「Down To Your Core」23

PAIRING: Lan WangJi x Wei WuXian
RATING: R18

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SUMMARY:

Everything is peaceful despite many still fear the return of Yiling Patriarch; the sects work in peace and Yiling Patriarch himself, ever since he’s married into Gusu Lan Sect, had been keeping his toes behind the lines.

But this peace came to an end when a hand was found in Meng Mansion, right at the same time when Wei WuXian returned to the world after having disappeared for five years.


The 33 whip marks on Lan WangJi’s back. Each for each elder he had hurt. Yet, none of those scars punished Lan WangJi for his love towards Wei WuXian.

Wei WuXian still remembered the first time when he saw the scars. Back then, he couldn’t believe that such scars could exist on Lan WangJi’s body. The scars symbolized a lesson; the fact that they will never fade served as a severe reminder for the bearer. They weren’t supposed to be on Lan WangJi’s body. Lan WangJi was a role model. Lan WangJi should never carry scars like that on his own body. Whenever Wei WuXian’s fingers touched the scars, he would always be reminded of Lan XiChen’s voice and what he said to him,

You are the only mistake in his life.”

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「Down To Your Core」22

PAIRING: Lan WangJi x Wei WuXian
RATING: R18

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SUMMARY:

Everything is peaceful despite many still fear the return of Yiling Patriarch; the sects work in peace and Yiling Patriarch himself, ever since he’s married into Gusu Lan Sect, had been keeping his toes behind the lines.

But this peace came to an end when a hand was found in Meng Mansion, right at the same time when Wei WuXian returned to the world after having disappeared for five years.


His body felt so heavy it took him some time to come back to himself when he opened his eyes, staring at an empty piece of ceiling. He’s laying on a bed, in a place he’s unfamiliar with. But as his conscious gathered bit by bit, he started to make sense of things, coming to understand that this was a place where he was at before he let his soul drift into a different realm. And now, his soul had returned to his body; a body he had been neglecting for three days.

A shadow hovered over him as he pondered to himself; his body was still numb, his muscles felt so stiff it’s hard to move. It took a few blinks for him to make out the face of the shadow.

It’s the forging master.

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「Down To Your Core」21

 

PAIRING: Lan WangJi x Wei WuXian
RATING: R18

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SUMMARY:

Everything is peaceful despite many still fear the return of Yiling Patriarch; the sects work in peace and Yiling Patriarch himself, ever since he’s married into Gusu Lan Sect, had been keeping his toes behind the lines.

But this peace came to an end when a hand was found in Meng Mansion, right at the same time when Wei WuXian returned to the world after having disappeared for five years.


Wei WuXian slammed the cup onto the table, “Lan Zhan! Do you know? My shijie, she deserves the best person in the world.”
He slammed the table. On his slightly drunk face was pride, “We’ll make this grand banquet one that everyone admires and praises, even after a hundred years. None would be able to compare to it. I’ll watch my shijie married with absolute splendour.” ーー Chapter 74


In the past, he only got to know about Jiang YanLi’s wedding through Lan WangJi when they bumped into each other coincidentally in Yiling. At that time, it’s been a year since Wei WuXian has pulled himself out of Yunmeng Jiang Sect and at that time, he’d been frustrated that he wasn’t able to witness how grandiose the ceremony can be and how beautiful Jiang YanLi was when she’s married to the person she loved. When Wei WuXian decided on this path of his, he’d decided not to regret and not to look back either. It was a decision he made and he had to take responsibility for it. So he was not expecting himself to be invited, let alone to witness how it all came to be. But Jiang YanLi came all the way to Yiling back then, just to show him in her wedding robes, just to tell him that she’s getting married.

It wasn’t something Wei WuXian thought he would have the chance to see. But he did. And now, he never thought he’d have the chance to witness the ceremony either.

But he did.

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「Down To Your Core」20

PAIRING: Lan WangJi x Wei WuXian
RATING: R18

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SUMMARY:

Everything is peaceful despite many still fear the return of Yiling Patriarch; the sects work in peace and Yiling Patriarch himself, ever since he’s married into Gusu Lan Sect, had been keeping his toes behind the lines.

But this peace came to an end when a hand was found in Meng Mansion, right at the same time when Wei WuXian returned to the world after having disappeared for five years.


Jiang YanLi managed, “… A-Xian. Before… why did you run away so fast… I didn’t even get the chance to look at you, or say something to you…” — Chapter 78.


Wei WuXian’s purple robes were spruced up gracefully on his body, seamlessly bringing out his body shape as he stood in front of his room, a distance away from the aged building. He’d never gotten the chance to wear a robe like this; before he could be crowned and before he could dress himself up in the way an adult would when they grew, he’s already clothed in black from head to toe, putting aside his very own Yunmeng Jiang Sect robes and garbed himself up in a robe of all-black instead. He never thought too much about it back then, but he was also aware enough to know what it implied. But now, the robes he’s wearing on his body would be exactly the kind of robe he’d be wearing if Yunmeng Jiang Sect wasn’t burned down, if he never lost his core, and if he never picked up demonic cultivation. The robes were exquisitely violet, the material silken and fine to the touch. The edges of his sleeves were lined with black patterns, the garb around his waist tied his body shape snugly with its solid leather material. SuiBian was tugged in his belt, his hair was tied into a high ponytail as he turned around to give his old room one final look, smiling ever so enchantingly.

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「Down To Your Core」19

PAIRING: Lan WangJi x Wei WuXian
RATING: R18

PREVIOUS CHAPTERS: [01] [02] [03] [04] [05] [06] [07] [08] [09] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18]

SUMMARY:

Everything is peaceful despite many still fear the return of Yiling Patriarch; the sects work in peace and Yiling Patriarch himself, ever since he’s married into Gusu Lan Sect, had been keeping his toes behind the lines.

But this peace came to an end when a hand was found in Meng Mansion, right at the same time when Wei WuXian returned to the world after having disappeared for five years.


“Wei WuXian, “I believe that someone as reliable as HanGuang-Jun will definitely be able to deal with it. I can just focus on my own things and either wait for him to find me or go find him myself.”” ーー Chapter 38.


He wasn’t sleeping on a bed when he woke up the next morning.

He was sleeping on a human. A man, to be precise. He opened his eyes languishingly, slowly but surely coming back to his senses. He heard heartbeats first, pounding steadily into his ear, strong and steadfast. He blinked a few times, yawned once and was about to fall back to sleep when he was enveloped by the scent of faint sandalwood out of nowhere.

That very scent snapped him back to his senses.

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「Down To Your Core」18

PAIRING: Lan WangJi x Wei WuXian
RATING: R18

PREVIOUS CHAPTERS: [01] [02] [03] [04] [05] [06] [07] [08] [09] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17]

SUMMARY:

Everything is peaceful despite many still fear the return of Yiling Patriarch; the sects work in peace and Yiling Patriarch himself, ever since he’s married into Gusu Lan Sect, had been keeping his toes behind the lines.

But this peace came to an end when a hand was found in Meng Mansion, right at the same time when Wei WuXian returned to the world after having disappeared for five years.


Wei WuXian never talked much about how he felt towards everything that had happened in the past; not because he’s avoiding it, but because he thought nothing will change even when he talked about it now that time had passed and things and people around him had grown and evolved. The world moved on; the world wasn’t revolving around him. Now that he’s given a second chance to live, naturally, he’d want to move forward and do what he can while carrying the experiences and consequences he went through from his past on his own shoulders at the same time.

That’s why it perplexed Lan WangJi to why Wei WuXian would be stuck in this kind of past; a past that never happened, a past that looked too good to be true, even.

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「Down To Your Core」17

PAIRING: Lan WangJi x Wei WuXian
RATING: R18

PREVIOUS CHAPTERS: [01] [02] [03] [04] [05] [06] [07] [08] [09] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16]

SUMMARY:

Everything is peaceful despite many still fear the return of Yiling Patriarch; the sects work in peace and Yiling Patriarch himself, ever since he’s married into Gusu Lan Sect, had been keeping his toes behind the lines.

But this peace came to an end when a hand was found in Meng Mansion, right at the same time when Wei WuXian returned to the world after having disappeared for five years.


Yunping City was as prospering as ever. Despite the upheaval in the Guanyin Temple five years back, the residents in the town did not seem at all affected. Many might have heard about the incident but the moment when they knew that cultivators were involved, many would choose to dismiss it as a dispute in a world they can never belong to and would rather keep their feet out of the door.

The reality of the world they lived in was as such.

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「Down To Your Core」16

PAIRING: Lan WangJi x Wei WuXian
RATING: R18

PREVIOUS CHAPTERS: [01] [02] [03] [04] [05] [06] [07] [08] [09] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15]

SUMMARY:

Everything is peaceful despite many still fear the return of Yiling Patriarch; the sects work in peace and Yiling Patriarch himself, ever since he’s married into Gusu Lan Sect, had been keeping his toes behind the lines.

But this peace came to an end when a hand was found in Meng Mansion, right at the same time when Wei WuXian returned to the world after having disappeared for five years.


Lan XiChen paced outside of Jing Shi, gaze frequently falling at the closed door as he let loose the umpteenth sigh for the day. In the end, he stood facing the green field outside the room, watched as a few rabbits hopped around the place, looking utterly unconcerned about what was happening around them. As his attention drifted to the fluffy animals, he smiled a little, shaking his head. He hadn’t realized it before but now that he considered it through, these rabbits indeed felt like his brother and his cultivation partner. They could be untroubled about the conflicts in the political world, simply living their own life, but at the same time, if things were to take a drastic, crucial turn and if they were needed by the world, they wouldn’t hesitate to return too.

But most of the time, they were like these rabbits ー plainly living their own lives in a carefree way, leaving a distance between themselves and the rest of the infringe in the world.

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「Down To Your Core」15

PAIRING: Lan WangJi x Wei WuXian
RATING: R18

PREVIOUS CHAPTERS: [01] [02] [03] [04] [05] [06] [07] [08] [09] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]

SUMMARY:

Everything is peaceful despite many still fear the return of Yiling Patriarch; the sects work in peace and Yiling Patriarch himself, ever since he’s married into Gusu Lan Sect, had been keeping his toes behind the lines.

But this peace came to an end when a hand was found in Meng Mansion, right at the same time when Wei WuXian returned to the world after having disappeared for five years.


The heat of the day had waned to a pleasing warmth. The sunshine had lost its brightness and the gradients in Jing Shi were weakened. Lan WangJi arranged the blanket on the bed, making sure that everything was in order before he returned to his desk, where his guqin was propped on. Giving the door a transitory glance, a muted sigh fled his lips, his eyes tipped to the guqin as his fingers came to strum on the equipotent strains of the strings.

The discussion with the elders shouldn’t take too long; but even if it did, it won’t take this long, definitely not a whole afternoon. So that could mean that Wei WuXian must have wandered somewhere else before he decided to return to Jing Shi.

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「Down To Your Core」14

PAIRING: Lan WangJi x Wei WuXian
RATING: R18

PREVIOUS CHAPTERS: [01] [02] [03] [04] [05] [06] [07] [08] [09] [10] [11] [12] [13]

SUMMARY:

Everything is peaceful despite many still fear the return of Yiling Patriarch; the sects work in peace and Yiling Patriarch himself, ever since he’s married into Gusu Lan Sect, had been keeping his toes behind the lines.

But this peace came to an end when a hand was found in Meng Mansion, right at the same time when Wei WuXian returned to the world after having disappeared for five years.


“…ーYing!”

He woke up to a pair of light-colored orbs looking down at him from a top angle, the hint of worries evident, the expression on the splendid man’s face spelling concern yet very much composed all the same. His head was propped on a soft surface. He turned around, just enough to realize that he’s laying on Lan WangJi’s laps, the color of elegant white vivid in his eyes, exquisite to the touch.

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