where old ye and old han were dating and broke up and dating and broke up and dating and broke up again and again and again what what what old ye are you reading it???????

Windy Rain (Chu Yunxiu):
Since when can huang shaotian understand zhou zekai

Empty Waves (Jiang Botao):
If that’s the case, I think it’s too cursed. Samsara will need to develop another form of communication cipher for use.

Cloud Piercer (Zhou Zekai):
Jiang!!

Empty Waves (Jiang Botao):
Just joking, captain.

Troubling Rain (Huang Shaotian):
Fuck you fuck you fuck you thats not the point!!! The point is that old ye reads fanfiction??? Old ye ships old han and himself ??? how the heck did this happen!!! what the fuck what the fuck what the fuck old ye what does this mean how can you like old han like that why are you shipping yourself with old han look at his mafia boss face he just makes little kids cry youd be much better off with someone like me look im so loveable and cute and i dont make little kids cry!!!

Desert Dust (Han Wenqing):
Ha.

Vaccaria (Wang Jiexi):
You make little kids laugh, maybe. At your face.

Swoksaar (Yu Wenzhou):
Well, the children in training camp do pull Shaotian’s hair every now and then.

Doubtful Demon (Fang Rui):
Oh my god huang shao loses to children ?

Windy Rain (Chu Yunxiu):
Ok but senior Ye the question is!! Which chapter are you on?

Lord Grim:
Chapter 79

Windy Rain (Chu Yunxiu):
Omg you’re almost done, it’s only at 80 chapters so far

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
...didnt you just start reading it today???

Lord Grim:
Yeah, and old Han is such a bastard tsk tsk bullying me by buying me an engagement ring then wanting to break up because I went on a business trip for a week  

Lord Grim:
Its not like I’m cheating on you old Han tsk tsk unlike you , cheating on me with xiao Zhang

Desert Dust (Han Wenqing):
I would never.

Immovable Rock (Zhang Xinjie):
Never.

Doubtful Demon (Fang Rui):
This sounds like a scene where Tyranny’s shotcaller and core confess…?

Demon Slayer (Lin Jingyan):
...Fang Rui, please.

Doubtful Demon (Fang Rui) has muted by Desert Dust (Han Wenqing) for five minutes.

Demon Slayer (Lin Jingyan):
… :incense:

Lord Grim:
Huh i guess old han really doesnt like xiao zhang??

Troubling Rain (Huang Shaotian):
Lmao lmao who would like zhang xinjie he’s such a stickler for the rules he has a stick up his ass hes so rude rude rude the only thing he has going for him is that big brain but its not even the biggest brain around because captains brain is bigger 

Vaccaria (Wang Jiexi):
You might want to reconsider insulting the owner of the golden generation group chat?

Windy Rain (Chu Yunxiu):
I ship it!

Swoksaar (Yu Wenzhou):
I agree. [attached image]

 

 

His fingers tangled in Huang Shaotian’s blond hair, Wang Jiexi hums, savouring the way silky blond strands slip through his fingers, savouring the way Huang Shaotian melts into his kiss.

His boyfriend’s lips are soft against his own, pliant as Wang Jiexi flicks his tongue over a plump bottom lip.

He tastes sugar, Wang Jiexi realises, along with an artificial strawberry flavour that tells him Huang Shaotian had been drinking those too sweet, too sugary, too unhealthy drinks again. He would never understand Huang Shaotian’s aversion to tea, but wasn’t that part of being in a relationship? Compromising, that was.

Besides, even if he himself could never appreciate those sugared drinks by themselves, he thinks he could understand their appeal, coming from Huang Shaotian's lips.

“A-Tian,” he says softly, a warning in his tone. As expected, Huang Shaotian pulls away a little, pouting up at him, and Wang Jiexi does not dislike the sight.

“It was just one bottle,” his boyfriend complains. “You don’t see me complaining about your tea!”

Wang Jiexi laughs lowly, and curls his fingers against Huang Shaotian’s scalp, rubbing gently as his boyfriend leans into the massage and blinks heavy-lidded eyes at him. “Fine, but not too much, alright?”

“Mmkay,” Huang Shaotian hums, and his eyes shine in the dim light of the corridor, the familiar dark amber speckled with darker brown near to the pupils, fading out to a pale gold near the edges before darkening once more.

“Love your eyes,” he whispers softly against Wang Jiexi’s lips, one hand coming up to trace a thumb under Wang Jiexi’s left eye. “Everyone only talks about their size, but they’re so green and pretty and they look like emeralds, you know.”

Wang Jiexi laughs softly, leaning back in to press a chaste kiss against Huang Shaotian’s lips. “Aren’t you the one who talks about their size the most?”

“Because I have to talk about your eyes somehow, how else can I talk about your pretty pretty eyes in public?”

Immovable Rock (Zhang Xinjie):
Oh, I was going to fetch that too. Good timing, Wenzhou.

Swoksaar (Yu Wenzhou):
I am of the belief that I have a gift. ^_^

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
Uh?

Windy Rain (Chu Yunxiu):
Uh? +1

Cloud Piercer (Zhou Zekai):
Uh? +2

Zhang Jiale:
Uh? +3

Fang Shiqian:
Isnt huang shaotian dating yu wenzhou??? Get your slimy paws off jiexi omg

Life Extinguisher (Xiao Shiqin):
Oh no.

Lord Grim:
LOL

Troubling Rain (Huang Shaotian):

Troubling Rain (Huang Shaotian):
Captain is this your way of saying that you want to break up?????????? what is this bullshit omg captain what???????? Why would i ever date big eyed wang over you wtfwtfwtfwtf youre a million times prettier than him youre so pretty captain you should be glorys most handsome not zhou zekai but also wang jiexis eyes arent even the same size who could kiss him without having to close their eyes huh you cant even stare into his eyes without flinching!!!

Vaccaria (Wang Jiexi):
what did i just read, oh my god

Vaccaria (Wang Jiexi):
But also @Troubling Rain, I take offense to that last statement. Shiqian does fine when we kiss.

Troubling Rain (Huang Shaotian):
Oh myg od big eyed wang tmi tmi tmi tmi tmi do you know the meaning of tmi oh my god too much info i didnt need to know that you snogged fang shijign help i need a new pair of eyes this is so cursed

Swoksaar (Yu Wenzhou): 

Brilliant Edge (Yu Feng):
Rip huang shao

Bullet Rain (Zheng Xuan):
Rip huang shao +1

Receding Tides (Song Xiao):
Rip huang shao +2

Eight Notes (Li Yuan):
Rip huang shao +3

Soul Speaker (Xu Jingxi):
Rip huang shao +4

Troubling Rain (Huang Shaotian):
SFKJNGLEDSRLFDG I meant fang shiQIAN im so sorry captain fang dont kill me im so sorry 

Fang Shijing:
Wenzhou, put okra back on the menu please?

Swoksaar (Yu Wenzhou): 
Right away, captain Fang.

Troubling Rain (Huang Shaotian):
(ಥ﹏ಥ)

Windy Rain (Chu Yunxiu):
spicy

Windy Rain (Chu Yunxiu):
Ok! But now that that dramas over, lets get back to senior ye!! Senior ye how are you finding that fic so far?

Lord Grim:
old han is such a slag man, no one should date him

Desert Dust (Han Wenqing):
I would never treat you like that, you deserve only the best.

Lord Grim:
Oh? because it looks like you end up dating zhang lele in the next chapter

Desert Dust (Han Wenqing):
What.

Troubling Rain (Huang Shaotian):
+1 !!!!! old ye old ye what the fuck what the fuck????? When did old han ever date zhang jiale in that fic, i should know, i read that entire thing like three times, what the fuck??? Are you hallucinating old ye, are your old man eyes too tired from looking at screens all day do you need glasses like zhang xinjie and xiao shiqin huh huh huh does this mean that my captain is the only master tactician who doesnt need glasses anymore???

Zhang Jiale:
… i hate this but +2 and when did i ever date han wenqing wtf???? Ive seen that fic too ive never even gone near han wenqing in it??????

Desert Dust (Han Wenqing):
I would never date zhang jiale

Desert Dust (Han Wenqing):
No offense

Zhang Jiale:
None taken i would never date you either

Sun Zheping:
@Desert Dust excuse me?

Desert Dust (Han Wenqing):
You’re excused.

Lord Grim:
Sdgjhdasjka;l old han wHAT

Desert Dust (Han Wenqing):
He said “excuse me”

Lord Grim:
LOL i mean valid

Lord Grim:
Also has everyone seen that fic???

Immovable Rock (Zhang Xinjie):
Yes.

Zhang Jiale:
+1

Crying Devil (Li Xuan):
+2 (lol zhang jiale is finally not second)

Doubtful Demon (Fang Rui):
+3 (is it still considered second since zhang xinjie was first)

Demon Slayer (Lin Jingyan):
+4 (fang rui, behave)

Cloud Piercer (Zhou Zekai):
+5

Troubling Rain (Huang Shaotian):
+6 (HAHAHAHA zhang jiale second again!)

Empty Waves (Jiang Botao):
+7

Life Extinguisher (Xiao Shiqin):
+8

Vaccaria (Wang Jiexi):
+9

Scene Killer (Yang Cong):
+10

Laughing Song (Fang Minghua):
+my phone number

Firebird Messenger (Dai Yanqi):
+my id number

Receding Tides (Song Xiao):
+huang shao’s apm

Lord Grim:
okok point proven but look

Lord Grim:
[attached image]

 

 

“Again?” Ye Qiu’s cry was indignant, furious, but his tone was belied by the tears streaking down his cheeks, Han Wenqing’s phone in his hand. Said phone was open to a string of texts between Han Wenqing and Zhang Jiale, filled with sweet nothings and plans to meet up. “You promised that you’d changed, you broke up with Zhang Xinjie just two weeks ago, you said it was just a mistake, you promised that you only loved me!”

“You went through my phone?” Han Wenqing’s words are a low growl, eyebrows pulled together as he glares at the phone in Ye Qiu’s hand. “What the hell, Ye Qiu!”

“That’s what you care about? That I went through your phone? You’re cheating on me! Again! I knew I should have listened to Liu Hao when he told me not to trust you!”

Han Wenqing scowls, and snatches his phone back before locking it and putting it in his pocket. “It’s not what it looks like, Ye Qiu, you’re the one who shouldn’t have been going through my things in the first place.”

Ye Qiu swipes a hand angrily over his eyes, eyes still shiny with tears. The ring that Han Wenqing had given him glints on his finger, and he yanks it off, throwing it to the corner of the room. “Fuck you, Han Wenqing, you literally said, and I quote, “Zhang Jiale, I love you”! Fuck you, I should have married Mucheng years ago when she asked, instead of agreeing to you!”

Desert Dust (Han Wenqing):
I would never do any of that.

Lord Grim:
Suuuuure. 

Zhang Jiale:
Wtf han wenqing i’ll have you know i’m very good okay! @Sun Zheping tell him, big Sun!

Sun Zheping:
patpat

Zhang Jiale:
zsljfgldsf big sun pls

Desert Dust (Han Wenqing):
@Lord Grim if I had you, I would cherish you.

Lord Grim:
...uh

Windy Rain (Chu Yunxiu):
Oh, damn.

Lord Grim:
ok moving on

Doubtful Demon (Fang Rui):
Sdghhakjsdajsl did that just happen

Lord Grim:
Did what just happen?

Windy Rain (Chu Yunxiu):
Oh, damn.

Lord Grim:
MOVING ON.

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
Oof.

Peaceful Hermit (Tian Sen):
… didn’t Tyranny win against Excellent Era like last week?

Troubling Rain (Huang Shaotian):
Lolololololol who isnt winning against excellent era right now huh huh huh huh good riddance i say!! they dont deserve old ye and honestly su mucheng should just slap them in the faces and leave too! come to blue rain blue rain your account name even matches our team name its both rain see see see? Im already a dual core with captain but we can be the rain duo too!!!

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
No thanks owo id rather be rain duo with yunyun :)

Windy Rain (Chu Yunxiu):
Aww mumu id rather be rain duo with you too!! (≧◡≦) ♡

Life Extinguisher (Xiao Shiqin):
Uh… you do remember that Excellent Era is in this chat, right?

Troubling Rain (Huang Shaotian):

Zhang Jiale:
Lol thats a no then

Doubtful Demon (Fang Rui): 
Lol +1

Cloud Piercer (Zhou Zekai):
Lol +2

Lord Grim:
Lol +3

Empty Waves (Jiang Botao);
Lol +4, but I do think Tian Sen has a point. It seems like… the breakup updates always happen around Tyranny/Excellent Era games?

Immovable Rock (Zhang Xinjie):
Starting from halfway through season 4, yes. But only for Tyranny wins. Senior dumps captain for cheating then, and they make up when Excellent Era does… 

Vaccaria (Wang Jiexi):
Thats… a very strange pattern

Swoksaar (Yu Wenzhou):
Why am I not surprised you bothered tracking that, Xinjie?

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
Qiu-ge, I’m never proposing to you owo

Lord Grim: 
… Mucheng, please. 

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
owo

Lord Grim:
To answer your question, @Empty Waves, thats because my boss is an ee fan

Lord Grim:
Well. more precisely, a mucheng fan

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
owo is that why she ships us

Windy Rain (Chu Yunxiu):
????!!?!? who what now?????

Troubling Rain (Huang Shaotian):
YOUR BOSS??????? Old ye wtfwtfwtf??? Your boss is the person who writes this cursed fic???????? Wtfwtfwtf you mean that woman with the red hair and the ponytail who keeps yelling at you????? That boss??????

Vaccaria (Wang Jiexi):
How do you know what ye qius boss looks like

Troubling Rain (Huang Shaotian):
Oh my gOD wang jiexi shut up!! Weve been through this we all know my black history at this point get with the times whats important here is that old yes boss writes fic?????? About old ye?????? Omg this is the funniest thing ever old ye are you being forced to read it are all the employees supposed to read her fic HAHAHAHAAHAHAH youre being paid to read her fic and praise it right right thats what i would do if i wrote fic!!!

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
I don’t know, what your disguise that night looked like seems like something everyone deserves to know too owo

Doubtful Demon (Fang Rui):
Please share!!

Swoksaar (Yu Wenzhou):
Was it the scarf, the one that looks like a beach towel?

Lord Grim:
Lol, and longer than shaotian’s tall? Yes, that one

Zhang Jiale:
I now need a picture of it for blackmail purposes only ofc

Immovable Rock (Zhang Xinjie):
That sounds like it would attract more attention than it hides.

Troubling Rain (Huang Shaotian):
SDHJFGHKALS captain how could you be such a traitor!!!!! You know that scarf is comfy, its so soft and fluffy wtfwtf youre such a hypocrite you like it too!!!!! Anyway anyway old ye old ye stop dodging the topic are you changing the topic because youre really being paid to praise your boss’ fanfiction omg HAHAHAH is that why is that why HAHAHAHAHAHAH

Life Extinguisher (Xiao Shiqin):
Su Mucheng was the one who changed the topic, though?

Lord Grim:
Lol no im being paid to sit behind the counter and kick drunkards out at night!

Total Darkness (Liu Hao):
Shut up ye qiu! Who the fuck was drunk, huh, you had no right!

Lord Grim:
Its literally my job but go off i guess

Immovable Rock (Zhang Xinjie):
...Liu Hao was drunk in the middle of the season?

Desert Dust (Han Wenqing):
Tch.

Desert Dust (Han Wenqing) has removed Total Darkness (Liu Hao) from the group.

Crying Devil (Li Xuan):
Lmaooo good riddance

Lord Grim:
owo

Lord Grim:
I forgot we could do that!

Lord Grim has removed Qi Breaker (Guo Yang) from the chat.

Lord Grim has removed Woven Shadows (Zhang Jiaxing) from the chat.

Lord Grim has removed Emotionless Magic (He Ming) from the chat.

Lord Grim has removed Successive Strike (Shen Jian) from the chat.

Lord Grim has removed Matchstick (Wang Ze) from the chat.

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
owo qiu-ge you forgot one

Lord Grim:
ee needs someone in this chat, so that one can stay

One Autumn Leaf (Sun Xiang):
Fuck you ye qiu!!

Desert Dust (Han Wenqing) has removed One Autumn Leaf (Sun Xiang) from the chat.

Lord Grim:
...or not, i guess

Desert Dust (Han Wenqing):
My fingers slipped.

Lord Grim:
I guess thats that then

Carved Ghost (Wu Yuce):
Rip ee

Cloud Piercer (Zhou Zekai):
+1

Empty Waves (Jiang Botao):
+2

Troubling Rain (Huang Shaotian):
+3 (but not really let them die no peace for them!!!)

Crying Devil (Li Xuan):
+4 (lololololol)

Demon Slayer (Lin Jingyan):
+5

Doubtful Demon (Fang Rui):
+6 (lololol i agree with huang shao here no peace for ee!!)

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
Wow thats a lot of hate

Troubling Rain (Huang Shaotian):
wAIT no not you mucheng all the peace for you no death for you you KNOW thats not what i meant ffs mucheng come on

Doubtful Demon (Fang Rui):
gsldgsjdhakl yEAH no hate for sis su, best sister!!!

Windy Rain (Chu Yunxiu):
:( what about me

Doubtful Demon (Fang Rui):
Best sister too ofc!!!

Windy Rain (Chu Yunxiu):
Just kidding lol mumu is the best

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
Awww yunyun youre the best too (´。• ω •。`) ♡

Windy Rain (Chu Yunxiu):
(´,,•ω•,,)♡

Dancing Rain (Su Mucheng):
Also lol im just kidding too, ee can burn :D

Troubling Rain (Huang Shaotian):

Troubling Rain (Huang Shaotian):
yEAH OK ee can burn!!! +captain's infinite number of braincells!!!!!

Swoksaar (Yu Wenzhou):
+my infinite number of braincells

Immovable Rock (Zhang Xinjie):
+my infinite number of braincells

Life Extinguisher (Xiao Shiqin):
… +senior's infinite number of braincells


"You know," Mucheng says, looking up from her phone to smile at Ye Xiu. "Chen Guo really isn't a bad writer, her plots are generally well thought out and detailed, and her writing style is good."

Ye Xiu raises an eyebrow, peeking over Mucheng's shoulder to look at her phone screen.

 

 

Smiling down at Su Mucheng, his lips still tingling with the touch of hers, Ye Qiu turns his gaze to smile at Yu Wenzhou as well. His fingers laced together with Han Wenqing's, and Ye Qiu can't help but feel like he's won the lottery.

On his other side, pressed shoulder to shoulder, is Zhou Zekai, while behind him are Wang Jiexi and Huang Shaotian. Somehow, even with his nullification mask, with the revelation that Su Mucheng was immune to siren song and could extend that ability to cover others- somehow, even without magic, he had managed to get all these wonderful, amazing people to fall in love with him.

Even Zhou Zekai, the favoured son of the Zhou family, the most sought-after siren in the entire community.

Surrounded by his lovers, Ye Qiu sings.

"Uh," Ye Xiu starts, blinking rapidly. "This is considered good?"

"It's actually really interesting!" Mucheng's voice is cheerful, and there is a light sincerity to it that tells Ye Xiu that his little sister is actually somewhat serious about her comments.

"You kissed me," is all Ye Xiu says, deadpan, still trying to scrub the mental image from his head.

Mucheng shrugs. "I mean, ignoring that, of course, her fics are actually pretty good!"

"Boss has written Su Mucheng/Reader fanfiction before."

Watching as Mucheng freezes, expression going pained, Ye Xiu lets out an amused huff. Ah, it's good to finally have gotten the upper hand.

...Now, if only he could bleach the memory of Ye Qiu/Reader fanfiction from his mind.