up on melancholy hill
this is really what it says on the tags. i had a half-baked concept for an AU but instead of the overall plot and action, my brain only supplied me with the scenes of the quieter downtimes. so that’s what i wrote. don’t expect anything too plot-heavy, you’re not gonna get them here hehee
quick background: the basic concept is like the x-men universe where there are powered people (mutants) who are persecuted by the general public (and later even hunted by the government). there’s no special school for them but instead there are safehouses, which in this AU is the five great sects. in tone it’s more like Fox’s “The Gifted” series rather than the action-y animated shows or the live action movies, though it does take cues from all over the franchise in general. the whole “war” thing is a bit of an analog for canon’s sunshot campaign.
also i kind of played around with some relationships here and there just because. so yeah i’ll just throw this whole thing out there! i hope you guys enjoy!
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Nie Huaisang wakes up from a dream of fire and screams.
A meeting, in Jiang Yanli’s perspective.
The group splits up.
It’s 2 AM. Nie Huaisang takes a lazy walk around the safehouse.
Wei Wuxian takes a moment.
Nie Mingjue is bored.
Jin Zixuan got kidnapped (or did he?)
A surprise arrival in the safehouse.
Wen Qing employs Lan Xichen for an important mission.
It’s over (mostly).
hope you enjoyed these little snippets! (or at least one of them??? HAHAHUHU)
the title of the fic is from the song “On Melancholy Hill” by Gorillaz. it’s my mood music for this fic, particularly this line: “Well you can’t get what you want, but you can get me.”