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    The first time it happened, Geralt was alone. Not alone as he once had been. Not alone because he chose to be alone. Alone, because he drove them away. No one would have a man who used ill-gotten wishes and spewed nothing but poisonous barbs from their mouth when you tried to comfort him. Alone, in a tub of water to scald the ache from his muscles, he wondered why it did little to relieve the pain. Why still he ached. Why it coalesced around his lungs like a thorn bush.

    And then the coughing started.

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    18 Jul 2020

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    Geralt's not human. Why should he have to feel like one?

     

    In which Geralt measures his potions in careful doses—and Jaskier is like taking a drink.

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    17 Jul 2020

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    “If you weren’t training to become a witcher, what would you do?”

    Geralt looks puzzled by the question. “I’ve never thought about it.”

    Jaskier passes him the vodka. “Come on. You have to have some secret dream. Horse trainer? Pirate? King of Kaedwen?”

    “Not worth thinking about, since it won’t happen.” Geralt shakes his head. “What about you? What would you do if you weren’t a viscount? Be a bard?”

    “Of course. And you, my very best friend in the world, would be my muse.”

    Geralt scoffs. “I’d be a shit muse.”

    Geralt and Jaskier are seven years old when they meet, Geralt a terrified child surprise on his way to Kaer Morhen and Jaskier the lonely bastard son of the Earl de Lettenhove. Over the next fifteen years, they become friends, fall in love, break each other’s hearts, and find their way back to each other.

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    14 Jul 2020

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    13 Jul 2020

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    Julian "Jaskier" Pankratz is a nineteen-year-old student at Cambridge University studying Politics and International Relations. He hates it, and he's at risk of being kicked out for poor academic performance. Failure would mean returning to his family home, and that's just not an option. He wants to travel the world singing about death and destiny; heroics and heartbreak. So he needs to pass. He takes an elective module in English Literature on love poetry, firstly because it'd piss his father off, but also because he's heard the professor has an interesting PhD student.

    A passing interest begins to transform into something a whole lot more, and Jaskier finds himself faced with hard truths about life, about the society in which he lives and about himself. Society glorifies heroes and the sacrifices they make. But what happens to them when they're no longer useful?

    Title is taken from the song: "If These Scars Could Speak" by Citizen Soldier.
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    12 Jul 2020