Holy crap, a Dragon Age ficlet from Flutie? WHAT IS THIS MADNESS?
Just playing around with these two adorable lugnuts, trying to indulge some nostalgic feels and get a sense for their voices again. A sequel, of sorts, to this, an AU college!verse in which Merrill’s a science and public policy major,Carver’s an undeclared science major, and Marian’s the physics genius who’d wise-cracked her way into a 4.0. Enjoy!
Unlike Marian, who’d scored a full-ride scholarship to U of Kirkwall, of course, Carver has had to bust his ass to pay for school. He keeps a couple part-time jobs: one slinging burgers at Meeran’s, another slinging lasers and spectrometers in the physics department stock room. They don’t usually give those jobs to kids outside the department, but in his interview Carver had apparently impressed the supervisor by knowing the difference between a lathe and a table saw, as if the distinction were some ancient Mayan secret, forever lost to the ages. Of course, to most of these spoiled rich kids, it probably is. But with a famous physicist for a father, Carver had seen his fair share of power tools and soldering irons, and he probably knows more about lab equipment than most of the professors. Those boneheads wouldn’t know their ass from an optical mount. No wonder Athenril hired him.
Of course it had nothing to do, nothing at all, with that one time Marian walked into Meeran’s, wrinkled her nose at Carver’s paper hat, and proceeded to blather on (and on, and on) about how for her baby brother’s sake, she might be able to pull a few strings with her department head.
Stupid Marian. Always helping, always having to be the center of the damn universe. Maker save him from his older sister’s help.
I’d say probably an aggro, pro-Templar Hawke would classify as a Dictator archetype. A few of the more typical characteristics of this personality include:
You get the point. She’d be arrogant and painfully hypocritical, considering that a Mage Marian still hails from a magical background, and there’s a certain kind of marvelous tragedy about it all, but augh, what a punch to the gut it would be, right?
Personally, I see Anders as a cross between the Messiah/Punisher and The Artist/Abuser archetypes, which when paired with a Dictator would inevitably lead to a rivalmance (quite a dramatic one, in fact).
As far as Fenris goes, he’s probably a a Protector/Gladiator type, and he’d naturally gravitate to a Dictator as someone to protect (hence the friendmance). He’d probably struggle a lot more with a Diplo!Hawke (who probably more closely fits the Nurturer or King archetype than the Dictator).
Someone gif it for me, please.
I prefer m!Hawke’s rump myself, but I admit: She really is a masterpiece. It’s entrancing. Like the roll of the ocean, or a lava lamp. A really hot lava lamp.