"rated M for cussing"
"rated M for cussing"
It wasn’t that Varric had no more stories left, no more inspiration. He had plenty. Like that time Hawke went through his Black Fox phase, or Merrill finally got her griffon. Like the months they spent in Tevinter, the summer they weathered on Isabela’s ship—‘Isabela’s ship now,’ she said, ‘and that’s what makes it Isabela’s ship’—and all the costume changes along the way. The scarf in Hawke’s hair, the piercing in Hawke’s ear, the one Anders got to match and the one Fenris refused to get. The stray kittens. The letters from Aveline. The slavers they took care of. The problems they solved, the trouble they caused, the bad ale that made them sick as wardens after the taint, the whole Exalted March thing Varric said was too dramatic to be believed, and the wyvern Hawke rode that one time, claiming afterward it made his thighs all sore on the insides.
‘Although if I’m not used to it by now…’ he added, eyes still sparkling, a streak of silver hiding in his beard.
Varric didn’t mention it, so long as Hawke didn’t mention the streak of silver hiding on his chest.
Finally, there were the hills they ended up in, right back at the beginning, making the usual jokes about the Free Marches, doing their best not to mention the City of Chains. It was there on the horizon, behind them now instead of anywhere else, when Varric said he wasn’t writing it all down, that he hadn’t been for a long time.
‘All stories have to end somewhere, Hawke,’ he said, while Hawke pretended the disappointment wasn’t personal and Varric pretended he wouldn’t miss it, too—or that he wouldn’t keep coming up with damn good lines, putting them down on scraps of vellum, promises not quite made and never kept, all those tales he wasn’t meant to tell.
I have updated Panacea. I am so that person who will post about the fact that I’ve updated my fic here even though I don’t think many of my followers are interested. ;D
If m!Hawke/Anders with some Karl-based angst is your cup of tea, though, maybe you could give it a go. <3
(I’m so becoming one of those people.)
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