for those who saved their loves, and those who didn’t.
words by caitlyn siehl, ‘start here’
[images are two stylized paintings with similar compositions. the first is a portrait of wei wuxian as the yiling patriarch, backlit with an eerie red glow, one exhausted eye visible as he plays his ghost flute; in the shadows under him, wei wuxian and lan wangji sit together in an isolated patch of grass, leaning together affectionately. text overlaid reads, “when is a monster not a monster?
the second is a portrait of jin guangyao, his face featureless but for his manic, dimpled smile, backlit in an ominous dark gold; he is flexing his fingers and golden threads trail off them as would a puppeteer’s strings. in the shadows underneath him, lan xichen kneels in profile, entirely alone. text overlaid reads, “oh, when you love it.”]
i wish all morally dubious twinks and their ever-righteous, inhumanly ethereal boyfriends a very pleasant evening 💙
[image 1 is a digital illustration of wei wuxian smiling at a white dragon coiled around him as he pets its chin. the dragon has cloud patterns in its mane, a long ribbon tied to its forehead, and lan wangji’s golden eyes. image 2 is an illustration of jin guangyao petting the muzzle of a white unicorn. the unicorn also has cloud patterns in its tail and feathering, a long ribbon tied to its forehead, and lan xichen’s kindly expression.]