we planted everything we wanted – Chapter 1, by introductory – 陈情令 | The Untamed (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

Before last night, no one had ever touched Xingchen like this. A wondrous experience, being held in Zichen’s hands like something cherished, something beautiful ‑‑ and to hold Zichen in turn, the way he’d been dreaming about for years.

He wants to touch him now, and he needs to be awake to do that. “Good morning,” he says, opening his eyes with a smile.

Zichen bolts.

Source: we planted everything we wanted – Chapter 1, by introductory – 陈情令 | The Untamed (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

This is a perfect gem of a first time fic.

palm to palm is holy palmers’ kiss, by iodhadh – 陈情令 | The Untamed (TV) [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/

The realization strikes Song Lan like a bolt of lightning: Xiao Xingchen laughs, and he wants with a sudden, stunning desperation to kiss the mirth from his beautiful mouth. How, precisely, he is meant to manage that—that, he has no idea at all.

Source: palm to palm is holy palmers’ kiss, by iodhadh – 陈情令 | The Untamed (TV) [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/

Song Lan doesn’t like touch. Until he can’t stop thinking of what Xiao Xingchen’s touch would be like. This is gorgeous and perfect.

by the light of the dark moon, by iodhadh – 陈情令 | The Untamed (TV) [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/

“No,” Xiao Xingchen bites out, the words like a whipcrack: “You can’t have him.”

He reaches for the resentment that lies buried in his heart, and rips it out into the world.

Source: by the light of the dark moon, by iodhadh – 陈情令 | The Untamed (TV) [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/

An absolutely compelling canon-divergence in which Xiao Xingchen goes down the path of demonic cultivation in order to save Song Lan.

What The Heart Wants (The Heart Gets), by Aamukaste – 陈情令 | The Untamed (TV), 魔道祖师 – 墨香铜臭 | Módào Zǔshī – Mòxiāng Tóngxiù, 魔道祖师 | Módào Zǔshī (Cartoon) [Archive of Our Own]

Song Lan has been waiting for thousands of years for Xing’s soul to reincarnate, protecting the world from Hell spilling over as best as he could. He waited, he grew tired.
Then a fake priest nearly fell out of a window, and while saving him, Song Lan came face to face with one Chief Xiao.

Source: What The Heart Wants (The Heart Gets), by Aamukaste – 陈情令 | The Untamed (TV), 魔道祖师 – 墨香铜臭 | Módào Zǔshī – Mòxiāng Tóngxiù, 魔道祖师 | Módào Zǔshī (Cartoon) [Archive of Our Own]

The perfect Guardian fusion, I only wish this was a million words long…

In Your Touch is Beauty, by Wei_Zhan – 魔道祖师 – 墨香铜臭 | Módào Zǔshī – Mòxiāng Tóngxiù [Archive of Our Own]

Every so often, he would naturally find his gaze falling back onto his hunting partner. Song Lan hesitated to use the term ‘cultivation partner’, even mentally. It felt too intimate. They were close, closer than he’d been with anyone before. That twist in his core would haunt him at the oddest moments, like when he’d make a particularly dry remark and Xiao Xingchen would laugh so free and gleeful. And like now, as he watched those warm eyes slip his way and a reassuring smile meant only for him graced those soft features. But, despite their closeness, it still felt like a step further than where they were. A sacred title for those connected on a soul-deep level. Ah, but perhaps he was being too stringent about the terminology.

Source: In Your Touch is Beauty, by Wei_Zhan – 魔道祖师 – 墨香铜臭 | Módào Zǔshī – Mòxiāng Tóngxiù [Archive of Our Own]

A lovely peek into Song Lan’s mind.

Eyes, nose, lips【红蔷薇白玫瑰】, by Aamukaste – 陈情令 | The Untamed (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

Song Lan doesn’t care for any of it.
He likes his job, he likes his books, he likes his calligraphy.
He likes his solitude.
All is well.
And then another detective is transferred into their precinct, and Song Lan’s whole world slams out of orbit.

Source: Eyes, nose, lips【红蔷薇白玫瑰】, by Aamukaste – 陈情令 | The Untamed (TV) [Archive of Our Own]

A stunningly crafted modern AU in which all is perfect and nothing hurts.