In The Eye of The Hurricane
14 Aug 2019
Hawke turned her attention to the gash just below Fenris’ ribs. The jagged edges peeled back to reveal a deep redness that screamed pain at her. She gently touched the surrounding skin, feeling his muscles stiffen under her fingertips. Her skin was tingling, but whether that was from his lyrium markings or not, she couldn’t say.
“Well the bad news is that you need stitches,” she told him, rubbing the back of her neck with her free hand, “The good news is that there’s no sign of infection and you will most likely have a sexy scar to show off to the ladies.”
To her amusement, Fenris blanched.
“I do not show off to women,” he protested.
“Oh,so men then?” Hawke replied, grinning, “I don’t judge and I mean it’s a shame but —”
He fixed her with a dead stare.
“Shut up, Hawke.”
Hawke and an injured Fenris fall out over the escaped Starkhaven mages. When Hawke tries to apologise, she finds herself opening up about her life in Ferelden.
- Part 1 of In The Eye of The Hurricane
12 Jul 2019
“Fenris, its OK,” she whispered,reaching out to take his hands, “I won’t hurt you.”
He blinked and met her gaze, seeing the quiet conviction in her eyes. He was at a loss of what to say. He was used to people staring at him, some with fear and disgust, others with a morbid curiosity. But Hawke was different, her gaze was accepting.
“How many times do I have to tell you?” she told him with a smile, “You are more than your scars.”
He kissed her then, hungry and impatient. Despite his misgivings, despite all the hours he’d wasted agonizing over her, this was what he needed. She was everything he wanted and he had been waiting for so long. She was his constant, she filled up his empty, desolate life with laughter and most dangerous of all, hope. She was the reason he had stayed in Kirkwall for so long, she was the reason he felt like he could have a future.
And that was terrifying.
My version of *that* scene that takes place after A Bitter Pill in Dragon Age 2. Brace yourselves: The angst is coming.
- Part 2 of In The Eye of The Hurricane
28 May 2019
“Hawke, stop,” Aveline replied with a cracked voice.
“No. I can heal her. Just let me try.”
She closed her eyes, concentrating as hard as she could. This had to work. She needed it to work. This was her mother and there was no way she could give up. Not when she still had a way to save her. She opened her eyes and waited, praying that she would hear a gasp of breath.
“It’s OK,” Hawke babbled, “I can try again.”
Varric shook her shoulder.
“It’s too late, she’s gone.”
A one-shot that details Hawke's reaction to her mother's death, set after All That Remains.
- Part 3 of In The Eye of The Hurricane
11 Oct 2019
“I am glad you’re safe, Hawke,” Fenris said, rubbing his mouth.
Hawke flashed him a brief smile, trying to ignore the knowing smirks that were being exchanged between Varric and Aveline. She grit her teeth, now was not the time to be reminded of painful things.
“Come on, we need to move,” Aurelie told them, “If we’re lucky, we can cut them off before they get to the Keep.”
Hawke nodded just as more Qunari surged through the marketplace. She groaned as she braced herself for the attack.
“Well, shit,” Varric said as he cocked Bianca, “Let’s hope we don’t die.”
Hawke shot him a shit-eating grin.
“We can’t die. We’re too pretty.”
When a meeting with the Arishok goes awry, the entire city of Kirkwall explodes with violence. Basically my re-telling of the Act 2 Quest, Demands of the Qun.
- Part 4 of In The Eye of The Hurricane
07 Mar 2019
Tears started to fall down her cheeks and her body was still shaking. Fenris’s eyes were tinged with sadness and she wondered if they were mirroring her own.
“I can’t do this,” she sobbed, “The mages, the Templars — any of it. It all falls to me and it doesn’t matter which side I pick because innocent people will get hurt. I can’t do this, I’m alone and I can’t —”
Fenris cradled her cheek in his hand and wiped her tears away with his thumb.
“You’re not alone,” he murmured, “You have friends, you have me.”
Hawke looked up at him and blinked. The situation was beginning to feel all too familiar, only this time it was she that was the vulnerable one and not him. But he was standing far too close to her, his eyes flicking down from hers to her lips. Years of old feelings began to stir. The sweet painful torture of silently waiting and waiting for something she could never have. This was wrong. This was all too much.
“But you left.”
After a few too many drinks at the Hanged Man and a bad idea later, Hawke bumps into a certain broody elf. Tempers flare and feelings are revealed.
- Part 5 of In The Eye of The Hurricane
31 Mar 2019
Aurelie swallowed. Part of it still felt like a dream. To be here, standing in the same room as him in the flesh. She had barely stepped through the door when she had seen him sitting at the bar, staring right back at her with wide eyes and the world had stopped. It was like one of Varric’s bad romance novels. Now, they were standing in the privacy of their room, away from the prying eyes of the other patrons. Hawke folded the letter, the silence was was deafening. Her mind was racing, trying to make sense of the cacophony of thoughts in her head.
Why was he staring at her? Why was he silent? She had imagined this scenario many times in her head, had rehearsed what she was going to say like the script of a play. But she had forgotten it all now. Now, she just waited, waited for Fenris to say something — to shout and scream at her. Anything, anything at all to break the silence screaming in her ears.
“Fenris,” her voice cracking as she spoke, “I-I can explain. I didn’t want to leave —”
Fenris and Hawke reunite on her way to Weisshupt and she explains why she left. Smuttiness ensues.
- Part 6 of In The Eye of The Hurricane