down comes the night, by egelantier – 镇魂 | Guardian (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
“So what I’d like to know, I guess,” said Zhao Yunlan, tender and merciless, “is whether you ever had the slightest intention of telling me you had returned my sight at the cost of your life?”
Shen Wei felt like a butterfly, pinned to a corkboard by the careful, loving hands of its collector. He opened his mouth to lie, and he was so bad at lying to Zhao Yunlan, and hated it so, and yet.
And yet, it seems, he was caught. And Zhao Yunlan was expecting an answer.
Post-episode 23. Shen Wei and Zhao Yunlan get trapped, forcing them to talk. I’m not even that far in the show yet, but this fic owns my heart.