Yennefer thinks about wanting and really, truly all she wants from Geralt is to be rid of wanting him at all. “I don’t feel all that lucky,” she drawls, “for having had him.”
Jaskier laughs. “I know you don’t, but gods, what I would’ve given to find out what he’s like, you know…” He motions vulgarly.
“It wasn’t worth it,” Yennefer informs him, nose scrunched. “It wasn’t even good.”
(Yennefer and Jaskier really only have sex out of curiosity and spite the first time. There weren’t supposed to be any feelings involved.)
Jaskier hums. “Is it true what they say about snake venom?”
“What?” Letho snaps impatiently.
“You know,” he says, twirling his hand meaninglessly, and Letho definitely doesn’t know. “That if you drink it enough, you’ll be immune to snake bites?”
Letho actually looks up at him and is forced to contend with the idea that he’s being followed by a lunatic.
(Letho doesn’t mean to keep Jaskier, but quickly realizes he’s… attached.)
14 Nov 2021
Bypassing Posada in his travels, Jaskier never meets his muse, never succeeds as a traveling bard and eventually slinks back home in shame to claim his title.
In time Yennefer and Geralt find their way to him.
“I’m taking over your lands,” Yennefer tells the Viscount de Lettenhove.
“Oh, thank goodness.”
22 Dec 2021
“You shouldn’t have come for me boy. It wasn’t worth the risk.”
Geralt stared back at him, face somewhere between surprised and embarrassed “Vesemir? I… actually didn’t know you were here.”
Two worlds, two prison breaks.
Geralt saves Jaskier. Jaskier saves Geralt. Vesemir is along for the ride.
15 Nov 2021
“He’s sleeping,” Geralt insisted, voice far too weak to be convincing.
“Geralt,” Eskel murmured gently, trying to coax the other man away from the corpse he was looming over protectively.
“I’m just early,” he insisted again. “He said it would be like this. He said he would look dead whilst he slept but he would wake up before I got back, but I’m early, so it's ok. I just have to wait.”