rare the man who’ll hold to faith, by Fahye – 陈情令 | The Untamed (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

“There is the mark of our bargain, and here is the challenge,” said the Yiling Patriarch. “You may strike at me, exactly once, with your sword. I will not fight back; I will not resist you at all, Hanguang-jun.” That silvery suggestiveness crept into his voice again. “And a year and a day from now, you will come to me and I will deliver exactly the same to you.”

Source: rare the man who’ll hold to faith, by Fahye – 陈情令 | The Untamed (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

An utterly heartstoppingly amazing AU, in which Lan Wangji strikes a bargain with the mysterious Yiling Patriarch. And then, with four days to spare, there’s Wei Wuxian. The Yiling Patriarch’s… husband?

Shattered Mirrors Master Post | history’s a burden // stories make us fly

Wei Wuxian raises his head with a ready smile and finds himself staring into a familiar pair of honey-coloured eyes. His heart stops. Lan Wangji stares back, his lips parted slightly in surprise.

“Xian-er is our most favoured courtesan,” Madam gushes to Lan Wangji. “I’m sure he’ll take very good care of you, Wangye.”

Source: Shattered Mirrors Master Post | history’s a burden // stories make us fly

A story told in bits and pieces on Tumblr, this universe is utterly and completely enthralling.

The Grand Master of Daemonic Cultivation, by FayJay – 魔道祖师 – 墨香铜臭 | Módào Zǔshī – Mòxiāng Tóngxiù [Archive of Our Own]

It takes two nights and a day. Wei Wuxian screams until his throat gives out. The sounds that Xian Zhen makes are unspeakable. Wen Ning weeps throughout, loudly at first, then silently, watching the tiny sugar glider’s agonised shape gradually shiver and distort until it returns to its childish state of flux, flickering in desperation from shape to shape in search of safety. But Wen Qing is relentless and dry eyed, and at last the poor creature is nestled against Jiang Cheng’s unconscious body, panting and quivering as Wen Qing ties the last threads that bind her to a new soul.

Source: The Grand Master of Daemonic Cultivation, by FayJay – 魔道祖师 – 墨香铜臭 | Módào Zǔshī – Mòxiāng Tóngxiù [Archive of Our Own]

This seamlessly integrates daemons and cultivation into a beautiful, heartbreaking story of love and loss and second chances.

The Simplest Way Forward – Chapter 1, by harriet_vane – 陈情令 | The Untamed (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

It’s a really unfortunate thing, developing a crush on your husband. Wei Ying had assumed this would be easy. Lan Zhan had been so icy and unpleasant to him, it had never occurred to him that he might end up spending the next however many years with this dumb, burning feeling in his chest whenever he looks at him.

“Okay,” says Wei Ying. “But tell me if I…if the pretending gets to be too hard, okay?”

“It will not,” says Lan Zhan, quietly certain.

Source: The Simplest Way Forward – Chapter 1, by harriet_vane – 陈情令 | The Untamed (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

Somehow, Wei Ying, Chinese exchange student, ends up with a kid – luckily, there’s this tall, serious guy willing to help… and suddenly Wei Ying has himself a husband, too. I’m not normally into kid!fic, but A-Yuan is too precious, and this story is too wonderful.

Fixtures and Fittings – Chapter 1, by ella_minnow – 陈情令 | The Untamed (TV) RPF [Archive of Our Own]

The client is tall and slim, the padded leather motorcycle jacket he wears adding artificial bulk to his upper body which angles sharply in to slender legs braced wide on either side of the bike. His face is fine-boned and delicate and –

Very, very familiar.

It’s a face that Xiao Zhan has seen daily for the last several months, although never in real life.

No, he’s used to seeing it through his kitchen window, twelve feet tall on the billboard that graces the side of the building down the block from his apartment.

Fuck, fuck, fuck.

It’s Wang Yibo.

Source: Fixtures and Fittings – Chapter 1, by ella_minnow – 陈情令 | The Untamed (TV) RPF [Archive of Our Own]

Epic slow burn of an AU with interior designer!Xiao Zhan and motorcycle racer!Yibo.

[EN Sub]【王一博 Wang Yibo | 肖战 Xiao Zhan】【博君一肖】和我一起反抗这个世界吧!「赛博朋克大电影·潘多拉之梦」 – YouTube

“These violent delights have violent ends.”

Absolutely incredible fanvid, telling an entire story – I wish this was a movie!

a love that won’t sit still [VID], by Aria – 陈情令 | The Untamed (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

But you had to come along didn’t you / rev up the crowd, rewrite the rule book

Source: a love that won’t sit still [VID], by Aria – 陈情令 | The Untamed (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

The song alone (Stray Italian Greyhound by Vienna Teng) makes this vid an instant fave, but it’s also an incredibly well-vidded Lan Wangji POV.

Run My Mouth – Chapter 1, by opald – บังเอิญรัก | Love by Chance (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

Ae sits on the bed beside him, and Pond is struck by the contrast between the two of them. Ae who is impossibly grounded and Pete who looks like he wants to float away. Ae holds his face gently, wiping away his tears with his thumbs even as Pete falls apart.

He gets a distinct feeling that he shouldn’t be seeing this.

“I’m going to go for a walk,” he says, but no one is listening to him. Pete is crying, harder now, while Ae whispers things to him that Pond can’t hear.

Source: Run My Mouth – Chapter 1, by opald – บังเอิญรัก | Love by Chance (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

Pond gets more involved in Ae and Pete’s love life than he might have expected. This is a lovely peek at a developing friendship between Pond and Pete.