\ do i .. do i multiship .. hngh ……
just as i promised, sakura mochi from inazuma for you and mister ragnvindr to indulge in!
* ╱ this theme is cute bht you didnt hear that from me
// BUT YOUR NEW THEME :SOBS LOUDLY AND HONKS INTO TISSUE:
\ do i .. do i multiship .. hngh ……
↳˳⸙;; [ the sudden knock on the door startles zhongli as the consultant looks up from his paperwork , soft amber eyes widening in slight surprise . it’s not very often people come to find him here at the parlor . mostly he’s called /out/ for consultations , so it’s a surprise that someone’s actually /coming/ . flipping through a last few papers , he slides them to the side for now as he must accommodate his guest . ] come in . the door’s unlocked . // ITS SO LATE BUT HERE
↳˳⸙ @VIGEMUSQUE ;; // ngl i had to research those benefits lmfao ah… i did not mean it that way . [ and just when he’s reminded himself not to seem too suspicious , he made /another/ mistake . how amazing . he masks his embarrassment with a small smile , hoping jean won’t question him further . ] by ‘ my ‘ city i did not mean that liyue is under my rule , or that it is mine . it was a mistake in phrasing on my part . [ she was already so close to discovering /that/ the first time they met . and this second time , she’s come close yet again . he really can’t underestimate her ( it’s not like he did ) . jean’s smart , he can tell . so he must be careful , even more so around those like her . ] // like uhhh he’s a liyuean ?? idk how to explain
⌗ ⋄ ➥ ₊ ° ▐ ː @R3X_LAP1S [ jean listens with a smaller smile. liyuean traditions sound complex, but she assumes that mondstadtian customs are equally complex to liyuean people. is zhongli that knowledgeable about many more things? sounds like he’s just really into tea, but if he is who jean is thinking he might be, then … it’s unlikely. she blinks, however, at the other’s choice of words. his city? yes, well, jean likes to think mondstadt is under her supervision — but she wouldn’t claim it as her own. only barbatos could be allowed to say such a thing for it to be truthful. ] your … / your / city? [ she echoes, because this is seriously starting to get weird, with how many things the possibly-an-adeptus is telling her. she may have read up on these creatures. lisa mercifully didn’t question the sudden spike of interest in liyuean history. ] \ smh who would ever simp for that man?? nobody
↳˳⸙ @VIGEMUSQUE ;; pu’er is a type of tea leaf we have here in liyue . [ he explains , already starting to slip into another one of his long lectures . ] it’s well known for its fresh , mellow and woody scent , as well as its moderately sweet aftertaste . it has many health benefits , some of which are improvements in heart health and reductions in cholesterol levels . it’s also said that pu’er enhances eyesight and even soothe hangovers , among others. ah . i’ve been rambling again , apologies . [ before he can say any more , he stops himself - he wouldn’t like to bore her . ] i’ve been well… as well as i can be when my city is recovering from the loss of its god . all the citizens are grieving in the wake of the rite of parting . [ the funeral for himself that /he/ was in charge of arranging and carrying out . it was almost laughable as he’d stood before the cold body of his exuvia , expression somber and his people grieved around him , unknowing that their god still lived , and was standing right before them . but the day he’d met jean flashed through his mind again and he reminded himself he had to be careful lest he get discovered again . ] // totally zero simping . ofc
// also idk but what if jean says zhongli is sus in voiceline abt him
\ cb for an ‘about’ voiceline ?? IK JEAN HAS VOICELINES ABT CANON CHARACTERS BUT IF YALL WANT AN ALTERNATE VOICELINE THATS LESS FROM HER GRANDMASTER SIDE THEN UM CB.
/* kaeya but he's hungover ;p i'm sorry, jean.. i /really/ don't think i can work today...
/* MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY JHKHKHJGKHK * the pinch to the tan skin of his cheek caused kaeya to pout in a manner that puffed both of his cheeks out further. he knew jean was being both gentle and playful about it, so of course he wasn't actually upset. not that the knight would be if she /had/ actually meant harm. he doubted he could bring himself to ever be upset with jean. how could anyone ever be upset with a thoughtful and hardworking woman like her? he easily swallowed both pills dry and then his periwinkle eye fluttered shut at the cold hand against his forehead. subconsciously, he leaned into her caring touch. * you /like/ me hungover? is that permission for me to go out and drink more, boss ~ ? * he teased dryly and then cleared his throat. * as for me being /guilty/.. i can't hide anything from you, can i?
⌗ ⋄ ➥ ₊ ° ▐ ː @frostswind [ she scoffs, but it’s not in a cruel, menacing, cold way. it’s fond, and still bemused at his antics. so familiar. ] of course you weren’t. you didn’t want to look at me because — [ jean pinches his cheek lightly, carefully, only conveying the action through a brief and gentle, not truly admonishing touch. ] — you, kaeya, feel guilty. [ the blonde places two of the pills in his open palm. that should be enough for now. she leaves the package on his nightstand for later. ] why, such lovely words! i think i like you hungover, [ jean teases, and brushes a hand over his forehead, feels for a fever. it seems to be alright, but he must feel like he got run over by a mitachurl. ] \ LITERALLY A QUEEN
/* UGH JEAN ♡♡ ;^; SHE'S THE BEST LOOK AT HER!!! is that so? well, i don't /feel/ well at all, either. * it was barely an attempt at a joke, his shoulders momentarily tensing before he calmed when he realized that she was just putting his hair up for him. gah. why did she have to be so thoughtful? the man squeezed his eye shut and then lifted a hand, just to lightly touch the dark fabric of his eyepatch with his fingertips. it was still where it should be. good. he remained quiet for a while, letting out a quiet sigh when he felt jean's soft and familiar touch against his back. it did make him feel a little better. having such a caring soul help tend to him. once the acting grandmaster had returned, he gave an exaggerated sigh and then pushed himself up into a sitting position. he let his hands rest in his lap, pouting gently at the blonde. * i wasn't /hiding/, i just didn't want to look at you. * he teased then held up a hand so she could put some of the painkillers in his palm. * i hate to say it, but i think you might be a lifesaver.. * sighed the cavalry captain. *
“ fancy seeing you here, jean. ” diluc found himself leaning over the bar counter somewhat, a brow raised. “ done with work for once, I presume? though, admittedly, i’d say some time in bed would do you more good than stopping by the tavern, hm? ” he let out a breath. “ especially seeing how much you overwork yourself at times. ”
⌗ ⋄ ➥ ₊ ° ▐ ː @FIREB1RD- her heart definitely stops beating for a second when he mentions it’s a SHAME that kaeya isn’t here. are they getting along better again? it always seems to be a vague up and down, but jean always prefers the ups, of course. she likes seeing the brothers when they’re happier. content. and especially diluc, who doesn’t smile as freely. “then i’ll have a glass of that dandelion wine,” she tells him with a warm smile. “just one! i will not be tempted for more,” the blonde insists, eyes crinkling as she laughs softly. “i think kaeya is busy, out on a patrol now. i’m more than certain he’ll want to get a drink when his work is done as well,” muses jean, and props an elbow up on the counter, resting her cheek in her hand. “and you? how are you?”
the words didn’t strike much of a chord, it seemed. the man gave a heavy sigh, but he didn’t bother trying to convince her otherwise. at the very least, he could allow her some sort of fun. it was well deserved, with how little she got to go out. “ understood. ” he murmured, before turning to glance back at a few of the bottles lining the shelving behind the bar. “ dandelion wine would be a preferable suggestion for most, though any virgin drink would be the safest choice. ” he gave a throaty chuckle. “ there are such things as grape juice and apple juice as well, but I sincerely doubt you’d have much fun drinking either of those. ” shrugging slightly, he turned his gaze back to her, arms crossed still. “ a shame kaeya isn’t here… he’d be more then willing to give some sort of suggestion for a drink, I’d assume. ” // NP!!!
⌗ ⋄ ➥ ₊ ° ▐ ː @FIREB1RD- “yes! i think it’s been quite a while since i’ve been able to visit you are.” jean flashes a bright smile. when she accepted the position of the acting grandmaster, she’d been very much aware that her free time would be reduced to almost zero. therefore, she cherishes the few moments she has even more. her smile turns sheepish at the faint admonishment. “i don’t want to skip my free time by sleeping. i thought i’d … stop by and have a little something and … maybe actually have a bit of fun again.” of course, jean would not drink herself to the edge of oblivion — and she doubts diluc would let her, even though he should if she wanted to — but just one or two should do her good. “your concern is appreciated, but i’d really much rather have some memories of my free time instead if sleeping. so — do you have any suggestion for a … / light / drink?” \ WOO TY