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    Essek Thelyss was taught almost everything he knows about joy by the Mighty Nein. Losing Caleb teaches him about grief.

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    25 Sep 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 82

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    After Caleb is wounded in Aeor, he and Essek take some time to rest and explore the growing affection between them.

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    05 Sep 2021

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    "Caleb barely restrained himself from making an off-color joke about the sort of offer Essek was unwittingly making now. But it was so clearly a cultural misunderstanding. Essek had never been to the northern regions of the Empire, he could not possibly understand the connotations. And Caleb supposed this was a fitting turnaround from when he had accidentally come on to Essek in his own laboratory."

    Or, six times Essek and Caleb accidentally engaged in romantic courtship, and one or two times when their friends helped out with the real deal.

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    28 Aug 2021

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    'Changing is hard. For most of us, it happens little by little in in the smallest moments and we don’t notice it, we don’t choose it. But looking yourself in the face and deciding to be different – that is hard. You are unpicking threads of who you are that were put in place more than a century ago.'

    (A collection of Essek-centric oneshots, following a hypothetical redemption journey post-Episode 97. Features Shadowgast and Essek's platonic relationships with the Nein. The fics are arranged in rough chronological order and are loosely interconnected, but they can all be read individually. This series was written during the 2020 hiatus, so is not canon compliant beyond episode 100.)

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    28 Aug 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 82

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    The Mighty Nein erupt into Essek's life, teach him to love them - and then leave him behind. As the weeks pass, and the people who changed him do not return, Essek learns to change himself.

    (Or: five things that change in Essek Thelyss after he parts ways with the Mighty Nein, and one thing that doesn't.)

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    27 Aug 2021