In Love's name and for Love's sake, I assert that I will employ the Art which is its gift in Love's service alone, rejecting all other usages.
I will spread joy and ease pain. I will fight to preserve what loves and rejoices well in its own way, and I will change no object or creature unless its joy and love, or that of the system of which it is part, are threatened.
To these ends, in the practice of my Art, I will put aside despair for hope, and hatred for love, when it is right to do so-- Until Universe's end.
"The Krebs cycle comes up in your body literally constantly!"
"You just don't think about it. The way that, ideally, you wouldn't think about having to set boundaries."
"--I mean, we can hope it becomes second nature? I think I'm getting better at it?"
"...you know I'm proud of you, right?"
"Yes?" She's proud of him the way she loves him: unconditionally, and he would have to really try to somehow not get over that bar in the floor.
"Sometimes I worry you don't know." She sighs.
"I do know, but I-- appreciate you checking?"
"Overall an uneventful week?"
"Mostly? Other than meeting the dolphins and getting a boyfriend." Which is a fact she should probably know, even if she would not Approve.
"...you got a boyfriend?"
"Me and Wei Wuxian successfully communicated."
"Oh, a-Ning, I'm so happy for you!"
??? He expected a bit more 'Wei Wuxian is a terrible influence and you Should Not'.
"It's been good so far."
"I know you've been in love with him for years."
"Apparently he was too? --which I think it's evidence we're a good match."
"He has good taste, a-Ning."
"--thank you?" Has he correctly responded to the compliment here?
"You should tell me those of the details that are appropriate for me to hear as your sister."
"I ended up learning a spell that makes you tell the truth, and Wei Wuxian offered to be a guinea pig? Which is how we successfully communicated. And then we went to the aquarium, which we were going to do anyway, but then it became a date."
"I think that the Manual is being sarcastic."
"--this would not surprise me. I was trying to find a spell for 'convincing people of true things' at the time."
"...I wonder what would happen if you cast it on me."
"I can try it? Fair warning that it does completely get rid of your brain to mouth filter." If this reveals a secret incestuous desire he is going to punch the table.
"I'm not hiding anything from you, a-Ning.