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    When Beauregard asks for Dairon's help freeing a friend held captive by the Cerberus Assembly, they agree, expecting a rescue mission to clear the way to bring down Trent Ikithon for good. But when they meet Essek Thelyss in the depths of the Vergesson Sanatorium, they discover that Beauregard hasn't told them everything.

    As the clock runs down and Dairon and Essek find themselves in a game of wits not only with the Assembly but with each other, they must find a way to trust each other--or risk neither of them making it out alive.

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    Written for Hurt/Comfort Exchange 2021.

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    31 Jul 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 20

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    The Mighty Nein are very comfortable with one another, boundaries established and reconfigured and settled well before Essek finally joins them.

    Casual touch is a given with them; proximity was a necessity for safety in their early days. This, however, stands in stark contrast with Essek’s many decades. Walls, barriers, layers, space. Separation kept Essek safe.

    It’s not that he hates touch, no. It had simply grown unbearable after so long without. Unexpected or held for too long, it burned.

    And then they won him over, slowly, over time, as they are wont to do. Rather, he is now one of them.

    (Now in chronological order)

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    31 Jul 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 19

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    “I did not have the opportunity to attend my parents’ funeral or pay my respects at their grave. And unless I miss my guess, neither of you chose to do so for your own families,” Caleb’s voice is hard, decisive. He looks between the two Vollstreckers with ice in his eyes. “I believe, then, we are all overdue to pay our final respects."

    Post-campaign, Caleb returns to Blumenthal after destroying the technology that could have saved his parents to say a long-overdue goodbye, but he asks Astrid and Eadwulf to come with him so they can truly close the chapter on the horrible story that was their life with Trent, and perhaps leave Blumenthal a little bitter than they found it.

    Essek accompanies as his emotional support wizard, and to learn more about Caleb's childhood.

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    29 Jul 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 6

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    Solitude doesn’t last long. He shouldn’t be surprised when he hears footfalls on the steps, but he is, and then he isn’t. He knows it’s one of his companions. All of the patrons here, and he knows it’s one of the Nein.


    aka each of the m9 checking in on Caleb in their own way once they get to Rexxentrum

    aka aka Caleb Loving Hours

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    26 Jul 2021

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    23 Jun 2021