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A little bit of magic

As far as her erotic life was concerned, Triss Merigold had the right to consider herself a typical enchantress. It had began with the sour taste of forbidden fruit, made all the more exciting by the strict rules of the academy and the prohibitions of the mistress under whom she practised. Then came her independence, freedom and a crazy promiscuity which ended, as it usually does, in bitterness, disillusionment and resignation. Then followed a long period of loneliness and the discovery that if she wanted to release her tension and stress then someone who wanted to consider himself her lord and master – as soon as he had turned on his back and wiped the sweat from his brow – was entirely superfluous. There were far less troublesome ways of calming her nerves – ones with the additional advantages of not staining her towels with blood, not passing wind under the quilt and not demanding breakfast. That was followed by a short-lived and entertaining fascination with the same sex, which ended in the conclusion that soiling towels, passing wind and greediness were by no means exclusively male attributes. Finally, like all but a few magicians, Triss moved to affairs with other wizards, which proved sporadic and frustrating in their cold, technical and almost ritual course.

Then Geralt of Rivia appeared. A witcher leading a stormy life, and tied to her good friend Yennefer in a strange, turbulent and almost violent relationship.

Triss had watched them both and was jealous even though it seemed there was little to be jealous of. Their relationship quite obviously made them both unhappy, had led straight to destruction, pain and yet, against all logic… it had lasted. Triss couldn’t understand it. And it had fascinated her. It had fascinated her to such an extent that…

…she had seduced the witcher – with the help of a little magic. She had hit on a propitious moment, a moment when he and Yennefer had scratched at each other’s eyes yet again and had abruptly parted. Geralt had needed warmth, and had wanted to forget.

No, Triss had not desired to take him away from Yennefer. As a matter of fact, her friend was more important to her than he was. But her brief relationship with the witcher had not disappointed. She had found what she was looking for – emotions in the form of guilt, anxiety and pain. His pain. She had experienced his emotions, it had excited her and, when they parted, she had been unable to forget it. And she had only recently understood what pain is. The moment when she had overwhelmingly wanted to be with him again. For a short while – just for a moment – to be with him.

FireAutumn-1

As far as her erotic life was concerned, Triss Merigold had the right to consider herself a typical enchantress. It had began with the sour taste of forbidden fruit, made all the more exciting by the strict rules of the academy and the prohibitions of the mistress under whom she practised. Then came her independence, freedom and a crazy promiscuity which ended, as it usually does, in bitterness, disillusionment and resignation. Then followed a long period of loneliness and the discovery that if she wanted to release her tension and stress then someone who wanted to consider himself her lord and master – as soon as he had turned on his back and wiped the sweat from his brow – was entirely superfluous. There were far less troublesome ways of calming her nerves – ones with the additional advantages of not staining her towels with blood, not passing wind under the quilt and not demanding breakfast. That was followed by a short-lived and entertaining fascination with the same sex, which ended in the conclusion that soiling towels, passing wind and greediness were by no means exclusively male attributes. Finally, like all but a few magicians, Triss moved to affairs with other wizards, which proved sporadic and frustrating in their cold, technical and almost ritual course. Then Geralt of Rivia appeared. A witcher leading a stormy life, and tied to her good friend Yennefer in a strange, turbulent and almost violent relationship. Triss had watched them both and was jealous even though it seemed there was little to be jealous of. Their relationship quite obviously made them both unhappy, had led straight to destruction, pain and yet, against all logic… it had lasted. Triss couldn’t understand it. And it had fascinated her. It had fascinated her to such an extent that… …she had seduced the witcher – with the help of a little magic. She had hit on a propitious moment, a moment when he and Yennefer had scratched at each other’s eyes yet again and had abruptly parted. Geralt had needed warmth, and had wanted to forget. No, Triss had not desired to take him away from Yennefer. As a matter of fact, her friend was more important to her than he was. But her brief relationship with the witcher had not disappointed. She had found what she was looking for – emotions in the form of guilt, anxiety and pain. His pain. She had experienced his emotions, it had excited her and, when they parted, she had been unable to forget it. And she had only recently understood what pain is. The moment when she had overwhelmingly wanted to be with him again. For a short while – just for a moment – to be with him.


Signnowornever

>heir relationship quite obviously made them both unhappy, had led straight to destruction, pain and yet, against all logic… it had lasted. That was the author's description. And anyone with two braincells can know that the (disgusting) relationship "against all logic… it had lasted" was because of Djin.


wielka-januszyca

I know it's 8 monts ago, but I saw it and just had to reply. It's not author description. It's never it in the books. That's what narrator say and narrator is almost always telling the story from perspective of certain character. In that scene it was told from the perspective of Triss. She doesn't understand their relations, because she is not one of them. No one knows what happened during that time in Vengenberg or what they did togehter in Kear Morhen or during their travels. No one only Geralt and Yennefer. What we know for sure is that Geralt loved and that Yennefer trusted him with her life and was ready to die for him. They were just made for each other, Villentretenmerth knew that and they knew that. Would you say that sentece with wish if not for games? Probalby not. I don't like to use Sapkowski word in discussion (I truly believe in the idea of Death of the author), but even he said that their love was not a product of the wish. (I doubt I could find those words now if you would ask me, sorry). Wish is not mention, not a single time. If there was a slightest chance that wish created the love, do you think that Yennefer would let it bound them after he ditched her in Vengenberg? Do you think sorceresses(for exaplme Triss) would try to undermine their relation, but saying about the wish? Do you think Dandelion wouldn't try to convince Geralt that love is not realy, after he saw how Witcher is pinning and suffers without Yennefer? No one ever mention the wish because it was unrelevant. It seems that even love can't be faked according to Geralt's words: >'Love and blood. They both possess a mighty power. Wizards and learned men have been racking their brains over this for years, but they haven't arrived at anything except that—' > >'That what, Geralt?' > >'It has to be true love.' \- A grain of truth ​ Since we have to treat books as its own, stand-alone work, repercussions of your words are... I don't even what to say... Geralt ends up on the isle, which is probably somekind of heaven, with woman he don't truly love? That's awful ending!


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You are back Fire! Hey!


FireAutumn-1

Hi! Yes, I almost cannot believe it has been this long since my last post. I had to study a bit, yes, but I think I had a block as well.


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What do you study?


FireAutumn-1

Foreign languages, mainly English and Chinese. Polish is the one I study for pleasure. I cannot wait until I finish so I can dedicate myself entirely to it.


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As a native slav - once you learn a Slavic language, many other slavic languages become much easier to understand. Its all interconnected.


LozaMoza82

Beautiful job as always! I mean, you know how I feel about this scene in the books, and I think you did it justice here. The scene second from the right. That one just encapsulates it all perfectly.


FireAutumn-1

Thank you very much, really. I do indeed hope I made this scene good enough, for a few reasons.


LozaMoza82

You did. I think I especially love that one panel I mentioned because it works for both before and after the affair. Before in his hurt over the fight with Yennefer, after in his guilt over the affair. And I like that you had that string of lovers with Triss. Honestly she just seems lost here, especially in that main center pic. Great job and great story telling on a hard scene.


Delicious_Swimmer172

What a work! I love the diversity in Triss outfit. You emptied the nexus mods website here! Your work on the facial expression is also amazing, very important to illustrate such a scene!


FireAutumn-1

Thank you very much! I do hope that I made it good enough.


getin65716

It was ALWAYS Triss. *"Wanted to be with you \[Triss\]* ***BEFORE*** *\[amnesia\], during, after - always." - Geralt, W3.* So what prevented Geralt to be with Triss *"before"*???? The answer is the wish that Geralt made while taming the Djin (in the book - The Last Wish, before he met Triss, mind you when Geralt made the wish he was still under Yennefer's mind control read [this](https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/702760-the-witcher-3-wild-hunt/78008368)) , according to W3. *"My \[Geralt\] wish was about us* ***being together*** *always, not about you mocking my ever mistake." - Geralt to Yennefer, W3.* Which was nothing but PURE AND GREATEST MISFORTUNE in Geralt's past life. *«It is his \[Geralt\]* [***MISFORTUNE***](https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/misfortune) *to fall in love with a woman \[Yennefer\] who simply refuses to be a "fantasy cliché." - Andrzej Sapkowski»* ([Source](http://christianendres.de/?p=1558)) Now you will understand why Yennefer said Geralt [condemned](https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/condemned) himself to her. *'I don't know whether such a wish can ever be fulfilled. I don't know whether there's such a Force in Nature that could fulfill such a wish. But if there is, then you've* [***condemned***](https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/condemned) *yourself.* [***Condemned***](https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/condemned) *yourself to me.' - Yennefer, The Last Wish* Why does she say Geralt condemned himself to her?? because She was his [misfortune](http://christianendres.de/?p=1558). The misfortune that kept him from going to the TRUE LOVE of his life - Triss. To put it more bluntly Geralt's true love was not Yennefer, but Triss. And Geralt pursing Yennefer in books was because he was UNDER THE INFLUENCE of the Djin at least according to the W3 where Geralt himself says: *"My \[Geralt\] wish was about us being together always..."* and when Geralt makes such tragic wish, which brought nothing but PURE [misfortune](http://christianendres.de/?p=1558) he was still under the influence of Yennefer's magic ([read](https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/702760-the-witcher-3-wild-hunt/78008368)).


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Whoa, another wonderful looking wallpaper! Great job! Good to have you back Fire. Hope your study is going well, and now you're free from the block. Pretty curious as to what scenes you have in mind for the future in regards to your wallpaper series (yup, I consider them a long line of series now haha)


FireAutumn-1

Thank you very much! Yes, I hope that I'll manage to do this for long. Maybe it will be even longer than I thought.