The First Time Is Different for Everyone, by clevermanka – 镇魂 | Guardian (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

Zhao Yunlan has to make the first move. Shen Wei can’t be the one. Not this time.

Source: The First Time Is Different for Everyone, by clevermanka – 镇魂 | Guardian (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

Two first times, both a heartrendingly perfect mix of hotness and sweet, sweet love.

Come Up And See Me Some Time (The Porn Star AU), by FayJay

Real professors are supposed to be crusty old geezers with wrinkles and nose hair, not – well. Not ridiculously pretty creatures with perfect eyebrows and soft pink mouths, standing there in neat button-up shirts with sleeve garters, for fuck’s sakes, blinking great big puppy eyes from behind ridiculous little round glasses. How could Yunlan possibly be expected to know that Professor Shen was a real honest-to-God professor when he stood there in the doorway with his neat blue tie and his earnest furrowed brow, looking like an invitation to sin?

Source: Come Up And See Me Some Time (The Porn Star AU) – Chapter 1, by FayJay – 镇魂 | Guardian (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

Every fandom needs at least one porn star AU – this one’s perfect! How can a fic be simultaneously hot as hell and have me laugh out loud?

If Life Was A Movie We’d Have A Better Soundtrack Than This, by galaxysoup – 镇魂 | Guardian (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

The first time Shen Wei meets Zhao Yunlan is when he innocently steps out of his Monday morning office hours and is immediately slammed into by 180 pounds of cop pursuing a suspect on foot.

Source: If Life Was A Movie We’d Have A Better Soundtrack Than This – Chapter 1, by galaxysoup – 镇魂 | Guardian (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

An epic human!AU, this is funny, well-plotted and packs some emotional punches.

Human Courtship Rituals, As Witnessed By A Member of the One and Only Cat Tribe, by anecdotalist – 镇魂 | Guardian (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

Da Qing has seen many things crumble in his ten thousand years of life but the courtship between his human and his human’s Dixingren mate has withstood time, Hallows, and a megalomaniacal brother.

Source: Human Courtship Rituals, As Witnessed By A Member of the One and Only Cat Tribe – Chapter 1, by anecdotalist – 镇魂 | Guardian (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

This fic simply made me happy in so many ways: outside POV! Da Qing! A canon-compliant happy ending!

Vid: Into Stone, by lolachrome – 镇魂 | Guardian (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

All the world you roam turns you into stone.

Source: Into Stone – Chapter 1, by lolachrome – 镇魂 | Guardian (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

This is gorgeous, an exploration of Shen Wei and his relationship with Ye Zun and Zha Yunlan in the past and present. ALL the feels!

The Black Lotus Club, by MistressKat

Shen Wei understood power. It was, he thought, why he was here. Why Zhao Yunlan had asked him. Because he understood power, not just as some abstract concept, but concretely, intimately, the heavy cloak of it a familiar weight he’d carried for centuries. Shen Wei knew how to wield it, like a weapon, like a caress, and he knew how easy it was for that use to turn to abuse.

Tonight, Zhao Yunlan needed him to wield that power on his behalf. And that was the easiest thing of all. The easiest and the most dangerous.

Source: The Black Lotus Club, by MistressKat – 镇魂 | Guardian (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

Adult, D/s themes. Oh my – undercover in a BDSM club, this is gorgeous from start to finish and manages to hit SO MANY of my buttons along the way.

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Zhao Yunlan’s love letter to his Shen Wei, this is heartrendingly beautiful. Thank you, Bai Yu, for giving us the gift of reading from the novel!