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  1. Rec *

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    There had been rumours about his and Caleb's sordid love affair since long before it was technically true. Essek was simply... playing into them a little, to help his defection go a little more smoothly. Rosohna would gossip about it for a few months, and then the rumour mill would move on, as it always does.

    (it doesn't).

    Or: how Essek and Caleb accidentally inspired (at least) a few dozen smut novels.

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    23 Jul 2021

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    Your brother is dead.

    Verin stares at the words on the page, almost uncomprehending. He cannot, for a moment, believe they are real, yet in equal measure also cannot imagine that his mother would lie about such a thing.

    Your brother is dead, he reads again, He was lost in the wilds of Eiselcross. If your duties allow it, return home for his cremation in three days time.

    [In which Verin refuses to believe Essek's death is as simple as the Dynasty wants to make it seem, and it takes meeting the Mighty Nein in person to get the answers he seeks.]

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    10 Jul 2021

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    “I care for you, Caleb,” Essek says suddenly, as Caleb walks towards the door to the rest of the outpost. “I expect nothing from it, but, ah. We are heading into peril tomorrow, and...honesty is a new habit.”

    There’s a bitter edge of amusement beneath his words.

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    A conversation after the Nein return to Eiselcross, the day before the expedition. Feelings are hard for the unlovable.

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    30 Jun 2021

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    Essek has two thoughts, one after the other.

    The first is that he is very much in love with this man. He has known for a while, but here, now, he lets himself feel it.

    The second is that Caleb might be in love with him as well.

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    15 Jun 2021

  5. Rec 17

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    Caleb's face is lit from the side by the soft glow of the orb as he leans towards it, illuminating his normally reddish hair to a breathtaking hue of burnished copper as he basks in the warmth for a moment. Essek indulges himself exactly six seconds to admire the sight before respectfully dropping his gaze.

     

    Two wizards take watch and have a chat. Some things are said. Some things aren't.

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    03 Jun 2021