PETRICHOR — Soulmate|Hanahaki AU (Zhang Yixing)
Some things are too strange and strong to be coincidences."
- Emery Allen
What would you do if you’re not meant for your soulmate?
Yixing is like the petrichor. That smell the earth produces when rain falls. It makes your stomach upset but you can’t get enough of its pleasant scent. Just like how Yixing makes your heart ache, but can’t get enough of his presence. He’s the cause and cure of your heart’s imminent torture.
Almost half a year ago, I saw a friend’s facebook post with the quote above (it was a little different, probably altered so to make it seem like they wrote it) and I googled the quote and was linked to Emery Allen’s Tumblr account. I was inspired to write this fanfic by that quote and this is what I came up with! Coincidentally, I was also listening to EXO’s (both K and M ver.) What if... and it just fueled the plot I concocted in my mind.
I’ve been working on this fanfic for half a year now and I just… It’s hard lmfao. I can usually finish writing one-shots (Originally a one-shot) in 10 days or less, this took me more than I allow myself. Angst is very hard to write for me recently because I get triggered easily and I just end up crying myself to sleep instead of finishing my writing. I hope you all love and enjoy reading this story as much as I suffered writing hahaha.