Aren’t you happy you’ve impressed me?” Lan Wangji has no idea what he’s supposed to say to that, and after a long silence, Wei Wuxian’s smile tilts a little. Wei Wuxian leaning against the wall and gasping for air. It’s adorable, and Lan Wangji wants desperately to kiss the look off his face. “He can keep it,” Lan Wangji says. Your past. I’m impressed.”, “Good,” Wei Wuxian says, grinning and holding a second one out. “That’s so early!”. Never. “Why?”, “I don’t know,” Wei Wuxian says. I don’t need to see your face. Walking the mile down the mountain with a man who hates him for completely respectable reasons had been unpleasant, but there’s something equally disturbing about the sudden knowing look on Jiang Yanli’s face. You help each other see the parts in yourselves you don’t want to see. A very loose Cinderella AU, featuring Lan Wangji as Cinderella, Wei Wuxian as Prince Charming, Lan Xichen as fairy godmother, the forehead ribbon as glass slipper, and GusuLan bedtime as midnight. 803 Likes, 9 Comments - olivia ≍ she/her (@lovehealthok) on Instagram: “"Love your life-- every moment of it." “Lan Zhan, you make me feel safe.”, Lan Wangji trembles, staring. Be happy for this moment. He reads for hours, sitting on the rock in the garden and looking up occasionally to watch the lotus flowers wave gently in the breeze. As before, Wei Wuxian seems to know exactly where to go, weaving between people and ignoring the hawkers. I can feel your arms around me. It’s nearly ten before Wei Wuxian comes tearing into the garden, looking anxious and frantic and half-terrified. Don't think about it too much; I didn't. “A-Xian,” the princess says, smiling at him indulgently. I love you. He doesn’t trust his voice. It restarts slowly, in stuttering breaths, as the horror sets in. I won’t leave.”, “Oh?” Wei Wuxian says, batting his eyelashes. While we've done our best to make the core functionality of this site accessible without javascript, it will work better with it enabled. “Go see him, Wangji,” Lan Xichen says quietly, and Lan Wangji feels his resolve crumble beneath him. I know people say I’m a prodigy, but it’s not because of my brains! “If you did like someone,” Wei Wuxian says, almost in a whisper, as if he’s afraid to interrupt the strange tension too, “what would they be like?”, Lan Wangji looks at him: at the light in his eyes, the serious line of his mouth, the soft wisps of hair at his forehead. “I didn’t tell him we’d ever met before.”, “Yeah, clearly. Every light touch, skin on skin, sends sparks racing through him. The messenger shuffles his feet on the flat stone path. Do you know the purpose for your life? 3) He thought if he chased, he would catch Wile E. Coyote spent over half a … “Wait,” Wei Wuxian says, but Lan Wangji is already walking away. Do you know why they’re going to such trouble?”. He won’t, but oh, how he wants to. “Is that Lan Wangji?”. If you have to marry someone, let it be me? He eats breakfast and remembers that Wei Wuxian wants to see him. Standing on the dais with one arm carelessly thrown over the shoulder of a young man who must be Prince Jiang Wanyin, making Princess Jiang Yanli laugh, smiling that irrepressible grin. “It’s my fault for going out, not A-Zhan’s. “It’s good to find one who wants to—you should take advantage.”. A-Zhan. Lan Wangji takes a deep breath and then lets his head drop onto Wei Wuxian’s shoulder, pressing his eyes against the curve where it slopes up into his graceful neck. Of course. What is Life? Five: Wei Wuxian, Wei Wuxian, Wei Wuxian. Wei Wuxian should always know how loved he is. But he doesn’t have time to try and figure out what it was, because Wei Wuxian reaches over and scoops up the book, almost giving Lan Wangji a heart attack from the proximity. If everyone knows who I am, we’ll get as much trouble as if we went back into the palace. The most important thing to get success in life is to have faith on yourself. He looks thoroughly, thoroughly kissed. “Good, right?” Wei Wuxian says happily, popping the other half into his own mouth. 1. The road to your dream in life will be long. In moments like this, it’s easy for Lan Wangji to imagine the rest of his life stretching out like this: calm and easy and terribly dull. He is, in fact, demanding to be allowed entrance. Jin Zixuan chokes on air, apparently not having heard this before. I don’t want to have to send Jiang Cheng out for you a second time.”, “You didn’t send him out for me this time.”, “Lan Zhan. I thought my mother was going to kill him stone dead when he showed up halfway through and wouldn’t say where he’d been or why. I’m sorry. Why is he blushing? Did I say that? He could present this at the door and slip into the palace and—. “No need,” Lan Wangji says firmly, handing over the payment. Enjoy! “I really can’t call you that with a straight face. And charming and handsome and intelligent, don’t you think?”, Wei Wuxian chokes, staring. I love you, he thinks when he pulls the tie out of Wei Ying’s messy hair and spreads it across the pillow. We're alive because we think we are, but what if this is all just a dream, and when you die, you wake up in real life, or an alternate universe? Naturally. “I said I like this one,” Wei Wuxian insists. Did you want to dance, Rabbit-gongzi?”, Lan Wangji should say no. But Li-jiejie loves him, and everything was going to be fine. 63 Shares Facebook 44 Twitter 1 Pinterest 17 WhatsApp 1 Life becomes beautiful when there are motivation and positivist all around. Wei Wuxian stares at him, his eyes wide and shocked. Lan Qiren is predictably furious the next day when Lan Wangji appears without his ribbon and looking exhausted, but Lan Xichen takes one look at both of them and grabs his uncle’s arm, guiding him delicately to the side and allowing Lan Wangji to disappear safely to the outskirts of the Cloud Recesses, where his rabbits live. She liked the peaceful life, but one day that will all... Dream x Reader. “Brother,” Lan Wangji says. He presses his brush down on the paper so hard that it creates a rapidly spreading black blot, his hands trembling. “Wei Ying,” he says. If it’s what’s best for Li-jiejie and her marriage, then I don’t mind. He clears his throat. “He’s my Li-jiejie’s—I mean, the Princess Jiang Yanli’s fiancee. Lan Wangji leans backward, but it doesn’t help—they’re still too close. “I wouldn’t have blamed you. He feels hot and overwhelmed and so in love it’s unbearable, the current of it sweeping him too far out to sea. Lan Xichen kneels in front of him and touches his shoulder gently. Lan Xichen brings up the invitation later, when he and Lan Wangji are discussing the day’s events with their uncle. Wei Wuxian is staring at him. With. That, or there’s something wrong with his brain. He looks horrified. My family has a bolt hole a mile down the mountain. “Me.”, The prince raises his eyebrows, unimpressed. Jiang Wanyin doesn’t particularly pleased about it. He ought to do work, but instead he spoils them with fruit and plays them music on his guqin. Lan Wangji falls in with a group of girls walking cheerfully and wearing matching flower masks. He bows to the king and queen, sitting enthroned on the dais, the king smiling indulgently and the queen scowling. “Here,” Lan Xichen says, reaching out to carefully untie the mask. He’d be more surprised if we did go and he had to entertain us.” He huffs. It isn’t worth it. Penlighten gives you a list of 13 most popular fanfiction websites. Then, choked and disbelieving, Wei Wuxian says, “We tried to beat each other up when we met, right after I tried to bribe you with alcohol.”, “Yes.” Lan Wangji thinks about it. Wei Wuxian convinced four different people to cause a scene and ruin his clothes just so he could…assure Lan Wangji that he wasn’t forgotten? It would never be true.”, The man’s condescending smile sours. Lan Wangji hears him say, quietly, “I’m sorry.”, “Sorry?” he says, without lifting his head. You can sit on the bed, if you like, I think that might be the only clear surface.” Lan Wangji looks at the bed, swallows hard, and opts to stand. This is enough, he tells himself, through dance after dance after dance, hours of them, all the way up until he realizes his feet have carried him without permission to where Wei Wuxian is bowing and separating from his latest partner. Focus! 17. Everything he could possibly say feels inadequate to describe someone this endlessly wonderful. As if he hasn’t been longing to just be allowed to stand next to Wei Wuxian and care for him. tip: lex m/m (mature OR explicit), Lan Wangji should refuse. “You’re so cute when you have no idea what I’m talking about!”. He’s not sure his ears have stopped burning since that. Lan Wangji hates this man suddenly for saying such things and telling such stories and believing them. He’s already taken the fire mask off, apparently, and Lan Wangji can see his whole lovely face—the slant of his nose, the line of his cheekbones, the curve of his lips. I’ll keep you safe, A-Zhan.”. As if that were all he felt. Maybe your unique purpose is to show the world that true love is possible, or that the paradigm of corporations could change, or that creativity is the root of happiness. “It’s an invitation for anyone here who might wish to attend the royal family’s three-day masquerade next week, held in honor of their ward Wei Wuxian. “Wei Ying doesn’t like me. All Lan Wangji wants in the entire world is to press him against the wall again and keep him there until they both forget how to do anything else. If just the thought of Wei Wuxian—seeing Wei Wuxian, seeing Wei Wuxian choose someone to marry—is enough to do this to him, he can’t imagine what it would be like to actually go to Lotus Pier. He can’t think through the sensation of it. Let’s go do that!”, Lan Wangji hesitates, but if Wei Wuxian really wants to…. I love you, he thinks when they stumble and fall onto Wei Ying’s bed. “What he sees in you,” he says, “I really have no idea. Did you have fun? If you did it in front of too many people, it would be a public hazard—you’d be mobbed by attractive girls and boys trying to get a glimpse. May your life be filled with the happiness and all the sadness eliminate from your life. The man doesn’t seem to realize he’s being addressed by the leader of the country’s most prestigious educational institute, but he bows politely anyway when Lan Xichen says, “You’ve come a long way. And annoying. “Listen, you—”, His more sensible companion laughs awkwardly, tugging on his arm. 5. “Wangji, please, tell me what’s going on.”, Lan Wangji stares at his brother. “A-Zhan, I was just teasing.”, Another laugh, but weaker. To bring Wei Wuxian with him to the Cloud Recesses, to never leave Lotus Pier. 172 talking about this. Well, I’m going to say it to you all the time now. It gets very late. I meant I didn’t think I could marry anyone but you.”, “Don’t,” Lan Wangji tells him instantly. He would try with everything he had. Wangji?”, Lan Wangji has an instant to feel utterly betrayed before the prince yells, “What?”, Jiang Wanyin hurtles through the gate, spots Lan Wangji, and snarls, “It would be you.” He doesn’t let anyone respond to that, just charges across the scant distance between them, and only the way his arm pulls back gives Lan Wangji time to brace and twist slightly to the side before the crown prince of the realm punches him squarely in the face. You fucking see? I can’t believe you didn’t leave. If anything, his expression darkens. No matter how anyone else feels about it. It doesn’t matter what happens next. If you were dreaming about your own death, it can mean that you will get rid of some bad habits and behaviors in a following period. Someone. He looks back down at the mask. “Ah, sorry,” Wei Wuxian says, pulling away the instant Lan Wangji reaches for him. Read Unbelievers from the story Larry Stylinson AO3 Recommendations by ltfinewalls (Charlotte) with 6,331 reads. Don’t you know that you shouldn’t say such nice things so genuinely?”. Stop fishing for compliments.”, Wei Wuxian’s eyes widen, and Lan Wangji realizes what he’s stupidly said too late as he watches a sly smile creep over that beautiful face. Everyone looks at him. It seems the entire country has turned out to vie for the hand of someone who is almost a member of the royal family. It’s the opposite of what he can feel his own body language doing, but the messenger seems to relax anyway, shifting his weight onto one leg and shrugging casually. Instead of forcing your dreams to enter your life, become the type of person who can attract your dreams to you. They’re both gasping for air, and Wei Wuxian is leaning back against the wall. What would he say? “Wei Ying cried?” he demands. And they might distract from your forehead ribbon. He chooses nothing at all, hoping it was just an idle question and Wei Wuxian’s quick mind will hop to something else. What more do I have to do?”, Wei Wuxian laughs again, looking so gloriously, wonderfully happy that Lan Wangji finds himself helplessly entranced, a moth to the brilliant flame of that smile. You mean—your first love—didn’t mean—can’t have meant me.”, He waits for the laugh, the of course not, what a ridiculous idea. The song ends, and he steps back, half relieved to give his heart a rest, half already missing the press of Wei Wuxian’s hands in his. He slides his arms around Wei Wuxian’s waist, holding him tight, and watches those dark eyes widen. He’s never found it a hardship before, on the rare occasions that he’s been assigned punishment work, but today, it leaves his mind free to wander. I guess you must have heard.” He kicks at the pond water with one foot, sending ripples across the peaceful surface. The name feels like a blow, beating his sins into him. 8 Signs That Your Soulmate Will Soon Show Up. He grabs Lan Wangji’s upper arm and collapses backwards over his chest, looking up at him with an expression of affected adoration on his chest. You didn’t get your fill in one day, did you?”. “A-Zhan,” he says, and then he throws himself across the last few feet between them, colliding with Lan Wangji’s chest and hugging him tight. I’m here.”, “I know,” Wei Wuxian says, and he leans forward for a soft, lingering press of their lips. He sees Wei Wuxian. More than that, he wants to hold him tight and make sure everyone sees them together, so that it’s clear who he belongs to. Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, and a tragedy for the poor. He doesn’t care. Lan Wangji has never been able to quite bring himself to particularly like the crown prince, mostly because his entire personality seems to be made of anger and posturing. “Wei Ying is brilliant.”, Wei Wuxian goes red. “For when you’re busy,” he explains. It’s still appropriate, somehow, to think that the man who’s held his heart and passions in his hand for years now holds the symbol of them as well. Y/n was a normal girl who lives just outside the city in a rural area, she helped her friend run her horse ranch. “I didn’t say we should lie to him. I want you, always, in every way. Lan Wangji is a river rushing to the sea. Waiting, he’s discovering, is much easier when he knows that Wei Wuxian is going to be on the other side of it. “I—”, “No, it’s okay. It takes a very long time. Lan Wangji cringes internally, drifting to the edge of the room, standing by a window and watching without calling attention to himself. None of those are good enough for me.” Lan Wangji tries to walk towards the stall again, treating this as errant nonsense, but Wei Wuxian latches onto his shoulder and digs his heels in. The palace at Lotus Pier is delicate and warm, lovely in a very different way from the Cloud Recesses, but Lan Wangji barely sees it. “That’s better! At last, he can’t bear it anymore, the depth of Wei Wuxian’s eyes, the curve of his smile, the line of his neck when he turns his head. “I guess you’ll be out here until Wei Wuxian comes back? “Weeks, huh? “He’s requesting entrance?” Lan Xichen repeats. Lan Wangji feels his heart stop. Everything there is so bland. “Then do you…know who you will marry?”, Wei Wuxian’s hands jerk, and he drops the garment on the floor. Be the change you want to see in the world. “Ah, well, sir,” he says. Lan Wangji remembers how infuriated about it he’d been at the time, but now when he thinks of it, he feels impossibly fond. How could I leave?”, “If you hadn’t come until morning,” he tells him, “I would still have been here.”. 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