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(So, this is the continuation of my Warden’s story, after the events of Dragon Age II and before Dragon Age: Inquisition; it features guest appearances by [livejournal.com profile] sakuratsukikage's Mahariel, Arelan, who is Lyna's younger brother in this 'verse. The title comes from Leaves of Grass171. France, the 18th year of These States, by Walt Whitman.)

Title: There Be No Justice (in Destiny or Time)
Characters: f!Mahariel/Alistair, m!Mahariel/Zevran, Hawke, Anders, other minor characters
Chapter word count: 2517
Chapter rating: G

Summary: Kirkwall’s Chantry lies in ruins, and the Circles of Magi across Thedas rise against their oppressors. How long can the Fereldan Grey Wardens remain neutral? And to where has the Champion of Kirkwall disappeared?

Also here @ AO3, here @ tumblr.
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Pale, silent, stern, what could I say to that long-accrued retribution?
Could I wish humanity different?
Could I wish the people made of wood and stone?
Or that there be no justice in destiny or time?
—Walt Whitman

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( Lyna had been dreaming about a halla )
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Poor Zevran, left alone neglected in my ever-growing list of projects.

Fresh commission work does mean that he gets his turn in the spotlight this time around, though!

Kind of sappy-romantic (in the "OMG I HAZ DIABETES kind of way), but still, I get to work on one of my favourite DA characters, so yay!

Art beneath cut )
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To keep creative juices flowing a lot of people have been giving and writing prompts on Tumblr. After I tallied mine up for the last two days I realized I had over 4,400 words worth of just delicious drabbles, and some of them I really like. Some of them may flesh out into longer things.

I thought I would just drop them here in case anyone wanted to enjoy them. I sure had a blast working on them.

Thank you to everyone who dropped in a prompt for me to write. I still have several more in the box, and am always taking more!

I think the maximum rating here is T.

Here you go, in no particular order! )
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A Dalish-centric AU gen fic featuring two Mahariel Wardens, one bastard prince, and lingering ghosts.

Title: Vir Lath Sa'vunin (We Love One More Day)
Rating: T
Authors: [personal profile] twist_shimmy and [personal profile] lenna_nightrunner
Summary: When their parents died, Tesni Mahariel was left to raise her brother Caerwyn with the help of the rest of their clan. True to their penchant for getting into trouble, Caerwyn and Tamlen went hunting one day and ran afoul of amirror, of all things. The next thing Tesni knew, Caerwyn had been recruited by the Grey Wardens. As if she’d let someshemlen just take her brother away! Determined to keep Caerwyn safe, Tesni goes after them, and antics ensue. She’ll stop the Blight to protect her family, Caerwyn will help--grumbling all the while--and Alistair will do his best to bond with his tattooed and bristly new brethren. When all is said and done, the blurred lines between friendship and blood bonds will draw them down a path that will change all three of them forever.

In which the Lady sees what our Wardens have not.

I have one thing to say about the delay: ಠ_ಠ. That is all. -- Shimmy.

Chapter Sixty-Nine: And Eyes Roll Back, Turn White in Time to Feed. They Salivate in Hunger for You and Everything They Need to Make a Death Complete... Completely Unnatural. )



I Was Walking with a Ghost. I Said, ‘Please, Please Don’t Insist )

Read more... )


"I bid you welcome, mortals."
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[personal profile] lenna_nightrunner
A Dalish-centric AU gen fic featuring two Mahariel Wardens, one bastard prince, and lingering ghosts.

Title: Vir Lath Sa'vunin (We Love One More Day)
Rating: T
Authors: [personal profile] twist_shimmy and [personal profile] lenna_nightrunner
Summary: When their parents died, Tesni Mahariel was left to raise her brother Caerwyn with the help of the rest of their clan. True to their penchant for getting into trouble, Caerwyn and Tamlen went hunting one day and ran afoul of amirror, of all things. The next thing Tesni knew, Caerwyn had been recruited by the Grey Wardens. As if she’d let some shemlen just take her brother away! Determined to keep Caerwyn safe, Tesni goes after them, and antics ensue. She’ll stop the Blight to protect her family, Caerwyn will help--grumbling all the while--and Alistair will do his best to bond with his tattooed and bristly new brethren. When all is said and done, the blurred lines between friendship and blood bonds will draw them down a path that will change all three of them forever.

In which the chapter art pretty much says it all.


Okay so we know we swore to update every Tuesday, and we, uh, didn't last week. But there were extenuating circumstances, we swear! When you have a buffer and you still don't have enough time to post? That's a Bad Week.

Special thanks to [personal profile] cave_fatuam for her incredible art. Neither of us can properly convey how much we love it and to what extreme extent we are certain that we can never repay her. Infinite <3s, Bef!



Sixty-Seven: Now Cinderella, Don’t You Go to Sleep; It’s Such a Bitter Form of Refuge. Don’t You Know the Kingdom’s Under Siege and Everybody Needs You? )


Sixty-Eight: I Will Not Apologize for Being Me. I Cannot Rationalize My True Feelings. Spare Me Your Useless Speeches. Save Me Another Day. )


Come home, lethallan.
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[personal profile] twist_shimmy
A Dalish-centric AU gen fic featuring two Mahariel Wardens, one bastard prince, and lingering ghosts.

Title: Vir Lath Sa'vunin (We Love One More Day)
Rating: T
Authors: [personal profile] twist_shimmy and [personal profile] lenna_nightrunner
Summary: When their parents died, Tesni Mahariel was left to raise her brother Caerwyn with the help of the rest of their clan. True to their penchant for getting into trouble, Caerwyn and Tamlen went hunting one day and ran afoul of amirror, of all things. The next thing Tesni knew, Caerwyn had been recruited by the Grey Wardens. As if she’d let some shemlen just take her brother away! Determined to keep Caerwyn safe, Tesni goes after them, and antics ensue. She’ll stop the Blight to protect her family, Caerwyn will help--grumbling all the while--and Alistair will do his best to bond with his tattooed and bristly new brethren. When all is said and done, the blurred lines between friendship and blood bonds will draw them down a path that will change all three of them forever.

"We are in the Brecilian Forest, and the Veil is thin here. If the living cannot help them, then we shall appeal to the dead."


We're baaaaaaack. That's right! From here on out, Vir Lath Sa'vunin is resuming updates every Tuesday until it concludes! (Either that, or until Shimmy dies. Whichever comes first. Given how busy my job has kept me, it could go either way) Sorry about the hiatus, darlings, but do we have a killer arc for you to come back to.

Heh. Heheheheheh. Eh-hehehehehehehe.


Chapter Sixty-Five: Oh, the Veil Is Thin, Covering Your Eyes In Blue and Red, and Black and White. )


Chapter Sixty-Six: Is This a Dream? What Have I Done? I Close My Eyes and There’s Someone Beside Me. This Isn’t What I Thought, So Can I Just Go Home? )




Read more... )






Da'fen'len, don't you miss this?

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[personal profile] lenna_nightrunner


Vir Lath Sa'vunin B-Side Track Eight
Occurs concurrently with Chapter Sixty-Four and several thereafter.

Title: I Wanna Wake You From Your Dream. I Wanna Know Just Who You're Talking To When You're Singing In Your Sleep. I Wanna Find Out What It Means. Do You Love Me? (Guster)
Characters: Leliana, m!Mahariel (Caerwyn), Zevran, Alistair, f!Mahariel (Tesni)
Rating: T
Word Count: 1600
Summary: Culture shock is difficult not only on our Dalish Grey Wardens, but also on their brother and lovers. As their time among the Dalish lengthens, however, Leliana begins to worry if Tesni's and Caerwyn's increasing coldness might not just be due to how difficult it is to realize how much they've changed.
A/N: I blame FormSpring for ruining Shimmy’s hands and causing this delay.


I'd thought I would be prepared to meet the Dalish after having known Tesni and Caerwyn for so long, but I could not have been more mistaken. )



"Do you think he's ashamed of me?"
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Vir Lath Sa’vunin B-Side Track Seven
Occurs directly after Chapter Sixty-Four

Title: You Are Guilty! You Have Been Found Guilty of Every Crime Under the Sun. (Ego Likeness)
Characters: Sarel, f!Mahariel (Tesni), m!Mahariel (Caerwyn), Leliana, Alistair, Zevran
Rating: NSFS (Not Safe for Shems)
Word Count: 1200
Summary: There are too few of us left to lose to shemlen and flat-ears. How could the children of Clan Mahariel have strayed so far so fast?
A/N: Sorry about the missed week, darlings. It’s hard to type and edit when only two fingers on your left hand are functional, and my voice dictation program plays poorly with elvish. For those of you whom I have promised fic, that’s the cause of the delay there, as well. Hand Death always happens at the least opportune times. Ignore Lenna; it wasn't Formspring :P.


SAREL


Seth'lin. )


Read more... )


“And so we fail them as thoroughly as they have failed themselves?”

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*collapses into a huge heap on the floor*  Wow, I wasn't sure I was ever going to finish this... well, and live to see the day anyway, haha.  I've been stringing poor Shimmy along with WIP glances for awhile now, so I figure I'd best get my ass in gear and FINISH IT.

IMAGE HEAVY POST RIGHT HURR! )

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A Dalish-centric AU gen fic featuring two Mahariel Wardens, one bastard prince, and lingering ghosts.


Title: Vir Lath Sa'vunin (We Love One More Day)
Rating: T
Authors: [personal profile] twist_shimmy and [personal profile] lenna_nightrunner
Summary: When their parents died, Tesni Mahariel was left to raise her brother Caerwyn with the help of the rest of their clan. True to their penchant for getting into trouble, Caerwyn and Tamlen went hunting one day and ran afoul of a mirror, of all things. The next thing Tesni knew, Caerwyn had been recruited by the Grey Wardens. As if she’d let some shemlen just take her brother away! Determined to keep Caerwyn safe, Tesni goes after them, and antics ensue. She’ll stop the Blight to protect her family, Caerwyn will help--grumbling all the while--and Alistair will do his best to bond with his tattooed and bristly new brethren. When all is said and done, the blurred lines between friendship and blood bonds will draw them down a path that will change all three of them forever.

In which one Warden confronts a life she lost, one Warden returns home, and one Warden learns what life is like as a shem among Dalish. (Sorry this is kind of late. Blame [personal profile] cave_fatuam and [personal profile] miri1984
for distracting Tesni and Faolan, respectively.-- Shimmy)




Chapter Sixty-Three: So Go On and Throw Me to the Wolves, My Murderous Angels. Just Lead Me to the Naked and Vicious Woods and Run )


Chapter Sixty-Four: Will We Ever Get Back Home? Is It the Same as When We Left? Did They Forget? )




Read more... )


We hadn't been around other Dalish in a long time, and I wasn't used to how reserved we apparently were compared with... non-Dalish.
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[personal profile] lenna_nightrunner


A Dalish-centric AU gen fic featuring two Mahariel Wardens, one bastard prince, and lingering ghosts.


Title: Vir Lath Sa'vunin (We Love One More Day)
Rating: T
Authors: [personal profile] twist_shimmy and [personal profile] lenna_nightrunner
Post Word Count: 4845
Summary: When their parents died, Tesni Mahariel was left to raise her brother Caerwyn with the help of the rest of their clan. True to their penchant for getting into trouble, Caerwyn and Tamlen went hunting one day and ran afoul of a mirror, of all things. The next thing Tesni knew, Caerwyn had been recruited by the Grey Wardens. As if she’d let some shemlen just take her brother away! Determined to keep Caerwyn safe, Tesni goes after them, and antics ensue. She’ll stop the Blight to protect her family, Caerwyn will help--grumbling all the while--and Alistair will do his best to bond with his tattooed and bristly new brethren. When all is said and done, the blurred lines between friendship and blood bonds will draw them down a path that will change all three of them forever.


Of blood and brotherhood.


Sixty-One: We Won't Let Them Take You, We Won't Let You Die. )



Sixty-Two: After the Cut Then Comes the Blood, Falls to the Dirt, Turns Into Mud. From This Soil We’ll Grow Together. )



"Should've killed him."

Inexpressible thanks to [personal profile] ashstoner_021 for this incredible art that we can't stop squeeing about! Seriously, I feel faint. We adore you, Ash!
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Vir Lath Sa'vunin B-side Track Six
Occurs between B-side Track 5 and Chapter 61


Title: Stupid Little Things, Silly Little Words (mi6)
Characters: Zevran, f!Mahariel (Tesni), m!Mahariel (Caerwyn), Alistair, Leliana, Miscellaneous Scandalized Keep Inhabitants
Rating: T
Word Count: 2065
Summary: Idle hands are the Trickster’s playground.

ZEVRAN

Mi tesora was happy again. )


“You cannot imagine the worst, my friend,” I said as I strode into the room.
“I was captured by the Dalish and held prisoner for nearly a year.”

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Vir Lath Sa’vunin B-Side Track Five
Occurs directly after Chapter 60

Title: I Was Friendly With This Girl Who Insisted On Touching My Face. (Belly)
Characters: Alistair, f!Mahariel (Tesni), m!Mahariel (Caerwyn), Zevran, Riordan  
Rating: T (implied ASSES)
Word Count: 1800
Summary: There’s a downside to having two Dalish think you’re their brother.


ALISTAIR

The bed was unusually warm when I woke up. )



Riordan frowned. “These are still things you must learn to do yourself. Soon I will leave for Ostagar, and--”

“No, you won’t,” Tesni said, pointing the knife in his direction for emphasis. “You’re not going anywhere until I have more Wardens.”

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A Dalish-centric AU gen fic featuring two Mahariel Wardens, one bastard prince, and lingering ghosts.


Title: Vir Lath Sa'vunin (We Love One More Day)
Rating: T
Authors: [personal profile] twist_shimmy and [personal profile] lenna_nightrunner
Post Word Count: 4700
Summary: When their parents died, Tesni Mahariel was left to raise her brother Caerwyn with the help of the rest of their clan. True to their penchant for getting into trouble, Caerwyn and Tamlen went hunting one day and ran afoul of a mirror, of all things. The next thing Tesni knew, Caerwyn had been recruited by the Grey Wardens. As if she’d let some shemlen just take her brother away! Determined to keep Caerwyn safe, Tesni goes after them, and antics ensue. She’ll stop the Blight to protect her family, Caerwyn will help--grumbling all the while--and Alistair will do his best to bond with his tattooed and bristly new brethren. When all is said and done, the blurred lines between friendship and blood bonds will draw them down a path that will change all three of them forever.

In which our Wardens take charge and hatch plots, and Riordan begins to have some serious misgivings. No one cares.
[A/N: I keep tweaking that we're in the sixties chapter-wise now, and then I remember that it's really more like chapter thirty and feel less overwhelmed.- Shimmy]


Chapter Fifty-Nine: I Want so Badly to Believe That There is Truth, That Love is Real. And I Want Life in Every Word to the Extent That it's Absurd. )



Chapter Sixty: The Day May Come When You’ve Got Something to Lose )



 




The corner of his mouth turned up slightly. "Qualities that cannot be defined."

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[personal profile] lenna_nightrunner


A Dalish-centric AU gen fic featuring two Mahariel Wardens, one bastard prince, and lingering ghosts.


Title: Vir Lath Sa'vunin (We Love One More Day)
Rating: T
Authors: [personal profile] twist_shimmy and [personal profile] lenna_nightrunner
Post Word Count: 3915
Summary: When their parents died, Tesni Mahariel was left to raise her brother Caerwyn with the help of the rest of their clan. True to their penchant for getting into trouble, Caerwyn and Tamlen went hunting one day and ran afoul of a mirror, of all things. The next thing Tesni knew, Caerwyn had been recruited by the Grey Wardens. As if she’d let some shemlen just take her brother away! Determined to keep Caerwyn safe, Tesni goes after them, and antics ensue. She’ll stop the Blight to protect her family, Caerwyn will help--grumbling all the while--and Alistair will do his best to bond with his tattooed and bristly new brethren. When all is said and done, the blurred lines between friendship and blood bonds will draw them down a path that will change all three of them forever.

In which parts are made whole again.


Fifty-Seven: I Almost Love this Town When I’m By Your Side. )



Fifty-Eight: I Know a Place Cool and Warm; Cooling My Blood and Warming My Heart )




Language Notes )


"And I was not panicking. The dog was panicking."

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"Zevran and Rysen", probably worksafe
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