FANDOM: 魔道祖师 | Mo Dao Zu Shi
CHARACTERS: Lan Xichen, Jin Guangyao
PAIRING: Lan Xichen/Jin Guangyao
TAGS/WARNINGS: Canon-Typical Alcohol Use, Fluff, First Kiss
NOTES: I stumbled on the XiYao Week twitter today and got inspired to participate!!! Not sure if I’ll be able to do something for every day – especially since I’m starting so late, whoops! – but I had fun writing this anyway 😀
Meng Yao – Jin Guangyao now, though he’ll always be A-Yao in his mind – has been there for most of the important events in Lan Xichen’s life, both good and bad. Sometimes he’s a comfort after a tragedy and other times he’s there to celebrate a success, but for today, he’s a friend to share some confiscated alcohol with.
Lan Xichen gets lost thinking about his good friend, and learns that he gets a little touchy while inebriated.
Meng Yao – Jin Guangyao now, though he’ll always be A-Yao in his mind – has been there for most of the important events in Lan Xichen’s life, both good and bad. Sometimes he’s a comfort after a tragedy and other times he’s there to celebrate a success, but for today, he’s a friend to share a small bottle of Emperor’s Smile with. He had confiscated it from a younger disciple on his way out of the Cloud Recesses, and it had seemed like such a waste to throw it away when he had a good friend who would enjoy it as his destination.
Now, he’s not so sure it was such a good idea. It’s no secret that the GusuLan Sect bans alcohol, though that hasn’t stopped Lan Xichen from enjoying some on rare occasions- though always while away from home, with friends, and most importantly, in privacy. But that means he’s not a regular drinker, and his tolerance can’t match someone who lives in Lanling, where alcohol flows freely at the multitude of celebrations and banquets in Carp Tower.
A-Yao is telling him about a ceremony of sorts that he organized recently and the praise he received for his careful handling of it – his father even gave it passing notice, much to his delight – but Lan Xichen finds him attention drifting from the story, mind wandering as his gaze falls on A-Yao’s mouth. There’s something distracting in how it moves as he talks, lips parting softly through words, pausing only to take small, dignified sips of his wine, before he smiles gently at Lan Xichen. He has such cute dimples, he muses, thinking about how lucky anyone that A-Yao truly smiles at is, to see him soften from the ever-present politeness to something more genuine around those he trusts.
Lan Xichen gets lost thinking about how lucky he is to be witness to it so frequently, before finally realizing that the pause in conversation has stretched longer than usual, and he glances up to see that A-Yao is looking at him expectantly.