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    *note=will not follow book or video game canon* Soon after the Battle of Sodden Hill, a new initiate arrives at Aretuza, Serena Aep Nyr, of Nilfgaard. Rectoress Tissaia de Vries takes her in and sees the potential. As Nilfgaard continues its way north for the Second War, the mages begin to place their hope in Serena, the most powerful mage of her generation. With Yennefer MIA, it is up to Serena to help defend Aretuza when Nilfgaard invades Temeria. Is Serena the one destined to save the North from Nilfgaard's rule, or will she fail at keeping Emperor Emhyr and his soldiers at bay?

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    After years of suffering under Tissaia's strict rules at Aretuza, Yennefer is all set to graduate and head for her glamorous new life at the Aedirn court. But when her Rectoress and mentor (and secret crush) invites her to a private dinner with the promise of an ultimate lesson to be administered to her alone, Yennefer cannot resist and learns that perhaps Tissaia knows her slightly twisted desires much better than she ever realised.

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    Geralt is a seasoned witcher, but there are some contracts he'll never be truly prepared for. A contract posted by a former lover of his, one Yennefer of Vengerberg, seeking a witcher to be her company at a banquet at Thanedd is firmly outside of anything he's used to doing or seeing.

    Her stipulation is simple: Geralt joins her, pretends as though he's there as her personal guest for the purpose of maintaining appearances, and he finds work in the process. There's no other strings attached, but Geralt can tell when she's not telling him something.

    With a promise of a full coin purse at the end of the contract, Geralt agrees to join Yennefer and together they find themselves embroiled in a conspiracy between a mage and a witcher with one goal in mind-- stopping them.

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    Witchers feel emotions, Renfri wasn't a monster, Roach is notably chill, Geralt prefers nonhuman company and lies a lot, Jaskier is generally good at people but is happy to ignore what they say, Yennefer's life is abuse piled atop abuse with a sprinkle of ethnic cleansing and a complete lack of choice, Istredd's life likely wasn't much better, Tissaia does not know what she's doing, Triss is lying about being assigned to cure the princess but is afraid to admit a personal investment, Jaskier is surprisingly tolerant of Geralt getting him on Calanthe's shitlist, Kalis was in a bad situation and didn't rise above it, it really shouldn't surprise people Yennefer gets weird about having a kid, rogue mages are afraid of the Brotherhood but it seems to be a paper tiger, Jaskier took being dumped by the countess really hard but despite being drunk and having his own problems he's concerned for Geralt and wants to help him, Geralt was fine with having sex with Yennefer but concerned she had some other plot. There is so much going on with Yennefer in Bottled Appetites, and it has virtually no overlap with what fandom thinks was going on.

    Ch24: Yennefer doesn't believe anyone cares about her or could possibly care about her.

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    In these short, fleeting moments Triss realises how she has completely and utterly fallen for Philippa - perhaps not as smoothly as she wanted, yet Philippa does not try to stop or discourage her.

    I mostly stick to book canon (with my own interpretations of course) but add some of my own events etc (like Ida being at Thanned and of course Sabrina/Ida) as well as keeping Triss's red hair instead of sticking with her chestnut hair from the books.
    "you came and I was crazy for you - and you cooled my mind that burned with longing" - Sappho - If Not, Winter

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    Sometimes, Yennefer reads to the eels. One night, Fringilla finds her.

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    Midsummer falls upon the Continent with blistering heat, the crackle of ancient magic in the thick air.
    “We’re going dancing,” Sabrina says, breathless. “Real dancing.”
    The drum batters the air, strikes at their chests. A rising heartbeat that throbs, swells, racing. The bonfire blazes, and the river water is cold.

    ----

    A series of midsummers in Yennefer's life, and the memories and accidental rituals that come with them.

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    With their initiation as fully-fledged members of the Brotherhood of Sorcerers looming, Sabrina pushes Fringilla to finally admit her feelings for their enigmatic classmate, Yennefer.

    Before it's too late.

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    Where Yennefer was lacking in control, she had a determination and drive that Fringilla hadn’t seen in anyone before in her life. Maybe that was what the rectoress saw in her as she kept giving the girl more and more chances to improve despite each mistake the girl made.

    Maybe that was why Fringilla first offered to help her too.

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    Buffy Summers is a sixteen year old mutant/slayer, born into a fated lineage of girls who slay vampires and demons. Labelled a freak of nature and the only one of her kind, until she meets the infamous Geralt of Rivia, a Witcher. Causing her to feel less alone in the world, finding someone who truly understands her

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    Losing herself to the ebb and flow of the water felt like sleeping, and so Anica slept. It was calm, and brought with it the promise of an existence where she was no longer vulnerable, and thus it was good.

    Sometimes, the water splashed as more like her were cast in.

    Anica no longer felt pity for those girls. Those who had lost everything, and been cast into the pool, had nothing left to fear. It was a kindness, when you got used to it. There was no danger, no betrayal inside the pool. There was only tranquility.

    She liked the tranquility. It was beginning to grow on her.

    Anica drifted with the tides, the gentle thrum of power in the water like a heartbeat, and there was calm.


    Alternatively: There is always, generally speaking, a difference between a girl and an eel, no matter how negligible it may feel in the moment.

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    When Nilfgaard marches on Cintra the Warlord of the North wants to aid Cintra, but has no idea how to do so without earning the ire Calanthe (should she survive the battle).

    Eskel has an idea, and an entire school of allies they can call on.

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    Five sorceresses, five Ascensions, and the things that were bartered along the way.

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    On her first night in Nilfgaard, Fringilla knows this: It's a mess of a kingdom, and one she never wanted to be given.

    But maybe she can make it into something better.

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    Fringilla Vigo has been stationed at Nilfgaard for quite some time when Yennefer of Vengerburg at last decides to stop by.

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    “They make it hard on you, sometimes." Harder than it already is.”

    “Maybe they don’t know—”

    “They know, Yennefer,” Sabrina said patiently, “I just don’t think they care. It’s not right.”

    -x-

    While still at Aretuza, Yennefer and her sister mages are given the class assignment of harvesting some stems for potions, without using their chaos. But without any fair accommodations, Yennefer has far more difficulty completing it. Tired, hurt, and angry, she gets some encouragement and acknowledgment from Sabrina, which is the strength she needs to confront Tissaia. (For the FebuWhump2021 Day 2 prompt, “I can’t take this anymore". )

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    It is in the middle of the night, the hallway is abandoned. They are wearing their sleeping dresses, thin light linen barely keeping the cold out.
    Triss doesn’t feel the cold. She is burning.

     

    Aka, my excuse for letting Triss shove Yen against a wall and have a good time.

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    The first time they meet, Triss knows that Yennefer is her soulmate. But Yennefer has Ascended, and sorceresses don’t have soulmates - the Ascension takes their soulbond away from them.

    So Triss tucks this secret into the depths of her heart, and through the decades, Triss and Yennefer grow close until they’re best friends. There’s a hollow absence in Triss now that the Ascension has taken her bond, but Yennefer stays by her side, and that’s more than enough.

    (Still, Triss falls a little in love with Yennefer, with the kindness behind her sharp smiles, with the fierce glint of determination in her eyes, with the gentle way she holds Triss in her arms. But Yennefer doesn’t love her the same way, doesn’t think Triss loves her that way, and Triss can’t ever have her, can she?)

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    Decades later, in Rinde, a witcher makes a wish, and a bond is forged. At that same moment, in Temeria, Triss falls to her knees as her soul is cleaved in two, and her bond with Yennefer breaks.

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    Some problems don't go away, some wounds scar. When you need help how do you ask? who do you trust? When that problem is the person you love most is disappearing right in front of you what would Geralt do to fix it?

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    Some people never learn... Jaskier's somehow convinced Geralt to play bodyguard at another royal function. In the hope of avoiding too-spectacular trouble, Geralt seeks assistance from a seemingly unusual source. Shenanigans surely await - especially given that the event itself has some unusual aspects.

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