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    Essek slips into his role as Caleb’s teacher as if it is all he was placed in this life to do.

    Caleb’s blue eyes hold steady, patient, but with an excitable restraint Essek knows to mean the anticipation of discovery.

    Safe in this study of Caleb’s making, Essek chooses to indulge the both of them further.

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    AKA the wizards truly begin their delve into Aeor’s mysteries and Essek stumbles into an unsavory likeness

    Fic is complete and updating every other day

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    In which Beau realizes Essek is courting Caleb before Caleb even realizes he's being courted.

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    Essek Thelyss has many secrets, but there are exactly two that matter to him more than any others. Should either be revealed to the Dynasty that he serves, his life would be forfeit. Or so he thought.

    The Luxon does not communicate its intentions clearly, and its motives are shrouded in mystery. But its word is the law, and when the Queen receives a vision, she is going to act on it, regardless of what that may mean for the religion that worships the light.

    And the Mighty Nein? Well, they're obviously going to help their friend, even if they still don't quite know if they trust him or not. Perhaps this could be the test to prove his intention? There's only one way to find out.

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    The Somnovem have been defeated, and Trent Ikithon will rot in a cell for the rest of his days. Caleb, however, is struggling with seeing his old teacher at the trial. Memories come bubbling up as he finds himself on Essek's doorstep, desperate to get away from the past.

    The wizards delve together into the Aeorian ruins to study the ancient magocracy and learn about themselves and what it means to heal.

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    The impossible was done even before they even had to battle the Somnoven, and Molly had been brought back to the Might Nein with a kiss. Back to friends that have changed and grown, and some even have fallen into love while he was gone. To a world that has lived without him. But could it last?

    Thrust into a fight that he could not have understood, Essek had to learn what it really meant to trust and love his friends, how rich life could be if he thought of more than himself. But there is still danger lurking for him from his past choices.

    Caleb finds himself between two magical purple men, who shouldn’t still be in his life, but against all odds are right by his side. Even as the adventures keep coming after Cognoza, with Trent’s defeat, lap dances at the Lavish Chateau, fights with the Cerberus Assembly, a bisexual maelstrom of sexual tension from all his past and present love interests, revelations about the Luxon and Lucien’s past.

    Come for the sexual humor, stay for the angst. A reimagining of episodes 136-141 and after. Slow burn Shadowidomauk. Smut is marked with “*” in chapter titles if that's what you are here for.

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    [the_shadowhand]
    I would be willing to help you come up with ideas, if you want, so long as you’re willing to teach me your ways with dirty talk.
    It’s… hard for me, I suppose. I never know what to say, let alone with the presence you have.

    [catsire]
    Why Herr Shadowhand, are you flirting?

    [the_shadowhand]
    Not intentionally. More… admiring a skill you have that I lack.

    Caleb is not disappointed. He’s not disappointed when they meet and The Shadowhand has the same casual fake flirty tone as his text. He’s not disappointed when they end up filming together, his feelings most definitely not returned. Caleb can live with the heat of his fixation on the other man as they, somehow, become friends beyond their work. He can handle himself just fine.

    It doesn’t matter that The Shadowhand is gorgeous and brilliant besides. He likes Caleb well enough and there could be hope, if Caleb wasn’t such a fucking mess. They can be friends, and coworkers of a strange sort. It’s fine.

     

    It’s fine.

     

    Until it’s not.

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    After Caleb's plan for the T-doc is changed, there are some old demons to face, and feelings to deal with.

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    Liam said Essek and Caleb would eventually become romantically envolved - once they worked out their own shit. And I decided to run with it.

    Also, Caleb is full of angst and trauma and I just couldn't leave that alone.

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    Caleb isn't trying to start a competition, but he'd discussed it with the others and they'd all agreed that Essek could do with a show of love after the cold winter.
    He is the first to give Essek another necklace (for love in Kryn Culture, although he never read much in the book as Beau had been hoarding it for translation), and that kicks off the gift giving competition anyway.
    Also messing around ensues, because an overwhelmed Essek just wants to show how much he appreciates these Nein.

    Pairings per chapter (noting they're in a big polycule in all chapters), ** denote those with more explicit content:
    1. Essek/Caleb, 2. Essek/The M9, 3. Essek/Jester**, 4. Essek/Yasha/Beauregard, 5. Essek/Kingsley**, 6. Essek/Yeza(/Veth), 7. Essek/Fjord**

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    Caleb Widogast's life is finally looking like it's on track: he's got a good job, his friends are all doing well, he remembers to take decent care of himself, and his familiar is the most popular figure in the Nicodranas library. Things are finally good. But are things ever truly quiet when your friends are The Mighty Nein?

    Dr. Essek Theylss has been exiled to the worst place his mother could think of — bright, sunny Nicodranas. Luckily, unbeknownst to her, Essek has a friend there already. Unbeknownst to him, his friend has been impatient to drag him into her shenanigans for a very long time.

    (also known as the peak of self indulgent fic)

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    “I love you, Essek Thelyss,” Caleb whispered.

    The tears were back abruptly, the laughter faded on his lips. Essek closed his eyes and felt wetness on his cheek. “I love you too,” he whispered. “Luxon, this is horrible.”

    Caleb laughed again. He pressed a kiss to Essek’s mouth, just brief enough to leave Essek wanting more. “It is quite a lot, is it not? But we will get through these terrible feelings together, you and I.”

    Essek made a face at him. “Do not sweet talk me, Caleb Widogast.”

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    A series of post canon shadowgast moments exploring what their lives together look like. From early moments to well into their established relationship, little snippets of the two wizards who choose love again and again.

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    “I see how it is now. First, you stand me up, then lure me over here hoping I fall for your ploy. Tell me, Caleb Widogast, was this your plan all along? Are you done playing with me yet?”

    Caleb laughs, low and rumbling, amusement sparkling in his eyes, and Essek has to fight to keep his face even as his heart stutters in his chest.

    Ja, you have uncovered my evil plan. All those weeks of careful plotting. Did it work?”

    (Or: Caleb misses date night. Fortunately, Essek doesn't mind.)

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    There is a gravity that has pulled them together many times. It pulled Caleb’s lips to Essek’s forehead, and Essek’s hands to Caleb’s arms when a tower collapsed upon him. It pulled Caleb to Eiselcross, now, to be at Essek’s side as his life as the Shadowhand dies.

    Now, it could pull them together into Aeor.

    (Two wizards venture into Aeor - and find that something has woken in the dead city's depths. Something dangerous. Something that will force them to decide what their pasts mean to them, and what they mean to each other.)

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    Caleb puffs a breath.

    “Not too far off, I will be an old man.”

    His wry grin doesn’t reach his pretty blue eyes.

    “I suppose.”

    Essek traces a loose second finger along Caleb’s hairline.

    Quite far off for Caleb though, isn’t that? More of an ‘eventually’.

    Then Caleb continues, before trailing off as if still picking words.

    “And you…”

    “Me?”

    With a dry huff of a chuckle, Caleb looks aside.

    “Well, you will be you.”

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    AKA the wizards have some alone time in the present and try to figure the future, together

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    Fingers between fingers, palm to palm, Essek watches as Caleb rises above him, golden and glowing. He is bright as the fire he commands, as the sun in the sky, and for a moment Essek understands moths and flames and then it is gone, past possibility. Their paths crossed this way, no other.

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    Caleb has plans to take down his old coaches. Essek has secrets. They climb rocks, make new friends, explore professional boundaries, learn about consequences, and maybe even fall in love. It’s the Shadowgast climbing AU.

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    There are no words in the languages he speaks to describe accurately how he feels about being in the presence of the Nein, and with the major cultural difference he has no way of expressing them more subtly.

    He would have changed out a few items of his jewellery, and the rumour mill would have started flying around him, but at least his intended new friends would take one look and see it was for them.

    The symbolism of his jewellery is exactly by the Kryn book, because he may not believe in the Luxon as his fellow Kryn do but he is firm in his cultural standings.

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    The elevator dings and they both step out onto the ninth floor. Essek lets Widogast take the lead and follows him down the hallway, taking note of the twists and turns to follow them back on his own later if need be. Widogast pulls his key out from his pocket, fumbling with the card reader a few times before the light on it flashes green.

    “Well, here we are,” he says, holding the door open with a smile.

    Essek inclines his head politely and steps inside of what is to be their shared space for the duration of the conference. The room is fairly well furnished, for what he’d been able to afford. There’s a small kitchenette area with a microwave, tiny fridge and freezer, and coffee maker, as well as two plush chairs set in front of a glass coffee table. The curtains are currently pulled back, revealing the city of Uthodurn beneath them, snow sparkling in the setting sun. There’s even a modestly sized desk along one wall, next to most of Essek’s belongings that had been sent ahead—his wheelchair is folded up to rest against the chest of drawers, and his other two bags are sitting on the floor next to it.

    And, as becomes painfully obviously once his gaze pans farther back, there’s only one bed in the room.

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    There is warmth in his gaze and the utmost patience. Essek had seen those eyes brighten when presented with a new puzzle to solve, narrow as he focuses on something, fondness when looking towards any other member of the Mighty Nein, and darken with determination when facing some trouble. He has also seen these eyes wide and empty, staring at nothing after having been torn through by the demonic wings of Lucien.

    Essek tells himself that the anxiety he feels in the pit of his stomach has everything to do with the cats and the cats alone.

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    An examination of the relationship between Caleb and Essek after the end of the campaign.

    Title from "Immortal" by Marina

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    After Aeor, Caleb buys a house in Rexxentrum with Beau and Yasha. For the first time in more than seventeen years, he has some semblance of stability. Caleb is not sure he's ready to handle it, but he's trying, and his friends are eager to see him live a good life, by force if necessary.

    And then Soltryce Academy approaches him with a job offer, which could give Caleb the chance to protect the next generation of wizards the way he had needed at their age. Caleb's goal of preventing what happened to him from happening to anyone else, however, takes a far more personal turn than even he could have anticipated.

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