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    "The darkest hour is just before the dawn." -Thomas Fuller

    In which Sam and Dean suffer new wounds and stitch old ones back together.

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    30 Nov 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 95

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    Legolas never knew the right thing to do.

    In his forest, messages came on the breeze. The trees told him of approaching spiders. Small creatures told him where to find berries and even the earth beneath his feet told him, ‘this is where you belong’. He always knew what to do in the forest, but in this Mannish place he was at a loss.

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    Why did you write this?
    'Never Trust an ELF!': this scene in the movies got me thinking. Why exactly is Gimli so angry?

    So, what's the story about?
    This is a look at Legolas, who Tolkien was somewhat vague about in the book. We all love Orlando, but I've mixed it up and cast differently. This is also a cultural exploration of Dwarves, and a look at Gimli's growth in understanding that history may be more nuanced than what was on public record.

    Why is it so long?
    It is a worldbuilding meander, looking at some of the bits we were not shown in the books & films, including the bromances and slash. We explore the characters and events in both The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings, with back-stories, and rummaging in heads.

    I hope you enjoy it.

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    24 Nov 2021

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    From Jaskier, at least, it is friendship--love--unreturned but no less powerful because of it. He will still give his life for Geralt if it comes to it, and for all the witchers he’s never met who call Kaer Morhen their home. Their stronghold is Jaskier’s unfortunate secret to keep, and he will.

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    In the wake of the events on the mountain, Jaskier is captured by Nilfgaardian soldiers who are determined to find Geralt and Ciri. It will take all his courage and all his love to survive it, and all the fragile possibilities that come after.

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    09 Nov 2021

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    Nobles rarely marry for love. Jaskier marries the Warlord of the North to protect his sisters.

    It goes better than he expected.

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    01 Nov 2021

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    “How old are you, anyway?”

    Yellow eyes flicked wryly up to him. “Old enough to be more than your father, pup. C’mon, start putting your shit away.” The witcher stood, gathering their first pile of things— for the desk and its drawers— and neatly depositing them.

    “That’s not a number.” The bard smiled sweetly, eyes narrow, in the way Geralt said made him look like a little butcherbird: darling but violent-minded. “Don’t get shy now; you don’t look a day over seventy, dear-heart.”

    Geralt reached over and tugged his earlobe for the impertinence. “Cheeky, but close.”

    Jaskier laughed. Everything but his husband’s white hair looked to be late-thirties, perhaps forty; an excruciatingly fit, well-kept forty, but the shallow lines in his face and the fullness of his physique gave him away somewhat.

    “Fifty? Fifty-five? I’m not going to catch a case of the vapors, Geralt.” Jaskier made a point to keep his expression playful, despite the flush of embarrassment that crawled up his neck to color his face. He liked it, and Geralt knew that he liked it, so there was no shame in discussing it. Particularly when it kept the conversation away from why he liked it.

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    04 Oct 2021