Yet another thing I love about WWX is how the only thing that ever really throws him is his love for LWJ.
During LWJ’s second drunk scene (Chapter 44), they play around a lot, it’s very cute, and then:
Suddenly, however, as Wei WuXian stared at those soft, pale-red lips, he didn’t know what had taken over him, but he suddenly went and kissed them.
After the kiss, he even licked them, as though a kiss wasn’t enough.
And his reaction to this impulsive kiss? First he spaces out, then he gets the forehead ribbon untied from his wrists, and then:
Now that his hands had been loosened, to get over the shock, he went to pour himself a cup of liquor. He held the cup to his lips for a few moments, but not a single drop entered his mouth. Looking down, he finally saw that there wasn’t any liquor in the cup at all. He had already downed the entire pot. Even when he was pouring, he failed to notice that nothing was being poured out.
Boy is shook and I fucking love it. He ends up attributing his behavior to being drunk and outrageous, but we all know he’s just not ready to face his feelings yet. *pets him*
But the thing I love is that WWX is basically the poster boy for adaptability. He just doesn’t tend to end up at a loss. All the terrible things he goes through and he just keeps looking for a path forward. His brain never really stops. Even when a mysterious person kisses him while he’s blindfolded, he’s still thinking and deciding what to do.
Then he kisses LWJ on impulse and his mind shuts off. First he just sits down and spaces out for a while, then he tries to pour himself a drink without even realizing there’s no more alcohol left until he actually tries to drink it. His “mind is in a jumbled state of confusion” this whole time, and he’s never like that in any other situation!
WWX is such a certain person. He thinks on his feet and makes his decisions and sticks to his guns. But his feelings for LWJ absolutely shake him and I love it.