A series of unrelated one-shots, following widely different parts of the HZGG timeline. I had a prompt list to begin with, but by now I'm just writing as inspiration hit me. Basically this will be a collection of HZGG fanfics in one-shots. Includes AUs, outtakes from longer fics, crossovers etc.

Here's a table of contents:

1. Introduction

2. Beginning - Xiao Yan Zi must say goodbye to Ming Yue and Cai Xia but with every ending, there is a new beginning. – Xiao Yan Zi; 4,092 words

3. Prince - Yong Qi shows Zhi Hua's servants a prince's authority. – Xiao Yan Zi, Yong Qi, Zhi Hua; 2,624 words

4. White - The morning after his wedding night, Yong Qi has a rather awkward conversation with Ling Fei... – Xiao Yan Zi, Yong Qi; 1,071 words

5. Trust - The day after Yong Qi and Xiao Yan Zi found out the truth about her parents, Yong Qi and Zi Wei talk. – Yong Qi, Zi Wei; 1,847 words

6. Paper - …or the ramblings on being a fictional character. – Yong Qi - a sort of meta!fic; 1,772 words

7. Drama - Coming back from war with Burma, Yong Qi discusses Xiao Yan Zi and Zhi Hua with Qing Er, setting in motion the whole fiasco of "Zhi Hua stupidly throws herself against furnitures to gain sympathy from Yong Qi who is just too nice and doesn't believe she did it on purpose, thereby picking a huge stupid fight with Xiao Yan Zi", otherwise known as episodes 29-30 of HZGGIII. – Yong Qi, Qing Er; 3,088 words

8. Promise - Sometimes, Qian Long wondered at his sanity at the time when he betrothed Xiao Yan Zi to Yong Qi. – Qian Long, Xiao Yan Zi, Zi Wei, Yong Qi; 3,088 words

9. Red - Kind of a sequel to White. Talks of wedding. Zi Wei recalls the first wedding she attended, when Xiao Yan Zi played Robin Hood without the band of merry men. – Xiao Yan Zi, Zi Wei; 4,108 words

10. First - For Yong Qi, Xin Rong was a series of first. – Yong Qi, Xin Rong, written while the remake was still in development, not remake canon; 2,242 words

11. Crazy - The mutant plot bunny and what became of it. An outtake from The Prince and Me, a crossover with Twilight. – Xiao Yan Zi, Er Kang, crack!fic; 1,979 words

12. Night - "I think Xiao jie couldn't sleep, she keeps tossing and turning. Only Xiao Yan Zi can sleep in this situation, she's even snoring." ~ Jin Suo – Zi Wei, Xiao Jian, Xiao Yan Zi, Yong Qi; 2,785 words

13. Winter - Yong Qi teaches Xiao Yan Zi to appreciate snow. – Xiao Yan Zi, Yong Qi; 2,422 words

14. Sword - The morning after Yong Qi and Zhi Hua's wedding. – Xiao Yan Zi, Yong Qi; 1,432 words

15. Horse - And now, for something a little different. During the crucial moments that formed the love between Yong Qi and Xiao Yan Zi, there was someone watching it all. – Xiao Yan Zi, Yong Qi; 3,714 words

16. Fight - Three Character Classic, a fight and a first meeting. – Xiao Yan Zi, Yong Qi; 4,361 words

17. Destiny - Sometimes a little deception is necessary, even if you are defying Heaven, because your engagement is at stake. – Xiao Yan Zi, Yong Qi; 3,659 words

18. End - Until now, Yu He never allowed herself to admit that the most foolish thing she'd done in her whole foolish life was allowing herself to love him. – Xia Yu He, Qian Long, Zi Wei; 1,860 words

19. Tradition - We only keep the traditions we want to keep. Outtake from The Unforeseen Complications of Leaving. – Xiao Yan Zi, Yong Qi; 3,330 words

20. Father - Just when Emperor Qian Long gave himself up for lost in that summer fire, the Fifth Prince did something very brave and very stupid: he rushed in to save his father. Qian Long could not be more displeased. – Yong Qi, Qian Long; 3,710 words

21. Gold - Our favourite prince contemplates his princesses. – Yong Qi, Xiao Yan Zi, Zi Wei; 1,997 words

22. Mystery - As Yong Qi is made Rong Qin Wang, he is given his own residence and there Xiao Yan Zi finds some rather interesting artifacts. A Bu Bu Jing Xin crossover. – Xiao Yan Zi, Yong Qi, Ruo Xi; 3,673 words

23. Secrets - Forgiveness is a virtue, but it's not something we're born with. – Xiao Jian; 3,612 words

24. Conceal - In which birthmarks are discovered, and the author tries to keep the chapter rated PG-13. – Xiao Yan Zi, Yong Qi; 709 words

25. Letters - Selected correspondences from Beijing and the Chinese army in Yunnan. – Xiao Yan Zi, Yong Qi, Zhi Hua, Zi Wei; 7,363 words

26. Green - Sometimes, Jin Suo really hated Xiao Yan Zi. – Jin Suo; 901 words

27. Name - A season of courtship, and Xiao Yan Zi ponders the merit of "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." – Xiao Yan Zi, Yong Qi; 5,660 words

28. Spare - Er Tai was used to being the spare, even in love. – Er Tai, Yong Qi, Er Kang; 2,187 words

29. Pain - The first conflict, so to speak, of Xiao Yan Zi and Yong Qi's marriage. – Xiao Yan Zi, Yong Qi, Zi Wei; 4,019 words

30. Home - On a trip to Xiao Yan Zi's place of birth, Yong Qi stumbled on the key to a part of her past that even Xiao Jian did not know. – Xiao Yan Zi, Yong Qi; 8,890 words

31. Black - Princes of the Ai Xin Jue Luo clan are not known to have the best relationships with their father. – Hong Li, Yong Qi, Mian Yi; 1,699 words

32. Together - Dawn was much too early an hour to wake up when you were newly-wed and that sunlight was deceptive. – Xiao Yan Zi, Yong Qi; 2,807 words

33. Family - Mid-Autumn. Zi Wei and Yong Qi both have father crises and then there's Xiao Yan Zi's disturbingly warm friendship with Xiao Jian thrown into the mix. What results is some sibling-bonding. – Yong Qi, Zi Wei; 7,766 words

34. Loss - Swords and spears have no eye and war did not spare anyone but there is comfort to be found in the most devastating of losses. – Xiao Yan Zi, Yong Qi, Qian Long; 13,514 words

35. Precious - How Yong Qi and Xiao Yan Zi came to have twins in the imperial household records. – Xiao Yan Zi, Yong Qi; 6,335 words

36. Broken - He came home to a world that was in pieces. Er Tai tries to take his mind off his brother's death by fixing his best friend's marriage, with questionable results. – Er Tai, Xiao Yan Zi; 4,623 words

37. Blue - Xiao Yan Zi once met a strange man with a blue box, who introduced her to adventures. – Doctor Who crossover, Xiao Yan Zi, Tenth Doctor; 3,820 words

38. Cold - This was not how Er Kang wanted to spend his first wedding anniversary. – Xiao Yan Zi, Er Kang, crack!fic; 1,382 words

39. Palace - The inner palace was a battlefield of a never-ending war where weapons were insincere smiles and pretty faces. Zhen Huan finds herself forced down memory lane when Xiang Fei arrives in Beijing. – Lao Fo Ye; 2,262 words

40. Sister - Zhi Qin saw all the unhappiness in her sister's marriage that she refused to see just by witnessing one side of it. – Zhi Hua, Zhi Qin, Yong Qi; 4,812 words

41. Deceit - Prequel to The Unforeseen Complications of Leaving. Yong Qi always thought you had to actually care about the person who betrayed you for it to hurt. – Xiao Yan Zi, Yong Qi, Zhi Hua; 7,861 words

42. Marriage - Marriage, Zi Wei soon found, consisted of putting up with your significant other's habits from dawn to dusk. Every single day. – Zi Wei, Er Kang; 2,399 words

43. Present - Yong Qi gives Xiao Yan Zi a present. It's not a book. – Xiao Yan Zi, Yong Qi; 859 words

44. Morning - She likes the early morning, when she could watch him sleep. – Xiao Yan Zi, Yong Qi; 2,232 words

45. Mamihlapinatapei - The wordless yet meaningful look shared by two people who desire to initiate something, but are both reluctant to start. (Relationship words that aren't translatable into English – part 1) – Jin Suo, Liu Qing; 1,023 words

46. Yuanfen - A relationship by fate or destiny. (Relationship words that aren't translatable into English – part 2) – Zi Wei, Xiao Yan Zi; 476 words

47. Before Dawn - A dark night and an observation in comfort (or lack thereof), the worth of a life and loyalty. - Yong Qi; 2,871 words

48. Princess - Titles can be such unwieldy things. Conversations surrounding the nuances of Ge Ge. - Qian Long, Zi Wei, Xiao Yan Zi, Yong Qi; 7,770 words

49. Silver - Xiao Yan Zi gets her ears pierced and finds herself inexplicably drawn to a prince. - Xiao Yan Zi, Yong Qi; 3,832 words

50. Social Call - Qing Er and Xiao Yan Zi talk clothes, life in the palace and following the men they love to the ends of the earth with only mild complaining. Post script to Let the Year Sculpture Our Love. - Xiao Yan Zi, Qing Er; 7,795 words

51. Tragedy - The story of us looks a lot like a tragedy now. – Xia Yu He, Qian Long, OC; 3,478 words