Not Fooling Anyone - Critical Role One-Shot
Summary: “Jester pitches forward, and for a moment time seems to slow down. Her hands find Caleb’s back, and she shoves him towards the dance circle. Caleb shouts in surprise as he loses his footing and stumbles forward. He locks eyes with Molly and there passes a moment of mutual understanding that they’ve both been had.”
Notes: Because I have no self control and liked the idea of Jester and Nott trying to get Molly and Caleb together through stupid hijinkes.
Jester leans forward, watching as they near the crest of a hill. She takes a breath and scoots a little closer to Nott. The goblin visibly tenses and glances over at Jester out of the corner of her eye.
“Nott, can I ask you something?” Jester asks, dropping her voice to a conspiratorial whisper.
“Um…what?” Nott asks, copying Jester’s tone.
“You and Caleb are friends, right?”
“Uh, yeah. Yeah, he’s kind of my…my best friend, I guess.”
“Has Caleb ever…I don’t know, talked to you about anyone, like, in particular?”
“What you mean like…? Like those guards who blew up Frumpkin back in Zadash? He told me about them.”
“No, no, not like that. I mean like…” Jester pauses, her expression brightening, “like one of us. Like someone in the group.”
“Oh you mean like how he told me not to go through Fjord’s stuff again?”
“No, not like that.”
“Like…like anyone he likes,” she says.
“Well I think he likes all of you. Most of the time,” Nott says.
“No-tt,” Jester whines.
“It’s true, I think he likes you guys. What more do you want from me?”
“You’re the worst gossip ever,” Jester continues, pouting.
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