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    Eskel never thought he'd have the chance to be with Lambert, so he never really stopped to considered how to conceal his most shameful secret from the other Witcher.

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    When Eskel showed back up at Kaer Morhen after the Battle of the Possessed Princess, Jaskier for one had not been surprised. Witchers seemed to survive all manner of unlikely odds. He was surprised to learn that witchers could be something other than taciturn and gruff, and could actually be quite gentlemanly.

    Eskel, meanwhile, was surprised to learn that the bard Geralt had been complaining about for years was, in fact, an altruistic, loyal, charming young man who did not seem off-put by Eskel’s appearance, and actually had valuable contributions.

    Maybe Jaskier’s long-unrequited love for a witcher could find a new, more-requited subject in his brother.

    AKA post-S2 fix-it rom-com where Eskel lives and Jaskier gets the appreciation he deserves.

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    Eskel has been waiting for Jaskier and Geralt to make it up the mountain for weeks, wondering if their fling over the past winter would continue for another season. When they arrive Eskel wonders if they will like what they find...

    Aka: Eskel's self-loathing clouds his vision and Jaskier and Geralt fix it with cuddles and sweet words (or grunts in Geralt's case)

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    Something nagging in his gut tells him something's wrong.

    He grips his medallion tightly, still vibrating against his chest. Worry knots itself in his chest, and he briefly considers the possibility of him being the cause. Not that he broke his medallion through his foul actions - and general shittiness of character - but maybe that his Chaos is acting up out of shock.

    Or,

    Eskel's medallion hasn't stopped humming, and he begins to wonder if he's the monster, if his Chaos is to blame, or if his reward for a job well-done is a curse bound to his magic.

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    Becoming a barman at a strip-club while completing his PhD was enough for Eskel to wrap his head around. He hadn't expected to fall in lust with one of the dancers during his first shift as well.

    Because it was Eskel, of course it was the cage dancer with the rather murderous facial expression.

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    After Eskel refuses to kiss him on the lips for several days. Lambert thinks he has the right to know why.

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    “Do we have to do this?” Eskel’s eye twitches. He likes to consider himself to be a fairly patient man, but if Deidre asks him if they have to do this one more fucking time, all bets are off. She’s been a broken fucking record for the last half-hour, and it’s really starting to grate on his already frazzled nerves.

    Jaskier had been dropping hints left, right, and center that it was well past time for Eskel to meet his mother. Eskel agreed—Jaskier had already met his mother and father, both of his younger brothers, and his nieces, and had been welcomed into their little family with open arms and relatively few threats to his life—but that didn’t mean he was in any kind of rush to make it happen. Jaskier was a boisterous ball of rainbows and sunshine, of course Eskel’s family had loved him. Eskel was—his eye twitches again, a little harder this time—Eskel was about to lose his fucking shit. All he’d asked was for Deidre to put on her dress and comb her hair so that she would be ready to leave by noon. It’s twelve-thirty, and she’s still in her pajamas.

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    The one where Thanksgiving starts as a disaster, and ends with everyone crying for all the right reasons.

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    The first time Eskel hears Geralt say Jaskier’s name, he knew it was important. It isn’t until years later that Eskel realizes that he’s fallen in love with a man he’s never met. What happens when they finally meet?

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    "He had never considered himself a vain man, but seeing all the details of himself that he had ever hated, had ever thought monstrous, had a stone sinking in his stomach."

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    After finding out Jaskier is his soulmate Eskel takes him to Kaer Morhen for the winter. There he meets the little family of wolves: Vesemir, Lambert, and of course there is Geralt, too, Jaskier's old flame and friend. They haven't met since the mountain, and the tension is rising between them after reuniting. Eskel is afraid that Jaskier is still in love with Geralt, Geralt is too stubborn to say sorry, Lambert and Vesemir don't trust in Jaskier, and well, Jaskier just wants his witchers to be happy.

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    Yennefer turns to face the temple. “I need a witcher’s help getting into that temple.”
    Eskel looks between her, the temple, and the statue of the goddess. “Have you found religion?”
    The look of thinly veiled disgust she gives him almost makes him laugh. “No, there’s something I need from inside.”
    “Door’s right there.”
    “I can see that. And behind that door is a giant three-headed snake.”

     

    Eskel’s never been sure what to make of Geralt’s other lover, Yennefer. But when she shows up at his camp one night, needing help navigating a cursed temple, the two of them start to see each other in a new light.

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    Jaskier grumbles, “You’re incorrigible.”

    “Can you blame me, when I have a mate as pretty as you?” Eskel teases. It’s hard for him to be so vocal, sometimes… but the sweet little blush that blooms on Jaskier’s cheeks is well worth the bit of shyness he needs to overcome.

    The words are tumbling out of Jaskier’s mouth before he has a chance to check them properly, “You’re beautiful, too.” Eskel pulls a hard stop, blinking at him rapidly. “What? You can compliment me, but I cannot do the same for you? That hardly seems fair.”

    “It’s not… I mean, you don’t have to… what?” Eskel looks like he’s been struck across the face, which is more than a bit not good.

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    Jaskier meets Eskel and immediately falls in love with him, but Eskel is demisexual. Although Jaskier loves sex, love is patient and he is willing to wait for as long as Eskel needs.

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    A moment passes, before Jaskier reaches up to toy with one of the loose strands of Eskel’s hair. “Are you sure that you’re going to be alright?”

    Eskel snorts, “Yes, love, I’m going to be fine. Difficult though it may be to believe, I did manage to keep both Deidre and Maggie alive for seven whole years before you came along. I think I can handle two more without accidentally starting the apocalypse.”

    Jaskier rolls his eyes, “Funny.” He knows that his alpha is good with kids, he does. It’s just… this is going to be his first day back at work since the twins were born, and he’s nervous. “You’ll call me if you need anything, right? Even if you just want to hear the sound of my voice.”

    The alpha hums, “Yes, love.”

    --

    Eskel has the day from hell. Jaskier strives to make it just a little bit better.

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    Eskel takes two magicians on a date to the local petting zoo. Two very attractive magicians.

    It all feels like a good idea until he remembers just how much he wants to impress them. However, before he can talk himself out of it, Jaskier and Geralt appear. How is Eskel meant to survive a whole date with Jaskier's flirting? How is he meant to respond to Geralt's wanting glances?

    And-- the most important question-- is it actually possible that these two men could like him back?

    (spoiler alert: yes)

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    “I’m sorry,” Eskel says sheepishly. “You are the most knowledgeable person I know, and I was hoping… ah…”

    He pauses and scratches the back of his head awkwardly. Triss waits patiently until he is ready. That is one of many reasons Eskel is so fond of her.

    “I want to learn about flower language. I have something I want to tell Jaskier.”

     

    Another repost from my witcher ficlets!

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    Eskel doesn’t doubt his loyalty, he just finds it very hard to believe Jaskier’s colorful words of love.
    Because how can he be worthy of it? How could he possibly be enough? Ugly, scarred, and dangerous as he is. How could he possibly hold Jaskier back, because of this wonderful loyalty?
    So he does everything in his might to keep him. To be worthy. He struggles, he fights his own insecurities, because even if he doubts his own worth, he has to trust Jaskier’s judgement.
    “It is my love, Eskel, and I give it to who I want.” Jaskier once told him. That time, his love wasn’t directed towards Eskel. And now it is.
    And it is just as heavy.

     

    This is a repost from my Ficlet collection!

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    It’s almost nine o’clock in the morning by the time Eskel slides into bed behind Jaskier, a heavily inked arm slinking around his midsection as a head of soft, loose honey-brown curls settles itself in-between his shoulder blades. It’s not unusual for him to come in around this time; in fact, he’s actually home a little earlier than usual. Geralt must’ve allowed him to take an early night.

    It is unusual for him to saddle up to Jaskier like this, though. At least, it has been, over the course of the last several weeks.

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    Philia — Affectionate Love. Philia is love without romantic attraction and occurs between friends or family members. It occurs when both people share the same values and respect each other — it's commonly referred to as “brotherly love.”

    Lilith leads a life and it's a very simple one: bake and get baked. She's seen dozens of witchers, and she can't say she's impressed with them. She doesn't expect this witcher to change that, but she might just find an expected acquaintance in this Eskel character...maybe even a lifelong friend.

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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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