「Crack of Dawn」09

PAIRING: Lan WangJi x Wei WuXian
RATING: Gen.
NOTE: Lan WangJi x Wei WuXian; Lan WangJi x Yiling Laozu

“Wei WuXian said, “Oh well, the incense burner’s effect has faded now, let’s keep it safe in the meantime so no one else will accidentally come across it. If a forging master happens to visit one day, then we can take it out and ask him again.”

Both of them thought the effect of the incense burner is gone but little did they know, it’s the complete opposite.” — Chapter 119: Incense burner.

ALL CHAPTERS: [01] [02] [03] [04] [05] [06] [07] [08] [09]

SUMMARY:

After being continuously plagued by dreams, Lan WangJi realized that the only way to break the cycle is to return to the past and talk to a person from his past.

That person is, unironically, Wei WuXian.

Following a case in Yiling, Lan WangJi and Wei WuXian came to realize more truth about the incense burner, and at the same time, untie an unrelenting knot from the past.


Lan WangJi spent a long time trying to come back to himself. The ceiling above him was just a bit smudged but not intolerable. He didn’t blink. Just staring, like he was trying to catch a hint of something above him, something that he couldn’t see. There’s an eldritch ado in his mind that he can’t get rid of. It’s like ten people were murmuring into his ears all at the same time. Yet, he can’t catch any word they said; just very muzzy sounds. He can barely move his body, let alone his fingers. Eventually, the sounds in his ears became sharper. He can finally make out words.

A voice.

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「Crack of Dawn」08

PAIRING: Lan WangJi x Wei WuXian
RATING: Gen.
NOTE: Lan WangJi x Wei WuXian; Lan WangJi x Yiling Laozu

“Wei WuXian said, “Oh well, the incense burner’s effect has faded now, let’s keep it safe in the meantime so no one else will accidentally come across it. If a forging master happens to visit one day, then we can take it out and ask him again.”

Both of them thought the effect of the incense burner is gone but little did they know, it’s the complete opposite.” — Chapter 119: Incense burner.

ALL CHAPTERS: [01] [02] [03] [04] [05] [06] [07] [08] [09]

SUMMARY:

After being continuously plagued by dreams, Lan WangJi realized that the only way to break the cycle is to return to the past and talk to a person from his past.

That person is, unironically, Wei WuXian.

Following a case in Yiling, Lan WangJi and Wei WuXian came to realize more truth about the incense burner, and at the same time, untie an unrelenting knot from the past.


Wei WuXian smirked. Low laughter resonated from his lips.

He gave Lan WangJi a dwindled sideways glance, the ravishing curves on the corners of his lips ever so charming, ever so exquisite it was doing things to Lan WangJi.

There were still waves of reprimands that were thrown at him but he couldn’t be bothered anymore. This day would come no matter how hard he’d tried to avoid it. The cultivation climate now will not free him, even more so now that he was deemed to have towed Lan WangJi into his mess.

Oh well. If it can’t be avoided, then might as well live with it.

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「Crack of Dawn」07

PAIRING: Lan WangJi x Wei WuXian
RATING: Gen.
NOTE: Lan WangJi x Wei WuXian; Lan WangJi x Yiling Laozu

“Wei WuXian said, “Oh well, the incense burner’s effect has faded now, let’s keep it safe in the meantime so no one else will accidentally come across it. If a forging master happens to visit one day, then we can take it out and ask him again.”

Both of them thought the effect of the incense burner is gone but little did they know, it’s the complete opposite.” — Chapter 119: Incense burner.

ALL CHAPTERS: [01] [02] [03] [04] [05] [06] [07] [08] [09]

SUMMARY:

After being continuously plagued by dreams, Lan WangJi realized that the only way to break the cycle is to return to the past and talk to a person from his past.

That person is, unironically, Wei WuXian.

Following a case in Yiling, Lan WangJi and Wei WuXian came to realize more truth about the incense burner, and at the same time, untie an unrelenting knot from the past.


Once he’d calmed down, Wei WuXian immediately wanted to rush his way out of the cave, speaking about stopping Wen Qing and Wen Ning from going over to Lanling Jin Sect themselves. Lan WangJi rapidly stopped him then, telling him that he’d be going with them, just so he could talk sense into the case.

Wei WuXian’s eyes widened. “It’s not that I’m underestimating you, HanGuang-Jun, but do you think they will listen to you? How about Gusu Lan Sect’s position?”

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「Crack of Dawn」06

PAIRING: Lan WangJi x Wei WuXian
RATING: Gen.
NOTE: Lan WangJi x Wei WuXian; Lan WangJi x Yiling Laozu

“Wei WuXian said, “Oh well, the incense burner’s effect has faded now, let’s keep it safe in the meantime so no one else will accidentally come across it. If a forging master happens to visit one day, then we can take it out and ask him again.”

Both of them thought the effect of the incense burner is gone but little did they know, it’s the complete opposite.” — Chapter 119: Incense burner.

ALL CHAPTERS: [01] [02] [03] [04] [05] [06] [07] [08] [09]

SUMMARY:

After being continuously plagued by dreams, Lan WangJi realized that the only way to break the cycle is to return to the past and talk to a person from his past.

That person is, unironically, Wei WuXian.

Following a case in Yiling, Lan WangJi and Wei WuXian came to realize more truth about the incense burner, and at the same time, untie an unrelenting knot from the past.


Wei WuXian first noticed that something’s wrong with Lan WangJi when the spiritual energy in his core did an uncanny flare-up. His hand went to his stomach right away, frowning a tad as he tried to pacify the strife from within him. His core wasn’t matured yet. The rampart conceived in the lower part of his abdomen was still too fragile to hold an outburst of brusque energy rush. He bit on his lower lip, cold sweat trickled down his cheek, and closed his eyes. The feeling of acute, knifelike pain juddering against the inner walls of his stomach had him taking in deep breaths, trying as hard as he could to stay conscious. At long last, he garnered the last of the resentful energies he thronged in his body and rallied them all towards the direction of the core. Slowly and painstakingly revolving the energy in his core, he found a moment to subside them and using the opportunity, channeling all his resentful energies into the same direction, quelling the inundated spiritual energy.

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「Crack of Dawn」05

PAIRING: Lan WangJi x Wei WuXian
RATING: Gen.
NOTE: Lan WangJi x Wei WuXian; Lan WangJi x Yiling Laozu

“Wei WuXian said, “Oh well, the incense burner’s effect has faded now, let’s keep it safe in the meantime so no one else will accidentally come across it. If a forging master happens to visit one day, then we can take it out and ask him again.”

Both of them thought the effect of the incense burner is gone but little did they know, it’s the complete opposite.” — Chapter 119: Incense burner.

ALL CHAPTERS: [01] [02] [03] [04] [05] [06] [07] [08] [09]

SUMMARY:

After being continuously plagued by dreams, Lan WangJi realized that the only way to break the cycle is to return to the past and talk to a person from his past.

That person is, unironically, Wei WuXian.

Following a case in Yiling, Lan WangJi and Wei WuXian came to realize more truth about the incense burner, and at the same time, untie an unrelenting knot from the past.


“You’re supposed to capture the dream spirit but you earned yourself one half of a Yinhu Seal instead… pfft, hahaha, hahahaha! Er Ge Ge, you’re so adorable, you know that?”

Lan WangJi said nothing, quietly watching as the puppet rolled around the table, without any intention to stop him. Once Wei WuXian was done laughing, his small hand came to press against the half-seal, poking at it a few times. Finally, he hopped onto the seal and laid on it, limbs stretched to all sides. With a soft sigh, Lan WangJi stroke him on the chest. The puppet straightened its body up readily, totally indulging itself in the comfortable sensation.

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「Crack of Dawn」04

PAIRING: Lan WangJi x Wei WuXian
RATING: Gen.
NOTE: Lan WangJi x Wei WuXian; Lan WangJi x Yiling Laozu

“Wei WuXian said, “Oh well, the incense burner’s effect has faded now, let’s keep it safe in the meantime so no one else will accidentally come across it. If a forging master happens to visit one day, then we can take it out and ask him again.”

Both of them thought the effect of the incense burner is gone but little did they know, it’s the complete opposite.” — Chapter 119: Incense burner.

ALL CHAPTERS: [01] [02] [03] [04] [05] [06] [07] [08] [09]

SUMMARY:

After being continuously plagued by dreams, Lan WangJi realized that the only way to break the cycle is to return to the past and talk to a person from his past.

That person is, unironically, Wei WuXian.

Following a case in Yiling, Lan WangJi and Wei WuXian came to realize more truth about the incense burner, and at the same time, untie an unrelenting knot from the past.


The spirit was, like how Wei WuXian had told him, an item that he kept close to him the whole time. It didn’t have a precise form; like a phantom, pulsing dim rancorous air from where it was leeching on the item. Lan WangJi was a very skilled cultivator himself, so he was able to recognize the spirit right away, even when it was clearly hiding. Perhaps the spirit had noticed that he’d found it out too, if not, it wouldn’t choose to leech on something that’s so… hard for Lan WangJi to reach out to.

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「Crack of Dawn」03

PAIRING: Lan WangJi x Wei WuXian
RATING: Gen.
NOTE: Lan WangJi x Wei WuXian; Lan WangJi x Yiling Laozu

“Wei WuXian said, “Oh well, the incense burner’s effect has faded now, let’s keep it safe in the meantime so no one else will accidentally come across it. If a forging master happens to visit one day, then we can take it out and ask him again.”

Both of them thought the effect of the incense burner is gone but little did they know, it’s the complete opposite.” — Chapter 119: Incense burner.

ALL CHAPTERS: [01] [02] [03] [04] [05] [06] [07] [08] [09]

SUMMARY:

After being continuously plagued by dreams, Lan WangJi realized that the only way to break the cycle is to return to the past and talk to a person from his past.

That person is, unironically, Wei WuXian.

Following a case in Yiling, Lan WangJi and Wei WuXian came to realize more truth about the incense burner, and at the same time, untie an unrelenting knot from the past.


They found Wen Qing in an alley in no time. Lan WangJi never saw Wen Qing in this state ever, not even in the past. She’s awfully scrawny, her face was pale like a ghost, and she looked like a meek gust of wind could effortlessly blow her off her feet. She was sitting in the alley, face buried in between her knees when Wei WuXian and Lan WangJi came over. The moment she heard footsteps, she looked up from her legs right away and was about to stand but her energy level was so low that the moment she stood, her knees lost strength and she would’ve collapsed if Wei WuXian hadn’t rushed over to hold onto her.

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「Crack of Dawn」02

PAIRING: Lan WangJi x Wei WuXian
RATING: Gen.
NOTE: Lan WangJi x Wei WuXian; Lan WangJi x Yiling Laozu

“Wei WuXian said, “Oh well, the incense burner’s effect has faded now, let’s keep it safe in the meantime so no one else will accidentally come across it. If a forging master happens to visit one day, then we can take it out and ask him again.”

Both of them thought the effect of the incense burner is gone but little did they know, it’s the complete opposite.” — Chapter 119: Incense burner.

ALL CHAPTERS: [01] [02] [03] [04] [05] [06] [07] [08] [09]

SUMMARY:

After being continuously plagued by dreams, Lan WangJi realized that the only way to break the cycle is to return to the past and talk to a person from his past.

That person is, unironically, Wei WuXian.

Following a case in Yiling, Lan WangJi and Wei WuXian came to realize more truth about the incense burner, and at the same time, untie an unrelenting knot from the past.


Once they’d figured out the intention of the spirit, Wei WuXian had gone into work in no time. Using the redolence powder he’d brought along with them, he formulated a sandalwood-scent aroma that’s enhanced with some of his own developed cultivational skills to be used with the incense burner that night. The aroma was augmented so that it could put Lan WangJi into a deeper sleep, giving him control of his conscious at most time and, within the aroma, Wei WuXian also added ashes blended with smithereens of half a spirit he made with the help of Chen Qing; one-half to accompany Lan WangJi, another half to stay by his side. He was pretty confident that his own skill was more than enough to bring Lan WangJi back if the time called for it. He was the one who’d created empathy after all, and the incense burner’s function was similar if not the same as empathy. So the base of how the incense burner functioned shouldn’t be any different from how his own empathy worked. But he can never be too careful, especially when it came to Lan WangJi.

It’s lucky this inscrutable yet ominous item resonated with one of his skills. Not sure to call it a blessing or a curse, though.

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「Crack of Dawn」01

PAIRING: Lan WangJi x Wei WuXian
RATING: Gen.
NOTE: Lan WangJi x Wei WuXian; Lan WangJi x Yiling Laozu

“Wei WuXian said, “Oh well, the incense burner’s effect has faded now, let’s keep it safe in the meantime so no one else will accidentally come across it. If a forging master happens to visit one day, then we can take it out and ask him again.”

Both of them thought the effect of the incense burner is gone but little did they know, it’s the complete opposite.” — Chapter 119: Incense burner.

ALL CHAPTERS: [01] [02] [03] [04] [05] [06] [07] [08] [09]

SUMMARY:

After being continuously plagued by dreams, Lan WangJi realized that the only way to break the cycle is to return to the past and talk to a person from his past.

That person is, unironically, Wei WuXian.

Following a case in Yiling, Lan WangJi and Wei WuXian came to realize more truth about the incense burner, and at the same time, untie an unrelenting knot from the past.


Mist thronged in the cave, spiraling in smokey whirls, dissipating into the wet yet stifling air. The cave was one with impenetrable darkness, shadows easily dissolved into the surrounding gloom. The only sounds around were the reeking water from a distance…

…and the moans spilling from the man below him, a man whose satiny, black robes draped slackly on his body, looking as if it was about to fall off anytime soon, and a man whose long black hair was set loose, letting the strands fall artfully on the ground.

In the midst of black was a hint of striking red; on the chest of the man was an old, faded scar.

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