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    Follow Arukyra Lavellan from her journey as humble First of Clan Lavellan to Inquisitor to savior of the world while she awkwardly attempts to court the Commander of of the Inquisition's military. Can a Dalish mage and an ex-Templar that needs a nap have a functioning, healthy relationship while trying to juggle titles and saving the world? We shall see! ((This work contains original as well as in-game events and dialog!))

    [Note: There is a version of this on FF.net but this is the version that will be updated with added slow burn and backstory!]
    [Note note: Canon is just a suggestion and if I don't like what happens I'll make my own!]

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    " “What was it you wanted to speak to me about?” Cullen asked as he knelt at the small fireplace, adding a log to feed the flame; naked without the fur caressing his neck. The flickering light from the growing fire shimmering against his breastplate.

     

    “Comman-”

    “Cullen” he looked to her, light playing across his face. “By the Maker, I’m sick of titles today, aren’t you?” "  
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    An imagining of how the two fall in love. Touching the main points of DA:I (for cannon). Diverging for character development/backstory/motivations/companion conversations/Cullen smut & general filling in of the gaps between!
    Weekly updates, sometimes more
    Next Update ETA - ?th

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    After her discharge from the Alliance, Commander Helen Trevelyan joined the Andromeda Initiative, wanting to leave her personal tragedies and a psycho ex-boyfriend behind her. She expected to sleep for 600 years, and wake up in a med bay. Instead, she crash-landed on a snow-covered mountain, ten-thousand years later. She is alone, confused, and dying from eezo radiation. And the only sign of civilization is an old church in the distance.

    A Post-Modern Girl on Thedas fic.

    Many, many thanks to my betas, Dreadlordcherrycake and Duinemerwen, who have advised me on all matters of lore, plausibility and verb tense. If it wasn't for them, this story would still be in cryo. Any mistakes are mine, not theirs.

    I have a regular work schedule IRL, which means I don't have a regular update schedule on AO3. This story is visually supported.

    I sometimes tumblr at https://unhealthynpcobsession.tumblr.com/

    Bioware owns all/legal boilerplate/blah blah blah.

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    Scarlett Trevelyan doesn't need anyone. She's the Inquisitor, the Herald of Andraste, performs miracle after miracle every day, why would she? The nightmares from her past are breaking her, but how can she tell anyone? The only person she wants to tell wouldn't want to listen to the ramblings of a mage anyway.

    Commander Cullen does need someone but is too afraid to ask. But would she even care? What mage in their right mind wants to bother themselves with a former Templar? One going through lyrium withdrawal and can barely sleep through a night? Not her, she has enough on her shoulders.

     

    (New chapters come irregularly but expect me to update on weekends)

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    Haunted by the mistakes of her past, Evana Lavellan feels (reluctantly) compelled to stay and help the newly dubbed "Inquisition" close the Breach. But no longer than that. After all, they only care for her welfare because of the mark on her hand.

    Unfortunately, every mission seems to take her further away from her goal instead of closer to it. But each refugee saved and disaster averted also brings with it a sliver of tranquility, a fleeting taste of atonement for past wrongs. Surrounded by new people - new friends - she discovers a wider world than she'd ever imagined with her clan, a world in which she has the power to improve the lives of both elves AND mages.

    Strangest of all, she finds herself drawn to an unlikely friend and confidant in Inquisition's ex-templar military advisor who, like her, is all too familiar with the bitter taste of regret... and the fragile touch of hope.

    **Game scenes/dialogue included but also tons of original "in-between" moments, dialogue, character development and introspection. Super mild AU for shuffling conversation locations and tweaking the order of events. Quizzy is my own.

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    Torn out of the world she’d give her life for and thrown into one she knows nothing of, Cassidy Halloran wakes up in chains at the feet of Cassandra Pentaghast, accused of mass murder, but she manages to change the Seeker’s mind about her.

    Declared the Herald of Andraste, the Chantry is already against her, but there is still hope. Between the stoic Seeker and the stern Commander Cullen Rutherford, she’s got quite the team to help her succeed. Still, shadows lurk in the brightest of places, and their enemies were patient.

    Haunted by her own failures and visions of who she was, Cassidy will question everything she knows, and make some poor decisions. It happens to the best of us, but in her position, such choices can have unforeseen consequences. Her greatest enemy is not the one in front of her, but the hand she called friend pressing the knife to her back. When testing the bounds of loyalty, betrayal is a cruel mistress.

    Tasked with saving a world that is not her own, she will give everything she’s got, but will it be enough? She will change everything, whether they like it or not, but will she be their salvation, or will she make heretics out of them?

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    In which Duncan was never at the Circle Tower to recruit Iris Amell, so when she was caught helping a blood mage, she ran, dooming herself to the life of a hunted apostate, and leaving behind a wounded and broken-hearted young Templar by the name of Cullen Rutherford. He spends nearly a decade wondering if he let a blood mage slip through his grasp, never expecting to see her again, until she shows up at the remains of the Temple of Sacred Ashes with the mark on her hand and the fate of the world on her shoulders. In the midst of the chaos of the Inquisition, their puppy love will flower once again.

    (M rating for swearing and eventual smut scenes, smut scenes will have warnings before them)

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    This is a previous work that I am revisiting and revamping, hence 2.0. I have always loved this story and now that my writing has improved, I really wanted to see what I could do with it now.

    Scarlett Trevelyan is a Mage, who has had little to fear from Templars in her past. She knows that a battle is raging between Mages and Templars, but she is not so willing to take sides. Her life in the Ostwick Circle was mundane at best, boring at worst. She isn't prepared for the coming events because she isn't a fighter. Her skills lie in the healing arts, in spirit magic.

    This story will also be told from both perspectives, Cullen and Trevelyan.

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    Solona Amell awaits her harrowing, knowing that it could come any day now. She’ll be glad to get the Templars off her back a little, when she becomes a fully-fledged member of the Circle of Magi—should she survive her harrowing.

    Life in the Circle Tower is a difficult one, not only for her, but for a newly qualified Templar, Cullen Rutherford, who is beginning to feel sympathy for the mages locked away from the world purely for their gift of magic. But if the other Templars knew about his feelings for Solona Amell, a woman he has never spoken to, but can’t help watching from a distance, he would surely be removed from the Order he admires.

    Join Cullen and Solona on their journey as the Fifth Blight strikes Ferelden, but it won’t end once the Blight is defeated… They meet again in Kirkwall, and again in Skyhold… But can a relationship between a Templar and a Mage work? Read on to find out…

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    When she thought about how much she wanted to get away, she never realized just how far she would end up.

    Just another Modern Girl in Thedas story.

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    "Where do you go to run from the sky?” The Herald waves a hand, the marked one, sparking green in the dark. “From yourself?”

    In the morning the Herald will be escorted to the ruined temple to close the breach, and Maker willing, this particular horror will be ended. It's no wonder none of them can sleep.

    This is set in the same timeline as The Rainwater Well, but well in advance of those events.

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    His love remains vigilant over the span of fifteen years. From the moment he is assigned to watch over the Harrowing of his innocent crush, Cullen recognizes that his devotion blossoms beyond his duty for the Order. Asher Amell, a mage who is determined to use her knowledge and abilities for the good of the people, realizes that her principles may be what stands between her personal desires and purpose. From a Broken Circle to the rise of the Inquisition, two people witness the world fall apart as they question everything they once held dear.

    There is a planned outline for 75 chapters, covering events from 9:29 - 9:44 Dragon. Major Canon Divergence. Now we're actually NSFW (about time!) : ^ :

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    This never should’ve happened.
    We never should’ve met.
    Love shouldn't bloom from such tragedy, and yet here I stand falling for a woman many consider the messenger of Andraste.
    It's blasphemous.

     

    There's something more to the Commander.
    I could feel it.
    Something beneath the ex- Chantry boy's diffidence, something primal.
    But I'm now considered a key figure in the religion he follows.
    And even though I know I'm still just a woman, he sees someone closer to his god than he's ever known.
    Still, I won't stop trying to bring out the Lion I know lurks beneath all that armor.

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    Aellyce Lavellan was sent to the Conclave to see what would become of the mage and templar war. What she didn't expect was for a strange mark on her hand, an Archdemon seeking her death and leading the Inquisition as it attempts to deal with the mess from the Breach. Nor did she expect feelings for the dashing Commander to grow.

    A walkthrough of the main missions/Cullen romance with some additional scenes - goes through DA:I, tresspasser and beyond cos I'm weak.

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    A few years before the mage rebellion the Chantry issued a new mandate. Any apostate captured by the Templars would be subjected to one of three sentences: Death, Tranquility, or Claiming. If Claimed, a mage is forever tied to the Templar, forced to his will and whims, becoming little more than chattel. This is the tale of Cullen Rutherford and the mage which circumstance forced him to Claim.

    Tags will be updated as story progresses.

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    I sat down to write this, knowing I wanted to write about the moments not seen in the game. My idea was to write the full romance of Cullen and Trevelyan and it branched out from there. Most of the scenes for this work will be glimpses into their world. I hope to encompass the entire game within these stories, but I won't be rehashing in-game content.

    Scarlett Trevelyan is a Mage, who has had little to fear from Templars in her past. She knows that a battle is raging between Mages and Templars, but she is not so willing to take sides. Her life in the Ostwick Circle was mundane at best, boring at worst. She isn't prepared for the coming events because she isn't a fighter. Her skills lie in the healing arts, in spirit magic.

    This story will also be told from both perspectives, Cullen and Trevelyan.

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    A fluffy piece inspired by Cullen and the Inquisitor.
    A possible 'what could have happened' if the Inquisitor could have asked Cullen to dance at Winter Palace before the battlement kiss.

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    “And I won't go/ I won't sleep/ And I can't breathe/ Until you're resting here with me.”

    OR: Three scenes from their first times together. Sex and angst. Sangst. And romance and humor, because . . . THESE TWO.

    Chapter One Summary: In which Cullen is horny, and yet, still brooding; Kaaras is determined and certainly doesn’t brake for nostalgic melancholy; and both moves and skillz get made and discovered.

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    “I know who she looks like Cullen. You need to be careful, this is not Valwyn.”

    Leliana knows. Of course Leliana knows. She was there when he was rescued from the tower. She was there when his secret was revealed. The Inquisition’s spymaster knows just how he felt about the late Hero of Ferelden.

    And she’s just made it obvious she suspects his current feelings for the Herald of Andraste.

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    First of her clan, Initiate of Mythal, and now Herald of Andraste. Sarenna Lavellan's life has been plagued by nightmares, both literally and figuratively. After agreeing to aid the newly formed Inquisition, she learns that the man who has caught her eye, the Inquisition's Commander no less, is truly her worst nightmare. However the Commander suffers from his own demons, and is determined to slay them once and for all. Sarenna must now learn to protect herself from hostile nighttime visitors, while playing nice with them during her waking hours.

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    Set after Trespasser and the disbandment of the Inquisition. Cullen Rutherford is trying to carve out a life for himself outside of the Inquisition. But as yet another tragedy strikes our favorite ex-Commander, he finds himself struggling with the stagnant life he now leads. When a stranger steps out of the woods and into his life, things become far from boring.

    2/3/19-This story is currently in re-write. Please check back as I post re-written and re-worked old chapters and eventually move forward with the story from where I left off.

     

     

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