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    “I wanted a point of comparison,” she said. “Because he looks at me like he really – loves me, or something.”

    “Yeah,” said Jaskier, resigned. “He does that sometimes. Isn’t it a bitch?”

    They were half way through the second bottle by now, and their shoulders were touching. She could feel the hard line of Jaskier’s thigh against hers. She was very aware of the chest hair visible at the open neck of his shirt, and how he could probably see down her dress from here. She hadn’t moved to put any distance between them and neither had he.

    “Why are we still talking about him? I don’t care about Geralt of Rivia any more,” lied Yennefer.

    “Nor do I,” Jaskier lied back.

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    11 Jun 2021

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    Vera's world ended not with a bang, but with a whimper: the year is 2095, the world in the throes of late-stage climate change. The Earth will keep going, the humans - not so much. As it turns out, the apocalypse is contagious: either that, or she has spectacularly bad luck. Waking up naked on a bloody altar isn't the best introduction to a new place, but you make do with what life hands you. After a rocky start, Vera finds herself in Markarth, trying to make a new home for herself amidst the violence, corruption, and Thalmor zealotry. But just when things are finally settling down - as much as they can in the city of blood and silver - a Nord and a Dunmer roll into town with the mother of all bad deals. Always read the fine print.

    This story starts about a year before the events of the game and will continue through the timeline and the DLCs. This is the first installment. Canon-compliant(ish), but skews towards a lot of original content. Narration is in 3rd person limited; the protagonist is not the Dragonborn.

    Please note: content warnings applied to individual chapters.
    With deep gratitude to efmrider for her keen beta-ing eyes and support

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    19 May 2021

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    An AU, sometimes heavily vignette-style, which follows the events of "Shadow And Bone," but with altered and original content based around a twist: Alina is older at the beginning of the story, and grew up healthy, beautiful, and with the use of her powers.

    In short, she's still sassy and dry, but is a little more worldly and lacks the crippling inferiority complex.

    Intended to see if the trilogy could have had another ending, had a few key things gone differently along the way, and to present alternatives to scenes I found frustrating in a series I loved. As the story goes on, decisions will snowball until by the last part of the trilogy, we'll be completely off the rails.

    Eventually, the Darkling gets the girl.

    Eventually.

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    10 May 2021

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    “I’m like your little pet,” I said once, when they wouldn’t stop glancing at me. “Have you fed me? Have you watered me? I bet they wonder.”

    There was darkness in his voice when he responded, and it rushed through his fingers and into mine as our hands brushed together. “Not for long, Alina.” He dipped his head down to my ear, dipped his volume to match. “That I can promise.”

    »»————- ♔ ————-««

    The winter after the Darkling is defeated, Alina and Mal decide to stay in a cabin before officially settling down. After a fight, Alina is left to live alone. It's not too long before shadows start to follow her.

    We must all face our demons sooner or later.

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    07 May 2021

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    When Sinead's husband is ripped from her, she escapes the Hutt Empire and goes on a quest to find him. Since being a runaway slave in the Outer Rim isn't exactly easy, she makes the Mandalorian an offer he can't refuse, and soon they travel across the galaxy on the trail of her missing husband.

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    28 Apr 2021