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  1. Public Bookmark 56

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    Judge Roberta Field eyed the next case on the docket balefully. She’d known it was coming. As soon as she’d seen it appear in her schedule she’d cursed and debated “breaking a leg”, since it had been too late to have another baby as a way out. She’d convinced herself that was too extreme, however, and lulled herself into a false sense of security that she must be misremembering and it wouldn’t be that bad. So she’d decided to keep working and let it happen. And now it was here.

    The Bouchard-Lukas divorce.

    Again.

    It had been three years since the last one, which had to be a new record.

     
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    Elias and Peter are divorcing again. In trying to decide the division of their marital property, they need some witnesses to assist their respective cases. This is unfortunate for Jon and Martin, who would really rather be elsewhere.

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    14 Jan 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 68

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    'I've noticed, that, ah, maybe, you- you don't, ah, hate me,' Jon says at last.
    There is a lengthy silence.
    'Um,' says Martin at last. 'No I- I don't- I don't hate you? Is that a- a- problem?'

     

     

    After returning from America, Jon shoots his shot. It goes... surprisingly well, given that it's him.

    Unfortunately there's also the matter of the Magnus Institute Employee Code Of Conduct Rules Regarding Romantic Relationships Between Employees, and all of the supplementary paperwork that needs to be filled in every time they go on a date.

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    08 Jan 2021

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    Geralt looks down at the cat, happily licking his jaws. He doesn’t want to spoil the cat. Or rather, he feels like he shouldn’t spoil him.

    He slips the cat another fish. The cat gazes up at him, a wide-eyed look of devotion; he looks awed, as if he’s never been shown such kindness as two little fish all to himself. Taking a step forward he butts his head against Geralt’s knee, nuzzling at it, eyes falling closed.

    Geralt finds a cat which is strangely unafraid of witchers, and adopts it; or rather, the cat adopts him.

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    31 Dec 2020

  4. Public Bookmark 67

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    Sometimes, the most horrifying thing of all is what might have been.

    Somewhere, Jon could swear he heard a crowd laughing.

    Or: in which Jonathan Sims is forced to swap places with his alternate self—a tall, chivalrous hero extraordinaire, who knows neither fear nor nuance—and is sent to the aggressively straight alternate universe the Magnus Archives was never meant to be.

    “Whatever place this is,” Jon announced, “I just want to be sure it knows I hate it.”

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    30 Dec 2020

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    At first, he thinks Jaskier is simply ignoring his admonishment not to touch Roach to be defiant. After all, he'd once snapped, "Must you stir shit everywhere you go?" at the young bard, and, without any shame whatsoever, Jaskier had responded, "Not sure. I've never really tried not to."

    And fuck if that didn't describe the idiot in a nutshell.

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    25 Dec 2020