Days turned to weeks turned to months, and one morning, Xiao XingChen woke up in a flood of vicious, furious guilt. These weren’t feelings he would ever truly birth to the world, he knew, but they still had to be felt. So feel them he did. He felt them like a spray of necrotic blood.
You’ve started a family without him.
Song Lan gets to Yi City just a bit earlier, and A-Qing asks her Daozhang some very pressing questions about the Stranger. This changes everything.
Achingly beautiful canon-divergence. Warnings for Xue Yang-typical levels of violence and horribleness.