Jiang Cheng drives the sword into the cliff, and Wei Wuxian wrenches his hand free of Lan Zhan's, and he is falling, falling, falling and the ground is coming near.
He wakes with a start. A nightmare of falling is not unusual, but something is off. Where is he? It looks almost like his room at Lotus Pier, but it has been over a year since the massacre and he hasn't been back since. And the dream feels too real, even awake, it doesn't fade like dreams do. Did he come back, somehow? If so, why did he come back in Lotus Pier? Jiang Cheng is going to be outraged with him, he should try and leave before Jiang Cheng gets back. He stands and quickly gets dressed, and goes to grab Chenqing without thinking that it wouldn't have come with him, and instead finds Suibian. He stares at his old sword in confusion. Why is it here? Whatever, it hardly matters. He leaves it and rushes out to get out of Lotus Pier before Jiang Cheng returns.