Genre: Friendship, Romance
Characters: Ran Fan, Ling
Warnings: None. PG.
Summary: One-shot; pre-manga. Ling goes missing during a storm; Ran Fan finds him. Ling/Ran Fan UST. On responsibility or the lack thereof.
("You know, Ran Fan," he said suddenly, raising his voice to be heard over the drumming of the rain, though there was no way he could have seen her, "when I was younger, I was convinced that I wasn't a true son of the emperor.")