We need more Yun content! He is an underrated bby. What if Chongyun’s darling was a Mondstadt vision holder? When he asks them what’s wrong and denies releasing them from captivity they kinda go on a tangent about why freedom is important and how messed up it is to keep them there (and probably how he needs mental help). While their tangent gets more heated, their vision starts to react, how does this go? How would the darling’s element affect the situation? - 🍪
Since they're both shorter I'm putting these two into a cumulative Yun post <3
He's a softer boy to begin with, the type with a lot of empathy and a strong conscience, which are not ideal traits to have in his position. Look, he already feels really bad about it all, okay? Most likely, he ended up in this scenario because he ended up doing something impulsive and irrational and dug himself into a hole he couldn't get out of. The only way to avoid serious trouble was to take you with him -- which really just makes the hole even deeper, but at least it avoids consequences.
So he's already wracked with guilt about it. Having you go on a monologue that just points out all the bad things he already knows full well were awful decisions isn't exactly helping. It just frustrates him.
That being said, even if he does have a conscience, there's still a cultural gap there in terms of how much value you place on your personal autonomy. Was what he did wrong? Yes, but he can't help but feel that you're overreacting a bit. Plenty of circumstances in life can lead one to be more or less stuck without many options, how is this any different? He starts to think that maybe you're doing it intentionally, trying to make him feel bad, and it's working. Not that he can confront you on it, the thought of accusing you of something wrong makes him feel terrible just to think about... and besides, you probably have the right to do that, all things considered. It doesn't mean, however, that he's not going to try to interject and refute the things you say, trying to think of every way he can to diminish it, say it's not that bad, explain why he had to do things the way he did, and of course apologize quite a bit.
And then you start to get visibly emotional, especially if a vision reaction is involved. Of course, one associated with heat such as pyro could potentially create unwanted heat in the atmosphere, but ultimately, even if it's not, it still makes things worse just by seeing it, as it only escalates the situation and his emotions, making things worse just at the sight.
He's anxious, stressed, frustrated, irritated, wracked with guilt... it's surprising he's managed to hold himself together even for this long. But he can't much longer.
He tries not to sound too angry or mean about it. It's a flat, desperate voice. He just needs you to be quiet. He has to calm down. He can't just walk out of the room with you unrestrained and risk you getting away, but if you keep talking (and likely fight against him) when he tried to restrain you, it would just push him over the edge.
Just... just for a minute... please.
Of course, what happens from that point forward is a choice on your end. Complying and letting him cool down is probably the smarter choice, but if you're bitter enough to want to provoke him, or just careless, you have only yourself to blame later on.
Yin energy darling is such a cute concept omg
Of course, basically darling is the opposite of him -- you have to stay warm, lest your body's internal temperatures become too cold. If that happens, you will enter an extreme depressive state, not only in the sense of emotional depression, but including extreme lethargy/fatigue, inactivity, muscle soreness, slowed metabolism, and general lack of energy or drive. As long as the cold persists, you'll stay that way.
So needless to say, you sort of counteract each other... and not really in a good way. You need opposite conditions, opposite temperatures, opposite foods, so on and so on. When one has their ideal conditions, the other can't. By all normal circumstances, you're two people who should ideally stay pretty far away from each other.
That's not really a possibility, though, when you end up in essentially an arranged marriage sort of situation, wherein you're pressured/forced into essentially voluntarily suffering to help him.
It was insisted upon by clan elders, they saw it as a perfect opportunity. See, there's one thing you're really, really good at -- you attract all sorts of evil spirits.
They're drawn to your energy, they feel at ease in your presence. For as long as you can remember, they have essentially swarmed your every waking moment. They never harm you, seeing as they see you as a source of comforting energy, like a tree providing shade in the desert. In fact, despite the opinions of most people regarding them, you find them fairly pleasant, feel at home in their company.
Still, they can cause harm to people, and you begrudgingly submit to the pressure to help your arranged spouse with his responsibilities by essentially using yourself as a lure. You go to places said to be haunted, places where people have reported sightings or even attacks from malicious spirits, and go through the same two-part routine. First, you enter the area by yourself, find a relatively empty area to quietly pass the time, wait to lure in spirits. Since they are peaceful to you, you don't have to worry about being harmed in the meantime. Then, of course, he swoops in and exorcizes them from the realm, thus completing the banishment of evil... not quite the traditional way to do things, but hey, it works.
It's not the only thing you have to do for his convenience once you're partnered to him, either, because what happens is that his needs are prioritized. You're always cold, due to your energy, and in the past you've always used warmth to combat the effects of the cold of your body. You like warm drinks, warm clothes, blankets, lamps. But you can't use those things around him. He's the one actually doing the exorcisms, you're the... helper. So he has to be the one at peak performance as any given second, so conditions must be kept ideal for him, which often involves intentionally making conditions worse for you. Depriving you of warm things means your body begins to exude cold very quickly... which, sure, that might leave you in a state of miserable lethargy, but by rendering you that way, he's invigorated and ready at any given second.
Thankfully, at least, you balance out each other's body temperatures, whenever you sleep. He used to wake up quite a bit in the night, but now, with you serving as a sort of living ice pack, he sleeps much more soundly. Likewise, he does tend to radiate heat, so you get some respite from your cold-induced misery.
But during the day, keeping him cool is prioritized. This is, of course, because it's better in case of need to spring into action, but also for another very simple reason: you're less of a hassle when you enter a depressive state than him in a manic one. When you are affected by cold, sure, it's unpleasant for you, but you're still. You basically just get tired and sit there, quietly. Him, on the other hand? When he's driven into mania by heat, there's a lot more risk of property damage, financial expenses, even accidental injury. That, and he's harder to pull out of that state, whereas all you really need is a warm cup of tea or the like. So basically, it's much more of an issue for him, which is why you are unfortunately often subjected to enduring cold.
Don't think he isn't considerate of it, though. In fact, he feels terrible, frequently apologizing, checking on you, asking if you need anything, and so on. He has on multiple occasions driven himself to the point of mania anyway, just because being worried about you makes him nervous and consequently distressed. It's counterproductive, sure, but at least it means he's not unaware of the sacrifice you're constantly making.
He's also done the same on several occasions whilst trying to do something for you, and has sometimes even succeeded. He gradually teaches himself to be able to make warm drinks and foods for you without pushing himself over the edge, gives it to you as some sort of combination of apology and appreciation. It's his way of telling you how thankful he is for you... and perhaps of alleviating some of his guilt.