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Beau Would Like to Rage - Violetrayofsunshine - Critical Role (Web Series) [Archive of Our Own]
While on a mission for the Gentleman, the Mighty Nein are after a band of thieves and traffickers again and it reopens some emotional wounds that never healed for some of them. Everyone's favorite monk refuses to talk about her feelings. She engages in some cathartic ass-kicking instead.

AKA: Beau and Caleb learning to help each other through their PTSD [6167]

[Team Human taking care of each other gives me life.]
fic  u:criticalrole  web:criticalrole2  c:cr:beau  c:cr:caleb  tobetagged 
december 2018 by scorpionvoices
A Helping Claw - sabinelagrande - Critical Role (Web Series) [Archive of Our Own]
"I'm gonna be straight with you, because you're the kind of person who appreciates that," Fjord says. "You might get five minutes in and realize you hate it. But I think you like to help people, and you like to figure out how they work so you can figure out what they need. I think you'll find it satisfying. If you don't, you can stop whenever you want."

"I'll give it a shot," Caduceus says, and Fjord feels immense relief. [2310]

[Possibly the first time I've ever seen someone write non-sexual painplay? I can definitely see this happening.]
fic  u:criticalrole  web:criticalrole2  c:cr:fjord  c:cr:caduceus  k:painplay  theme:cuddling  ge:gen  r:r  @ao3 
december 2018 by scorpionvoices
Of Years - Avorna - Critical Role (Web Series) [Archive of Our Own]
After the discussions around Nott's age, Nott decides to ask Caleb how old he is. [759]

[THE SWEETEST, MOST ADORABLE WINNIE-THE-POOH CONVERSATION!!]
ficlet  u:criticalrole  web:criticalrole2  c:cr:nott  c:cr:caleb  theme:friendship  theme:foundfamily  theme:growingold  o:adorable  ge:gen  r:pg  @ao3 
december 2018 by scorpionvoices
Teachable Moment - duckbunny - Critical Role (Web Series) [Archive of Our Own]
"Caleb, you're up."

"Am I within thirty feet of that thing?"

"Oh yeah, easily. I'd say twenty feet to target the centre of it, fifteen feet for the supporting arch."

"Ja, okay, so, I fumble in my pocket for a bit of copper wire and I cast Message, and I say, "Fjord, look after them." And then as a bonus action, I cast it again, and I say "Nott, take care." And I step into the portal." [3433]
fic  u:criticalrole  web:criticalrole2  c:cr:caleb  c:cr:fjord  c:cr:nott  c:cr:caduceus  c:cr:jester  c:cr:beau  theme:team!  theme:sacrifice  theme:angst  theme:totherescue!  w:brainwashing  w:torture  ge:gen  ge:action  r:r  @ao3 
december 2018 by scorpionvoices
Remember, you are not alone - sockablock - Critical Role (Web Series) [Archive of Our Own]
The Mighty Nein bring Molly back without any memories, but in True Molly Fashion, he decides not to tell them. [2892]
Nott tugs on his sleeve and asks, “Are you sure you’re okay to travel? If you don’t want to go all the way out, yet, we could wait a little longer.”

Molly takes a shot in the dark.

“When have I ever been someone who liked waiting around?”
fic  u:criticalrole  web:criticalrole2  c:cr:molly  c:cr:ensemble  theme:resurrection  theme:foundfamily  trope:amnesia  theme:love  theme:h/c  theme:HEA  o:sweet  ge:gen  r:pg  @ao3 
november 2018 by scorpionvoices
The Living and Death - pinkevilbob - Critical Role (Web Series) [Archive of Our Own]
Jester, daughter of the goddess of the harvest, finds herself lying low in the land of the dead under the care of the Lord of the Dead, Caleb. [6727]

[THE FREAKING CUTEST! Not my usual pairing (except that rarepairs are my OTP and I would do many ridiculous things for more Hades/Persephone!AUs), but so glad I took a few minutes to read this. SO. CUTE.]
fic  u:criticalrole  web:criticalrole2  au:fusion  u:mythology  c:cr:caleb  c:cr:jester  c:cr:nott  theme:angst  theme:friendship  theme:snark  theme:undercover  theme:h/c  theme:pining  theme:love  trope:marriageofconvenience  theme:firstkiss  theme:HEA  o:adorable  o:hilarious  p:cr:caleb/jester  ge:het  ge:drama  r:pg-13  @ao3 
november 2018 by scorpionvoices
Long Night - Mightybignein (Blueberryshortcake) - Critical Role (Web Series) [Archive of Our Own]
Caduceus found himself out of his depth in this world outside his graveyard. He knew the things he knew. If someone was injured heal them, if someone was dead lay them to rest in the appropriate way. If your party was split and your wizard was feverish, and there might be murderers and thieves not far off, and all your spells were diminished how do you protect yourself and your friends? [2858]
fic  u:criticalrole  web:criticalrole2  c:cr:caduceus  c:cr:jester  c:cr:caleb  theme:injury  theme:illness  theme:h/c  theme:trapped  trope:huddlingforwarmth  theme:friendship  n:characterstudy  ge:gen  r:pg-13  @ao3 
november 2018 by scorpionvoices
Deprivation - SETI_fan - Critical Role (Web Series) [Archive of Our Own]
“Percy.”

“Hm?” He turned toward Vex’s voice warily, hoping he was looking directly at her as he intended.

There was no sound for a moment and the fear warred briefly with confusion. He was about to ask what was going on when he felt a vague sense of motion near his face. He blinked, bringing his free hand up to investigate and encountered what a brief feel-around revealed to be a slender hand. (Vex’s?)

A hand he realized had likely been waving in front of his face.

“Shit,” Vex breathed. “You can’t see anything, can you?”

Fuck. Embarrassment crept up his neck, but he tried for a note of blasé humor instead. “I can see a rather impressive amount of impenetrable darkness.”

“Wait, so how long have you been following us blindly?” Keyleth asked.

Since the day I met you. “Pretty much since we entered the mound.”

He didn’t need to be able to see to have a pretty good idea of the incredulous looks on their faces. [4065]
fic  u:criticalrole  web:criticalrole1  c:cr:percy  c:cr:trinket  c:cr:ensemble  theme:angst  theme:PTSD  theme:team!  theme:h/c  ge:gen  r:pg-13  @ao3 
november 2018 by scorpionvoices
all i want is nothing more - thismagichour - Critical Role (Web Series) [Archive of Our Own]
Nott isn't a child, so she doesn't know why she wants to be held so badly, but she does anyway. Fortunately, Caduceus is there to get it, because god knows Caleb's too dense to figure it out himself. [1370]

[Not knowing what 'touch-starved' means doesn't prevent you from feeling it.]
fic  u:criticalrole  web:criticalrole2  c:cr:nott  c:cr:caduceus  c:cr:caleb  theme:angst  theme:friendship  theme:cuddling  theme:h/c  o:beautiful  ge:gen  r:g  @ao3 
november 2018 by scorpionvoices
a stained glass variation of the truth - madnessiseverything - Critical Role (Web Series) [Archive of Our Own]
“Did it hurt?” Jester asks, her voice high-pitched with excitement. Mollymauk grins, teeth on display.

“Just the right amount.”

“Like, on the neck seems pretty fuckin badass,” Beauregard cuts in, “but that looks like a lot of work and pain.”

And Caleb doesn’t know what in the gods’ name moves him to answer in Mollymauk’s stead. “After a short while you grow used to the pain.” He notices the heads of the three loudest members of their rag-tag group snapping up to look at him, but keeps his eyes focused on the last swig of ale in his cup. Scheiße, how many has he downed since they came in here? “It’s really the time that takes a toll on you.” [7072]
fic  u:criticalrole  web:criticalrole2  c:cr:caleb  c:cr:jester  c:cr:beau  c:cr:ensemble  theme:scars  theme:PTSD  theme:team!  theme:h/c  theme:foundfamily  w:abuse-past  ge:gen  r:pg-13  @ao3 
november 2018 by scorpionvoices
Battle Strategies - knittedace - Critical Role (Web Series) [Archive of Our Own]
They take Caleb out of the cell again. Beau swears and spits and tries to punch one of them, while Caleb gives her this Look - one that says **stop making yourself a target** as clear as if he’d used a spell to whisper it in her ear - and doesn’t resist. [2244]

[Beau's pissed that Caleb is taking all the punches. Caleb just wants her to understand that this is his favored terrain.]
fic  u:criticalrole  web:criticalrole2  c:cr:beau  c:cr:caleb  theme:captivity  w:torture  theme:friendship  theme:h/c  theme:sacrifice  theme:competency!!!  ge:gen  r:pg-13  @ao3 
november 2018 by scorpionvoices
Counting Words - leaper182 - Critical Role (Web Series) [Archive of Our Own]
Having survived a temple breaking apart around them and nearly drowning, Caduceus casts Sending. [975]

[Super cute ficlet about an overwhelmed Caduceus reaching out to the only sensible person he's met on his travels with these insane, violent, nonsensical morons.]
ficlet  u:criticalrole  web:criticalrole2  n:episoderelated  n:missingscene  c:cr:caduceus  c:cr:pumatsol  theme:angst  theme:friendship  theme:h/c  style:epistolary  theme:secrets  ge:gen  r:pg  @ao3 
november 2018 by scorpionvoices
Quiet Comfort - Angel Ascending (angel_in_ink) - Critical Role (Web Series) [Archive of Our Own]
“Is there anything I can do for you?” Caduceus asks the question knowing that there might not be an answer. Caleb is the type who rarely asks for what he needs even when he has a voice. He asks it regardless, as he had asked the mourners who had come to the grove, as he would ask any of his traveling companions, his friends. He remembers all the times he’s seen Nott and Caleb relaxing, one leaning into the other. “I’m very good to lean against.” [1787]
fic  u:criticalrole  web:criticalrole2  c:cr:caduceus  c:cr:caleb  theme:aftermath  theme:PTSD  theme:h/c  theme:cuddling  theme:friendship  ge:gen  r:pg  @ao3 
november 2018 by scorpionvoices
What's the Giant Word for Protector? - AngelWithAStory - Critical Role (Web Series) [Archive of Our Own]
People could talk for days about Pike and how she was an angel, and they would be right. But so many people forgot her brother. A character study of Grog Strongjaw. [2787]
fic  u:criticalrole  web:criticalrole1  c:cr:grog  n:characterstudy  c:cr:pike  c:cr:ensemble  theme:angst  theme:h/c  theme:friendship  theme:team!  theme:foundfamily  theme:competency!!!  ge:gen  r:pg-13  @ao3 
november 2018 by scorpionvoices
A Legacy in the Blood - sockablock - Critical Role (Web Series) [Archive of Our Own]
Prompt: 'if tieflings can be born to non-tiefling parents if an ancestor made a deal with a demon or devil, what if percy IV is a tiefling

percy and vex don’t love him any less, but percy has a really hard time handling it for months and months after the birth.'
fic  u:criticalrole  web:criticalrole1  post-series  c:cr:percy  c:cr:vex  c:cr:ensemble  theme:futurefic  theme:kids  theme:angst  theme:family  theme:love  p:cr:percy/vex  ge:drama  ge:het  r:pg  @ao3 
november 2018 by scorpionvoices
A Common Enough Accident - RiaHawk - Critical Role (Web Series) [Archive of Our Own]
The thing about the inevitable accidents at the academy's alchemy lab was that the students were nearly always wearing gloves.

He was shocked out of his pleasantly hazy absorption in his book by the sound of shattering glass and Nott's pained shriek. [1368]
fic  u:criticalrole  web:criticalrole2  pre-series  c:cr:caleb  c:cr:nott  theme:friendship  theme:injury  theme:h/c  theme:foundfamily  ge:gen  r:pg-13  @ao3 
october 2018 by scorpionvoices
A Feast Fit for Heroes - CatKing_Catkin - Critical Role (Web Series) [Archive of Our Own]
When you're traveling with the same group of people for a while, it's important to get to know them. One by one as the weeks go by, Jester asks all her friends the same very important question - namely, "What is your favorite food?"

Everyone has a different answer, and that gives her a lot to think about with regards to them and herself.

But it's all for the sake of one day putting a very important plan into action. [7893]
fic  u:criticalrole  web:criticalrole2  c:cr:jester  c:cr:ensemble  theme:team!  theme:friendship  theme:competency!!!  theme:food  n:characterstudy  ge:gen  r:pg  @ao3 
october 2018 by scorpionvoices

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