Fandom: The Witcher (TV)
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Geralt z Rivii | Geralt of Rivia/Jaskier | Dandelion
Characters: Geralt z Rivii | Geralt of Rivia, Jaskier | Dandelion, Vesemir (The Witcher), Yennefer z Vengerbergu | Yennefer of Vengerberg, (mentioned)
Additional Tags: Soulmates, Alternate Universe - Soulmates, Soul Bond, Empathy Bond, Kaer Morhen, Geralt z Rivii | Geralt of Rivia Has Feelings, POV Geralt z Rivii | Geralt of Rivia, Self-Hatred, Pining, Jaskier | Dandelion Has Feelings, Angst, Angst with a Happy Ending, Hurt/Comfort, Episode Related, Canon Dialogue, Non-Chronological, Competent Jaskier | Dandelion, Hand appreciation, Other Additional Tags to Be Added, Rating May Change
Geralt of Rivia made his way to Kaer Morhen during the Summer of the 78th year of his life, believing himself ill.
“Some would consider the extraordinarily rare gift of a soulmate something to be grateful for, Geralt. A side effect of your mutation to be celebrated. Although, I can understand why having an empathic bond with a newborn creature might be making you feel a bit bratty.”
Minutes of silence stretched between them, interrupted only by the sounds of the wind whipping through the valley outside. Eventually, Geralt lifted his head and stood, though he didn’t move from that spot, cemented on his feet, staring down at the parchment inked with the handwriting of the sorceress.
“Fuck.” He said after a time, with finality.
“Hmm,” Vesemir agreed.
In the 97th year of his life, Geralt met a bard named Jaskier.
I wrote this as a gift for @kemmastan! Thank you for the prompt, friend, and I’m sorry this got away from me enough to require two chapters (woops). I hope you enjoy!