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    Geralt is cursed by a witch and the only cure is to have a man take him. He plans to deal with that in his own way, but, of course, Jaskier offers his help, and of course, things get complicated.

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    Jaskier is a genie that has been “freed” from his “bottle” which is bits and pieces of his lute. He isn’t truly free but enough to not actually care about being a genie. He's been traveling the world doing whatever. Upon meeting Geralt, he pretends to be a normal bard as he does with everyone but every now and then when Geralt wants something it just seems to be easier to get it. Sometimes when it’s a close call with a monster, any healing supplies are always nearby, sometimes they always have the right amount of coin, sometimes Jaskier just knows exactly what is needed for any given situation

    Sometimes Jaskier and Geralt split paths and Geralt notices how his luck seems to better when his little strange bard is around.

    I swear it gets so much better the further in you get

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    Jaskier sang softly to himself as he set the edge of his small flat chisel against the expanse of smooth white marble like he had done a thousand - a hundred thousand times before. He raised his hammer to just tap lightly, carving one last faint claw mark so carefully next to its mates.

    He could almost imagine that the statue was listening - the stone form of the witcher perhaps merely resting his eyes or feigning sleep.

    Jaskier struck the chisel once, twice, thr-

    His wrist exploded in pain as a hand grabbed Jaskier suddenly; strong fingers holding him unexpectedly, unbearably tight.

    And just underneath Jaskier's hands, the marble chest rose as the statue took its first breath - a shuddering, gasping thing as miraculous as it was impossible…

    (Fic is complete, updates every Sunday.)
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    Тревожные записки на осенних листьях.

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    Jaskier was born in Nilfgaard. After the dragon hunt he decides to go home and perform his duty.

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    “Did you know?” Yennefer said to Geralt, who was still staring at the wall in shock, “Did you know he was Nilfgaardian?”

    “No. Didn’t even know he was a viscount.”

    “Surely?”

    “Knew he was a noble, but – he spoke like a Redanian. Always went back to Oxenfurt or Novigrad,” Geralt said, sort of numb.

    “‘Promoted after the siege of Cintra in commendation for services rendered. Also commended for acts of valour in the face of the enemy during the Siege of Aedirn’.”

    “They lost, didn’t they?”

    “But they could have lost much worse. He sold her out,” she slammed the letter onto the tabletop.

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    Later, Geralt will mark the kiss as the beginning of the end. If he hadn’t kissed Jaskier, perhaps he wouldn't have hungered for him the way he did for all those years, perhaps he could have just had a decent pity fuck and been on his way. He could have avoided the resentment and misunderstandings and those tense, dreadful silences. He could have avoided Jaskier’s frustratingly genuine tenderness that he never quite knew what to do with. 

    Yet, if Geralt hadn’t kissed him, if he’d taken only what he was owed and no more, Jaskier might not have followed him for as long as he did, might not have loved him so loyally and loudly, might not have washed his hair and cleaned his armor and traced his jawline with lute-calloused fingers whenever he’d thought Geralt was asleep. Even twenty-two years later, he is never sure if he regrets kissing Jaskier that first time, if that moment of selfishness had been their deliverance or their doom. In Novigrad, after the mountain, after everything, Jaskier will say it was both, and then he will laugh and laugh and laugh, but the laughter won’t be sweet, it will be all hard edges and dashed hopes.

    (Despite Geralt’s best efforts, he and Jaskier keep meeting. They keep fucking, too.)

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    Jaskier has been fighting himself for years over the state of his relationship with Stella.
    It was long past time he grew a spine and made the most important choice of his life.

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    With a note Ask me about my coffee, a new chapter begins.

    In which Jaskier needs a fake date and Geralt needs to leave his place a little. They're both men with a baggage and a real relationship is out of the question. That's why all those times they go out, it's just for fun. No falling in love is happening, no sir.

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    Geralt is killed before he can apologize to Jaskier for what he said on the mountain, and so his ghost lingers on, watching over his bard.

    Jaskier doesn't take the news of Geralt's death very well. He would be crying himself to sleep each night if he wasn't spending all his time worrying about a certain power-hungry sorceress.

    Yennefer wants a child, and with Geralt gone, it only seems fitting that she should care for his surprise child in his stead. Right?

    Even though she's a ghost, Renfri still has something haunting her.

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    Drabbles and Oneshots set within and after 'Parallel', the first work in this series where Jaskier adopts Dara and trains him up in the bardic arts.

    I'd read Parallel first - this probably makes sense without but this is the spin-off.

    Chapter 1: Jaskier has a teeny-tiny freak out over his new found guardianship. Dara has a bath.
    Chapter 2: Jaskier and Dara attend a wedding and Dara finds The O N E. (07/10/20)
    Chapter 3: Jaskier and Dara practice rivalry in Cidaris. Anita Pankratz reconnects with her brother. (29/10/2020)
    Chapter 4: Jaskier gets bard-napped. (7/11/2020)
    Chapter 5: Glod and Dara rehearse a play. Jaskier's getting old. (20/11/2020)
    Chapter 6: Dara has two emotional days. Jaskier "dad's". (05/01/2021)
    Chapter 7: Dara and Jaskier meet Lambert and learn about mutual friends. (15/09/2021)

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    In a modern world, witcher Eskel and his best friend, the sorceress Yennefer, acquire a child through the law of surprise.

    Jaskier, a man with his life in shambles after his ex kidnapped their child, moves across the country to start over.

    Unbeknownst to them, the child is one and the same, and their worlds are about to collide.

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    After completing a contract for the Countess de Stael, Geralt doesn't expect to walk away with much. A night in a warm bed, a full belly, a coin purse made just a little bit heavier.

    Instead, he finds himself in possession of a magically enslaved bard—an Indebted. Despite his long years, Geralt still manages to be surprised by the cruelty of men. The Path is no place for a man, and he doesn't want a slave. But Destiny has other plans, and Geralt finds himself struggling to navigate the ethical minefield of guardianship and possession while walking the Path with his new companion.

    Meanwhile, Jaskier tries to figure out where he stands with his strange new Benefactor.

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    It's senior year, and Geralt has realized that he's in love with his best friend. Sadly, Jaskier is Absolutely Straight, No Doubt About It, and so Geralt decides that he will never, ever confess his feelings. But then he discovers Jaskier's fleshlight, inadvertently altering the course of their friendship forever.

    Or maybe not. After all, it's not gay if you say "no homo".

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    “Thank you,” he murmurs to Geralt as they sit together on his couch, both nursing hot toddies (Geralt’s praise for Jaskier’s heavy pour was so effusive it made him blush like he hasn’t since he was a teenager and Victoria Stael had him by the wrist at a Grammys afterparty) and watching the girls play with the LEGO set Jaskier got Essi for Chanukah. It’s for the gifts but it’s also for everything else.

    “The wine is really more for me than for you, Jas,” Geralt smirks, but he softens quickly, his gaze warm, nudging Jaskier with his shoulder, understanding what Jaskier was trying to say without needing to be told. “But no problem.”

    That’s what Jaskier likes about Geralt. With him, some things can be left unsaid. Jaskier never thought he’d take such comfort in silence, wordsmith that he is and has always been, but with Geralt, he is learning how to sit with the quiet, how to speak without sound.

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    After Geralt’s death, Jaskier returns to the fae realm, unable to live in the human world without the witcher he loved. When he’s attacked and nearly killed eight centuries later, Jaskier flees back to the human world, where he finds himself face-to-face with Geralt. This Geralt is a redheaded, freckled human with no memory of his life as a witcher or of Jaskier. But as Jaskier gets to know his oldest friend all over again— and starts to fall in love with him all over again— a mysterious enemy threatens both their lives.

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    “Yennefer, Yenna, Yen. Dearest of my heart, most terrifying sorceress I know,” says Jaskier with bright, shining eyes. “Did you hear there’s a Witcher in town?”

    “Maybe a mumble or two,” Yennefer says, giving Geralt a knowing glance. He glares back, hunching in on himself, wishing he could blend into the wall.

    Jaskier grabs Yennefer’s hands. “Yenna, I’m begging you to help me find him. I’ve always wanted to meet a Witcher. Please. I’ll do anything.”

    “As tempting as that sounds,” Yennefer replies wryly, retracting her hand and patting Jaskier’s arm. “I’m afraid I can’t.”

     Thank the fucking gods. Finally, some reason. Inwardly, Geralt sighs in relief. He tries not to feel bad about the way Jaskier’s shoulders drop with disappointment, his expression crestfallen.

    “But Geralt can help,” Yennefer - the absolute arsehole - continues merrily. “Isn’t that right, Geralt?”

    Fuck.

     

    AKA: the incredibly loose and not at all accurate adaptation of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist that nobody asked for. Written for the Geraskier Big Bang.

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    The Winter Woods. Rumored to hide monsters of your deepest fears and that whoever enters never makes it out alive.

    So, naturally, Jaskier, being utterly smashed and utterly heartbroken over the Countess's betrayal finds it to be the perfect spot to drunkenly wail his broken heart. No one will hurt him again when he disappears into the woods.

    Forever.

    So how in the hell does he wake up in his bed the next morning alive?

    ***ON HIATUS***

    Or:

    Geralt's a hermit in the woods. Jaskier's a curious bastard who never knows when to leave something alone. This will go about as well as you think it could.

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    When Eskel is hired to kill an incubus who ruined a noble wedding, he finds that his target is far from a bloodthirsty beast, a too-pretty court bard. Eskel spares Jaskier and they go their separate ways, with Eskel expecting never to see the incubus again. But Jaskier has other ideas.

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    Geralt finds a world that already seems at arms length makes less and less sense after the loss of the woman he loves. He finds some in a sorceress he is better off steering clear of as well as an ally in a force he vehemently opposes, destiny. Geralt is adapting to survive, changing, if his love returns to him will they even recognize one another.

    -aka-
    My universe's take on season one.

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    Готическая сказка об одержимости музыкой.

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