Poor Little Rich Boy
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A glimpse of a world in which Dean and Castiel are teenagers, and Castiel is hopelessly, stupidly in love.
in which Aaron Burr finds himself stuck in an art class with an aggravating, intriguing person, one Alex Hamilton ...
Social Circle by confusedkayt for HollowLand
6 Mar 2017
A young Trevelyan is awfully lonely in the Circle between his infrequent visits home.
Inspired by my Edraid Trevelyan's conversation with Josephine wherein he reveals that his parents paid bribes to allow him to visit home from the Circle from time to time, as well as the general... lack of social acumen Trevelyan often seems to display.
I think Josephine conversation is meant to imply that the Ostwick Circle was considerably more lax than the "worst case scenarios" we'd been shown at Kinloch and Kirkwall, but I couldn't help but think that the Circles as structured guarantee Templar abuses. The Trevelyan bribes might have landed the future Inquisitor better treatment and the occasional visit home, but special privileges when your peers suffer more than you are not psychologically or socially costless. Add that together with the starting premise that this relatively privileged Circle mage was nevertheless motivated to join and fight in a messy rebellion, and the general vibe I got that Trevelyan had not had much chance to really learn to socialize... A bit bleak, really.