|Reviews for Shame|
| rednightmare chapter 1 . 3/17/2011
Heartbreaking ending... I enjoyed this, and think you did the scene a lot more justice than we saw in-game. I can easily see Varric standing there, fiddling with Bianca, so he doesn't have to look at the Hawkes. It's always nice to see someone humanize Isabela, too... she was promiscuous, perhaps, and selfish, but not a complete coldhearted witch. Her quietly helping Hawke collect his mother's body was a great, believable way to show this side of her. She's someone who has dealt with a lot of loss in her life, after all.
The image of Hawke wrapping Mama Hawke's body in a gifted cloak was really great. First-person POV was a smart choice, too; I'd say it gives this short one-shot a lot more power and authority. And that last line, straightforward and hard, made the whole piece for me. Nice!