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    When Caleb makes the decision to give himself up to Trent, to ensure that the rest of the Mighty Nein aren’t captured and can defeat Lucien unencumbered, it takes the Mighty Nein on an unexpected journey of torture, cruelty, childhood love, and a twist no one saw coming. No one, but a single drow. An AU in which Essek and Bren knew one another long before the Nein came into the picture.

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    “No more children on the pyre,” he had said.

    Despite the fact that Trent Ikithon is trying very hard to throw him on a pyre, Caleb’s hoping to at least douse some children on his way.

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    So far, the changes made by Nott and Caleb's earlier alliance in the sanatorium have been fairly minimal, the two of them treading the same paths that their canon counterparts have walked.

    Until now.

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    Vex and Percy have been hearing about rumours of strange uses for residuum in Wildemount and go to investigate. But it's also almost young Vesper Elaina de Rolo's 8th birthday and take her along for the tripwhere Vesper meets a 16-17 year old Bren Aldric Ermendrud.

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    No. 16 - ON A NEED TO KNOW BASIS

    recovery | scars | aftermath

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    Essek- 

    Hey man. You really need to get to Rexxentrum. This trial has been hard on everyone involved, but I'm getting real worried about Caleb. I still don't trust you, but he cares about you and I think he needs you right now. He's been closing himself off and I don't think he's been eating much. He won't let me help him- he won't let anyone help him. I tried to convince him to let Veth come to Rexxentrum- I thought that having her here might help, but he refused. I thought maybe you could come and I don't know- get his mind off of things? He needs help, man, I would love it if you could come down here. I know you're busy and I know that it's dangerous, but Caleb really needs some help. He's getting worse the more time that passes. 

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    "What makes you think that I am afraid?" Caleb asks.
    Yasha falters again. "Oh well, I don't know. It's ok if you're not," she says. "It's just I don't like to sleep either."
    She looks embarrassed and Caleb feels bad. He hadn't meant for that to happen, but he'd felt vulnerable, seen in a way he hadn't expected.
    “I am afraid,” he admits. “Of course I am. Any time I close my eyes I see the flames, hear the screaming. I just… I did not think it was so obvious.”

    In which The Nein go to Vergesson to look at the beacon. But unlike in canon, this time Caleb accidentally gets kidnapped. Predictably, this fucks him up really badly, to the point where he's near catatonic. His recovery is uncertain and war between the Dynasty and the Empire looms on the horizon. Can The Nein support Caleb while working through their own feelings about his kidnapping as they figure out what it is exactly they owe to each other?

    Please mind the tags.

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    Jester Lavorre wants someone to leave her red faced and out of breath, she wants eyes meeting across the room and hearts beating faster as they circled one another, no one quite daring to make the first move until he finally approaches, taking her hand and pressing a kiss to the back of it, just featherlight to the touch, until she has to remind herself how to breathe. What she gets is a grumpy Duke who seems to have forgotten how to smile.

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    As Caleb and Essek discuss the differences in Empire and Dynasty culture, Caleb shares more about his 'training' under Trent Ikithon.

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    “We have not only been transported into these different bodies, into this part of the Empire,” Caleb continued. “Oskar and Guinevere are also...the characters in a novel.”

    Essek blinked at him. “A novel,” he repeated. “Might I ask what the, er, genre of this novel would be?”

    Caleb winced. Bit his lip. “Trashy smut,” he replied.

    Essek dropped his head into his hands. “I don’t suppose you will tell me that the woman you currently embody meets up with a human from the Empire.”

    Caleb gave a laugh that held anything but mirth. “Oh, my friend, no. She falls in love with Oskar the half-orc. It is, after all, called Tusk Love.”

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    "This is going to save us all, Bren. You should know."

    Safety is hard to find in the post-outbreak world. The community of Jackson made it work somehow. They have water, food, and even electricity. The Mighty Nein helps keep it safe, alongside the many other survivors. Since arriving, Verin has had time to build a nice life there. Essek found a way to, maybe, do some good for the people. Caleb is finally letting go of his past.

    But the echoes of a rotten world do not let go that easily, and when old faces appear, crumbling the newly found peace, it's time to face demons far more terrible than an infection.

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    Caleb loses a bet with Veth that results in him being required to wear ugly Winter's Crest sweaters, a different one every day, for the month before the festival. Fortunately, there's a used clothing store in Rexxentrum that just happens to be owned by everyone's favorite leetle blue tiefling.

    E. rating kicks in at chapter 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17 if that's what you're here for (or if you want to avoid it).

    1/7: This is turning into a Jester Lavorre character study wrapped in WJ fluff and smut and I'm not mad about it.

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    Caleb Widogast's life is finally looking like it's on track: he's got a good job, his friends are all doing well, he remembers to take decent care of himself, and his familiar is the most popular figure in the Nicodranas library. Things are finally good. But are things ever truly quiet when your friends are The Mighty Nein?

    Dr. Essek Theylss has been exiled to the worst place his mother could think of — bright, sunny Nicodranas. Luckily, unbeknownst to her, Essek has a friend there already. Unbeknownst to him, his friend has been impatient to drag him into her shenanigans for a very long time.

    (also known as the peak of self indulgent fic)

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    “You burned your parents alive.” His tongue clicked.

    (Caleb tensed and counted in Zemnian. Lucien wanted under his skin. The best way to combat him was to not give him any satisfaction at all.)

    “My parents were good people. They didn’t deserve that fate.” He turned, blue eyes narrowed. “You claim to not what your history dragged out of you. It would serve you well not to dig up mine.”

    Lucien’s nostrils flared. “Bit hard when you’re the one broadcastin’ it where every mind can see it. Maybe you actually wanted us to see deep down.” He stepped lightly, bridging the gap until he was close enough to reach out and trail his long fingers down Caleb’s cheek. “Did your wizard masters make you do that?”

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    NOW WITH SMUT IN CHAPTER TWO.

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    Floor nine of the Sehanine Building at Rexxentrum Academy is where the school houses anyone they don't quite know what to do with. Anyone who marked down anything but "male" or "female" on their surveys, anyone who has a tumultuous past, anyone they might want to keep an eye on. Caleb and Molly start out a tenuous friendship as neighbors on floor nine, neither aware of the colorful dreams the other shares with them each night.

    But it's probably just a coincidence that Caleb dreams of a purple haired, horned creature that looks a lot like Mollymauk. And that Molly dreams of a boy consumed by flames. Right?

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    Whumptober Day 1: “You have to let go.”

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    After Aeor, Caleb buys a house in Rexxentrum with Beau and Yasha. For the first time in more than seventeen years, he has some semblance of stability. Caleb is not sure he's ready to handle it, but he's trying, and his friends are eager to see him live a good life, by force if necessary.

    And then Soltryce Academy approaches him with a job offer, which could give Caleb the chance to protect the next generation of wizards the way he had needed at their age. Caleb's goal of preventing what happened to him from happening to anyone else, however, takes a far more personal turn than even he could have anticipated.

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    When Jester is sent away to the country, she meets a bookish young man who is not half as sensible as he seems.

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    Caleb wakes up on Rumblecusp with no memories of who he is or how he got there. The people around him seem to care for him greatly, and he wants to do his best to help them, even when they fail to return his memories with their divine magic.

    Many things are confusing, but none more so than what appears to be his personal journal, written in a cipher he can no longer remember. Perhaps the handsome drow his friends brought him to in Rosohna may be of help.

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    When Bren murdered his parents, he broke.

    When he found out that they were never traitors, something deep within him, something primal and arcane, snapped like an overstrung violin string, sharp, dissonant, and echoing throughout his body in strange vibrations.

    One moment he was curled up on the cold tile floor of the Vergesson Sanatorium, the next Bren was in a strange field of what might have been wheat, flowing in the light breeze. After telling a strange purple satyr a fake name, he became Caleb Widogast and was thrust into a world heavy with magic, full of fae, and enough support to start to overcome his past.

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    Caleb has had soulmarks since he was a Bren. He always thought he would only ever have those two people as the other pieces of his soul. But then he meets more. And as he grows and learns things change.

    But the changes feel right.

    Companion fic to: https://archiveofourown.org/works/33908560

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