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    The world is at peace, Ikithon is dead, and Essek & Caleb are living happily with each other.
    That is until some unknown force rewrites the very fabric of time, and suddenly Essek is flung into a dark and sinister world, where Ikithon won, Caleb is a shell of his former self, and no one remembers the previous timeline except Essek himself. The Shadowhand will have to navigate the waters that are now more treacherous than they ever were before - all while unwillingly fighting against the man he loves.

    A sequel (of sorts) to I'll Follow You Into the Dark

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    The Mighty Nein get some much needed respite from the perils of Aeor’s ruin and Essek learns some things about someone he cares for deeply.

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    Essek doesn't care about anyone, until he does.

    What happens after you betray the only friends you've ever had and unexpectedly develop a conscience? You try to make amends and move forward in a world that, unsurprisingly, wants you dead.

    (Updated summary because what started as a character study suddenly has plot, now!)

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    Essek is shown his guest room and takes in the decor Caleb had created. The 'Shadowhand' walls he tries to keep up come crashing down.

     

    Essek's POV, a missing scene from Episode 133 where we see Essek in his room. Somewhat spoilers for the episode.

    Also written for Essek Week prompts Stars and Tower.

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    When Essek's plan to double-cross the Cerberus Assembly fails, he finds himself a prisoner of the Scourgers.

    He also finds Bren.

    They make a deal - Essek's mind for Bren's body - and Essek realizes that maybe he has always been a little selfish, a little disloyal.

    Maybe he can teach Bren to be the same.

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    The last person Caleb Widogast, Professor of Modern History, expects to find as he walks in a random pub in a foreign city at the end of a long conference is Dr. Essek Thelyss, eminent Latinist and his sort-of intellectual crush.

    Things rapidly evolve from there, in rather unexpected ways.

    (Written for Essek Week 2021)

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    Thursday, April 8th, Day Five: breathe // eye contact

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    It’s true that he’d never truly cared for anyone before, especially not like this. Not with such wanting. Caleb Widogast is a flame. Powerful and enticing and bright. A light in the darkness. Something aches in his chest for want of it. Despite his personal inexperience, Essek recognizes the desire for what it is, though he dares not put a name to it yet. To name it would be to hope. It would be foolish to hope after all he’d done.

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    essek is really not meant for adventuring and is left bedridden after an encounter, and caleb keeps watch over him. what else are wizards pining for each other supposed to do thats not sitting in a room and being angsty and secretly in love?

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    Essek and Caleb share warm words after a cold battle.

    Canon compliant, post episode 132.

    Essek week prompt: whiskey and battle.

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    By the time the Mighty Nine emerge from the Happy Fun Ball, the King is dead, two members of the Assembly have been executed for the crime, and, in the hopes of ending the war, Essek Thelyss has been engaged to one of their replacements - the Archmage Caleb Widogast.

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    Essek couldn’t help the impossibly fond smile that turned the corners of his lips, pausing to commit everything to memory. The gentle flick of Frumpkin’s tail. Essek’s own worn, oversized sweater Caleb had liberated from his wardrobe. The way those stray locks of auburn hair tumbled over his face and moved on each breath. The soft, barely there part of his lips. The swoop of his eyelashes over the dusting of freckles across his cheeks. All of it.

    It knocked the breath out of Essek’s lungs, the physical ache in his chest as the reminder of how much he loved this foolishly predictable man slammed into him. Caleb, who tried to busy himself until far too late an hour, waiting for him to come home.

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    Looking around at the Mighty Nein, Essek felt more emotion resting in his heart than he had in over a hundred years. This year had been the most harrowing of his life, but he couldn’t say he regretted meeting them.

    They had taken his hand and dragged him out of hell.

    It was only fitting for them to drag him right back into another.

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    Essek makes it to the external door, slamming it open with a gesture as he ducks through. Squinting in the sudden brightness, he pauses, staring around at the empty snow and waiting.

    Waiting, and hoping, remembering his own failed attempts, the phantom pain that spasmed up his back and cramped his leg, that he had to breathe through to dissipate. Teleportation was risky. He had warned Caleb…

    No. Caleb will be fine. They will all be fine.

    They have to be fine.

    ———

    Jester's divine intervention works guaranteeing them a safe teleport to Eiselcross, a conversation is had, and comfort is found. An alternative end to C2E128 - Cat and Mouse.

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    Essek glides over the snow-covered tundra in silence. The blinding glare of the morning sun seems to reflect from all directions simultaneously — and he is rapidly developing a headache. 

    The tinted goggles that could have helped with this very problem are on his office desk back at the outpost. He’d simply meant to pop back to Rosohna for perhaps an hour, then return straight to his new abode in the Biting North with the research volumes from his library he’d learned he couldn’t do without and the supply of blank transcribing journals that he’d learned the outpost lacked. Essek never intended to see the sunlight on this quick errand, after all, and he was always loath to don the goggles for the visible, undignified rings of pinched skin they left around his eyes and nose. Despite all the things he’s had to relinquish control over, or perhaps because of that, Essek finds he still cares about appearances. 

    Of course, things did not go to plan.
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    Or the fic where Essek “Teleport Champ” Thelyss spends his free time performing risky teleports For Science while ruminating on what sent him to Aeor in the first place.

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    Essek and Caleb are selfish men. But they're also cowards, and they don't know how to ask for what they want. So Essek always listens when Caleb does manage to ask for what he wants.

    And he listens closely when Caleb says,

    “I’m going to say something incredibly selfish.”

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    Essek receives an Amulet of Proof from Caleb when they arrive back in Eiselcross. It takes a bit of time to start working.

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    Essek won't let falling in love with Caleb interfere with his work, until it does. He won't let his fondness for the Nein distract him from his ambitions, until they do. Now he has to choose between stopping a war and stopping Trent.

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    Essek lives in a world of color, but what is his favorite?

    Based on the art work of @starsnart on Tumblr. Specifically this installment is inspired by the art you can find here...
    https://starsnart.tumblr.com/post/643920079820636160/what-is-tieflingesseks-favorite-color-or-is-he

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    A few message spells and a strange dwarf with a note later, Essek is losing his mind on top of the snowy outpost waiting for his friends. How dare he have feelings. This would be so much easier if he could just not care. Oh well, c'est la vie.

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