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Snippets: Dragon Age Origins Awakenings Appreciation Week

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Awakening Companion ships, (Anders x Nathaniel, Velanna x Sigrun, etc.) this prompt is for Awakenings Companion ships.

Disclaimer: I own nothing and make no profit from this fanfiction.

pairing: Nathaniel Howe x Anders, Karl x Anders (mention)

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Anders had been teasing Nathaniel all day. Theo and Zevran were gone, which meant they were basically left to their own devices. Nathaniel always responded just right, and Anders enjoyed flustering him a bit, he was so cute.

“Anders… may I ask you something serious?” Nathaniel asked.

“Yes.” Anders replied.

“What happens after we defeat the Mother? Do you escape and leave… go back to this Karl we’ve heard so much about?” Nathaniel asked.

Anders winced and looked at the ground. “I… so you caught me.” he said softly.

“I knew it was coming… I just, are you truly unhappy here, with me?” Nathaniel asked.

“It’s not that… you and I, it’s fun. I like you a lot Nathaniel… but what Karl and I had, he was the first… I can’t just give that up.” Anders admit.

Nathaniel gave a thoughtful nod. “You’ve taught me a lot… about mages, about why the nobles need to step up more and protect mages. About why the chantry is wrong for how they treat you all. It’s… I’m going to miss you.” he admit.

Anders frowned. “Nathaniel…” he said softly.

Nathaniel looked up at him and smiled a little. It was a reassuring smile, but Anders wasn’t sure who Nate was reassuring in that moment.

“You know, after I find him… I could come back, I mean, I know I’m a bit of a pain in the arse, and I can drive you crazy and all with all my teasing.” he was teasing again.

Nathaniel smiled a little. “I’d like it if you came back.” he admit.

Anders flushed a bright red, and rubbed the back of his head. Maker.. he wasn’t supposed to go and fall in love, he was an apostate for Maker’s sake. But Nathaniel was so sweet, and sure they got on each other’s nerves sometimes but… in a way, Anders wouldn’t have it any other way.

He felt Nathaniel kiss him, and he leaned in, melting into the kiss. He’d find Karl, but he’d find his way back to Nate.

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AN: thank you all for reading