Wei Wuxian slowly walks up the stairs leading into the banquet hall. A part of him wants to be upset about the lack of reception set up for the Yiling Laozu, but any thoughts he has about causing a ruckus over something so petty, immediately leave him once he finally reaches his destination and focuses on something truly distasteful; a member from the Jin Clan he believes (based on the man that's standing tacky white and gold ensemble) harassing a member from the Lan Clan (based on the man that's sitting simple ensemble of blue and white) with what appears to be a small cup in his hand.
Wei Wuxian has no problem inserting himself into the situation, yanking the cup out of the first man's hand and gulping it down in one go. He makes sure to glare the man down while he does this, before shifting his eyes to the second man, who's already gazing up at him with wide eyes and his mouth slightly open in shock.
Wei Wuxian easily finds the lust hidden deep away in the man's eyes the longer he stares into them and he absolutely loves it, instantly knows exactly how to ensure that the beauty before him keeps looking at him and only him like that.
His fierce desire to devour the man whole must be bleeding onto his face now, because the pretty man isn't able to hold in the gasp that escapes from his luscious lips, when his chin is gently pinched between two of Wei Wuxian's fingers and his head is tilted upward for further inspection. (Wei Wuxian's quickly mesmerized by the man's sharp features and how incredibly soft his skin is, wishes he could unravel the robes off him in front of everyone right now and inspect certain other areas as well...)
He isn't ignorant of the abrupt change in the air as everyone else in the room watches him do as he pleases, he's intoxicated by how so many people are desperate to try and stop what he's doing, but know that they can't if they want his help in cleaning away their current infestation problem.
When Yanli dies, Jiang Cheng is still holding her so, instead of slipping out of his arms, Yanli could have dragged Jing Cheng with her, aka, the sword pierces them both. Yanli would have dragged Jing Cheng to die with her to save Wei Ying
Sometimes I remember what the cultivation world did to Wei Wuxian, and it breaks my heart.
Because Wei Wuxian was good once.
He was funny and kind. He liked to tease, and pull pranks. He stood for justice, and protected the weak. He was resilient and strong, loyal and smart. He had a family he never stopped fighting for, and heart that held so much love.
But the cultivation world took that image and destroyed it.
The brilliant young man who did the impossible, was dead.
Wei Wuxian will tell you that he only died twice. But the moment he was given the title The Yilling Patriarch, he died a third time.
Jiang Cheng is the one who designed the really ugly portraits of the Yiling Laozu.
Just think about it.
He was so angry at him for everything that happened because of him, that he just... drew really ugly drawings in a fit of rage to express how much he hated him, with the thought “so proud of your looks, take that WeI WUxIaN! Now you’re an ugly fuck! HA!”
And someone found them and sent them out, and the Yiling Laozu Follower Desciples whatever people discovered some of them and just... “This is it. This must be how he looked in his prime. Even though every one is uglier than the one before it. You can’t draw someone you’ve never seen before, so it must be these right here.” And they just kept making more and more and started selling them saying they’d protect you.