「My Next-Door Neighbour」01

FANDOM: Mo Dao Zu Shi
PAIRING: Lan WangJi / Wei WuXian
RATING: General.
NOTE: Modern AU; High school students Lan WangJi x Wei WuXian; both 15; light-hearted slice-of-life.
A/N: Daily update until the end of the story.

SUMMARY:

A story of two high school boys learning how to take care of an injured kitten.


1.

The bell rang. The last of the remaining students rushed into the school, all avoiding eyes with the Prefect, who was standing right outside the gate, eyes wintry, expression impassive, as if he’s doing a thorough check-up on every single one of the students scurrying past him. 

Soon, the last student scampered into the school ground. But the Head Prefect was still standing by the gate, not moving, as if he was waiting for something, or someone.

He looked around. He glanced out of the gate, towards the street.

It’s empty now; no single student was in sight, just a few cars parked alongside the road.

The Prefect sighed. With his neat appearance and sleek posture, he walked towards the school building himself, heading straight to class.

Weird. He was always one of the last to arrive. But even when he’d been standing here since an hour ago, he saw no signs of him, not even a shadow. Was he absent today? He’s never one to skip school for no reason at all.

Weird.

2.

Yet, when he set his foot into his classroom on the second floor of the school building, his footsteps came to a halt as he noticed the person he’d been waiting for right in front of his eyes, in the same classroom as his, sitting in his own seat ー which was right behind his own ー with his head lowered, as if he’s staring at something on the floor.

The weight was lifted from his heart as he paced steadily towards the boy, expecting him to look up and give him the usual radiant grin he’d always use on him whenever he saw him.

But it didn’t come.

Even when Lan WangJi had come to stand by his table, he was still staring at the floor. 

Weird.

After standing around for three seconds without getting any sort of responses from the boy, Lan WangJi knocked softly on the table, finally bringing the boy’s attention to himself.

“L-Lan Zhan! How long have you beenー sorry, I didn’t notice you! Good morning!”

The boy looked at him with a smile that’s so blinding, his eyes round and sparkling, his entire existence pulsed of excitement and enthusiasm. It faltered Lan WangJi ever so slightly. Whatever he wanted to say was wiped off his mind the moment he met eyes with the boy. Which was pathetic on its own.

This boy was Wei WuXian. His classmate, and also, his neighbour who lived just across the street.

For some odd reason, they were stuck together since they were in kindergarten, elementary school, and now, in high school. Both in the same school, in the same class, even sitting close to each other. It’s like some sort of red line of fate had tied them together since they were born, binding them together no matter where they went. And every morning since they’d come to know each other, Wei WuXian would always greet him with a grin on his face, sometimes even bringing him food despite his cold mien. No matter what it was, Wei WuXian would always be the one to approach him first.

Not Lan WangJi approaching him like this. Which was weird on its own.

“You came early,” Lan WangJi finally brought himself to speak.

“Huh? Oh, hehe, don’t tell me you waited for me at the gate? That’s very considerate of you, Lan Zhan.”

“Why did you come earlier?” Lan WangJi continued asking.

“…Can I not answer that question?” Wei WuXian asked.

That didn’t help in relaxing Lan WangJi’s suspicions. He frowned and shifted his gaze to the floor, where he’d noticed how Wei WuXian was woefully trying to hide something.

It’s nothing new. Wei WuXian was so used to bringing in things that weren’t supposed to exist in a classroom. And it’s always Lan WangJi who’d catch him with them.

As expected, Wei WuXian jolted and shifted his body, concealing something out of Lan WangJi’s sight. When Lan WangJi moved to the right, Wei WuXian moved too. When Lan WangJi moved to the left, Wei WuXian did the same. After a few attempts of trying to figure out what Wei WuXian was doing, Lan WangJi lost his patience.

“Wei Ying, what are you hiding under the table?” he asked.

“N-Nothing. It’s just… ah, right! You know how I am, I’m so used to sneaking snacks into class. I didn’t eat breakfast today so it’s just one of those… haha… hahaha.”

Lies. If it was a snack, Wei WuXian wouldn’t hide it like this. Like how he’d usually do, he’d eat it in front of Lan WangJi and even secretly sneak some for into his drawer just to share with him. So it’s definitely not snacks.

“Wei Ying. Show me what you are hiding,” Lan WangJi demanded again.

“J-Just because you’re a Prefect doesn’t mean you can use your power to force me into doing things I don’t want to!” Wei WuXian refuted.

“Wei Ying!”

“No!”

“If you don’t tell me, I’ll seek for teacher’s assistance,” Lan WangJi pressed on.

“W-What? No way! You cannot do this! It’s nothing, I swear! Lan Zhan, please, just this time, can you pretend you didn’t see anything? I swear it’s nothing dangerous!”

“If it’s not anything dangerous thenー”

At that exact moment, something else that’s not their voices echoed from under the table, right from the angle where Wei WuXian was trying to hide from Lan WangJi’s view. 

Both of them froze. Both of them stared at each other, dumbfounded.

And then, before Wei WuXian can come back to himself, Lan WangJi had slouched towards him and grappled him out of the way. 

The moment he saw what exactly was Wei WuXian hiding under the table, his eyes brightened, his expression rigid.

It’s a kitten, kept snugly in a small box, wrapped in what looked like a towel they often used during gym class.


A/N

This story is light-hearted with not much of plot, lol! I just wanted to write teen wangxian who learns how to love and notice love _(:3/L

8 thoughts on “「My Next-Door Neighbour」01

  1. lamington13 September 19, 2019 / 6:15 pm

    Ahhh cute! Haha its adorable how lan zhan knocked on his desk kinda like saying “cmon notice me already” 😂

    Thanks for writing! 💖

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    • shinocchi September 19, 2019 / 7:38 pm

      Hahahaha, yes, that’s exactly it! 😂 but Wei Ying is too busy making faces at the kitten to notice him 😂 I have so many ongoing heavy stories, sweat, so I wanted to write something that’s more light-hearted and comedic, hehe. Thank you for reading! 💞

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  2. 魔王様 September 20, 2019 / 5:26 am

    This is so refreshing! Definitely have different vibe from shino’s other modern au (´∇`)
    And I thought this will be a one-shot… apparently not XD more to bookmark! lol

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    • shinocchi September 20, 2019 / 12:17 pm

      Haha, I’m finally writing light-hearted stuff… to balance out my own emotions from the heavy ones _(:3/L This is daily snippets update hehe, hopefully it’ll be enjoyable for you 😀

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  3. floofspring September 20, 2019 / 8:40 am

    THIS IS SO CUTE AAAAAAAAAAA wwx trying so hard to hide the kitten from lwj while lwj was like “why are u not being annoying to me today what did u hide weiying come on notice me” what a pure fluff 💕💕💕

    So different from ur usual fluff and I love it 😍 thank u so much for writing this! I’m excited for more kitty fluff 😘

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    • shinocchi September 20, 2019 / 12:18 pm

      TEEN WANGXIAN IS SO ADORABLE, sobs. Hahahaha, Lan Zhan complains about him annoying him but when he doesn’t do it anymore he’s just not used to it :’D

      omg my stories have so many different vibes, I hope this will be enjoyable for you too! wangxian trying to take care of a kitty (and each other too, hehe).

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