Kite With a Broken String
Length: 26 min 8 sec
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Shen Wei and Zhao Yunlan survive Ye Zun's attack on Haixing. Exactly how they survive is a secret Shen Wei finds himself incapable of sharing in the confusion that follows their return, as Dragon City tries to get a handle on a number of passages that have opened up between the worlds, and Ye Zun's supporters turn to violence to prevent a return to the status quo. Escalating crises barely leave time for Shen Wei to process the changes that the events in Dixing mean for his and Zhao Yunlan's relationship. As it turns out, though, open communication is an integral part of collaborating effectively to save two worlds, so they have some catching up to do.
[podfic of the fic by teyla]
Content warning: there's some discussion of suicide, with a character exploring some suicidal actions and tendencies formerly left unexamined. No explicit suicidal thoughts and/or active attempts, though. There's also villain redemption, though it's not the focus of the story.
I've been having some rough times recently, and have been reading and listening to a lot of fics. Kite With a Broken String is one of my favourite fics in this fandom, and I've found it a really moving portrayal of the rough road of healing. Since I've taken some time off and have some time on my hands, I thought I would take on recording it. A huge thank you to teyla for writing this lovely fic, and to naye for all of her podfics which have been a great comfort when I'm having a bad day <3
Updates should be fairly quick to begin with, every other day or so, but if I don't finish this before I go back to work then no promises about afterwards.
This podfic also fills the "New Beginnings" square on my Guardian Bingo card.