Shen Wei was tidying the kitchen. He’d made and eaten his own breakfast, and prepared a meal for Zhao Yunlan which was now packed in a container in the fridge ready for whenever he got off his overnight shift at the SID. He’d just finished drying plates, and now he wiped down the counters at a leisurely pace. In no hurry, since he had no university duties that day.
He was unprepared for the front door to be thrown open with a slam, or for Zhao Yunlan to come charging in, panting and disarrayed.
“Shen Wei, good, listen,” Zhao Yunlan gasped out.
“Zhao Yunlan, what —”
“No, listen!” Zhao Yunlan gestured emphatically at him. “Don’t use your dark energy. For anything. You —”
“What do you —”
“We’re in a time loop,” Zhao Yunlan said. “You need to trust me.”
And he collapsed.
Amazing groundhog day fic – it’s so rare to see these from the outside, and this is so well done!