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  1. Public Bookmark 44

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    Witchers are monsters, so the stories go. They are cold unfeeling creatures who have had their humanity, their very souls, excised.

    Jaskier knows that most of this is bullshit. Unfortunately, he has yet to actually find Geralt's daemon.

    “Maybe it’s Roach,” Jaskier hissed to his daemon.

    “It’s not Roach!” she hissed back.

    “It’s really not Roach,” Geralt said. He sounded exasperated, and on the cusp of insulted. To be fair, in the two days Jaskier had known him, he did usually sound like that. “Now shut up.”

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    21 Jan 2023

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    When Petunia Dursley refused to take Harry in she forfeited his birthright protection, so Dumbledore took the baby to the safest place he knew: Hogwarts.

    The applicable staff (mostly just… not Snape) took Harry in on a rotating schedule as he grew from baby to toddler to child. They traded extra credit for babysitting among the older students, and Harry grew up knowing a few dozen different laps that were safe and warm to nap in.

    This was a Harry who grew up among books, among old transient walls and learned professors. They gave Binns night duty sometimes, and let him talk young Harry to sleep. This was a Harry whose world changed, on principle, daily. The stairs moved. The walls became doors. You had to keep your eyes open–you had to pay attention. So he did.

    He grew up in a school. Knowledge was power, but knowledge was also joy. This was his sanctuary. There was magic in his world from birth.

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    06 Oct 2022

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    Dom is smashed on Corona and good tequila when he ends up in the tattoo parlor with Hector, who happened to swing by Santa Rosalia while he was south of the border to catch up with an old friend. Hector, Dom notes as he settles in the rickety chair, is significantly less drunk than he is, but then again, Hector gives a lot less of a shit that Brian is way the fuck up in Mexicali scouting parts. And Mexicali is closer to the US border than Dom ever wants to be again.

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    15 Sep 2022

  4. Public Bookmark 52

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    The letter feels like a stone in his bag, pulling at him. Realistically, it’s a tiny scrap of a thing, a one-letter page from his youngest sister, asking him to come back and meet his first niece. In a family like his, with one son and four daughters, the reverse appears to have happened in the next generation, with seven boys before a girl finally came along. It’s a big event, the first girl of the new generation. It’s an event that their family is gathering to celebrate.

    It’s an event that Jaskier is absolutely terrified of.

     

    (Jaskier gets a letter inviting him back home) (if only that wasn't a completely terrifying proposition)

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    06 Sep 2022

  5. Public Bookmark 94

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    Geralt is cursed by a witch and the only cure is to have a man take him. He plans to deal with that in his own way, but, of course, Jaskier offers his help, and of course, things get complicated.

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    02 Sep 2022