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    Geralt's muscles heave backwards, flinging him down against the bed. He tries to struggle upwards but it feels like he’s been buried beneath a mountain. Every inch of him is pressed completely still. His eyes close, and he’s left in the dark with nothing but his racing heart for company. He’s not tired, he’s never been less tired. But the curse wants him to sleep, it seems. It’ll force him to lie here until he does. How much of his life will it start to control, now that he’s declared war against it? Now that he knows it’s lurking in his bones, now that it doesn’t have to be subtle?

    He swallows. Takes a long, deep breath, gathering every bit of courage he has to stop himself from slipping back into panic. He still has control over his lungs. He still has that.

    For now.

    (Or: Witchers don't retire. They stay on the Path until it kills them. They hunt monsters and they want nothing from life. This isn't exactly by choice.)

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    Ada spends her life reading the moods of Thomas Michael Shelby and she’s perfected it after the war. She’s learned to hear the unspoken in his words. The threats behind his whims. It’s business, Ada. That’s what she tells herself and that’s what he says. It’s all just business. Legal. Illegal. On the books or off. It doesn’t matter. It’s just business. But that was before Grace, before the Russians. Tom’s different now and all her hard work of understanding him is thrown to fucking shit. How can she hear his unspoken words if he doesn’t fucking talk anymore?

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    Now she needs to be quiet. Tom’s one of those wire-trapped rooms he talks about from France. And right now, in this exact moment, he’s handed her the wire cutters. Ada knows to stay still in these situations but the whiskey, or maybe it’s the wine, makes her clumsy.
    “She’d want you to spend time with him,” she says and she can see the explosion in his eyes before he turns and throws his glass at the wall. She found the fucking grenade alright. Tripped right over it. He grabs her chin with his now free hand and Ada thinks about the days when he just wrote fucking lists. How could she be so naive as to think talking with him was better?

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    11 Dec 2020

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    A new drabble or oneshot everyday until Christmas, following the Continent's favourite found family and what they're up to in the winter season.

    Based on this prompt list

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    11 Dec 2020

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    Almost like buttercups, it took Jaskier a lot of time and trouble to bloom and find his place in the world, but it wasn't all golden...

    (aka: yennefer was his mother way before he was jaskier)

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    03 Dec 2020

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    With Nilfgaard on their heels, Geralt, Jaskier, Yennefer, Ciri and Dara race to make it to Kaer Morhen before winter sets in. But Nilfgaard isn’t the only danger on the road during wartime and when Jaskier and Yennefer are separated from the others, they need to work together to find their way back to Geralt, Ciri, and Dara before it's too late.

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    25 Nov 2020