|Reviews for Worth|
| Josie Lange chapter 22 . 7/20/2011
My, someone was up late. ;) And I'm up stupid early. It's what I get for choosing to live in the boondocks. :p
I loved this chapter and seeing Marcelle through Sebastian's eyes. I giggled at him sleeping on top of the covers so as not to tempt himself and to preserve their virtue. And I can't forget Andraste's face on his crotch. *snicker*
Looking back, you can see how Sebastian's resolve crumbles the closer he came to Marcelle. I'm sure there was a part of him that yearned for justice (no pun intended), but perhaps the resolve was more simply the drive and need to find her. Sebastian, in that respect, is a greedy man. He wanted to be the one to control her destiny. Now he does, but in a much more pleasant way for both of them. True love? ;)
That Marcelle, such a saucy little minx; stealing his breath with kisses at every opportunity. Now if she could just do something about that belt...
Can I say that the thought of more templars at Kinloch Hold, massive tree cutting, and a search for Flemeth sounds far too similar to a little town called Salem back in the 1600s? Methinks the sky will darken soon, and not with clouds.
You spoil us, your loyal followers, with such speedy and awesome updates. ;) Now, listen to the old lady and get some sleep. ;)
| the Scarlet Shade chapter 21 . 7/19/2011
Baaaaaaaaawwwwwwww, the fluff commences! 3
| icey colds fangirl chapter 21 . 7/19/2011
I really love your story and when this one will be finished, I will read one after another of your stories. If I would start reading every single of your stories at the same time, I wouldn't have the time to do anything else. :P
So, I love the latest chapter and I am looking forward to the next one. I also hope, that your RL-issues will be settled soon.
| cloud1004 chapter 21 . 7/19/2011
Short and sensual. Totally worth the wait. I loved the tenderness of their relationship and it totally fits their character. But I think they've waited long enough and I sure hope vows will be exchanged very very soon.
I wish I could offer my help but I'm on the other side of the continent. Words of encouragement are all I have and you can never have too many of those. You do have my support in that regard and if you need a laugh or some cheering up, just holler!
| Shakespira chapter 21 . 7/19/2011
What a wonderfully sensuous and moving chapter. At long last, Marcelle's one wish - to be with Sebastian - is coming true. The question will be whether they can wait until she *is* the Princess of Starkhaven. I have faith in Sebastian.
There is a lyrical quality to this story, the intertwining of desire, faith and hope that captures not just the imagination but the heart.
"But he had been so moved by her words, by her beauty, her wisdom, that it was hard to deny all the feelings he had kept contained while he was in the Chantry." And good for him for acknowledging his "human-ness" as well as his humanity.
"It was a gentle kiss, a simple meeting of lips, breath, and spirit." Profound in it's simplicity...I love this image.
Nothing more sensual than bathing, unless it is having a man wash a woman. This last bit of the chapter was romantic and humorous ( "But I need to pray. A lot."; "Oh, Maker," Sebastian whispered, "truly, do not tempt me."; "I will not torment you." After a moment she winked. "Much.") and sensuous. It sets the tone for their relationship and is just lovely.
Wonderful, wonderful update.
I'm sorry I don't live closer to DC, I'd become your second-mom. Just know I'm here if you need me!
| melgonzo chapter 21 . 7/19/2011
great chapter! I'm happy to see your back with us.
| Alice829 chapter 21 . 7/19/2011
So lovely to read over morning coffee. And much as I'm looking forward to these two consummating things, it seems very right for these characters to wait. I just can't see these two particular people hopping into bed first chance they get. But I suspect Sebastian may explode by the time he gets to Starkhaven! Wonder if the Warden Commander will make another appearance? :)
| Josie Lange chapter 21 . 7/19/2011
Woo, is it hot in here? Yep, and not just because it's going to be in the mid 90s today...yep, very hawt. ;)
This chapter had sensuality running through it from top to bottom, to and fro. I love seeing this side of Sebastian; he's letting the right amount of passion for Marcelle show without violating his vows or convictions. Of course, as soon as any vows are exchanged, all that goes out the window. :) You are planning that, aren't you? I know your aversion to such things. *giggle*
I wonder now what the fallout will be from their union...you know there WILL be. And will Sebastian find divided loyalties despite his feelings for Marcelle? What a tangled web you weave.
On a side note, you'll be OK in DC. It's only temporary...keep your eye on the prize. We're all here for you if you need a giggle. Not as good as really being there, but we can still help distract you. :p If you don't mind us (especially me) being silly gooses. Silly geese? Silly goose (in plural, like deer). OK, I think the heat is getting to me...
| naomis8329 chapter 20 . 7/7/2011
So engrossed in the episode as I was I was sitting there for a full minute wondering where the "Next" button was lol. Suddenly realised that it wasn't there yet. Yes, yes a senior moment overtook me for a full minute, but I'm back now :-)
A wonderful episode, the renewal of friendship and the acknowledgement of a love to be fulfilled perhaps. The intertwining of the Viscountess of Kirkwall and the Prince of Starkhaven, long overdue and eagerly awaited. Still more angst to come I imagine with the hunt for and the execution of Anders but hey let it come I say. I do hope she stops to see her brother before leaving Ferelden and that her friends also rally round to help her when she arrives in Starkhaven.
This story and Worth, so different but featuring similar trials, are both amazing and I'm enjoying both of them immensely.
Thanks as always for sharing hun. You make my week.
| EriksBlue chapter 19 . 7/5/2011
You suck i nearly cried when i read chapter 19. You should have stop their it was the perfect ending. EPIC FAIL
| the Scarlet Shade chapter 20 . 7/3/2011
Oh god, was this ever cute. The dream was lol-tastic, and Sebastian's ride-humping Marcelle is no doubt the first of many adorably awkward moments of sexual tension that I look forward to ;)
| cloud1004 chapter 20 . 7/3/2011
That was a very cute dream. Marcelle has come a long way to find some measure of peace to be able to have such a carefree dream. Of course, being in Sebastian's arms certainly helped. :)
Sebastian's transformation from an enraged man seeking justice with clouded judgment to a more understanding one being able to see reason with an open mind was simply brilliant. Leave it to our dear Lady Cousland to be able to leave such a lasting effect with hauntingly powerful words.
Such a beautiful scene when Marcelle gave Sebastian her phylactery. Perfect symbolism. Yes, Seb, she's yours now and I trust you to do the right thing! Bring on the fluff!
| Mesphia chapter 20 . 7/3/2011
Beautiful. Those two are just adorable together! Hope all goes well with your rooming and such. Im ready for the fluff!
| Akeras chapter 20 . 7/2/2011
They're adorable! I love it, icey. I really feel like we're seeing Marcelle shine through here: her bashful smiles at being watched, her unassuming "Salt?" and even her devotion to Sebastian. You really get the sense that she's a kind soul, and that its her kindness that has attracted so many people to her. I can absolutely see her having tea with the Arishok - and that dream was just too funny.
I really liked the moods you evoked in this chapter. Your scenery is vivid adn descriptive without being overly wordy. I really felt like I was at the inn with Marcelle and Sebastian who is by the way changing in a completely believable manner. I wasn't sure if you were going to be able to pull off his change of heart but I bought what you sold. It isn't far fetched for someone's life and opinions to change as a result of a single traumatic moment which is what Sebastian experienced, yes?
Plus, he's got the whole Marcelle is Andraste thing going, and we all know that Andraste is his secret love. I love the line about him being drawn to her goodness, and yet also wanting to condemn him for it. He's really grown since he knows he's a hypocrite for wanting to do it. King of the Hypocrites and Prince of Starkhaven: just so moving!
| Shakespira chapter 20 . 7/2/2011
With your usual grace you have shown how much a person *can* change when seeing a truth, when seeing the truth of who he really is and who he can be should he choose.
Marcelle's dream was quite interesting, all those people who had once been in her life, now gone to her...all powerful people/ entities in their own right. Very curious...the snowy white linen, the blood red tea, the butterfly.
Poor Seb...nothing "harder" than having a sweet young woman's rounded derriere rubbing against you for miles and miles.
She gave him the phylactery, just as she had given him her heart some time ago. A promise of sorts, and beautifully imaged.
Wonderful update. Sweet, full of symbolism and hope.