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  1. Public Bookmark 52

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    Geralt gets hired to deal with a devil. Not that devils are real: it's probably an incubus, or maybe a puck.

    It’s not. It’s a trickster.

    And now he has a whole other problem. Namely that the trickster keeps showing up just to spite him.

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    09 Jul 2020

  2. Public Bookmark 67

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    The memory of this particular town is one of the softer ones, bright and full of color, the air filled with music and song and the heady aromas of spices and savory meats, of tangy fruits and desserts almost too saccharine. Blood, too, from the head of the bruxa he'd killed, but covered by the overwhelming scent of relief that started permeating the town when word spread that the creature was dead.

    He remembers warm sunlight and a gentle summer breeze. He remembers blue, bright and clear: blue eyes beneath a blue sky, shining with mirth, and pink lips that tasted like sweet honey, soft against his own.

     

     

    When Geralt returns to the town where he met a blue-eyed bard that stole his heart, he finds it much less lively than it had been a decade before, despite it being nearly Midsummer. Something haunts the fields, sucking the light and life from the land, and the people are desperate for their peace and traditions back.

    The distinct lack of that blue-eyed bard with a soul as warm as sunlight feels like a terrible, cruel omen.

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    09 Jul 2020

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    “Well, that’s a separate issue entirely, isn’t it?” Jaskier says, clearly enthused by being taken on. “I’m opposed to marriage on principle. Would you like to know why?”

    “No,” says Geralt.

    “I’ll tell you why,” says Jaskier.

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    08 Jul 2020

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    When Witchers were created, so to were The Companions. A person who journeys with a Witcher to keep them sane, to heal them, to offer comfort, to reassure villages that the Witcher is not a monster, will not go on a rampage, or slake their needs at the local bawdy house. A Witcher cannot travel without a Companion, and Companions are granted agelessness to follow their Witchers.

    After Blaviken, Geralt is without a Companion, them having fled after the massacre. And perhaps it was the second...fifth one to flee Geralt. It wasn't his fault they were morons.

    Jaskier has been fired by one...three Witchers for being too mouthy, frustrating, a list of things that he thinks is quite unfair.

    Vesemir makes it clear they are each other's last chance. Work well together, or Jaskier will begin to age again, and Geralt will never leave the walls of Kaer Morhen.

    Jaskier and Geralt are deeply unimpressed with each other but agree to play along. They didn't expect to fall madly in love. Soulmates are just fairy tales, after all. Not for the likes of them.

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    08 Jul 2020

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    “You’d like us to be intimate then?” Geralt inquired earnestly. Jaskier nearly choked on his spit.

    “We’re married, aren’t we?”

    “Plenty of married couples would rather clean gutters than see each other bare. And you have that tavern girl of yours, from the village-- hush, that’s not an admonishment. I just assumed you’d been… put up for auction, when a groom was requested in the place of a bride. That you had no earnest, physical interest in men. Or if you did, that I was out of your age bracket. Which is acceptable. I have less than no interest in traumatizing you, or anyone, with my attentions.”

    It was beginning to sink in for Jaskier that maybe, just maybe, he had in fact been joined in holy matrimony with a perfectly lovely man.

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    06 Jul 2020