Witcher Fic Recs 15
Blue Christmas (coën/lambert, geralt, eskel, ciri, vesemir, teen, complete, 2k, major character death) They’d all been a mess for weeks now, but Christmas Eve looming on the horizon had only made things worse. Geralt didn’t plan to open the riding school again until into the new year, and Eskel was keeping himself busy with the farm, but Lambert had closed up the workshop and hadn’t so much as looked at a project since he’d dropped everything to rush to the hospital after Geralt had called. Geralt and Eskel were worried about him.
Decade (eskel/lambert, explicit, complete, 4k) Lambert’s being a brat. Eskel puts him in his place (and figures out what’s wrong in the meantime).
Euterpe (jaskier/lambert, mature, complete, 2k) Lambert acts on instinct, kicking the man’s feet out from underneath him and pinning him on his back in one swift move. It’s fairly useless, for a monster, letting out a terrified scream as it drops their only water source. It tries nothing that could be called self-defense even if held upside down and looked at sideways. “What are you?” Lambert hisses. “Nothing dangerous, I swear!” the thing squeaks, “A minor god, you wouldn’t even know of me, no one does anymore!"
Geralt of Rivia and the Jewel of Cintra (geralt/jaskier, eskel/triss, teen, complete, 50k) The Son, the Wife, the Mistress, the Tutor or the Mysterious Elf? With monsters now extinct, witchers had to find other lines of work. Unfortunately for Private Detective Geralt of Rivia, he owed Sigismund Dijkstra a favour and the Head of the Redanian secret service was cashing in. There had been a high profile murder and he needed someone to go and discreetly sort it out.
Hold Not the World in Your Hands (aiden/coën, coën/lambert, aiden/lambert , mature, complete, 3k) Coën tends to Aiden's wounds, and learns more about this Cat his lover is in love with. Or, 5 times Coën touches Aiden + 1 time Aiden touches Coën.
Letters (geralt-centric, teen, complete, 2k) Jaskier receives a letter from his family to remind him that he's loved. Geralt decides to send a few of his own.
Lifeguard to my Heart (aiden/lambert, mature, wip, 10k) Lambert gets talked into buying surfing lessons by his girlfriend right before they break up. He'll be damned if he's going to waste the good money he paid for them so he guesses he's going to learn how to surf now. That hot lifeguard that always seems to be on the beach when he's there certainly helps matters too. The Lambden Surfer AU that no one asked for but you all are going to get anyways!
Punishment for a Trainee (ivar/warritt, explicit, complete, 6k) Warritt always has the most intense ideas, and Ivar's happy to give him what he wants. This time, little trainee Warritt can't seem to get himself to behave, but Grandmaster Ivar knows exactly how to fix that.
Surviving Hard Knocks (vesemir-centric, mature, wip, 22k, graphic depictions of violence) They never expected Vesemir to live. Not when he was a child. Not for his Trials. Not on the Path. Not during the Pogroms. And certainly not when the King of the Wild Hunt took the seriously injured eldest witcher through the portal. But Vesemir has managed through dire straits before. Now he must draw on old lessons and experiences to survive his capture by the Wild Hunt. His friends and allies are worlds away. Cirilla is still in danger. Vesemir is at the mercy of a cruel elven king and a viciously intelligent viceroy. He must not only survive his imprisonment, but escape if he is to help his small family against the invading elves. Because Vesemir will be damned if he will let anyone hurt his family while he has a single breath to draw.
The Old Hen She Cackled (eskel-centric, explicit, complete, 35k, graphic depictions of violence, please read all the tags, this is very dark!) Someone on Tumbler wanted a fic where Eskel is not the good boy he normally is. This is that fic. - He remembered seeing Vesemir’s eyes light up with joy as Lambert threw himself through the oaken doors of the keep. He remembered the laughs and hugs when Geralt would return for the year. He coveted the looks they got from the last surviving master of the Wolf keep, but what he got instead was a small smile, a nod, and occasionally, a pat on the back or a simple embrace. It was because he was, Eskel. Good ol’ steady Eskel, who returned every year without fail.
The Portraits of the Witcher as an Old Man (geralt-centric, aiden/lambert, teen, complete, 3k) When the crowds finally part and Geralt sets eyes on the painter’s masterpiece, his first thought is well, at least that explains the funny looks I’ve been getting all morning. People had been gawking at him, smirking as if they knew something private about him, and whispering to each other. It hadn’t felt malicious per se, more like one of those dreams where you suddenly find yourself outside in public without your clothes on. Now, with the reason for that sensation displayed before him in all of its questionable glory, Geralt has to give it to his gut for the exceedingly apt comparison.
To Live Well (erland, gezras, erland/arnaghad, mature, wip, 3k, graphic depictions of violence, major character death) Living well is the best revenge — that's how the old saying goes. But what does it mean? Is it burying the past in the depths of one's mind and moving on? Is it seeking bloody vengeance to ensure that one's abuser will never happen to anyone else ever again? What does living well mean when so many have lost so much? Erland of Larvik — dedicated community leader, loving husband, caring father, and first survivor of the atrocious mutations inflicted by the masterminds behind the Order of Witchers — thought the worst was behind him. But when a stranger barges into his life, Erland is forced to confront the real horrors of their shared past. How does one move on, if living well can only be made possible by killing an idea?
Rainbow Farm Chronicles - series (eskel/geralt/jaskier, aiden/lambert, explicit, 100k) Eskel and Geralt just have a few too many aesthetically pleasing attributes to ignore, which Jaskier tries not to make into a problem. Of course the two most attractive people in town are married. To each other! It’s fine, it will be fine, because he’s here for the adventure, and the change, and to make friends. A boy can dream and appreciate the nice things that present themselves to him so handsomely, ok? Or: Geralt and Eskel are hot and competent farmer husbands, Jaskier is their new oblivious vet who is looking for adventures in the little mountain village of Morhen, Lambert and Aiden are absolutely besotted with each other, Vesemir is the proud farmer dad/grandpa, and Ciri has always loved rainbows. A Modern Farm AU where everyone is queer, including Roach.
Star-Laiden Sky (eskel&lambert, aiden/lambert, eskel/geralt, teen, complete, 2k) It’d been a long, hard year, the entire continent bracing for war. But Geralt had brought a fight home to Kaer Morhen with him that winter, and there hadn't been much time to rest in the midst of battle preparations. But, in a stolen quiet moment, Eskel takes the time to really look at Lambert. He doesn't like what he finds. (i.e. Aiden lives but not yet)
Whatever it takes (aiden/coën/lambert, mature, complete, 7k,graphic depictions of violence) A memory flashes through his mind, of two pairs of cat eyes, one amber-gold and one tinged slightly with green; of two hands holding his, one copper-skinned, the other the glowing warmth of umber, intertwining their fingers. Dimples, a quick laugh, warm skin, a shout reverberating through a keep somewhere, and two pairs of lips on his that feel like home. Coën. Aiden. The names stand out stark in his mind, like the flames of a bonfire. Lambert grits his teeth and takes another few steps, knowing that they are out there somewhere, waiting for him. * Lambert is being blackmailed by a mage for Aiden's and Coën's safety and finds himself in more and more dangerous situations. Can he save them?
when in toussaint (geralt/regis, teen, complete, 2k) “You’ll tire of wine soon, no doubt,” Regis says, standing at the door for the fourth time that week bearing a bottle of red and a rueful smile, “but, well. When in Toussaint, as it were. Or: Geralt isn't used to being taken care of.