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    Jaskier had quickly abandoned the Path once he was out in the world. He’d chosen a name, and pursued what he truly wanted in life - and it was music, not fighting monsters, because of course it was - and he’d only deigned to act as a witcher until he gathered the not insignificant amount of coin needed to buy himself not only a glamour but the discretion of its creator, which had cost almost as much as the damn thing itself.

    If anyone who’d ever known him could see him now, he doubted they’d be too surprised.

     

    Jaskier is a witcher by nature, a bard by choice, and a general nuisance by sheer force of personality.

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    It was in the silence his ghosts were always their loudest, their most dangerous; in stillness their most unavoidable.

    So Jaskier the bard sang his songs and filled the spaces. He hummed shanties long into the night, his fingers chasing up and down the strings of his lute like he had once chased his brothers and sisters up and down the rigging of their ships.

    Now he'd finally found a mentor who could teach him the final lessons he needed to become a full Witcher. So what if he seems strangely overprotective? They are the last of their schools, and Geralt allows Jaskier to walk his Path alongside him. Wolf and Crane, alone together.

    Too bad Geralt didn't realize what this strange human-seeming bard was actually asking of him.

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    When miscommunication goes too far; A bard becomes a spy and a witcher challenges the myth that he can’t feel.

    "The stretch of weeks, months, and even once a year, always put a strain on Jaskier as he waited for the reunion with his witcher. He cannot remember when the switch from friends to occasional bedmates had happened."

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    Geralt happens upon a jousting tournament between Lyria, Aedirn, and Rivia. He's invited by the Lord and Lady Pankratz to watch from their private box as their champion, Dandelion, defends the title. Geralt becomes jealous of this Dandelion under the assumption that he and Jaskier would make a fine match. And just where is Jaskier anyway? He's missing quite the show.

    Alt - Jaskier enters a joust as part of a family tradition and Geralt is having heart palpitations. Jaskier dedicates his matches to his 'laddie fair' and he and Geralt make a little wager as to whether he'll win with some fabulous prizes in store.

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    It had sounded like a standard contract: Waah, evil mage - please help us. He had followed up with the alderman, a thin sallow man with a face that just screamed ‘I will try to cheat you’ but autumn was fading fast and Lambert needed every contract he could get between here and Kaer Morhen before winter hit. Missing animals, strange lights and scary noises, blah blah.

    No actual danger to humans though, not even any concrete evidence to connect the so-called mage to the missing animals around the town. Lambert had been around long enough to know things died and ran off all the time, didn’t always point to some big mystery.

    He had rolled his eyes as he left; they didn’t need a Witcher really, just someone with enough balls to go evict a mage. But hey - they were willing to pay, and maybe this could be one of those short and sweet jobs that always seemed to land in his brothers’ laps.

    He should know better by now than to have those kinds of thoughts. Only ever led him into trouble.

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    When Jaskier starts trailing after him, baby faced and soft, Geralt spends most of his time worrying about how he’s going to get the kid killed.

    Years later, the kid has become a man. Somehow they're still alive.

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    Jaskier’s world is bigger than his relationship with Geralt. After the mountain he’s going to be just fine.

    That doesn’t mean he won’t take his revenge in a petty but effective way.

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    Jaskier sat on that rock, confessing his love. He tried to promise he'd be better, tried to coax him into a much needed rest. But as he handed his heart over, Geralt tossed it right off that mountain. And then, Geralt made it clear that he wasn't even interested in being friends. So he left, and stumbled into Lambert, broken and grieving over Aiden's death, only days before they were supposed to meet.

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    Where: Emhyr begins to get desperate to find Ciri--as well as for a weapon that he believes will change the war in Nilfgaard's favor...the trials. Too, visions have brought him to Jaskier and he decides that the bard is a major part of Nilfgaardian victory, if he survives.

    Aka: Jaskier is turned into a weapon -- a new age of Witcher, corrupted by Nilfgaard.

    *This is gonna be a long ride of angst and hurt/comfort. Buckle up!

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    Jaskier handed her the spare dagger and breathed easy when she took it without question. "Ciri, darling. We're going to get out of this dungeon together. You know how sometimes, humans call things monsters that aren't monsters at all? Rather just, things they don't understand?"

    She looked at him with fierce determination in her eyes. "Yes, I do."

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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 because he thinks he knows best, 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, and it's left him worried about if Geralt doesn't care about him either. Despite being drunk and having his own problems, he's concerned for Geralt and wants to help him.

    Ch22: Geralt was fine with having sex with Yennefer but concerned she had some other plot. Geralt was completely right.

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    Jaskier's life is pretty simple. He gets up at 5.45. He opens the coffee shop at 6am. He snarks at his coworkers, he makes coffee, he steals all the muffins, he goes home, and then he does it all again the next day.

    Until one day he notices there's this guy, sitting in the back of the coffee shop. And he's been there for hours, and he also seems vaguely familiar. After that, things aren't so simple anymore. It's time for him to face his destiny head on, whether he likes it or not. Escaping the Fae the first time was easy. The second time, he had help. But as the saying goes: fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool my thrice...

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    Internal scars can be difficult to deal with but Eskel vows to heal any that Jaskier is weighed down by if it's the last thing he does…

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    By his understandably shoddy memory, Jaskier had died over 1300 times since he first drew breath several hundred years ago.

     Somehow, none of those deaths ever seemed to hurt as much as the dreams of Geralt.
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    Or, the Old Guard AU no one asked for, but I wrote.

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    After yelling at Jaskier on the mountain, Geralt remembers what happened the last time he wished for peace from Jaskier and panics, chasing after the bard to fix his mistakes. It seems- however- that Destiny is quick to please (that bitch) and finds Jaskier in much worse condition than he left in.

    Now featuring, a fluffy second chapter and Kaer Morhen in Chapter 3

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    Geralt has a not so little problem. Jaskier, of course, doesn't mind.

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    Geralt comes across a gang of bandits in the woods, and a familiar face with a song to share. Songfic, but as in Jaskier sings a song and Geralt reacts, not a fic told via song. Inspired by/ featuring the Amazing Devil song "Farewell Wanderlust"

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    Forced into hiding after a rather unfortunate event with someone his family deems 'the enemy', Julian Alfred Pankratz, rising superstar singer, finds himself back in the Old Country, stuck in a decrepit mansion by his lonesome. His days are filled with endless wandering through the empty rooms and frequent visits to the wine cellar until a storm sweeps something unexpected into his back yard - a girl dressed in white with scared eyes and a bleeding arm.

     

    (Edited a bit on 08.03.2021)

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    "The bard could build a fire, sleep rough and stay (mostly) out of his hair during fights. There were, of course, things he refused to do, like skin a rabbit or run for more than a few minutes. He couldn’t stay quiet to save his life."

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    Jaskier doesn't know how to swim and Geralt figures it out when the bard almost drowns during a hunt. So the witcher decides to teach him.

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    Geralt has been wandering the plains alone, riding the Path, as is the life of a witcher. Years spent killing monsters and protecting ungrateful settlers from monsters as they travel further and further west searching for their manifest destiny.

    In one ramshackle town just like the rest, he meets a young man named Jaskier who sticks up for him despite him being a witcher. They end up making a speedy getaway out of town, thus starting their decades long journey of wandering the Continent together.

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