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    It was a spur of the moment kind of thing. Either letting the moon crush him and his siblings like bugs underneath a shoe or take the risk and jump with them to fix this mess before it ever started.

    Too bad Five got his calculations wrong.

    Or,

    In which Five’s attempt to time-travel with his siblings doesn’t end up in the past but somewhere else. Somewhere familiar to Klaus.

    The little Girl is not amused.

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    08 Aug 2020

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    The problem is that upon waking up in an old French film, no one else seems to pick up on where they are--which means, to his mounting horror, that Klaus is going to have to break the news to all of his siblings that they're dead. But not all is as simple as it seems. God makes an appearance (the siblings come to hate her pretty quickly), Reginald makes an appearance (the siblings become infuriated with *him* very quickly--what an ASS he's being to Klaus!), revelations are made and Klaus' powers are apparently much more complex that he'd ever realized, and lots of theorizing on them is made (mostly Five and Klaus). Then they try to go home.

    Really neat idea.

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    “He’s not breathing—” Diego checks his pulse. “—he’s…there’s…there’s no pulse!”

    Klaus watches Diego press a trembling finger onto the pale line of his throat.

    “…guys?”

    “Shut the fuck up, Luther,” Diego glares at him from across the room, next to his body— “Are you happy now? Is that what you wanted? Allison—”

    What the hell?

    Wait, did Diego just say Luther?

    Risking a glance at Vanya in the hopes of catching sight of his reflection, he inches closer towards the door. His sister stopped hammering on the glass door, instead staring in open mouthed horror at where Diego is hovering over his body. She’s nearly pressed against the glass, not cowering back when he approaches and sees—

    —Luther’s face staring back at him.

    Klaus stumbles back, head beginning to ache. "Oh, shit."

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    07 Aug 2020

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    Klaus accidentally discovers a new power when having flashbacks during Vanya's lockup, and is terribly distressed with his guilt and horror mixing in with the trauma. He finds himself desperately wishing he had Luther's strength, so that he could open the door and let Vanya out, and next thing he knows he's staring at his body falling to the ground and Diego's calling him "Luther". As a consequence there's a bit of transference between him and Luther, and after everything, Luther now knows about the mausoleum. Things are revealed, and Klaus' siblings are incredibly upset. Conversations are had, but they don't always go well.

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    Geralt gets hired to deal with a devil. Not that devils are real: it's probably an incubus, or maybe a puck.

    It’s not. It’s a trickster.

    And now he has a whole other problem. Namely that the trickster keeps showing up just to spite him.

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    03 Aug 2020

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    Geralt acts annoyed. More fool him when the time comes where he realizes he misses Jaskier when he's not around. Although in all fairness, trickster!Jaskier is a little shit, and Geralt is eternally both exasperated and helplessly captivated. It doesn't help his confusion that Jaskier is always pushing at his boundaries, worming his way closer and closer until Geralt is *allowing* all of Jaskier's hello and goodbye hugs and pecks on the cheeks (even--*GASP*--looking forward to it!), until Geralt has to admit to himself what he feels. Now if he could just be sure that the trickster isn't just playing him all these months just to leave him after they finally (maybe) have sex...

    Cute and funny. Geralt is a softie.

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    Instead of walking away on the mountain, Jaskier stands his ground, accidentally revealing his true identity as a Changeling in the process. Geralt takes it rather well, and as they continue to travel together, Jaskier lets down his guard, happy that he can now be himself.

    Only Geralt didn't actually catch Jaskier's slip.

    Confusion, obliviousness, and idiocy ensues.

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    02 Aug 2020

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    Jaskier's a Changeling. Which really just means he has Fae origins and lifespan, but he comes across totally human, even to Witchers. (Changelings in this universe are a bit of a mystery to most. But in truth they're prayed for by humans in want of a child, blessed by the Fae.) During their shouting match on the mountain top, in which all of their grievances are aired (rather emotionally), Jaskier lets slip several clues referring to his lineage, pointedly his inhuman lifespan. He *thinks* Geralt now knows (although he much later realizes he never specified "Changeling", but still), and operates under that assumption going forward. He can't help his abilities "loosening" in Geralt's company--the Witcher's clearly accepted him, so he subconsciously views him as "family" now, and Changelings always come to mimic certain traits of their family (it's how they blend in). So Jaskier bulks up a bit (not so much as Geralt), his eyes become brighter, his skin a bit paler, and then he develops Witcher senses. They start a friends-with-benefits dynamic (unspecified), Jaskier develops feelings, things get complicated, then after thinking things are settled and serious, Jaskier's "cousin" (great-nephew??) dies and they go to the funeral, Geralt hears something about Jaskier's real age and has a bit of a freakout. It's kind of hilarious, while also being really sweet underneath.

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    In which Geralt hasn't learned a thing and claims the Law of Surprise after saving a woman from drowners. Destiny can't possibly catch him off guard again, right?

    His Husband Surprise proves him wrong.

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    03 Aug 2020

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    Quietly hilarious, and also delightfully sweet.

    There's a shotgun wedding (sword point wedding?), an alarming unicorn named Greg, bardic clinginess, a sort of friends with benefits thing (because getting pissed off and yelling at each other that neither can have sex anymore outside of marriage leaves instant regret and really only one option...), a trip to meet the whole family at Kaer Morhen, and a dash of oh-my-god-how-do-you-not-realize-you're-in-love-with-your-husband??

    Absolutely awesome fic.