Now Lie in It, by Xparrot – 镇魂 | Guardian (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

If it gives him a weird twist in his belly, to think about Shen Wei looking at someone else the way he looks at Zhao Yunlan—to imagine him ducking his head when their eyes meet, the smile curving at the edges of his lips, that he can’t hide for all his control—jealousy’s an ugly emotion, as they say. And not one Zhao Yunlan is used to.

But this isn’t jealousy, not really—it’s anger. It’s righteous fury at whoever took a heart like Shen Wei’s—noble and compassionate, devoted and kind—so, so kind—whoever it was, who took a treasure that precious, and tossed it aside.

Source: Now Lie in It – Chapter 1, by Xparrot – 镇魂 | Guardian (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

Mature, missing scenes. This is an absolute gem, taking a deep and insightful look at Zhao Yunlan’s time in the past and his relationship with Shen Wei. Breathtakingly beautiful, it takes its time to develop what the show only alludes to.

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