✿ the moment of truth: REVEALS! + a friending meme! ✿

Hello, everyone! It's been a long run, promoting this exchange since early last year, and finally ending our very first round in the first month of the new year! We'd like to thank everyone for participating and making this exchange a great one, despite the numbers! We hope that everyone enjoyed it too, and that all the fic was thoroughly enjoyed.

This round, we've had 23 fics posted! [throws confetti] And we've had more than 60 000 words posted as well, so give yourselves a round of applause! We're super proud of you.

We'd also like to thank several people for pinch-hitting for us, especially bluedreaming, totsuka, and voldemochi for writing a fic each, and atharaigas who went above and beyond with two! We're so thankful to you guys for helping us out in our time of need, and helping this exchange go on. We shall build shrines to all of you. In our hearts. We might not have any cash for actual shrines.

And a word from each of us:

Mod C: Thanks to everybody who participated in thedaelight and all the lovely readers who helped make this a successful exchange! Another thank you to, of course, Mod T, who was able to guide me through thick and thin since it was my first time modding an exchange (Another additional thanks to Mod T's flu and lack of wifi (¬‿¬)). Special shout out to my eyeball grandma and my favorite person from WV for always listening to my enthusiasm about thedaelight!

Mod T: Couldn't have done this without all the writers, all the readers, and of course, Mod C, who typed like a drunk person half the time-- I mean, did most of the work-- I mean, was a slavedriver--I mean... I love you Mod C! Thanks for agreeing to do this with me all those months ago. We've had fun! And a big thanks to everyone who's encouraged us along the way, especially eyeball senpai and the ever faithful parent-pet hashtag group.

[Exclusive Reveal: Mods' Actual Thank You Notes]
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And now, onto the actual reveals section!

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safe up here with you ✿ for ailiblue

Title: safe up here with you
Recipient: ailiblue
Rating: G
Word Count: 2512 words
Summary: Baekhyun on the outside seems to be a really charming kid who is friends with everyone but late every night he confesses his unexplainable loneliness to the moon. Little does he know there is a boy on the moon always listening to him.
Warning/s: second person pov ._. accidental evangelion reference, too many italics

Notes: title and cut from the björk song ‘hyperballad’; the song that baekhyun sings is bob dylan’s ‘make you feel my love’. this turned out this way because … um. o(╥﹏╥)o i really fell in love with the premise of it but in my hands it became this strange, vague thing that is trying very hard to be romantic (シ_ _)シ many thanks to r for helping me out and keeping me cheerful about the outcome of this and w&a for keeping me on track, as usual ovo

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Drip and Blend (1/2) ✿ for ANONYMOUS

Title: Drip and Blend
Rating: NC-17
Side pairing/s: n/a (unrequited xiuhan & xiuchen)
Word Count: 11067 words
Summary: Fending off the coffee shop owner’s admirers was not part of Baekhyun’s job description. Nor was falling for one.
Warning/s: none.

Notes: big thanks to my beta N for helping me beta at super last minute + supporting me! also thank you R, A, and S for inspiration/support. thank you for all readers and participants of this fic exchange too. Lots of love to y’all!

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piecewise ✿ for the_rising_dawn

Title: piecewise
Recipient: the_rising_dawn
Rating: PG
Word Count: 4170 words
Summary: A cautionary tale of causation and consequence. (Alternatively, this is how Jongdae finds his place.)
Warning/s: alcohol mentions, sex mentions
Notes: big thanks to DY and SY for telling me to write when i was procrastinating! this would probably be unfinished and even worse without their firm words of encouragement hehe. also love + appreciation to the mods of the exchange. you’re amazing!
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A Heart's A Home (1/2) ✿ for gloomvalleys

Title: A Heart’s A Home
Recipient: gloomvalleys
Rating: PG-13
Side pairing/s: Lots implied, but blink and you’ll miss it
Word Count: 15.6K
Summary: MAMA!au; Baekhyun and Jongdae are runaways who find themselves brought back to a house filled with people willingly to help them if they let them.
Warning/s: guns, violence, implied abuse and possibly trafficking

Notes: Thank you to the mods for being so accommodating and for hosting the exchange! Thank you to M who read the first draft of this like two months ago and told me to keep going and thank you to I for giving me pointers and general advice while I was writing this, <3 Also Thank you to the prompter for giving me such fun prompts, I’m sorry you ended up with this mess, but I hope you like it, even if it’s probably very different from what you imagined. >_<

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fell in love with a boy in bloom ✿ for shuxingxing

Title: fell in love with a boy in bloom
Recipient: shuxingxing
Rating: PG
Side pairing/s: slight chenyin, peripheral krisyeol, ex-krisbaek?
Word Count: 5260 words
Summary: For someone who remains a heavy contender for the world’s annual ‘Most Selfish Human of the Year’ prize, Baekhyun is weirdly nice.
Warning/s: mutual pining, stupid midgets in love

Notes: dear recipient: im sorry ;; oh man your prompts were so good but it turned into this um there is like zero structure ;A; title from the priscilla ahn song ‘weeping willow’; cut from the mumford&sons song ‘hopeless wanderer’. so many thanks to a for cheering me on while i mangled this ;; thank you chingu uwu

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