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    A series of my short one shots from tumblr.

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    Deirta Thelyss slowly stepped into the room, letting her eyes roam across the ordered chaos of her son’s old workspace. She stopped before him, her gown pristine, hair precisely braided, and elegant jewelry dangling from her ears. By comparison, Essek was a mess.

    Essek left Rosohna for good after whatever good fortune left him alive after the unspeakable events in Aeor. After abandoning his position and choosing a life on the run in hopes of avoiding the consequences looming over his shoulder, Essek finds the time to contemplate what it means to have a family and what to do about the one he left behind.

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    Of all the ways Essek thought he might find himself staring down mortality, his magic making a cancer of his lonely heart never even entered his consideration. But then, his calculus has never been able to account for the Mighty Nein.

    There is a remedy for his illness, of course. There is always a way to unwind magic, but there is always a price. The cost of Essek’s life, now that he’s contracted Hanahaki’s disease, can be paid two ways—one is higher than Essek can bear and the other, well.

    The other can only be paid by someone else.

    And if Essek could ask that, then he wouldn’t be sick at all, would he?

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    Caleb and Essek knew the research was dangerous when they took it from Aeor, but they never could have guessed how far the Cerberus Assembly would go to get their hands on it.

    Prompt fill for Whumptober 2021, in the guise of an overarching narrative.

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    Every 25 years, omega Drows enter their period of fertility. The time is rapidly approaching for Essek as summer only grows hotter, and his husband grows older with no way to stop it.

    But he hopes Caleb can leave a piece of himself behind.

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    News reaches Caleb of his husband's death, far from home, but he cannot make sense of it. Essek had so many plans, so many ways to flee, so why is he dead?

     

    Whumptober 2021 inspired fic for the following prompt:
    No. 9 - RUMORS OF MY DEATH HAVE BEEN GREATLY EXAGGERATED (presumed dead // tears)

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    Caduceus changes his tone now to the slow, deep gravel, the kind he has when he is about to have a real-talk moment. "Essek. Have you been… sleeping ok?" He has chosen the word intentionally.

    Without even thinking of the implication, Essek answers, "Oh yes, of course. Why do you ask?"

    Caduceus nods. "Mmm. I thought so."

    "What?" Essek is caught off-guard momentarily, before his eyes widen with realization. He's been caught. His cheeks rush with purple as his pulse quickens. "Is it… do I already look different? Is it obvious?" He brings fingers to his face to feel around the corners of his eyes.

    "Ah, so it's no accident. You've chosen this." It is a statement, not a question.

    Essek's voice raises in pitch. "Wha- how- …do you know this much about elves? This is not something we talk about."

    "I know a thing or two about death. I've buried elves before."

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    What if Essek wanted out of the perpetual soul cycling of the elves? What if doing so broke the magic that would keep him living for many centuries? What if now, without magic fueling his cells, he ages like a human? What if he WANTS this? And how is he going to tell Caleb?

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    When workaholic Essek Thelyss is forced to take a year-long sabbatical, he takes over his brother's lease on the tropical island of Rumblecusp, where there's no phone signal and the only wifi is at the local bakery. The only consolation is that the guy who owns the secondhand book store in the middle of town is very handsome.

    (aka: essek is forced to have his hot boy summer)

    written for essek week, day 7: au

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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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    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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    "And is that something you would like to explore in our bed?" Essek asked.

    "Y-- I mean. If you are amenab-- I mean, if it wouldn't--"

    Essek cut off his embarrassed speech as he put his lover's embarrassment together. He held Caleb's gaze with his own, his smirk confident despite the flush he could feel across his own cheeks. "Caleb Widogast, do you wish to be my pet?"

    Caleb's eyes seemed to dilate impossibly, leaving only narrow rings of blue as he gazed up at Essek. He swallowed hard, drawing Essek's gaze to the elegant, flushed line of his throat, and nodded.

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    It taps the lettering twice, and then points to itself. The empty man searches the hollow of his skull for something to give in return.

    “Caleb Widogast,” says Caleb Widogast, shouldering the new identity like a heavy coat.

     

    In which Bren meets a creature inside a prison cell, for the second time.

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    “In the Dynasty, There are many, ah... stages. Things are drawn out and it’s generally a terribly public affair. It is why I am not very well practiced in being, what is the word in common— Being the primary— the one to initiate and court the secondary. I am, unfortunately, very well aware of all its stages, however.” An eye roll piques Caleb’s attention.

    "Herr Thelyss, were you well sought after in the Dynasty, then?”

    or, a continuation of "and i know i've kissed you before"— during a vacation to Nicodranas with the Mighty Nein, Essek and Caleb play out Dynasty Courting rituals at the expense of everyone else. So, nothing out of the normal for them, just more scandalous hand touching

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    Aeor is dangerous. They'd known that. The realities of it though, they weren't quite prepared for.

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    Two decades have passed since Vecna's rise to Godhood, and Vox Machina's answering punch in the teeth. Life has returned to normal. More or less. There's a new generation to look after, now, but Tal'Dorei may just need a little more help from some of its greatest protectors, even if most of them ARE retired, relatively speaking.. because there's trouble brewing in Issylra and the Mighty Nein cannot handle it, alone!

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    “Your target is Essek Thelyss - Shadowhand to the Bright Queen. A noble of the Dynasty who is well trusted and, perhaps more importantly, in the forefront of the study of the dynasty’s carefully guarded magics, though they do not formally recognize him as such. As you know, the Dynasty poses a substantial threat to all who live in the Empire. They seek to take our lands and impose their cult they claim as religion upon our people. The best way we can avoid this is to gain better access to their magics, understand them, learn how they function so that they no longer hold the upper hand in battles. We have determined that Essek Thelyss is the best positioned to support this goal.” Trent’s scheming smile spread upward expectantly. “So Bren, my protege, I turn to you. Can you achieve this for your country?”

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    Professor Widogast, as he’s still getting used to being called, is sitting in his office preparing his lesson plans for the upcoming school year when he gets the news that his partner has been sentenced to death.

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    Essek and Caleb get hit by an anti-magic blast in Aeor and have to hide from the dangers there while Caleb can’t see, and Essek can’t walk properly.

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    "Sehanine, the Moonweaver, is a chaotic good deity of moonlight and the autumn season, as well as the patron of illusions and misdirection. Widely worshipped within halfling and elven culture, she is largely considered to be the deity of love and protector of the trysts of lovers. Those who work in secrecy and trickery often ask for her blessing."
    - Explorer's Guide to Wildemount.

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    To Jester's surprise, Essek takes her bag from her and offers her his arm.

    “Where to, Miss Lavorre?”

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