Worm - Carving
Day 29 of BeeTober brings a Jiang Cheng who has quite the ability and is maybe not using it to do fun stuff. Instead he makes Nie Mingjue worry enough that he intervenes.
Nie Mingjue just got comfortable on the couch—wrapped up in his blanket and his favourite movie queued up—when Nie Huaisang barges into his apartment.
“Da-ge,” he immediately yells and Nie Mingjue represses a sigh.
He told his brother to come by more often, encouraged him to use his key for it’s intended purpose, and so Nie Mingjue can’t even be mad at Nie Huaisang.
“Here,” he dutifully calls back and when Nie Huaisang’s eyes light up when he sees him on the couch, he knows that he won’t get any quiet and peace this evening.
“Move over,” Nie Huaisang immediately demands as he starts to worm his way under the blanket before he comes to a stop, resting entirely on Nie Mingjue.
“What do you want?” Nie Mingjue gruffly asks, but Nie Huaisang only sends him his most winning smile.
So something big then.
“Who says I have to want something?” Nie Huaisang tries, but going by how his eyes sparkle, he knows that Nie Mingjue already saw through him.
Nie Mingjue wriggles around just enough to get his hand free so that he can flick Nie Huaisang into the forehead.
“Try again,” he says and Nie Huaisang goes serious in an instant.
It’s not only big, but also important, apparently.
“I’m worried about Jiang Cheng,” Nie Huaisang admits and Nie Mingjue raises an eyebrow at him.
“Shouldn’t you be going with this to Wei Wuxian or Jiang Yanli? You know, his actual siblings?” Nie Mingjue wants to know but he can’t deny that a tiny spark of worry has already lodged inside his chest.
If Nie Huaisang is worried enough to bring it up to Nie Mingjue, then it must be serious.