“This is not serious music.”
“Of course it’s not serious. Music isn’t supposed to be serious,” Wei WuXian says. He bounces off the bed and grabs Lan WangJi by both hands, pulling him into the room. “Here, I’ll show you.”
He twirls Lan WangJi around the narrow room, their feet slipping on the wood floor. Wei WuXian’s laughter almost drowns out the song, but then the chorus comes back and he belts it at the top of his lungs, eyes closed, just feeling it. They spin through several full rotations before Lan WangJi stops them by grabbing Wei WuXian and crushing him to his chest.
It’s a punishingly tight squeeze. His sweater is soft.
“We are not here to study contemporary commercial music,” he says, intoning it like it’s a proper noun. Contemporary Commercial Music. The wrong path to follow. “Turn it off and go to bed.”
Lan WangJi releases him and Wei WuXian’s heels hit the floor. He hadn’t realized Lan WangJi had lifted him off his feet.
Source: this bitch flutin in the strip club – Chapter 1, by MoreThanSlightly (cadignan) – 魔道祖师 – 墨香铜臭 | Módào Zǔshī – Mòxiāng Tóngxiù [Archive of Our Own]
This is altogether wonderful, from this delightful first meeting right to the crescendo of them finally getting together. 🙂
Wei Wuxian read Lan Wangji’s letter again, unraveling each line in his mind. Already he chose some favorite phrases–the day you left was full of weary hours. Rain spreads cool relief upon these heated evenings, which have only worsened since your parting…
“Lan Zhan, Lan Zhan, who knew you could be so forward,” smiled Wei Wuxian under his breath. The corners of his mouth twisted. A breeze rustled the tree leaves, now full and green in the dawn of summer. “Shameless!”
Source: and i will go this way – Chapter 1, by detention_notes – 陈情令 | The Untamed (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
This is simply a gem, following Wei Ying’s travels at the end of the show, connected with his Lan Zhan only by letter – beautiful letters, as is this entire fic.
Lan Wangji nods. “If you must marry,” he says again, “don’t let it be with anyone else.”
Source: since then i am because you are, by sarahyyy – 魔道祖师 – 墨香铜臭 | Módào Zǔshī – Mòxiāng Tóngxiù [Archive of Our Own]
A short and sweet canon divergent fic that made me smile.
“Lan Zhan, do you like someone?”
Lan Zhan freezes and Wei Wuxian nearly walks into him, bracing himself against Lan Zhan’s chest and looking up at him. Lan Zhan’s face has gone still, but his ears flush and his lips have parted, and Wei Wuxian oddly feels his heart sink. Oh. Oh, it is true. Lan Zhan does like someone.
“I,” Lan Zhan says, and the panic in his voice is almost adorable. “I…”“You do like someone!” Wei Wuxian exclaims, and Lan Zhan’s ears redden even more.
“…. Mn,” Lan Zhan breathes, watching Wei Wuxian so intently that Wei Wuxian almost forgets what he’s meant to say. Right. Who Lan Zhan likes.
“Who is it?” Wei Wuxian asks, and Lan Zhan’s gaze seems almost incredulous. “What?”
Source: How Wei Ying Went from Oblivious Idiot to Shameless Boyfriend in Three Days, by misscam – 魔道祖师 – 墨香铜臭 | Módào Zǔshī – Mòxiāng Tóngxiù [Archive of Our Own]
This just delights my heart, an utter joy to read from start to finish.
Slowly, Lan Xichen walks up to his uncle and his heart grows heavier with each step. He can feel the surge of power behind the melody, he can feel it spreading further and further away from the cave, always finding its way past a barrier that should be impenetrable, beckoning and pleading, drawing spirits close and sending them away with a message, Wei Ying, Wei Ying, Wei Ying…
Source: Inquiry, by katikat – 陈情令 | The Untamed (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
This is heartbreakingly beautiful, a missing scene set during the years of Lan Wangji’s punishment.
They tell him that he’s been cursed.
They tell him that they will look through the scrolls in the library to find a way to undo it.
Some of the elders offer that it might not be a bad thing that he’s forgotten, if all he has forgotten is Wei Wuxian.
Nobody tells him who Wei Wuxian is.
Lan Wangji thinks he can guess.
Source: tonight i can write the saddest lines, by sarahyyy – 陈情令 | The Untamed (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Short but poignant and oh-so lovely, this is a small gem of an amnesia fic.
The picture of himself and Lan Zhan that the gossip and rumors are painting is alluring, tempting, captivating – in love, together, kissing, sleeping together every night – oh, how captivating. A far better picture than Wei Wuxian sitting in a inn missing Lan Zhan with every breath after three weeks at Nie Huaisang’s whining about how much he missed Lan Zhan and yet not quite daring to do something about it; meanwhile Lan Zhan is being His Excellency and making the cultivation world hopefully better, but on his own, possibly missing Wei Wuxian as well. (Hopefully missing him, Wei Wuxian is selfish enough to think.)
Maybe it’s time to be a little daring – and make the rumors come true, one at a time.
Source: Rumor Doesn’t Have It (But Wei Wuxian Is Determined to Change That), by misscam – 陈情令 | The Untamed (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Another gem by one of my fave Untamed authors – an utterly precious delight from start to finish!
“I will never abandon Wei Ying.”
Against the whole cultivation world Wangji stood strong and righteous, and all Lan Xichen could do was cry.
Source: Snowmelt, by mondengel – 魔道祖师 – 墨香铜臭 | Módào Zǔshī – Mòxiāng Tóngxiù [Archive of Our Own]
A missing scene from the novel, a painful Lan Xichen POV that beautifully (and heartbreakingly) highlights everything that makes Lan Zhan special.
He had been good.
It didn’t matter though, because the door still refused to open. Maybe. Maybe it never would?
A brightly glowing orb popped into existence beside him and startled away the tears that had begun to rise. It spiraled close to his face, then began hopping and swirling through the air in excitement. Darting close to his face, it perched light as a butterfly on the tip of his nose. When he crossed his eyes to look at it, it quivered as if in delight, then darted back to begin a more frenzied dance through the air.
A soul? he guessed.
Source: The Time Traveler’s Soul, by mondengel – 魔道祖师 – 墨香铜臭 | Módào Zǔshī – Mòxiāng Tóngxiù [Archive of Our Own]
Growing up, Lan Zhan keeps getting visits from a happy, dancing little soul.