im- i’m in physics and obviously I’m not paying attention and instead looking at fanart for Lan Xichen x Jiang Cheng and have to suppress tears because i love them so much
i’m on camera.
I’ve read some modern AUs where LXC was JLs principle and JL OF COURSE got himself into a fight so JC was the one to pick him up for the first time and I just think there should be more of them! Especially longer ones !
Basically a 5 times JC picks up JL from school and one time he picks up LXC !
Maybe they dislike each other at first ?
Maybe they already know each other from the gym ? (Only from seeing one another)
Maybe they’re weirdly fast weirdly protective of the others parenting/teaching methods even if they are strict?
Maybe one makes advances/suggestive comments that the other can’t be a hundred percent sure they meant or are even aware they did cause it’s out of character and they’re at work ?! (Still doesn’t stop the other from blushing)
Maybe at every school festival and parent/teacher evening they end up being partners for one or the other
Maybe it’s a bit angsty cause JC is just another ˋCEO dad´ that doesn’t know enough about kids and besides he’s seen how extra happy WWX comes back whenever HE picks up JL? (He doesn’t know that it’s bc of a certain music teacher)
bro like i am a shitty writer so like plsplspls i need more good ass fics for xicheng ship LIKE. THE HEALING. THE HURT AND COMFORT. THE ANGST BUT HAPPY ENDING. I NEED MOREEEEE PLSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. I WANT THIS SHIP TO BE SO MUCH BIGGERR. LIKE I NEED ME SOME FULL ASS STORY ARC T_T
Xicheng fic idea
JC having had enough and storming into the Hanashi, directly followed by literally everyone else (wwx, lwj + juniors). They try to drag him back out, apologising for JC, who just snaps:
“You know, I liked you two Lan kids better when you were still chasing butterflies!”
At that they all stand still in shock, staring at him stunned. There is only a small but clear laugh heard.
“Wanyin.! I didnt believe you remembered!”
“Of course I remember. Little hard to forget to see two perfect little Lans loosing their cool over a BUTTERFLY… even if they were just kids. Then again, they were all so proper already! It’s actually kinda creepy.”
Another laugh is heard, as well as an invite for tea.
The others realise a few things in shock:
- JC not only has met the juniors before he also knows EXACTLY who they are.. meaning he hadn’t told anyone about the little Wen kid.
- LXC had just laughed for the first time in over a year
- it had been because of the grumpy sect leader-who he is apparently allowed to call Wanyin?!?
- Who is now the first outsider to be invited for tea during a SECLUSION?!
Despite the many questions they leave them be.. after all: it made LXC smile.
(If someone writes this ,which PLEASE DO, please include Yunmeng bros reconciliation!)
Xicheng post canon prompt
So kinda based on this:
So it starts with the typical idea of Jiang Cheng being the only to keep sending HIM the letters about sect issues rather than LQ or LWJ, that he at first doesn’t answer. At some point tho he does and they (mostly JC obvi) do start drifting off to more friendly topics, such as the upcoming festival or the young cultivators.
At some point Lan Xichen begins to eat with his uncle or brother again and even later to take some responsibilities back on. One day his uncle mentions an issue in Yunmeng Jiang clan and how JC had handled it.
Lan Xichen, tho never having been blind to JC’s power, intellect and understanding of politics, realises just how strong he is … and how he himself could learn from it.
So he promptly ends his seclusion and asks to be hosted at Yunmeng Jiang clan for a while. JC of course agrees but is confused even when his new guest explains it, considering everyone and their mother knows how much he can benefit from a bit of that Lan attitude. Nonetheless he does his best to help… and if they come even closer than planned ? Well that’s nobody’s business but their own. …mostly.
(If someone does write this, which pls do!, I’d love some Yunmeng bros reconciliation in it as well!)
So I was pondering XiCheng (as one does), and I keep thinking of a quote or poem or song lyrics that go something like “we fit together at our broken pieces” - but that’s obviously not right, and it’s been driving me up the walls. Anyone have any idea of the correct quotation?
Little Lan Jingyi is afraid for his father Lan Xichen who needed to stay in the work while storm:
JC: Yes, a-yi?
LJY: Is a-die safe?
JC: Of course honey.
I’m really into Xicheng right now 😂
Quick sketch of Xicheng secret night rendezvous.
I don’t draw smut at all, but I thought I’d try cuz why not hehehe…
I got tagged by @takaraphoenix to share the last line I wrote - however, since I have the bad habit of writing and posting immediately (I need instant gratification, so sue me! *g*), have the last line that I haven’t posted yet:
Wei Wuxian had betrayed and left him, he was not going to dishonour jiejie’s memory by missing what they’d never had.
From a Xicheng fic I’m writing for @fandomforoz, which was supposed to be just gentle D/s but seems inclined towards the Jiang Cheng introspection. ;)
I’m lazily tagging anyone who wants to do this.
HELP ME FIND THIS!
It’s a XiCheng fic. It’s where jiang Cheng is always reincarnated, but it’s like a time loop as well. He comits suicide so many times only to wake up as a kid again. In one life he spends most of his time with Lan XiChen and falls for him. One day the Wen Sect comes to burn down Cloud Recesses and XiCheng is together. Wen Chao starts messing with Lan Xichen’s mind about Jiang Cheng, and starts to doubt him. Jiang Cheng tries to prove his innocence to Lan Xichen, but he ends up killing him because he felt betrayed by Jiang Cheng. In the Next life he wakes up younger than the life before. His mother shows up and starts scolding him, I believe. He then has a mental breakdown, and Madam Yu slaps him to shut him up. That’s the last chapter I remember.
If you know the title, please let me know. If you know it’s been deleted, tell me the title anyway.
This has probably been done already but I just couldn’t resist!
NOTP | eh | it’s okay | i ship it | OTP
I would read fanfics for it (or if it was a background ship), but I wouldn’t write for it.
LXC is big spoon JC is small spoon
Favorite tropes - honestly I don’t read a lot of fics from this ship? So I dunno… I assume there’s a lot of comforting JC, which is always gud!
overrated | underrated | neither
I think I first heard of this ship (on ao3, of course) like 9 months ago?? I’ve had this blog for almost a year now (woohoo!) and I think I first saw it as a background ship to a Wangxian fanfic.
I used to kinda ship Lan Xichen with Jin Guangyao? Kinda. I don’t really ship JC with anyone else…
Things I don’t like about the ship: …well, I don’t really ship them? Like I don’t regularly go and visit their tag, ya know? I definitely don’t hate it, I just kinda acknowledge that it exists.
Things I like about the ship: JC getting comfort. That is honestly just YAY.
in 7 words: Jiang Cheng getting comfort makes me happy.
Title: It’s Not So Bad (In LA)
Pairing: Jiang Cheng/Lan Xichen
Summary: The YMCA has two blacktops. The closest is painted with hopscotch and basketball barriers, blanketed in children doing stretches. The prettiest man Jiang Cheng has ever seen stands at the front, calling counts with a whistle in hand.
He’s tall. Taller than Wei Wuxian, even, with shiny black hair and long eyelashes and a jawline sharp enough to cut. Up close, Jiang Cheng can smell something on him—spicy and a little sweet. He tries to breathe deeply as casually as possible.
It is TIME! I have written fics for all of the days (but one, I’m working on it, kinda, sotra). So it’s time for me to sort this shit out into one huge trashcan aka the masterlist. Enjoy!
Day 1- (There will come a day when I will write this prompt…today is not that day.)
Day 2- Family
Jiang Cheng wants to go for a swim on a pleasant day, but he can’t because of sect leader duties. He doesn’t know, however, that Wei Wuxian has the same idea as him, and wherever Wei Wuxian goes, chaos follows.
Day 3- Harvest
Jin Ling and his jiujiu sit on the rooftop at Lotus Pier and look at the stars in the sky.
Day 4- Thankful
Wei Wuxian stood in front of the Ancestral Hall, having a mini-breakdown, and Jiang Cheng found him.
Day 5- Latern
Jin Ling invites his friends to Lotus Pier to attend the Lantern Ceremony, but his friends are unaware of the fact that Sect Leader Jiang, the Sandu Shengshou, is going to come with them.
Day 6- Foliage
It’s just another day in the life of Nie Huaisang studying at Gusu. Wei Wuxian gets distracted and gets into trouble, Nie Huaisang sneaks a canary into class, and Jiang Cheng gets smothered in leaves.
Day 7- Reunion
‘Jiang Cheng did not know what to make of Sect Leader Nie’s visit to Lotus Pier. It had been a few months since the Guanyin Temple incident, but Jiang Cheng was still wary of him. Especially since the Sect Leader could have chosen any other time period to visit him, but he chose to visit Jiang Cheng when Wei Wuxian was temporarily residing under his roof.’
Day 8- Lan Xichen
Lan Xichen misunderstands Jiang Wanyin’s and Jin Ling’s interactions and their relationship, leading to his meddling in their personal lives.
Day 9- Nostalgia & Day 10- Rain
Heavy rains are pouring down on Lan Wangji and Wei Ying when Wei Ying disappears from Lan Wangji’s sight.
Day 11- Layers
Jiang Yanli misses her brother(s) and Jin Zixuan is there for her, along with a baby Jin Rulan tucked into Jin Zixuan’s arms.
Day 12- Change
Jin Ling walks through the corridors of Koi Tower, missing the various people in his family. His jiujiu (and his clarity bell) is there for him.
Day 13- Fruit & Day 14- Savour
Where Jiang Cheng is so worried about Jin Ling that he unknowingly uncles all three of Jin Ling’s friends, his own brother, and his brother-in-law/brother’s fiancée.
Day 15- Golden & Day 16- Bundle
Wei Wuxian wakes up early in the morning to receive Jin Ling and the rest of the juniors into the Cloud Recesses.
Day 17- Falling & Day 18- Crisp
Wei Wuxian has a premonition about his future, and decides to do something to change it.
Day 19- Windy
The juniors have a day off at the Cloud Recesses and decide to spend it somewhere special.
Day 20- Spice
'Jiang Yanli stood in the kitchen, watching her brothers fighting out of the window. Just as she put the spices into the lotus root and pork ribs soup she had prepared; she remembered all of the times Wei Wuxian had attempted to prepare Yunmeng’s traditional dishes in the past years.’
Day 21- Rustle & Day 22- Warmth
Wei Wuxian may not have kept his promise, but Jiang Cheng makes sure to keep his.
Day 23- Letter & Day 24- Gather
It starts with a formal/personal letter from Nie Huaisang to Jiang Cheng, and then Jiang Cheng writes back. Letters fly back and forth with messages, and things start to slowly change. Jin Ling helps.
Day 25- Ghost
Wei Wuxian and Jiang Cheng get rid of a water ghost haunting the lake in Lotus Pier.
Day 26- Remains
Wei Wuxian finds out that Jiang Cheng has a fever and takes care of him.
Day 27-Fright & Day 28- Decay
Wei Wuxian and Jin Ling find out that Jiang Cheng was severely wounded in a hunt, and rush to him.
Day 29- Carving
Everyone always wondered the true reason for the Gusu Lan sect rules to have increased from 2,000 to 3,000. They suspected almost everyone, but only Lan Qiren knew who the true culprits were. It was the pair of uncle and nephew that no one seemed to suspect. Jiang Wanyin and Jin Ling.
Day 30- Trick or Treat
Jiang Cheng and Jin Ling go trick or treating with Wei Wuxian, Lan Wangji and Lan Sizhui.
Day 31- Wei Wuxian
The Guide to being a fun-er and cooler uncle by Jiang Cheng (or how to become more like Wei Wuxian): tumblr , ao3
Where after having an argument with Jin Ling, Jiang Cheng decides to become a much cooler and more fun uncle. Or the one where Jiang Cheng decides to become a better Wei Wuxian than even Wei Wuxian could ever hope to be.
Theory time. So I’ve noticed that a lot of therelationships in MDZS/The Untamed Parallel Wangxian. Here’s a breakdown of all the ways they compare.
1. Song Lan and Xiao Xingchen
Probably the most obvious, they parallel the worst case scenario for Wangxian. With one of them dead and gone, the other is injured and left travelling the world alone which pretty much happened for the 13/16 years Wei Ying was dead and Lan Zhan was alone. Song Lan pushed Xiao Xingchen away and it ended with the latter dead, very similar to Wangxian.
2. Jin Zixuan and Jiang Yanli
Like Lan Zhan (more so in the book), Jin Zixuan rejects Jiang Yanli repeatedly before finally confessing his feelings and they have a happy marriage and a son together. Jin Zixuan parallels Lan Zhan’s rejection of Wei Ying, however in the book by the time Lan Zhan confesses, it’s too late and Wei Ying dies shortly after. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Jin Zixuan’s confession happened on the same day as Wangxian’s first kiss. If Lan Zhan had confessed then too it could have been their relationship. It’s no coincidence that Wen Yuan is put in the same position for Wangxian as Jin Ling is for Jin Zixuan and Jiang Yanli.
3. Wen Qing and Jiang Cheng (The Untamed only)
Wen Qing ends up in the same position as Wei Ying, both of them are exiles in the cultivation world but unlike Lan Zhan who is willing to risk it all for Wei Ying, Jiang Cheng isn’t able to/willing to do the same for Wen Qing. The two never officially get together and like Wei Ying, Wen Qing dies but the difference being she stays dead.
4. Lan Xichen and Jin Guangyao
Whether they were in love or not, this is another obvious parallel. Lan Xichen sticks by Jin Guangyao as the Cultivation World turns against him the same was Lan Zhan did for Wei Ying but the difference being that the Cultivation World is right this time. Jin Guangyao has committed terrible crimes and whilst Wei Ying did hurt a lot of people, Jin Guangyao’s actions were purely selfish in contrast to Wei Ying’s desire to protect the Wen Remnants.