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    It goes like this:

    A boy is abandoned, swept up, and transformed. A boy grows up learning not to feel. A man spends lifetimes alone, battered by the world and its hatred, until he is hardened beyond repair. Not even the joyous songs of a beautiful lark can repair the decades of cruelty. He learns kindness, perhaps, and may even know love, but he will never be the same as that boy left at the side of the road so long ago.

    And yet. What if it went like this?

    A boy is abandoned, swept up, and transformed. A young man sets out into the world, still clinging onto the hope of becoming a hero. But he is not alone anymore. There is now someone there, someone to stitch him together when he's injured, someone to dry his tears when they threaten to fall and to tell him it will be okay.

    What would the boy become?
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    An AU where Geralt meets Jaskier much, much earlier than before. He's only been on the Path for a few months, and Jaskier is a professor who never quite made it as a traveling bard. Good thing he's a teacher, because someone did not raise this poor Witcher correctly. It's time to learn emotional maturity!

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    “We should consummate our marriage,” the bard says. He’s leaning against the side of the tavern he was kept in, tired, dishevelled, decidedly worse for wear – but alive.

    Yennefer purses her lips at him. “We’re not actually married.”

    “But if we were,” he says imploringly, “we totally would, right about now.”


    It starts as a joke. But when they’re on the run and need a cover to get out of Oxenfurt, it doesn’t seem like quite so stupid an idea. And it’s not like they have to worry about actual feelings getting involved, right? ... Right?

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    Cover Art and Illustration for Chapter 5 by MidnightMagpies

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    Thus, a deal was struck, a treaty agreed upon. Rivia would not take military action against any allied kingdom and in turn, the kingdoms would provide the king of Rivia with a consort. So far, that last bit was the part of the treaty that had gone to shit. As far as Jaskier had understood, up to now the White Wolf had turned down all the proffered brides. If a consort was not approved, the treaty would be null and void.

     

    Where Jaskier is the last chance of fulfilling the requirements of a treaty between the warlord of Rivia, and the allied kingdoms. Will it prove to be his rescue or his doom?

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    Shortly after his graduation and not-so-willingly leaving the city-house inhabited by the Countess de Stael, Jaskier finds himself on the road with nothing but a bit of food in his pockets, a stolen bottle of wine and his lute on his back.
    As it turns out, he has a penchant not only for music but also for befriending Witchers.

    Over the years, Dragon!Jaskier hoards Witchers instead of gold, stabs some people and falls in love along the way.

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    Humans don’t believe in monsters, and those that do are written off as foolish or insane. It’s better that way for Geralt and the handful of witchers that are left. If a thousand years walking the Continent has taught him anything it's that humans are nothing but excitable, scared animals. If they knew what was waiting in the woods, what was lurking in the dark, they would never stray from their artificially well-lit spaces again.

    OR Geralt is on the hunt for a monster that has claimed the lives of nearly fifty Redanians in the past two years, but he's always one step behind. That is, until he finds a young man that was attacked by the creature - the first human to come face to face with the beast and live. If he can save the kid and find out what he knows then maybe he can put an end to this thing before any one else dies. It's never quite that simple though, is it?

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    “I’m fine.”
    This is fine. Everything’s fine. He’s fine.
    “Jaskier … ”
    Jaskier packs his last notes and strolls past Essi.
    “Tell Valdo and Pris I said hi. I won’t make it to the meeting.”
    He will sit next to a wolf made of stone, telling him about his year, and then he’ll empty a whole bottle of dwarven vodka and cry himself to sleep at Geralt’s feet.

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    Jaskier's mind is spinning, and added stress isn't helping. He escaped from Geralt and for some reseason, he is not satisfied.

     

    Omega Jaskier's mind breaks from Axii and hormones.

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    It’s Jaskier’s first time in a place like this, a place where he can be free to explore the parts of himself he’s been afraid of until now. Here, it’s open, it’s celebrated, it’s beautiful—yet despite what’s happening on the center stage, he just can’t seem to take his eyes off the bartender.

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    “You are very recognisable,” Aiden says gently.

    It’s the most terrifying thing Jaskier has heard in recent years. There is little he remembers of the PI who stitched him a new life out of whole cloth, but his final warning is something he probably won’t ever forget: keep your head down, boy. Be yourself, become Jaskier, and don’t get recognised. Your life may well depend on it.


    Jaskier’s past catches up with him.

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    Jaskier, a royal pleasure slave, isn't exactly happy with his lot in life—he's having sex with less than desirable nobles at a pace nobody would want—but he's learned to be content with it. Things could be a lot worse.

    On occasion, Radovid sends him away to bestow his services on nobles who aren't stationed at court. During one such trip Jaskier witnesses the murder of a noble he was supposed to be pleasing, and sees the faces of the assassins; to keep him from identifying them to the authorities, Jaskier is taken with them when they leave, and finds himself held in the royal palace of Rivia. Life in Rivia is anything but what Jaskier would have expected and both the king of Rivia and his right hand are unlike any nobles Jaskier has ever known; the more time he spends with them, the more he realizes that they might just be what they seem to be—good men.

    (regular updates Mondays)

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    Geralt let’s Jaskier take the reins. Chaos and edgeplay ensue.
    Pointless smut with a fluffy edge. Jaskier and Geralt call each other by pet names occasionally throughout.
    Aftercare happens along with lots of reassuring words.
    Modern AU - set in London. Geralt gets a boner on the tube.
    Bottom Geralt but mentions of verse/switching.
    Mentions of an open relationship. Mentions of Essi joining them for adult fun times - not explicit.

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    Geralt did it to get to work. Jaskier did it to make a statement. Neither of them expected riding the bus would change their lives.

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    It's been about a decade of traveling with Geralt now, and Jaskier already misses him as he watches him go down the path in the opposite direction.

    Too bad the RSS and Stregobor need a suitable specimen for their experiments--to create the next race of mutated humans, this time to be political pawns. Jaskier doesn't know it, but it will be much longer than one season until he sees Geralt again.

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    After separating with Geralt of Rivia on the mountain's peak, the bard Jaskier finds himself sorrowful and alone until one day seeking out the witcher's brother-in-arms. Lambert. They join forces, polar opposites finding a sense of partnership and mutual understanding within eachother.

    Follow the story of Jaskier as he tames each wolf of Kaer Morhen...No longer just an unwanted tag along, but a treasured ally determined to fight by their side.

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    Jaskier keeps texting unknown number. Geralt keeps reading said texts without answering.

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    “What are you doing here?” he asks, his tone at least an octave lower than the shrill she’s used to from him. “And why the fuck are you dressed like a sad couch potato?”

    Yennefer tugs on the sleeve of her shapeless, two-sizes-too-large purple hoodie. “Had to borrow some clothes. What’s your excuse?”

    She has no idea what he’s currently wearing beyond the fact that it’s red, but his sense of style has always been horrendous. She takes a few more steps toward him, trying to get a better look.

    “Borrow, uh? Are you telling me you’ve finally retired your thieving little claws— Why are you hugging me?”

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    Jaskier and Yennefer help each other in Oxenfurt (but it's a modern AU and they're spies).

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    Jaskier commits suicide and leaves notes.

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    His freedom was drawing to a close when Jaskier finally met the only man who could ever satisfy him. He had one week left and had chosen to spend it in paradise. Little did he expect to find true love, let alone the one man who would go to the ends of the Continent to protect him and show him what he'd been missing all his life...home, family and his wings to fly.

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    Dandelion was going to die.

    Trapped in a barrel full of fetid water, miles from the coast, with skin that was burning from the over-hot summer sun, this was the most likely outcome. A tragic, far-flung death fit for any one of the more maudlin ballads, a cruel punishment for Dandelion's fascination with the surface world.

    And if his slow, painful death hadn't already been assured, the sudden appearance of a witcher on the road, a slayer of creatures like Dandelion, only guaranteed it.

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    Yennefer shakes her head at him. “Do I want to know why you, of all people, have… this?”

    “Why, can’t a guy just wear things that suit him?”

    It does, is the thing, even though it shouldn’t. She rolls her eyes again, but it only makes his smile widen.


    Outtake from A Heart Worth Mending that was cut when tweaking the plot, but who could resist seeing Jaskier in a wedding suit?

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