|Reviews for What We Were|
| Donna chapter 17 . 10/18/2012
I have only recently played DA:O. I am afraid to say I came to the game rather late. It is probably my favourite game of all time, mainly due to the great story and the characters.
The last chapters do make me sad as I have an incredibly soft spot for Alistair, I absolutely adore him. But I also love Cullen though (I have always had a fascination about the story between him and Amell as my PC is a female Mage). I am already looking forward to playing DA2.
Thank you for great stories. I have read the sequels too. So good, I couldn't put them down, causing me a few late nights!
| Guest chapter 17 . 10/11/2012
This was brilliantly written!
I enjoyed your story immensely.
Now on to the sequel...
My thanks :)
| naomis8329 chapter 17 . 10/1/2012
So sad, the way they parted and to think that they were once so close. But then when love breaks everything else tends to break with it.
A sad outcome and I'll now have to re-read the sequel to find out what happened again. A wonderful story. Thank you. Next
| JessicaJones chapter 17 . 9/29/2012
And what a perfect ending. I'm so happy to see you finished this. And I'm so sad to see it finished. Thank you.
| Guest chapter 13 . 9/29/2012
"and in that endless, terrible moment he knows she understands, and she does it anyway."
bwah poor Alistair :(
| Sabella chapter 17 . 9/28/2012
True to my prediction, I wept.. The silent, empathetic, my-heart-hurts-for-you kind of tears. Many of us have mental roses tucked away in corners of our hearts. They remind us of "What We Were."
| naomis8329 chapter 16 . 9/27/2012
And so they live to fight again, maybe :)
Therrin taking the killing blow in the event that Alistair's right and the ritual didn't work.
Hopefully they can salvage friendship out of this mess and come to terms with what they can have, rather than what they can't. Sometimes friendship is the better relationship as it goes deeper and, in many cases, lasts longer.
I can feel their pain so strongly and the companions are at a loss as to how to help, how to heal them. Time a great healer or a bandaid that covers but nothing more? I sometimes wonder.
Wonderful, and I can't express how much I've enjoyed it :)
| Sabella chapter 16 . 9/27/2012
Help! I need someone to pry my white-knuckled hands from my chair arms! And, a little oxygen would help, too. :) Excellent - Excellent - Excellent!
I have my tissues ready for tomorrow. I *know* I will cry...
| Sazei chapter 15 . 9/27/2012
It was only wishful thinking to have Alistair set on fire I admit but still, you have to admit it would have some potential if not for the small detail that any Mage who assault a king would most likely be dead very quickly. Oh well! Also I do like Alistair as a character myself, he is very different from most Bioware romances in the past and I love a good tragedy at times. It's just hard not to see him as another shem when I mostly play city elves. ;)
Not sure how much can be said about this chapter. It follows the event of the game so closely it's hard to come up with anything amazing to say. Not saying I disliked it or anything though. What I did like is Therrin's conversation with Alistair after Riordan's revelations. It's very unheroic and human. I never liked the dark ritual much but it's much, much easier to reject the ritual and do the 'right' thing when Loghain is alive and there is a easy scapegoat who's soul is ready to be sacrificed and it's nice to see a hero who can admit they want to live.
I can't fault either of them for that. If anything Riordan should have forseen some problem with revealing this little detail at the last moment. I wouldn't have been surprised if in previews blights some Grey warden's deserted when they heard their soul was about to be sacrificed along with their lives!
| tgail73 chapter 5 . 9/26/2012
Holy hell this story is awesome! Therrin and Alistair are so freaking adorable!
| tgail73 chapter 1 . 9/26/2012
I am loving this beginning!
| tjadis chapter 15 . 9/26/2012
Aiugh, you are KILLING ME. You've done a wonderful job of capturing just how horrible this whole situation is, and how sad.
| Jade Sabre chapter 14 . 9/25/2012
I have missed you and am so glad to see you are finishing this. As usual, you have perfectly captured everything so right-wrong with Amell/Alistair that there's nothing left for the rest of us to do but sit back and quietly applaud.
I hope all is well with you and yours!
| Sabella chapter 14 . 9/25/2012
| naomis8329 chapter 14 . 9/25/2012
And that's the rub isn't it... He could've said no, could have stood up and said "Thank you for the offer and all that, but I have another duty to fulfill.", he didn't and some of the blame is on his shoulders. He kept things from Therrin, things she needed to know. He should have discussed all this with her before the Landsmeet but chose not too.
Eamon, Teagan, any of the nobles who knew about their relationship, they should have said something, explained the rules. They didn't, they're just as culpable.
But then we have a king that could, if he wanted to, do something about the discrimination between the mages and non-mages of Ferelden, also about the elves and the discrimination against them. To think that his mother is an elf and I don't quite understand why in the game there is nothing to bring this to his attention or tell him etc etc. But hey maybe the books came after the game lol.
Either way a very sad, thought provoking instalment. I do hope they can come to some kind of understanding.
Next instalment please :)