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    Jaskier is a peculiar man. He stays up late and rises early, he fusses over pinning techniques at the tailor's shop, and he is forever spinning thread without a purpose. He's a puzzle, but one which Geralt has grown used to. Perhaps even fond of. Quite fond of. With the coming of autumn after many years on the road, Geralt contemplates asking Jaskier along to Kaer Morhen, but when he loses his nerve, he finds he loses his bard as well, for Jaskier disappears over the winter and is nowhere to be found. But Geralt's not the only one in crisis; people are fleeing Lyria en masse as rose vines and brambles overtake the landscape from some unknown source. A very old magic is a work, alive and well, and seeking the revenge for which it was born.

    Alt - Jaskier is the hereditary Sleeping Beauty, becoming the next victim after his great grandmother's curse was sealed away in stone. The stone, now crumbling, has released its curse, and the terms have eroded into something new and far more terrible. It is coming for him with a vengeance, and all his running cannot save him from such old magic. But perhaps there's something else that can, if only Geralt can evade the vines long enough to employ the oldest magic of all.

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    Geralt is just supposed to pass through the quiet Lettenhove area. He's not anticipating being begged by its people to help save their viscount from a curse that keeps him from daylight. Lord Jaskier, they call him, and he's likely dying.

    As Geralt struggles to untangle the ugly web of history that has lead to the increasingly complicated curse, he finds himself spending more and more time with the strange young viscount and wondering just what he might have been before the curse, and who he might be after. But things are not always as they seem, and as the curse tightens its grip on Jaskier, Geralt is forced to face the fear of failing yet another person whose choices were stolen from them.

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    Jaskier is kept from becoming a bard. Geralt finds him anyway.

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    When Jaskier finally has no more delays as an excuse, he swaggers over and drapes himself over the bench opposite the witcher, taking a long swig of his drink and studying the man across from him over the rim. The cider is almost painfully bad, acidic and aggressively alcoholic. Still, he appreciates it for the distraction it is from everything he’s trying very hard not to feel. He tries to look at the witcher with a stranger’s eyes, wondering if he would still love him despite all of the pain if he’d never known about the beautiful heart behind that handsome face.

    Annoyingly, the answer is “yeah, probably.”

    Surprisingly, Geralt speaks first.

    “Jaskier, listen, I want to-”

    “Sorry,” Jaskier interrupts, summoning all of the arrogance an upbringing like his can instill, “have we met before?” As approaches go, it’s fairly juvenile, but from Jaskier’s experience, there are few barbs more cutting than being forgotten entirely. He doubts Geralt will actually entertain the bit for any length of time, but it’s deeply satisfying to say.

     

    (being the petty bitch he is, jaskier pretends not to know geralt) (is it really HIS fault if geralt believes him??)

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    The start of Jaskier's winter position at court is celebrated with a grand ball dedicated the artists brought in for the winter. But not all goes as planned when another guest recognizes him. Backed against the wall and faced with the threat of marriage, he spits out the first lie to comes to his mind and claims he is already married - to Geralt, of all people. To his immense surprise, Geralt goes along with it. In doing so, he commits to spending the winter by Jaskier's side and playing the doting husband. It's fortunate he does, because court seems more dangerous than Jaskier remembered. Monsters lurk in the corners and danger lurks behind every door. Without Geralt there, he might have been frightened. With Geralt, he's more concerned by his own growing feelings for the witcher. Can he get through the winter without Geralt catching on?

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    The shove comes to his chest hard, the force of a Witcher who does not know nor care the limitations of the human ribcage behind it.
    The words land harder.
    “Just one big, happy family, eh?”
    “No.”

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