|Reviews for Dearest Father|
| Jaden Anderson chapter 55 . 3/11
Poor Hawke and Anders and Sebastian, and well everyone lol!
Nice to see this from Anders POV rather then Varric's, though I also was thinking about how it was no different for him. Preaching to the choir my most favoritist magey man!
| MirandaBasilisk chapter 55 . 3/8
A very well-written and poignant chapter. I really like how you compared Hawke's relationship with Sebastian to Anders' infatuation with Hawke. Although, I think there is a little more reciprocation with Sebastian than Anders implies. Anyway, good job!
| Gaspode chapter 45 . 3/7
And this is the reason Anders annoys me. I sympathise with his cause but I never liked extremists. Perhaps it's my Swedish nature, everything in moderation.
I feel sorry for Hawke here. It irritated me in the game that you were rarely able to negotiate, despite the fact it was clearly indicated that many had turned to blood magic out of desperation.
Come on Sebastian! Show some passion with the compassion and save Hawke from herself.
| Gaspode chapter 44 . 3/7
:D I was so crestfallen when I gave Fenris the book and he got annoyed, but of course he wouldn't be able to read. I really wish there had been the opportunity to offer to teach him to read. Hm, I wonder when Fenris and Hawke will realise they have so much in common. Mages may not be called slaves but there are many similarities.
Yes please Hawke, go get Sebastian and use your feminine charms on him.
| Gaspode chapter 43 . 3/7
I think Hawke allows her own self-doubt to cloud her judgement. Sometimes we have to trust that others can make the right decisions too. How knows, Feynriel could just as easily have found an honest mage to help him with his skills and he could have become an asset to all, someone skilled in an almost forgotten art. I understand the choice she made but I don’t agree with it. I just hope Sebastian can give her strength to see there is good in being a mage before she completely turns on her own kind, buying into what the more conservative Chantry elements and people like Meredith preaches.
| Gaspode chapter 42 . 3/7
“Is it strange that as a mage I say I don’t agree with his plight that all mages should be free?” Hm, yes, it’s called double standards Hawke. I bet she would get very upset if Templars started hounding her whilst she helps protecting the people of Kirkwall, because she’s a mage. In this I must admit I side with Anders, for all that he annoys me a lot at times. It IS time Hawke starts wondering why her father so desperately kept her and Bethany away from the Circle. For somebody who’s seen so much hardship Hawke is remarkably naive. Or is it fear that prevents her from seeing the bigger picture? I suppose that when you keep being told you’re a dangerous weapon, you begin to believe it.
Then there is the question, would so many mages turn bad if they were treated as people and citizens, rather than abominations waiting to happen?
| Gaspode chapter 41 . 3/7
“Careful Hawke,” Isabela warned behind them. “ He may not be whoring, but he can still break your heart.” Yep, absolutely! (for some reason I can’t cut and paste text from ff anymore so every time I want a quote I have to type the bloody thing) I just love Isabela’s sensibilities.
Yes Hawke, leave Sebastian behind and see how he likes it. Insert evil laughter here.
| Erana chapter 54 . 2/15
| Eve Hawke chapter 54 . 2/15
Oh wow. That's a conversation I never triggered, I can only imagine how pissed he'd be if you lie to his face.
Love the interaction with Sebastian, though. Always. :-D This story has me all in hearts for that guy. He runs a close second to Alistair in my wildest fantasies. I'm pretty sure it's the accent and the good-boy veneer over the bad-boy heart. ;-)
Always a treat when you update! I hope you give us more soon! :-D
| Jaden Anderson chapter 54 . 2/15
A very nice little chapter for Sebastian and Hawke. It's always fun to see these two together, and alone no less ;) All those little collections always made me laugh. A petrified finger for goodness' sake! Lol. Who loses a finger?!
And poor Hawke, she's definitely not making a decent impression on the Arishok, is she? Doesn't matter though, her knight in shining armor was at her side the entire time.
Now... if only he'd kiss her...
| Eve Hawke chapter 53 . 2/5
Merrill was always such an enigma to me, for the same reasons. And, at my core, of course, I really disliked her. After my first playthrough, when I ended up having to slaughter the Clan because of her actions - after that, I picked her up from Marethari and then left her in the Alienage, ignoring her requests to come talk. Ain't nobody got time for that, I said.
As a result, I know almost nothing about her, other than she's too naive to be real and apparently she's a sex object. So she further annoys me for that reason, lol. But in truth, she has a really sad story, I think, and I sort of wish there was a way to give her anything other than a sad ending. Maybe there is, I don't know. I never bothered to look for it.
This story always makes me happy. I'm glad to see its return. :-D
| EkoCentric chapter 53 . 2/3
This looks like you've change your mind about Merrill, with all the additional details that gives more sympathy for her than in the game LOL
| wintryone chapter 53 . 2/3
Merrill always was the hardest to understand. No matter which way you look at her choices, they seem beyond all rational sense. Hawke captured it well when she wrote to her father that she couldn’t understand why Merrill would pursue such a dangerous path, all thinking it was right for her people, yet do the one thing that turned them against her. Poor Hawke, she never really has a chance to help Merrill, does she? So aggravating!
I am left wondering if Merrill did carve those names into the Eluvian? It seems like something she would do, but I can’t recall, lol.
As always, you bring so much more to these characters, exploring them in ways that always enlighten and entertain :)
| Jaden Anderson chapter 53 . 2/2
Merrill always confounds me. I know her wish is to learn everything she can about her people but she risks everything, which I suppose is the price she's willing to pay. But then she loses everything. I sort of blame BW. All their characters are so one-minded.
Anywho! Another good chapter :) I always snicker when you write Merrill since I know how much you dislike her.
| MirandaBasilisk chapter 52 . 1/29
Still reading, still loving. Great work!