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    Jaskier will die and there is nothing Geralt can do to stop it.

    The seconds trickle between them.

    Then Jaskier’s eyes light up. “Which way do I go? In the dream?”

    Geralt stares at him in confusion for a heartbeat, then says, “Left.”

    “So let’s beat it.” And Jaskier gives Geralt a grin that would have been bloody were this a dream. Then Jaskier’s hands release him and he goes right, vanishing into the forest.

     

    Nothing good ever comes of bad dreams. Jaskier may be the exception to the rule.

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    It’s almost 2 months after the Mountain Incident and Jaskier is sitting at a tavern, drinking his sorrows away. About Geralt, his sorry state of being (no lute, low on coin, alone), fall of Cintra just 2 weeks ago, fate and everything else. He though he was going to stay by the witcher’s side forever, but life’s no fairy tale. So more ale for him.
    In the corner Nilfgaardian soldiers get ready to kidnap the bard and give him to their wicked sorceress leader to force information from him about the lost princess. She may torture and curse him to get what they need, but hey, what can you expect from Fringilla Vigo’s student?

    Geralt’s 100% done with destiny. He’s with Ciri and has to hide from Nilfgaard's forces. And he still has to find Yennefer and beg her to locate his bard, damn it! And he needs to apologise if he wants to get his “dear heart” back.

    Yennefer licks her wound hidden in Brudge and contemplates her life.
    Triss helps fellow mages in Vizima.

    Lambert and Eskel travel south in search of Geralt, because they got letters from his bard saying their brother will need help.
    Oh, and they don’t even know about half of the shitshow it’s about to become. Truly ballad worthy story.

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    “For fuck’s sake, Miriram, I said I don’t want a bath! Provide a bard with some creative space to compose when requested, would you?”

    There’s no third knock on the door. Rather, there’s a creaking of the hinges as the door swings open. It scratches against the wood.

    “Bloody hell, what kind of innkeep just waltzes in-

    A deafening silence.

    “Geralt?”

    “Jaskier.”

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    Geralt isn’t sure if it’s a blessing or a curse that their table is tucked away in the corner, where Jaskier can neither see them nor come close enough that he might. As much as he knows that he needs to talk to the bard, apologize for all that he’s said… he can’t help but treasure this moment of Jaskier’s happiness, the joy that he radiates while performing that would surely shatter as soon as he saw the Witcher.

    Even if it’s still Geralt he sings of.

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    Geralt stands there and looks at them and wants. Wants what they have with each other, mostly, but here, seeing them so content without him, he can also admit that he wants them — both of them. He can’t have either, of course; that much is obvious even to him. But that doesn’t matter to his traitorous heart, which wants and wants and wants, which yearns for things he cannot have.

    He doesn’t know how long he stands there, unable to tear himself away. He watches, and yearns, and only returns to his initial task when Yen snuffles and burrows further into Jaskier, his arms tightening around her even in sleep. It’s not his place to intrude.

    *

    Or: Jaskier and Yennefer keep joking about being married. Except from the outside, it doesn't look like they're joking.
    A tale of finding the place and the people you belong with.


    Now with gorgeous fanart by Twindragons!

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    After Voleth Meir, Jaskier offers his condolences for Roach's passing. Geralt doesn't seem to mourn her at all, however, and Jaskier worries. As they travel together deep into the forests of Kaedwen with Not-Roach at their side, Jaskier's concern only grows.

    AKA my Lake of the Horse God AU, inspired by the horse resurrection mechanics from Zelda Breath of the Wild. No knowledge of the game is needed to read this fic

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    “Don’t apologize to me, you disgusting waste of talent,” Triss scoffed. “Have you apologized to him?”

    First of all, what an insult.

    Second of all, what the hell. Her meaning had been quite clear, but—him, apologize to Geralt?

    “You’ve got them turned around, lady,” Lambert interjected. “Trust me, we know.”

    Her glare held murder. “You might have them fooled,” she spat, “but mark my words: I have been waiting to watch you burn.”



    As a songbook-thief spreads Jaskier’s most vulnerable work across the Continent for profit, Kaer Mohren’s winter residents attempt to turn the situation to their advantage. Two wrongs don't make a right, though, even amid all the danger and uncertainty ahead, and forgiveness can only be granted if it is earned.

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    Geralt tries to make it up to Jaskier because I’m very bitter towards Netflix
    [Rated M for bad language]

    I wrote this to overcome a writer’s block/distract myself from a very bad cold so don’t take it too seriously lmao

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    After the disastrous dragon hunt, Jaskier gives Geralt his one wish though it will cause him eternal pain to do so. Higher vampires mate for life, only ever giving their heart to their one. Unfortunately for Jaskier, he has already given his heart to the witcher without realizing it. When a vampire's one rejects their heart, they will forever live with chronic, inescapable pain for which there is no cure.

    So Jaskier sheds the skin of the joyful human bard and returns to Oxenfurt to step back into the roles he left behind--Professor Pankratz, Julian the Viscount de Lettenhove, and Dandelion the spy. With Nilfgaard gearing up to go to war, Jaskier is faced with decisions he never wanted to make, a guild to protect, a war to win, a princess to find, a sorceress to save (however begrudgingly), and a pain in his chest that only gets worse the longer the witcher is near.

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    Luckily for Jaskier it should all be over tomorrow. This is Geralt’s last job. This is easy enough, this should be fine.
    A new monster, everyone says- something never seen, incredibly large, incredibly wicked, and it had been haunting their shores for years.

    What they described wasn’t real. Skin that bled into the rocks, and eyes so pretty they’d make for gorgeous earrings- some even said the creature’s growls were more like sobs, sounding so obscenely human.

    The thing is things like that don’t just pop up in small ports. They don’t call waterlogged caves home and they definitely don’t just do nothing. The biggest complaints on this beast was its ghastly appearance and how its grief sounded so human it would scare fishermen- occasionally leading a few to their death, though it never seemed malicious.

    ———

    Geralt gets held up in a small port town Jaskier now calls home. The bard still sings his praises and Geralt has a reputation to uphold, and morals to keep- but this monster is one Geralt has never encountered before.
    It scares him.

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    Jaskier is a goldsmith, or rather, he would be one, if he had any money, stock or customers. As it is, he is mostly in debt.
    After a disastrous month, almost ready to give up hope, a white-haired Witcher walks into his little workshop, looking for a necklace.
    Happy to make a sale, Jaskier soon realizes that the reason the Witcher is there could threaten his livelihood.
    What little he has left of that, at least.

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    Geralt's apologizes will never be enough to make Jaskier happy and comfortable around him again and he knows it.

    But if they spend the Winter together, maybe Geralt will be able to convein his feelings, his sorrows and his broken heart and let Jaskier understands what really lies below the bad-witcher-surface he's constantly wearing.

    Maybe he doesn't deserves forgiveness or, even more important, Jaskier's friendship - and heart- again but Jaskier, instead, deserves a family and to be loved.
    And Geralt will give them to him, even if he has no right to have a place next to him anymore.

     

    (Just another fix-it, post-mountain fanfiction.)
    (Back in the fandom afer a year and half with something is not even a story, yet).
    (Update every day.)
    (Because they are drabble.)
    (And all together they make it a long story.)

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    “Hit me. Hurt me, punch me, hurl the worst insults you ever thought. Make me feel how you felt, so maybe I can rekindle what we could have ha-“

    “Oh get up you self destructive brute.” Jaskier groaned, a small pout on his lips. He finally reaches forward, fingers tugging at Geralt’s hair- making the angel look up at him. Golden eyes ringed with red- oh, his angel would be crying right now, if he could.

    “I refuse to stoop down to your level, my sweet, pure angel. Get up, get up- if you really want to make it up to me just touch me. Hold me, appreciate the gift I have so gladly given to you, you absolute brick of a man.”

    ———

    Geralt finally returns after abandoning Jaskier. Jaskier tries to let it go at first, only to snap in the end- they find a way to make up.

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    Jaskier rips his doublet while Geralt rips his heart. Geralt also mends them both.

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    Ten years ago, Geralt nearly killed Jaskier for want of a few hours' rest. In a moment of panic and desperation, he'd wished for a piece of the bard that he could take with him forever--something that would transcend the inevitability of his death. The djinn granted him Hadria--a baby djinn, who bears his blood and Jaskier's.

    Eight years later, Geralt abandons them both on the side of the mountain after the disastrous dragon hunt. He tells himself that they'll be fine, so long as they stick together. And he might've been right, had Nilfgaardian soldiers not kidnapped Jaskier.

    This year, when he arrives at Kaer Morhen... it's to anger and contempt, as he's forced to face the consequences of his actions head-on. The family he abandoned is broken--and not all of their wounds are immediately apparent. The family he brings with him is also broken--and unlikely to find quarter amongst angry Witchers out for blood.

    Geralt's apology is long overdue... but is it too little, too late?

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    There's a bard loose in Kaer Morhen. If you listen closely, you can hear him sobbing.

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    “So, let me see if I understand…” Aiden muses, as he tunes his lute. “You want me to pretend that you’ve hired me to perform for the White Wolf, because he’s been in a rut for two years because he blew up at his lover and refuses to pull his head out of his ass long enough to apologize.”

    “Yes.” That’s the gist of it. “You won’t actually have to perform for him, of course. He’s a shit audience, anyhow. Wouldn’t know talent if it hit him right between the eyes.” Lambert says, “But that’s the story that we’re going to tell the old man, so that he doesn’t start wondering why there’re bards every-fucking-where.” He snickers at the mental image of bards multiplying like rabbits—

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    Geralt returns to Kaer Morhen for the winter to find that both Eskel and Lambert have brought bards home with them.

    And that's just the beginning of the drama.

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    “Oh, Jaskier didn’t tell you? That’s how Firefucker knew me.”

    “You ran into him? Are you both alright?”

    “Jaskier- “

    “Yes. We’re fine, we got out in perfect timing,” Jaskier said, cutting off Yennefer who was now looking at him strangely.

    -----

    Jaskier has gotten himself into more trouble than he can handle and plans to leave Geralt, Yen, Ciri. His family.

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    “Did I really break your heart?” Geralt’s voice is rough and distraught.

    Jaskier laughs a bit hysterically. “Surely you’re not that thick, Geralt. Surely you know, after all these years, how I feel about you.”

    “Answer me. Did I?”

     “Past the point of no return,” Jaskier chokes out, trying to pull away from Geralt’s hold on his arm.

     Geralt makes a wounded sound and tightens his grip. “Don’t say that.”

    ~*~

    Jaskier wants to leave. Yennefer doesn't want him to. No one knows what Geralt wants, because he's forgotten how to use his words. This comes as a surprise to no one.

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    No one knows what’s going on.

    Eskel, Lambert, Vesemir, Ciri…. They all wonder just who is this bard Geralt keeps finding company with?

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    Geralt and Jaskier thrive showing off their greatest talents - saving and being saved. An unexpected reunion between only the two of them which leads to shared paths, honest conversations, and unexpected revelations.

    In which Geralt is a bit less sparing with words and Jaskier is a bit less of an idiot.

    A lighthearted narration.

    [subtle, one-sided crush, can also be read with platonic background]

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