First Bite

The third in my series of Baldur’s Gate 3 stories, First Bite is a retelling of a favorite scene with a unique twist.

“For goodness sake.” Sitting up, Astarion sways wildly. “You sound even more intoxicated than I feel. Here.” He produces a kerchief from his sleeve. “Press this to the wound.”

“Can’t. Too weak.”

“Oh, for the love of…”

Tav can barely feel the pressure, and no pain whatsoever. Sleep beckons.

“A-a-a.” Astarion slaps his cheek. “Don’t you dare go unconscious. If you die, the others will come at me with torches and pitchforks.”

“Tell them I asked for it.” Tav grins. “They’ll believe every perversion, coming from a drow.”

“And would they be wrong, my dear?”

“Not about this drow, no.”

Read the whole thing here, or on AO3!

Hunger, Heat and Hallucinations

Yay, I finished another fic for Baldur’s Gate 3! This one’s a direct sequel to A Godsdamn Kraken and the first featuring Astarion’s POV.

In a verse where Tav and Astarion met prior to the events of the game, had a wild adventure together and ended up kissing in a dark street corner, they now meet again in early Act 1, each carrying his own load of troubles and secrets.

Read it here or on AO3.

Books of 2023, part 2

If my Goodreads summary is to be believed, I managed to read 53 books by the end of 2023. I don’t think that’s exactly right, but it might not be very wrong either. Some of these “books” were novellas that felt more like really long short stories. Others were actual short stories that are, for the lack of a better alternative, also labeled as “books”. If five substantial short stories or two novellas make a “book”, then the honest count would be 45. But, this year I read dozens of short stories that are not on Goodreads at all; also, I read some (gasp!) book-length fanfiction. So I’m good with “around 50”. It’s still twice as many as usual.

Let’s dive in!

Continue reading Books of 2023, part 2

A Valentine’s Day fic for Baldur’s Gate 3: Spicy Food

The fic is spicy too! It belongs to the same verse as A Godsdamn Kraken, set after the tiefling party in late Act 1.

“Surely you don’t expect me to apologize,” Astarion goes on after a minute. “It was only a joke, but even if it wasn’t. Having a few romps—as pleasurable as they were—hardly makes you entitled. And jealousy is such an unattractive trait.” He huffs through his nose. “I regret I asked. Nothing good ever comes from trying to be nice.”

“Nice?” Tav laughs despite the lump in his throat. “You just called me stupid and unattractive.”

“Don’t twist my words, darling. You’re not very good at it.”

Or, Tav gets insecure and Astarion reassures him the only way he knows. Act 1, post tiefling party.

Read the story here, or on AO3.

Happy Valentine’s! 💞

My First Fic for Baldur’s Gate 3: A Godsdamn Kraken

I finally polished and posted one of my many handwritten ficlets for BG3, and it turned into quite the story!

It’s a prequel to the game, where Astarion and Tav meet in the city and have a wild adventure together. Of course, they end up kissing. 💞

Read it here, or on AO3!

I already created a series for it on AO3, titled Danse Macabre, where I hope to post more works in this verse in not too distant a future. Please comment, like and subscribe!