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Sep 22, 2021 4:11 PM
Wei Wuxian meets up with the other time travellers
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"And is the new Sect Leader Wen going to be in danger from you?"

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"New Sect Leader Wen?"

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"Wen Qionglin."

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He laughs.  "Oh!  Ha.  I hadn't though that far ahead.  He's Sect Leader now?  Good for him!  Wen Ning is a good friend.  I should go be friends with him again, if being a sect leader doesn't keep him too busy.  Not sure how, though.  It's going to be hard to shoot a bow with such short arms."

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Lan Wangji tries and mostly fails to suppress his jealousy.  "He will be asleep."

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"Yeah, I know that, Lan Zhan."

Speaking of arms.  "Uh.  Lan Zhan?  You can put me down now, you know.  I know you're strong enough to not get tired.  That doesn't mean you have to.  I won't run off.  I know you don't like people touching you."

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He doesn't want to set him down, but he's correct.  There is no reason for him to keep carrying Wei Ying.  Wei Ying wants to be let down.  Wei Ying gets whatever he wants.

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"It sounds like everything is caught up, then?  Wen Qionglin is safe.  All known time travelers are aware of each other.  Are there any other emergencies which will need to be handled?"

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(Wei Wuxian is so short!  He kind of wants to be picked up again.)

"I have the piece of Yin Iron that Wen Ruohan had been using.  It should probably be sealed away with the one in the Cold Spring Cave."

He gets it out, wrapped in a scrap of silk that clearly had been cut from very fine Wen robes. 

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He takes it and puts it on the table.  It is unlikely to be taken out of his office until he gets around to it. 

"I will take care of it.  In the meantime, it is well past the time you two ought to be asleep.  Wei-gongzi should head to his room in the Jiang guest disciple quarters."  How convenient that Sandu Shengshou is no longer using it.  It means he can just shoo them away without arranging anything special.

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"Jiang Wanyin is there."

He will just have to lurk nearby all night and make sure that Wei Ying is safe.

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He will not be lurking anywhere. Wangji is getting sent to bed.  The Yiling Patriarch is getting sent to bed.  And then Xichen is going to bed.  It is past curfew!  People in the Cloud Recesses must be in bed by 9 pm.  It is a rule.

He does not slam the door when he shuts it, but he wants to.

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Lan Wangji winces faintly, apologetic. 

This has been a lot for Brother to handle, all at once, and without being able to delegate much of it due to secrecy.  This Brother is young - younger than Wangji - and only very recently come into the full control of his responsibilities as Sect Leader. 

He will ask for some more responsibilities in the morning.  There should be a few that he can undertake without it looking suspicious. 

Tonight, though, he will be lurking around and watching for fratricidal Jiangs.

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The rest of the night passes without incident.

 

In the morning, Jiang Cheng wakes up.  There is a small child sitting in his room. 

What the fuck?  "Who are you?"

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He makes an exaggerated wounded gasp.  "Jiang Cheng!  You don't recognize me?  I'm hurt!"

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His face does a number of complicated things.

"Wei Wuxian?"

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HUG!

And maybe some crying, but that is probably someone else. 

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Sure it is, Jiang Cheng.

"Didn't your future self tell you about me?"

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"He did.  That asshole.  Then I punched him."

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"Jiang Cheng," he sighs in exasperation. "That was my face you punched, you know.  Aiyah, ruining my pretty face with bruises while I'm not here to defend myself!  At least I heal quickly."

Then it's time to turn serious.  "Don't be angry with yourself.  You did nothing wrong."

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"He killed you!"

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"He said he killed me?  Ah, Jiang Cheng.  No.  He didn't.  You didn't.  It's fine."

Wei Wuxian isn't sure why the future Jiang Cheng would claim that.  How strange.

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"You went to Nightless City instead of checking in with us," he accuses.

"Do you know how much trouble that caused here?  Sect Leader Lan had been going through a great deal of trouble trying to exorcise your body.  No one knew why it wasn't working.  They even had to call in Mother all the way from Lotus Pier to help."  He makes a face when he says it.  Mother had not helped.  Then again, at least the asshole future version of himself is out of the way.

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