Stay Alive (8056 words) by ComeBackToTheValley
Fandom: Critical Role (Web Series)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Major Character Death
Relationships: Beauregard & Nott & Mollymauk Tealeaf & Caleb Widogast, pre Mollymauk Tealeaf/Caleb Widogast, lightly implied Mollymauk Tealeaf/Vax’ildan
Characters: Beauregard (Critical Role), Caleb Widogast, Nott (Critical Role), Mollymauk Tealeaf
Additional Tags: Angst with a Happy Ending, Hurt/Comfort, Found Family, tw: discussion of death and non gory description of dead bodies, spoilers for C2 E26, shameless raven cameo
“I think Beau, she called us ‘family’ earlier, and I’ve never really had one, you know, but if this it what it is, it’s not really one without you.”
The Nein aren’t about to let each other go that easily, not if there’s anything they can do about it.
I finished a story!
I know I haven’t updated this blog in about a month, and although there was a lot of writing getting done during that time, this particular story is about the second fastest I’ve ever conceptualized, written, and published a story. Plans for it started last Friday, right after that episode of Critical Role, I finished it yesterday, and today was just polishing and publishing. I’m pretty happy with it, and it was a good exercise in emotional catharsis.
No spoilers, for anyone who hasn’t seen the episode yet, although the tags alone are somewhat spoiler-ish. It was…a wringer, that’s for sure, but I think I’ve made my peace with whatever happens. This is my little bit of trying to create a positive experience for whatever Critters and readers come my way, and I hope that no matter what happens, we can all continue to show each other the love and respect that is at the heart of this fantastic show.
See you all soon 🙂 Enjoy a bagel, and is it Thursday yet?