hs delinquent wwx who finds a box of stray bunnies in the rain and knows he can't keep them but leaves his umbrella there and lwj(honor student) sees him. then lwj continues seeing him drop food and pet them for hours and falls for this delinquent despite his mind telling him no!
just the image of a recently in a fight wwx who's got a bandage on his cheek and bruises beneath his eye and is crouching next to these little fluffballs who are so afraid and cold and he can't do anything besides hold them in his lap and rock back and forth soothingly.
and one day lwj who watches nearby safely hidden hears wwx singing a lullaby softly in mandarin. and lwj recognizes it bc it's the same lullaby his mother used to sing to him and his heart clenches so violently in his chest he thinks he may need to see a doctor.
single dad wwx who's son a-yuan brings him home the absolute cutest pastries he's ever seen and asks where they're from. A-yuan's friend Jingyi brought them to class and wwx searches for the shop. He finds it, and it's owned by the hottest man wwx has ever seen.
Like, an absolute hunk. The shop's got an open kitchen so customers can watch the pastries being made. And the owner himself makes them! He's got his sleeves rolled up past his elbows and his /forearms/ flex when he rolls the dough. Wwx can only imagine the rest of him. . .
And so simply, wwx, as a father, must observe so that he can recreate the most adorable treats he's ever seen that his son is absolutely taken with.
He taps on the glass in front like it's a giant fishbowl (wwx no!)
royalty au where emperor lwj is regularly sent concubines to sire a son to serve as heir, but he never touches them until one night when assassin wwx, disguised as a proper lady, graces his chamber with the intention to kill, and for the first time, lwj does not send her away.
The empire is corrupt, everyone knows it. But what wwx doesn't know, is how tirelessly the emperor has been working to right the wrongs of those who held power before him. It wasn't an inherited position, but one won from a long battle. But his hands are tied thru politics.
So wwx goes. He's got no trust for those in positions of power. Very rarely are they just folk, and if someone's paying, well, wwx has to eat, doesn't he?
With the help of his lovely co-worker (co-assassin?) Wq, she dolls him up to pass for a lovely concubine.
modern au where extremely near sighted wwx accidentally sits on his glasses (bc he leaves them on his black-sheeted bed and they disappear) and crushes his glasses. He goes to check his contact inventory and realizes they're all expired. No choice but to rely on his roommate lwj!
You may be thinking, would these things happen? I absolutely did not sit on my glasses 4 minutes ago. ANYWAY.
Wwx is shite as checking up on expiration dates, he's usually too lazy for contacts bc who enjoys poking their eyeballs anyway. So! he is not seein much rn!
Making his way into the living room where lwj is doing some work on his laptop, or rather, the fuzzy outline of lwj is doing some work on....his....probably laptop? Not their cat. Probably.
"Hey, Lan Zhan you won't believe what I've just done."
ok but what if xl saves hc by pushing him out of the way of an incoming car, loses his eye from injury, and gets an emergency surgery from a mystery eye donor (fudging the medical details here) and wakes up with one red eye?
they don't even know each other yet, hc just is grateful/hs seen xl helping many a old person across the street and felt it'd be of better use to xl than to him, so it was a no brainer. he begins wearing an eyepatch then. and years later (xl leaves town for 10 years)
when xl is just a memory from hc's youth and he dreams about his face sometimes, then one day, xl returns and hc runs into him at the local farmer's market. his hair is pulled out of his face and his one red eye is startling in the day light and so beautiful and hc recognizes him
I am all for shape shifter bunnyxian who gets injured and found by the great hgj, and this is right after cloud recesses lessons, lwj is still, "I can't deal w these feelings about wwx" and wwx thinks lwj hates him, but lwj cares for his bunny form and wwx is in love instantly
bunnyxian gets to do everything he never got to do in human form around lwj. Hop into lwj's lap, give him little bunny kisses, sleep in lwj's bed, get his undivided attention and lwj doesn't even get mad at him! or push him away! it's absolute bliss, wwx never wants to return-
-to human form if this is how it is as a bunny!!!! But unfortunately, the first time lwj returns a bunny kiss (!!!!) wwx gets so flustered he POOFS back into human form (naked) and is like 😳😳"I can explain lan zhan..."
single dad lwj brings ayuan to the library where wwx is a librarian, ayuan takes out books often. One day, ayuan forgets to return a book (he's 7)and it's past due. He panics, so he hides it until it's deemed missing and accrues A LOT of fees, wwx has to call the guardian on file
When wwx calls, a very deep voice answers and for a second wwx is like, oh wowza, but he's at work! So he says, "Hi, I'm calling in regards to Wen Yuan, is this Lan Wangji?"
Lwj instantly is worried his son is hurt, or in trouble (it's school hours so ayuan isn't home)
"Yes," lwj responds, pressing his phone closer to his face.
There's shuffling of papers on the other end of the line. "Hi, I'm Wei Ying, I work at the public library. We're calling about the fees accrued on Wen Yuan's account."
modern raver wwx who after a few unfortunate bad experiences at a rave has his best friend lwj tag along as his emotional support barricade from unwanted touches/interactions
Lwj isn't the rave type, but after a call from wwx at 3:46 a.m. (wwx is one of two numbers that bypass his do not disturb setting on his phone) from a sobbing wwx who didn't know where he was, or how he got there, lwj makes it his personal duty to go with wwx to every rave.
So that this kind of thing doesn't happen again.
Lwj deserves to be inducted into sainthood with how well he maintains his restraint when wwx shows up in the tiniest rave outfits, all crisscrossing straps, and pieces of fabric that barely constitute as clothing.
Modern au where lwj discovers he gets off on pain. When he was a teen he was always fascinated w jewelry, but never allowed to wear it bc of how strict lqr was. So when he's finally out in his own apartment, he goes to get his ears pierced. Little does he know how he would react.
He googles 'lgbt friendly piercing parlors near me' and up pops the top rated parlor named: Yiling House of Pain. A bit of an odd title, he thinks, but the reviews are all positive so he calls to make an appointment the very next day. He's a bit nervous, but excited.
He finds himself fascinated by the thought of it, it's at the front of his mind for the rest of the day. What will it feel like? Will it hurt? Will it look good on him? Sleep comes with effort on his part to quiet the buzz of excitement running through his nerves.
Almost been dating for a whole year now, it's their first autumn together. They hold hands thru the park, wwx kicks up crunchy leaves, they have hot coco. It's bliss, then, one fateful afternoon lwj says
'Have you gone for your flu shot yet?'
Dread crawls along wwx's spine. Kicking another pile of leaves wwx dodges the question, pointing to a nearby farmers market booth advertising fresh, organic kale.
The distraction is fruitless, lwj tugs on their joined hands as wwx tries to run off.
'Wei Ying, have you?' lwj asks again.
Looking at his feet wwx responds, 'Haha, no, not yet'
There's a squeeze to their joined hands, making wwx look up, and lwj is smiling fondly at him. He's still getting used to how easy lwj's face softens around him, knocks him breathless.
Ah, shit, the doorbell, and wwx is, of course, completely in the nude, (who wears clothes these days?). Grabbing the nearest article of clothes he finds, he shucks it over his head. It's his roomates sweater, long enough to reach to his mid-thighs. Good enough.
He signs for the package and then wanders back inside, distracted by the contents of the box. So, he doesn't change, or put on pants, and when the door unlocks at 4pm when lwj is done with class, wwx doesn't even realize what he's wearing.
'Ah, hi Lan Zhan' he greets.
There's the sound of something hitting the floor, so wwx looks up in alarm. The papers lwj was holding are not scattered on the floor at he's looking at wwx. Well, at wwx's legs....and THE SWEATER! Oh no!
'Ah! Sorry, Lan Zhan, I just grabbed whatever when the door rang'
When they moved out together, they were a ripe 18, never lived outside of their families home before. Lwj didn't change much once they moved, but he did notice something. Every week, there were more, and more, sweets filling the cabinets.
Ah, the pool, wwx's favorite place to be in summer time. Nhs was able to sneak him into this super fancy country club, and now he can luxuriate in the sparkly blue water not filled with teenagers trying to drown each other.
Upon further inspection, wwx slowly takes his shades off, mouth falling open in shock. There's /no/ way that this lifeguard is babe's watch level hot? Oh my god. He's probably got an 8 pack! And he's sitting there, on his throne! Looking ethereal!
Wwx saunters over.
A sultry swing to his hips, clap in tight, tiny, red swim trunks.
'Hey there big boy, you gonna save me if i drown?'
Lwj looks down, squints, 'Why would you drown? Can you not swim?'
oh i had other new roommate wangxian idea this morning:
wwx takes dangerously hot showers;
like steam up the hallway hot
make yourself lightheaded hot
turn your skin red hot
worry your brand new roommate hot
here's how lwj discovers it:
💦short threadfic 18+
they moved in together just a week ago, and wwx's schedule is sporadic, to say the least. in fact, lwj doesn't think there /is/ a schedule to wwx's activities.
lwj gets ready in the same order every single day. wakes up, makes his tea, checks the news, checks on his quaint little island in animal crossing new horizons which is meticulously organized and he only owns white + blue items. then he makes a small breakfast.
modern au where wwx and lwj are new roomates and it's been 3 weeks and the only at home socks lwj wears are variations of these:
And wwx thinks, well he's got to be kidding right? like, playing a cute prank on his new roomate for kicks and giggles, but this /is/ lwj isnt it? and lwj has never played a prank in the 15 years they've known each other.
they've been friends since early childhood, and now they're both in their early 20s, needed a roomate to moveout, and figured, hey, who better than my best buddy!
so here they are, in a two bedroom cozy apartment, together, just lan wangji, wei wuxian...and lwj's bunny socks.