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    wherein everything is the same, except when it isn’t.

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    “Oh, but that’s boring!” The bard sets themself down in a chair across the table from Geralt. They rest their chin in one of their rather delicate hands, elbow braced against the tabletop. They lock eyes with Geralt. They’ve got astonishingly blue eyes. “C’mon. You’re a witcher, aren’t you? Big scary swords, fun medallion.” They reach across the table, as if to tap his medallion, and Geralt pulls away. The bard’s grin turns wicked. “Usually, by now, the witcher would be the one coming to talk to me. You’re not the least bit curious?” They lean closer, forearms braced against the table, and lower their voice. “I mean, I’ve got chaos practically pouring off of me.” They’re close enough for Geralt to see the tip of their tongue as it catches between their teeth. “Like sex appeal. But intriguing.”

     

    Geralt sighs. “No.” The bard’s grin falls. Leaving his ale on the table, he slings his swords across his back and makes a go for the exit.

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    As winter creeps into the land Jaskier faces himself once again with the choice of whether or not he should ask Geralt to spend the winter months with him. There’s only one problem: As we all know, Jaskier isn’t very good at making sensible choices. Which is why you, dear reader, get to make the choices for him in this choose-your-own-adventure-fic.

    There’s no telling what the winter will bring for Jaskier and Geralt. Who knows, maybe you will read a tale of jealousy? Maybe one of curses and heartache? Maybe there will be drunken confessions or the danger of snowstorms? Maybe Jaskier will get to meet Geralt’s family or Geralt will get to meet Jaskier’s friends?

    I guess there’s only one way to find out.

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    Jaskier has been Ciri's tutor and companion for a little over two years now. It's been both a challenge and a joy for him to watch the princess grow and mature. Though she's only seven, she shows a wisdom beyond her years while still remaining wild enough to be unpredictable. While on leave during the autumn to spend time with Essi he's recalled to Cintra to deal with an unexpected problem that quickly turns into a crisis. Jaskier handles it as best he can, but after it's over, tensions continue to rise.

    War is coming. Nilfgaard is on the move and nobody seems to know what to do.

    Takes place after "Promises and Regrets"
    (Tags Updated 5-3-21)

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    Julian and Lambert have lived next door to each other as long as they can remember, and have been close friends for nearly as long. Lambert entrusts a box of his most prized possessions to his best friend, and spends more and more time with him and away from his own house. Before either can come to terms with what this means for them, tragedy strikes and both boys are left wondering if they'll ever see their friend again.

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    When an old enemy of Geralt’s seemingly returns from the dead, he brings with him an ultimatum: Geralt must give up his identity as the Witcher, or have his life and his family destroyed. But after catastrophe strikes, it’s up to Jaskier to keep the people he loves safe.

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    Later on, looking back on it all, Jaskier isn’t quite sure how it got so out of hand. It all seemed so natural at the time.

    The first time is a misunderstanding. An innkeeper assumes he is travelling with his wife, and not a grumpy witcher. Apparently, Jaskier just seems like someone with a wife. And it seems easier to go along with it.

    And then the nicknames start. And he can’t make himself stop.

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    Geralt has been an EMT for about six months when he's called to the scene of a drunken student who has managed to get his head stuck in a traffic cone. Things get both better and worse from there.

    Or; a tale in three acts [accidents].

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    Here’s the thing: Geralt isn’t real.

    Jaskier sings about him, sure, and people seem to assume the tales of the White Wolf are true, and sometimes they ask the bard where his traveling companion is. Jaskier always makes something up, because it’s easier than the truth.

    Geralt isn’t real. He’s a figment of Jaskier’s imagination, has been for years, and sure, sometimes Jaskier hears his voice telling him that his songs are wrong, but he was always a fanciful lad. It’s just his brain working overtime.

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    Here’s the thing: Geralt is real.

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    Not that Jaskier was an expert being fresh out of a break-up but he was pretty sure he wasn't lucky enough to have his evening end in more than holding back his friend's hair while they regretted their alcohol consumption.

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    Geralt and Yennefer have a perfectly fine relationship where they save all their polite energy for the interactions they have in front of their nearly grown daughter. But when both of them separately begin to casually date a sweet, thoughtful musician, perhaps that same force that softened them can also bring them together again. Trouble is, Jaskier has played this game before. Just once he wants to be kept. He wants to be in the relationship with them. For as long as they'll let him.

     
    Julian, Jaskier, and Professor Pankratz through three sets of eyes as partners and a family comes together

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    Jaskier is injured during the war with Nilfgaard and has to come to terms with his new life and body. He meets his game keeper Geralt.

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    Jaskier is a folk musician, while Geralt has retired from The Witchers after being injured and is now a sheep farmer in Derbyshire. And they were room-mates...

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    Jaskier asks Essi for dating advice. Geralt overhears and comes to the wrong conclusion.

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    Essi turned back to the register, pretending to organize the cash. Where were all the customers when he needed them! “Well you’ve shot down both of my ideas, so I’m not sure what to tell you Jaskier. Unless you want to just ask a random person to be your date?”

    Jaskier spun around so fast that this time he did knock over the tower of small hot drink cups.

    Realizing her mistake, Essi jabbed the cap of her sharpie into Jaskier’s chest. “Julian Alfred Pankratz. Don’t you dare.”

     

    or: jaskiers step brother valdo bet him that he couldn't get a partner in two months. there's less than 12 hours until the bet is up, and all jaskier knows is that valdo cant lose because he refuses to hand over his bottle of limited edition, crystal head vodka

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    "Everything I am is bound to all that you are and you... You have no idea how I felt. Four years of agony, thinking you’d never want me again -"

    “Of course I know!” Geralt bellows, “Of course I know, Jaskier, dammit!”

    In which Geralt and Jaskier were happily bonded but then Geralt had to make the wish to save Yennefer - she was their friend, after all - and it resulted in a tangled, painful mess. Now, however, one crucial knot has come loose. Jaskier and Geralt must finally talk.

    (Alternatively: Geralt comes to the party at Oxentfurt with only one thought in mind - get his mate back. But, even though there's virtually no plan, things quickly go to shit. Jaskier isn't so willing to talk. Yennefer suffers the idiocy. The reunion brings back many painful memories).

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    Mgr Julian “Jaskier” Pankratz, fresh polish linguistics and philology graduate, is offered due to graduating summa cum laude a scholarship and a place in PhD program along with a position of polish language and literature teacher in the liceum where he was doing his teaching apprenticeship. Away from the grip of his overbearing parents, a new chapter of Jaskier’s life is beginning to write itself. Literally.

    To start writing, he has to find a long lost spark of inspiration. He didn’t find inspiration, he found a wolf. The White Wolf.

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    The morning after Jaskier’s first wedding, he wakes up with a pounding hangover, naked and drooling all over the shoulder of his best friends’ fiancé.

    Oh fuck, he thinks, noting the glint of a cheap wedding band on his finger, the large block capital writing sprawled on Yennefer’s back that announces ‘JUST MARRIED’ three weeks too early.

    Promptly, he stumbles to the hotel bathroom to throw up.

    -///-

    Or, when Jaskier drunkenly marries his best friend's fiance in Vegas everything in his life gets a hundred times more complicated, not least of all because Jaskier's been pining after said best friend for a decade and a half. If he was going to ruin Geralt's wedding by drunkenly confessing his love to anyone he really didn't think it would be Yennefer and yet...here they are.

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    Jaskier, a royal pleasure slave, isn't exactly happy with his lot in life—he's having sex with less than desirable nobles at a pace nobody would want—but he's learned to be content with it. Things could be a lot worse.

    On occasion, Radovid sends him away to bestow his services on nobles who aren't stationed at court. During one such trip Jaskier witnesses the murder of a noble he was supposed to be pleasing, and sees the faces of the assassins; to keep him from identifying them to the authorities, Jaskier is taken with them when they leave, and finds himself held in the royal palace of Rivia. Life in Rivia is anything but what Jaskier would have expected and both the king of Rivia and his right hand are unlike any nobles Jaskier has ever known; the more time he spends with them, the more he realizes that they might just be what they seem to be—good men.

    (regular updates Mondays)

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    Spending the winter with Geralt on Corvo Bianco, Jaskier receives an invitation to teach a semester at Oxenfurt. That’s awesome.

    It’s signed by none other than Valdo Marx. That’s less awesome.

    If not to say complete fucking bullshit.

    Turns out he was running from a very messy breakup when he met Geralt in Posada and it’s now catching up with him, thirty years later.

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    “Jaskier, could you open the window?” Geralt asks while staring at Valdo like he’s a particularly disgusting kikimora and he’s going to rid the world of it any minute now.

    (That’s saying something, even a comparatively pretty kikimora is ugly as sin.)

    Jaskier has no idea where this is going, but he can’t wait to find out.

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    Jaskier told himself it was the suffering that made his music better and he would say as much to anyone he met.

    The miles he had trekked to this new place were a reminder of the long road to success, the lack of interest from the crowd showed their inability to appreciate talent when they heard it and frankly the mugging at the end of the night would be a good song one day.

    At least, that’s what Jaskier told himself as he was punched in the face for the second time.

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    3/?
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