Of course, he’d heard of jiaoren, everyone had. Beautiful maidens with tails for legs, living deep in the sea and emerging to sell the most beautiful silks, woven by their own hand. He’d even heard their tears turned to pearls.
But this was not the sea, and this was not a woman’s body.
Source: A Ribbon of the Finest Silk, by FleetofShippyShips – 魔道祖师 – 墨香铜臭 | Módào Zǔshī – Mòxiāng Tóngxiù [Archive of Our Own]
Merman!Lan Zhan, I didn’t know I needed this! This story is a perfect little fairy tale, woven with great care and attention to detail. Lovely!