4 Works in Female Cousland/Sebastian Vael
In Modern Kirkwall, the seat of the Viscount has changed, Dumar is out and Cullen is in, bringing with him a new administration headed by Sebastian Vael. The youngest Prince of Starkhaven was born and bred into politics, and has learned the hard way what can and cannot afford to be lost.
Ten years have passed since he foolishly let family and the difficulties of the spotlight drive him away from Tylena Cousland. In that time, he's learned to keep up appearances, to date the right kind of women to please his family, and to stay in Kirkwall - just far enough away.
Tylena made a name for herself trading on her beautiful face, but at thirty-two, she's grown far beyond the shallowness of her youth. She's even managed to forgive Sebastian, but never forget. When Nathaniel Howe, an old boyfriend and even older friend goes missing near Kirkwall, duty compels her to go after him. But she needs allies and powerful resources, and there's one person in the City of Chains that can help her mission immensely, if they can work together.
- Part 4 of In Modern Kirkwall
Sebastian has been tracking Anders' movements across Thedas since the events of Kirkwall a year prior, with the intention of seeking justice once settled in his new role as Prince. Now that time has come, and Anders has disappeared.
Without other options for aid, and with no idea where Anders may have turned, Sebastian goes to Ferelden to seek the help of Roslyn Cousland, Hero of Ferelden and Warden-Commander. Roslyn doesn't trust Sebastian or his motives for all they're worth, and she agrees to help him only as a means of seeing to Anders' safety. Their search takes them across Thedas, following Anders' trail.
The untold story of the Vaels of Starkhaven--a story of friends and family, love and loss, disgrace and redemption.
"You don't know what it's like...to know you weren't wanted. To know you're a burden. To know that your own father, despite what he says to your face, doesn't consider you a true Vael…and that even though you tried to prove yourself through regular means, the only time you've ever captured his attention is when you come home stumbling drunk…"
Sent to the Chantry at 17, Sebastian Vael doesn't deny that he fully deserved to be called the Black Sheep of the Vael family. What Sebastian didn't know was that the decision to exile him wasn't made solely because of his shameful behavior, and that the events leading up to his departure would shake the principality of Starkhaven to its very core.
Tags will evolve as the story develops, but do expect general concepts of sex, alcohol abuse, and violence throughout.
- Part 1 of Only Just a Dream
A gift-fic for my friend Rex, asking for a pairing between my f!Cousland, Kahrin, and Sebastian Vael from Miri1984's Shameboner universe. Bitterness and angst ahoy. We'll see if it goes anywhere!