I do not own Dragon Age Origins. Alistair's Point of View.

The Answer

By WonderlandIsAnIllusion

Sometimes I wonder why do mages hate and distrust Templars. It is a mystery to me. Currently with me is Rain Surana. He is an elf along with being a mage. Some elf's do not like humans. I get the feeling Surana does not like me and it's either because I'm an ex Templar or a human or maybe because we have known each other for only a couple of days...The silence is uncomfortable.

"Is there something wrong, Surana?" I asked him.

"No just a little nervous, but that's typical." He answered and bit down on his lip. "I shouldn't feel nervous since I'm no longer in that cage."

"Cage?" I asked curiously.

"I was torn away from my parents and siblings at a young age when it was discovered that I had magic...It will take a bit getting use to being away from that cage full of Templars." He told me and his eyes looked into mine. "I don't hate you...I just feel a little nervous around you because your an ex Templar and I don't know you that well at all...Cullen was more kinder and nicer than the other Templars...He wasn't cruel or looked at us with disdain or stared at us mages with desire..."

"What do you mean?" I asked quietly and he didn't look at me.

"Templars..." Surana's voice was low and his eyes looking at the ground. "There were a few male Templars in there twenties. The male Templars never went after the female mages for they did not wish to risk getting the female mage pregnant and mainly went after the elf mages for they found us to be more feminine and beautiful looking than the male human mages.."

I stared at him with wide eyes and his eyes still remained focused on the ground.

"The main target was me. I couldn't do anything against those male Templars. I was afraid and every time it occurred...I did my best to pretend it wasn't happening, that those bastards weren't violating my entire body, and nearly causing my magic to go out of control... I couldn't tell anyone. I was frightened. It started when I was twelve years old." Surana said softly and I felt sick to my stomach. "It was horrible, Alistair. Some nights I wanted to die or become Tranquil, but I forced myself to remain strong for one day they would stop forcing themselves onto my unwilling body."

"By the maker, Sura-"

"I'm very thankful to Duncan. I'm away from those three Templars." He said calmly and looked into my eyes. "You are the first human I have told of what occurred in that cage, Alistair. The only person I'll miss in that place is Cullen. Anyway, The past is the past and nothing can be done to change it..."

"I don't know what to say."

"I'm pretty envious you are still a virgin, Alistair. You ought to be proud of that...not ashamed." He told me and I nodded my head at him. "So do you have anything you want to get off your chest?"

I decided to tell him about my mother and my father. He didn't look at me any differently just smiled, gave a small laugh, and jokingly said 'So, You are not just a bastard...You are a royal bastard'. I didn't forget about what Surana told me. To be honest I want to kill those three Templars and make them pay for what they have done. It is not right and those kind of actions can lead to the mages rebelling...or deciding to become Blood Mages...

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