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useless-slytherclaw · 3 minutes ago
Warning: Major Character Death
Jin Ling kneels alone on the cold stone of the ancestors’ shrine in Koi Tower.  He’s not even sure how long he’s been in here.  The incense has long since burned out, though its fragrance lingers in the air, and the light outside is starting to fade, but he doesn’t notice.  His eyes are open, resting on a tablet inscribed with the name ‘Ouyang Zizhen’, but his gaze is unfocused as if he’s looking at something that isn’t there.
He remembers.
Zizhen dressed in green and gold with a smile on his face and sunlight in his dark eyes.  He’s leaning on Jin Ling’s shoulder and talking about a new book he’s reading, with bright eyes and energetic hand gestures.
Jin Ling half listens as he eats; Zizhen is incapable of being concise when talking about his books, and Jin Ling has never been able to share Zizhen’s enthusiasm for romance stories, though not for lack of trying.  He’s read Zizhen’s absolute favorites, but there’s no way for him to keep track of all of them.
Zizhen is in the middle of describing how a character had broken out of prison, when he breaks off, face contorting in pain.  
“Zizhen?” Jin Ling practically drops his bowl to turn towards his husband.
“I can’t breathe,” Zizhen wheezes.  His eyes are wide and frightened in his pale face.  
Panic seizes Jin Ling for a moment, and then he is yelling: calling for a healer now.  
Zizhen’s hands are still on his chest.  Jin Ling can hear him struggling to breathe.  Jin Ling reaches out to check his pulse.  He can feel the erratic and frantic beat of Zizhen’s heart under his fingers.
Zizhen’s face is growing paler and paler; he sways, and Jin Ling catches him, holding him.
“Stay with me, Zizi,” Jin Ling says.   The frantic beat of Zizhen’s heart stops entirely, and Jin Ling’s whole body goes cold.
“No.” he says, “no.”
There’s still no sign of a heartbeat, and Zizhen’s body goes limp in his arms.
He can’t believe that Zizhen is gone.
“Zizhen, wake up. Please.” 
His eyes don’t open.
His eyes don’t open.
“Wake up, dammit!” 
Jin Ling closes his eyes.  
He hardly remembers the rush of the healers.  He hardly remembers tearing apart Koi Tower to find the person who had poisoned his husband.  He remembers having the woman killed.  
He wants to remember Zizhen as he had been: vibrant and bright and so, so warm, but all he can picture right now is the way he had looked in death: cold and pale.
Jin Ling’s eyes don’t burn.  He’s shed all the tears he has to shed.  He’d shouted and raged and cried, and none of it had done anything.  
The most beautiful thing in his life was still gone at the end.  
“Zhen ming tian zi,” Jin Ling says into the quiet.   “Wait for me?”
Slowly, he gets to his feet, and his knees are aching from kneeling so long.  There are cushions here to kneel on, but he hadn’t bothered.  The pain ache brings him back to himself and Koi Tower and the world where Zizhen isn’t.
Before he leaves, Jin Ling bows to the tablets of his parents, replacing the incense that he’d burned when he arrived.  He’s always wondered if his parents would have liked Zizhen, but, how could they not have?
He steps out of the pavilion.  The evening breeze is warm, but he still feels cold, numb.  He’s faintly surprised to see his uncle waiting for him; he hadn’t even known he was in Lanling.  Jiang Cheng’s hair is threaded through with grey now, but his posture and expression are as unyielding as ever.
“Jiujiu,” Jin Ling says, and he can hear how flat he sounds, but he doesn’t have the energy to pretend right now.
His uncle studies him for a long moment.
“You keep coming back here,” his uncle says as if he doesn’t visit the ancestral shrine in Lotus Pier like clockwork.  “It’s been years.”
Jin Ling just stares at his uncle.  If anyone would understand, it should be him.
“I belong here,” Jin Ling says.  “I died when he did.  I just keep walking, and he doesn’t.”
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ao3simulator · 3 minutes ago
Lancelot/Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way is the Worst ship
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ao3feed-larry · 6 minutes ago
Divergent (Larry AU)
by av0dkaa
Harry Styles lives in a futuristic world in which society is divided into five factions. As each person enters adulthood, he or she must choose a faction and commit to it for life. Harry chooses Dauntless -- those who pursue bravery above all else. However, his initiation leads to the discovery that he is a Divergent and will never be able to fit into just one faction. Warned that he must conceal his status, Harry uncovers a looming war which threatens everyone he loves.
Words: 1525, Chapters: 1/?, Language: English
Series: Part 1 of Divergent series
Fandoms: One Direction (Band), Harry - Fandom
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Categories: M/M
Characters: Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Gigi Hadid
Relationships: Harry Styles/Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik/Liam Payne
via AO3 works tagged 'Harry Styles/Louis Tomlinson'
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koreanbibliophilegirl · 6 minutes ago
Found this on AO3.
@freesirius4life that is not the sunrise you see. That is me, radiating happiness all the way from Korea here.
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hunn13b · 8 minutes ago
*Cackles in Hurt/No Comfort*
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hopethewasp · 19 minutes ago
I know this is an odd request but does anyone know of any marvel fanfictions where Steve commits tax fraud?
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batsbatsbatsbatsbatsss · 24 minutes ago
Hey all you hurt/comfort fans waiting to feel pain come get y’all juice :)
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fingerless-glovez · 42 minutes ago
Chapters: 1/? Fandom: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats - T. S. Eliot Rating: Not Rated Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings Relationships: Mr. Mistoffelees & Rum Tum Tugger, Demeter/Munkustrap (Cats), Plato/Victoria (Cats), Mungojerrie & Rumpleteazer (Cats), Munkustrap & Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees & Victoria (Cats), Jennyanydots/Skimbleshanks (Cats), Bombalurina/Cassandra (Cats) Characters: Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees (Cats), Victoria (Cats), Munkustrap (Cats), Mungojerrie (Cats), Rumpleteazer (Cats), Plato (Cats), Macavity, Pouncival (Cats), Tumblebrutus (Cats), Skimbleshanks (Cats), Jennyanydots (Cats), Tantomile (Cats), Coricopat (Cats), Alonzo (Cats), Bombalurina (Cats), Cassandra (Cats), Demeter (Cats), Grizabella (Cats), Old Deuteronomy (Cats) Additional Tags: Fluff and Angst, Internalized Homophobia, Munkustrap & Rum Tum Tugger are Siblings, Mr. Mistoffelees is Quaxo (Cats), Mr. Mistoffelees and Victoria are Siblings (Cats), AI Dungeon Generated, Everyone Needs A Hug, Mind Control, Magic, Kidnapping, Fights, Guns, Blood and Injury, Light Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Panic Attacks, POV Second Person, Slow Burn Summary:
It's 1933, and Tugger Deuteronomy is a wealthy young man wingmanning for his brother, who is trying to rack up the courage to propose to his pregnant girlfriend. But when the engagement Is stolen and he gets falsely targeted, he finds himself stuck with a group of hitchhikers, One of which being the enigmatic, but snarky Quaxo Jones. Feelings are realized, old memories are unburied, and secrets are revealed as Tugger desperately tries to reunite with his brother while wrestling with his overpowering homosexuality.
(Hi. I'm addicted to AI Dungeon. There's a crap ton more pasted into a Google doc. I'm bad at saying things. Anyway, please enjoy. It's super gay.)
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maxresdefault2 · 53 minutes ago
god i saw you post that ao3 post and got so fucking scared for a second LMAO
i made 2 posts after that shitting on ao3 bitches in hopes that there would be no chance of anyone thinking that i supported ao3 donations but iguess something will always slip through the cracks💔 thanku for not instantly unfollowing bc i wouldve
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watergator · 53 minutes ago
just a quick message in hopes that the one person from ao3 sees this:
the fisherman’s guide isn’t finished! i am still working on it, and i definitely do have plans to complete it, it’s just taking longer than anticipated. so whilst i really appreciate the love and the excitement, please stop commenting on all my fics about it. i’ve replied to most of them with the same reply that yes, i’m working on it, but since the ao3 account is just a guest account, i’m assuming they’re not seeing my replies.
i really love that you care about the fic and that it means something to you, and it makes me wanna write more – but i don’t wanna keep opening my ao3 emails to see that the comments i’m getting aren’t about the fic itself, but just about the fisherman’s guide, which i’ve already said is coming back. i don’t know how else to get this message across to this person since like i said, the account seems to just be a guest account, so i’m really hoping they’ll see this here instead.
thank you ❤️
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ao3simulator · an hour ago
Christian Grey/Aziraphale Canon-Typical Slash
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taekook-fic · an hour ago
Title : Comeback kids
Author : rix
Tags : alternate universe - college/university, hockey, hate to love, fluff and smut, recreational drug use, oral sex, rimming, anal fingering, anal sex, holy fuck did someone say cocky taehyung and tsundere bby jungkook, no okay well here it is anyway too bad.
Chapters : 1/1
Words : 34,723
Plot : Taehyung is infuriating and Jungkook's always been easy to rile up. Which isn't the best combination, but also isn't the worst, either.
(or: Taekook as hockey fuckboy rivals)
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