Jaskier's at Kaer Morhen. They're all talking together in the common room. Lambert speaks and only Jaskier laughs.
"Wow, I haven't heard that in years! ...Lambert!?"
It finally comes to the Oxenfurt-grown bard where that particular phrase comes from. The dialect of a very particular scene in a very particular part of the city. Underground mostly, down alleyways or even the backrooms of ordinary shops.
The two exchange glances, communicating an entire conversation of what can be summed up as "you're queer, right?" "Absolutely. And you?" "Undeniably."
just got struck with the thought of fae jaskier having to fake pain and injury bc he's supposed to be human gdi but i'm imagining it with a similar vibe to the she's the man scene where she has to pretend she got hit in the dick
thinks about apoc au when carden eventually stumbles into the path of the main group again and he's gotten himself some goons to follow him, but solely the scene where carden thinks he's got the upperhand on an alone maeve because of course. it's sweet, poor, innocent little maeve who has never liked violence and was [almost] always too scared to stick up to him. of course he has free reign in this moment to monologue his way through what happened to him since the group abandoned him until—oop. maeve's found some improvised weapon and has knocked the wind out of him by positively wailing into him, and she keeps going until he doesn't have it in him to hold his hands up in defense anymore then she throws the weapon at him and takes off to find her loved ones. because he never once considered that she'd actually Changed during all this time he was gone, that'd be silly. sure she had some new spark of Fury in her eyes when she looked at him but she wouldn't Do anything about it, this girl couldn't hurt a fly let alone raise a hand to Him. idiot