18 Works in Daud/Jessamine Kaldwin

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    'The royal family employs no bodyguards. A would-be assassin discovers why.'

    Jessamine Kaldwin is approaching adulthood, and the Empress-in-Waiting already feels the stresses of her future mantle like the boughs of trees straining in a gale. In a dire fit of rebellion, she turns to the one person who could help. Euhorn ages ten years and needs a drink.

    A fun prompt for tumblr user lazywhaler, cause they were pining for some Jess/Daud shenanigans. Hope this lives up to what you were envisioning!

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    The bodyguard’s early return ruined the plan, in more ways than one. For Burrows, it was one more thing woefully and insolently slipping past his tenuous need for control — for Daud, it was yet another complication to what was already an utter nightmare. Attano wasn’t supposed to be there. He was supposed to arrive two days later, when the Whalers could pick up him before he ever reached the Tower. They’d need to, if there was to be any getting to him. Burrows wanted to be waiting for him, with the dreadful news, to use him for his own ends after the Empress’ death. The aspiring Lord Regent was not to know that the assassin he’d paid to do his dirty work had… other ideas. Such as not murdering an Empress at all.

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    4 word prompts that turned into a story.

    Jessamine Kaldwin was empress in a city fighting a plague.
    Corvo Attano was her loyal bodyguard on a warpath with the entire nobility of Dunwall.
    Daud was the assassin that only changed sides because Burrows had gone insane.
    He was also their new spymaster.
    With one or two gang wars brewing, the leftovers of Burrows' betrayal still on the loose, the flood of the century threatening the already destabilized city, and a mystery whispered in dreams, what could possibly go wrong?

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    This, Daud has come to realize, was inevitable.

    Between an Empress and her bodyguard, the weight of what had come before pulling him ever lower, all but helpless.

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    What if the Kaldwins never took the throne, Corvo Attano never became Royal Protector, and Daud was never marked by the Outsider?
    And what if the author had a giant crush on Jane Austen?

    “Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience—or give it a more fascinating name, call it hope.”
    — Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

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    In 1824, Jessamine Kaldwin and Daud meet, under spurious circumstances, in Karnaca. The chance encounter should change both their lives.

    Basically, a Roman Holiday AU featuring a lost princess and a very grumpy assassin.

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    Kink-meme fill - https://dishonored-kinkmeme.dreamwidth.org/446.html?thread=540606#cmt540606
    Corvo/Daud/Jessamine---
    "I don't know why I want this, but I want an AU where Daud doesn't assassinate Jessamine for whatever reason and instead this OT3 happens, again for whatever reason"

    Basically Daud grows a conscience just in time, works with the Empress and the Lord Protector to save the Empire and doesn't realize that he may be falling for both of them. Except that he absolutely is.

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    Jessamine stepped forward, reaching out to place a hand on one of the cold, metal bars of his prison cell. “How could I possibly come to trust you?”

    “You can’t,” Daud answered bluntly. “In your position, Empress of the Isles, you shouldn’t trust anyone, not if you want to stay alive.” He leaned forward, resting his arms on his knees as he looked her in the eye. “But when I’m hired for a job, I do it well.”
     

    When an accident takes Corvo from her side, Jessamine must choose a new Royal Protector, and she's presented with an unconventional candidate for the position.

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    When the Empress returns from the dead, Daud becomes her servant.

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    She keeps her mask on the entire time.

    That’s not unheard of during Fugue, but it’s a rare enough thing for him to take notice.

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    “I travelled to the shrines for years, trying to learn more about Him — from Him.”
    “But you’re not…” Jessamine’s eyes strayed to the back of Daud's hand, ungloved. He raised it for her to see, smiling.
    “No, He did not mark me. I was not… interesting enough.”

     

    Sneak peek for Call It Hope.

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    He was, objectively, a bastard, and a stubborn one at that. He’d refused any gratitude as he had the Empire’s coin, and the day Jessamine, Emily, and Corvo had moved back into the Tower, he’d been all but ready to leave the city. It was in her quarters, untouched since their escape, that she asked him to stay.

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    "When I killed the Empress, stole the girl, something inside me broke."
    Daud regrets everything, but the blood on his hands will never wash off no matter what.

    a funny little play around with canon

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    The Boyles' masquerade ball led Becky Atkin to stumble to a familiar face which later then became the turning point of her life. (Re-post)

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    Dawn is the hour of secrets.

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    Jessamine never knew when these meetings have started or when they have started doing this.

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    They had been pushed together by forces they did not understand. Then there were secrets to keep, choices to make, and they both lost everything in the end.

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    Time does not exist during the Fugue Feast, and masks fall away as easily as they are donned.

    Even an Empress must participate.

    ((equal parts porn and plot.))

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