someone talk to me about vampire!xiao xingchen and vampire hunter(s) song lan (and xue yang) lmao. xxc as a vampide is a god tier concept bc he obv wouldn’t wanna hurt anyone but he kinda Needs Blood. the result? a very whiny very cute vampire who bites Very Gently. song lan is conflicted bc yes he’s supposed to kill vampires but xiao xingchen is so cute?? meanwhile he has to have the “don’t fuck the vampire” talk with xue yang
He deserves the world 😭
The Untamed ep10, collage 4: Introductions and claims of innocence
“I have no clue as to what you’re saying. I just murdered. I didn’t steal.”
Four days worth of Xiao Xingchen quick sketches.
Will likely do Song Lan next.
Part 15 of cdrama fairytales
Song Lan as The Corpse Bride (or husband in his case?)
The Corpse Bride is based on Jewish folktale “The Finger” and German fairytale “The Demon in the Tree”. Both stories can be found in Howard Schwartz’s book Lilith’s Cave: Jewish Tales of the Supernatural.
XY: wow your eyesight is bad
XXC: yes yes you say this everytime you steal my glasses may i have them back im idling at a stop sign and people are honking
ohhhh an excellent but triiiiiicky question!!
I cannot give the details of the working, I’m kinda banned from leaking such knowledge, but I can tell that it will be a different working for Nie Mingjue and for Xiao Xingchen.
I - personally - would invent a special sort of Talisman to assist the process, which could help to change the time it will need to mend both souls.
Both will need some time though, maybe a few hundred to a
few thousand years? To eventually get to a point where they could reincarnate again?
On a spoiler alert note, I will have Xiao Xingchen in my work ‘Because you loved me’ and will - upon his appearance - explain what had happened to have him reincarnated and being well. So mhhhh, maybe that will help answer this question more than what I wrote now?
It’ll be a chapter in the future (and probably one I won’t upload in the next few weeks), so it’ll be a while ><
Another snippet of my newest SongXiao modern au fic, On the Edge of a Knife. In this scene, you get to see a little bit of how cooky Dr. Xiao Xingchen really is.
Back at Baixue Precinct, their homicide rates weren’t as high as Qinghe Precinct’s largely due to the fact that Baixue was a smaller city. They rarely dealt with grizzly scenes that could make even the most hardened of detectives lose their constitution. But Song Lan had always had a slightly delicate nature for a cop. He mostly had a handle on his nausea and disgusts, often able to tamp it down for the sake of the job.
But there were some images he’d rather not see…and some people were making it really difficult to forget.
“Well, this is a change of pace,” Xingchen said. His voice was slightly muffled behind the surgical mask covering his face, but there was little mistaking the almost gleeful tone as he began to cut into the body on his exam table.
“You know, Doc,” Zonghui said, his own voice muffled but by his hand, “you sound a little too cheerful right now.” He exchanged a look with Song Lan, the pair of them standing in the farthest corner of the autopsy room as they watched and tried not to flinch.
“Do I? Sorry!” Xingchen gave them both a wink in acknowledgement before continuing with his work.
“Well, say goodbye to me friends, my night hunting partner is Lan Wangji,” Wei Wuxian says, sitting down at the dining hall table next to Jiang Cheng.
“What’s wrong with Lan Wangji?” Xiao Xingchen asks.
“Nothing, Xingchen-ge. actually nothing, He is perfect. But he hates me.”
“Ah, well, may you rest in peace.”
Jiang Cheng snorts. “Don’t humor him, he’ll be fine.”
Wei Wuxian sticks his tongue out at him. He turns back to Xiao Xingchen. “Who did you get paired with?”
“Someone named Song Zichen? I haven’t met him.”
“I know him, transfer student from Baixue. Quiet, kind of stiff,” Jiang Cheng says.
“Aw, too bad. Xingchen-ge should have a fun partner,” Wei Wuxian says, “Someone who will make him laugh.” Xingchen laughs, as if on cue. “Like me!”
“It’s a class assignment, not a blind date,” Jiang Cheng says, rolling his eyes.
“It’s the perfect opportunity to fall in love,” Wei Wuxian says.
“Then I wish you and Lan Wangji many happy years together,” Jiang Chen retorts, and Wei Wuxian puts his head down into his hands on the table with a groan.
i just had to write a ficlet for this don’t mind me
note: this follows the Twelve Moons verse where Xiao Xingchen and Song Lan were both reincarnated about 8 years post-canon!
Ouyang Xingchen has been desperately in love with his husband since he was eighteen.
He fell in love with Yao Lan at first sight, across one of the Baixue Temple’s several library pavilions, crossed blades with him a few months later, and then found his education abruptly cut short when the two of them were expelled from the monastery together for the crime of breaking the most important vow they swore to uphold as novices.
Xingchen’s father had been delighted by the prospect of his son turning out to be such a romantic–the story of his parents’ first meeting is a famous one in the family, since his mother risked life and limb to warn his father and his uncles about the murderous demonic cultivator luring them all into a trap when they were children–but his mother was less pleased about having to travel all the way from Baling to collect her wayward son, so she scolded and huffed and lectured him about temperance, and then arranged a wedding as quickly as she could.
“Don’t scold him, A-Qing!” Father would say, whenever Mother lamented the failing of Grandfather Xichen’s teachings and the end of her eldest son’s hopes and dreams. “He broke his vows for love! He doesn’t even want to go back to the temple now that he and Zichen are married!”
“He could have waited another three years to break them, couldn’t he?” Mother protested. “Was that too much to ask of your eldest son and heir? This is your foolishness coming out in him, so handle it!”
“He inherited his mother’s heart, and her beauty,” Father said cheerfully. “What else did you expect, my love? For that poor boy not to lose his wits the moment he laid eyes on our A-Chen?”
The answer, of course, was that it had been too much to ask no matter what his mother expected, which is probably why Xingchen is buying a new set of blue ribbons for Yao Zichen’s hair instead of meeting with the new heir to the Cheng sect like his father asked him to. He and Zichen have been apart for only a single evening, since Xingchen’s younger sisters needed someone to chaperone their trip to the Pingzhou night-market, but leaving him still ached so much that Xingchen went to find a gift for him as soon as his father’s conference with Cheng-zongzhu was over.
And then, just as he hands over the money for the ribbons, he feels a pair of warm, steady arms steal around his waist, and the sweetness of his husband’s breath on his cheek as he falls back into the embrace.
“Zichen,” he smiles, reaching up to tie a bow above Yao Lan’s smooth forehead. “Hello, my darling. I missed you.”
The Untamed + text posts: Yi City
fallout au where sl is a ghoul and xy is a very very persistent human being who follows him around and he gets adopted in by song lan and xiao xingchen who are both ghouls and they have a little wasteland dysfunctional family