KyeShgall
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Joined 04-29-11, id: 2883362, Profile Updated: 03-18-14
Author has written 13 stories for Dragon Age.

This account is fairly old and I haven't updated it in a long time. I am thinking a lot these days about the ways in which my writing can be hurtful to those who might come here to read. And I'm trying to do better as I go forward. But I'm reluctant to remove old pieces because it shows where I've been and what I've said. And it doesn't feel right hiding the ugly stuff just because now I think I've learned more and know better.

So instead I will add some warnings and disclaimers. (And I haven't reread all my fic lately, so I am undoubtedly missing some things.)

But for the time being:

Justice Writes Friendfiction: Relies on a couple of deeply sexist and cissexist concepts as a stand-in for humor. Based off concepts put forth directly in the game, but I didn't have the awareness or interest to critique those concepts rather than go along with them for the poor attempt at being funny.

Circle Letters: Very misogynistic slur used in an attempt to be edgy and reclaim it, but that intent neither matters nor was it clear. Feels like a slap in the face at the end of this little scene. I regret it deeply.

I'm so sorry. I am working to do this better. I think about all the truly hurtful and hateful cultural messages that I've been raised in and continue to live in. And I want to do my part to break them down, not bolster them. Self critique and reflection feels like an important part of making that change.

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The Best One by Oleander's One reviews
After the Seekers, Hawke struggles to make sense of the changes. She seeks out the one who knows her best to answer one last question.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,959 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/25/2013 - [Varric T., Hawke (F)] - Complete
You're My Exception by foxghost reviews
kmeme prompt. "Anders thinks Varric is straight and treats him like the most friend-zoned of bros-stripping down in front of him after messy battles, casually discussing past sexual exploits, sharing tents and then sleeping in his underwear, etc. Finally Varric is like, "Are you trying to drive me insane?" and Anders is like "Wait you're interested?" - PWP with a dose of humour.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,378 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/1/2012 - Anders, Varric T.
Stray Bolts by HedgeNinja reviews
Picking up the pieces after the events at Chateau Haine. Sequel to "A Well-punctuated Response", part of the "If We Have Unearned Luck" series. M!Hawke/Varric, see warnings inside.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,284 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/5/2012 - Published: 5/18/2012 - Hawke (M), Varric T. - Complete
Tellers of Tales by valiasedai reviews
Tumblr prompt: Oghren meets Varric.
Dragon Age - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 743 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/16/2012 - Oghren, Varric T. - Complete
Truth be Told by Binsfeld reviews
Varric finds himself oddly tongue-tied around Hawke. She seems oblivious, though, and he's certain he doesn't have a shot with her. Isabela slips in to play unwelcome matchmaker.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 14,546 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 3/31/2012 - Published: 3/30/2012 - Hawke (F), Varric T. - Complete
Of Shafts and Springs by LoquaciousQuark reviews
It's a romance for the ages. Bianca/Hawke's Staff, complete.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 712 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/29/2012 - Varric T. - Complete
Incognito by onthewayside reviews
Isabela enlists Merrill to do a little spy work for her. Hawke is not impressed. FemHawke/Varric. Rated for language and mention of sexytimes.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,212 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/18/2012 - Hawke (F), Varric T. - Complete
Here There Be Dragons by Luc Court reviews
Act III. Varric/female!Hawke. Even a storyteller can occasionally be surprised by unexpected twists in the tale.
Dragon Age - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,135 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/14/2012 - Hawke (F), Varric T. - Complete
Shot Through the Heart by Corkerite reviews
Varric worries that he'll lose Bianca to the handsome Starkhaven archer with the long fingers and sexy accent, so he sets out on a campaign to ensure her affections. One shot kmeme fill, rated M for an f-bomb or two.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,989 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/23/2012 - Varric T., Sebastian V. - Complete
Lacrimosa by LoquaciousQuark reviews
This is how it ends: quietly, rain-soaked, and without glory. Warning: Character death. Hawke/Fenris, complete.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,060 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 102 - Follows: 11 - Published: 12/7/2011 - Hawke (F), Fenris - Complete
Don't Make This Weird by tinyfierce reviews
Varric gets himself into trouble and it's up to Hawke to decide just how far she'll go to keep him alive. Or quiet. Silly and awkwardly smutty oneshot about the meaning of being true bros. F!Hawke/Varric.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,852 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 195 - Follows: 14 - Published: 10/23/2011 - Hawke (F), Varric T. - Complete
I Was Dead At The Time by virusq reviews
Merrill can take care of herself and she's determined to prove it to Varric.
Dragon Age - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 100 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/10/2011 - Merrill, Varric T. - Complete
Liquid Courage by littleblackdog reviews
Now he was being pawed at by a very drunk, very handsy, very heavy mage. Not that he'd ever call Hawke heavy to her face, or anywhere she might hear him, or out loud ever. It was... an unconventional sort of courtship. Varric/F!Hawke.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 17,780 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 143 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 7/1/2011 - Published: 4/25/2011 - Varric T., Hawke (M)
The Plot Thickens by Vshard reviews
When tensions rise in a small group, companions take things into their own hands to secure resolution. Caught up in their oblivious camaraderie, Varric and Lady Hawke get wrapped up in one of these traps, but they'll get their revenge. Eventually.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,553 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/12/2011 - Hawke (M), Varric T. - Complete
Isabela Writes Friend Fiction by mutive reviews
Isabela loves writing friend fiction, depicting the romantic exploits of her party members. Unfortunately for her, Varric is a tough critic.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,006 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 5/5/2011 - Published: 3/29/2011 - Isabela, Varric T.
Plus Five Cunning by virusq reviews
A dwarf and a pilot walk into a bar...
Crossover - Mass Effect & Dragon Age - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 309 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/23/2011 - Joker, Varric T. - Complete
A Bottle of Wine and a Good Book by sqbr reviews
In which Isabela decisively fails to seduce Varric but decides not to take it personally.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,058 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/18/2011 - Isabela, Varric T. - Complete
Petnames by virusq reviews
Varric debates appropriate petnames for Hawke. Hawke/Varric. Part 3 added 03/31/11.
Dragon Age - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 314 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/31/2011 - Hawke (M), Varric T.
Mother's Introduction by virusq reviews
Hawke introduces her love interest to her mother. F!Hawke/Varric.
Dragon Age - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 216 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/31/2011 - Hawke (M), Varric T. - Complete
Happily Ever After With Goats by estuesday reviews
The tale Varric told the Seekers wasn't the end of their story. From Orlais to Antiva, the high seas to an isolated farm, Hawke has a long way left to go. One can only hope the goats survive her passage. Hawke/Varric, past Hawke/Anders and Hawke/Fenris.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,745 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 11 - Published: 3/17/2011 - Hawke (M), Varric T. - Complete
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Glorious Pelt reviews
F!Hawke and Isabela conspire to outdo each other in a competition of epic proportions. Braids and bows are just the beginning. A silly little oneshot with no pairings included - except perhaps fingers/chest hair.
Dragon Age - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 810 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/15/2012 - Hawke (F), Varric T. - Complete
Without You reviews
He was good at pulling strings behind the scenes, making a problem go away by paying off the right people or killing off the wrong ones. But in this situation, where all the worst offenders were already killed and no amount of bribery or blackmail could bring a dead mother back to the realm of the living, Varric Tethras was out of his element. AU Hawke/Varric romance suggested
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,013 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/21/2012 - Varric T., Hawke (F) - Complete
Justice Writes Friendfiction reviews
In a style all his own and with a unique purpose. NSFW.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 609 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 11 - Published: 10/31/2011 - Justice, Varric T. - Complete
Unexpected Things reviews
Journal pages of one F!Hawke rogue, marginalia added. Includes AU events and romance.
Dragon Age - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 473 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/9/2011 - Hawke (F), Varric T.
Reunion reviews
Lies and omissions and the romance that really was. *Winks* Post DA2, A/U, Oneshot
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,790 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 5 - Published: 8/12/2011 - Varric T., Hawke (F)
A Few More Points reviews
F!Hawke wants more than friendship with Varric. Oneshot, at least for now.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,354 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 7 - Published: 7/27/2011 - Hawke (F), Varric T.
Narrative Discretion reviews
Hawke and Varric choose a team for the Deep Roads. Some will be left behind. And there are reasons, but none that are easily told. Oneshot.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,284 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/26/2011 - Hawke (F), Varric T. - Complete
Effortless Grace reviews
If asked, Varric would have said that he opened the door and crossed the threshold because he was concerned. 'Concerned' suited him. It was a good word: a stern, solid, manly sort of word. AU for suggested feelings beyond friendship. Oneshot... for now.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,592 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 7 - Published: 5/29/2011 - Hawke (F), Varric T. - Complete
Circle Letters reviews
Sunshine may be locked in the circle, but she still has her impeccable way with words. Exclamation marks included! note added 5/13/12
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,380 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/26/2011 - Bethany H., Hawke (F)
First Impressions reviews
Maybe he should have held out for a different sort of demon. Because Marian Hawke is not as favorably impressed with him as Anders wishes she would be. Mini oneshot. Rated M for suggestive adult themes.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 385 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/26/2011 - Anders, Hawke (F) - Complete
What Little Remains reviews
It has been ages since I've heard a woman cry as Hawke does now, clutching to her breast the corpse that wears her mother's face. I have never before heard the word 'no' filled with the raw power of a daughter's shattered heart.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,037 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/23/2011 - Varric T., Hawke (F) - Complete
Parental License reviews
Varric broke up all the fighting with a clever ruse. It was fatherly of him, of course, because parents are always gaining the upper hand by tricking their children. AU for suggested Varric/Hawke romance. M for innuendo and muttered oaths. Oneshot.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,597 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 9 - Published: 5/15/2011 - Varric T., Hawke (F) - Complete
Seven Pages, Seven Tries reviews
Isabela's first try didn't work at all. No matter how forcefully she crossed her heart and hoped to die, Varric refused to believe it wasn't all a joke.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,012 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 6 - Published: 5/3/2011 - Hawke (F), Varric T. - Complete
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