Sunday 11th: Free spot - Age/role reversal, where Nie Huaisang is the oldest with a bratty little brother, while Lan Xichen is the sweet and happy Second Jade of Gusu Lan
This will be a two parter at minimum and the role reversal won’t come up until part two oops
Also on AO3
Lan Qiren’s office, Nie Huaisang bowed deeply before the renowned
leave my brother in your capable hands,” he said, before turning
to Lan Wangji and bowing again. “Please, make sure he doesn’t
create troubles. I trust your judgement in these matters, so punish
him if need be."
to him Nie Mingjue scoffed, as only a boy unused to discipline could.
Nie Huaisang, who was the entire reason his brother often came
off as a stubborn brat, sighed. The Lans would have a lot of work
with that one.
Xichen, who had been standing behind his brother, stepped aside to
grab Nie Mingjue’s arm, smiling brightly.
make sure he behaves,” he promised. “If he does anything
bad, I’ll tell Brother and Uncle."
Nie Mingjue cried out, betrayed. “I thought we were friends!"
are, but Nie zongzhu trusts us. Don’t you, Nie zongzhu?"
trust you most of all,” Nie Huaisang said, amused as always by
this too earnest second master of Gusu Lan. He almost laughed when
Lan Xichen’s face turned bright pink at his comment. It was always
fun to compliment those Lans. “Lan Er-gongzi, please take good
care of my little brother. I know you will be a good influence on
Xichen preened, until Nie Mingjue elbowed him in the ribs for this
betrayal. This time, Nie Huaisang really couldn’t help laughing. He
exchanged a glance with Lan Wangji who also looked amused, in his own
manner, while Lan Qiren just sighed and dismissed the two boys so
grown-ups could speak in peace. Well, two grown-ups and Lan Wangji,
who wasn’t quite nineteen yet, but often behaved as if he were
already in his seventies or more.
are things in Qinghe?” Lan Qiren asked, inviting his guest to
sit while Lan Wangji served tea for both of them.
these days,” Nie Huaisang confessed. “We haven’t had
another plot against us since that last time. I think everyone is
coming to term with me being in charge until Mingjue comes of age…
And five more years isn’t so much to wait."