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Joined 06-19-13, id: 4798990, Profile Updated: 12-09-17
Author has written 16 stories for Dragon Age.

I am an outgoing professional woman who writes erotic fiction. Recently after replaying Dragon Age: Origins, I got the urge to write again, and since Alistair became my obsession, you can guess what most of it is about. However, after reading a bunch of stuff from this site, I got the urge to write a longer insertion-type Dragon Age story - it's now at 700k words and counting. I write well ahead of my posting schedule, so I should be able to keep up with a chapter every 2 weeks. Right now I post on Mondays...

I am not taking suggestions or prompts for new works. I would love to hear your ideas about There and Back Again - for fun though, not because I'll change what I have written!

Find me on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/ElyssaCousland/

Oh, and I'm Canadian. I spell like I am. I hope you can all learn to embrace the u.

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Somewhere We Belong by RogueHunter06 reviews
While searching for his missing sister, Mardin comes across a woman named Hawke instead. She offers to help him if he will help her in return with an expedition she is planning. He agrees, having no idea what he's just gotten himself into. Sequel to Together or Not At All. M for eventual lemons, Origin and OC cameos.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 25 - Words: 251,369 - Reviews: 171 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 130 - Updated: 1/14/2019 - Published: 11/4/2015 - [OC, unknown 1] Varric T., Fenris
Poison and Wine by thinkdragonage reviews
The Wardens have always been fighters and mages of exceptional ability, until Duncan recruits a noblewoman with a brilliant mind and no combat experience. Elissa will uncover conspiracies, lies, and secrets, and no friend or foe is immune to her observational skills. But she may learn that there are some secrets better left unknown. AU campaign/multi-origin.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 71 - Words: 374,154 - Reviews: 1064 - Favs: 311 - Follows: 385 - Updated: 10/5/2017 - Published: 3/23/2013 - [Alistair, Cousland] Leliana, Amell
Middle of Nowhere by Wyolake reviews
"There is a dead darkspawn on the hood of my car." How one modern man deals with his sudden appearance in Ferelden. Rated T for strong language, violence, and sexual situations. OCs plus the entire ragtag DA:O team.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 99 - Words: 449,388 - Reviews: 1376 - Favs: 1,462 - Follows: 1,552 - Updated: 8/31/2017 - Published: 3/1/2012 - Alistair, Amell
Vhenan Aravel by eatenbydragons reviews
Raviathan, a city elf with too many secrets and regrets, undergoes a long journey in order to find his way in the world. Part 1 is a Blight fic with many additions and twists to the original story. Contains very adult themes including dark fantasy; graphic violence; sexual situations with m/f, m/m pairings; and language.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 52 - Words: 346,579 - Reviews: 160 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 4/21/2017 - Published: 7/1/2012 - Tabris
Together Or Not At All by RogueHunter06 reviews
"What in the Maker's name were you supposed to do when you liked a woman?" It's a question Alistair has asked himself far too many times since unexpectedly meeting her in the Wilds. And though he knows he should be focusing on the Blight, he can't seem to help himself around her - from falling deeper into his attraction for her. *OC, Cousland Warden with Morrigan, M for lemons*
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 58 - Words: 398,948 - Reviews: 253 - Favs: 299 - Follows: 263 - Updated: 6/6/2016 - Published: 2/22/2013 - [Alistair, OC] [Cousland, Morrigan] - Complete
Andraste's Key by EasternViolet reviews
After the destruction of the Kirkwall Chantry, a mysterious mage recruits an Orlesian scholar to find Andraste's key. With help from the Hero of Ferelden, they must unlock this ancient secret. The DA world is thrown together when the Scholar, the Hero, an apostate and the Champion, scour Thedas to find a relic in time for the Conclave. Post-Kirkwall/ Pre-Inquisition.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 56 - Words: 275,521 - Reviews: 526 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 3/25/2016 - Published: 7/16/2012 - Amell, Connor G., Hawke
Bring Him Home by Fumm95 reviews
Duncan's thoughts during the Battle of Ostagar. Inspired by the song of the same name from the musical Les Miserable.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Family/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,993 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 5/21/2015 - Alistair, Duncan - Complete
The Happiness of Flowers by AgapeErosPhilia reviews
After the Inquisition's victory, Skyhold is peaceful for all but its Commander. Solas has returned to his lover's side, and Cullen is tired and broken, watching the magic he will never touch. When Ellana sends him to Ferelden on a new mission, will it be the end? Or a beginning?
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 22 - Words: 78,768 - Reviews: 161 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 4/3/2015 - Published: 2/28/2015 - [Cullen, Cassandra P.] Lavellan - Complete
I Shall Endure Book 1: Brief Shining Moments by Melysande reviews
Ruled by King Maric Ferelden thrived after Rebellion's end, while Highever flourished under the Couslands. Melysande Cousland grew up in happy times, but after King Maric's disappearance, Ferelden changed. This canon divergent growing up story takes Lys to the brink of Blight and Civil war accompanied by my OC joining the canon crew. Cover image by Chenria.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 69 - Words: 477,524 - Reviews: 412 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 5/22/2014 - Published: 2/10/2013 - [Alistair, Cousland] Loghain M. T. - Complete
Pillow Talk by bustoparadise reviews
In which Kallian Tabris overhears some pillow talk she wishes she hadn't, isn't as clever as she thinks she is, and has to make a choice between her heart and her duty.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,596 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/13/2014 - Alistair, Tabris, Anora - Complete
You know you're a Dragon Age fan when by Goldenfool704 reviews
If any of these apply to you, it's a pretty good sign that you might just be a fan of Dragon Age. May contain spoilers.
Dragon Age - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 804 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/14/2013 - Complete
The Light Ahead by esmejocasta reviews
Esme Cousland was never expected to do much else than elegantly carry on her proud line of nobility - but a single night of death, treachery and conscription changed everything. Now, she's one of two Grey Wardens left in Ferelden, traveling through the lands in an attempt to do the impossible - stop a Blight. Little did she know what she'd experience on the way. F!Cousland/Alistair
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 23,682 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 7/15/2013 - Published: 6/9/2013 - Alistair, Cousland
Relationships In Pieces II by MelpomeneTears reviews
The story of Sareyna and Alistair continues. They work to rebuild the Wardens and answer the secrets all around them. Smut
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 92 - Words: 199,530 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 4/3/2013 - Published: 7/21/2012 - Alistair, Zevran A., Cousland, Anders - Complete
Loveless by JestersTear reviews
Fenris is hit by a spell in battle that forces him to relive the way Danarius used him sexually. His body acts as it did back then, orgasming on demand. When Fenris wakes up the battle is over and Anders won't stop mocking for having taken a break right in the middle of it to come in his leggings. Eventually Fenris snaps and Anders realises what it is he's been mocking.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 20,980 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 9/19/2012 - Published: 9/11/2012 - Anders, Fenris - Complete
Don't Look Back by Caeleinn reviews
Alexa Hawke has a choice before her; one that she doesn't really want to make. Anders awaits her decision, already accepting the fate she chooses for him. *Spoilers for end game of DA2!* This is the first thing I've written in over a year, and my first foray into the Dragon Age fandom.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,012 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/17/2012 - Anders, unknown 1 - Complete
The Truth Beneath the Rose by Katathean reviews
Ceridwen Cousland was rescued by Duncan and brought to Ostergar to join the Grey Wardens. Unfortunately the last thing Ceri remembers is playing Dragon Age on her PS3. A slightly twisted re-telling of the Human Noble Origin.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 75,930 - Reviews: 138 - Favs: 127 - Follows: 166 - Updated: 5/12/2012 - Published: 2/15/2010 - Alistair, Cousland
Two roads diverged by CJK reviews
After months spent in hiding Elissa Cousland finds a new Ferelden -- with a Grey Warden usurping Queen Anora's throne. AU
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 35,806 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 124 - Follows: 141 - Updated: 4/9/2010 - Published: 1/30/2010 - Alistair, Cousland
Repercussions by Freckles04 reviews
Bryn Cousland deals with life in post-Blight Ferelden. Both she and Alistair, her love, survived the final battle with the archdemon, but that doesn't mean their future is certain. -- Originally posted on the BioWare forums; moved here for easy reading.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 19 - Words: 39,786 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 9 - Published: 3/5/2010 - Cousland, Alistair - Complete
Auditions by Freckles04 reviews
The pressure for King Alistair to produce an heir -- a legitimate heir -- begins. Bring on the auditions! One-shot.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,455 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 6 - Published: 3/4/2010 - Alistair - Complete
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There and Back Again reviews
Sierra is a modern-day business consultant who finds herself suddenly in her favourite video game, Dragon Age. Her actions will change the history of Thedas. But what is a modern-day girl with too much knowledge supposed to do in a world surrounded by magic and monsters? Will cover DA2 and DAI (AU!) also. No descriptive sex - for NSFW version, see There and Back Again - Unedited.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 196 - Words: 981,852 - Reviews: 2402 - Favs: 682 - Follows: 756 - Updated: 8/14/2020 - Published: 11/3/2013 - Alistair, Cousland, Cailan T., Duncan
There and Back Again - Unedited reviews
This is the compilation of chapters with descriptive smut for my story There and Back Again - I'm leaving the original without NSFW scenes. Don't read this unless you've read the rest of There and Back Again! Rated M. Entirely NSFW. AlistairxOC
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 35 - Words: 200,087 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 107 - Updated: 8/14/2020 - Published: 8/17/2014 - [Alistair, OC]
Strings Attached - a There and Back Again side story reviews
Nathaniel Howe, the pariah of Ferelden. Leliana, a damaged bard. Two people who never should have met - but the story has changed, and somehow the two are drawn together despite everything. There and Back Again presented their relationship as a 'fait accompli' - but how did it start? AU where Nathaniel returns to Ferelden during the Blight and is captured by his father
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 36 - Words: 31,809 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 7/23/2018 - Published: 6/14/2018 - Leliana, Zevran A., Cousland, Nathaniel H. - Complete
Regret - A There and Back Again one-shot reviews
Companion piece to There and Back Again. Alistair and Sierra are fighting - again. It must be his fault - isn't it always? - but he honestly has no idea what he's done wrong.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,546 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/21/2018 - [Alistair, OC] - Complete
Is This What You Want? reviews
Ruthless Aeducan Warden; Alistair, hardened, exiled after the Landsmeet; Zevran, rejected and sent away after freeing him from the Crows. Alistair has had it with being treated poorly; when the Crow - who he has begun developing unexpected feelings for - leaves without saying goodbye, Alistair sets out to find him before leaving Ferelden for good. But Zevran isn't alone... NSFW
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,566 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/11/2017 - [Alistair, Zevran A.] Aeducan
Strange World reviews
PWP smut: threesome between Aedan, Zevran, and Isabela at the Pearl. Gist fic for Enchantm3nt. Accompanies my other story, There and Back Again, but can be read alone without losing anything (PWP, remember?)
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,197 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/21/2015 - [Cousland, Isabela, Zevran A.]
Consequences of Trust Issues reviews
Alistair's POV of the healing scene from my story "There and Back Again". As requested by one of my readers! AU, AlistairxOC, Anders recruited to the Wardens during the Blight.
Dragon Age - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,921 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/29/2015 - Alistair, Anders, OC - Complete
Politics reviews
Gift Fic for Ioialoha: What would happen if, instead of always leading, Elissa encouraged Alistair to learn? AKA Reverse Dragon Age. Prompt: Elissa Cousland/Alistair. Redcliffe solved, Mages saved, Eamon saved, post-hardening Alistair. He's come to accept the reality of becoming king, but he needs lessons in politics. Early in their relationship. Ends in Sap. Rated M - implied sex
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,485 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/11/2014
Hallelujah reviews
"It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah" - Leonard Cohen. One city elf's perspective: what, exactly, was the point? The cost of saving the world was higher than anyone thought. No smut.
Dragon Age - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,904 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/27/2014 - [Tabris, Alistair] - Complete
Goll-E reviews
A retelling of the animated film, Wall-E, in Thedas style. A companion piece to Chapter 14 of "There and Back Again".
Dragon Age - Rated: K - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,849 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/19/2014 - Complete
Helping Hand reviews
Alistair, lacking confidence in his prowess in the bedroll, asks Leliana for advice on keeping Elyssa happy. One thing leads to another, and... Written in response to a dare from a reader; definitely NSFW. Follows after "Yes, I've licked a lamppost, but..." however can stand alone. AlistairxF!CouslandxLeliana.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,090 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/10/2013 - Alistair, Cousland, Leliana - Complete
Here for love reviews
Thirty years after the blight, Aedan Cousland, the Hero of Ferelden, realises his Calling has come. He leaves behind his wife and his lover. He knows they will both be devastated, but he has a plan. Will it work out the way he intended?
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,778 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/9/2013 - Zevran A., Cousland - Complete
Double Trouble reviews
Post-blight, slightly AU, romantic drabble: Elyssa is pregnant, and frustrated. Alistair helps her cope.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,831 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 8 - Published: 8/21/2013 - Alistair, Cousland - Complete
Future uncertain reviews
Another Drabble: I hated the uncertainty for Elyssa and Alistair in the epilogue of the game. Was it to be civil war all over again with no heir and both dying young? I came up with an alternative. Starts immediately after Elyssa kills the archdemon.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,723 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 8 - Published: 8/20/2013 - Cousland, Alistair - Complete
The other woman reviews
Another drabble: Elyssa doesn't take Alistair's ritual with Morrigan all that well. Then again, neither do Alistair or Morrigan.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,413 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/19/2013 - Alistair, Cousland, Morrigan - Complete
Yes, I've licked a lamp-post, but reviews
A one-off that ended up having some sequels - a bunch of scenes that occurred to me - in the first, my character, Elyssa, tried to explain why she wasn't the blushing virgin you might expect of a young noblewoman. It expanded from there, as it always seems to...
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,173 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/18/2013 - Alistair, Cousland - Complete